Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Losing the Weight with Garcinia Cambogia

Garcinia Cambogia is a type of fruit that grows in Indonesia, India and South Africa. It blooms especially in moist climates. In the West Coast of India, they call this miraculous fruit "Malabar Tamarind". It falls under the same family tree as Tamarinds. That is why I have named my title so! Tamarind is a very sour tasting fruit. Even at its most ripened stage it can be quite sour.

I am a South Asian origin. I lived in South Asia for the first decade of my life and I remember clearly that in those hot and humid days, my mom used to prepare us a cool jug of sherbet drink with ripe Tamarind and sugar. It had this fabulous burst of tangy flavor with a splash of sweetness.
And now you are about to find out that something so delicious can also help to lose weight.
Few months ago, I was on a strict no carb diet to lose a large amount of weight which I gained during pregnancy. Losing weight is not easy, it can be stressful and overwhelming. Especially for those with a busy career and a personal life. One day over Green Tea date with a close buddy of mine, I found out about Dr. Oz referring about a Miracle Weight Loss product called "Garcinia Cambogia". But, I shrugged and said "I don't believe in diet pills". To my surprise, I then found out that it is a complete natural product! It has no additives, no fillers and no chemicals.
Bingo! Now I am more interested. :)
I rushed home and Google searched for "Dr Oz Garcinia Cambogia". I immediately landed on the video link for Garcinia Cambogia on the Dr. Oz website.
I used to watch Dr. Oz alot in my spare times on television. He is a wise man with a lot of knowledge and information to offer. I love Dr. Oz! I think I became a believer in the first place because, this product by first glance because he recommends it. Secondly, because it is 100% natural. I am all in for natural products and foods.
I will be honest. I already lost around 20 pounds before Garcinia Cambogia in a time period of 4 months. I did all sorts of dieting, but most of all I kept it Carbohydrate free. (I will write about my carb free diet in a post soon).
Have you ever heard of a Plateau during weight loss. Well, after that 20 pounds I hit a very long plateau and I was just not losing even half a pound over 4 weeks. I kept exercising and eating well with no luck. Frustration took over and I was very close to giving up. And this stage can be very dangerous for weight loss missions. But, I was determined. I told myself I had to lose that last 10 pounds no matter what!
With an open heart I went onto search for a remedy that will help me break out of this plateau and reach my goal. So, I went with my gut and ordered myself trial bottles of 


  • CURBS APETITE
  • BOOSTS METABOLISM
  • DRAMATICALLY REDUCES BELLY FAT
  • FAST RESULTS
  • BOOSTS ENERGY/FOCUS
I have been able to lose my last 10 pounds without too much dieting with Garcinia. It helped me stress less and the energy it gave me was beyond my words. I don't doubt it won't! It is an extract of a super fruit and fruits are supposed to give us energy. It also helped me tremendously with feeling fuller longer so I did not think about food at all and focused on other important matters. It gave me a boost in my energy and I was able to do more in less time. I did longer power walks and treadmill runs. I also followed a healthy eating plan, but I did introduce a few healthy carbs back into my diet yet lose the 10 pounds easily in 3 weeks.
I hope you enjoyed my post and if you are struggling to lose weight. Give Garcinia Cambogia a Try!


Best Sunscreen in my opinion!!

DEVITA Solar Protective Moisturizer.


First of all I want to say something about this company DEVITA

The DeVita Story...
For nearly my entire life my skin had suffered from chronic cystic acne, and then when my 40's hit, so did the ravages of the Arizona sun I had lived in all my adult life. After spending many hundreds of dollars on expensive "name brand" products, which did nothing except break down my bank account and break out my face, I decided to use my background in chemistry to "deconstruct" those well known high priced potions. I discovered there was nothing in them that would do what they claimed, nor was there any ingredient used that should be so costly. And then, to top it all off, they were all loaded with poisons and preservatives!
After that sad discovery, I knew I had to take matters into my own hands. At that time, I had a small essential oils company, and I began working with organic aloe vera as a dynamic delivery system together with cutting edge advancements in active natural ingredients to create the beginnings of an effective natural products line. So after exhaustive and extensive research and development - DeVita Natural Skin Care was born!

Our basic philosophy?
Make it Clean • Make it Work • Make it Natural • Make it Exceptional...Make it DeVita!
High Sun Protection Product - Use helps prevent sunburn.
For over ten years now DeVita has been dedicated to developing beautifully pure age defying skin care products. Devita now brings that care and expertise to their exclusive line of color cosmetics - |ab·so·lute| minerals.
Just great, healthy coverage you can count on absolutely...|ab·so·lute| minerals. Ask for it by name.

Sunshine Go Away Today...
And it will with DeVita's feather-light, never heavy, oily or greasy moisturizing sun block. It's hard to believe (but it's true!) that our all-natural, sheer, moisturizer/sun screen is a deeply moisturizing daytime cream and sun block all in one! DeVita's exclusive formulation is created specifically for those sensitive to breakouts. This moisturizer is light enough to wear under make-up, absorbs quickly, and yet leaves the skin nourished and feeling soft and smooth. Offering full spectrum UVA/UVB sun protection with a SPF of 30+. Safe for adults and children. Titanium dioxide free.

(Sources : The Devita Website )

Active Ingredient: Zinc oxide 19%.
Inactive Ingredients: Aloe barbadensis* (aloe vera gel), purified water (aqua), capric/caprylic triglycerides (derived from coconut oil), glycerin (vegetable), hyaluronic acid (vegan source), glyceryl stearate SE (derived from vegetable oil), stearic acid, lecithin phospholipid, tocopherol (vitamin E), allantoin, vitis vinifera (grape) seed extract.
†Gluten Sensitive Safe
*Certified Organic
No GMO's
~~~~~~~~~~~

PROS:


With Hyaluronic Acid (Great for all skins including sensitive) -- Holds and binds moisture into skin. An amazing ingredient that should be in all face care products for that softening moisturizing effect.

Paraben Free, Fragrance Free, Alcohol Free, Animal Free and Cruelty Free!

All Natural & 100% Vegan 

100% HALAL -- for Muslims who want to apply this after making Wudhu 

No harsh chemicals like Oxybenzone 





Monday, 23 July 2012

BB CREAMS - A new way to conceal and protect your skin!

A Little About BB Creams

BB stands for Blemish Balm. And we all know what that means:An agent that fights blemishes! These type of creams also come with SPF to protect your skin from the sun while still soothing and covering any flaws.

BB creams were originally created to heal skin after Cosmetic Skin Surgeries. 
More about BB creams can be found here 

****
MISSHA PERFECT COVER 
B.B CREAM


Today I will be reviewing a BB cream which I personally purchased from Ebay.
This was a BB cream I purchased after a lot of research and reading and watching reviews on Youtube, MakeupAlley and other websites.

Now, there are like hundreds of BB cream Brands. North Americans recently started creating them too to compete with the Asians and I hear they are not so good!


I will now go ahead and lay out the Cons and Pros of this products all based on my own experience and opinion. Bare in mind, I have used this product for nearly 2 months so I am not going to judge it based on first impressions!

~~~

First of all I have medium skin tone with yellow undertone.

I am Dry to Combination Skin Type
(A bit dehydrated with visible pores and acne prone during the time of the month or if any products don't suit my skin that has oil or harsh chemicals)

With all that in mind I had to find something that was already reviewed by others same as me. 
I purchased the Number 21 of Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream.

On the website it is $29.00 USD but luckily I had found an Ebay Seller who sells the items directly from Korea, that's where it really comes from. They are authentic and I paid only $13!! 


PROS

Goes on Smoothly
Blends Well
Very Moisturizing - Great for my Dry Skin (But I do wear serum underneath for maximum moisture protection, if you do not have dry skin like me then you can go without the serum)
Instantly adds coverage to blemishes, hides pores
Acts like a Foundation
Medium to Maximum Coverage, with powder on top
No fragrance
SPF 42 (love that i don't have to wear separate sunscreen)
Does not sting eyes as it contains SPF
Does not have a ghost like effect like some other BB creams do

CONS

Has a slight whiteness once applied, very little (Can be easily touched up with pressed powder and thats what i do!)
Broke me out around chin area. (I did not break out first one week but after 1 week I did, so not sure if it is Hormonal or from product but I do notice breakouts more often whenever I have any products like foundations on me!)

I really have no other complains about this product besides the two above. 

But I have not tried any other BB creams besides Garnier, which I will review soon. And I definitely heard worse reviews on other B.B creams. So, I would give this B.B cream a 8 out of 10.

Because it does what it promises. How I react is upon my skin issues. Not every skin type might react to breaking out. 

Also, I think if you buy from Ebay it is worth trying out for only $10!





Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Losing the Weight with Garcinia Cambogia

Garcinia Cambogia is a type of fruit that grows in Indonesia, India and South Africa. It blooms especially in moist climates. In the West Coast of India, they call this miraculous fruit "Malabar Tamarind". It falls under the same family tree as Tamarinds. That is why I have named my title so! Tamarind is a very sour tasting fruit. Even at its most ripened stage it can be quite sour.

I am a South Asian origin. I lived in South Asia for the first decade of my life and I remember clearly that in those hot and humid days, my mom used to prepare us a cool jug of sherbet drink with ripe Tamarind and sugar. It had this fabulous burst of tangy flavor with a splash of sweetness.
And now you are about to find out that something so delicious can also help to lose weight.
Few months ago, I was on a strict no carb diet to lose a large amount of weight which I gained during pregnancy. Losing weight is not easy, it can be stressful and overwhelming. Especially for those with a busy career and a personal life. One day over Green Tea date with a close buddy of mine, I found out about Dr. Oz referring about a Miracle Weight Loss product called "Garcinia Cambogia". But, I shrugged and said "I don't believe in diet pills". To my surprise, I then found out that it is a complete natural product! It has no additives, no fillers and no chemicals.
Bingo! Now I am more interested. :)
I rushed home and Google searched for "Dr Oz Garcinia Cambogia". I immediately landed on the video link for Garcinia Cambogia on the Dr. Oz website.
I used to watch Dr. Oz alot in my spare times on television. He is a wise man with a lot of knowledge and information to offer. I love Dr. Oz! I think I became a believer in the first place because, this product by first glance because he recommends it. Secondly, because it is 100% natural. I am all in for natural products and foods.
I will be honest. I already lost around 20 pounds before Garcinia Cambogia in a time period of 4 months. I did all sorts of dieting, but most of all I kept it Carbohydrate free. (I will write about my carb free diet in a post soon).
Have you ever heard of a Plateau during weight loss. Well, after that 20 pounds I hit a very long plateau and I was just not losing even half a pound over 4 weeks. I kept exercising and eating well with no luck. Frustration took over and I was very close to giving up. And this stage can be very dangerous for weight loss missions. But, I was determined. I told myself I had to lose that last 10 pounds no matter what!
With an open heart I went onto search for a remedy that will help me break out of this plateau and reach my goal. So, I went with my gut and ordered myself trial bottles of 


  • CURBS APETITE
  • BOOSTS METABOLISM
  • DRAMATICALLY REDUCES BELLY FAT
  • FAST RESULTS
  • BOOSTS ENERGY/FOCUS
I have been able to lose my last 10 pounds without too much dieting with Garcinia. It helped me stress less and the energy it gave me was beyond my words. I don't doubt it won't! It is an extract of a super fruit and fruits are supposed to give us energy. It also helped me tremendously with feeling fuller longer so I did not think about food at all and focused on other important matters. It gave me a boost in my energy and I was able to do more in less time. I did longer power walks and treadmill runs. I also followed a healthy eating plan, but I did introduce a few healthy carbs back into my diet yet lose the 10 pounds easily in 3 weeks.
I hope you enjoyed my post and if you are struggling to lose weight. Give Garcinia Cambogia a Try!


Best Sunscreen in my opinion!!

DEVITA Solar Protective Moisturizer.


First of all I want to say something about this company DEVITA

The DeVita Story...
For nearly my entire life my skin had suffered from chronic cystic acne, and then when my 40's hit, so did the ravages of the Arizona sun I had lived in all my adult life. After spending many hundreds of dollars on expensive "name brand" products, which did nothing except break down my bank account and break out my face, I decided to use my background in chemistry to "deconstruct" those well known high priced potions. I discovered there was nothing in them that would do what they claimed, nor was there any ingredient used that should be so costly. And then, to top it all off, they were all loaded with poisons and preservatives!
After that sad discovery, I knew I had to take matters into my own hands. At that time, I had a small essential oils company, and I began working with organic aloe vera as a dynamic delivery system together with cutting edge advancements in active natural ingredients to create the beginnings of an effective natural products line. So after exhaustive and extensive research and development - DeVita Natural Skin Care was born!

Our basic philosophy?
Make it Clean • Make it Work • Make it Natural • Make it Exceptional...Make it DeVita!
High Sun Protection Product - Use helps prevent sunburn.
For over ten years now DeVita has been dedicated to developing beautifully pure age defying skin care products. Devita now brings that care and expertise to their exclusive line of color cosmetics - |ab·so·lute| minerals.
Just great, healthy coverage you can count on absolutely...|ab·so·lute| minerals. Ask for it by name.

Sunshine Go Away Today...
And it will with DeVita's feather-light, never heavy, oily or greasy moisturizing sun block. It's hard to believe (but it's true!) that our all-natural, sheer, moisturizer/sun screen is a deeply moisturizing daytime cream and sun block all in one! DeVita's exclusive formulation is created specifically for those sensitive to breakouts. This moisturizer is light enough to wear under make-up, absorbs quickly, and yet leaves the skin nourished and feeling soft and smooth. Offering full spectrum UVA/UVB sun protection with a SPF of 30+. Safe for adults and children. Titanium dioxide free.

(Sources : The Devita Website )

Active Ingredient: Zinc oxide 19%.
Inactive Ingredients: Aloe barbadensis* (aloe vera gel), purified water (aqua), capric/caprylic triglycerides (derived from coconut oil), glycerin (vegetable), hyaluronic acid (vegan source), glyceryl stearate SE (derived from vegetable oil), stearic acid, lecithin phospholipid, tocopherol (vitamin E), allantoin, vitis vinifera (grape) seed extract.
†Gluten Sensitive Safe
*Certified Organic
No GMO's
~~~~~~~~~~~

PROS:


With Hyaluronic Acid (Great for all skins including sensitive) -- Holds and binds moisture into skin. An amazing ingredient that should be in all face care products for that softening moisturizing effect.

Paraben Free, Fragrance Free, Alcohol Free, Animal Free and Cruelty Free!

All Natural & 100% Vegan 

100% HALAL -- for Muslims who want to apply this after making Wudhu 

No harsh chemicals like Oxybenzone 





Monday, 23 July 2012

BB CREAMS - A new way to conceal and protect your skin!

A Little About BB Creams

BB stands for Blemish Balm. And we all know what that means:An agent that fights blemishes! These type of creams also come with SPF to protect your skin from the sun while still soothing and covering any flaws.

BB creams were originally created to heal skin after Cosmetic Skin Surgeries. 
More about BB creams can be found here 

****
MISSHA PERFECT COVER 
B.B CREAM


Today I will be reviewing a BB cream which I personally purchased from Ebay.
This was a BB cream I purchased after a lot of research and reading and watching reviews on Youtube, MakeupAlley and other websites.

Now, there are like hundreds of BB cream Brands. North Americans recently started creating them too to compete with the Asians and I hear they are not so good!


I will now go ahead and lay out the Cons and Pros of this products all based on my own experience and opinion. Bare in mind, I have used this product for nearly 2 months so I am not going to judge it based on first impressions!

~~~

First of all I have medium skin tone with yellow undertone.

I am Dry to Combination Skin Type
(A bit dehydrated with visible pores and acne prone during the time of the month or if any products don't suit my skin that has oil or harsh chemicals)

With all that in mind I had to find something that was already reviewed by others same as me. 
I purchased the Number 21 of Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream.

On the website it is $29.00 USD but luckily I had found an Ebay Seller who sells the items directly from Korea, that's where it really comes from. They are authentic and I paid only $13!! 


PROS

Goes on Smoothly
Blends Well
Very Moisturizing - Great for my Dry Skin (But I do wear serum underneath for maximum moisture protection, if you do not have dry skin like me then you can go without the serum)
Instantly adds coverage to blemishes, hides pores
Acts like a Foundation
Medium to Maximum Coverage, with powder on top
No fragrance
SPF 42 (love that i don't have to wear separate sunscreen)
Does not sting eyes as it contains SPF
Does not have a ghost like effect like some other BB creams do

CONS

Has a slight whiteness once applied, very little (Can be easily touched up with pressed powder and thats what i do!)
Broke me out around chin area. (I did not break out first one week but after 1 week I did, so not sure if it is Hormonal or from product but I do notice breakouts more often whenever I have any products like foundations on me!)

I really have no other complains about this product besides the two above. 

But I have not tried any other BB creams besides Garnier, which I will review soon. And I definitely heard worse reviews on other B.B creams. So, I would give this B.B cream a 8 out of 10.

Because it does what it promises. How I react is upon my skin issues. Not every skin type might react to breaking out. 

Also, I think if you buy from Ebay it is worth trying out for only $10!