Monday, September 26, 2011

Chocolate Facial

 Combine beauty treatments with chocolate and you've entered into a whole new realm of pampering. Edible beauty, it's fun yet guilt free decadence. 
 Cocoa has been linked to increased serotonin levels, a brain chemical that makes us feel relaxed.  
 Adam Drewnowski of the University of Michigan says, "We want chocolate in times of stress, anxiety, pain and so on. Chocolate is a natural analgesic, or pain killer." 

 So slather this one on with the kids and relax...
your girlfriends or hubby may be game for this one too!

Chocolate Facial Mask

This recipe is courtesy of Practically Green by Micaela Preston
2 T unsweetened cocoa powder
2 T plain yogurt
1 T honey
Mix all ingredients in a small bowl. Apply to face and neck, avoiding eye area. Kick back, relax and enjoy the delicious aroma for about 15 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.

*(You can kick it up a notch as Emeril would say by adding 2 tbs pureed or powdered oatmeal)

Oatmeal is very soothing to sensitive skin. Honey deeply cleanses your skin, unclogs pores and is a great anti-bacterial agent. Chocolate contains beneficial anti oxidants too! 

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Cat Eyes do double duty @ tarte

Why can't I have it all this fall? What I really need is double duty beauty. 
We are busy, way too busy, so we want more from our makeup these days and we want it to be healthy for our bodies and our planet and give back to eco causes. 

Enter the savvy tarte team with the coolest ideas since sliced gluten free bread!

Give me vitamins in my lipstick (vitamin infused lipsticks by tarte powered by BORBA anyone?)
I desire healing in my concealing and lash enhancing in my liquid eye lining. 

The latest offering from tarte is multiplEYE natural lash enhancing liquid liner
The only liquid liner to define this fall's cat eye that is deeply pigmented, mineral based, waterproof and lash nourishing. 

Wow! I can have it all. Thanks tarte!

Tarte sources ingredients from the Amazon and helps it's people by providing conscious fair trade cosmetics that are ultimately cool to beautify women inside and out. 

"Now, you can line your eyes and enjoy the benefits of our HydroPlant™ peptide, which is clinically proven to increase lash softness, thickness and the appearance of long lashes."