Posts tagged diy beauty

diy: skin firming (recycled) rose face mask

What’s not to love about a fresh bouquet of roses? Not only do roses smell and look wonderful, but their petals actually have substantial amounts of vitamin C, and skin-firming rose oil — it’s astringent properties aid in the tightening of skin and muscles. Plus, with V-Day right around the corner, you’ll have petals to spare. Once your bouquet starts to wilt, take those blooms and use them for your skin’s benefit — a rose petal facial will leave skin feeling firm, replenished and radiant.  The best part? It’s an easy DIY! Once again we enlisted Erica, our  DIY beauty extraordinaire, to share her  favorite rose petal facial recipe! More >

diy beauty: ultra moisturizing cocoa face mask

Winter is probably the roughest season on skin — cold, dry air and  sharp winds do not make for a happy  complexion. And considering that  your skin is your body’s largest organ, we think you’re obligated to pamper it during the harsh winter months. As temperatures dropped to almost 15 degrees here in New York City, we turned to our in-house DIY beauty guru, Erica  for a simple but effective recipe to boost both the health and the moisture levels of our skin. Never one to disappoint, Erica show’s us, and you, how to ‘treat yo’ complexion for a chap-free winter.

I love the winter, but sensitive, fair complexions — like mine —  don’t mix well with fierce chills and low temps. During long stretches of cold weather I try to apply a super-hydrating face mask at least once a week — DIY style, of course. Whipping up a rich, moisturizing facial treatment is a lot easier than you think. In fact, between your bathroom and your kitchen,  you probably already have all the ingredients you’ll need! More >

mint condition

 

Next time you reach for a sprig of parsley to decorate your favorite dish, consider this…mint offers a ton of beneficial properties, aside from freshening your breath. Mint is much more complex than just an ice cream flavor or pretty garnish — it  belongs to a large family of over 30 species, the most common being peppermint and spearmint. Let’s just take a minute to honor this little herb and all that it does for us.

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diy skin saver: the (great) pumpkin mask

If you read tarte talk on the regular, you already know that pumpkins are packed with all kind of good-for-you vitamins and minerals, but this squash’s ability to nourish skin goes beyond nutrition — it’s topical too!  Grab your bottle of maracuja oil and few other natural ingredients  to whip up this super hydrating and brightening DIY face mask.
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cat eyes, sea sirens, and dolls…

Take trashy out of the equation and set a sexy, sultry tone this Halloween with one of these sweet looks:


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in praise of the pumpkin…

 

It’s pumpkin season tartelettes! And while you’re indulging in pumpkin spice lattes and pumpkin muffins, seeds and jack-o’-lanterns, take a moment to reflect on not just how tasty this gourd-like squash is, but it’s good-for-you qualities as well.  Here, our (healthy) top five reasons to love pumpkin: More >

8 best foods for healthy skin

Eye creams,  face peels and cleansers can only get your complexion so far. Truly radiant skin comes from a diet full of healthy fats, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Sounds complicated and unappetizing? It’s not, below are 8 of the most skin-friendly and delicious foods we could find.
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Jen’s Pick: Pumpkin Body Mask

 

Fall is here and pumpkin is back on the menu! And while nothing beats a skinny pumpkin latte, this season try some pumpkin on your body — not just in it.

It’s no secret that stars like Audrina Patridge have been known to favor natural ingredients in their beauty potions. Packed with vitamins  A, C, and zinc,  pumpkin is the perfect gift from nature to  achieve a radiant complexion for fall. And the best part, I’ve got on the info you need to whip up an incredible mask DIY-style in your kitchen. Audrina, if you’re reading, this treat is for you!

October Pumpkin Body Mask

2 cups canned pumpkin

4 tablespoons Greek yogurt

4 tablespoons honey

1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Mix together the ingredients and apply to face for 10 minutes. Once set, remove with a warm face cloth and let your skin shine on.

 

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