I've been making my own facial scrubs for a while now, but until a few days ago I'd never found anything that would give me the moisture I need. I've heard of putting extra virgin olive oil in facial scrubs, but I was alway too afraid to try it! I was terrified that it would clog my pores and give me an awful breakout. I was so wrong! The particles in olive oil are far too large to clog pores. I decided to finally give this a try because my skin gets so dry in the winter, especially around my mouth and nothing I had tried before would get rid of it. I would apply all sorts of moisturizers and scrubs, but my skin would be dry again within 5 minutes.
I've used this scrub only a few times and I can already see a dramatic difference in my skin. When I wash my face with this at night I don't have to apply any moisturizer at all. My skin is still super hydrated in the morning. I may never use store-bought moisturizer again! This scrub did one thing that I hadn't even thought to hope for, it completely evened out my skin tone! I have perpetually red cheeks--well, had! Ah I'm so happy that I tried this. Anyways the recipe is easy. Just three parts extra virgin olive oil to two parts honey plus enough sugar to make it into a paste. I'm telling you, try this! I'll show before and after pics soon.
On to the nails. I tried to do a ruffian the other day, but I didn't like it all all. Luckily I took pictures of just the base color, so I have something to show you. It's Sally Hansen Celeb City all by itself.
I picked up a bunch of new stuff today (amazing deals at Rite-Aid and Meijer) and also made an order to transdesign. Hopefully I'll have time to swatch some stuff soon! I've also decided that my giveaway will be in celebration of my birthday! April 24th, keep an eye open for it!
P.S. - sorry for the text-heavy post :P