Archive | October, 2014

Help keep that winter skin glowing with some all natural skincare routines!

23 Oct

During the winter time, not only does the weather dry out your skin but the chaos of what’s supposed to be the happiest time of the year stresses you. In turn, this dehydration and stress leads to premature aging. Yuck. No one wants that.

So, here are a few tried and true skincare treatments that can do at home to liven up your skin, help you relax and keep looking your age (or hopefully even younger!)

Honey is a natural humectant, and it’s so great for both your hair and skin. If you select this option, make sure to always use raw or organic honey. No need to add any additional contaminants into the mix.

A simple honey hydration mask can make all the difference.
For this recipe – it’s easy.
1 soup spoon of honey (raw/organic)

Cleanse your face first, and then dampen a face towel with warm water. Heat it up in the microwave, or put it in a bowl of hot water to make it very warm. Let the towel cover the entire face for 3 minutes while you relax. Remove the towel and apply the honey mixture to the skin with a gentle spatula. Leave on for 10 minutes and then remove it with another warm towels. Apply a light moisturizer and voila! Smooth, glowing, hydrated skin.

For an amazing hair remedy (dry scalp, dry hair, lack of lustre) follow this trick:

3/4 cup aloe vera skin grade gel (I like Aloe Life’s brand – pictured) which you can get at Sprouts or online.

2 tablespoons raw or organic (or both) honey
2 drops lavender essential oil
2 drops lemon essential oil
OR: emit the essential oils

Mix together then add to dry hair at the scalp and rub into scalp. Work through the rest of your hair, and leave on for 15-20 minutes. Rinse well no need to shampoo it out or add any additional conditioner. Your hair and scalp should feel clean, shiny and flake free.

Hope you like these, and if you try them out make sure to let me know what you think!
Stay Beautiful!


Review of Youniques 3D Fiber Lash Mascara !

6 Oct

I am super picky about mascara. I naturally have long(er) eyelashes, and have tried virtually every type of mascara out there. Most that create thickness and length are super heavy and horrible to wear on a regular basis.
My latest find is the 3D Fiber lash mascara by Unique which we recently brought into the spa. I bought my own tube of it and decided to give it a try.


I must say I was very impressed!

In just two steps, well, actually three my lashes went from barely noticeable to almost up to my eyebrows. Everyone all day kept commenting on them and asking if they were real. They felt light, didn’t irritate my eyes and looked amazing. I never had to touch them up.

The instructions are easy: Put a light coat of your regular mascara on and let it dry. Add one coat of the Younique Transplanting gel on, then use the natural fibers. Reapply transplanting gel and voila you are done! Unless of course, you want to make them even longer then keep going with the same routine, just not another coat of your mascara.

The best part about this is they wash off with just soap and water. No glue ripping out your natural lashes, no expensive touch-ups with extensions, just a fun and great look for daily use that’s safe, and non-toxic.

Even better is the price tag which rings in at $35 plus tax.