Thursday, April 17, 2014

How to make your own anti-aging face mask

Every girl needs a natural face mask at least once a week (if you don't, please start today!). Face masks are a great way to cleanse and nourish the skin on a deep level. There are many skin care face masks on the market, but almost none are chemical free (read more about the dangerous ingredients of beauty products here). Please do not fall for wise words and "natural" packaging, it's all about the ingredients, and 9 out of 10 ingredients do more harm than good for your skin. But not to worry, you can easily make your own face mask at home! It's super fun and 1000% safe.

Today I'm sharing a face mask recipe from Hungry for Change. You'll love it! Follow this powerful face mask recipe to nurture and pamper your skin, making it smooth and vibrant. It's full of antioxidants and beautifying properties to ensure radiance.

Love,
Lucia

Face mask Recipe by Hungry for Change

1. Cacoa

Cacoa, the raw material for chocolate has recently been rediscovered to be one of the most nutritious foods on the planet. Raw cacao in its purest form has the highest amount of cancer fighting, disease busting, premature age destroying antioxidants on the planet.

While chocolate used to be known to cause acne, it has since been recognized that the milk in chocolate (or a whole list of other ingredients that make up your average chocolate bar) is the cause of acne. In fact, it has recently been discovered that putting milk in powerful foods such as tea and chocolate keeps the antioxidants from being absorbed.

The Mayans and the Aztecs called chocolate the food of the Gods. In addition to its high levels of antioxidants, it contains ingredients that regulate mood, increase libido, and leave us feeling peaceful, relaxed, and full of love. If you can get raw biological cacoa powder, it is best. If you can't get it, simply use pure, unsweetened cocoa powder.

2. Avocado

Many anti-aging skin care products use avocado oil for its anti-aging properties that create youthful, glowing skin. It defends against carcinogens and other elements that can cause disharmony in our skin.

It is also rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which is anti-inflammatory (inflammation is one of the biggest causes of aging) and is a potent moisturizer. Avocados increase the elasticity of the skin.

3. Green Tea

Green tea is consistently being hailed as a powerful antioxidant, and is one of the people of Okinawa Japan's secrets for longevity and vibrant health. Putting it on directly on the skin is equally potent.

4. Honey

Honey is a great anti-bacterial agent, will open up the pores, and will deeply cleanse and detoxify the skin leaving the skin baby smooth. Raw honey in its purest form is incredibly antiseptic, antibiotic and antifungal. In many cultures it is used to treat ulcers and burns. It is an astounding natural preservative.

Unprocessed honey found in ancient tombs was determined to be used to preserve bodies. It keeps foods fresh and moist longer and prevents spoilage.

It is great for the consistency of the mask will make it sticky and smooth

5. Oatmeal

Oatmeal naturally exfoliates the skin to remove dead skin cells, leaving it soft and smooth. Oats are a good source of many nutrients including vitamin E, zinc, selenium, copper, iron, manganese and magnesium. Oats are also a good source of protein. Oatmeal is also well known for its healing properties. In many cultures it is used topically to treat psoriasis, dermatitis and eczema.

Mix them all up

Mix one mashed avocado, 3 tablespoons of raw cocoa powder or cocoa powder, 2 dessert spoons of raw honey or honey, and 2 tablespoons of oatmeal flakes. Infuse green tea in a small cup of hot water and let it cool. Add a splash to the mixture, or enough to make it into a paste.

Treat Your Skin

Apply on the face, gently massaging it so that oatmeal can start exfoliating the dead skin cell layer. Leave it on for about 20 minutes and rinse off with luke warm water.

Source: Recipe by Hungry for Change, Images: Google

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Fashion Flashback: Anna Sui Spring 2011

Anna Sui's Spring collection 2011 is definately one of my favorite collections ever! Her collection included the baby doll dresses, the handkerchief-hemmed skirts, and the print mixes...Boho heaven! The blend of western and folksy hippie style of the collection totally blew me away. I've seen this show so many time, it is absolutely ridiculous! Will forever remember this collection. What do you think of Anna Sui?

Love,
Lucia

Image Source: Google, © Anna Sui

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

New In: Free People - April Catalog 2014

A new month of Free People gorgeousness! The new Free People Catalog for April 2014 is here! This months catalog is so beautiful, one of the prettiest I've seen so far. You might have heard it before, but Free People is a dangerous place :), and it will always be! Lucky me I can't get too much due to high custom fees (Dutch customs, you suck!!!), but if I was a US citizen, I'd be 100x broke by now hihi. These are my favorite pieces, never seem to get enough! Which do you like the most?

Love,
Lucia

Image Source: Free People

Friday, April 4, 2014

April Inspirational Quotes & Music

Sharing some Inspirational Quotes & Music today to kick-start April. Spring is finally here. April is my favorite month of the year, concerning the weather. It's also my birthday month, which makes it a little less "fun"... getting scary close to 30 right now. But what the heck, you are as old as you feel right?
Here are some of my favorite new quotes from my Wise Words Pinboard collection and another good old 90s classic from my favorite bands in history, Nirvana - Come as you are. If I coudl go back in time... the 90s it will be, oh my, how I miss those good old 90s! Don't you?
Hope you'll get inspired by these beautiful quotes. Lay back, close your eyes, enjoy the song... and let go. It's weekend!!!

Happy April everyone!

Love,
Lucia

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Star Mela Heaven

Last week I bumped into another AWESOME webstore. Expensive, but hey.. I-don't-care! So funny how I keep on finding these hidden treasures... well, dangerous places actually. Star Mela is a brand from the UK with bags, clothing and accessories that will haunt every Boho girls' dreams. Especially the bags I can't resist, it's ridiculous.

Sharing some Star Mela bags heaven today. Aren't they to die for?

Love,
Lucia

Source: Star Mela