Posted on January 6, 2013
Want a more natural (and cost efficient) way to take off your eye makeup at night? I use coconut oil (pure extra virgin and organic is the best!) and my makeup comes off smoother and quicker than any other expensive makeup remover I’ve used before! If it gets on your skin you don’t have to worry about chemicals leeching in – coconut oil is actually great for helping your skin glow and keeping it moisturized! Plus, it smells delicious!
- Just tab a little coconut oil on your hand to warm. Dip cotton ball in warmed coconut oil.
- Gently “rub” makeup off your eyes, just like you would with a standard eye-makeup remover. Don’t rub too hard, as the skin around your eyes is very delicate and prone to wrinkling. (Who wants wrinkles at 25? Not me!) Instead, blot in sweeping motions. Use as much oil as is needed.
- Finally, take a clean cotton ball and rub off any excess oil left on your skin. Repeat until eye is clean and makeup free. Voila! Works like a charm!
So next time you run out of makeup remover, try this 100% natural home-remedy first (olive oil works as well)!
Posted on October 1, 2012
We are all looking for the best body scrub to leave our skin silky smooth. The problem is we don’t want to break the bank. Instead of spending the big bucks for the latest exfoliators or spa treatments, why not make your own? I’ve come up with a recipe for the perfect scrub that will leave your skin smooth, fresh and clean without any irritation. Want to know the best part? Everything you need is waiting for you in your kitchen cabinet!
- You’ll need salt and sugar (more of one, depending on the type of scrub you want), olive oil, and honey. You need one part oil to two parts sugar or salt.
- For an average amount of the scrub, take ½ cup of salt or sugar. I decided to use sugar, since it tends to be gentler on the skin, and add it to a large mixing bowl.
- Then take ¼ cup of olive oil (regular or extra virgin) and add it to the salt or sugar.
- After you’ve added the olive oil, add two tablespoons of honey for extra benefits. The honey acts as an adhesive for the scrub and it also is amazing for your skin. (more…)
Posted on September 18, 2012
The importance of washing your brushes is, well, important! If you use them everyday, there could be a colony of bacteria having a fun time in the expense of your face (breakouts, anyone?). Makeup brushes should be washed at least once a week, maybe more depending on the products – like type of foundation, blush, etc. The best way is to use a mild soap and warm water. This will keep your brushes soft and in great shape for years to come. Your skin will thank you later.
- Fill up your sink with some warm water and add a couple of drops of a mild soap. I’m using castile soap which is 100% natural and made of oil, which if you remember science class – like attracts like - it will remove every speck of dirt and oil from your brushes without stripping them with harsh chemicals. Plus, you can use this soap for everything because it is always very gentle; I use it as a makeup remover.
- While your brushes soak for a couple of minutes, add a drop or two of soap to the palm of your hand and take a brush and swirl it in the soap. This is how you individually clean them–you will also see how much makeup gets left behind! (more…)