Happy 2014 beauties!! If anyone else is like me, the new year is always a great reminder that taking care of myself NEEDS to be of utmost priority. (No one else can do it for you!) So it was the … Continue reading
I’ve been raised in a home that has ALWAYS had a dog in it. I’m a dog person…I believe they offer unconditional companionship, love & friendship. Losing my aussie, Skylar in January of a tumor was heart breaking but I knew … Continue reading
HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY, BEAUTIES! This is a day we celebrate love. Love for significant others, friends, family & ourselves. How ever you celebrate this day, I hope it’s spent in good times full of sunshine & smiles! The past couple weeks … Continue reading
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
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
Raccoon eyes? Powder pillow case? Second day bronzer? G-R-O-S-S..and unfortunately, we’ve all been guilty of it. It’s so easy to get lazy at the end of our day, skip the sink and slip into bed but it has more permanent consequences then just a colorful pillow.
While we’re off in dream land our poor skin is fighting with our poor choice by dealing with congested pores that will turn into problems in only a short amount of time! White heads, black heads, enlarged pores, pimples..OH THE HORROR!!
Never fear, Brittany Michele has a quick, easy, cheap, DIY solution to eliminate a major excuse of removing our make up when it’s time for some ZzZzs.
DIY Organic Makeup Remover
Mix equal parts of Olive Oil and Witch Hazel in a sanitized container. Lightly shake before applying to a clean cotton ball. Begin with eye area (be gentle, this skin is SO sensitive and thin) and move to the rest of the skin. For stubborn eye make up, soak a cotton ball in olive oil prior to make up removal. Use warm water and get all those clogging properties OUT for a solid nights rest for you and your skin. 🙂
Olive oil is Non-comedogenic for most people. Olive oil is all natural and least likely to clog pores. Italians have sworn by Olive Oil in their skin care routine for years, and even Ancient Greeks bathed with olive oil! Many expensive beauty products use olive oil, so why not skip the middle man? Olive oil not only is a natural way to remove eye makeup but it also conditions the eyelashes.
Witch Hazel is an amazing natural astringent and known for it’s anti-inflammatory properties. It is used in to lighten the skin, remove excess oil and dirt, and tighten facial skin.
In combination this pairing works so well by cutting down on the intense oily consistency and leaving skin feeling clean and refreshed.
to fresh faces & happy pores,
Top of the mornin’ my favorite pamperin’ pals! Im writing this awesome, basic scrub recipe while poolside on a weekend get away! Does life get any radder? Probably not. 😉
I really hope you all enjoyed the past couple festive recipes, Pumpkin Facials and Pumpkin Pie Body Scrub..because today’s recipe is going to be a staple-go to recipe that is smiple, effective and can be done everyday! Im sure I’ll especially need this vital ingredient after this sunshine filled trip, as baking soda is an ingredient that is so effective in aiding in the skins health (and soothing of sunburns!).
2 to 3 Tbsp. Baking soda
Small amount of water
Mix the ingredients into a paste.
Using a circular motion, apply to face and gently scrub.
Rinse and moisturize.
According to www.planetgreen.discovery.com, baking soda makes a top-notch exfoliation. Why? Baking soda is coarse, but not too coarse. It’s the best amount of coarse for removing the top layer of dead skin cells, and if applied correctly, it won’t cause your sensitive facial skin to become red and irritated!
(And thnkfully after this desert sunshine-it helps with sunburns..When baking soda is added to bath water, sunburn sufferers often experience a notable reduction in pain. Place a cup (8 ounces) of baking soda under the running bath tap so it dissolves completely, and soak in a lukewarm tub for about half an hour. Such a bath will soothe the pain – and you won’t have to endure the stinging sensation of a shower. Adding baking soda to a hot bath at any time also helps wash acid wastes out of the body.)
YAY for going Green and inproving our skin..NATURALLY,
Issues with lipstick going on smoothly? Chapped lips that never seem lip locking ready? There’s hope ladies…My gift to you..Simple, natural DIY lip scrub à la Brittany Michele.
Your skin is THE largest organ and needs to be cleansed of dead skin. Its functions of expelling toxins, ample breathing and circulation will be hightend with regualr exfoliation.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED: