Friday, January 8, 2010

The Oatmeal, Blueberry, Honey McFacial Mask

My husband read my Salmon Potato Cake entry and he said, "Style, how is that style? You didn't even make it look pretty on the plate."

Now some of you might be thinking to yourself, "I can't believe he said that to her." If I was her, I wouldn't put up with that."

First, let me say that my husband didn't mean it the way it sounded. He just doesn't understand. He thinks STYLE means being a 10. * I must also tell you that my husband is a great man who stays at home with our daughters, does the laundry, cleans the house and even watches the kids while I take time to work on this blog. *

Like I said before STYLE isn't predetermined. STYLE is understanding your inner-self and expressing it on the outside. STYLE is being true to yourself, while trying to be the best you.

Just in case anyone else had the same question about my Salmon Potato Cake post, I thought I would show you how that entry had STYLE.

Last work week my co-worker caught the flu, and bad winter weather was also predicted for Middle Tennessee. Those two situations put together meant long work days for me, so after working two 10.5+ hour days (and only sleeping four hours each night) I came home used leftovers in my refrigerator to make a good homemade meal for family. I could have gone to McDonalds for an unhealthy, fast dinner. I could have also came home, put up my feet and expected dinner from my husband, who has also had long days, but I didn't - and that is STYLE!

In saying that - my long work, little sleep week continued the same, and today is Friday. On my way home I stopped at Kroger to do the grocery shopping. While at Kroger, I noticed blueberries were on sale. I thought to myself - I need to treat my poor, dried out, tired skin. So, I bought the blueberries and made a homemade cleanser, toning facial mask

The Rejuvenating McFacial Mask

  • 2 tablespoons of oatmeal
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 cup sour cream (or plain yogurt)
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon grapeseed oil

  1. Let blueberries soak in salt water then rinse.
  2. Blend blueberries in a blender. If you don't have a blender you can use a mixer, just make sure to mash up the blueberries by hand first.
  3. Add honey and sour cream (or yogurt) and mix or blend until smooth.
  4. Add oatmeal and mix our blend. Mixture will be lumpy.
  5. Add vinegar and oil and mix or blend.
  6. If you want the mask cool then put on your face right away. Use your fingertips and massage lightly onto your skin. If you want the mixture to be warmer - warm it slightly before application.
  7. Leave mask on for 10 to 15 minutes. I leave it on for 15 minutes. Your face might start itching, which means it is working because it is tightening your skin.
  8. Wash off with warm water and blot your skin dry. 
This mask always makes me feel rejuvenated, and it makes my face smooth like a baby's butt - I should know I have plenty of them running around. Try it and let me know what you think!

If you need any more confirmation on how great this mask is, my daughters called me a monster when I had it on, but when I took the mask off Aricka said, "Mommy you are glowing. You're not a monster anymore."


  1. too much ammo with the monster quote :)

  2. You are a girl after my own heart! I love home made facials!

  3. Becca - It is knowing you didn't spend a fortune on your facial that makes you feel even better!

  4. Love the homemade masks -- thanks for the recipe!

  5. Angie - let me know how you like it!