Archive for April, 2011

April 29, 2011

Get Kate Middleton’s Makeup Look!

how to get kate middleton's wedding lookHi everyone,

As you all know today the talk of the town is Kate & William’s royal wedding! I was one of the millions waiting to watch and it was amazing. Kate Middleton looked gorgeous. Her gown was stunning and I loved her natural makeup look. She was the perfect bride and her look has made history.

kate middleton wedding makeupWant to get Kate’s makeup look? Here’s how:

get kate middleton's wedding look

Face:

-Smashbox Halo Powder 

-Urban Decay 24/7 Concealer

-Clinique Fresh Bloom all Over Colour Blush

smashbox halourban decay concealer

clinique blush

Eyes:

-Stila It Girl Eye Shadow Palette

-Smashbox Limitless Liquid Liner Pen

-Urban Decay Super Curl Mascara 

stila shadow palette

smashbox liner

urban decay mascara

Brows:

-Smashbox Brow Tech to Go

smashbox cosmetics brow tech

Lip:

-Josie Maran Natural Volume Lip Gloss in Brillance

josie maran cosmetics

Love, Veronica<3

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April 26, 2011

Coffee Body Scrub!

Hi everyone,

This coffee body scrub is the key to help increase the body’s circulation and can help reduce cellulite! It wakes you up and makes you feel refreshed. I definitely recommend everyone to try it.

coffee body scrubHere’s how you can make it:

-2 tablespoons ground coffee

-1 tablespoon fine oatmeal

-1 tablespoon brown sugar

-1 tablespoon almond oil

-1 tablespoon honey

-1 teaspoon vanilla extract 

-Mix all together until a thick paste is created.

-Massage in circular motions onto the body.

-Wash out with luke warm water.

Enjoy!

Love, Veronica<3

April 18, 2011

Fruit Facial Mask with Peach!

Hi everyone,

So this week’s mask is one of my favorites. It is made with real fruit and an egg white.  Peaches contain an enzyme that tightens up loose pores and this will help improve the look, texture, and feel of your skin.

How to make a fruit maskHere is how you can make it:

-Remove the peel and pit of a fresh peach

-One Egg White

-Whip both the egg white & peach together

-Smooth all over the face and let it sit for 15 minutes

-Rinse with luke warm water

Enjoy!

Love, Veronica<3

April 11, 2011

Homemade Mask for Oily Skin!

Brewers Yeast & Yogurt Mask for Oily SkinHi everyone,

Good morning! Well you all know it’s monday…which means a new homemade recipe! This mask is perfect for oily skin and will definitely help. Its main ingredient is Brewer’s Yeast which as we all know has a “skin’s respiratory factor“..that allows it to be applied topically to accelerate the healing of skin problems. It is one of the best ingredients you can add to a mask!

Here’s how to make it:

-1tsp. Brewer’s Yeast

-Add enough natural yogurt to make a thin mixture

-Pat onto the face in all oily areas

-Allow it to dry on the skin

-After 15-20 minutes rinse with luke warm water

April 6, 2011

Quick & Easy Skin Remedies!

 skincare remediesHi everyone,

This entire post is dedicated on quick & easy homemade remedies. Enjoy!

Chapped Lips:

-Apply a thin layer of Vaseline on your lips and rub gently with your fingers or for better results with an old toothbrush.

-Crack open a Vitamin E gel capsule and rub into your lips.

-Rub sesame oil or olive oil on your lips.

Flaky Skin:

-Rub half of an apple on the skin to help even out your skin’s texture.

-Sprinkle sugar in your palm and dampen with water. Massage it on the flaky areas gently and rinse with luke warm water.

Dehydrated Skin:

-Mix 2 drops of lavender oil with baking soda and water until it becomes a paste texture. Apply it onto the face and leave it on for 5 minutes. Rinse with cool water and follow with moisturizer.

Tired or Dull Skin:

Refrigerate aloe vera gel for about an hour. Apply on face and lie down for 10 minutes. Rinse with luke warm water.

-Lie on your back and hang your head over the side of a bed for 5 minutes. This will feed oxygen to your face and improve your color and tone.

Oily Patches:

-Keep a spray bottle of rose water inside the refrigerator and give yourself a wake-up spritz in the morning, after you wash your face. You may also dab it on a cotton ball and apply before going to bed onto clean skin.

Pimples:

-When showering put a small amount of baking soda onto the palm of the hand and rub into your skin. This will help get rid of pimples and blackheads.

-Dot a bit of clay mask on your pimples and leave it on overnight. Rinse off in the morning.

Soak a piece of bread in milk and place it on the pimple. Lie down for it to soak it in for about 30 minutes and rinse after.

Inflamed, Irritated, or Sensitive Skin:

-Make a pot of Chamomile tea and pour it into an ice cube tray to freeze it. After it is frozen wrap a cube in a thin cloth and rub gently on face.

Soak a small cloth into milk, squeeze, and apply onto the affected area for 10 minutes. Rinse after with luke warm water.

 

Love, Veronica<3

April 4, 2011

Egg & Olive Oil Hair Mask!

olive oil hair maskHi everyone,

Have dry hair? Well I do! I always struggle with my hair feeling dry and pretty dead. I am guilty of straightening my hair daily, blow drying it, and even using harsh chemicals on it. So I decided to try this egg & olive oil mask on my hair and I loved it. It really helped out. After using it my hair felt super soft and moisturized. I highly recommend this if you are struggling with dry hair! It even works if you have split ends.

Here is how to make it:

-2 eggs

-4 tablespoons olive oil

-Mix both ingredients together and apply onto hair

-Wrap the head with plastic wrap, Leave on 10-12 minutes

-Rinse off with luke warm water

Enjoy!

Love, Veronica<3

April 1, 2011

Homemade Hair Products!

Hi everyone,

So as a little girl my mom would always use tomato juice or lemon juice to style my hair. She would substitute these two for Mousse! I know it sounds weird but it really works! It not only gives you that hold you look for from mousse or gel, but it also gives you a beautiful healthy shine. I always asked her why she would do this to me as a little girl and not just use mousse or gel and she would say, “It’s safer, healthier, & will not damage your hair.” You get all the nutrients & vitamins from both the tomato and the lemon and this is especially a better alternative for all of the people that use mousse or gel on a daily basis. Think about all the damage you are doing to your hair by using mousse or gel. They both have harmful ingredients that dry out your hair and damage it.

So forget the mousse & gel you’re using and try both of these on your hair!

Here is how you can use them:

tomato juice for hair Tomato– Cut a tomato in half, squeeze it out onto a small bowl, remove all the seeds, add 1 tablespoon of water. Mix together and apply with your hand or brush onto the hair.

Tomatoes are full of both vitamin A & C.

You don’t have to put the entire tomato if you are just wanting to hold a certain section. The remainder you can store in the refrigerator up to 3-4 days. And it doesn’t make your hair smell if you are concerned about that. It truly doesn’t smell like anything.

 

lemon for hair careLemon– Cut a lemon in half, squeeze it out onto a small bowl as well, add 3 teaspoons of water. Mix together and apply with brush or hands.

The lemon juice will give your hair a healthy shine. You can also store the remainder of the juice in the refrigerator up to 2-3 days.

Lemons are packed with vitamin C and will leave the hair smelling clean.

Both of these work wonderful! Hope you all can give them a try & tell me how you like them?

 

Enjoy!

 

Love, Veronica<3