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Review: Product Rave: Shu Uemura Cleansing Oils

In beauty, ILOVE, review, shopped&bought, SKIN on May 21, 2011 at 8:35 pm

The Shu Uemura cleansing oils have been around since 1967 but I’ve only been introduced to them for a little over a month now, and as soon as I heard about them I logged on to my trusted Ebay account and got me one :). I bought the pore clarifying cleansing oil (as seen above). I got this specific one because well Im scared of getting bigger pores. Call me shallow but you know we all are.

Well let me tell how amazed I am with this little miracle in a bottle;

A lot!

A. My skin looks so healthy and even

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Tried & Tested

In beauty, review, SKIN on March 19, 2011 at 1:18 pm


1. Sensitelial SPF 100+ , you’d love this sun block if you like to have hydrated looking skin, which I do. I got both the tinted and normal ones.

2. Soap & Glory’s sit tight cellulite cream. I don’t know if its just the cream that’s doing the job or its my effort to stay hydrated drinking almost 2 liters of water a day. drinking water is great as you all know but I do think the cream does do the job even though I’ve read mixed reviews online about it. I’ve been lazy with applying it lately but since my life right now consists of sitting most of the time I apply it when I can. btw it heats up almost instantaneously. the heat was weird at first but i got used to it.

both acquired at Boots pharmacies 

Beware The Dreaded Orange Peel.

In lifestyle, review, SKIN on May 12, 2010 at 8:00 am


there! i said it. cellulite is really collections of fat that push against the connective tissue beneath a person’s skin, which causes the surface of the skin to dimple or pucker and look lumpy. a.k.a. ORANGE PEEL.

You don’t have to be fat to have cellulite; thin people have it too. so, if you want to change your “why me?”  thoughts to “not me!” in regards to cellulite follow these steps.

1. Be more active. Cardio exercises can help reduce the appearance of cellulite but if you dont have a big chunk of time to spare JUMP ROPE.

jill freedman

jumping rope is a great way to get your circulation moving and to break down or even out cellulite.

2. Start dry brushing your skin. skin is the largest organ in the body and you need to work brushing helps to reduce cellulite by increasing circulation to skin. increased circulation benefits lymphatic drainage – is a condition of localized fluid retention and tissue swelling caused by a compromised lymphatic system- of the body and encourages the discharge of metabolic waste or toxins more efficiently.

here’s how you do it :

Using a long handle brittle brush, start brushing several times from the bottom of feet upwards, from the hands to shoulders, from abdomen towards the heart, avoiding sensitive areas. When done, rinse your body by alternating temperatures from hot to cold water to help stimulate blood circulation. Then, dry and massage your skin with pure plant oil such as almond and jojoba oils.

3. focus on what you eat.

Avoid fatty and salty foods like junk foods.

Cutting down on the amount of fat; e.g. grilled or steamed food is always a better choice than eating fried food, slicing off fat from meat.

Drink plenty of water daily (at least 2 liters) to flush out toxins stored in fat tissues.

Eat plenty of fresh vegetables and fruits, at least 5 servings daily.

Stay away from sugar treats as much as possible.

Drink herbal or decaffeinated coffee instead.

Eat plenty of fiber and wholegrain foods – fiber helps to get rid of waste products from the intestinal tract.

Drink a glass of hot water with fresh lemon the first thing in the morning to detoxify your body.

Quit smoking – cigarette smoking contributes to the accumulation of toxins in the body.

Avoid unnecessary medication like diet pills, sleeping pills, laxatives and diuretic pills.


Eat more foods that are rich in soy, blueberries and nuts.

Add onions into your meal – onion is great to get rid of cellulite. It helps release water build-up from skin cells.

Make sure to consume nutrients in Vitamin B, C and E, essential fatty acids, glucosamine, calcium, iodine, fibre and potassium – e.g. avocados, oily fish, bananas, bran and oat cereals, pears, asparagus, broccoli and such are all good sources of foods to treat cellulite.

oh and for you iphone users out there try out the

Cellulite Buster app

By United Holdings Group

“Cellulite Buster is one of the ten Color-Light and Sound Therapy treatments within the Anti-Aging App™ and uses a specific sound frequency and a orange color wavelength from the Carnelian gemstone to help reduce cellulite and control fat. The Color-Light & Sound Therapy in this treatment will firm the skin, stimulate blood vessels, and actively reduce Varicose and Spider veins. “

thanks to M for showing it to me and letting me try it :*