Sunday, April 14, 2013

Beauty: Do-It-Yourself Olive Oil for Hair Care

Olive Oil is obtained from the Olive trees. Olive Oil is widely known being used in cooking since it is healthy and cholesterol-free. However, the vain spirit in me live up again, so I researched on the other uses of olive oil.

Applying olive oil on hair has many benefits. One is deep conditioning which is a must in hair care. Its lightweight formula is great to not weigh down the hair after use. Emollients can penetrate in  the hair better than the others and Olive oil is one of the top emollients. Also if you are experiencing dry scalp, olive oil is highly recommended since it has this anti-inflammatory properties to achieve healthy scalp. So, olive oil is not only for dry hair, it is also for dry scalp that causes dandruff. Vitamin E content of the Olive oil is also good for hair growth.

With so many types of Olive oil in the market, I chose the extra virgin one. Extra virgin Olive oil means oil is being extracted from the original fruit without applying synthetic treatment. Extra Virgin Oil has also been categorized as best/highest quality of Olive Oil in the market. So why not get the best one right?

So back to the DIY (Do-It-Yourself), using Olive Oil as hair conditioner is as easy as 1, 2, 3.  And who would ever think that the solution for your hair dilemma can be found at your own kitchen?

How do I apply this? Well this will vary on your own preference but for me, I just leave it in my hair overnight. Yes overnight! Simply put an ample amount on your palm, rub it and massage it on your hair and on the hair strands.Use comb to scatter the oil evenly on your hair strands. Leave it overnight and wash your hair in the morning with shampoo and conditioner. You will notice how your hair has become more manageable, soft and shiny. I do this twice to thrice a week depending on your preference. But since my hair is kinda dry caused by hair rebonding and hair coloring, I prefer using olive oil twice to thrice a week.

The bottle in the picture only costs me Php 100-130. Affordable it is. Splurging yourself in a salon is not bad though but saving some bucks is good right? So I am recommending Olive Oil as part of your hair care ladies. Try this out!

That would be all ladies till next DIY and natural beauty discoveries :-)


Saturday, April 13, 2013

FOOD: Marriot Hotel Buffet

Here's a quick post on food. A Christmas Party event held at Marriot Hotel, near the Resort World Manila last December. And a food blogger in me had to get the shot!

Marriot Hotel, being a five-star hotel offers a wide range of food, mouthwatering and really good food.

 Dessert Galore!
 Strawberry Tart, Brownies, Chocolate Mousse etc.

 Yumyum! Seafood Galore
Shrimp, Salmon, Dory all cooked with different twist!

  A Tasteful Plate! Yum!

 Mashed Potato, Beef .


Dessert again!

Forgot to include the mobile bar in the event. Unlimited drink. Hooray to that! One of which is my favorite is the white wine. Overall, with the food I can give Marriot buffet 8 out of 10. Kudos to the food, the appetizers ad the unlimited drinks. 

Till next food post my readers! Happy tummy :-)


Beauty: Do-It-Yourself Whitening Extract/Solution

Living in the Philippines has its own perks, you can enjoy the beach all year long since we are composed of 7,107 islands. We are bestowed with the blessings of natural resources one of which are our trees that bear fruits that is highly world class. That's why we make the most out of the fruit, may it be in the kitchen, as a medicine,and as part of the beauty routine.

Calamansi is a citrus fruit which is associated with Mandarin orange or sweet orange. Its alkalinity properties can be used for whitening or bleaching purposes. Thus some of the bleaching soap or beauty soap being sold in the market has "calamansi extract" added on its content. Even there is such a thing as calamansi soap now in the market.

Enough of a very long introduction about the calamansi fruit.:-) Well, here's the thing. I usually post about makeups, drugstore products that are available in the market. However, I realized that maybe I should post about using natural products? Why not right ?  So I have come out with this very first post on using Calamansi extract for vain ladies out there!

Oh my dilemma was, I used this super commercially endorsed deodorant for a couple of weeks and I started to notice how it changes the color of my armpit. So my very kikay (vain) mother recommended calamansi extract which she used in her teenage years. All i need was to cut the calamansi fruit into half, get the extract and put it evenly on my armpit.
I do this drastically everyday before I take a bath. I let is stay for 5 minutes then I bathe after.

Note: No intention of creating negative feed backs on the whitening products in the market since I haven't use them (those for armpit.

So for recap. Here is the step by step procedure on how to use calamansi solution for whitening.

1. Cut the calamansi fruit into half.
2. Get the extract.
3. Put evenly on your darkened areas.
4. Let is stay for 5 minutes before you rinse that off.
5. Do this everyday before you bathe.

That would all for now ladies! More natural/organic beauty discoveries soon!



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