Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Ordering.. ordering..

So, after many times browsing and researching..hehe.. I finally made up my mind.. I will order this baby right here.. ^^
Palgantong Makeup Theatrical Powder (check the website in http://eng.palgantong.com)

In 1978, LUDWIG LEICHNER of German created the professional cosmetic for the 1st time in the world. We re-established the cosmetic through re-blending a prescription for Asian skin with the inherited prescription and skill of the cosmetic (130 years’ tradition),

As introducing in Professional make-up field, such as Korean TV broadcasts, in 1989, professional make-up artists had started to use the theatrical powder, alias . This is very well known product to entertainers. Since 1999, this, the best hit product, has been selling to non-entertainers as well.

Also, it recorded 600 million selling products from 2002 to 2006 in critical Japan cosmetic market. Therefore, it was selected as <Japan’s Top Hit product> and secures the 1st selling position in Japan powder section. This is internationally approved production power, the Theatrical powder.

Slimming Effect : Make your face look slimmer with a three-dimension effect caused by the light reflection
* Long Lasting Effect : Strong to water or sweat. Do not make strain easily. Excellent long lasting functional powder
* Blooming Effect : The scattering effect of light scattering power creates bright and splendid skin.
* Super Hydrate Effect : Maintain the moisture all day long preventing moisture evaporation, Create silky skin"

I've heard about this powder a lot.. many forums are craving about it, people giving their reviews.. And it's got me so..tempted to buy it! ^^ I've made my order just moments ago (I bought it from the seller here in Jakarta, Indonesia) from "yuicru" in http://yuicru.multiply.com/ (don't forget to visit her site, OK??) ^^ so I'll get you posted again about how it goes. OK??
I can't wait to see it comin'! ^^

(for Indonesian readers, if you want to see more of this palgantong cosmetics, go to their website in innerbeautyindonesia.com for more details.. Happy Shopping!)

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Face Toner.. Need or No??

I have this question on my mind since a week ago, about the importance using a face toner. (What I mean is not the makeup remover-toner, no.. It's the facial toner that you use after washing your face in the morning)
I have to admit, I never consider including face toner in my daily beauty ritual. I thought, "Why would I need face toner? I mean, isn't washing your face is enough?" Well, you know that this is because my 1st attempt to try a face toner was a bit of a fiasco (I mean it!).. My face become so dried up.. Redness pop out the next hours, and my skin felt weird.. >_< (Horrible experience, I must say..) For many years, I've given up in using toner. Not again, I said. I thought so.. But, girl.. I was wrong.. T_T When I see this post, http://www.lovelyish.com/703058205/are-facial-toners-a-must/ , I can see now why that horrible experience happened.. I was using a face toner with alcohol content in it! Big No No.. My skin is oily-sensitive.. So, alcohol is NOT in my beauty-dictionary. (Remember that!) ^^
Turns out that face toner is actually a big help for you, you do need it, all beauty lovers out there.. If you're doing it the right way, you can see the benefits.
So, first, you have to find what suits your skin. I've searched a bit in the net and from several of my fave brand, and I've found these face toner..
(These are my wishlist, anyway, hehe.. Feel free to look up for more inspiration..)

Etude House O2 White Toner
Clears away surface residues to promote clear, brightened complexion.
Contains Arbutin for skin whitening.
Contains oxygenated water & O2 carrier complex for skin revitalization.
Brightening + Moisture + Oxygen Supply
Toner: Removes facial residues and subdues irritation.

(It seems pretty good, isn't it? We do need O2 for more just breathing)

Missha Super Aqua Pore Clarifying Toner (150ml)
An extension of the Super Aqua Pore Care range, the Pore Clarifying Toner soothes and refreshes tired sensitive skin and penetrates deep into the pores to cleanse and tighten. The result is clearer, smoother, more radiant skin. (I think it suits my oily skin.. Maybe I'll look for it the next time I go to Bandung..)

Skin Food Fresh Juice Toner

A vitamin complex toner made with Vita C Fruit Complex for skin vitality and Vita E Vegetable Complex for skin elasticity. Adds moisture, freshness, and vitality to the skin.

Apply evenly after cleansing and gently tap the skin to absorb.

(Fresh Juice on your face? Sounds delicious, hehe..)

Skin Food Gold Caviar Toner
A gratifying toner formulated with visible pure gold, softens the skin, and with Russian caviar, counters wrinkles and fortifies, nourishes, and firms up the skin.

Apply and smooth evenly on face after cleansing, and gently pat to allow complete skin absorption.

(Gold Caviar?? It has great ingredients, and it looks very luxurious.. Interesting, anyone??)

The Face Shop Ice Flower Hydra Toner
Formulated with mineral-rich Ice Flower water complex(10%) and the ingredients with exceptional water retaining ability this invigorating moisturizing line delivers energy and minerals for revitalization and keeps skin glowing. Skin will be fresh and shine-free.
Contains oil-absorbing powder. Removes impurities and excess sebum while hydrating skin without feeling sticky.
(I think it matches my skin very well.. TFS, here I come!! ^^)

The Face Shop White Tree Vita Skin Refiner
Formulated with vitamin C-rich vitamin tree extract, this line brightens and clarifies skin for a radiant, flawless complexion and lightens dark spot, hyper pigmentation.
This functional whitening toner lifts off old, dead surface cells while improving cell turnover for brighter skin
(I've been looking toner that also has whitening power, seems very interesting..^^)
OK, have your toner ready? Now it's show time..
There are 2 ways to use this face toner:
1. Use a cotton pad to apply toner. Not just pat 'em on your face. But let it stay there, use several cotton pads and put it like a mask that covers your face. Let it for 5-10 minutes (or longer, if you want..) Don't rinse off. I get this tip from a beauty blogger friend, who has 'the' most amazing-flawless skin. So, trust her (and me)..hehe.. ^^
2. Use spray. If your toner is in spray bottle, then it's not a problem. But if it's not, put some of them in the spray bottle (you can get that everywhere), and then Spray! Spray! on your face like a face mist. You might find this more convenient, hehe.. ^^
One thing that I get from those beauty experts out there: after you wash your skin in the morning/evening, your skin will get dehydrated. Because your face wash take some of the moisture out of your face, along with dead cells, oil, dirt, etc. So, you need a toner to hydrate them again.
That's why, after I wash my face, put moisturizer and want to put on my makeup, I kinda feel like my skin isn't ready yet.. It lacks of moisture. That's why..
Hope it helps you beauty lovers out there! ^^v

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Caring your skin while sleeping..

Well, I've never tried this one before, but it turns out the Korean women have done this as their beauty ritual for ages.. So, at day time, they treat their skin, and at night, while they're sleeping, they also caring their skin with sleeping mask.. ^^ (no wonder they have such beautiful skin!)
From what I found in the net, here are they:
Laneige Water Sleeping Pack
Product Benefits
A feather-light, leave-on gel mask applied just before bedtime. Water Sleeping Pack Plus penetrates the skin immediately upon application; infusing it with a concentrated supply of moisture while you sleep. Skin is lustrously revitalized the next day!

Active ingredients Vitamin E Acetate (stabilised Vitamin E) protects the skin against UV damage and environmental stresses while yeast extract Toniskin encourages the skin to mend and tone itself. Bio HE, a unique ingredient derived from collagen which holds up to several hundred times its own weight in moisture, feeds the skin a continuous supply of moisture.

The FaceShop Raspberry Roots Sleeping Mask. Description: This advanced lifting line formuated with Wild Himalayan Raspberry Roots instantly lifts tightens pores and re-contours the skin that lacks resilience. Nourishes hydrates and relaxes skin through the night - Convenient. Does not need to be washed off. Suitable for all skin types.
Fermented Pomegranate Whitening Care Sleeping Mask
Sleeping mask with whitening-care essence based on Fermented Pomegranate Extracts to brighten skin during night sleep. Helpful for skin lightening.
Evenly apply an adequate amount in a circular motion on face and leave it to absorb. Use at the cream stage of your night skin care routine.

And here the video:

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Currently Watching.. Beauty Video

Love this video, her skin is so.. flawless.. ^^

I'm loving this because it's for women who wear glasses, and I'm wearing glasses, too. So, it's really helpful.. ^^

Saturday, July 18, 2009

My 1st Review.. BB cream..

So, as I promised, I'm gonna review my 2 BB cream that I just bought when I went to Bandung for holiday. My USB cable was missing the other day, so I can't upload the photos, but now I found it (Yay!), I can finally post this review.
First, The Face Shop Quick & Clean BB Cream. It's IDR 199k (cheaper than Missha!)
The product description from the web is:
Concept: It is a tinted-moisturizer-like balm that provides light coverage and skin-caring functions at the same time. It can replace foundation or can be worn under foundation for extra coverage.
Description: 1.It provides a light and very natural coverage with Healthy Glow. 2. Contains blemish-fighting ingredients. (Soothing + Antibacterial)3. Oil-free type. 4. Creates veil to make skin appear smoother.
Well, I just love the packaging (just so you know, green is one of my fave colour, I have a Daihatsu Xenia in Green Metalic colour! ^^).. It's smaller than the Missha M BB Cream, this TFS is only 35ml, while Missha is 50ml. TFS BB is scented with grapefruit scent (I think so, correct me if I'm wrong..) which I also love.

TFS, front

TFS, back

From the texture, it's not as thick as the Missha, it's like a lightweitght lotion, really soft..
Blending.. It's more like a moisturizer to me, don't you think?
It's really like it created a veil to my skin, make it more shiny and glow. And it' s very adaptable with my skin tone. Love it! ^^
Second, the Missha M BB Cream. I bought it for about IDR 275k (quite expensive here in Indonesia, because of the tax and all that stuff..) Cute packaging, with all the silver colour, really glamour..
In the website, the product description was: "MISSHA M BB Cream is a natural care cream for sensitive skin, naturally covering the irregularities on the skin as well as improving skin texture. Botanical ingredients, such as mugwort and pumpkin, and the nutritional ingredients keep skin moist and silky. This 4 in 1 multifunctional cream soothes, moisturizes, protects and covers the skin and can be used instead of makeup base and foundation."
It's scented, it's similar with the smell of any cosmetic, like the smell of a loose powder. But it's okay, I have no problem with scented products. And when it's tested to my hand, here it goes.. I realize that it does have a thick texture when you first put it out, but when I blended it, it's all become light and soft texture. The colour also a lil bit greyish (yes, I noticed that), but it'll change after it touches your skin. It adapted my skin very well, after all, I have a yellowish AND pink undertone (yeah, because I'm Indonesian-Philipines-Chinese), so it's kinda hard to find base that suits me well.
M BB Cream, front

M BB Cream, back

It's thick, but it's soft and easy to blend

It's blending..

Voila! It matches my skin.. ^^

For the comparison: Well, I must say that Missha BB Cream is more suitable for outdoor using or if I have any special occasion. Because it can hold the face powder much better rather than TFS BB (I've tried it on for several times), and also gives more coverage to your face.TFS is so sheer, it's like a very light tinted moisturizer. While Missha i's like a very light foundation, but it's like wearing nothing at all, really. But the downside is, Missha M BB Cream tend to make your skin very oily. I have to wipe out excess oil from my face every 1-2 hours! That was quick.. Other than that, it's a great product. It doesn't give me any breakout, no matter how long I use it. The TFS BB is more suitable for at home-using. Because it's like a moisturizer, and can bear with oily skin for 3-4 hours until I have to wipe out the oil from my face. Me likey.. ^^ Which one will I buy again?? Probably TFS BB.. Why? Because what I want is a BB cream, not a foundation. And it controls my oily skin better.

So, here they are, the minusses and the plusses. See you at the next review!!! Ta..ta.. ^^v

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Super cute!!

So, I was browsing the net, looking for inspiration and when I saw this lashes, I was "awww.. so cute.." Can you believe it? No wonder Shu Uemura was known as the iconic brand for eyelashes, what they made is a work of art! ^^ I just love it when I saw this false eyelashes, they are major cuteness hit! It's like a fairytale come true, right?? But the minus side is, it's sooo.. expensive.. $79 for a false eyelashes? My credit card would scream..hehe.. These 2 below are my fave.
Those lashes are so beautiful!! It would be perfect for a glam night.. so fab! ^^

gold glam lead (premium edition)
by kakuyasu uchiide, international artistic director

emotionally stirred by how the forest nurtures and provides shelter for its inhabitants, kakuyasu uchiide designed a pair of lashes that recreate the beauty and delicacy of leaves. these glimmering lashes made from real skeleton leaves are drenched in glimmering gold. transparent crystals sit atop this hand-crafted piece of art for a glistening, captivating look. $79

snow twist
(premium edition)

by mina matsumura, artistic director, europe

looking to the sky and the many ways light emanates from it, mina matsumura captured nature's celestial miracles in her pair of lashes. each lash is made from thin, milky white wires. frosted pink teardrop crystals enhance the lower lash. $79

go to www.shuuemura-usa.com for more of this fab false eyelashes, remember, your eyes reveal who you are.. and with these fab eyelashes, you're definitely will be the center of the crowd! ^^v

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

So cute.. ^^

Oh my..you guys have to look at this, I was just browsing and I found this! Wow.. Japanese people are so creative.. and they do that everyday! I wish I could that in my everyday makeup..hehe.. ^^

And this one is for the Geisha look, wow!! I've only seen this on movies..

Great job "manwomanfilm", you can see more of her videos in youtube, go to http://www.youtube.com/user/manwomanfilm. she's so talented! ^^

I'm addicted to BB Cream!! Oh no..

Oh no.. I've become so addicted to BB Cream.. and I'm telling you, I become more and more interested in collecting and reviewing them all! Oh ya, about that 2 BB Cream I've bought in Bandung, maybe it'll take a little while to post it. Coz my USB cable for my camera is missing and I haven't found it yet.. >_< (Where are you???) So, I was browsing the net and found this new product from The Face Shop, and it contains my fave ingredients in makeup and perfume, THE Cherry Blossom, of course! And the packaging is so.. cute.. it's pink! Here are the product description:

The Faceshop Pure Blossom Shimmering BB Cream

"This product is formulated with Gingko and green tea extracts, which are full of beauty enhancing ingredients like lecithin and Vitamin B to moisturize and nourish the skin. This is a multi function skin care product for both skin correction and skin protection.

A moisturizing base made with the essential ingredients of green tea, ginkgo leaf, Vitamin B and lecithin for nutritional benefits to the skin. Provides light coverage. Suitable for all skin types

* Shimmering detail make-up

* SPF15 PA+

* Weight : 40ml

* Pink-Beige Color "

It seems it has a great ingredients, isn't it? Well, I can tell you this, I can't wait to buy and test it!! ^^

The Face Shop Ad

Can you believe it? A man doing a makeup commercial and still looking soo.. cute?? Love you, Bae Yung Joon! (and the ad really great, I mean, it's so pure and natural, not like acting at all..)

Monday, July 13, 2009

Back from Holiday..!!

Finally I'm back!! After 3 days in Bandung, shopping all-around, and buying all those beauty stuff, I think I have to share to all of you what I bought this holiday.. And I'm telling you, I'm so happy!! ^^v

My daddy bought me this as my upcoming birthday present.. I love the smell!!

Cherry Blossom EDT

Top Note: sweet & juicy with Cherry and Freesia
Middle Note: Floral and Feminine with Cherry Blossom and Lily of the valley
Base Note: Warm and Woody with Amber and Musk.

A deliciously summery Eau de Toilette that reinterprets the freshness of our Cherry Blossom perfume, enveloping the skin with fruity, sparkling, and tangy essences. A perfume that recalls carefree summer afternoons spent in the orchard, and the memory of an armful of sun-drenched petals infused with the sweet flavor of juicy, colorful fruit. fresh and floral fragrance that celebrates the beauty of the cherry blossoms during the first days of spring. In Japan, the cherry tree is a symbol of integrity, modesty and courtesy. Every year, thousands of Japanese travel to the foot of Mount Yoshino to see around 100,000 wild cherry trees in flower. The cherry, which is rich in vitamins A and C, is a highly prized fruit and forms part of many culinary preparations.

The cherry tree is part of the Provencal landscape.

It is widespread in the Apt region. This tree changes colors with the seasons, a source of inspiration for the artists: pure white in spring, bright red in summer, soft green in autumn...

I also have this one on the solid perfume..

L'OCCITANE's fragrance range celebrates the poetic beauty of thecherry blossom. All the delicacy and the softness of the cherry blossom fragrance in this alcohol-free solid perfume, for fragrant touch-ups throughout the day. Ideal for traveling.

HEAD: Cherry, Freesia, Blackcurrant
HEART: Cherry blossom, Lily of the valley
BASE: Rosewood, Amber, Musk
(for solid)

Also, I bought this rose perfume for my mom, and she loves it!! It smells heavenly..

Rose 4 Reines Eau de Toilette

A perfume of legend...The delicate freshness of a bouquet of roses, the velvety softness of petals kissed with dew.

The daughters of the Count of Forcalquier were as beautiful as the roses they cherished – the Grasse rose, the Bulgarian rose, the Moroccan rose and the Turkish rose. Each one of these daughters married a king, and so it was that Marguerite, Eléonore, Sancie and Béatrix became the four Queens of Forcalquier.

This convenient travel sized
fragrance is newly repackaged with the original fresh, delicate and velvety scent of blended roses.

A perfume of legend...The delicate freshness of a bouquet of roses, the velvety softness of petals kissed with dew.

The daughters of the Count of Forcalquier were as beautiful as the roses they cherished – the Grasse rose, the Bulgarian rose, the Moroccan rose and the Turkish rose. Each one of these daughters married a king, and so it was that Marguerite, Eléonore, Sancie and Béatrix became the four Queens of Forcalquier.

This convenient travel sized fragrance is newly repackaged with the original fresh, delicate and velvety scent of blended roses.

Next on my wishlist, this lavender perfume.. I had those lavender scent from Marks and Spencer, but it's empty already, coz I wore it everyday, hehe..

Eau de la Recolte Bleue - Lavender Harvest 3.4 fl.ozLavender

Top Note: AOC Lavender, Bergamot, Peach
Middle Note: Freesia, Marigold
Base Note: Benzoin, Musk

Instant transport to the South of France. Blends our signature "true" A.O.C. lavender essential oil with the fresh green scent of leaves, freesia, peach and marigold, on a bed of sensual wood and musk. Alavender to delight in. Beautifully presented in a statuesque clear-glass spray bottle. Fresh lavender aroma underscored by sensual woods and musk appeals equally to men and women. Men also favor: Lavender Vinegar for the face, with antiseptic and pore-tightening properties to resist blemishes, and Lavender Clarifying Shampoo to deep-clean and purify hair and scalp.

For the next post, I'm gonna review 2 of my BB Cream, can't wait to write it!! ^^

pic and description from usa.locittane.com

Monday, July 6, 2009

My Rescuer Indeed!

I have a very oily skin and easy to blemished because of acne, so in my makeup bag i always have this makeup-rescuer: oil absorbing sheets. I have tried many brands actually, but my fave are these two:

Mentholatum Oil Control Film
Very effective in removing excess oil in my face, it doesn't wipe off my makeup. Love this!
I have this in makeup bag, all the time. ^^

"Instantly blot away excess oil and say goodbye to the shine! Oil-Absorbing Sheets soak up excess oil and remove shine from your face, without smudging makeup or leaving behind a residue. Softer than paper, these silky smooth sheets can be used easily around your nose and other areas of your face."

Really works on me! But now I'm running out of this, so I think I'm gonna buy another one, after my mentholatum oil control film runs out, hehe.. ^^

Indonesian Makeup: PAC

As an Indonesian blogger, I can't help but think, I've posted so many foreign cosmetics and I haven't posted any of Indonesian makeup.. so I write this post today, dedicated to the fast-growing Indonesia's makeup industry. ^^

Introduction to PAC (Professional Artist Cosmetics) Martha Tilaar

(I think it's a very cool name, hey! If they have MAC, we have PAC here in Indonesia.. ^^)

PAC is one of the cosmetic brand from Martha Tilaar Group, the largest cosmetic company here in Indonesia, originally it was made for professional makeup artist only, because the demand is so high here. It was first launched back in 1997 (I'm still 8 year old back in 1997! And they already busy doing makeup.. ^^)

Their motto is: PAC (Professional Artist Cosmetics) Martha Tilaar : The Art of Make Up

"Conceiving imagination of the purifying energy with shiny colorful spirit in it.
PAC loudly gives you a bold choice of Lipstick Pencil, Color Festival Eye Shadow & Eyebrow Kit straight to the festival of excitement"

PAC has gained a very good reputation among professional makeup artist here in Indonesia, it's been used as the official makeup for many big occasion, like fashion show,festival, TV Show,theater, etc. Here are their looks, I think it's very astonishing and with development like this, I have no doubt that Indonesian Makeup will continue to expand to international market. Yeaaahh!! ^^

Very glamorous..

It's purple! My fave.. So colourful.. ^^

The model in here is Dewi Sandra, she has such a great skin, doesn't she?? ^^
The makeup here is so beautiful..

Very oriental.. She looks so fierce and glamorous.. ^^

One of the product I love from PAC is the famous lip palette, it's the best seller here, you know.. This is the Lovely Rose Lip Palette, my fave.. ^^ Lovely Rose Top- Down: VF Charming Red, VF Crimson, SF Ripe Berry, Lip Color Coral, SF Twilight)

go to pacbeauty.com for more detail.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Korean Cosmetics.. What about them?? ^^

Well, if you're talking about Korean Cosmetics, you've gotta know about this amazing BB Cream.. ^^

BB cream Description:

Blemish Balm, also call BB Cream, is known to have been formulated as an after-treatment cream to help patients who have gone through laser skin surgery to soothe and regenerate the skin.
-Helps to soften skin texture
-Prolonged used of product may help to improve overall texture of skin & fade acne scars
-Act as a makeup base & foundation
-Helps to cover the irregularities on the skin, even out skintone, camouflage undereye circles, scars & add radiance to face

MISSHA M BB Cream Contains natural ingredients that do not damage or irritate the skin. With Continuous use, your sensitive skin will be calm, protected from redness and keep its health.
MISSHA M BB Cream is a natural care cream for sensitive skin, naturally covering the irregularities on the skin as well as improving skin texture. Botanical ingredients, such as mugwort and pumpkin, and the nutritional ingredients keep skin moist and silky. MISSHA M BB Cream is a multifunctional product that can be used instead of makeup base and foundation. Directions: After basic skin care, apply an appropriate amount all over the face following the skin texture. Then, complete the makeup with powder.o cover your skin perfectly, apply additional foundation after using MISSHA M BB Cream)
It provides excellently concealing any types of pigmentation or discoloration area on face including acne, couperose, vitiligo, age spots, sun spots and dark circles.
¡¤ For all skin type even for acne skin type
¡¤ It can be used as a makeup base or foundation.
¡¤ Containing substances for Soothing the skin (Na-complex)

And this is the how-to video..

Etude BB Bright Cream (also known as Blemish Balm Cream) makes your skin tone clean and natural by concealing blemishes with excellent skin coverage. It is a multi functional makeup cream while supplying moisture and nutrition at the same time.

Hmmm.... I think I'm gonna look out for these BB cream when I go to Bandung this Friday.. More update about this BB Cream later, then! ^^v

Must Drink = Coconut Water!

As an Indonesian people, I live in a tropical country, and wherever I go, I can see coconut tree. And coconut itself have so many good things in it. You can drink the water, make a house from its wood, make copra, etc. So here is something I wanna share with you. My fave drink, Coconut Water.. Yummy..!! ^^

Coconut water is the liquid that is taken from unripe coconuts. Coconut water is the purest liquid second only to water itself. It is chock full of electrolytes, calcium, potassium, magnesium; everything that is good for you. Below are the seven benefits from coconut water:

Coconut Water Hydrates the Body

Coconut water is an isotonic solution which replaces the fluids and minerals that the body loses during physical activities. For this reason, many athletes and persons who work out regularly are encouraged to drink coconut water to replace all the minerals and fluid that they lose while working out. Even the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) attest to the benefits of drinking coconut water when it fought for a patent in 2000 to market coconut water as the next big sports drinks.

Coconut Water Relieves Urinary Problems

If you consume coconut water on a regular basis it can reduce urinary problems. People who suffer from strangury, polyutra and other urinary ailments drink coconut water to relieve their symptoms.

Coconut Water Kills Intestinal Worms

Drinking coconut water with one teaspoon of olive oil for three days will kill intestinal worms and clear the stomach of worms, which makes for better digestion.

Coconut Water Breaks up Kidney Stones

People who have kidney problems and are plagued by kidney stones should drink coconut water in addition to taking their medication. Drinking coconut water regularly helps to break up kidney stones making them easier to push out.

Coconut Water is Used in Blood Transfusion

Coconut water is almost identical to blood plasma and this makes it easy to use for blood transfusion. In cases of emergency coconut water has been used as an intravenous hydration fluid instead of the standard IV fluid. During World War II many wounded soldiers were saved in the Pacific because of emergency transfusion using coconut water as plasma.

Coconut Water is an Antibacterial

Coconut water contains monolaurin, an antiviral, antibacterial and antiprozoal monoglyceride that is used to kill lipid-coated viruses such as HIV, Herpes, cytomegalovirus, flu and various pathogenic bacteria.

Coconut Water Controls Vomiting

Coconut water is great at reducing vomiting. People who have typhoid, malaria, fevers or other ailments that are known to induce vomiting drink coconut water to settle the stomach. As such, coconut water is also a good thing to drink during a hangover.

Green or unripe coconuts can be found in Asian and West Indian markets. All coconuts that they sell are closed up to keep coconut water from losing its nutrients. So, if you plan on buying a coconut, you can ask someone to chop the coconut open or you can open it yourself at home and drink it.

So, drink a lot of coconut water, it's good for you, especially if you wanna have a beautiful skin..^^

(thanks for healthmad.com for this article)^^

My Acne Scar.. HELP!!

I have a major problem for my face, it's acne scar!!! It's getting worst day by day... Oh dear.. What to do?? I've used many things before, but still... So, I look for the net to see what to do and what products I should use.. Here they are..

It's very promising, they say.. and it really works! Let's just hope I have enough budget to buy this, haha.. ^^

I know Proactiv brand for a long time, many women around the globe has tried it out and succeed..But it's sooo... expensice in my country.. It's a month's salary!!! How am I gonna buy that?? Help, anyone?? ^^

Neutrogena Acne Therapy System, it's expensive, too.. But it's received many great review from so many people, maybe when I received my bonus, hehe.. (you know what I'm thinking..)

But you know...
I've used this CLEAN & CLEAR® ADVANTAGE® Acne Spot Treatment, but there's nothing happening.. T_T
I have a really delicate skin, maybe what works for everyone doesn't work out for me.. huhuhu..

More from My Country

When I was at the mall yesterday, I stumbled upon these Dewi Sri Spa products, originally from my country (Indonesia), and they use traditional formula that really works for spa and relaxation treatment. Those are actually origins from the royal treatment, so it's all very luxurious and smells wonderful (to me). Maybe if you're western and you smell these, you would say "What is this smell??" I know.. It maybe smell like a herbal drink (jamu) especially this massage oil.. Really smells like traditional potion..hehe.. But I do like it, especially the VCO (Virgin Coconut Oil), it smells like vanilla ice cream.. ^^ I tried so many Dewi Sri Spa products at that time (the SPG were so nice to me, although I just sniffed them all,hehe..), so here are they:

Body Countour Massage Oil

Massage oil to invigorates body and mind, overcome physical fatique and helps to smooth blood circulation

A mix of Rice Extract with Lemon and Patchouli Essential Oil
to keep your ideal shape. Regenerate, reducing cellulite, while shape up the body. It help to improve blood circulation, the lymphatic system and promotes skin regeneration

Javanese Rose Body Mist

From Lembang Highland to the green hills of Ambarawa until the grand slope of Bromo, Javanese roses blossom gracefully. Beauty is not only a skin deep, Javanese rose also
indulge inner beauty with subtle Oil that gives a peace of mind,
maintain healthy skin and prevent aging process
while alluring Aphrodisiac promotes sexual desire.

Mangga Body Mist

Mango/Mangga symbolized wisdom and grew taller and stronger as it aged.
Mango/Mangga possess deslicious taste, high in nutrients and flovoid which
promotes healthy skin as anti oxidants

VCO Body Scrub

Thousand of tall and lavish coconut trees stretch across the archipelago.
From ancient Indonesia, coconut symbolized as the fountain of life, enriched with natural fat acid such as acid kaprilat, acid kaprat and acid laurat which prevent free radical and natural moisturizer which promotes soft skin.

VCO Body Lotion, my fave!! ^^

go to dewisrispa.com for more detail