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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

Learn How to De-Seed a Pomegranate to Get Yourself a Detox Spring Snack!

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Hello my lovely beauty-foodies friends,¬†I don’t know how weather is where you live, but here, in the North of Italy it feels a lot like spring. That’s why I felt inspired to mix some of my favorite berries & pomegranate to get this yummy, yet healthy detox snack. I have a confession to make…I’ve avoided for year pomegranates because I simply did not know how to de-seed them. The few times I tried to de-seed them, it all ended up very messy and that scared me away..until a few months ago when I decided I could no longer ignore the beautiful pomegranate plant we have in the condominial garden imploring me to eat its juicy wholesome fruits. I came back in the house and grabbed my laptop and googled it. The pomegranate universe opened up to me :)) I’ve found out there are several methods to de-seed a pomegranate¬†in a couple of minutes AND since then¬†I have been all about the whole pomegranate. In my video tutorial below I share with you one method while for those of you who don’t mind if little of the juice is lost in the process, the spoon method¬†is the most quick and ideal ‚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

3 Easy & Quick Homemade Christmas Air Fresheners

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If you want to do something to add a festive & special look to your home and create the wonderful Christmas holiday atmosphere¬†these 3 easy and quick homemade Christmas air fresheners are the ideal solution. It will require you a minimum of time and effort and you’ll get a Christmas atmosphere without spending lots of money. Of course, you may buy one of these 3 solutions, but let’s not forget that most of the air fresheners out there on the market are full of nocive chemicals, whether it’s a candle or an air freshener spray. Especially¬†paraffin candles are petroleum-based, and have been found to release toxic chemicals when burned, enhancing¬†certain health problems, such as allergies or asthma. Make your home smell of the lovely scents of the winter holidays, any of these 3 homemade alternatives are the ideal air freshener whether you are having a holiday party, or you just want to get in the holiday spirit ūüėČ If you want your¬†holiday guests to relax and enjoy themselves, don’t think twice and give these non toxic, all natural air fresheners a try.. The easiest¬†& quickest¬†air freshener¬†consists in simply decorating, studding oranges or any other fruit of your choice with cloves.¬†Not ‚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

Vegan Pumpkin Soup with Almonds for Cold, Gloomy Days

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So you’re sad cold weather is here with gloomy, short days? Don’t be! ūüôā I’ll give you a reason to be happy it’s getting cold outside! ūüėČ This amazingly delicious vegan creamy pumpkin soup with almonds!!! Strange combination you’d say at first sight, wouldn’t you? Well, if you love the almonds taste, you’ll absolutely love this soup.¬†It‚Äôs so creamy you would never guess it doesn‚Äôt have dairy in it and it‚Äôs also completely gluten-free. So fast & easy to make, once you try it, you will keep bringing it back in your lunches or dinner meals ūüėČ Give it a chance, take a look at the recipe in the below video-tutorial: How could you now live without it, when with one simple recipe you get to enjoy both the ¬†almonds benefits (if in doubt about the almonds health benefits, get to know them¬†in one of my previous tutorials) and the pumpkin benefits, amazing veggie¬†loaded with antioxidants (betacarotene), vitamins (A, K, C) and minerals (iron, magnesium, potassium). Ok, you may not be into cooking, but hey..are you still hesitating after seeing how many ingredients it requires? ūüėČ I think even you may deal with them and in less than 15 minutes ‚Ķ Continue reading