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Saturday, October 08, 2016

DIY: Cranberry face mask

October 08, 2016 1 Comments
Hello everyone!

When you think cranberries, you probably think of cranberry sauce side dishes.  But, what you should be thinking about is skincare!  Rich in antioxidants and vitamin C, cranberries are considered a superfood.  Cranberries are also great when applied topically to help ward off wrinkles, reduce redness and prevent signs of skin damage.

To bring the benefits of cranberries to your skin, whip up this easy anti-ageing facial mask.  Here's the recipe...

DIY: Cranberry face mask


  1. Blend the cranberries to a pulp. 
  2. Mix in all other ingredients thoroughly. 
  3. Apply to face and leave on for 15 minutes. 
  4. Rinse thoroughly. 

I hope you are enjoying the autumn-inspired DIY beauty recipes I've been posting. 

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Lighten your hair with cinnamon

June 13, 2012 7 Comments

Are you looking for a safe way to lighten your hair?  Yes, there are safe, an all natural ways to lighten your hair!  Girls with blonde hair can use naturally ingredients such as; lemon juice and chamomile to lighten their hair. Unfortunately those methods do not work on darker hair.  Still, there is another natural method to lighten dark hair.  Cinnamon can lighten dark hair at least two shades and it also strengthens it! 

You will need:

hair conditioner
ground cinnamon
plastic processing cap/plastic bag
honey (has additional bleaching and moisturising properties)


Step 1: Prepare the mixture
Add the conditioner, cinnamon, and honey (if desired) together in a plastic container. The amounts needed are determined by the length and thickness of your hair.  Mix with a plastic spoon as metal can react with the mixture. 

Step 2: Shampoo/Co-wash and condition hair 

Step 3: Apply the mixture 
Apply the mixture evenly to damp hair.  I recommend applying the mixture using disposable gloves.  Place the plastic processing cap/plastic bag over your hair.

NOTE: Cinnamon is a known skin irritant so it may tingle for a few minutes but it will go away.  If the tingling persists or becomes unbearable, rinse it out immediately.  

Step 4: Wait
The mixture should stay in your hair for at least 4 hours.  The longer the processing time, the more results you will see.  Therefore leaving it on overnight is the best option.

Step 5: Rinsing the mixture out and reveal your new shade
Make sure you rinse the mixture out completely.  This method will give you a lighter, reddish colour.  The more applications you do, the more change you will see.

The mixture will leave your hair moisturised, soft, and smelling delicious!

Have you ever tried lightening your hair with natural ingredients?  Leave a comment and let me know!


Related post:

At home hair dye tips

Photo from here.

Monday, January 23, 2012

DIY: Honey and cinnamon facial mask/spot treatment

January 23, 2012 3 Comments
Hello everyone!

Today I want to share the latest DIY facial mask I’ve been trying out.  It’s the honey and cinnamon mask.

As you may know, honey has countless virtues.  Check this previous post: Honey face, for more information.  Cinnamon, also, contains powerful antioxidants and it has been used for thousands of years as an antiseptic, astringent and antifungal, amongst other uses.  The combination of these two powerful ingredients helps to kill the bacteria that cause pimples.

cinnamon sticks

This mask also helps to fade scars!

  • Wash your face with a facial cleanser and pat your face dry.  
  • Mix 3 tbsp. of honey with 1 tbsp. of cinnamon and apply a thin layer to the face as a mask and leave on for about 20 minutes.   
  • Or dab a small amount on blemishes and leave on overnight.
  • Rinse with warm water.  
  • Apply toner and moisturiser.

DIY: Honey and cinnamon facial mask/spot treatment
The cinnamon powder acts as an exfoliant.

DIY: Honey and cinnamon facial mask/spot treatment

DIY: Honey and cinnamon facial mask/spot treatment
The mixture will last you for about 4 mask applications.

  • Cinnamon can irritate the skin.  I recommend testing this mask on your inner wrist first before using it on your face. 
  •  Do not apply the mask more than once a week.

I love DIY beauty recipes (Click here to see more of them).  Do you have any DIY skin remedies that you love?