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Mar 27, 2009

No More Beauty Shop Boo Boos - DIY BEAUTY!

I hope I haven’t scared the mousse out of anyone with my beauty shop boo boos!
These mishaps occurred over a period of years. I don’t highlight my own hair anymore. I do the base color and Susan, a real stylist, does my highlights. Last time she gave me highlights and lowlights. ‘Loved that! While I do prefer my fingernails au natural, occasionally I go to my neighborhood nail place for a pedi. But let me share where I have had real success in my DIY BEAUTY treaments.
Last weekend, I made myself an anti-aging facial of honey and orange juice. One caveat: I kept asking the kids and One Fine Man to smell my face! Good thing the mailman didn’t ring the bell.

You want the recipe, right? I thought so.
Mix 1 tablespoon of honey and a couple of drops of o.j. Spread honey/o.j. onto clean face. Help out with Spanish homework. Conjugate a couple of irregular verbs. Memorize, “El mono loco esta en el arbol.”

Time’s up. Remove mask with a warm wet cloth. Voila! Smooth, soft skin.
Or try this one: 1 T honey, 1 T yogurt (plain of course), 1 egg yolk ~ Leave on for 5 minutes and remove as above.
Honey stimulates and smooths, egg yolk penetrates and moisturizes, and yogurt refines and tightens pores.

More DIY BEAUTY to come…


  1. DIY beauty is great!!! I don't do my own hair coloring anymore due to my DIY mishaps LOL..

  2. My first recipe for my face...thanks for sharing it. I will try it soon. I have my own stories from coloring my hair. I do think some of the DIY rememdies are better in the long run.

  3. Gee, I think I will have to sit this one out. I don't remember what conjugate a verb means! And the spanish...forgotten.

    I have never put honey on my face, cept my lips~lol...

  4. Whew! This is one I can try! Sounds safe (nervous - biting my nails), all natural ingredients, no scissors or peroxide or hot wax. Okay, I can do this. If I turn orange before the 15th you are to blame! :-)

  5. Honey and Orange Juice? Mmmm that's interesting.

  6. YOU ARE too fun!! So, do you look years younger? Not that you have to - you look great, of course. :)

  7. I always think that special treatments sound great but I never do them. I've bought more "masks" that I ended up throwing away than I care to count. But it sounds yummy. I'd be licking my face if that were possible. ; )

  8. Fun! I wonder if Hannah and I should do this for girl fun!

  9. I am laughing with you on your beauty boo boos! I've had my own share of these - I call them "I love Lucy" moments! Thanks for sharing yours and for making me smile. :-)