Random Favorite!

Hello everybody! 

So I thought I would rave about this random product I have been loving lately. I got is as a sample from Sephora last week and have been using it daily. I love it! It’s a natural exfoliant that leaves my skin feeling really soft and glowing. It’s called Facial Radiance Polish from First Aid Beauty. The sample came in this tiny little bottle and it has lasted over a week! You just use a tiny little bit on your face and it works wonders. The product is a little bit more pricy ($24) so I am kind of hesitant to buy the full bottle, but I know that it will be great investment. Most products break out my face, but this one has natural ingredients and it has been wonderful to use. So I thought I would just throw that out there and let you know about this product in case you were on the hunt for a new facial wash. I will link it down below in case you want to try it for yourself! Have a great day and I will hopefully talk to you soon! 🙂

 

 http://www.sephora.com/facial-radiance-polish-P378869?skuId=1496256

 

 

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At-Home Spa!

At-Home Spa!

Winter months can leave our skin rough and dry. I’ve never had a problem with dry skin until this winter season, and it has totally not been fun. I came across this facial mask recipe on Tarte Cosmetics’ website (http://tartecosmetics.com/blog/2013/01/28/diy-beauty-ultra-moisturizing-cocoa-face-mask/#disqus_thread) last night and I just had to try it! So I did. My face has never been this smooth before! It’s crazy. So I just had to share it with you all. Here’s the recipe. (I halved it, and it still made quite a bit! Easily enough for three or four masks! Also, I just used olive oil in place of the oil they mention here. Any oil will do, though.)

Ingredients:

3 Tbsp. finely ground espresso or coffee beans (I use my own grinder, but already ground coffee works, too!)
3 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
3 Tbsp. finely ground toasted almonds (You can use your coffee grinder to prepare the nuts as well!)
1 Tbsp. 100% pure maracuja oil
4 Tbsp. whole milk or unflavored yogurt. Vegans, feel free to substitute with almond milk or coconut milk.
2 Tbsp. honey
1. Grind coffee and almonds —separately– into a fine powder. Remember both ingredients must be finely ground so as to not scratch your skin— you face has enough to deal with in winter!

2. Mix the coffee, cocoa and almonds together in a bowl.

3. Add your diary (or dairy substitute) ingredient. Use only 3 Tbsp if you prefer a thicker mask.

4. Stir in the honey. I like to warm it up first, this helps the honey mix more easily. Try a warm water bath or a minute in the microwave.

5. Continue mixing until smooth while slowly adding in the pure maracuja oil.

6. Apply the mixture to your face, neck, and, if you like , your décolletage.

7. Let the mask sit for 15 minutes and try not to scare your neighbors. Then gently remove by pressing a warm, wet washcloth against your face to loosen the mask. Be careful not to rub too hard — the coffee grounds could irritate sensitive skin.

8. Face the harsh, dry temperatures with calm, hydrated skin!

If there is mixture left over, store it in the fridge and use it the next week. Toss it if you don’t use it within the next 8 days.

Hope you enjoy!