DIY: Egg White Face Masks

 

Sometimes an amazing night can consist of a face mask in comfy PJ’s with The Real Housewives of Orange County (Always go for the OG’s ) D.I.Y. face masks are my favorite to whip up on nights like those. I love how simple and affordable they are. Also, you get the piece of mind that you are putting whole ingredients on your skin, instead of harsh chemicals. I love to research different ingredients and how they can benefit my skin. One of my go-to ingredients is egg whites. While they can get a bit smelly, they’re packed with goodness for your skin.

 

Why Egg Whites?

  • Proteins – Promote tissue repair and promotes strong, wrinkle-free skin.
  • Potassium – Hydrates, moisturizes and preserves moisture in skin cells.
  • Riboflavin – Eliminates toxic and cell-damaging free radicals that create wrinkles.
  • Magnesium – Promotes youthful radiant skin by slowing down the aging process of skin.

 

I have listed three of my all time favorite egg white masks. Whether you have acne, acne scarring, or super parched skin, there is a mask below for you. What I love most about these masks, besides the amazing skin benefits, is that all of the ingredients you probably have in your kitchen right now.

 

1. Acne-Fighting Egg White Face Mask

 

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 I had extremely unpleasant acne when I was a teenager and pretty much tried every treatment under the sun. This mask was and still is one of my go to masks when my skin is misbehaving.

 

Benefits:

  • Honey – Has antiseptic and antibacterial properties. Also, a wonderful moisturizer and skin-lightening agent.
  • Lemon Juice –  Powerful astringent that fights off acne-causing bacteria. Lightens skin and reduces discoloration caused by acne-scarring.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 egg white
  • 1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon of honey

 

Directions:

  1. In a clean mixing bowl, whisk together the egg white and lemon juice until the mixture becomes frothy. The lemon juice masks the odour of the egg white. Add ½ teaspoon of honey and stir well.
  2. Wash your face with warm water to open up your pores. Using clean hands or a cotton ball, apply the mixture onto your face, avoiding the sensitive areas around your mouth and eyes.
  3. Relax yourself as you wait for the mixture to settle and dry on your face. You can lie down and breathe deeply, thinking happy thoughts!
  4. Keep the mask on for 10-15 minutes. When the mixture has completely dried on your face, gently scrub it off using warm water, tackling all areas of your face in a circular motion. Pat dry with a towel and marvel at the smooth feel of your skin!

 

Tips:

  1. When applying the mixture, work upwards from your chin to your cheeks and then to your forehead using a gentle circular motion.
  2. Avoid the sensitive areas around the eyes and mouth. The skin in those areas is drier and, if stretched by this tightening mask, can become wrinkled.
  3. This wonderful mask is very effective in getting rid of excess face oils. If you have dry skin, please refrain from using this drying and tightening face mask.

 

 

2. Skin-Lightening Egg White Face Mask

 

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Because of my acne, I was left with hyper pigmentation, or acne-scars. I tried so many products to help me lighten the appearance of my dark spot and saw no results. This mask, however, helped me get my skin to where it is now.

 

Benefits:

  • Turmeric – Reduces dark spots caused by acne and evens out discolorations.
  • Orange Juice – Tones skin.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon orange juice
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder

 

Directions:

  1. Place the egg white and orange juice in a small mixing bowl and whisk until it becomes frothy.
  2. Add in turmeric powder and mix thoroughly. Make sure the mixture is not too drippy.
  3. Using clean hands, apply the mixture to your face and massage in a circular motion, allowing it to sink deep into your skin. Keep it on for 15 minutes while you lie down to prevent gravity from pulling the mask downward.
  4. When the time is up, gently scrub off the dried mask from your face and apply moisturizer. A perfect natural moisturizer is 3-4 drops of olive oil.

 

Tips:

  1. Wear an old t-shirt over your clothes to prevent yellow stains from turmeric, which can be really hard to wash off.
  2. This egg white mask can be quite drying, so it’s best to apply olive oil to your skin after washing it off.
  3. Refrain from talking or smiling with the mask on because stretching the tight skin may cause wrinkles to appear.

 

3. Hydrating Egg White Face Mask

 

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My skin is oily in my t-zone, which is perfect for the two masks above. However, my cheek area and around my jaw is prone to dry skin. This mask is perfect for anyone with dry skin or prone to dry patches.

 

Benefits:

  • Avocado – Hydrates and moisturizes skin, creating a youthful glow.
  • Yogurt – Contains live cultures, which eliminate acne-causing bacteria. Nourishes dry, flaky skin, back into soft, supple, and youthful skin.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 egg white
  • ¼ ripe avocado
  • 1 teaspoon yogurt

Directions:

  1. Using a fork, mash the avocado until it turns into a lump-free paste.
  2. Add the egg white and yogurt and mix well.
  3. Apply a thick coat of the mixture onto your face with clean fingers and sit for about 15 minutes.
  4. Wash off the mask with lukewarm water when the time is up, and pat your face dry with a towel. Enjoy the look of your moisturized skin!

 

Tips:

  1. Use a ripe avocado so that it is easier to mash it into a lump-free paste. You can also freeze, then thaw it before mashing to make things easier. If you have a blender, use it instead of a fork to quickly and efficiently blend the avocado into a lump-free puree.
  2. Use plain, unsweetened yogurt with live cultures when making this face mask.
  3. To avoid a drippy mess, ensure that you apply the face mask over your bathroom or kitchen sink.

If you try any of the face masks, comment down below and let me know how they worked for you – I would love to hear your thoughts. Until next time my Wild Pretty Things.

XOXO

WPT Blog

Let’s Eat: A Food Affair

 “Remember all the time you let me walk you to class
And you would kiss my cheek, I’d never have to ask
You’re going away in late September
But here’s a thanks for a summer I’ll always remember.”

 

When I was in High School, Hello Goodbye played a concert in our auditorium and it was one of the funnest nights I can remember. When I saw they were playing a show to celebrate their first album I called up my best friend and decided that for the sake of nostalgia we had to go. This show was also at The El Rey Theatre which is located mid-Wilshire in Los Angeles – The perfect location for an amazing meal, a bar with a cool vibe, and amazing night at a concert. I had never been to A Food Affair, but when I saw the menu I knew that it was a spot we had to try.

 

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I think that attention needs to be paid to detail put int this gorgeous restaurant. Right when you walk into the door you feel right at home. They have the cutest decor and styling – from the mixed matched lighting fixtures down to the silverware this place has put a thought to everything. (Which I love!!!) Even the bathroom was super adorable! (Uh- yeah I did take pictures of that too…)

 

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A Food Affair is a cozy French-America restaurant with gorgeous decor and a menu littered with tons of delicious options. We started off with the bone marrow appetizer with crispy potatoes strings and a salad made of arugula, parsley, garlic, apple, and fennel. If you have never tried bone marrow – Get on it girl! The best way to describe bone marrow is that it is meat butter. The marrow tastes like the tenderest, juiciest steak you have ever had and spreads on a piece of baguette like the softest of butters.  I have only had bone marrow two other times in my life, but this took the cake a the best bone marrow experience I have ever had.

 

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The Main Event:

To balance out the carnivorous starter, for my entree I got the Farmer’s Market Casserole. The Casserole came with these delicious brussel sprouts with shaved carrots and spaghetti squash with a heavenly dollop of burrata on top. Tiffany got the Alaskan Dungeness Crab Cakes which had a mango salsa and a coconut curry yogurt.

 

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My Girls Get Dessert:

 

Once we got the dessert menu we instantly regretted not just getting one of every dessert from the start. Everything looked so go that we could almost not decide what to get. We ended up deciding on the warm chocolate cookie and the creme brulee. While we waited for the desserts to be completed the head chef came out to our table and greeted us. It was really nice he took the time to come out and say hi and gave us a chance to praise his culinary skills. We started with the warm chocolate chip cookie that came out straight from the oven. This is the way a cookie should be – it was partially cooked with a gooey, doughy center and packed with tons of chocolate chips. It has a huge scoop of vanilla ice cream on top and was devoured in what had to be record time.

 

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Next we attacked that creme brulee. It was perfectly creamy and you could taste the fresh vanilla bean that was running throughout the custard. It was topped with little figs and assorted berries and the sugar was perfectly torched and crunchy.

 

When we were finally able to pull ourselves out of the food coma we were falling into, we headed to Busby’s East which is right down the street from the concert venue. Busby’s is a really cool bar that features tons of arcade games, a dance floor, and even a mini golf course. You enter from the street and go up the stairs where you enter the massive bar. They have a ton of beer options on tap so we grabbed some Hefeweizens and grabbed some seats at a high to table.

 

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After a few beers we headed to The El Rey Theatre for the show. The show was way more then I expected and as soon as that first song started I was taken back to my awkward 17 year-old self. This is my favorite part about music – no matter how much time has passed, certain songs have the power to take you back in time and make you remember what you thought and how you felt when you last heard it.

 

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If you are in the L.A. area and looking for a comforting, delicious meal and a beautiful ambiance, then you have to stop and try A Food Affair.  In fact, I would just go for dessert if my sweet tooth was aching and I was in the area. While everything was served to perfection, the desserts definitely made the meal.

 

Until next time my Wild Pretty Things- Stay Hungry!

XOXO

WPT Blog

Beetle House LA

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Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice!

Lately pop-up bars have been sprouting up all over LA and I couldn’t be happier about it. It makes the usual bar crawl so much more exciting! Growing up, Tim Burton movies were always among my favorites. Edward Scissorhands and Big Fish were movies I could always turn to for a huge dose of the feels. Beetlejuice and The Nightmare Before Christmas gave you that spooky glimpse into fantasy and you kept coming back for more. His Batman’s are the best as far as I am concerned – I loved that Tim Burton wacky kind  of evil. So When I heard that there was a Tim Burton themed bar called Beetle House in Hollywood, I had to check it out!

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You are greeted with this cryptic entrance and then walk into a dark staircase with this awesome “Come as you are…” neon sign at the end. As you walk up to the bar, It is covered in Tim Burton themed art work that has been submitted by artists from all over Los Angeles. There were some really cool pieces all over the bar!

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The bar was one of the coolest locations in the place. Not only did it look totally awesome, but they had AMAZING themed cocktails. One we ordered was this fish bowl sized glass that had this light blue, slightly sweet cocktail inside (At this point in the night there was no way I was going to remember the ingredients…). They add dry ice and the drink instantly started smoking – So cool! I am such a sucker for a cocktail with a gimmic like that. If everything I mentioned above hasn’t made you want to get Hollywood right away, then let me tell you that they have a full length mirror wall as you leave. Nothing makes me happier in the morning then going through a million terrible photos of drunk me trying to take a selfie…

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Outfit Details:

Top – Shein (Similar here)

Jeans – Madewell

Sunnies – Sonix

Flats – Chinese Laundry

Clutch – Sam Edelmen (In love with this!)

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XOXO

WPT Blog

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An L.A. Romance

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Growing up I always loved to read. Scott S. Fitzgerald, John Steinbeck, Emily Dickinson, and Tennessee Williams were among the few of the more romantic authors that I could read again and again. I love the way each sentence just melts off of the page with each beautiful word, leaving you wanting more. People don’t really talk the way they do in these novels, people don’t do the big romantic gestures like they do. That always made these books very special to me – And now I am still a sucker for a beautifully strung sentence.

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When it comes to shopping, Romantic details are something I always gravitate towards. Whenever I wear pieces like these, for the rest of the day I play my encounters back inside my head as if I were in one of those novels. This top has the most beautiful off-the-shoulder sleeves. The rousing of the sleeves gives the fabric more volume and creates a dreamy silhouette. The top is made from this gorgeous lilac satin and is super comfortable and light. Paired with some light wash jeans to keep the look light and poetic. I added a simple chain necklace and my favorite Alex & Ani bangles to finish it off.

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Outfit Details:

Top – Ricci (Similar here)

Pants – Citizen of Humanity

Heels – Mod Cloth (These are to die for!)

Necklace – Bauble Bar (Similar here)

Bangles – Alex and Ani

 

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What are some of your favorite styling details?

XOXO

 

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