Tea tree and Magnaminty to the rescue. 

BEAUTY

Recently, I have been quite relaxed when it comes to my night time routine. There have been a couple of times I have gone to bed with make up on, which by now we all know it’s a horrible thing to do. And because of this act, I have been breaking out. I do get a few bumps here and there on my face.

My excuse is; I am baby busy so by the time I am ready to clean it off, I am too tired to do it then I fall asleep.And whenever the baby wakes me up during our night shift, I can’t be bothered. Since it has become an habit of mine and also noticed these items works for me, I now tend to use these two products. Probably the reason why I keep doing it is because I know I have a solution.

I use MASK OF MAGNAMINTY from Lush and TEA TREE SKIN CLEARING FACIAL WASH from the body shop. The mask can be use for the body as well. What I like about it the most is; it’s minty which gives you that clean sensation.

The  first thing I do is to wash my face then apply the mask, leave it on for 5-10mimutes while I do other things then wash it off. I then use Tea tree skin clearing facial wash to wash out any residue left on my face. On a daily basis, I use Tea tree as a facial wash. I do not use any facial cloth, I use my palm. The tea tree is suitable for blemished skin and also oily skin. I do have oily skin and this has been a staple item.

I wanted to share this little tip of mine with you. Especially during this season, there is going to be a lot of party going and some of us will definitely be skipping taking our make up off. Hope it works for you.

Tutu..

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Chicken What???

BEAUTY

Recently I was hit by chickenpox and boy! It was the least I expected at this stage of my life (especially with the thought that it was only a childhood disease).  mother nature proved me wrong  by paying me a surprise  visit of it which I have  accepted as my fate .

If you do not know what chickenpox is; it is an itchy rash which develops into a pours with time. It is highly contagious and spreads through your entire body, leaving dark spots on your body as its aftermath. Feverish feelings, loss of appetite and general body weakness are some of its early symptoms.

The moment my doctor confirmed I had contracted the ailment, I decided to combat it straight on; using every available therapy possible. I was not going to allow it tie me down considering my job and other commitments.  Guess where my first stop was? The pharmacy, to get medications. Thank God they had something to relief me.

I was asked to get Tylenol (an analgesic) for the fever and calamine lotion, to treat the irritation or inflammation. Medically, the only remedy to chicken pox treatment is a through a natural healing process. Hence my physician prescribed that I get a week off work to go through the process and to reduce the risk of spreading the infection to other people around.

I searched the internet to uncover some home remedies and these were some of my discoveries:

For a bath, I used ‘LUSH DREAMWASH’ shower smoothie. This wash has cooling calamine and aloe Vera gel which helped calm the itch. I normally just scoop from the jar with my hand and apply it all over my body, but with time I started using my sponge.

lush

For a body cream I applied mainly calamine lotion and not any other.  You can get this at any drugstore and it isn’t that expensive. Bear in mind, this lotion can possibly stain your clothing so don’t wear your favorites when you have to put this lotion on. Try as much as possible to wear loose cotton dresses and undercalamwear and avoid repeating them.

 

Another thing I constantly did was to lay in a bath tub with lukewarm water present.   I did this with my body soaked in blended oatmeal.

I blend about two cups and pour into the bath tub, let the warm water run, then soaked myself in it. This  helped reduce  the itchiness .

 

oat

Nutrition wise, I had actually lost  my appetite  hence I resolved to  drinking more of fruit juices and water. However if that is not your case, try as much possible to stay away from dairy products.

This is what I did to get an early recovery. I HOPE this blog will help you too .

 

Winter = Dry Skin.

BEAUTY

Winter came early for us in Edmonton. My oh my, I am not enjoying this at all. :-(. Last year,I thought it was bad but this year, it is brutal. I now know why my girls said we had it good last year. I am totally using something else to prevent dry skin and I am loving it. I thought I should share it with you! It is very affordable. I tend to have a very dry skin during winter, hence, I make sure my body cream I use is purposely for dry skin. I have been using Jergens for some time now and I am loving it. They have different types so you don’t necessarily need to get the “Extra dry skin moisturizer” I got..

Jergens® Ultra Healing® Extra Dry Skin Moisturizer

Another skin product I am enjoying is the goat milk body wash. I got mine from Corlin Farms. I got it from the dollar store!! Yes the dollar store but you can also find it on amazon.com. It cleans and moisturizes the skin, leaving it soft and nourished. If you are looking for something that doesn’t have ton of  fragrance,this is perfect.

Lots of love, Tutu.

SUMMER MUST HAVE FOR 2011.

BEAUTY, FASHION

Remember this summer to keep it simple, don’t be scared to mix and match, get yourself metallic sandals, color blocking is on, accessories and show some legs. Enjoy your summer!

 

  1. Soft blouse
  2. Fit and Flare dresses
  3. Stripes
  4. Flare jeans
  5. White Stuff
  6. Block colors
  7. Wedges
  8. Block heel pumps
  9. Nude pumps
  10. Long pendant necklaces:
  11. Hats
  12. Circular glasses
  13. Flat sandals
  14. Swim wear

summer must have

Dry Skin

BEAUTY, LIFESTYLE

Dry skin can be very irritating. It itches and  never a pleasant sight.. I know winter is over but some people are still suffering from dry skin. It is summer and I believe you will like to show some skin. Eucerin is very good for dry skin. I have actually used one before and it worked like magic. You can get it in Wal mart, Shoppers drug mart and other stores..It is affordable and they have different types. I hope this helps.