Myrrh Essential Oil Gives Your Face a Special Glow

If you love aromatherapy then you will love this tip for brightening dull complexions. Myrrh is thick brown oil that is mild in scent. It has a warm balsamic and earthy fragrance that smells like a milder version of sandalwood but with a bit of a warm vanilla tone to it.  It is very soothing and aside from helping you get a glowing, healthy looking complexion, it also has properties that help improve the mood of a depressed person.  The strong smell of Myrrh is also calming and relaxing and can help to cut the appetite of someone on a diet. It is a good essential oil to wear if you are having anxiety around any matters.


This is a versatile beauty aid that has been used since the times of ancient Egypt to perfume and nourish skin and hair.  It contains pinene and eugonol which helps reduce inflammation in troubled skin and hair follicles.  Myrrh helps soften the skin and can help trapped hair in follicles spring out an escape.


Myrrh essential oil works to make your skin look bright by increasing the circulation to hair follicles and skin follicles. The result is fresher looking skin Myrrh is also really great for your scalp and it can help you grow a plush thick head of hair. The myrrh acts to nourish the scalp that is stimulated enough to grow stronger healthy hair.


To use Myrrh Essential oil you should blend it carefully with carrier oil. Coconut oil works well with Myrrh as both have a bit of a sweet aroma.  Sweet Almond oil also works well with Myrrh.  Never ever use an oil like this straight on your skin or you could have an allergic reaction. Essential oils have the ability to leave a permanent red mark on your skin if you do not dilute them to the proper strength.


The recipe to make an oil for the face is to use two drops of oil in an ounce of carrier oil like Apricot Kernel oil  and then apply it liberally to the skin. If you are in doubt about how much to use then use just a drop – err on the side of caution and use more carrier oil to less essential oil.


The smell of myrrh, like Frankincense. Is a little reminiscent of Christmas so it is a good scent to wear around this time year and it is just a double plus that it is also good for treating stressed out skin or for priming skin before a thick make-up application.




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How to Get the “Walk the Line” June Carter Look

Reese Witherspoon played June Carter Cash in the biopic about Johnny Cash called Walk the Line.  The look begins with the singer’s signature hairstyle which was the top of her hair pulled straight back into a ponytail; a style that the real June Carter wore her entire life.  This entails sweeping your hair straight back and poufing it at the top and then fastening it with a big brett.  The hair hanging down, to about the shoulders, was then flipped at the ends so that the curls flipped upwards on her shoulders.  Adele is a good example of a celebrity who wears her hair the same way that June Carter did in real life. Paris Hilton and Nicole Ritchie have adopted the look as well.


Carter’s eyebrows and hair were the same color as her hair and she made sure they were thickly drawn in to create a strong, definitive statement.  This was part of the necessity for her to have a lot of comic impact onstage; she was known for her delightful sense of humor and her raised eyebrows were part of the act.


She had a lot of freckles, which showed through the sheer foundation she wore; at times this made her look like a bit of a sexy country bumpkin.  She also wore a lot of blush in a strawberry color on her cheeks, especially when onstage. Part of the key to making this look work is looking partly flushed and excited all of the time.


Carter also wore a minimal amount of eye makeup.  She circled her eyes with a thick dove gray pencil and wore a bit of brown mascara to uphold her “girl next door” friendly country image.


Carter also rarely wore lipstick, so if you do her look line your lips only with a dry light pencil in nude.  Sometimes she wore a flesh or very light baby pink gloss over her lips as well.


Carter was also known for sense of Southern taste, which often included A line frocks in her earlier years, but in her later years, a well-tailored shift, often in emerald or forest green paired with a black or white cardigan.  She always looked a bit dressed up but still friendly and informal. She wore very little jewelry except for a tiny grandma watch with a thin black strap and a crucifix on a silver chain around her neck. She also always wore her wedding ring from Johnny Cash.  In later years she would be seen in public wearing wide Palazzo pants and large round gold earrings.


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