My First Link Up!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

I stumbled across this link up, and figured, why not do it?! It is my first one, and the concept is ver simple! Get your camera and have a mini photo shoot-with just yourself! Very easy, and once you pick your portrait you are ready to post! This is the linkup for "Self portrait Saturday". It is hosted by Dana at thewonderforest. If you want to link up also, head on over to Dana's page : ) Here is my portrait:
Don't mind the different odd coloring in my hair-seems like my camera and the lighting have been making my hair seem red some days and not others, even though it is not!

Link up if you find this fun! Have you ever done a link up before?
      xo

 

DIY: Make Your Own Pore "Strips"

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Hello Everyone! Finally some time for blogging after this busy week! I just wanted to share with you a recipe for making your own pore cleaning "strips". A really popular drugstore brand of pore strips is "Biore". However they can get a bit pricey, around $8-$10 depending on where you go (and I have saw some boxes with 6, 10, 14 strips inside- I guess it just depends which type from the brand you choose!), and if you use them often, that can add up. Here is my homemade take on the pore strips for removing blackheads!

 You will need: Unflavored gelatin
I have always used this brand, works well and is about $1.25 for 4 envelopes.

You will also need milk, a microwave safe container, a microwave, and a q-tip!

First, get a tablespoon of the gelatin and put it into the cup. Next, add a tablespoon of milk. Stir! It should be a grainy, thick consistency. Place it in the microwave (after you remove your stirring utensil  spoon of course). Microwave for ten seconds. Stir again, and within about 30 seconds of removal from microwave, you should place it on your skin. If you wait too long, it will get tacky and you can't do anything with it! Like I was saying, you want to place it on the areas where you have blackheads. Do so with a Q-tip : )  Let it harden on your face for about 10-15 minutes, and then PEEL! Do it slowly though, I feel it is more effective that way!

I don't suggest putting it all over your face at once, but hey, if you would like to! However I usually place mine on my nose and chin. -Wherever your problem areas are : )

I feel this is a really inexpensive way to remove blackheads... but with every rose, there is usually a thorn [booo : (    ] This mixture smells TERRIBLE! I usually just deal with it, but those who can not stomach it should use a drop of some sort of essential oil or vanilla extract.

** I did not come up with this myself! I believe a year or more ago I came across a Youtube video about it, with Michelle Phan demonstrating it!

I hope you ladies enjoy this! Let me know if you try it!

xo

"theBalm" On HauteLook Now!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

 On a website called HauteLook with the description "Shop new sale events daily featuring your favorite brands for women, beauty, home, kids, and men at up to 75% off." there is currently the  makeup brand theBalm! Booty Parlor is another beauty brand being featured right now, and the prices are ammmmmmazing! Seriously thinking about buying theBalm "Nude'Tude Eyeshadow Palette". 12 eyeshadows for $18 (good quality eyeshadow at that!). The original price on it is $36...so I am not sure I can pass this up! They have many other brands besides what I have mentioned, in different categories. Clothing is featured on the site as well. If interested, you can click the link below I have (which will give me a $10 credit for referring a customer), or go directly to the HauteLook site & sign up (if you would not like to use my direct link!)

http://www.hautelook.com/short/3EbNO

So what do you think? Will you be purchasing anything?

xo 
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