How I clean my makeup brushes?

Assalamualaikum and hey!

I don’t know why but right now I am obsessed with makeup! OMG. This is not good. I’m going to starve as long as I found the ideal eyeliner. Hahaha. Just so you know, its been like 2 months since the day I get my hands on my very own makeup brush set from Ronasutra. I am so excited that I can’t control myself playing with the bristles and admiring the packaging. The top used brush are the big powder brush and the kabuki brush. Both are amazing. From the mineral powder foundation, pressed foundation and the blusher, I used these two babies without any hassle.

2 months sounds like a blink of an eye but for the makeup brushes, it is time to take their very first ‘shower’. Hahaha. I’ve been meaning to purchase The BrushEgg to help the cleansing process but on second thought, I guess it is not necessary. Yesterday, I came up with a new alternative.

By using a new hair comb, I managed to get the BrushEgg ‘texture’ to clean up my brushes! It is super easy, simple and time saving. Don’t forget how much money you can save by doing this. Haha.

Since I posted this video on Twitter, some people asked what type of soap I used in this video to clean the brushes.

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This is the Bioglo Goats Milk Facial Cleanser.

  • Soap-free with pH balanced formula that forms a luxurious, creamy lather.
  • Specifically formulated with the mildest cleansing ingredients, it gently removes excess oil, makeup and impurities without stripping away skin’s natural protective barrier.

Actually, this is my old facial cleanser that I’ve been using years ago but I stopped since it didn’t work effectively on my combination skin. Who would’ve thought that it can be used again for different purposes? I think this is the most perfect cleanser for makeup brushes because of the mild cleansing and soap-free. You can buy this at Cosway.

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My babies are all freshen up! Clean and smells good! Thank you for reading and hope it helps. ❤

DIY : Ice Cucumber Eye Pads

Assalamualaikum and hello there! 🙂

WELL, yeah this is my very first entry for this month and I would like to start with an inspired beauty DIY from Michelle Phan who yknow, a top and well-known YouTube personality. She is remarkable and I adore her so much. She got tonnes of ideas that I’ll never think of to do at home. Thanks a lot, Michelle! ❤

My eyes are suffering with dark circles and the eye bags are getting worst. I know, I know I need to sleep more, right? But what can I do when I have to stay up late for like everyday. So, I need an easy yet simple and fresh eye treatment by using natural remedies. Here we go!

Lets get started.

INGREDIENTS

  • A few of fresh cucumber slices
  • Cotton pads
  • Reused eye patches
  • A sandwich plastic bag / any sealed plastic bag

STEP 1 : Blend all the cucumber slices together with some water.

STEP 2 : Strained the cucumber smoothies because all we need is just the juice.

Press the cucumber paste with a spoon to extract all the leftover juices. They do look yummy to me. 😛

STEP 3 : Soaking session! Just put as many cotton pads as you want.

STEP 4 : Squeezed the excess juice and place the cotton pads inside the sandwich sealed bag.

STEP 5 : Freeze your eye pads in the freezer for a few hours.

STEP 6 : Before use, thaw out the eye pads for a few minutes and place them on your eyes for like 10-15 minutes.

STEP 7 : Gently tap the excess juices around your eyes. No need to wash.

Enjoy the cooling sensation of the eye pads! You can used them every morning to reduce the puffiness of your eyes because of the super-hydrating effect from the cucumber. Ohh, before I forget, I used the cucumber paste as a mask instead of throw them out thus I have a perfect combo of cucumber facial treatment! How cool is that. 😛

To save time and energy, you may place up to 30 eye pads that can last for a whole month. Dare to try? No preservatives, no chemicals and no hassle to buy new eye patches every week.

Cucumber contains Vitamin K that helps to shrink capillaries thus reducing dark circles. Also, it helps to sooth your eyes after a long day of staring in front of the computer and stuff.  Hope this help. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

Michelle Phan’s video for this DIY 🙂

DIY : Shirts Folding Board

Assalamualaikum and good afternoon my dear readers 🙂

I am a person who doesn’t want to go through the hassle in folding clothes. It’s like the worst and boring chores ever! Washing dishes, tidying up the kitchen, cook and hanging and drying clothes are tolerable but folding ’em? Nuh-uh. BUT still, I need to overcome this problem because it is a must-do job when I want to go back to my college.

Hahaha. So I figured out how to do it. Why need to use more energy and time to fold clothes when you can just DIY a folding board at home?

Soooo, lets get started!

THINGS NEEDED

A box or cardboard
A ruler
A pen
A paper-cutting knife
Duct tape

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1) Cut 6 pieces of squares from the box with 9 inches x 12 inches. This is the standard size for large t-shirts in the market but you can fold your t-shirt like the size you used to and measure the size to cut the box.

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2) There it is ; 6 pieces. Make sure that all the sizes are the same and accurate.

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3) Get ready to tape them together! Make sure that you can flip the board left -> right -> up.

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4) Tadaaaa! I want to fold my clothes right away. Hahaha.

Actually, this is the simplest I could do because of the limit resources but its okay. It’s still function as other folding board.

Inspired from Instructables 🙂

Good luck and thanks for stopping by.

Body Fitness Challenge – #1 : Body Detoxing

Assalamualaikum and greetings my fellow readers !

As I have lots of leisure and relaxing time due to my semester break, I decided to create a mission specially for myself to gain perfect health. Health is wealth, right? Besides health, I also insist and demand to get back my fit body just like the old days. As you can see, my body is not the type where my weight can increase drastically if I’m not doing any exercise and watching my meals. I love to eat and I can eat everything especially junk food. Oh my. Fast food is the best. Ohh Burger King, why do you have to be so tasty and even cheaper from any burgers I ever tried??!! Yeah. They do have some promotions on certain food. I love it ! Take it easy, Alia. Focus, focus.

I already plan to jog during the weekends after my new semester started. I want to know how does it feel running on the real tracks in a stadium? Yeah, I’m studying in UiTM Shah Alam and they do have an official stadium. Cool huh?

Now, at home, I want to do something that I don’t really have the chance to do when I started to leave home for hostels. What is it?

DETOX WATER !

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The one I did is the simplest to be done. I don’t have any mint leaves so I’m just using lemon and cucumber slices or wedged. Haha. It doesn’t matter how many slices but make sure they are compatible with how much quantity of water you’re gonna use later.

Slice ’em up ! You may use lemon juice instead of the lemon slices but I prefer the slice as the skins and the remaining flesh after you squeeze the juice out also contain the nourishment and vitamins. It is better if you just put all the slices altogether and it is even more easier than the squeezing.

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The lemon looks like orange isn’t it? I swear to you that I’m using lemon for this. Hahaha. Maybe because of the lightning itself. It is optional if you want to use oranges or lime. It doesn’t have to be lemon. 🙂

Ohh also forgot about the cucumber. I’ve been talking about lemon and already neglected the cucumber. Haha. The cucumber also need to be sliced. I prepared five slices for both lemon and cucumber.

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Now its ready to be filled in the water bottle. Put all of them altogether into the bottle.

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Yeah, we already done. Pour the water until its full. Not that anybody asked, I’m using a 500ml bottle water.

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Ready to be refrigerated overnight. For the best refreshment, it is better to be served cold. Today, I’m gonna try it.

TASTE

More to sour taste of course because of the lemons and I can taste the cucumber extracts and odour. The taste is quite pale and more focusing on the sharpness of the sour taste. It is refreshing and I believe that if I have the mint leaves, it will be better but still I love the natural taste.

COLOUR

The water turns a little bit chalky as the lemons and cucumber essence are extracted out into the water. All I can say, it is naturally awesome.

BENEFITS

Using ingredients from directly from mother nature is the best way to provide numbers of benefits to our body to gain healthiness and lemons plus cucumber is one of them.

1) Breath refreshment

My breath do smells like lemon right now ! Hahaha. Why is that? It is because lemons has the ability to disinfect our mouth thus making it smells nicer. Isn’t it great?  Now you don’t have to fight for nice smelling breath and brushes your teeth more often. Just take a sip of detox water and you can strikes down the road confidently.

2) Balancing body pH level

Have you ever heard about homeostasis? There you go. The science talk again. Haha. Its define as the ability of our bodies to maintaining the internal and external environment of the bodies. It is very important to stabilizing the body system and lemon juice can helps to make the hoemostasis job to be more easier. By drinking fresh lemon juice is actually good for maintaining a balanced pH level in the body. Most people assume that lemons are highly acidic, when in fact they have incredible alkalizing properties.

3) Improves digestive function

Who doesn’t want our belly to be relieved before and after you taking your meals? Lemon juice contains acid that is very similar to the natural juices produced by the stomach. Ingesting fresh lemon juice will therefore help in keeping the digestive system on tract, which allows food to be digested properly and more quickly. This is highly beneficial to those who often suffer from indigestion, bloating, and heartburn, all of which can be painful and inconvenient.

4) Energy booster

Detox already mean cleanse. Keeping your body clean leads to more energies production because we already remove all the wastes which is not useful for our body system and that is why I feel more energetic now!

5) Promotes skin repair

When it comes to skin cares, I’m getting excited. Well, I’m a girl, right? Hehe. One of the little known benefits of lemon juice is its anti-aging properties. The acid from the lemon juice contain concentrated levels of antioxidants, which help flush out toxins and free radicals from the body. The process of detoxing allows proper cell regeneration, which then manifests by way of glowing and younger looking skin. Vitamin C also promotes the production of collagen, which is a type of protein that is responsible for the skin’s elasticity.

6) Cleanses the urinary tract

OMG. This is happening right now. After drinking the detox water I prepared, I had went to the toilets like several times until my urine colour turns clear. This is the detoxing process. It really works ! Here some explanation. Since lemon juice is a natural diuretic (beverages/substances that make you urinate often and in large volumes), making a daily habit of drinking it ensures that you have a cleaner (and more functional) urinary tract. In the long run, this would also have cumulative detoxing effects since the body disposes waste materials through urine. Flushing out liquid waste at a much faster rate reduces the risk of accumulating bacteria in the body, thus preventing a number of diseases such as urinary tract infection and many others. Thanks for cleaning my bladder !

7) Helping in weight loss

AHAHH! This is what I’m looking for. Losing some weight is clearly my mission right now. How detox water helps in losing weight? For people who are desperately trying to lose weight but are often overcome by nagging cravings and urges to binge, the daily lemon juice-water routine is a great trick to use. Not many people are aware that lemon juice works well in terms of curbing a person’s appetite, thereby allowing him/her to effectively lose weight. In fact, most at-home detox diets involve the use of freshly squeezed lemon juice, which is not only good for getting rid of toxins but also for reducing appetite for solid foods. The lemon juice allows you to feel full and satisfied for longer periods, which eliminates snacking in-between meals.

Source from detoxandbodycleanse.com 🙂

SIDE EFFECTS

I don’t think there would be any side effects from natural ingredients unless you have any allergies towards any of the ingredients used.

That is all I can describe about the remarkable and awesome benefits of detox water. Actually, it has lots of advantages and it is a good source to get a healthy body. It is also very simple and easy to prepare so you don’t have to go through the difficulties and hassles in order for having the wealthy of health.

Ohh before I end this, after I drink the detox water, I recycled the lemon and cucumber slices to prepare the new detox water. My aim is to have that drink everyday especially before taking my breakfast. I will post the result after a few weeks.

There are lots of other ingredients for making detox water as long as you’re using natural remedies such as fruits and vegetables.

My burp smells like lemon ! HAHAHAHA. Thanks for reading. ❤

DIY : Homemade Lips Scrub

Assalamualaikum sunshine!

I just came back from hospital to make an appointment for my medical check up which is compulsory for my degree’s applications next month. I already done my X-ray session and for doctor’s meeting is on this 25th. Alhamdulillah. Finally, I managed to settle all this time-wasting stuff.

Back on the topic, just want to share something that might be useful for those who has some lips problems ; dry, chapped and cracked lips. Chapped lips can be unattractive and sometimes painful. I’ve been trying to get rid of this problems in years but still there’s nothing change. My lips are constantly dry everyday so I decided to use petroleum jelly to keep my lips moist and yeah, its work!

BUT, although I managed to avoid my cracked lips problem, there’s still some loose, dead skin on my lips that I have to exfoliate manually and that is why I’m doing this DIY. Don’t worry. I am using home ingredients which is 100% safe. Using remedies straight from mother nature is always the best. ❤

1) Make sure you have all the ingredients.

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  •  One tablespoon of honey
  • One tablespoon of sugar
  • One tablespoon of virgin coconut oil
  • One small spoon of strawberry food colouring
  • A small bowl
  • A wooden spoon
  • A small container

2) Because of my sugar is in granulated form so I pounded them for a few times but not into powder. Just in smaller shape is enough. This is to avoid your lips become worst if you rub them with big sugar granules.

3) Mix all ingredients gently in the bowl.

Q : Why I’m using wooden spoon? 

A : It is advisable not to use stainless steel spoon because honey is acidic and if we leave the stainless steel spoon in the honey for TOO LONG, the honey will corrode the spoon. This in turn will pollute the honey but if you scoop the honey in a very quick action the corrosion of the metal is UNLIKELY.

Credit to : Manuka Buzz

O : I think a plastic spoon also can be used. It is not a big deal as you just want to make your own lips scrub and not eating them.

4) Now, you’re lip scrub is good to go ! You may want to keep them in a small container so it become handy whenever you want to use it.

5) Take your concoction. Apply it to your lips, scrubbing off as many flakes as possible. Then, rinse off your lips with water.

6) After scrubbing session, make sure you coated your lips with lip balm / petroleum jelly or any lip moisturizer.

Voila ! You can store it in the refrigerator to keep the freshness and to avoid any damages. I’ve been using it for a few days and my lips is better now. There are some other ingredients to make your own lip scrub.

  • Olive oil + brown sugar
  • Petroleum jelly + sugar
  • Honey + sugar
  • Coconut oil + sugar

……and some tips for lip care

  • Drink plenty of water everyday.
  • Increase the amount of vegetables and fruits in your diet to a suitable amount.
  • Refrain from licking your lips ; it dries them out and causes more chapping.
  • Keep applying the lip balm throughout the day to keep your lips from getting chapped again.
  • Sleep with the lip balm on your lips overnight.
  • Rub your lips gently with a soft bristled toothbrush.

Hope could help. Thank you for reading. 🙂

Toodles.

What You Should Bring To College ? – College Packing List

Assalamualaikum.

As you already informed that I will go back to my student’s life very soon so after this, it might be more about my studies in this blog. 7 months of break after my diploma were quite enough to put me into a world of darkness where I just seeing my laptop and bed for almost everyday. Seriously speaking, I just spend my time surfing the internet, read some stuffs, chatting, commenting, blogging and all that. Just me and my virtual world. Sounds pathetic but I really don’t care about what people think about me because this is me and nobody supposed to change that no matter what. I am proud of myself. I love to gather information from what I read and see. 🙂

On the other hand, based on the topic for today, I want to share something that is very important and essential for all students whose gonna start their new life in hostels or college. For starters, you always worried that you might miss something important especially the small things like nail clippers etc. It is also unavoidable for the present students.

Now, you can stop being anxious and stressed. Every problem has its solution. To prevent from overlook all your things during the packing session, you just have to create a checklist! Easy peasy lemon squeezy.

* I recommend to create the list by using a computer or laptop. You also can just sketch it in a rough paper but the printed version is more organized and can be used another time in the future.

1) Create parent categories (with the caps lock) with the children categories under them to make sure you don’t miss anything.

DORM

  • Bed
  • Computer Related
  • Desk
  • Room

KITCHEN

  • Food
  • Supplies

CLASSROOM

  • School Supplies

BATHROOM

  • Appliances/others
  • Medical
  • Toiletries

CLOTHING

  • Clothes
  • Foot wear
  • Laundry Supplies

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Important Documents
  • Others

2) You can start listing all things for each children categories. Write everything !

TIPS : Picture a situation that start with your morning routines until bedtime. With this, you will remember everything that you need and use in your daily life.

3) Draw a tiny little box on the right side for EACH of your belongings.

4) Now, your checklist is ready. During your packing time, just refer to the list and tick into the box for settled stuffs.

5) For future usage, save the soft copy into your laptop, computer or any storage drives and just printed out if you want to used it.

6) For those who love fancy decorations, you may put some on your checklist to create an interesting list.

You can do this by yourself either using Microsoft Word or Excel but you also may found this ready made checklist on www.collegepackinglist.com. Here you can add or delete any unnecessary items and also, you can click on the TIPS button for more useful and interesting suggestions.

There you go! Am I a lil bit excited to go to college again? For those who same as me, good luck and all the best. I hope this tips would help you out. Thanks for dropping by. ❤

Toodles.

DIY : Chocolate-Dipped Frozen Banana Bites with Groundnuts Sprinkles

Assalamualaikum and happy weekend.

Well, tomorrow I will be going to my mom’s hometown which is in Perlis. Yeah, its like 3-4 hours of journey and it doesn’t smothering me because we celebrate The Eid every year there so no bother. I already get used to it since I was little. Its kind of a deal between my parents after they get married ; staying permanently in Perak and celebrating Hari Raya in Perlis in return. My point is because I’ll be going tomorrow so I have to continue my pending post right now.

Yesterday I’ve been googling about what kind of recipes that used banana as the main ingredient (because it is the only fruit available in this house right now). I like banana. Its high contain of fibre really helps in evacuating my bowel movement. Yuckk. I’m sorry. I’m not supposed to write that in the middle of food talking.

So I already know that there are several gigantic packets of dark chocolate in the kitchen and you must be wondering why. My dad usually making several pieces of chocolate for selling purpose, and sometimes for gifts. The best part is my siblings and I love chocolate sooo much like if we’re trapped inside a chocolate hell, we will never find the way out. Over reacting?

In that case, to stop my rambling I put this picture.

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Chocolate-Dipped Frozen Banana Bites with Groundnuts Sprinkles

This is my first attempt and I considered as 3/4 success. For me, it is an achievement and I’m proud for it. I guess I don’t have to show the steps because it is very easy and from the picture, you already can tell what do you have to do, right?

The taste? Delicious. Although the banana is quite stone-like to bite but still the taste was good after the melted chocolate became crunchy when it touches the cold freezing banana.

Nuts and chocolate are the most perfect combination. I can gobble them wherever I go if I buy one. It doesn’t matter what kind of nuts ; almonds, walnut, hazelnuts, pistachio, cashew, ground nuts and etc. I just love them all. With that, you may use all sorts of nuts for the sprinkles. On the other hand, you also can sprinkled the banana with chocolate or rainbow rice. Easy as ABC ❤

If you wanna try this recipe, you better sliced the banana into round little pieces before you keep them frozen. It is more easier to snack them instead of freeze them in one piece. (You can get your tooth come off if you bite them just like that!)

Thanks for reading. 🙂

Toodles.