Archive for March, 2011

March 28, 2011

Apple & Honey Mask!

apple & honey maskHi everyone,

So today’s homemade mask is Apple & Honey! This works wonders!

Here’s how you can make it:

-Grate an apple finely

-Add about 4 tablespoons of honey

-Mix well & apply it to your face

-Leave it on for 10 minutes and then rinse with warm water

Enjoy!

Love, Veronica<3

March 24, 2011

Fruits & Veggies to Improve Skin!

fruits & veggies good for the skinHi everyone,

Here is a list of Fruits & Vegetables that can help improve the skin. Enjoy!

Broccoli: Is an excellent source of vitamin C and vitamin A which improves the clarity of the skin.

Brewer’s Yeast: Has a “skin respiratory factor-that allows it to be applied topically to accelerate the healing of skin problems.”

Bee Pollen: This improves the appearance of the skin and retards wrinkles by increasing the flow of blood to the skin cells and by stimulating the growth of new skin tissues.

Cucumber: The skin of the cucumber contains silica which strengthens the connective tissue of the tendons, muscles, bones, and ligaments. Cucumber’s skin also adds elasticity to our skin and is great for complexion.

Carrots: Helps improve acne conditions and is beneficial for dry skin problems.

Celery: Used to treat acne. Celery cools the body and is high in silicon and will renew joints, bones, and all connective tissues of the hair, skin, and nails.

Cabbage: Has an abundance of sulfur which purifies the blood and improves the skin.

Flaxseed: This is high in fiber and Alpha-linolenic acid. It contains 57% omega 3’s essential fatty acid.

Kale, Collards: Contains significant amounts of sulfur, therefore is excellent for the skin. One cup contains more calcium than a glass of milk. This also lowers blood sugar.

Parsnips: Known as the “beauty vegetable.” Strengthens hair, nails and improves skin quality. This is especially good for people that suffer from acne because of it’s unique balance of potassium, phosphorus, sulfur, silicon, chlorine, and vitamin C all flatter the skin.

Peppermint: This calms upset stomach, stimulates digestion and helps to digest fats.

Spinach: Fights uric acid buildup and the symptoms of aging skin. It is high in fiber and in chlorophyll.

Wheatgrass or Barley Grass: This is natures’s finest medicine. It is a complete food containing all known nutritional elements; cleanses, heals and detoxes. Works at the cellular level; a must if you want to improve your skin.

Fruits

Apples: Stimulates the production of digestive enzymes and hydrochloric acid. The skin of apples are high in vitamin A.

Grapes: Grape seeds contain protective flavonol compounds that scavenge free radicals & promote the growth and repair of connective tissue of the hair, skin, and nails.

Cantaloupe: Most of its valuable nutrients are in the flesh and rind, so it’s best to juice them.

Bananas: The pulp of the banana makes a great facial and is a wonderful skin cleanser.

Pineapple: Reduces swelling due to arthritis; promotes the healing of wounds, curbs appetite and relieves sinusitis.

Watermelon: Contains Zinc and makes them valuable to the calming and repair of the skin. It re-oxygenates cells.

Oranges: It is a great protector against colds, flus, bruising and strokes. It strengthens collagen in the skin, joints, and brain.

Lemon: It is the highest in vitamin C and citric acid of all the citrus fruits. This aids digestive juices and relieves constipation.

Grapefruit: This eases constipation and improves digestion by increasing the flow of gastric juices. Also strengthens blood vessels and capillaries in the skin.

Love, Veronica<3


March 21, 2011

Homemade Cucumber Cleanser!

Hi everyone,

It’s monday…today I decided to try this homemade cucumber & milk cleanser and loved it. It works for every type of skin and leaves the skin very refreshed. This is one of the easiest, most affordable cleansers. All it takes is two ingredients: Cucumber & Milk.

cucumber & milk cleanserHere is how to make it:

– Take half of a peeled cucumber (remove seeds inside)

-Add 2 tablespoon of milk

-Blend in blender

-Apply all over face & neck. Wash throughly with luke warm water and pat dry.

Enjoy!

Love, Veronica<3

March 16, 2011

My Obsession for Coconut!

coconut oilHi everyone,

So I am always talking about coconut oil in most of my posts, so i decided to dedicate an entire post to this. I honestly cant picture my life without coconut oil! Its my absolute favorite product. From it helping you loose weight to the best makeup remover, I recommend this to everyone! I use it everyday for everything! I definitely think this is a miracle fruit! (Im obsessed) You all can find coconut oil at Whole Foods & Farmers Markets for about $9 a jar. I buy the Spectrum Naturals brand. A jar will last you for about 2 months & this comes as a solid form and turns into an oil when exposed to body heat.

Here are all the wonderful ways I use coconut:

Makeup Remover: I love this when it comes to removing my makeup every night. It removes all of it immediately, even waterproof makeup! Its the most affordable & safe way to remove makeup. I will never pay more than $9 for a makeup remover…that’s insane. This is honestly the best!

Weight loss Drink: When I say drink it I mean yes the actual coconut oil not the coconut juice. The coconut oil is amazing for loosing belly fat & supports and aids immune system function. It promotes loss of excess weight by increasing metabolic rate. Drink 1 tablespoon per day. Mix with a little bit of Welch’s Grape Juice. Recommend to drink in the morning & wait 1 hour before you eat.

Body & Face Moisturizer: This is amazing when it comes to moisturizing the skin! I use it all over my body. I scoop out some coconut oil from the jar and apply an even layer all throughout my body & face everyday. Wait a couple minutes to let your skin absorb it. I will never use body lotion again and for my face I will never spend on a moisturizer! FYI: The Coconut Oil prevents WRINKLES, SAGGING SKIN, and AGE SPOTS!!

On my Hair: I also use coconut oil on the tips of my hair. It promotes healthy looking hair. This also helps relieve dryness and flaking if applied on the scalp.

Cook with Coconut Oil: I also use coconut oil to cook with. It is much healthier and tastes the same as other oils!

Coconut also improves calcium and magnesium absorption and supports the development of strong bones & teeth.

-Also helps protect against kidney disease and bladder infections. This dissolves kidney stones and helps prevent liver disease.

Supports thyroid function.

-Helps prevent obesity and overweight problems.

-And overall COCONUT is a yummy fruit!:)

So now you all know how important the coconut is! I hope you all try some of these tips…I guarantee you all will love it! Tell me what you try? Do you like this?

Love, Veronica<3

March 14, 2011

Oatmeal Body Scrub!

oatmeal scrubHi everyone,

Happy Monday! So today I decided to share with you all one of my favorite body scrubs. This oatmeal body scrub is so soothing & leaves your skin feeling super soft. It can get a bit messy but trust me you will love it! Heres how you can make it:

Oatmeal Body Scrub

Mix 3 tablespoons finely ground oatmeal

Add 2 tablespoons almond oil

Scrub lightly, all over the body, then rinse.

Enjoy!

Love, Veronica<3

March 7, 2011

Lemon & Egg Mask!

Hi everyone,

Its Monday…time for some pampering! Today’s new mask is lemon & egg and let me tell you this works wonders:) Your skin will feel fresh, soft, and awake. This is the perfect mask to wake you up and start your day.

Here’s how you can make it:

Lemon & Egg Mask

Egg & Lemon Mask

1 Egg white

6 Drops witch hazel

6 Drops lemon juice

– Whisk the egg white until it’s stiff, and then add the remaining ingredients. Gently apply the mixture to your face, avoiding your eyes. Leave to dry for 15 minutes or so. Then rinse well with warm water.

Enjoy!

Love, Veronica<3

March 6, 2011

What’s In My Makeup Bag?!

Hi everyone,

So my friends & family always ask me, “what’s in my makeup bag?” They want to know what I use on a daily basis so I decided to dedicate an entire post to this. I will say most of my makeup doesn’t all have safe ingredients in them because there are days where we need to sacrifice our safe stuff for some bad, great working products! Right? Haha

Enjoy!

Urban Decay 24/7 eye liners

  • Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencils

Smashbox Hyperlash Mascara

  • Smashbox Hyperlash Mascara

Lancome Cosmetics

  • Lancome Ombre Mono Effects Sensationnel Eye Shadow

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics

  • Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar- Shade: Divine
  • Urban Decay Vegan Palette

Urban Decay

Smashbox Halo

  • Smashbox Halo

Urban Decay Makeup Setting Spray

  • Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray

Love, Veronica<3

March 6, 2011

CLIO Professional

clio professional makeup

Hi everyone,

So the other day while doing a school project on baked cosmetics I stumbled upon this cosmetic line called CLIO Professional and they are AMAZING! I was totally drawn to their packaging…its so unique & different. They are a Korean brand which was created in 1993. They carry a huge variety of products such as: lip,eye, face, and skincare products. They also carry tools such as: brushes, brush sets, sponges, and makeup cases. I really want to try their baked eye shadows. They look so fun! Here are some images that I loved…

clio professional makeup

clio professional makeup

clio professional makeup

clio professional makeup

clio professional makeup

clio professional makeup

clio professional makeup

You all should check out their website: http://www.clio.co.kr/english/brand.html

Have you guys tired this brand? Tell me..

Love, Veronica<3