Thursday, 14 February 2013

Valentine's Treat: Chocolate Face Mask

It's Valentine's Day which means its time to show your skin some love. Here is a festive face mask to get glowing skin.

1tbsp Grey Clay
1tbsp Cocoa Powder
1 green tea bag
1 1/2 tbsp Aloe Vera Gel
Optional: 5 drops Calendula Oil

Combine all dry ingredients and apply to face and neck for 10-15 minutes. Rinse off with warm water. 

Cocoa and green tea have great antioxidant properties to make your skin feel smooth and revitalized. If you'r struggling with redness due to acne calendula oil will help to reduce this. As with any face mask make sure to tone and moisturize after using this treatment. 

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

The Makeup Diet Challenge: Day 8

Day: 8
Challenge Rules: The Makeup Diet 
Today's Choice: Makeup Free!

My Experience:

Yikes, sorry to leave the end of the challenge hanging, every time I sat down to write this post it seems something else got in the way. 

I'm done! The last day of the challenge, and a day without makeup. In fact, two days without makeup. I had already planned not to wear makeup the first day, as I embarked on a visit my grandparents. But it appears that the challenge has me out of the habit of wearing makeup before I head out the house- and I forgot my makeup bag. It wasn't a conscious choice, I just noticed the next day that I had no makeup with me. It was a busy day in public, but I didn't seem to care that I didn't have any makeup on. Success? I think so.

Thanks to all those who have followed the challenge, I hope its inspired you to try going makeup free yourself. 

Saturday, 2 February 2013

The Makeup Diet: Day 7

Day: 7
Challenge Rules: The Makeup Diet 
Today's Choice: Origins Eyeshadow in Baby Blue (photo coming soon)

My Experience: 

Once again I'm behind on posting, sorry!

Origins is one of my favourite,
more natural eyeshadow brands
Day seven of the challenge and I find I'm really enjoying that it takes me less time to get ready in the morning. Wearing less face makeup has given my skin a chance to breath, and I've been even more conscious of my skin care routine. As a result my skin is the clearest its been in a long time and I don't worry about covering it up in my routine. To truly test my 'bare skin' confidence I decided to choose eyeshadow as my cosmetic for the day. I chose a summery metallic blue sweep across my lids to combat the winter blahs.

Tomorrow I will post my experience of a day without makeup- I'm excited to see how it goes!

Friday, 1 February 2013

The Makeup Diet Challenge: Day 6

Day: 6
Challenge Rules: The Makeup Diet 
Today's Choice: Concealer

My Experience: 

Oops, a bit of a belated post. Yesterday I was rather unexciting again and chose concealer as my cosmetic for the day. After very little sleep I had dark circles that a bag of green tea just couldn't cure. It appears as though my concealer consumption is the product I use the most often, so tomorrow (today) I'm going to try to go without and see how I do. Tiredness has left my skin looking tired too, but hopefully all will be back in order in time for the makeup free day and conclusion to my challenge.