Beauty Favors

Beauty favors make unexpected and beloved party favors for baby and bridal shower. After all, what woman doesn’t love to receive a gift that is meant to pamper?

Beauty favors can include bath and soap favors, skincare favors, make-up favors, and grooming favors (such as manicure sets). When purchasing these favors for your event you want to make sure that you are purchasing high quality products that won’t be discarded by your guests after the party. In fact, having them swoon and gush over receiving such a wonderful gift should be the goal!

Things to think about when deciding on what beauty favor you would like to give:

1.       Does it appear to be a high quality item? The last thing you want to be stuck with is a poor quality product made mainly from chemicals. Look for at least for a partial ingredient listing. 

2.       Where is it made? Look for something made in the States. My experience is that a lot of shoddy product is produced in certain other countries.

3.       Is it made with natural ingredients that are known for the skin softening or skin pampering properties such as shea butter, avocado oil, jojaba oil, vitamin E, etc.

4.       Is it mass produced? Look for items that are made per order. These will assure you of freshness. Often you can even choose the scent of the product specifically for your order. 

5.       Does it come with personalized labels? Not a ‘must’, but certainly a ‘very nice to have’ – making your party favor that much more special.

6.       Is it something I would want to receive? If you can say ‘yes’ to this – and can address the other 5 questions – you’ve got yourself a winner!

Diva Entertains, Copyright 2009

Get Younger Looking Skin Naturally – Beauty Tips For Better Skin

In spite of the tremendous breadth of chemical-based cosmetics and skin care products on the market many women prefer using natural, herbal or home-made products to achieve younger-looking skin. This is because the skin care products available today consist of dangerous chemicals that can have a detrimental effect on your skin in the long term. Home-made beauty remedies are not only inexpensive but also consist of natural ingredients that are completely safe for daily use. Read on to know how you can get a healthier and younger-looking skin effortlessly.

Natural beauty tips and remedies

The application of moisturizing skin lotions and creams boosts the production of collagen in your skin and enhances its firmness and elasticity. Daily use of a home-made cucumber lotion soothes and revitalizes your skin. This lotion can be prepared by boiling pieces of cucumber in half a litre of water, letting it simmer for 5 minutes and filtering the liquid. This lotion can be stored in your refrigerator for about 10 days and should be applied with cotton wool.

Cucumber is also known to reduce the appearance of under eye dark circles. Put a slice of cucumber on your eyelids and relax for 15 minutes as it banishes your dark circles. Apple slices can be substituted for cucumber, but they need to be really juicy in order to be effective. Soak a compress in chamomile tea and put it under your eyes to get rid of dark circles and puffiness. Exposure to cold and dry weather can give you rough, chapped lips. Apply some almond oil before going to bed for soft supple lips in the morning.

Make your own natural make-up removing lotion with the help of lemon or orange juice, sweet almond oil and petroleum jelly. Mix these ingredients thoroughly for a creamy rejuvenating facial lotion. Make natural honey-based beauty milk at home with 20 centiliters of milk and a single tablespoon of honey. Mix these ingredients thoroughly and apply it on your face twice a day. This beauty milk can be stored in your refrigerator for about 8 days.

Apart from these external beauty treatments, the best way to keep your skin looking young and fresh is to increase your intake of nutritive foods. Multigrain bread, for instance, provides your body with a lot of selenium that eliminates free radicals. This boosts collagen production and gives you younger-looking skin from within. Oats are rich in silicic acid that produces the sponge-like cells that exist between your skin fibres and collagen. Eating more oats reduces fine lines and plumps up your skin for added youthfulness.

Oily fish such as salmon, mackerel, herring and sardine contain high levels of Omega-3 fatty acids. These essential fatty acids are responsible for forming prostaglandins that keep your skin hydrated. Lean steak supplies your body with certain essential nutrients. If you don’t like steak, try increasing your intake of oily fish or dark turkey meat. Crab is a rich source of copper which decreases the appearance of age spots-a tell-tale sign of ageing.

A healthy lifestyle that incorporates a balanced diet and plenty of exercise is essential for naturally healthy, younger-looking skin.