Hey guys, so here is my attempt at vlogging. I recently went to Dubai + Abu Dhabi and had an amazing time. I’m so glad I took my camera and was able to film all the great stuff we got up to. I have been to Dubai and my trips mainly consist of shopping, eating, more shopping and more eating! I love it.
Hi my lovlies, summer is now officially over so I thought it would be a great idea to re-live part of my summer holiday this year when I went to Dubai. I love Dubai, there’s something about the humid dessert heat, & rich luxury, gold opulence everywhere that draws me in. I went to visit my sister and stayed for 10 days, during which time I visited almost all of the malls (mainly for Sephora), ate so much everyday and woke up late! #lifestylegoals anyone? Please check out my first attempt at vlogging my holiday here.
We had booked to go to an Afternoon Tea at the One & Only Mirage hotel. This hotel was so beautiful with a real arab, souk traditional feel to it. The entrance hall alone was so pretty with a mini waterfall and loads of rose petals.
Onto the afternoon tea and this was amazing! Hummus and warm tortillas to start with, next mini finger-sized bagels served with salmon, beef, mozzarella and tomato then deserts which consisted of various macaroons, cream cakes and biscuits. Not forgetting the endless amounts of tea / coffee that came our way.
Watch me get ready below before we head off for the afternoon tea and a mini vlog of the hotel in the same video.
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Hi my lovlies! welcome to my world of beauty here on my blog. Today is all about one of my favourite DIY serum mixes, which is so easy to make and gives great results no matter what your skin type.
Just a quick note to say I am not a professional oil blender and thus don’t work in the precise millilitres and ounces like the professionals do. Here and in all my mixes to come I will be working in tablespoons and drops just to make things easier (I am rubbish with measurements!) and quicker.
If you have watched my You Tube video on this post already then you will know I love this serum. If you haven’t visited my channel yet, you can find this video linked here, so please check it out. I am obsessed with making my own face serums, masks and toners and will be bring you lots more videos on my channel, so make sure you subscribe to keep up to date.
Using oil blends is so rewarding, not only is it way more affordable to make your own blends it is also fun and they last ages – up to 12 -18 months. I enjoy looking into the different oils and their benefits to choose which ones would best suit me and then mixing them up.
I bought all my oils from a website called Naissance. They have so much helpful information on their site, I love reading all about the different oils there. Service is great and delivery is quick. Definitely recommend you check them out.
There are two types of oils – Carrier oils and Essential oils and I have outlined these briefly below.
Carrier oils are used to dilute essential oils before applying / ‘carrying’ them directly on the skin and are a must. They usually derive from nuts, seeds or kernels and don’t usually have any distinctive aroma.
Used in ancient skin care essential oils are said to promote a clear looking complexion, soften lines and wrinkles and restore healthier hair. Essential oils have more distinctive aromas relating to the plant or source from which they are derived.
For this super easy awesome DIY Facial Serum you will need:
3 tablespoons of Jojoba Oil
3 tablespoons of Strawberry Seed Oil
5 drops Frankincense
5 drops of Lavender
I like to mix the 2 carrier oils together first and then add the essential oils in and work in a glass or bowl first and then transfer the mix into my glass bottle. I am seriously so clumsy, I’m surprised I managed to pour the mix into my bottle in the video!
I use a glass bottle which comes with a pipette just to make things more authentic and pretty, especially if you want to give this serum as a gift to family and friends. Bottle linked here. I also mentioned using a plastic pipette if you do want to me more precise with measurements and that is linked here.
So guys, give this DIY serum a go and let me know how you find it. I do suggest using it for a month at least before seeing results. I use my serum 3 times a week after cleansing and toning. If you have particularly dry skin, you may want to add a moisturiser on top after a few minutes.
I have another post on my site about how and why I have switched to using natural skin care serums, masks and mists. So please check that out here. If you have any requests for other DIY skin care you’d like me to create, please leave a comment below and let me know. Do you like making your own serums and masks? If so, share some mixes below, I’d love to know.
That’s all from me guys, I hope you liked this post and my video linked here. Please leave a thumbs up, share and subscribe to my channel for more DIY beauty videos and I will see you again soon. Be positive, be happy, be beautiful – Husnara Beauty xx
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Hi my lovlies, I hope you are all well. Do you know that modern day branded skincare products often contain harsh ingredients that dry the skin out and may cause long-term health consequences? After I found this out a few years ago, my love for creating natural, organic skincare mixes grew and I now love to make my own serums, face masks, face toners and elixirs.
Growing up I suffered from mild acne. no matter what I tried on my skin, nothing would help. I literally went through all the medicated creams available over the counter, visited my doctor about my skin and got no where. I cleansed, toned and exfoliated religiously, but still the acne was there. Then I decided to change things up and try making my own serums, face masks and face mists. That way I knew exactly what was going into my products and could avoid the nasties like alcohol, sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), parabens and synthetics going onto my skin. Making this change has really helped my skin and I can say it now looks the best it ever has. Let me know if you’d like me to post some information on the ingredients to avoid in skin care. It’s a very interesting topic and one I am passionate about.
I started by doing a bit of research into the different oils and mixes available and their benefits, then I tried blends out to see which ones suited my skin. My skin type is combination, so I do find that if I use oils more than 3 times a week, I get a shiny T-zone during the day (T-zone is the forehead, nose and chin area). So I tend to use my DIY serum 3 evenings a week after I’ve cleansed, toned and taken my makeup off. Although I love making my own serums, face masks and face mists, I don’t have time to measure each quantity out in millilitres and ounces, like the professionals do. I understand this gives more accurate measurements, but I want to make blends that are easy and quick to make and use measurements even I can understand! (professional organic mixers look away please!) so using equivalent tablespoons and drops is my thing. I enjoy the mixing process so adding in anything to do with measurements make its all too technical for me which is another reason why I prefer working in spoon and drops measurements. Let me know your thoughts on this too.
I’m not saying that I don’t use any branded skincare at all, I do and of course I plaster the makeup on, on almost a daily basis. But when it comes to my night time cleansing routine I like to keep it as natural as possible. When I do go for branded skin care I tend to go for moisturisers and eye creams that contain some natural ingredients. Nowadays, brands are more conscious of the demand for added natural goodness in products, so a lot of them are offering more choice. I personally love Liz Earle products which contain a range of different oils to hydrate your skin. My particular favourites are the Superskin Eye Cream and the Moisturiser for sensitive skin.
If you love making your own DIY beauty products, then make sure you check out my You Tube channel and subscribe. I will be uploading a lot more videos on this so make sure you subscribe here so you don’t miss any of them. I’d also love to hear your thoughts on branded skin care Vs natural, organic skin care. Which do you prefer and why? Have you had any experience using either and what are your thoughts? Please comment below and let me know.
I have an Awesome DIY Face Mask video on my channel here if you wanted to check that out and I also have a post here on my website. My next mission is to try mineral makeup, which I hear is a lot better for your skin. If anyone has tried mineral makeup, please let me know how you find it. I would love to know.
For now guys that is all, I will see you over on my You Tube channel and in my next post. Stay positive, stay happy, stay beautiful – Husnara Beauty xx