5 ways to use Honey

Honey is one of the gentlest things you can put on your face. From young, oily and acne-prone skin to the dry, maturing types—honey has something for everyone.

Here are my top 5 ways to use honey,

Simple honey mask: Honey has moisturizing and antioxidant properties. It can be used as wonder mask. It also gently exfoliates. Apply a generous layer of raw honey to clean skin; relax for 30 minutes and rinse. Click here for a simple DIY using honey.

Honey scrub: Mix a small amount of honey with oats for a body and face scrub that exfoliates and moisturizes.

Lip moisturizing: Due to its moisturizing property, honey is great for lips. Click here for a simple DIY.

For acne:  Due to its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties honey works extremely well on skin that is prone to breakout. It helps heal existing acne and keep new breakouts from happening.

Anti-ageing properties: Honey is beneficial in protecting the skin against ultraviolet rays. Honey can thus be used as a good sunscreen preventing damage to the skin and premature ageing.

 

DIY- Simple Banana Face Mask

Banana is not only great for health but its also extremely effective for skin. Its a natural moisturizer and easily available fruit and so here is a simple DIY face mask using banana.

Ingredients:

1 Ripe Banana

1 tbsp Honey

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Smash the banana and mix with honey. Apply on your face and keep it for 15-20 minutes until dry and then wash your face. You will notice how soft and smooth your skin feels. Lemon juice can also be added to this mask to get rid of blemishes and skin pigmentation.

Hope you enjoyed !!

DIY Lip Scrub

Hello, lovelies!

Today, I will be showing you a super easy and simple DIY lip scrub that I love! You literally need just two ingredients to make this and  I  prefer the ones I make myself because  they are cheaper and homemade. Enjoy!

You will need:

  • 1 TBSP of Sugar
  • 1 TBSP of Honey
  • lip

Simply mix both the ingredients and and feel free to adjust the amounts of ingredients to your liking.Apply this scrub on your lips in circular motions for two minutes. Also, you can use toothbrush which has soft bristles to exfoliate. The sugar scrub will exfoliate all of the dead, flaky skin off of your lips, while honey will give you a smooth and nice texture.

It’s my favorite lip scrub and hope you guys will like it too!

6 Uses of Coconut Oil

  • Coconut oil is great for removing eye-makeup. With coconut oil is just so easy to remove any waterproof mascara as well
  • It can be used on lips as a chap stick
  • Coconut oil when mixed with salt helps to remove dry skin on your feet
  • Rub into elbows daily to help alleviate dry and flaky elbows
  • Hot hair oil treatment is best for retaining moisture and shine in your hair. Just take coconut oil and microwave for 1 minute and then apply on your hair and wrap with a warm towel. Keep for half hour and then wash it with a shampoo.
  • It can also be used as a body moisturizer

 

Honey & Oat 3 in 1 Scrub Mask

Product Description:

This three-in-one face mask cleanses, polishes and moisturises normal to dry skin.

  • Gently removes dead skin cells
  • Smoothes and refines
  • Moisturises and conditions
  • Weekly treatment

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Who doesn’t love to pamper their skin after a long tiring day! Skincare is very important and a good mask is a must to add in your skincare bag. When it comes to skincare I am a big fan of The Body Shop since its cruelty free and also there are variety of products for every skin type and skin concern.

This Honey Oat 3 in 1 is a scrub mask from The Body Shop cleanses polishes and moisturizes your skin. The texture and the mask in itself is so creamy and smooth to apply.

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My Review:

I have combination skin but more on dry side. I use this twice in a week and I love the glow that it gives me. It’s a very mild scrub which contains honey and oats. Honey is naturally antibacterial and full of antioxidants. It is great for slowing down aging. It also boost your complexion is extremely moisturizing and soothing, so it helps create a glow while Oats removes the dead cells, irritation, and redness, leaving a soft, moist skin.

To start with, first I cleanse my face and then spread this mask all over my face until it is opaque. I leave it for 15 minutes. It does not dry completely so before rinsing my face I gently massage my face in circular motions to exfoliate the skin with the oats. Lastly, I wipe off with a face. Voila!! say hello to beautiful, soft skin!

It helps to restore the moisture and remove impurities. I totally love how my skin feels after I use this product.

Here is a setback! When you apply, it really stings a lot for a while. The sting settles to a tingling sensation after a while and then it’s totally gone

It has a strong honey-oat smell. It comes in a tub with a screw lid and  I am already planning on what I could do with the empty container, once the scrub is over 😛

Pros:

  • All-in-one, easy to use.
  • A little goes a long way (doesn’t dry off).
  • Makes skin soft
  • Restores and moisturizes skin
  • Totally cost efficient.

Cons:

  • Smell might seem overpowering.
  • Stinging feeling

Rating: 4.5/5

Price: $18 for 3.3 FL OZ

 

NYX Matte Finish Setting Spray

NYX Website says:

Demand Perfection! For that fresh make up look that lasts NYX Makeup Setting Sprays are lightweight and comfortable while working hard to make sure your makeup stays put.

Ingredients:

Water / Aqua / Eau, Alcohol, VP/VA Copolymer, Propylene Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Niacinamide, Sodium Salicylate, Plantago Lanceolata Leaf Extract, Mahonia Aquifolium Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Phenoxyethanol.

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My Reviews:

I’ve been using it for a couple of months now and this is probably one of the best drugstore finishing sprays out there. It definitely makes my makeup last longer. It gives my makeup a nice matte finish. It doesn’t last all day but it makes it last longer than if I wasn’t putting it on. I would recommend putting it on before and after makeup because it makes it last a little longer. This setting spray is superb. Not only is it good value for money, it actually works! I apply it over my foundation, then again after I’ve added powder/blush etc and my make up lasts me a good 14 hours.IMG_0525

 

Pros:

  • Best spray mechanism. It produces finer mist than UD or Skindinavia.
  • It gives a matte finish, I mean very matte. My face stays matte 12 hours later (I have dry skin, but imagine that it would work well for oily gals too).
  • While being matte, it doesn’t make me look flat or dull. My skin looks and feels velvety.

Cons:

While the mist is finer, it takes a long time for the product to sink into the skin. It just sits on top of my skin for almost a minute. I found that weird. After a minute, everything is well absorbed and it looks great. I usually give my face a quick dust of NYX HD Powder just in case to make sure that my face is completely dry.

Tip: You have to make sure that your makeup is all good before spraying it. Once you put it on, it sets your makeup solid, so trying to fix your makeup after that will be next to impossible. It will not budge and any makeup that you put on top will seem patchy.

Rating: 4.5/5

Price: $7.99

January Favorites 2016

Hey Guys !

The month of January is over and I know I am late in uploading this post so my apologies. Lately I have been enjoying few products which I wanted to share with you all so here I go 😛

 

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EOS Lip Balm:

This lip balm contains Vitamin E, shea butter and jojoba oil to keep your lips kissably smooth.100% natural flavor

Vitamin E Serum In Oil:

I have been using this for more than three months now and this is one of my favourite face oil which I use every single night.My skin feels recharged, replenished and softer. During winters skin tends to get dry and I personally experience this problem and by using this oil every night my skin feels smoother and soft.

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Stila Liquid Lipstick:

This is by far my all-time favorite lipstick and I am obsessed with the way it goes on liquid and dries matte finish-all without drying your lips. Once it dries you can touch your lips and it won’t stain or rub off either. Stays all day long.

Mac Studio Fix Foundation:

This is my favourite foundation. It gives full coverage and lasts all day long. The quality and longevity is amazing. Perfect foundation for me to use during winters with a little of SPF. It has SPF 15 and be it summers or winters sunscreen is a must. So this foundation is best with minimum SPF.

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Real Techniques Miracle Sponge:

I love how this sponge blends both of my foundation and concealer flawlessly. This gives me a natural finish and blends every product. In my opinion it is better than the beautyblender since it is cheaper, great quality and has a flat side so you can set the product better. Highly recommend this.

Hope you enjoyed !

Thanks!

Neutrogena Cream Cleanser

About the Product:

  • Improves your complexion; Oil-free
  • Non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores)
  • Dermatologist tested
  • Neutrogena manufactures a line of dermatologist recommended skin and hair care products distributed in more than 70 countries
  • Net WT 7 oz (200g)

Directions:

Wet face and squeeze cleanser into hands. Apply to face and massage gently, avoiding contact with the delicate eye area. Rinse thoroughly. If you experience dryness or irritation, use less frequently. As part of any good skincare regimen, Neutrogena recommends daily use of SPF 15 sunscreen to protect your skin during the day.

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My Review:

I would highly recommend this product to everyone. It cleans your face better than any other product I have found. It doesn’t dry your skin out like other facial cleansers. It has a fresh clean scent, which I like better than those that smell like medicine or alcohol. If you’re going to buy facial cleansers, spend a little more and buy this. It’s well worth the money

It’s a cream cleanser which feels very soothing on my skin; it definitely feels like I am rubbing thick lotion on my face which might seem greasy but this product is oil free which doesn’t clog pores.  I like this product very much because it removes my makeup without having to using a makeup remover wipe ahead of time

The product claims to be penetrating and refreshing, which is definitely something I notice every time I use it; it definitely feels like its going into my pores and cleaning out all the makeup and dirt out of it.  The refreshing part is definitely straight on, when I rub in this cleanser it has a “cold” refreshing feeling to it, and once I wash it off my face feels so fresh, very soft, and very smooth.  I will continue to use this product for as long as I can, I definitely go through a bottle every month, normally I use this once a day (at night time) on the weekdays and twice a day (morning/night) on the weekends.

I recommend this product to anyone out there; I believe its refreshing enough for dry to oily, to combination skin.  I believe it is soothing enough for individuals with sensitive skin, yet strong enough to deep clean the dirt off your face!  I also think everyone can benefit from this product especially since it removes makeup so well and without effort – that you will be saving a lot of money not buying makeup removing wipes!

 

Price: $5.50 (Purchased from Target)

 

 

Peter Lamas Exfoliating Pumpkin Facial Scrub

Peter Lamas Exfoliating Pumpkin Facial Scrub

Its end of Fall time and all this season I have been religiously using this scrub twice a week and it was perfect for season as Fall is all about Pumpkin and colors.

Ingredients:

Water (Aqua), Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine (Coconut), Acrylates Copolymer, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Seed Powder, Glycerin, Quartz, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Oil**, Lactobacillus/Pumpkin Ferment Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Malic Acid, Mandelic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Fragrance (Parfum), Tetrasodium EDTA.

Highlights:

  • Penetrates deep to cleanse pores.
  • Exfoliates skin to reveal luminously fresh skin.Polishes and invigorates skin.
  • Brightens skin tone.
  • Designed for all skin types.

Features and Benefits

  • 100% vegan.
  • Sulfate-free
  • Petrochemical-free
  • Paraben-free
  • Gluten-free

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Usage

Apply a dime-size amount to palm of hands. Gently massage over damp skin. Rinse well with warm water. Can also be used as a body wash.

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The exfoliating scrub exfoliates in two ways:

  • Apple and almond acid dissolves debris in pores.
  • Apricot grains scrub away dead skin cells.

Now, those apricot grains? They’re big. Larger than you’d usually find in an exfoliator. I didn’t hate that or anything, but it’s important to be aware. Because the grain is large, you don’t want to scrub too vigorously or with too much pressure or you could damage your skin.After just one use, my skin was soft. It felt lovely. I can’t attest to its skin-brightening, but it definitely didn’t dry out my skin, which is good.

Overall, I’m happy with the way my skin felt after using the scrub.

Peter Lamas Exfoliating Pumpkin Facial Scrub Review: The Final Verdict

Do I like this pumpkin facial scrub? Yes, I do. I love how my skin felt after using it and I especially liked the scent. Still, users have to take care because of the large grains. And people shouldn’t go in expecting it to smell exactly like pumpkin. Will I use it again? Yes.

Price: $28

Olay Professional Pro-X Advanced Cleansing System

Olay Professional Pro-X Advanced Cleansing System. It cleans my face very well but it does much more than simply cleaning it. This system also gently exfoliates my facial skin and prepares it for maximum hydration that my extremely dry skin craves.IMG_2014

KIT FEATURES
– Cleanses skin 6 times better to basic cleansing
– Helps maximize the immediate hydrating effectiveness of your anti-aging moisturizer
– Designed with 2-speed,rotating system delivers daily deep cleansing and gentle exfoliation, Water resistant, Replaceable soft bristle brush head
–  It includes sample size of the Pro-X Exfoliating Renewal Cleanser recommended for daily exfoliation
– 2 AA batteries also included

Those features are what my face needs and I am so glad this product provides them. It helps to remove the loose dead skin from my face with the soft bristle head of this product, I apply my moisturizer and my face feels almost new again. It’s clean, soft, smooth, bright, and it feels healthy. I had so hoped that this system would work as well as it does but was afraid it wouldn’t be able to deliver what it claimed. My fears were unfounded because, in my opinion, it works perfectly.

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DIRECTIONS TO USE

The directions to use Olay Professional Pro-X Advanced Cleansing System daily, but I only use it once every two or three days. I am a ‘beauty product junkie’ and use other facial cleansers on the days I don’t use this system. I don’t use it to remove my makeup, either. It is a gentle exfoliation system, but I don’t want to take the chance of irritating my skin, so I feel more comfortable deep cleaning my face and exfoliating it less often than the directions suggest. It may work better for you to use it daily, but for me, three times a week is all it takes. That’s what I feel is best for my skin type. You can decide what’s best for your skin type after you have felt the way the brush feels on your facial skin and how your face feels after you have cleaned it with this product and moisturize it with your favorite moisturizer.

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The cleanser that comes in the kit doesn’t dry out my facial skin, but it does get it squeaky clean. The brush has two speeds and it’s very gentle but still removes dead, dry skin and makes my face look and feel younger and brighter.

Olay Professional Pro-X Advanced Cleansing System gently gives my face a deep down clean, it gets rid of old dry skin, and it prepares my face for the hydration it so desperately needs. Those facts add up to make this a 5 star product, and I very highly recommend it!

PRICE- $25 ( I purchased from Amazon)