Four Egg Masks for Tighter Skin

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egg whites are extremely effective in tightening your skin and shrinking your pores. when using eggs in facials, it can show significant reduction in appearance of fine lines and restores elasticity to your skin.

1. egg whites and honey

mix one egg white and one tablespoon and honey together thoroughly. apply to both face and neck. wait for fifteen minutes and rinse with cool water.

this mask tones and hydrates your skin.

2. egg white and yogurt

mix one egg white and one spoonful of yogurt thoroughly. add 1/2 teaspoon of brown sugar. add mask to face and neck and massage gently into skin for five minutes. allow mask to rest and rise with cool water.

this mask is great for exfoliating and tightening loose skin.

3. egg white and oatmeal

whip the white of one egg and two spoons of oatmeal. make a paste and apply to face. wait twenty minutes and rinse.

this mask is a natural face lift.

4. egg white and lemon juice

mix one egg white and 2 teaspoons lemon juice. add a few drops of honey. whisk into a frothy mixture and apply on face and neck. wait 30 minutes and rinse.

lemon is amazing for removing dark spots and excess oil, egg firms skin and honey helps restore lost moisture.

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New Year, New Branding

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Happy New Year Loves!!

A little late, I know, but I started off the New Year with a newborn, recovering from a C-Section and moving, I am *just* starting to feel human again, so July is my New Year!

And with a New Year comes a fresh start, clean slate and new goals. My goals this year is to do more of what I love and do more of me.

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And a fresh new look to my blog and my posts

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 I was once told to have a “successful” blog, pick one thing and stick to that.  And I did, but I felt so confined, like being in a box. It’s time to break out of that box, with my blog and my life.

And a brand is sooo much MORE than a font and colors, it’s also WHO you are. I’ve always been a bit nervous to be me, to TRULY be me. Only a few select people in my life know my crazy, but now I’m ready share my crazy with the world. Don’t worry, I’m not as crazy as most, but more crazy then some.

So here’s to the New Year, New Blog and any and everything in between!

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MAKE Silk Cream Lipstick and Matte Finish Eyeshadow | Review

 

 

MAKE Silk Cream Lipstick and Matte Finish Eyeshadow are such things of beauty. I was lucky enough to try out MAKE Silk Cream Lipstick in Taffy and Matte Finish Eyeshadow in Alabaster.

LEARN ABOUT THE BRAND:

They develop products to spark your own irresistible desire to create. Professionally
formulated but user friendly, every product is designed for personal experimentation –
wear wet or dry, alone or layered, subtle or super-pigmented. The collections for lips,
eyes, cheeks and skin offer rich formulations and rare palettes for an unconstrained
range of colors, finishes and textures. Whether the look is a perfect no-makeup makeup
or modern minimal alongside a more pigmented finish is entirely up to you.

Each year MAKE selects a resident makeup artist to collaborate with an expert artisan
and creative outside of the beauty industry to inspire MAKE color palettes and create
limited-edition concept collections.

MAKE is made in their hometown, NYC. It is paraben-free and never tested on animals.
A percentage of sales is donated to our non-profit partner, We See Beauty Foundation,
supporting women-led, worker-owned cooperative businesses across the Americas.

MAKE Silk Cream Lipstick in Taffy:

MAKE Silk Cream Lipstick in “Taffy” is pink, but it’s not a straightforward, cool pink. There’s just enough mauve mixed with the tiniest bit of brown to make it lean more neutral. It’s the kind of pink that can be worn with certain shades of brown eye shadow for a sophisticated daytime look.

MAKE Silk Cream Lipstick in “Taffy” has a creamy, semi-matte texture, which I found wearable and flattering. It wasn’t at all the dry, velvet-textured matte that makes your lips look drier and thinner. The finish of MAKE’s Silk Cream Lipstick in “Taffy” was just right.

Matte Finish Eyeshadow in Alabaster:

MAKE Matte Finish Eyeshadow in Alabaster is a nice matte pink shade, and is perfect for everyday wear. Alabaster stayed put nicely on the eyes throughout the day with an eyelid primer, of course. The eyeshadow felt more powdery than buttery, but it’s lasting power surpassed my expectations.

I also love this shade as a highlight or all over lid color because it’s not too pale for an all over color and it’s not too pink for a highlight. This went on my eyes very smooth. The color is very light, so for me it’s ideal to use as a base, but it can also be used alone for a more natural look. It felt creamy to the touch which I thought was wonderful. It blends flawlessly with other colors and other textures as I used this in combination with a shimmer shadow for my brow highlight. It wore pretty well, was still visible until I took my makeup off and I normally wear my makeup for 10+ hours. Definitely will be my go to matte brow highlight.

 

For more information on MAKE Beauty, click here.

(Sponsored post, but all opinions and words are my own)

 

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DIY Brightening and Tightening Face Mask

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Ingredients:

1 egg white

 ½ tsp honey

3-4 drops of lemon juice

To make the mask, mix all ingredients together in a bowl and apply to your face massaging in small circles. Make sure to clean your face before applying the mask. When you feel your skin tightening and the mask drying, about 15 minutes, gently remove the egg white mask with a cloth and warm water.

*Note* If you have sensitive skin leave out the lemon juice, as lemon is an acid and can be too harsh for sensitive skin. You can leave it out all together or add in 1 tsp of yogurt for more nourishment.

This all-natural mask will give an instant face-lift effect, tightening the skin and minimizing pores. You will notice an immediately firmer and lifted look to the skin for a younger looking appearance.

Here’s Why:

Lemon Juice may aid in the lightening of dark spots left by acne scars, aging, and hyperpigmentation. It has antibacterial properties and helps to speed up the healing of existing acne as well as prevent future breakouts. It helps to remove blackheads and reduces skin oiliness. It also helps to remove dead skin cells resulting in brighter, smoother, glowing skin.

Egg Whites help to tighten the skin and shrink pores. They contribute to maintaining elasticity in the skin and can reduce the appearance of fine lines.

Raw Honey draws moisture to the skin and helps to retain it. It also has antibacterial properties and helps to heal the skin.

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Why I let them Believe | Personal Post

Santa Claus, to Believe or not to Believe, that is the question. He’s not even a real person…or is he?

The story of St. Nicholas, is in fact, a true story. Saint Nicholas (15 March 270 – 6 December 343) also called Nikolaos of Myra, was a historic 4th-century saint and Greek Bishop of Myra. He had a reputation for secret gift-giving, such as putting coins in the shoes of those who left them out for him, and thus became the model for Santa Claus.

There are many legends about St. Nicholas of Myra. One story tells how he helped three poor sisters. Their father did not have enough money to pay their dowries and thought of selling them into servitude. Three times, St. Nicholas secretly went to their house at night and put a bag of money inside. The man used the money so that one of his daughters could marry. On the third visit, the man saw St. Nicholas and thanked him for his kindness. He also reportedly saved three men who were falsely imprisoned and sentenced to death.

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There is so much about this world that is ugly—and it’s so easy to forget that you once believed in magic and fat men bringing presents. I want to give that gift to my children. My boys are older now and certainly know the “truth” about him, but go along with the “nonsense” of Santa for their baby sister. That gift of imagination. The gift of being able to believe, even if only for a moment, that the impossible can happen.

I believed in Santa as a child and it was wonderful. And when I found out he “didn’t” exist, I wasn’t upset for the lies or betrayal. It made me appreciate the selflessness that went into Christmas in my house growing up. We were a lower income family when I was a child and my dad worked his butt off to make Christmas magical.

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The life of Santa Claus does NOT take away from the life of Christ, but did you know that Jesus wasn’t even born on Christmas?? History convincingly shows that Dec. 25 was popularized as the date for Christmas, not because Christ was born on that day but because it was already popular in Pagan religious celebrations as the birthday of the Sun. Biblical accounts point to the Fall as the time of year as the most likely time of Jesus’ birth, based on the conception and birth of John the Baptist.

In our family, Santa is as real as anything and I’d like to keep it that way.

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“If you only had five minutes left to live, would you spend it unhappy?” | Thoughtful Thursday

“If you only had five minutes left to live, would you spend it unhappy?”

I am at a point in my life where I can truly say I am happy. Not saying it was easy or wasn’t a lot of work to get here and the everyday wear and tear of life aren’t tough at times, 36 years of hard work, but I am here and I am happy.

Trying to be everything to everyone and pleasing everyone doesn’t work, so I stopped.

You. Yes, YOU, STOP! You will be so much happier once you do. I promise.

They will only hurt your feelings if you allow them.

Let them say what they are going to say. Can you stop it? No. Can you control them? No.

It isn’t what people call you, it’s what you respond to.

Silence is an answer too.

People will always try and suck you into (or back in) their drama or misery if you allow them too.

Misery loves company.

Bottom line? I didn’t change, even though some might say I did. I found myself. I found my voice. I stopped allowing others to walk all over me. I stopped living my life for others and started living my life for myself. I stopped surrounding myself with toxic people. I stopped listening to the negativity and being included in it.

Old habits are hard to break. It takes time. But you can and will get there.

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Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub with Pumpkin Seed Oil

It’s officially the First Day of Fall!! So I thought I would share a yummy Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub with Pumpkin Seed Oil. I have grown quite fond of sugar scrubs lately.  I have shared a few here in the past…Coconut and Lemon Sugar Scrub and Chocolate Mint Sugar Scrub (one of my favorites).

They are easy peasy to make and can be made with ingredients you already most likely have on hand.  They make your skin so soft and make you smell amazing (SCORE!). I am loving the combination of fall spices that are in this specific body scrub.  They smell amazing and the scent lingers on your skin long after you have used the scrub and making you smell of “Fall” all day long!

pumpkin spice sugar scrub with pumpkin seed oil

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DIY Coconut and Lemon Sugar Scrub

 

 

coconut and lemon sugar scrub

 

 

Massage all over dry skin before showing. Rinse thoroughly, and cleanse.

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Coconut Oil Facial Cleanser

 

 

coconut oil facial cleanser

 

Overtime, coconut oil is to help even skin tone and reduce the size of your pores. You can add other oils into the coconut oil for additional benefits a 1:1 ratio.

You can use carrier oils such as:

Almond Oil or Grapeseed Oil for oily skin

Sunflower Oil or Aragan Oil for regular skin

Avocado Oil or Apricot Oil for dry skin

Jojoba Oil for all skin types, but especially acne prone skin

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