Monday, August 19, 2013

Skinny Tips: Eye Makeup Chart For Your Eye Shape

What’s in an eye shape, you ask? A lot! When it comes to makeup, what works for one eye shape doesn’t necessarily work for another.  So when we came across this chart for applying eye makeup based on your individual eye shape, we just had to pass it along to you! You won’t be disappointed with the fresh, new results. Enjoy!

eye make up chart eye shape

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Skinny Tips: Simple Hair Knot

We are huge fans of keeping it simple!  All the ladies out there know how time consuming it can be to create a fantastic look with your hair!  But some days you just don’t have the time.  Which is why we love this super simple hair knot!  All it takes is three easy steps and, ta-da, you end up with a hairstyle that looks good and keeps your hair back!  It’s a win-win!

 

Check it out…
simple knot tutorial

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Skinny Tips: Strawberry Solutions

strawberries for skin health diy face scrub hair mask

 

 

Strawberries are not only deliciously juicy, but they are also wonderful for your skin and hair! Strawberries are full of alpha-hydroxy acids, which helps us slough off dead cells so that new, youthful skin is revealed. These wonderful berries can be used topically to help treat burns and other skin irritations due to their astringent and anti-inflammatory properties. In fact, strawberries were used by ancient Egyptians to treat acne. They are rich in salicylic acid; an ingredient found in many commercial acne creams, thus making them a great natural alternative to add into your skincare routine. Strawberries also help to tone the skin, lighten any pigmentation problems, and keep the skin smooth and supple!

 

Basically, stawberries are amazing!  Which is why we were so excited when we stumbled across these three DIY beauty tips involving strawberries.  So, the next time you have a few overripe strawberries in your refrigerator; don’t throw them away! Instead, use them in one (or all) of these at-home beauty tricks…

 

STRAWBERRY SUGAR SCRUB

Place 2/3 cup of sugar in a bowl and using a fork, thoroughly mix in 1 large strawberry. Add 1 tbsp of olive oil.

 

Massage the strawberry scrub into any dry areas, leave for 1 or 2 minutes and rinse.

 

FOR THOSE TIRED EYES

Just place a few strawberry slices under your eyes and relax for 10 minutes.  It will soothe tired eyes!

 

STRAWBERRY HAIR MASK

You can even give your hair extra shine with a strawberry hair conditioning mask.

 

Simply mash up 6 to 8 strawberries and a tablespoon of mayonnaise together in a bowl.

 

Shampoo your hair as usual. After rinsing, work the strawberry mask through and cover it with a plastic wrap and top it with a warm towel. Leave it for 15 minutes and rinse well.

 

Source: Holistic Beauty

 

Monday, August 12, 2013

Skinny Tips: DIY Exfoliant Moisturizing Mask

With so many products on the market, advertising a lot of the same things, it can be overwhelming to commit to just ONE cleanser, ONE serum, or ONE mask. That’s why we love making amazing products out of the comfort of our own home. We love a mask that exfoliates while it moisturizes and at the same time (being inexpensive and easy to make doesn’t hurt either!) Check out this DIY Exfoliant Moisturizing Mask that you can make tonight at home. Just follow the simple instructions using ingredients that you probably have in your kitchen right now!  Go ahead and give it a try and watch your skin glow…

 

diy exfoliant mask avocado lemon

 

Ingredients:

¼ of an avocado (mashed with fork)
1 slice of lemon (squeezed juice)
½ tablespoon of olive oil
1 tablespoon of honey
3 to 5 drops of your favorite SkinOwl Argan Infusion Oil (optional)

 

Directions:

Use fork or spoon to mix ingredients in a bowl. So simple!
Before you apply, take a warm wet towel and hold over your washed face for 2-3 minutes. This will open up your pores.
Use your fingers or a synthetic foundation brush to apply. The mask may drip, so be sure to have a shirt that you can wash.

 

Relax for 10-15 minutes. Wash well with warm water. Apply moisturizer.

 

Source: The Chalkboard

Friday, August 2, 2013

Skinny Tips: At Home Spa Treatments

We love to go to a spa but sometimes it can get pricey and/or time consuming. Nonetheless, we still need to relax and check out of our everyday stress. In reality, all we need is a little freshening up, which is why we had to share this list of simple At Home Spa Treatments that you can do anytime on your own.  This guide makes it so simple to follow each one.  Plus they are quick and inexpensive!  Check it out…

Diy-At-Home-Spa-Treatment

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Skinny Tips: 8 Ways to Wear a Bow

We admit it, we can be girlie girls here at SkinOwl!  Why not?! It’s fun and youthful and whimsical!  So naturally we couldn’t resist this guide to wearing a bow.  It’s feminine and fun for a fresh, summery look. Bows are everywhere, from Department Stores to beauty supply stores! So, pick out your favorite (solid, stripes, polka dots?) and loop up your lush locks in one of our favorite styles below …

8 ways to wear a bow

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Skinny Tips: Raspberry and Mint Toner DIY

Using a toner after you cleanse your skin and before you moisturize can help tighten your pores and firm your skin. Which is why we love this all natural toner DIY made with fresh raspberries and mint that you can pick up at your local farmer’s market or grocery store! The fresh berries add the beneficial antioxidants A and C into the mix and the mint adds an uplifting aromatherapy and fantastic aroma!  Check it out…

raspberries mint facial toner diy

Ingredients:

1/2 cup chopped mint leaves (or two organic mint tea bags)
1/4 cup whole raspberries (any variety, rinsed)
3 cups water

 

Instructions:

Combine water and mint/tea in a small saucepan. Once the liquid comes to a boil, reduce the heat to a gentle simmer and add the raspberries. Let the mixture simmer for about another four minutes — just until you will smell the strong aroma of raspberries releasing (you don’t want to overcook the berries and have them lose their shape). Remove from heat and allow to cool. Strain the liquid into a container.

 

Application: 

Use a cotton pad or ball to tone your face liberally after washing, using upward strokes.

 

Storage:

Will keep for two weeks, refrigerated.

 

Source: Real Beauty

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Skinny Tips: DIY Coffee Body Scrub

We love a good scrub! Mostly one that is amazing at clearing away all of our dull winter skin, leaving us with a bright, summery complexion. We found a DIY exfoliator so good, you might have a hard time breaking THIS coffee habit. The caffeine in coffee is known to reduce swelling and flush out excess fluid that can make your hands, legs and feed look puffy.  Plus, we love that fresh coffee smell! Here’s a simple and inexpensive coffee scrub that you can make at home and use on your body. Keep it in your shower or even right next to the kitchen sink to help wash away strong smells like fish and garlic that can linger on your hands long after you have finished cooking!

diy coffe scrub

 

Ingredients:
1 cup ground coffee (any kind that you like)
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup olive oil
1 Tbsp fresh ground cinnamon
3 drops your favorite SkinOwl Argan Infusion (optional)

 

Instructions:
Blend all of these ingredients together and store in an airtight container.
To use; massage scrub over clean, damp skin; rinse and pat dry.
The scrub will keep for 2 months if kept in a cool, dry place.

 

Source: A Cup Of Mo

 

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Skinny Tips: Inner “V” Eye Color

We often see eye color applied to the lash line, to the crease, and to the brow bone, but we love the idea of bringing these areas to life by adding a pop of color to the inner corner (or inner “V” due to the shape of the area) of the eye!  In particular, we love this look for the summer.  It is a fun and whimsical way to add color to your eyes! Try it with rose gold, pale blue, mint green, or silver to really turn up the volume!

 

Check out this simple tutorial that we found on The Wonder Forest, it breaks down an easy way to add color to the inner corner of your eye…

blue eyeshadow tutorial

 

Source: The Wonder Forest

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Skinny Tips: DIY Tomato and Lime Face Mask for Oily Skin

If you’re looking for a super simple face mask made from basic, natural ingredients, then we have found the perfect DIY for you! This Tomato and Lime DIY face mask couldn’t be easier or more affordable!  Check it out…

 

oily skin face mask

Ingredients: 

2 tablespoons of freshly-squeezed natural lime juice

1 half tomato

3 to 4 drops of your favorite SkinOwl Argan Infusion: Lavender (optional)

 

Preparation:

Mix the lime juice and the tomato in a blender or food processor.
Process until the ingredients form a thin paste, approximately 15 to 20 seconds.
Application:

With a clean brush or fingertips, apply a thin layer of the mixture to the skin.

 

Wrap a towel around your shoulders to prevent getting the mixture on your clothes.

 

Leave the lime and tomato mixture on the skin for 15 minutes before rinsing with cool water and applying your regular moisturizer.

 


Nature’s Secrets:

The citric acid that is in the lime will help neutralize the oil production in your face, and to tighten your pores! It also keeps skin PH level in check.

 

The tomato can help protect against sunburn and skin ageing caused by sunlight exposure.

 

Source: Face Lift Au Natural