November 10, 2015 |
I’m a big fan of testing out natural skin care remedies and as it turns out, there’s a lot you can make with simple ingredients that you probably already have at home. When it comes to the sensitive eye area, there are three ingredients in particular that are proven to de-puff and reduce fine lines: cucumbers, egg whites and chamomile tea. Here’s how to turn those three simple ingredients into your go-to DIY eye masks:
1. CUCUMBER: Rough chop 1/2 cucumber, blend with 1/2 cup of water and add to a bowl. Completely saturate 6 cotton rounds, then squeeze out liquid entirely before placing flat into plastic bag. Freeze. Before using, thaw for 10 minutes. Moisturizes and de-puffs!
October 20, 2015 |
Pumpkin is not only fall’s favorite ingredient for cooking and yummy lattes, it’s a super food for your skin. It’s incredibly rich in antioxidants, vitamin A, vitamin E and vitamin C, which helps boost collagen and prevent signs of aging. The quantity of zinc is great for those who are blemish-prone, it helps control oil production.
This face mask pairs with apple cider vinegar, which helps balance pH and is equally helpful for blemish-prone skin. Here’s how simple it is:
DIY Pumpkin Face Mask:
1 tbsp pumpkin puree (100% pure pumpkin, not pumpkin pie mix)
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
October 1, 2015 |
This DIY reclaimed wood coat rack is a quick and easy way to help keep an entry way neat and tidy as the fall hats, coats and bags pile up. Plus, it looks pretty darn cute if I say so myself!
When I created this DIY project for Nordstrom I wanted to find just the right piece of wood. I went digging through the downtown LA lumber yards and was lucky enough to find an old painted door frame with a beautiful patina but if you try this project yourself, any aged cool piece of wood will do. I also splurged on brass hooks to give the project just the right juxtaposition of old and new but again, a variety of hooks would be just as rad. Have fun with it and get creative! Here’s how to do it:
You will need:
A piece of reclaimed wood
Screw driver/drill and screws
September 21, 2015 |
There are tons of great makeup remover brands, but many are made from chemicals can cause breakouts and clogged pores. This homemade version combines almond oil (which is lighter than most oils) and witch hazel (which is an amazing astringent). Here’s how to make it:
4 tbsp water
4 tbsp organic almond oil
4 tbsp witch hazel
1. In an airtight jar, add water, almond oil & witch hazel
2. Add cotton pads directly to the jar, to moisten them for easy application (optional)
You can watch a video on this DIY here.
January 5, 2015 |
Whenever I need a deep full body skin revamp I reach for Frank Coffee Scrub in the shower. It makes the biggest mess but it’s worth it! Here’s why: it targets cellulite, stretch marks, psoriasis, varicose veins, eczema, acne and scarring with roasted and ground robusta coffee beans. It helps smooth lumps and bumps with brown sugar & sea salt, moisturise and tones your skin with cold pressed sweet almond oil, and vitamins & minerals.
It’s pretty incredible stuff so when I came across this DIY coffee scrub I was inclined to give it a shot. The results were pretty darn good and I liked the coconut and cinnamon combo. Learn how to do it yourself here.
p.s. this diy coconut lavender body scrub is also amaaaazing
Photos: Free People Blog