Skincare 101: Pumpkin Facial Scrub

Hello MOVE mavens and supporters! I wanted to share with you my latest TV appearance talking about holistic beauty.

I'm a regular beauty expert guest on KTHV Channel 11 in Little Rock and I generally talk about how you can best take care of your skin and approach beauty holistically. My belief is that with the right knowledge, you can learn to create your own skincare products -  this is why I teach classes and share information about this. Makeup, however, is not so easy to make and feel confident that what you've made is good for your skin and body - which is why I created MOVE Makeup :). You can feel confident that MOVE Makeup is taking just as good care of your skin as your skincare products are.

Click on the picture below and learn why pumpkin makes a superb ingredient for a facial scrub!

Here are a few more points I didn't get to mention in the segment:

The naturally occurring enzymes in pumpkin work very similarly to alpha-hydroxy acids used in exfoliation systems. They work to gently slough off dead skin cells while pumpkin's beta-carotene rich antioxidant content nourishes and heals the skin.

The yogurt is high in lactic acid and honey locks in moisture and further helps to soften skin.

A smaller bath recipe is :

2 teaspoons pumpkin puree

2 teaspoons yogurt

1 tsp honey

2 tsp oatmeal

You can store this in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. To preserve it, try not to dip fingers into the scrub and instead us a spa spatula or spoon. Happy scrubbing!

DIY Natural Makeup Setting Spray

This past Saturday, I was fortunate again to be a guest on KTHV’s morning show. I shared a recipe for making a natural Makeup Setting Spray. Makeup setting sprays on the market are generally ridiculously expensive. They are a great product – giving the face a dewy glow and helping powder makeup to stay in place all day. Often times the price tag and the hair spray like ingredients though, can be a major deterrent (You think?!).

In comes the DIY Makeup Setting Spray. In its simplest form, it consists of two main ingredients – vegetable glycerin and water. Yep, it’s that simple. You can watch the clip of the segment to get all the details on how to make it. The recipe for about 8 oz is  2oz or ¼ cup of vegetable glycerin to 6 oz or ¾ cup of distilled/purified water.

Now while I was there at the studio, after talking with another presenter Chef Cameron (the owner of Bistro Catering – you should check them out!), I thought about the fact that although it is possible to find all the ingredients you’d need to make this yourself, it might be quite cumbersome to do so. Think time, convenience, availability of supplies…SO after doing a little research, I’ve decided to offer a kit that has all the ingredients you need shipped right to you! Yes, I am excited :).

And I genuinely hope you are too!

This kit will contain 2 oz of vegetable glycerin, a purse size spray bottle, a label, instructions, plus a set of 3 essential oils in 2 ml containers - skin type dependent - to add to your setting spray. This will all be neatly packaged and sent over to you so that you can try your hand at mixing your own blend. Each kit will have an explanation of the essential oils suggested and the amounts necessary to enhance the spray. 

I think this is a big deal! Do you agree?? My thought is to charge $25 for this kit. Would you pay for that? Do you want to purchase one? If so, respond in the comments or send me a quick email to let me know! If I get enough interest, I’ll start making them and getting them out the door!

Now if you aren’t the DIY type, you don’t have to feel left out :-). Move Makeup's Fixit Setting Spray is making it's debut really soon. It has some extra special ingredients that you can't just get anywhere ;-) and it's price tag is a LOT less than a lot of other brands. And it's good for your skin. Can't top that ;-). Be on the lookout for it to show up in the SHOP.

And on that note, let's say adieu! I'll see you next post!

#CanvasPrep: Turmeric for Bright Skin

Hey there mavens!

Checking in with you today to share some CanvasPrep beauty tips! You probably know already how important skincare is, maybe even more important than the makeup you use (aghast!). With my beginnings in esthetics, it's important to me that I give you the keys to bringing about your most beautiful face and then adding lovely, non-toxic makeup to that mix for dazzle and pizazz :-).

With that in mind, I'm sharing my latest segment on KTHV, Channel 11 where I talk about the virtues of Turmeric. You know, the yellow spice, that stains like crazy? Well it's absolutely wonderful for your health and is especially awesome for your skin.

Check out the video below (by clicking on the picture) where I give a super simple recipe and talk about some of it's great qualities. I've added this mask once a week to my spring skincare routine and I'm loving the results. Let me know if you try it!