Oct 202016

Oh sugar, oh honey honey. Yes, today I will share about the wonders of honey. It isn’t just the healthiest sweetener you may also be surprised to know that this sweetie pie has A LOT of skin and hair benefits too!! Thank you army of bees from their pollen and flower’s resins, honey is the best moisturizers, will definitely fight aging and fight bacteria too. Honey also has nutrients, healing compounds and anti-oxidants. So I advise you when you visit the grocery store next, hoard raw honeys!!  Yes! This is very useful I promise you won’t regret.

Oh, and if you DO have extra, you can always use it to recreate some of your favorite cake creations like the insanely delicious and wholesome cakes made by genius chef Clifford Chase from Cut to the Chase Bakery! ( http://www.ct2thechase.com). Check them out for yumminess that won’t harm your complexion because its made with love. 

Now, on to the advice:

  • Treatment for Sunburn : Our magic product, the honey of course restores the hydration needed in our skin, your deepest skin exposed to the sun will be calmed when you put honey.
  • Highlight For Hair : It has an enzyme that will slowly release hydrogen peroxide, the best ingredient to lighten hair colors. (Use 2-3 tablespoons of honey and mix with water. Apply to hair, let it stay for 1 hour.) Surprise! Instant Highlight.
  • Hair Conditioner : It’s enzymes and nutrients will give dull hair that glow and shine without losing its volume, (yikes, who likes flat hair) Best used with coconut oil which penetrates into the hair to condition and smoothen the hair. (Use 1 table spoon of honey with 3 table spoons of coconut oil, apply to hair let it sit for 25 minutes, rinse well)
  • Moisturizer of Cuticle : Oh yes, honey is loaded with moisturizers and enzymes that is perfect for nourishment and healing skin. It naturally gives moisture to the skin. (Use honey and rub it on to your cuticle let it sit for 10 minutes, rinse)
  • Bath Soak : Honey don’t just hydrate it has antioxidants that protects skin against any environmental skin damage. (Mix 2 tablespoons of honey in one cup of warm water. Add to your tub and soak)
  • AntiFungal and Anti Acne Treatment: Our magic product has antibacterial and antifungal properties. Its properties draws bacteria away. The anti inflammatory ingredient will remove the swelling, irritation and redness of the acne. (Apply honey to affected areas, let it sit for 10-15 minutes, rinse with warm water)
  • Scar Fader : Wow. Just wow. Yes this proven to lighten skin and its components will lighten your scars, usually for best results, gently massage honey once daily to the affected areas. You can also add Olive Oil to join the team of perfect scar faders.
  • Exfoliator : Honey can gently exfoliates your skin. You can use honey and add on some baking powder. This can remove dead skins thus giving chance to new skins to emerge and give you a radiant complexion.  (Use 2 table spoon of honey and 1 table spoon of baking soda, gently rub into your skin and rinse)
  • Pore Cleanser : Honey is the best for skin problems. This will help you clarify your skin and will surely make your skin pores clean and clear. You can also add Jojoba or Coconut Oil.
  • Face Mask : The most common use of honey when it comes to skin benefits. Just simply put honey mask on your face before going to bed and expect an instant glow in the morning!!
May 172016

You’ve seen people garbed in the most expensive clothing, covered with inches of makeup yet still fail to look beautiful.

Perhaps this is because they lack some kind of “inner glow” within them. It is important to develop a person’s inner self because all attempts to look beautiful are futile when it is being neglected. Here are some tips in nurturing your inner beauty.

EXERCISE REGULARLY. Have you ever been depressed and advised to go straight to the gym? This is because exercise does not only burn fat and give you a dazzling figure; it also helps drive away negative energies from your system. If you’re short on cash and can’t enrol in a fitness center, never worry. All you need is the discipline to exercise on your own – perhaps do some laps around the neighbourhood, or go stretching those limbs inside your bedroom.

EAT WELL. What you eat is reflected on your face and the way you carry yourself. If you define eating well as consuming huge stacks of saucy streaks or oily French fries, don’t be surprised to see a figure similar to the pork you so love to eat. Instead, take lots of fruits, veggies and plenty of water.

These are guaranteed to make you feel light and toxin-free.

FOCUS ON THE THINGS YOU LIKE ABOUT YOURSELF. Instead of getting gloomy about how much you dislike your button nose, remember the attributes you feel best about yourself. Are you gifted with long, shiny hair? Then by all means, buy yourself more cute clips and headbands. Or pamper those shapely nails with constant manicure.

DEVELOP YOUR INTERESTS AND HOBBIES. Give yourself a break and develop the talents you’ve been neglecting for a long time. Have you always wanted to write the great, life-changing novel? Then start taking writing lessons and workshops. Or simply brush up on your style and grammar. Do you enjoy sketching but spend less time developing it? Well, it’s about time you sharpen those pencils and indulge yourself. Unsatisfied with wasting your talents by shooting some baskets in the backyard? Join a basketball team.

TAKE TIME FOR OTHERS. Extending a helping hand can make you feel surprisingly good and pleased with yourself. So take time to look and see if you can help in any little way. Guide an old lady across the street, do favors for your surly sister, or buy your dad a new razor.

KEEP A JOURNAL. Write down your daily thoughts and feelings. This way, you might discover things about yourself that you weren’t aware of. Noticing what’s going on in your daily life can make you learn so much about yourself.

LISTEN TO YOUR BODY. Aching limbs and muscles are your body’s way of screaming protest to neglect. So listen to it. Grant yourself a much needed rest. Eat when you’re hungry and sleep when you’re tired.

SMILE! This is perhaps one of the most common, yet most frequently forgotten advice to look and feel good. Flash those gorgeous pearly whites (even though they might have a few chipped edges here and there). Marvel at how easily you can attract other people to yourself. Everybody wants to be around a person who is always happy.

May 122016

Dry, damaged hair is one of life’s little horrors. It won’t ruin you, but it won’t do you any good. Maybe your hair was caught in a freak, hot roller accident; perhaps chemical straighteners or perms have tortured it into a permanent, frizzy, and frightful state. You may seek treatment at your favourite salon, but you’ll never hear the end of it from your stylist—especially if you incurred the damage at another salon.

So, what can you do to repair extremely damaged hair that doesn’t require a period of enforced baldness?

To begin with, people most likely to have damaged hair include those with fine hair and those who use straighteners to make their curly-to-kinky hair hang straight.



If your hair has been truly wrecked, sometimes the best thing to do is to cut off as much damaged hair and split ends as possible so you can start fresh. You know when to cut off your hair: it’s when you’d rather be bald than look the way you do now!

A super-short haircut can be appealing if you go to someone who will shape the cut to your face. Understanding face shape is the difference between a cheap, 20-minute hair cut and an admittedly more expensive, hopefully much nicer, one.



Home remedies for “hair gone wrong” include restoration of moisture to hair not too severely damaged and making way for re-growth.

In the case of hair ruined by hot rollers or straightening chemicals, you may have a few inches of relatively undamaged hair on the scalp. Get a medium-severe haircut to get rid of the frizzled hair tips—or leave the damage right where it is and concentrate on protecting the good hair.

Leave off the chemicals, avoid the blow dryer and other heated hair appliances, and use a gentle shampoo. Shampoo strips oils from your hair, making it more brittle, so if you don’t really need to shampoo, cut it down to once a week or so.

And forget vitamins in shampoo: they don’t work. You can try taking vitamins internally to keep your hair strong as a side effect of your increased health, but there aren’t any vitamins that help when applied externally.



Hot oil treatments (actually, the oil is warm—not hot) work by starting with dampened hair, softening the cuticle, and locking in the water by sealing the outside of the hair with a coating of oil.

When you give yourself a moisturizing hair treatment, leave it on overnight and then wash it with a gentle shampoo to the next day.

Deep-conditioning home remedies include mayonnaise, avocado and egg, but some of us prefer to eat our salads—not wear them. You can get the job done using warmed virgin olive oil.

First, rinse your hair with warm water, then apply the oil from the palm of your hand, working it into your hair.

Now comes the warm part: wrap your head in a towel or in some cling wrap, and sit around in it as long as you can. Cover your pillow with a safety-pinned towel and sleep on it overnight. The next day, use a moisturizing or mild shampoo to wash out the greasiness.

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May 052016

Did you go for an ultra-sleek bob cut to keep cool during the oppressively hot summer?  You need not stress over your tresses just because residual heat, sudden rainshowers, and high humidity threaten to wreak havoc with your ‘do.  Keep your comfy bob for another season by giving it a few twists—and a new life!

On the other hand, if you’re thinking of ditching your long hair aling with your summer frocks for a low-maintenance style, think blunt cut with some wispy layering.  Fine-textured locks look especially sexy when given some razor texture and blow-dried to a casual but edgy finish.  Hair flows and moves away from your face.  And you look like you’re shooting the breeze, quite literally—with hair weightless and windblown!

Here, some tips on how to achieve the look:

Shampoo and condition with products formulated for your hair type.  Then towel dry.

Apply strong styling glaze or styling mousse.  When applying, concentrated first on the roots—these are parts of the hair that are closest your head.  Apply extra to the fromt and sides.  And then work it out toward the ends.

Blow-dry your hair with a diffuser.  To get maximum fullness, tip your head upside-down and work through with a paddle brush.

When your hair is thoroughly dry, apply some hair cream to get rid of frizzy ends.

Now, to lift the front, start by inserting the teeth of a comb and lifting about an inch.  While the comb is in place, spray with a firm-hold hairspray.  Hold the comb in place until the hairspray is dry.

Repeat the process on each side.  If your hair is heavy and still falls, try grasping the bangs area with your left hand (if you are right handed).  Hold it up and back-comb it tightly at the base.  This will make it stand up.  Smooth it lightly and spray it with a firm-hold hairspray.  Repeat the process on the sides.

By limiting the use of hairspray to only the front and sides, your hair will still be free to move


Apr 282016

It’s a beauty quirk of most girls: Craving for curls when they have straight hair, or wishing for long and straight hair when they have corkscrew tresses. This is why we have curling irons and hair ironing tools—or perm solutions and rebonding.

To be truthful, long and sleek hair wins more points in the popularity derby. It’s because naturally curly hair is not easy for everyone to accept and love. Curly hair is sometimes thought to be coarse and given to unruliness. Notice how short, naturally curly hair turns into a frizzy mess at the first sign of rain or elevated humidity? Mid-length curly styles, meantime, seem to unravel halfway through the workday and before long, the mass of unruly curls resembles a bird’s nest.

Fortunately, curly hair doesn’t have to be that complicated—or unmanageable! There are a number of styling ideas that can turn your seemingly wild curls into a sexy. Gorgeous do.

First, try to nail down the look that would best suit your fashion style. If you like wearing classic dress styles in soft fabrics, perhaps loose curls are your best bet.

But then, if the latter is more your style, frizz is perhaps your worst enemy. What causes natural curls to morph into hideous frizzy locks? Not even the best shampoo will undo the frizz if you perpetuate the one behaviour that causes it: the blow dryer. Using a hot air dyer prevents your tresses from flaunting its natural curls.

Whatever style you want for your curls, ask for tips from your favourite hairdresser. He’s in the best position to show you how to glam up your curly locks, whether for causal or party times.


If you’re opting for a switch from curls to stick=straight tresses, one heat source that your curls will hate is the straightening iron. For it to work properly, the iron has to be very hot, which temporarily relaxes the curls. But doing so comes at a cost: frizz. Short cuts will soon show signs of breakage that leave the hair looking frizzy while long curls will reveal split ends.


Styling your curly hair depends on the cut; generally speaking, medium cuts may just need a running through with your fingers. Those who have artificially curled hair will benefit from a high quality leave-in conditioner. Permed hair is notorious for its dryness and you will do well to augment any natural oils with a leave-in product that supplies nutrients and moisture to the hair.


Styling and hair-care advice for curly hair types desiring to weave in faux tresses and artificial ornamentation includes remembering that curls do not fall the same way each and everyday. Stat slowly with just one section woven in and see if you like the result before spending a day at the salon only to see different results the next day.

Apr 272016

Sunglasses are fun and fashionable. But are your sunglasses protecting your eyesight from potential harm?

The sun emits both UVA and UVB radiation, year-round, and on both sunny and cloudy days. UVB rays are the ones that cause sunburn, and they can harm your eyes as well.

Just 30 extra minutes of UVB exposure per year can boost your risk of developing cataracts, a painless condition that causes blurred vision, by about 10 percent. New research indicates that UVA rays can be dangerous as well, linking them with malignant melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer.

Everyone is vulnerable to developing cataracts, even from minimal exposure to the sun. People from all walks of life should seek broad-spectrum protection from their eyewear.

Sunglasses are not just fashion accessories. Here are a few things to look for before you invest in a new pair of shades.

BEST COLOR. Exotic lens colors may be stylish, but gray—because it absorbs all colors about equally—diminishes color perception the least. Gray or smoke-colored lenses are best for depth perception, second best for color, and best suited for driving and other general use. Gray is also best for outdoor activities, such as golf, biking and tennis.

Green is the second-best choice when it comes to not diminishing color perception. Also, green works well in both low and bright light, making it great for daily wear. Brown gives the best color perception and helps filter out blue light, which makes it difficult to focus. Brown and amber are perfect for high-glare or hazy conditions.

PROTECTION. Sunglasses should block 99 percent to 100 percent of both kinds of ultraviolet radiation: UVA and UVB. Look for this information on a label or hangtag.

If glare is a problem, polarized lenses are a good choice. Mirror lenses also help decrease glare because they screen out more light than tinted lenses do.

Quality non-prescription sunglasses as those with lenses that are free of distortions, imperfections and mismatching of color and absorptive power.

To check the refractive quality of a lens, hold the glasses at arm’s length and look through each lens at a straight line or edge in the distance. If the line curves or appears distorted when you move the lens back and forth, the lens is optically imperfect.

Be protected with shatterproof sunglasses. Consider polycarbonate lenses, which are the most impact-resistant lenses available.

FRAME. If you often leave your glasses on your car seat or at the bottom of your purse, you’ll need to look for a sturdy frame, preferably one made of nylon (best for impact sports) or titanium (the strongest and lightest metal; great for everyday wear).

Plastic frames are good, too, and have a deep groove for the lens mounts, so the lenses aren’t likely to pop out. If you can’t tell what your favourite pair is made of, ask a salesperson.

LENS MATERIAL AND COATING. For scratch-resistance, glass is number one. Plastic scratches easily, but it’s durable and lightweight, making it a top choice. When considering eye protection, lens coating is key.

Polarized lenses filter out glare.

Mirrored specs reflect it back. For the most comfort in the sun, go with an antireflective coating on the back of the lenses. This ensure that any light coming in from the sides won’t bounce off the back of the lenses and irritate your eyes.

Apr 232016

Hot, humid days. Warm, tropical nights. Evening barbecues. Pinacoladas by the beach. Oh, yeah, the joys of summer.

But in the midst of vacationing and making memories this year, don’t forget the damage these lazy days can have on you physically.

Heat, humidity, and the sun extract a heavy price. Not only are you more prone to heat stroke and sunburn during the summer months, you can also be doing long term damage by basking it in the sun’s warm rays.

Yes, it feels good to lie in the sun. And a tan looks hot—it’s a proud “I’ve been to the beach” statement.

But unless you take the necessary precautions, you’ll do irrevocable damage to your skin that can lead to skin cancer and make you look much older than you are.


Obviously, you cannot escape the ultraviolet rays of the sun, nor should you try to. Sunlight, in reasonable doses, enables natural immunity, promotes skin growth and healing, stimulates hormone production, and contributes to an overall sense of well-being.

Getting some sunlight for 15 or 20 minutes a day enables the body to manufacture vitamin D, naturally, and is responsible for the synthesis of the pigment melanin, the skin’s natural sunscreen.

The trouble begins when excessive exposure, coupled with the fact that the ozone layer is eroding, allows more of the harmful UV rays to reach the Earth’s surface—namely, UVA (which contributes to increased skin aging), UVB (which contributes to sunburn and related damage), and UVC (the most damaging) rays.

UVB rays, dubbed the “burning rays,” target the upper layers of skin. UVA rays, referred to as the “silent killers,” penetrate farther and destroy the collagen matrix. UVC rays are considered the most dangerous, causing damage with even short exposure.

With all of these threatening light rays constantly battering your skin, it’s easy to see how wrinkles and other aging effects can occur. Furthermore, the disturbance of genetic material and cell formation are the factors that lead to the development of skin cancer.


So if you plan on some summer sun worship, follow these guidelines for healthier and beautiful skin:

Always use a sunscreen. Apply 20minutes before you go into the sun to allow your skin time to absorb it. Reapply as needed throughout the day, particularly after a swim.

Wear broad-rimmed hats, light-colored cover-ups, and UV protective sunglasses when in the sun.

Whenever possible, stay out of the sun between 10 am and 2 pm to avoid exposure to the most intensive rays.

Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration and heat stroke.

Apply cool compresses to sunburned skin to help reduce the area temperature. Never exfoliate or use a mask on sunburned skin until the area has healed, and be sure to go light on your favourite perfume until the burn is gone.

Protect the lips with a lysine-based product that includes sunscreen.

Keep in mind that sun exposure occurs in any outdoor activity, not just sunbathing. Protect your skin anytime you are outdoors during the day. Use self-tanners, bronzing powders, and tinted moisturizers to achieve that sunglow.

Remember, the damaging effects of sun are cumulative; foster good skin health habits while young.


These hair-care solutions turn the season into one that promises simple beauty:

Can hair become sunburned?

Your hair may feel “fried” after a day at the beach but hair can’t technically burn because it’s not alive. Sun exposure will, however, damage your hair’s natural protective film.

According to a study by the Renee Furterer Research Center, after just three days of sun exposure, the scale-like cells that cover each individual hair shaft begin to pull off. This makes your hair dry, dull, fragile and brittle. Choose hair products containing sunscreen since hair can suffer damaging effects from the sun if not well-protected.

How does sun exposure affect color-treated hair?

Hair that has been dyed or highlighted (stripped of it’s natural color) is especially prone to UV damage. Color treated hair is already damaged, the sun will make the cuticle even rougher which makes hair more fragile and dried out.

What’s the best way to prevent sun damage to hair?

Look for a product that contains an oil or sun protectant. Whatever you use, apply it liberally and often, especially after you’ve been swimming.

How do chlorine and salt damage hair?

Both chlorine and salt water bind to the hair. Mineral deposits in salt water, in combination with sunlight, severely dehydrate hair and can turn it brassy.

Rinse hair in fresh water immediately before and after swimming in a pool or sea water. This is because wet hair will absorb less chlorine than dry hair. Try a shampoo designed to remove chlorine and salt from the hair.

What’s the best way to treat hair that’s been sun damaged?

Deep condition your hair using a product containing keratin, jojoba oil, wheat germ protein or other natural ingredients that increase moisture, shine and elasticity.

Leave-in conditioners can be especially good choices during the summer months since heat helps activate the ingredients to better penetrate the hair. If your hair seems dull, condition after shampooing then rinse it with a mixture of vinegar and water.

Finally, schedule trims for the beginning and end of the summer season to rid your hair of dry, older ends and keep your cut in shape.