Monday, April 27, 2015

I swear by the natural lemon-glycerine toner for my skin  

I am a dark-skinned girl and while I simply love my complexion, there are times when I lose that glow, making me look dull and tired. While the sun plays havoc with my skin, the humid weather, pollution and dust just adds to it. What do I do to keep my skin looking fresh, glowing and acne free? My handy glycerine-lemon toner does the trick.

The lemon in the lotion cleanses my skin, prevents acne (since it has potent antibacterial properties), is a natural bleach (which makes it great to get rid of a sun tan), nourishes my skin with vitamin C, making it glow naturally and helps reduce the appearance of blackheads. You may also like to read about the aloe vera and lemon lotion to beat a sun tan.

Glycerine, on the other hand, helps moisturise my skin, keep it supple and acts as a natural cleansing agent.

Glycerine, on the other hand, helps moisturise my skin, keep it supple and acts as a natural cleansing agent.

How to make and use this mix:

This lotion has glycerine and lemon juice which makes it extremely simple to make and can be stored for a long time.

What you need:

    Fresh lemon juice
    Glycerine — you can buy this at any local drug store.
    A glass container — It is essential that you use a glass container for this mix as the lemon in this lotion can erode a plastic container. Also the acidic components tend to leach out the toxic chemicals in the plastic, making it bad for your skin.

How to make it:

Take some lemon juice and add it to an equal proportion of glycerine. If you want to make a small quantity to try first, take about two tablespoons of glycerine and add two tablespoons of lemon juice to it — this should be enough for about two applications. Now mix this well and store it in a glass bottle.

How to use it:

Once you are done for the day and get home, wash your face well with a face wash. If you follow a cleansing and toning regimen, use this mix instead of your toner. Once you have washed your face pat it dry and pour out a little bit of this lotion (as much as you need for your face and neck) on your palm, and using your fingers apply it on your face. Make sure you apply and massage it into your skin using circular motions. Once this is done, leave it on and get some sleep.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Milani Rose Powder Blushes

Milani Cosmetics is a long time favorite of the My Beauty Bunny writers being that they are cruelty-free and produce great products.  I was more than excited to try the Milani Rose Powder blush because they look absolutely gorgeous even before you lay a brush on them! Seriously just gorgeous with the pressed rose design that you may have to force yourself to take the first swipe at it. The packaging is elegant but sturdy and stays safe from contaminants and breakage with its satisfying click-close top.
I was sent three colors to test, Romantic Rose (dusty mauve/rose), Coral Cove  (fun, bright coral), and Tea Rose (soft pink).  I found the pressed powder formula to deposit just the right amount of color and is buildable so you don’t have to worry about looking clownish within the first swipe. It usually took me about two to three swirls and swipes to get the amount of color for my medium skin tone. Romantic rose applied the lightest and needed three swipes while Coral Cove appeared the brightest within two swipes. No complaining here since I use a super soft blush brush to apply! I used it over a CC cream or medium coverage foundation and found that using both Tea Rose and Romantic Rose together was my most favorite look.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

This college student manipulated her body 126 ways to prove a major point about beauty

How do you define beauty? University of Oklahoma student Kelsey Higley is showing the world vastly different beauty ideals and our desire to change to fit them for her school project, titled Manipulated.

Kelsey took one photo of herself and digitally altered it 126 different ways to fit different beauty ideals. She made her waist smaller and her eyes bigger, then her chest larger and her hips smaller. She's manipulating her body in different ways to show her own struggles with beauty, and the way the media is always changing what's considered beautiful. Big, doll-eyes and curves are "in" today, but what about in 20 years? Or 30? "The work is a commentary on not only these unrealistic idealizations of beauty, but also women's desire to be attractive," she said in her artist statement.