Sunday, April 29, 2012

Face Time

Yesterday Z decided that he wanted to do a face mask so immediately I began looking all over Pinterest and Google and found a few great ones - but never trying a face mask before I wasn't totally sure what I was looking for.

So we ventured out to Ulta and the esthetician on hand recommended this:

Freeman Facial Clay Mask with Avocado and Oatmeal
AND it was less than four dollars! [Note: Yes, at first I was skeptical because I strongly believe you get what you pay for but the lady said it was a really good mask - regardless of the cost.]

Then last night we followed the instructions on the back and covered our face completely.

 The product stung a little at first for me [not for Z though] but had a cooling effect as it dried and hardened. What was crazy was that underneath you could see what the mask was extracting from your pores even while the mask was on - we waited about twenty minutes or so until it was completely dry and we couldn't move our face at all then washed it off with warm water. The result was skin that was completely soft, evened out skin tones, and no flakey skin!

NOW that I know what  a traditional face mask is supposed to do and feel like I am ready to venture out and try some of the DIY found online - that will be next weekends adventure :)

What are some of your favorite face masks and exfoliators?


Friday, April 27, 2012

Handy Dandy Little Stool

So after two months I feel like I am FINALLY adjusted to my new job and schedule - both of which I love! But I feel like I finally have the time and the motivation to work on my never ending projects. About a year ago I found this little stool at an antique/thrift store for $10.00:
It was in serious need of some TLC - with a gingham tablecloth on the seat and back, dark green paint, and some serious rust it was outdated. At first I wanted to keep the vintage feel to it and decided to take it all apart- I threw away the padding and fabric, cleaned it and spray painted the green parts a light yellow:
But I was never totally happy with it - my spray painting job was not my best and it never totally fit in with the decor in our home. So this past weekend I decided to start all over! I dissembled the stool again, removed the black matting, and took off the floral fabric. This time I opted for the Krylon Metallic paint - which would make it more universal regardless of our kitchen colors and decor. Then I went to the Hobby Lobby and found great fabric and Ta Da:
I am VERY happy with the finished product!
And so is Baby :)