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DIY face pack to reduce facial hair

27 Sep

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Since time immemorial in India, a mixture of gram flour (chickpea flower) and turmeric powder have been applied on the face to remove facial hair. It has been noticed that facial hair growth stops with regular application of this mix. So, I decided to make myself a face pack with these ingredients, to see if this is a remedy of a folklore. I amped the recipe up with a couple of natural ingredients that are also known to curb the growth of facial hair.

 

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Ingredients needed for the dry pack:

100 gms of chickpea flower

3 tbsp. of turmeric powder

3 tsp of salt

 

These ingredients can be mixed together and stored in an airtight container to avoid having to make the mixture every time you need it.

 

How to use the face pack

Take 3 spoons of the powder pack and mix some natural yoghurt till you get a thick paste.

Then, with an old makeup brush, apply the mixture onto your face in the direction of the hair growth (avoid the eye area).

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Leave the pack on for 20 minutes or till it is dry.

Rub the pack off your face in the direction that opposite the hair growth till it all comes off.

Once done, you can wash your face with warm water and a mild soap. Follow this up with toner and a good moisturizer.

Some people apply this pack daily, but I choose to do this twice a week. I plan to try this for a few months to see if it really works and if it slowly stunts facial hair growth. If it does, or doesn’t, I’ll be back with an update in a few months.

Before I go, I advise you not to apply this pack without a skin test, to ensure it suits your skin type. While it is made with only natural ingredients, it could cause an allergic reaction if you are allergic to any of the ingredients used.

Now, while I am testing this pack for hair removal results, I must say, the turmeric and yoghurt combination has given my skin an after glow. I wanted to post a picture to show you the difference but my camera, as you can see, does not capture the results in poor light.

So beauties, if you try this face pack, let me know the results. And if you have tried this before, let me know if it worked for you.

 

Till later my lovelies!

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DIY Relaxing Ginger Winter Foot Soak

28 Oct

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With winter here, I pay special attention to my feet as I tend to get dry around the heels. I love to soak my feet in warm water once a week, and to make the experience more relaxing, I made a foot soak with the goodness of ginger, ylang ylang and tangerine.

 

Ginger, when used as a foot soak, is said to warm and relax your muscles, thus releiving stress and aches.

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To make youself this footsoak, combine:

  • half a cup of sea salt
  • half a cup of Epsom salts
  • 2 tbsp of ginger powder
  • 5 drops of tangerine essential oil
  • 3 drops of ylang ylang essential oil

IMG_1333 IMG_1337Transfer the soak into an airtight container to elongate its shelf life. And there you have it! A great foot soak that you can use for your beauty and relaxation regimes this winter. To use the soak, just add a couple of spoonfuls to some warm warm water, and soak those tired feet for ten to fifteen minutes.

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This foot soak also doubles up as a great gift for Christmas.

Let me know if you try this one and I’d love to try any similar soaks you have made/used.

 

 

Enjoy the rest of your week my lovlies! Till later xoxo

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DIY Natural Body Butter

28 Sep

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Hello my lovelies. Here is a body butter I recently made thanks to Ekta, from Green Junction who kindly arranged some Shea butter for me. Ekta, you are the best!

So let’s jump straight into how I made my butter (that I love so much)!

What I used

300gms of cocoa butter

50 gms of shea butter

2tbsp of coconut oil

2tbsp of sweet almond oil

2tbsp of vitamin E oil

1tsp of honey

8gms of beeswax

A few drops of sandalwood, lavender and geranium essential oil

 

How I made the potion

In a double boiler, I melted the shea and cocoa butter, with the beeswax.

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I then added the coconut, sweet almond and Vitamin E oils to the melted butters. I mixed them well and added the honey and essential oils.

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After that, I let the mixture cool down and partly solidify, and I then beat it with a blender till it was a thick, smooth, buttery, consistency.

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I finally bottled it in a sterile glass jar.

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And voilà, I now have myself a jar of natural body butter.

I find this butter very moisturising and it gets absorbed into the skin in seconds.

If any of you ladies try this recipe, please leave me a comment letting me know how it turns out. And, if you have a DIY similar to this one, please share it with me. You know I love DIYs 🙂

Oh, and before I leave, I thought I’d ask you to check Ekta’s store on Ebay. She has some cool stuff in her store at the moment, like shea and mango body butter. She also has salts and clays that you may like!

Enjoy the rest of the week beauties.

Till later xo

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Beauty through the decades with Ally – The 80s!

31 Aug

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Holy cow! I actually have a picture up for this post! YES! I finally found my camera and cord and had some free time to finally participate again!

Today my lovely guest blogger is Patricia from Beauty Informer! We are rocking some 80’s looks for you guys today! Let’s get started with Patricia’s look. 
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I kept true to the vibrancy of the 80’s and used my 88 color palette from Coastal Scents to achieve the look. I used a blue for my lids and pink in the crease area. I then used an orange shade above the pink and highlighted my brow area with yellow. I used a bit of the blue, orange and yellow  under my eyes too. The colors unfortunately, have been washed out by my camera.
For my face, I used some primer, a foundation, and some blush and contour powder. I followed this up with a light coat of mascara and pink lipstick and liner. Notice my side ponytail with the blue band to match the eye shadow 😉
Ally says, “I love Patricia’s look! I love that it is still completely wearable!
Thank you Ally xo
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For her look, Ally says, “I was definitely excited to do an 80’s look because, well, I love bright colors! I really went for a bright obnoxious look. It may not be everyone’s cup of tea and may not be “wearable” for everyone lol. I consider it wearable, and I actually do normally wear my eye looks like this. My mom always says I should have been born in the 80’s!
I used an e.l.f. brightening eye quad in Punk Funk and a Rimmel London ScandalEYES eyeshadow pencil in witness white to achieve this look. I took the scandalEYES eyeshadow pencil and applied it all over my lid and lined my lower lash line with it. I applied the pink shadow from the quad all over the lids and the purple in the crease. I lined my lower lash line with the blue shadow in the quad. It is a very quick and easy look!

 Ally adds, “Hope everyone enjoyed this beauty through the decades post!”
Next week she’ll be rocking the 90’s with another guest blogger! So, please stop by All Things Ally and check her out. I hope you like her and her blog as much as I do.
Thanks for having me be a part of the ‘Beauty through the decades’ series Ally. I had so much fun working on this, with you.
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