February 23, 2016 |
If twisting a cup around your mouth a la the Kylie Jenner lip challenge is not your thing (but really, who does that?!) and you’d like to plumpen up those lips without injections then this hack for plumper lips is for you.
Enter: Peppermint Essential Oil.
For a natural way to plumpen up your lips, simply add a few drops of peppermint essential oil (I like Aura Cacia) to your lip gloss, mix, apply and voilà!
Here’s how it works: Peppermint oil helps improve circulation so when added to your lips it helps bring more blood to the surface causing your lips to swell. Also, peppermint acts as a muscle relaxant, so your lips will look relaxed, further adding to the fullness of your lips.
January 19, 2016 |
Charcoal is proven to draw bacteria and toxins out of the skin, which means it helps with all the pesky blackheads and inflammation. This charcoal face mask is both detoxifying and calming, with the addition of chamomile and aloe vera. Charcoal facials can be up to $200 at the salon, so make this yourself and toss on a DIY eye mask to save big (plus have extra for later!).
Here’s how to do it yourself:
1 bag of chamomile tea
1-2 tsp shea butter
2 tbsp bentonite clay
3 capsules activated charcoal
3 tbsp aloe vera
1-2 drops eucalyptus essential oil
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!