Tag Archives: Beauty secrets

DIY: Sugar and Honey Scrub

21 Mar

I might have shared with you all before that I suffer from dry skin especially during the winter. I am constantly researching natural ingredients for DIY facials, scrubs, and moisturizers and this Sugar & Honey scrub is one of my favorites.

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Trust me you will not be disappointed as it exfoliates, and moisturizes your skin and I always find that natural ingredients work best for my skin, who needs added chemicals.

Note: the scrub is good for 30 days and can also be applied to your body especially for the elbows, and heels.

The essentials: Sugar, honey, and olive oil.

You can also learn how I coated my lid with glitter for my bottle here.

Hope you give it a try,
Monica

DIY Moisterizing Facial

11 Oct

Happy Thursday Lovelies,

Now that the weather has cooled off and it is somewhat drier my face suffers, and although I have a naturally matte look my skin tends to get drier during the fall/winter months. One of my favorite facials during the fall/winter seasons is one you can do at home yourself.

The essentials:

Honey

A ripe banana

Lemon

A cucumber (optional I cut up slices and put them over my eyes).

The finished product.

I followed the instructions here.

I have had several facials at high-end spas, but for some reason I notice more of a difference with the facials I do at home.

I hope you give it a try as it has become essential for my beauty regimen.

Until next time,

Monica

Let’s Talk Make-Up: Teal Eyes

9 Aug

Hello Jewels,

With fall around the corner I tend to wear a lot of neutrals with splashes of colors here and there, and on certain occasions I want my make-up to do all the talking which is when I turn to teal eyes. It’s perfect for day, or night, and it looks great on brunettes, blonds, and red heads.

The essentials:


eye primer (I used MARY KAY because it is my favorite skin care line)
eye shadow in a bone color (Lancome-Latte (Matte))
eye shadow brush (MAC)
eye liner (Flirt-14 Bluephoria)
eye blending brush (MAC 219SE)
eye lash curler (it is a must for the silva sisters because we have straight heavy eye lashes, if it is not necessary for you, you are blessed)!
mascara (Lancome L’EXTREME


Rub the eye primer on both your lower and upper eyelid.


Apply the bone eye shadow all over your eye lids and lightly apply eye liner across the entire upper eyelid and underneath your eye. Smudge with blending brush both underneath and above the eye.


Curl eye lashes if necessary and apply mascara.


The results.


What do you think?

Remember to use a nude lipstick or a very subtle lipstick when wearing color on the eyes. I used my favorite by MAC: Sandy B.

Hope you give it a try.

With love,
Monica

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