Snow and masks

Friday, May 08, 2009

Hellooooo everyone!
OMG.. TGIF isnt it? :D

Mothers' Day will be up in awhile, but Im still pretty undecided on what to get for our two beloved mummies.
I was thinking of getting some flowers along with the present too coz I have never known anybody who wouldnt smile when they receive some.

I myself love flowers, though I find it absolutely wasteful when they start to wither.
And then I get annoyed coz I have to throw them away when I totally cannot bear to do so - then I would wish I never got them so I wouldnt need to throw them.

Told ya Im a weird person.
:/

Back to my long overdue pictures of the lovely Zurich, Switzerland.

Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland and the capital of the canton of Zürich. The city is Switzerland's main commercial and cultural centre and sometimes called the Cultural Capital of Switzerland, the political capital of Switzerland being Berne.
Zürich can be counted as one of the world's pre-eminent global cities.
According to several surveys from 2006 to 2008, Zürich was named the city with the best quality of life in the world as well as the wealthiest city in Europe.
The Zurich's metropolitan area has a population of about 1,68 million people.


We booked a day tour and went to the city to take the coach.
It cost us CHF 147 each, roughly S$195 per person.



The tour guide was a nice elderly lady who spoke English and German.
She used to fly as a purser for Swiss Air for 32 yrs until she retired.
But she said she missed meeting people and if given a chance to fly again, she would!
What a feisty woman with such a zeal for life.
:)

The official language used by the government and in most publications is German, while the most commonly spoken dialect in Zürich is Zürich German which is a local dialect of Swiss German.
As of 2000, German is the mother-tongue of 77.7% of the population.
Italian follows behind at 4.7% of the population.
Other native languages spoken by more than 1% of the population include Spanish & French.




Mount Titlis


pic credit to wiki

The Titlis (3,238 m) is a mountain in the Urner Alps of Switzerland.
It is located on the border between the cantons of Obwalden and Berne in Switzerland, overlooking Engelber and is famous as the site of the world's first revolving cable car.

The last part of cable car way leads above the glacier.
In Titlis, it is possible to visit a glacier cave.


Glacier



We had decided to go to the Swiss Alps where it is so cold that snow is guaranteed at anytime of the year.
And becoz we were extremely lucky that day becoz it was raining in Zurich, thus the Alps where snowing!
It was my colleague's first time seeing snow and boy, was she excited.
Her enthusiasm rubbed off us and in no time we were throwing snowballs & making snow angels in the crystal white snow.

It was absolutely one of my best trips this year.
:)



After the Alps, we even spent some time in the beautiful town of Lucerne where we took so many magnificient pictures they really deserve a post on its own.

Will be back soon after my trip to New York next week.
Love love, sweets.

God bless.
xoxo,
elaine



p.s
Off to meet the girls tonite! Cant wait.
I miss them so much already. :p

Tags to be replied asap!

Edited to add:
Here's a really quick and simple nourishing face mask that costs under a dollar and brightens ur face almost immediately.


YOGURT & HONEY FACE MASK


Ingredients:

One tablespoon of Regular Plain Yogurt (Not the non-fat version.)
One teaspoon of Honey (I use Manuka Honey)

A mixing bowl
A spatula or brush.

To do:

Add both yogurt & honey together in the bowl.
Apply to clean face.

Tip:
I take a small towel, wrap it around my neck as a scarf to prevent dripping.
One of the best things about natural ingredients is... U may even lick it if it drips!

Leave it on for 5-10 mins and wash off with warm water.
Spray some rosewater/ SKII on face and moisturise as per normal.

I love how soft & bouncy my skin feels right after the treatment.
Yogurt has natural properties that help reduce oiliness and refine pores, while honey is antibactiral, while smoothing & brigtening skin.

Some people swear by adding afew drops of lemon juice into the mixture as citric acid lightens skin tone.
But if u have sensitive dry skin, I wouldnt recommend u to do so.

Tip:
To prevent further dripping, simply apply one layer of Yogurt mask on face and lightly place three cotton pads around jaw area.

Apply another layer on forehead, nose and cheeks.
(Avoid eyes)

The cotton pads will absorb any excess mask so u could go around doing just about anything.

Ok, have to go now!
Take care all and I hope u have fun with the Yogurt Mask.
And even if u end up not liking it, simply eat watever u are left with and it doesnt cost much at all!

But I've tried it, and it does work.
:)

Am mixing some other masks & trying a dark eye brightening natural treatments.
I love testing new products esp when they are absolutely only natural food items and cost nearly nothing.
But most of all, I advocate a lifestyle filled with family, friends and most of all- lotsa laughter & love.
:D

Will post my old time favourite Aspirin Mask next.
Love all!

Disclaimer:
The author is by no means a professional chemist, and neither are these products tested on animals.
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Except... if u count the author a 100% professional guinea pig.
(Who really eats, sleeps & look like one!)

Have a great weekend ahead all!

p.p.s

Talking about pigs, I hated it when the news went on calling the H1N1 swine flu and showing pictures of the poor piggies.

Coz whenever it was on tv, Jungle Boy would suddenly shout "Hey darling.. what are u doing there?!!"

-_-

Like, so not funny okieeeeee.

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