Fix Me Up Friday: Four Game-Changing Ways To Incorporate Lemons Into Your Skincare Regimen

Fix Me Up Friday - Skincare Uses For Lemons

Recently, while browsing through Pinterest mindlessly as I do all to often, I came across a ton of different uses for lemon… For the face! I never realized how many ways lemons and lemon juice could be used, and I definitely didn’t realize how many different amazing things you could use them for in your daily skincare regimen! But, much to my surprise they happen to be one of the most amazing fruits for your skin, and the best part is, they’re probably a lot less expensive than the products you’re currently using! So, here is some of what I found during my Pinterest binge…

Fix ME Up Friday - Skincare Uses For Lemons

Blackhead Treatment

Who knew?! If you take a half of a lemon and put three or four drops of honey on top, then all you have to do is rub the lemon/honey mixture on your face (emphasizing your biggest problem areas), let it sit for five minutes, and rinse with cold water.  It is said to work immediately… This is something I am definitely going to have to try for myself. Blackheads are something that I always seem to be battling, and being one of my biggest pet peeves and annoyances as far as skincare, if this works like Pinterest claims it does, it will be a serious game changer!

Fix Me Up Friday - Skincare Uses For Lemons

Facial Hair Removal

Combine one tablespoon of honey, one-half of a tablespoon of ground oatmeal, and a few drops of lemon juice and what do you get?! A natural face mask that works to get rid of facial hair! All you have to do is follow these simple steps, and it is said to work like a charm!

  • Combine ingredients (listed above)
  • Apply the mixture to your entire face just like you would use a face mask.
  • Let the mask sit for about 15 minutes, and then rinse your face with water.

It sounds super easy and all you have to do is repeat this remedy two to three times a week for three to four weeks, and allegedly it will help eliminate facial hair! How amazing would that be?! I am not sure if your facial hair will come back or not after the treatment is complete, however this is definitely something I would be willing to try (especially if it is gone for  good!).

Fix Me Up Friday - Skincare Uses For Lemons

Brightening Toner

By combining lemon juice, water, and witch hazel (which you can buy at pretty much any local drugstore) in a plastic bottle, you come out with an amazing toner that will brighten your skin and even reduce the size of your pores! Does that sound amazing or what?! Do you struggle with oily skin and fear that this may not get the job done for your tricky skin? No need to worry, just add two tablespoons of alcohol and you should be good to go!

Like I said before, I found this remedy on Pinterest (full recipe can be found here!), but it was originally posted on Shwin & Shwin (this was the first time I ever read their blog, but let me tell you… It is amazing! They have so many different natural, DIY skincare remedies and so much more… you should definitely check them out if you have not yet done so, I highly recommend it!). If you are interested in learning more about this DIY product or want the full recipe to make your own, you can get all the deets on their blog here. This is definitely something I am going to be making this weekend… They raved about how well it worked and I figure it’s worth a try.

Fix Me Up Friday - Skincare Uses For Lemons

Anti-Aging

By mixing Lemon Juice, Green Tea, and Turmeric Powder together your end result will be an amazing face-mask that is the answer to all of your anti-aging troubles (get the full recipe here!). The lemon works to boost collagen production and boosts the elasticity of the skin and cleanse deep into pores (among so many other amazing things!), the antioxidants in the green tea fills your skin with so many vitamins and minerals which help fight fine lines and wrinkles, treat acne, is a UV protectant, and is even said to help fight skin cancer! And last but not least, the turmeric powder helps fight irritation and inflammation, it also has medicinal properties that help fight acne and eczema, and finally it helps fight and reverse skin spots, acne scars, and freckles. Does that sound amazing or what!? Well, the website that I found this recipe on is equally amazing… They have all the uses and properties of all three items listed in depth (check it out!) as well as the full recipe for the mask and so much more throughout their site… I highly recommend checking it out for yourself, you won’t be sorry you did!

There you have it ladies and gents… Lemon is an amazing fruit and provides so many great benefits for the skin! Who knew? Well, maybe a lot of you did, but due to a little ignorance on my part, this was all new to me and I was taken by surprise! But let me tell you, it was quite an amazing surprise to learn how much something as simple as lemon can do for my face. I am definitely going to be trying all of these ASAP, so I will let you know how my experiments go!

I hope you all have a fantastic Friday and if you don’t have big plans tonight (or at any point this weekend or in the near future), try out one of these recipes and let me know how it goes! I would love to hear from you beauties. Or, if you have already tried one of these (and loved or hated it), let me know that also. I love hearing from y’all so please, don’t be shy!

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Fix Me Up Friday: A Twist On Your Everyday Pony

I don’t know about you guys, but personally (when I have enough hair…) I tend to live with my hair pulled back in some way during the summertime.  In an attempt to add some sort of style to this unfortunate and boring ‘do, I am always searching for new, fun, and chic ways to add a little life to my dull old ponytail. Well, today I have an amazing one for you all that I cannot wait to try out in the coming months! It looks like it could potentially be a little tricky, but I think with a little practice and lots of patients (something I need to work on anyway!), it is definitely doable and maybe even easy!

Not Your Average Pony - Fix Me Up Friday

Is that not adorable or what?! I know I am personally so excited to get to try this one out and I definitely plan on practicing before I actually attempt to wear it out (I have a feeling my first few tries might not be very pretty…), but I will certainly keep y’all posted about how it goes and if it looks presentable maybe I’ll even share my results!

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Fix Me Up Friday: Ten Make-Up Habits That Make Us Look Older

 

Oprah‘s 10 Tricks That Add 10 Years

Good morning beautiful! So naturally, in an attempt to avoid as much schoolwork as possible… I was searching Pinterest earlier this week when I came across a really interesting pin that lead me to an even better article! Being the mascara junkie that I am, the picture that drew me in was mascara.

Pinterest Picture That Drew Me In To Reading Oprah's Artile

Actually, it was this one to be exact!

 

But then, once I read just the little blurb below the picture (“Makeup Mistakes That Make You Look Older Than You Are”), I was hooked! It was super interesting to read all about these mistakes that I’m sure many of us are guilty of. I know I was shocked as I read (and a little upset!) because I commit many of these on a regular basis… Do I really look 32?! Am I really aging myself that much?! Well these are the questions I couldn’t stop myself from thinking on and on about. But, I am going to share the ten mistakes that Oprah thinks we are all making, and if you want more deets about them, you can read the full article here (I highly recommend it, ladies!)

#10: Choosing A Too-Dark Eyebrow Pencil

#9: Applying Lipstick Straight From The Tube

#8: Skipping Blush

#7: Using Liner And Mascara On Your Lower Lashes

#6: Going Overboard With Lip Liner

#5: Wearing Black Eyeliner

#4: Finishing With Powder

#3: Wearing Deep, Dark, Lip Colors

#2: Over-Concealing Your Under-Eye Circles

#1: Using Too Much Foundation

Did that hit a little close to home or what…? I know it most certainly did for me! But, if you haven’t read the article on Oprah’s website, you really should check it out! I’m telling you girls, it is super informational… I really learned a lot about my face and skin in general, in addition to the aging process overall! It is truly something every girl should read.

So, make sure you think twice before applying that fierce black eye-liner or rocking that chic red lipstick this weekend… According to Oprah you could be adding up to ten years!

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Fix Me Up Friday: The Perfect Smokey Eye

Happy Friday gorgeous! I hope you are having a great day so far and you’re as excited for the weekend as I am! With graduation quickly approaching, everyday is more of a struggle that the last one… Talk about senioritis/no motivation! Woah!

But anyway… enough about me! So, this Friday’s Fix Me Up Friday (FMUF) is all about perfecting the smokey eye look.  I am a huge advocate for the smoky eye, but I also am a firm believer that you need to know how to do it in the right way or it’s a disaster! Since I am not the best at doing my make-up (or anyone else’s for that matter…), I am always afraid to try and rock this look because I am nervous that it will look awful! However, I recently came across an awesome little tutorial on Pinterest (follow me on Pinterest here!) for smokey eyes, so I figured I would share it with you all in addition to try it myself! So, here the amazing step-by-step guide on how to perfect the smokey eye!

Fix Me Up Friday - Step-By-Step Smoky Eye Guide

 

Is that not great or what?! However, the next issue I realized I had was figuring out what brand/colors of eye shadow to use. But then I realized I already had something I could try… For my 21st birthday my family and I went to Las Vegas.  While I was there I obviously wanted to look my best and try something new with my eyes for my actual birthday, so naturally I wanted to do a smokey eye.  My sister is amazing at doing both her make-up and other peoples and has a great combination of colors from MAC that she uses for her own smokey eye look.  The only problem was that she left them at home… So, there was a Victoria’s Secret in our hotel and while we were in there just doing some random shopping, I came across a smokey eye shadow palette! Perfect! So, having only used that once (when my sister did it for me…) I figured I can give that a try and make sure I am able to do the smokey eye on myself before I get any new make-up! Plus, I was surprised to find that their eye shadow was really nice (I don’t know why, because I have always heard good things about the VS make-up line).

Victoria's Secret Eyeshadow Quad - Smokey Eye

This is the one I have! Get yours here!

I will be sure to let you know how this adventure works out, and I am determined to keep trying until I get it down… While that may take awhile, I’ll certainly let you know how my first attempt goes this weekend!

I hope you all have a fantastic Friday and a great weekend! Try something new and fresh with your make-up this weekend like I am… You never know, you could really like it! Do you have a favorite look with your eye make-up? Do you love the smokey eye or do you struggle like I do? Let me know what you think and if you have any suggestions on coming posts or tips on how to improve my beautifying skills!

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