Monday, May 28, 2012

Oat Yes! : Homemade Oatmeal Cleanser.

Do you ever think to yourself that for something to have efficacy it has to be complicated? Most of the time, especially in the Cosmetic Chemistry field that is the case..however once in a while, I  stumble across basic and simple ingredients that bring about natural beauty. Allow me to introduce you to one of my favorite homemade cleansers for all skin types and just in case that did not sound good only has two ingredients.

Homemade Oatmeal Cleanser.
Take a handful of oatmeal and mix it with a few drops of water until it becomes a paste. Massage paste onto damp skin and rinse.

Easy. Natural. Effective.

Lala xoxo

Monday, May 14, 2012

Meow!: The Perfect Cat Eye.

Have you ever wanted to wear the retro-sexy and chic cat eye but had no idea how to get your liner on and where to even begin? Here is an easy guide to creating the perfect cat eye!

Step One: Start With Black Liquid Liner
Line the inner corners of the upper lids all the way to the outer corners, flicking the line up at the end.  For extra drama, add a straight line under the eye.

Step Two: Add White Pencil
Line inside the lower lash line with a white pencil liner, extending the line out over the eyes' outer corner.  

Step Three: Define Brows & Add Mascara
Define and fill in brows with short feathery strokes, then finish with a coat of mascara.

Lala xoxo

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Balancing Act: DIY Balancing Facial Mask.

Oily T-Zone, dry cheeks, random breakouts, dry patches, uneven skin tone and name it and it is the season of unbalanced skin. As the season changes, lifestyles and stress levels change our skin gets out of sync. Here is a simple facial mask that is easy to make and has soothing rebalancing properties to get your skin cells synchronized and back to giving you a radiant, hydrated and even complexion.

Balancing Facial Mask.

1 small avocado, mashed (about 2/3 cup)
1/2 small cucumber, finely grated (about 1/3 cup)
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl, using a fork to blend. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. Apply a thick layer of the mixture to clean, dry skin on your face and neck, avoiding the eye and lip areas. Keep fairly still for 10 to 15 minutes, allowing the mask to dry in place. Wipe skin clean with a damp cloth; splash with cool water, and pat dry.
Enjoy the balance!

Lala xoxo