DIY Facial Toner Wipes

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diy beauty hack 

This has been my go to cleanser for years now and it's about as simple as it gets. It's simple, it's cheap and it will last you forever. All you'll need is witch hazel, an empty jar, some cotton rounds and your desired essential oils. 

I personally have oily skin and love using Geranium, Lemon and Helicrysum and sometimes tea tree but I can't seem to find the one I had so I wen't without today. These work really well for balancing the oil production in your skin as well as minimizing scars.


 

 

SKINTYPES:

OILY/TROUBLED:
If you got oily or troubled skin, some good oils would be lemongrass, lemon, grapefruit, tangerine, tea tree. I highly recommend using a blend of citrus and lemongrass.

 

 

SENSITIVE:
If you have sensitive skin I would recommend things such as lavender, rose, ylang ylang and Roman Chamomile.

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Mix about 7 drops of each of your desired essential oils in the witch hazel and that's it. You could either leave it as is in the bottle and use morning and evening or pre make your rounds which I usually do because I'm traveling. I can't always / wan't to carry a lot of liquid with me, at least not in my cary-on, and therefore find it a lot easier and more convenient to make these pre made wipes. Less containers and liquids to worry about. 

Soaked cotton rounds

Soaked cotton rounds

Add a few cotton rounds in your jar. Add some of the liquid on the rounds till they are soaked. Then add some more rounds in and add some more liquid and do this till you can't fit anymore cotton rounds in your jar. I find it easier to do a few at a time to make sure they're all soaking in the liquid without actually 'drowning' in it. Makes sense? You'll see when you get started.

Days when I don't wear makeup I like to use these a couple of times a day and especially after a workout if I can't shower right away. It's perfect.

And as I said, you could of course just make the mixture and apply to the cotton rounds as you want to use them. You'll probably use a lot less if you do it this way, but hey, anything to make traveling easier :) 
Lemme know how it works for you!

With Love ❤ , Diana

What's In My Makeup Bag

Hey Loves...

I got a few questions about what makeup I was wearing in the picture above so I figured I'd make a blog and share it with you as well as my every day makeup products. I really don't use a lot of makeup and a lot of what I have is still from the blog I shared back in March last year :D I did switch some of them out and came across some new all time favorites so keep scrolling.

I'll make another blog with my everyday facial routine as a lot of you have been asking about that as well. Unfortunately we lost our big Canon camera somewhere along our journey so I haven't really been able to make videos.. Bare with me till we figure out that situation :S


FOUNDATION: As a foundation I wear a powdered 'Satin Matte Foundation' in 'Warm 5' from Alima Pure. It's a powder that really evens out your skin tone without giving a caky look that liquid foundation often gives. You can layer up to get more coverage if that is desired. I really highly recommend this foundation and they will send you samples so you can find your tone. It's the best I've found as it's perfect for that everyday 'no makeup' makeup look and even for more coverage if you layer up. I re ordered a big one after I ran out of my sample that I got last year and haven't ordered since. That's how little makeup I usually wear :D lol

CONTOUR: I use Alima Pures contour powder in Sombra which is almost too light for me but gives me a good subtle contour for my everyday light makeup. Once again I'll just layer up if I need a more dramatic look.

BLUSH: I still have my little sample from last year - again, I really don't wear much makeup :D

FINISHING POWDER: I have one from RMS Beauty that I really don't ever use. It's not my favorite but I kept it just incase.. Sometimes I'll use this is my skin get's greasy throughout the day but I'd have to say that I prefer the one from Alima Pure that I forgot to add in the picture. Then there's this big thing from Young Blood and I'm actually not sure about the quality of their stuff - I haven't looked that deep into it but I've had this thing for probably 1,5 years by now and barely ever touch it! If ever at all actually.. It's one of those - just in case situations.

CONCEALER: I love my concealer from RMS beauty in 33. It's perfect! If I use it on my skin I tend to break out so I keep it for those days where I need some extra love under my eyes. I absolutely LOVE the powdered concealer you can get from Alima Pure but with our travel schedule I somehow never manage to order a new one as we rarely have an address and I somehow end up forgetting. (I only tried the sample I got and that lasted me a few months) again, I really don't use a lot.

BROWS: For my brows I fell in love with the brow pencil from 'TARTE'. It's absolutely amazing and I use it along with the 'Satin Matte Eyeshadow' in JAVA from Alima Pure. It creates the perfect filled in brows for me which I do pretty much every day.

I absolutely fell in love with this mascara from TARTE! I don't think I'll ever use anything else, that' show much I love this one!! As well as this eye liner from TARTE that has the most amazing tip ever if you want to create a sharp winged liner. I highly recommend these two.

LIPS: I'm still on the looks for something new but I have to say that I absolutely LOVE the 'Really Balm' from RedAppleLipstick! If I use any 'tint' on my lips I usually go for the 'sweet pea' or I'll use my 'honey rose - blush' to add a little extra color. In the picture I used a tiny bit of the sweet pea. My old favorite used to be a lip liner from Rimmel but as I switched out all the toxic drug store makeup, I still haven't managed to find one I loved as much.

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Hope you enjoyed.. I'f there's any products you think I would love or should try , please leave a comment below and lemme know. I'd love to hear your thoughts and learn about new products :)

With Love ❤ , Diana