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Detox from Outside

Hey everyone,

Have you ever had a “treatment” product on your skin (let’s say your face) and it resulted in breakouts?

That MIGHT be a process of detoxification. Detox does not necessarily have to start from the inside, it could start from the outside too.

For example, if you used a detoxifying clay mask or cream or even cleanser, and you got breakouts, your skin MIGHT be going on that process. Reason is, when you apply a detoxifying product on your skin, impurities and toxins from your skin have to come out. So that MIGHT be the case, and if it really is the case, then it’s normal and it’s good (‘cuz your skin will soon be reaaallly clear :))

Notice how I emphasize that it “MIGHT” be a process of detoxification. Because, normally, the process should start immediately. BUT, you should stop when the detoxification process is taking too far/long; AND/OR if you experienced the “clearing out” after using the product for some time (i.e. for two weeks or more), because most likely, the ingredients in the product itself are actually not suitable for your skin.

JUST TO MAKE IT SAFER, always check the ingredients in your skincare (and cosmetics) products. There are many products that do not list their whole ingredients on the packaging, so you might as well have to do some research on it.

Stay happy and healthy!

Much love,


Physicians Formula

Have you ever heard of Physicians Formula? It’s a skin products brand. Few weeks ago, I bought one of their pressed powder, the Organic wear® 100% Natural Origin Pressed Powder. According to Skin Deep, it is considered to be low hazard. In case you forgot, I posted a very short list of hazardous ingredients in many products out there that we should avoid.

Anyway…I’ve only bought it once and it hasn’t finished ~ so far so great though  ^^ BUT just be aware that not all Physicians Formula products are considered to be low hazard according to Skin Deep.

Well, here are some pictures:

It does not only look green but it really is GREEN (as in environmental friendly ;))

Definitely NOT with the butterflies! I was just bored with the usual pictures :P

That’s all the pictures! How did you like it? :) I REALLY LOVE the design, I think it’s really unique.

Lastly, I do NOT know whether this product is suitable for all skin types or not. But my skin is fine with this (my skin type: combination).

Abbie in February 2010

Yayy! It’s a day out with my girl friends ♥

At first, we were going out to look for some skincare products~ I was thinking of buying Kiss My Face products since it’s a safe one; but I couldn’t find the face cream that I wanted ><

On the way, I took some pics:

…see the mountain over there? nice view, isn’t it? :) we actually got lost…no, we got lost because my sense of direction is still sucks ><

…there. I was trying to zoom it in, but I didn’t realized that there was someone in front of me :P hahhaa

…we’re in a small park. I don’t know the name >< since I got lost (twice) I wasn’t planning to go to this place, so I don’t remember the name :P

but it’s a beautiful place, isn’t it?

this is in City Square Mall, Vancouver. It is an interesting place: the structure and the way the shopping places are grouped and placed~ love it! oh, and there’s a nice cream puff there as well ^^


After that, we went to Robson Street, still trying to find the skincare products that we needed. I actually found a pretty good one, but I haven’t checked whether it is safe or not – but it is paraben free. If it turned out to be safe and effective, I’ll write a post about it :) I’m trying the sample right now.

So, in Robson we went to this restaurant, I think it’s A Cafe. I tried to link it, but couldn’t find any site. It’s an asian restaurant, really good and good service as well. The place is really clean (including the bathroom).

Actually, today’s my friends birthday, gonna post her pic~

Look at the food~

looks good isn’t it? (I haven’t tried it though, but my friend said it was delicious :P)

yumm~ bubble tea <3 One of my favs. This place gave A LOT of pearls, I was suprised. See the pearls in the straw? I could get 3 to 4 pearls in one straw – made me so full >< but it was soooo good! loving the choco taro combination. If you haven’t tried it, you should!

Washroom :P …was so bored waiting on the line, so I took some pics hahhaa… look at that many stuffs i was holding! j/k it’s actually not that many, I just happened to take some out from my purse


After that, we went to a parfait bar

You gotta check this out; it’s one of the best dessert places ^^ they have foods other than desserts though (and my other girl friends were waiting here already)

Black sesame vanilla parfait

Strawberry crepe

Mushroom & Spinach crepe


That’s all for now! Hope you enjoy it ^^

Safe Cosmetics

Hi everyone!

Be careful in choosing your cosmetics.

Some lists of dangerous chemicals in cosmetics:

  1. Fragrance (concerns: neurotoxicity, allergies, etc.)
  2. Paraben ( cosmetics containing this actually violate the safety guidelines in U.S., E.U., Japan and Canada. Concerns: organ sytem toxicity, irritation, etc )
  3. Aluminum Powder (concerns: cancer, development/reproductive toxicity, allergies, etc)
  4. BHA ( cosmetics containing this actually violate the safety guidelines in U.S., E.U., Japan and Canada. Concerns: cancer, biochemical or cellular level changes, etc)
  5. BHT (Concerns: cancer, endocrine disruption, immunotoxicity, etc)

Go check this website – it gives pretty comprehensive reviews on almost all of the cosmetics (make-up, skin care, eye care, hair care, oral care, nail care, baby care, and fragrance.)

Potato on Your Skin!

Yes, it’s potato on your skin! Do that if you want:

  • a lighter skin tone
  • a clearer complexion (reduces blemishes and other marks)
  • to remove unwanted tan
  • to lighten dark circles under eyes

Why potato?

Potato contained one of the highest bleaching agent; so actually, potato naturally bleached your skin (when you apply it externally; I’m not sure if consuming potato would have the same bleaching effect — but, to be honest, I doubt that it would)

A very dark skin tone CANNOT be bleached to a totally fair skin tone; however, there will be a noticeable change.

[FYI, there are many other natural goodness out there that contain bleaching properties. But, I only put “products” that I have tried myself and have seen the effects/results on my blog — and that is POTATO! ^^]

How to naturally bleach your skin with potato?

It’s actually pretty simple!

  1. Soak raw potato slices in cold water for 10 minutes. Rub these slices over face, neck and hands;
  2. Extract potato juice and make a paste out of it;
  3. Grate your potatoes and use it as face mask;


if you are too lazy to do all those things…

There you go!

Just slice the potatoes and put it on your face right away! (remember to WASH it)

That’s what I do :-P

I always do this in the morning, so I’m too lazy to do all those preparations.

[But, to tell you the truth, those other three ways listed above would actually give BETTER results – I haven’t tried any, but I’m pretty sure it would, because it is a more proper way.]

Let it stay for long; but no longer that 2 hours.

(some people use it overnight, but I haven’t tried it)

Then, remember to wash your face as well just like after you used other face masks.

Easy, don’t you think? :)

Some precaution and notes:

I do NOT guarantee that this will suit ALL skin types

so it will be safer if you don’t put it on your face for too long if it is your first time.

The potato juice will slightly hurt your eyes if it gets inside, so it will be better to put a potato with not-too-much juices for the area around your eyes.

If you want to see BETTER results, follow this with a healthy diet




That’s it then! And have fun with it!


I personally see noticeable results in less that a week. (four or five days, if I’m not mistaken. But one thing for sure is that it is less than a week.)

I hope this GREAT natural skin bleach will work its magic on your skin as well!

P.S. This is just a BRIEF information about skin bleaching with potato; NOT an in-depth and detailed information. For further information, feel free to ask.




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Lemon/Lime Water

Do you…

  • Want a clearer skin
  • Want a brighter eyes
  • Want to lose weight
  • Want more energy
  • Have digestion problem


Drink Lemon/Lime Water!

Most of the foods we ate are very acidic – this which will bring health problems!


Because our body prefers to be alkaline. (Our blood pH is alkaline, NOT neutral.)

Though lemon/lime might seems like an “acid” because of its sour taste, it actually alkalize your body and blood!



If you want to lose weight…

Take lemon/lime first thing in the morning with lukewarm water.

It has a NATURAL mild laxative effects which will aids your digestion.

If you want a clearer skin complexion, brighter eyes…then you should eat more healthily!


You cannot get those with too much toxins and acidity in your body when your body prefers to be alkaline!

For those sweet-tooth and coffee/tea lover out there (including myself :() SUGAR and CAFFEINE is in the ACIDIC food category. That’s the fact. (High acidic foods cause dry skin, acne, etc). I didn’t say to give up on sweet treats/coffee-tea completely – I wouldn’t want that :-P –  if you can, go ahead :), but lowering your intake is good enough for a noticeable change if you used to eat a lot of those sugary and caffeinated foods/beverages.

In addition, lemon/lime contain unique flavonoid compounds that have antioxidant and anti-cancer properties.

They are also an excellent source of Vitamin C, one of the most important antioxidants in nature. Vitamin C travels through the body neutralizing any free radicals with which it comes into contact in the aqueous environments in the body both inside and outside cells. (Free radicals can interact with the healthy cells of the body, damaging them and their membranes, and also cause a lot of inflammation, or painful swelling, in the body.)

Vitamin C is also vital to the function of a strong immune system. Especially in this flu season, it is important to have a sufficient intake of Vitamin C.


So, START drinking it!

it’s also a good choice if you are planning a detox diet ;)




P.S. This is just a BRIEF information about lemon/lime health benefits because of their alkalinity; NOT an in-depth and detailed information. For further information, feel free to ask.

Olive oil

This is a picture of an extra virgin olive oil.

We (or at least most of us) heard about this product health benefits.

Good for cooking and good for adding it straight into salad, meal, etc…







… Have you ever heard of olive oil as a make up remover?

Yes, for some of you that haven’t heard about it, it is TRUE.

And truly EFFECTIVE.

Not just for removing make up, but also dirt, etc.

So, is it exclusive to women? No.

Olive oil works its magic by breaking down the fats (i.e. oils) and other impurities in our skin.

Okay, here I am talking about face skin.

How’d u do that, then?


See that? :)

Actually, there are many other simple ways, but personally, I prefer putting it in a small bottle spray and just spray it on a cotton pad whenever I need it.

For me, I use it everyday for my face skin.

I just clean off my face with that before I wash my face.

ALL make up, from powder, blush on, eyeshadow, etc. (even EYE LINER or EYE DEFINER) come off


I LOVE to leave it on my face for a while before I wash it off: I feel my skin becomes so smooth after that ^^

! Use the EXTRA virgin oil!

It’s better for you skin than the more processed one.

I do NOT guarantee that this will suit ALL skin types

My skin type is dry to combination; and I found this to be very excellent for my skin type.

NOT ONLY THAT, someone I know with a combination to oily skin used this and felt the benefits as well!

He even use this more than I do.

So, I think, just GIVE IT A TRY.

Do it just from cleaning face skin and wash it off right away until leaving it on your face for a while if it works for you. :)


Enough about the face skin~~

let’s move on to the whole body skin – shall we? =)

Can olive oil be used for the whole body? Yes, it can.

If you google it, some people even find it to be very beneficial as moisturizer and massage oil.

Personally, it doesn’t really work for me as a moisturizer.

I don’t know why, but my skin is more “moisturized” with the regular cream.

But, yeah, again, GIVE IT A TRY.

However, I do NOT recommend this for outdoor usage.

Reasons: Oil + Heat (sunshine) = [burnt]

So, that’s it!

I just couldn’t tell how WONDERFUL olive oil is for my skin – I LOVE it so much!

And I hope it does wonders for your skin as well!

Have fun with it!

Feel free if you need further information :)

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