Oh "HONEY" - where have you been all my life? Yes, I am talking about Bees Honey! This is seriously a miracle worker.
Right before I left for Maui I had a terrible allergic reaction on my face from some new face cream that I tried, which caused my face to break out in a rash. Yes, it freaked me out because I've never had anything happen to my face like that before so I didn't know what to do and the dermatologists that I called didn't have openings right away so I knew I had to find something on my own, and fast! However, everything that I seemed to put on my face (hydrocortisone creams and ointments) just irritated it even more - until my sister told me to put Honey on my face! Yes, like bees honey! I thought she was joking but this worked wonders on my face - so much so that my co-workers asked me if I had gotten a facial the next day!
I bought this Organic Raw Honey from Trader Joes for only about $5.99 and a little goes a long way. I put it all over my face and kept it there for as long as I could - okay, so I went a little extreme and left it on for about 5-6 hours when I had that rash - but the swelling went down drastically and my rash completely went away in about 2-3 days!
Honey has natural healing properties that help to draw bacteria out of your skin while pulling moisture into your skin at the same time. Although it feels sticky when applying it on your skin, it rinses off with water very easily leaving your face glowing!
Added bonus - it works wonders on pimples and prevents scarring too!
You must try this! Here's a quick recipe for a brightening mask:
- 1 tablespoon of Honey
- 1/2 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice (this is optional, but Vitamin C = brighter skin)
- Mix them together and slather on your face and leave on for as long as you can (bare minimum of 30 minutes) but try for at least an hour
- Wash off with warm water. It should rinse off very easily
- Don't forget to moisturize! (You can also try Olive Oil as a moisturizer if you want to keep it natural)
* Please be careful around the eye area since it might drip down your forehead, you don't want the lemon juice getting in your eye. It's also a good idea to keep a damp towel around to wipe off any drips.
It's as simple as that! I still have yet to get my first facial at an actual salon, but since I've tried this mask, I'm not in any rush!
Whoever said glowing skin had to cost a lot of money! ;)
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Thursday, March 21, 2013
It’s not only the name of one of my favorite interior design books, but it’s also one of my favorite color combos of all time. As much as I do LOVE color, I tend to dress myself in a lot of Black but I almost always do add a pop of color somewhere, whether it be my heels, statement necklace, bangles, or a chic colorful blazer (my favorite). However, as much as I would love to rock a pair of black and white striped skinnies this season, I’m a bit reluctant at the moment with my mommy booty to get into those just yet. However, looking at style trends at the moment with my EVP the other day at work inspired me to do a series of abstract expressionist paintings in simple black and white. You saw a bit of this in my “Kaos in Love” series, but I’m doing more of a minimalist chic inspired vibe to my artwork. I’m working on a few pieces at the moment and it should be released in my shop sometime this weekend, but here's a little sneak peek.
Anyhow, I apologize for the delay in postings, this past month I've been feeling like my body has been in a constant battle against this cold that’s been loving to hang around me and my kids this season. That mixed with my seasonal allergies has just been long sudafilled days for me. Anyhow, I hope you all stay healthy and bright, and don’t forget to take your vitamins! ;)
P.S. The 15% off your purchase of $50 or more with code: VTDEASTER is still going on, so come and take a look HERE
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
I've always been a lover of color and working in product development as a colorist for a number of years has definitely given me my fair share of looking at very many Pantone swatches throughout my career. This years Pantone color of the year for 2013 is EMERALD green! What a beautiful color - rich, vivid, classically elegant and timeless. It's one of my favorite shades of green, so I've added a couple more pieces to my VTD Shop for you.
How are you going to add some green into your life this year?
Cheers to 2013,
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Can you believe Valentines Day is tomorrow already? Here's a quick and easy DIY for a Valentines Day card. Keira and I had a blast making it today and all you really need are a couple shades of your favorite Red or Pink lipstick - plus she felt SO special putting my lipstick on! Oh, and follow me on the new VINE app (as Kathy Michon) and you can watch our Valentines Day card come to life!
via: VINE - 6 Second Video Clips
Pink + Gold = L O V E (all on it's own)
Happy "LOVE" day!!!!