Listen, I don’t wear makeup because I’m insecure, or to make myself pretty. I’m already pretty. I wear makeup to fully highlight my own ethereal, cosmic, unfathomable, drop-dead beauty. I need cis men to go ahead and get that straight
My daughter and I made this lip scrub today that we came across on Pinterest! This is perfect to use before applying your lip stain or even any of your lip products! Exfoliating your lips helps the lip stain go on much easier and much more evenly!
We did use the Vanilla extract in ours and coconut oil instead of Olive oil because for no other reason except that I just love coconut oil :)
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
small bowl 1 TBSP sugar 1 TBSP honey 1 tsp olive oil or coconut oil 1 small container (I save my eye cream, pigment etc containers and wash them out) Optional: Vanilla or peppermint extract Optional: Food coloring (I did pink - pick a practical color as it may stain lips a little)
Combine honey & sugar in a small bowl. Add olive or coconut oil & mix well. If you want it flavored add in a drop of vanilla or peppermint extract If you’re feeling creative, add 1-2 drops of food coloring (go light on this or it may stain lips) Put your scrub into a container.
HOW TO USE:
Before bed, rub a small amount of the scrub onto your lips. Rinse off with water. Apply lip balm. Use twice a week for super soft lips!
My face hates the winter. I’m one of those odd people that actually break out more when its cold.So, every so often I try different masks to pull out any toxins and hydrate my skin. Also, If you click on each photo you can see the steps/ what I was adding at that time.
To make my wicked concoction I used the following products:
- Aztec Healing Clay (2 Tbl Sp)
-Apple Cider Vinegar
-Yogurt (6 Tbl Sp)
-Honey (2 Tbl Sp)
-EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 1 Tbl Sp)
-Coffee (4 Tbl Sp)
The above “measurements” are super rough. I honestly threw everything into a bowl until it reached a creamy consistency and looked a lot like melted cookies n cream ice cream.
-Aztec Healing Clay is an all natural calcium bentonite powder that creates a polarized charge on your face, lifting toxins out of the skin and replacing them with healing minerals. It works against pimples, acne scars, large pores… and that’s just for your face. This clay is $11 for 1lb on amazon :)
-Apple Cider Vinegar is a cure all for acne. According to google it removes dirt, oil, makeup, dead skin; contains vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C and E- AND MUCH MORE.
-Yogurt works as a hydrant in this mask. The healing clay by itself (with water) is very drying and flakes a lot. So, yogurt was used to give the mask a smoother texture. Also, yogurt naturally hydrates the skin and has anti-bacterial properties that will work to destroy pimples. I used some old yogurt that I found in the back of the fridge.
-Honey & EVOO have the same basic properties of yogurt. Honey locks in moisture and has anti-bacterial properties. While EVOO is a super moisturizer.
-Coffee reduces under eye inflammation and redness. It’s also an excellent exfoliating agent and brightens up your complexion!
-Apply this mask before you get in the shower so you will be able to soften the mask enough to gently massage it off with your fingertips. DO NOT use a face rag or your face will be sad and red like a tomato. Learn from my mistakes :)
-Test the product on your hand before applying, just in case you’re allergic to any of the ingredients!
Xiao Wen by Kenneth Willardt for Vogue China December 2016.
Beauty Editor: Ida Wang
Stylist: Anya Ziourova
Hair: Serge Normant
Makeup: Lisa Houghton
Set Design: Jesse Kaufmann
So I’ve always had quite visible blackheads on my nose (which is already quite noticable itself mind you) and for years I did so many things, or nothing at all since I’m a lazy ass. I would scrub and use nose pore strips and all those things but it only made the open pores more more red and even more visible, and alot more dry and flaky.
Well, around the beginning of last month I was doing some research and decided to try honey and cinnamon. I’m not even joking guys, on the first try I could actually see a big difference, it had cleaned out the blackheads really well.
Honey is a natural antibiotic and really sucks out the dirt from the open pores. It works even better with organic honey which I used. A wee teaspoon of honey and half a teaspoon of cinnamon, mix it into a thick paste and slap it on anywhere where you have blackheads. I also ripped a rectangular piece of kitchen towel and placed it gently over the paste on my nose. I left it on for as long as I could (about 5-10 minutes) then washed it off and applied a bit of moisturizer.