søndag den 18. oktober 2015

DIY Sunday- Face mask |October|

It's finally Sunday again which means it's time for another DIY recipe! Today it's all about one of my favorite DIY face mask there is so quick to make but absolutely amazing for your skin! It only contains one ingredient I'm sure you all have! The ingredient I'm talking about is an egg. Simple as that- an egg. Maybe some of you have already heard about this face mask! I had heard about it before but never tried it and I really can't understand why?! It's soooo good and I highly recommend you all to try it!

You'll need:
An egg
Two bowls

Egg white: contains protein which repair and make your skin growth. It promotes strong, wrinkle-free skin. It also contains potassium which hydrates and moisturizes skin while it preserves your skin cells. The riboflavin in an egg eliminates toxic and cell-damaging free radicals that create wrinkles and at least but not last! An egg contains magnesium which gives a radiant skin and slow down the aging process. And a bonus info! Egg white also helps tighten the pores.
Pretty great don't you think?

First find one egg and two bowls

Yeah I know! There is only one bowl

Next you separate the egg by cracking an egg on a bowl and transfer the yolk from shell to shell. Each time you transfer the yolk, a little bit of the egg white will flow into the bowl. Keep doing this until all of the egg white is in the bowl and the yolk in another bowl.

How to use it:
Prepare your face for the mask by washing your face in warm water. This will open up your pores, which will improve the effectiveness of the mask. Next take the egg white and apply it to your face. Wash of the mask when the mask is completely dry on your face, it's about 15 min or so.
Be careful! The mask might start running so keep some paper or a cloth close by!
You can finish it all by using your face toner and cream.

This mask really worked great on my skin! It left my skin soft and I could really feel that my skin was more tight then before. It also gave my skin a nice glow!
I'll definitely try to use this mask once a week or every second week!

Have a nice Sunday!
Xx Maria  
søndag den 11. oktober 2015

DIY Sunday- Hand treatment |October|

So we're almost halfway through October! What's going on? This also means it's the second Sunday of my DIY October and today it's all about hand treatment! I hate having dry hands and I'm always looking for great hand treatment products, so when I found this recipe online I had to try it! It's super easy to make and I'm pretty sure you'll have all the products at home! It's a great weekly treatment and it really leaves your hand super moisturized and nice! Win win!

You'll need:
-A bowl
-Olive oil
-And some berries, I used blueberries (but not a must!)

Honey: Rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and it's good at moisturizing

Oats/Oatmeal: moisturizing and helps remove dead skin cells, contain anti-inflammatory properties and saponins

Blue Berries: Smooth the skin, prevent fine lines and wrinkles, eliminate scars, increase elasticity

Start by finding a bowl (Take one who can get in the microwave)

Fill around 1/3 of the bowl with plain oats

Put around 2 cups of water into the bowl (The soupier the better) and cook it in the microwave for around 2-3 min

Let your oatmeal cool off while you start cutting your berries. In the original recipe you should use strawberries but I used blueberries instead

When your oatmeal has cooled off a bit, put your berries up in the bowl and mix it together

Afterwards put some olive oil in the bowl as well. Use around 2 or 3 spoonfuls of olive oil and stir it well

Then it's ready to use! Sink your hands into the mixture and soak them in it for some minutes

Gently massage the mixture into your hands for some minutes. Rinse your hands with some warm water and pat dry your hands! The you're a good to go and to face the winter coldness!

Enjoy and good luck with your hand treatment!

Have a wonderful Sunday!
Xx Maria
søndag den 4. oktober 2015

DIY Sunday- Lip Scrub |October|

October is here which mean it's getting colder and colder (and closer to Christmas!!!) and you need to watch out for your skin!
I don't know with you guys but I hate dry lips! I can't take it! If my lips get dry I just want to touch them all the time and pull the loose skin of them and honestly it's not super delicious looking at and it doesn't help your lip situation at all!
One little magic product you can use on your lips besides lip balm etc. is a lip scrub. Between you and me I sometimes find lip scrubs expensive and I'm the kind of person who don't use a lip scrub very often so it's kind of annoying.
One evening when I was bored I started searching for a DIY lip scrub and this is what I found!
I hope you guys like it!

So first you'll need:
A little container to your product (I used a travel size day cream container I just cleaned)
1 TSP Brown sugar
1 TSP White sugar
1 TSP Honey or syrup
½ TSP Olive oil
A small bowl
A spoon

Brown sugar: Contains anti-bacterial properties and vitamin B
White sugar: Draws moisture to your skin and can help sun-damaged skin
Honey: Rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and it's good at moisturizing
Olive oil: Full of vitamins, minerals and proteins, moisturizing and can help simulate the healing of skin

My container

Start by mixing all the products together in a small bowl

I don't think we have brown sugar in Denmark so I used what I thought would be brown sugar in Denmark (rørsukker).

Since we didn't have any honey at home I used one TSP of syrup

½ TSP of Olive Oil

All the products in the bowl

After mixing the products together it looked like this. If you want the consistence to be different you use more or less of some of the products. I wanted it to be "dry".
Afterwards put it up in your small container and it's ready for use!

To use: 
Apply the scrub on your lips and massage it around for about 20-30 seconds. Wipe off and feel the smoothness of your lips!
Personally I think my lip color afterwards was so nice!

I contain it together with all of my other lips products so no need to keep it in the fridge!
Enjoy and good luck doing your own lip scrub!

Have a nice Sunday!
Xx Maria