Archive for October, 2010


I love to try unusual colors in make-up, in this video I used medium concrete grey. It looks very nice with a lay of transparent lipshine or even try to use cold colored light sheer shine. I use this color quite often i like it becuse gives a bit futuristic look. If u dont like too much this eye make-up try with black liner just on your upper eyelids. This unusual color needs flawless, even bright skintone, so use a full cover fundation and concealer.

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As they say we find everything we need in good mother-nature. I have to say often masks made of simply fruits and vegetables are the best things to make more healthy our skin. But do not forget to eat some every day, because this is one of the most important thing what we can do to keep our health for long term.

So let’s go, make a little spa at home,treat yourself!
You can use basic ingredients found around the house to make your own simple, hydrating masks. If you have oily or acne-prone skin, mud or clay-based masks are great for balancing out your skin. Dry skin will benefit from hydrating masks made from glycerin, honey and oils. Ginseng or green tea masks are great for soothing sensitive skin.

Masks homemade or otherwise should stay on for 10-15 minutes, should follow with a thin layer of moisturizer.

Do you use homemade masks? Which is your favorite one? Sheer it with us in comment.

And here are some recepies!

For all skin types:

Before all, my favorite one for autumn is the apple mask. Just because the leaves on the trees are falling down dead, doesn’t mean your skin has to. Get rid of those dead skins cells with this mask.

Ingredients:1 medium size apple (grated)
5 tablespoons of honey

Instructions:

Mix the grated apple and mix with honey to make a mask. Smooth over skin then let sit for 10 minutes, rinse off with cool water.

And all the others:

  • Two minute mask

This homemade face mask (only 2 ingredients required!) “moisturizing and soothing.”
Total Time: 2 minutes
Ingredients:
2 egg whites, separated from the yolk and placed in a bowl
2 tablespoons of plain yogurt.

Preparation:
Separate the egg whites from a couple eggs and place them in a bowl. Add 2 tablespoons of yogurt (do not use flavored yogurt!). Mix them up and apply to face. Leave on face for a few minutes then rinse face in warm water, followed by a warm washcloth.

  • Oat and yogurt mask

This face mask is suitable for all skin types and is super simple to prepare. It will cleanse and rejuvenate your skin.
Total Time: 3 minutes

Ingredients:
1 tbsp oatmeal, finely ground
1 tbsp live, organic yogurt (skip the flavored stuff)
A few drops of honey
Preparation:

Add the yogurt to the oatmeal in a small bowl and mix together.Warm a few drop of honey. To do this, warm a spoon under hot water for a minute, then add a few drops of honey to the spoon.Stir the honey into the yogurt and oatmeal mixture.Apply the mask to the face. Leave it on for 10 minutes, then rinse off with several splashes of warm water. Follow with a warm washcloth.Apply moisturizer.

For oily skin and acne problems:

  • Banana mask

This is a soothing face mask and great if you have bananas around the house.
Ingredients:
1 banana, preferably ripe (you can keep ripe bananas in the freezer. Let it thaw before using)
1 tbsp honey
An orange or a lemon

Preparation:
Mix the banana and honey together.
Add a few drops of juice from an orange or a lemon.
Apply to face for 15 minutes before rinsing with a cool washcloth or a steaming warm washcloth.

  • Aspirine mask

Apparently, aspirin is brilliant at spot-treating pimples, clearing up acne and itchy patches. In fact, the aspirin mask gets more than 2030 reviews — more than any individual makeup, skincare or hair product — on Makeupalley so I had to share it with you because 85 percent of these reviews are by women who would “try it again.” Keep in mind that I haven’t had my own pimple to try this on, so I don’t have personal experience with aspirin as a pimple-healer. But here’s how it’s purported to work.

Total Time: 7 minutes

Ingredients:

1-3 aspirin
Coffee cup or glass cup
Shallow dish
Warm honey (runny honey), moisturizer made for the face or natural oil such as almond, olive or coconut
Preparation:

Depending on the amount of coverage needed, use 1-3 aspirin.

Crush the aspirin into small pieces by rolling a coffee cup or glass cup over them. Place aspirin in a shallow dish.
Stir in a few drops of water to help the aspirin dissolve into a paste.
Add warm honey, moisturizer or a bit of oil (almond, olive or coconut works). Stir well.
Apply as a mask or spot treat the pimple or itchy area. Allow to dry. Wash off after 10 minutes.

  • Green clay mask

When it comes to face masks, there’s no better clay than green clay, also known as “bentonite.” This purifying mask is wonderful for oily skin and was adapted from a recipe found in the book, “Natural Beauty Recipe Book.”
You can get all of these ingredients in any natural food store or online. You can get the apricot kernel oil and the palmarosa essential oil online.

Ingredients:

1 tbsp green clay (you can get this in any health store)
1 tsp apricot kernel oil
3 drops of palmarosa essential oil
Preparation:

Mix the palmarosa and apricot oils together. Add a few drops of warm water. Mix together and add more water if need be to get a good, spreadable paste. Apply mask. Let dry for 10 minutes. Rinse off with a warm washcloth.

And for sensitive skins…

  • Green tea mask

All of us heard about that green tea how healthy for our body, with drinking it we can keep better condition, this tea is full with antioxidant. Why don’t you use it on your skin as well?

Ingredients:

3  spoon of  honey

Green Tea Powder

(and if your skin is dry put some coconut oil as well)

Preparation:

Add the 3 spoons honey to 5 gramm of green tea powder. Blend it well into a little bowl, plus some coconut oil. Ready to use!

  • Oatmeal and egg mask

Ingredients:

third of a cup of whole, uncooked oatmeal

1 egg yolk.

Preparation:

In a blender, grind the oatmeal into a fine powder. In a small bowl, blend the powdered oatmeal with the yolk into a paste. Apply mixture to clean skin and leave for 10-15 minutes. Rinse off with warm water. It’s better to make this mask twice a month.
Another variant of oatmeal mask. Mix the oatmeal and an egg white. Let the mixture dry on face, then gently wash off with a few splashes of warm water. Follow with a steaming washcloth to the face.

  • Camomille Rose Mask

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon rose clay

1-2 teaspoons avocado oil,

1 drop rose oil and 1 drop Roman chamomile oil

Preparation:

Mix ingredients. Use water, if necessary, to make a paste. Use a little more clay if too runny. Massage on face; rinse off.

Parts of literature used from beautyabout.com and ehow.com

Purple lipstick is fashionable now and everybody can wear it ( yes u too!), purple comes in warm and cold shades as well,  just have to find the right ones which fits with your skin tone. You can choose from violets, pinkish- purples, plum, berry, levender and obergine colors. In this video I mixed a bluish light purple with some light bubblegum pink.

Here are some example for lip shades:

Loreal Colour Rich: Pucker Up Pink, Desperatly Mauve

Mac: Funtabulous,Going Casual,Morning Glory

Dior:  Mysterious Mauve 786

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  • Face -fundation: Dior forever 030 medium beige, bronzer: H&M bronzing powder
  • Eyes -eyeshadow: Kyolan: white, cigar, Clarins :palette 01 rose, purple (under eyes), Urban Decay : grifter, Bourjois Itense Shimmers green, mascara: Estee Lauder: Projectionist
  • Lips -shine: Manhattan 56C lipstick: Rimmel Pink Blush 6

As the weather starts to turn from summer to winter, your skin needs different care than before. You can feel that your skin loses its glow,  and it becomes more dry and tight. As we regularly protect our skin from the sun at summertime, it gets used to this and to the frequent moisturizing. As the temperature and humidity differences that affect our skin when going in- and outdoors are more extreme in the winter, it is more difficult for the skin to adopt appropriately. It is very important to keep your body and skin hydrated.

Here are some tips for the extra care:

  • Drink more water. (As you have heard soo many times before, this is the most important!)
  • Drink less alcohol and caffeine, because they reduce the amount of water in the cells.
  • Use moisturizers every day – richer types than summer time.  Personally I have very sensitive skin therefore I use Quince day cream, and Rose day cream additionaly from Dr. Hauschka. Some recommend the usage of creams with SPF, but I think that the production of vitamin D from rays of sun is more important in this period.
  • Use humidifier in your apartment during sleep. The heater makes the air dry – and your skin as well.
  • When you take a bath, think about revitalizing your skin with oils, moisturize all the body.  You can use jojoba, avocado or almond oils, put them into the water or after the bath just apply a small amount directly to the skin.
  • Use oil based moisturizing body lotion.
  • Use lip-balm or rich lipstick to save your lips from the cold wind.

Feel free to share your winter skin treat tips!