Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Coconut Beeswax Moisturing Balm, DIY Style!

Made some balm tonight for my hands and feet.

1/2 cup of Coconut Oil
1 bar of Beeswax 1 of the bars in the package (estimated 1 oz)

I combined both the wax and the oil in a double broiler/bain marie. That's a fancy term for a silver bowl over a saucepan filled with water. I melted and stirred and mixed it all together. I let it cool down a bit then put it in a resealable container.

Voila! Coconut Beeswax Balm!

It is much harder than petroleum jelly, though I don't know if the consistency will be quite as hard in the summer as it is in the winter. It's definitely a balm, and I am using it on my lips, hands and feet. Basically, anything that seems to need a bit more protection from the elements or is a bit dry from the forced air furnace!  It smells nice, and it feels good. This DIY was a success.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Konjac Sponge Update

Acne? Rosacea? Excema? Normal, Oily, Dry or Combination skin? This sponge is a miracle worker. The activated charcoal is so good at removing acne that I only had 1 day of hormonal breakouts this month. 1 freaking day! It works amazingly! The charcoal one actually improved my skin tone. I could use it with cleanser, but most of the time, warm water was all I needed. If you suffer from acne or rosacea, I cannot recommend this product enough for you. It's gentle, yet highly effective. It's cleanses without overdrying or irritating. It's a total win for me!
Natural PureGanic KONJAC Fiber Sponge Charcoal

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Konjac Sponge

So I ordered a Konjac sponge from eBay to see how it will work on my sensitive reactive combo rosacea prone skin. Supposedly it works WITHOUT cleanser since it is impregnated with bamboo charcoal.

Currently,I use a Micellar water to remove my makeup, and I alternate between Clarins cleansing milk, body shop seaweed non foaming cleanser, Cetaphil, and Eclos foaming wash, depending on the weather/hormones/skin condition. I am interested in seeing how it works without anything at all!

Have you heard about this yet?

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Eclos Dare to go Bare challenge 2 week follow up!

Follow up on the Two week Dare To Bare Challenge from eclos! 

Oil haul and Glycerin!

Yesterday I got 4 oils and 1oz of glycerin from Butterbear products.

Glycerin is a humectant which means it attracts and moisturises skin. Glycerine also repairs skin but it CANNOT be used at 100% because it can actually take moisture FROM the skin causing blistering! ACK! So I am going to be mixing it in with a water base, and seeing how it helps my skin. :)

Cherry Kernel oil has properties that are pain relieving called prostaglandins. I am pretty excited about working that into a muscle rub or acne treatment.

Hazelnut is similar to almond oil, so I am pretty excited to find it. Tons of Vitamin E and is used to treat oily skin. Sounds like a fun summer oil to try.

Macadamia is super emollient, so I am interested in that around my eye area and on my elbows and ankles.

Castor is getting a lot of good press as part of the oil cleansing method and people are using it as a lash serum.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Updated E.L.F Studio Blush! Twinkle Pink

I went to Hy-vee a few weeks ago and found one of the missing blushes from my E.L.F Studio Blush Collection. It's the Twinkle Pink version and it's beautiful! It's a warm pink with definite golden shimmer. I prefer to tap out the excess glitter for a daytime version and save the super shimmer (no tapping) for night time use.

Original post with update! 

Raw hardcore Ipsy unboxing for August 2013!

So I am stuck in bed because my blood pressure is too low to move but I was super excited to get my Ipsy bag. So here's the result! Enjoy! And if you want to join ipsy here's my referral link!