Thursday, October 25, 2012

Swallow Bird Nest Information & Lovely Lue's Giveaway ^^

Hi Belle ~

Yesterday i read Yves Saint Laurent's awesome quote :

“The most beautiful makeup of a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy.”

This sentence is running in my head all day long, you know, like when you heard about a song or a jingle and you keep singing it in your head (or in shower hehe ..) but in this case, a sentence. I keep thinking about it and decided that it's somehow true. Passion is coming from inside, cosmetics are outsider. Passion brings a lot of things make up don't. There's no one selling passion, right?

So, ladies, what's insider product you might consider to buy, to make you look beautiful from inside? Swallow's Bird Nest, maybe? i know it's so expensive, let's find out more about it before decided to get it :D

Swallow's Bird Nest is a kind of saliva-nest type. It means, the swallows use their saliva to make a cup form and use it as their nest. Human has consume it for thousand years, since Chinese's Dinasty era, because of the benefits.

There's 2 kind of swallow's bird nest, the red nest and white nest. They are supposedly rich in nutrients, which are traditionally believed to provide health benefits, such as :

  • aiding digestion
  • raising libido
  • improving the voice (la ~ la ~~ la~~~)
  • alleviating asthma
  • improving focus, If you're lost focus while reading my post, you might need swallow bird nest badly XD

Talking about beauty, swallow bird nest is known as a secret to get eternal beauty, and i am not talking about Cullen Family, it's about humanity *LOL..  There's no one like to see an aging process on their face, right? It's not only a belief, it's even proved scientifically. According to data from Hongkong Polytechnic University, Swallow bird nest contain glycoprotein (a protein composition that has 17 amino acid in various quantities)  which could help to facillitate human body system in repairing and creating immunity, such essential process of anti aging.

For pregnant women, swallow bird nest is also help to maintain their stamina, help fetus to grown better, and also help restoring body shape and skin after childbirth. I guess it might help non pregnant women to get better body shape maybe? X)

Indonesia is the largest producer of Swallow Bird Nest, the white one of course, since red nest is only produced in Thailand. If you're live in Indonesia, it's kinda easy to get a raw bird nest.. i put a picture of it below :

err .. i can't find a better picture of it, this is the best i can get, but in reality, it's darker and more dirty. It's still has a part of swallow's feather, dust, ashes, a part of their food, and so on. The raw bird nest is free from color agent and preservatives, it's very trusted but also need so many times to clean it because the mucks are so small. And when i say 'small' i mean super-small that hard to see without magnifier. As far as i know, the raw one is about idr 7,000,000/kilogram (last August, i heard from someone, not from web). Their price is up and down according to demand and supply.

If you dont have many hours nor diligence to clean it yourself, it's so much way easier to get the cleaned one. It's not very clean as if you clean it yourself, but acceptable to consume. I can say it because someone in my family told me so, She bought raw and cleaned version and decided to clean it herself. Well, she's so diligent while i am not .. hahaha .. Dry and Cleaned version price is a lil bit more expensive, about idr 1,000,000 more than the raw one, while bottled version cost you more.

For all of those benefits and the fact that it's even appreciated by Chinese Emperor because of it's rareness, its reasonable that Swallow Bird Nest is expensive in the market, right?

Sadly, these days theres many producer adding a whitening agent to their product to make it seems better or adding red pigment to mark up the price (white nest cost you USD 200/kilogram while red nest cost you USD 10,000/kilogram). Crazyyyyy .. Thats why you have to be very very very careful to buy! Choose a trusted producer, do some test, and if it's right, you can repurchase it safely ^^

Of course there's no instant way to get the beauty-benefit, you have to consume it continously, along with some other good benefit product. There's an Indonesian Beauty Blogger named Luelue ( who already consume Swallow bird nest for years, along with fruit juice (especially tomato) and water. There's her pict :

source & link to her post about her beauty secret 
what a good skin she has! i am soooo envy because i have looots of problem with my skin >.<" *beside the fact that she's very pretty and lovely .. hehe ..

and now LueLue is organizing a giveway! she's kindly added this multi benefit swallow bird nest as one of the prize in her giveaway *taratatataaaa i'm loving it!*

I am really interested with this giveaway, it's not only about filling a rafflecopter or random giveaway, but it's a challenge. Beside of Swallow bird nest, she also provide 2 other prize : an urban decay naked palette original (the famous one!) and crafting materials, and all of them got their own challenge, yummy .. haha ..

wanna join her giveaway too? click here (i think it's only for indonesian residence but do ask her if you're interested, she's a very kind person ^^)

and now about the form i have to fill :

a. why do you follow

because she's a very talented person : she's a make up artist, very great in crafting, even great in kitchen (her food is always made me drooling *sigh*) and photography, the great collection she has, her language (so simple but very fun), and her princess-y life ~

i always waiting for her new blog post.. even i'm not always write a comment, hehe ..

b. why do you choose swallow bird nest for the prize?

swallow bird nest has a lot of benefits, it's about beauty from inside body. And i want to give it to my mom, who got a problem with her lungs. It's getting better already, but there always a chance that her ill  will have a relapse again. It's better to prevent than solve, right?

.. and those teddy bear is too cute to passed .. XD

c. what do you know about swallow bird nest?

it's been written above ^^

thats all about, i might add another information in future about the swallow bird nest. And wish me luck for lovelylue's giveaway ^^

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