Face it, winter is a love hate for most of us…even here in Southern California we enjoy some chillier temps and occasional scarfs & boots AND the dreaded winter dry out! eee…our skin, hair & lips face their roughest months … Continue reading
Happy 2013! I hope the new year has greeted you each with sunshine, smiles & a huge EMPOWERED hug! With this near chapter just beginning, make a vow to yourself to treat your locks well. Here’s the first DIY recipe … Continue reading
Im a huge fan of showing thanks and expressing appreciation ALL year ’round. Everyday SHOULD be a day of THANKS..but when this one day of the year rolls around, I have to admit I feel extra thankful for all my … Continue reading
Hey Dolls! With the amazing popularity of the DIY pumpkin facial , I’m so excited to extend the fantastic fall fun for today’s Pumpkin Pie BODY SCRUB! Woo whoo. 🙂 We all know how important exfoliation is for our skin. Our face … Continue reading
If there’s one thing I L-O-V-E, it’s this time of year! The weather allows for boots and scarves, cool breezes (Making it so I dont need to powder my nose nearly as often!), and best of all…PUMPKIN versions of all my faves…lattes, pies and even DIY FACIALS!!
Here’s an amazing one that helps repair, smooth and smells incredible!
2 teaspoons cooked or canned pumpkin (pureed)
1/2 teaspoon honey
1/4 teaspoon milk
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon spice
Combine all your ingredients and apply. (Avoiding eye area.)
Leave on for 15-20 minutes
Rinse with warm water.
According to Divavillage.com Pumpkin is full of vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin A, potassium, alpha-carotene, zinc, beta carotene, and lutein. Pumpkin enzymes can soothe and protect your skin. These essential nutrients can reach deep within your pores and absorb quickly.Pumpkin nourishes dry skin instantly, giving you a healthy glow anytime your skin needs a boost! Colder weather can make your skin especially dehydrated, and the brisk fall and winter breeze certainly doesn’t help. Pumpkin works as an accelerator for other ingredients, helping the skin absorb vital nutrients and vitamins quickly.
Happy Fall my favorite pamperers 🙂
So many of my clients come to me saying their ends are feeling dry, their color seems to be fading more quickly and they feel they arent reaping the full benefits of their conditioner. My sole suggestion? COLD WATER.
Most of us see the “cool” button on our blow dryers, and have no clue of its use. Some also know rising their face with cool water closes their pores…well, both of these can be tied to your hair, and its condition!
Warm showers, especially this time of year are amazing! However, weather and season changes dry us out, so adapting this habit is even more crucial.
Your new shower routine:
Shampoo your hair, as usual with warm water. (Remember, shampoos purpose is to cleanse your scalp, this is where you want to concentrate the product!)
The warm water helps break down the oils.
Next, with conditoner in hand..focus this solely on your ENDS. Applying conditoner near the scalp depleats volume, and creates a build up. With conditoner still in, go about the rest of your shower duties…when it comes time to rinse, cool down that water
and wash out that product. This will help close down the cuticle of your hair, and lock that amazing moisture into your locks. You’ll get more from your conditoner & color, and over time will help manage your “frizz”. Picture your hair cuticle like mini blinds, when your cuticle is open and ruffed up…..they’ll be like a fan blowing up the opposite direction of the blinds. Gross, eh? This is where the “cool” button on your dryer comes in handy as well. To complete your look after your blow out…cool down that air and direct that air down to make hair appear shiney, smooth and managable!
Hope this helps dolls…but please dont picture punching me when that cool water hits,
your hair will appreciate it 😉
to chillin’ out,
Hey there Bunnies! 🙂
I apologize for my lack of blog updates, what can I say..life has been BA-NAN-AS! Summer time is amazing, but make sure youre treating your skin & hair well…Take a few minutes, relax and give your locks a little lovee, naturally!
DIY BA-NAN-AS Hair Mask
- 1 banana
- 1 egg
- 3 tbspoons honey
- 3 tbspoons milk
- 5 tbspoons olive oil.
Spread thru hair & leave on 15-30 mins. Rinse WELL.
- Banana is rich in potassium, natural oils, carbohydrates and vitamins that helps in softening the hair and protects the hair’s natural elasticity preventing split ends and breakage.
- Eggs are rich in protein. Protein helps to make the hair follicle stronger. Stronger strands of hair are less likely to break. Therefore, you’ll have fewer split ends. In addition to enhancing resistance to breakage
- Honey is a humectant, which means that it holds on to water molecules. It provides moisture and keeps our cuticles feeling smoother, closed and manageable.
Milk is a beautiful natural conditioner. Hair is made of proteins, which are necessary for tissue growth and repair.
There are two types of protein in milk, casein and whey which are used to prevent hair loss, strengthen hair and help it grow faster.
Olive oil is rich and its moisturizing properties make it ideal for use on your hair. It helps eliminate split ends, and adds more manageability, softness and shine!
With glorious SPRINGTIME upon us..lets scrub away all the harshness from winter with a soothing, clean body scrub! Glowing skin is THE look of spring time & with this DIY recipe being one of the easiest I have made…there’s no excuse not to throw together this gem and give your skin a little love!
- 5 tablespoons of Sea Salt
- Olive Oil (enough to moisten the salt without an “oily” feel)
- 1/2 of a fresh lemon-squeezed
Sea salt is used as the natural exfolient in this recipe. This will aid in removing dead skin and polishing the largest organ for your spring glow. The salt also acts as a soothing agent for those tired muscles and joints you’ve been working hard in the gym for the upcoming summer time season.;) Olive oil will replenish dry skin and natural hydrate and mositruize. The vitamin C in the lemon will leave your skin feeling fresh, clean and breathable!
This scrub is a MUST for your next shower. Own this summertime and glow, naturally!
All smiles & sunshine,
Winter is an incredible season for snowdays, bundled attire & evenings next to the fireplace…your skin & hair however-not a fan of this drying time of year. Springtime is going to be here in a blink of an eye…time to rejuvenate your skin and put your best face forward for blooming flowers and sweet outdoor vitamin D.
This is a very simple 3 ingredient organic facial. It can be done as often as desired (I’ve been doing it 2-3x a week) and will not irritate acne prone or sensitive skin!
- 1 tbsp organic plain yogurt
- 1 tbsp ground oatmeal
- a few drops of organic honey
- Mix the yogurt and oatmeal together in a small bowl. Warm honey and add to the mixture.
- Apply to clean, dry face, avoiding the eye area.
- Leave on for 10-15 minutes. The last minute, work fingers in circular motion to aid in oatmeal’s exfoliation.
- Rinse with warm water.
Yogurt is perfect consistency for a moisturizing mask and is able to add enzymes and oils to the skin! It is rich in zinc, calcium, Vitamins-B1, B2, B-6, B-12, protein and yeast.which help to reduce pore size, improve overall skin texture, and give you that healthy glow.
Oatmeal isnt just a smart breakfast choice, you skin can benefit from it too! It is able to naturally remove surface dirt, absorb oils and clear impurities. Its texture is ideal for gentle exfoliation leaving skin clean and smooth.
Honey is a staple ingredient for many of my DIY masks. Its a great natural adhesive to bind masks together and help to penetrate the skin. Organic honey is our purest ingredient, free from preservatives allowing for ample benefits in anti aging, anti bacterial and benefits of nutrition.
Give this easy, quick mask a try. Your skin will thank you 🙂
Winter weather reeking havoc on your skin? You’re not alone…me and my clients are all feeling the winter time dry out. Never fear tho beauties, I have an amazing, natural cure all. It aint pretty, but it’s so worth it.
Make your friends “green with envy” with this amazing DIY Avocado Honey Mask!
This is a recipe my Mom and I have applied for years. Its simple, easy and effective! (and I have it on my face as I type! wo who!)
- 1/4 avocado
- 3 Tbsp Honey
- Mash avocado in a bowl. Make sure to make it as “un-clumpy” as possible.
- Mix in Honey.
- Apply to a clean, dry face.
- Leave on for 15 minutes.
- Rinse with warm water.
- Avacado is rich in an oil that is similar to our skins creating an amazing moisturizing effect. It also helps minimize age spots, skin damage and scars by aiding in regeneration, rejuvenation and collagen production.
- Honey aids in absorbing and retaining moisture.
Happy Facialing lovies!