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Monday, May 2, 2011

Makeup and Muses: Food for Thought

Makeup and Muses

avocado-skincare-oilThe Best Food for the Best Beauty

A ton of makeup and skin care items are on the market and just about all of them promise dramatic results, the best finish, the most even tone, etc. But sometimes, the best way to get the best out of your makeup and skincare items is by looking at the ingredients instead of the promises.

Beauty products with natural food ingredients are typically better for your skin. And you can even take it a step further and create homemade concoctions that will truly work--or just eat certain foods that will give you clearer, smoother skin in no time.

Take a look at some options for your skin, like this Aura Cacia avocado skin care oil that rejuvenates dry skin.

avocadoAvocados - Avocados are great when it comes to chips and dip and also when it comes to beautifying a dull and dry complexion--and this is coming from a girl who doesn't really even like avocados, but who does have dry skin, as mentioned in my previous makeup and muses post.

The fruit contains the B vitamin Niacin, which is great for treating red, blotchy skin. You can eat avocados, blend them in a berry smoothie or pile them on like a face mask.
Mangoes - Unlike the avocado, I am a mango's biggest fan. This most likely stems from the fact that I am from the Caribbean so I grew up with mango trees and pretty much had them as a staple my entire life.
Apples to you are like mangoes to me, which is why I love that they contain so much vitamin A.

This fruit not only fights free radicals, but it is also low on calories for anyone watching their weight.

Get something like this ELF pineapple and mango hand cream to repair skin cells.

almondsAlmonds - I think a lot of us are already aware of the great benefits of almonds when it comes to our health. But these are also great when it comes to giving you a better complexion.
The vitamin E contained in almonds is ideal for providing your skin with moisture and protecting it against premature aging like fine lines and wrinkles.

Try out Girl Meets Pearl by Benefit Cosmetics, with its liquid pearl that adds a radiant glow to your complexion.

Choose to wear it over makeup or by itself. It includes raspberry, camomile, sesame oil and almond seed to make your skin appear more firm and smooth.
By the way, I like to keep it light on the Muse, but I heard in the news yesterday after I got back from my weekend in L.A. (pics to come, including a mini blogger meetup) that apparently Osama Bin Laden is dead. I'm curious to see how this will sway the 2012 election.
Also, whether or not you win the Sadee Says Jennifer Elizabeth Necklace giveaway (see below), all Oh to Be a Muse readers get 10% off from Sadee Says for the month of May just by using the code Muse10 -- happy shopping!



  1. This is a great post - so many good tips and lots of great info!

    xoxo ~ Courtney

  2. This is very informative. Thanks for sharing this :D


  3. Oooh very interesting! Thanks for all the info! It's very helpful :)

  4. Mango hand cream sounds fab!

    I'm just back from our trip and got all the message about Osama. What a wild weekend!

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

  5. I have been wondering about how well that Benefit Pearl stuff works. I just might have to give it a shot!
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  6. Wow!! looks fantastic! i will try!!!


  7. Fabulous post, darling!
    Must try some of these products!


  8. Very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Avocadoes are the best! Love to eat them, love to use it as a mask too!

  10. Cute blog! Loved it!
    I am already a follower, can you follow me too, please??
    Follow the twitter @_justforgirls too, please?
    Kisses and regards!!
    Alice Dias

  11. great and informative post! thank you for these tips. i try to use skincare products with natural ingredients too. ^^

  12. I love all the information! i always want to try something cool like that on my hair but usually just stick to the basics...i'm espesh curious about avocados

  13. Great tips! I love avocado and have been sneeking it into my morning protein smoothies for some time now. Also, almonds are part of my breakfast and typically a snack item throughout the week. They are tasty and great for you!


  14. Haha this post made me so hungry! I need to try a mango again, I had once once and hated it.

  15. Love me some natural ideas! thanks doll! xo

  16. Thank goodness these are 3 of my favorite foods!!

  17. I am a huge fan of skincare that incorporates the natural goodness of fruits/plants!

    In fact, one of my night creams is a pure Aloe Vera gel that doesn't seem to do much outwardly but I believe does much to retain the skin's condition. :)

    The Cat Hag

  18. I've always liked avocado for my face. Makes great mask.

  19. These are great products! I didn't realize Girl Meets Pearl had so many great naturally derived ingredients! Also curious about how Bin Laden's death will affect politics, but we will have to wait to see.

  20. Oh Cheryl, what a great post! I'd like to try that Aura Cacia oil. -xxoo

  21. This looks so fresh and so clean! Thanks for sharing the info and drop by me too, soon.


  22. I think I would be a mango fan, as well. The smell would be delicious; and you would feel so hydrated after using! :)

  23. i like to check the ingerdients tooand I like to cpmare cheaper product's ingredients with other products ingerdients XD I don't know why becuase most of the time I have no idea wat they r XD

  24. interesting post! I love eating avacados, I hope that counts towards my skin!

  25. Amazing post! I want to try some of these products now =)

  26. i love mangoes and avacardos, yum.

  27. Thanks for all of the tips, very helpful :)

  28. These are such great tips! I love mangoes and avocados! I used to apply almond oil on the dark circles under my eyes (to make them disappear) but it made my skin too oily and I stopped. I want to start eating them more, because I have heard all the great benefits of almonds.

    Love this post! I think this healthy beauty tips are great for a series. I would love to learn more! ;)

  29. This is a great post! I love mangoes :) And I love your whole blog!

  30. hi cheryl! mangoes and almonds are definitely on my favorites list! :D

    p.s. i haven't received an email from tuesdai noelle about the clutch giveaway. just thought i should let you know. thanks! :)

    <3, Mimi

  31. aw thanks so much lovely for following my blog! :) i'm now following yours as well! :) and really a great post, i love any posts dealing with beauty! thanks for sharing girl! :)

    <3, Kathleen.

  32. Wahh. I am so NOT in the know when it comes to these kinds of things - SO THANK YOU DEAR. This is a fabulous post. I love mango. So that definitely sounds enticing... Mmmm!

  33. It's nice that you've broken it down for easy reading. Thanks

  34. i actually heard the big news about osama on twitter. i was shocked at first but as u said or asked it probably was something it should have been done for the election next year. showing how obama has killed the bag guy while the republicans had failed.

  35. This was such a great post! I love learning about new makeup products. I'm always the hunt for new stuff.

  36. Like you, I don't really eat avocadoes but I LOVE mangoes! I adore almonds too. So glad that they're healthy to eat and make good ingredients for cosmetics!


  37. I love mango anything - food, beauty, color...all of it!


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