Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Feed Your Beauty: Gluten-Free Conversion Chart

Some studies have shown that a Gluten-Free diet can be beneficial to your skin.  Wheat is one of the top eight most allergenic foods, according to the Mayo Clinic, and allergic reactions are always highly prone to show up on our skin! Therefore, eliminating excess Wheat Flour may have a positive impact on your skin!  As a result, we are giving you our favorite Conversion Chart. If you like to cook and bake, this chart is a great resource that can help you easily substitute Wheat Flour for other ingredients that are Gluten-Free!  We recommend printing it and posting it up in your kitchen…
gluten free conversion chart

 

 

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Promos: The Parliament Has Launched!

IT’S OFFICIAL! Our brand new VIP Skincare Community, The Parliament, has LAUNCHED! Be the first to watch our Exclusive Behind the Scenes Video below to get a special sneak peek into The Parliament directly from the SkinOwl herself!

 

 

Not yet a member of The Parliament? Click HERE to sign up!

 

Friday, March 29, 2013

Skinny Tips: Winged Eye Tutorial

Winged eyes are all the rage right now! We love how you can go big with this look for a night out or keep it subtle for everyday wear.  Enjoy one of our favorite tutorials, which shows you how you can get a softened,  toned-down version of the winged eye, and then take it to night! Take a look…
winged eye makeup simple tutorial

You can pull this look together with a selection of colors from 100% Pure’s Fruit Pigmented Eye Shadows!  These shadows are made from all natural fruit & vegetable pigments! All the antioxidants and vitamins in fruits are in the actual color, so you will be applying all the healthy nutrients of the fruits directly on your skin! Delicious!

 

100 percent pure fruit pigmented eye shadow

 

Click HERE for product info!

 

Friday, March 29, 2013

Skinny Tips: Natural Honey Lemon Blackhead Removal

Blackheads can be an unpleasant, and very persistent, problem!  As a result, we found a fantastic natural remedy that is simple and can be made with items that you might have in your kitchen right now!  Go through your pantry, grab the ingredients, and give it a try!
get rid of blackheads honey lemon natural remedy

Here is what you’ll need:

-Half a lemon

-Honey

 

Add 3 to 4 drops of honey to the lemon.  Then rub the lemon directly on to the blackhead prone areas of your face. Leave the lemon and honey mixture on your face for 5 minutes and then wash it with cold water.  (Added bonus, lemon juice is also known to fade other marks/spots on the face and honey is a natural moisturizer!) Depending upon skin type you might want to try this method 1-2 times a week in order to see results.

 

As with any skin treatment, always test a small area on your skin first to make sure that you don’t get an allergic reaction.

 

Source: Stylebees

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Promos: The Parliament Launches April 1!

It’s almost time! Our brand new VIP Skincare Community, The Parliament, is launching THIS Monday, April 1st!

 

parliament

 

The Parliament is an exclusive, members only, interactive forum completely dedicated to skincare and designed to be the ultimate beauty and wellness experience!

 

Membership definitely has it’s privileges…  Inside The Parliament you will have access to confidential and one-on-one consulting with the SkinOwl herself.  Members will be able to enjoy exclusive VIP discounts on products from the best beauty and lifestyle brands, AND be able to view never before seen how-to videos filled with the latest tips and tricks for skincare and makeup application.

 

You can become a member by registering HERE.  There is a monthly membership fee of $4.95 that will be debited from your credit card at the beginning of each month.  All members are automatically entered to win first-class prizes from the SkinOwl’s favorite beauty and lifestyle brands; a drawing will take place at the end of each month when the winner will be announced.  The first giveaway for the month of April is for THREE FREE MONTHS OF GOODEBOX…

 

goodebox three free months

 

So what are you waiting for?!  Sign up HERE today and get ready to indulge on April 1st!

 

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Wise Words: Say Yes

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We love Ms. Tina Fey!  And we couldn’t agree more with these wise words. Often times, we end up talking ourselves out of things when we over-think them.  What would happen if you just said yes? Ask yourself, “What would be the best case scenario? What would be the worst case scenario?” Once you set yourself up for both sides, there will no surprises you can’t tackle! So go ahead and say yes every once in a while instead of analyzing the situation. We bet you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the results!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Skinny Tips: DIY Watercolor Nail Art

We love the nail art trend, but it can get a little pricey to constantly visit the nail salon! As a result, we found this easy Watercolor Nail Art tutorial that you can do at home. It looks professional without the time and money it takes to go to the salon! We love colorful & affordable tricks that keep us fabulous from our heads down to our watercolored toes!

 

diy watercolor nails

 

You’ll need:

 

3 nail polishes

 

Sponge

 

Piece of paper

 

 

How to get the look:

 

Paint your nails with the base colour, and make sure the nails are dry before the next step.

 

To prepare the sponge, use an ordinary makeup sponge and cut one sponge into six small pieces because you’ll only need a small piece.

 

Place a small amount of polish on a piece of paper, and pick up some polish with the sponge.

 

Dab a few times on the paper to get excess polish off the sponge.

 

Tap the sponge on your nail a few times.

 

Repeat step 3 to 5 using other polish.

 

Apply top coat to smooth the lines.

 

 

DIY Source: Small Good Things

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Wise Words: Falling Into Place

falling apart falling into place

 

Have you ever looked back at a difficult situation and thought, “if that hadn’t happened, then I wouldn’t be where I am today?”  Sometimes when things seem to be at their worst, that is when the best things are molding and building. Embrace change. Embrace life’s challenges. In the end,  it may be for the best, even if it doesn’t seem like it in the moment!

 

Monday, March 25, 2013

Skinny Tips: DIY Olive Oil and Aloe Vera Makeup Remover

“Taking off the day” isn’t always the easiest thing to do! When it’s time to hit the hay, it’s sometimes the last thing we want to do. Whether it’s a Yes to Cucumbers facial wipe or a cotton ball soaked in cleansing water, taking off our makeup is necessary, no matter how sleepy we get. Makeup left on overnight not only clogs and congests the pores, but also leads to lash breakage if mascara is involved! We’re here to make this process easy and fun! Make your own natural makeup remover at home with easy to find and inexpensive ingredients! Check it out…
diy makeup remover

 

Ingredients:

 

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

 

Aloe Vera Water (most drugstores, heath or grocery stores will carry aloe vera water. If you can’t find it, though, filtered water will work just fine!)

 

A re-sealable bottle (you’ll need to shake up your mixture in this)

 

A few gentle cotton pads (for application)

 

 

Notes:

 

Aloe Vera water comes from the Aloe Vera plant, which is used in herbal medicine for its soothing abilities. It is a cooling agent that helps calm the skin and it contains a plethora of amino acids and vitamins. Since it’s made up of 95% water, you can be sure that it is extraordinarily hydrating and refreshing for your face.

 

Do not be afraid of the olive oil! If the idea of putting olive oil on your face has you uneasy, relax; extra virgin olive oil actually closely resembles your skin’s natural oil production, which means that it won’t clog your pores or dry your skin out, but rather will keep it extra soft and clear it of any impurities.

 

 

Instructions:

 

STEP 1: Pour less than ½ cup of EVOO into a bottle of aloe vera water (make sure the container has a sealable cap for Step 2 to work). A little goes a long way with EVOO because it’s highly potent, so you’ll only need a small amount.

 

STEP 2: You’ll notice that the oil will float above the water. This is because oil is hydrophobic, which literally means “water-fearing.” So before applying, you’ll need to really shake the mixture up and use it right away before the oil and water separate again.

 

STEP 3: After thoroughly shaking the mixture, soak one of your cotton pads with it and gently press it over one of your eyes. Keep it here for a few seconds while it works to break down all the makeup, and then gently sweep it away from your eye towards your ear.  You should notice your makeup is dissolving and coming off with ease.

 

STEP 4: Repeat Step 3 until your eyes are completely clean, and then continue the same process all over your face.

 

DIY Source:  Michelle Phan

Monday, March 25, 2013

Things We Love: Monday Owls

Is it Monday already?

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Do you ever just feel like skipping Mondays?  We often do!  BUT then we just splash a little water on our faces, massage in some SkinOwl Argan Infusion and we feel much better! Life is beautiful, even on Mondays :)

 

Happy First Day to a Beautiful Week!