Thursday, October 25, 2007

Eu Yan Sang Bird's Nest & DIY Homemade Beauty Recipes! Must See!

Feeling so stressed up for the upcoming examinations that you don't even have time to look at yourself in the mirror? Or are you too busy to even do a facial mask or apply some moisturising cream on your face?

Here is one supplement that I would want to introduce to all of you:

Eu Yan Sang Bird's Nest.

Pardon me for picture quality. I took the picture myself using my handphone.

Eu Yan Sang Bird's Nest with Rock Sugar is specially prepared to provide nourishing goodness. It is ready-to-drink and suitable for consumption by all ages and can be consumed in 2 ways: either be taken chilled or warmed.

Eu Yan Sang Bird's Nest is produced in line with enduring committment to the highest quality. Contains no artificial colouring, flavouring, preservatives and stabiliser.

Benefits of Bird's Nest:

It is known for its unique ability to prevent internal dryness due to aging and is consumed to maintain youthfulness and smooth, wrinkle-free complexion.

Elderly and children
It helps to stimulate appetite and aid digestion.

It speeds up recovery from illness and surgery as it provides a unique pre-digested form of protein and nutrients.

Expectant mothers
It ensures a beautiful glowing complexion for their babies.

Man and guys are so allowed to drink Bird's Nest. Good for complexion and reduces the wrinkles. Who say Man can't have the right to be vain? Why not?

Ok, I know some people may not be able to afford Bird's Nest, however don't be disheartened at all! Here am I to share with you some of the homemade DIY beauty recipes taken from Seventeen Magazine.

I realised that a lot of beauty products or supplements are very costly and not many people are able to afford it. Well, why not learn some hands-on experience and make your own concoctions and use it as and when you like? Let's Start!

For those who have large and fatty thighs and bum, you can try this!

1. Sweet Java Coffee Body Scrub
Do you guys know that Coffee is renowned for it's detoxifying properties, while rice is famed for lifting impurities from skin? What we love best about this concoction is how gorgeously scented it'll leave you!

(*Too bad for those people who hated Coffee. Aww.)

- 4 tablespoon of ground raw rice,
soaked in water for 20 mins to soften
- 2 tablespoon of Java Coffee Powder
- 2 blocks of gula melaka (Palm Sugar), chopped finely
- 1/2 tablespoon of peanut oil

Strain raw rice away from water. Grind the raw rice using a mortar and pestle.

In a bowl, combine all the ingredients and mix well. Use immediately.

**Focus exfoliation on the upper thighs and bum ares to improve blood circulation and prevent cellulite (Lumpy fat deposits).


What about those who suffers from bad breath (Halitosis)? Try this too!

2. Betel Leaf Mouthwash
Traditionally, Indians and Malays chew on betel leaves after a meal to fight bad breath and aid digestion.

- 8 Betel Leaves
- 250ml of plain water

Instructions: Place freshly-washed Betel Leaves and water in an electric blender. Blend for about 45 seconds until frothy (foamy).

Pour into a glass and gargle your mouth! You can also substitude Betel Leaf Mouthwash with Listerine Mouth Wash or Bactidol Mouth Wash!

Try blending betel leaves with your regular fruit juices or fruit shake for added zing or punch!


Many women are not satisfied with their skin texture. Majority of them grumble about how rough and wrinkled their skin are. Worst still, many of them do have nice and smooth skin and yet they still snivel and whine about their skin.

Here, you can find a remedy which helped boost a healthy skin complexion.

3. Peranakan Skin Tonic
A popular remedy among traditional Peranakan women, this mixture contains some pretty unconventional ingredients. But don't be fooled - this potent tonic helps boost a healthy complexion.

- 1 while bittergourd
- 1/2 cup of water
- 1 tablespoon of lime juice
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 1 glass of coconut water
- 2-3 slices torch ginger

(Looks kind of bizarre, but I think it really works! Let me continue..)

Juice the bittergourd, and add water to get about one cup of liquid.

Add lime juice and honey, and stir well. Top up with coconut water.

Add the sliced torch ginger and let the tonic stand for 5-1o minutes before drinking.


Frustrated over your hair? Realised that your hair don't look shiny and silky enough?

4. Coconut & Flower Hair Oil
Flowers like jasmine and rose have been used in various Asian cultures as a form of fragrance, while coconut oil is a commonly used by the Indians an Malays to add shine to their hair.

- 1 cup of coconut oil
- 4 drops of rose oil
- 1/2 cup mixed flower petals (Such as rose, jasmine and hibiscus etc.)

Pour the coconut and rose oil into a small saucepan. Heat the oil gently over a stove until small effervescences are observed.

Let the oil cool for a while, then add the flower petals and stir well. Let the mixture sit for a couple of hours or a day.

Store in an airtight container.

Tip!: Apply this fragrant hair oil from the mid-length to the ends of your hair to give it strength and shine. However, be sure to keep the oil away from the scalp to prevent clogging of pores.


Just recently, I blogged a post about guide to perfect legs, remember? Now, I shall show you the solution to tired and worn out feet!

5. Herbal Foot Soak
Rejuvenate tired feet with the powers of traditional Chinese medicine - an ancient remedy system that relies on herbs. The ingredients used in this recipe are easily found in Chinese medical halls.

- 1 tablespoon of dried chrysanthemum flowers
- 1 tablespoon of Tong Kwai (Chinese Angelica Root)
- 2 tablespoon of Gei Zi (Chinese Wolfberry Fruit)
- A handful of peppermint leaves
- 2 litres of water, boiled

Combine the flowers, herbs and mint leaves in a basin. Pour hot water in and let it steep for at least 20 minutes.

Once cooled to lukewarm temperature, lower feet into tub.


Alright! You guys must be wondering where to buy those uniquely Asian ingredients right?

Java Coffee Powder
Lee Khong Lam Trading Co.
321 Victoria Street

Gula Melaka (Palm Sugar)
Geylang Serai Market
Stall No. #01-165/6

Dried Chrysanthemum Flowers
Tai Seng Medical & Trading Co.
Victoria Street

Tong Kwai (Chinese Angelica Root), Gei Zi (Chinese Wolfberry fruit)
Wong Yiu Nam Medical Hall
51 Temple Street

Peppermint Leaves
The Organic Paradise
62 Temple Street

(*Words in Italics are the shops' names.)


I know this post is a long one, but please hang on because readers (especially ladies), here's just one last bit before I end my post!

1. For Acne-Prone Skin
Don't throw the water away after rinsing your rice! After soaking the rice, skim the froth off the surface. This can be applied to whiten and smoothen your skin.

2. For Extra Hydration
Mash a small handful of grapes with about two tablespoons of honey to make a paste for a mask. Leave it on for about 20-25 minutes, then rinse off.

3. To Tighten Pores
Whip up the white of an egg, and apply it to your skin as a masl. Leave it until it dries, then wash off with warm or luke water.

4. To Zap Puffiness & Dark Circles
Just use any frozen tea bags ( frige them after single use). Applied it to your eye bag every night before you sleep for 20 mins, you will kiss goodbye panda eyes within a week!

5. For A Girls' Night In
For something truly pampering and equally yummy, mix 1/3 cup of cocoa powder and 1/3 cup of honey with some sour cream and ground outmeal into a paste.

Apply it to your face, then massage gently to exfoliate, and leave it on for 20 minutes before rinsing off with warm or luke water.

Cocoa powder, which is what chocolate is made of, is a powderful antioxidant. It protects and rids the skin of free radicals that causes significant damage to skin layers!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Eunice,
I am from USA and I am looking for a facial mask of rice and lees of a kind japanese bird. You know somenthing about this? If you know please give me any information about. Thank you very mych.