Hello all! (listening to Mode by Bingo Players…. I REALLY LIKE THIS SONG!)
The birds are awakening and I have yet to sleep. I’m anxious, thinking too much, stressed out, freaking out over life and my job, and I was just unable to fall asleep much to the dismay of River and friends.
So what do I do at this hour of night when I can’t sleep? I find recipes or create them for face things. Tonight we have three *note in picture the top right one isn’t finished – I hadn’t added baking soda yet*
My first one I used is a different face mask but uses a lot of the same ingredients as others. I don’t know if you guys knew this, but I used to have HORRID acne. It is a family curse. You wouldn’t believe it now if you saw my face though, that I used to be riddled by little and medium pimples and red bumps and blotches all over.
Simple Face Mask
1tbsp baking soda
4-6 drops of tea tree oil
*can also add a small amount of lemon juice to decrease redness
Mix all items together, rinse face off with warm water, dry face, add this concoction, let it dry/keep it on for 20 minutes, rinse.
*I look super tired!!
I ended up adding more baking soda than the recipe above called for.. it also tickles your face since it does get a little runny due to the honey. Hahahaha. Didn’t drip though.
Strawberry Face Wash
1tbsp regular sugar (I used raw)
1tbsp brown sugar
2 Strawberries mashed
2tbsp coconut oil
This is a face wash, so mix these ingredients together the best you can and simply use some to wash your face with. I used it after the mask above. I knew the mask above would dry my skin a little bit since it does have baking soda and lemon juice in it so the coconut oil really made the skin moisturized after that.
Also, I had A LOT left over, so I just left it in my little pottery bowl (oh I made those by they way), sealed it in a ziploc baggy, and stored the rest for later
Did you know strawberries help decrease appearance of dilated pores? Well they do.
Simple Body Scrub (I only used the Burt’s Bee’s container to store it in)
2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup honey
Mix them all together and use on your body for sexy smooth skin. Hahahaha, I used half the recipe and actually added just a touch more honey. I haven’t used it yet, but I have used ones like it. Next time I make one I will see if halfing the olive oil and replacing it with coconut oil will do
I hope these weren’t too boring. I just can’t sleep and really wanted to be productive. I just feel so lazy recently since I have only been working. Saturday to Monday I do evening shift (3 to 11pm) and then on Tuesdays and Wednesdays I do night shift (11 to 7a). So I get done at 7 on Thursday morning and go back at 3 on Saturday. Hahahaha. Only for this month though! Next month I am back to just having evening shifts.
I’m just exhausted. This schedule is really messing me up, I got really sick about two weeks ago, a relationship ended, a new one started, and I’m just not sure what to do at 4 in the morning when I can’t sleep even after taking pills to help. So I do my relaxing techniques. They seem to help.
Oh, and River.
Who was being completely adorable tonight and I couldn’t resist her anymore!!!