Sauce making has a long tradition in our family, once a year three ginormous pots of tomatoes adorn the barbecue at Mum and Dad’s and spend the day simmering and being stirred to finally create a delicious accompaniment to many a pie. Here's some pics from our recent sauce making day!
Wednesday, 6 March 2013
DIY Beauty Treatment - Poor Woman's Pore Peel!
When I was younger I used to raid the pantry and mix up my own beauty treatments – I specifically remember a facial scrub using rolled oats! It has been a while since I’ve done anything along those lines but when I was trawling pinterest this week I came across a little recipe that I couldn’t resist: Make – your – own pore mask/peel. Here’s the link http://petitelefant.com/how-to-pore-strips/
This inspired me so I’m giving it a crack this morning while bub’s asleep and pre-schooler is at swimming lessons with his dad, here goes….
1 tablespoon or Gelatin and 1 tablespoon of milk – mix and microwave for 10 – 15 seconds.
Hmm, smells kind of manky and looks a bit like vomit, and you do have to apply it straight away because it starts to go even clumpier. I used an iceypole stick.
|Akward Selfie - How embarassing.|
The waiting game – around 15 minutes – you can feel your face going harder than Channing Tatums abs in that feelgood stripper flick. I actually prefer Chris Hemsworth in Thor, but I digress.
Ok now for the fun part, peeling. Ouch, it hurts as it gets those tiny hairs on your cheeks – on the upside my face does feel like a baby’s bum, and you can see what has been ripped out if you hold the peeled bits up to the light.
|The peeled-off bits|
I wouldn't try this if you have sensitive skin. Oh and don’t get it anywhere near your eyebrows or you may end up rocking a weird brow fashion, which is fine if you’re planning on auditioning for the role of Lisbeth Salander in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
Maybe next time I’ll just do my nose/forehead but overall this is a winner. If you give it a go let us know!