September 18, 2016

BBC Round Up for 09.16.16

In case you missed it, newsworthy posts from the beauty blogosphere:

  • Color Me So Crazy: Formula X has a sweet new gel system and I have it to show off to you!
  • Beauty by Miss L: Yase Cosmetics Serum with Rhodochrosite Extract & Day Cream with Hematite Extract are freshly made natural products that have only up to 3 months and they need to be kept in a fridge. Leelo from Beauty by Miss L tested these for a 1.5 months and now shares her thoughts.
  • Makeup Obsessed Mom: Need a quick foolproof method to straighten your hair at home? Check out Stacie's post now.
  • September 17, 2016

    PREVIEW: Rouge Bunny Rouge Caliche Eyeshadow Palette

    There's no denying how much I love Rouge Bunny Rouge. Their products look and feel luxurious, it never disappoints. I'm pretty stoked to find out one of the products for Autumn is the Caliche Eyeshadow Palette.

    August 28, 2016

    REVIEW: Hada Labo Tokyo Replenishing Hydrator

    It took me a long time to make up my mind on what the Hada Labo Tokyo Replenishing Hydrator is. Is it a moisturiser? Serum? What? I still can't quite figure it out. That being said, I still like it. 

    July 29, 2016

    DIY: Aromatherapy Bath Salts

    I was making a fresh batch of bath salts for a craft show I'm joining this weekend... and figured, why not share a basic recipe on how to make it? 

    Bath salts are great for a couple of reasons: Sea Salt helps retain moisture in the skin and makes it feel soft. Epsom salt helps relax your muscles. And the feeling of just soaking in warm water? Ah, heaven! 

    First, you'll want to add equal amounts of Salt in a bowl. Sea Salt & Epsom Salt are pretty basic. If you want your bath salts to look extra pretty, add some Himalayan Salt or Black Lava Salt.

    A cup total is pretty good - that should give you about 3 soaks in the tub worth of salts.

    Next, you'll want to add an Essential Oil. Do some research on what specific aromatherapy benefits essential oils have. I chose Lavender because of its calming properties.  Keep in mind that you only need 10-15 drops of oil for this recipe we're making today. Your body can only handle & absorb so much that a little goes a long way.

    If you want to add herbs, go for it. Just don't go overboard because you still have to clean that off your tub when you're done! A good ratio would be 1 tablespoon herbs to a cup of salt.

    Store in an airtight container and if you notice clumping, just give your container a hard shake or two to loosen your salts.

    You'll need about 3 tablespoonfuls or 1/3 cup of salts to add to your bath.

    No tub? No problem... you can still use these as a relaxing foot soak! ;)