Friday, October 30, 2009


My fave song of 2001... Love you doll! <3

Pumpkin Beauty Treatments

Tomorrow is Halloween, but unfortunately the hubby is working so there will be no fun had in this house! Halloween also happens to be the anniversary of our first date…in 2001. Yes, we have been inseparable for eight years and every year is better than the last.

Ok back to I am a big advocate of using natural products on my skin for beauty treatments.  Yes, I have been the one to slather honey and oatmeal on my face, created brown sugar scrubs for my skin and even thrown milk in my bath like Cleopatra. You know what I haven’t used? Pumpkin! Now I know pumpkin is beneficial for skin, containing vitamin A, vitamin C, and zinc. Pumpkin masks have long been used to moisturize and create the softest skin. So instead of trick-or-treating, you can bet I will be sitting at home with my own mask…made of pumpkin.

Here are some pumpkin skin treatments:

Facial Mask
2 teaspoons of canned or cooked, pureed pumpkin
½ teaspoon of honey (used to regenerate skin cells)
¼ teaspoon milk (moisturizes and soothes skin)
Combine all the ingredients and apply to the face, leaving on for 15 minutes. With the ingredients to the pumpkin pie mask, exfoliating and moisturizing is done in one simple treatment! Rinse off with warm water and apply moisturizer.

Body Scrub
½ cup canned pumpkin
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
½ cup brown sugar

Combine all of the ingredients and apply to the entire body, scrubbing gently in circular motions and paying special attention to the knees and elbows. Rinse off with warm water and apply a body cream

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Winter Skin Tips

Okay so being it is now my first winter out here…oh wait, it’s only October, my skin is no longer enjoying all the dewy effects that the coastal air of Southern California once gave it. No, my skin is dry and so un-flattering that it prompted me to write this entry. I figured that researching on the internet about skin tips for winter would help me make my skin happy to be on my body.

#1 Moisturize
We all do it, but when you subject your face to cold winter air, you need to do it A LOT. I have tried various moisturizers since I moved to Denver, and there is only one that is doing the job. Juice Beauty Mineral Sheer Moisturizer is made up of organic ingredients and stays moisturizing my skin long after I apply it. I found it at Sephora, but don’t ask me how much because I just put stuff in my shopping basket when I am there, and then tell the darling hubby to pay for it.

#2 Drink Water
This is a hard one for me. Many dermatologists say the amount of water you drink has no bearing on your skin. But I disagree! My skin looks horrid when I do not drink water, so I am trying to drink at least 64 ounce each day…flavored with Crystal Light. I know, plain water is better but my theory is, if I like it I will drink more of it.

I also use grape water to hydrate my skin before applying lotion or foundation. Caudalie Grape Water is refreshing on my skin and puts life back into it before I head out the door. This too may be found at Sephora.

#3 Avoid Hot Showers or Baths
When it is 20 degrees outside, the last thing I want to do is take a tepid bath or shower. No, I break this rule and take a hot bath, complete with bubbles, salts or fizzes. Unfortunately, the minute I step out of the water, the moisture in my skin stays behind. Apply a thick body butter or cream when you get out of the shower to lock in moisture and keep skin fresh year-round. My fave of the moment? Victoria’s Secret Body Butter.