Saturday, September 1, 2018

Easy Healthy popsicle |Vegan, GF, SF 

Hey ho! How are you guys?

It’s Saturday today and I have been so excited for today because I have been so busy with work and social that I have no off day for the past few weeks. But finally it’s my off day today!

It’s been so nice to be busy, I feel productive and full of all the busy schedule but I have neglect what I have loved the most which is creating whether is creative content for social media or even just testing new recipe.

I love my kitchen, I love cooking, baking or food in general really. So let me share you my recent favorite treat that is so easy and satisfying, but most importantly is totally guilt free. i have been making this non stop and my freezer is fully packed with healthy treats.

Healthy Banana Popsicles 

Ingredients: 

4 ripe bananas ( get the ripe banana, as it’s sweet and won’t upset your stomach)

Dark chocolate of choice

Nut butter ( peanut, almond, or whatever butter floats your boat)

Optional topping : chia seeds, hemp seed, shreeded coconut

Skeweer or fork 

Direction:

1. Melt the dark chocolate on the double boiler and watch carefully because you don’t want to burn them.

2. Skewer peeled banana and set aside.

3. Coat the banana with dark chocolate or nut butter butter.

4. Sprinkle some topping of choice on top.

5. Freeze them for 15-20 mins.

Enjoy!!

Seriously I have been having m for dessert after dinner everyday. It satisfies my sweet craving and so healthy. 

What are you waiting for? Go make it and share your thought on the comments!

Hope you all have a lovely weekend ahead! 

Xoxo, 

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Sunday, August 5, 2018

Dealing with Stress




We all have something that we deal with every single day that will cause stress. It can be as small as forgetting something, rushing to work and even to the extend of fatal. Of course we all human being deal with stress differently and there are so many research says that it's important to deal them in the healthy way.

I have learnt so much through my experience and I am gonna share some tips on dealing with stress:

1. Indulge in Physical Activity or 

Stressful situation increase the level of stress hormones in your body.
When you feel stress, you tend to feel tense and ache in certain point in your body. That's when I try to remind myself to incorporate some physical activity, either go for a brisk walk, swimming, boxing or even intense HIIT workout.
In my opinion, I tend to zone out of my stress during that hour and let go. Exercising also helps to metabolize the stress hormones and restore your body and mind to a calm and relax state.

2. Invest in some Self-care 

Self care is all about reconnecting back to yourself and it's such a wide underline statement that which basically spending some time to look after yourself physically and mentally. It can varies from like being as simple as treating yourself with some good food, going for a massage, or even taking day off for holiday.
I am trying to introducing a little bit of self care each day into my life like spending extra 10 mins of my skincare routine for myself (you can read all about it in my recent post here). It really put myself in a really good headspace to start and end my day.
If you are not into the fuss, sleep is also a simplest self care, because you tired mind is the first sign of getting stress.
Self care is all about balance, we all need that healthy balance lifestyle.

3. Let it out.

Sometimes when you absorb too much, you are gonna be stuffed. It's like a balloon, when you pump them too big, its gonna explode. Learning how to find release them will helps you to become more aware of the situation which cause you to become stressed.
Just talking to someone about how you feel can be helpful by either distracting you from your stressful thought or also help you find solutions to your stress and put your thoughts into perspective.
Keeping a journal is also an effective stress management tools as it keep tract of the situations which cause you to become stressed. It will enable you to avoid the same situation and develop better coping mechanism.
Another trick is literally cry it out or shout your stress away, believe me it works!

4. Take Control and Learn to Say "No".

When you are stress, everything seems overwhelming on the surface and impossible to solve. But learning how to find solution to your problem will helps to feel more in control of your problem.
Find our the root cause and find a way to get out of it will helps you aware of your stress, sometimes it might be just you are having too much on your plate. I like many others find it hard to say "no" because you want to help and trying to be nice, fear of conflict, missed opportunity or whatever reasons.
Learning to say "no" will really help to reduce the stress level and to develop more self confidence.
I myself am still in the midst of learning to use this principle into my life, it might seems hard at first, but be honest of yourself of what you are able or unable of doing instead of putting yourself in a stress mind state.

5. Live healthy well-balance diet.

I know when you are stress, all you want is basically is just the sugary, fatty comfort food even to help reduce stress level, but unfortunately it actually works the other way round. All those junk food will actually spike your insulin and can cause energy crash after a short while.
Same goes to caffeine, alcohol and drugs. They are a type of suppressant that trying to confuse your brain to think they are good but in fact they are actually harmful.
In general, try to eat healthy, well balance diet with loads of whole nutritious food will lead you into a healthy mind which enable your body to cope better with stress.


It might seems easy but it is a lot if work and they are not an overnight cure but trust me it will makes such a huge difference in your life.

What are your tips and trick on coping with stress? Please share them in the comment :)
xoxo

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

INSTANATURAL : INSTANT GLOW REMEDY




Well hey there, I haven't seen you guys in a while!

But I'm back again after been absolutely the worst content creator ever. No excuses really but I am just have been super busy of travelling, work and basically life.

First thing I am back with is my summer skincare routine. I have recently switched up my routine after I came back from Europe. My skin has been getting really dry and I also had some mini breakouts. It may have been caused by the weather changes as it was as dry as the desert on the plane.

After browsing through some beauty item from iHerb which is where I always get my healthy and natural products within an affordable price range, I found my new favorite skincare products. I am even beyond excited when iHerb asked me if I wanted to collaborate to share my favorite skincare on this blogpost.

As I am trying to incorporate more natural products, not only into my diet but also my beauty regime, I came across InstaNatural products. After reading many good reviews online, I am beyond excited and intrigued by the whole approached of the company where all the items are made with natural and organic ingredients, and that none of its products contain parabens. They also carry a wide variety of skincare that targets different skin properties, such as anti-aging, acne prone skin, whitening and dry skin.

So I hooked myself up with a full range set of InstaNatural products and decided to try them all out. I think I got a pretty wide variety and I will share some of my best picks with you guys.


Let's start with my morning routine!

Normally I wake up and the first thing I do if I wake up early enough is my morning workout. After getting my sweat on, I'll jump in the shower and wash my face using the InstaNatural Glycolic Cleanser. It contains Glycolic Acid, cucumber extract, organic chamomile and green tea extract which cleanses my skin but at the same time is moisturising without stripping my face. I normally will lather it up with my sponge and then massage it to my face in a circular motion then rinse it off with cold water.

After I’m out of the shower, I quickly apply the InstaNatural Hyaluronic Serum. It contains an anti-aging formula to help fight wrinkles with natural ingredients like Vitamin C, antioxidant green tea, jojoba oil as well as moisturising properties and aloe vera to promote healing. It is so light which I prefer for my morning skincare. I normally apply the serum and roll it out with my little jade roller. It really soothes my skin, especially when the jade roller is cold from storing it in my freezer - it really helps to give a cool tightening sensation.

I then continue with the InstaNatural Youth Express Eye Gel. This lightweight eye cream says it will reduce the appearances of wrinkles by boosting collagen production with an ingredient called Matrixyl 3000, amino acid, hyaluronic acid and other plant stem cells. Prevention is always better than healing, so I am now starting my anti-aging routine as I am now already in my mid 20s.

I always envy people who are naturally blessed with long, luscious and gorgeous eyelashes but sadly I am totally not one of them. I have been on the hunt for a good natural eyelash serum and I was excited when I came across the InstaNatural Eyelash Enhancing Serum. It claims to give visible length and thickness to lashes by applying the serum twice a day. I have been using it for past week, so I haven't seen massive changes but I will continue my journey and let you guys know how my experience goes. I may also use it in my eyebrows since they also need a little help. I mean why not right?

Finally, I will finish it up using the InstaNatural Youth Express Night Cream. I know it may sounds daunting to use night cream in the morning but believe me this cream works wonders especially if your skin tends to sit in an air conditioned room all day long like I mine does. It contains Niacinamide, Matrixyl scythe , Vitamin C and Rosehip oil which helps to promote healthy collagen production and nourish the skin for a soft and youthful glow which everybody wants.


Moving on to my night time skincare routine.

My night skincare routine usually starts once I am ready to go to bed and step into the shower. I don't normally wear makeup during the day, but I will always try to remove some dirt residue that has been built up from the day by warming up some coconut oil and massaging it into my face. The steam from the shower helps opens up my pores and pull out all impurities. Then I will continue with double cleansing.

Once I step out of shower, I will pile InstaNatural Niacinamide Serum on my face. It contains Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin E, Avocado Oil and Rosemary Extract. The serum feels very lightweight when putting on my skin and leaving it feeling fresh and moisturised. It does not make my skin feel oily and it's great for removing redness from skin irritation. The instructions say to use it with a cotton pad but I tend to rub it on to my face and start massaging my face and neck with my facial tool. I recently got this new tool which is my current favorite as it helps the moisturizer you put on your skin absorb better, also it kinda works as a facial lifting tool!

Once I am done with my eyelash and eye serum, I will lock all the moisture in by using InstaNatural Retinol Moisturiser. It was designed to reduce blemishes, hyper-pigmentation and wrinkles with retinol, however it is still moisturising with natural antioxidants like hyaluronic acid, safflower seed oil and green tea extract. It also helps to remove damaged skin cells faster so the skin become smoother and more radiant. In addition, retinol also helps to reduce pore clogs which I need because my skin tend exposed with sun and highly polluted air.

That is basically my complete updated skincare routine. I have been using InstaNatural products for weeks now and I am loving it so far as it totally works on my skin.

I love the belief behind the company of using all natural ingredients with no parabens, sls/sles, mineral oil or any harmful ingredients. Most importantly that they are also cruelty free and their products are never tested on animals.

There may be a lot of natural beauty products out on the market but InstaNatural is definitely one of my top favourites with its affordable price range.

I feels like having a complete SPA treatment now that I have a set of beauty routine at home that I stick to.

It makes it even easier that I can get everything from iHerb which carries over 40 InstaNatural products that can be shipped to over 150 countries worldwide. Their customer service team also provides support in 11 languages. You can browse through the whole range of InstaNatural products on their website and read reviews from others’ experiences as everybody has different skin types. I am sharing mine because I am absolutely in love.

Btw, did I mention I also bought a few mini InstaNatural Vitamin C serums? I am trying to get some of my friends to try them out too because sharing is caring! <3


What is your favourite skincare regime?
xoxo


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Thursday, May 3, 2018

FASHION DIARIES: SUMMER BREAK READY






I probably has no real rights to say this as where I stay are literally 24 hours summer all day err –day , hmm maybe not especially nowadays the weather are so bad and have been raining a lot lately.

But this time seriously I have been looking into some outfits for my summer break where I am going to travel to Spain real soon. Holy shit, I am so excited, I have never been to Europe and I can’t wait to get there!

I have not been planning anything but I am going with my friends and she is so amazing at planning which leave me no stress at all about this trip.

Do you guys have any suggestion on any places to visit in Spain? Please leave some comment down of any suggestion! J



xoxo,

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Sunday, April 1, 2018

THE LACE AND FRAY | FASHION DIARIES





This year 2018, I am trying my best to kick myself out of comfort zone in every aspects, health, beauty, fashion and lifestyle. I literally have a long list of checklist that I want to improve from this year and I definitely will be adding them as 2018 going on.
Okay let's start with fashion. In 2017, my style is basically activewear, or like I would like to describe them as athleisure. The year athleisure just went over the top of the roof and also the year I am basically getting myself into fitness again. We will get into that again in another chapter.
Don't get me wrong, I love activewear, I wear them every single day, to the gym, lounging around, they are comfy af. But now after doing my spring cleaning, looking my wardrobe, I just own way too much active wear and not much of human pretty clothes.

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Let's talk about gut health!


Ever since I discovered that I have been suffering with bloating my whole life, I have been doing tons of research trying to heal my gut health. From doctors, books, articles, even down to youtube videos , I tried to educate myself and understand  the real roots of the problems.

According to natural medicine doctor and nutrition practitioner, Dr Axe's new book "Eat Dirt: Why Leaky Gut May Be the Root Cause of Yout Health Proble and 5 Surprising Steps to Cure it.", nearly 80% of the population have leaky guts and people don't even realize it. Leaky gut syndrome is the root cause of a litany of ailment, including: chronic inflmmation, allergies, autoimmune disease, hypothyroidism, adrenal fatigue, diabetes and even arthritis
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LIFE UPDATE + Aaptiv (Personal Training App) REVIEW


Hi guys, how long has it be? I have missed you guys so much I honestly couldn't express myself.
Like seriously though, when is the last time I wrote a post in here or doing youtube?

For the past few months I had kinda hit a brick wall when I felt lost, my creativity brain just doesn't work and it kinda meh... Although many things has happened (some good some bad I will update in a video explaining all) but this year 2018, I make a resolution to really spend more time to do things that I truly enjoy, which is creating. I even put up a quotes on my wall "DO WHAT YOU LOVE EVERYDAY" so that I could remind myself everyday.


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