Saturday, September 26, 2009

use Petroleum Jelly To Remove Eye Makeup

Hello Divas!!!!

Makeup can take a big bite out of our budgets even if we go with the lower cost options at times. If you have makeup on and forgot your makeup remover or just plain ran out there is no need to panic anymore.

Most of us have simple Petroleum Jelly on hand at all times and it comes in handy in a case like this. Simply apply some petroleum jelly to a clean cotton pad (or toilet paper in a pinch) and use it to take off your eye makeup.

The oil in the petroleum jelly dissolves the makeup and makes it just slide right off. The petroleum jelly is also very moisturizing so it will not dry out your skin after you take off your makeup!!!!!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Using A Neti Pot

Hello Divas!

I have been hearing a lot about the Neti Pot from various sources like Dr. Oz on Oprah and other talk shows. I have heard that it is a very effective way to help with certain diseases as it flushes out buildup from your sinuses.

Nasal irrigation is supposed to help

1. Reduce and eliminate sinus problems

2. Clear your head to promote a feeling of well being

3. Moisturize the sinuses properly and help fend off irritation.

It does this by flushing your sinuses and nasal passages with a saline solution which helps to break up and then wash away any buildup of mucus and allergens that you are not able to reach during your normal nose cleaning routine.

I got a Neti Pot and decided to try it to see how easy to use it would feel and also to see if I would feel any different.

I followed the instructions which were to
1. warm up the water for use

2. add the saline solution (provided in a sterile packet)

3. tilt head to the side and breathe through mouth

4. experience the cleaning

I must admit that I was a bit afraid as I thought I would be inhaling the water or something but that did not happen. When I first got the water flowing it did not come out immediately and I thought I was doing it wrong....what I did not realize is that I had to wait a few seconds for the water to go all the way through my sinuses and then start coming out of the other nostril.

I usually wake up with a stuffy nose every day and I clean my nose with Q-tips every morning. I cleaned my nose that night and used the Neti Pot and woke up the next day and was not stuffy at all. The following night I went to bed after using the Neti Pot but without using the Q-tips and woke up without the stuffy nose.

The third night I used only the Q-tips and not the Neti Pot and ...I was stuffy again. I am going to do a few more trials but I think I will stick to using my Neti Pot for now.

Have you tried nasal irriation either with a Neti Pot or some other device?

Monday, September 7, 2009

Diva Tips: How To Make Dull Hair Shiny

Hello Divas!

It is time for another beauty tip of the day and this one has to deal with hair. It is still hot and dry enough that your hair might be dull and looking a bit lifeless.

I am sure that you want to have beautiful, shiny hair but you think that you need a lot of expensive products to get it.


You can now get your dull hair to look bright and shiny with two simple ingredients that come straight from your pantry. All you need isL

1. Half cup of lemon juice

2. Half cup of olive oil

Mix the two ingredients until they are well blended and then apply to your hair. Cover your hair with a warm towel or a plastic cap and go about your normal business for about ten minutes. When the time is up, just rinse your hair out (do not shampoo) and condition it and you are free to dry and style as you please.

The secret to this combination is that the olive oil moisturizes and restores shine and the lemon will clean your hair and make it smell great so there is no greasy feeling when you rinse the oil out.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Winner of L'Oreal Beauty Loot

Hello Divas!

The winner of the L'Oreal from this week's giveaway is Kat C.

Kat was the only person who commented on time and is the winner by default. Please email your mailing address to AuroraLava AT gmail DOT com and I will get that sent out to you.