BLOGMAS DAY 3 | DIY Honey n’ Oaks Nourishing Sheet Mask

Hello Passionista, 

One of my favorite things to do to my face is using a sheet mask. I mostly use hydrating and detoxifying sheet masks at least once a week. Sheet masks are a convenient  way to treat your skin to something refreshing. All you have to do is open the package, lay the mask over your face and wait at least 15 minutes before removing it. The clean up progress is so easy, all you have to do is throw away the packaging and sheet mask when done. These masks are generally inexpensive and favorite brands to use are Miss Spa, Yes To, and Sephora Brand. 

Although sheet mask are not expensive I found a way to make them myself.  I am a DIY Belle at heart and when I realized  there were simple ways to make my own sheet masks, I couldn’t help myself. 

In this blog, I will be sharing with you step by step how to make your own sheet mask using natural face cotton compressed facial mask, purchased from Amazon

Honey n’ Oaks Nourishing Mask

Ingredients needed: 

1 tablespoon of Honey

1/2 cup of Plain Oaks

2 cup Hot water 

Bowl and Strainer

Compressed sheet mask tablet 

This mask is meant to nourish normal to dry skin. Honey is a natural ingredient that will moisturize the skin. Oaks contains natural anti-inflammatory properties to help treat and prevent rashes and irratated skin.  Together the 2 natural ingredients will nourish and hydrate your normal to dry skin for beautiful health skin. 

Directions 

  1. Heat  1 cups of water (about 250 degrees) and pour in a mixing bowl
  2. Add 1 tablespoon of honey and 1/2 cup of plain oaks to the hot water
  3. Gentle stir twice and let mixture brew for 5 minutes
  4. Use strainer to drain the oats (you may discard oats after draining)
  5. Drop 1 compressed sheet mask tablet in liquid solution. Watch it expand!
  6. Unfold sheet mask and place over your face
  7. Leave on face for at least 20 minutes then remove from face and discard sheet mask 

Tip: Use it cold or warm. 

You can repeat 2-3 times a week, as needed to hydrate and soothe your skin. The remaining solution of this mask can be stored up to 3 months in a cool, dry place. Be sure to keep the jar tightly sealed. 

Bonus: You can add a few drops of essential oils if you desire. 

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Coffee Obsessed.

Hello Passionista!

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Body scrubs are my favorite thing about my skin care routine. I use body scrubs on a weekly basis to make sure my skin stays soft and silky. Because I love products so much, I’m not limited to one specific brand or type.

Lately, I have been interested in this new trend of Coffee Body Scrubs. These are my top three:

 

Coffee Body Scrub from World Market, priced at $9.99

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This product is meant for invigorating, exfoliating and smoothing. The product is a dry scrub, which could be harmful to sensitive skin if rubbed to hard. The scent of the coffee and mint scrub is not the best refreshing scent I would like, but it’s fresh. https://www.worldmarket.com/product/coffee-and-mint-body-scrub.do?sortby=ourPicks&from=Search

 

 

 

Energizing Coffee Body Scrub by ULTABeauty, priced at $18.50

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This product is made with vitamin E, Sweet Almond oil and Coconut oil. Unlike the Coffee and Mint Body Scrub this scrub is not dry, it’s formulated with oils. This scrub is caffeined to energize the skin, infused with natural oils to soothe and nourish the skin, and the vitamin E fights off free radicals. The scent smiles more like the fresh coffee beans.

http://www.ulta.com/energizing-coffee-body-scrub?productId=xlsImpprod16501189

 

Cup O’Coffee Face and Body Mask from LUSH, priced at $11.95

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This product is to kick-start your day with a stimulating blend of fresh ground coffee, kaolin and agave syrup. This product is creamy and calming. I love that these products are freshly hand made by actual people. This product is creamy and thick, unlike the others.

http://www.lushusa.com/face/masks/cup-o%27-coffee/9999905552.html

 

I recommend all three of these items products to you. It’s interesting that they all do the same thing, in three different unique forms. Please see the links above but further details of each item.

 

XOXOXO

Handmade goodies from LUSH

Hello Beauty!

Another day another dollar… And I’m back with another product review… for… LUSH products!!!

 

I just love going into LUSH, the environment is not relaxing. This wasn’t a planned trip- this was a “I was walking in the mall and walked into the store” trip.

 

During my trip I sampled a few products and limited myself to buy only three things

 

Cocoa Butter Massage Bar

Massage Bar Tin

Cup O’Coffee

I absolutely the massage bars at LUSH. My goal is to try them all. Honestly, they feel amazing on your skin. After a long hot bubble bath, air dry and then rub the bar along your skin. The warmth of your body melts the bar just the right amount to coat your skin. The smooth and gritty texture of the bar feels like you’re in a spa getting a massage from a trainer professional.

The tin is an added bonus. The last time I bought a bar and traveled – it melted in my suitcase. Even though I packed it in a plastic bag it made a mess everywhere. So at least with the tin it if melts I can place the tin in the freezer to turn it back solid.

Cup O’ Coffee is a new buy for me. I think this is the first time I seen the product in store. It’s a face and body scrub. I cannot wait to play with this stuff and tell you about it.

 

What’s your favorite LUSH product?

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Mommy and Me By Zii

Hey Passionistas!!!!!

I have something special to share with you all, some spa like goodies I recently feel in love with.

Side Note: I know I have been away for a while. I mean it’s been maybe a month since I last blogged. I have been very busy working on my passion. Hopefully I will have great things to share with you all in the near future.

Anyhow, back to the good stuff.

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Mommy and Me By Zii is a homemade craft shop. Zuri is a ol’ friend of mine from High School (small shouts out to Cedar Shoals High School in Athens, GA). She is a mommy and entrepreneur. In fact, she decided to go into business with her beautiful daughter for, “Mother and Daughter crafting together with a purpose.” Together the Mother and Daughter duo makes skin care goodies that are all natural and good for your skin.

 

 

Y’all know I love skin care products and love to play with different body products. Of course, I had to support this Mommy and Me business venture. So here is what I got:

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The Tea Tree & Charcoal Facial Soap bar is really thick, so it will last a long time. It lathers really good. I use it in the mornings after showering, before moisturizing my face.

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Eucalyptus Mint Ultra Epsom Bath Salt is very soothing in a warm bath with some lavender body oil and a glass of wine.

 

 

 

img_6733I absolutely love the Triple Thick Body Butter. It’s best on my rough skin areas after a shower, like my feet, knees and elbows. I use it mostly at night after my shower, then putting on lotion in the morning before getting dressed.

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The Cold-Press Soap smells so good. It also lathers really well and feels soft on your hands. I usually buy the liquid soaps from Bath and Body Works for my bathroom. But I wanted to try a homemade soap. It’s so good that my best friend decided it was hers and took it from me after I let her try it. You know how best friends are… they think everything that’s yours is theirs too.

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I’d never used a charcoal mask before t but I have been interested in trying one. So I also order the Charcoal & Coconut oil Face Mask, it felt so good on my skin. Because of the coconut oil it’s a little watery- which I liked. I rubbed a thin coat on my face before my shower and let the shower water hit my face to gently rinse it off. Amazing Feeling!

These items and more can be found on Etsy: www.etsy.com/shop/mommyandmebyzii

IG: @mommyandmebyzii_

Contact: mommyandmebyzii@gmail.com

 

Until next time

XOXOXO