Tuesday

Miracle lemon

Lemon for is used for bleaching Lemons are acidic and could actually bleach your skin. My elbows are a bit dark and I really hate it. So I searched the net for some natural ways of lightening it. And then here's how it goes.


Lemon Sugar Scrub
Take 1 lemon and roll it on the counter while pressing. This will “mush” the inside of the lemon so that it will be easier to extract the juice. Now, just cut the lemon in half and squeeze the juice into a small cup or bowl. Mix with an equal amount of water. Begin by adding a tablespoon of white granulated sugar into your the lemon water and stir. Continue adding small amounts of sugar until a paste is formed. Use in the shower.


Simple Tip:
This mixture also helps to fade self-tanning mistakes. Use only a light rubbing motion because you don't want to overdue it! 

Lemon Sugar Body Polish
You can even transform your lemon sugar scrub into a body polish. Simply mix it with an equal amount of liquid soap! It makes the perfect quick body scrub. Sugar scrub recipes will last for several days if you keep them in your refrigerator. Remember, you can substitute other oils in your recipes. Some women prefer to use vegetable oil. You can enhance the fragrance even further by adding a few drops of your favorite essential oil. Sugar scrub recipes are perfect for experimenting with because the ingredients are inexpensive and can be mixed quickly.


Anyway, here more..

For brighter, softer skin use fresh lemon juice on any area of your body, including the knees, elbows, and face to brighten up and soften your skin. Lemon juice also fades freckles and age spots by applying lemon juice on the areas before going to bed at night. Over the course of a week or two, it will cleanse the skin and lighten its color. You can also add 1/2 cup of fresh juice to your bath water and soak for 20 minutes for an all over skin treatment.

If your skin is sensitive to the citric acid in lemons, you may desire to dilute the lemon juice with a bit of water rather than use it full strength. I apply lemon juice to my skin by putting the juice on an already moistened cotton ball. It is also not advisable that you apply lemon juice to your skin before sun exposure as it makes the skin more sensitive to the sun.

Get Rid of Blackheads by rubbing lemon juice over the area of your face that has blackheads before going to bed at night. In the morning, rinse your face with cool water. Repeat this procedure nightly until blackheads are gone.

Make a moisturizing mask for dry skin by mixing equal amounts of honey, lemon and olive oil. Apply the mixture to dry areas on the skin and allow it to dry thoroughly for about 10 minutes. Rinse with warm water.

As a toner for oily skin, combine 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 2 tablespoons vodka, 1 tablespoon distilled water, and 1 teaspoon witch hazel. Use cotton balls to apply the mixture to your skin then rinse. You can store this mixture in the refrigerator for about a week.

To exfoliate dead skin cells rub a cut lemon dipped into a half-teaspoon of sugar over your face for a few minutes, or create a mild mixture by using lemon juice, sugar and a small amount of water. Do this every night to help remove accumulated dead skin cells and refresh your skin.

To make a lemon anti-wrinkle mask mix a teaspoon of honey, a few drops of lemon juice and a drop of sweet almond oil. Apply this mixture on the face and allow it to dry for 20 minutes and wash off.

Sunday

Yiruma’s lullabies

Yiruma’s lullabies
Daily status: *currently*
 Mood: Not so fine, because we have misunderstandings with my friends. :(
 Addiction: Kiss the Rain by Yiruma
 New: Blue Layout. :D
 THIS POST? This post is all about Yiruma as I tried to compare his songs to lullabies.

Firework by Katy Perry, the Lazy Song by Bruno Mars and Dj Got Us Falling in Love Again by Usher, are just some of the popular songs that are played almost several times a day in the radios. Who would not love songs like those? These songs will just make you dance and fix your mood for the day. This is why most teenagers prefer songs with genres like this. In contrast to this, I have a different taste of music. I adore acoustic and mellow songs such as the Kiss the rain by Yiruma. It entices my ears in a different way making me to love his songs even more. His songs give me peace of mind unlike rock music.

His songs seem to be lullaby. I love his compositions because I can imagine myself like a child listening to some sweet lullabies that brings back the memories of playing with her playmates in a sunny afternoon. I enjoy his songs like a child. Lullabies are the first love of the children. Lullabies will make them rest peacefully after a long day of fun and adventure. Lullabies will make them forget the feeling of losing a game.

Lullabies give them comfort like no other. As known in the society, when a baby cries, the mother would immediately hum a lullaby. Babies cannot understand words rather, would the songs were sung and this is what Yiruma has accomplished. The soft and rhythmic tune brings them a sense of calmness and security as they are cuddled. It is also very powerful because it can heal unwanted feelings. You cannot notice how it changes your mood.

His songs are very attractive and sentimental, like a how much a child treasures a lullaby. It would mean so much for the child especially when he grows up since it will remind him of every childhood memories. Lullabies became a part of his life. This is why older people never get tired of singing lullabies. They are always popular, unlike the new songs that are released nowadays. Even though it is not often played in the radios as much as the new and popular songs, it will never lost its popularity because lullabies will stay on the hearts of the people whom it has touched. Same as his songs, it never gets so popular to the point like the other new and popular songs, but it never gets old. New songs get popular but after a short period of time, they are forgotten.

Lullabies are very meaningful, like his songs. Sometimes, a short excerpt from his music, like a short lullaby, can give you more and lots of images than to those rock songs. Lullabies may mean your childhood or the past you have been through. Listening to a lullaby may help you remember how your mother used to sing it to you and how your mother used to soothe you when you feel very bad and that you will realize how much she love you. In times of trouble, lullabies may not solve your problems, but will give you strength to face them. For it can bring you to a simpler world, away from your worries and depressions. And at the end, you will realize that even though how complicated the world is, you will never be alone. For you can reflect lots of things even by just listening to his music.

Lullabies, like his sentimental masterpiece, can connect with your thoughts even without the use of words. Sometimes it is easier to hum to express your feelings because sometimes, there are no words to describe how you feel. This is why he is much known for his instrumental songs.

His masterpiece such as the Kiss the Rain and also the Bella’s lullaby, also seen in the movie, is so fantastic. Lullabies can help you fall asleep, in his case; his songs will help you fall in love with his piano. His songs reflect the unspoken words and amazingly, people of different age will love the way he plays his piano, professionally and passionately.


-As seen in my AH1 project under the Analogy. In case you don't know, I'm a big fan of Yiruma. :)
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