DIY Masks

Ever wanted to try a new mask, but didn’t want to spend too much money, well look no further. I have collected 5 great face masks that you can easily make yourself with things that you have in your kitchen, so here they are.

1.Tropical Face mask – Used to help reduce age spots, wrinkles and hydrates your skin.

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The ingredients:

-1/2 fresh papaya, peeled and seeded

-1 cup fresh pineapple

-1 tablespoon honey (optional)

First juice the papaya and pineapple and strain it and add the one tablespoon of honey. Apply it on your skin for 10-15 minutes.

2.Avocado Face Mask- A perfect moisturising mask

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-1 Ripe Avocado
-1 Egg White – room temperature
-1 Tsp Lemon Juice

Whisk all the ingredients together. Apply on your face for 30 minutes for a nice and hydrated face.

3.Brown Sugar Scrub Mask- Used to exfoliate for glowy skin.Screen Shot 2016-03-20 at 21.46.14.png-2 tablespoons of brown sugar

-2 tablespoons of virgin coconut oil

Mix both the brown sugar and coconut oil, apply to your face in a circular motion and leave it on for 3-5 minutes and rinse off.

4. Milk Mask- For blemish fighting

(Honey helps to kill off bacteria, which will help to prevent future breakouts, while nutmeg acts as a gentle exfoliator perfect for sensitive skin)

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2 tablespoons of nutmeg

2 teaspoons of milk

Mix together and apply it on your skin for  15-20 minutes, then rinse it off.

5.Chocolate Mask- For anti-aging

(Dark chocolate is great for anti-aging and helps with the production of collagen)

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Combine all the ingredients together and layer the mixture onto the skin, then leave it on for 10 minutes and rinse.

So, those were 5 DIY mask, I hope you do try one of these. I think these are really cool and easy mask that has so many benefits for your skin.

x.hipster

 

1 Minute Microwave cookie for 1

With winter approaching comes the need for comfort food. Here is a quick 1 minute microwaveable cookie for one.
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Ingredients: 

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (can be optional)
  • A pinch of salt
  • 2 teaspoons whole milk (you can sub with water)
  • 3 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons semi-sweet chocolate chips

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Step 1:

Mix room temperature butter and light brown sugar in a bowl

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Step 2:

Add two tablespoons of milk + 2 tbsp of flour.

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Step 3:

Add 2 tbsp chocolate chips (or until satisfied) into the batter.

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Step 4:

Spread onto a plate and shape it into a circle.

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Step 5:

  • Microwave for 30 seconds (first) and then 20 seconds (second)- Soft cookie
  •  or Microwave for 30 seconds (first) and then 30 seconds (second) – firm cookie

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I microwaved it for a firm cookie and it turned out looking just like a hot cookie you find in the bakeries.

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   Gooey, melted chocolate goodness…

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This cookie dough is so easy to make and you can make a large cookie just by doubling up the recipe, just add another 30 seconds. The dough can also be eaten raw as it doesn’t contain any eggs.

x. Foodie

2 Last Minute Halloween DIY Decor

Here are some last minute Halloween decorations that can be done by anyone, as long as you have some basic tools.

All you need is: 

  • Squash/pumpkin (fake or real)
  • Apple (fake or real)
  • White, green and black acrylic paint 
  • a paint brush

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Snow White’s Poison Apple:

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(picture from google images)

When thinking of a simple idea using something that is really affordable and accessible, the first thing I found in my fruit bowl was “apple”, and immediately I thought of “snow white” and the poison apple. I remember watching snow white as a child and the scene with the skeletal apple remained in my mind so I decided to draw on from this and create my own version of this poisoned apple.

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Step 1: Follow the outline of the evil witch’s poison apple by using a clean paint brush, brushing on dots or lines just for a basic outline. Acrylics are best because they can be rubbed off with just a little bit of water.

Step 2: Fill in the lines. Do a second coat after the first layer dries.

Step 3:  do some shading, adding droops with black lines. Darkening the drooping “poison” to make it more 3 dimensional.

Step 4: Wait for it to dry and Ta Da!

p.s. You can eat these after halloween (if they have not gone off or are made of plastic) just remember to peel off the skin before consuming.

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Franken-squash:

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(picture from google images)

Franken-squash *giggles. Yes I am very proud of the name XD. I tried to get a small pumpkin in my local ASDA but found that they were way too huge and I didn’t feel like carving one. I found a squash which I plan on making soup with haha after halloween is over  (without the skin of course). So it was a win win, I struggled to get an idea on how to make these squashes more festive, immediately ghosts came up on google but it didn’t feel right. Then I thought that frankenstein’s  head could easily fit.

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Step 1: Follow the outline of the squash and how big you want Frankenstein’s head to be. Use green paint to paint a outline.

Step 2: Once you are happy with the size and shape, fill it in with the rest of the paint. You can be as rough as you want and bumps are fine as Frankenstein was far from perfect.

Step 3: Draw a outline of the dark shape with either a pencil (if you are more worried about accuracy) or a paint brush. It doesn’t have to be perfect as long as you get the basic outline.

2015-10-30 03.43.55Step 4: Fill in the outline with black. Keep looking back to the photo for reference so you don’t fill in the wrong areas.

Step 5: Totally unnecessary but I like how it brings more dimension to Frankenstein’s head. Mix white and green on any palette, plate or in my case receipt to get a highlight, don’t add water. Rub the paintbrush a little onto the receipt before rubbing it onto the forehead, tips of the nose, cheeks and upper lip. If you put too much, don’t fret, just wipe some of it off with a tissue or add some green onto to conceal the “blemishes”

Step 6: wait for it to dry.

p.s you can cut this squash/pumpkin up after halloween (if it hasn’t gone bad and isn’t made of plastic) and make some soup with the innards. Yum!

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Spoooky

x Foodie