Stir Fry Mushroom 

Plant based food not necessarily have to be all raw and tasteless.

This round, I made this light meal, just to fill my craving for some stir fry food.

Lettuce / Caisim / Pak Choy ~ any green will do

The sauce :

Teriyaki 

Soy sauce

Himalayan salt

Pepper 

Mix all together with the sliced carrots and mushroom, then cook until both mushrooms and carrots become soft. But not to soft as in overcooked.

 And then put it on top of the raw greens.

As simple as that

Xx

Britt

Love Nature Coconut Wheat Shampoo by Oriflame~ Review

I love Coconut and everything about it. Cakes, milk, drinks, soap and shampoo. Name it!

Kali ini saya mau beri ulasan mengenai satu produk dari Oriflame yang baru baru ini saya coba.

Beberapa waktu lalu saya sempat share ulasan dari Yves Rocher produk, yang dimana bahannya juga termasuk alami dan tidak keras ya, mudah diurai ketika larut dengan air, sehingga tidak merusak lingkungan alias tidak menjadi limbah.

Love Nature Oriflame ini konon juga mengandung bahan bahan yang alami. Tidak mengandung Silikon, yang dimana memberi efek kilau dan licin pada rambut kita, namun bisa meninggalkan residu di kulit kepala.

Saya mau coba karena harganya relatif ekonomis untuk produk natural berkualitas semacam ini.

Anyway, saya sempet khawatir banget pas mau coba. Bukan meragukan kualitasnya, tapi meragukan kulit saya sendiri yang sulit sekali kompromi sama bahan bahan kosmetik. Terlebih yang mengandung mineral, kimia dan sebagainya.

Ga panjang panjang, akhirnya saya coba sepasang ini. Jujur, teksturnya lembut banget dari shampoo Love Nature. Ada Busa, tapi ga terlalu banyak ya. Lalu selepas dibilas, biasalah..agak keset. Kembali lagi karena memang dia tidak mengandung silikon. Jadi, untungnya saya beli sepaket, saya tiban dengan conditionernya yang harum kelapa jg.

Hasil keseluruhannya, tidak lepek. Tidak juga berakibat ketombe. Malam ini kali kedua saya keramas menggunakan Love Nature by Oriflame ini. Sudah dua jam lebih, rambutnya masih wangi. Itu penting! Karena suami saya sebel dengan rambut yang lepek dan bau. Nah, wanginya ini natural banget. Tidak nyengat ya.

Minusnya untuk kepala saya hanya kandungan SLSnya. Yang dimana berisiko membuat kulit kepala saya iritasi lanjut ketombean. Tapi itu tidak membahayakan kok, dan sampai saat ini, saya tidak menemukan ketombe ya karena produk ini. Sodium Laureth Sulfate atau SLS itu tergolong sebagai bahan baku di shampoo, sabun dan pasta gigi.

Oriflame sendiri, mereka menyatakan produk mereka memang masih mengandung SLS ini, selain itu di FAQ pagenya, merea terima masukan untuk melanjut risetnya mencari terobosan baru untuk pengganti si SLS ini.

So Far, non Silicone dan Paraben sudah cukup cocok buat saya. Dan buat saya, ini.cukup banget untuk irit dana kosmetik bulanan:)

Harganya ok! Idr 89’000,- saja untuk satu botol. Lebih murah lagi kalau kita member Oriflame.

I’m looking forward to finish a bottle and try another variant.

Manfaat dari Minyak Kelapa

Pasti sudah sering sekali kita mendengar penggunaan minyak kelapa murni atau umumnya disebut sebagai Virgin Coconut Oil- selanjutnya kita sebut VCO ya. Dan minyak ini populer di kalangan umur berapapun. Dari bayi sampai lanjut usia.

Penggunaannya pun variatif. Dari mulai dikonsumsi oral sampai penggunaan topical, dan bahkan untuk urusan rumah tangga.

Ulasan mengenai VCO ini kalau di cari di Google, luar biasa banyak sekali. Dan review penggunanya pun banyak banget. Tapi kali ini, saya akan berbagi secara pribadi, penggunaan VCO untuk saya sendiri dan keluarga.

Sekali lagi, adapun merek saya sebutkan nantinya, saya tidak disponsori. Jadi review yang saya ulas, jujur saja apa adanya. Macam lagu ya?

VCO itu apa sih?

VCO itu adalah minyak, yang merupakan salah satu hasil olahan minyak yang naturalnya terbuat dari kelapa muda atau kelapa segar. VCO itu diperoleh langsung dari santan kelapa segar tanpa proses pemanasan, penyulingan dan pemutihan. Tidak juga mengalami proses pengharuman sehingga tidak merubah sifat asli alami si minyak.

VCO dinominasikan sebagai minyak yang unggul dalam meningkatkan sistem kekebalan tubuh dengan membebaskan tubuh dari mikroorganisme berbahaya. VCO ini mampu memberikan sumber energi cepat dan merangsang metabolism, sehingga perningkatan energi ini mampu menyebabkan penyembuhan yang lebih cepat. Hal ini tentu dikarenakan – semakin tinggi metabolisme tubuh maka sistem kekebalan semakin bagus, Dengan demikian, semakin cepat tubuh bisa menyembuhkan dan memperbaiki sel selnya. Untuk hal ini, saya alami sendiri ya, bagaimana mengembalikan metabolisme tubuh dengan mulai berolahraga ringan pasca operasi patah tulang saya – akhirnya membantu proses penyembuhan tulang saya. Dan disini, VCO mampu melakukannya untuk sel sel terdalam di tubuh. Namun, tetap harus didukung dengan konsumsi nutrisi yang baik juga.

Disini saya hanya akan bahas beberapa manfaat dan penggunaan VCO untuk sehari hari. Manfaat apa yang sudah kami rasakan, dan ini berasal dari pengalaman kami sendiri.

  • Pelembab Wajah    : VCO mampu melembabkan kulit dan sangat mudah terserap. Pada malam hari, biasanya saya pakai selepas cuci muka untuk face massage. Lalu saya timpa dengan Night Cream Yves Rocher. Hasilnya tidak berminyak besok pagi, dan entah bagaimana, selalu lebih cerah. Tidak ada timbul komedo berlebih sepengalaman saya ya. Dan saya percaya banget, VCO ini yang paling alami untuk sembuhin jerawat, flek hitam atau masalah kulit lainnya.
  • Make Up Remover  : Saya suka pakai lipstick yang bentuknya MATTE. Dan terlebih, kalau kalian sudah pernah coba Kylie Lip Kit yang awetnya sampai nempel banget, cuma VCO yang bisa remove sampai bersih. Dan tidak menimbulkan perih di bibir. BIsa juga dipakai untuk membersihkan maskara. Yang paling awet sekalipun.
  • Lip Balm   : Sebelum tidur atau kalau lagi kering banget, bisa diolesin. Bahkan kadang saya pakai untuk Lip Scrub. Campur dengan Gula dan sedikit madu.
  • Minyak Rambut : Setidaknya seminggu dua kali, saya akan pijat rambut dengan VCO. Dari akar sampai ujung rambut. Kenapa? Karena rambut saya kondisinya sempat parah sekali. Kering dan rontok. Kalau sempat baca Post saya yang menggunakan Yves Rocher Nutri Repair Hair Series, VCO ini dasarnya dulu. Selepas keramas, by far tidak terlalu meninggalkan kesan lepek. Hanya memang sedikit berminyak, tapi saya tidak keberatan. Karena penggunaan beberapa kali, rambut saya sembuh.
  • Lotion and Massage Oil  : Kalau panggil tukang pijat, mereka sudah hafal ngambil minyak dimana dan minyak apa yang saya pakai. Saya hanya pakai VCO. Karena kulit saya sensitif, dan hingga saat ini, selain natural Lotion non paraben, non silicone yang saya gunakan. Saya pakai VCO as an alternative. Ini pun saya juga oleskan ke anak saya si Haka, kulitnya juga sensitive. Dan FYI, VCO ini juga ampuh nolak nyamuk. 🙂
  • Pencernaan   : Untuk melancarkan buang air. VCO bukan bantu lagi, tapi melancarkan banget. Normalnya diminum 3 x sehari. Maksimal 6x untuk penyembuhan.
  • Detox / Oil Pulling / Pemutih GIGI : Pagi hari 20 menit setelah bangun tidur ya. Belum minum belum gosok gigi. Kumur halus dan pelan. Lalu buang minyak yang dari mulut kita ke tong sampah. Kalau ke wastafel, minyaknya akan menggumpal dan menyumbat. Selepasnya langsung gosok gigi, gigi jadi CLING banget! VCO ini pemutih alami. Dan kalau obat sakit gigi. Pernah gigi saya radang karena sedikit bolong (euuuhhh), lalu semenjak saya rajin oil pulling, Puji Tuhan tidak kambuh. Itu juga saya rajin kontrol ya. Somehow, waktu kita sedang oil pulling, si gumpalan minyak ini menarik bakteri yang tinggal di tubuh kita terutama yang di area mulut dan rongganya. Juga disaat saya terkena sinus, maaf ya, oil pulling ini mampu sekali menarik lendir dari rongga hidung sehingga bisa kita buang dari mulut.
  • Lap Meja : Nah lo, ko buat lap meja? Iya, VCO ini saya pakai juga buat lap perabotan yang terbuat dari Kayu. Saya juga punya merek Pled*e , yang memang khusus untuk perabot kayu. Tapi saya lebih suka yang natural, multipurpose dan gak mahal!

by Far, itu beberapa manfaat yang memang saya sudah rasakan. Untuk masakan dan makanan dirumah, kami memakai Minyak BARCO. Minyak Kelapa Murni dan bukan Minyak kelapa Sawit. Bukan sok diet, kami sekeluarga tidak diet. Tapi memang kami konsis mau hidup sehat. Untuk urusan dapur, nanti saya share di post yang berbeda ya.

Namun, isi sharing saya ini bermaksud menyampaikan manfaat VCO yang sebenernya berkali lipat dari apa yang saya jabarkan di atas. Untuk hasil nyata, konsistensi sangat dibutuhkan. Dalam arti, tidak hanya sekali dua kali penggunaan. Mungkin yang paling terlihat dalam 20 menit adalah OIL PULLING. Boleh dicoba kok:)

Merek VCO macam macam, harganya juga macam macam. Saat ini saya pakai BALI VIRGIN. Saya beli yang kemasan 1liter. Harga sangat terjangkau. Dan Produk LOKAL.

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Selamat Mencoba ya. silahkan tinggalkan komen yang baik dan berarti:) Atau saran yang membangun dan pertanyaan yang bermanfaat:)

xx

Britt

 

What to expect in your first Yoga Class

 

There will always be a beginning, before an end.

I have been personally assisting my clients who want to try or doing Yoga for the first time. The most common questions I received was, they were scared of their flexibility. And I honestly speaking, it came from both male and female. Not once, not twice, many times.

So then I come to this post about just how you can comfortably figuring what your body needs, what to prepare and what then?

Yoga is not about your walk with your hands, or you meditate in headstand. Though we might see how beautiful Yogis with their amazing poses on Instagram feeds, but trust me, it takes years and lots of practice to accomplish one simple move with the right technique and alignment.

Yoga is more about your awareness of your self. Your own strength . Developing your inner peace and confidence. It is not about any competition there will never be.

Yoga is a journey embracing inner peace to your whole body and mind.

Beginning Yoga is easy. Just be yourself. Come as you are. As a first-timer, you can look for an easy multilevel Yoga class. Look for classes like Gentle, Restorative, Hatha, Basic Yoga, Basic Vinyasa, many of it. Those classes that specifically move in basic poses.

The hardest part being in the class as a beginner would be- to drop our expectations and insecurities. We are so scared, it will be tough, and what will the people think about our self if were not able to follow the pose.

First thing, Yoga teacher should not give you a hard time or comment if you’re not there yet. Which I believe, they will not. However, you will find uniqueness in many classes from many teachers. Do me a favor… Chill:)

So ask yourself. What do you feel? Do you feel like your about to change the world as you start in the morning? Or instead, do you feel like you are having a slight hangover, having sleep issues. Another time you feel so stiff and just emotionally, mentally tired of the world? And with your body…do you feel like you are able to hold your body weights, stand and balance well. Or you just feel like releasing some tensions in your muscles?

The answers are yours to keep before you head to the class. Every Yoga class nowadays have their own objectives. Even for the beginner. And we will always be a beginner even to another type of Yoga Class, that we don’t normally do. Try to look what suits your condition that time. And after, you continue to the next list of this post.

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Here I Jot down the list you need to prepare when you attend a Yoga Class the first time:

  • Prepare a proper clothing. The one that fit the body well. Avoid using a baggy pant or oversize top. Example as below.
  • Be on Time with your phone off and sit nicely on your mat.
  • Stand Behind, but try to face the stage/ the teacher. For the first time, you might find it overwhelming, when it comes to following the instructions especially when they use most of Sanskrit Terminologies. It will make it easier if you could stand behind someone who’s been doing it regularly.
  • Just stay calm and follow the class with respect. If you struggling with some poses, the teacher should be able to assist you, and let you take the option.

Don’t ask anything during the class. Oh Please don’t. Say something if the teacher asks you something which normally they will not. If you still don’t cling into a certain pose, consult with the teacher after class. Yoga is not a conversational class . And not everybody happy with it:) So learn to stay calm and safe the questions for later.

  • Have commitment. You might feel sore after, or fed up with the struggles on following the flow, we never know. But always try to come back at least 3 times in 7 days. Yoga is not meant to be done occasionally. If you understand your self-goal on doing it, you will understand how important it is to commit to your practice.

You see if one day you’ll see the challenging fancy pose, and you’re not there yet. Does not mean, you are not capable. The first time I did my Teacher training, I had no idea what SURYA NAMASKAR is. And I was not able to perform Chaturanga well.

But trust me, it took many years to do it right. And again, Yoga is not always about strength or being super flexible. Yoga is about how comfortable you are in that poses. Some people born and gifted with strength, but lack of flexibility. Some, totally the opposite. But through practice, we build both.

Don’t be afraid to try and ask.

But foremost, don’t be afraid to reveal your self.

XX

Britt

 

New Comers – GYM!

“Just signed up to a GYM near office!Now….what to do?”

“Oh Man, my mom signed me up to this Mega Gym and I don’t know what to do. Will I be doing Yoga the whole time? ”

Hello! New You!

If those things above related to you, don’t worry!

First thing, you should be able to do some research of the fitness facility before you signed up. Look for their Group Fitness Classes, Personal Training and Fitness Program they offer.

Once you did, as you enter the check-in counter, you might want to ask for a Group Fitness Class Schedules. They normally have it on their website. And after, ask a personal Trainer to introduce you the training machines. This service should be free of charge, and these days, they will give free sessions for new membership.

If you decide to focus on Group Fitness Classes, you might want to see the Group Fitness Manager to help you. But suppose, the current teaching GF instructors, they are very helpful in class.

So, I’m just gonna focus on Group Fitness for a while.

In GYM, mega GYM, Boutique GYM, we have many kinds of Fitness Programs. The most common brand you will hear or might hear already…are Les Mills and ZUMBA. As well for many types of Yoga class.

Les Mills

Les Mills is a company that providing licensed format classes in Mega GYM. They are known for their signature BODYCOMBAT™ BodyPump™,  RPM™ and BodyBalance™ programs

Those 4 main programs normally available in Mega GYMs to the small boutique Gym or clubs.

They also created, Dance based workout like BodyJam™ and SHBAM™ and also High-Intensity Interval Training – Grit, Sprint

Functional and Resistance workout like BodyVive 3.1 / LesMills Tone, and CXWORX

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Photo Credits : LesMills.Com.au

Which one should you go for then?

Well, all Les Mills Classes are a multilevel workout that for the intensity, you will eventually build it through time. Its never too late to start a Les Mills Class. Unless you are pregnant, or recovering from injuries or having a specific health issue, these classes should be ok for you to start at any time. You can absolutely choose either one for the first time you join a gym. If you never did any of exercise at all, I suggest you try at least 4 tracks. Yes, Les Mills classes have TRACKLISTS and each program run differently. But it will always run in order. So go to a class, tell the instructor that you’re new. After the 4th track, listen to your body. If you feeling ok, then you might continue until the class is done. If you feeling weird or not comfortable, you can stop after track 4 and try again the next time.

 

ZUMBA

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Photo Credit : Zumba®

Zumba®is FUN, it’s a cardio based class that work your whole body as you dance to it. Most part of the class is dancing. Yes, but they also have lots of fitness – functional movement integrated to the choreography. Zumba®rules will be having lots of fun and sweat it out. It has an easy choreography to follow, format, and interactive instructors. If you are a man, you should try it.  We don’t label any workouts to gender-related, but this class is not only for MOMS. If you’re doing it for the first time, you’ll find it amusing as you following the instructor, but that’s normal. All you need to do is stay, enjoy, laugh, and finish it.

MIND and BODY Classes

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YOGA, TAICHI, BODYBALANCE®, PILATES….and many more options for you to choose.

This is where we do it. In the Mind and Body Studio. That normally designed to bring up the inner ZEN. Does that sounds right??

There is nothing wrong on trying Yoga the day you start your Fitness Xperience. Yoga is good for your mind and body. No, you don’t have to be very flexible to do it, or able to stand in your hands or head. It all begins from the very basic.

As a first timer, you could try Basic Yoga, Gentle Yoga, or Hatha Yoga. Those classes are very suitable for new to exercise. You want to stand slightly behind other regular members, this will help you following the movements. Now, most important in Yoga will be the respect to your body, the class, and the teacher. If you are struggling, try to be calm and listen to your self. The hardest thing will be, being aware of what we are doing and not looking to others. Remember, we are just starting. So its ok, if we haven’t reached our toes in the forward bend or split perfectly! It takes some time to master each movement.

Pilates is focusing more on core, postures, and alignments. It is completely safe if you are new.

BodyBalance™

BodyBalance™ is part of Les Mills program. We move to a choreographed movements and following the music. As a first timer, it is ok to stay until the 4th track. The one thing I love about this is the music and how its actually really general makes it easy to follow at any time. In one class you will start with Tai Chi warm up, which based on traditional Tai Chi movements and sometimes a little bit of dancing. Its a slow movement with breathing to get you warmed up. And then follow by Sun Salutations and in the middle of the class, you’ll get to work on your CORE and settle down before you leave with relaxation. Perfect ha? Yes….:)

“Remember, it doesn’t matter how deep into a posture you go – what does matter is who you are when you get there.” ~ Max Storm

CYCLING

 

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Photo Credit : LesMills

RPM™, SPRINT™, and SPINNING®

Lots of it. And they ALL are amazing Indoor Cycling Programs. A little bit of what we do in Cycling Room is CYCLING. LOL. It’s Safe. However, with the intensity they have, you will still need to consult with the instructor. On How to set up the bike, the resistants, and even and SOS actions whenever you re out of breath.

The class is normally 45- 50Minutes. With Sprint, it takes 30mins. And SPRINT is a HIIT program from Les Mills.

OTHERS

There are still many types of Group Exercise/ Fitness a GYM could offer.

Name….Pound™, TRX®, Anti Gravity Yoga, BARRE, Fitballs, ABS

all you need to do is give it a try. And once you feel like comfortable doing it, continue up to 3 times a week.

Now, What if you don’t feel like doing any classes. All you want is just a personal workout with weight machines or functionals.

Again, it is best to consult and get familiar with all the types of equipment and services in the gym. Use the benefit of free PT Sessions. Not only to get an effective result, but also for your own safety. Now These two are important. You don’t want to waste your money by doing something uncertain or unsafe.

Personal Training might cost you an extra fee to pay, but with commitments and lots of self-discipline, you will get the result.

However, if you decide to do your own workout, have a goal. Set your goal for the day. I will share you why somehow, instead of losing weights, you ended up gaining weight.

Have a great day at the GYM. Hope this helps

 

xx

Britt

 

 

Low Poo Shampoo 

In my previous posts, ive shared you some of hair products that i’ve been using. And they all contain no silicone or paraben. A.k.a Silicone – Paraben Free.

Alasan dibalik memilih shampoo yang memang bebas silicone dan paraben sebenarnya simple aja, biar tenang dan tentram. Tidak berefek buruk kedepan nya karena akibat penggunaan bahan kimia.

Sebenarnya, efeknya sendiri ke rambut saya itu – ketombe. Ini karena SLS itu membuat kulit kepala jadi kering, memang bahan tersebut bikin rambut semacam bersih banget terlebih karena mereka berbusa ya. Efeknya, si minyak alami di rambut malah jadi kebawa, akibatnya kulit kepala kering, gatal.

Saya tidak berkata shampoo biasa yang dijual di pasaran itu bahaya, hanya memang saya memilih low poo shampoo, yang memang kebanyakan tidak mengandung SLS , Paraben, Coloring, dan Silicone. Efek baik yang saya perhatikan lagi, adalah rambut memang jadi cepat tumbuh. Kembali lagi, karena kadar minyaknya dipertahankan.

Untuk detailnya, perihal bahan bahan kimia ini,.boleh di googling lagi yah.

Nah, merk – merk ini memang sudah mencuci rambut saya sejak tahun 2012. Saya lupa kenapa, tapi kalau nggak salah alasan pertama adalah karena wanginya itu. hehehe

Saya review beserta kisaran harga yah

Organic Care Shampoo

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Photo Credits : Woolworth

Produk ini berasal dari Australia. Saya pertama kali beli pun sewaktu di Melbourne tahun 2012 lalu. Beli di Woolworth, harganya AUD 3.00 sajah. Jadi sekitar IDR 30,000.00 . Dulu sih masih ga stinggi sekarang ya kursnya…monggo di google lagi.

Anyway, pertama beli ini sebenarnya untuk si Haka. Ya, Haka punya kulit yang sensitive banget. Jadi saya beli yang khusus anak, borong langsung karena bahannya betul betul ringan banget. Untuk anak mereka keluarin produk yang all in one. Jadi satu badan ya. Dari segi bahan, jujur ini light banget dan wanginya lembut. Ini both shampoo dan sabun ya. Both for adult and kids.

Untuk shampoo sendiri, karena jelas tidak mengandung SLS jadi kalau habis di bilas, kesannya rambut jadi keset banget. Ini normal banget untuk pengguna low poo shampoo. Memang disarankan, sebelum keramas, kita memakai hair oil dulu. Jadi selepas bilas, tidak terlalu kesat dan kusut.

Untuk di Jakarta – Serpong saya pernah beli di Ranch Market, Hero, Aeon Mall, dan beberapa toko import. Harganya dulu IDR 55,000 sajah, sekarang naik tuh jadi IDR 60,000. Saran saya, kalau tidak merepotkan, titip beli di Oz langsung. Untuk saya sendiri, kalau titip di OZ, 3 botol bisa buat stock hampir setahun. Unless yang pakai lebih dari satu orang di rumah.

ORGANIX

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Kalau Organix ini, buatan USA. Harganya agak mahal ya, sekita 180rb sekarang di Jakarta. Di AUSIE pun sama, lebih mahal malah, karena dia memang produk USA. Untuk shampoo ini, menurut saya sama saja efeknya dengan yang lain, tapi dia itu juara karena wanginya ya. Saya pakai yang Cherry Blossom, dan ini rare banget ada di store. So i bought two bottles setiap mau stock. Wanginya memang tahan lama, even when were sweating, wanginya akan keluar tuh bareng minyak rambut. So my highlight for this brand would be the scent:) Check out their website Organix

Petal Fresh

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Photo Credit :Sweet Susie

11 – 12 dengan ORGANIX, Petal Fresh juga import dari USA. Dari semua Shampoo yang saya pakai, menurut saya Petal Fresh is the most natural ya. Dia benar benar 100% Natural Ingredients. Harganya $9.00 , sewaktu saya beli, this cost around 138.000, cukup murah sih.

Untuk teksturnya juga pure banget, betul betul Light. Nah jangan kaget ya, kalau kita keramas pakai ini dan tidak pakai conditionernya. Rambut jadi kesat banget. Itu ya karena memang dia tidak memakai kimia dan bahan bahannya di olah dari minyak kelapa mostly, tebu, garam.

Kekurangannya, mahal. Ehehehe, kurang wangi sih menurut saya. Tapi kalau wangi banget, memang yang dikhawatirkan adalah penggunaan perfume di produknya itu.

Silahkan di cek di web mereka ya

AHALO Butter

Produk AHALO berasal dari Jepang, lalu dikembangka di HAWAI. Lalu perusahaannya dikembangkan ke USA juga. Waduh…saya bingung. But for what i know, product ini memang dari Jepang. Or Hawaii? Whatevs.

Shampoo ini saya beli di AEON Mall, BSD. Saat itu lagi buy 1 get 1. Harganya 100ribuan. Bahannya yang jelas non silicone, sls, paraben. Saya kebetulan pakai satu set dengan sabunnya. I love the texture yang light and the scent. Wangi banget. Dan kemasannya ini besar sekali, jadi saya baru habis 3 bulan deh untuk satu purchase. Lumayan kan. Beberapa online shop menjual product ini, coba saja dicari dulu dan dibandingkan harganya. Tapi store nya sering promo, jadi lumayan lah skalian dapat yang lain:)

YVES Rocher Variant

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Currently…this is my pit stop for LowPoo trials. Ive been ok, and been happy with their products. Although, i must be honest, even this shampoo is silicone free, it is not SLS free.

Im finishing my last bottles, by far, what i love from YVES Rocher is their products work well with my body. Hair to Toes. And its pretty affordable. Wanginya juga ok banget, and so botanical. Kenapa sih akhirnya berlabuh ke YVES ROCHER ini. Karena selain dari segi harga, saya pun nyarinya ga susah. Dulu pas pakai Organix, harus kalang kabut nyari Toko yang jual. Dan makin lama kok harganya makin mahal. Nah YVES ROCHER ini nyarinya mudah, harganya juga cukup sepadan, kisaran IDR 139.000,-

 

Nah, itu sedikit review saya mengenai shampoo yang saya gunakan.

Yang jelas, memang rambut saya lebih sehat, lebih cepat tumbuh. Ini Bisa diadu deh balapan tumbuh, Hehehe. Untuk Harga silahkan disesuaikan dengan kondisi masing masing. Cocok atau tidak sama kulit rambut kalian, we never know until we try. Untuk lihat hasilnya, harus sabar sih, at least 3 bulan baru kita bisa review result dari shampoo ini.

Happy Tryin!

xx

Yves Rocher Nutri Repair Hair Series

 

Happy Weekend!!

Its gettin hot in BSD City, dan saya berandai berada di Bali saat ini, but NOT!

Today i’d like to share you another awesome review about Yves Rocher Products yang dikhususkan untuk rambut kering atau rusak.

Sebelumnya, ….kenapa saya tiba tiba menulis dalam Bahasa?

id like to have the freedom to share in in bahasa or english as it most comfortable for me. :):)

Id like to share this to lots of perempuan cantik Indonesia dan mama mama yang struggling dengan kerontokan rambut akibat hormon, lahiran, atau breast feed, atau mungkin kerja banyak di outdoor kena panas, yang kadang juga menempatkan kita di situasi yang sulit bertemu dengan SALON.

“My self personally, its rare for me to visit a salon or spa or having any kind of beauty treatment in regular basis. I was always away from home, and on the weekends.  mostly I’ll still work and if not, maybe back then i was just being lazy leaving the nest! yes.”

So without any further of due here is my review

  • Nutri-Repair Treatment Shampoo & Conditioner

quoting YVES ROCHER WEB

Repairs and nourishes dry and/or curly hair.

Rediscover the natural beauty of very dry or curly hair with the Nutri-Repair Treatment Shampoo enriched with organically grown Jojoba kernel oil. It smoothes, nourishes and repairs the hair fiber.

Result: soft, supple and healthy looking hair.

– Silicone free – Paraben free – Colorant free.

   Im totally agree with their description. Yves Rocher by far is one of my favorite company that sell great products in which natural, silicone and paraben free. This shampoo was first given to me dalam bentuk tester. The sales girl gave two samples and i love it from the beginning. Karena rambut ku bisa dibilang kering kerontang, yand disebabkan karena pernah di bleach, di cat again and again. Dan tidak pernah dirawat di salon dengan hair spa. Once i try this, hasilnya langsung halus, plus tidak menimbulkan ketombe. Before this, i used the Nourish Shampoo, karena wangi aku beli, ternyata kulit kepala berontak dan segera ketombean. But this one, it works well with my hair.

I use this after The Oil and follow by the conditioner.

Now, -the not so good about it -for me would be the scent. I dont really like it compare to the Nourish and Hair Fall shampoo, but after while i can always use the Yves Rocher Rinsing Vinegar yang wangi berrynya tahan lama banget.:)

  • Hair Repair Oil

    Discover this genuine exceptional treatment! Enriched with restorative Babassu Oil and Macadamia Oil to nourish the scalp, this concentrate of rich oils offers strength* to the hair.

Result: the hair is ultra soft and shiny.

– Paraben free, colorant free, silicone free

Minyak ini, dipakai sebelum berkeramas. I  use this 15 to 30 minutes before i shampoo. It never leave my hair greasy and oily after, hence it gave me the -soft/smooth easy to manage -hair after. I notice the result after about 2 weeks, if i don’t use it before, my hair nowadays masih tidak sulit di atur dan kusut. Minyak ini hanya saya oleskan di ujung bawah rambut, untuk bagian atas dan scalp, saya masih pakai coconut oil. Mixing them both brings great result. 🙂

Overall, i love this products and for a while i might just stick with it.

The price in the other side, i considerate as reasonable.

The Shampoo and Conditioner each cost below IDR 150.000, The Oil cost IDR 199.000

i bought this using my Birthday Discount. Pretty Lucky yay!

If you want a sample to try on, do not hesitate to ask the sales girl. However you need to purchase another product first before they can give you free product sample.

Happy Shopping!

x

B

The Functional Mama – Fact

A blog dedicated for mothers, soon to be mothers, and amazing women in the world.

Hi, 

Im Britt. Base in Indonesia and a mother of Armando Haka who will be turning 7 this October.

In daily basis, I currently work at Gold’s Gym Indonesia. One of the biggest gym brand in the country. I actually graduated from Visual Design, but my passion for sports, fitness, led me to this job. 

And when it comes to Gym or Fitness Brand, the word trainer/coach/instructor might pop up. And yes, my main job is to teach a group fitness class. And i’ve been doing it for 11years. GX , GXM ,SGXM , Program Leader, Head Teacher…:) 

Yoga..Aerobic,LesMills Program, TRX and  much about it.

But not just that, I was actually in the Management Team and Development team as well. 

And I was blessed, being called and working for Les Mills Asia Pacific since 2009 to just recently step down as a Trainer and Presenter this August 2017. Working as a trainer, took me to places and experiences i’ve always dreamed about. But my son need me more now.

 And I did this so I can dedicate my day fully for my family and my work here in town. 

Ok, I think that should be enough eh..cause I think I should explain to you what do you expect in this blog?
Motherhood!

Man, as a mom, working mom, fulltime mom, this job requires us to be FIT. I mean really FIT. 

But how? 

Lots of mothers out there , dealing with different kind of situations. And many, yet im sure all of us sometimes jugglin but manage to get out of it. And because as a mom, who does it all..this life requires us to be FUNCTIONAL!

Chef, driver, party planner, doctor, nurse, lady boss, assistant, plumber, garderner, . Teacher,…can you tell me more???? Many…

To be able to do all of those (multi-ultra)tasks…we mothers..need to be

FIT. AGILE . And Functional.

I’d love to share how I squeeze workouts in between tasks, and how I still work on my plant based meals to help me cope with my immunity and deal with my food allergies.

You’ll find as well :

Integrated Workouts – that you can basically do anywhere anytime

Natural Health & Beauty Products Review

Make up Tips

Recipes!! Uhhh thou I admit i’m not good at writing it but i’ll try my best!

…and some beneficial articles which related to motherhood/parenting/woman empowerment.

I appreciate your visit and read for this blog. Positive feedbacks and comments are very welcome. Good Vibes and empowering lines only!

Enjoy!

Xx

B

Hair Loss Therapy by YVES Rocher Review

After long period i struggled with my hair. The Universe or i must say the earth, conspired with YVES ROCHER company , and came to the rescue.

Today I’d like to share you a (seriously) magical moment with this ampoules. First of everything. Here’s some What…Who?Why?When?Where?…and How..include HOW MUCH:)

What is it?

YVES Rocher Hair Loss 1 month Therapy

Descriptions on the packaging:

contain White Lupin, recognised for its anti hair loss and SWERTIA that encourages hair regeneration, by stimulating the micro – circulation of the scalp. Oh WOW!

WHO?

For us who struggle with massive hair loss that leave us heart-broken 😦 and stressful which we don’t want that. I mean, come on, why is it so hard to have one amazing good-looking hair?

Why?

I’ve always have to cut my hair short since 8 years ago. It is simply because my husband felt, it will always fell off if I let it grow. Cause honestly, i did not treat it well. i mean…i really did not have the time and energy to go to the salon or even pay good attention to it. 😦 That is terrible enough

So before we hit the When and where…

I first saw this product in their Instagram Page. I was so curious about it, yet the price is pretty much expensive.

Its IDR 399.000,- or equal as USD 37.00

FYI, I’ve been using YVES ROCHER’s product for about two years now. I’ve used their variation of shampoos which is all free from silicone and paraben. And they smell really good. I also use their Face and Body Products as well Perfumes which I’ll review in another post.

ok, so back to this 1 month therapy.

I’ve searched this product at their stores and turned out they went sold out really fast. That is the reason, why its hard for us to find it in their display. The SPG told me, once they re stock this product, they will only put 5-6 boxes in one stores. So you need to make sure you have Yves Rocher membership, and ask them to update you when it has arrived at stores. So yes, once they arrived in stores, they texted me! Yay

When ?

When to use this..is right after you clean your hair completely.

Now, it is important for you to read and remind your self that this product is not recommended to use monthly. Its something you use two to three times a year. I am not sure why most Hair serum have this instructions, but lets just follow it. If you know the scientific reasons behind it, please let me know on the comment box.

So one box for 1 month. In a year you might just need to buy two to three boxes.

1 boxes = 4 ampoules and 1 ampoule = 1 week

You use this every two days in a week for a month.

What is an immediate result of using this?

Ok, im being very honest, I thought it will be just like any other hair serum that sells “promises” but this one really works overnight. The next morning i combed my hair. I saw less than 10 hair falls. Normally it will just fell off to the floor leaving my with another horrifying stressful moment that ill be bald:( But this morning it was not. On a contrary, it appeared thicker!

So overall, ill give a five-star for a night-time result shown by YVES ROCHER. What i love about it is it has no colorants and scents. Its 98% natural. It is worth the price, and hopefully it can help not only my hair but those who struggles with the same pain from hair loss.

Where to Buy?

(Klik the link underlined)

ANY YVES ROCHER Store Locator Store in ASIA.

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Plant Based Lunch #1

Hi you! Hope you are well. It’s been a while since my last post. Lots of changes happening in life, and this September I decided to reset my meal due to my health and for the sake of my body weight and skin problems.

Few weeks ago I had gain 2.6kgs. To me, its both good and bad. Its good because since I gave birth, I was always underweight. And my weight will stay for years. To gain is really hard. And once I did, id lost it again, sometimes because of diarrhea – the effect of my food intolerance.

But yeah, again, I gained some kgs. And it hit my knee. Long story short I have OsteoArthritis in my left knee. The best way to prevent it from overwork is to maintain a healthy weight

So yeah. I reset. It’s been a week since I increase my veggies and fruits intake. Im not a vegan nor vegetarian. Just not a big fan of meat and stuffs. Me and family will still enjoy our amazing delicious traditional foods that mostly made of meats! But again..to me…its not a must to have it.

Let me share you what I had alone today.

Im using lots of leftovers.

Small Bowl

Veggie Pasta Stir Fry Spinach

  • Spinach -leftovers
  • Veggie pasta
  • Himalayan salt
  • One tomato – slice it to chunks
  • Onion
  • Garlic powder
  • Himalayan salt
  • Mushroom of your choice

How To cook:

Place mushrooms and tomatoes in pan. Add one glass of water, or more -its up to you. But I love some thickness came from this tomato. So less water for me.

While boiling it, gently mashed the tomato until it blend with the water makes some nice sort of tomatoe paste.

Then add the Himalayan salt, another herbs you like. Add the onion, cover it . Once its boiled, add your veggie pasta.

Once the pasta is cooked, add the spinach. Let it be there no more than one minute. Or youll ruin the.nutrition.in the spinach.