The Burning Mask

I found this face mask on My Yellow Sandbox’s blog a few months back and the reviews on it are amazing! This particular DIY facial mask gives you great results in only a few weeks(or days) depending how many acne scars you have, trying this out myself seemed like a huge barrier to tackle but wash’t as bad as I thought it would be. Please let me know if you have tried this mask and the results you had!

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Ingredients/Needed Supplies:

  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • 2 teaspoon lemon juice(can vary, feel the burn)

Directions:

Mix all ingredients into a thick paste. Apply all over face for around a hour, if it burns too much…THEN SUCK IT UP! Kidding of course, you can wear this mask for as long as you want just remember the more lemon juice you squeeze into the mix the more it will burn.

*For more sensitive skin leave out the lemon juice, it will hurt and peel more skin than necessary.

Let’s Get Naked!!

If you are a huge beauty fanatic as I am then you may have heard a few rumors and have been wandering Sephora’s website looking for evidence but it’s true, a third Naked palette has been created! 

The Naked palettes have been top sellers from the ever so popular Urban Decay and have even inspired an entire Naked line for the brand which include a basic palette, a blush, highlighter  bronzer set, lipstick/liner, etc. But compared to the brand’s previous Naked palettes, the third has more of a rosy to taupe pretty neutral feel to it and even though there is a black shade it seems not to overpower the other soft colors. So yes, you would still be able to create the infamous smokey eye look if necessary, the excitement is overwhelming..I know. You can now purchase the palette on these sites Urban DecaySephora and Ultait’s a Christmas miracle!!!!!!!!

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“Gold Glitter ♥ Nighttime Makeup” by Annie Jaffery

YouTube beauty guru Annie Jaffery creates an awesome look for any time and any season with this gold neutral makeup tutorial. Check out her blog here!

*Picture and list of products used below video*

Products Used In Video

Urban Decay’s Primer Potion

MAC’s Pressed Pigment in “Spot Lit”

Urban Decay’s Naked Palette “Buck”, “Naked” and “Blackout”

L’Oreal’s Voluminous Smoldering Eyeliner

Urban Decay’s 24/7 Liquid Liner

Clinique’s Lash Doubling Mascara

Skindinavia’s Finishing Spray

OCC’s Glitter in “Beige”

L’Oreal’s True Match Powder in N8

ELF’s Blush in “Pink Passion”

L’Oreal’s Infallible Lipstick #112

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A Craft-sy Kind Of Subscription

The other day I was looking through a Pinterest board and came across two monthly DIY boxes that were interesting enough to look into and think are blog worthy!

1. WhimesyBox 

The WhimseyBox is a monthly subscription box that sends supplies, instructions and tips to complete a craft project from your own home as well as a reusable storage box and art print in each box.

Price per month-$15 , you can receive $5 off your first month here

2. Project DIY

Project DIY provides supplies and instructions just like Whimsey but they supply enough materials for 2-3 projects which could explain the difference in price. The one thing I can say I don’t really like with this box is that sometimes you can receive already made supplies so you miss out on the fun of actually piecing together the puzzle of the project.

Price per month $30, receive a free starter kit($20) with the code MJDIY5

Regardless of my reviews please check out both subscription boxes and let me know how you like them. If you are already subscribed let me know how many projects have you completed and what are your thoughts on your box!?

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Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

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Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups of flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350.

In a small bowl, mix flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt using a wire whisk and set aside

In another bowl, mix the cream butter, sugar and peanut butter until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla and mixed until combined evenly. Stir in chocolate chips. Roll cookie dough into 1-1/4 inch balls on a cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Cookies should still be soft, let cool.

Recipe makes 3 dozen cookies!

Fafi x Undiz 2013 Collection

This Popular French graffiti artist Fafi has been a wanted woman for many years now! Fafi has collaborated with MAC cosmetics, Swatch, Married To The Mob, Adidas, Katy Perry and even directed a music video for the mermaid herself, Azealia Banks.

Undiz, a French lingerie shop, has also ben inspired by the girly street vandal. Check out the Spring collection here34f43a771ecd7ce9b64921a0a1964d87.jpg.opt435x337o0,0s435x337413dcd69a165e254a54cc520b495e305.jpg.opt434x332o0,0s434x332

5 Shades of Nude

Since I am writing an article on a new line by Christian Louboutin I wanted to check on something I read a couple of years back and found that I still have the same reaction to the news this day. As everybody knows, Loubs are known for their lacquered red soles, yet in 2011 a lawsuit was filed by the man himself to sue the equally popular fashion and beauty brand, YSL, who used or in other words “violated” the companies trademark on a few shoes in their newest collection. And in the end of it all…….he lost.

As of today, the Louboutin brand is world renowned and loved by many. Yet another iconic and unique idea has been thrown into the world for all to witness; a new line of nude heels. A lot of the time the word nude is depicted as being a pale beige in the fashion industry but Louboutin has broke yet another barrier and created shades that cater to almost every skin tone varying from fair to dark. The collection is now available in stores and online, you can also find your perfect nude by downloading the Louboutin Shades app!Image