From the category archives:

Winter 2010

Bionic Homemade: Cucumber Hair Drench

by JoyceyCouture on January 27, 2011 · 6 comments

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

What do you get when you wash your hair everyday in the midst of winter? You guessed it- dry hair!
In my quest to find a solution, I came across this recipe. Time for show and tell!

Has the winter months wreaked havoc on your hair? Try this DIY cucumber hair drench!

Ingredients:

  • 1 egg
  • 1 eggshell’s worth of olive oil>
  • 1 quarter of a peeled cucumber

Directions:
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Bionic Homemade: Hot Chocolate Face Mask

by JoyceyCouture on January 25, 2011 · 6 comments

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

Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine’s day- if there is only one thing in the world that is a certainty in life it’s that we all have chocolate in the house this time of year.

Once regarded as bad for our health, research has proven that dark chocolate is healthy- and not just to eat. The compounds found in chocolate can actually benefit the skin.

Time to melt down that left over Christmas candy! ;)

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tbsp cream, plain yogurt, or sour cream
  • 3 tsp oats
DIY homemade hot chocolate face mask

Sooth your skin throughout the candy season with this scrumptious chocolate face mask!

Directions:
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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 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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Bionic Tip: Nab gorgeous skin this winter in seconds!

by Jami Summers on November 23, 2010 · 1 comment

Beauty, makeup and skincare tips from the Bionic Beauty blog

The holiday season is upcoming… by the way, you all are welcome to join me in hiding my head in the sand to pretend it’s not right around the corner. But in reality, whether it’s just a family gathering, some relaxing time in a cabin, or just dry skin from the no-humidity-winter, skin can look dull and dreary this time of year.

I’m going to let you in on my tried and tested glowing skin secret. I embrace my paleness and rarely use sunless tanner, so I look for other ways to help hide slight skin imperfections (such as the inevitable bruises, scraps, flaky skin, et cetera). Simply apply a slightly shimmery body lotion to your arms, legs, and chest. It’s typically not noticeable but makes your skin look soft and bright, dewey and fresh!
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