Peppermint Field Inhaler  

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Peppermint Field Says:
Made from 100% natural ingredients, essentially Peppermint, Peppermint Field Aromatic Inhaler lets you feel refreshed and relaxed, and like breathing in pure clean air.

Peppermint Field Inhaler is specially designed to suit the lifestyle of modern consumers who would feel not only good but proud to use.

Foxy Frangipani Says:
I am one of those lucky people who grew up with super sensitive nose. When I was about 3, I was snooping (hmm snooping for a 3 year old sounds wrong!) around while my momma was napping. I somehow found a button (strange but I remember it was a jade green button and all those lights at the operating room) and somehow put it into my nose. It must be my imaginary friend back then!

I had it taken out at the hospital and since then I've been friends with sinusitis. I'm not too sure if people get sinusitis that way..

Every morning / when temp change / too hot / too cold / I saw ppl rubbing their nose / ppl accidentally rubbed my nose / too dusty - I will have runny nose. These couple of years (since I got to know The Husband) it gets better, attacks were milder and less frequent. Because.. The Husband makes me take my daily dose of Vitamin C / Garlic / Echinacea / Ginseng....

Apart from that he also introduced me to his addiction - Medicated Oil. He loves loves loves medicated oil - like drugs! Particular favourite - Siang Pure Oil.

Last year, I bought a Siang Pure Oil inhaler. It helps to relieve congestion and itchiness. But I gave it away to The Husband after some time, not because I didn't like it - it had become one of my staples in my bag. Here is why:

- normally ppl use a inhaler by.. inserting it into the nose yes? That is how The Husband uses it.

- but not me. I find it pretty disgusting to insert it repeatedly with all the germs and all. I always make sure it is just almost touching my nose hahahhaha yes call me weird.

So when one day he was having flu and his inhaler was no where to be found.. I donated mine to him. He of course was happy as mine was always spanking clean lol.

Anyway; I bought another inhaler from one of the pharmacies in MBK - this costs about 22 Baht.

Works just as well.. it smells slightly different. Milder, and very slight hint of lime? Not too choking.

Inmimar Supreme Diamond Whitening Mask  

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Inmimar Says:

Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Hyaluronic Acid, Silk Amino Acid, Cucumber Extract, Peony Root Extract, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizinate.

Effectively helps skin whitening, deep moisturizing and anti-aging.  Improves smoothness and gives beauty, young, firmly and elasticity skin.  Suitable for all types of skin.

After washing face, take a sheet of mask and apply to the entire face for 15-20 minutes.  After removing the mask and then applying INMIMAR skin care products for best result.  Discard mask after used and do not reuse.

Foxy Frangipani Says:

Scent: Fresh floral

Nett Wt: 25g

This was one of my random buys while browsing at the mall. It was on sale (definitely, else I wouldn't be buying :P ) so I bought a box to try.

What I really like about it was, the sheet feels really soft and thin; but not easy to tear. Coverage was great! Alot of essence were packed into the sachet.

I left it on for about 25 mins, by the time I peeled it off, the sheet was still wet. My skin looks dewy, but not abruptly whiter (which is good.. I don't want to look like ghost!). Gave my skin a moisture boost and I do like the light floral scent as well.

Nutox Oxyfusion Restorative Hydrating Mask  

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Nutox Says:
This hydrating mask helps restore the skin's optimum moisture balance and work beneath skin surface to protect against the visible signs of ageing, fine line and loss of elasticity.

Instantly fill up gaps in between lines to diminish signs of ageing. Enhance skin transparency and whiten dull complexion.

Foxy Frangipani Says:
Scent: Not scented
Texture: Thick gel
Nett Wt: 60ml
Made in: Malaysia

They described this like a dream.. "Injection free makeover" lol.
I like that this is paraben free. It cannot replace botox - that is for sure.

This is my in-shower quick moisturizing mask. I usually cleanse my face, then slather this on while I proceed to shower. By the time I rinse off my skin feels quite supple. The effect doesn't last long though. Nice to have it on while I indulge in body scrubs, else skin would feel tight.

Ok to consider as in between hydrating treatment for the skin. Wallet friendly too.

Biore Facial Foam Pure Mild  

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Biore Says:
Gently cleanses and moisturizes the skin. It thoroughly removes oil & impurities at the T-zone area while leaving essential skin moisture around the delicate U-zone. 

Formulated with Natural Rice extract to soften & lighten skin, revealing pure & even more supple skin. The perfect moisture balanced skin formula. For normal skin.

Foxy Frangipani Says:
Scent: Floral
Texture: Thick mousse
Nett Wt: 15g
Made in: Vietnam
Price: n/a freebie from magazine

The small 15g tube is convenient when I go travelling :) Lasted me quite a number of uses. Easy to lather, but also took a while to rinse it all off.

Not good enough to remove makeup. I still prefer to use oil cleanser before this. After rinsing, it took a while before skin feel tight; a sign this cleanser is not very moisturizing (or my skin getting drier). The rice germ oil is right at the bottom of the ingredients list; hence not moisturizing enough.

In conclusion, just an average drugstore cleanser. Friendly to the wallet.

Want Great Abs? Let's Yoga  

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A reminder for myself to really really start to get back into my long abandoned Yoga practice. The bulging tummy is not pretty! (Yeah but the lazy side of me didn't seem bothered at all, noooo! It is so wrong)

Sourced from Women's Health website; hopefully I get to start off with, say 15 mins each day? I want to fit into those dresses sold in Bangkok! :P

OK, lets go!

1. Warm-up: Reclining big toe hold (supta padangustasana)

- Trust me, I can do this pretty good, in bed; while snoozing lol.
Lie flat on your back, legs extended, feet flexed, and arms at your sides, palms facing down. Bend your left leg into your chest, pulling the shin with both hands. 

Then grab your left big toe with your first two fingers and thumb of your left hand and lengthen the leg as much as you can while keeping both shoulders and hips on the floor. 

Next, wrap your right hand around the outside of left foot, shift your hips to the left, and extend your left leg across your body, reaching for the floor. Your hip will lift, but keep both shoulders on the floor. 

Reach that leg as far as your can, then turn your head and look over your left shoulder. Hold for five to seven breaths. Gently lift your leg, lower it back down to the floor, and repeat on the opposite side.

2. Boat pose (navasana), variation

- Do-able..

Tones rectus abdominis and obliques
Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet on the floor. Pressing your belly to the floor, lift your head, chest, shoulders and arms as you extend your legs. 

Press the inner edges of your feet together, spread your toes, and draw the outer edges of your feet back, to stabilize your legs. Raise your left arm overhead, while twisting your torso to the left. Reach across your body to the left with your right arm.

4. Bridge pose (setu bandha sarvangasana), variation

- Okay, pretty easy. No biggie.

Tones glutes and back
Lie flat, heels hip-width apart, knees over ankles, arms alongside your body on the floor. Raise your pelvis up as you draw your tailbone toward your heels and your inner thighs toward each other. 

Press arms into the floor to lift spine up, leaving your shoulders, heads and feet in contact with the floor

5. Bridge pose (setu bandha sarvangasana), variation

- Uhh, a little wobbly. After the long break.

Lift your right foot off floor with the knee bent, drawing it toward your face. Straighten the right leg in the air. With the right foot, draw small circles clockwise and counter-clockwise. 

Replace your right foot next to your left one. Release your spine lowering one vertebra at time. Repeat with the other leg. 

6. Belly crunch and half boat 

- This is new, never thought of it...

Tones rectus abdominis and transverse abdominis
Lie down and cross your right ankle over your left knee. Wrap your hands behind the left knee and pull it toward your chest for thread the needle (aka reclining pigeon pose). 

Place your hands behind your head, elbows pointing away from each other.

7. Belly crunch and half boat 

- OMG, really?! (never done this, looks like hard work :S )

Keeping your right ankle over your left knee, extend your left leg. Contract your abs as your draw your upper body and left leg slightly off the ground towards the left. Your left elbow will drop towards the floor. 

Switch sides, twisting your torso to the right and keeping legs the same. Go back and forth between left and right sides before switching the cross of your legs and repeating.

8. Leg climb

- Gives the hamstrings a good stretch

Tones rectus abdominis
Lying flat on your back with legs straight, bend your left leg to your chest and raise it straight into the air. Hold the back of your thigh with your left hand. 

Activate your left leg,pushing forward with your thigh and pushing back with your hand. Press your grounded right leg into the floor, toes flexed.

9. Leg climb 

- Sweat...

Now tighten the belly, lift the upper body, and try to climb up the leg, one hand over the other, without throwing the leg forward. It’s as if you’re climbing an imaginary ladder or rope. Climb until you’re sitting tall on the sit bones. Climb down and repeat with the other leg.

Modification: You can bend the extended leg until you’re strong and supple enough to do it with the leg straight.

10. Mermaid pose 

- ........

Tones obliques
Lie on your left side, arms stretched and extended overhead together, so that your body is one straight line. Rest your head on your left arm. Lift your legs in the air, and then raise your arms and torso as high you can. 

Engage your legs from the toes up and pull your stomach in. ”When you activate your quads to lift the thighs, it makes your legs lighter,” Lindsay says. Hold for five breaths. Then repeat on the other side.

11. Plank pose, variation 

- Ok, one of my regulars..

Tones transverse abdominis
Start on all fours and make sure wrists are in line under shoulders. Hold your body away from the floor in plank pose, keeping your heels, butt, spine, shoulders, neck, and head in one line. 

Lift your left leg off the floor, then carefully raise your right hand, reaching it straight out in front of you. Switch sides, lifting the right leg and left arm.

12. Side plank pose (vasisthasana)

- My arms are not strong enough for this :S

Tones obliques and quadtratus lumborum
Begin in plank pose. Move your right hand slightly forward of your shoulder. Then spin to the outside edge of your right foot, so that your left foot stacks on top. Lift hips, not letting them sink toward the floor.

Lift your left arm in air, making a long line with the right arm. Press right hand firmly into floor to engage triceps and upper back. Squeeze ribs inward and squeeze upper (left) ribs down while lengthening right ribs to engage the quadtratus lumborum (an important deep hip muscle that, when weak, has been linked to lower back pain.) Energize the arms and legs equally, tailbone down.

13. Revolved abdominal 

- Looks easy, somehow I dread this.

Tones obliques
Lying on your back, bring your knees together to the left, hovering above the floor, and stack your ankles. Reach your arms out slightly lower than shoulder height to engage upper back. Look up toward the ceiling. Hold legs hovering and roll the right ribs toward the floor to make as much contact with the floor as possible.

I am hoping to do these at least 5 times a week. 
Wish-me-luck!! :)

La La La La Senza.. Buy 1 Free 2  

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What!? *Grins* Yeppers, no kidding.
I went yesterday just to get a feel of what to expect from today onwards. Love what I saw.

Just sucks coz I can't go today.. I am hoping ppl leave some goodies for me!

I am loving PJs these days. Raining every night and what is cozier than a warm shower, slip into comfy PJ and read (doesn't matter iPad or the real book)?

So wait for meeee... (so much for saving up woman!)

Vichy Normaderm Night Chrono-Action Anti-Imperfection Care  

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Vichy Says:
Skin Concern: Acne Prone, Shine Prone
Skin Type: Combination, Oily

Intensive anti-acne night care with Pore-Targeting Technology and Zincadone A to help minimize and tighten pores, refine skin texture night after night.

With Pore-Targeting Technology + Zincadone A, acts on pores and skin’s texture. Night after night, pores' size is visibly diminished. Enhanced 24H action when used with Normaderm Anti-Imperfection Hydrating Lotion.

Ingredient Innovation:
Pore-Targeting Technology + Zincadone A ™ to help refine skin's texture, creating a more uniform complexion. Non-greasy, ultra-absorbent hydrating texture.

Each morning, skin is clarified, skin texture is evened out. Night after night, pores tighten and become less visible.

Dermatological Standards:
Allergy tested. Tested on acne-prone skin under dermatological control. Non-comedogenic.

Foxy Frangipani Says:
Price: RM49 for 2pcs (Buy 1 Free 1, yes I always buy things when they are on sale)
Scent: Metal – clinical-ish
Nett Wt: 50ml
Texture: Cream
Color: White

I had very high hope when I bought these (yep at times, I get sucked into buying with the “perfect” product write up). I was very taken aback by the smell of this cream. Reminds me of clinics eeeks, not good memories. But non offensive, quickly got used to it.

The cream itself is not too hydrating. More towards oil controlling. Hence not for daily use (for me, even for my oily combination skin). My skin does feel a little smoother upon applying this. Not too sure about evening out my complexion.. lately I'm going thru some stressful time and my skin suffers as well.. (I tend to have red patches when overwhelmed)

Unfortunately it didn’t minimize my pores hehehe. I know, I know, we can’t make pores disappear; but one can always hope and keep hoping :P
I've used up a tube, and still have another to go. Hmm maybe the second tube would give me better results? Lol.. if only I have the patience to finish it..