…And I wanted a really good mask to put on my face, to sit in a really long bubble bath, maybe drink a little wine, light a few candles and chill out, you know, a beauty night.
I went to Ulta to find a nail polish; my toenails hadn’t had polish on them for two days.
2 words: Flintstone feet.
If it weren’t for my caveman big toe, my feet would have a chance at looking cute.
Anyways. After I spend a half hour looking at all the pretty color options between Essie, O.P.I., China glaze, and Zoya I finally found a spectacular mermaid color: Turned Up Turquoise by China Glaze. I just wish they had more creative names sometimes. What a great job to have. “What do you do for a living?” “Oh , I come up with nail polish names.” FUN.
Now to find a mask and clearly I am on a budget. As much as I want that Exuviance clay Masque I have raved about in the past I skip it because well I’m broke. Of course, then I can’t figure out which one to get because I feel if I go too cheap it won’t be worth it at all and well I don’t want to spend more then $5 (sad, I know).
So, I check out. I have my nail polish; at least my toes will finally be back to normal and not look so sick anymore.
Fast forward to the evening, I am home alone and too lazy to spend so long in the bath tub (wtf?) so I shower quickly try to give myself as best a foot scrub down as I can in the shower and hop out. A rose petal and honey pedicure sounds good right about now.
For some reason I start thinking of avocadoes. Don’t judge me, I have 3 in the fridge and I’m leaving for vacation tomorrow, they are going to go bad
I do need something to soften or brighten or whatever my feet because I hate feet in general and ugly feet make me dry heave.
So I go into the kitchen and pull out those three avocadoes. I take one, slice it in half and mash half of it in a bowl. Hmm. Well here’s my mask. I go into the bathroom to test it out… on my face. It doesn’t stick well, I mean its an awkward texture, there are chunks literally sliding off of my face. I don’t get it.
Back to the kitchen with Avocado “pulp” as they call it half way smeared on my face with bits attaching in awkward places I pull out the plain Greek yogurt that probably will never get eaten, why waste?
Add it to my mashed avocado.
This creates a nice little paste that kind of looks promising.
Yup, you know what happens next, I smear that shit all over my face. It’s a little hard to control, getting in my hair, the sink, I mean I have to paint it on with my finger tips over the bowl I mixed it in so I don’t make a mess (just after the maid has come nonetheless).
Okay, success. It is on.
Back to where this all started: How am I going to get this on my feet and then get somewhere where I can wash it off. Uhhh…
Bathtub it is.
I am sitting on the edge of the bathtub with yogurt and avocado on my face and my feet texting my best friend Angela about what exactly is going on right now.
The life of a DIY beauty adventurer.
Not only did this avocado and yogurt mixture save me a ton of cash it has so many benefits you wouldn’t even think of.
- It revives dull skin locking in moisture leaving you with that dewy skin you see in the magazines. The lactic acid in the yogurt which is a natural alpha hydroxy acid brightens your skins tone and firms it’s texture.
- The zinc in the yogurt also helps relieve the wrath of the sunburn and with summer coming up (hopefully you slather on the sunscreen) you might find this comes in handy.
- It fights acne with it’s antibacterial and antifungal properties!
- Yogurt can aid in fixing any age spots or discolorations you’ve accumulated, if you’re like me it’s melasma!
- The lactic acid can also help fight aging. It’s an exfoliater getting rid of the dead skin cells and tightens your pores.
- It contains vitamin A which gets rid of the dead skin cells (like the yogurt) and also glutamine which cleans and protects your skin from free radicals and the daily life of environmental factors.
- The oils of this fruit are able to penetrate DEEP into the skins layers leaving you moisturized literally from the inside out stimulating the growth of skin cells improving the blood circulation in the area it touches.
- It contains many antioxidants that fight toxins (as we mentioned at #1) especially from make-up and other topical treatments
- Like the yogurt, avocadoes also aid in relieving sunburn!
Other beauty masks to try:
Yogurt and lemon juice (fresh)- for discoloration
Avocado and honey- moisture
Avocado and 1 full egg hair mask- for shiny hair