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DIY: Post-holiday detox face mask

Hello everyone! Now that all the presents have been opened, the delicious food devoured, and the decorations are starting to come down, you probably think you need a detox. What better way to kick off the new year than by taking care of your skin with a  DIY detox mask ?  Let's make one thing clear: strictly speaking, the holidays and comfort food are not toxic! You do not need to "detox" from them! However, a  detoxifying face mask  is always a good idea! To make this DIY mask, you will need only four simple ingredients! Ingredients: 1 tbsp crushed ripe blueberries. 1 tbsp lemon juice. 1 tbsp cucumber juice.  2 tbsp baking soda. Blueberries  contain antioxidants that protect your body from free radicals. Lemon juice  contains citrus enzymes that brighten the skin. Cucumber juice  has a cooling, soothing, de-puffing and refreshing effect. Baking soda  helps dislodge blackheads; its granules will give you extra exfoliation.  Method:  Combine all ingredients together in a b

Beauty heck | Baby shampoo as a face wash

Hello everyone! Today I want to share a little heck with you.  A week ago, I started using Johnson's Baby Chamomile Shampoo instead of my regular facial cleanser.  I always favoured a foaming face wash over a milky or creamy cleanser.  I used it a few times as an eye makeup remover and decided to try and wash my face with it and see what happens.   Some of the products out there are too harsh and strip all the natural oil from the face.  I also tend to be a little sceptical of products with very long ingredients lists.  Here's the ingredient list of    Johnson's Baby Chamomile Shampoo : Aqua, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Decyl Glucoside, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Polyquaternium-10, Coconut Acid, Glycerin, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, PEG-80 Sorbitan Laurate, PEG-150 Distearate, Sodium Chloride, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid, BHT, Sodium Benzoate, Parfum  Johnson's  baby shampoo is  free from dyes, parabens, phthalates, sulphates, alcohol, and soap and  has been

Body hair removal

Hello everyone! Methods of hair removal have been practised in virtually all human cultures since at least the¬†Neolithic¬†era.¬† These hair removal methods have varied in different times and areas, but¬†shaving was and still¬†is the most common method.¬†¬† Body hair has long shaped gender dynamics, served as an indicator of social class and defined notions of femininity and the ‚Äúideal body‚ÄĚ.¬† Today, most women feel like they have to remove body hair as if they have no other option. ¬†There's something unsettling about that, however, perceptions are slowly shifting. ¬†¬† Removing body hair or growing it out is a personal choice! If you choose to remove it there are two types of hair removal:¬† depilation (surface removal by¬†shaving,¬†dissolving), or¬† epilation¬† (removal of the entire hair, such as¬†waxing¬†or¬†plucking).¬† I‚Äôve written various posts about this topic in the past, today‚Äôs post is a roundup of my¬† hair removal related blog posts.¬†¬†This way you can find them

Shhh... It's a beauty secret! #04 | The best facial cleanser EVER!

Hello everyone! Today I want to share my number one secret for moisturised, plump, soft, and glowing skin .  It's neither a fancy face cream nor one of my usual DIY recipes .  It's actually something I never   thought   I'd use on my face at all.  Years ago I wrote about the many benefits of vegetable glycerin in a post titled: Vegetable glycerin for glowing skin!  and I also shared a recipe for a DIY make-up setting spray  containing glycerin as a key ingredient.   I've also been using glycerin soap on and off in the shower for quite some time but I never used it to wash my face with, until recently.   I had a new, unopened jasmine glycerin soap in my bathroom and since my face was a little dry I decided, on a hunch, to try the soap as a face cleanser.  I used it at night before I went to sleep and let me tell you I was shocked at how soft and hydrated my skin was after just one use.  The next morning my face was visibly plumper and my s

Spring cleaning

Hello everyone! Today is the first day of SPRING  and it's  officially   spring cleaning season! Spring cleaning  is the practice of thoroughly  cleaning   a house in the springtime.  However, y ou don’t have to stop with cleaning your house; your skin care regimen needs some spring cleaning too. 1.  Spring cleaning is a great opportunity to clean out old beauty products.   Old products can  harbour  bacteria and lose their effectiveness. Check the dates on your products and toss the following: Anything past the expiration date Products that have changed consistency, colour , or smell Mascara tubes older than three months Dry products Old make-up brushes and sponges Anything with an SPF older than one year  2.  Spring is a good time for deep exfoliation.  Here are three DIY exfoliation recipes that will leave your skin ready for dresses and sandals: Nourishing body scrub Yummy facial scrub Simple hand/body scrub 3.   Adjust your skin care routi

VIVANT SKIN CARE Wink Eye Rejuvenation Cream | Review

Hello everyone! Today I'm reviewing Wink .¬†¬† Wink Eye Rejuvenation Cream ¬†¬†is from VIVANT Skin Care , whose potent, medically-based products were formulated by James E. Fulton, M.D., Ph.D., the co-developer of Retin-A ¬ģ. Product description: Vivant Skin Care Wink Eye Rejuvenation Cream - 0.5 fl oz (14.8 ml) Combines vitamin A propionate, peptides, hyaluronic acid and kojic acid to soften fine lines, brighten dark circles, and reduce puffiness, giving skin a more youthful appearance. Price: $57.50 ¬† from ¬† Vivant Skin Care website ¬†and Amazon Skin Types:¬† All Directions:¬† For best results, begin using Wink every other day for the first two weeks, progressing to daily use and eventually, as your skin tolerates it, twice daily. This formulation is gentle enough to be used on any sensitive area, such as the neck and d√©collet√©. Key Ingredients:¬† VitaminA ¬† diminishes the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and crow‚Äôs feet and protects against

RevivSerums - TelomErase Serum 6-in-1 Multi-Corrective

Hello everyone! I recently had the opportunity to try the ¬† TelomErase Serum from ¬† RevivSerums . ¬† RevivSerums , located in San Francisco California, specializes in novel and innovative clinical treatment serums. ¬†Their unique formulations are next-generation, high-performance, leading-edge,¬† professional-grade treatment serums for skin, hair & lash rejuvenation. Product description: TelomErase Triple Telomere Targeting Serum is next-gen age-defying technology: a 6-in-1 multi-corrective that erases, tightens, brightens, blurs, moisturizes and regenerates. It contains the most powerful combination of new ingredients available to visibly reduce the appearance of sags & bags, dark circles, fine lines, sunspots, redness, pore size & laxity. Price: RevivSerums is offering 10% off the¬† $ 149/ ‚ā¨ 140 ( 2 oz/60 ml)¬† half-off introductory SALE price to you, my readers and followers! Use the discount code TIGHT10 at checkout at . ¬†