7.28.2015

Mites in My Lashes?!! Say Whaaaaat?

Well, apparently it's true for half of us, BUT if we use mascara or eyeliner, it's almost a guarantee. Great. And if that's not enough to put you off, this will: these little guys get into the roots of our lashes and cause them to fall out! Right??? So we have bugs in our lashes that pull them out. Double great. Thankfully there's a fix!



Add 1-2 drops of Lavender Essential Oil to your tube of mascara and you are set. Lavender oil is an antiseptic that will rid your lashes of mites, all the while promoting fuller and longer lashes as it nourishes, strengthens and stimulates new growth. Finally some good news:)


Whew.

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7.22.2015

Happily Blue

I'm beyond delighted to currently have this pretty hue at the end of my fingers. I never thought I'd attempt a blue polish, but *Gelish sold me on Up in the Blue. Here they are on Day 5, still as perfect as Day 1.






Never say never!

(*Gelish is a UV cured gel polish and is only available in professional nail bars and salons.)

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7.17.2015

Oh My Tumeric!

One of my most popular posts is this, a DIY mask with heaps and heaps of benefits. I've done it so many times, and I love it each and every time. I thought I ought to share it again, along with a few other amazing recipes!



An Over Night Delight

Create a paste from turmeric and milk (or yogurt) and smooth on to your face. Leave the mask on overnight and rinse it off the following morning with a light cleanser. Alternatively, you can add a pinch of turmeric to your moisturizer and cleanse the next morning. Do this twice a week to get beautiful, healthy and younger looking skin.


Wrinkle Eraser 

Combine turmeric with other ingredients to effectively reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Mix turmeric powder and rice powder with raw milk and tomato juice! Apply it on your face and neck for about 30 minutes. Rinse off with lukewarm water. Not only does this reduce wrinkles, it brightens your skin as well! 

Good-bye Dark Circles

To diminish dark circles, add a pinch of turmeric to 2 tablespoons of buttermilk and apply it around your eyes for about 20 minutes. Rinse off with cool water. No more dark circles!

Again, here's the original recipe that I love! Enjoy:)

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7.09.2015

The Witch is POWERful!

If witch hazel isn't in your vanity currently, it will be after you read this post:) This powerhouse is a natural herb that has been used as a medical astringent for centuries. It is extracted from the leaves, bark and twigs of a shrub called Hamamelis virginiana. The leaves, bark and twigs are high in tannins, a natural astringent that tightens, dries and hardens tissue. And the smell!!! It's so clean and fresh… a bit of an instant pick-me-up! Read on to discover my top five witch hazel remedies!




1. Skin Refresher

The most infamous of uses! The high concentrations of tannins give an excellent ability to remove excess oil and dirt from the skin in seconds! It also shrink pores for a smoother appearance.  My skin feels so clean and refreshen afterward.


2. Eye Bag Brightener

Witch hazel has the ability to tighten skin and reduce inflammation, making it an ideal natural remedy for treating discolouration and puffiness around the eyes. It feels soooo good, and soooo refreshing!!! Just don't get any in your eyes!! That hurts.


3. Bruise Fader

That nasty bruise can be beaten! Witch hazel speeds up the healing process of underlying damage, as well as fading discolouration. It works. Trust.


4. Vein Pain Reliever

If you have vein pain, witch hazel is the cure. Temporarily. If you are having one of those days, soak wash clothes in witch hazel, wrap around the pained vein and feel the relief. 


5. Moisture Keeper

Apply witch hazel immediately after you shower to lock in moisture that has just soaked into your skin. On just-shaved parts or razor burn, it feels sooo good!

The list goes on and on… sunburn healer, zit zapper, itch reliever…. The stuff is a miracle in a bottle! ENJOY!

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