I noticed that my skin seems to be breaking out more than usual (post-period effects); hence I decided to make my own Blueberry Facial Wash. Blueberries are loaded with antioxidants. They help with blotchy skin and acne problems. Who knew almond milk is filled with nutrients including vitamin E to help maintain a well balanced look. Hold off on those Vitamin E creams, almond milk has a high level of it. You can have restored skin and reverse the effects of sun damage in just seconds with this DIY facial. Can’t forget the cinnamon! It fights acne, blemishes, and leaves your skin with a glowing youthful complexion. Rice is great for those summer days when you get sunburn. It helps to cool your skin off for flawless skin.
All of the ingredients are beneficial for your skin. Hold off on buying those expensive creams, and make a simple recipe using only 4 ingredients. If you have any extra facial wash, refrigerate it. I recommend using it within 2 days for the best skin results.
What you’ll need:
Pour ingredients into a nutibullet and blend until desired consistency.
My makeup for the day was a combination of dark eye shadow colors with a black eyeliner on top and bottom. I decided to wear lighter vibrant colors on my cold shoulder shirt paired with white jeans to really make my makeup pop.
Apply light eye shadow and then a darker shimmer shade on top. You can apply the pencil eyeliner after you put on the eye shadows. Repeat until you get the desired look.
Next, apply the eyeliner on bottom and mascara. I put my liquid foundation I like to check the ingredients and make sure they are organic. Apply to face and rub in thoroughly. You’re almost done. Just add your simmer on your cheeks.
Walk out of your place feeling fabulous. Christa Alexis here! xo
Epiphany Soapworks makes all-natural and vegan friendly products that are totally good for your skin without all that extra stuff. Soaps, face masks, and beard oils are perfect for all skin types. Based out of Tennessee, each product is handcrafted with quality ingredients; forget the preservatives, animal by products, chemical induced mainstream brands, and order a feel-good face product. Better yet, you’r helping animals out too since proceeds are donated to ASPCA.
What I like most about the face mask (beside from the fact that no animals were harmed in the making) is the cute little jar it comes in. For me, it’s easily storable and great for on-the-go travels. You can make about 15 deep cleansing face masks using 1-2 teaspoons of the powder and 1-2 teaspoons of water, use more or less depending how thick or thin you want the consistency to be. Leave on for 15 minutes and wa la your fresh feels fresh.
I loved the fresh mint smell that I could smell and feel working through my pores one step at a time. For $15 a jar, you get everything you ever dreamed of. High quality vegan face masks are hard to find these days, but this one is pure magnificence. My face feels smooth, oil-free, and renewed using sea clay and yellow silt ingredients.
Sapo Soap Company makes all natural and organic soaps that are great for all skin types. Each product uses only the finest ingredients which are 85% organic ingredients. Get rid of all your other soaps and start investing in a beauty product that serves you and your body. Plus, there is no added chemicals or preservatives to worry about. Sapo is so so pure!
There are different aromas for you to choose from like peppermint, lemongrass, lavender, thyme, and Shea honey. Pick your favorite scent and take a deep breath and relax. The soaps are so smooth and leave your skin feeling silky soft.
Photo credits: Christa Alexis
My favorite one was the Lavender scent. I received a sample pack with Lemongrass Tea, Lavender, and Shea Honey Oatmeal. As soon as I smell lavender, I become relaxed and it causes my mind to really stay in the moment. Watch the video below to learn about all the health benefits that lavender has on your skin!
Special thanks to Sapo Company for sending me the soaps. Much love xo
Kali Bliss Botanicals offers a natural line of organic beauty products using only plant extracts, organic oils, and love. The coffee scented Kona Butter, Island Butter, Tahitian night cream, and Venetian day cream, and the eye serum skin care are worth every penny. You can feel the difference and live guilt-free since no animals were harmed in the making.
My favorite is the eye serum made with hemp seed oil, avocado oil, coconut oil, aloe vera and natural ingredients that rejuvenate your skin. It’s smooth, soft consistency, and better yet it smells good. Leaves your skin with a youthful glow. The shea and mango butters give it a undefinable richness. Effective immediately on your skin. Watch me try out the eye serum here.
Neal’s Yard Remedies is an organic skincare line that is based out of the United Kingdom. It uses all natural ingredients and better yet everything is fair trade. They have a great assortment of natural aromatherapy beauty products including Wild Rose, Frankincense, Starflower, Orange Flower, and much more. All of the oils are extracted from flowers, bark, stems, leaves, roots or other parts of a plant. Neal’s Yard are eco-friendly and great for deeply moisturizing any skin type. I only buy products that I 100%believe in.
My favorite pick of Neal’s Yard is The Bee Lovely line especially the hand cream; it’s smooth and leaves your hands feeling softer than ever. Don’t worry it is fair trade and organic. Safe for all the bees. Buzz! And it totally uses essential oils like organic orange to leave your hands smelling beerific.
Get the Bee Lovely From Head to Toe set which includes the Bath & Shower Gel, Body Lotion, Hand Cream, and Busy Bee Balm. All for $35!
Navila Natural Shop has a selection of handmade shea butter soaps and other natural beauty products that are made with love. Christa Alexis features four feel-good soaps including Lavender Oatmeal, Lemongrass, Caribbean Coconut, and Lovespell. Better yet, you can actually pronounce and understand all of the listed ingredients.
Each soap is ideal for people with sensitive skin and each scent offers essential benefits for your skin & the environment. Choose from essential oils, fragrance soaps, essential oil soaps, baby soaps, or a sampler gift set for both men and women. Get shopping today!
Christa Alexis’s fav soap is the Lavender Oatmeal. It has pieces of real oatmeal inside and a calming lavender scent to alleviate your stress. Made with organic shea butter, olive oil, coconut oil, palm oil, caster oil, mineral pigments, water, lye, lavender, white clay, and oatmeal vitamin. Perfect for people with dry skin and eczema.
“Enjoy the blessings of mother nature”
Start your day with gratitude and you’ll see signficant results instantly. Every morning I name what I’m thankful for. Sometimes we forget what’s right in front of us. You’re healthy. You have a home. You have family, friends, and possibly a lover. You’re already wealthier than you think you are. I say my prayers in the morning and at night time to set the mood for the entire day. Count your blessings!
- Health, happiness, and a home
- Family, friends, boyfriend
- Car, money, a job
- Intelligence, joy, and a positive outlook
- I am confident. I am beautiful. I am intelligent. I am successful.