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DIY Chocolate Face Mask


Hey guys! Today I have a wonderful mask to share with you that is amazing for the skin. All you need it two ingredients. Yep, that’s right, just two things. Coconut oil and cacao powder. DIY Chocolate Face Mask

| TO MAKE |

Mix 1 tbsp of melted coconut oil with 2 tbsp’s of cacao powder and stir together until combined. This will make a few uses, so you can always make less. Just be sure to use 1 part coconut oil to 2 parts cacao powder.

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| SKIN BENEFITS |

Cacao Powder:

-high levels of antioxidants which promotes cell repair

-firms the skin and prevents against wrinkles and fine lines

-high vitamin and mineral content

-increases hydration

-smoothes the skin

-increased defense of UV damage

Coconut Oil:

-anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial (which is great to keep your pores clean)

-adds lasting moisture without any greasy feeling

-keeps skin clear

-smells amazing!


>>watch my video to see it all in action<<



DIY: Sugar Scrub


If you are into using natural products like myself, making things is your best bet! This scrub is as pure as it gets, and super easy. You only need three ingredients and most are probably already in your pantry. I started off intending this to be a face scrub, but now I think I like it more on my body. I have been using this in the shower all over my body and then apply what’s remaining to my face. You can use a variety of ingredients for scrubs, but I’ll tell you why I specifically chose these three.Sugar Scrub

MANUKA HONEY: This bottle of honey is pure gold. Honey has anti-bacterial properties, which makes it great at cleansing your skin and getting rid of all the gunk that has accumulated in your pores throughout the day. It is also very hydrating and soothing to the skin. After using honey on your face you will notice the texture of your skin will even out over time, and your breakouts will decrease.

OLIVE OIL: I love using olive oil on my face because it is incredibly hydrating and gentle. No matter what your skin type is, olive oil will work for you. I love the feeling my skin has after using this scrub. I rarely need to use a lotion afterward because of how moisturized my skin is.

SUGAR: Raw cane sugar is a great base for any scrub. It does a great job at exfoliating your skin, but is still gentle enough to use on your face.

Sugar Scrub

I fill my jar pretty full with sugar, a few dashes of olive oil and a spoonful of honey. You can vary the amounts depending on how thick your want yours. Watch my video below to see me mix and apply the scrub!


Oil Cleanse Method


Oil Cleansing is great at removing all your makeup and deep cleaning your skin. I usually do this once a week, but you can definitely do this more often if you want. If you wear a lot of makeup everyday, this will really help to get everything off at night. What I love about oil cleansing, is that most of these products are already in your pantry. When I first started using oils to cleanse, I would mix them in a little tupperware bowl. Now I use a glass dropper bottle, but you can use whatever you have on hand. Now let me try to convince you to use this method yourself, because it’s freaking amazing and your skin will thank me. You can watch my video down below to learn more about this super easy and awesome way to clean your skin!

1. This is way safer than drugstore or high end makeup removers/cleansers. This is as pure as you can get.

2. When you use this on a regular basis, you will see your amount of breakouts significantly drop or completely disappear.

3. This will serve as your makeup remover, cleanser, and moisturizer so you’ll save yourself some time at night.

4. The oils will extract any dirt, build-up, and makeup that accumulated over the day way more effectively than a typical cleanser.


Castor oil is a great oil to begin with. Use more if you have oily skin, and less if you have dry skin. Then find an oil below to mix with it. I like using 2 parts olive oil and 1 part castor oil. You can also add a little vitamin E to your mixture.

Apricot Kernel Oil (dry, aging, and normal skin)
Argan Oil (all skin types, especially aging skin)

Avocado Oil (dry and aging skin)

Grapeseed Oil (all skin types especially oily skin)
Jojoba Oil (all skin types, but especially for acne-prone skin)

Olive Oil (for dry skin)
Sunflower Oil (all skin types)

Sweet Almond Oil (all skin types, especially oily)


 

 


Shimmering Bronze Tutorial


Hey guys! Long time no talk! Today I have a fun and festive holiday makeup tutorial. Honestly you can wear this look to so many things. Holiday party, out to dinner, shopping…anything! The face is basically what I’ve been doing for the past month, so you can see what products have been in my rotation. For the eyes I did a smokey bronze look. and added some glitter in the end to amp it up a bit. I hope you all enjoy!


 

Laura Mercier Primer
Cover FX Foundation P40
Beauty Blender
Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer
Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer / Light
Mac Painterly Paint Pot
Inglot shadows for brows / Matte 360 & Matte 327
Cover FX Loose Powder / Light
Alima Pure Bronzer / Sedona
Alima Pure Highlight / Luna
Morphe Eye Shadow Palette / 35W
Physicians Formula Eye Booster
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
Loreal Extreme Extensions Mascara Waterproof
Kevyn Aucoin Eye Liner
Mac Blush / Tenderling
Bobbi Brown Blush / Pale Pink
Mac Sheen Supreme Lipstick / Can’t Get Enough
NYX Glitter Liner

 


Summer Ab Workout


With summer right around the corner it is time to get that tummy of yours nice and tight! There is nothing better than feeling great in a bikini. I teamed up with Andrew’s brother to make an ab workout for all of you. We put together a few highly effective moves that you can do right in your living room. All you need is your own body! I hope you all enjoy this workout and let me know what types of workout videos you would like to see in the future!


 

*repeat one or two more times for an even better workout! 6 pack here you come!


Get Ready With Me: 3-31-14


Monday is here again! I went to the river this weekend with Andrew, and it was sooo relaxing. I really need to get away every now and then. It helps me clear my head and also puts everything into perspective. I was blown away with how calm and beautiful the river was. I kinda of felt like I was in a dream. Even though I have to get back into the swing of things, I am so grateful for all God has given me. It really takes little moments for me to take a step back and question my direction and purpose. For me, it is the simple things in life that give me clarity. This week I am going to try to take a breath every now and then to be present. It is so easy to get caught up in our busy lives, I for one am one to blame! I make so many lists, it’s out of control! But I do enjoy it!!

Today’s tutorial is a go-to look for me, a brown smokey eye, sun-kissed skin, and a glossy pink lip. I also show how to get effortless beachy waves at the end! I hope you all enjoy this tutorial and thanks so much for watching!

FACE-
Hourglass Veil Primer
Total Cover Cream Foundation (P40)
Matte Setting Powder (medium)
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in Sand
Lancome Waterproof Undereye Concealer
Cover FX Bronzer in Suntan
Illuminator (sunlight)
Mac Blush in Springsheen

EYES-
Benecos Eyeliner
Anastasia Brow Powder Strawburn
Japonesque Eyelash Curler
Mac Paint Pot in Painterly
Maybelline Eye Studio
Nyx Two Timer Liner
Tarte Gifted Mascara
Inglot Shadows: Here are all the colors in my palette in order…
Pearl 395
Matte 328 neutral
Matte 337 soft brown
Matte 357 warm brown
Matte 360 grey brown
Pearl 421 copper
Pearl 409 chocolate brown
Matte 327 chocolate matte brown
Matte down 329 brown
Matte 391 black

LIPS-
Kardashian Beauty Joystick in Modern Mauve
Buxom Gloss in April

HAIR-
Cortex Wand
John Masters Sea Salt Spray
Phyto Serum

top: windsor
necklace: wild butterfly boutique (use code KENDRA25 for 25% off)


Gluten-Free Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes


We can all agree that pancakes are amazing, however, gluten-free ones are always questionable. I recently tried a new mix that not even my husband could tell was gluten-free. I added a few touches to make them my own and they turned out delicious! If gluten irritates you like it does me, then this recipe is a must!

What you will need:

King Arthur pancake mix

2 eggs

2 cups almond milk (it adds more flavor)

semi-sweet chocolate chunks

1-2 bananas

organic maple syrup

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