Sunday, March 24, 2013

DIY: Spinach mask

Hello everyone!

When it comes to healthy skin, you should try to stay away from chemicals and artificial colours, which unfortunately are found in most cosmetics.
Spinach is packed with antioxidants, vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene, manganese, zinc and selenium.
The vitamins and antioxidants in the spinach mask will strengthen your skin.  Spinach provides oxygen to the blood cells; this will improve your circulation, giving your skin a nice healthy glow.
This spinach mask is gentle enough to be used on sensitive skin.


Ingredients:
  • 4-5 spinach leaves
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon almond oil (optional)  Almond oil is rich in vitamins A, B, and E and can help reduce dark eye circles.


Method:

  1. Wash the spinach leaves carefully; let them dry before putting them in the blender.
  2. Put all the spinach in the blender and blend until the consistency is mostly smoothed.
  3. Add a tablespoon of olive oil into the honey and mix them together.  If your honey is too thick, add just a small amount of hot water and mix together to get a runny consistency.
  4. Add the honey and olive oil mixture to  the spinach, and blend them together for a few seconds.
  5. Apply the mask to dry skin.  Let it sit for 20 minutes, then wash it off  and pat dry.

You can refrigerate the mixture for up to 3 days.  Don’t keep it longer than that.
Try out this mask and let me know whether it works for you too.

XOXO
Euphrasie85


Photo from here.

Monday, March 18, 2013

How to clean hair styling (hot) tools

Hello everyone!

Build up on your curling or flat irons can occur from styling products and oils in your hair.  Not only is it bad for your hot tools, it can cause snags that can pull and break hair and cause split ends.  Clean tools last longer and work more efficiently.  Follow these simple steps to clean away the build up and maintain a clean hot tool.



You will need:

  • A soft cloth
  • Cotton balls
  • Water
  • Mild soap cleanser
  • Rubbing alcohol (optional)



Cleaning steps:

  1. Turn off and unplug your hot tool.  Never immerse any electric tool in water plugged or unplugged.
  2. Prepare a small bowl of warm soapy water (a drop or two of liquid soap).
  3. Dip the edge of a cotton ball in the soapy water solution and rub the plates or surfaces in a circular motion.  Use caution not to burn your hands.
  4. Wipe the tools clean with a clean, soft cloth.
  5. If you do not want to use soap, moisten a soft cloth with rubbing alcohol.
  6. Rub the cloth over the surface.
  7. Follow this with a cloth moistened with water.
  8. Allow the iron to dry completely before plugging it back in to use.

Tips:
  • Before applying any cleaning product, ensure that it is safe for your particular curling or flat iron material.
  • For daily maintenance, wipe the iron down with a cloth moistened with water after each use.  You could also use a wet wipe.

Hope you find this helpful!

XOXO
Euphrasie85

Photo from here.

Friday, March 08, 2013

International Women’s Day 2013

Hello everyone!

Today is International Women’s Day!   Check out these quotes and be sure to pin your favourite one to your Pinterest so that you can come back to it later… J






Which one is your favorite?  

Pin your favourite one and have an awesome weekend!


Happy International Women's Day, ladies! 

XOXO
Euphrasie85

Sunday, March 03, 2013

Tag post: Skincare & Make-up


Skincare
  1. How many times do you wash your face daily? - Twice: morning and night. 
  2. What skin type do you have? - I used to have oily skin in my teens.  Now I have sensitive, acne-prone skin.
  3. Do you have acne problems?  Unfortunately, I still have occasional flare-upsL  
  4. Do you exfoliate?  Yes, I love exfoliating.  I use DIY scrubs!
  5. Do you use a toner? - I use either witch hazel or rose water.
  6. Do you have freckles? - No.
  7. Do you use eye cream? - My day cream and night cream can be used around the eye area.  They double as eye creams.
  8. Do you use SPF? - Yes.


Make-up
  1. What foundation do you use? (type) - An oil-free, liquid foundation. 
  2. How about concealer? - I don’t like using concealer but, when I do, I use a pencil or a creamy stick.
  3. Do you know your undertone colour? - Not sure!     
  4. Did you know that you are supposed to change your mascara every 3 months? - Yes, of course.
  5. What make-up tools do you use in make-up application? - Brushes and my hands.
  6. Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes? - No.
  7. For the face? - No.
  8. What is your favourite eye shadow (colour or shade)? - I don’t have a favourite.
  9. Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner? - Both.
  10. How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil? - Lol!  Never.
  11. What do you think of pigment eye shadows? - I prefer presses shadows.
  12. Do you use mineral make-up? - No.
  13. What is your favourite lipstick? (colour or shade) - Again, I don’t have a favourite.  I love corals, pinks and reds!
  14. How about lip-gloss? - I love lip-gloss, from clear to bright red and any shade in between!
  15. What is your favourite blush to use? (colour or shade) - Pink/peach
  16. Do you buy your make-up on eBay? - No.
  17. Do you like drugstore make-up? - Sure.
  18. Do you go to CCO's? (cosmetic company outlets) - Yes.
  19. Did you ever consider taking make-up classes? - Not really.
  20. Are you clumsy in putting on make-up? - No.
  21. Name a make-up crime that you hate? Dark lip liner and light lipstick!!
  22. Do you like colourful shades of makeup (lipstick, eye shadow) or neutral ones? - I wear both.
  23. Which celebrity always has great make-up? - Kim Kardashian
  24. If you could leave the house using just ONE make-up item, what would you use? - Mascara 
  25. Could you ever leave the house without any make-up on? - Yes.  I do that all the time.  (I’m always running late, that why!)
  26. Do you think you look good even without any make-up on? - Most of the time.  Remember, confidence radiates beauty!  J
  27. What do you think of make-up? - I think make-up reveals a lot about someone's personality.  It's a form of expression!

I tag anyone who hasn't done this tag!

XOXO
Euphrasie85

Previous tag posts: here

Saturday, March 02, 2013

Nails Of The Day (NOTD): Golden chunks

Hello everyone!
  
Have you missed my NOTD posts? 

Do you want to see more NOTD posts? 

This is what I am wearing on my nails today...  





I applied two coats of Shimmery Burgundy polish and one coat of Chunky Gold Glitter top coat.




Do you like the end result?

XOXO
Euphrasie85

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