Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Az-Ziyaat Perfumes: Alcohol-free Fragrances

Okay Muslimahs, just in case you think I have forgotten about you ladies and the previous post I did was on-off. Nope, I am still trying to find content for you girls and continue talking about cultural-neutrality. Just that, it is really very rare to find collaborators.

Today, we will be sharing with you readers something very interesting - fragrances which are alcohol free. As many of you may know, alcohol are the usual bases of perfume. And they are the reason for the refreshing feeling after a spray.

So far my experiences with using perfumes without alcohol is that the scent actually last longer. One thing that I like is that they are sold in smaller quantity, so it is not as expensive for you to own many bottles and have variety. For this posts, all the fragrances are from Az-Ziyaat Perfumes. I have tried 6 of their ladies' collection and thought I would rank and share a little more about each for the benefit of you readers.

1. Lilies - Personally, this is my favourite because I love my scents fresh and flowery.

Top: Neroli
Heart:Rose& Gold
Base: Sandalwood

2. Pink Feminine - If you like fruity perfumes, you may like this. Personally I prefer this sweet scent over the citrusy scents
Top: Peach
Heart: Violet Leaf
Base: Cardamom & Vanilla

3. Cinta - This is the more citrusy version which I ranked 3rd :D

Top: Apricot
Heart: Rose
Base: Virginia Cedar

4. DLCS - This is a very calming and soothing scent if you are feeling kinda of soft and light.

Top: Magnolia
Heart: Violet & Apple
Base: Sandalwood

5. Infused - I don't really this because I find the citrusy scent too strong and overpowering.

Top: Blood Orange
Heart: African Orange Flower
Base: Patchouli

6. Secret Glaze - I am not sure why but this was definitely not for me. Gah, in fact I found the scent rather pungent LOL. Guess that's why they say you can find a mate through the sense of smell. Different people really like different scents.

Top: Pear
Heart: Chamomile & Violet
Base: Aloe vera

For you readers out there who may be holding events or throwing a wedding soon (congrats), you may want to consider these tiny little babies from Az-Ziyaat Perfume as your wedding flavours. They are so cute and your guests can try out the different flavours. If you are planning to get one for yourself, consider the bigger bottles as they will be more value for money and it is unlikely you will like all 6.

And such perfumes are definitely cultural-neutral. Although we do associate them more with the Muslims, it doesn't mean that non-muslims can't use them. In fact, it is just about finding the right scent. And psssttt...Az-Ziyaat Perfume provides delivery too :D

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Dreamcatchers just for you

Sweet Dreams, I hope all of you are sleeping well. If you aren't, here's a old wives' remedy for all of you :D Wrapped up neatly and protectively, I am sure many of you are wondering what's this.

Is it edible? Nope.
Is it pretty? Yes, it is very.
Does it work for all? Well, you can pick and select until you get what you like... Hehe. Or you could always pick a pre-made one.

Presenting a dreamcatcher from Sahkyo & Co :D It is so pretty that even my brother and my boyfriend paused to have a second look. (Yea, and we thought guys are always not interested in such things! Guess they must have yet to seen something that has caught their eyes.)

Because I always think I am kinda of one-of-a-kind, I didn't pick anything off the shelf and got it customised instead. Customisation is pretty fuss-free, you just have to answer a few questions:-

1. Feather Colours:
White, Blue, Light Blue, Purple, Light Pink, Orange, Light Orange, Grey
2. Bead Colours (Almost all colours are available)
3. Name to customised on the catcher (if any)
What is the name that you would want on the catcher?
4. Type and Colours of Weaving (aka netting) 
5. Misc:
Any other details you would want to have? Any other reference photos that you have?


I am sure some of you are wondering "woa...that's quite a handful of meticulous questions." As each of the dreamcatchers are painstakingly handmade, the details that you have answered will be slowly brought to life. Check out some of the behind the scene photos Sahkyo & Co has kindly shared.
If you are not very much of a creative person and thinking out a brand new design is too painful, you can click on the links and check out the past work. (Psst...what I did was compile the photos of the different parts of the dreamcatchers designs I liked.) And let me tell you a secret, Sahkyo & Co has one of the biggest selection of designs. You won't even dream or seen some of her past creations. #mindblown.
If you are looking for something smaller and closer to heart, here's some dreamcatchers keychain design. Should I give them away? But they are so cute <3 Comment below if you really want them :P
And oh yea Sahkyo & Co is on carousell as well. You can find more stuff and other designs there. But the instagram which I have linked focuses only on dreamcatchers which may make searches easier :D And let us know what you would like to read more at ForFunk, as you can see, we have been coming up with more varied content to suit your different taste :D And if you like Giveaways, join them so we know!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Try and Review: Activa

So it has been like forever since I got any sample from Try and Review. Dono why maybe cos I got no luck. But finally I got to review something cos there are much more testers available. And it is something that I don't mind trying too! Presenting Activa - herbal sleep inducers.

And I am pretty darn glad they are herbal cos after those slimming pill scares, I am quite worried of my liver succumbing to bad pills. :D And these pills work 70% of the time for me (except for the time I had tea before bedtime.)

So here's a breakdown of what's inside the pill :D
  • Matricaria Chamomilla - Natural sedative
  • Lime Tree - Faciliates sleep
  • Lemon Balm - Supports digestion
  • Verbena - Reduces nervousness
  • Hawthorn - Acts on stress and anxiety
  • Eschscholzia - Helps fall alseep

I actually took quite a lot of photos on my Instastory so too bad if you missed it. But you can always follow me here. Psst. There may be giveaways coming!