At the heart of any Italian family, most people would describe their Nonna as the foundation of their family.
I am very fortunate to have two incredible Nonna’s in my life. Both with different personalities and with different stories to tell, the one underlining thing they have in common is the importance of family.
Guest Blogger: Kia Grant
Written By: Kia Grant
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We’re in the midst of the summer months here in the land down under and it’s only getting hotter. Hot, you know the kind of hot that makes you want to stay inside under the air-conditioner.The kind of hot that makes you consider a swimsuit as appropriate work attire ;P. The kind of hot that makes your face melt off. IT’S HOT!!!
Ok here I go; my 4th attempt to putting pen to paper. I believe in superstitions and I blame my Nonna A for this. Brain washing me since I was a little girl - “don’t sit at a corner of a table otherwise you won’t get married; don’t go under someone’s arm as its bad luck.” The list goes on… But on New Year’s Eve when I snapped open my fortune cookie and read the message I was like...pfft.
My fortune was foretold...
They Called Her Bonita
Endless white sand stretched before her. Running. Gripping the lily's she found near the rock. The salty breeze carrying her softly and quickly. Her heart beating like a drum. Not knowing if he was waiting for her on the dunes of the cape. A slave to the golden sun. Bonita they called her! Skin shimmering as her feet pounded to the ground. The finger prints left on Bonita's skin was the map to lui.
Wild blue eyes sparkling in the distance. But it was Bonita's eyes that captured his soul. Her eyes were the colour of milk chocolate edged with a deep forest green. Sometimes the two colours seemed to swirl together like moss creeping over rich soil and when she smiled, both colours ignited with glow dazzling him with the warmth of the deep brown and seductive green dancing around the it's edge.
As their eyes met again, he spoke. "It was you I was waiting for."
Hello my Fellow Fashionistas! Thank You for popping by and checking out our website! Today, I have something very special for you. I would like to introduce you to a very good friend of mine, Kia. We have been friends for 9 years (since year 8 in high school) and we have always gotten along like a house on fire chatting about the latest fashion trends, celeb disasters and who wore what to the Oscars. So it was a no brainer to ask her to feature as a guest blogger today and share some of her tips and tricks on an all natural face mask.
Guest Blogger: Kia Grant
Hello out there to all Fashionistas and La Moda lovers. My name is Kia and I’ll be here at the La Moda stylist HQ as a guest blogger with a series of fun and easy 'how to' summer face masks.
But before we get started here’s a little about myself. I have a passion for all things fashion and beauty. I often find myself experimenting with new makeup trends and skincare regimes. Whilst I love all things fashion and beauty I also have a Bachelor of Arts in English literature and Linguistics which makes it apparent why I love to immerse myself in the world of literature with books and film.
Enough about me..lets get to the fun stuff.
Today I am going to share with you a very special face mask recipe that was taught to me by my grandmother when I was a young. She was an important influence in my life teaching me the importance of looking after your skin and treating it with respect. That's why I am passionate about all natural face masks. Let’s face it, do we really know what’s in cosmetics and skincare products that we buy at the beauty counter...
With summer fast approaching here in the land down under it’s important we look after our beautiful faces and with the transition from cool to hot weather our skin can often behave badly with dry or oily complexions, blemishes, clogged pores… and the list could go on and on. So I’m here to provide you with some all natural and easy face masks to help some of the problems that summer brings to our skin.
Why is it good for my skin?
This Avocado Mango Face Mask is so simple to make and has so many benefits to the skin. The Avocado Mango Mask is perfect for hot and dry climates in summer as the olive oil naturally keeps the skin hydrated and soft (olive oil is even great to use on it's). The honey helps with blemishes and healing any scars that you might have. The avocado helps to keep the skin persistently hydrated and is great for sensitive skin because it rapidly calms inflammation. The mango clears clogged pores and helps eliminates those nasty blemishes.
Ready? Set? Let's get beautified!!
Avocado & Mango Face Mask
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons avocado
2 tablespoons of olive oil
Step 1: Cut mango into small cubes and mash in a bowl
Step 2: Add the the avocado, honey and olive oil in the bowl with the mango and mix until smooth.
Step 3: Mix together using a fork until a smooth consistency.
Step 4: Apply to face with either your hands or a brush. Leave the mask on face for 15-20 minutes and let it work its magic. Rinse your face with cool water and a face cloth.
See and feel the results. You will be shining from inside and out.
Stay tuned for my next blog which will bring you another how to: all natural summer face mask.
Until we meet again,