Sunday, February 14, 2010

At Home Spa tricks

Hello friends.

Its' Spa Sunday again.

Today we have a collection of spa tricks and tips for you from Glamour magazine.

Here we go...

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"To save some money, make your own rose-water toner, which has great astringent properties. Here’s my recipe: For every one firmly packed cup of rose petals, pour two cups of boiling water over the top. Cover and steep until the liquid is cool. Strain, squeeze out the liquid from the petals and refrigerate the rose water in a sterilized jar between use."
Lianne Farbes, TheMakeUpGirl

"Before jumping into the shower, stash your daily body lotion on top of a radiator or heating vent so it’s warmed up when you rub it on. I tell you, there is nothing better than getting out of a hot shower and rubbing on the heated, soothing lotion. Just be aware that your lotion will get much more liquidy when it’s warm, so it might rush out of its container faster."
Petra Guglielmetti, The Girls in the Beauty Department

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"Combine a few spoonfuls of cold cream, two drops of tea tree oil, five drops of lavender oil, a spoonful of olive oil and a banana (for a fruity smell) in a blender. When the consistency is smooth, slather liberally all over hands and cuticles. Then slip hands into a pair of yellow rubber gloves—yes, the kind you use to scrub the tub with. For the softest hands ever, I like to sit down and watch TV with my lotioned and gloved hands underneath a heating pad so that the heat will help my homemade salve penetrate my skin that much more.”
India-Jewel Jackson, GlamBlush

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"When it’s really cold outside and my skin gets a bit chafed, I go home and head straight for the kitchen and dust off my blender. I make myself a hydrating facial mask by blending a little cold cream, yogurt, honey, aloe vera gel and avocado. Using a foundation brush to paint it on my face, I let the mask dry for about 15 to 20 minutes and rinse. Voila! My skin feels refresh and moisturized again."
India-Jewel Jackson, GlamBlush

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"Take a freshly cut lemon and rub gently on rough elbows and knees. The acid in the lemon will soften rough spots on skin and also lighten any dark areas."
Lianne Farbes, TheMakeUpGirl

“The winter months can be brutal on the face. The key to super-soft and well-moisturized skin is a dime-size amount of vitamin E oil on your face under your moisturizer every night. Yes, you will feel a little greasy, but you are going to sleep, so you won’t notice for long. And trust me, your face will thank you in the morning.”
Julia Coney, All About the Pretty

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“Start—or end—the day in a wonderful, slow, quiet, calming, flickering way with a candlelit shower. Make sure the bathroom is dark (close the curtains, if you have them) and light a sweet-smelling candle. I promise, you will love it.”
Joanna Goddard, Smitten

That's about it darlings.

We hope you liked 'em. Let us know.

Smooches to y'all.

Scuttlebutt and Prattle at your services.

4 comments:

SECERT CONFESSION'S OF RAYNE said...

After reading this I think that I need to go pamper myself.....So many good tips Love, I can not wait to try them.......Love ya Theresa

Twisuz said...

I'm looking forward to this hon, I think I'll do the Vitamin E oil thing, and the lemon thing, plus the shower and candle,Sheesh I wanna do all of them!! Thanks so much!

~*MWAH*
Suz

Lori said...

Ahhhhh *runs to my bathroom to take a nice hot shower by candle light* Thanks loves! I always love you tips and tricks!

Scuttlebutt said...

Awww! So glad you all like them!! *hugs to you all*
Oh! And... *coughs* Happy Valentines day! *ducks*.
Hey, if you have a Valentine, you should take that candle light bath with him. *giggles*