Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Hello November 🍂 ☕

Hello everyone!

November is here...  With its rainy days, colder weather, and shorter, darker days, sometimes it seems like November is the worst month of the year.  But even though summer days are now long gone, there are plenty of reasons to love November!  Here's why I love November:


  1. No sweating
  2. Comfy sweaters
  3. Boots
  4. Warm drinks
  5. Soups
  6. Baking cakes 
  7. Blankets
  8. Fuzzy socks
  9. Burning candles
  10. Long walks 
Wishing you all a great month!


Tuesday, October 31, 2017

How to remove Halloween make-up

Hello everyone!
Dressing-up as someone, or something, for Halloween can be a lot of fun.  An elaborate costume can require a lot of make-up.  But once the fun is over, how do you take it off?

Every product has different ingredients, so the way you remove it will differ.  Water-based products are much easier to get off than oil-based ones.  But first, always read the label.

Here are some general guidelines on how to remove costume make-up and face paints.



Use soap and water
Before you try using any make-up removers, wash your face with soap and see if that does the job.

Use a make-up remover
Use your regular make-up remover, it will work on most types of Halloween make-up.

Use an oil (coconut, jojoba, etc)
Oil adheres to oil, so it's one of the easiest ways to take off face paint.

Use baby wipes
If you don't have any make-up removing wipes, baby wipes will work just as well.

Use a lotion
A little lotion on a cotton ball is great for removing make-up without drying out your skin.  



Sunday, October 29, 2017

Calavera (aka sugar skull) make-up

Hello everyone - it's almost Halloween!
In a number of different cultures, there is a dedicated celebration made especially to remember the lives of family and friends who have passed away.  Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) is a Mexican holiday, celebrated on the 1st and 2nd November simultaneously with the Catholic holidays of All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day.  The festivities start at midnight on the 31st October.  


Sugar skulls are often used to decorate the gravestones of the deceased.



If you want the perfect mixture of spooky and sweet, this year you could try the calavera (aka sugar skull) make-up!  Check out the infographics below for an easy step-by-step tutorial.



  • Hope you have a spooky time on Halloween.  But don’t get too scared though.


Friday, October 20, 2017

DIY: Anti-ageing vegan mask

Hello everyone!

A vegan diet contributes towards a youthful appearance and lifestyle and healthy skin are definitely linked.  However, that doesn't mean that vegans don't need to use anti-ageing products.  Today I want to share the recipe for my favourite anti-ageing vegan mask with you.

If you are looking for a really effective mask that delivers immediate results, look no further!


Ingredients:
  • 1 tsp organic quinoa flour
  • 1 bag of white tea
  • 1 tbsp mashed banana
Quinoa contains vitamin A, which smooths out the skin and fade dark spots.  It also contains lysine, a key building block in the synthesis of elastin and collagen.
White tea is packed with antioxidants that will help your skin fight the aging factors.  
The mashed banana will moisturize and hydrate your tired skin, and the B vitamins will protect it against free radicals.  Additionally, bananas also contain vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin A, and zinc – all these are amazing for ageing skin.

Method:
  1. Mix the contents of a used tea bag with the quinoa flour. 
  2. Add the mashed banana.
  3. Combine the ingredients together and apply the mask to a clean face.
  4. Leave the mask on for 15 minutes and use the mixture as a facial scrub before you wash it off.
This mask will instantly make your skin smoother and more radiant.

Do you have a favourite anti-ageing DIY recipe? 


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