Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Things your momma should have told you: dry lips

Hello sweets,

here is a tip that I alway pass on whenever I can, I have a lot of women come up to ask me how do I get rid of dry/flakey lips...its simple. Forget about buying expensive lipscuffs (they really don't work and its a waste of money + you don't know whats really in them).

All you need is...
-1 tablespoon of olive oil (virgin would be great)
-1 teaspoon of sugar

Mix the sugar ontop of the oil and stir with your finger, then dab on your lips and move in a circular motion. This helps loosen the top dry layer, while helping the blood circulation. the Sugar exfoliates while the olive oil conditions, brilliant. cheap, easy and effective.

anyways, speak soon,

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

You don't say....

Here’s an interesting little read I found yesterday regarding airbrushed images in adverts from The Daily Telegraph. It seems British lawmakers are trying to ban photoshopped images after fury arose regarding legendary supermodel Twiggy in an Oil of Olay ad. Images show Twiggy, who’s in her 60’s, as having glowing and radiant skin which is a clear result from having been heavily airbrushed and is looking less then natural without her lines, wrinkles, and jowls (but nevertheless still looking lovely for her age I might add).

Jo Swinson, the MP for East Dunbartonshire, told the Telegraph: Today's unrealistic idea of what is beautiful means that young girls are under more pressure now than they were even five years ago. Airbrushing mean that adverts contain completely unattainable images that no one can live up to in real life.

While I don’t think it will happen anytime soon, it’s interesting to see a general interest in the country’s female youth culture as I agree some airbrush images have gone too far, but honestly I think that a positive female image starts at home. Too many people are quick to blame someone else for their children’s problems (yes, I'm sure I'll change my tune when I have kids, *nodes head* yada yada).

Anyways, Click here to read the full article.

Things your momma should have told you - DYI:Hair mask

Heya sweets,
I though i'd start out easy for you guys. Here is a great tip/trick for deep conditioning your hair. all you need is:

-1 teaspoon of olive oil
-1 teaspoon of brazil nut oil
-1 teaspoon of sesame seed oil
-1/2 teaspoon of honey(if you have long/thick hair double the recipe)

a. Mix all ingredients in a small bowl and place that bowl within larger bowl or saucepan (that is filled up with water that has just been boiled). Leave it here for like 2 mins, this will help to make the mixture smoother and easier to put on.

b. Make sure that you wet your hair first, and then towel dry so that its damp (again this will be easier for the mixture to glide on). Then slowly dip your fingers in the mixture and drag it through your hair starting at the top and working your way down to the bottom of your hair. Be sure to add a bit more of the mixture to areas that are really dry. After that, use a wide tooth comb to brush through your hair but be very gentle as your hair is very vulnerable when its wet.

c. After you've combed your hair, grab a warm towel (stick it in the dryer or over the radiator to warm up), and cover your hair for at least 15 mins. Then wash it out with shampoo and conditioner.

d. Now your hair is deep conditioned. :)

Anyways, take it easy and speak soon.

watching the detectives..

Hello, hope your all well.

Welcome to the first installement of Pretty Luscious' beauty blog where i'll be spilling all the goods and dirt on tons of beauty products/treatments/tricks+secrets/ect. I'll be your beauty guinea pig and try all sorts of lovely (and not so lovely) things so that you can know what to buy/try or avoid.

This should be fun.