Friday, 20 January 2012

Natural Remedies

I have always loved the idea of home-made remedies. That you can make within the home without having to dip into your pocket and hit the high street. These ideas have been around for ages and i love that you can just pop downstairs and find the majority of the items in your house

Honey Almond Face Mask
I came across this a few months back and was surprised that it actually worked.The honey and almond face mask is basically 2 tablespoons of honey,2 tablespoons of almond oil, egg yolk and a tablespoon of yoghurt.
The mixture must be applied to your face and left on for around 20minutes. Rinse with warm water and remove any leftover residue with a warm damp cloth.
The benefits of the honey and almond face mask? 
it leaves your skin soft and moisturised, the honey leaves the skin with natural nutrients that gives the skin a nice healthy shine and the almond oil also hydrates the skin and penetrates deep down into the pores.
Together eliminates any dry dull skin you may have.

Everybody must have heard the secret about toothpaste... Apparently it gets rid of spots? Is this true...
Well i can say it doesn't completely get rid of spots, so if you have acne it is no way a cure. But toothpaste can defiantly help aid the process of getting rid of a spot. Toothpaste is obviously used for cleaning your teeth by 1.removing dirt and 2.killing bacteria. Toothpaste does that just thing as well as drying out oils that can be producing the spot in the first place. 
Placing a small blob on the spot for an hour or over night will reduce the soreness and redness and in time the spot should disappear.

Note- Make sure you are not using any whitening toothpaste as they generally contain bleach of some sort, and your not going to want to put that on your skin now are you? :/

Ginger Mix body scrub
The ginger mix scrub contains 1/4 cup sea salt, 1/4 cup olive oil, 2 finely crushed ginger cloves, and 1/4 cornmeal (you can add drops of rosemary or peppermint- if you like) Mix the salt, ginger and cornmeal together then add warmed oil and mix. Use this in the shower standing and apply to the skin in circular motions. Rinse off with warm water and towel pat dry. The scrub should leave your skin smooth and glowing. After using this don't use heavy amounts of moisturisers or creams on your skin as your pores will be open.

Please tell me what you think about the remedies and if you have tried them
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Tuesday, 17 January 2012

My everyday foundation routine

Hey guys and dolls, i guess this blog post would be more dedicated to the girlies. I'm just going to talk you through how i do my everyday face routine.

I moisturise my face with ''Simple's clear skin oil balancing moisturiser''. And then prime my t-zone with ''L'Oreal studio secrets primer'', i also l apply the primer just under my eyes in the crease so its not as visible when the foundation is on and setting

For my foundation i use the ''Mac match-master foundation'' in 7.5 or 7.0 depending on the time of the year (which is a liquid foundation) and i apply this with my Mac 187 duo fibre brush. A lot of people consider this foundation to be a medium coverage so if you don't think its enough for you just build up the amount of foundation you use to get a full coverage look. I apply the foundation all over my face and towards the neck to blend with my natural skin colour.

As the foundation is setting i then high light my eyebrows with the sleek contour kit in medium. I use my ''Mac cover-up concealer'' in NW40 for under the eye, the cheek bones and the apple of my chin applying with my fingers and blending with the elf blending brush. I set it all with the ''Mac translucent powder''.

I finish of using my blush brush to apply ''Sleek Sahara blush'' for my cheeks to add back some colour, I apply mascara. And lastly on my lips i use the ''Rimmel pencil in tiramisu'' and go over it with my ''Mac velvet teddy lipstick''.

And that is the completed look....



Sunday, 1 January 2012

Sambucol Review

So after taking Sambucol for two weeks I have noticed some changes. Two weeks ago I had tonsillitis for the fifth time this year so after being prescribed penicillin, I went to holland and barrats and bought myself some Sambucol and acai. 

The combination of the two cleared up my tonsillitis within a week and a half and also boosted my immune system. Whilst everyone around me was getting the flu or colds, I was still going strong. The anti-oxidants of the elderberries within Sambucol helps combat against germs. The Sambucol also gives you more energy and helps combined with the acai flush out unwanted toxins as I found it more easy to go toilet and felt overall so much better.

Retailing at £9.29 I think its a pretty good bargain considering that I feel that it has improved my immune systems and my body as a whole. And I will definitely be purchasing another bottle once this one has finished. I have also got my mother taking it now and she feels the same. :) 

You can buy Sambucol on-line here at holland and barrats x

Nutritional Information

5ml contains:
Black elderberry extract1.9g
Vitamin C55mg
100ml contains
Black Elderberry38g
Vitamin C1.1mg

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