This season I have been particularly fond of dark red! You can tell by the dark red Essie polish I have been sporting around the past couple weeks. As well as a signature dark bold lip for those fancy nights out. 🙂
I like mixing up the polish by switching from a matte to a shiny top coat. It’s a great way to keep using your favorite polish, yet making it look completely different! Essie nail polish// Forever Young Lipstick// Inglot’s 412 Scarf// Target
Pineapple is one of my favorite fruits! But not only is it good to eat, but it’s good for you skin! This high Vitamin fruit is a good way to clear acne, you can just apply to your face like a mask or toner, let it sit and wash off with cold water!
Pineapple is also high in anti-oxidants, and we all know how good anti-oxidents are for us!
You can use pineapple for your body and not just your face! Cut your pineapple into wedges and use the pineapple as a loofah in your shower. Make sure to rise good after so you aren’t too sticky. This will give your skin all kinds of healthy benefits!
It’s getting around that time of year, when the air gets colder and dryer. This means time to add exfoliation into our beauty regime if it is not already! Exfoliating is very good for your skin, and not just your face but your whole body!
Check out this super quick and easy DIY body scrub, perfect for fall!
You need sugar and oil! The sugar and oil can changed depending on your personal preference. When choosing a sugar to use, keep in mind the grain size. Smaller grains will not feel as rough on the skin, so light brown sugar would be best for sensitive skin.
For my scrub I used Brown Sugar and Olive Oil.
2 Cups Brown Sugar
1 Cup Olive Oil
You can make how ever much of the scrub you want, just use two parts sugar and one part oil.
I think I have found the gold mine for lash growth! And it’s affordable. I started using this product the beginning of the year (JAN 2014) and have noticed an EXTREME difference in my lashes! They are at least 3x as longer then before! I wish I had a before picture to show the change! But it was all thanks to a little product called careprost. It’s a cheaper version of Latisse.
But the product is relatively affordable compared to other brands, and it is totally worth it! One small bottle has lasted me for nine months!
I use a cheap eyeliner brush by E.L.F. to apply the eyedrops along my eyelash line each night. You have to keep using the product to see long term results. After reading online, it says once you stop using the product your lashes will go back to how they were within a few weeks.
Has your hairdresser ever told you to finish off rinsing your hair in cold water? I do have to say I am guilty of not finishing my shower off with cold water, because no one wants to step out of the shower freezing their bum off! But there are so many benefits to rinsing your hair with cold water.
Cold water closes up your cuticles protecting your hair from damage as well as eliminating some frizz. It is good to shampoo and condition under warm water, when your cuticles are open, but once you are done sealing up the cuticles with cold water seals in the beneficial properties from your conditioner and shampoo. The only downfall is if you have thin hair this make make it look thinner.
The same concept applies to the pores on your scalp. Warm water allows the shampoo to cleanse out the pores on you scalp, but once you finish you want to use cold water to close the pores in order to prevent them from getting clogged with oil, grease or dirt.
Cold water also promotes blood flow, which will improve circulation on your scalp. This has been said to help promote hair growth.
Hope you enjoyed this weeks Fun Tip Friday! I am going to get better at finishing my shower with a cold rinse.
Want to avoid those annoying chipped polish nails for a few days longer?
Try wiping your nails clean with acetone (nail polish remover) before you apply any nail polish. This will remove any excess dirt, oil, or any thing else that may prevent your polish from adhering to your nails properly.