DIY Chocolate Face Mask

About a week ago I decided I was bored, and with the rainy weather, what better thing to do than make my own chocolate face mask! I jumped on Youtube right away, and after a couple of different types – hot chocolate and cocoa – I decided I would be extra clever and blend two! It turned out okay, so I thought I’d share it with anyone reading (warning, the photos were taken on my phone and are not that great :P) Also please don’t do this if you are allergic to any of the ingredients, I don’t want you to have a bad reaction and die. Thanks.

Step One:
Get your ingredients. Don’t worry too much about amounts, I just kind of made it up as I went.
Here’s the list:
Milk
Salt
Chocolate
Cocoa
Honey
One egg
Ground oats

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Step Two:
Melt your chocolate and honey over a pot of boiling water, in a glass bowl that sits just above the water, not touching! While this is happening, mix the remainder of your ingredients, excluding the oats.
I didn’t take a photo, but here’s one I got from the internet to demonstrate:

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Step Three:
Once the chocolate is melted completely, remove it from the heat and the pot, carefully the steam is hot! Mix in your oats thoroughly,  then add the rest and mix it together. This is what it may look like:


I applied it with an old make-up brush, but you could just use  your fingers if you like. The texture is interesting, and it can be messy, but it smells wonderful and after about twenty minutes wash it off with a warm cloth. Your face should feel soft and smooth, mine did!

Storage:
Because it contains milk and eggs, I stored it in the fridge, in a sealed container. The chocolate does cause it to solidify, but don’t fret! I found that by leaving it to return to room temperature and adding a tiny, I repeat TINY amount of milk, and mixing thoroughly, I came up with a similar consistency that actually I found applied better than the first time. Any excess I didn’t use went straight back in the container.

I thought this was something fun you could do with friends, or in this case a Mother, spoil her with this delicious smelling facial, and spoil yourself at the same time.
Let me know if you try it, things you added or changed, and if you liked it.

Have a great Mother’s Day and weekend, Emily

 

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Who Am I?

I’ve been thinking about this for a while, trying to decide what I was going to say. Finally, I decided to just google ‘things to write about myself,’ and thanks to WikiHow here I am, and here we go.

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My name is Emily, I was born in New Zealand at around 3:30 pm on the 2nd of August 1998. My Mum wanted to call me Amelia after the famous flyer Amelia Earheart, unfortunately Dad hated the name so this was as close as she could get. I’ve grown up in the same province my entire life with my parents and younger brother, having only moved houses once, and all the schools I’ve been to are right next to each other. The only seas I’ve ever crossed is the Cook Strait between the North and South Island, and have never been on planes anywhere else. I have one dog, a 10 year old Jack Russell mixed with who-knows-what, and I absolutely love him (cannot find a photo, how crazy is that?), our other passed away a few years ago at the age of sixteen.

I love reading, I’ve spent hours reading hundreds of books over many holidays, even winning the award for ‘Most Books Read’ over the six years at my primary school. I write a lot, as I am always being inspired by other books, movies, tv programs, songs and more, but I’ve only ever finished one novel in my entire life! I’m always flitting from one idea to the other, which means I exhaust an idea then leave it.
I love taking photos, which is why I saved up over $600 to buy a canon Sx60Hs, which my family and I have taken full advantage of. This passion also comes in the form of art, mainly doodles on paper and in my books.

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As for my personality, I’ve always tried my best with the things I do, and was lucky enough to get many awards through out my schooling life, getting the most (six) awards in my last year at primary for doing voluntary work in different areas of the school.
I’m kind, and caring, with a dry and sometimes dark sense of humor. If you ever need to tell me something, you can trust that I’ll keep it a secret.
Despite what my friends and family may think, I hate confrontation, and I keep my true feelings to myself.
I’m a very emotional person, able to sympathize and empathize with others on a deeper level, that can often lead to lots of tears (regardless of whether I know them or not). But one thing I can’t do is express my feelings. I’ve always been one to keep tight-lipped about myself, not saying what I really think. I’ve never told my Mum how upset I get sometimes when I look in the mirror, and hate what I see, rather telling her that I’m fine and happy with myself. I never get upset and say how much I hate it when my parents argue, instead saying that it’s fine, I’m not really bothered, I don’t really care. There are so many things I keep to myself, and I know it’s unhealthy, which is why I hope I can use this place as an outlet, where I can say what I think and feel without disappointing or upsetting people who know me.
Wow, that took a darker turn. I think generally I have a negative mindset, it’s just easier for me to feel gloom and doom all the time. I do try to be positive, but it can get so tiring sometimes.
Anyway, that’s just a bit about me, and before you all go ‘love yourself, you’re beautiful the way you are,’ trust me, I’ve tried, I’m trying, but that really doesn’t help, in fact it makes me feel worse, but I appreciate it all the same.
If there’s anything else you might like to know about me, please ask and I may put it in another post. Sorry if this depressed you, it wasn’t my intention XD
Thanks for reading, Emily

 

 

My first post – Starting my Blog

Welcome to my very first post!
I’ve been wanting to create a blog for ages, but have been so nervous, with little confidence as to whether I can actually write something interesting, and with content that will bring readers back.

Finally, after much delay, I’ve kicked myself into gear and after working out the basics, I have my own website up! I have no idea what I’m doing, so please bear with me.

If you have any tips or suggestions that’d be great. I hope to update regularly, but school is my priority so please don’t expect too much of me.

Anyway, have a wonderful weekend, see you again soon, Emily.

(p.s. a lot of the images I’ve used are from the internet, and aren’t my own)