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The Kitchen Cupboard Face Mask

18 Jan

I’m always looking for interesting face masks, I love the way my skin feels after washing them off. I have seen a lot of at-home masks lately and combined a few recipes to make my own. This is great because they are items you probably already have in your kitchen!


1/4 cup water
Baking Soda
1 tsp lemon juice

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Combine the water and lemon juice in a bowl and then slowly add your baking soda. Keep mixing it in with a spoon until it starts to turn into a paste.

Scoop it out with your (clean!)fingers and start to gently massage it into your skin. Gently massage for a few minutes and you will start to feel the baking soda turning into less of a paste and more of an exfoliant scrub.

After my entire face was covered, I let it sit for 10 mins and then washed the mixture off with warm water.

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This may be one of the most unflattering photos of me…but I felt like I had to share so you can see what the paste becomes on your face.

My skin was left feeling clean, soft, and tight! I’m going to continue to use this face mask every few days and I’ll let you know if I see any difference in my skin.


Dia de Los Muertos the Halloween Edition

29 Oct
Halloween has been Emily’s number one holiday since birth and when we lived together in Savannah, her love for all things spooky was simply intoxicating. Luckily, this year we were able to spend the weekend together in Massachusetts. Knowing that we would be together on such a special holiday, we got to planning our costumes and decided to go with Day of the Dead.
Face paint – white, black, red and blue
Powder makeup – white and black
Black eyeliner
Loose glitter – optional
Self-sticking jewels
Bobby pins
To start, I picked up some (on sale!) flowers at Michaels and glued them to some pretty hefty bobby pins for my hair.
As you can see I glued the pins to the leaves first.
Then I glued the leaves to the flowers.
Extreme close up! Emily thought it was necessary to get a picture sans makeup.
On the white makeup goes!
Putting on the black makeup.
Lining my eyebrows.
Filling them in with blue to match my flowers.
I decided to go with the red lips lined in black.
All complete!
Emily putting the final touches on her makeup. As you can see, she decided to do some red right around the eyes and went with the full black lips.
Ready to explore all that Salem has to offer! Witches, ghouls and goblins, here we come.
Two girls in Witch City
Uh oh! We got caught practicing witchcraft!
–Heather and Emily Jo
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