DIY Facials from Fresh Home Magazine!

Take your skin from dry to dewy with these DIY facials from Fresh Home magazine. Harsh weather outside and dry heat indoors is enough to get even the most low maintenance complexion worked up. Each mask is made with easy-to-find ingredients. Carve out an hour, wrap yourself in some Jack Johnson jams and a soft terrycloth robe, and let the pampering begin.

Oil of Olé

This guac-inspired moisturizer is suitable for even sensitive skin.


2 tablespoons of fresh avocado, mashed

1 teaspoon honey

1 teaspoon plain full-fat yogurt

½ teaspoon lemon juice

1. Combine ingredients in a bowl. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
2. While you’re waiting for the mixture to chill, clean your face with a soap-free cleansing wash. Make two mugs of green tea and put an ice cube or two in one of them.
3. Smear a thin layer of the chilled mask on your face, avoiding your eyes. Sit back, relax for 10 or 15 minutes, and sip the warm tea.
4. Rinse with lukewarm water. Slowly splash your face with the cooled tea, and then rinse with water again. Powerful antioxidants in tea help skin stay healthy.

Note: Don’t use black tea; it will stain your skin

Fruit Face

The fruit acids in this mask gently exfoliate, stripping away dry, dead skin cells to reveal a fresher complexion.


1 ripe peach, peeled and pitted

1 teaspoon brandy

Sprinkle of cornstarch

1. Mash together the peach and brandy in a bowl. Add just enough cornstarch to make a paste.
2. Smooth over your face, steering clear of lips and eyes. Sit back and relax. Feel free to sip on any extra brandy.
3. Rinse with lukewarm water after 20 minutes. (Don’t leave the mask on any longer; it will irritate skin).

Bran Scruffin’

The bran and sugar in this scrub scour away dry skin, immediately improving your face’s appearance.


1 tablespoon plain yogurt

1 teaspoon brewer’s yeast

1 teaspoon finely ground bran

1 teaspoon sugar

1. Thoroughly mix all ingredients.
2. Immediately massage the scrub into your skin with your fingertips before the sugar has a chance to dissolve.
3. Rinse with lukewarm water.

Check out other great DIY ideas from Fresh Home Mag here.

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THINK: Complexion perfection for the most romantic night of the year.

WHAT IT IS: A date-worthy clean. On Valentine’s Day, all eyes are on you—that’s why clear, flawless skin is more important than ever. Create a clean slate for Valentine’s Day beauty with Bioré® Ultra Deep Cleansing Pore Strips, the ultimate antidote to clogged pores and blackheads. The ultimate finale to your cleansing ritual, the hard-working, oil-free pore strips lift out the most stubborn dirt, oil and makeup in just one use for a radiantly clear complexion—and a glowing date night.

Formulated with a patented system that lifts out deep-down dirt, the custom-fit strips are twice as effective as the leading pore cleanser at getting rid of pore-clogging buildup and blackheads. Bioré® Ultra Deep Cleansing Pore Strips target and instantly unclog even more pores than the Bioré® Original Nose Strips because they are longer. Tea tree oil, known to help treat breakout prone skin as witch hazel which aids in reducing redness and inflammation. Menthol provides tingling and cooling, signaling a deep clean. Keeping pores free of deep, down dirt is the best way to keep pore-size small.

WHAT THEY COST: Bioré® Ultra Deep Cleansing Pore Strips, $9.99 for 14

WHERE TO FIND THEM: Select food, drug and mass merchant stores. For more information, visit

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Hair by Thomas Dunkin for Sebastian Professional

The Hair Look:

Thomas shares his styling tips to recreate Rachel McAdams’ red-hot, soft updo from the Morning Glory premiere in Berlin:

1.       For hair-raising root volume, begin by spraying Sebastian Professional Volupt Spray to the roots of the hair and brush it through the ends with a Mason Pearson hairbrush.

2.       Use a round brush to smooth the hair and wrap 3” sections in small Velcro rollers. Hold each section vertically away from the head for maximum lift at the roots.

3.       Once the whole head has been set and allowed to cool, take each section out and backcomb heavily at the roots leaving the rest of the hair straight. Lightly spray Sebastian Professional Shaper Zero Gravity hairspray into the backcombed sections.

4.       Brush the sides of the hair back and twist the sides and back section into a classic French twist.

5.       Exaggerate the height on top and leave the fringe that doesn’t reach to the back section to gently sweep across the front of the face.

6.       To slightly mess the look to give it a more disheveled, modern feel run your hands through the hair.

7.       To add beautiful sheen without losing any volume, finish the look using Sebastian Professional Trilliant.

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New! Estee Lauder in Wild Storm

I adore this color, besides being the most amazing  shade of slate  it’s really easy to apply. I usually make a huge mess when I’m painting my nails but the combo of the brush and cap made it super easy to apply without coating my entire fingertip.

I am on my 3rd day and my polish still looks amazing which is near miraculous since I am either typing or washing something or someone. A polish that looks amazing and lasts, LOVE IT!

Estee Lauder Pure Color Nail Lacquer

A luxurious new brilliance at your fingertips. Rich, glossy, quick-drying and long-wearing. Truly intense color is so shiny it looks wet–but don’t be fooled. Resists chipping, even in water. Won’t fade, dull or streak, even in strong sunlight. Specially designed brush shape makes application incredibly easy. Just three strokes of color–middle, left and right–and you’re done. Even the bottle is striking.

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