Thursday, 31 October 2013

Thursday Skin Tip!

When you place moisturizer on, PAT it on, don't rub it. Rubbing it takes off your skin and disperses it into different places. This can cause skin irritation and can clog your pores. Patting moisturizer on the face helps your skin soak it up better.

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Wednesday Makeup Tip!

You can grind dried beet chips in a food processor to make your own homemade, natural blush!

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Another Tuesday Tip!

How about another Tuesday tip for all of you beauties out there procrastinating and staying up late for something? Because I sure am not.. *wink wink
No, but seriously. I have too much free time on my hands. And you know I absolutely love giving you advice and hearing all of your positive feedback (which I appreciate very much), so I thought you guys deserved another beauty tip for your rough Tuesday. Hope you enjoy it!

HAIR TIP* Rinse your hair after a shower with 1/10 apple cider and 9/10 water mixed together to cleanse out any residue in your hair and give it beautiful shine and volume! Remember to rinse your hair again with water to get rid of the smell quicker! The vinegar smell doesn't last long, but rinse anyways. You know, just in case ;P

Tuesdays Tip: Quick Pimple Paste!

Sometimes, you need to get rid of pimples quickly. Here's a nice recipe you can use to effectively reduce swelling and redness overnight!
- Honey
- Lemon
- Baking soda
- Combine all of the ingredients together into a small paste
- Place the paste on the pimple and cover with a bandaid before going to sleep
- Take off in the morning and wash your face. The pimple should have dramatically reduced redness and swelling.
If the pimple is not completely gone, do the same procedure the next night.

Have a fabulous Tuesday!

Monday, 28 October 2013

Monday Makeup Tip!

Dip your makeup brushes in rubbing alcohol once a week. Or better yet, dip your makeup brushes in tea tree oil! Get a cup of water, put ten drops of tea tree oil, and then place your makeup brushes in the mixture for 5 minutes. After that, place your wet makeup brushes on a clean, dry towel or napkin. Tea tree oil is a natural disinfectant that helps prevent acne. Your brushes will smell like tea tree oil for a while, but it'll keep it clean.
You can also use baby shampoo and apple cider vinegar!
Have a great Monday!

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Wow, Nice Recipes. Where Can I Get These Alien Ingredients?

Hello beauties! I've noticed that some of my posts may have some ingredients that may not be a.. common.. item in your kitchen, like a lot of the essential oils I put on here. But here are some tips on where to buy them for cheap;

- Your local health food store (make sure it's legitimate) 
- There's this one place I go to called Nutrition House. A popular health store chain across Canada.
- Some Asian markets.
- ONLINE. Shopping online is probably the cheapest and best way to get what you want. Especially in my community.. I always like to look for free shipping. 

The whole point of this blog is to find natural and cheap ways to stay beautiful. And I should provide you with some resources on where to get these ingredients. You don't need to worry about this most of the time because I always try to use household foods and kitchen items for my recipes. But you know, just in case. I sometimes get creative ;P

Enjoy your Sunday! And thanks for visiting!  

Another Sunday Post! How about another Face Mask?

If you beauties have been using every single face mask I've posted every single day this weekend, you'd have the skin of a goddess. You have my jealousy if you took the time to do that.
Anyways, I have discovered another beneficial face mask that you might be interested in. This one will lighten up and soften the skin on your face, as well as get rid of blackheads. Remember beauties, the face is the first thing people notice about you. That is, unless you have a gorgeous body... I'm just teasing. You're all beautiful.
Enjoy your double recipe Sunday, beauties!
- Juice from half a lemon
- One egg white

- Beat together the lemon juice and the egg white in a small bowl for a few minutes
- Apply evenly on the face
- Leave on for 30 minutes
- Rinse off with lukewarm water and moisturize.
Voila! You're done.

Here's a tip: Always try to use face masks in the morning or evening. It'd be a little awkward using it in the middle of the day because you'll just mess up your skin routine.
I'll make a post soon for face masks specialized to be used in the morning and the evening tomorrow! Stay updated, beauties!
Have a lovely Sunday!

Two Ingredient Fruity Body and Face Scrub!

Exfoliation is an important skin care routine in order to maintain naturally beautiful skin with an even complexion. Try this super easy body scrub every couple of days to maintain that healthy glow everybody wishes for!
- 1/2 orange
- 4 Tablespoon cornmeal

Mix together and apply on skin after taking a shower.  

Done! Wasn't that easy?
Have a wonderful Sunday!

Saturday, 26 October 2013

"You Have Jam on Your Face" Facemask!

Hello there! As you've noticed, I'm going on a face mask rampage this week. So if you feel like I'm repeating myself, I apologize. But I believe taking care of the skin on your face is one of the most important things to staying naturally beautiful! I'll switch it up a bit for tomorrow's recipe, but for now, enjoy this wonderful, strawberry face mask!
- 3 or 4 strawberries
- Half a lemon
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon unflavored greek yogurt

1) Mash up a few strawberries in a small bowl.
2) Squeeze the juice out of half a lemon and mix it with the mashed strawberries.
3) Pour one tablespoon of honey into the mixture.
4) Pour one tablespoon of unflavored greek yogurt into the mixture.
5) Mix everything together.
6) Apply evenly throughout your face.
7) Wash off with lukewarm water after fifteen minutes.

VOILA! Done.

Friday, 25 October 2013

Friday's Recipe: Coconutty Skin Polish!

Try this coconutty skin recipe to get exfoliated, soft and moisturized skin! We all need a beauty break every now and then. 
- 2 cups organic coconut oil
- 1/2 cup almond or avocado oil

- 1 cup cornmeal  
- OPTIONAL: Add a few drops of rosehip oil. 

1) Warm coconut oil in oven in an oven safe bowl. 
2) Put the almond or avocado oil and cornmeal into the bowl. 
3) Blend everything with a hand mixer.
4) Apply evenly on face and body for fifteen minutes.
5) Wash off with lukewarm water.
6) Enjoy beautiful skin!

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Thursday Skin Tip!

You all probably know this, but choose to not follow this advice for some unknown reason. Don't feel bad, I was guilty of this myself a few years ago and still break this golden rule every blue moon.
This golden rule is DON'T TOUCH YOUR FACE! 
You get all the dirt on your fingers and underneath your fingernails onto your face, and that will not create pleasant results for your skin. When you have a pimple that you want to get rid of quick, DON'T touch it. Instead, why not use tea tree oil or matcha? Take a little bit of tea tree oil on a cotton swab and tap it on your problem area. OR mix matcha with honey and make a face mask!
Have a stupendous Thursday!

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Wednesday Skin Tip!

Use matcha (a high quality Japanese powdered green tea) mixed with raw honey as an acne spot treatment!

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

A Tuesday Skin Tip!

For anybody, it's nice to know these little things that you can do to improve your beauty because every little thing counts!
Try this skin tip
Cut a lemon in half, pour a bit of honey on it, and rub it on your face to get rid of blackheads!

Monday, 21 October 2013

Monday Makeup Tip!

Use jojoba oil or almond oil as a makeup remover. Especially for eye makeup. These oils are cheaper than most makeup removers stuffed with chemicals, they work better (for myself personally) and they are more beneficial for your skin. Jojoba and almond oil both moisturize and brighten your skins complexion. So ditch those nasty makeup removers and try a more natural method! 

Monday Skin Tip of the Day!

Before you beauties take a shower, cut an orange in half, bring it with you, and exfoliate your elbows and knees! This will moisturize and brighten those dry and dark areas crying for vitamins.
Have a marvelous Monday!

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Rose and Honey Face Mask!

This mask is made for calming down and softening your skin. And by calming down, I mean getting rid of all of that redness, and help get rid of and prevent acne. This is one of those masks that smells delicious and is made for relaxation. So enjoy, beauties!
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons sweet almond oil
- 5 drops of essential oil of rose
- 1 drop vitamin E oil

1) Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl or cup
2) Apply evenly all over face
3) Wash off with lukewarm water
Done! For most people, you don't have to moisturize after applying on this mask because of the almond oil. But if your skin is still feeling a little dry, feel free to apply extra moisturizer.

- Helps with redness
- Prevents and gets rid of acne
- Softens skin
- Anti-aging
- Reduces appearance of scars

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Hair Tip Habit of the Day!

Isn't it funny how the littlest habits can give you so much benefit, but yet we're too lazy to do it? Don't tell me you're too busy to waste 3 minutes! You silly gooses.  Most people brush their hair a few strokes and don't even consider proper brushing habits. This brushing habit will literally take less than five minutes out of your day and will benefit your hair for the rest of your life. Enjoy beautiful hair! =D 

1) Lean forward and hold your hair upside down OR bend your waist and hold your hair to the side. This brings circulation to the scalp which is good for the hair. 
2) Stroke your hair 50-100 times and follow each stroke with your other hand to get rid of static electricity. 
3) Voila! You're done. 

Brushing your hair properly helps bring circulation to the scalp, dislodges dirt from the hair, and distributes the natural oils in your hair evenly. This brushing method also brings a little bit of volume to your hair and makes it look healthier!  

Luxurious Rose Bath!

We all have those days where we just want to relax and do nothing. In order to stay beautiful, you must learn to manage your stress. So why not take a bath fit for a queen every once in a while?
This bath is beneficial for your skin and smells spectacular! Give it a try =D

- 1 cup rose petals or 1/2 cup rose water
- 1/2 cup coconut milk

1) Ready a warm bath
2) Place coconut milk and rose petals or rose water into the bath.
3) Take a bath.
4) Pat yourself dry, moisturize, and do your thing.

Hope you'll enjoy this delicious bath!
Have a spectacular Saturday, Beauties! =D

Friday, 18 October 2013

A Surprising Nightly Face Cleanser!

Hello to all of you beauties out there! You all know how much I love oil (on my face and in my food), and this is a face cleansing method that I absolutely adore. This is called the "Oil Cleansing Method." Basically, you wash your face with oil. Wonderful, isn't it?
Now, before you run off thinking I've gone insane, take a look at the benefits of this method, how it works, and how this miraculous habit leaves you with perfect skin.

1) Prepare 2 tablespoons of one of the following oils and a washcloth.
- Almond oil
- Castor Oil
- Grapeseed oil
- Avocado Oil
- Jojoba Oil
- Sunflower Seed oil
(Feel free to mix and match)
2) Wash your face with WATER before applying the oil. You can do this method with a dirty face full of messed up makeup.
3) Gently massage the oil on your face in an upward motion.
4) Rinse off with slightly warmer water.
5) Soak the wash cloth in warm water and hold it over your face for 15 seconds. Then gently pat the oil off.
6) Voila! Your skin is now clean and moisturized!

The benefits of this method actually depend on the type of oil you use. However, a lot of these oils have the same benefits for your skin. For example, all of these oils moisturize, help acne prone skin, and cleanse effectively. The oil cleansing method may take your skin about a week to get used to, but you get better results than any other cleansing method I've ever heard of. This method does not strip the natural oils off of your face, but rather replaces the "dirty oil" on your face with the clean oil you are using in this method. AND it takes off makeup.
So this method does the following for your skin;
1) Cleanses the skin
2) Prevents and helps get rid of acne
3) Anti-aging
4) Does not strip skin of natural oils
5) It's an all natural way to cleanse your face!

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Message to all Natural Beauties!

Dear beauties,

I will soon be making YouTube tutorial videos once every week on some of these recipes (and new ones to come) to improve your route to natural beauty. I will be posting them on this blog and will create a Channel soon!
I hope you all will enjoy this new addition!

Remember, I post tips and recipes three times a week on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays! So stay tuned!

Have a great Thursday! =D

Monday, 14 October 2013

Homemade Anti-Aging Essential Oil Moisturizer!

Many of you invest in expensive anti-aging products and have seen no results whatsoever. I can imagine it gets frustrating investing all of that money and getting no positive outcome. And even if you do, there are dire consequences to your skin. This moisturizing and skin nourishing moisturizer is much cheaper than those store bought brands, and on top of that, it brings all of the beneficial ingredients from these chemically infused brands, and puts them into one simple recipe.
And it's not just for anti-aging. It also helps calm down acne prone skin and gives you a glowing complexion!
I hope you all enjoy!
- 8 drops of vitamin E oil
- 1 and a half teaspoons of rosehip oil
- 1 and a half teaspoons primrose oil
- 3 tablespoons almond oil
- 8 drops of rose essential oil

1) Mix all of the ingredients together in a bottle that blocks light from getting in. If you are going to use a clear bottle, I recommend always keeping it in a dark place (so it won't spoil).
2) Use every night and shake well before use.
3) Enjoy plump, youthful, and glowing skin!

Tip* If you can't find all of these ingredients, I would say at least mix together the Vitamin E oil, the rosehip oil, and the almond oil for the most benefits from the least ingredients.

All of these ingredients are meant to bring all the nutrition your skin needs in order to maintain a young glow and prevent fine lines and wrinkles. Anybody of any age can use this for the benefits. You will get vitamin E from both the oil and the almond oil, and rosehip oil will give your skin its daily punch of vitamin C and improve your complexion. Every single ingredient has a use for your skin.

Hope you enjoy your new and improved anti-aging moisturizer, beauties!
Have a great Monday!

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Homemade, Two Ingredient Pore Strips!

I've personally had some problems in my life with blackheads. Nasty things. But this super easy recipe looks like fun and a cheap and fast way to get rid of them without using those store bought pore strips suffocated with chemicals. So I thought I'd share it with you beauties. I hope you enjoy!
A little bit of a warning, don't use this recipe too often. It's not good to torture your skin. So I recommend once or twice a week tops. Anyways, enjoy! =D
- 1 Tablespoon Gelatin (unflavored) 
- 2 Tablespoons Milk

Wash your face for preparation because you'll have to do this quickly.
- Put the gelatin in a disposable cup and pour in the milk.
- Microwave the mixture for 10-15 seconds and quickly apply to face or specific area (It hardens up quickly!)
- Let it dry for 15 minutes
- Peel it off.
Voila, you're done! 

Hope that was fun =D Now enjoy your baby skin and dirt-free pores!

Saturday, 12 October 2013

Drink This Smoothie Once a Day to Get Perfect Skin!

Hey beauties,
Sorry for the lateness of my this post. The new school year has been harsh and I just got braces in (which are very pleasant, ha ha ha). I will try to post regularly from now on and will soon start making YouTube tutorials on how to do all of these recipes shown here! I hope you guys enjoy this one and hope it was well worth the wait!
Everybody wants healthy, glowing skin. But to get that, you must start from the inside and work your way to the outside. I've been using this delicious recipe lately (because I was on a liquid diet due to my new braces) and my skin has actually improved. I've done some research and the nutrients found in this smoothies do actually benefit the skin. So I hope you beauties enjoy =D
Warning* Do not make this your main diet. If I wasn't forced to drink smoothies and soup all the time, I would probably eat everything in the house. You can still get the skin benefits by eating healthy, solid foods and replacing one thing in your main diet with this smoothie (of equal amount of calories).

- One cup of Vanilla or chocolate almond milk (Silk is a delicious product)
- 3 tablespoon of vanilla greek yogurt
- 2 tablspoons of honey
- 1 tablespoon Flax seed
- One banana (cut up)
- Three tablespoons of soft tofu

1) Put all ingredients in a blender.
2) Turn on the blender until liquefied.
3) Done.
Wasn't that easy?

1) Tofu is rich in antioxidants, contains protein, calcium, and healthy unsaturated fats.
2) Almond milk contains a sackful of vitamin E which is extremely beneficial for the skin. It also contains a lot of other nutrients such as protein, magnesium, potassium, and healthy fats.
3) Bananas are rich in vitamins A, B and E and works for an anti-aging effect.
4) Flax seed contains many antioxidants and is the richest vegetable source of omega-3 fatty acids. Therefore very healthy for you and your skin.
5) Greek yogurt contains a lot of protein (twice the amount of regular yogurt), and protein is needed to maintain firm skin, making it more resistant to lines. A serving of greek yogurt everyday will get you a noticeably clearer complexion.
6) Honey is there because it tastes good.

Tip* To get clear skin, drink a lot of water. Drinking lots of water flushes out the toxins in your body and replenishes the water in your cells, and results in a healthy you and therefore, healthy skin.
On top of all the benefits, it tastes DELICIOUS! (Note my emphasis on DELICIOUS)