"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on."
Hi everyone, I discovered this amazing product, waxelene, that I now will never live without. Waxelene is an alternative to petroleum jelly and is composed of four ingredients, organic soy oil, beeswax, vitamin e oil, and organic rosemary oil. Waxelenehas a creamy texture that melts with your body temperature, much like cocoa butter or coconut oil, just softer. Waxelene also has a delightfully yummy smell that I absolutely love. I bought my 9 oz jar of Waxelene at Walgreens for about $11.00. Why am I in love with this product? Because it does almost everything! Being all natural also doesn't hurt :). The jar states that Waxelene is used for skin protection and moisturizing, chafing prevention, makeup removal and many other household needs. My favorites uses for Waxelene: 1.) as lip butter. A little goes a long way. If you like, you can spoon waxelene in a small airtight container and take wherever you go. 2. Feet mask right before bedtime. Apply to feet and cover with cotton socks. Your feet will be baby soft when you wake up. 3.) night eye cream. 4.) moisturizer for those dry spots, like the elbows or over washed hands 5.) moisturizing mask. Apply on cleansed skin, then wipe off with a warm wet cloth. 6.) Moisturizing hair mask. Dampen hair, then apply a generous amount, covering all the strands. Leave on for at least 30 minutes. Shampoo and rinse off.
"People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."
Hi everyone, I love the idea of using natural ingredients for the skin. I often use the face wash below. It is simple and inexpensive to make, but very effective. Face Wash Recipe: 1.) In a clear bottle, mix 1/3 castor oil, 2/3 olive oil. (Castor oil can be found at CVS, Target or Walgreens for about $2.00 a bottle). I like to use organic ingredients and they are a bit more expensive. You can find organic castor oil at natural food stores like Whole Foods. 2.) Shake to mix the two. 3.) Can be stored in room temperature for many months. Directions for Use: 1.) Wet face with warm water. 2.) Generously apply the cleanser to face with hands. Massage face to break down the makeup. 3.) With a warm, wet cloth, gently wipe all traces of makeup.
4.) Rinse with warm water, if needed.
It may seem unusual to use two types of oil for cleansing the face. Castor oil actually has antibacterial and anti viral properties. Castor oil is also a great emollient that is readily absorbed by the skin. Olive oil, known as liquid gold, is one of the best anti aging moisturizer, packed with antioxidants. Combine the two and you have a highly moisturizing, yet cleansing face wash. Best of all, it's all natural!
I'm sure that you have probably come across the infomercial about Luminess Airbrush Makeup System and wondered whether this would be a good purchase. I purchased mine after seeing a lengthy infomercial and became convinced that I needed the Luminess Airbrush System.
The Luminess Airbrush Cosmetics System comes with the airbrush machine, 2 foundation shades (.55Fl oz), Primer (.25 Fl oz), Brightening Glow (.25 Fl oz), Blush, Bronzer (.25 Fl oz), Instructional DVD, and a pamphlet. I haven't seen the DVD, but I have read the directions.
The Luminess Airbrush Cosmetics System is fairly easy to use. I was able to combine the 2 shades of foundation to achieve my desired color. To do so, you place the amount of each shade in the airbrush and mix by bubbling the foundations. With a cloth, you close the tip and release the lever. This causes the foundation to bubble back and mix thoroughly. Once the foundations are mixed, you apply with the airbrush in a circular motion. It takes some practice to get the hang of pulling the lever. The rule of thumb is, the lighter the pull, the better. Less foundation will come out of the airbrush for a more flawless look.
1.) The infomercial was not lying. The Luminess Airbrush Cosmetics System really does give a flawless finish that traditional liquid makeup does not.
2.) You can mix foundations to achieve the desired tone.
1.) It takes time to clean. Cleaning well after each use is important because remnants of the foundation can clog the system.
2.) Fairly expensive. Plus you have to buy the Luminess products when you run out.
3.) Requires practice.
Overall, I am happy with the Luminess Airbrush Cosmetics System. I do not use it everyday because clean up requires time and effort. I would, however, use Luminess Airbrush for special occasions.