Sunday, June 24, 2012

Technical Difficulties

It's been brought to my attention that some people may have been posting comments and they have not gone through.  In between the comment box and the publish button there is a "Comment As" drop down menu.
You have to be signed in to one of those services to post comments. I don't know how to change that so if anyone knows how to do that you can email me at

Also don't forget to follow me and if you own a blog if you link to me and let me know I will also figure out the way to link back to you.

UPDATE-One of my Facebook friends told me how to fix the problem, so thank you to him. Comment away lovelies.

Friday, June 15, 2012

More Masks!

Hello my lovelies.  That's what I'm gonna call the people who read my blog and eventually watch my youtube videos. That's way better than a play on the blog name. What would I use for that...snarkipelagos? Because an archipelago is a group of islands and a snarkipelago would be a group of Snark readers?  I don't know...see this is why I'm calling you my lovelies.

Ok now that we got past that little moment of insane rambling I have two more masks for you. One is for wicked dry skin and I don't recommend it for people prone to oily skin at all and one for oily skin that I call the breakfast mask.

First off is the dry skin mask. This is very moisturizing and kind of oily which is why I don't recommend it for oily skin.


Take about a tablespoon of mayo and glop it in a bowl then drizzle some honey in there and about a teaspoon of vinegar.
Mix it all together. It should be just a bit thin.
Slather all over your face.
Let sit for 10-15 minutes
Wash off with lukewarm water then rinse face with cold water.

Now onto the "breakfast" mask for oily skin.  DO NOT EAT THIS...I'm talking to you Phil.

cocoa powder-I recommend unsweetened but I didn't have any so I cheated and used a peppermint cocoa

Crack the egg in the bowl...yes the whole egg this time.
Drizzle in some honey and whisk that bad boy like there's no tomorrow.
Pour in just a tad of milk and whisk again.
Now at this point you may be tempted to stop the process and make yourself an omelette... Resist the urge lovelies!
Now dump in a bunch of can use regular coffee but grind it up a bit first. Whisk again.
Now add a teaspoon or so of cocoa powder and whisk whisk whisk.

Now that your arm is tired from all that whisking,slather the mess onto your face and let it sit 10-15 minutes.
 While i wouldn't normally tell you to put a face mask right under your eye, if you have puffy under eye circles, put the mask on the puffiness.  Be careful though.
 This stuff is wicked messy and, while when I used my mom for a guinea pig it came off with a wash cloth and a paper towel, I had to take a cool shower when I was done because it dripped onto my neck and decolletage. Plus when I got out of the shower I had espresso in my eye, so watch out for that.

Once again thanks for reading and if you have any tips for home made face masks leave a comment.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Cheap and mostly natural skin care!

My internet is back so I'm gonna blog.
   I don't know why I get the urge to blog so late, I guess I just have to keep myself busy whilst suffering from insomnia.  This is super wordy so I hope ya'll don't get bored.

Ok everyone knows that natural skin care is the way to go, especially for older skin.  The chemicals they put in lotions and soaps for your face sometimes aren't the best thing, and the scrubs you can buy are sometimes too harsh for more sensitive skin.

So I'm gonna share my few little tips to get your skin soft and pretty with natural ingredients, plus it's super cheap.  Everyone loves cheap right.

Ok my lovelies first gather your ingredients and tools:

3 bowls
a fork
a teaspoon
1 tissue 
olive oil
brown sugar
1 egg

These recipes are not only good for your skin and cheap they are also simple.

Olive oil and brown sugar scrub
 The title says it all, it is a face scrub made of olive oil and brown sugar.
Put some brown sugar in one of your bowls, then put a couple cap fulls of olive oil so that it's wet but not too wet, sort of like a dry paste. Mix with a finger.
Then slather it on your face and massage the scrub into the skin.
Scrub until you feel you've scrubbed enough.
Rinse off with lukewarm water...I cannot stress enough how bad hot water can be for certain people's skin so wet your wash cloth with lukewarm water and gently remove the scrub, making sure you get all the sugar and oil off your face... and while you're doing this whole process stay away from dogs they might think you are a nummy treat.

Ok after you are bright and shiny from your scrub it's time to move on to part 2 of our 3 part system, the pore strips.
First thing you are gonna do is take your egg and separate it into the remaining two bowls, I use the crack it then dump it back and forth in the shell method.  Set the bowl with the egg yolk aside for now we'll be using it later.
Take the fork and whip the egg white like it kicked your puppy or like it didn't kick a puppy if you aren't fond of dogs...either way I don't condone puppy kicking. Please don't call peta I don't even own a puppy!
This part is really good for venting frustrations because you really need to get your egg white quite frothy.
Now for the messy part.  Take one ply of your tissue..if you have 2 ply pull it apart... and rip it into 2 inch rectangles. Then take some of the frothy egg bubbles and smear it on your face,then lay the tissue on the wetness and pat it down so it is flat and smooth on your skin as you can make it. I usually start with my nose, then do my cheeks, then the middle of my forehead then my chin. Now girls I cannot tell you enough not to get the egg white/tissue in your eyebrows because the egg white dries like a glue and the tissue gets hard like a pore strip so if it gets in your hair it's gonna hurt when you pull it off.
Now this will take about 10-15 minutes to dry depending on the humidity so take this time to relax. Read a chapter in a book, listen to classical music or do as my mom and I Real Housewives of New Jersey.
When the tissue is dry, slowly pull it off in a downward motion. When you get all the pieces off, if you're like me, you'll be tempted to look at the strips. Go ahead because 1) you'll see these really work and 2) you'll see you need to wash your face better every day.
Use the wet wash cloth from before to remove any leftover stuff on your face.

And the last part is the part that might gross you out a bit because it's..well it's gross and a bit slimy.
Find the last bowl that should have the egg yolk in it... you might have lost it in your mad dash to call peta about the puppy kicking earlier.  To this bowl add a teaspoon of honey and mix with the spoon. Yay you've got a big ol bowl of salmonella and it's going on your FACE!  I'm kidding...mostly...don't eat the egg yolk and honey mixture though...just don't.
Smear the mixture all over your face but avoid the hairline and your eyes.
Once again you'll have to wait for this to dry so go back to your book or music or trashy television.
And keep your face perfectly laughing or smiling or talking.  So doing this at a giggly girls' slumber party is probably not the best idea.
 Once it's dry use your washcloth once again and rinse the mixture off.
 Once your face is clean run cold water onto your cloth then gently pat the cloth onto your face. The cold water will help soothe your face from all the rubbing and will shock your pores into looking like they are smaller.

I hope you learned a little something that might help you and if you have any tips for me leave a comment.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

I'm bored so you get a post!

My birthday was Friday and so my mom and my friend Jaime got me micas and an eyeshadow kit from DIY Cosmetics. I love making my own things, I love being crafty and when I do it myself it turns out exactly how I want it.  Well so far I have made myself 6 loose eyeshadows and three lipsticks, but those are really more like heavily tinted lip balm.

The eyeshadows were super easy since they came with a premade base that helps the micas stick to your skin, so you just have to mix until you find the color you want. The first color I made was like a highlight color it's a super sparkly beige that looks really nice. The second color I was going for was a teal green, it didn't quite get there but I like what I ended up with. The third color is magic I swear. It looks like a sparkly mauve just sitting in the pot but when you rub and blend it into your skin it becomes an orangey red. Then I did an actual darkish orange because...well why not.  Then I did moonstone black because I also use all my loose shadows as eyeliner using mixing medium and I'll give the recipe at the bottom with the recipe for the tinted lip balm. The final color I did was a sweet baby pink that is super sparkly. I also use this very sparingly across the tops of my cheek bones a a sort of blush/highlighter, but I mean a little goes a long way. I dip a finger into the pot and get the tiniest amount on then use that finger to put the pink on both cheeks and then dab away some.  This is best used for going out in the evening though cause it so tremendously sparkly. The beige one got sort of messed up as I was swatching and the sparkle in the plate doesn't really let you see the sparkles in the colors so use your imagination ok.

On to the lip balms. I technically have done three but I didn't like one so I chucked it in the trash. So the second one I did was a really pretty ruby red. It has a sort of metallic sheen to it so I didn't add any sparkle to it, even though I'm addicted to the sparkle...I need a sparkle intervention. And because I didn't get any lip gloss pots yet I used a cleaned and sanitized tin that a tealight candle sits in. 

The last thing I made was a tin of sparkle pink lip balm...see sparkle addiction.  For this I used a tin that used to have zombie outbreak mints in it.  As soon as I find my other zombie mint tin I'm gonna make a grayish green lip balm. I also added vanilla extract to my mix to make it smell good but I don't advise this because not all of it mixed so there's a chance it will mold or don't do it.

And lastly here's the recipes I used..well not so much a recipe as what I used to make them:
Mixing medium- First buy glycerine from rite aid or whatever pharmacy you have near you.
One part glycerine to 3 parts water makes an excellent mixing medium or if you can't find glycerine just use eye drops.
Lip Balm Ingredients-
  Beeswax-Grape Seed Oil-Jojoba Gloss-Vitamin E-Mica
It's super simple to make, you just melt all your ingredients in your container(if it's metal) and once everything is mixed and melted let it cool off and harden.  If it's too hard for you or you don't like the color you can remelt it and tweak the recipe till you get what you want.

And here's a warning...If you are working with micas please wear a face mask, gloves, and old clothes. Micas are very fine powders so they will get into your lungs. And since they are pigments then can and will stain your clothes and working surfaces so lay down newspaper.

Thank you for letting me ramble so long.