Thursday, 24 April 2014

My Study Essentials


I always pray and believe that God will answer my prayers before I revise.  Prayer is the most important thing in my study essentials. If you are struggling with your studies right now, remember James 1:5 which says 'If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you'.  

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

One Fine Sabbath

  
My ID

HEY, HEY, HEY! It seemed like FOREEEVEEER since I last made a blog post. The reason why I haven't posted anything lately is because of my coursework deadlines and I've been facing computer and typing a lot lately. I just wanted to take a little break and focus on my priorities. But, hey, I am posting this because I just cannot not post even a single thing on the month of April. So here goes something a simple:

Friday, 7 March 2014

Upper 6th Year Formal




Hello, everyone! :) It's been ages since I haven't posted something and I apologise for that. I have been very busy lately with things that are related to school. Anyways, we had our formal last 20th February 2014. I just want to share some of the photos and the foods with you :)

Saturday, 15 February 2014

19th Birthday Outfit

Using self-timer is not fun for taking outfit photos. Man, I conquered the hardship. Seriously, no one in my family likes photography. I need to hire a photographer. Just kidding! :p  

My brother was actually very nice for taking this photo. Thanks, bro :P

 
 



 

 

 
Dress - Newlook
Watch - Tommy Hilfiger
Shoes - Primark
 
Take care.
xoxo, Xyza


Friday, 14 February 2014

DIY Facial Mask (best for treating acne scars)

 
Hello, guys! Happy Friday and Happy Valentines Day :) Today I decided to post a skincare DIY and I am sure that most of the ingredients in this recipe can be found in your kitchen cupboards or fridge. If you don't have them in your cupboards, don’t worry, they are inexpensive. Some of you might be suffering form acne/pimple scars and this DIY is a great help in treating them.
 
 

The ingredients are:



½ Slice of Lemon

½ tsp. olive oil

2 tsps. honey

2 tbsps. Oats

1 teabag

 
This DIY is very easy and affordable to make. The ingredients used are very beneficial to skin. The ingredients are very well known in every skincare DIY and I’m sure you’re sick of hearing about it. I tell you to listen and try these again because they do work!
Anyways, I’m going to tell you the benefits of each ingredient for your skin.
Lemon
Lemon contains 5%-6& of citric acid and we all know that it is rich in Vitamin C. Vitamin C is effective for healthy glowing skin. Lemon juice also contains astringents which can lighten the skin and this is good for acne scars. Sure you’ve also heard to put the lemon juice on your acne and leave it overnight to cure the acne. This works too, but, if you have dark skin, don’t use lemon juice alone as it can leave dark marks! I have dark skin myself and I’ve tried it before and I’m not going to lie, it left dark scar on my skin. Anyways, Lemon juice is also beneficial for the skin because it can also kill bacteria that can cause to acne.
 
Olive Oil
Olive oil can hydrate dry skin. This is a good alternative to relieve the dryness of your skin during winter time. When picking olive oil, make sure it is unrefined and natural as this contains anti-oxidants which can help repair skin damage and as we all know, anti-oxidants can help prevent wrinkles. Olive oil also soothes and relieves chapped, itchy and cracked skin.
 
 Honey
Like olive oil, honey can also act as anti-aging agent and moisturizer.  Honey can also help protect the skin Additionally the natural properties it has can protect the skin from sun rays and facilitates the skin’s ability to rejuvenate. This can also soften the skin by refreshing your tired skin which leaves it hydrated. Ancient women use this to keep a youthful, radiant, a smooth skin.

Green Tea
I’m pretty sure you know that green tea is good for your metabolism which can help you withyour weight. Green tea is also good for your skin and I’ve heard beauty gurus talking about this.

Oats
Did you know that in 2000 BC Egyptians and Arabians use oats for the beauty of their skin?Like all the other ingredients it can be used for treatment of acne and it can also help with the dryness of your skin. Putting oats on your skin will help fight the dullness and the flaky dryness of your skin.  The reason for this is that they contain polisaccharides, which become gelatinous in water, thus forming a fine protective film when applied on skin.

The information above aren't made up. I have researched them and hopefully it will help you! :) 

Step 1
Take a soaked teabag, squeeze it until the extra water is gone. Then open the teabag and put the tea in a bowl and add the 1/2 sliced lemon. Mix.
 
 

Step 2
Add two teaspoons of honey. Mix.
 

 
Step 3
Add 1/4 teaspoon of olive oil. Mix. 
 
 
Step 4
Add 2 teaspoon of sugar. Mix.
 

 
Step 5
Add  2 tablespoon oats. You can add a little extra if you want and keep mixing until you get a pasty texture.
 
 
 
After you get this done, you can now then put this mixture in your clean face. Leave this for a good 15 minutes and rinse it off. That's it! :)
 
Take care.
xoxo, Xyza

 
 

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Real Techniques Foundation Brush and Expert Face Brush

 
Hello, everyone! So today my parents went food shopping in ASDA and I got bored so I decided to go to Boots because it was just right beside ASDA and I picked up 2 Real Techniques brushes. I already have the Powder & Blush Brush and because they are really good, I wanted to purchase other RT Brushes. I was actually going to buy the Core Collection one but I only had £20 so I picked the Foundation Brush and Face Expert Brush instead.
Later that day, I went to the Airport to pick up my brother from Italy so I tried the brushes and I absolutely love it! The expert face brush is really good for blending your foundations. You should definitely try it. These are only £9.99 each which are very affordable.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Below are the photos of me with make-up on using the brushes.
 
 
 
 
 

 

Take care.
xoxo, Xyza

Friday, 24 January 2014

♥ Night Time Skin Care Routine ♥

 
Hello, everyone! :) Today, I decided to post my night time routine. I have dry and sensitive skin and the products that I use are drugstore products. 
 
 

The first thing that I do before going to bed is to remove my make-up using the L'Oreal Skin Perfection Nourishing wipes. I have been using this for ages and it is my all time favourite. It also smells so good!
 
 
 
 
I then use the Avon conditioning eye make up remover to remove my eye make-up.
 
 
 
After that, I wash my face with warm water  and I use NIVEA Gentle Cream Wash to remove extra make-up. I then splash my face with cold water to close the pores.
 
 
I then use my Simple kind to skin facial toner. This removes the excess makeup that is left on my face and also closes the pores. I also apply this to my neck area in up and down motion. I have to admit I really love this product. I have been using it all the time. It's really good because it has no alcohol in it.
 
 
Lastly, I apply my Simple kind to skin Night Cream to moisturise my face and to help restore and replenish my skin throughout the night. This contains 2 Vitamins and 4 skin-loving ingredients.
 
 
 
 Take care.
xoxo, Xyza
 

Friday, 10 January 2014

♥ 18th Birthday #TBT ♥

 
Hey, everyone :) How're you all? I was looking at some old photos and I came across with my 18th Birthday photos. I was going to upload this on 9th Feb which is my 19th birthday but I thought that I wouldn't be able to post it on that day and I also thought that it would be better if I post my 19th birthday photos. I am not posting this to boast, I just want to share it with you, guys :) I also want to look back at this in few years time :) I posted some of these on Facebook but since I deactivated it, you can see some of the captured moments here. Hope you enjoy!
 
Most of the Filipino girls celebrates our traditional 18th birthday and we call it 'Debut' and the 18th birthday celebrant will be called the debutant. The tradition usually have 18 Roses (boys), 18 Candles (ladies), and 18 treasures. The tradition also have Cotillion Dance where the 18 roses and 18 candles would have to dance alongside with the debutant and her escort.
 
Unfortunately, I didn't have 18 candles, roses or treasures because I only have few close friends here. If I celebrated it in Philippines I would have had all of it completed. I have escort, though. Not my boyfriend because I don't have one (haha) or crush  because he didn't know I exist, but, my brother.
 
It was held at Marine Court Hotel, where we rented a room which is a known hotel in our town. It is a common place for people's wedding receptions. Every guest had 3 course meal which they loved because the food that was served were really good! We paid for everyone's food and it was worth it!
 
I just also had simple decorations because we didn't have time to plan it properly as my parents were busy working and I had exams close to my birthday.  We hired a decorator but the outcome didn't go well as expected. My cousin and I were thinking that if I celebrated it in Philippines, the decorations would look better. But I had a good time and I created a good memory and to me, it's all that really mattered. Not the decorations, food or the place but the presence of my loved ones whom I shared unforgettable memories with.

For entertainment, we hired photographers for Photobooth and a Dj. 2 of my cousins sang for me as well. It was a really good night and I will never forget it.
 
My DIY centrepiece

 
The Hotel designed the table and we just provided the centrepiece and the fake rose petal to make it elegant.
 
I had two 3 tiered cake and 18 cupcakes :)

  
 Me
 


That laugh though. Hahaha!
 

 
 
Family
 
I look bad in this photo but this is the only acceptable one of my dad and I when we were dancing. Dad was my first dance!
My brother escorting me.
 
Mama, Sebastian (dad's friend's son), me.

 

It was also my mum and dad's 15th Anniversary.
 
Friends
 
Bestfriend who was barefooted because we were dancing.


 

 Family and Friends
 
 

Family, the photographers in black and Andy.

My cousin who escorted the program.

 

 
Tito Rene who is now gone but never forgotten, Auntie Elvie, Mama.

 
I had a signature frame where every guests have to give write messages and sign it for remembrance.

 
  
Us doing Gangnam Style. It was cool by then.
 
That angle though. Hahaha 
 

 Take care.
xoxo, Xyza
 



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