Lemon, Yogurt and...

Hi I hope everyone had a good week. We actually had a three-day week in Italy, which meant I had to work double the amount to get things done for the week!

Anyway, after a stressful day, one of my favourite things to do is a do-it-yourself mask. Besides the yogurt-papaya-honey one, I also like to use fresh lemon (we even get lemons from the Amalfi Coast here) and whole yogurt.
Wow, Amalfi Coast lemons are so big, bigger than the yogurt cup! :-) I've been doing this kind of all-natural masks for a few months and my freckles seemed to have lightened up a bit, even in this spring/summer season.

Here's what you can do: squeeze a teaspoon full of lemon juice into a little bowl and add a heaping soupspoonful of whole yogurt and mix. You need quite a lot of yogurt just so the mixture won't drip :-) You will feel a slightly stingy sensation, hang in there for 10 mins and rinse with cool water. Done!

After this treatment, your skin probably won't need a moisturizer for a couple of hours, thanks to the yogurt which is very nourishing. The next morning, you will wake up with plump and butter-soft skin!

This one below is for Jess, particuarly. Because when I thought, "Hmm, does Austria have any skincare brands?" I drew a blank, but lo and behold, two unopened products are sitting in my vanity. It's Susanne Kaufmann, an all-natural, laboratory brand.

I have yet to try these out, but the ingredients look really promising and this seems like a very serious brand of skincare.

Yesterday I had nothing better to do (love my Saturdays!) so I picked up a couple of curious items:

Another nail polish by NOUBA. This one has randomly-sized orange and lime green glitter in a clear coat. The colour and glitters are pretty subtle so I like it. Full-on colours like green and blue really turn me off because they look so ghastly!

Has anyone tried Make Up For Ever's lipglosses? How do you like them?

I personally am not a fan of lipglosses because I don't like the feeling of having something sticky on my lips. BUT this one by Kiko Make Up Milano caught my attention.

The matte black packaging imitates M.A.C., but the clear gloss has a pretty purple and pink iridescence to it. So I'm willing to give it a try.
Looks pretty promising here!
Kiko Make Up Milano is another local brand here. Things are dirt cheap, which means the quality is probably crap also! The colour range is decent, but the eyeshadows and blushes don't even stay put when I just swatched it on the back of my hand.
In any case, this 4-euro gloss is purely something to play with. And I won't even feel guilty if I end up throwing it away, lol...


♥akisalove♥ said...

can you do a Nail of the day post? That shade looks interesting!!

Jamilla Camel said...

You just remineded me that I need a sheet mask session tonight!!

I was so jealous of the Italians being off for two days last week! On the other hand, it gave me breathing room to work on my other clients, lol!

Have you made up your vacay shopping list yet?!?!

Mrs.Zeus said...

Ohhh... I must try the mask!
Thanks for sharing, and I hope you had a relaxing weekend too.
Mine was exhausting but lots of fun!

Olive said...

Hmmm the mask sounds intersting, but how is it on acne prone skin?

♡ Nic Nic ♡ said...

lemon and yogurt sounds yummy! haha i have to try when i have the chance...

birkinbagbeauty said...

Hey Cher...I am amazed by the size of that Amalfi lemon...it must taste incredibly well (for a lemon), I think.

fuzkittie said...

Wow great tip! :]

Anna said...

Hi there Cheryl! Bet you're enjoying the cool weather! I agree with you, the quality of Kiko's products is - to put it mildly - crap!! But the packaging is surprisingly attractive...I think it would be better if they spent more money on what's INSIDE rather than on the OUTSIDE, but hey, at least they make fun products that you can just use for a season (if you manage) and then discard without thinking too much about it! I got two very cute heart-shaped cream eyeshadows about 2 months ago...lovely colours, IN THE BOX, no idea what they actually look like on the eyelid, they just disappeared 2 seconds after application!! Nail polishes are nice though, I got one a bit like the Nouba, but less peachy, more neautral Anyway, I hope u have a great week! Love, Anna x

M said...

thanks for the natural mask inspiration. i've been meaning to make my own for a while now :P