Category Archives: Eyes

DYI Home-Spa

Home-Spa Treatments

Healthy skin care begins at home, if your skin looks terrific, you’ll feel beautiful all over. Home-Spa treatments are on the rise, many prefer the intimacy  and comfort of their own home instead of busy spa, for a personalized and efficient treatment

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Let’s improve our skin by bettering our habits

  1. Time is often the cause of neglected and blemished skin.
  2. Frowning, poor diet, and lack of sunscreen, (just to name a few), age and damage the skin.
  3. Lack of water dehydrates the skin by making it look dull and dry; not to mention, damaging our organs and well-being. Drink your 8 glasses daily to moisturize from inside out!
  4. Stressed out? Meditate, take a deep breath and let worry and anxiety flow out of you!

 The 10 minute Therapeutic Treatments

Coco-Shell-Beauty

Cut out coconut flesh, place it in a blender add 1-2 cups of boiling water, and mix for 7 minutes. Place a cheesecloth on face and spread the mixture, leave for 10 minutes, remove it and rinse off with tepid water. Coconut is great for the connective tissues, your skin can feel supple and soft again.

Le-Milk-Energy

Are you a victim of dull and pasty skin? Fret no more, simply walk to your kitchen and open the fridge! Mix 2 tablespoon of milk and lemon together, with a soft brush, spread it over clean skin, leave for 10 minutes, rinse off, and the result? A beautiful, brighter and energized complexion!

Eg-Lem-Lift

Lift up your appearance by mixing an egg white with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, apply evenly to your face, leave for 10 minutes, and rinse. You’ll feel a tightening effect, leaving your skin fresh, with a glowing complexion.

Avo-Dry-Fix

Ripe avocado may smooth and make your skin look younger. Slice up a ripe avocado and place it on the skin, focus on drier areas, leave on for 10 minutes, rinse off with tepid water …. what a soothing experience!

Bana-Kiwi-Glow

Kiwi helps retain moisture in the skin and hair, bananas are natural healers from within. Combine one of each and mix till creamy, apply to the face and leave on for 10 minutes then rinse, you may see and feel an exceptional glow!

Have a great #TBT and thank you for reading and “Pass the Blog”!!!

© Anna L. and A Blissful Skin, 2014. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Anna L. and A Blissful Skin with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

 

Strawberry DIY Facial

Super Cleanser For Oily Skin

Did you know strawberries are

Top 5 tips for oily skin:

  • Cleanse in the morning and night only; more cleansing creates more stimulation to oil glands.
  • Stop eating fast-food! Fast-food is full of oils, which comes out through your pores.
  • Lavender oil helps soothe red acne, breakouts, and calm your nerves.
  • Be sure all products used are oil free.
  • With a kleenex gently blot away excess face shininess.

Strawberries Fields

Here you go! According to WebMd — The tiny strawberry is packed with vitamin C, fiber, antioxidants, and more. The heart-shaped silhouette of the strawberry is the first clue that this fruit is good for you. These potent little packages protect your heart, increase HDL (good) cholesterol, lower your blood pressure, and guard against cancer.

Packed with vitamins, fiber, and particularly high levels of antioxidants known as polyphenols, strawberries are a sodium-free, fat-free, cholesterol-free, low-calorie food. They are among the top 20 fruits in antioxidant capacity and are a good source of manganese and potassium. Just one serving — about eight strawberries — provides more vitamin C than an orange.

This member of the rose family isn’t really a fruit or a berry but the enlarged receptacle of the flower. Choose medium-sized berries that are firm, plump, and deep red; once picked, they don’t ripen further. First cultivated in ancient Rome, strawberries are now the most popular berry fruit in the world. In provincial France, they were regarded as an aphrodisiac. These red gems may be good for your heart in more ways than one.

DIY Strawberry Mask

Mix or blend together the following ingredients for a delicious strawberry mask!

  • 1 cup of fresh strawberries;
  • 1 tsp of lemon juice;
  • 2 part egg whites;
  • 2 tsp honey.

Put on some relaxing music, put your feet up, and chillax for 10 – 15 minutes. Wash the mask off, your skin should feel refreshed and energized!

Hope you enjoyed this little DIY mask. Thank you for reading and as always “Please Pass the Blog”!

 

© Anna L. and A Blissful Skin, 2010 – 2014. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Anna L. and A Blissful Skin with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Eye Love Secrets

“My eyes are an ocean in which my dreams are reflected.”

~ Anna M. Uhlich

Today,  A Blissful Skin’s fan reached out by seeking  eye care advice, naturally, I researched and decided to write a post targeting eye puffiness and possible remedies.  I would like to share a few products and tips with all of you, however, this is for you Emi Jade and thank you for being part of A Blissful Skin community =)

I’ve  heard people say: “Beautiful eyes are the window to the soul”, but is true? If so, what makes eyes beautiful?  Color? Shape? Contour??? What if you have hereditary dark circles and your color is magnificent, are you automatically disqualified from having beautiful eyes? What about puffiness in the under-eye area, or perhaps all around,  due to weather, allergies, lack of sleep, and/or other reasons, are you not part of the “beautiful eyes club”?

My thoughts are, (please feel free to share yours in the comment area below), everyone has beautiful eyes! Taking care of our amazing skin protecting the eyes and surrounding areas  is imperative, sometimes finding the right products can be a costly challenge, and if you have hypersensitive skin like myself, allergies never known to mankind will surface.  I would like to share a few of my favorite products and secrets with you guys.

Please remember  a professional skincare specialist will share any information she or he may have with friends, family, and whomever  asks for it, free of charge of course!

 Puffy Eyes

Puffiness of the eyes may be caused by:

  • Lack of sleep; to function properly we must let our mind and body rest, lack of sleep also speeds up the ageing process, and we don’t want that!
  • Not drinking enough water; our organism needs plenty of water, please drink 6 – 8 glasses a day, it does the body good.
  • Excessive sodium intake; if this is the case, drink plenty of water so you can flush your system.
  • Allergies can be seasonal, contact allergens from household/personal care  products, animals, filters, dust, etc.
  • High blood pressure, certain medical conditions, side effects to prescription drugs. Please seek medical attention, it’s worth it!
  • Stress; learning stress coping tactics is challenging, why not exercise, meditate, and center ourselves? It’s never too late to start.
  • Genetic; sometimes skin conditions may be hereditary, seek advice from you primary care physician for helpful remedies.

 P-H intensive zone

This may sound crazy, not right, unbelievable, yes …. Preparation H works! Why does it work? It shrinks blood vessels which may help with redness for a while, and contains 1% hydro-cortisone, an anti-inflammatory that might temporarily reduce puffiness. Many makeup artists use Preparation H by dabbing small amounts  on the under eye area, helping their clients look awake, relaxed prior makeup application, it’s one of the many secrets of the  beauty industry.

    • Fast, cooling relief from painful burning and itching.
    • Shrinks swollen tissue.
    • Relieves external discomfort.
    • Clear, non-greasy formula with no unpleasant scent.
    • Please CLICK on the image below for ordering details $7.84 

If you don’t believe Preparation H works, check out what Sandra Bullock says!  http://shine.yahoo.com/photos/celebrities-weirdest-beauty-secrets-slideshow/

Cool  Eye Treatment

Have you ever thought about adding an extra step to your weekly mask? Maybe your schedule is packed and you’re pressed on time, how about a 5 – 10 minute eye wrap treatment? I highly recommend this treatment, it works and feels great! Soothes tired eye area, may diminish puffiness under eyes, and may also benefit circulation. Just follow the steps below and enjoy!

  • In a small glass of ice place Intensive Hydrating Mask by Aveda ($27.07) and H2O Plus Night Oasis Overnight Eye Complex ($31.00)
  • Please CLICK on the image below for ordering details.
  • Grab a small ice cube and begin gently massaging the face and eye area  for approximately 2 minutes. This helps calm and sooth the skin.
  • Apply a thick layer of Intensive Hydrating Mask around the eye area, then apply another thick layer of H2o Plus Night Oasis Eye Complex on eyelids and right below them.
  • Now sit/lay down for the next 5 to 10 minutes and relax.
  • Next, wash your face with cool/tepid water and gently pat dry.
  • Lastly, apply your favorite moisturizer and eye cream.

     

 

My Top 3 Favorite Eye Products

Today I’ve shared with you a few techniques targeting eye puffiness. Life is too short,please remember you’re BEAUTIFUL no matter what, embrace your individuality and focus on your inner beauty, which will ALWAYS shine above all. If you have questions/concerns or just want to express your opinion, please leave your valuable feedback, together, let’s continue creating and growing  A Blissful Skincare community.

Please CLICK on the image below for ordering details.

#1  Guinot Age Logic Yeux Intelligent Cell Renewal for Eye  $69.90

#2  BABOR – Anti-Age Collagen Booster Fluid (7 Amp. x 2 ml)  $55.00

The specific BABOR tripeptide activates collagen production. Improves and helps to preserve the skin’s elasticity. Small wrinkles are lifted from the inside and the skin appears smoother. A film of moisture over the skin supplies it with moisture all day long.

#3  DDF Erase Eye Gel   $52.00

A humectant formulation with seven natural ingredients to target under eye circles.  The humectant formula combined with daily massaging application reduces the appearance of dark circles and puffiness.

Thank You for reading, please remember to “Pass the Blog”!!!

© Anna L., Savvy Rules and A Blissful Skin, 2010 – 2012. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Anna L. and A Blissful Skin with appropriate and specific direction to the original content. Please consult with your primary care physician and use your best judgement. The advice given here is not in lieu of medical advice, care, or diagnosis, thank you!

Best Eyeliner and Eye-shadow

“The best thing is to look natural, but it takes makeup to look natural.”
~ Calvin Klein

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder! But isn’t true  beauty also natural? Of course it is! We may cover up blemishes and tired skin with make-up, but we can still look natural and refreshed, right? The answer is always a big  YES!!!

I love make-up. It’s fun and makes me feel pretty. Finding the right products was a little challenging, considering I have allergies and my skin is hypersensitive. My make-up has to stay put for the entire day, or until when I decide to wash it off. Constant touch-up, running eyeliners, smudging shadows, are amongst my biggest pet peeves, and will not stand for them. Does anyone want to look like a losing boxer? What do I mean by that? Hmmmm, walking around with two black eyes? No, not pretty! How about eyeliners that burn your eyes so much, causing them to tear the entire day?  Thanks but no thanks! There are brands which I stick by because they totally work for me, today I’m going to share them with you.  Please CLICK on images for product details and ordering.

1. CHANEL Quadra Eye Shadow – Spices

One essential compact offers unlimited eye looks, with shade combinations that range from matte to satin to shimmer. Versatile smudge-proof formula can be applied dry for subtle shading, or dampened for more intense colour, all with long-wearing results — in even extreme climates. Dermatologist tested.

  • Use one color only for a soft, natural look, two colors for contrast.
  • For a more sophisticated contrast effect, use three or four colors.
  • Moisten color with a clean cotton wool bud dipped in Toning Lotion, to enhance the hold of your makeup.
  • Can be used as an eyeliner, emphasizing the eye in a toning shade.

2. CHANEL Quadra Eye Shadow – Reflets

One essential compact offers unlimited eye looks, with shade combinations that range from matte to satin to shimmer. Versatile smudge-proof formula can be applied dry for subtle shading, or dampened for more intense colour, all with long-wearing results — in even extreme climates. Dermatologist tested.

  • Use one color only for a soft, natural look, two colors for contrast.
  • For a more sophisticated contrast effect, use three or four colors.
  • Moisten color with a clean cotton wool bud dipped in Toning Lotion, to enhance the hold of your makeup.
  • Can be used as an eyeliner, emphasizing the eye in a toning shade.

3. Christian Dior Eyeliner Waterproof – 594 Intense Brown – 1.2g-0.04oz

Finally, a long wearing eyeliner that’s not afraid of water. Each classic shade glides on with precise, mistake-proof ease.

  • This easy-glide eyeliner formula allows for maximum comfort and outstanding staying power, while its integrated sharpener makes it a practical beauty essential.
  • Darker shades add intensity to the eyes, while lighter shades add luminosity.

4. Stila Smudge Pots Liner, Black Cat, .14 oz

One of Stila’s most popular products just added a new shade – Black Cat with champagne shimmer!  Use this limited life shade to create that perfectly defined, sultry eye look that lasts throughout the day.

The Smudge Pot formula is a long-wearing, highly pigmented gel eye liner/shadow formula that allows the precision of a liquid liner or wet shadow, with a soft, modern finish.  The comfortable light-weight formula is perfect for lining, blending, and creating a lash-thickening effect without smudging and smearing.

  • Transfer and smudge-resistant
  • All-day wear
  • No clumping or flaking
  • Easy to apply for lining, blending and lash-thickening
  • Contains a blend of golden, champagne shimmer

Thank you for stopping by, please don’t forget to “Pass the Blog”!

© Anna L., Savvy Rules and A Blissful Skin, 2010 – 2012. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Anna L. and A Blissful Skin with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Eye Love Secrets

“My eyes are an ocean in which my dreams are reflected.”

~ Anna M. Uhlich

Today,  A Blissful Skin’s fan reached out by seeking  eye care advice, naturally, I researched and decided to write a post targeting eye puffiness and possible remedies.  I would like to share a few products and tips with all of you, however, this is for you Emi Jade and thank you for being part of A Blissful Skin community =)

I’ve  heard people say: “Beautiful eyes are the window to the soul”, but is true? If so, what makes eyes beautiful?  Color? Shape? Contour??? What if you have hereditary dark circles and your color is magnificent, are you automatically disqualified from having beautiful eyes? What about puffiness in the under-eye area, or perhaps all around,  due to weather, allergies, lack of sleep, and/or other reasons, are you not part of the “beautiful eyes club”?

My thoughts are, (please feel free to share yours in the comment area below), everyone has beautiful eyes! Taking care of our amazing skin protecting the eyes and surrounding areas  is imperative, sometimes finding the right products can be a costly challenge, and if you have hypersensitive skin like myself, allergies never known to mankind will surface.  I would like to share a few of my favorite products and secrets with you guys.

Please remember  a professional skincare specialist will share any information she or he may have with friends, family, and whomever  asks for it, free of charge of course!

 Puffy Eyes

Puffiness of the eyes may be caused by:

  • Lack of sleep; to function properly we must let our mind and body rest, lack of sleep also speeds up the ageing process, and we don’t want that!
  • Not drinking enough water; our organism needs plenty of water, please drink 6 – 8 glasses a day, it does the body good.
  • Excessive sodium intake; if this is the case, drink plenty of water so you can flush your system.
  • Allergies can be seasonal, contact allergens from household/personal care  products, animals, filters, dust, etc.
  • High blood pressure, certain medical conditions, side effects to prescription drugs. Please seek medical attention, it’s worth it!
  • Stress; learning stress coping tactics is challenging, why not exercise, meditate, and center ourselves? It’s never too late to start.
  • Genetic; sometimes skin conditions may be hereditary, seek advice from you primary care physician for helpful remedies.

 P-H intensive zone

This may sound crazy, not right, unbelievable, yes …. Preparation H works! Why does it work? It shrinks blood vessels which may help with redness for a while, and contains 1% hydro-cortisone, an anti-inflammatory that might temporarily reduce puffiness. Many makeup artists use Preparation H by dabbing small amounts  on the under eye area, helping their clients look awake, relaxed prior makeup application, it’s one of the many secrets of the  beauty industry.

    • Fast, cooling relief from painful burning and itching.
    • Shrinks swollen tissue.
    • Relieves external discomfort.
    • Clear, non-greasy formula with no unpleasant scent.
    • Please CLICK on the image below for ordering details $7.84 

Cool  Eye Treatment

Have you ever thought about adding an extra step to your weekly mask? Maybe your schedule is packed and you’re pressed on time, how about a 5 – 10 minute eye wrap treatment? I highly recommend this treatment, it works and feels great! Soothes tired eye area, may diminish puffiness under eyes, and may also benefit circulation. Just follow the steps below and enjoy!

  • In a small glass of ice place Intensive Hydrating Mask by Aveda ($27.07) and H2O Plus Night Oasis Overnight Eye Complex ($31.00)
  • Please CLICK on the image below for ordering details.
  • Grab a small ice cube and begin gently massaging the face and eye area  for approximately 2 minutes. This helps calm and sooth the skin.
  • Apply a thick layer of Intensive Hydrating Mask around the eye area, then apply another thick layer of H2o Plus Night Oasis Eye Complex on eyelids and right below them.
  • Now sit/lay down for the next 5 to 10 minutes and relax.
  • Next, wash your face with cool/tepid water and gently pat dry.
  • Lastly, apply your favorite moisturizer and eye cream.

     

My Top 3 Favorite Eye Products

Today I’ve shared with you a few techniques targeting eye puffiness. Life is too short,please remember you’re BEAUTIFUL no matter what, embrace your individuality and focus on your inner beauty, which will ALWAYS shine above all. If you have questions/concerns or just want to express your opinion, please leave your valuable feedback, together, let’s continue creating and growing  A Blissful Skincare community.

Please CLICK on the image below for ordering details.

#1  Guinot Age Logic Yeux Intelligent Cell Renewal for Eye  $69.90

#2  BABOR – Anti-Age Collagen Booster Fluid (7 Amp. x 2 ml)  $55.00

The specific BABOR tripeptide activates collagen production. Improves and helps to preserve the skin’s elasticity. Small wrinkles are lifted from the inside and the skin appears smoother. A film of moisture over the skin supplies it with moisture all day long.

#3  DDF Erase Eye Gel   $52.00

A humectant formulation with seven natural ingredients to target under eye circles.  The humectant formula combined with daily massaging application reduces the appearance of dark circles and puffiness.

Thank You for reading, please remember to “Pass the Blog”!!!

© Anna L., Savvy Rules and A Blissful Skin, 2010 – 2012. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Anna L. and A Blissful Skin with appropriate and specific direction to the original content. Please consult with your primary care physician and use your best judgement. The advice given here is not in lieu of medical advice, care, or diagnosis, thank you!