Thursday, September 29, 2016

DIY: Honey and fruit mask

Hello everyone!

Today I want to share another autumn inspired DIY beauty recipe with you - a honey and fruit face mask.  


This face mask nourishes and revitalises dry and tired skin.  It brightens the complexion and I highly recommend it as an anti-ageing treatment.  Here's the recipe!


Ingredients:
  • 2 tbsp honey - Honey is a natural humectant and anti-inflammatory. 
  • 1/2 skinned pear - Pear is rich in vitamin C and vitamin K; known anti-ageing vitamins.
  • 1/2 skinned apple - Apple smooths the skin and refines the pores. 
Method:
  1. Chop the pear and apple pieces in a food processor. 
  2. Add honey and refrigerate for 10 minutes. 
  3. Apply on cleansed face and neck for 20-30 minutes.
  4. Rinse with warm water.
This mask is gentle but very effective.  You can see results immediately after you wash it off.  If you want to try out more beauty recipes, click here!

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Monday, September 26, 2016

DIY: Pumpkin cinnamon body scrub

Hello everyone!

Autumn is finally here!  I LOVE Autumn - It's my second favourite time of the year (after Christmas).  I love the weather, vegan hot chocolate, cosy sweaters, and of course, Halloween.  Autumn is also the season of pumpkin everything!  Pumpkin is packed with alpha-hydroxy acids that help with cell turnover and rapid exfoliation.  This makes it the perfect ingredient for a DIY scrub.  Here's the recipe!  


Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon jojoba, almond or olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder
Method:

Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and mix well. 
Apply to dry skin - Take a warm bath, towel dry, scrub, and then rinse off.

This scrub is perfect to brighten skin and get rid of any rough areas on the body.  If you love pumpkin and cinnamon, check out the similar posts linked below!


What's your favourite time of the year?


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Monday, September 19, 2016

Six year blogiversary

Hello everyone!

Guess what!?  Yesterday Cosette's Beauty Pantry celebrated its 6 year blogiversary!  I can hardly believe that it’s been six whole years! I published my very first post on September 18th, 2010.  


Check out the top 5 most viewed posts since last year's blogiversary:

  1. Acne update | DIY: Honey and Aloe vera mask
  2. Reverse hair washing
  3. Six beauty trends to ditch in 2016
  4. 💄Blog makeover 💅
  5. DIY: Micro-dermabrasion paste


A big THANKS to all of you who visit, read, comment and share!  If you have any suggestions, ideas, feedback or inquiries, don't hesitate to contact me!  



Friday, September 16, 2016

End of summer favourites

Hello everyone!

Summer is coming to a close, and in honour of all the summer days I've enjoyed these past months I thought I'd rave about my favourite beauty products.  Some, of course, I will keep using through autumn...


Hair care products
This summer I cut my hair several times, currently it's at collarbone length and I love it.  My hair is wavy and frizzy so I've been straightening it a lot this summer, since I find it easier to manage that way.  However my hair tends to look oily by the second day and I will not heat style my hair more than once a week.  Luckily I found three amazing products that solved all of my hair problems.



Yves Rocher Botanical Hair Repair Oil
This is a pre-poo (pre-wash) oil is enriched with restorative babassu, jojoba and macadamia oils to nourish the scalp and strengthen the hair.  Contains more than 99% natural ingredients.  I apply it twice a week to dry hair before shampooing, leave it on for 10 minutes and then wash my hair.  My hair feels soft, hydrated and virtually frizz-free!  

Aussie Miracle Recharge (Take the Heat Conditioning Spray)
This product is enriched with Australian jojoba seed oil, and also contains the hair-penetrating ingredient panthenol.  I've used quite a few heat protectants in the past and some tend to tangle my hair, this product does the exact opposite.  It is  both a heat protectant and a detangling leave-in conditioner.

Aussie Miracle Dry Shampoo (Mega Instant)
I love this dry shampoo!  It smells great and it cleanses and revives my hair in a matter of minutes!


Make-up
Here's a list of my top 5 summer make-up favourites:


Essence I Love Extreme Crazy Volume Mascara 
I'm obsessed with this mascara - It gives me the "false lash effect".

Essence Make Me Brow Eyebrow Gel Mascara (Browny Brows 02)
I've used all kinds of eyebrow products over the years and this is my everyday go-to brow product.   It makes my brows look denser and perfectly defined all day.

Essence Stay All Day 16h Concealer (20 Soft Beige)
A long-lasting concealer with light-reflecting pigments.  Its creamy, soft texture, makes it very easy to apply.  Makes all my skin imperfections disappear.  Love it!

Catrice Prime And Fine Mattifying Powder - Waterproof
This translucent powder withstands humidity and mattifies the skin for hours.

Catrice Made To Stay Smoothing Lip Polish (060 Mission PINKpossible)
This is my favourite lip colour.   This product is amazing; it combines the colour of a lipstick, the durability of stains and lustre of a gloss in one product.


Shower products
These two were my shower must-haves this summer:


Yves Rocher Exfoliating Shower Gel (Organic Raspberry)
The 100% natural fruit seeds gently exfoliate the skin.  Its gentle formula allows for daily use.  It's also paraben free and has a biodegradable formula

Nivea In-Shower Body Moisturiser (Indulging Honey)
I find in-shower lotions to be the most convenient way to moisturise.  This one if my favourite because I just adore the sweet honey scent.  

That's all for now.  These were my 10
favourites beauty product this summer.  What were your favourites of the summer? 


 

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