I’m tired. So tireeeed that I feel it in my bones. I know I sound like an inactive 90 year old, but this past week at school was hella crazy.
Starting to think there is something in the kimchi and really glad I don’t eat school lunch anymore. My students were absolutely insane this week. Ha ha well just the boys.
I think they were just SUPER amped up since sports day is May 15.
Anyway, this Saturday I’ve decided to CHILLLLOUT! Like major chill. Like sit in my house all day until I decide its time to go sit in the sand on Ilsan beach CHILL!
Yup…chill! I decided this weekend would be the perfect time to henna my hair. I purchased some henna and indigo while rummaging around little India in Singapore in February. My hair needs some serious conditioning. I tried henna about a year ago and didn’t really like it. It burned my scalp 🙁
At the time I used the Godrej Nupur Henna Mehandi 9 Herbs blend. Purchased from a local Indian store in Connecticut (my home state!).
Here is a picture of the application from last year:
Yea…I don’t know why I am attempting this again. Because like I said it burned last time. But I want to color my hair to a darker black hue. Its been looking a little…dull lately. See for yourself:
|I know my hair is dry too because its time for a wash!|
Dull, dull, dull! I figured since its wash weekend might as well try something new. Here is a picture of the brand henna and indigo I will be using:
I’ll post some results and my impressions of both Sunday or Monday night.
While researching different henna mixtures I found a few Ayurvedic skin solutions that I want to try. One of them is using Turmeric and honey to create a face mask that helps soothe acne prone problem skin. Since I have turmeric and honey, I thought why not try this now. And actually I have a friend that use turmeric powder face masks religiously.
Here is a picture of the honey and turmeric I used. The honey was purchased at E-Mart and the turmeric I brought from the states.
OK here I am with the turmeric mask. I just mixed about 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric and 1/2 tablespoon of honey together in a small paper cup.
I left the mask on for about 20 minutes. Actually I forgot I was wearing the mask for about 20 minutes ha ha 🙂
It was while eating some noodles for lunch I noticed it had an extra taste of spices I didn’t add, my mask was dripping down my lips and into my lunch!
I washed it off and looked at my hands which were stained yellow. Then I looked at my skin and I looked like I dipped my face in curry powder. Yea its a good idea to use something soapy or clarifying to rinse of the mask completely. I used a little of my Dr. Bronner peppermint soap for this purpose.
My hands are still stained yellow 🙁
Note to self: wear gloves next time!
After the I toweled dried my skin I looked like this:
Of course it was the first time and I didn’t expect to see all my little bumps magically disappear but I did feel refreshed and brighter.
Will I try this again? Yup! I like beauty products that can be made in my kitchen 🙂
What is your favorite Do It Yourself beauty product (s)?