Monday, October 17, 2011

Feel Pretty and Save Moolah!

Hello dear Sunshines,
I want to share with you readers some beauty tricks and tips on home beauty splurge that wont coz you much as opposed to those expensive spa treatment at the salon. 

Score smooth lips: Give your lips a break from ingredient-packed lip balms and exfoliate them using this simple sugar scrub recipe! Just mix two pinches of sugar with a few drops of water and gently rub the mixture over your lips. Wash with warm water and then apply Vaseline. By exfoliating your pucker, your lips will feel extra smooth and kissable!

Fight breakouts with a banana mask: The summer heat can do a toll on your skin–leaving it oily and greasy, just waiting for a zit to pop up and ruin your night out. Instead of a pricey facial, try this remedy: Get one ripe banana, 1 tsp. honey, and an orange. First, mix the banana and honey together. Then, add a few drops of juice from the orange. Keep mixing, and then apply the mixture to your face for 15 minutes before rinsing off with a cool washcloth. Smooth skin heading your way!

Treat your tresses: The trick to luscious locks? Look to your breakfast choice! It may be hard to believe but a raw egg is actually one of the best hair masks you can use. The yolk is naturally moisturizing if you have dry hair and the white has enzymes that will remove excess grease if you’re prone to oily hair Just use a 1/2 cup of whatever egg part you need for your hair type and use on clean, damp hair. Let sit for 15 minutes and rinse with cool water. Finish by shampooing and conditioning your hair with your normal products. If you have normal hair, you can use the entire egg to condition your hair, followed by washing your hair as usual.

Get a soft hand scrub: Combat flakiness and breakage by treating hands to this soothing vanilla scrub; all you need is 2 cups water, 1 cup milk, 1 1/2 tbsp. olive oil and a pinch of vanilla. Mix the mixture in the microwave for 20 seconds and soak your hands for 10 minutes. After, rinse hands with warm water and dry. Say hello to soft digits!

Happy Spa-ing everyone!

xoxo,
Ana