Sunday, April 17, 2016

Weekly recap #6

Hello everyone!

In case you've been too busy to read my blog this week, now is the time to catch up!  Here's a recap of this week's posts: 

Sunday, April 10, 2016 - ðŸ’„Blog makeover ðŸ’…
My blog just got a makeover!  Do any of you remember the way this blog used to look a few years ago?  Check it out. 

Monday, April 11, 2016 - Shhh... It's a beauty secret! 
In this post I shared one of my beauty "secrets".  

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - DIY:Micro-dermabrasion paste
An all-natural DIY recipe for homemade microdermabrasion.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - Colouring: Thesecret to de-stress
Ever tried colouring for relaxation?  Check out my adult colouring book recommendations. 

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Colouring: The secret to de-stress

Hello everyone!

Unless you have been living under a rock, you probably noticed that adult colouring book are all the rage right now.  I wanted to see for myself what the fuss is about, so yesterday I picked up two adult colouring books.  Colouring is not just an activity for keeping kids busy, it has also been shown to have stress-reducing benefits.  

These are my colouring books; 2 Craft Sensations (by Grafix) Creative Colouring For Adults.  Each book has 160 pretty designs to be coloured in.  I'll make sure to find some time to start colouring these fun designs asap.    

Supposedly, adult colouring books can help you relax and unwind after a long, stressful day.  Some people even report sleeping better when colouring before bedtime.  I hope this works for me as well since I suffer from insomnia.  I'm hoping colouring will be relaxing and de-stressing.  It's definitely a fun activity that takes me back to childhood!  Between my hula hooping workouts and now colouring, I'm definitely in touch with my inner child.  Or maybe it's because, as they say, Geminis never grow up! : ) 

If you don't want to buy any books you can find free colouring pages online and you can also colour on you smartphone or tablet with  Colorfy (free app).  You can download it from iTunes or GooglePlay.

Ever tried colouring for relaxation?

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

DIY: Micro-dermabrasion paste

Hello everyone!

I've been using baking soda to exfoliate my skin for years, in fact Scrub your face with sodium bicarbonate! was one of my first blog posts back in May, 2011!  Today I want to give you a simple DIY recipe for homemade microdermabrasion using baking soda.  Let's get started!


Mix baking soda and raw honey in a small container (or you can use coconut oil instead).  Combine to form a paste-like consistency and add one drop of tea tree oil.

How to use:
  • Wash your face with warm (not hot) water to open up the pores.
  • Apply the mixture to your face and neck.  Use your fingertips to massage gently but firmly in a circular motion.  Do this for 3 to 5 minutes to remove the layer of dry, dead skin cells and reveal younger, healthier-looking skin.
  • Rinse with cool water and pat dry.  You may notice some redness but this is normal.  
  • Using a cotton ball, apply rose water to your face and then moisturise with a facial serum or your favourite moisturiser.  
  • Repeat once or twice a week for best results.
Note: Since baking soda is alkaline, it may upset your skin’s natural pH.  Using rose water after the treatment will help you restore your skin to its natural pH.  Use a moisturiser with SPF in it if you’re going to spend a lot of time in the sun after you exfoliate your skin.

If you use this DIY  microdermabrasion paste, let me know your thoughts!


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