The “Miracle” oil? Bacteria Free from Head to Toe!

Last week, I wrote a review regarding the Tea Tree line of products from The Body Shop. I got really curious of what else Tea Tree can benefit our body. I’ve read a lot of articles and I got really excited of the results of my research! But first, let me tell you …


WHAT IS TEA TREE OIL?

Tea tree oil has become very popular worldwide. It became a very famous ingredient to those beauty products that you can see at the stores near you. Not only among the beauty products but also it became an ingredient to other household cleaning products since it has antiseptic properties.

Don’t get it wrong. Tea Tree is different from those tea plant extracts (Camellia Sinensis) which are shrubs or small trees whose leaves and leaf buds are used to produce tea. Tea Tree or is also known as Melalenca alternifolia. As my research states, this plant was originally discovered along streams and swampy areas in the native land of Australia. After a few decades, after a lot of researches and medical studies, it has been stated that Tea Tree has a lot good heath benefits.

 I will state to you it’s benefits for the body/health. Excited? I AM!


  1. PERFECT CURE FOR ACNE

If you are searching for some home remedies that you can use to cure acne, then you can try Tea Tree oil! Some medical studies and researches states that 5% Tea Tree oil gel has the same effect as the famous Benzoyl Peroxide that are being used in curing acne except that it doesn’t irritate your face that much unlike the side effects of Benzoyl Peroxide. Much better right?

You can also use it as a facial wash by just mixing a few drops of Tea tree essential oil with honey. Simply rub it on your face then rinse off. There are actually more ways to use it on your face. You can check a lot tutorials online to do perfect homemade remedies that you can try on.

Aside from those, you can already buy it ready made in the market like the products from The Body Shop which I previously made review on.


2. WHY NOT PUT SOME ON YOUR HAIR?

Studies shows that some shampoos or other products that we are using on our hair has been proven to have some harmful chemicals that can damage our hair or worse, can cause hair loss. Who would want that? Tea Tree can be a best non-damaging miracle alternative for your hair.

Since it has that antiseptic property, it can be used for removing those fungus or any kind of bacteria that may cause itchy and flaky scalp which, as we may all know, very irritating and may also cause hair loss. Say goodbye to hair lice, too!


3. GIVE SOME MORE CARE FOR YOUR NAILS

Girls just love their nails so much that sometimes they will make them long even though it will be hard for them to do some things like to use the keyboard, etc. I myself likes making my nails long too but sometimes it’s just not strong enough or it doesn’t look good because of those flaky skin edges so in the end, I will just cut it short.  Another use for our miracle oil which is also rich in softening contents. It can be a fighting agent for those cracked corners and can make your nails stronger too!


4. TREAT YOUR WOUNDS AND OTHER SKIN PROBLEMS WELL

Since the miracle Tea Tree Oil has antiseptic properties, then it is of good use in curing wounds. Minor cuts and abrasions can benefit from the antimicrobial action of tea tree oil, which cleanses the area and wards off infection. Aside from those simple wounds, Tea Tree can also treats other skin infections like Psoriasis. Psoriasis is characterized by “plaques”, or areas of red, scaly sometimes inflamed skin. These areas develop when skin production is faster than the body’s ability to shed it. There is no cure for psoriasis, but there are things you can do to ease the discomfort and possibly speed the healing of the effective area and one of this is using Tea Tree Oil.

5. SAY NO TO BAD BREATH AND SORE THROAT

Among all the articles that I’ve read, I always find this one and I think this benefit is very useful. Tea tree oil has the ability to kill off bad bacteria it can be a perfect ingredient in homemade toothpaste and mouthwash. It’s been shown to reduce the bleeding of gums and tooth decay.

Aside from that, it can also help cure sore throat. Tea tree oil can help with some inflammation of the mucous membranes, which contributes to the sore throat, but most importantly it can help fight off an infection. You can just use it as a gargle, just put one drop with water.


6. DIY DEODORANT

Bad bacteria causes body odor. We have those kinds of bacteria on our underarms and genitals which causes bad smell especially on our puberty stage. That is why we are using deodorants to avoid those bad smells. But some deodorants contains chemicals which are harmful on the skin. They causes dark underarms or sometimes makes it itchy. So sometimes it is better to use natural products.


7. Tea Tree Oil for Toenail Fungus and Ringworm
Since it has the ability to kill parasites and bacteria (a statement which I already told you guys for a lot of times already in this posts), it is also can be used to kill toenail fungus, athlete’s foot and ringworm.

There are a lot more of benefits that a tea tree oil can give you. It is very useful! Try searching online of some ingredients that you can mix with tea tree oil for better benefits and results! 

That’s it for today. I hope this post will be very useful for you guys! 

xxxShary o~

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The “Miracle” oil? Bacteria Free from Head to Toe!

The Body Shop Skin Care Tea Tree line

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Since the 14th of April, I’ve started using these products from The Body Shop. When I came in the store, as usual there will be somebody who will accommodate you immediately and ask what you you’re looking for. They will also ask you your problem then they will try to give you a solution. They’re like a dermatologist while selling these beauty products.

I actually came inside the store looking for something else. I was being told that they are offering vitamin C serum which I wanted to try since a long time ago. You are all aware about my acne problems, but when you look at my face the acne marks are dominant than the acne itself. Sometimes it’s red too much which makes my face looks like I have too much acne but apparently I only have 3 (Yes, I used the word only). Then I did some research and heard that Vitamin C Serum are good to reduce the marks. So I wanted to try it but they offered products from different line.

I was being told that Vitamin C are really good for brightening but at the same time is harsh for the skin especially that I am prone to acne. They told me not to use it first rather I should use something which can get rid of my blemishes first. So they give me these line of products which consist of Tea Tree ingredients.

I will review each four products for you guys.

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Product 1: Skin Clearing Foaming Cleanser

The first step with every skin routine is cleansing. Of course you have to wash your face first. Remove all the dirt, remove all the make up then get ready for the next regimen. They offered me two types of cleansers which they said have same ingredients only except that the other one is gel and the other one is foam which is the one that I have. I love the foam type since with just two pumps it can wash my whole face already. It gives you that cold feeling on your face. I love the feeling. I only use BB cream as what I have said on my post before and what I can say is that it can easily remove what’s on my face.

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Product 2:  3-in-1 Wash Scrub Mask 

It’s very rare for me to use scrub on my face which is based on my research must be done at least 1-2 times to remove dead skin cells. Since it’s part of the promo I took this one. I am only using it once or whenever I want to but it felt very fresh on my face. It can be used as a mask too aside from for cleansing and scrub. I tried putting on the mask for more than 5 minutes but I think if you left it on your face for more than 5 minutes it will start to feel hot on the face especially the one under the nose but maybe just because of the breathing haha.

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Product 3: Skin Clearing Mattifying toner

Toner comes after cleansing the face. If there’s any dirt of make up left on your face that the cleansing foam wasn’t able to remove then it’s a perfect solution. Aside form this purpose, a toner soothes, repairs, and smooths the skin’s surface it diminishes the blemishes and minimizing the signs of redness and inflammation. What I like about this product is it’s mattifying attribute. It will leave your face fresh and clean. Unlike my experience with other toner products this toner doesn’t make my face oily. It’s not that harsh on my skin too because of it’s organic ingredients.

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Product 4: Skin Clearing Daily Solution

The last but not the least is my Skin Clearing Daily Solution. This is really my favorite among the four. And it was also part of my April Favorites! What I like about this product is that it’s very lightweight. Though the consistency is like oil (but it is not oil It’s a serum) it is easily absorbed by the skin and leave a matte finish. Like you did not put anything at all except that the skin looks healthier.

 

Pros

  • Super lightweight
  • It feels cool on the face
  • It will make your face feel fresh and healthier
  • The smell is very nice
  • Organic Ingredients!
  • It’s not that expensive compared to the other The Body Shop‘s line of skin products
  • Packaging looks very pro. Also, I like it that they put it on pump

Cons

  • Packaging is nice but they’re heavy. Especially the bottle ones

Summary

I really love the product! I am actually reaching the stage of buying another set but I am still thinking if I should, or I should try something else because my pimples are not yet cured as they promised. But I am still loving it because it leaves my face looks healthier than usual. It’s not dry and not oily. It also feels good on my face. Can anybody give me suggestion if I should continue using the products or should I change it. If I need to change it can you suggest some products?

I hope you enjoy this review!

lovelots

xxx shary o~

 

The Body Shop Skin Care Tea Tree line

Monday thoughts #4 : I want to travel the world, but first…?

Maybe the places on these pictures looks very familiar for you, guys. Maybe you’ve been there. But I have only seen it on pictures. I haven’t been anywhere! It’s my ultimate dream to travel the whole world. These are just some of the few countries I wish to visit before I reach the age of 30. But there’s a lot more, they’re just too much to be mentioned one by one. Nobody can deny the beauty of our world. It’s too beautiful not to be seen by our naked eyes.

Somebody once told me, “Stand up and go somewhere nice and beautiful. Travel and see the world while you still can because after 20 years, you will not regret the things that you did, but the things that you did not do.” Which I thought is true.

So by then I’ve decided. I want to see the whole world with my own eyes. I want to meet different people and try to understand their culture. I want to share our own culture as well. I want to travel and be on different places before I cant do it anymore then in the future, I can look at my pictures and I can say,

Ive been there. Ive understood the people. Not by their language but by their culture. For a few days  i felt what they are feeling. It was a bit strange but those days, i somehow felt more alive.

Ive been there. I have witnessed the beauty of that place. Thank God for His wonderful creation. A creation which is made by love and must be a subject of the people’s love too. For a moment I thought I saw a glimpse of heaven, but i somehow felt more alive.”

But…..

I told you guys, I have never been anywhere!!! I’ve never even travelled my own country!

Hello hello hello Philippines! As far as you may know, Philippines are rich of beautiful places that you could visit. Nature is our big trend! But who am I to say these things wherein fact I did not yet visit any of these places. Then i thought, if I want to travel the world, I should at least travel around my country first right?

For sure I will!! And I believe I will be starting in a few months. Kung may kabayan readers diyan! Any suggestions of places sa unang gala ko sa pinas? Comment below!

Ps: I was supposed to post this last night but something came up. I hope you guys understand!
xxx shary o~

 

Monday thoughts #4 : I want to travel the world, but first…?

Monday thoughts #3 : What he meant when he said it

“I don’t want Music to be my job” I will not name him nor state my relationship with the person who said this line to me. But his line had left me too much question which I cannot answer for a very long time. I kept on asking him the reason why but he only answered me with a sly smile.

Then while I was walking on the streets going to the venue of my first ever legit paid gig, this line hit my head like an arrow crossed through my brain. I know it’s a little bit of an exaggeration, but believe me it’s something you might feel when you’re nervous or when you feel like your heart will burst out your chest. I was nervous.

I always love music and I always admire those artists that I can see perform on stage. People enjoy their music so much. These artists share their talents to everybody and inspire them. And so I was inspired. I always thought that behind those fun performances on stage, these artists also share the same smiles behind the curtains. I was jealous of that feeling and I want to feel the same way but I somehow feel differently that afternoon.

I was singing in front of a lot of people. I can see their smiles and that made me feel happy. They appreciate my voice and the way I performed. I shared my talent and that made them smile. I told myself, “That’s what exactly what you wish would happen” but at the same time the pressure entered the scene and made everything blurred. Only then did I realize what he meant when he said that phrase.

Music is a way to escape from reality. When you’re sad and you want to be alone, sometimes putting your headphones on and lock yourself inside your room can be the best solution. When your happy, playing some happy songs can add up to the mood. Others use songs to tell somebody what they really want to say that they can’t say by mere words. People make music as a tool for expressing what they really feel. Most of the songwriters write songs based on their experiences. That’s the beauty of music.

When you make music as your job, things will go a little bit different. You’re obliged to practice some songs even though you don’t want to sing it. You’ll be forced to go perform on stage even though you don’t feel like it or you’re tired. There will be deadlines for the songs you have to write if you are required to make an album. People will expect to see you smiling and happy always at the same time you want to have a good image for them. You have to inspire them. You have to entertain them. That’s part of your job and sometimes we might hate our job. That removes the fact that music can be your escape from reality. 

Now I have a new question which needs an answer. How can I make music as a tool for escaping from reality where in fact it became part of my reality?

Monday thoughts #3 : What he meant when he said it

Monthly Favorites: April 2017

Hello sweetpeeps!

So it’s the second day of May, but I think it’s not too late to post my April Favorites! I’m very excited to publish this because this will be the first post of my “Monthly Favorites” series, but I wasn’t able to make time yesterday. Let me apologize for that.

In this series I will be showing you some sneak peak of my favorite products the preceding month. To be proper, I must be posting reviews on the products beforehand. But as of now, I haven’t made any reviews on all the products that I will be posting except for one. Lemme start

MY APRIL FAVORITES!

FAV No.1: L’Oreal Paris Studio Line Silk & Gloss Curling Mousse

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I have a natural curly hair. So I really need something that holds those curls together to avoid looking like a witch, but on the other hand will not make my hair greasy or oily. Then I found this amazing product from Loreal. Having curly hair is nice, looks nice. However, it’s the most difficult to manage, tame, style and take care of. Good thing I found this product.

FAV No. 2: L’Oreal Paris Elvive Total Repair

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Another favorite from my hair care routine! When I get bored, I usually cut my hair short. And that’s what happened 6 months ago. I got bored then cut my curly hair. I colored my hair 3 times after that, then that’s it.. HELLO DRY HAIR! So I really need something just like this…. ohhh ohhh ohhh I want something just like this (*Coldplay* if you know it) Oks sorry. One word. Intoxicating. Using it once, makes me wants to use it more everyday. Super love it.

FAV No. 3: Yoko Eye Gel

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As a student, I lack sleep. But sometimes its just either I am playing or watching Korean Dramas. Whatever the reason is, the problem is that I am having a lot of trouble with my dark under eyes. And so, I buy this Eye Gel. I love the product because it is so soothing and also reducing the puffiness around the eye area. I love using it before sleeping.

FAV No. 4: Flormar Watermelon Lip Balm

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OHHHhhhhhh my favorite lip balm! I already made a review of this one. If you want to read it just click here. I think I will be using it for a long time, and probably will buy a new one or maybe I will try another flavor?

FAV No. 4: The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Cleansing Daily Solution

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If you will make me choose which one if my most favorite among all of these products, probably I will be choosing this one. It’s a product from The Body Shop. It is a daily solution that you should put after toning your face. It is specifically made for blemished skin which suits my skin type well. I super love it. I love everything about it. Maybe even if my skin isn’t blemished I will still be using this one.

That’s it! I hope you enjoyed reading this. I’ll try making review on all of these mentioned product this week.

xxx Shary ~

Monthly Favorites: April 2017

Not that much of a makeup Ft. Flormar && Why I have acne?

MY ACNE STORY

When I was in high school, I started to have small pimples on my forehead. I don’t actually call it pimples but maybe some sort of an allergy. It’s very irritating and it doesn’t look good. As a teenager, I got curious about what I’m seeing on commercials. So by then I started to try something which made it worse then I stopped after a few days. Luckily after some time the allergy was removed.

When I reached college, pimples started to grow on my cheeks. One by one, until one day I realized that aside from dark spots that I had from my previous pimples, I started to grew more pimples which I cannot count anymore. Then I tried using different products again. I even went for facial once a month for three consecutive months and I also use the products that they prescribed me to use. Then after some time, my pimples was reduced and my dark spots was lightened. But hey, I’m just a college student coming from a “May kaya” family. I cannot continue going for facial and use all of their products. So one by one I stop using what they asked me to put.

I’m still having pimples while I was working, but not as much as before. Actually, my acne was really reduced a lot. Maybe one pimple every month. It continue being like this until I go here in UAE and started working here. Then I don’t know the cause, my pimples started to grow again more and more each day until now. So basically that’s it. The story of my acne. Until now I’m still suffering with this huge problem.

Currently, I am working wherein I am obliged to meet people face to face. And that’s not good if they will see my face with too much pimples. But since there is acne, I don’t put that much make up on my skin to not irritate it that much. But I need to find a solution on how I can reduce the marks on my skin.

FLORMAR HAUL

With a huge question mark on my face and with a lot of curiosity, I entered a make up shop called Flormar. Then a saleslady suggested me foundations, press powder, concealer and such. I promised myself I will not put on make up until I removed all my acne. I told them that, so they gave me BB Cream.

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Item # 1: 7+ White BB Cream

I am afraid to use this one as well. Even if it’s just a BB Cream, still it’s a type of make up meaning it still contains chemicals which might irritate my skin. But after a week of using it, I noticed no changes with my skin which is a good sign because usually if I’m using new products, I breakout after a day or two.

As the name itself says, it is a 7 in one product. It has a SPF 30 UV Protection, it also hydrates, smoothens, and luminate the skin, it corrects the skin color and also, it conceals those dark spots. Which is exactly what I need. I’ve been using this for half a year now and I can say it’s my favorite.

It’s lightweight and it easily blends well with my skin. It also gives you that matte finish thought it may be a little creamy at first. You must blend it well throughout your skin. It has SPF 30 also which is definitely what I need for my dark spots!

What I don’t like about it is the smell. It doesn’t have that pleasant smell that usually comes with creams. But it’s tolerable. Also, there are only three shades of the product so there are only few choices to choose from to which will suit your skin.

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Item #2: Flormar Watermelon Balm

I always have choppy lips so never will I forget to use lip balm on my lips. Not for color but for Sun Protection and to remove the choppiness of my lips. I avoid using dark colored lipstick because again, my acne. I feel that my pimple’s redness becomes more lucid because of the color of my lips. I usually only use Nivea Lip Balm for my lips but there’s nothing wrong with using something new. Then they gave me this lip balm. I love it! It’s doesn’t leave that greasy feeling on the lips. Plus, it is tinted but not that lucid so it’s fine.

I’m not that sure how many shades they have. But at the store where I came has only three shades, or might as well I say flavor, to offer. The one that I have is watermelon which has a pinkish red color. There is also one dark shade which is the black mulberry. and the light one the apple balm. You can really smell the flavor.

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Item # 3: Flormar x10 Lengthening Sculpting Mascara

Not the best that I’ve used so far. But the plus point with this item is that the ingredients consists of Olive Oil which is good for your lashes. It leaves you that voluminous and longer lashes which is what i’m searching for when it comes to mascara. Two thumbs up for this item but still im consistent with the fact that it’s not the best mascara that i’ve tried.


I spent a total of 110 AED all in all. Not bad for these three products! 😍 I will rate all in a total of 8.5/10 

Not that much of a makeup Ft. Flormar && Why I have acne?