Saturday, September 29, 2012

Liebster Blog Award

I'm going through some big changes in my life right now and these things are hard for me... I'm moving back to my country due to a breakup with my boyfriend after almost 2 years. It happened out of the blue, I didn't expect it, but I have no other choice, but deal with it. Well if love is gone, is gone. After the first shock the second worst thing was that I had to realize that I can't take my dog -who I love so much- with me.

I need to start everything (literally) from the beginning and it's not easy. Find a new job (and work as an esthetician in my country is not really an option right now), find a new place to live, get use to again everything and being single. So I'm not on the top at this moment and for some reason good things are avoiding me lately. But I was so happy when Kelly from Savvy Suburban send me an unexpected msg that she had given me the Liebster Blog Award! Yaay!:) That gilded my evening. Small surprises are the best. Thank you Kelly very much! I'm honored.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Dina's Daily Beauty Tip: Bright Teeth

Bright teeth

Mix 1 tsp baking soda and few drops of hydrogen peroxide until it reaches a toothpaste consistency. Brush your teeth with it, spit and rinse. You can also brush your teeth with toothpase after. Do it once a week.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Dina's Daily Beauty Tip: Dry Chapped Lips

Dry Chapped Lips

Use a soft toothbrush and gently rub your lips in a circular motion. It will exfoliate your lips. When you're done, use your favorite natural lip balm.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Dina's Daily Beauty Tip: Stiff neck

Stiff neck

If you wake up with a pain in your neck or shoulder, then use a hair dryer for a minute or two. Just put up your hair, turn on your hair dryer on warm heat (not hot) and aim it to your neck/shoulder. Hold the hair dryer 10cm away from your neck or you can add a layer of clothing and warm that up.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Dina's Daily Beauty Tip: Thickened skin on sole of the feet

Thickened skin on sole of feet

Mix 3 tbs of sea salt with little milk until you get a thick paste. Soak your feet at least 5 mins in warm water, then rub this paste in your feet then wash it off. It makes your feet soft again.

Monday, September 24, 2012


What Is Cellulite?

Did you see little dimples on your skin when you pinch it? Even when you don't? If yes, it means you have cellulite. According to Louise Chang, MD: "Cellulite is caused by fat deposits that sit side-by-side with tough collagen fibers that are anchored to the muscle beneath. When the fibers pull tight, or the fatty areas grow larger, the fat deposits may bulge out. The connective tissue under the skin became loose and doesn't hold the fat deposits." It appears on thighs, abdomen, or buttocks. It's more common on women, but I saw guys as well with cellulite on their butt. And skinny girls can have cellulite too.

It has 3 stages:

Stage I.

In this stage, the cellulite appears when the skin is pinched.

Stage II.

The cellulite appears when the person is standing.

Stage III.

At this stage, the deformation on the outermost layer of the skin is visible whether the person is lying down, standing up, or sitting. You can't hide it anymore.

What causes cellulite?

  • Diet: sugar, processed food, etc.
  • Lack of physical activity
  • Insufficient water intake
  • Heredity
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol

How to make cellulite dissapear?

First of all you have to change your diet and have to start to workout. Drink plenty of water (no soft drinks or sodas). There are also some other treatments that can help:

  • Cellulite massage
  • Body wrapping
  • Lymphatic massage
  • Ultrasound

Essential oils

  • Cypress oil
  • Juniper oil
  • Geranium oil
  • Wild rosemary oil

Cellulite massage lotion recipe

Take your body lotion and put few drops wild rosemary oil in it. Massage it into your skin where you have your cellulite. You can add 1 drop of cinnamon oil, but note that your skin will be very red. This is not a problem, but better if you are aware about it.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Dina's Daily Beauty Tip: Burn injuries

Burn Injuries

If your burned yourself then extract juice from an onion with a fruit blender and soak a piece of material or a gauze in the juice. Then put it on your injury. It helps for your skin to heal faster and you won't have blisters.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Dina's daily beauty tips: Shiny hair

Shiny hair mask

Mash avocado, add almond oil and use it as a hair mask. Leave it for 20 minutes and then wash it off. Style as usual.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Dina's Daily Beauty Tip: Varicose Vein Remedies

Varicose Vein Remedies

If you have varicose veins on your legs, use apple cider vinegar topically a few times a day. Rub it on your skin. This will help the vein to retract. You can also start drink it. Or take two handful marigold (stems, flowers, leaves all together) and cut it in small pieces. In a saucepan warm up half kg pork fat (bacon grease) and put the marigold in it. Stir it for couple of minutes and then remove from heat. Cover and let it stand for one day. The next day warm it up again and filter through gauze into a clean jar. Your cream is ready.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Dina's Beauty Tips: Quick, natural detoxification

Quick, natural detoxification

Mix 500g whey with 100ml pine apple juice, 100ml Sea Buckthorn juice and half lemon juice. Divided it for the whole day and drink it. This juice will help to burn fat faster, speed up the digestion and helps to get rid of the toxins in the body.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Dina's Daily Beauty Tip: Wart


Apply freshly crushed garlic on your wart and put a bandage on it. The wart will begin to flatten out and fall off after a week. Replace the bandage and the garlic every day. But be aware: the garlic literally burns the skin and it's really painful. So you have to be really careful to apply the garlic just on the wart and not on your skin. Or you can dip a piece of cotton ball in vinegar and put it on the wart for 2 hours every day.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Natural makeup brands

Frankly, I don't really use makeup for every day just if I go out. Ok, I use an eyeliner. I prefer actually a liquid eyeliner than a pencil. Oh and lip gloss. I just loooveee lip gloss. Even though guys think I put some saliva on my lips. Hahaha. But that's it. The reason why I don't really use makeup is that I didn't really find good, natural makeup brands. Until now. I collected some natural makeup brands, enjoy!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Dina's Beauty Tips: Smooth your Decolletage

Smooth your decolletage

Smash 1 tbs dried green tea leaves and mix it with 2tbs natural yoghurt. Apply it to your decolletage. Leave it for 10 minutes, then wash it off.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Dina's Beauty Tips: Puffy Eyes

Puffy eyes

Every once in a while (or often...) we wake up with puffy eyes. If you want a quick solution, then put an ice cube or a slice cold cucumber on your eyes. Leave it for 5-10 minutes and then wash it off with cold water.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Dina's Daily Beauty Tip: Ingrown hair

Ingrown hair

If you suffer from ingrown hair, exfoliate the area, thus you remove dead skin cells. Use exfoliating gloves in the shower 3-4 times a week and apply moisturizer as well. You can also use tea tree oil (keep away irritation), witch hazel (works as a natural antiseptic) and sugar scrub (for exfoliating).

Friday, September 14, 2012

What Fingernails Reveal About Your Health?

Just like we can get lots of information about our health by checking our feet (reflexology), we also get many information from our fingernails.

Fingernails sings:

White spots

A lot of white spots on the nails may indicate zinc, iron deficiency or deficiency of calcium and magnesium (too much sweet food and sugar intake cause vitamin deficiency). It could be also deficiency of vitamin E and vitamin A. Although many people say it's a myth, I can tell you it's not. I'm the living proof that I don't hit or do anything with my nails and I get these white spots.


The pale pink, almost white nail color refers to anemia, the blue color refers to circulation disorders. The yellow color indicates liver problems, diabetes, lymphatic diseases or chronic bronchitis, however usually it happens because of the nail polish or nicotine. The gray and black spots can indicate heavy metal poisoning.

The purple nails indicates cardiac disorders.

Vertical nail ridges

It's usually common and you don't have to worry about it. We get them as we're getting older. It's a simple sign aging.

Horizontal ridges

Too much stress.

Brittle nails

If you wash your hands a lot then your nails can turn to brittle. It also indicate kidney problems, thyroid and circulation problems.

Unusual thick nails

It refers to circulation disorders.

Dina's Daily Beauty Tip: Silky hair

Silky hair

If you want to regain your hair glow, then after shampooing rinse your hair with beer. Leave it on for 3-4 minutes and then rinse with water thoroughly. The result will be a shiny and silky hair.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Dina's Daily Beauty Tip: Yellow nails

Yellow nails

Nail polish can turn your nails yellow. If you don't want to polish it, then squeeze a lemon into a small bowl and soak your nails in it for 30 minutes. Then wash your hands with soap and water and you will immediately see the difference.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Dina's Daily Beauty Tip: Soft Lips

Soft lips:

Brush your lips with a toothbrush and then apply honey on them for 10 minutes. Rinse it with water and your lips will be soft and kissable.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

6 mistakes that can ruin your skin

Maybe you are still very young and you can say: "it's not necessary to think about what will be with my skin when I will be older", but let me tell you something. If you don't do everything to keep your skin healthy, glowing and free of fine lines now, then later it will be almost impossible to get rid of those stubborn wrinkles.

It's worth to change also some bad habits now, because in a short period of time your skin will be grateful for that.

1. Smoking

Tobacco byproducts are seriously harming your skin and the speed up the aging. Smoking chronically deprives the skin of oxygen and nutrients. According to Jonette Keri, MD of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine: "In young nonsmokers, we don't usually see a lot of uneven skin tone, but this develops more quickly in people who smoke. There are more than 4,000 chemicals in tobacco smoke, and many of them trigger the destruction of collagen and elastin.

2. Lack of water

Water is required by every cell in the body as nourishment and to remove wastes. When water becomes scarce, the body tries to limit the amount it loses through breathing, mucous production, urination, perspiration and bowel movements. If you don't drink enough, your skin will be dry/dehydrated and flaky. Dry skin is not the direct cause of wrinkles but is, rather, a contributing factor. The lack of moisture is the responsible of the wrinkles.

3. Sun

We need sun of course, because of the Vitamin D. But sun exposure put us at higher risk of cellular damage, early wrinkling, age spots and skin cancer. Not many people know that our tanned skin is actually am injury to the epidermis. The sun's ultraviolet light damages the fibers in the skin and causing wrinkles.

4. Soft drinks

Phosphoric acid, added to carbonated drinks like cola is a preservative. It takes the calcium from the bones and it can accelerate aging. It was found to make the skin and muscles wither.

5. Lack of sleep

The first sign is if you don't sleep enough is dark circles and puffy eyes. But it also leads to fine lines. According to WebMd "When you don’t get enough sleep, your body releases more of the stress hormone cortisol. In excess amounts, cortisol can break down skin collagen, the protein that keeps skin smooth and elastic." You need to sleep at least 8 hours.

6. Extraction/Popping pimples

I know how annoying when you have a pimple and you have never been able to stand looking at it, but if it's possible, please go to a professional. If you are messing with your pimples you can actually cause scars. Also, if you try to extract a zit when it's not ready to come out, you can cause bigger damage: the pimple will be twice as big and you will get a wound on the top of it. Squeezing pimples pushes the bacteria further into the skin, causing more redness and swelling.



Dina's Daily Beuaty Tip: Velvety smooth skin

Add natural milk powders to your bath water. It contains lactic acid and it has an exfoliating effect. It is even better than any body scrub!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Dina's Daily Beauty Tip : Glowing Skin

Glowing skin:

If you want a glowing skin, then mash a papaya and mix it with the same amount of honey. Apply it on your face with a brush, wait 15 minutes and then wash it off. The result will be a beautiful, fresh looking skin!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

The healthiest people on Earth - What's their secret?

Everyone wants to live a long life. Usually when we're young we think no matter what, we will stay young and healthy forever. But unfortunately as we're getting older we realize that aging makes no execptions.

There are altough some nations where people live a very long life. And not just long, but healthy. Get to know these people's secret!


Many Okinawans reach the age of 110 years old. They have lower risk of heart attack and stroke, cancer, osteoporosis and Alzheimer. They don't just live long, but they even stay healthy. The secret? Healthy lifestyle. The traditional diet of Okinawa is vegetables, fruit, fish, soy, seaweed, green tea and rice. They don't eat too much meat or dairy products, they don't smoke or drink alcohol and their lives low in stress. The other most important thing is the physical activity: biking, walking several kilometers daily, practicing karate, kendo, dance and gardening.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Sugar and Skin problems

The human body is not ready to process that much sugar that an average person consume today. Sugar in products takes vitam B and other micro-nutrients from the body which are required for the break-down, thus causing deficiency diseases. It strongly acidifies the pH of the body, so for the compensation, the body takes calcium and mineral salts from the bones.

If you take a better look you will see, almost everything contains sugar. I checked my whole wheat flour and it contains sugar too!

Before I write about why sugar is bad for your skin, lets look at the types of sugar.

Types of sugar (the following list is not exhaustive):

1. Granulated (white) sugar

It is made from cane sugar or beet sugar. The sliced ​​herb is soaked, pressed and purified with phosphoric acid and calcium hydroxide (slaked lime), which combine to precipitate calcium phosphate. All the organic impurities are removed with this process. Then then clarified syrup is decolorized by filtration. The purified syrup is then concentrated to supersaturation and repeatedly crystallized under vacuum, to produce white refined sugar. An interesting fact: the sugar contant of beet sugar is 18%, the sugar contant of refined white sugar is 95%.

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