Thursday, January 2, 2014

Skinny Tips: Winterize Your Skin

Winter is officially in full swing (yes, even here in LA) and we are always looking for ways to protect our skin from this chilly weather. With the wind and cold fronts that come with this snowy season, dry, tight, cracked skin can result. Fear and flakes be gone! Check out this “Winterize Your Skin” guide, which shares 8 simple tips that will help to keep your skin (and hair) hydrated and glowing all winter long! Thank us later :)
winterize your skin

Monday, December 30, 2013

Skinny Tips: Coconut Oil Eye Makeup Remover DIY

We are always looking for natural ways to take care of our skin and our bodies as a whole! Which is why we are so thrilled that we stumbled upon the MaskCara Blog and found this Coconut Oil Eye Makeup Remover DIY! This simple and inexpensive way to remove your makeup at the end of the day is definitely SkinOwl approved!

coconut oil eye make up remover natural

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Skinny Tips: Clever Cookie Design

Do you want to take your simple sugar cookies up a notch?! We do! Which is why we had to share this simple and beautiful idea for giving a simple sugar cookie a great design… just use the bottom of your glasses! We don’t about you, but we have a few drinking classes in our cupboard that would be perfect to use as a cookie design. Or, if you don’t have these types of glasses you can make a quick trip to the flea market and pick some up… and then serve milk out of them to go with the cookies!  These adorable designs resemble snowflakes and are perfect for a winter cookie treat! Take a look …

 

clever cookie design ideas

clever cookie design ideas glasses

Source: Babes in Boyland

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Skinny Tips: Save or Toss Makeup Expiration Guide

Do you ever find yourself looking through your makeup drawer and wondering just how long some of the items have been in there, and whether or not it’s time to throw them away?! Keeping makeup too long can lead to skin irritation and bacteria build up… and we know we don’t want that! So when we came across this “Save or Toss” Guide on Makeup.com, we just had to pass it along to you so that you can keep that skin radiant and glowing and free from harmful bacteria! Enjoy!
save or toss

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Skinny Tips: How To Pull Off Red Eyeshadow

We talk a lot about what colors are best for your skin tone, your eye color, etc. But sometimes we forget that makeup also holds the key to spicing things up & challenging our everyday go-to colors. That said, we’ve decided to add some red eyeshadow to our holiday look. We found this great tutorial that pairs a hint of red shadow with charcoal. It’s a fantastic winter spice that will warm up your chilly days and make a true holiday statement! Take a look …

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Skinny Tips: The Big Braided Bun Tutorial

The holidays are here which means it’s party season! Between Christmas and New Years there are just so many events to attend, so give your hair a new and fabulous look with this incredible Big Braided Bun! We love this look because it has the elegance of a bun with the whimsy of a braid. With this look you can be boho and sophisticated at the same time, what a perfect way to end one year and begin another!
big bun and braid tutorial

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Skinny Tips: Double Line Eyeliner Tutorial

We love a good cat eye, but we’re always wanting to take things up a notch….or at the very least, try a new trick on an old look. Join us as we try The Double Line! We found this great tutorial that will give you this simple yet stunning sixties look in no time! Check it out …
double line eye liner tutorial

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Skinny Tips: Decorating With Sage

We love the holidays and we love to decorate… AND we also love sage (e.g. our Clary Sage Argan Infusion).  This fragrant green herb is not only great for your skin, tastes delicious in your food, BUT it can also provide a wonderful way to decorate your table for your next holiday feast!  Take a look at these three adorable decoration ideas that we stumbled across on Lemon Tree Dwelling!  What creative ways have you used herbs or flowers to decorate?

Decorate With Sage

 

Source: Lemon Tree Dwelling

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Skinny Tips: Sparkling Eyes Tutorial

Holiday time means lots of shimmer and glitz! We don’t know about you but around this time of year we say, “the more shimmery the better!” And our eyes are no exception.  That’s why we are trying out this tutorial for Sparkling Eyes!  We love this particular tutorial because it gives a warm, subtle shimmer that compliments your eyes rather than distracting from them! We will definitely be letting our eyes sparkle with this look all holiday season long!

 
sparkle eye shadow tutorial

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Skinny Tips: Coconut Hair Mask DIY

Anyone else noticing these erratic weather changes? Out here in LA, it’s been hot one minute, cold the next. Changes in the weather can mean dry skin, redness, and dry hair! Now that it’s cooling down significantly, your hair might start to dry out a bit.  So when we came across this simple, easy, and inexpensive Coconut Hair Mask DIY we just had to pass it along! Join us in keeping our locks silky smooth through every weather change without breaking the bank!
coconut hair mask diy

 

Ingredients:

1/4 cup coconut oil

1 teaspoon honey (organic, if available)

Plastic squeeze bottle

shower cap or plastic grocery bag

 

Instructions:

In a small microwave safe bowl, combine coconut oil and honey. Microwave for 30-45 seconds, until coconut oil is liquid and mixture is warm. Stir together until well incorporated (there will still be some separation between the honey and oil). If desired, pour coconut oil mixture into a plastic squeeze bottle.

 

Over a sink, massage oil mixture into hair, starting at the ends and working up towards the scalp. After hair is evenly coated, wrap hair on top of your head and secure with a clip or hair tie, then cover with shower cap or plastic grocery bag. Let the mask sit on your hair for 10-15 minutes.

 

Thoroughly rinse out oil and shampoo as usual, taking extra care to wash out all remaining oil.

 

Source: The Marvelous Misadventures of a Foodie