Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Homemade Moisturizing Hair Mask

From time to time, your hair needs a little extra love! Today I am going to share with you the recipe of a moisturizing hair mask that condition, add softness and keep your hair shiny and beautiful!

To get started you will need

-       2 tbsp of coconut oil
-       1 tbsp of honey
-       1 tbsp of plain greek yogurt
-       1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
-       10 drops of lavender essential oil

Coconut oil is rich in antioxidants, and has antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial properties. When used on hair, it improves scalp health, fights infections and fungus, supports hair growth; in addition it adds volume and shine to your hair. (also check 10ways to use virgin coconut oil)

Honey is a natural antioxidant, which makes your scalp healthy and stimulates hair growth. Moreover, honey has high sugar content, which helps to retain moisture.

Greek Yogurt, as far as your hair is concerned is its protein content. Protein is essential nutrient to the growth of your hair.

When using Olive Oil on your hair, the oil coats each strand making it stronger and shinier. Olive oil also aids in decreasing dandruff.

Lavender Essential Oil is excellent for preventing itching and dandruff.


1.    Combine all the ingredients together in a medium mixing bowl and mix until creamy and smooth
2.    Lather onto your hair and evenly distribute from scalp to ends
3.    Put your hair into a shower cap and wait for 20 to 25 minutes
4.    Remove the cap, rinse with warm water and then shampoo then rinse again very well.
5.    Pat dry with a towel and let it air dry

My 3 Favorite Maccosmectis Face Combo!

Hello Friends! Today I wanted to share with you 3 M.A.C products that I admire pretty much..

The first product is Harmony. Harmony is a muted rose-beige brown (matte) powder blush. I love using this product to contour. I usually apply it with a 109 small contour brush by mac.

The second product is Soft and Gentle. I can’t say enough good things about this product. It is one of the bests. It gives your face the perfect glow! I use this product with wattsup from benefits cosmetics. Together they make the perfect highlighting combo. To apply the highlight I use 138 tapered face brush by mac.

The third and last product is Peaches. Peaches is a pure peach sheertone powder blush. It gives you a natural lovely blush! I apply it with a 135 large flat powder blush by mac.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Orange Couscous Salad


-       ¾ cup of orange juice
-       ¾ cup of vegetable stock
-       1 tsp of cinnamon ground
-       ½ tsp of ground coriander
-       1 cup of couscous
-       ¼ cup of raisins
-       2 chopped tomatoes
-       1 tbsp of lemon juice
-       1 crushed garlic clove
-       ¼ cup of chopped parsley
-       ¼ cup of chopped fresh mint
-       2 tbsp of olive oil
-       salt and pepper to taste


1.    Combine the stock, the orange juice, the cinnamon, the ground and the coriander in a large saucepan and bring to boil.
2.     Add some salt then put the couscous. Let the grain swell for 5 minutes then add some olive oil and stir with a fork.
3.    Remove from the heat, cover and leave to soak for 10 minutes.
4.    Put the raisins, tomatoes, lemon, garlic, parsley, fresh mint and olive oil I a large bowl and toss well.
5.    Add the soaked couscous and season with salt and pepper.
6.    Your couscous salad is ready to be served!


Sunday, May 29, 2016

5 mistakes you don’t know you are making when applying your makeup!

We all want to achieve this flawless natural look when applying makeup. But sometimes you can make some mistakes that can ruin this look and make our makeup look like fake.

Here are 5 mistakes that you might be making when applying your make and how to avoid them!

Mistake1: You apply your makeup in the wrong lighting

If you are applying your makeup in a dark room or you use unnatural light you will probably discover blending errors once you go to an open door sunny place. 
To avoid this mistake, try to use natural light when applying your makeup instead. Try to apply your makeup near a window, but make sure to look straight into the light instead of letting it hit one angle of your face.

Mistake 2: You wear the wrong foundation shade

If you notice that your face happens to be few shades lighter or darker than your neck in photos, you are probably using the wrong foundation shade.
To avoid this mistake, always try the foundation first on the center of your jawline area along the side of your face. If the shade appears invisible, you have met your match!

Mistake 3: You are over-drawing your eyebrows

Overly drawing your eyebrows make them look unnatural and cartoonish.
To avoid this mistake use a soft brow pencil to add a shape and definition to your eyebrows. But be careful when choosing the brow pencil color.
If you are a brunette, choose a brow pencil that is one to two shade ranges of your hair color. If you have light eyes, pick a darker tone to define, but if you have dark eyes, use a slightly lighter shade.
If you are a blonde, match to the base tone of your hair because the lighter shade will make you look pale and tired.
Finally, if you have black hair, NEVER use a black brow pencil because this will make you look cartoonish and fake, just stick to medium- brown instead.

Mistake 4: You are applying lip liner just to the edges

If you only apply your lip liner to the edges, even if you apply lipstick on top, your lip color will eventually face leaving you with unflattering ring around your mouth.
To avoid this mistake, fill your entire lips with the lip liner.

Mistake 5: You are wearing the wrong nude lip color

Too dark nude lip color will make you look like you are trying to apply brown lipstick and not in a good way. Too light nude lip color will makes you look like a living dead.
To avoid this mistake, if you have a fair or light skintone, try a soft, dusty baby pink or rosy beige nude. If you have a warm medium skintone you can either look for a caramel-toned beige lipstick that is darker than your skin shade or a pinked-tone nude shade that is lighter than your skintone. Finally, if you have dark skintone, pick a nude shade lighter than your skintone to brighten your face and stick to sheer gloss to get a more natural look.

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