Recipe: Kiwifruit Bircher Muesli

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Subsequent to my last Apple Bircher Muesli, I have it almost 3 time per week for breakfast. My friend also tried my recipe and she is having for breakfast almost every day too. She told me she don’t like cinnamon, so she swap it with some dried fruits instead.

She gave me an idea to try some variation on my Bircher, so I’ve decided to use Kiwifruits and Almond Milk this time. The result was very creamy, however, it is not as sweet compare to the Apple Bircher.

Ingredients:
1 cup of Oats (rolled/quick)
1/2 cup of Almond Milk
1/2 cup of Natural Greek Yogurt
2 Kiwifruits
Sprinkle of Ground Cinnamon
– make 3 small servings

Mixed all ingredients together and leave it in the fridge overnight (or at least an hour).

Recipe: Apple Bircher Muesli

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I am currently in love with this recipe at the moment, I’ve had it for a few dayd in a row now. This is a great way to have oats for breakfast, especially for those who doesn’t like porridge (like me).

Ingredients:
1 cup of Rolled Oats
1/2 cup of Apple Juice
1/2 cup of Natural Greek Yogurt
1 Large Apple (shredded)
Sprinkle of Ground Cinnamon

Mixed all ingredients together and leave it in the fridge overnight (or at least an hour). This is soooooo good!

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Trilogy Hydra-Tone Softening Lotion

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I was quite excited when I found out Trilogy released a new softening lotion. I have used a few Asian brand softening lotions before and I especially like Shiseido’s softening lotions. They are all very hydrating without leaving the skin greasy.

I have been using this Trilogy Age Proof Hydra-Tone for a few weeks now and I am impressed. The consistency is similar to a serum and it really hydrates my skin and make it look very plump and soft. It has a strong scent of ylang ylang.

I apply this product with my hands as I don’t think it will work that well with a cotton pad. On some days, I only apply this product as my moisturizer. I think this product will be great for oily skin.

The only downside ro this product is the packaging. Due to the product has a thick serum gel like consistency, I found it quite hard to dispense out of the hole of the bottle.

Trilogy Age Proof Hydra-Tone Softening Lotion (150ml) RRP NZ$39.90

NEW Trilogy Age Proof Hydra-Tone Softening Lotion is the latest innovation from natural skincare experts Trilogy.  A major skincare trend originating in the skin-science mecca of Asia, softening lotions are poised to become the next big thing. Trilogy’s certified natural version is the first cab off the natural rank and a beautiful product to use.

With a super-smoothing, satiny texture, Trilogy Age Proof Hydra-Tone Softening Lotion tones and conditions skin, promoting a healthy pH balance.  This certified natural gel-lotion completes the cleansing process while softening and hydrating the skin.

As a multi-tasking non-astringent botanical toner, it removes residual cleansing product and make-up (including eye make-up) without stripping the skin.  It is suitable for all skin types, and especially beneficial for dry, dehydrated or mature complexions.  Trilogy Age Proof Hydra-Tone Softening Lotion also saturates the skin with moisture, leaving nothing but a soft, clean feel and a radiant glow.

Known as ‘nature’s moisture magnet’, plant-derived hyaluronic acid plumps skin to help smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Marshmallow conditions while ylang ylang helps restore balance as you enjoy its sweet, exotic and relaxing fragrance. White tea delivers antioxidant protection and mulberry helps to brighten.

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What’s a softening lotion?

Softening lotions are a new type of toner. Similar to traditional toners, they complete the cleansing routine by removing residual cleanser, impurities and make-up.

However softening lotions are totally non-astringent, leaving skin feeling immediately soft and hydrated. Bridging the gap between cleansing and moisturising, a softening lotion offers a little bit of each and more besides.

Wexler MMPI Skin Regenerating Serum

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I purchased this product purely because it was highly rated by a youtuber. Not only I got drawn to this product by her review, but also by the size of the product and the lovely pink colour of the serum!

Although this product looks like a gel moisturizer with a vasaline consistency, it is in fact a serum! This product actually feels like a primer as it has a silicon texture. After application, my skin feels really smooth. Great for people who doesn’t like sticky or oily finish of a serum.

I am still waiting for it’s rejuvenating properties to kick i,n as I noticed a few lines appear around my mouth whenever I smile. Very concerning, but I will keep smiling. 🙂

Wexler MMPI Regenerating Serum (100ml)
MMPi actively rejuvenates skin’s surface at the structural level and measurably reduces lines and imperfections. MMPi•20™ anti-aging technology blocks the damaging effect of all 20 known MMPs, which are enzymes that cause skin to sink, sag, and wrinkle. This professional strength serum boosts skin’s own regenerative powers to diminish the visible signs of aging.

● Visibly reverses the lines, the sink and the sag of skin and helps maintain a youthful complexion
● Boosts skin’s own regenerative powers to diminish the visible signs of aging
● Visibly reverses the lines, sink and sag

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MOTD: Brunch Date

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Brunch date on a nice sunny day means happy mood. I decided to do a light smokey eyes to go will my casual cool outfit.

For the eyes, the trick is to use a greyish brown matt eyeshadow. I used the Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Tough as Taupe. I love this colour to create smokey eyes, it is so buildable which makes it so easy to use.

For the lips, I only used Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Skin Protectant, because I want the focus to be on my eyes.
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Products Used:
Eye shadow: Maybelline Color Tattoo (Tough as Taupe)
Eyeliner: Estee Lauder Eyeliner
Brows: Lancome Brow Pencil and MAC Brow Set
Blush: elf Blush
Lips: Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Skin Protectant
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Recipe: Strawberry Raspberry Yogurt Smoothie

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Here’s another berry smoothie, but this time I didn’t use my favourite blueberry, but switch it to another combination which is strawberry and raspberry.

I’ve also used greek yogurt and a whole lot of other ingredients to make it fuller as I drink this as my breakfast. The cashew butter really made a huge difference on the overall taste. If you cannot find cashew butter, peanut butter can also do the trick!

Ingredients:
Greek Yogurt – 5 table spoon
Fresh or frozen Strawberry – half cup
Frrsh or frozen Raspberry – half cup
Organic Soy Milk – 1 cup
Whey Protein Powder (Berry flavor) – 2 tablespoon
Chia Seed – 1 teaspoon
Ground LSA – 1 tablespoon
Milled Flax Seed – 1 teaspoon
Cashew Butter – 1 tablespoon

Blend well and serve!
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Savar Antioxidant Night Cream

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I remember I’ve got this moisturiser from a goodie bag of a health show. I haven’t heard about this brand at the time, but I thought I should give it a go because I love New Zealand and I love skincare, and this brand is a skincare brand from New Zealand! What not to love?

Savor natural skincare products are enriched with pure plant extracts and oils which are aim to rehydrate, nourish and restore our skin. They also promotes green economy and sustainability and therefore they packaging are made by easily recyclable materials (e.g. bottles and paper boxes).

This night cream comes out in a lotion bottle and it is very nourishing. It moisturise my skin quite well and it does’t works great even on days when my skin was sensitive. The one thing which I am not quite happy with is that it takes almost 30 seconds to absorb even I am massaging it in my skin. However, after the product has been fully absorbed, it felt really moist and hydrated.

Savor Antioxidant Night Cream
This rich, luxurious, anti-aging overnight moisturiser is especially beneficial for sensitive, mature or dry skin. Beautifully fragranced and uber-rich in anti aging antioxidants it will smooth, plump and replenish your skin leaving you with protected and healthy looking skin. Enriched with:

New Zealand blackcurrant seed oil – restoring, anti-aging, rejuvenating and rich in essential fatty acids.

Organic pomegranate – one of natures best anti-aging antioxidants that nourishes, restores and replenishes.

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