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2 eggs = 1 fabulous DIY hair mask + 1 face mask!

Hi my lovable friends!

When I tried this mask on believe me, I knew then and there that I had to share it with you guys 🙂

My last DIY haircare mask required 5 ingredients. The one I am going to share now, has only 2 ingredients and the result it gives is fantastic when compared to any other masks I have done so far!

You will need:

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2 egg yolks – Our hair is made of proteins and the protein content of the yolk adds strength to the hair follicles, thus making the hair roots stronger. The fatty acids in it brings a natural shine to your hair. It aids in controlling hair loss. I have long hair by the way. So I require 2 egg yolks. If you have shoulder length hair, I believe you will need only 1 egg yolk.

2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive oil – Olive oil is helps hydrate and deep condition you hair. The amount of olive oil depends on the number of yolks you incorporate in the mask. 1 egg yolk ~ 1 tbsp olive oil and so on.

Step by step preparation :

1) Beat the two egg yolks together using either a fork or a whisk, until it becomes a bit frothy like in the photo below.

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2) Add two tbsp of extra virgin olive oil to it.

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3) Beat the mixture again.

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4) Beat it until you get a thick and creamy mixture like below.

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How to apply

1) First wash your hair with a mild shampoo.

2) Apply this mixture onto your wet hair gently (I say ‘gently’ because applying something to wet hair is much tougher than applying anything to dry hair. It tends to break faster when it’s wet. So just be gentle!)

3) First apply to the scalp and massage in. Then make sure your entire hair is saturated with this mixture.

4) Pull it up in a loose bun and cover with a shower cap.

5) Wait for 20 mins

6) Wash off with or without a shampoo. I washed really well and I felt the olive oil in it didn’t actually make my hair ‘oily’. So I preferred not to use a shampoo.

7) Do this mask once or twice a week 🙂

WARNING: This mask STINKS. Such a horrid smell. But the result it gives is fantastic and I don’t mind tolerating the smell for that!.

What is the result you ask?.. SOFT and GLOSSY hair!. You will love how your hair feels. I actually felt like life was injected into my hair. I am loving this mask !!.

Look guys, this is a super simple hair mask. The ingredients are easily available. You have NO EXCUSE whatsoever for not doing this. Show your hair some TLC. Come on. Do it!

So well, I was left with the egg white, which I beat into a frothy mixture.

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Initially I thought of making scrambled eggs and eating it. But then I felt like doing a facial with part of it as the batch of my daily anti-oxidant facial had got over.  So I simply took about 2 tbsp of the above mixture and applied it onto my face and neck. I kept it on for 10 mins until my skin felt real tight. This mask helps brings glow to your skin. Also it helps shrink the size of the pores on your skin. If you have large pore size, this mask is perfect for you. Gives instant results. Overall, you are left with smooth and soft skin. I suggest this mask once a week.

In the picture above, my mixture seems a bit yellow because I managed to get a few drops of the egg yolk in it!. Clumsy me 😛.

If you have acne prone skin, please make sure that you don’t get egg yolk into this mixture because it might break you out.

If you have oily skin, add a few drops of lemon juice to the egg white, beat it together and apply. This helps in controlling the oil in your skin. Also cleanses your skin 🙂

So that’s it for now. With the rest of the egg white, I made scrambled egg. Hehe.

I just now realized that this is my 50th post. How cool!!

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Naz 🙂

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First blogversary and giveaway! (Closed)

Hi guys!

!!!!!!! OMG it’s my first blogversary !!!!!!!

I can’t tell you guys how excited I am. One year has passed since I started blogging. It’s unbelievable!

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On this special day, I decided to do some facts for you, as below:

1) I STARTED BLOGGING because, I wanted to share ideas, opinions & my knowledge with others and meet awesome people from around the world. It’s an exhilarating feeling when people view my posts and comment on them :). I have 6867 views at the moment. How awesome is that!!

2) My FIRST EVER POST was a really short introduction. At that point, all I knew was that I didn’t want my blog to be about any one thing only. I felt that to be boring. I wanted it to be a versatile one. I wanted to be able to write about just anything. I am pleased by the kind of posts I have put out so far and the kind of response I have got. I have done product reviews, book reviews, DIY cards, DIY haircare/skincare posts etc.

3) My FIRST EVER PRODUCT REVIEW was for MAC’s Kissable Lipcolor in Flaunting it.

4) My FIRST EVER FOLLOWER was Kate of Sleeping Bootay, from Ireland. Her posts are full of liveliness and loaded with awesomeness :D. I am thankful to her for placing her trust in me, even though I was a newbie at blogging.

5) I have SEVENTY followers so far!. Thank you so much for following me, you guys. Though there are 70 of you wonderful people, its just a very few of you who show constant support by commenting/liking my posts. I am extra thankful for those of you. You know who you are 🙂

6) My blog has received THREE awards so far. All of them were awarded to me by Monica of Impressions of a Princess. I am yet to do a post on my third award. I will do it soon 🙂

7) Including the giveaway in this post, I have done THREE giveaways so far. I love giving back to you guys. So please do support me by letting me know your thoughts on my posts.

8) My TOP THREE COMMENTERS are Monica of Impressions of a Princess, Praseena of Coral Crue and Charlotte of Book Adoration. I am ever so thankful for your love and support!

9) The BEST THING ABOUT BLOGGING is that I could meet so many new and wonderful people from all around the world. I have met fellow book lovers, people who share my love for makeup and even book authors!. Blogging has made me a better person I can say. Because of it, I always have something to look forward to in my mundane day to day life.

10) Out of the 45 published posts so far, two posts have CROSSED OVER 500 VIEWS each. They are posts about Sunfeast Dark Fantasy biscuit (MY FAV EVER) and Dubai Shopping Festival.

11) I FELT REALLY SAD when I lost TWO followers right after my last giveaway winner announcement. Believe me, the giveaways are to show that I appreciate you. Not everyone can be a winner. Know that if you don’t win this time, there is always a next time as I will definitely be doing more giveaways!. It’s disgraceful when people follow for only giveaways. Its saddens me.

A HUGE REQUEST

Blogging requires a lot of time and effort to be invested into each post. The least you guys could do is let me know your FEEDBACK as that is what I consider to be the reward for the effort I put in. I am not asking for a long comment. A single sentence would do!. Also, if you really like a post, please SHARE that post using the buttons below each post. It would make my world!

GIVEAWAY

In order to celebrate one year of blogging, I would love to give away the following:

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1) Clarins Intense Color & Shine lipgloss in 02 nude worth AED90

2) An ecoTools cosmetic bag/brush holder (Can hold upto 5 brushes and is made of natural cotton and hemp)

3) Big pretty silver hoop earrings

4) An ecoTools lash & brow groomer (The brush can be used to give brows shape by brushing upwards and out. The comb can be used to separate and lengthen lashes after applying mascara)

5) Green butterfly earrings

6) Long chain with a black and white butterfly locket

7) A Barbie necklace made of candy!

8) A really pretty purple eyeshadow from yh Beja cosmetics. Comes in a 4gms container

9) A really pretty tee, in size M, which I got from Mall of Emirates (MOE)

A close up of some of the items below:

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Conditions to take part in the giveaway:

1) Must be a resident of UAE. If you are staying abroad but you have family living in UAE, you can enter this giveaway!. I might do international giveaways in future but right now am not in a position to do it. Sorry about that!

2) Must be willing to share full physical address and contact number with me (so that I can provide the same to the courier service)

3) Must have parents permission if below 17 yrs of age.

4) The winner MUST send me a photo of themselves with the prize so that I can share it here, on my blog.

HOW TO ENTER (Please read all 3 steps before commenting)

1) Be a follower of this blog. Once you click the Follow Me button, an email will be send to you for confirmation. Please do confirm that.

2) Comment ONCE below anything relevant to this post PLUS what item out of these 9, are you most excited to win. If you are performing step 3, please add that to this comment.

3) This is OPTIONAL. Share this giveaway on Facebook OR Twitter just ONCE and leave the direct link to your post or tweet along with your comment (from Step 2) for one extra entry into this giveaway. You can use the sharing buttons at the bottom of this post. Simply saying you shared will not count. I do need the link. Believe me, it makes checking easier and I can easily give out the extra entries to the deserving people.

The giveaway will go on until April 12th, 2013. One person wins it all. The winner will be chosen at random using the fruit machine and will be announced on April 14th.

Goodluck all!

Lots of love,

Naz 🙂

Note: All items are brand new.

“!!THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVE AND SUPPORT!!”