Wednesday, December 29, 2010

DIY: Easy, Refreshing and Organic Face Mask

I saw this article on (the picture is also from, its a easy and refreshing organic face mask using cheap and simple ingredients that you can find in your fridge or local grocery store. In this economy, whats better than being able to pamper yourself without having to spend a lot of money? In addition, this mask is easy to make at home and you do not need previous experience in making beauty products to make this mask. Best of all, natural ingredients are the best for your skin, so lets get to the mask:
If you've been waking up with a dull, tired looking complexion, your skin may need a pick-me-up. My grandmother loves this recipe for giving skin a jump start on it's dullest days. What was her secret, powerful ingredient?
Mint! When applied to your skin, mint is soothing, cooling and great for cleansing. It can help remove the toughest blackheads and leave skin softer and clearer--not to mention oh so refreshed!
What you'll need:
2 large cucumbers (chopped)
1/4 cup fresh mint leaves (chopped very finely)
2 tbsp. plain unflavored yogurt
1tbsp. lemon juice
What to do:
1. Peel the cucumbers and pulse them in a food processor or blender until they become a smooth consistency. Strain the pureed cucumber through a paper towel to remove all excess water.
2. Mix the cucumber, mint, yogurt and lemon juice in the food processor and pulse until fully combined.
3. Store your mint mask in a jar and keep refrigerated until you're ready to use it. Before you do, microwave it for 1 minute (or heat on stovetop until lukewarm).
4. Apply to cleansed skin (works best after a hot shower) and leave on for 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water and you'll have fresh, supple skin!
*I got the above picture and content from

How to get rid of blackheads and uneven skin texture

For most of my life, I struggled with blackheads and uneven skin texture. I have tried countless products and countless routines to try to purge that problem from my skin and I think these current products have basically eradicated the problem for me.

I have used the products mentioned in the video for the past month and they have truly worked wonders for my face.

Lush Haul

Every year after Christmas, Lush has a sale. This year the sale was buy one get one free on all of their wrapped gifts, the holiday gifts as well as the year round gifts. In addition, it was buy one get one free on all of their holiday products. Both are good deals for someone like me who is still pretty new to lush and just want to try as many different products as possible.

Lush products are generally on the more expensive side because everything is handmade and they try to use as much natural products as they can. While I love eco-friendly and green stores like Lush, I am not made of money. So when great sale opportunities arrive such as this sale, I knew I had to big up a few things.

I picked up the sumo santa bath bomb, the plum fairy sugar scrub, the joy to the world gift and the snow fairy gift set.
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