DIY Sunday: 3 Min Exfoliator and Mask

These past few weeks I’ve been mega-busy with school work and clubs, so I’ve been trying to keep my skin as un-stressed as possible. Tonight I’ll show you guys how to make two really simple skin treatments from ingredients in your kitchen! Forget the expensive stuff, these little treats will leave your skin happy and glowing~~~

Numero Uno: Brown Sugar Honey & Lemon Exfoliator

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All you need is about 2 tablespoons of brown sugar, 1 tablespoon of honey, and a few drops of lemon juice. Mix them all together in a little bowl, and gently massage into your face for a minute or two. The sugar will clean up any gunk in your pores, while the honey moisturizes and replenishes the skin’s hydration. The lemon, (which is totally optional btw) can help to brighten up dark spots, and reduce skin dullness! You should try to exfoliate your skin twice a week along with your normal regimen, and remember, always use a moisturizer after exfoliation! 

Number Two: (Almost) Better than Botox Mask

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For this one you’ll need one egg, and again, an optional lemon!

In a bowl, separate an egg, and add a few lemon drops. To separate an egg, crack it, and keep the yellow yolk in the shell while the whites drizzle out. You can cook the yolk later if you’d like. Whip the mixture like you’re making meringue; 30 seconds should be plenty. When it’s nice and frothy, you can apply an even layer all over your face. You can remove it as soon as the mask hardens, or you can wait like I do for about 20 mins. After that, you can just gently rinse it off with warm water. Your face should feel tightened, and look brighter, with visibly smaller pores.

And that’s it! How easy was that? It’s almost crazy how much we can get out of simple kitchen ingredients, no forking out cash required!

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Jane Porter Makeup (Inspired by the Disney Movie “Tarzan”)

Good evening everyone, it’s been a tiring week. Thankfully I got to rest up a bit after taking the SAT, and writing essays for AP English and AP European History. Yesterday as I was relaxing I got the hankering to watch some Tarzan clips on Youtube. Sadly there’s not a lot on there because of copy rights and stuff like that but I got to watch the scene with Jane and that stupid baby baboon I’ve always abhorred XD. Seriously, that monkey is horrible.

Anyway, I never really noticed until yesterday that Jane has a very distinct makeup look. I always thought she went “au naturale” but no, she apparently remembered whatever she learned in “finishing school” and looks pretty prim, even in the jungle.

Don’t believe me? Take a looksies.

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She sports violet eyeshadow with indigo eyeliner complemented by rosy cheeks and lips.

Oh, and just because Halloween has passed doesn’t mean you can’t still wear you’re favorite (or my favorite at least) Disney heroine’s makeup! It’s actually a wearable look, especially for blue or brown eyes!

1. Apply a foundation of your choice. I’d assume Jane wore a powder formula since she’s in the sticky and humid jungle. Apply concealer to any spots or under eye circles and blend out thoroughly. For shine control and all-day coverage, dust a translucent powder over your skin or mist a setting spray over your makeup.

2. Apply a rosy-plum shade of blush. When in doubt, go with something that looks like your grandma would wear. It sounds tacky but Jane lived in the early 1900’s so of course her makeup would reflect that. I used my Estee Lauder blush as shown here

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The swatch for the blush is on my right-most finger.

3. Go ahead and fill in your eyebrows with a pencil or powder of your choice. If you want to be super authentic, shape your eyebrows the way Jane’s are. If you look at the pictures above you’ll notice that her brows wing upward at the beginning.

4. For your eyeshadow apply a nice primer. I used Too-Faced’s Eye-surance primer. Apply all over your lids and let dry. Next, take a warm violet color and sweep all across your lid. For reference, it is the middle finger swatch, and the top right eyeshadow on the pallet. Now for added definition, apply a darker shade of purple on the outer third of your crease, blending in generously. The color I used is the left finger and the darker shade of purple on the bottom right of the pallet.

5. Take a royal blue eyeliner…

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and thinly line your upper lash line. If you want to amp up your eyes apply the liner to the inner third of your lower water line.

6. The last step for your eyes is to apply a two coats of your favorite black mascara to your upper and lower lashes.

Here is the finished eye makeup.

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7. If you’d like, contour your cheekbones and nose with a matte bronzer. I’d recommend Benefit’s Hoola powder since it looks so natural. For a nice little picture guide to contouring, click here.

8. Make sure your lips are smooth and un-chappy, and apply a rose colored lipstick or balm if you prefer. I used Estee Lauder’s Lip stick in “Blushing”

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And you’re done! If you want you can wear a yellow dress or sweater to get even more into the “Jane” mood.

On a cute note, I just remembered that when I was little, I wanted to change my name to Jane…bless my heart.

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You can wrap your hair into a bun like pre-Tarzan Jane, or let your wild tresses flow free like post-Tarzan Jane :).

Hope you all enjoy this tutorial, and have a great evening!

10 Min Classic Glamour Look

Ever wanted to just be a “straight-out-of-Hollywood” bombshell for the day? Me too!

While browsing around the good ol’ web I found this gorgeous model (who hopefully I can look like when I’m a twenty-something ^_^) …

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Looks like she just walked out of the Oscars to me. And that’s exactly why I want to show you guys how to re-create her look.

You will need: your normal foundation routine, a brow powder or pencil, a rose-colored cheek color and highlighter ( preferably a cream formula ), a black and white matte or satin eyeshadow, volumizing mascara and a lip balm or stick one shade darker than your normal color. *optional* a matte bronzer.

1. Create a nice, smooth complexion with your favorite foundation and concealer. For an all-day lasting look, I recommend the Celebration Foundation by IT Cosmetics.

2. With your blush, apply on the edge of the apples of your cheeks. Applying it directly on your apples will plump up your face and make it look rounder.

3. Apply a highlighter above your blush and if you want to use a bronzer to sculpt and contour, use this guide to help you out.

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4. Fill in any sparse areas of your eyebrows and if you want, fill in your arches if you have them for a more youthful and friendlier look.

5. Take your black eyeshadow, and with a nice flat brush gently pat the color all over your lids. Try to work in layers instead of using too much in one go. When you’ve reached your desired color, curl your lashes and apply 1-2 coats of a nice volumizing mascara. I used Estee Lauder’s Sumptuous Extreme mascara and I love it to death. To help your eye lashes grow even more, check out this nifty trick right here. To finish the eyes off, apply a white or off-white shadow in your inner corners as a highlight.

6. Brush your teeth, exfoliate your lips or whatever you need to do and apply a warm lipstick that just about matches your normal color. No need to go all bold and freaky with the color this time.

Here’s what it all looks like on me:

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Don’t mind the snowflake effect on the last one…I’m trying to get in the Christmas Spirit!

It’s not even Halloween….I’m lame.

Hope you all enjoy this easy look! Have a blessed Sunday and stay-tuned for *hopefully* a really easy 3-in-1 hair tutorial!

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Easy Tips and Tricks for Recycling!

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Most people have started to recycle in the last few years due to all the “Eco” and “Green” hype going around, yet some still do not or don’t do as much as they might could. Today I’ll share with you some really simple tips that can make recycling easier and more convenient.

1.) Place your recycling bin(s) as close as you can to you. By this, I mean that if your bins are indoors, place them right beside your trash can, and if they’re outside, place them right outside your door or in your garage. When you make it more convenient for yourself, you’ll be more likely to actually throw your trash in the recycling bin.

2.) If you didn’t know, you can still recycle things that have touched food. For instance, don’t throw your empty milk carton into the trash. Rinse it out in the sink and it’ll be recycle-friendly! Although you can’t recycle anything with food on it you can’t wash off, there’s a lot of plastic, cardboard, and other stuff you can easily wash when your done with it. Don’t forget your water bottles and cans! Speaking of icky water bottles, check out this post on why you shouldn’t use them anymore.

3.) Don’t worry; you can still recycle food! If you have a backyard, or a community garden or anything like that, compost! To create a compost bin, add green matter such as your fruit and vegetable waste, weeds, glass clippings, etc. Then add a layer of brown matter like dead leaves, dead plants, sawdust, etc. Keep layering and adding your waste, making sure to add water if the pile gets too dry. Turn over your pile every few weeks, and soon you should have great compost to garden with! Remember though, never compost meat or fish, bones, oil/fats or plastics.  

4.) Most local dumps offer discounts or even free “dumping” for people that bring in their recycle bins! Check out your local dump to see what their policy is.

Hopefully you learned something new, and Happy Recycling Everyone!

Comment with your recycling tips! And stay tuned for a “Classy Glamorous Look” coming tomorrow!