Showing posts with label DIY. Show all posts
Showing posts with label DIY. Show all posts

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

DIY Banana hair mask and cracked heels healer.

Hair Mask (Treats hair loss,prevents split ends and breakage)

1 banana
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup natural yogurt

Mix all ingredients together. Mash rapidly for a couple of minutes. Let it stay on your hair for 15 minutes followed by hair wash with your favorite shampoo.

Heals cracked heels

 Banana is a good remedy for cracked heels. Take two bananas and  mash it into a smooth paste apply the past onto clean  feet. Leave the paste on your heels for 10 minutes and rinse the feet with luke warm water. Pat them dry and apply your favorite moisturizer ( mine is Coco Butter by Vasiline).The banana will live your feet soft and smooth.

Friday, 16 August 2013

Reduces Cellulite Appearance (DIY Coffee Body scrub)

As I shared in my last blog the benefits of coffee are more than just our favorite wake up boost. Today I share how coffee can help reduce the appearance of cellulite by plumping up your skin. If you check the labels, caffeine is in many of those very expensive cellulite creams ( so why pay more when you can do it yourself at home?). Here's an easy DIY Coffee body scrub that will not leave a dent in your monthly beauty budget :)

What you'll need:

1/2 cup ground coffee
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tbsp sea salt

Mix the ground coffee with the brown sugar and sea salt. Add the olive oil mix well. Quick and easy coffee body scrub DONE!

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Blueberry DIY Face Mask

In my last blog I talked about the great benefits of Blueberries and what they can do for your skin and your body as a whole. Today I will share with you my DIY Blueberry Facial Mask recipe.

This face mask will assist in the elimination of acne, blemishes, pimples and uneven skin tone problems. It will also help in slowing do the aging of your skin. Here's what you'll need...

1/4th cup dried crushed oats
1/4th cup of blueberries
2 tablespoons each of rose water
2 tablespoons each of honey
A pinch of turmeric and lemon
1 tablespoon of olive oil


Blend everything together into a smooth paste. Apply to your face and leave on for 20 minutes. Wash of with lukewarm water.

Your face will feel soft and smooth... Enjoy....

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Anti aging and skin lightning Face mask (papaya)

As promised yesterday.. Here I share with you my favorite Papaya homemade facial recipe. It will keep your face smooth and soft and also leave it even toned.

What you'll need

  • 1/2 a ripe papaya—peeled, seeded, and sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon of tumeric

Mash the papaya in a bowl with a fork until evenly mashed, mix in the other ingredients by hand. Spread over your face, be careful that no mixture gets into your eyes. Let it sit for 15 - 20 minutes. Wipe or rinse your face clean with warm water.

Other products that  contain papaya:

Papaya Body Balm by June Jacobs  - R 490

This unique synergistic action works to soften, protect and penetrate the skin as it replenishes lost moisture. Not only is the papaya scent intoxicating, but it leaves the skin refreshed and revitalized.

For the best result, apply the June Jacobs Papaya Body Balm daily after showering to keep the skin fresh and supple.

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

The Papaya Glow

Papaya is a very nutritious fruit with many benefit to the body. It contains a special enzyme called papain that can kill dead cells and cure skin impurities and is a good source of Vitamin A which acts as an anti-oxidant.
Direct application and eating of papaya will help you achieve smooth, supple and soft skin.

Bellow is are the benefits and ways to use papaya on you body :

  • Use mashed papaya for cracked and sore heels.

  • Applying raw papaya on the face for about 20 minutes helps reduce those nasty pimples and other unwanted blemishes on the face.

  •  Regular consumption or application of papaya also provides a  long lasting shine to the skin.

  • Because of the  Vitamin A papaya helps the skin by reducing the aging signs on the face.

  • You can rub the inside of the peels of papaya on your legs to whiten them.

NB- Tomorrow I'll share my favorite Papaya DIY facial....

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Good bye damaged hair.

There are several things that a person can do when they have dry damaged hair, some opt to chop it all off and then watch it grow back (for some of us this could take a while). However, if the damage was caused by your bad hair habits in the first place  then it might be wise for you to try and fix those habits so that your hair can flourish once again. The remedy does not have to be expensive. So instead of  copping your gorgeous locks off sure to leave your hair healthy.

You will need the following ingredients:

½ cup honey
1 ½  cups water
½ cup organic coconut milk
1 Tbsp olive oil 

  1. Blend the ingredients thoroughly in a food processor and heat in a thick base pot/ pan until warm. Do not overheat. 
  2. Apply to hair from root to tip and then cover your hair with a plastic cap. Let it steam for an hour or more if you desire.
# can be use on all hair types

Friday, 12 July 2013

Be the Queen Bee (DIY Beehive hairstyle)

The beehive hairstyle is a tricky affair to master but everything can be made simple, right ladies? Unlike our lovely celebrities who have a little help with getting the perfect beehive hairdo, we normal girls can only stare in aah. I say... NO MORE!!!

Here's a trick I have up my sleeve for the perfect beehive glam you have always wished for:

What you'll need is :

  • A piece of fabric that matches your hair color ( one that you can tie into a ball)
  • A rubber band
  • Hair/ bobby pins

Step 1

Tie the piece of fabric into a ball and secure any pieces left by rolling the rubber band around it.

Step 2

Pull one small section off hair forward ( leave unteased). Gather a second section about 1- 2 inchs, tease/ comb downwards. Repeat with 2-3 more sections until your hair looks something like this:

Step 3

Add the ball of fabric to your hair. Wherever you place the ball will be where the bump will be. Cover the ball with pieces of hair and pin each piece down. Make sure you cover the ball from all directions until the ball is completely covered.

There its easy as 1, 2, 3

Sunday, 7 July 2013

The Perfect Hair Donut

We all want that perfect bun which is not always easy to master.. Here are a few simple steps which will make your donut  turn heads:

One sock (the longer the sock the bigger the bun - once we've gotten over the idea of attaching our footwear to our heads.)
Two hair bands
Some hairpins ( four or more)

Step 1

Take a sock that almost matches your hair colour. Cut a R5 size hole in the toe and role the sock until there's nothing left to role. - This should resemble a swollen hair band.

Step 2

Pull your hair back in a ponytail at the spot you want the centre of your donut to be, tie hair tightly with one thin hair band. Pull your hair through the centre of the rolled sock, and make sure you leave any of the hair behind.

Step 3

Spread your hair over the sock in all directions so that none of the sock shows. When the sock is fully covered secure your hair with a hair band around your hair and sock.

Step 4

The last step is pin the ends of your hair after they've been wrapped around the outside of the bun.

Wala the perfect Donut Bun :)

Friday, 5 July 2013

Fashion That Hurts

From Gaga to Rihanna, now all over the streets. Yes they have made it BIG.... Still don't get it???...SPIKES

Here are some DIY tips so you can make your own Spike collar...

All you need is a shirt, spikes and supper glue:

1. First place the spikes/studs where you would like them on the collar
2. Then put glue on the spikes and stick them done (don't put too much glue and once they are stuck, they are stuck so make sure you put them in the right place)

Enjoy <3 ***