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Beauty by Kristin

A beauty blog. Make-up lovers unite!

Monthly Archives: May 2011

This toner is SUPER easy to make, as well as cheap to make! Witch hazel is a great toner for the skin and the aspirin helps to clear acne and even out skin tone!


  • Witch hazel (this can be purchased at your local drugstore)
  • Uncoated ASA (aspirin)
  • Clean, empty pump or squirt bottle
How to make it:
  1. Pour 1- 1.5 cups of witch hazel into your container.
  2. Add 4 ASA tablets.
  3. Shake well and wait for the aspirin to dissolve.
  4. Be sure to shake before each use.
  5. Just apply to a cotton pad and rub all over face, avoiding the eye area.

I recently picked up this new polish from OPI. When applied over an already dry polish it cracks to create a “shattered” look. I thought it looked really neat and I wanted to try it.

I paired it with a dark pink polish and got this result (Forgive my messy job, I’m not very good at painting my own nails :P)

Overall I’m very impressed and I like it a lot! You definitely need to apply a top coat though, because the Shatter polish is fairly matte. Easy to do and what an awesome effect! I think it cost me about $12 and so worth it!

I recently saw a few videos on Youtube about this and I thought I would share my thoughts.

Skin needs nourishing. I need anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals and love. However be careful how many products you layer onto your face. Too many products and your skin will become overloaded!

Here are the products/routine I use at night and before I go to bed.

  • First, I remove my make-up using Clarins make-up remover (Or Ponds cold cream) and either a washcloth or damp baby wipes.
  • Next I cleanse my face with a Tea tree cleanser. Rinsing well.
  • Next I use Arbonne’s RE9 Regenerating toner. This is one of my favorite toners! It’s full of vitamins A, C, E and more anti-oxidant rich ingredients. It’s also pH-balanced.
  • After that I use the RE9 Intensive Renewal serum and sometimes add a drop of tea tree oil and/or vitamin E.
  • Last but not least, eye cream! Under the eyes and around the orbital bone. Prevent and treat those wrinkles and delicate eye area!
Other than that you don’t need to pack on more moisture unless you have very dry skin. Also note that this is a nighttime routine. I wouldn’t do this in the morning or during the day. Strictly before bed. I’ll post a day-time skin routine in the future.

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