Wednesday, November 30, 2011

quick facial tip

 Here's a quick tip for your face.......these yummy tomatoes are not just so good to ea t but they can do wonders on you skin too!
           Just slice a ripe tomato and rub it all over your face. Let it soak in for about 5 minutes. The tomato's mild acid will bring dirt and other impurities to the surface of the skin. Rinse thoroughly with water.

Have a beautiful day!

beautiful Face #1 Thyme & Fennel seed cleanser for normal skin

This cleanser is ideal for normal skin. It has a cleansing and toning effect for the skin and can help reduce puffiness and superficial irritations. This cleanser is gentle so it can be used every morning. Simply dab it on face and neck with a cotton ball.


2 sprigs fresh thyme, crushed
(or 1/2 tablespoon dried thyme)

2 teaspoons fennel seeds

1/2 cup boiling water

juice of half lemon


Mix thyme fennel seed in a bowl and cover with boiling water. Add lemon juice and let steep for 15 minutes. Strain infusion snd store liquid in a jar.
Keep in the refrigerator.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Thanks giving party!!!!

Belated happy thanks giving to you all! This year, we got invited to spend our thanksgiving at my husband's friend and classmate in 3rd grade. It was a total blast, we spend the whole day reminiscing back i the days when they were young-err. Of, course when the rest of the family members arrived, the party started. Lots and lots of food, gosh mind you we just finish our last week of detoxing right before thanksgiving! imagine that! or else we wouldn't be able to savor those delicious food and delectable desserts. The guys enjoyed playing drums while the girls sang karaoke the whole night! Of course, its not a Filipino party if you don't have karaoke..heheheheh....We were up on stage until about 1 am, even the kids join in and sang a few Tailor Swift songs. Later we head to kitchen again, time for round two. Since we have burned all of the fats and calories singing our hearts out! Another round at the dinner table, Hmnnnn...i devour those crispy Turon (bananas wrapped in eggroll skin) and another round of old stories from the guys. It was just full of laughter and fun. And surprisingly no one ever felt tired or sleepy, even the kids. At 4 am, the whole gang decided to go hit the road fro tha black friday shopping. Our host, took us to Navy exchange store. It was almost an hour drive form their place. Luckily, my long time dream of owning an automatic bread machine came true! Hurray!!!! Merry christmas to me! Finally it was worth the wait. I got it for a very fair price if i say so myself! I cannot wait till we get home and try my new kitchen gadget. for sure i will be making lots and lots of bread with it, especially our favorite bread "PAN de SAL" . And i will be posting my first homemade bread for sure. It was around 6 am, exactly 24 hrs of no sleep, and by the time we were standing up in line till we load our stuff, everybody looks so tired, we finally feel like were going to crash anytime soon. On our way home, our dear friens who is by the way a retired Navy Chief still managed to drove us around and took us to a tour of the naval air base. It was a double treat! We took a few photos, but i dont think it's appropriate to share since we look so tired and our eyebags are ready pop any moment, hahahhaha.....We really had a wonderful time spending thanksgiving at their very cozy beautiful home. We are so thankful for the hospitality.
I am also thankful for lots of things, not just on thanksgiving but everyday. All the grace and blessings, the strength and good health, the joys and laughter, friends, my in-laws for being so nice and kind to me, my parents, my sister and her family for all the sweet thoughts and love they share and of course my family for all the loveand everything! And that is all the reason why i am thankful everyday.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Beauty for the face

Hello, and welcome to our next beauty chapter. In the following days i will be sharing some wonderful homemade beauty potions. So please check back, as i will be covering a lot of wonderful yummy beauty tips only for your face!




Masks and peels






The five key steps to the perfect face:

1. cleanse:  to rid the skin of dirt, makeup and oils
2. steam: to open the pores, increase blood circulation and deep-cleanse the skin
3. mask or peel: to further remove residue deep within the pores and to nourish and replenish the skin with essential vitamins and minerals.
4. tone: to tighten te pores and prepare the skin for moisturizing
5. moisturize: to replenish the skin with fluid anf finely coat it with a protective film.

Hope you'll be interested, see you then......

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

beauty #27 Thyme & cedarwood for joint and backache rub

This thyme rub is ideal for the relief of backachr and joint pains and should be used immediately after the bath or shower. Cedarwood enhances the healing effects of thyme.


2 ounces jojoba oil
12 drops thyme essential oil
12 drops cedarwood essential oil

Mix ingredients thoroughly and massage into affected areas with a slow circular motion.

Source: Secrets of the Spas

Sunday, November 20, 2011

beauty #26 Vetiver & Jojoba Massage oil

Jojoba is one of  the most popular carrier oil. Rich in vitamin E, easily absorbed by the skin and adds more shelf life than most carrier oil. Vetiver essential oil in combination with jojoba has a calming effect and grounding properties in addition to its soothing rich woody scent.



1/2 cup jojoba oil
40 drops vetiver essential oil


MIX the oils and store in an amber glass. Use for full body aromatherapy massages or for local applications to soothe tired and sore muscles.


Friday, November 18, 2011

beauty #25 Massage oil Lavender & Sage Blend

Now after the lotions and potions, we move on to massage oils. Massages helps to activate the body's nerve endings and stimulate circulation. Grapeseed oil is a carrier oil, it works well with essential oils helping with the rapid penetration into the body through the pores. Lavender and sage is ideal for cleansing and ridding the body of toxins and impurities. So get the ingredients ready and grab a partner.


Massage Oil
from the book Secrets of the Spas


1/2 cup grapeseed oil
4 drops lavender essential oil
4 drops clary sage essential oil


Blend oils together and massage into skin


Sunday, November 6, 2011

beauty #24 Cooling witch hazel and wheat germ oil moisturizer

This particular moisturizer is high in vitamin E from wheat germ oil. It also has a cooling and cleansing property from the witch hazel. The lemon oil adds a cool refreshinf scent.

source: Secrets of the Spas


2 tablespoons grated beeswax
2 tablespoons distilled water
1/4 cup wheat germ oil
2 tablespoons witch hazel
2 drops lemon essential oil


Melt beeswax and distilled water over low heat then pour it into a blender.
On low speed, gradually add wheat germ oil and witch hazel and blend until smooth. add essential oil and pour into a jar. Lotion will thicken as it cools. Beacause of its cooling effects, this moisturizer is ideal for summer months.

Friday, November 4, 2011

beauty #23 Rose & Galbanum body softener for normal to oily skin

When applied to the skin Galbanum oil alleviates skin irritations and an effective skin regenerator. combined with rose oil which fights wrinkles, this body  lotion can be used for the face and hands.

source: Secrets of the Spas


2 tablespoons beeswax
1/4 cup distilled water
1/2 cup almond oil or apricot oil
1/4 cup rose water
5 drops galbanum essential oil
4 drops rose essential oil


Melt beeswax with dostilled water. When melted, pour into a blender and blend on low speed. while blender is running, gradually pour in almond oil or apricot oil, rose water,and essential oils. the mixture will have the texture of frosting and will thicken as it cools. Pour into a glass jar or container. This is a thick lotion so use it sparingly. will last for 3 to 5 months.