September 29, 2012

Mung Bean Yakult Mask for Acne Prone Skin

Hello girls! I know that most of you have probably already heard about this famous Mung bean Yakult mask. It's being hyped a lot because of its effectiveness to reduce and figt acne. I was amazed by how well this mask works, thanks to diceey from soompi, check the link to witness the amazing result! I was fascinated by the result and decided to try it myself, and it works well on me too. So I'm here to share you more about Mung bean mask :)

What is mungbean?
This is a known FAQ :) but well, mung bean is a actually a green bean or green gram, a seed of vigna radiata. I believe that every each of you had already tried this green bean as a foodstuff, green bean soup and such. I personally like the green bean soup too. ^-^

Mung bean has a lot of benefit for our body and skin. A very famous Chinese herbal pharmacist, Li Shi Zhen, stated in his book, Ben Cao Gang Mu, that “mung beans are highly recommended not only as a rich source of nutrients but also as medication” and described that mung beans can help to clear heat and toxins from the body, balance the organs and skin, and tonify Qi.  Mung beans also improve circulation in the twelve meridian channels throughout the body.

THE FACE SHOP also released mung bean tissue mask! But you can make one yourself, DIY! which is cheaper! :)

Benefits of Mung bean:
When it's being used topically, it will become a great natural facial mask. It contains Vit C and Vit E, which is good for our skins.
-Anti oxidant.
-Anti inflammatory, reduce redness caused by acne and rash.
-Help to clear heat and toxins in your body.
-Help to improve skin texture.
-Minimize pore size.
-Diminishing acne/scars.
-Brigthen complexion.
-Can be used as a scrub.

DIY Mung bean Mask:
You will need mung bean starch, yakult, bowl and spoon. If you want, you can substitute the yakult with plain white yoghurt.
Tips on choosing Mung Bean Starch:
I'm using organic mung bean powder, it can be found in almost every asian market. Be sure to check the ingredients: 100% organic mung bean. The "organic" here is important because you don't want any pesticide residue in your mung beans. :)
I you can't find any mung bean powder, you can make one yourself. Pour a cup of mung beans to blender, and make a fine powder.

image credits: cleochang

How to use:
1. Wash your face with your favorite facial foam.
2. Apply the mung bean paste to your bare face evenly, you can apply it with your finger or a special facial brush.
3. Let it sit for 20~35minutes, or until it's completely stiff and dry.
4. Wash with water and gently rub the remaining granule to your skin, use it as exfoliator.
5. Apply toner.

You can use it one or twice per week, or even thrice, depends on your skin condition though. Some people might be allergic to beans, so if you have sensitive skin (like me), you may want to do a test, apply a little amount of the paste on your inner hand, let it sit for a few minutes to see if your skin receptive to these ingredients.

My Experience:
I've been trying this mask for one month, and my skin feel smoother and more refined! And it might help improve my baby acne a little bit because I notice that my skin will be less oilier after each use. But however, I still get my baby zit, and sometimes one or two annoying acne during PMS. The anti blemish properties might work differently on each person I believe, like this mung beans really do wonders to Diceey from soompi. Her skin is as smooth as an apple now!

This mask works great as anti inflammatory for me, I love to wear this mask especially before my period, because my skin tends to be more oilier during that time. So I really recommend this for those with oily skin as it will greatly reduce the excess oil emission on face, and keeping my face look matte for a longer period of time.

When combined with a good diet, you can have your dream skin! So work on it and never give up :)
One note to remember, this is a natural remedy, so it might take time for us to notice the benefits, but I do believe that all organic and antural remedies are better for our skin. I've been reducing the amount of skincare product that I use per daily basis. And also make-up. I only wear BB cream like 1 ~ 2 days in a MONTH. Hehehehe..... My skin complexion is getting better though, and I like it ^-^

Hope you like the post and thanks for reading, see you soon lovelies~♔

September 25, 2012

Photolog: Dog Kennel~Lembang

Hello again! So I promised to update my blog with a photo and such. I have hundreds of unpublished photo that I really want to post, but sadly, I caaaaan't post all of them cuz it will take ages to load! o: And after resizing all the pics (Dog Kennel), the folder size was still around 12mb, So I cut off a few photo and select around 70ish photos that I really like. Anyhow, enjoy!


Went to Dog Kennel with my bestie Ester and her friend Han2. It was Saturday morning when they kindly picked me up. We had a breakfast at my favorite chinese restaurant, Wajan! Their crispy fried bean is the best!

I thought going to Dog Kennel in lembang would be a great idea to beat Saturday traffic, but with more than 30km to Lembang, plus saturday mega ultra traffic, I felt a little bit frustated. It took more than 2 hours til we finally arrived to the kennel, and... guess what? The dog kennel was already closed!


But, it's okay. The scenery was soooo beautiful and so was the air, super super refreshing! There was a lot of dogs in the kennel, huskies, golden retriever, samoyed, and other breeds, I don't know the name ='=. They're all so friendly and one of them was like, "give me attention!" heheh...

They will be kept inside the kennel in the evening. This one seems to be in a deep sleep, enjoying her sweet nap! :D

Hahaha... THE FACE! 
This is my bestie Ester, the closest friend of mine and her friend.

I wanted to hug her so bad, but I think she refused! lmao. All the dogs were in their shelter, it's a good thing that the breeder there allowed us to enter the shelter area, eventhough the kennel was already closed. But still.... =(

My friend also got a retriever pet too at his home, Me want it too...o: but my house is too small! hehehe... Maybe later if I have a bigger house with bigger and fab front yard!
 One dog keep looking at meh

I like the eyes!!! So clear and blue! It's the part that makes them looks more wolfy! Heheheh...Huskies are the best ever!

I rarely go outside with a wavy hair, but I was in the mood to 'do something' to my hair cuz I think Saturday should be special! So I tried the water wave or Mool Gyul wave, using my mom's flat iron (I don't have any iron tongs or flat iron ='=). The result is a CRAPPY water wave so I NEED to censor it with the ribbon thing, HAHAHA... obviously.need.more.practice TT^TT

Oh... I just want to tell you that this grey outerwear is my MOST FAVORITE outerwear at the moment. The brand is Cutie Beauty, a Japanese brand. It has a cute knitted cotton balls attached at the end of the hood strings. The inner part of the hood is soo cute too, it got a layer of knitted cotton in beige. It looks so simple yet loveleable.


Okay, so this is 'Panda' the samoyed, me and my friend named it Panda because of its eyes. haha... blackish! He looked like a big pandaish dog, lolz... I really want to bring him home!!! TT^TT

Rest time :)

And so, we met this cute lil guy on the other end of shelters. My bestie called me and I was like, "GYAAAH SO CUTE!" He apparently just woke up and can barely walk. Only a few months old.

After looking at us, poop, he wandered around for a bit, Its mother came out and they returned to their wam-looking chamber. And I saw its funny butt stucked on the edge of the wood slab. LMAO.  We laughed so hard and it seems that the puppy noticed it. Hahaha.... But it managed to stay cool and even glared at us >.<

The scenery was also sooooo refreshing and invigorating, I'm so happy that I brought my SLR with me. I took a few shoot of dandelions and greenies.

 Twinning dandelions :)

How I wish to have a macro lens! I'm really going to buy macro lens later because I really really like macro photoraphy T____T

 This is the house in front of the dog kennel area. I wish... This was my house. Lolz.

 The sun went down so fast>.< But I still want to play and wandering around near the kennel!

 Sadako Style.... Mwahahaha...

So I made a funny sadako animated gif. Hahahahaha..... I really hope you can view it ~no error~ cuz it's really funneh! lmao. So here it is:

And  another crappy gif: :P

The fun times at dog kennel finally comes to an end! We decided to go back and have a dinner on our way back! Last shoot in da car!

My favorite polkadot make up pouch, I've had this pouch for nearly a year now :) Don't hesitate to ask me what's inside my make up bag -just in case you're wondering- Hehehe....

 Ester took this pic :)

On our way back, we stopped by to have a small dinner. Meatballs! There was one famous meatballs shop, they only haz a small stall but the I can tell that it does taste good by looking at the number of its random customer. I should have taken the picture T_T

Sorry for the long and heavy post!!! >.< I can't help myself from posting almost all the pics. Hueheheh.... I still have tons of local trip pictures, if you like this kinda of post please let me know, so I'll try to post something like this more often ^-^ See ya soon and thanks for the reading (and loading~). Hehe...