Monday, 28 September 2015

How to make cheap HOMEMADE face masks!

Happy Monday!!! 

Another week done and dusted. I thought today being a Monday everyone would need a little pick me up from the weekend (if you're like me and miss the weekend as soon as its gone), So with that being said I thought today I would blog about making your very own face masks from bits and pieces lying around your kitchen!
Lets get started...

So skincare for me is very important, looking after your skin should be something we all do even if you're male!! Many people complain in later years about how poorly their skin may be and this can be prevented so easily by using all your necessary products ie. Face wash, moisturiser, exfoliant, SPF and of course face masks!! Alternative options include facial machines but these options are fit better for skin aged 20 up.. (If you would like a blog on facial machines let me know!)

Because there are so many skin types doing I am going to provide ingredients for all skin types and how to mix your product.

**You will need a small bowl, face mask brush and a spoon or knife to mix products** 

Firstly cleanse and exfoliate your skin for these skins to penetrate deep into the dermis of the skin.

Normal skin
  • One banana 
  • One tablespoon of honey
  • One beaten egg
  1. Mash your banana up until soft, add honey with your beaten egg. Push through a sieve to ensure there are no lumps and apply to the face and neck. Leave to work on your face for 10-15 minutes.
  • This mask will help moisturise and soften your skin using all natural ingredients.

Dry skin
  • One egg yolk 
  • Almond oil (3-5 drops)
  1. Mix mask together and apply thinly to the face and neck. Leave for 10 minutes.
  • This masks will help descimate dead skin cells (dry patches) and refine skin texture leave it soft and silky.
Dry skin type 2
  • Two tablespoons of oats
  • Half cup of milk
  • Two teaspoons of elderflower water (toxin free, can be bought in chemists)
  1. Mix oats and milks together and heat in a pot or microwave until soft, Remove from the heat and add elderflower water then mix all ingredients together. Apply to the face and leave to work it's magic for 15-20 minutes. 
  • This mask will help deep cleanse and refine the skin which will also leave it soft and silky.
Greasy/oily skin
  • One egg yolk 
  • Lemon juice (3-4 drops)
  1. Mix together and apply to the face (do so with care as this mask will be drip)
  • This mask will tighten and stimulate the skin, will also have a mild bleaching effect with antispeptic agents, therefore darker skins must take care using this mask. Leave sit for 5-10 minutes.
Greasy/oily skin type 2
  • Half a cucumber
  • Freash orange juice or lemon juice 
  • Gauze
  1. Mash the cucumber until soft and mix with juice you choose. Apply to the face between two pieces of gauze. Leave to sit for 15-20 minutes.
  • This mask will tone and refine skin texture.
Above are 5 different face mask ingredients for 3 different skin types. Don't forget you can apply different masks to different areas for those of you with a combination skin! Don't forget to moisturise AFTER your face mask to complete the routine!
These masks are super easy and take as little as 5 minutes to prepare. Applying these before your bath have the ultimate relaxing effect *tip- 2-3 drops of lavender oil will make the body and mind relax even further*

I hope this blog post was useful for all reading, making face mask's is one of my favourite things to do especially when its this easy and cheap! I rope everyone around me into doing them (including my boyfriend). 
I will soon do a blog post on my favourite commercial but for now.. HAPPY DIY!!!

See you soon, 

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Friday, 25 September 2015

How to fix your broken powder!!

Welcome back!

That highlight!

So I recently posted my first blog and I just wanted to say a massive thank you to everyone who read my post! It really means a lot! So for my second post I thought I would give you an amazing tip on ALL your broken powders that you may of dropped. This means anything in powder form! So if your'e interested in doing a DIY job on your makeup then keep reading!

So I recently dropped my all time favourite highlighter Mac 'soft and gentle'. To say I was devastated is an understatement as I had only bought it and retailing at 30 euro I was not buying another so I needed a quick fix. After loads of research I found something so easy that I had to try and I'm so happy I did!

Firstly your'e going to need:
  • Your broken powder
  • Isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol) 
  • One small plastic bag
  • Knife and spoon
PS. Vodka, nail varnish remover will NOT work. Rubbing alcohol will only work as it will dry out fast and can be bought in any chemist or salon supply stores.

  1. After you have your area set up (prepare for mess) take your broken powder and pour in any of the loose powder that is mostly likely in lumps into the plastic sandwich bag.
  2. Next step is to scrap out any of the remaining powder that will be left around the edges leaving no waste!! And again the remainder is going into the same sandwich bag.
  3. Clean out your compact using sanitiser (salvon and water) or any anti-bacterial soap to ensure your new powder will be going into a clean compact.
  4. This step is really important, close the sanwich bag that you poured your powder into and gently press a spoon down onto the enclosed powder. Do this until your powder is lump free and smooth! It should almost look like dust!
  5. Open your bag and you can either pour the powder into your compact OR use a spoon to pick up the powder and pour it in, I like to use the spoon as it makes less mess and gathers nicely in the middle of the compact.  
  6. Again use the spoon or knife to press out any lumps you may of missed and spread around the compact.
  7. This is where your rubbing alcohol comes to play, pour one cap full into the middle of your powder and mash it up, add another cap full and mash a second time. After this step your ccompact should look like a liquid foundation but thick in consistancy.
  8. Smooth out using a knife or spoon
  9. Leave open to set and dry out! This may take an hour or longer, the longer you leave to set the better!
  10. Once you think it is dry place a cotton pad or tissue onto the powder gently to ensure all moisture is gone.
  11. CONGRATULATIONS I hope you're as happy as I was! Your powder should be 100% useable again 

  Can you believe how easy that is? I hope this has helped you fix all your favourite makeup products and as I said this will work for ANY powder product! If you decide to give this a go let me know how you get on as I would love some feedback! That's it for today DIY tip I hope you all enjoyed it! Thanks for reading :) 
Until next time

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

My first blogpost

Firstly, Hello to my lovely new followers! 

I want to just say a really big THANK YOU for coming this far and actually wanting to read what I have to say about this nerve wrecking journey I'm about to start! As this is my very first blog spot I thought it would be a good idea to introduce myself and give you all a little bit of information on me and tell you what exactly is in store!

I suppose the first thing to start off with is the basics! I'm 20 years old living in Waterford, Ireland and have a huge love for the beauty industry. I have always enjoyed the girly side to things and as I got older I realised I wanted to have a career in the beauty industry.

Applying to Beauty Therapy last year was nerve wrecking as I would not of been a huge fan of secondary school, it worried me to think of another two years in a class environment and if I was taking the right path, and luckily, I did! I loved every bit of my first year including the assignments which surprised me even more, but it was then I knew this was the right career path for me. 
As I now get into my second week of second year the pressure is on to succeed and all my hard work together to pass all my very important exams ie.CIDESCO to name just one.

So with that being said this blog is going to cover everything beauty related! I'm going to focus on cheap alternative options because being a student myself I know money can come into things a lot! But also, I want my blog to branch out into every age group and gender so there will always be somethings for everyone! Therefore my posts will include:
  • Homemade products
  • DIY beauty tips
  • Bargains of any sort makeup/fashion etc.
  • Makeup tips and looks
 To name just a few. I will throw in the odd posts of things in between beauty and anything I find interesting/trending at the time. I wanted to keep my first blog short and sweet and to let you all know what will be coming in the near future.
So again, A huge thank you to you reading this, it means an awful lot have even one person reading and I hope to give you loads of brilliant and useful information I learn throughout my final year in college!
Until next time,