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

Egg and yoghurt mask

You will need:
2 egg whites, separated from the yolk and placed in a bowl
2 tablespoons of plain yogurt (I like Greek yogurt)
Separate the egg whites from a couple eggs and place them in a bowl. Add 2 tablespoons of yogurt (do not use flavored yogurt!). Mix them up and apply to face. Leave on face for a few minutes then rinse face in warm water, followed by a warm washcloth

color your nail polish with eyeshadow

You will need:
1 paper envelope
1 bottle white or clear nail polish
1/2 to 1 teaspoon finely crushed powder eyeshadow ( you choose the color!)
1/3 teaspoon fine glitter (optional)
Start by making a tiny funnel by snipping off a corner of the envelope. Open the bottle of nail polish and position the funnel over the top.
Pour the eyeshadow and the glitter together into the nail polish bottle (use the funnel). Mix well with a small wooden stick. You can also close the bottle and shake well.
That’s it! Now all you have to do is test it out! Brush a little on a nail. If you’re not satisfied with the color or the sparkle, add more!

Lemon Facial Cleanser

You will need:
-1tbsp of natural yoghurt
-1tbsp of lemon juice
-(opptional) 2 drops of essential lemon oil
Mix all the ingredients together before using a cotton wool pad to remove make-up. Repeat with fresh cotton wool pads until make-up has been removed. This mixture will not keep so it should be used at once.

Avocado face mask .

1/2 soft avocado
2 tbs hot water
1 ts honey
Preparation and Usage:
Mash the Avocado with a fork or in a mixer. Dissolve the honey into the water and add it to the fruit. Put it into your face, using your fingers or a special brush. Avoid the area of your eyes and mouth. Keep 10 minutes and washwith warm water.

Shiny hair with Avocado

Here’s a great avocado hair mask recipe–it’s so natural, you can even drink it! In a blender, combine one very ripe avocado with one tablespoon each of olive oil, apple cider vinegar, and brown sugar. Blend until the texture is creamy, then massage onto damp hair and put on a shower cap (if you dont have one you can do without). Step into a hot shower to steam your hair for ten minutes before rinsing. The apple cider vinegar really makes hair shine!”