vendredi 23 décembre 2011

Tangeriny moisturizer

In winter your skin gets extremly dry so here is a great DIY moisturizer .
You will need:
¼ tangerine, peel
1 tablespoon sour cream
½ teaspoon flour
1 teaspoon rose oil
Preparation: In a blender, combine the tangerine, sour cream, flour, and oil. Mix Well.
Application: Apply this to your face every morning and evening after cleansing.

My opinion: good :D

lundi 14 novembre 2011

Simple tips

Want whiter teeth? Mash strawberries in a small container, cover your toothbrush with the mashed berries and brush vigorously. Strawberries will remove both yellowing and stains.

Remove wrinkles with seedless grapes. Cut grapes in half, crush gently and apply to wrinkles on your face and neck. Repeat daily and watch wrinkles and crows feet vanish. 

 If you aren't happy with your makeup remover, use almond or sesame oil. Apply the oil with a cotton ball or soft cloth.Almond and sesame oil will remove all traces of makeup, including waterproof mascara quickly and easily. 

  To condition your hair, heat 1/2 cup mayonnaise in your microwave for approximately 15 seconds. Apply to dry hair, cover with a plastic bag and leave it for 20 minutes. Remove the plastic bag; rinse your hair with warm water and shampoo, as normal. Your hair will look terrific. 

 For puffy eyes, place thin, cool slices of cucumber on your eyes. Leave for 15 minutes and remove. The puffiness will vanish magically. Grated potato will also remove puffiness from your eyes.

 To remove elbow discoloration, use lemon juice. Apply the juice to your elbows and leave it for 20 minutes. Rinse. Do this daily until discoloration disappears. 

Use cucumbers to tone your face. You can use either thin slices or the juice. Apply and leave on your face for 10 to 20 minutes and then rinse thoroughly.

milky exfoliator

You will need:
-1cup of milk
In a bowl, thoroughly mix a half cup of milk and a half teaspoon of salt. Use a cotton ball to dab the mixture over the forehead and face. Leave it on for two to three minutes and re-apply. After the mixture is dry, rub your face in circular motions and then rinse. The salt exfoliates dead cells and the milk nourishes the skin, giving it a brighter and fresher sheen.

mercredi 2 novembre 2011

left over pumpkin facial mask

Have some left over pumpkin from Halloween?  try making a pumpkin face mask.
Pumpkin is rich in zinc, which helps purify oily and blemished skin Pumpkin is also an excellent exfolioator – its gentle without to many abrasive particles.
You will need:
-2 tablespoons raw pumpkin, (finely grated)
-1 egg white, 
-1 teaspoon lemon juice, 
-1 teaspoon tomato juice, (or 1/2 teaspoon tomato puree).
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and blend well – use a blender if you have. Then apply the mask to your freshly cleaned face – let sit for 10-15mins and then rinse with warm water.

vendredi 28 octobre 2011

You will need:
-glue (I'm using eyelash glue)
-tissue paper
-red lipstick or fake blood if you have any (for the blood)
-purple, gray, red, black and green eye shadows (for the bruises)
-skin colored foundation
1st step: Clean area where you chosen to put the fake wound 
2nd step: apply the glue and then add a small amount of cotton.
3rd step: apply a small amount of glue around the cotton then apply some tissue paper on top of the glued area wait 15secondes and then ruffly rub the tissue paper to make a grazed effect, when dry apply over the tissue paper some skin colored foundation.
4th step: apply purple and green eyeshadow around the tissue paper and blend with your fingers on to the tissue paper then apply a really small amount of gray eyeshadow and blend with the other colors (you can use a blending brush if you have one it will be easier) .

5th step: apply a generous amount of red lip stick on to of the cotton area then mix a small amount of black eyeshadow and blend outwards (apply more red lipstick if needed) apply red eyeshadow around the wound and that is it :)  

mardi 25 octobre 2011

Chocolate anti-aging mask

You will need:
-Two tablespoon of cocoa powder
-Two tablespoon of plain yogurt
-A tablespoon of honey
-Three teaspoon of finely chopped oats
Mix all the ingredients together and apply the yummy-licious chocolate mask on your face. The smell of the cocoa is just so YUMMY!! Rinse face with  warm water then cold to close pores. Remember to moisturize your skin.

My opinion: great for aging skin and dry flaky skin!

lundi 10 octobre 2011

Shampoo Recipe

You will need:
- A blender
-Olive oil
-1 egg
-Lemon juice
-Apple cider vinegar
In a blender, combine 1 ounce olive oil, 1 egg, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, and 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar. Massage the mixture on your scalp and on your hair from root to tip .

My opinion:Use as a regular shampoo.

yummy Honey face mask

you will need:
-1 wash cloth
-enough honey to cover face 

Place your wash cloth in warm water and apply to your face for 1-2 minutes to open the pores. Smear the honey all over your face avoiding the eye area and leave on for 15 to 30 minutes. Rinse off with warm water, then use cold water to close the pores.

My opinion: Leaves your skin feeling great but only use it once a week <3

dimanche 2 octobre 2011

For white teeth:

You will need:
-baking soda
 mix a teaspoon of baking soda and a pinch of salt with a small glass of water until mixture is paste-like. Brush teeth as usual and rinse well. It is proven that baking soda will help lighten stains, but be careful not to use too often. Once every two weeks should be enough, as baking soda can be abrasive and erode tooth enamel.

mardi 20 septembre 2011

Simple remedies for blackheads

  * A good home remedy to stop the blackheads is to apply a paste of cinnamon and lemon juice. just add one tbsp of cinnamon and enough lemon juice to make a paste. 

* Prepare a mixture with cucumber and 1 tablespoon of sugar. Apply this mixture on the face and wash off with cold water within 10 minutes to get smooth skin and also to prevent  blackheads
* grapes can also be applied to remove blackheads. use the insides of 4 bigish grapes put the grapes all over your face (avoid eye area) Wash the face with warm water after 20 minutes.

dimanche 18 septembre 2011

One of my favorite DIY beauty tips!

Once a week I give my whole body a nourishing scrub. I mix one cup of granulated white sugar with enoughextra virgin olive oil to make a thick paste. I take it with me as I head to the tub and scrub it in circular motions all over my body. This simple-to-use scrub helps rid my skin of dead cells while taking in the nourishment of the oextra virgin olive oil. 

repair and revitalize

To repair and revitalize skin, apply a few teaspoons of  extra-virgin olive oil onto the dry, freshly cleansed face and neck in a circular motion . ( avoid the eye area.).

Extra tip: To help boost immune systems, take two teaspoons of it daily, after a meal. (You can add sugar for flavor if it’s too hard to handle.)

lundi 12 septembre 2011

DIY lip color

You will need:
-any eyeshadow, pigments or blush
Mix the vaseline and eyeshadow together in a little container and you will have your own lip color.
My opinion: simple and great :)

Tips from around the world!

Under Eye Circles. In Spain, they apply thin slices of potato on their eyes for ten minutes to lighten the skin and fade dark circles after a night of partying.
Reduce Puffiness. Scandinavian women banish puffiness with 15 to 20 splashes of ice-cold spring mineral water.
Softer, More Youthful Skin. In France, they apply freshly cut and mashed grapes to make skin softer and more youthful, because grapes contain potent antioxidants and have moisturizing benefits.
Instant Lip Conditioner and Gloss. Italian women rub olive oil on their lips to condition lips and add shine.
Soothe Irritated Skin. Greek women massage olive oil onto their skin to soften dry, irritated skin and to treat sunburns.
Get Rid of Stretchmarks. In Asia, women use white camellia nut oil to moisturize, condition, nourish, and soften skin. Women also use it to promote hair growth, treat burns, and strengthen nails.
A Cleansing Jumpstart. The women of Zimbabwe drink a cup of hot tea with lemon at the beginning of the day to cleanse the system and jumpstart the metabolism.
Strong, Shiny Hair. In India, women massage coconut oil into their hair and scalp once a week to strengthen hair, promote growth, help with split ends, and make hair shiny.
Dandruff Fighter. To get rid of dandruff, Australians add a few drops of eucalyptus or tea tree oil to shampoo.

jeudi 8 septembre 2011

Rice water

You will need:
1 bowl
1cup of organic rice (uncooked)
a cup of water
First of all, wash the uncooked rice with clean water (filtered water if possible) once the water goes cloudy collect the water in a basin or bowl. Wash your face clean with your regular cleanser  and then rinse your face with the rice water before toweling dry. You can then proceed to moisturize as per normal. 
The rice water removes all impurities.
My opinion: Fantastic!

mercredi 7 septembre 2011

egg facial care

You will need:
Separate the whites and yolk and put in seperat bowls, beat the egg whites with a fork until froffy.
Clean your face, then apply the froffy egg whites all over your face avoiding the eye area leave untill dry (15mins), when it's dry your face will start to get stiff wash it off with warm water
 then dry your face and apply the egg yolk all over avoiding the eye area.
(egg yolk acts like a moisturizer.)
My opinion: great ;)

Tomato scrub

Tomatoes contain a source of lycopene, lycopene acts like a sunscreen and it's
 also an antioxidant, antioxidants combats free radicals, free radicals damages
living cells. antioxidants protects and slows down the effect of aging skin.
you will need
-1 ripe tomatato
-a good cutting knife
-1tbsp of fine granulated suger
cut the top of the tomato off, pour 1tbsp of sugar on the top of the tomato and
scrub it all over you face avoiding around your eyes.
My opinion: extreamly good

DIY biore strips

Enough of black heads :D and biore strips are exprensive i found a great way to make them yourself and beleive me the work great
 You will need:
-1 egg
-2 bowls
-1 paper towl
- scissors
Fold the paper towl into forth, then cut into little strips,
Then make into one ply, set aside. Crack egg in half, pour egg white into one plate and the yolk in the other. Then whip up the egg white until nice and bubbly. Take a strip into the plate of the egg white.Apply to nose and wait till dry for 15mins.Once its dry peel off downwards, then wash face with warm water.

 My opinion: great finally a cheap and easy way to remove blackheads

Self-tanning lotion

You will need:
 1tbsp of white uncented lotion (example:nivea cream)
1tbsp of pure cocoa powder
Mix the lotion and cocoa powder together until very smooth and creamy,and apply with a sponge or makeup wedge or just use your fingers . Your tan will last until your next shower.
My opinion: great :D

(You may need to adjust for your skin tone, and remember that this is NOT waterproof.)

Great solution to hide scars

You will need:
-A sliced lemon
Just rub it on the scar in circular motions. Do not rinse it off. Leave it over night and rinse it in the morning. Or leave it as long as possible.
My opinion: it's great my acne scars are starting to go :D

How to get glossy hair

You will need:
-Enough extra virgin olive oil to cover  hair and scalp.
Pour the extra virgin olive oil on dry hair and scalp, massage it in and leave for 10min.
Make sure you wash it all out you don't want oily hair
My opinion: Great i do this all the time my hair is nice and glossy and soft

exfolaitor for acne prone skin

You will need:
1/2 tbsp of sea salt
1 tbsp of honey 
Mix the salt and honey together then apply it on the face and rub in circlar motions avoiding arounf the eyes and mouth.
my opinion: great leaves your skin feeling soft

mardi 6 septembre 2011

Dark circles under eyes

Option n°1: the tea bag way
you will need: 2 tea bags (green tea or rosemary tea)
 place the tea bags over your eyes and leave for 15 to 20 minutes once a day
Option n°2: moisturizer
Apply moisturizer every morning to the area under your eyes or extra virgin olive oil.
people get dark circles because the skin around the eye area is very dry by moisturizing around your eyes will make the skin less dry and within a couple of days your dark circle will start to go.
Option n°3: coverage
use a light conceler under your eyes and your dark circle will be gone (untill you wash it off hihih :D )

Extra little tip: Drink lots of water throughout the day and avoid caffeine and alcohol. These things can contribute to bags and dark circles.

natural hair dye

you will need:
-2 cups of strong black tea
Brew 2 cups of strong tea. When its warm enough pour it all over your hair and leave the rest on for 3-4 hours and then rinse your hair gently with water. Do this 2-3 times and you should notice the colour change. Black Tea gives your hair a darker shade than your natural hair colour 
my opinion: it's great :D

Banana facial mask

you will need:
 -1 banana 
-1 tsp. honey
Mash a banana with 1 tsp. of honey. Apply the facial mask to cleansed face and neck, avoiding the eye area. Leave on for 15 minutes and rinse with warm water. The banana and honey have a firming and moisturizing effect on the skin, as well as a light exfoliation of dead skin cells