Hello I am back again with another DIY Beauty post. This new one is now a new face mask miracle. In one of my many, many trips through Pinterest I saw many different type of face masks. I originally tried baking soda and Apple Cider Vinegar. It was a nice mask but it burned and left my skin really coarse.
So the next go around I added a teaspoon of activated charcoal powder. I didn’t realize how much I was actually going to make thankfully my wonderful hubby brought me home a bunch of these white and black containers and I was able to save the rest.
I put about 4 tablespoons of ACV in a plastic cup about 4 shakes of baking soda and a spoon of activated charcoal powder. Don’t worry when you add the baking soda and it starts to fizzle. After all of the mixing it will turn into a paste. When all is mixed, put the paste on and let harden. It will sizzle, harden, and turn gray. When I wash the mask off I wash it off with my hands and then I use a face towel and wash in circular motions.
It is my best face mask I have made. My skin feels the softest and cleanest it has in a while! My skin also feels tighter. I definitely suggest trying it out!
One day my co-worker walks in with a mason jar with what looked like lumpy goo. As I asked he informed me it was Overnight oats. The other day I had a flash back of this conversation and went to my handy dandy Pinterest and picked three recipes to try. I made my list and headed to the super market (which I hate but I was determined and cheap.)
The first receipt I tried was Coco and Peanut Butter Overnight Oats
1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/2 cup rolled oats
2/3 cup unsweetened milk of choice
1 tablespoon chia seeds or flax seed
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons peanut butter
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
Pinch of salt
0-2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
My first try I used
Unsweetened Almond Milk
1 tablespoon honey
I tolerated it. I did not love it. It was actually super biter. I used original coco and also just one table spoon of honey. Next time I will use either 2 tablespoons of honey or maple syrup. But it did fill me up for much longer than scrambled eggs and I felt so adult that I was able to actually follow through!
Tomorrow will be my Apple Sauce cinnamon experience!
My worse quality I have is the inability to trust. The number one thing I do not trust are companies and products. I research the hell out of products before I finally choose one to purchase. I am so frugal about things but hey its my hard earned money. So you will only get real life reviews of products and always keep it real.
So I am very very light skinned. Recently I showed two different co-workers my legs from my ASAP Smoothie and they both reacted with such shock when they saw how pasty my legs are. So from then on I have been researching for the best self tanner. I have tried Jergen’s but it takes a little too long to build up that tan and wanted something better and faster working.
From many reviews I stumbled upon St. Moriz Instant Tanning Mouse. It had nothing but good reviews over all. The only negative reviews I read were of the way shipping was handled. I found this great deal for 2 for 15 and just went to grab the link and it is now 10.78 best deal EVA ! So this is the best time to try. They sell one for 10.00 at my local Walgreens.
The pictures up top are obviously my legs and this is only after one time applying. I put it on right after my night time shower and exfoliating. When I woke up I was especially surprised to find there were no streaks! It was all put on evenly. It does have that spray tan smell. This picture is after my morning shower. The tan lasts more than I expected. This is defiantly a great build on tan. It does get darker with every apply. Don’t worry about being too dark each wash you lose about 20%. And you need to use gloves!! I got too excited and put it on with my hands and my palms looked like I was making mud pies in my backyard.
I took a poll with some people and it was great! Especially from my boyfriend who hates me tanning or self tanning. He said he was shocked at how dark I was and not orange like when I get a spray tan at the salon. So if you need some color especially before summer give this a try!