Showing posts from September, 2013

5 Ways to use coconut oil in your beauty routine

Hello everyone! A couple of weeks ago, I talked about different   beauty oils .  Today, I wanted to expand on one of them in particular –   coconut oil !   Coconut oil is used in many natural beauty products, and for good reason:  It's naturally anti-bacterial and anti-fungal   it's an excellent moisturiser , it can penetrate hair better than other oils, and it also smells heavenly.  Below are 5 different ways to incorporate coconut oil into your beauty routine. To shave your legs Coconut oil makes an amazing shaving cream substitute.   Conventional shaving cream is a cocktail of chemicals that you  don't  want on your skin.  Coconut oil, on the other hand, is all natural and smells divine. Plus, its skin-soothing properties will leave your legs looking hydrated (but never greasy). As a deep hair conditioner Coconut oil is one of the few oils that can be fully absorbed into the hair shaft , instead of just sitting on the surface.   Apply a quarter-siz

Nail bed rehab!

Hello everyone! Do you have short nail beds or long nail beds ?  What’s the difference anyway?   The size and shape of the nail should be in proportion to the size and shape of the nail bed.  When your nails are within proportion, they are at their strongest and most attractive. I recently noticed that my nail beds are a lot shorter than they used to be.   How did this happen? I  thought  about it and I  realised  that I am constantly scooping under my nails  every time  I wash my hands (and that's like a  gazillion  times a day!) .  Now that I am aware of this “bad habit” I am trying my best to stop doing it.  I hope that if I stop “scooping”, my nail beds can grow back to the length they used to be.   I read somewhere that once you damage your nail bed it cannot grow back.  On the other hand, my mum used to bite her nails and she used to have short nail beds.  Now four years after she stopped biting her nails, her nail beds are much, much longer.

Which beauty oil is best for your skin?

Hello everyone! With tons of skincare products claiming to  normalize  your skin’s natural oil production, it might seems crazy to want to add more oil to your beauty routine.  But whatever skin issue you may be having, there is a natural oil that can help.   Check out these 16 amazing oils below .  Do you use any beauty oils on you skin?  Write you favourite beauty oil in the comment section below!  My favourites are tea tree, olive, coconut and evening primrose.  XOXO Euphrasie85 Picture from here .

Nature's perfect skin care product?

Hello everyone! After a long  hiatus , I'm back with another natural DIY beauty  recipe . Watermelon isn't just a sweet summer treat; it makes a great ingredient for a DIY toner  too.  Watermelon   can be used both internally and externally for its beauty benefits.  It can benefit both the skin and the whole body with its vitamins and nutrients.    Watermelon can act as an exfoliant and will cleanse and tone your skin as well.   Watermelons could just be nature's perfect skin care product. Ingredients: ½   cup watermelon 1 tablespoon witch hazel   1 tablespoon distilled water Method: Blend the watermelon in a food processor or blender ( including seeds ), until smooth. Pour the watermelon puree in a bowl, add the witch hazel and water , and mix well. Pour the mixture into a clean container with a tight-fitting lid.  Before applying the watermelon toner to your face, first test it on your inner arm .  Pull your hair away from your