28 Jul 2012

chocolate coffee face mask

i've had the worst sleeping hours lately and because of it i have been suffering deprivation symptoms - puffy face, baggy eyes, messed up digestion, and just being really frickin tired but not being able to fall asleep. SO I FINALLY DID SOMETHING ABOUT IT . i made this glorious, delicious, chocolate coffee face mask, adapted from crunchy betty. here it is on my face. laugh at me.



chocolate coffee face mask: makes enough for one face... aaaand a snack

2 tablespoons freshly, finely ground organic coffee
2 tablespoons cacao/cocoa powder
water/fresh almond milk, as needed

mix the coffee and cacao together and add water until it's a good face mask consistency. you want it sticky but easy to spread. smear all that goodness onto your gorgeous face and gobble up the leftovers in the bowl! yum! i don't even like coffee... let it stay on for around 15 or 20 minutes. rinse it off gently with warm water.

P.S. this is a lovely song that i am obsessed with currently. you'll probably think it's weird but i hope you like.

23 comments:

Alex Nuzzo said...

Your eyes look beautiful! :)

Emily von Euw said...

thanks alexa ;) i got dem swiss genes!

Emily von Euw said...

... alex* -.-

Allison said...

Girl, I just wanted to let you know, the gunk on yo face is RIDICULOUS!!!...ridiculously AWESOME! Oh, and nice song choice!

Emily von Euw said...

hahaha THANK YA VERY MOOCH. really glad you like the song :)

trailblzer said...

I agree with Allison.....ridiculously awesome!!! Not too sure about the song....but then again....I love punk!!!

Emily von Euw said...

thanks man! :) haha at least you keep an open mind. all that can be asked. i enjoy a wide variety of music.

cookingwithlysa said...

You really have beautiful eyes. I will try your mask, GREAT song also

Emily von Euw said...

thank you, lysa :) yay im happy you appreciate it xox

lina palm said...

Totally like this. Wonderful!

Your posts are so well written and inspiring, keep it up :D

Emily von Euw said...

much thanks, lina! i definitely will when i keep getting great comments like that :)

Anonymous said...

Ola! How does the mask affect your face? =)

Emily von Euw said...

It makes it really, soft, smooth and supple :D Plus you get a delicious snack while it's happening.

Anonymous said...

Hello!
Do you have mask recipes that would help acne-prone/oily skin? Thank you! :D

Emily von Euw said...

None that specifically target that, but these recipes will work just as well! Also I recommend facial steams with essential oils and herbs.

Anonymous said...

Hello Emily! I totally think that you are a wonderful and special person...thanx for sharing these amazing recipes..:)

Emily von Euw said...

Thank YOU so much for the kind words :) Merry Christmas! x

Anonymous said...

Late night web surfing for raw food recipes has led me to your blog....Thank God!! This must be a sign. Thank you for all the information, recipes.. & a new song to jam to! I will definitely be a returning customer!

Michael

Janine said...

Emily, thank you thank you thank you for sharing this recipe. I just did it and I put the mask all over my body. Now I have the most active and smoothest skin I could imagine and I feel super super fit. I stopped drinking coffee because it hurts my stomach but applying it raw to the skin is an amazing idea and happens to have a comparable awakaning effect to drinking coffee. I love your blog and your positive attitude <3 <3 <3 Thanks!

Daniela said...

I actually like music like this! You should listen to Daughter and Purity Ring. They're awesome.

Kathryn Payton said...

I love this mask. Energizing, softening, plumping, clears my skin. Enjoying it. Cheers*

Anonymous said...

I used this mask and my skin broke out on me, my mum said its because coffee is a simulator. Maybe I need to use de-caffeinated coffee?

Emily von Euw said...

@Anonymous - since it's not going through your digestive system that shouldn't be why.. in fact caffeine applied topically tightens the skin (in a good way)! How rough was your scrub? You don't wanna be scratching yourself.