Sunday, 30 May 2010

Wedding EOTD

I had to go to a wedding today, so heres my EOTD:






































Products Used:
MAC Amberlights on the lid
MAC Crushed Metal Pigment (from the Spring Collections) on Lid
Urban Decay Black Shadow - can't remember the name but any black shadow will do.
MAC By Candlelight MSF as highlight (Shock horror!)
Black Sabaya liner on water line, upper lash line and tight lined.
MAC Zoom Lash.


Lots of Love from MyFrostedWorldXXX

Salmon Recipe

I've started a diet...I have to...I need to lose a stone. However, instead of doing it the silly way on just 800 cals, I'm going to do it healthily, with good food and exercise.


So, yesterday my mum made fish and chips...not the healthiest meal. So I asked her to buy me a salmon steak (is that what it is? A steak?!) Or Fillet?? Lol! I need my food to taste good or I don't feel satisfied. So this is what I did to it.


I put some foil in an oven-safe dish and put the fish in. I then squeezed in 2 lemons (although, one and a half would be sufficient, but I LOVE lemon!), some fresh dill, fresh coriander, olive oil, salt and 2-4 sliced chillies. ( I used 5 as hot food speeds up the metabolism, so I eat them too... :-s )
I then 'massaged' the ingredients into the fish and put half the greens under the fish, then the other half on top and then sealed it up. I then put it into a hot oven for about 15-20mins.




Hope you guys try this out and let me know if you like it :-)

Lots of Love from MyFrostedWorldXXX

Friday, 28 May 2010

EOTD, Hair and Oxford

I thought, as I'm always going on about being in Oxford, I would show you a few pics of where I am etc...
I wont say which hotel etc...but the views from my room is like a field kinda place, I don't think you can see the horses in the photos though :-(




Secondly, todays EOTD. I just wanted a nice brown, neutral look which I did with a brown from the 120 palette and Stila Barefoot Contessa in the crease. With the MSF I always use as a highlight.




Finally, I took some photos of my hair today (Au Naturel, no straightening, so pardon the frizz!) It's just to show you the colour. After a wash, it's changed a colour a bit...




A lot of photos for one post...
Hope you enjoyed.
Lots of Love from MyFrostedWorldXXX

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Green Tea Recipes

Hey Everyone!


Hope you're keeping well??


I'm off work now till next Wednesday, well Tuesday as I have to drive back to Oxford. I swear that's my second home now! I actually know my way around, but have yet to go shopping there. Weird, I know! I've seen their town centre and it's very pretty but it was at night when we went out for a meal. I intend to leave early one of these days and go. Then again, this month is going to be tight as I'm having to pay £500 for my car service, MOT (it's 3 years old now!) tyres and car tax...What a waste of money?! I could be buying facials, makeup and clothes with that.
So, the point of this post is my newly resurrected habit of Green Tea. This stuff tastes so bad that I go through phases of drinking it and then stopping then starting back up. Well, I've started back up and with a vengeance. I'm so far on 4 cups a day - 2 caffeinated and 2 decaff. Green Tea has many benefits, including helping weightloss, high in anti-oxidants (I did a post on anti oxidants a while ago which you can find here) so helps you to look younger, there's even a study showing that it helps prevent cancer!

This got me to thinking, could I put green tea directly on my face to enhance the results?! I know there are a lot of products on the market containing green tea, including the Dove deodorant, which coincidentally I'm using now as it was on offer in Asda! I wanted to try making my own products using the actual tea. I started thinking and came up with the below.

Green Tea toner / Water Spritz:
I came up with this idea as I just dampened a cotton wool pad in my remaining tea and put it on my face lol! I thought, instead of adding it to boiling water, add it into some Evian or Volvic and let it brew for a while. Then decant into a spray bottle and put it in the fridge. When you're going out or feel too hot, just spray it on :-) Or you could use as a toner and just swipe the mixture on with cotton wool pads.

Exfoliating Facemask:
Instead of boiling green tea and adding it into the facemask, I thought why not put the leaves in and exfoliate with them?! Mix together some yoghurt, gram flour, honey and green tea leaves (just cut open a tea bag, that's what I did!). Make into a thick paste and put onto your face for 10-15mins, or till its set. Then wet your face a bit to loosen up the mixture and exfoliate. This will really enliven a complexion.

I hope you guys try these out and let me know the results :-)

I'm off to town now to return a top to Primark, it was so tight, I couldn't breathe!

Have a great day!

Lots of Love from MyFrostedWorldXX

Monday, 24 May 2010

Sunburn ( Dedicated to Verity!)

I was speaking to my friend Verity,and she had an amazing time at the beach but was sunburnt, and is in pain today. It got me to thinking, there must be loads of people out there with the same problems because of this beautiful weather. I don't burn as I'm quite olive, which is lucky as I have a very low pain threshold and sunburn looks really painful :-s


So, what is sunburn?! It's a burn to living tissue, such as skin, which is produced by overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation, commonly from the sun's rays. I would go on, but I don't think everyone wants the science behind it, just how to get rid of it. If you want to know more, wikipedia has a good article.


As you can judge from my blog,  I much prefer natural remedies to the stuff you buy in shops, I feel they work better (sometimes!) Before I started reading up on sunburn, I suggested stuff like cold milk and aloe vera gel to heal the burn, however there is so much more that you can do.


Below are 10 things that you can try (There are some weird ones):


1)The lettuce remedy  - Boil some lettuce leaves, and then strain the water. Let the water cool to room temperature before you dip some gauze or even cotton wool pads in and apply. Repeat every two to four hours until you feel relief. The same can be done with cold milk. I think if you blend up some cucumber and put it in the fridge, you could do the same with that too (Apply with cotton wool, not boil ofcourse!)


2)Prepare a cool bath with ¼ cup of cornstarch and ¼ cup of baking soda. This will help relieve the inflamation. Other bath time sunburn remedies are tomato juice, buttermilk, and parsley juice.


3)Wrap some dry, regular oatmeal in a towel or cheesecloth, wet the entire bundle in cool tap water, and apply like a compress to your skin.


4) Boil 4 to 6 bags of tea in some water for 20 minutes. Let the tea cool and then dip in some towels or cotton wool and apply the solution directly to your skin. The antioxidants in the tea will help soothe skin inflammation and the cool temperature will help draw out some extra heat.


5)My vitamin e oil treatment would work wonders to reduce inflamation, and aid healing process. Other oils you could add are Bergamot, Calandula, or Lavender.


6) Dissolve some baking soda in water and make a compress using a clean cloth or cotton wool pads. Or you could add 1/2 cup of baking soda to a tepid bath and soak. Instead of drying the affected area with a towel, let it air dry. Baking soda is cooling and will help the skin retain moisture.


7) Cover the area with olive oil and sprinkle powdered ginger on the oil. This will promote healing.


8) A smelly one - Bruise an onion and rub on the burn. Alternatively, grate a potato and apply it to the burned area. The starch will cool and soothe the burn.



9) Mix equal parts of yogurt and mashed strawberries and apply to the sunburned area for 15 minutes. Rinse with cool water. Although, I think I'd want to eat that...!!


10) Witch Hazel would be good applied on with a cotton wool pad.


It's also important to prevent sunburn, as it takes just 15 minutes for skin to get damaged from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. This can be done by all the usual methods, sitting in the shade, high factor sunscreen, protective clothing such as hats and sunglasses. Put a small amount of sunscreen in your hair so you will avoid burning your scalp. Dont forget to protect you hard to reach areas, such as knees, back of your neck, elbows and back of your ears . Feet should also be included if you are wearing sandals, flip-flops or going bare-foot. Also, protect your lips, vaseline or suncreen should do. Lastly, stay out of the sun during the peak hours - apparently that is between 10am-3pm, I'm sorry but thats the whole day...Whats the point in going on holiday if you're staying in?! (I know I shouldn't be saying that!) Personally, I stay out of the sun between 11am-1pm, but thats just me, I'm not suggesting it or anything...I don't want any law-suits hahaha!
If you have any remedies that you use, please feel free to comment below.


Have a great day and enjoy the sun :-)


Lots of Love From MyFrostedWorldXXX

Sunday, 23 May 2010

Bad dye job

I finally felt my hair was ok enough to dye, so I did it this afternoon. However, the fricking dye did nothing to my colour...Like seriously! It's the exact same colour. I would take pics but I have to re-charge my battery and to be honest, there is no diff. The Herbashine hair dye is (pardon my language!) CRAP.Very disappointed. I would've expected a little lightness at least..Oh well, at least it had no ammonia so not too much damage done.
When I dye my hair, I always find the conditioner you get with them are just too heavy to use as a normal conditioner, as in shampoo, condition then wash out. So, I always add it into the dye, so its conditioning my hair as well as damaging...I guess you could say counteract it!? Well, this dye did leave my hair extremely soft and shiny, so I'm not sure if its the conditioner or the dye...!?
Oh well..I think I'll go back to the hairdressers and get some highlights put in instead.


I'm off to Oxford now, so I don't think I'll be posting till I get back.
Have a great week everyone...
Love from MyFrostedWorldxxx

Saturday, 22 May 2010

Asian Beauty Products.

Omgosh it is sooo hot and lovely outside. Unfortunately, I've had to spend the day at the tyre place. Luckily, it's in one of the Asian shopping areas (Yes, areaS, we have a lot here!) in Leicester, so I had shops galore :-)
This area (Green Lane Road for anyone in Leicester) used to be horrid, but they've got so many clothes and accessories shops there now, that it's fun! It's all cheap as well. I rarely go, but when I do, I love looking at the jewelery and clothes.

I actually didn't buy much, just a dress, face-mask and soap.

The dress is actually a TopShop seconds dress, it's a cute 'sailor' dress. The front is a round neck, but the back is open. I'm just going to wear it with leggings and heels.
There was a health care store which looked as though it's just opened up. Now, give me a natural health care shop, and I feel like buying everything. But my mum was with me, so I was 'not allowed' lol!
I bought some neem soap. Now, as per my previous post on the neem facemask, I've always been a fan of the stuff. It's like a quick-fix skin cleaner-upper (it's a word in my vocabulary!). Seriously, if you want a nice face for a event or something, just use a neem mask and you'll really see the difference. So, I thought lets try the soap. I got 3 for £2 which is really cheap. I can't find a link for the soap I bought, but this one seems good.



Finally, I bought a facemask.

The brand name is really funny - Hakeem ChiChi. However, judging by the site, it's quite a famous pharmacy in India. I don't think you can actually purchase it online, however theres an email address at which you can contact them: info@hakeemchichi.com.
The mask is just called 'Herbal Face Pack'. I don't understand the ingredients as they're not in English. It's an ayurvedic mask which you use for 20 days in a row to clear acne scars. I'm starting tonight, so we'll see. I'll report back in 20 days...!!

Whilst on the topic of Indian remedies, theres one product I really want to speak about called Safi. Now, this is a herbal liquid blood purifier. It tastes ands smells absolutely disgusting, however the results are fricking amazing. You take it with orange juice, I would suggest a really sweet drink, which has a strong taste. None of that dilute stuff! The effects of this are you go to the loo a lot, till your blood is clean. This is very inconvenient, I agree however the effect it has on your skin and weight are worth it. Your skin is clear, nothing is left clogged either. And you lose weight, without a doubt. It really cleans you out. I would suggest having a bottle then see the difference. I have bottle in the pantry, but I'm so hot, I can't be bothered to go get it to take a photo, so I'll insert one from google:
This product is great to use a month before a holiday, your wedding, an important party...Anything when you want to shed some pounds and want your skin to become clear. Or just if you're feeling sluggish and you want a kickstart. I really like it.

I hope everyone enjoys this post.
Have a great weekend!
Lots of Love MyFrostedWorldXXX

Friday, 21 May 2010

Raves

It feels like I haven't updated my blog in ages. I've not been busy, but my brothers studying for his exam, and so is hogging the laptop! So, I finally have it, albeit on a Friday night(!)


First things first, I have finally bought my Chanel Chance Eau Fraiche.


Gorgeous, gorgeous scent. I got it from Boots for £45. Well, £15 as I had vouchers :-) I love the description of the perfume on the site:


"Unexpected, sparkling and romantic.Allow yourself to be swept up in the whirlwind of CHANCE.

Like love, chance arises without warning.Discover a new interpretation of CHANCE. Just like the Eau de Toilette and the Parfum, the CHANCE Eau de Parfum is created like a constellation, a sphere of scents in constant movement. CHANCE Eau de Parfum - created by Jacques Polge - offers a new version of the Unexpected Floral, to arouse more emotion, surprise and love."


Its such a lovely, summer frangrance. So light and fresh...Love it!!


So, the next product I want to rave about is my Decleor Nutridivine moisturiser (unfortunately I can't find it on the actual Decleor site.).


It's £45 which may seem quite expensive for a moisturiser, but when you look at the ingredients, you see why (see link above for them).
Now, being someone whos always had oily skin, this dry skin malarky is really weird. The sensation of putting thick moisturiser on is so odd. The cream is so thick, and leaves your skin so lovely and dewy.
I put some on my neck in the afternoon, and it still feels moisturised.


Being a huge fan of the Hydra-Floral, I didn't really go looking for a new cream, but when you go to a Decleor concession it's like speaking to a therapist, rather than a sales girl. She examined my skin, asked if Hydra-floral was enough, so I told her that its lovely but I'm still getting dry. So she recommended Nutridivine. She also gave me samples of Angelique oil as it's for dry skins, I'm currently using Neroli which I would say was for combination skin. Angelique smells gorgeous (as the whole of the Decleor range does), and moisturises like you wouldn't believe. These two products together have really transformed my skin in less than a week. It's softer, and I have NO dry patches anywhere. So, I'm happy :-)


The final beauty product I want to rave about is Aveeno Cream Oil moisturiser. Not much to say about this, but it's moisturising!! I don't even need to put on baby oil as well as moisturiser anymore. The only downside is the smell...It smells like a cross between oats and plastic...Yeah, nice. So, I soak myself in perfume to counteract the smell. It's from Boots, for around £3.



Finally, I'm loving PEARLS!! Pearl earrings, pearl bracelets, pearl necklaces...Pearls, Pearls, Pearls!!




(Primark Pearls hahaha!)

Gosh, this was a long post...
Hope everyone has a great weekend. I'm back in the Oxford office next week :-( However, it's only MOnday and Tuesday. I'm back on Wednesday and I'm then off work till the following Tuesday WooHOo!!

Love from MyFrostedWorldXXX

Sunday, 16 May 2010

New shoes :-)


I went to John Lewis to buy my Hydra floral but came out with these shoes and a diff Decleor moisturiser (which I'll do a review on later on this week).
I also bought a bunch of Primark goodies... Jewellery, tshirts and black skinny jeans (I buy 3 pairs of these and at £7, when they fade you dont feel bad throwing them away!)


Anyways, back to my beloved new shoes (taken with my iphone, so the quality isn't great):




They're from John Lewis, but the brand is Bertie. They're £85.
Link: I can't find one, but they're like this without a bow and a zip instead.

Ok, I'm off to see my aunt in hospital now - she has gall stones :-(
Have a great evening everyone :-)
Lot of Love from MyFrostedWorldxxx

Face (and hair) Oil Treatment

Hey Guys!
Hope everyone is well and enjoying the sunny weather. I'm hopefully going to pop into John Lewis later to pick up another jar of my Decleor Hydra-floral as its run out :-( I go through so much of it but it's so lovely! I won't use anything else on my face.


Anyways, something I forgot to mention yesterday in my Roaccutane tips post was oil treatments for the face. This is something I try to do a few times a week, as it really moisturises the skin and helps fade away the redness. It's meant to be really good in fading away scars, or make them look less noticeable.


What you need:
Vitamin E capsules
Carrier oil such as Olive oil. I used Avocado oil this time which is just as good, if not better. Other oils which you could use are Argan oil, Almond oil or just another face oil like the Decleor ones. This is because the vitamin e oil is quite sticky and hard to apply. A 'softer' oil just helps with the application.




You then cut open the capsules, I used about four or five - a little snip with scissors and squeeze out the contents. You then just simply mix up the two oils together and apply to your face and decollete area. You can then add the rest to the ends of your hair.




Then leave it on for as long as possible - I usually do it on a sunday morning, as I don't tend to have a bath till late afternoon/evening lol! If you feel its sunk in during the day, just add a little more carrier oil and rub it in.
When you come to wash it out - exfoliate with hot as you can handle water. Then carry on with your usual moisturiser.
Try this out , it's really good :-)
Enjoy your weekend!
Lots of Love MyFrostedWorldxxx

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Oui Oui..C'est le Nutrine Garlic Shampoo

I don't know why...I associate garlic with the French...Must be the cliche of a French man in a navy and white stripey shirt with a bunch of garlic and a baguette...Omg I am so ignorant...Lol!


I first heard of the shampoo in ahahnbarbies video. Where she was talking about how the shampoo changed her hair. All I could think was ew garlic smelling hair?! Then she mentioned you can get the unscented one which smells like baby powder (unscented, but scented...Yeah...!)
Anyways, so I went searching for this shampoo and it's actually quite readily available. I got it on Amazon. The shampoo is really cheap, but the P&P always costs more everywhere I checked. I paid £4 for the shampoo and £5 for th P&P ... :-s
When I got it, I was like YESS...it's huge, so well worth the money.
So, you're meant to shampoo your hair once, then do it again but leave the shampoo in for 5 minutes, then wash out. I always condition my ends after. When you wash it out, your hair actually feels thicker and heavier. I don't know if this is psychological or not. I have found when I use this shampoo, my hair falls less or not at all, and I have loads more volume. It's also meant to help your hair grow faster, however I haven't noticed that. Although, I have the slowest hair growth rate of anyone in the world...I swear!! It probably grows an inch a year...If that!!
Overall, I like it. It's not nourishing or moisturising so you WILL need a conditioner after. Also, it's a little drying so I suggest alternating it with a moisturising shampoo every week.However, for thicker, fuller hair...It defo works. I will definetely be re-purchasing this. Theres also a garlic conditioner and hot oil treatment, both of which I may purchase once my current stuff is finished.
Hope that helps!
Lots of Love from MyFrostedWorldxxx



Ramblings and Roaccutane tips

I'm sat here on a Saturday night, it's cold and there isn't anything on TV to watch. I've just finished watching Cougar Town - It's great! So funny! It has Courtney Cox and Jordan from Scrubs in it. They've also got this hot guy in there, he plays the character Grayson...hott!! It's on Living TV but I've watched the first series online already, so I'm on the second series now. After this post, I'm going to catch up on GLEE!! Love that show, the music, the characters...Everything! Sue Sylvester is the best, she's so cool lol!


Ok, to the roaccutane tips. I thought to be honest that I would do a huge series on the treatment and list down all the side-effects, but I haven't. Which is really bad. Well, better late than never I guess...
I know I've documented all this previously, but just a little re-cap:




So, to start of with I want to speak about the first month you're on the medication. This is actually the worst. This is when the medicine pushes out all the oil to the surface, and all the spots. Omg when I started and the breakout happened, I looked hideous...and that's an understatement. I did not want to go out or anything. I looked so bad. This lasted around a month or so. I was also really, really oily. It was horrid, I really felt like stopping as it was so bad!
Then after 3-4weeks, my skin started getting dry...but the spots were still there. So now not only did I have spots, but also dry skin. This was worse...I couldn't even look in the mirror. I looked so bad. I used to pile on the foundation, which in turn made it look worse. I wanted to stay in all the time and not go out!
Then I went on holiday to Lisbon, the dryness got worse, but the spots started drying up a little too. This gave me hope...I finally saw the results I wanted. This is also the point my lips started getting dry, so constant lipbalm application.
Then by the end of month 2/beginning of month 3 my skin was a lot clearer. I was finally happy.


So, products I used to maintain my skin and side-effects.


Skin
Decleor Hydra-floral (http://shop.decleor.co.uk/product/hydra-floral-anti-pollution--flower-nectar-moisturising-cream)
Decleor Neroli oil (http://shop.decleor.co.uk/product/aromessence-neroli)
Decleor Balm Essential Neroli (http://shop.decleor.co.uk/product/neroli-essential-night-balm)
Panoxyl 10 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Panoxyl-Acnegel-10/dp/B0015X83SW)
Regular trips to the steam room!!!
Lips
Neutrogena Norwegian Formula lip conditioner - all day
Vaseline and Aqueous Cream slathered all over my lips and surrounding area at night.


Body
The skin on the body too gets quite dry.
Baby oil as soon as I come out of the bath onto wet skin.
Exoliate with a oil based exfoliator - I've been using Boots Botanics one (Cant remember the name) but you can make one at home with a mixture of olive oil, honey and caster sugar.
Aveeno Cream oil moisturiser.
Regular trips to the steam room!!!


Hair
To begin with, I found my hair was shiny and nice. I was shocked as I heard your hair gets dry and falls out. Then it happened just about a week ago :@
However, I've only experienced hair-fall, no dryness as such. Just that I can go a week without washing my hair which I love!
To stop hair fall, I use Garlic shampoo - I will do a seperate post on this next. However, I just want to say it's really good.
Lots of deep conditioning, including masks and oils which I've spoken about in my blog. The best one is still Philip Kingsley Elasticizer - it's un beatable.
Morrocanoil to finish my hair - It leaves it shiny and healthy looking.


Other side-effects:


WATER!!! Because the medicine is drying your body out, you need to replenish it with hydration. You only want the bad spot causing oils killed, nothing else!!


I think thats it for now. If anyone else is on the medication and has any tips, please feel free to comment below :-)


Love from MyFrostedWorldxxx

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Double Post



I just went to hospital for my skin appointment today, I didn't need to increase my dose or anything as I've had such a huge difference that I don't actually have any acne left. Today my nurse taught me about The Leeds Acne Grading system. Its the system used by doctors to grade the severity of acne, and to monitor the progress. I was a Grade 4 and now I'm not on the scale in 16 weeks, which I think shows how effective Roaccutane is. I actually can't find much on it online which is weird apart from the below:



Grade 1 (Mild Acne): characterized by the smallest form of blackheads which can felt rather than seen. These can often be felt or seen on the chin area.

Grade 2: (Acne Cosmetica): characterized by small blackheads or spots which can be caused by every day cosmetics used on the skin.
Grade 3: (Acne Vulgaris): is what most people visually recognize as acne, although all grades of this condition are in fact ‘acne’. Characterised by blackheads, papules and pustules
Grade 4: (Cystic Acne): the most severe form of acne which is characterized by blackheads, papules, pustules and cysts.


(http://www.laserskinsolutions.co.uk/Ive_heard_of_the_Leeds_grading_system_for_acne_what_is_this_,144,,list.html)
 
For my EOTD I just used black Liner in all on the lash line and waterline, and a little MSF on the lid and brow bone & inner corner. I also put a little above the eyebrow to highlight more. Oh, and I always forget, I groom my brows with clear mascara.
 


 
Ok, Leicester City are playing tonight so I'm off to supports them! Have a great evening everyone :-)
Lots of Love MyFrostedWorldxxx

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Green Smoke

No waffle, just an EOTD...







Urban Decay Primer Potion
Mac Green Smoke - Lid
Mac Juxt - Lid
Random Lancome Green - Lid
Blended them together and added
Mac Showstopper - crease
Highlighted with Mac By candlelight MSF and Mac Shroom
Lancome Hypnose mascara.
Liner - Mac it's a green colour but I've forgotten the name and Black Sabaya pencil.

Have a good evening everyone...
Love from MyFrostedWorldxxx

Monday, 10 May 2010

Random waffle and EOTD

Ok, so I was going to dye my hair today, I was so excited. However, the past few days my hair has been falling out quite a bit. It's really been worrying me, but I read up and it is a side effect of Roaccutane. I also read that nioxin shampoo is meant to help. I'm actually using garlic shampoo at the moment though, which is meant to thicken hair, and stop falling. It's working as it's only since I stopped using it has my hair started falling. So, I'll go back to it. By the way, YES I said GARLIC shampoo lol!! It's really good, I'll do a seperate blog post about it with details on where to get it etc... Anyways, so because of this hair loss, no hair dying for a while :-(


I was meeting up with some friends for dinner. We went to Wagamamas, I didn't like my food :-s It's not nice! But I was proud of my make up as I did it with a little compact mirror in like 5mins.






This look has been created using:
Stila smokey eyes palette - It has such gorgeous colours.
MAC MSF By Candlelight as a highlight
Urban decay - Oil Slick to further darken crease.
Black Eyeliner in water line and upper.
MAC Zoom Lash mascara.
Just used vaseline on lips :-)

Sorry for all the complaining today guys!
Lots of Love...MyFrostedWorldxxx