Monday, August 25, 2008

From Vanity Kit to Vanity Treats

I have moved my blog to a new address. Go on, get your daily dose of Vanity Treats.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


Thanks to Steeping Beauty for the tag!

The rules are posted at the beginning. At the end of the post, the player tags 6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blog and leave a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answer.

1. What was I doing 10 years ago?

I was happily living the life of a yuppie! I was out practically every night after work, spent more than I earned, and had enough energy with very little sleep.

2. What are 5 things on my to-do list today?

meet with a supplier

check my employees' progress on our ongoing project

shoot video greetings for my grandfather and grandmother's wedding anniversary

prepare an appetizer for dinner (asparagus with white cream sauce topped with mozarella cheese -- yum!).

update my blog

3. Snacks I enjoy:
ice cream, cheese, french fries, fruit-flavored cakes, chocolates

4. Places I’ve lived:


5. Things I’d do if I were a billionaire

Invest my money wisely so that I can just live off on the interest, tour around the world with my family, build my dream homes (one in the city, one in a nice vacation area).

6. People I want to know more about:

Creative people usually get me curious about their life and inspirations.

And now I'm tagging these bloggers:

Aeirin Collections

Craig Says

Simply Kate

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Let's Help Fight Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women. Being a woman myself, breast cancer awareness is one of the campaigns I staunchly support. I feel it's my responsibility to help, not just by spreading information about this disease, but also by actually getting women with limited resources to get themselves tested.

Doctors always emphasize that early detection is crucial in treating breast cancer. They suggest doing monthly breasts self-examinations, but sadly, not many women do this. I'm not even sure if all women know how to do this properly. There is, of course, mammography, which is said to be the best method for detecting breast cancer. But again, not many do this regularly, and there a lot who cannot even afford to get this done.

I stumbled upon The Breast Cancer Site and they have an ongoing campaign soliciting clicks to help raise funds for free mammograms. Yes, all you need to do is to click on the button every day, and their sponsors will pay for every click they get. 100% of the money they raise through this campaign will be used to provide free mammogram tests for women in the low income bracket. The more clicks you give, the more women they can help.

To start supporting this cause, please visit The Breast Cancer Site. I've also added a permanent link on my side bar and I hope that you'll click on it whenever you visit this blog.

If you want to know more about breast cancer, please click here.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Olive Oil and Beauty

I love olive oil. Aside from the fact that it's good for your cooking, it's also one of the best home remedies for your skin and hair.

Olive oil is rich in vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant. It is easily absorbed by the skin, and it's non-comedogenic so you wouldn't have to worry about clogging your pores.

Here are some ways you can use it in your beauty regimen:


Apply olive oil on your skin after bathing. Pay special attention to the elbows, knees, hands, and feet, which are more prone to dryness.

Extra dry feet and hands? Apply olive oil right before bedtime, wear socks and gloves, and leave them overnight.

Hair Care

Warm olive oil in a pot for a minute and massage it onto your hair and scalp. Leave it on for at least 30 minutes with your hair covered in a shower cap. Shampoo your hair as usual. This treatment helps not just to moisturize your hair, but also to prevent split ends and dandruff.

On a daily basis, olive oil can be used as a leave-in conditioner. Depending on your hair length, put 1-3 drops on your palm, rub your hands together, the apply it on your hair.


Mix olive oil and brown sugar. Apply it on your face or on any part of your body you'd like to exfoliate. Remember to scrub gently, especially if you're using it to exfoliate sensitive areas.


Use olive oil when you get a massage. I personally prefer this over coconut oil because of its scent and non-comedogenic properties. Add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to enhance your massage experience.

Make up Remover

Apply a few drops of olive oil on a cotton ball and remove make up before washing your face with a cleanser.

Lip Care

Put a drop of olive oil on your finger and dab it on your lips to soothe dry, chapped lips.

Nail Care

Soak nails in a cup of warm olive oil for a few minutes to strengthen weak nails and soften cuticles.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Did you know that...

Acne on the head, and the facial skin closest to your hairline is a sign that your shampoo is too strong and is irritating your skin? Switch to a shampoo with a milder formula.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Trouble Sleeping? A reader's reaction

I received a comment from Azure Island Designs which I thought was worth posting on my main page. Just in case you don't have time view the comments page. She gives us this tip...

I endured many years of difficulty falling asleep...then waking up in the middle of the night not being able to go back to sleep...I've tried everything you suggest and more...the only thing that helps me is to stop the caffeine intake...that includes coffee, tea, chocolate anything with has made a tremendous difference for me!! Worth the sacrifice...cheers

Thanks Azure Island Designs! I'm sure other readers would benefit from this.

Just a quick note -- the teas I mentioned in my original post are herbal ones that contain lavender and chamomille, and these do not contain caffeine. I also found a tea called "Nighty Night" by Traditional Medicines specifically formulated to promote nighttime relaxation. So if you must drink coffee or tea, go for the decaffeinated ones.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Did you know that...

Licking your lips frequently can cause dryness and chapping? If you think that licking your lips can help hydrate them, think again. Saliva can leave your lips even drier. It would be best to apply a lip balm as frequently as needed.