Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Removing Blackheads - Trying Out a Homemade Egg White and Coffee Filter Mask

Still not satisfied with the results of the Joey New York Peel-Off Masque that I ordered in October (see blog post here), I sought out alternatives. Not finding anything I was willing to buy, I searched for home recipes, and an egg white mask seemed like the easiest option. Thanks to the ladies at Crunchy Betty, Handmade Reviews, and MakeupAlley, I came up with the following...

I started with a facial massage using DHC's deep cleansing oil, then cleansed with DHC's mild soap and my Clarisonic Mia. Next, I opened my pores by soaking a wash cloth in warm water and holding it to my face. Each time the washcloth started to lose its warmth, I ran it under warm water. I dedicated about three minutes to this step.

For the mask, I used the whites of one egg and tore up one coffee filter. I spread three layers of egg whites over my face (I was careful around the eyes and mouth) using my hands. Then, I covered my face with the coffee filter pieces and added two more coats of egg whites on top of that (see a pic of me covered in gooey paper). It took my mask about thirty minutes to dry. Off it came. Any remaining egg was washed away with warm water, then followed up with my usual night time toner.

My results? Noticeably clear pores. I will definitely try this method again.

To receive 20% off your skinstore.com order, use code HEARTS20. The deal ends Monday, February 11. I am re-stocking on my Topix Gly Sal pads. If you suffer from cystic acne, I highly suggest you read this blog post. I am also trying out a Borghese eye cream.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Outfit Featuring GAP Dolman-Sleeve Scoop Top

CLOTHES: J. Crew cardigan, GAP tee, Levi's jeans (review)
JEWELRY: Sheila Fajl necklace (more info), Crewcuts bracelet
ACCESSORIES: J. Crew belt, Tory Burch flats (review), Louis Vuitton cosmetic case

Still in the market for plain tees, I picked up this GAP tee in a size xs. Tall and petite sizes are available online. Approximate measurements of the xs before washing are: 25" in back, 18.5" in front, 19" width. The material is 100% rayon and very soft. It is best paired with a dark bra (I wore my navy bralette). If you like the look of this shirt, GAP also offers two embellished tops that look similar in size: gray and blue stripes.

Use code GAPSCORE for 30% off your purchase. Expires today.

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