Posts Tagged ‘beauty’

Sometimes… well a lot of the time in photography things just don’t quite come out the way you wanted them too, but if you’re lucky and your intentions are pure and the subject of your photos really makes you happy then even a photograph that’s not quite as sharp as you’d wanted can be  a beautiful piece of inspiration for your soul.

This set of bathing bird photos are my absolute favorites. I’d thought about photographing a bird in this bird bath for years, and when I finally got the chance it didn’t matter that the light was off or the bird was slightly out of focus, what mattered was that I was there and I got the shot, and every time I look at those little water droplets flying in the air my heart sings and I can’t help but smile. Which by my definition makes it a perfect picture.

This beautiful mosaic birdbath was created by Monica Schill over at Encased in Concrete! Be sure to check her out.

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Yep, you read correctly, I wash my face with oil and it’s one of the best natural beauty remedies I have ever tried!

A few weeks ago I decided to go No-Poo and after a daunting and greasy first week I have experience wonderful, luscious, happy hair that only needs to be “washes” about every 6 days, but giving up shampoo wasn’t enough. I wanted more, I wanted to trade out any product I could for a more natural way of self maintenance and that’s when I stumbled across the SimpleMom post on Oil Face Wash.

After reading all about it I learned that you can cleanse your face with natural oils instead of stripping it with harsh soaps, and surprisingly enough it doesn’t make your skin greasy at all, in fact it left my skin feeling perfectly balance and I no longer have any need for a moisturizer!!!

It’s super easy too. All you do is gentle massage your oil of choice into the skin on your face, followed up with a hot damp towel to open your pores, then you just use the towel to gentle remove the oil and there you have it, wonderful clean skin with a product that you most likely keep in your kitchen. If you read the article on SimpleMom it has advice on how to mix oils to make the perfect blend for your skin type.

Just like any other change in facial routine switching to oil is first going to make your skin break out as it draws any impurities to the surface, but after a week or two I started to really notice clearer skin with a large downsizing in blackheads, and I haven’t gotten a new blemish in a week!


Thanks so much for reading!

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