Cinnamon Bun Mask (That You Can Eat, Too!)

It’s seriously been awhile; I could use the excuse that I’ve been busy with my online class or volunteering, but honestly I just haven’t felt inspired to blog lately! Thankfully, now I have a lot of cool things to show you guys!

Im gonna start with this awesome concoction I whipped up the other day, what I dub the “Cinnamon Bun Mask”. You’re gonna need plain yogurt, honey, and cinnamon powder.

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Just mix 2 tbs yogurt, 1 tbs honey, and 1 tsp cinnamon until you have a nice mixture like this.

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Distribute it evenly on your face, and leave on for 15-30 mins. Rinse off with warm water and pat dry.

This face mask is great for sensitive or acne prone skin, due to the lactic acid and the cinnamon. The honey makes it gentle and nourishing for skin in need of tlc! Also, it smells AMAZING. I wanted to leave it on all night! Plus, you can totally just eat whatever you didn’t use!

So go ahead and try this one out ☺️!
Hope you guys enjoy! Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram so I can follow you too! @clairedelune1113

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!

What’s your favorite DIY? Tell me in the comments or on my Insta @clairedelune1113

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My Recipe for Your Best Hair Ever

When I was younger, I never quite understood the importance of hair-care. I never conditioned, only shampooed, and I only got my hair cut about twice a year. Fortunately I was blessed with pretty decent hair so it wasn’t a problem until about three years ago. Now that I’ve been through the not so fun experience of split ends and breakage, I’ve found a nice, easy recipe that makes my hair super silky and easy to work with. And you know whats great about keeping up with your hair care? The more you do it, the less heat your hair requires when styling!
Ok so here’s roughly what you’ll need:

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First I use my favorite shampoo and conditioner to date- the Agadir Moroccan Oil set. Funny thing is, it just showed up in my bathroom one day :0 Thanks dad I guess ^_^!
One thing about Argan oil- it doesn’t make your hair greasy, contrary to what I used to think. Now, if you apply pure oil straight onto your scalp maybe then haha.

Alright. Next I apply a dime sized amount of my argan oil conditioner to just my ends. This is kinda like applying a primer before foundation; it pre-moisturizes the hair before the third step.

The third step is the most important in my opinion: the hair mask. Hair masks such as the Essential Rich Premier Honey Mask I use are especially helpful to damaged strands. In between trims, this mask helps to delay split ends and keep hair extra silky. What I do is apply a quarter sized amount to the bottom half of my hair and rinse with warm water after about 5 mins ( but less is ok too ). What if you don’t have a hair mask handy? No problem! A great hair mask can easily be made by ingredients in your kitchen. All you need to do is combine either a mashed up banana or avacado, with either some olive oil, coconut oil, or an egg and let soak in for 10 mins. These ingredients contain vital nutrients for healthy hair!

Lastly, once your hair is dry and styled, dab a little pure argan oil to your strands to add shine. A little goes a long way, and the tiny sample I got with my hair dryer has already lasted me half a year!

Hope this recipe helps you get the best hair you’ve ever had! Have a good night everyone!
Love, Claire
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~Sasa.com Haul and Reviews~

Hey Guys! For my birthday this year I asked for some products from Sasa.com. If you haven’t heard of Sasa, it’s a cosmetics store in Asia, (I found out by watching Bubzbeauty’s videos ^.^) They stock tons and tons of awesome Asian brands and even some well known American brands! I’ll show you what all I got, and I’ll tell you how I feel about each product~ And I’ll go ahead and link to all the products too 🙂

1. The Rich Premier Ultra Honey Hair Mask by Essential  

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THIS.STUFF.IS.AWESOME…This cute little honey pot is a savior for dry, frizzy, or damaged strands everywhere. It smells sweet and flowery, and leaves your hair super soft and manageable! I use it every couple of days, and it really works wonders.

Directions: After rinsing shampoo off of hair, apply a quarter sized amount of the mask onto the bottom half of your hair and rinse away after five minutes. If you want, you can use a conditioner before you apply the mask for extra hydration, but this isn’t recommended for oily hair.

2. McGirly Smoothie Pack (Brightening) by Too Cool for School

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This very inexpensive little mask is a treat! It’s like putting rice pudding on your face! Although I don’t have any dark spots that need brightening, this mask does soften my skin and make it firm. If you have dark spots that need correcting or are in need of hydration, this is a great option, plus one pack = 4-5 uses!

3. Diamond V-Fit Mask by Mask House 

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Now I’d heard many great claims to this mask, and I must say, I’m impressed. The product claims to reduce double-chin effects and extra fat by boosting the metabolic processes of your skin. Each pack contains a wet mask which you place on your chin area, and the kit offers the pink and black band shown above, which you strap onto your head to keep the mask in place. I’ll admit, you will look like a complete buffoon in this get-up, and you will get made fun of by your family XD, but it does offer results. For the price, I wouldn’t buy it often, but for the holiday seasons when you might be going to a lot of parties, it’s a nice little treat to give yourself.

Directions: Apply wet mask to a clean face, strap on the slimming band, and wait for 45 mins. You will feel a warming sensation in the mask, but it’s quite pleasant on cold autumn nights :). When you take it off, massage the left over serum into your neck as a nice moisturizer.

4. Mini BB Gift Set by Skin79

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Once again I’d heard amazing things about these BB creams, and since I couldn’t pick just one out I tried the gift set of what I assume is their best sellers. I had a few inhibitions though like: What if they’re too dark for me? What if they don’t have good coverage? etc… Well boy was I worried for nothing! I’m in love~~~ These BB creams provide great coverage (they replace foundation), they last long, they don’t need to be set with powder, and they can oxidize to fit most light to medium skin tones. Believe me, I’m one of the palest people around, so if it fits my tone it will likely fit your tone. I think my favorite is the Diamond Pearl sample. It has a touch of sparkle to it and makes your skin glow like the moon (and miraculously it lasts all day even with my oily skin)!!! If you’re older or don’t like sparkle, all the others would suit you. I can’t wait to try even more of Skin79’s extensive BB cream collection! Must haves for sure!

5. Angel Long and Uplifting Mascara by Suki 

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How much more adorable can a mascara get? (Suki also has a Devil themed one for the sassy chicks out there too :D)

I honestly wanted it because it’s cute but it is a great mascara! I would even compare it to my Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Mascara which is by far, the best mascara out there (So that’s a BIG complement)! I was pleasantly surprised, and I would definitely buy this again!

Look how nice my lashes look with just one coat!

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6. WINK UP Eye Glitter Eyeliner by Naris Up 

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Bubbi raves about this product a lot in her videos as a great highlighter for the inner corners of your eyes. For some reason I wanted this eyeliner more than anything else since Bubbi recommended it! I have to say though, I’m kinda disappointed. It does give a subtle highlight, but it’s not very pigmented like it looks in Bubbi’s videos. 😦

Well that’s all for today everyone! Hope you all enjoyed this lengthy review, and I hope you try some of these great products! You’ll be glad you did!

Much love,

-Claire