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November 2011

DIY

DIY Vertical Nail Designs

November 30, 2011

Try this simple nail design for you to do on your own…

Step 1: Apply lighter color first and let dry.

Step 2: From the middle to one side of the nail bed, apply the darker color. Let dry

Step 3. Apply a thin strip of any bright color in between your two main colors.
…and your done!

OPI nail polish- It’s totally fort worth it ( lighter gray with pink specks)
Essie nail polish- Power Clutch (darker gray)


Beauty Tips, DIY

Let’s DIY- At Home Sugar Body Scrub

November 28, 2011

This project couldn’t have been easier!
Check your kitchen for Sugar, oil, and Vanilla

Sugar- brown, white, raw-depending on the size of the grain you want as a scrub

Oil- I chose grape seed oil for it’s great benefits! An antioxidant, locks in moisture, great for all skin types, easily absorbs in skin, helping fight free radicals and stop some enzymes that destroy collagen: meaning inhibits fine lines!

Vanilla extract is optional- I found that it helped smooth out the consistency of the scrub, depending on the amount and gave a nice scent.

Step 1: Add your desired amount of sugar in container

Step 2: Slowly add in oil, keep mixing until you have your desired consistency. I like mine with enough oil to be able to easily rub on my skin. I kept getting a little bit of the mixture and rubbing it on my hand.

Step 3: A couple drops of vanilla
…and you’re done!

Benefits:  very healing for people with skin conditions such as psoriasis or eczema
-exfoliate the skin and deep cleanse it.
-all-over body scrub and polisher.
-alpha-hydroxy rich to give you glowing skin.
– promote the growth of a healthier; more uniformly colored and textured skin.
-no harsh side effects.
-great for all skin types, especially dry to very dry skin.
-hydrate skin without clogging pores and are absorbed completely in one minute.
-have been shown to stimulate and circulate lymph fluids.
-wonderful for soothing the skin after shaving.
-can replace many skin care products, such as those rough pumice stones.
-act as an exfoliate of dead skin before self tanning, also hydrates the skin, which prevents excessive self tanning being absorbed in those key areas like knees, ankles, and elbows.
-safe enough for frequent use and are non-abrasive enough for everyday use, even for your face, yet the exfoliative agents and oils are strong enough to work wonders on even the toughest, roughest skin.
-can quickly help heal blemishes, absorb the dirt and oil from pores, and balance the natural oils in the skin.
-can soften even rough, chapped, calloused man-hands after only a few uses.
-no need for a separate cleanser and a separate moisturizing product.

Isn’t it great to know you are able to Do It Yourself?

xoxo Azelle

Beauty Tips

Post Thanksgiving Detox!

November 26, 2011

I hope everyone had a fun time during thanksgiving. Feels so good to come together with your loved ones and eat eat eat! I’m sure we ate more than we wanted to. Who could resist a full meal, drinks and leftovers? But in the back of my mind i knew I had to detox! LoL

When would be the best day to detox?
The day after thanksgiving still feels like thanksgiving bc of all the left overs.
But saturday I felt was the perfect day to detox. Remember you are what you eat and I sure felt the food fill me up and break me out.

Here are some helpful at home tips:
-drink ginger tea to help with digestion
-oatmeal is really high in insoluble fiber to help things moving
– drink plenty of water to help the body digest and eliminate waste
-carrot sticks, high in soluble fiber, fills you up helps in digestion
-exercise! Sweating will definitely release toxins from your skin
Releasing toxin gets back your healthy glow!
xoxo Azelle

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Beauty Tips

Cold Weather Wear

November 21, 2011

I love looking at fashion around the world, One of my favorite sites to look at is lookbook.nu you can see what people are wearing around the world in just one website. These are some ideas that you can wear for the cold rainy weather going on around here in LA.

Have Fun!

xoxo,

Alana Dawn

DIY, Hair/MakeUp

Favorites

November 21, 2011

Some of my favorite things…

1.Having my nails done- I did them myself, they were super simple. (I have a tutorial coming soon but for now)

first I painted my entire nail with gold glitter

second I stuck on hole protectors on the bottom half to get the half moon look.

third I painted black nail polish on top of the hole protectors.

fourth I pulled the hole protectors off and got this look :)

2. My Melody Ehsani I’m Fly Bracelet.

3. Being able to layer up my clothes for the winter!

Beauty Tips

Rainy Day Hair

November 20, 2011

I love rainy days, all i want to do is be at home cuddled up on my sofa watching classic movies with the fire place going and drinking my coffee, but with my schedule most of the time I have something to do.

So….on rainy days you don’t want to go through all the hassle of getting ready for it to be washed away by the rain anyway. So go for something like this, a cute ballerina bun and light natural makeup. Wear something cozy, and dress it up with accessories.

Makeup:

All I have on in this picture is Powder on my face, brown liner on my waterline and a coat of waterproof mascara.