Sunday, October 31, 2010

Costume Makeup Removal


Trick or Treat!
  
Time to dress up and put on some creative Halloween makeup. 
 After all the fun, you will need to get all that paint off. Start with old fashioned cold cream like Ponds or Noxzema to dissolve heavy costume makeup.
 
1. Apply the cold cream to your face and massage it in circular in circular motions to loosen the makeup.
2. Use cotton pads to remove the cold cream and makeup.  
3. Now, wash your face with a facial cleanser, water and a clean washcloth.  
4. Use your toner and apply moisturizer

That should remove all traces of the heavy makeup.

Happy Haunting!

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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Make Your Own Fake Blood

Pic from halloweencostumeideas.com
Need a little fake blood for that Halloween costume?  You can easily make it at home with a few simple ingredients.

Fake Blood Recipe

Corn Syrup
Red Food Coloring
Cocoa Powder
Water
Corn Starch

 1. Combine corn syrup with a little red food coloring until you get the color you want.
  
2. Add a small amount of cocoa powder to darken the color.

3. Add a little water if you want it thinner.
  
4. Add a little corn starch if you want it thicker. 

Be warned. The food coloring can stain clothes and skin.  The stain will wear off of the skin with repeated washing or you can make a paste of baking soda and water to gently rub it away.

Have a Ghoulish Day!

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Pumpkin Facial Masks

Pumpkin is full of the antioxidants betacarotene, vitamins C & E and the minerals copper, iron, magnesium, potassium and zinc.  Not only is it good for you to eat, it is also good for your skin!  It sloughs dead cells and renews the skin. It is easy to whip up a home made pumpkin mask right in your own kitchen. Here is a recipe:

Pumpkin Facial Mask Recipe

2 Tablespoons Organic Canned Pumpkin

1 Tablespoon Honey
1 Teaspoon Milk

Mix ingredients together and apply to your face.  Lie back and relax for 15-20 minutes.  Rinse well and apply moisturizer.


Not good in the kitchen?  You can find a variety of skin care products containing pumpkin. Try Mychelle Pumpkin Renewal Cream.


xo
Jill
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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Bamboo



Bamboo is a hot trend.  Why?  It is a fast growing eco friendly plant.  It can grow 3-4 feet per day without fertilizers or pesticides, needs only a little water and releases more oxygen into the atmosphere than similar sized trees.  

It is being used for clothing, sheets, towels, building materials, home supplies, etc. and even, makeup brushes. Ecotools Makeup Brushes have bamboo handles.  The bristles are synthetic taklon and are 100% cruelty free.  The metal on the brushes is made from recycled aluminum. And they are inexpensive. You can get a 6 piece set for $8.98 at Target.

It is a beautiful plant and can create nice screening but, think twice about planting it in your garden. It will take over and invade everywhere!

Have a Beautiful Day!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Super Shiny Hair

If you are looking for shinier hair, try a little Moroccan Oil. It contains Argan oil which is extracted from the nut of the Argan tree. It is a vitamin rich, anti-oxidant oil that smooths and conditions hair without making it feel greasy.

How to apply Moroccan Oil:

You can apply it to wet or dry hair. Wash your hair and towel dry.  Pour a small amount of oil to your hands and massage it through your hair then, blow dry and straighten. To reduce frizz on dry hair, pour a small amount of oil to your hands and work it into your hair for smoother hair and beautiful shine!

Moroccan Oil contains no animal ingredients and is not tested on animals.  Find it in salons, spas and Amazon.

                                                                                                                                   
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Monday, October 18, 2010

Green Tea


Green tea. You can drink it, eat it and you can put it on your skin. Anti oxidants are the reason for it's popularity and healing power. 

Green tea contains a powerful anti-oxidant called Epigallo Catechin  (EGCG).  This anti-oxidant fights free radicals, fights the adenovirus (a cold virus), repairs DNA, inhibits the growth of cancer cells, increases metabolism and is anti-inflammatory.  All this makes it a potent anti-aging ingredient as well. It is being used more and more in skin care products.  

It can be taken as a supplement and of course sipped hot or iced!  Recommendations vary on how many cups are most beneficial.  The range is 3-10 cups per day.  Hope you are thirsty!
 
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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Burt's Bees Products

Burt's Bees is an "earth friendly, natural personal care company".  More than half of their products are 100% natural containing beeswax, botanicals, essential oils and minerals.  They use natural colors in their products including beta carotene, chlorophyll, titanium dioxide and mica.  The product packaging is made of recycled material and they do not test on animals! Wow!  Plus, makeup artists rave over the lip shimmer in the color raisin.  Burt's Bees products are easy to find in drug stores, super stores and grocery stores.

Congratulations! You have landed on my seventh post on the Juicy Beauty Word! My thought was to create short and sweet easy to read posts. I think they were a bit too short. I have come a long way in my blogging giving you lots more content and pics. Click here to see my current posts.


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Jill


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Saturday, October 2, 2010

Chamomile and Ragweed Allergy

Fall is ragweed season.  If you are allergic to ragweed, you are could be allergic to chamomile too. They both are in the same botanical family and share some of the same proteins that trigger allergic symptoms such as hives, itchy eyes, skin redness, and irritation in the mouth after drinking chamomile tea.  Avoid chamomile tea, of course, and cosmetic products containing chamomile. Read your labels!

Congratulations! You have landed on my sixth post on the Juicy Beauty Word! My thought was to create short and sweet easy to read posts. I think they were a bit too short. I have come a long way in my blogging giving you lots more content and pics. Click here to see my current posts.


Thanks for reading! 


Jill


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