Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Happy Fall from e.l.f. Cosmetics

Hello everyone!

e.l.f. Cosmetics want to wish you all a happy Fall.  You can take 50% off top Fall products at EyesLipsFace.com.  What a great way to stock up on cosmetics for the new season!  This offer is valid with code FALL50 on orders of $25 or more.  See below for details.



TOP FALL PRODUCTS:

e.l.f. Mineral

e.l.f. Essential

e.l.f. Studio

I'm sure this is an offer you don't want to miss!  Shop Now!





Thursday, September 11, 2014

Interesting facts about organic skin care

Hello everyone!

I always talk about using the best possible ingredients for our skin, hair and body.  In today's post I want to give you more information about "natural" and "organic" products.  I'm also including current special offers from TruOrganic.com

cosmetics with active organic ingredients

Read the labels carefully!  A bottle marked "organic" must contain 95 percent organic ingredients, but those marked "natural" or "made with organic ingredients" may still contain "bad" ingredients aka harmful chemicals.  

Did you know these facts about cosmetics with active organic ingredients?

Interesting Facts about organic Skin Care

TruOrganic.com are currently offering free US shipping on orders over $50, free international shipping on orders over $125 and free $34 gift with every order over $40!


MICHAEL TODD skin care products are developed and made in the United States with certified organic ingredients, without added water and free of parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrance or artificial colour.  Also, MICHAEL TODD has never participated in animal testing. 



I'm a huge believer in using organic products that have not been tested on animals and that are eco-friendly.  What are your thoughts on organic skin care products?  Leave a comment below and let me know!





Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The beauty benefits of exercise

Hello everyone!

Did you know that besides slimming down and adding muscle tone, working out can also benefit your skin and hair?  Exercise is one of the best ways to nourish and revitalise your body

By getting your heart pumping and increasing circulation your skin receives oxygenated blood that boosts detoxification and cell renewal.  A good workout helps regulate  hormones  and relieve stress that can cause acne and other skin problems.  

Breaking a sweat allows more blood to reach the skin’s surface and deliver nutrients that repair damage from the sun and environmental pollutants. These nutrients also speed up the skin’s collagen production.  As we age our body produces less collagen but the nutrients delivered to the skin during exercise help your skin look younger.  Just make sure to wash your face afterward!

Regular exercise also improves blood flow to your scalp, keeping your hair strong and healthy

Another benefit of exercise is better sleep.  Working out helps you sleep better and  it's not called beauty sleep for nothing.  In deep sleep the body repair and rebuild body tissues!

#motivation

That said, exercise alone is not enough, you need to pair your workout with healthy food choices. 

I already told you that I love hooping daily.  What is your favourite way to exercise?  Leave a comment and let me know!


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Monday, September 1, 2014

Hello September! (blogiversary month)


Hello everyone!

This summer I took a break from blogging and social media and focused more on myself.  I got back in the habit of hooping daily for an hour - I LOVE IT!



I want to let you know that now that August is gone and summer is nearly over I will be posting regular.  September is also my blogiversary month.  I wrote my very first blog post on September 18th 2010!



How did you spend your summer? 





Saturday, August 16, 2014

No make-up allowed!

Hello everyone!

Some schools have a really strict no make-up policy but if you follow these tips nobody will be able to tell you're wearing any.  Here are a few tips for your eyebrows, face, eyes and lips!

Eyebrows:
  1. Grooming you eyebrows will help to open your eyes and frame your face.  Make sure to click here to find out what eyebrow shape will suit your face.
  2. Tame unruly eyebrows using an eyebrow gel or clear mascara.

Face:

  1. Wear a good moisturiser and a face primer.  You don't have to wear any make-up on top of it.  A good primer can reduce the appearance of enlarged pores, even out your skin tone and control shine.  
  2. You could also use a tinted moisturiser or BB cream.
  3. Remember, if you have oily skin, never leave the house without blotting sheets!
Eyes:
  1. Use an eyelash curler. 
  2. Apply a couple of coats of clear mascara to your eyelashes.
Lips:
  1. Apply some lip balm.  
  2. Smile!  Your face looks great when you smile. 
    You don't need make-up to look beautiful.
    Confidence is Beauty! 
I hope this was helpful.  If you have more tips leave them in the comment section below. 


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

DIY: Nourishing body scrub

Hello everyone!

Today I want to share a DIY recipe for a nourishing body scrub.  We all know how important it is to nourish our body, and sometimes we forget about our bodies largest organ; the skin.

This natural body scrub is very nourishing, it contains essential natural ingredients like coconut oil and almond oil to help restore moisture and sea salt to exfoliate dead skin cells.  Also, it smells delicious!  Here's the recipe... 


Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup almond oil
  • 1/2 cup sea salt

Method:

  1. Mix all ingredients together in a mason jar, allow to sit for ingredients to amalgamate.  
  2. Apply mixture to your skin and rub in a circular motion.
  3. Rinse with water.
That's all for this quick, easy, money-saving, skin-loving scrub!  

If you love using DIY scrubs, here are the links for another four you might want to try:

If you try out one of these scrubs, leave a comment and let me know your experience. 

Have an awesome day! 





Sunday, July 6, 2014

Last day to enter my Bo-Po nail polish duo GIVEAWAY!

Hello everyone!

I just want to remind you that you only have a few hours left to enter my Bo-Po nail polish duo giveaway!



Click on the picture below to ENTER!


Open to US and Canada residents only. Confirmed winner will be contacted by email. The winner has 24 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. The sponsor will be responsible for product shipment to the winner of this giveaway. Cosette's Beauty Pantry is not responsible for product shipment/delivery.

For more information about the product, read my Bo-Po nail polish review here.

Have you read my Summer hair and skin care tips yet?  In case you haven't, here's the link!



Good luck and enjoy the day!