Showing posts from June, 2014

30 Beauty Rules That You Should Break

You've probably heard several rules from your mom, sister, friend, or even magazine articles.  They tell you that there are rules to applying making and fixing your hair, and you should never break these rules. But some rules are made to be broken!  Here are some beauty rules that you don't have to follow. So come on.  Be a rebel.  Break these rules and look your best! Links below may be affiliate links, which means that I earn a small commission from sales.   30 Beauty Rules That You Should Break 1.  Curly haired women can't have bangs. Not all women with curly hair can pull off bangs, but some can.  In fact, they look great!  Taylor Swift and Beyonce both look great with layered longer bangs. 2.  Brush your hair to make it healthier. This came about because the brush is supposed to distribute the natural oils in your hair, which makes your hair healthier.  This is someone true, but not for everyone.  If you have curly hair, it's best to skip this.  Y

How to Shape Your Eyebrows

Your eyebrows are more important than you would think.  The perfect arch and shape for your face depends on your face shape. The easiest way to find your face shape is to pull your hair back in to a pony tail or hold it back with a headband.  Then draw the outline of your face with an eyeliner on a mirror.  Step back and examine the shape.  You can also use a ruler to measure your face to find the widest part. Courtesy of: Alight

Pineapple and Sunflower Scrub

I feel like it's finally summer because we are setting up the pool today!  It's one of those blue blobs, but it's the perfect size for the kids.  When it's in the 90s, I think I'd jump in the pond for some relief.  We had a few holes in it, so we're waiting on the patch kit to dry before we can fill it up.  Hopefully we will be swimming tomorrow! In honor of summer, here's another recipe with sunflowers.  I love sunflowers, and they are my favorite flower!  I plant several kinds of them around the edge of the garden.  I love it when they are in bloom and you can see sunflowers for part of the driveway.  Our driveway is about 1/4 mile to the house, so it's a lot of sunflowers.  I save the seeds to feed to my chickens and for recipes like this one. The pineapple juice acts like a natural chemical peel, so it removes dead skin cells.  If your skin is very dry or needs refreshed, use this once a week.  The sunflower seeds have an oil in them that helps

Sunflower and Apple Facial Scrub Recipe for Normal to Dry Skin

Sorry for the lack of posts this week.  I'm on my church's vacation bible school committee, and this is our VBS week!  I've been so busy with last minute things, decorating, and cleaning up.  Next week I'll have lots of great posts. If you have normal to dry skin, this is an excellent facial scrub.  It's so easy to make, and you can use it two or three times a week.  The malic acid in the applesauce scrubs by chemically removing dead skin cells.  It's almost like a natural chemical peel!  The oils from the sunflower seeds nourish your skin. This mask is gentle enough to use to use on dehydrated and sensitive skin.  Do not use on sunburned skin or open cuts. This makes enough for one scrub.  Do not store leftovers.  You can store the ground sunflower seeds so you can make it quicker the next time. This is runny, so protect your clothes.  Wear a headband or shower cap to keep your hair clean. Sunflower and Apple Facial Scrub  What You Need 1 tabl

Oatmeal Smoother Facial Mask and Scrub

During the summer, my skin really needs some TLC.  This week, it's been in the high 80s and low 90s, so of course my face is getting sweaty.  I don't want my pores to get clogged and cause break outs, so I've been using scrubs and masks every few days. When my pores get clogged with sunscreen and sweat, they look huge.  This scrub is perfect for scrubbing away debris from your pores.  While it won't shrink your pores, it will make them appear smaller. To grind the oatmeal, use a mortar and pestle or a clean coffee grinder.  Sometimes I even buy baby oatmeal because it's already ground up.  It's a little small to scrub, but if you're using this as a mask it will work great. You can double or triple the recipe and store the dry ingredients until you're ready to use it.  Put it in a small mason jar and add a cute lid and a gift tag, and this is ready to give as a gift. Oatmeal Smoother Facial Mask and Scrub What You Need 1/2 cup ground oatmea

Oily Skin Scrub and Face Mask Recipe

I'm a busy mom.  We're all busy.  That's why I love this recipe: You can make it once and then use it as a scrub and a face mask as needed.  I like to use one scrub a week and one face mask a week, separated by a few days.  I can make this every few weeks and use what I need and save the rest for the next treatment. This oily skin scrub is gentle enough to use on your face, but it's also great for your body.  Use on your back and shoulders as needed for acne or even just to keep extra oil away and scrub off dead skin cells. In this recipe, you'll make a powder with the dry ingredients.  Store this powder in a glass jar until you're ready to use it.  Then mix with the astringent to make a paste.  Gently scrub your skin to use as a skin scrub, or let it sit for 20 minutes until dry for a face mask. Links below may be affiliate links, which means that I earn a commission from sales. Oily Skin Scrub and Face Mask What You Need 1/2 cup ground oatmeal

Break Up With Your Makeup and Enter to Win a Trip to the Emmys

I have a confession: I don't always wear makeup.  I know, I know.  I'm a beauty blogger.  I should look my best all the time, right?  Sometimes I don't have the time or the desire to deal with makeup, especially when it's hot outside. If you're one of the 65 percent of Americans with  rosacea , you don't have to hide behind makeup.  Rosacea is an inflammatory skin condition that affects 16 million Americans, so if you have it, you are not alone!  More women than men have rosacea, and a whopping 82 percent of women use cosmetics to cover up the redness.   What is Rosacea? Rosacea is caused by dilated blood vessels in the face, which causes increased blood flow.  This in turn causes redness in your face.  Fortunately, rosacea can be treated.   Mirvaso Topical Gel from  Galderma Laboratories, L.P.    is the first and only gel treatment approved by the FDA f or the  treatment of persistent facial redness of rosacea . Why You Should Break Up With Ma