Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Beauty DIY


Who says you have to splash out to be pampered from head to toe? Spoil yourself with the best treatments to indulge in all from the comfort of your own home.
Image: Mid-Century Press

HAIR
Buy: Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Reconstructor, £4.99. Break the rules and leave this holy grail treatment on for treble the time. Massage into your hair and cover with cling film for half an hour for extra oomph.
DIY: In a bowl, mix one egg yolk, half a cup of honey, two tablespoons of olive oil, and two small, ripe avocados. Apply the concoction to the entire head and leave on for one to two hours, until hard. Shampoo and condition as usual.


FACE
Buy: Soap & Glory No Clogs Allowed! Super Self Heating Deep Cleansing Face Mask, £11. Keep those blackheads at bay with this heated deep pore detox face mask, filled with active ingredients to make your pores behave.
DIY: Mash half a banana then mix in a tablespoon of orange juice and a tablespoon of honey. Apply to the face and keep the mixture on for fifteen minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water, moisturise and be wowed by your glowing skin.


NAILS
Buy: Andrea Fulerton Nail Boutique French Natural White & Pink, £7.99. You canʼt go wrong with a classic French, and this kit is all you need to transform those talons.
DIY: Soak your hands in a bowl of warm water for three minutes, then use a cuticle tool to gently push back your cuticles. Trim your nails and massage a dab of heated moisturiser into your hands and fingers one by one, working into the palm of your hand and up your wrist. Finally, buff your nails with a nail file before applying your favourite nail colour. Voila!


BODY
Buy: Ooh La Spa Pampering Indulgence Spa Collection, £11.99. Create your own spa with this luxury bag of bath and body treats for top-to-toe perfection.
DIY: In a bowl, mix one cup of brown sugar with one cup of white granulated sugar, making sure to break up any sugar lumps. Add an essential oil drop by drop, blending after each addition. Massage half a cup of scrub onto pre-moistened skin using circular motions and rinse.


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