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:

  1. Alex NuzzoJuly 28, 2012

    Your eyes look beautiful! :)

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  2. AnonymousJuly 29, 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  5. Totally like this. Wonderful!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  9. 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

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  10. 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!

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

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

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  13. 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?

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  14. @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.

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