Homemade beauty recipes!

January 29, 2011

Homemade beauty recipes!

I was just looking around the web for some homemade masks recipes, and I've found a lot of great cosmetics formulas! I decided to post few really interesting ideas, can't wait to try them!

Shampoo Recipe
In a blender, combine 1 ounce olive oil, 1 egg, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, and 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar. Use as regular shampoo.

Hair Conditioner
Combine mashed avocado with some coconut milk. Comb it through the hair and let sit for 10 -15 minutes, rinse out.

Egg & Olive Oil Mask
Mix two whole eggs with four tablespoons of olive oil. Smooth through hair. Wrap head with plastic wrap, and leave in hair for 10 minutes. Rinse well.

Avocado- moisturize!
Avocado is a naturally rich moisturizer. Mash the meat of the avocado into a creamy texture. Massage into the face and neck . Leave on for 15 minutes and gently rinse off.
Avocado - under-eye puffiness fighter!
Peel an avocado, remove the pit, and slice a half into quarter-inch crescents. Lie down, secure a few slices under each eye, and rest for about 20 minutes.
Lemon - bleach!
Squeeze half a lemon and mix the juice with one beaten egg white. Leave on your face overnight or, for a quick pick-me-up, just 15 minutes. Splash warm water on your face to rinse.
It helps to removes blotches, because the lemon works as a bleaching agent.
Egg & Honey - tightens pores!
Mix together 1 tablespoon honey, 1 egg yolk, 1/2 teaspoon almond oil and 1 tablespoon yogurt. Honey stimulates and smooths, egg and almond oil penetrate and moisturize, and yogurt refines and tightens pores.
Grape - cleanses!
Grape juice makes an excellent cleanser for any skin type. Simply split one or two large grapes, remove pips and rub the flesh over face and neck. Rinse off with cool water.
more of great beauty recipes here 

Almonds, honey, lemon - moisturize and smooth!
:: 1 ounce ground almonds
:: 1 teaspoon clear honey
:: 2 teaspoons walnut or sunflower oil
:: 1 teaspoon lemon juice
   1. Mix all ingredients together into a thick paste.
   2. Rub a heaping teaspoon all over the hands for two to three minutes and rinse off. Use whenever your hands need some extra TLC.
Hand recipe from Natural Superwoman by food consultant Rosamond Richardson

Even Kim Kardashian is a big fan of avocado homemade face mask, haha!
ELF Cosmetics haul & review part 2

January 28, 2011

ELF Cosmetics haul & review part 2

Hey Guys, 
I hope your day is going great! Today part 2 of my E.l.f haul.


Lets start with lip products:
I love it! These lipsticks are really amazing and cost only $1! I got strawberry and cherry tart. I would call them more lipglosses than a lipsticks, because they are kinda glossy. Strawberry is more reddish than I thought, I'm applying  lot less so it looks more natural. Definitely will come back for more! :)
I got shade bitter(bottom) and natural blush (top).

Bitter is perfect as a lip liner for cherry tart lipstick <3 Wore it yesterday and loved it. Really nice darker pinkish-red.
The only thing I didn't like about these lip liners, is that they are not very soft, but I guess you can't expect everything to be perfect for $1 ;)
I'm  a big fan of bronzers, but decided to try some blushes this time. Shades I got are glow and flushed.  I was pretty suprised when I saw how small they are, lol, next time I will go for studio ones :)
I got E.l.f. Essentials Brightening Eye Color in Nouveau Neutrals as a free gift. Nice colors in the packaging, on the eyelids I barely could see it. Not good pigmentation at all.
ELF Cosmetics haul & review part 1

January 27, 2011

ELF Cosmetics haul & review part 1

Hey Lovelies,
Today I want to show you, Guys what I recently ordered from e.l.f.  I'm going to suprise you here, it was my first time lol. I've heard a lot about this brand, how cheap and good quality it is, so I decided to give it a try ;) I'm not going to review all products, since there is like millions reviews on the net. Just my quick opinion about what I've got.

Lets start from face products:
:: E.l.f Studio Flaweless Finish Foundation in Sand
I was pretty psyched about this one lol, because I've read a lot of good opinions about it. I had a small problem with choosing the right shade - I haven't use foundation in my life before (I know wow and I'm 22 year old, haha). Making long story short, I got sand shade, which is good for winter time, because for summer I would need to get a shade darker. Blends really good, looks natural, good coverage, didn't feel like I had mask on my face so I really liked it. I used like half of a pump and it was enough.

I really like this product, because I can use it on daily basis (I don't like wearing foundation every single day). It feels really light on my face, gives ok coverage, nice color, moisturize my skin and has SPF 20. I think this product would be perfect for summer, wouldn't feel heavy but still cover good :)

Cost $1, really soft, love it!

I got shade medium. Didn't try highlighter yet, but I like how this concealer blends into my skin. Covers my dark circles pretty well. I've heard a lot of about how bad the packaging is, that it breaks easily etc. hmm so far nothing bad happened with it :)

Eyebrows... I put so much energy to make them look the same, but no way, righty it's still bolder then lefty and lefty just doesn't wanna grow LOL ahh... anyways this product is pretty awesome! I got shade dark which is dark brown, so if youre a blond or your eyebrows are not black, dark brown I wouldn't recommend it, get a shade lighter! 

Got it in Coffee... smudges a lot, didn't like it that much. But nice shade though, really dark brown!

Tomorrow I will review lips products, blushes, zit zapper and cream eyeliner!
Victoria's Secret swimsuits haul

January 26, 2011

Victoria's Secret swimsuits haul

Hello Everyone!
Finally, I got my packages from Victoria's Secret! I ordered two swims (I know it's middle of January haha!) and I seriously love them! I was really nervous about sizing though, because I ordered online for the first time. Thank God, everything fit great. So now a little bit more about them.

When I was looking for any information about sizing, how they run etc. I found like 1000 totally different answers, so honestly I was like whatever If they won''t fit, I will just return them. Maybe my haul will help some people choosing the right size. My cup size usually is 34C or 36C, in abercrombie and ae jeans I'm wearing size 2.

First swimsuit I want to show you Guys is Twist Bandeau Bikini and it's from new 2011 VS swimsuits collection.When I saw it for the first time on their website, I totally loved it: colorful and cute.Top cost $24 and bottom $25.

I read a lot of about bandeau tops, that they don't give your boobies a lot of support etc. so I decided to get size Small for top and X-small, so they wouldn't look saggy and top would hold them good, lol! How it fit in real life? It comes with halter strap, which really make your top part look good! Without a strap, hmm looks a little bit saggy, didn't like it that much, so I will definitely going to wear it with a strap :)

Then day after I ordered bandeau swim, I was checking VS website again and this time I looked at bikinis on sale and then I saw this gorgeous, printed bikini! Really sexy! I was pretty shocked, when I saw the price $9,99 for top and $9,99 for bottom! Got it right away!haha

This time I ordered top size Medium and bottom X-small. When I tried it on, it looks gorgeous! I think it's my favorite swimsuit EVER :)  One minus: if I could I would get Large top, but Medium still fits OK.

Check my blog tomorrow for e.l.f haul! :)
Daily cleansers review: Neutrogena vs St. Ives

January 21, 2011

Daily cleansers review: Neutrogena vs St. Ives

Hey Guys,
Today, I want to talk about these two daily cleansers, that I've been using for the past two months.

First product that I got was Deep Clean Scrub from Neutrogena and these are my pros and cons about it:
+ My skin feels really soft and clean;
+ Cool feeling on your skin which is pretty awesome!
- I need to put my face cream right after, because my skin dry off a lil bit (I have combined skin), but hey, at least you know this stuff works!
St. Ives Blemish Fighting Apricot Cleanser around $5   I bought this product about 2 weeks ago and at first I really hated hated the smell... I have St. Ives Peach Peeling and that peeling smells really amazing and really peachy, this one, I wouldnt call it a peach, lol! Anyways I got used to the smell and I have to say that this cleanser is actually pretty amazing! Pros and cons:
+ Leaves your skin really soft and clean without drying it off, which is really great! It has 100% Natural Extracts and is Non-Comedogenic!
+ You need very little of the product, so one tube will last for a long time
- Smell...    I like natural stuff, extracts etc. and my skin is in a pretty smooth and  good condition so from these two I like St Ives cleanser more, because my skin is not dried off after using it.

However both products are really great, my boyfriend loves the neautrogena stuff haha and he's using it everyday!
My actual fall/winter nail polish favourites!

January 20, 2011

My actual fall/winter nail polish favourites!

Hi Guys!
Today, I want to show you my favorite nail polishes of this season. I bought them in Europe, so probably you won't be able to get them in the States, but still the idea was to just show off the colors :) Even though all of them were quite cheap, I really liked the quality and shades!

And the shades:

My favorite is Catrice nr 220, Lost in Mud, which is a really pretty light brown color, dupe for Chanel's nail polish nr 505. Last shade is great for nights out, good choice for New Years Eve too.

And below are the new nail polishes, that I recently ordered from e.l.f. Still waiting for the package:)
Dark Navy


Love all of them!

January 19, 2011

Hi everyone :)

Welcome everybody on my first beauty blog, yaay lol! I will be posting here my makeup tutorials, reviews, every day life beauty tips, and more. Hope u will enjoy  it :)