Monday, October 17, 2011

Feel Pretty and Save Moolah!

Hello dear Sunshines,
I want to share with you readers some beauty tricks and tips on home beauty splurge that wont coz you much as opposed to those expensive spa treatment at the salon. 

Score smooth lips: Give your lips a break from ingredient-packed lip balms and exfoliate them using this simple sugar scrub recipe! Just mix two pinches of sugar with a few drops of water and gently rub the mixture over your lips. Wash with warm water and then apply Vaseline. By exfoliating your pucker, your lips will feel extra smooth and kissable!

Fight breakouts with a banana mask: The summer heat can do a toll on your skin–leaving it oily and greasy, just waiting for a zit to pop up and ruin your night out. Instead of a pricey facial, try this remedy: Get one ripe banana, 1 tsp. honey, and an orange. First, mix the banana and honey together. Then, add a few drops of juice from the orange. Keep mixing, and then apply the mixture to your face for 15 minutes before rinsing off with a cool washcloth. Smooth skin heading your way!

Treat your tresses: The trick to luscious locks? Look to your breakfast choice! It may be hard to believe but a raw egg is actually one of the best hair masks you can use. The yolk is naturally moisturizing if you have dry hair and the white has enzymes that will remove excess grease if you’re prone to oily hair Just use a 1/2 cup of whatever egg part you need for your hair type and use on clean, damp hair. Let sit for 15 minutes and rinse with cool water. Finish by shampooing and conditioning your hair with your normal products. If you have normal hair, you can use the entire egg to condition your hair, followed by washing your hair as usual.

Get a soft hand scrub: Combat flakiness and breakage by treating hands to this soothing vanilla scrub; all you need is 2 cups water, 1 cup milk, 1 1/2 tbsp. olive oil and a pinch of vanilla. Mix the mixture in the microwave for 20 seconds and soak your hands for 10 minutes. After, rinse hands with warm water and dry. Say hello to soft digits!

Happy Spa-ing everyone!

xoxo,
Ana

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Cousin's Solemnization

Hello dearies..
Wow it has been a very long hiatus from me. Well, I've been caught up with work and I've never been more tired after work than before, therefore i never could seem to find the right timing to update my blog. but i hope that would change as I'm adjusting with my new work schedule. to some of you whom haven't know this yet, I've started to work under Ministry of Health in Serdang Hospital and seriously it's very tiring. i don't deal with patients but the doctors is more of 'pening kepala' to me. But, Insyallah, I'll pass through.

And also i wanted to share with my readers some pictures from my cousin solemnization on the 17th September 2011. Since the couple are still studying in Japan and they've just come back for a few days for the solemnization, the wedding's reception will be in March of next year.

Enjoy the pictures!
Yours truly with the bride
The hantaran from the bride's side
The hantaran from the groom's side
With the engagement ring
The groom with his father
Giving the 'wang hantaran'
Wedding ring




Us lots!
Praline choclates I made for doorgifts
Us girls with Khairil Rashid
The lovely bride and groom
With the bride's mother (right) and my mom, the bride's aunt (left)


Last but not least, yours truly.
p/s: I wore the shawl for the whole day because of the ceremony, I'm not wearing it permanently yet.


xoxo,
Ana

Saturday, August 13, 2011

How Lovely...

Morning dearies..

How lovely is it to have photo shoot props for your wedding as below?
Source
Or with this pose...

Awww..for now I'll keep on dreaming, no harm to that!

p/s: Happy fasting!

xoxo,
Ana

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Kim K's Wedding!

Hello dears..
Woa it seems i haven't been updating my blog for more than 2 weeks, totally sorry but there's a few personal i have to attend to plus with this fasting month, I've been rather 'lemau' this year than before. i blame the super hot weather and the lack of water i drink during sahur even though i always gulped down 3 glasses of mineral water and 1 cup of tea. anyways, for all muslim, i hope it's not too late to wish 'Salam Ramadhan and happy fasting!'

But what i wanted to blog about today is about this article i came across, which is about what top designer think of the future bride to be reality star Kimberly Kardashian whom is getting married next week on the 20th august should wear to her wedding. First of all, we already know that Vera Wang is designing her wedding gown for her upcoming nuptial and it is still a secret on how her gown would look like but there's no wrong for other designer to fantasies Kim K's sexy curve on their own designs. Let's check them out.

Watters

"Kim Kardashian dresses for many roles: businesswoman, spokesperson, and bombshell," says the Watters design team. "We wanted to honor that bombshell in her, so we looked to Old Hollywood for inspiration. We created this washed organza gown that combines a curve-accentuating silhouette and crystal-and-pearl beading with Marilyn Monroe in The Prince and the Showgirl and Audrey Hepburn's iconic evening dress in My Fair Lady in mind."

Kevan Hall

"I wanted to design a gown that takes Kim from the red carpet to the white carpet," says Kevan Hall. To achieve this, he manipulated iridescent alabaster silk duchess satin into a fitted one-shoulder gown with a dramatic spiral hemline.

Alfred Angelo

Alfred Angelo designer Michael Shettel wanted to create a gown that would appeal to Kim's Elizabeth Taylor-esque shape. "The dramatic sweetheart neckline will show off her décolletage, while the hourglass bodice will highlight her tiny waist," he says. "And the elongated drop waist will show off her much talked about 'ba dunk a dunk.'" The satin gown incorporates crystals, rhinestones and metallic embroidery. 

Ines DeSanto

Ines Di Santo designed two dresses in one: "The gown features a detachable train that can be removed after the ceremony, with a short, sexy mini for the reception," she says. The Italian silk satin organza gown also includes cut-out details and Swarovski crystals of diverse sizes embroidered throughout the bodice. 

Claire Pettibone

"Kim has an amazing figure and should show that off for her wedding day, but at the same time, a bit of elegance and delicate details give her a fresh, blushing-bride loveliness," says Claire Pettibone. Through the use of silk charmeuse layered with hand-beaded tulle, silk ribbon roses and scattered leaves, and Swarovski crystal-and-pearl accents, the design is both sweet and seductive. 

Jennifer Salzman

Jennifer Salzman's silk duchess and silk satin-faced organza gown features a structured bodice and trumpet-style skirt. "The neckline and bodice are simple, so she can add her own jewelry, and the skirt has soft feminine draping with a dramatic billowing train, which falls in line with her sensational red-carpet gown choices," Salzman says. "I added clear crystal beads throughout for some sparkle." 

Anne Barge

"I wanted to evoke Kim's high-fashion sense of style and marry it with a gown that screamed bridal, not evening-wear," says Anne Barge. The base of the elongated mermaid bodice is trimmed with ivory French Alençon lace embellished with three-dimensional organza petals and beading. A corsage of trailing lace accents the left shoulder and cascades asymmetrically down the bodice.

What do you think of the designs? Can any of these design beat the one that Vera Wang designs specially for Kim K? We'll just have to wait and see!

Source here.

p/s: Selamat bersahur everyone!

xoxo,
Ana

Monday, July 25, 2011

Dah Boleh Kahwin!

Hello there..

Hurm, what's u with my title? Finally i can get married since my last weekend, i spent two whole day for the pre-marriage course in Kajang. haha. bu actually I'm not marrying anytime soon but my cousin is going to be married this coming September, therefore we thought what if all of us, cousins go for the course together. at the thought of that, i find it a good idea since if i was to go with Mr. Hilmi only, we would be sitting separately and i might be lonely. so finally yesterday, after two days listening to the talks about future life as husband and wife and family and fighting our sleepiness during the talk, i now hold the pre-wedding course certificate.
So later on, when its time for me to get married, there is no need for me to find the time to do then, since right that time i might be busy doing other weeding stuff, don't you agree? 


xoxo,
Ana