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Tracie Rosales has always loved fashion and make-up. After graduating from college, Tracie went to National Makeup Academy, and then to M.A.C. school. After moving to Northern Virginia with her husband, she decided to start her own company “Makeup Artistry by Tracie”.

In the four years that Makeup Artistry by Tracie has been a company, it has been honored with several awards and milestones. In 2007, The Washington Mystics (WNBA) invited Tracie to participate in events and do the girls' makeup, which she does every year. In 2008, MABT was invited to the White House’s staff appreciation day, to speak about skin care and makeup. MABT was also honored by winning the 2008 Home Based Business of the Year. In 2009 Makeup Artistry by Tracie was featured in Northern Virginia Magazine as Best Makeup Application. Tracie volunteers for charities such as The Loudoun Small Business Development Center, Arthritis Foundation, Nationals Incorporated Pageants, Active Girlz, and The Soldiers Angels Foundation.

DIY Chocolate Face Mask

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Who says that chocolate is not good for your skin?  Not only is chocolate a delicious treat, but it can be made into a homemade face mask that will moisturize your skin.  Cocoa beans contain antioxidants that strengthen the skin, while the shea and cocoa butters found in the delicious confection relieve dryness. Here is how to prepare your own scrumptious chocolate face mask!

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup of dark cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup of honey
  • 3 Tablespoons of heavy cream
  • 2 Tablespoons of powdered oatmeal

Mix all of the ingredients together until you get a paste.  Apply to your face and let the mask soak in for 15 minutes.  Rinse your face with lukewarm water and pat dry.  You should notice a softness to your skin.

The facial is not only good for your skin but a tasty one to boot.  Cheers to a little winter treat for you and your skin.

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