Smearing your breakfast into your hair is a good thing.

While perusing the online world for some postSXSW hair remedies (…sun + hats + dry shampoo + I-whip-my-hair-back-and-forth!! = helppp…) I came across this fabulous post by Naturally Curly to help kick start my hair’s recovery.  A homemade remedy that’s cheap and seemingly easy to do.  And it involves oatmeal, apparently.

My immediate mental image involved having the boyfriend walk in on me smearing oatmeal all over my head with a wooden spoon while sitting at the counter enjoying my morning coffee and reading Style magazine.  There really wouldn’t be any recovering from that.  But, with Coachella happening this weekend, it’s really necessary to reset and refresh my poor tresses, so it’s worth the embarrassment.  Two music festivals within one month of each other surely cannot be the best situation for any head of hair.   Plus, being that summer is just around the corner, I feel like it’s time to learn some budget-friendly tricks to keep everything healthy.

Having naturally curly hair is always a struggle during the summer months anyways, so anything that I can do to retain moisture is always a plus.  So, it looks like while I’m picking up my last minute travel-sized necessities tomorrow I’ll be stocking up on some oatmeal as well.  And maybe a few cherries to add to the top while it soaks in.  Just to keep things interesting..

I may even have to document this new hair adventure next week… stay tuned 😉

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Beauty Makers: Kitchen Aesthetician

Since this blog fuses all things food, beauty, and fashion that inspire me, it’s only natural to feature the “Makers”—the Taste, Beauty, and Style Makers, that make it all happen. Feaushion Blog’s first Beauty Maker not only happens to be one of my closest friends, she’s also one of the best aestheticians in Austin. Laura Muñoz was able to apprentice under the incredibly talented master aesthetician Marisa Hernandez, founder of the all natural skincare line Inventive Eco Organic (I personally use the products and LOVE them).

Before getting into the skin care stuff, I had some fun and asked Laura a few questions..

What beauty products can you not live without?
Good quality honey, plant oils, hydrosols, Dr. Haushka Lip Care Stick

What food ingredient in beauty products do you consider overrated?
Can’t think of a single one! Food for your skin is always better than anything synthetic and every food ingredient offers something wholly unique and beneficial.

What food ingredient for beauty products are you convinced makes everything better?
I have never seen skin change quite like I do when I introduce plant based oils to someone’s routine in both the cleansing step and the tradition moisturizing step. 

What’s a hidden food gem for beauty products that won’t stay hidden for long?
Honeys! Local, manuka- the benefits of honey on the skin are nothing short of incredible!

What’s your drink?
Peaty scotch neat or a La Croix on ice with a heavy amount of fresh lime juice and Himalayan sea salt

What’s always in your fridge?
Bone broth, miso, green juice, fermented veggies 

Laura is inspired by holistic health, and I asked her to come up with some DIY skin care recipes that fuse beauty and food.  Part 1 will feature her really simple Gentle Exfoliating Scrub.

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Mix 1 part citrus juice with two parts almond meal.  

The almond meal is rich in essential fatty acids—while you are getting gentle yet effective manual exfoliation action you are also leaving behind rich oils to help hydrate the skin. 

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The fresh citrus juice may aid in diminishing age spots (hyperpigmentation) and scarring.  It’s antibacterial properties make it great in the treatment of congestion and acne.  Also, the citric acid gives you a mild peel action.

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Stay tuned for part 2 of my fun afternoon with Laura and her recipe for her Ultra Hydrating and Skin Softening Mask.
Photo credit of Laura Muñoz (top left) thanks to Lisa Muñoz