Thursday, July 7, 2011

Four Beauty Secrets Using Honey

Honey is known as nature's nectar. It's most commonly used to sweeten teas and pastries. However, honey can be used to in several ways to help your skin look and feel beautiful!

Besides being sweet honey also has antimicrobial properties. Apply a small amount to an acne outbreak to get rid of the bacteria and heal the skin.

Pure honey can be used as a mask. Apply a teaspoon of honey to your entire face and allow it to sit for 15 minutes. Once the honey is dry, proceed to rinse your face thoroughly with warm water. Your skin will be soft and glowing!

Skin Toner
Add 1 tablespoon of honey and a peeled and cored apple to a blender. Pulse mixture until the consistency is smooth. Apply mixture liberally to the face. Allow to sit for 15 minutes. Gently remove with warm water and follow with a face moisturizer.

Dark Under Eye Circles
Mix equal parts of almond oil and honey in a container and gently apply to your dark circles before bed. Wash face as usual in the morning. This mixture works to lighten dark circles and nourish skin naturally.

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Ask Tia Tuesday

This weeks Ask Tia Tuesday question is from Brittany M. Brittany asks: 

I love playing in makeup! I've had my cheap brushes for a while and I think I'm ready to invest in some expensive ones so my makeup will look flawless like JHUD's.  Is there a particular  brand that you suggest I purchase? 

Hi Brittany! Thanks for your question! Makeup brushes are a great investment, but you don't necessarily have to purchase the most "expensive" set or brand. I use brushes from different brands such as MAC, Sonia Kashuk and even some ELF Cosmetics brushes. Contrary to popular belief, creating a flawless face is not a direct result of using an expensive makeup brush. The key to a flawless face is more about your technique.