Hey everybody! It’s been a wonderful whirlwind of fun since my last post – getting some much needed me-time during my momcation last month really paid off! I kept the party going “In the Kitchen with Wendy” on the Wendy Williams show and debuted my now famous Cuban Sandwich Egg Rolls, and I cooked my super yummy Low Country Crab Dip LIVE on Good Morning America! I stopped by the Food Network to judge an all new hilariously fun episode of Haunted Gingerbread Showdown, and I even snagged some time to catch the Broadway musical Waitress, starring my pal Jordin Sparks.
Needless to say all this activity can put some wear and tear on my body, and my face, so today I’m back at home for a little R&R and me and Ms. Sasha are raiding the pantry for a day of beauty for just us girls! Let’s face it – cosmetics can be so expensive (can you believe there is a moisturizer that retails for $2400?). Listen, if your purse gives you the green light to drop those kinds of coins more power to you, but today we’re going the budget friendly and tummy friendly route because you know what I say, “What you put on your body is just as important as what you put inyour body.”
So take a sip of your Tropical Carrot Smoothie – and let’s raid your pantry for a few kitchen items (you probably already have) guaranteed to boost your beauty routine:
Coffee Grounds – Body Exfoliant
Don’t throw those used coffee grounds in the trash! Coffee grounds are a great body exfoliant guaranteed to having you feeling woke and revived in minutes. Mix a half cup of coffee grounds with a half cup of coconut oil into a paste and apply directly to your skin. I like to give extra attention to my legs and feet with this one since it removes any dry skin while moisturizing any rough patches. Wipe off excess before your bath or shower.
Coconut Oil – Make Up Remover
Believe it or not but rinsing your face with soap won’t fully remove the amazing beat of makeup that had you slaying the whole day long. Make up wipes can surely do some of the work for you, but they can leave behind make up residue. So for a clean face that’s oh so baby soft – I apply coconut oil to my face before washing and give it a good wipe with cotton balls. This oil really works well for stubborn eye makeup (avoid getting oil into your eyes by wiping it off with a dry cotton ball before opening your eyes). With your face makeup free, you’re all set for cleansing with your favorite face cleanser and you’ll have a moisturizing barrier from the oil that prevents your face from drying out from using soap alone.
Pink Himalayan Salt – Foot Soak
After a long day on your feet, or a short trip in a cute pair of heels that were a bit too snug – give your tootsies some TLC! Toss a couple scoops of Pink Himalayan salt in a foot bath and soak your aches away.
Greek Yogurt – Skin Reliever
Need a break from the sun, acne or itchy bug bites? Then Greek yogurt should be your skin’s new best friend! Okay, this one is in the fridge, but did you know that the lactic acid in this tasty snack tightens your skin, is great for anti-aging and provides instant relief from mild skin irritations? Sasha and I got our yogurt beauty mask on with this beauty booster – although she did more licking fingers and eating than anything. I was there for the anti-aging and the giggles – oh to be 3 years old again!
Keep your party going and read my post 6 Foods That Will Give Your Skin That Healthy Glow and pack your lunch this week full goodness that will keep your glow going all week long!