Thursday, January 31, 2013

At Least They Smell Good

IMG_2874I’ve decided to get some Pinterest projects out of the way and have had a success for every failure.

The two that I tried the other day were a face mask to help with acne scars and a hair mask to help with dryness.

While I am on day 4 of the face mask with no noticeable changes, my face feels soft, it smells great, and isn’t difficult to do, so I’m continuing it and will reevaluate next week.

Recipe:
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp honey
2ish tsp lemon juice

Directions:
Mix together into a thick paste. Apply on your face for half an hour...or ten minutes if you can't handle the burn! It'll only burn for the first five minutes or so and then it sort of wears off. Rinse the mask off with warm water and moisturize. NOTE: If you have sensitive skin leave out or dilute the lemon.

On the other hand…I hated the hair mask. A lot. It only calls for coconut oil, which I love, and it seemed easy enough. I was wrong. It was difficult to get out of my hair in the shower and once I thought I had the majority of it out, my hair was completely greasy and I couldn’t even brush it. I went through the day with it down as no one was going to see my anyway, and the next day I was so excited to take a shower again. After 3 showers I finally feel like it’s out of my hair and my hair feels no better for it. Would not do this again.

I’m currently working on a dress alteration, bleaching jeans, and stretching out shoes, so hopefully those will turn out well tomorrow!