Wednesday, July 27, 2016

6 Skin Benefits of Glycerin




Glycerin is a colorless organic compound formed of carbon, oxygen and hydrogen. Glycerin is water soluble. It tastes very sweet.Glycerin’s main uses are for the skin care products as it can stimulate and rejuvenate it. Most skin products such as soaps, moisturizers, lotions and hair products such as shampoos and conditioners contain glycerin. Below are a few skin uses of glycerin;

1.    Glycerin can be used as skin moisturizer

If you take a spoon of glycerin and add it to a few drops of water then apply to your face daily before sleep, your skin will be moisturized and softened. When glycerin is applied to the skin, it seals in moisture that might escape and helps maintain the skin's water.

2.    Anti aging products

Take an egg white and beat it until frothy. Add a teaspoon of honey and glycerin . Mix well and apply to your face in circular motion. Leave for 15 minutes and wash off with warm water.

3.    Treatment of dry skin

Glycerin helps skin to look less scaly and glowier and healthier. Glycerin has a therapeutic effect on wounds and other skin diseases thus topping up on making the skin look smoother, supple, soft and healthier.

4.    Treatment of acne

Apply glycerin directly on acne, pimples and mouth ulcers. It can cure them. It can also be applied to scars.

5.    Make face cleanser

Add 4 spoons of milk with 1 spoon of glycerin. Apply to your face with a cotton wool.  Leave it on for 15 minutes or even overnight.

6.    Moisturizes nails 


After removing your nail polish or nails, apply a little bit of glycerin on your nails to keep them soft.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

How to Create Nail Art Designs at Home




There are different kinds of nail art. A lot of them are easy to make at home.I have a few methods below.

Steps
  • File the nails to any shape and size you would like.
  • Apply the base coat.
  • Dip a toothpick in a blue nail polish and make a tiny circle or dot at the center of your nail to create the center of the flower. You can buy special brushes or nail art polish at your local grocery, beauty store or online at www.Amazon.com,www.Ebay.com and use those instead of a tooth pick. 
  • Dip another toothpick in the red nail polish to make 3 larger ovals for petals. Start drawing them from the dot up toward the edges of your nails. Make sure you make 3 bigger petals.
  • You can add glitter nail polish as a top coat if you wish or put a glittery stud on the circle at the center.
  • Leave to dry and apply a top and last coat to your  nails to keep them shiny and protected.

I will be back soon with more.


Useful Links:

www.sephora.com
www.marykay.com
www.amazon.com 

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Get yourself a Free French Manicure at Home



Things You'll Need


White nail polish
Clear or pink top coat
Square-shaped stickers with straight edge


Method

1.    Cut and trim your nails to a desired length. Make them a little of both square and oval shape.
2.    Take a flat edged sticker or scotch tape or a strip and place over your nail. It should be placed at the curve leaving the rest of the nail that would be painted pink or nude or clear. Make sure its tight enough so that the nail polish doesn’t bleed.
3.    Apply white nail polish to  the tip of your nail, above the sticker. The sticker, scotch tape or strip is for protecting the paint-free nail areas.
4.    Let the nail polish dry. Wait for a couple of minutes and then slowly and carefully remover the sticker or scotch tape or strip.
5.    Continue the same process with the other 9 fingers until all the tips of the 10 fingers are nicely and professionally done.
6.    Let them dry completely for about 5 minutes.
7.    Now it’s time to apply the clear or nude or very light pink which is the top coat. 

After letting all the 10 fingers dry then clean up excess unwanted paint.

You can get the products at a beauty store, pharmacy and local grocery store near you. Also you can order them online at Amazon.com, Ebay.com.

Get yourself a Pedicure at Home




Shower yourself with a “spar treatment” at home. You don’t need to go out and pay a large amount of bucks at a spar. The spar will come to your home. You can do this at least once a month and then change your nail polish pedicure weekly in order for your feet and nails to stay fresh. Don’t neglect your feet.

Things You'll Need

·         Nail polish                           
·         Pedicure tub or A tub full of water          
·         Nail file and clippers                        
·         Pumice Stone
·         Moisturizer ,bath salts,soap,oils, scrub and mask             
·         Acetone nail polish remover and Cotton balls    
·         Cuticle softener, pusher, trimmer

1. If you have a pedicure tub, get it ready. Fill it up with warm water. Otherwise you can use a basin. Collect all your needed utensils such as bath salts or mild soap, pumice, moisturizer etc.  If you are like me, you like sweet scents; you can go ahead and add scented oil. If you do not have special salts you can fill the tub with warm soapy water. There are different kinds of oils such as lavender and lemon. Get your pedicure tub at amazon.com for only $122.
2. Remove any existing nail polish using acetone nail remover and cotton balls.
3. Before cutting your nails, soak your feet in warm soapy water to soften them as this makes it easier to cut.
4. Soak your feet in warm water for 5 to 10 minutes.
5. Use foot scrub to exfoliate the feet, apply foot mask, file the heels of your feet with a pumice stone and scrub legs and heels.
6. Take one foot out at a time and wipe around each nail with a dry clean towel. Add cuticle eliminator and callus eliminator if necessary.
7. Trim your nails straight across and file them using a nail file. Make sure you do not to cut them a length too short.
8. Wipe your clean and soft toes with acetone nail polish remover to remove any excess oil.
9. Gather your nail polishes. Apply base coat first. When it is dry, apply one coat of your selected nail polish. Leave it to dry. Apply another coat; leave it to dry as well .Apply a top coat which is the clear nail polish.
10. If you want you can decorate with nail art.

All the beauty products are purchased at beauty stores, pharmacies and local grocery stores near you or online at Amazon.com and Ebay.com.


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3 Ways to Deflate Puffy Eyes Naturally


Sometimes one won’t even realize that they have puffy eyes because “puffy eyes” somehow seem a bit normal to a naked eye. There are quiet several factors that are likely to cause and contribute to the puffiness of the eyes. Salty food, alcohol or allergies are a few of the examples. But behold, I have ways to deflate them below.

1.       Use Caffeine

·         Use a caffeinated cream. You can get them at a local pharmacy or grocery store. If you prefer shopping electronically, order the caffeinated cream online on a drug store.
·          Apply caffeine topically for caffeine draws water away from the skin thus making it have a tighter appearance.

·         Place cool, moist black tea bags on your eyes for about 10 minutes and enjoy the results. You need to do this with caution though. Be certain that the tea bag is cool enough and careful not to get the tea or liquid in your eyes.

2.       Slice a Cucumber

·         Slice up a cucumber and place it in your eyes. Do this for a few minutes until satisfactory.
·         Cucumbers contain enzymes that reduce inflammation.
·         Cucumbers contain about 90 % water so it has an instant cooling effect thus will deflate your puffy eyes in no time.

3.       Use Cold Spoons

·         Put metal spoons in your freezer. You can also place the spoons directly onto ice cubes if you wish.
·         Place the spoons on your eyes for 3 to 5 minutes to tighten your skin. This will instantly deflate your puffy eyes.
·         You have a choice of using a bag of frozen vegetables e.g. peas, beans. It works as well as the freezer and ice cubes.

The good thing about the above ways is that all the ingredients can be found in your kitchen. No need to go and buy new and expensive stuff. That’s all I have for you for now folks. Now sit and enjoy the results.