29 October 2014

Aveda Invati Range - Ayurvedic Solution for Thinning Hair

People often say, kecil kecil cili padi. Never judge something by its size because the power of it might just blow your off. It is also true for this tiny herb called "Kanchani", which means "Golden Goddess" in Sanskrit. Known to us as turmeric, it has been used for thousands of years in Ayurveda — the ancient healing art of India and has been revered throughout history as being more precious than gold.

Aveda Blue Oil - Refreshing peppermint and  soothing blue camomile relieves the tension on my neck and the pressure from rollerball applicator makes me feel so syok!
Aveda Blue Oil - Refreshing peppermint and
soothing blue camomile relieves the tension on my neck and the
pressure from rollerball applicator makes me feel so syok!

Experienced an amazing scalp massage with invati™ Scalp Revitalizer and Aveda Wooden Paddle Brush
Experienced an amazing scalp massage with Invati™ Scalp Revitalizer and
Aveda Wooden Paddle Brush

Therefore, this time-honored herb has been selected as one of the star ingredients in invati™ solutions for thinning hair. But even more importantly, turmeric is one of the reasons that the Umbari villages of India now have clean water, better nutrition and more self-empowerment for the women.

Ian Hong, Product Manager of Aveda Malaysia explains the concept behind Aveda
Ian Hong, Product Manager of Aveda Malaysia explains the concept behind Aveda

Through their quest for the highest quality certified organic turmeric and their work with Nisarga, they learned that the Umbari villagers did not have access to clean water year-round. During the sweltering summer months the women of the village had to spend up to eight hours per day travelling to distant locales to collect drinking water, often finding once they arrived at the water source that it was contaminated and unfit for consumption.

With a mutual understanding of sharing the labor and produce, families come together to set up Kitchen Gardens
With a mutual understanding of sharing the labor and produce,
families come together to set up Kitchen Gardens

Aveda joined forces with their Earth Month partner Global Greengrants Fund, a non-profit that channels high-impact grants to grassroots groups working to solve environmental problems, to supply a grant to AWARD (Action for Women and Rural Development) to improve the community's local water system. Now, the 800 Umbari villagers have easy access to clean water all the time, and the women do not need to trek to distant places during the summer to collect it. Instead they now spend their time with their families and developing Kitchen Gardens to better nourish the community. In addition, Umbari now operates a seed bank program where families can sell and exchange seeds for other goods and services so the entire village can benefit from it.

Aveda Invati Product Range
Aveda Invati Product Range

Invati™, Sanskrit for invigorate, is a system of 97% naturally-derived products that reduce hair loss by 33% to help you keep the hair you have longer. Densiplex™ - an invigorating blend of Ayurvedic herbs, including certified organic turmeric is powered by the wisdom of Ayurveda.

The invati™ solutions for thinning hair line-up includes:
  • Exfoliating Shampoo (RM 112 / 200ml): removes build-up that can clog pores and renews the scalp with wintergreen-derived salicylic acid.
  • Thickening Conditioner (RM 112/ 200ml): with soy protein and naturally derived amino acids mimics hair’s building blocks to help weightlessly thicken hair from within.
  • Scalp Revitalizer (RM260 / 150ml): with ginseng and certified organic turmeric, helps you keep the hair you have longer.

invati™ solutions for thinning hair is available at Aveda Experience Center retail stores and Aveda Salons.

The bloggers who attended the event has a chance to make their own Kitchen Garden by planting Rosemary!


Mr. Chew, an experienced industrial landscape designer facilitated our session
Mr. Chew, an experienced industrial landscape designer facilitated our session

Don't play play, our soil contains gold wan!
Don't play play, our soil contains gold wan!

Omo!
Omo!

Rosemary plant
Rosemary plant

Put in pieces of broken pot into our pot for better drainage system
Put in pieces of broken pot into our pot for better drainage system

Transferring Rosemary into our pots
Transferring Rosemary into our pots

Happy!!! I can finally have my own Kitchen Garden!
Happy!!! I can finally have my own Kitchen Garden!


Group photo with fellow beauty bloggers
Group photo with fellow beauty bloggers

Did you know?
In 2006, Aveda became the first beauty company in the world to manufacture with 100% wind power.

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19 October 2014

Review: Maybelline Volum' Express The Falsies Big Eyes Mascara

Aside from the bosom, there is another part that most girls would want them to be big - THE EYES! This is especially true for Asians who are known for being "mata sepet" aka slit eyes. Lots of products have been invented in order to create a bigger pair of eyes e.g. mascara, eyeliner, fake lashes, eyelash curler, iris enhancement lens and...some other things that I might not know existed yet LOL!

Maybelline Volum' Express The Falsies Big Eyes Mascara
Maybelline Volum' Express The Falsies Big Eyes Mascara

Recently, I've been introduced to Maybelline Big Eyes Mascara -- a state-of-the-art mascara that promises the effect of having falsies, opening the curtains of your eyes so the current from your eyes can flow smoothly should you need to release them.

Pump Up Brush for Upper Lashes (Clis Du Haut)
Pump Up Brush for Upper Lashes (Clis Du Haut)

Maybelline Big Eyes Mascara comes with 2 types of brushes in order to amplify lashes 360° - Pump Up Brush to create volumized full fan effect for upper lashes and Sculpting Mini Brush that grabs every tiny bottom lash for a full circle effect for lower lashes.

Sculpting Mini Brush for Lower Lashes (Clis Du Bas)

Are you ready to witness the transformation?
Are you ready to witness the transformation?

Maybelline Volum' Express The Falsies Big Eyes Mascara is LOVE!
Maybelline Volum' Express The Falsies Big Eyes Mascara is LOVE!

Jeng jeng jeng! I super love the effect that Maybelline Volum' Express The Falsies Big Eyes Mascara gave me! It's very easy to use for a noob like me - I only need 2 coats of the mascara for a full fan effect. I purposely didn't use eyeliner because I want people to be able to see that it's not the eyeliner that made my eyes bigger.

The microbrush for lower lashes is super convenient cos you know how larger wands tend to create accidents and make you have to reapply your makeup all over again. Ain't nobody got time for that!

Before and after Maybelline Volum' Express The Falsies Big Eyes Mascara
Before and after Maybelline Volum' Express The Falsies Big Eyes Mascara

The patented spoon brush with pro-keratin fiber formula instantly adds more volume to my lashes without clumping. If you know me well, you'll know that I seldom use mascara because it always smudges after a few hours. But with this mascara, it never came off even a bit! I swear I can feel the oil on my eyelids and I was worrying about the smudge but it turned out to be OK when I checked! Amazing!

Plus, it was REALLY WATERPROOF! I couldn't remove it with my usual makeup remover wipes so I had to use proper oil-based eye makeup remover instead. Can't be lazy haha!

Let's pair my look of the day with Maybelline Lip Polish Glam 2. If you topple the lip polish over, it actually looks like a lipstick!
Let's pair my look of the day with Maybelline Lip Polish Glam 2.
If you topple the lip polish over, it actually looks like a lipstick!

Final look with Maybelline Volum' Express The Falsies Big Eyes Mascara and Maybelline Lip Polish Glam 2
Final look with Maybelline Volum' Express The Falsies Big Eyes Mascara
and Maybelline Lip Polish Glam 2

The Maybelline The Falsies Big Eyes Mascara is retailing at the price of RM 45.90 per tube at all major pharmacies, selected supermarkets and hypermarkets.

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