Monday, July 23, 2012

DIY: Green Tea ice cube toner

A really easy inexpensive do it yourself green tea ice cube toner/mask.  Green tea isn't only great to drink but also great to use topically.  It's full of antioxidants which help fight against free radicals.  Free radicals form from exposure to such things as UV rays & pollution.  Also green tea helps fight against acne because it has antibacterial & anti-inflammatory agents.

The ice cube will help give you a wake up boost in the morning or on a hot day.  Even help with puffy eyes, tightening skin & making your skin appear smoother.

Items needed:
-Purified/filtered water
-Green tea loose leave or bagged
-Pyrex glass
-Ice cube tray

Heat up the water.  Brew your tea for a few minutes until the waters a dark green.  If you're using bagged tea tear open the bag placing the leaves in the water.  Fill your ice cube tray with the tea. Strain out excess water making it easier to scoop the leaves out.  Take your spoon evenly distributing the leaves through out the tray.  Now place it in the freezer.  Once frozen it's ready to use.

Taking a ice cube out, leaving it to thaw on the side while cleansing your face.  Then rub the cube green leaf side down.  It'll leave the leaves on your face once the ice melts.  You can either wash it off or leave it on as a mask (about 10 min).  If you want an alternative to the ice cube method (either you don't have time or don't want to use something too cold).  Brew your tea & pour it into a spray bottle with out the tea leaves.  Place it in the fridge to keep it cold.  Give your face a few sprays after cleansing your skin or use this to refresh your face in the middle of the day.


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

足リラシート Ashi Rirashito Foot detox pad Overview

The other week we took a spontaneous trip to Don Quijote.  They literally have everything here.  The Ashi Rirashito (Foot Lira Sheet) was something my husband suggest i try.  Since I haven't tried a foot detox pad before I thought why not.  It was 210円  including one set (a pad for each foot).  They have several different scents to choose from.  Lavender to red pepper depending on your preference & reason of use.  The packet I picked up was lavender which is suppose to help calm/sooth you to allow a betters nights rest.

The pads are easy to apply & adhere to the bottom of the foot with ease.  If you are sensitive to scents this isn't over whelming at all.  I applied one to each foot before going to bed.  When I woke up the next morning they had not budged or peeled.  I do suggest removing them in the bathroom.  When you peel the pads off they do leave some residue on your foot from the detox packet as well as some sticker residue.  The packet as well as my foot was damp & the color of the powder changed to a dark color.  It was a little gross looking but I do feel like it did the job.

Overall I did get a better rest feeling more energetic than usual compared to the couple weeks before.  I would wake up twice a night tossing & turning having no energy in the morning.  I would definitely try this again to see if I can obtain the same results.  When I have tested this more I will check back later with final thoughts.


Friday, July 6, 2012

Chanel Spring-Summer 2012 Evening bag (Chevron) Nails

Inspired by a Chanel evening bag from the Spring-Summer 2012 collection.  The pastel blue chevron pattern with a light grey strip on the left & right framing in the pattern.  There's gold ring hardware holding the gold chain strap .  In between two links on the strap there is a CC charm.  Inspired I took this design & turned it into nail art.  I used mint & teal polish to create the chevron pattern.  For the strips on the side I took a mauve-grey polish.  To create the signature CC logo I use a gold polish finishing off the design.

Products used:
-Seche Clear base
-Sally Hansen Hard as Nails in Mint Sorbet
-O.P.I. in Mermaids Tears
-Susie N.Y. #28
-O.P.I in Bling Dynasty
-Revlon Quick Dry Top Coat