Spa Day: Turmeric Honey Mask + Under eye puffiness

Sunday is recovery day, I always say!
After a long and crazy weekend, it’s finally time to chill out and prepare yourself for the dreadful…
“Monday”

Tonight I’ll be doing a “Turmeric honey mask” for my face and green tea bags for my eyes.
So, let’s make the mask first.

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As you can see, I got mine for 54 cents.

I purchased my turmeric powder from a local farmer’s market. It’s fairly inexpensive, and I got it in this tub container. You’ll find it in the spices aisle. So check your international markets, Wal-mart might possibly have it, and other local groceries.

I mostly use it for cooking, but it turns out it’s not only great for ingesting, it’s really good for your skin too! It helps even skintone, reduce acne, reduces rashes, maintain the elasticity of the skin and prevent stretch marks,
reduces facial hair growth, reduces swelling, I could go on! But let’s get to the mask making!

Ingredients
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
2 teaspoons flour
1 teaspoon honey (organic is best!)

Instructions
1. Mix the ingredients together in a small bowl until you get a smooth paste.

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2. Before placing it on your face, make sure your hair is out of the way and that you’re wearing a shirt you don’t really care for, because if this stuff gets on you, it WILL stain. Get some towels too. It’s messy.
3. Cleanse your face with one of your usual facial washes, pat dry, then begin putting on the mask.
4. Leave the mask on for 15+ minutes and just relax.

Yes, you will look a little scary! :P

Yes, you will look a little scary! :P

5. To remove it, wash it off with warm water!

Treating under eye puffiness with green tea bags:
1. Boil 2 green tea bags… Just go and make yourself some tea. :D
2. When it’s finished, place the bags together in a plastic bag.
3. Put the plastic bag into the fridge or freezer (don’t forget about them!).
4. Sip and enjoy your tea!
5. Once the tea bags are chilled, take them out, find a place to relax and place them over your eyes.

Leave them on for about 15 minutes or longer. And your eyes should be a little less puffy. You may need to try this treatment a few times if you don’t see any noticeable improvement, or try a different treatment.

I’ve got a bit of an under eye puffiness problem, but I know the cause of mine, and it’s because I’m not getting enough sleep. I need to fix my sleeping patterns!

But, if you’re dealing with this too then here are some other possible reasons:

1. Not getting enough sleep (as mentioned)
2. Allergies (maybe cosmetic? Don’t fall asleep with makeup on)
3. A Cold
4. Sinus Infection
5. Your diet! Salty foods, sugar, not enough water, alcohol, gluten, rice, and caffeine. These things cause puffiness and fluid retention.
6. A night of crying (in this case, it’ll go away is pretty much a few hours- at least in my experience)
7. Stress (Plan more relax days!! Chill out :D)
8. Iron deficiency- Not getting enough leafy green veggies, nuts and seeds are also a source of iron.
9. Kidney problems

And now, here are some possible treatments:
1. Take your butt to bed, get more rest! If you’re like me then it’s time to get your sleeping schedule under control.
2. Eat more vegetables. Broccoli, Cabbage, Lettuce, Basil, Celery, you get the picture? Try to buy them organic, it’s healthier for you… Or better yet, start or own garden!
3. Drink lots of water!
4. Relax, have more spa days. Go for a walk, hike a trail. Fresh air and exercise is good for you.
5. Cold things on your eyes- Green tea bags, cucumbers, chilled spoons, or even ice for a few minutes at a time will help reduce any puffiness.
6. Makeup/Concealer, with the right technique will temporarily hide under eye puffiness. The technique is to create an illusion of a flat surface by only applying the concealer to the shadow of the puffs, not under your whole eye.

 

All this information I found through doing some research on my own. I’m no professional, I’m no doctor. These treatments may or may not work for you. If you have a serious problem you should probably get yourself to a hospital!

Try out this mask and under eye puffiness tips/treatments and tell me how you like them!

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Eye lashes galore!

Sorry, no circle lens pictures just yet, but be on the look out for them!

Instead, I have these eyelashes to show!

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I got them each from eBay.

$.99 – 1.69(the price varies for each lash style)+free shipping for 1 box of 10 false lashes.

Seems legit!

 

You can search eBay yourself for some false lashes like these and find similar deals, but here is the seller that I purchased from:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/181075200299

 

 

I also have these that I purchased from forever 21 a few weeks ago (I believe it might’ve been about $3.50). It also came with its own tube of glue.

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New Circle Lenses + Tips!!

My circle lenses finally came!

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I purchased mine from http://www.eyecandys.com

But before I can wear them, there a few things I need to do…

 
1. Check to make sure they are authentic.
Go to this link http://www.eyecandys.com/authenticity-safety/ on the eyecandys website and it’ll tell you a number of ways to check for fake lenses.

If you purchased GEO lenses, there should be a code on the bottom of both of your capsules.
Scratch the sticker to reveal the code and go to the GEO Authenticating website (geo.fw1860.com). Enter your code there to make sure they’re real!

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If you get this screen:

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You are good to go!!!

If you purchased a brand that doesn’t have an authenticating website and code like GEO does, then just be smart about it.
For example, all circle lenses should read “Made in Korea” or if you put them on and they don’t feel comfortable: TAKE THEM OUT IMMEDIATELY!!

 

2. Go wash your hands. You must ALWAYS have clean hands when you handle your lenses.

 

3. Put your lens in it’s case and soak your lens (not with the liquid in the bottle) with your contacts solution.
You have to let them soak for at least 6 hours, but I’m going to let mine just sit over night.

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So, until tomorrow~! <3

 

(For further details about caring for your lens, go here: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B6cJ4zsWHdHtUzI4VThBOHFuQWc/edit?pli=1)