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Grow your Eyelashes & Eyebrows with a Homemade Serum!

DIY EYELASHES SERUM

Longing for stronger & longer eyelashes and for thicker & styled eyebrows? Then you’re in the right place ūüėČ I shared ¬†with my BeautyFoodies Friends last week¬†the homemade eyelashes growth serum I use in order to help my eyelashes & ¬†eyebrows grow stronger & longer using ¬†natural ingredients only. If you wanna too, be the first to be advised on my new homemade remedies or to be always updated on my ¬†beauty tips, make sure to¬†join the fun, ¬†by subscribing¬†here. This formula is not as greasy as the classic homemade remedy which only incorporates castor oil, the most used & known oil¬†for hair growth.¬†You can use this homemade serum on both your¬†eyelashes¬†and¬†eye brows¬†as the pH¬†of this product is 6, but you should check it on your own. All you’re gonna need are these 5 ingredients which will work in sinergy, although you can easily exclude the optional ones. Requested ingredients for 10g: 5g Castor oil – strengthens the eyelashes promoting the¬†growth & discouraging breakage 3g Aloe vera gel – conditions, lengthens & softens the lashes, promoting hair growths too 1g Vitamin E (optional)¬†– ¬†powerful antioxidant, nourishes & conditions the eyelashes 0,5g Panthenol (Provitamin B5) (optional)¬†– acts as a moisturizer & ‚Ķ Continue reading

Make your own moisturizing, all natural, lip gloss!

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Wouldn’t you love to be able to have an all natural alternative to commercial lip glosses? If you too, love to know what you are applying on your skin, then you’ll love these quick & easy lip gloss formulas. Lip gloss is meant to add sheer & color to your lips and it can be liquid or solid. The formulas I share with you in my youtube video tutorial are not only going to ‚Äúdress‚ÄĚ your lips but are also going to moisturize them and protect them from chapping. It’s so easy to tailor them to your personal taste that you won’t ever wanna buy another one. I share with you in my below video-tutorial¬†which are the main ingredients you may need to create your own lip gloss and some of my favorite formulas. You may vary the ratio of the ingredients to obtain shiny, opalescent, glittery, metallic or simply transparent lip glosses. How do I color my lip gloss? It’s is important to remember that the colorants & the fragrances you may use in your lip products (lip balms or lip glosses) have to be lip-safe. We can’t just use any mineral make-up we may happen to have at ‚Ķ Continue reading

Thank You Giveaway

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Hello my beautifoodies friends, I have enjoyed this beautiful spring day by the Lake Garda and inspired by the breath-taking surroundings, I thought you would enjoy this¬†small giveaway. Today is also the International Women’s Day therefore which other better excuse to show you my appreciation for supporting me, by subscribing¬†my youtube channel¬†and reading my¬†blog posts? ūüėČ All I¬†truly want & deeply hope is that my videos and blog posts will help and inspire you & every one watching / reading them, approach a¬†healthier lifestyle and acknowledge how important it is to be aware of what we all are applying on our skin. If you are a long standing beautyfoodie friend you have probably¬†already seen one of my last tutorials in which I shared with you how to do it yourself, saving lots of money, this awesome styling & strengthening eye brow gel. In case you missed it, here it is:   I decided to launch this small giveaway for those of you who are still hesitating whether to give a go to homemade cosmetics or not..I’m so happy with this homemade styling brow gel that I couldn’t not share it with you, therefore here I am, ready to send you ‚Ķ Continue reading

Say good-bye to disobedient & fragile brows with this homemade eyebrow shaping gel!

DIY Homemade Eyebrow Gel

Say goodbye to disobedient, fragile, stressed & brittle eyebrows with this easy DIY homemade styling & strengthening eyebrow gel.¬† I have always been aware of the fact that eyebrows can make or break our look that’s why I have always paid the eyebrows special & regular care by brushing and trimming ¬†them. Sometimes excessive plucking lead to thinning eyebrows over time, but fortunately my eyebrows always grew back also thanks to my other homemade serum I apply each night to get thicker & longer eyelashes and eyebrows. Let me know if you’d be interested in getting the recipe for this serum too. In the past,¬†I’ve always bought drugstore brands, the most recent one was the Tweezerman Brow Mousse which I pretty much loved and which inspired me to try to make my own personalized and 100% natural eyebrow shaping mousse which would not only¬†get my eyebrows in the perfect desired shape, but would also nourish & revitalize them thanks to the active ingredients I added in the formula. My eyebrows are not incredibly bushy, in some places are a bit sparse therefore I chose to keep them long to make them look thicker.¬†I usually apply this gel after I have ‚Ķ Continue reading

The Ultimate Homemade Anti-aging Eye Wrinkle Serum

Happy New 2014 my beautifoodies friends!¬†It’s kind of late, I know, but better later than never, isn’t it so? ūüėČ ¬†Those of you who follow me on my Facebook page, on Twitter or Instagram already received my wishes for a happy, amazing, mind-blowing New Year and now I could finally¬†send you my wishes personally in my below video-tutorial. As I’ve started the new year getting a year older (yeap, my birthday is on the 3rd of January) I’ve decided to dedicate the 1st 2014 video tutorial to an anti-age beauty tip launching also a series of short episodes on the vital vegetable oils that may beautify us inside & out. The evening primrose oil is one of my favorite oils for face care as it is delicate and the ultimate anti-wrinkle oil. It is also known for its soothing, softening and revitalizing properties which prevent skin aging. Evening primrose is a wild, bright yellow plant that blooms in the evening and closes up during the day, a plant native to eastern and central North America. The Evening Primrose oil, also known as oenothera biennis oil is extracted from the seeds of the Evening Primrose plant. This oil is best known ‚Ķ Continue reading

Sensual, Muscle Soothing & Destressing Homemade Massage Candle Recipes

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These homemade massage candles recipes are a blend of skin safe waxes, oils and essential oils that melt at a low temperature, perfect for a warm and soothing massage. If you love scented candles to relax in a cozy and romantic atmosphere make sure to use 100% natural candles. Most of the candles on the market are¬†paraffin candles,¬†made from paraffin wax and/or may have wick cores made with lead. Once burned, paraffin releases carcinogenic toxins such as benzene and toluene into the air,¬†enhancing¬†certain health problems, such as allergies or asthma.¬†Other chemicals are added to make paraffin burn a little longer and look a little prettier. The choice is yours now that you are aware of their toxicity for your health. Why would you even consider spending money on products you’ll never be 100% sure of what they contain when it’s so easy and fun to do them yourself? You‚Äôll be surprised by how amazingly easy these homemade massage candles are to craft. You can personalize them to your personal needs and scent them with the essential oils you most love. Making your own homemade massage candles¬†you are sure you’re using only natural cotton wicks, unbleached and which contain no lead, ‚Ķ Continue reading

Delightful Homemade Natural Solid Lotion Bars

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We’re in late November, and in less than 30 days Christmas is here. Well, in my opinion, it’s never too early to start thinking about Christmas presents. If you’re looking for a¬†Christmas gift to make, these easy to do & delightful homemade natural solid lotion bars will demonstrate your beloved ones they come straight from your heart. You may find similar solid lotion bars in the fancy bath & body stors, but usually they¬†are quite pricey to buy. Making your own presents ‚Ä®shows care, consideration and creativity, all of which are important when it comes to gift giving. And last but not least, there’s nothing as thoughtful as a Christmas gift made with your own two hands. The great thing is that you can¬†personalize every single one¬†of them, making it the color you wish, with as many layers you wish, the scent your beloved ones love and the exfoliating effect you’re looking for and you’re also¬†saving money!!! You’ll find in my video tutorial 2 versions: 1 without wax ( if your winter is cold, you won’t run the risk your lotion bars will melt ) and another one with wax for those of you who have warm and gentle winters. ‚Ķ Continue reading

1.000 Youtube Subscribers Thank You Giveaway

I’ve had this surprise on my mind for the past few weeks and I finally can unveil it hoping that you’ll enjoy the giveaway prizes as much as I enjoyed preparing them for you ūüėÄ Every new subscriber to my youtube channel means a new friend passionate of homemade remedies, handmade cosmetics, delicious healthy recipes and most of all, eager to adopt or maintain a healthy lifestyle. Every email or private message I receive, every comment or feedback on my videos or here on the blog, makes me smile and fills my heart with happiness. They’re like the gasoline I need to keep sharing my passion with the world. It takes a lot of time, patience, energy and most of all passion to keep a weekly rhythm, but reading your emails or messages make it all worth. Therefore: THANK YOU!!! thank you for supporting me, for taking time out of your day to watch my videos and read my blog posts.¬†I just hope my videos will help you and other people too, to approach and maintain a healthier lifestyle and acquire a deeper awareness of what we all are applying onto our body. I’ve wondered what I could give away ‚Ķ Continue reading

DIY: Make Your Own Foaming Facial Cleanser

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Making your own foaming facial cleanser is easy and a lot cheaper than the commercial cleansers. DIY foaming facial¬†cleansers do not contain chemical additives and aggressive preservatives which are necessary in conventional products and which usually dry and irritate skin because of the harsh ingredients. The other day I woke up and found out that I had run out of my most favorite cleanser for the past 3 years, the most natural and gentle I’ve ever tried, not to count how much money it helped me save.Curious to know what I’m talking about? Take a look at the best natural cleanser¬†you may find in your kitchen too ūüėČ Anyway, I had to come up with something and I got inspired by a recipe I had read months ago on an italian forum, called ‚ÄúL’angolo di Lola‚ÄĚ. If you’re a¬†lazy face washer you’re gonna love this quick natural alternative. How to make a homemade foaming facial cleanser? Well, making a homemade foaming cleanser it’s easy and does not require you too many ingredients, but the thing I most like about making homemade cosmetics it’s to be able to personalize them to my personal needs. In the video tutorial below I share ‚Ķ Continue reading

Herbal infused oil: Organic Coconut Oil infused with Lavender & Vanilla – DIY Solid Perfume Stick & Balm

SOLID PERFUME LAVENDER VANILLA COCONUT OIL

I’ve been waiting for this moment for the past 40 days and I can finally share with you this amazing, marvelously scented herbal infused coconut oil with lavender and vanilla beans. Why did I have to wait for 40 days? ūüėČ ¬†Keep reading and you’ll understand why ūüôā If you are new to the herbal infused oil concept, well, herbal oils are obtained by soaking dried or fresh herbs in a pure vegetable-based oil such as sunflower, olive or almond oil or a mix of vegetable oils which will allow the fat-soluble parts of the herb to be extracted. The result you’ll get may be used externally as a massage oil, or as bases for creams, ointments, salves and balms or as you will see, if you keep reading, as a handmade 100% natural solid perfume stick ūüėČ There are various methods to make herb infused oils, the¬†hot¬†infusion method (which is also pretty quick, around 4 hours) and the¬†cold¬†infusion method, which I fully recommend and use. It’s good for exercising your patience ūüėõ as it requires up to 30 – 40 days to extract the active principles from the plant. Some herbs work better with one type of infusion than ‚Ķ Continue reading