Chocolate Face Mask
The link between food and skin is as clear as your skin will be. So here’s a Valentine’s Day mask you CAN and SHOULD be eating (Now that’s Face Food)! Your skin will feel and look hydrated, smooth, and even toned after this mask, but don’t be fooled, the benefits go way beyond the surface! When applied as a mask, these antioxidant packed chocolate facials have numerous benefits which include cell repair and cell damage prevention. So before you go out this V-Day, enjoy an antioxidant filled evening with a chocolate mask and a glass of red wine. For maximum benefits use 70% or darker!
Simply Delicious Chocolate Mask
- 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon yogurt
- 1 teaspoon honey
Mix all ingredients and apply to clean, dry skin. Keep mask on for 15-20 minutes before washing it off with lukewarm water.
Forget green tea and red wine, studies have found this stuff to be way more anti-oxidant packed. Researchers also found that ingesting cocoa flavanols (the good stuff in dark chocolate) will reduce UV sensitivity and increase skin density, texture and hydration by increasing blood flow! That means your skin can get all the nutrients it needs and stay healthier longer.
MESS FREE Perfectly Kissable Lips!
We are definitely fans of a deep red lip, but who wants to worry about that V-Day kiss getting a little too messy? We’ve got you covered. Here’s how you get perfectly kissable mess free lips!
Perfectly Kissable Lip Scrub
- Honey or Olive Oil (use our favorite from Olives en Folie!)
- Brown sugar
The night before exfoliate your lips with this easy all natural recipe. Just mix the ingredients together and scrub your lips in a circular motion for a minute or two. Then wipe clean with warm water. Your lips will be SO smooth you won’t believe it. Then apply some coconut oil or your favorite lip balm overnight.
Spice things up!
The day of: Add Cinnamon to the mix. This spicy and delicious secret ingredient will plumb up your lips, give them a gorgeous color, and won’t smudge! For some extra color apply a light natural lip liner and some lip tint!
The Scent of a Woman
We definitely agree that too much perfume can be nauseating. So don’t overdo it this V-Day, it should be a subtle scent. Here are 13 beauty mistakes by Allure that turn men off. See which ones you’re guilty of!! Coco Chanel Mademoiselle is one of favorite perfumes, it’s feminine and flirty without being too sweet!
Women often forget that men appreciate natural beauty and sometimes the fake tan, false lashes, smokey eye, and hair extensions can have the opposite of the intended effect. Confidence is definitely the sexiest thing you can serve up! So aim for classy and sassy and let your man see the real you, the one he probably loves more than you know! Give your hair an ‘undone’ beach wave look and make sure your skin is silky smooth with some coconut oil. Our favorite look is glowing and natural. Our best tip to you is to eat healthy Face Food (see some suggestions on previous posts) the entire week leading up to it and trust us, you will glow from the inside out and on the outside!