I am testing my face mask and fragranced candles at the moment. Hopefully, they will be available soon. I just want to be sure that the face mask works, and the same with fragranced candles and reed diffusers. I create the scents myself. So it takes time to get the perfumes right. I am finished with the Bergamot & Lavender scent. I am happy with it. Now, I will formulate another aroma. Just one thing at a time. All my fragranced candles and reed diffusers use natural fragrances made from pure essential oils. So they are natural and organic, which is good for you and the environment.
I am testing a normal clay for the formulation of my face mask. But now I have changed my mind. I will be using Australian pink clay for my face mask instead since it has lots more benefits than normal clays, which normally are being used in most face masks. I want to formulate a face mask that is special and delivers! Australian pink clay is very well-known for its vital properties that are good for the skin. So I will have to skip a normal clay and use Australian pink clay instead. I might make a small amount and try it on my face first today already, to be sure that it works. I have already bought the Australian pink clay, but have not used it, yet – too busy with lots of other things for the time being.
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I am watching my favourite comedy film again tonight. I just don’t know what to see. So I simply watch my fave comedy again and again. I like watching comedies when I want to relax and have some laugh. I try not to work on my jewellery online store for just one night because I am working on my new startup business 24/7, pretty much. I can’t relax when my business is quite new. I want it to have a successful launch as soon as possible. Then, by that time, I can take it easy.
This weekend, if I have time, I also have to prepare my candle making. As I mentioned in my past blog posts that I am going to make and sell scented candles as well. I love organic candles. So my scented candles are going to be made with 100% natural ingredients such as pure soy wax, pure essential oils. It just makes me feel good when I know I am using things that are made of natural materials, which are harmful to both humans and environment. I think I’m not the only one. I think we all do. So the idea of making organic candles for people who care about wellbeing and nature as much as I do just comes naturally to me.
Besides working on my jewellery business, I’m also very busy with my acting and filmmaking career, mostly my own films and projects. I had just finished shooting my second short film last year “Blood Type O.” This year, I will try to finalise the post-production as soon as possible, so that I can also give my cast & crew the copy of the project as promised. I know it is important to them as it is to me, so that they can use it to promote themselves and to further their careers. I hope my short film could help them move their careers forward to some extent.
Once my second short is complete I will start shooting my first feature film as well, which I write the script myself. It’s a drama. It’s also based on a true story, just not mine. But some people who I know very well. I am very excited to make this feature film since it’s going to be a good film. Well, I just know it – partly because the screenplay is original, and partly because the story is based on a true event. So you can’t go wrong with that. I just can’t wait to start filming it soon. I just have to make this film. I can feel it. It has to be told. When you watch the film, you will know why.
I plan to make and sell candles as well. I love scented candles. I like the perfumes that make me feel calm, relaxed, invigorating, and make my home smell like a flower garden. It just feels so nice to surround myself with beautiful scents all the time. Good, natural fragrances can really fill you with lots of energy and positive thoughts. It’s so incredible how scents can do to your mind & soul.
That’s why all my candles will be made using just natural ingredients such as 100% soy wax, 100% essential oils. Natural components are good for your health, too. I don’t want to fill my home with lots of chemical and synthetic stuff either. So I try to avoid using materials that are not good for your well-being and the environment as well. I also want my scented candles to smell like the real flowers, and by using 100% essential oils I can achieve just that. Well, I just can’t wait to start my candle business soon!
When I don’t know what to eat, I always make spaghetti or noodle. These 2 types of dishes are time-saving, simple but yummy. So I always have noodles and spaghetti in my kitchen cupboard, so that I can make a quick, delicious dish in no time at all when I don’t have time to cook, or don’t feel like spending hours in the kitchen. Sometimes, simple dishes can taste super tasty and healthy as well when you make it yourself using quality ingredients.
Because, when I actually do cook, I like to shop quality produce and ingredients to make good food for myself. It’s my way of pampering myself by indulging myself once in a while in good food, spa, makeup, perfumes, fashion clothes, accessories, etc. I think, by giving myself a little gift now and then makes me feel fantastic, and my confidence and self-esteem increase accordingly. It doesn’t require much to feel genuinely happy. Sometimes simple things in life can make you feel you are at the top of the world.
I have been working on my online jewellery store Mystic Full Moon constantly. So, I haven’t had time to blog that often anymore. Getting my startup business up and running is my top priority right now. But I will also try to blog as often as I possibly can. I love blogging, though. So I can’t stop blogging. No matter how busy I am, I will try to blog when I can. Now, I’m not that busy. That’s why I begin to blog again. I’m still busy, however. Having your own business is a full time job. There will always be something to do, to improve your business. Especially, when you just start it, there are lots and lots of things to do.
Now that Christmas is just right around the corner. I have personalised necklaces and rings for you to customise them for yourself with your name on them, or just purchase them as Christmas gifts for that special someone, family, or friends. They make good, surprised Christmas gifts. A unique Christmas present that everyone will, surely, love. My best selling product at the moment is Personalized Classic Name Tag Necklace, which comes in gold, silver, and rose gold colours for you to choose from. That’s why these customised jewellery make perfect Christmas gift ideas, or as gifts to any occasions.
Not only jewels that you can purchase on my online store. You can now also buy scented candles. I hand make each candle myself in my studio in London. From selecting the right ingredients, designing the packaging to making and shipping the products myself with absolute love and care. Therefore each of my product has a special touch to it since each piece is being carefully crafted by me from start to finish. I enjoy making them partly because I then get to inhale all the lovely perfumes from the essential oils that I use in my candles, and partly because I like creating something unique and original. Each item is like a piece of art when it’s being made by hand with special care & love from the maker.
Check out some of my products below. You can even order them right here on my blog. Very convenient, huh?
Most of the time, I like having fruits for breakfast. I rarely eat traditional breakfast. I just like something healthy and light to start my day with. I therefore buy fruits and vegetables practically every day because I eat it daily. Fruits and vegetables have to be consumed fast as well, otherwise they will get moldy very quickly. So I have to eat it on a daily basis, so that I don’t have to throw them away after buying them. Fruits and vegetables are also very cheap, compared to candy, chocolate, cake, and the like. 1 Box of sweet costs about £5 or more. But 1 basket of fruit costs maybe just £1, which is a much healthy choice both for your health and money. But candies do, somehow, sell more than fruits and vegetables, and I don’t know why. But I buy fruits instead of sweets not because they are affordable, but because they taste better with natural sweetness and they are good for your health. When I have time, I like going to the markets nearby to buy fresh ingredients, fruits, vegetables, and produce. I just like all things natural and fresh. Luckily, there are lots of markets selling fresh produce all over London. So, it won’t be difficult for me to get some fresh produce for the cooking just for a dinner for that day.
I have made a video showing you how to use my soy lotion candle as a body lotion as well. I haven’t blogged for a while because I was busy launching my new, small business which is candle making. I make all the soy candles myself. I learned how to make candles some years ago. Now, it’s time to put it to good use. I love scented candles. So doing what I love as a business as well doesn’t feel like work, which is good. Same with acting which I’m also passionate about. You have to love what you do. Then, you can devote yourself 100% or even more to it.
The first scented candle I am introducing is French lavender home candle. It’s French High Altitude Lavender Essential Oil that is very versatile in terms of properties. It can cure various skin problems, and at the same time protect the skin because it contains Linalyl Acetate which is antiviral and antibacterial. Therefore the characteristics of this specific French lavender are enhanced over normal Lavender. So to speak, French lavender is one of the best essential oils, or maybe the best, besides its irresistible bouquet.
Thus, it’s ideal to light this lavender scented candle when you need a quality alone time to relax after a hot bath. Especially during bedtime since lavender scent also helps you get a good sleep. Then, use the soy and coconut lotion right after hot bath once the candle is melted. The warm, natural lotion will then absorb into your skin quicker and better, leaving your skin soft and nourished and subtly scented. The French lavender fragrance really revitalizes your senses after a long day at work. I have tried many different lavender perfumes. But nothing can beat French lavender. It just smells divine.
It also helps me get rid of all my skin problems. I used to get acne very easily. Now, I can say goodbye to acne for good. I started making and using my own serum and moisturizer with lavender essential oil as one of the natural ingredients about 4-5 years ago. After the first couple of years of using it, my acne just disappeared and never to return – no matter what I eat.
I only use natural ingredients for the making of my soy lotion candles such as 100% soy wax, 100% essential oils. All my scented candles also contain organic coconut oil that will help soften and nourish your skin. It’s a 2-in-1 product: A scented candle and a body lotion. How wonderful is that?
It also makes a good gift for your loved one, family or friends now that Christmas is approaching. So, what are you waiting for? Give them a lovely, surprised present that they will love this Christmas. If you haven’t bought my French lavender soy lotion candle yet, then head over to my online store to check it out now on www.buppha.uk
I want to have a perfect body. Purely because for my health. Having a healthy body means you are in good health. So I begin to exercise a lot and it gives a good result which I can see. I used to use size 12-14. Now, I can use size 8-10. So I’m very happy with it. Fitness also helps you stay energized all day. I used to feel very tired and sleepy during the day, especially in the afternoon. Now, I feel active throughout the day. I don’t feel like taking a nap or anything. I don’t eat much either. I only eat when my body does, actually, need food. I used to eat several times a day for nothing, even late night and before I went to bed. Now no more. I feel so healthy now. My stomach is also more flat than before, including a toned body. I have to maintain it from now on. I don’t want to go back to unhealthy body again.
I’m blogging from my mobile. I have been working in front of a laptop all day long searching for a colourist-editor and a sound mixer. So now I’m exhausted. I can’t sit in front of a laptop no more. Luckily, WordPress has a mobile app which you can just blog on the app from your mobile – very convenient. I’m not that tired. But I don’t want to watch a film either. I don’t want to go to bed now either since I’m not tired. I must find something to do. I might look through my old recipes how to make serum. I like making my own skincare, using natural ingredients. I rarely buy skincare products. I use my own handmade cosmetics. When I’m running out of ingredients, I just go to shops around London to buy new ingredients. I know those shops well, and vice versa. Since I am their regular customer. I enjoy making my own natural skincare for my own use and as a hobby. It just brings me closer to the nature. Just the smell of natural ingredients makes me feel good already. Now I think I will make my new serum for younger looking skin. A small bottle containing 30ml of serum lasts about 1-2 months. I don’t like making too much at a time. I make small amount each time and use it up quickly. Then I make a new, fresh one after that.
This morning I felt like having a light breakfast. So I made fruity smoothie instead of real breakfast. It’s banana, strawberry, and blueberry smoothie. it tasted very refreshing. What I did was that I purchased fresh strawberry and blueberry and stored them in the freezer, to preserve their freshness. If I didn’t do that I then had to eat the fruits within 1-2 days already. Otherwise they will rot very fast, especially strawberry and blueberry they tend to spoil very rapidly. After I put them in the freezer, I have them for 3-4 days now, and they are still as fresh as when I bought them.
That’s why I love summer. It somehow persuades me to eat healthy when the sun is shining and the weather is warm. You just feel like eating lots of fruits, vegetables, salads, and the like when it’s sunny outside. Just like when you are on vacation somewhere exotic and tropical. You can create a sense of being on holiday in a warm country by eating healthy food with all sorts of vegetables and having fruits as dessert or snack instead, and maybe making a cocktail to go along with it. I have some simple cocktail recipes to share next time for this warm weather.
Although it’s officially summer now. But the weather is still changing a lot. It’s like we have all seasons in one day. This week, for example, we have rain, sunshine, dull and cold weather, and so forth. I can’t figure out anymore what to wear. Sometimes I get out in the morning and it’s cold because of the rain, so I wear winter coat, then as the days goes by the sun starts shining and all, and I look awkward with winter jacket on when everybody else is wearing summer clothes. That’s London rain. You just have to get used to it. I have been living here for many years, but I still haven’t adjusted myself to its inconstant climate yet.