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Beauty by Kristin

A beauty blog. Make-up lovers unite!

Monthly Archives: April 2011

I recently found this website and I thought I would talk about it as my first CTO! (check this out!)

It’s called Skin Deep. Basically you type in a product and it will tell you numerous things about it. You type in a product and it will give you a number from 1 – 10 rating it’s health concerns and hazard level. For example I used: Aveeno’s Clear Complexion Moisturizer. This is what it looks like…

Full page here.

Overall, this is rated at a 6, which is moderate. Then further down the page it lists the product’s ingredients and THEIR rating and associated health concern(s).

I highly recommend bookmarking this site and checking on some of the products you use daily. Even the most UNTHINKABLE companies and products are bad news bears. Keep your skincare from low to moderate and try to avoid products rated at a 7 to a 10. Stay healthy and beautiful!

I tried this recipe with my mom and we both loved it! Our faces were so soft after, what a nice end to the day!

Ingredients:

    • Rolled oats or oat bran. I found this Scottish Oatmeal at the health food store and decided to try it.

    • Unsweetened coconut (this part is optional if you are allergic or just don’t like coconut, just add more oats)

    • Natural yogurt (not vanilla!) I picked up the Greek kind, it’s high in fat which is what you want for a facial.

    • Honey! As you can see I have the local, organic variety, called Honey Bunny. You can use regular honey, I just prefer to try and use as many organic products as I can when I’m making skin products

    • Lemon juice. I had NO lemons and had to substitute for ReaLemon…

How to make it:

    • In a small bowl add about 1/8 cup of oats and 1/8 cup of coconut.

  • Then add about 1 tablespoon of yogurt, 1 teaspoon of honey and 1/2 – 1 teaspoon of lemon juice.

  • Stir well to combine.

  • Apply to face and rub in a circular motion, avoiding the eye area. Allow to sit on face for about 5-10 minutes.
  • Rinse off with warm water rubbing in a circular motion.
After enjoying this mask, your skin will feel so soft! The yogurt and oatmeal nourished and calmed the skin while the lemon juice helps to lighten any dark spots. While the honey heals, moisturizes and protects.

I stopped in at Winners this weekend looking for some ELF palettes I had seen last time and not purchased. Unfortunately there were none left but I did manage to find a few other things!

First an OPI polish I had to have, I love the color! Like a dark plumish-red.

Lately I’ve been trying to find compact sized make-up or smaller sizes to put in my purse. I also take a bag with me to Shawn’s on the weekend and would like to have to carry as little as possible. When I found this I fell in love! A small black clutch-like palettes with eyeshadows, blush, highlight and lip gloss!

And last but not least, I came across a 3-brush set from XOXO and I thought they were so cute! There is a foundation brush, powder brush and one for eyeshadow.

All those goodies and it cost me under $40! The eyeshadows are very nice and the nail polish looks great! Living in Canada, Winners is a great place to find beauty products for a much more affordable price!

This mask is FULL of vitamins and minerals, not to mention cooling and refreshing!

Ingredients:

  •  Half a sheet of Nori paper (seaweed paper used to wrap on the outside of sushi rolls)
  •  About 3-4 tablespoons of natural yogurt
  •  (Optional) 1-2 teaspoons of fresh finely chopped Rosemary

How to make it:

  1. Submerge the Nori into a bowl of lukewarm water to slightly soften.
  2. Break apart into pieces and add to yogurt.
  3. Top with Rosemary if desired and stir well.
  4. Allow to sit for about 5 mins.
  5. Stir again to break up seaweed chunks.
  6.  Apply to face, avoiding the eye area and let sit for about 10-15 mins.
  7. Rinse off with warm water!

This mask is great if you have uneven skin tone, blemishes OR if you want to exfoliate without using anything harsh and scrubbie.

Ingredients:

  •  Three uncoated aspirin tablets (Or in some drug stores you can purchase aspirin powder, this is GREAT if you don’t want a gritty feeling mask.)
  •  About a teaspoon of water
  •  Teaspoon of honey or aloe vera gel.

How to make it:

    1. Place the aspirin tablets on a small dish and pour a teaspoon or two of water over top.
    2. Allow 10-15 mins to dissolve the aspirin.

Aspirin will start to dissolve!

  1. Add the honey or aloe and mix to combine.
  2.  Apply to face in a circular motion and allow to dry for about 10 mins.
  3.  Remove with warm water and massage face in a circular motion.

Enjoy!

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