Sunday, August 4, 2013

Olive Oil Face Care Tips

Since green and natural products have grown in popularity, many new face care brands are on the market. Although companies are hopping on the bandwagon and producing all-natural products, sometimes there are hidden ingredients. Try using a natural ingredient like olive oil. You likely have a great olive oil face product in your home already.
Take a trip to the pantry and you’ll find many different items useful in maintaining healthy skin. For starters, olive oil is a natural moisturizer with no chemicals. Additionally, olive oil face care is simple and it works. Below are a few ways to use olive oil for face care:
Makeup Remover
Remove your makeup with a dab of olive oil on a cotton ball or cotton swab. Olive oil is gentle, perfect for using around sensitive areas like the eyes.
Wrinkle Reducer
Dab a bit wherever fine lines appear. Olive oil has intense moisturizing qualities and can help make lines less noticeable.
Night Moisturizer
After bathing or washing your face, gently massage olive oil into skin. The oil replaces the nutrients lost during the day while you sleep.
Mixing olive oil with sea salt creates a great homemade scrub. Use the mixture to gently brush away dead cells and reveal glowing skin.
Bath Oil
Put a few drops of olive oil into a bath with some aromatic oils like lavender or eucalyptus, and enjoy an at-home spa. Good for both the skin and the senses, this technique allows for moisturizing the whole body.
These are just a few ways to incorporate olive oil face care into your beauty routine. While it may seem strange at first, try it out and experience the benefits.

Friday, July 26, 2013


Kicking off Fashionable Thoughts’ countdown at #12 is Gareth Pugh, SS13. Eerie, poetic, and moody; this collection took not only mine but the breaths of everyone in the fashion world away. Gareth Pugh’s show was one of the most haunting of the season, with the acapella Spanish version of ‘Crying’ by Roy Orbison from Mulholland Driveserving as the soundtrack. What a show – and collection – it was. This is Pugh’s fourth year in Paris, and one could say he is stepping up to the coveted position Alexander McQueen had in the city. Young, determined, British, and with deeply-emotional and psychological work, the two have more similarities than one would first think.
My mind first jumped to three different images when I watched Pugh’s show. The first, Diane Pernet from ‘A Shaded View on Fashion’ wearing one of her gothic morning veils; the second, Nick Knight’s take on Devon Aoki in Alexander McQueen for Visionaire; and the third, the rare, solemn mood you could find in a pause in one of Federico Fellini’s films.
This collection and show deserves mention at #12 not only because of the incredible beauty it had, but because of the massive leap forward Gareth Pugh had taken through this, and because of the fact that this was the moment he became great in my eyes. The question stands; will he be able to top this next season?

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Solution for Splitting Ends

They can be met more often in long hair than in short and make life miserable for the ones who have decided to let their hair grow long.
They appear more often in dry and lifeless hair, with extreme dye usage and too strong and frequent brushing of hair.
The healing of splitting ends is just one – cutting them.
The main reasons for the appearance of the splitting:
- During the hair growing process, natural grease may not be able to reach hair ends and thus the ends become quite vulnerable to outside influence.
- Your hair ends have been systematically exposed to sun, they have gone through much washing with shampoo and have been burnt by the hot stream of hair-dryer or straightening instruments, as a result of these, they have become dryer and fragile prone to splitting.
- Not enough cutting maybe the most common reason. Prevention is better than healing!
- Aggressive and frequent dying also leads to splitting of hair.
- Low quality brushes and combs increase the problem.
All the above does not mean that you have to run every other week to the hair-dresser’s to cut your hair ends. If you take proper care about it, you can to certain degree prevent the unpleasant splitting of hair.
 Tips for avoiding end splitting:
- Use products for prevention from splitting ends
- Use nourishing masks for the entire hair, especially if your hair is chemically treated or if you shape it frequently with a shampoo
- Cut it regularly
- Do not expose your hair to hot hair-dryer stream, neither to aggressive combing or brushing with improper comb or brush. Do not hesitate to invest into expensive hair comb, it will pay off.
-  Wash your hair after physical exercises. Perspiration salt is not good for your hair.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Strawberries mask

The   fruit benefit for your skin:
- A fresh papaya pack acts wonderfully for tanned skin as it loosen the top layer of dead cells. Mix papaya with potato, which contains Vitamin A, and apply on skin for an instant tan removal.
- A grated cucumber pack mixed with coconut water is a brilliant calming agent for sunburn skin which is red and irritated.
- If you are in a habit of drinking coconut water everyday, dabbing the water on your face will help lighten dark spots.
- Honey and banana mixed together come together as a great hydrant to bring life back to dull skin.
- Coconut oil is an excellent moisturizer that works from deep within your skin. Make it a part of your daily beauty routine.
Strawberries - About 6 ripe, medium-sized
Milk - 2 tsp
Oats - 1 tsp
Honey – ? tsp

  Mash strawberries with a spoon. Add  milk, oats , honey and mix well
. Apply it on the face and leave on for about 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water.
- Condensed coconut milk made into a thick paste can be applied under the eyes to lighten and hydrate the skin. This takes care of fine lines around the skin.

Dark under eyes

How to get rid of black under eyes

Boil the water add the lettuce leaves and let it stand for ten minutes when it's cool down use cotton ball and put it on your eyes covering all the area leave it for ten minutes and rinse with warm water do it three times a week for best results