Monday, May 2, 2011

Honey Facials, Post Number 123, and a Fabulous Prize!

Good Morning folks! Happy Makeover Monday! It also just happens to be my 123rd post. I missed my 100th so I thought that I'd celebrate when I reached 1-2-3 and here we are. I thought that on this delightful occasion I'd give everyone a chance to win a fabulous prize. I'd like everyone to meet the Monday makeover monster. It is possibly the cutest possible way to exfoliate during your morning shower. She is handmade by me... and she's all yours if you win my first ever drawing. In order to win simply post a comment below and I will enter you in this exciting contest. You can get additional entries by leaving a comment on The Zany Housewife's Monday Makeover post, becoming a follower of my blog, sending any new followers my way (they need only mention your name in a comment), or posting a link using the linking tool below to a makeover related post. Just let me know how many to put you down for in your comment.

Now for something completely different... On to what this post is really about... Becoming beautiful. Or should I say becoming more beautiful.

This week I thought I'd try out the beauty properties of honey. Honey is a natural humectrant and historically it has been an ingredient in the beauty treatments of Cleopatra and Poppea (wife of The Roman emperor Nero). Honey has tons of wonderful properties which I will explore in more detail in future posts... but this week I was only trying it out as a natural way to moisturize my skin. I found a recipe online for a facial that uses apples and honey pureed in a blender. I had a few apples, but they were too beautiful to smear on my face so I opted for a pear that wasn't long for this world. I peeled it and stuck it in the blender with 2 T. of honey.

Then the husband and I smeared this concoction on our face and sat back with a glass of wine to wait the 15 minutes the recipe suggested. It was a little slimy, but it tasted fantastic.

My husband only lasted about 5 minutes before he had to rinse it off.

I thought it felt fantastic. When I rinsed it off my skin was really soft and I'm still feeling the results today (even after finishing the above mentioned bottle of wine). I also have to give the strawberry mask from last week a BIG thumbs up. I got carded this weekend at the grocery store. When a 40 year old woman gets carded it's truly an occasion to celebrate.


  1. You made that?! How cool! I have no crafting ability whatsoever. Do I get to enter? >:)

    I love the pictures of you and your husband!! I can't wait to give this one a try too.

  2. Hahaha love! And, by the way, your hubs is a FANTASTIC sport when it comes to these things! I'm pretty sure if I tried this the dogs would attack me and lick it all off...

  3. @Zany... yes I did make it... I have another blog called worth a knit where I post all my silly projects... AND yes you can enter.

    @Jamie... I hear dog tongues are great for exfoliating :P

  4. Woo hoo! You got carded! I'm going out to buy a gallon of honey now...haha.

  5. haha awesome. my husband wouldn't even go near it if I did this. xD

  6. It's so cool that your husband is with you in all your beauty treatments! :)
    I love the bath scrubbie! So cute!

  7. Cute scrubbie! I use honey as well in my beauty routine! But I use it to help suspend sugar so I can scrub my face/body and moisturize at the same time. In fact, I'm sporting some dead skin on my face me thinks. Time to scrub up!

  8. I love the facial masks!!! My husband looked over and was like "what are they doing?" I explained and he was like "okay, cool. we should do that!" Hopefully I can get him to last the 15 min!

  9. I don't think I could stand a minute of anything sticky like that on my face -- makes me itchy just thinking about it! But I'm glad it did wonders for you Jenn. Carded indeed! Cool!

  10. I also wash my face with honey and brown how amazing and balanced my skin feels afterward :) And the other day I was mistaken for a teenager ;) Love the scrubbie and your makeover adventures!!!

  11. I'll have to try the sugar trick. That sounds like a fantastic scrub.

    My husband is a terrific sport... I think he does it for all the comments of praise he gets here.

    @Nancy... it wasn't sticky at all. I was really surprised. I guess the fruit just sucked up the honey. It felt more slimy than sticky.

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