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Beauty Secrets By Eve

A secret makes a woman woman. Beauty secrets to live by and recipes to inspire girls everywhere whether you're in your teens or your 50s!

0012 - Tomatoes

August 28, 2011

 

Tomatoes. For a pro-carnivore like me, eating this was horrifying. It is juicy but the taste is really weird. But I keep telling myself, this is good for me, good for my skin as well. And I finally finished it and I felt that it does make your body more lively and less tired.

So I look up all the nutritional value and compare them to cherry tomatoes, which is the cuter, berry version and a lot tastier.

It turns out that the normal tomatoes is called Roma Tomatoes, and its just like the picture above. Below is the Cherry Tomato.

Roma Tomatoes :

  • 20% Vitamin A
  • 40% Vitamin C
  • 2% Calcium
  • 2 % Iron
  • Calories : 35

 

VS Cherry Tomatoes

  • 25 % Vitamin A
  • 32% Vitamin C
  • 1% Calcium
  • 2% Iron
  • Calories 27

 

Take your choice ladies! However since you are eating tomatoes, why not try this mask?

  1. Prepare 1 spoonful of salt/sugar ( I prefer sugar, less is better )
  2. Cut the tomatoes into half and dip the surface with your preferred ingredient
  3. Then massage onto clean face for 5-10 minutes
  4. After the big mess, eat your tomatoes and wash face with cold water

 

MY experience was that my face definitely felt more refreshed, brighter and less oily. Also by eating more greens, my body is also detoxifying well and affecting my overall mood, mentality and physique.

0011 - Garlic Medication

January 10, 2011

Garlic, not many knew has sulphur in one of its properties.

It's also one of the ingredients found in "Proactive", one of the most famous acne skin care regime around the world.

I started using Proactive 3 months ago, and the results were amazing, however, it hurt my pocket money somehow so I decided to research and read on the ingredients by natural means.

 

Sulphur, is found as of its renewing mask, which should be used only twice per week.

 

Same goes for this beauty recipe. If you're applying it on your acne/face, please use only twice. For your body acne, everyday is possible. Just watch out if you have an open pimple, this recipe might have a slight pain.

 

Here goes :

  • You only need one clove at each time, skin them like the above picture, and cut a small section so that the juice will be released.
  • Apply it to affected areas, thrice in a day, at different timings (morning,afternoon,night)
  • If you are using another acne medication, try not to use it after this, it might make your face immune to all acne medications in the future.
  • Let dry and wash off

 

For guys especially, this is a good one for them. So for those who have partners or lovers whom they experience acne, be welcomed to try this out!

 

Love,

Eve.

You Are Beautiful

January 10, 2011

 

I have to admit.

In this world, everyone is wearing a mask.

Hiding from their true self. Some have beautiful masks which they take for granted.

They use their masks to find men/women to get laid.

They use their masks to be popular.

To get advantage over others.

Some change it because they are not satisfied.

Some hate it because others constantly put them down.

Only few, are the ones that put their beauty for a better purpose.

 

I won't say I'm that pretty or beautiful, at least I would like myself to be. So as to be confident of myself and the ones I love to make that effort to be beautiful for those around them.

I have seen for myself how skin of color can determine if someone can get a job, How getting a nose job can earn a promotion, How unfortunate people sometimes are treated unfairly.

When I was 9 years old, I got into a motor accident. My face was almost smeared in burns and the left side of my face was distorted. Everyone look at me like I'm a freak. They say I was ugly, They say I ought to be a beggar, They look at me in disgust. A miracle happened and my face healed. Though now many say I look great, I chose to deny it, telling them back that there are more beautiful people out there other than myself. My mother said, maybe my face is beautiful for a purpose.

For those who are reading and obsessed about your looks, Just think, God give it, God take it away. IF not God, well, beauty doesn't lasts anyway. Never take anything for granted, Even yourself.

0010 - Aspirin Mask

November 08, 2010

Dearest to my readers, before I share this beauty tip, please read the warning.

 

  • Please consult your doctors about your allergies especially to aspirin.
  • This mask might not be suitable for you.
  • Especially to teenagers and below, I advise you to NEVER EVER take aspirin orally. IT might paralyze you. However its good to put it on your face :)

Aspirin is actually acetylsalicylic acid. I am sure you heard of salicylic acid short, BHA. You can find it in some acne products. BHA is known to help tremendously with cleaning pores from deep inside and therefore contribute to keeping our skin blemish-free.

For this facial, please please please :

  • Avoid eye area ( too drying for your skin )
  • If using powdered aspirin, do not use more than half teaspoon! IT might cause a burning sensation.
  • IF your skin is sensitive, add aloe vera or honey so it will soothe the tingling sensation in case it gets too harsh.
  • Do not use this facial more than once a week!

 

There are many versions of aspirins. Look for either powdered or uncoated aspirin. Ask the pharmacy for advices. For my dear teenage friends, create a white lie and tell its for your mom/dad in case they ask. Just promise me you do not take it orally!

 

So here are the steps for tablet aspirin :

  • Take 3 pills of aspirin and put in a small dish/bowl
  • Add just enough water for it to dissolve
  • Add honey or aloe vera to the solution
  • If you took coated aspirin, it will take 30 whole minutes for the coat to dissolve, then another 10 minutes for it to dissolve again!
  • Apply it to your face and massage in a circular motion, this act as an exfolitant.
  • Leave on for 15 minutes.
  • Rinse with warm water

 

For powdered aspirin :

  • Take a quarter teaspoon to a small dish
  • Pour aloe vera or honey to the solution
  • Massage into your face gently in circular motion
  • Wait for 15 minutes
  • Rinse with warm water
  • Pat dry

 

The difference between the two types of aspirin? For tablets, it acts like an effective exfoliator as the particles are larger so its good as a deep cleansing facial mask. For powdered aspirin, it can act as a daily exfoliator, gentle enough for everyday use but as I said, this mask cannot go beyond than once a week.

If you notice any extreme dryness after using, regulate your usage to once in two weeks or apply your night moisturizer and sleep it off. If you are going off for the day, put on UVA and UVB lotion on your face as BHA might react to UV light and heat. My advice, all facial masks should be done the night before an event or an night.

 

With Love

Eve.

0009 - Kitty Litter Facial

November 08, 2010

I know what comes to your mind first. Don't say it! Instead, think of how cute kittens are...

 

Feeling better?

Let me explain, clay kitty litter facial is just clay. The most important point when you want to try this facial, look out for 100% no clumping materials and fragrances so it won't irritate your skin. This beauty facial is best for oily skin or a quick pick-me-up before an event.

 

I use this brand, JonnyCat Original Clay Kitty Litter.

I am very sure many of you heard of this facial from either Diane Irons (Beauty Author) or Michelle Phann (Youtube).

Here is another brand that's guaranteed to work as well, its called Aztec Indian Clay Mask - The Most Powerful Facial. And trust me, the product name works as awesome as the product itself.

For the kitty litter, here are the steps :

  • Scoop two tbsp or kitty litter into a small bowl
  • Add as some water but don't make it too watery, just mushy enough to be able to stay on your skin
  • Add the water+clay solution to your skin first then its clay itself
  • Wait 15 minutes, you will feel a slight tightening and tingling sensation
  • Rinse away with warm water
  • Pat dry

 

For the Aztec Clay Mask :

  • Just one small scoop is enough, trust me this thing is powerful and might not be too suitable for dry sensitive skin unless you moisturize after the facial
  • Add 1 tbsp of apple cider to your desired amount of clay
  • Apply to face
  • Wait 15 minutes, you will feel that this clay mask tightens your skin so tightly
  • Rinse with warm water
  • Pat dry

 

 

I recommend beauties with sensitive skin to go for the kitty clay (sounds cuter). Please use this mask only once a week. Your skin might get used to it and develop immunity to its effects in due time.

 

One bag of kitty facial cost less than $8 in Singapore, while you can get it at a DOLLAR in the US! For the Aztec Clay Mask, search Amazon, there are a variety of sizes and prices. My guess, the price ranges from USD $4.49-8.95. Either package can last for a long time! Its purse-friendly! Just DO NOT RECYCLE YOUR KITTY LITTER! I don't have to explain why X)

 

With Love,

Eve.

0008 - Appreciate

November 05, 2010

Dearest beautiful girls,

We are all lucky enough to even have access to laptops,internet,news and iphones.

Let's spare a thought for our unlucky friends whom do not have basic necessities.

Do not count your calories if you want to lose weight, instead, Eat in Moderation.

Appreciate food in front of you does not mean eating the leftovers in the buffet or finishing that last bowl of dessert. I mean to say, stop saying you are FAT.

 

Once you say you are low, fat, ugly, truth is, life hears it and it will come to you somehow.

Think positive, appreciate the food set on the table by your mothers,grandmothers,siblings,stepmothers,fathers or whoever looks after your well-being. They will definitely appreciate it. This is a true reason why I love African women. From their laughter,their beautiful smile,their friendship and their beauty tips.

 

 

If you are losing tone, gain it back. Do basic toning exercises and stretch regularly. Emulate a cat ; not the sleeping part. Go for a jog or walk down the neighborhood . Appreciate what we all have and do not fret over who has the latest Gucci bag or Jimmy Choos. Don't be envious. The other person might be envious of what you already have.

 

With Love,

Eve.

0007 - Tea Tree Oil for Pimples

October 19, 2010

I had a terrible breakout last week.

Maybe its due to my pillowcase which haven't been washed for a week? I knew I had to buy something for my breakouts. I have always had problems treating them. No matter how expensive the pimple cream is, it won't budge. So I went to The Body Shop and got myself 2 bottles of tea tree oil.

It was on sale. Usual price at $16.90 but 3 days ago it was 2 for $19.90!

 

So desperately I ran home, took 2 cotton buds and dip it in the bottle and apply it to my face.

The smell is bearable (at least for me) and there is a cooling effect upon application. Next morning, my face was smooth as baby's. It works like a toner overnight. Although the signs of my pasts acnes are still there, for recent pimples which popped, it worked great!

 

Get your tea tree oil today! Every 12 seconds, one bottle is sold around the world! * As stated by the Body Shop, my FAVORITE organic brand,

 

With Love,

Eve.

0006 - You are what you eat.

October 19, 2010

Hello everyone!

I discovered something very fruitful! With months of research of natural beauty, home remedies and secret tips, I found that what you can eat ( eg strawberries or blueberries ) are also good to put on your face!

Today's recipe is, Strawberry Facial!

 

  • Get fresh strawberries from your market
  • Slice into two
  • Dip into sugar/salt
  • Rub it gently on your face for exfoliation
  • Lastly, EAT IT! - It can make your teeth whiter in weeks!

 

This recipe shall make your face glow with health! Be careful for those with open pimples, it might sting a little but otherwise its good for you.

 

 

With Love,

Eve.

0005 - Skin Fast

October 11, 2010

Let's all admit that we never give our skin a break.

 

Especially us ladies! Whenever we are out, we clog our pores with tons of makeup, eyeshadow, mascara and such. Whenever we are in, we never fail to put on creams from day to night. Can you imagine if Miranda Kerr here is without makeup? Still gorgeous? This is one of the reason why she is!

From a famous Japanese researcher, she emphasize  that we MUST give our skin a break at least once a week. IF not, we are not giving our skin a chance to heal itself naturally with its natural oil secretion and it will be dependant on our products that we use.

Go for it beautiful girls, take a break. Instead of putting creams on your face, why not do it from inside out? Go for sports, swimming, yoga and eat healthily. Your diet should include lots of vegetables, fruits and ESPECIALLY water. Drink water NON-STOP. You will be amazed at how moist your skin turns out to be when it is hydrated! And detoxify, detoxify, detoxify!

 For beauty to really work, it must work from the inside out, so start clearing your bowels today!

I have tried the skin fast, and aside from my daily cleansing regime (twice per day), my skin is slowly renewing itself. The oil secretion makes my face much more supple and soft. Try it today!

 

With Love,

Eve.

0004 - 3-6-9 Omega Facial

October 11, 2010

Here is a fantastic experiment which you can do :

  • Hold a mirror infront of you or stand in front of a mirror.
  • Look UP        - This is how you look 5 years younger.
  • Look DOWN - This is how you look 5 years LATER.

 

Scary isn't it? Fortunately for me, I am shorter on average so people see me as 5 years younger. :D Take that taller people!

 

Today's secret : Triple Omega Essential Oil Facial Mask.

Anyone heard of essential oil triple omega 3-6-9? I bought it a week back. Here is a crazy thing which I personally did. I popped up the capsule with a needle, and applied it to my face! IT stinks a little but if you want that benefit, go for it!

 

  • Apply to your cleansed face for half an hour or more as desired.
  • Cleanse with warm, then cold water.

 

Results : Your skin is so well moisturised, soft and supple!

OF course, it is also good to take in from the inside out instead of doing this crazy thing! I do this 2 times per week! Here's a tip, if you hate to bear the fishy smell, opt for the vegetarian kind instead which comes from sunflower oil and flaxseed.

 

With Love,

Eve.