Tuesday, November 27, 2012

#mybeautykitchen 1 - Easy Collagen Boost Mask (from your fridge!)


Want to have a smooth baby skin? Flawless? On a tight budget?

If all your answers to that is YES, then you need to continue reading this tips!


1. Small little bowl or cup
2. An egg
3. Fresh Milk (Owned by my housemate! Thanks cii! :D)
4. Half Lemon
5. A spoon for mixing, unless you want to use your hand.

First Step :

Crack the egg and take only the white portion.
Separate the egg yolk alone, dont waste!

Second Step : 

Pour out roughly 3 tbsp fresh milk

Third Step :

Squeeze the lemon into the solution.

Fourth Step : 

Mix all these ingredients! and... VOILA! 
Here it goes your Collagen Boost Mask! Even better than the one you buy outside! :D

How to use :

Apply this mask solution using your hand or a face brush all over the face. Wait for 5 - 10 minutes, till your skin feels very tight. Wash off with warm water and pat dry.

My face with the mask on

While waiting ......

 I fried the egg yolk! hahaha! Dont waste! Though many people say egg yolk contains high cholesterol, but it also contains high omega 3 which is good for you brain.

Pinch of salt + pepper. Thats the reason for the black spots on my yolk. :p

Smiley yolk + Barbie!

Time's Up! Lets Wash face!

My clean and hydrated skin feels great!
Time to eat the fried yolk!

Benefits of the Mask : 

1. White Egg - It contains high proteins which are essential for the production of collagen and elastin in your skin. High level of collagen will keep your face supple and gives the dewy baby skin, by retaining the moisture. Where, elastin will improve the elasticity in your skin. In which, both will reduce the sign of skin aging like wrinkles.

2. Fresh Milk - Milk contains Lactic Acid which is an Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA). This acid helps to cleanse your face by exfoliating all the dead skin cells. Hence, it will also brighten your skin.

3. Lemon Juice - Citric Acid and Vitamin C! Citric Acid is also an AHA, in which it will lightens up your skin by exfoliating it. Additionaly, it also kills the bacteria causing acne! Many people uses lemon juice to reduce the acne scarring as well!

Why it is better than buying outside? 

 Simply because, it contains no preservatives! It also natural and fresh! and also money-friendly.. hihihi :)

Hope you like it! :) Let me know If you already try this yourself.

Have a beautiful day!

Gracia <3

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Acne Breakouts : Prevention and Treatments


First of all, I want to say happy thanksgiving to you wherever you are ! :) Hope you are doing well, and having a good time.. hehe

source : http://mightylists.blogspot.sg/2009/11/happy-thanksgiving-10-funny.html

I just want to share with you, what has been happening to my skin lately. I have just settle down my acne breakouts that started few weeks ago. Now, that I have got my lesson for not taking care my skin properly I have to share this info to you my lovely reader! :D


How do you define acne breakouts?

I guess its different for everyone, as each of us have different sebaceous gland activity level. But, everyone will have their period of having acne prone skin that we called breakouts, where your skin tend to have more pimples than normal days. Some will only have 2-4 pimples, some will have countless pimples, blackheads, and white heads around their face. This serious condition usually happens with many reasons, or one stupid reason.We forgot to take a good care of our skin!

Remember this! Acne formation happens, when your sebaceous gland produce more sebum than usual and this accumulation of sebum get stuck in your follicle causing a blackheads. Bacteria are tend to grow in this condition, causing inflammation that we called acne.

How to cure this! 

my breakout skin photo :(  Taken 4 weeks ago.

1. Stop eating fried and oily stuff! Coz one of the reason for breakout is your body gets too heaty and produce more sebum.

2. DONT! dont ever try to pinch or pluck this black heads or white heads with your own bare dirty hands! coz this will cause mark thats very hard to heal. and this mark will get more serious when your skin start to aging.

3. Get a good sanitized facial treatment.

4. Always apply acne gel to the infected area. Apply this all over and over again, whenever you feel like touching it, apply it again instead!

5. If this still doesn't stop the breakouts, I will recommend you to get yourself a chemical peeling session. Usually licensed aesthetic clinic will have it. 
For myself, I used 8% Salicylic Acid Peeling which I prepared in the lab for the sessions. And, psst.. I do this peeling myself at home, do you want me to write a single post on it? hehehe

How to prevent acne :

1. CLEAN AND CLEAN!! Always remember to clean your face properly, dont be lazy! And if you wear makeup, clean and wash it off properly. Dont skip any of this steps : Makeup Remover > Wash > Toner > Moisturiser.

2. Eat more fruits and veggies! As it contain many anti-oxidants, and also it helps to boost your collagen production! Which, will make the baby skin in you naturally! *wink

3.  Exfoliate your skin, twice a week This will remove all the accumulated sebum production away!

4 Exercise regularly, and remember always be HAPPPY! :D Stress is a common reasons for breakouts!
So, take a deep breath... and smile now :)

Hoping that this post will help you!

And here is my latest photo without any makeup on.. hehehe

Boo acne Booo! Dont you dare to come back again! lol >,<


Gracia <3

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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Makeup Look : Pop Colour Eye Shadow

Finally, another makeup look inspired!
But, if you actually followed me on instagram (@graciouso) you'll see that I have posted this quite some time ago. I dont know why, I cant help it to post it on instagram first instead of blogging it first! blahhh

Here it was my Pop Colour Eye Shadow, which is actually inspired by one of instagram picture that I saw from (@dollyluxe).

 Always Be Happy!

Lots of Love,


Catching up!

Hi ! ^^
So many untold stories for me to catch up with this blog. Where should I start then?
Afterall, we cant really plan our life how we want it to be right?
Okay, so...

I got a job that I really loved which is in Cosmetic Science Industry, and I'm back living in Singapore.

While waiting for the working visa, I decided to get myself a proper makeup lesson at Make Up Forever Academy Singapore.  I really enjoyed it so much, and willing to continue it further someday. Hmm~

 I just started my facebook online shop with a couple of my friends. We are selling good quality clothing line! :) Check it out here : www.facebook.com/lamoureboutique Really needs your support! hehe

Thats all the big thing thats happening to me that I havent mention in this blog. And yeah, Im actually doing great!  I hope to keep posting for you, and hoping that you keep enjoying to read this blog. hehe!

Enjoy your life, coz Happiness is just around the corner ;) SMILEE!

Lots of Love,