Sunday, April 24, 2011

WHIFF OF THE MOMENT (Heiress by Paris Hilton & Vanilla Ice Cream)

I love love love smelling good. :) For me it's like a prerequisite of being beautiful. Imagine looking stunningly gorgeous but smelling like a rotten banana.. it just.. voids the beauty. Right? I really don't have that strict preference to fragrance, as long as it goes perfectly harmonious with my body chemistry, then off we go.


As of the moment, I am loving these two:


Paris Hilton Heiress Perfume by Paris Hilton



It has top notes of passion fruit, orange, peach granita, and champagne mimosa. With middle notes consisting of star jasmine, tiare flower, ylang-ylang, honeysuckle, dewberry blossom, and grenadine. Then base notes of violet leaf, vetiver, tonka, and blonde woods.


This perfume got me impressed not only by the scent (which is just so sexy in my terms), but also because of its staying power. I don't bring the bottle with me at the office, I spray just a little before I head out, but the scent lingers until I get back home after an 8-hour shift + 2 hours of traveling time.




see how pretty the bottle is.. :)


And this, I love to wear at home, or at my quick out-for-coffee times.. Zen Zest Vanilla Ice Cream. This is a part of the Sparkling Sugar Collection and I believe you can get this at almost every mall where Zen Zest is available.



Well, this one smells of vanilla and sugar, so sweetly combined together, I can't stop smelling myself. :) I don't know, but there really is something about vanilla that I find so enchanting. Even when I was a little girl, at the time where I know nothing about scents but only soap and water, I always like icings on cake.. for the taste and it's smell. And I'll never forget how it sticks to my hair too!.. oh.. those were the days.. :) Anywhoo, I like this cologne a lot. This is actually my second bottle and I'll always buy another soon as I get past less than half of this. It does only stay for quite a while but that's forgiven knowing that it's just Eau de Cologne.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Brain Damaging Habits

We almost talk about beauty and fancy in all ways possible that we sometimes forget to consider what we should be considering deep within ourselves, beyond than just skincare and make up.

I just want to share you guys what a friend emailed me one time. And believe me, most of the facts here bit me straight up my face as I've always always been the one who does this. Not to mention I always overeat. Ouch.




BRAIN DAMAGING HABITS

1.No Breakfast. People who do not take breakfast are going to have a lower blood sugar level. This leads to an insufficient supply of nutrients to the brain causing brain degeneration.

2.Overeating. It causes hardening of the brain arteries, leading to a decrease in mental power.

3.Smoking. It causes multiple brain shrinkage and may lead toAlzheimer’s disease.

4.High Sugar consumption.Too much sugar will interrupt the absorption of proteins and nutrients causing malnutrition and may interfere with brain development.

5.Air Pollution. The brain is the largest oxygen consumer in our body. Inhaling polluted air decreases the supply of oxygen to the brain, bringing about a decrease in brain efficiency.

6.Sleep Deprivation. Sleep allows our brain to rest… Long term deprivation from sleep will accelerate the death of brain cells…

7.Head covered while sleeping. Sleeping with the head covered increases the concentration of carbon dioxide and decrease concentration of oxygen that may lead to brain damaging effects.

8.Working your brain during illness. Working hard or studying with sickness may lead to a decrease in effectiveness of the brain as well as damage the brain.

9.Lacking in stimulating thoughts. Thinking is the best way to train our brain, lacking in brain stimulation thoughts may cause brain shrinkage.

10.Talking Rarely. Intellectual conversations will promote the efficiency of the brain.


THE MAIN CAUSES OF LIVER DAMAGE:

1.Sleeping too late and waking up too late are main cause.
2.Not urinating in the morning.
3.Too much eating.
4.Skipping breakfast.
5.Consuming too much medication.
6.Consuming too much preservatives, additives, food colouring, and artificial sweetener.

7.Consuming unhealthy cooking oil. As much as possible reduce cooking oil when frying, which includes even the best cooking oils like olive oil. Do not consume fried foods when you are tired, except if the body is very fit.

8.Consuming raw (overly done foods also add to the burden of liver). Veggies should be eaten raw or cooked 3-5 parts. Fried veggies should be finished in one sitting, do not store.

We should prevent this without necessarily spending more. We just have to adopt a good daily lifestyle and eating habits. Maintaining good eating habits and time condition are very important for our bodies to absorb and get rid of unnecessary chemicals according to ’schedule.’


THE TOP 5 CANCER CAUSING FOOD

1.Hot Dogs.
Because they are high in nitrates, the Cancer Prevention Coalition advises that children eat no more than 12 hot dogs a month. If you can’t live without hot dogs, buy those made without sodium nitrate.

2.Processed meats and Bacon
Also high in the same sodium nitratesfound in hot dogs, bacon, and other processed meats raise the risk of heart disease. The saturated fat in bacon also contributes to cancer.

3.Doughnuts
Doughnuts are cancer-causing double trouble. First, they are made with white flour, sugar, and hydrogenated oils, then fried at high temperatures. Doughnuts may be the worst food you can possibly eat to raise your risk of cancer.

4.French fries
Like doughnuts, French fries are made with hydrogenated oils and then fried at high temperatures. They also contain cancer- causing acryl amides which occur during the frying process. They should be called cancer fries, not French fries.

5.Chips, crackers, and cookies
All are usually made with white flour and sugar. Even the ones whose labels claim to be free of trans-fats generally contain small amounts of trans-fats.


Whew! Those are a lot! Honestly, it really is so hard, almost impossible to stay away from all these things. But I think using a little bit of moderation from these will make a difference.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream


From the Cherryculture Site:

It's not lipstick, nor is it lip gloss. It's like nothing you've experienced before. It's a lipstick cream that goes on silky but looks soft matte. These long-lasting lip creams come in 11 different colors that will be sure to keep your lips moisturized and colorful!

Ingredients:

Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Dimethicone, Beeswax, Glyceryl Behenate / Eicosadioate, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethicone / Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Talc, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Silica, Aluminium Starch Octenylsuccinate, Isohexadecane, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Parfum. May Contain: CI77019 (Mica) / CI77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI15850 (D&C Red 6 Na. Salt), CI15850 (D&C Red 7 Ca Lake), CI15985:1 (FD&C Yellow 6 Al Lake), CI19140:1 (FD&C Yellow 5 Al Lake), CI45410 (D&C Red 28 Al Lake), CI77491 (Iron Oxide Red), CI77492 (Iron Oxide Yellow), CI77499 (Iron Oxide Black), CI77742 (Manganese Violet), CI77891 (Titanium Dioxide).


When I first saw these online, I got very interested as the line "goes on silky but looks soft matte" caught my fancy. I love matte lipsticks but this is one gives a whole new experience as this comes in a gloss type of application rather than the usual tube type of lipstick.


The Experience:

I actually like that it comes in a tube with a sponge applicator, the sponge itself distributes the color evenly. The texture of these lip creams are somewhat like icing on cakes (and it really smells like butter cream icing, how'd ya like that, huh?). At first it applies on very smoothly with a faint hint of shine then it dries up to a nice soft matte finish which I instantly fell in love with.


Pigmentation:

The color pigmentation is good. It gives off that opaque matte finish and it even leaves a cute stain even if you've already "eaten" the lip cream. :) *burp*


Staying Power:

Staying power is 7/10. In my case, it did not come off after several coffee drinks but disappeared when I ate. But since that it leaves a stain after all, it still stays on top of regular lipsticks when it comes to staying power.


I got these in three shades, Antwerp, Milan and Addis Ababa. I equally love them all as they complement my skin tone just as lovely as I imagined when I saw them online.



Here's Antwerp:



then here's Milan:



and this is me wearing Addis Ababa on a get together with my friends. :)




Overall, I love these lip creams. I only wish NYX would include in the printing how much lip cream you got. It does not say whether how many ml's or grams of product you paid for. But it is all fine nonetheless, I love the product anyway. :)

I got this from digitaltraincase.multiply.com at 350 Php each. That site offers great NYX and other cosmetic fixations at a very reasonable price.

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