Wednesday, July 27, 2011

D.I.Y.: Pore strips to remove blackheads

First you need to understand what blackheads are. Blackheads form when hair follicles on the skin get clogged with excess oil and dead skin cells. Your body produces oil through hair follicles to moisturize and protect the skin and releases it on the surface. When oil builds up, it pools to collect dirt and dead skin cells. If not washed off, the oil falls back into the pore and forms a clog known as a comedone. When a comedone has an opening at the surface, it appears darker; this is a blackhead. Using a home remedy of gelatin and milk creates a sticky compound capable of pulling out the clog and freeing the pore.
(If you want to see this in action, minus the Oil, check out Michelle Phan's tutorial here.)


Ingredients (as pictured above):
1 1/2 tbsp. Milk (Whatever type you prefer)
1 tbsp unflavored gelatin
2-3 drops of Vitamin E oil (Optional)
Small bowl

Steps:
1. Mix milk and Gelatin into small bowl.

2. Microwave for 10 seconds.

3. Dip your fingers into the bowl, and coat your face with the gelatin.

4. Leave the gelatin mask on your nose, t-zone, cheeks or chin for 20 minutes or until it dries completely. The mask will feel stiff when dried.

5. Pull the mask off. As the gelatin comes off the skin, it will take the dirt, dead skin cells and clogs with it.

6. Rinse your face well, pat dry and follow with a moisturizer. If you would like, smear on a tiny layer of Vitamin E oil on your face. Vitamin E is supposed to make a good natural anti-oxidant for the skin, and its good for lightening scars, acne marks and fine lines.


Friday, July 15, 2011

Indulgence!

Every once in awhile I get a sudden urge for something sweet or salty and every once in awhile I want makeup or clothes. This is a moment to indulge in both. Let me start like if I was waking up. (Big yawn and a stretch) First thing is breakfast. Very yummy and delicious!!


 Im obsessed with green tea as of late.
Matcha latte



Xinh Xinh!



Thursday, July 14, 2011

Flower Child!

Solange by Daniel Gurton for Vs. Magazine July 2011

60's inspired perfectly messy hair adorned with flowers.
(Click pics to enlarge)




Diy Hair removal

If you want to see this concoction in action, check out Secret life of a Bionerd tutorial here. For a more detailed shaving or waxing info. check out Beauty in Love blog post here.

Ingredients:

For Eyebrows:

2 tsp Brown Sugar, 1 tsp honey, 1 tsp water, strips of cloth
For Legs:
2 Cups Brown Sugar, ¼ Cup Lemon juice, ¼ cup water, strips of cloth

D.I.Y Hair Removal Wax With Honey and Sugar!

If you want to see this concoction in action, check out Secret life of a Bionerd tutorial here. For a more detailed shaving or waxing info. check out Beauty in Love blog post here.

Ingredients:

For Eyebrows:

2 tsp Brown Sugar, 1 tsp honey, 1 tsp water, strips of cloth
For Legs:
2 Cups Brown Sugar, ¼ Cup Lemon juice, ¼ cup water, strips of cloth

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

World Peace!

Summer of Love festival 07'

Wouldn't the world be a better place if peace existed in every single one of us? Peace is defined as "a state of harmony characterized by the lack of violent conflict" but how can we do that if we insist on harming ourselves and others. Churches, friends, inner peace and many other groups offer help for those who look for it. I'm not talking about hippy love with sex, drugs and conflict, I'm just talking about peace and love.

If you really want to make a difference check these organizations out and take a look for yourself.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Happy 4th of July!

Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, political speeches and ceremonies, and various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the national day of the United States.

If you want to try a neat way of making your own Declaration of Independence look old and tattered, check out this DIY tutorial by Jaimelyn11.

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