Dec 16, 2014

Quick Beauty Tip: MASCARA



Everyone who wears mascara will absolutely love this tip! As you may already know, mascara dries out pretty fast, so to fix that It's quite simple. Just add a three drops of Visine (or any brand of eye drops) into the tube, and then rub the wand around just a little to mix together. The Visine softens the mascara liquid, making it apply as if it were a brand new tube! Try it NOW!!!!! 

Dec 14, 2014

DIY: Coffee Body Scrub

Hey there, FRESH FACE BEAUTIES, coffee is already a daily routine for most of you but, honey get ready to love and need it even more. Believe it or not coffee can help to temporarily minimize the appearance of cellulite by tightening the tissue, plus it's a great body exfoliator. So the recipe for this body scrub is as follows... 

Ingredients
  1. 1/4 Cup Olive Oil 
  2. 1/3 Cup Brown Sugar (sea salt can be used instead)
  3. 3 Tablespoons Coffee Grounds (can be fresh or used)
  4. 1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon (optional)

Instructions
  1. Just mix all the ingredients together.
  2. Store in an airtight container.
  3. Use body scrub on damp skin only, and rinse. 
Notes
  1. Makes approximately 3/4 cup body scrub.

As always I hope this helps :-)

Nov 18, 2014

What does "Paraben Free" mean?

I'm sure you noticed that most of the makeup we love and use says it's "Paraben free". Which is probably why one of my lovely readers asked me a good question.....

Q: When makeup is "paraben free" what exactly does that mean?

A: Parabens are a class of chemicals widely used as preservatives by cosmetic and pharmaceutical  industries. Parabens are effective preservatives primarily for their bactericidal and fungicidal properties. They can be found in shampoos, moisturizers, shaving gels, pharmaceuticals, spray tanning solution, makeup and much more

When looking for a good quality makeup it should be "paraben free" because parabens have been found in breast cancer tumors (an average of 20 nanograms/g of tissue). Parabens have also displayed the ability to slightly mimic estrogen (a hormone known to play a role in the development of breast cancer). No effective direct links between parabens and cancer have been established, however. Another concern is that the estrogen-mimic aspect of parabens may be a factor in the increasing prevalence of early puberty in girls. 


So the next time you walk up to a sales representative for makeup be sure to ask them if the product is Paraben free. The good news it that most cosmetics are jumping on the paraben free bandwagon!


For more info on parabens go to The Good Human



Nov 14, 2014

Does Make-Up expire?


Hey Fresh Faced Beauties...

Have you ever dug in your make-up bag and found some lip Gloss/lipstick you forgot all about, used it and as a result your lips begin to swell or feel tingly? Honey, believe it or not Make-Up does EXPIRE!

The expiration time starts from the time it is opened.


Foundation: 1 year

Powders and shadows: 2 years

Cream shadows: 12 to 18 months

Lipstick, Lip Gloss & lip liner: 2 year

Liquid Mascara & eyeliners: 3 months

Eye & Lip pencils: 3-5 years

Nail Polish: 1 year

Nail Polish remover: Last forever

Shampoo: 2 to 3 years

Facial moisturizer: 12 Months
Concealer: 1 year

Blush/Bronzer: 18 Months

Hairstyling products: 3-5 years

Anti aging & Acne treatment: 3 months to a year. If it changes color then discard!

If the expiration date is not displayed then call the products customer service number.

Make-Up can harbor harmful bacteria that can lead to infections if you don't pay attention to expiration dates. It can also be harmful if you share your cosmetics with friends. So you might want to think twice before you allow your friend to use your make-up.

If your cosmetic product has a slight odor then leave it alone!!! You also want to be careful of where you buy your cosmetic products. Some stores don't have a lot of customers and as a result the owners don't replace products not knowing cosmetics expire. I went to a unpopular little dollar store and purchased some clear Lip gloss. After applying it to my lips, my lips got a rash all over them. (TMI, I know lol) I say all that to say stick with stores who have keep fresh stock of cosmetics or specialize in them. Places such as, CVS, or any drug store, Ulta, Sephora...and well you get the idea.

As always I hope this helps :-) Follow me on Instagram  @facesbymoni

Nov 10, 2014

QUICK Beauty Tip...


HEY Beauties, Simple lifestyle changes like incorporating fruits in your daily diet can give you glowing skin.

Fruits help with Clear complexion; Skin rejuvenation, Natural hydration; Improvement of Skin texture and making the skin appear youthful and glowing. 

Fruits are safe with no side effects and are cost-effective at the same time. 

They are free from toxins and have a host of skin and health benefits.

Oct 31, 2014

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month coming to a end

Today is the last day of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month....

Ladies, early detection is the best protection against breast cancer. Learn about the factors that may affect your risk for breast cancer, and find out what you can do to help detect breast cancer early, when it is likely to be most easily treated.