5 Beauty Tips you Didn't Know About....

Monday, July 02, 2012
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I'm a big fan of trying natural beauty products. And i don't mean products labelled up in your local Boots or Superdrug that claim to have no alcohol, perfume or any other man made product hiding away inside of them. By natural i mean 100% pure ingredient that is found minutely written on the packaging of your favorite beauty bottle. I say, skip the pretty branding and buy the pure source of ingredient(s) that helps your skin out when its in desperate need!


1.      GREEN TEA. Most of you right now are probably rolling your eyes and pulling faces even thinking about drinking it. BUT I’m not asking you to put the acquired tasting tea to your lips. I’m asking you to run a hot bath, pop a 4 or 5 Green Tea bags into the water and brew in it! YES, it works just as well outside the body as it does in! Drawing out toxins, nourishing your body with antioxidants, speeding up your metabolism, healing wounds, tones the skin and gives you a happier mind set. Horrah!

2.      PEPPERMINT OIL. Yep the good old minty stuff comes in a bottle and has more uses than just making your mouth smell fresher than fresh! I recently-ish tried it out on my hair and found it to be BETTER than Moroccan Oil for nourishing those dry locks. (See Post) Peppermint oil is also a superb alternative to your favourite toner; brightening skin, controlling excessive oil and helps prevent clogged pours & breakouts. All you need to do is to dilute a couple drops into some warm water!

3.      OLIVE OIL. This stuff will be your new best friend. And don’t get me wrong it isn’t the healthiest of stuff so it’s a good job I’m not asking you to gulp it down for beauty benefits *gag*. THIS is the best self-tan remover, nourishing body oil, split end disguiser, manicure must have that’s been sitting in your kitchen cupboard screaming to be used in the bathroom.  It is extra nourishing so popping a couple cap fulls into a hot bath and bathing in it will soften the skin. Team it with some exfoliating gloves and your unwanted tan should be gone in no time.  A couple drops into a spray bottle will make a deep moisturising oil spray. Popping a drop into your wash out condition and using it on split ends will disguise them until your next wash. And smearing the oil over freshly painted nails will help protect them from smudges when drying. Taa-dar!

4.      APPLE CIDER VINEGAR. Nope, don’t go Googling the diet because I don’t want you to gulp this stuff down either. Though I do want you to dilute a cap full into some water and swish it around your mouth for a few minutes. That is if you want to whiten your teeth of course.  Due to its acidity level Apple Cider Vinegar does help to remove those pesky stains from coffee, wine and whatever other bugger likes to stick around on your pearly whites. Holland And Barrett sell “Organic Apple Cyder Vinegar” for just under £2 which I’ve used and noticed the difference.

5.      BEPANTHEM. Not just a baby’s secret to a super soft butt or the preferred cream for healing tattoos. This stuff is a lip primer, healing cream, cuticle softener and eye shadow primer in disguise! Use it on its own to super soften lips or just before popping on your favourite bold lipstick to prep for the colour block by filling in the gaps and smoothing out that pout! Also great when manicuring those phalanges to weaken those pesky cuticles before pushing them down. Or pop it in your makeup bag to use as a primer when wanting eye shadow to stay put and glossy.
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13 comments:

  1. Definitely popping a few green tea teabags into my next bath. Great post! :) xx

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    1. Green tea with raspberry is so relaxing too! x

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  2. Amazing post! I'm a Green Tea addict, totally having a GT bath soon. Also, love the Bepanthem tips - I use it for healing my tattoos, always spare left over so I can now put it some use! x

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  4. I'd love to take a bath of green tea- that actually sounds awesome and serene.

    Sincerely,
    Sabrina

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    1. It really is and works a treat on your skin! After ive been in the bath for a while i usually pop the green tea bags over my eyes for an extra de-puffing x

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  5. Really love this post! Such great tips, I will definitely be trying them all! xx

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    1. I figured its a little different to the usual hyped blogger products :) x

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  7. I love green tea! Its amazing for speeding up your metabolism too!
    Where did you get the birdcage?

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  8. Great post Becki - I use Apple Cyder Vinegar on my hair as a clarying rinse and have used olive oil on my skin when I did not have a make up remover. It worked well - like a very basic cleansing oil.

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