From the monthly archives:

December 2010

Welcome to another installment of Bionic Beauty Homemade with Joycey Couture!

Dancing snowmen? Flying reindeer? Talk about a season full of myths! As it turns out however, there is at least one thing we can trust to come this winter- welcome to my face, dry skin.

Time to thaw out those chilly weather blues by winterizing your skin with this new recipe that I’ve come to love. Peppermint when used as an infusion is much gentler than peppermint essential oil, while cucumber soothes and feeds the skin with silica.

Ingredients ~

  • 1/2 of a fresh medium cucumber
  • 5 ounces (150 ml) filtered tap/mineral water
  • 1 packet peppermint tea
  • 2 oz (60 ml) aloe vera juice
  • 2 drops vitamin E oil
  • 1 oz (30 ml) carrot juice (optional)
DIY homemade all-natural Cucumber, Peppermint and Aloe Vera face mask

Sooth your skin this winter with a homemade Cucumber, Peppermint and Aloe face mask!

Directions ~
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Bionic Asks: Beauty gifts or gift cards?

by Jami Summers on December 8, 2010 · 5 comments

Bionic Beauty Asks - Makeup and beauty question blog article series

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he holiday shopping season is here. Television, radio and internet commercials are laden with the things we “must-have”, people are battling for parking spots, and everyone is trying to save money (myself included).

So this week’s Bionic Asks Will you be buying any beauty-related for loved ones this holiday season? Or do you think its better to give them gift cards to buy the cosmetic goodies they prefer?

Happy Holidays from Bionic Beauty

I’m planning on buying close family some small items like my favorite Herbaria soaps and sampler makeup packs. To round it out, I am doing a “homemade holiday” this year. My family and friends are getting loaves of my famous banana bread, personalized journals, and woven collars for their pets. In summary, I guess I’m doing a mix – a bit of beauty goodies and a bit of personal hand made stuff.

However, if I wanted to buy a beauty-related present for someone who I didn’t know very well, I would definitely go the gift card route. Better to let them pick exactly what they want than not use something or have to return it.

Bionic Homemade: Peppermint Bath Salts

by JoyceyCouture on December 6, 2010 · 2 comments

Welcome to another installment of Bionic Beauty Homemade with Joycey Couture!

With the temperatures dropping, there really isn’t much more enjoyable that I can think of than a relaxing bath. Why not try this simply, festive bath salt recipe that will help boost your mood and reduce fatigue?

Mix your own Peppermint Bath Salts with this DIY homemade recipe

Perfect for the holly-daze... A DIY Peppermint Bath Salts recipe will melt your worries away!

Ingredients ~

  • 1/2 cup Epsom salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint oil *
  • 1 drop red food color (optional)

The magical creation ~
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The Bionic Beauty blog finds free samples of beauty and cosmetics products - Get free samples of ForeverLily perfume, Bath and Body Works samples and Vaseline Intensive Rescue lotionHappy Holidays to all the Bionic Beauties! Take a few moments to kick back and request some free samples. You can’t beat free when most people are out shopping like crazy. Free is good. Very good!

Grab yourself a free sample of ForeverLily perfume.

Bath and Body Works USA stores will give you a free gift each month when you stop by the store on any Thursday and present your “I love Bath and Body Works” membership card!
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Bionic Review: Arbonne Advanced Firming Body Cream

by JoyceyCouture on December 5, 2010 · 2 comments

As you may recall I was impressed with the Arbonne lash enhancer I tested last month, so I was down right giddy to start using Arbonne’s RE9 Advanced Firming Body Cream.

Bionic Beauty blog review - Arbonne RE9 Advanced Firming Body Cream

To be honest, I’ve always been skeptical about firming lotions, so I have never shelled out the cash.
My first impression? The scent is off. It’s like an old lady with too much perfume. But I pushed on with testing, scooped out a bit from the tub and it applied great! It wasn’t greasy and sunk into my skin quickly.
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