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Dog & Pineapple is a fresh new lifestyle blog from the downtown of Prague. You can find personal articles about inspiring people, healthy living, fitness, beauty and fashion. 

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3 Cosmetic Products From Your Pantry

Tereza Šťastná

Us girls, we spend a s***load on cosmetic products. And hardly ever admit it all. 

But why to buy something chemical, that you can get the same result with something you can eat and probably already have at home and it costs literary nothing? Well meanwhile you do the math, here are top 3 products that will become your cosmetic bag staples:

Cornstarch

Cornstarch is Pinterest's ingredient number 1. From making home-made glitter slimes to being base of home-made cosmetic, it is amazing translucent powder on its own. So if you want to set your make-up, you can save those 500,- CZK ($20) in the piggy bank for your Stuart Weitzman's Nudist shoes (as I do right now) and just powder up with some cornstarch that costs like 30,- CZK ($ 1.1) in organic quality for full box. 

Coconut oil

Looking for eye-makeup remover, heavy duty cream, nourishing hair treatment for your split ends, body oil, lip balm, cuticle cream, elbow nourishment? Look no more and use coconut oil for all listed above. It truly lives up to its hype and it is so handy especially when you want to travel and need all that precious suitcase space. Plus you'll smell like a Bounty bar and your skin will be smooth like a baby's butt. 

White Yoghurt

When you spend whole day on the sun and have fair skin as I do, you will be red AF and most probably in lot of pain. Your savior for the day? Plain white yoghurt. It will soothe the burn, hydrate your skin and you'll feel good as new soon enough. It is also very good for your hair as it reliefs itchiness, dry scalp and it will help out with dandruff problem. 

You can play with these as a base and add some ingredients to them like cucumber or aloe vera to yoghurt, cocoa to the cornstarch for basic bronzer, beeswax to the coconut oil. There are no limits to your fantasy. So next time your about to hit Sephora, head towards the grocery store. 

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My SPA Treatments At Home

Tereza Šťastná

I remember, when I was teenager I would spend long hours after school practicing my make-up skills. Maybe as a result of that my life is affected with perioral dermatitis, which makes my skin around the nose and chin red and bumpy. Sometimes it's called "flight assistant's disease" I guess, because they had to use make-up all the time. I don't know if this is true but I am sure historically make-up quality was much worse than today. 

I am not going to go to details about the disease, we all have doctor google for that (or better, our dermatologist) but I am going to tell you this: 

Your skin needs to have days without make-up! 

Luckily, I work from home, so I don't get to wear make-up very often. But when I do, I go for good quality and texture, or BB cream only. My favorite these days is from Gosh because it doesn't affect my skin in any way, feels very light and has great tint, plus this brand doesn't test on animals. (Lancome BB cream was great with texture but it irritated my super sensitive skin)

And when in need of extra cleaning I do home-made sugar scrub out of coarse sugar and honey. With this mixture I scrub my lips mostly but from time to time I use it as a full body treatment. You can also add bit of coconut oil. 

I am also proud owner of the face steam sauna from Quirines, which looks very vaginal for some reason but it is great for getting toxins out of my skin so I make sure that I use it every Sunday as a cleanse. If you don't want to get this tool (it's one of those things nobody really needs) you can very easily pour hot water into a bowl, add some aroma oil or herbs and put your face above with head covered in towel. Same shit. Plus this works great when you have a cold. 

Also, to keep my skin nourished, I treat my face with thick layer of vaseline based herbal creams. Either made from marigold or chamomile as they are both calming. I keep the cream for couple hours and than just wipe off the excess. 

And if you want to be über-fancy, drink some infused flower water. I did all article on them here.

 

 

 

 

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DIY - The Good Stuff Lip Balm

Tereza Šťastná

There is nothing better than a good lip balm in any time of the year and at any age. Make your own from stuff you can find in your pantry! 

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