4 ways to cure a hangover!

Your head hurts, your stomach feels like its doing tumble turns and overall you just don’t feel like yourself. Did you have a bit too much drink last night? (yes) You’ve put your body through a lot and it needs some help to recover. So, here I have for you some helpful tips to make you feel better on those not so great days.

1. FOOD AND WATER. It’s the night before and you’re barely able to get to bed. Before you do that, try and have something to eat and drink this will help to absorb less alcohol and flush it out quicker so you’ll feel so much better in the morning !

2. FRUIT AND HEALTHY STUFF. Your body has been drained of vitamins and and therefore lacking the energy that it needs. Fruit such as bananas and oranges will help give you energy and put all those great vitamins back in your system.

3. SLEEP. Make sure you get enough sleep your body feels really DRAINED so get enough of it (e.g. 10 hours)

4. COLD SHOWER/SWIMMING. This is definitely one I would try. The cold water on your skin really works your senses and makes you feel awake. (I’m pretty sure you wouldn’t drown unless you’re still drunk!)

So now you know stick to them!!! Much love!

Make your own pore strips!

Ok so this is kinda cheating because I haven’t made the video but I did make this and test this method out!!! and I have to say it did work. I really wanted to share this method with everyone and I hope you try it. It might not work for everyone but it certainly is an interesting method. So here it is:

What you need:

Plain Gelatine (not flavoured! it will stain your face…but it would be funny)

Milk

Clean paint brush or old make up brush

Glass or cup

Directions

Mix a tablespoon of gelatine with a tablespoon of milk in a cup/glass.

Place in the microwave for 10 seconds.

Test the mixture on the back of your hand to see if it’s not too hot.

Then using the brush spread the mixture on your nose or wherever you have blackheads.

Wait till it dries completely and peel.

Here’s the video by Michelle Phan:

Why you should make an avocado mask! (with step by step guide)

So avocados…you can eat them but why stop there? put them on your face!

I’ve been hearing about avocado masks for years and always wanted to try it but never knew what the fuss was about but now I’ve tried it 2 times and I can definitely tell you that I’m not disappointed! My skin was left with a soft, firm and moisturised feeling which is exactly how I want it to feel. For those of you that don’t know how great avocados are here’s some info:

Benefits of an avocado facial mask:

  •    Moisturises and softens skin
  •    Firms and tightens skin
  •    Full of antioxidants that help to maintain the appearance and health of your skin.
  •    Soothes dry skin (natural sunburn soother, great for eczema and psoriasis)

Vitamins in an avocado important for skin:

  •    Vitamin E which is very important for skin as it protects it from damage and helps boost cell regeneration.
  •    Vitamin C is also vital for your skin’s health as it helps produce collagen, an agent which is an important part of your skin’s healing, including scars and helps prevent ageing.

Avocados also contain sterolins (sometimes called plant steroids) which is why the oil has such an amazing moisturising effect and softens the skin so well. But don’t take my word for it try it out yourself, here’s a step by step to making an avocado mask:

Avocado Facial Mask Recipe/Guide

What you need:

  1. An avocado (half an avocado is definitely enough!)
  2. A table spoon
  3. Blender (if you don’t have one just mash it up with a fork)
  4. Bowl
  5. Chopping Board
  6. Knife
You can also add other ingredients to it such as honey or a healthy oil such as almond or extra virgin olive oil but it’s great on its own too. p.s. If you have any left over use it as a hair mask 🙂

The avocado has a big pit inside so you can’t slice it in half just slice around the pit.

Then twist and pull the avocado apart so you’re left with two pieces.

Then take the pit out and scoop all the avocado into a bowl.

Once you have your avocado in the bowl start blending/mashing the avocado until you get it as smooth as possible. (it doesn’t matter if it is a little lumpy.)

Wash your face and remove any make-up. Then apply it to your face and leave for 15 minutes. You may look, as my little brother put it, like someone sneezed and bogies went flying all over your face but it is definitely a beauty secret worth knowing. Enjoy!

Less is more? (with poll)

So, this is a bit different from my usual posts no beauty recipes this time sorry guys!

I was wondering what everyone thought about make-up, and is less really more? Do some people need as much make-up as they put on their faces? And also I was thinking about all the chemicals that cosmetics contain. I think  most people don’t  realise how many chemicals (many that have not been tested for their long-term effects!) are in their beauty products and that some of them are dangerous and contain carcinogens (agent that causes cancer.) I have NO idea what most of those long chemical names mean but yet I still put them on my face and trust these companies not to poison me. I do sometimes Google  these chemicals out of curiosity and find myself shocked by some of them. However, I really do enjoy wearing make-up but sometimes I think am I wearing too much of it?

Please share your views on the poll below about what you think!

Much love! J

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p.s. if you have any other views please share in the comments section 🙂

Quick tip for dry skin and chapped lips!

 

 

HONEY. So nice on pancakes but also good for your skin! Honey contains many healthy antioxidants and has healing attributes which will help heal the dryness on your face or lips. Use any type of honey but the more natural the better, but you can use any type you like (I use any!). I’ve tried it myself many times and it is a really natural and useful way to heal your skin quickly.

7 Ways To Use Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Olive oil you say? Hmmm….

This product has been around for centuries and has always been known to have great benefits for our health. So, why spend loads of money on different beauty products when you have this 7-in-1 !

1. MOISTURISER

Putting olive oil on your face might make you feel like a salad but it’s unbelievably good for your skin. It contains Vitamin E (protects your skin from damage) and other antioxidants that help to protect and hydrate your skin.

2. MAKE-UP REMOVER

If you just realised you have no make-up removers in the house go to your kitchen and find this stuff! It’s so good for your skin unlike those beauty store  make-up removers that are full of chemicals, and it works! (best for eye make-up)

3. CUTICLE OIL

Olive oil will help repair the damage and also moisturise.

4. SHAVING

Your face, your legs and wherever else you are hairy… Olive oil helps to achieve a smooth and close shave!

5. HAIR REPAIR

It acts as a deep conditioner repairing those broken ends and gets rid of any frizzyness.

6. SOOTHING

Because of its healing attributes olive oil soothes chapped lips, rashes, skin conditions and sun burn.

7. MAKE A SCRUB!

Just mix it in with some fine grain sea salt and exfoliate to achieve beautiful and soft skin.

I hope you try some of these and let me know how it works out for you! If you do, make sure you use extra virgin olive oil as it is the purest. 

What is your skin type?

I’ve only recently discovered which skin type I am (combination), but it is really good to know because that way you can follow a specific beauty regime according to your skin type and know what beauty products suit your skin best.  For example, if you have dry skin and you are using products aimed for oily skin then you’re not going to benefit your skin.  Use this guide to find your skin type.

Here are the 5 basic skin types:

Normal: Your skin has a great balance and is not too oily and not too dry. You are very lucky to have such wonderful skin which is usually soft and  smooth. Your skin still requires attention to keep it soft and smooth such as moisturising your face.

Dry: Your skin lacks moisture because it does not produce enough itself so therefore you need to keep it hydrated with healthy oils or creams and drinking lots of water.

Oily: Your skin looks shiny and feels greasy. It is also prone to spots and acne because of combination of the excess oil trapping dirt on your skin. A skin toner helps rid of excess oil. (you can make your own one if you like just leave a comment and I’ll tell you how)

Combination: The skin on your nose or your forehead is oily but you have dry areas on your face. This requires using different routines on the different parts of your skin, such as using a toner on the oily parts but moisturising the dry parts of your skin.

Sensitive: This could be all of the above but is simply irritated easily. Your skin benefits from natural and organic products and is sensitive to beauty products containing alcohol, synthetics and artificial ingredients.

So, what I would love to know now is what skin type you are?

How to make your own face scrub!

Natural moisturising face scrub

 

As the winter months progress my skin seems to be getting worse and worse, dry patches and redness have taken over my face. So, I really wanted to find something moisturising and soothing to revive and repair my skin in the winter months. I have put together a few different ingredients (which you can find in your kitchen cupboard!) that are known to have great benefits for your skin. My skin felt so soft and smooth after this I really do recommend you try it!  Use this every other day or once a week (depending on your skin type) for best results.

What you need:

  • Fine grain sea salt

  • Almond Oil and/or Grapeseed Oil

  • Nutmeg

     

  1. Cleanse your face with water

  2. Mix all the ingredients in a small tub/bowl using a small spoon.

  3. Use only a small amount and start dotting the mixture in the different areas of your face such as forehead, cheeks, nose and chin.

  4. Use your fingers and gently rub the mixture in a rotating motion.

  5. Wash you face to remove the mixture.

About the ingredients:

Sea salt- Detoxifies and bring your skins natural oils to the surface.

Almond Oil- Softens your skin by helping it keep its natural moisture balance.

Grapeseed Oil- High in anti-oxidants and great for getting rid of spots and blemishes.

Nutmeg- Removes blemishes and acne scars.

Best way to curl your hair! (includes step by step video)

 

This is such a quick and easy way to curl your hair, I can’t believe I only recently found out about it! If you do try it I recommend you do it with slightly damp hair and I mean to the point where your hair looks dry but feels a little damp still. That way your curls will hold better the next day. I hope you like the step by step video/slideshow that I made to show you how to do it. Enjoy!