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Floral Water

A Sensual Spritz Of Floral Water (Video)

September 14, 2015

Hey-oh! I made a video!

Don’t pee your pants though, it’s just a short teeny clip of me spritzing some floral water on my face.

Floral Water 

If it looks like I’m having an intimate experience with my bottle of floral water in the video… well, it’s because I am.

A spritz of chilled fresh floral water can be an exhilarating and sensual experience!

If you’ve read about my love for rose floral water before, then you’ll know that true floral water or hydrosols are the by-product of steam distillation from plant materials.

For the sake of simplicity, I use the terms “floral water” and “hydrosol” interchangeably.

Remember, not all floral waters are created equal.

So when looking for good floral water, look for pure hydrosols.

Their only ingredient is the plant from which the hydrosol is derived. Which means they embody the simplest skincare.

Some of the best I’ve found are from Aroma Zone in Paris. When I go back, I will most certainly stock up!

The hydrosol featured today is this one…

Fleurs d'Oranger Hydrosol by Aroma Zone
The Fleurs d’Oranger by Aroma Zone is “Orange Blossom” floral water.

Its benefits as touted by Aroma Zone are:
– Regenerative
– Brightening
– Calms and soothes the skin

Other than these purported skincare benefits, the three main reasons why I love hydrosols are:

1) Aromatherapy. Smell can be very therapeutic. In this case, the scent of the Fleurs d’Oranger is light, bright but not overly orangey. There is zero percent synthetic ingredients in this. So it is naturally divine.

2) It feels good. I keep my hydrosols in the fridge to help preserve them. And when I use them on really hot days, they feel ah-mazing. Just watch my face in the video 😉

3) Better absorption. Having damp skin allows for better absorption of creams and moisturizers. So it’s natural that you use floral waters before putting on your creams.

OK! So without further ado… here is the video!

ps. I am not wearing any foundation, powder or tinted cream on my skin whatsoever. But I did use this rice paper mask :)


Bored. But Committed To My Hair.

August 31, 2015


I’ve been growing out my hair for years. Years.

It’s been growing at an excruciatingly slow snail’s pace.

I just want to see how long I can grow out my hair. At this point, it’s already the longest it’s ever been in my life.

And yet, I want it to be even longer.




Here’s my line of thinking… hold your laughter please…

When you’re young, your hair is naturally thick and shiny. But as you age, it gets dryer and more brittle, losing its lustre.

For me, I feel like this is it. It’s now or never. This is the point in my life when I will grow out my hair to its longest length. At its most natural brilliance.

This is when I will wear my full crowning glory.




I will never grow out my hair again to this length because 1) It takes for freaking ever 2) It’s so plain and boring and 3) I ain’t gettin’ any younger.

So why am I so committed to growing out My Long Yoko Ono Witch Hairstyle?

The simple answer is…

Because someday I want to look back at pictures of myself and think…

Oh there I am. With really long hair.




And that’s all there is to it.

Moisturizers - Melvita and Cattier

New Products In The Ziba Shop!

April 23, 2015

Hello my darlings!

I finally got my butt in gear and updated the Ziba Shop with new items! Hooray!

You may notice that the lineup is heavy on waters.

You’ll find plenty of micellar waters aka magical water and floral waters aka holy water.

The Micellar Lineup

That’s because I’m deeply enamored with cleansing waters that possess subtle and special properties.

Aroma Zone Floral Waters

Hello, floral waters from Aroma Zone! From left to right, Bitter Orange (Neroli), Rose and Lavender pure hydrosols.

Moisturizers - Melvita and Cattier

I’ve also got a few moisturizing creams for the face and the eyes. And even an after-sun care cream!

Most special of all, I’m offering a few bottles of Bioderma Micellars in the shop.

Bioderma Sensibio Micellar Water

As you may know, the Bioderma micellar water is THE cult product favorite among beauty people.

It has become one of my staples and it’s almost impossible for me to get my hands on it. Which makes me cherish it all the more.

Actually, I don’t even know why I’m selling my stash of Bioderma. I should be hoarding this!

By the way, I’ve lowered my shipping cost. So shipping is just a flat $5.

Right now I only ship to the U.S. and Canada. BUT… if you are one of my loyal readers, then get in touch and I’ll see what I can do for you 😉


Check it out!