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Diary Entry 1 (Farmer’s Market)

28 Jun

Good Day Meebsies,

I thought that I would start a new category of posts for a My Diary Segment. It’s just going to be random dairy life stuff. ^^ Yesterday, I went to a local farmers market. I’ve always had a love for street markets. Whether it be in my town or in Hong Kong; there is always something really humbling when it comes to street markets. Not to mention, you can get some pretty good deals, while supporting local businesses. ^-^

SOOO MUCH HONEY. The best thing about this honey is it’s all organic. Great for tea or making masks. LOL ^^

Many local artists use the farmers market as a way to sell their art. I loved this vendor’s glass creations. SOOO PRETTY *0*

I don’t think anyone can beat the fresh flowers at a farmers market has. The florist made this bouquet especially for my friend. So pretty. Reminds me of summer.

I have no clue what this flower was called. But the lady who made my friend’s bouquet was nice enough to give this to us for free.  If you know the name of this flower I would love to know. ^-^

I also got a henna while I was there. If you guys don’t know what a henna is, it’s basically a temporary tattoo. They apply a paste that dyes your skin and it lasts for about 2 weeks. It’s not painful at all and really pretty. In the picture above it’s not the final product. This stage is when the paste is still drying. It’s so amazing how they do hennas. The lady that did mine doesn’t use a stencil or picture. She free hands all the henna she does. She is AMAMZING!!! I could never do what she does.

Just another angle of my henna. I had her extend the flower vine onto my pointer finger. Glitter matches my nails. LOL ><

Cute Dragon Fly. The weirdest thing happened after she drew this. I’m not kidding when I say that a dragonfly flew right by me. Curious. o.O

After the henna ink peels off. This is what it looks like more or less. I took this picture right after the ink peeled off so the henna is not at it’s darkest. It usually takes a day or two for the henna to get as dark as possible.

My friends got hennas too. She got a Day of the Dead Skull with the Chinese symbol for strength above.

Day of the Dead Skull with intricate designs around it. Just amazing.

Koi Fish henna. Believe it or not. The lady had never done a Koi Henna before. You have to admit she is pretty damn good.

Time for lunch!!! >0< We decided on Indian.

I don’t know why, but I have always been under the impression that curry is really spicy. I am not really a spicy food person, so I was a little skeptical. However, this was not spicy at all. It was actually one of the most delicious things I have eaten in a long time. Curry is now one of my must eats. Try Indian curry if you haven’t. You will not regret it. SOOOO GOOD!!!! (*´▽`*)

Nan or flat bread. YUM!

I can’t resist anything with mango. Mango Lemonade was a must! ><

That’s all I have for now. Thanks for reading. Have a great weekend!

Much Love As Always,

Meebs

“All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.”

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Rescue Your Skin

19 Jun

Ello Meebsies,

I don’t think anyone is a stranger to the horrors of bad skin. While some of us are fortunate enough to have triggers such as junk food or chocolate; some of us are cursed with triggers such as menstrual cycles or stress. I am sad to say that I am a member of the cursed triggers. Especially during the school year with exams and papers due, my skin defiantly reflects my stress. I’ve tried everything from drugstore products to professional products and nothing seemed to really work. Until…DUH DUH DUH!!!!…I went to the grocery store. ^^

Did you know that some of the best skin care treatments can be found at the grocery store? For me, I think I have found the Holy Grail of skin products. OATMEAL!!! I cannot go a week without using an oatmeal mask at least once. Not only does it prevent breakouts, but it actually clear up any breakouts I may have. The results are almost instant.

Here are just a few benefits of oatmeal…

  • Fades scars
  • Clears up breakouts
  • Prevents breakouts
  • Evens skin tone
  • Brightens skin
  • Creates a smooth canvas for foundation
  • Gentle on sensitive skin
  • Moisturizes
  • Exfoliates

The best part about this mask is it’s affordable and easy to make. ^^

Oatmeal Mask Recipie

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of cooked oatmeal

Optional Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbs Organic All Natural Honey (For Moisturizing Mask)
  • 1Tbs Lemon (For Brightening Mask)
  • 1Tbs Baking Soda (For Exfoliating Mask)

Directions:

  1. Cook 1/2 cup of oatmeal by following directions on box. Allow the oatmeal to cool to room temp.
  2. Mix in optional ingredients.
  3. Apply on face and leave for about 15 mins, or until oatmeal is dried up.

TIPS/WARNINGS

  • DO NOT USE UNCOOKED OATMEAL ON FACE. My dermatologist says that a common mistake many people make when using oatmeal as a mask is using uncooked oatmeal. Uncooked oatmeal is very harsh on the skin. Because the grains have ridged edges that can damage the skin and also trap oil in your skin. Cooked oatmeal also allows your skin to soak up all the goodies oatmeal has to offer. ^-^
  • Use grounded oatmeal for easier application of the mask.
  • DO NOT USE HONEY THAT CONTAINS CORN SYRUP. Corn syrup will actually cause breakouts. Make sure to use honey that is all natural. Organic honey is even better.

If you love to travel like me, even though I wish I could, I can’t bring cooked oatmeal with me everywhere. So when I travel I like to bring my Queen Helene Oatmeal ‘n Honey Natural Facial Scrub instead.

It’s not really a mask, but like in the name, a facial scrub. Of course it can’t beat the real thing, but I think it comes pretty close. This is my all time favorite scrub. I break out a lot when I’m on my lady cycle and just last week I was having a lot of problems in my t-zone area. One use and literally all my breakouts disappeared the next morning. It was a miracle. *o* I got mine at Walgreens for about $5. GET IT!!!

However, the real secret to great skin is as simple as LOVING YOUR SKIN. If you treat it with care, it will be reflected. ^_^

Have a wonderful day!

Much Love,

Meebs

“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.”

~Ashley Smith

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