DIY Tumeric Brightening mask

Tumeric, the golden spice of life, is a natural ingredient that is used for more than just cooking. It can be used as an all-natural skincare ingredient that can be applied topically to brighten your face for glowing skin. Tumeric has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-aging properties, and it can also reduce the visibility of acne scars. This makes it a great ingredient to use as a face mask.

My mom and grandma have been using tumeric for as long as I can remember, not just for cooking, but as a face mask. Many people have their own versions of this diy mask, but this is the way that I have always learned to use it.

 

Products Used:
Tumeric
Milk
Fresh Lemon Juice
Chickpea Flower
Honey (optional)

Directions:

  • mix all the ingredients together until you get a paste. The mixture should have a texture similar to pancake batter.
  • with a brush apply all over face and let sit till it hardens. I usally leave it for about thirty minutes.
  • rinse off with a warm, wet wash cloth
  • moisturize face

– Make sure you are wearing an old shirt that you don’t really care about because tumeric can stain your clothing.

ps: The views expressed on this site are the author’s own and are provided for informational purposes only. The author makes no warranties about the suitability of any product or treatment referenced or reviewed here for any person other than herself and any reliance placed on these reviews or references by you is done so solely at your own risk. Nothing on this site shall be construed as providing dermatological, medical or other such advice and you are always advised to seek the advice of a suitable professional should you have any such concerns.

 

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products used:

Maybelline Age rewind concealer : http://www.ulta.com/instant-age-rewind-eraser-dark-circle-treatment-concealer?productId=xlsImpprod3490149
ABH contour palette: Peach, Havanna, Nutmeg: http://www.ulta.com/contour-kit?productId=xlsImpprod11571030
Becca Palette dupes:
Makeup Geek “Petal Pusher” is a similar dupe for Becca Cordial
Makeup Geek “Frappe” is a similar dupe for Becca Cognac
Anastasia Beverly Hills “Deep Plum” is a dupe for Becca Bordeaux
Anastasia Beverly Hills “Soft Gold” is a dupe for Becca Chardonnay
Anastasia Beverly Hills “Amber” is a dupe for Becca Champagne Toast
Makeup Forever graphic liner: http://www.sephora.com/graphic-liner-P391917?skuId=1656917&icid2=products%20grid:p391917
Laura mercier primer: http://www.sephora.com/foundation-primer-blemish-less-P408221?skuId=1821503&icid2=laura_mercier_whatsnew_carousel_us:p408221
Dior Skin nude BB cream: http://www.sephora.com/diorskin-nude-bb-creme-P377753?skuId=1487651&icid2=products%20grid:p377753
L’oreal tinted brow gel: http://www.ulta.com/brow-stylist-plumper-brow-gel-mascara?productId=xlsImpprod11861077
Benefit roller lash mascara: http://www.ulta.com/roller-lash-super-curling-lifting-mascara?productId=xlsImpprod11951085
Champaign collection face palette: (sold out unfortunately)
Milani lipstick femme rose: http://milanicosmetics.com/Color-Statement-Lipstick.html
Mario Badescu rose spray: http://www.ulta.com/facial-spray-with-aloe-herb-rosewater?productId=xlsImpprod6200727

Disclaimer: The views expressed on this site are the author’s own and are provided for informational purposes only. The author makes no warranties about the suitability of any product or treatment referenced or reviewed here for any person other than herself and any reliance placed on these reviews or references by you is done so solely at your own risk. Nothing on this site shall be construed as providing dermatological, medical or other such advice and you are always advised to seek the advice of a suitable professional should you have any such concerns.

Milani Tea Rose Romanic Blush mini review

This is the first time I ever purchased anything from Milani Cosmetics, and the main reason I purchased them is because they are so cute, and have a rose embossing on them. But cuteness aside I have to say that these are my new favorite blushes, and a bonus is that they are so inexpensive for such a good quality blush an amazing beauty steal (too bad they are limited edition).

The collection contains four matt blushes, each stamped with a beautiful rose design. I was only able to get my hands on two of the blushes in the collection. I picked up the shades coral cove, and tea rose.

Coral Cove – This shade personally to me looks the best on my skin tone. It’s a beautiful coral shade, and to me coral shades look amazing on more tan skin tones. This blush has a really silky feel and has a lot of pigmentation.

Tea Rose – This is more of a muted rosey pink shade. It has the same silky feel and pigmentation as coral cove. This is more of a wearable pink blush, and I think that this blush would be universally flattering on all skin tones.

I wish I was able to get all of the shades, but all in all these are one of my new favorite blushes!! They are pigmented, blendable, and have a really nice formula. I wish Milani put them in their permanent collection.

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ps: This is not a sponsored post, this is just my personal opinion of this product, this product is not for everyone, and I advise to try it out to see if this product is for you.

yummy diy homemade popcorn!

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mmm popcorn! My love for it developed at the movies (which is probably the case for most people). I used to buy bags of microwavable popcorn at the store, and over time as I change my eating habits I realized that microwavable popcorn isn’t very healthy. So I figured a good alternative for me to have my cake and eat it too is to make my own! It’s twice as yummy and so easy to make, and you get to season it however you want.

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Ingredients:
½ cup popcorn – Orville Redenbacher Original is our favorite
2 Tablespoons oil – vegetable, coconut, canola your choice (I used coconut oil)
2 Tablespoons butter – optional
seasonings – salt, garlic (whatever you like thats the fun part!)

Directions:

  1. In a large/deep pot plop your oil into your pot. If you use coconut oil you want to make sure you have enough oil  so that it melts and covers the entire bottom of the pot. (leave your pot lit to the side)
  2. Add enough popcorn kernels to cover the entire bottom of the pot, and so that the kernels are covered in the oil.
  3. Place the lid on the pot (it’s to prevent the popcorn from flying all over the place, and they can shoot pretty far) and wait for the kernels to start popping, about 3-5 minutes.
  4. Once they start popping a lot, give the pot a good shake or two to make sure nothing burns and your letting the unpopped kernels sink to the bottom.
  5. When the popping slows down to a few seconds between each pop you hear, turn off your heat and let it sit on the stove or about a minute.
  6. Remove your cover and pour your toppings (butter (melted), sea salt, garlic)
  7. Pour into a large bowl and enjoy!!

p.s. This is really good alternative to bagged or store bought popcorn because the ingredients you use are less processed and nutritionally just better for you!!

Tangle Teezer mini review

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The first time I heard of the tangle teezer I thought that it was kind of gimmicky. But one of my friends had purchased one, and she swore by it, said it was the best hair brush she’s ever bought. So I decided that it wouldn’t hurt to try it since it’s also inexpensive, and as it turns out I agree, this brush is amazing! I have naturally really thick, frizzy/curly hair, thats medium long length, and it’s always gotten pretty bad tangles. With this little brush I don’t use a detangler, and it will not rip our and tear my hair no matter how bad my tangles are, and there’s a lot less pain if you have really bad tangles.

All in all it love this brush and it’s my go to hair brush, and I recommend this brush for all women.

here is a link for where I purchased mine if you would like to check it out

Tangle Teaser

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ps: This is not a sponsored post, this is just my personal opinion of this product, this product is not for everyone, and I advise to try it out to see if this product is for you.

Last Minute gift!! Homemade Granola

Happy Valentines Day loves!!

I have been racking my brain all week on what to give for Valentines Day gifts this year, and on a budget? I love making things, one year for Christmas I gave everyone a custom holiday cd, so I decided to make my gifts this year for Valentines Day!

Granola is one of my favorite breakfast or snack foods. It’s full of nuts and whole grains and a bunch of other healthy stuff, with a hint of coconut, vanilla, and cinnamon. And plus it’s so easy to make. Pour it into a mason jar and tie with a pretty ribbon and voila you have the perfect and cute/healthy gift for not just Valentines but for any occasion.

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Ingredients: 

  • 3 Cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup flax seeds
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup coconut oil (melted)
  • 1 cup of agave nectar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup of coconut chips
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

p.s. I bought whole walnuts and pecans and chopped them myself on a chopping board

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 F.
  2. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. In a large bowl stir your dry ingredients together, oats, flaxseeds, nuts, coconut chips, and cinnamon.
  4. Melt your coconut oil in a small saucepan, and add the vanilla extract.
  5. Pour over the oat mixture and stir well until everything is evenly coated.
  6. Pour onto your baking sheet making an even layer. Bake for about 15min, and stir and continue to bake at 7-10min intervals until everything is evenly golden.
  7. Allow to cool completely on your baking sheet. Break up your granola and stir in your cranberries.
  8. Store in an airtight container. I used mason jars.

p.s: once your granola cools on your baking sheet it will harden and give it a nice crunchy texture.

And voila! you have your homemade granola the perfect gift to give for any occasion, especially as a last minute Valentines Gift!

Favorite Bubble Bath!

Happy Friday Loves!!

It’s been raining a lot here this week and for me rainy days are perfect for a girls night and relaxing after a busy week of school. My favorite way to relax is by taking bubble bath. I only got this a few months ago, and Wow!! this is the best bubble bath ever! The Lavender Foaming Bath from L’Occitaine is probably one of the the best products I have used, and it’s perfect for a little girl time and a night in, and it smells amazing! The lavender scent is heavenly, and not too strong, and when you get out of the bath the scent lingers on your skin and its very soothing and relaxing. The packaging is one of my favorite things about this. I love that it comes in a brushed-aluminium bottle. I so simple and classy that it reminds me of France and of the metal bottles that were used in the past to hold fragrances.

The only downside to this product is that it is a little on the pricy side, and sells for $36 for about 170z. But for me personally I think that this bath is worth the price. A little goes a long way, and it leaves your skin feeling clean and fragrant. If your looking for a great new bath product I would recommend this one! Just pour a little bit under some running hot water, and let the scent relax and stimulate your mind and transport you to the rugged hills of Provence.

L-Occitane Lavender Harvest Foaming Bath

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ps: this is just my personal opinion of this product, this product is not for everyone, and I advise to try it out to see if this product is for you.