Happy Valentine’s Day! Still looking for that something special to share with your loved one today? Well, nothing says love like origami! Create your own origami fortune teller & see what the future holds for you & your sweetheart.
Start with origami paper or any square sheet of paper. If you don’t have a square sheet of paper, cut one out of a standard 8.5″ x 11″.
Fold diagonally in both directions.
Turn the paper over and fold each corner into the centre point. The result should look like a smaller square.
Turn the paper over and again fold each corner into the centre point. The result will be the inside of the fortune teller.
Number each segment from 1-8.
Open up each flap and write a fortune in each segment.
Turn the model over and write a colour on each flap.
Fold back and open up the bottom of the paper fortune teller and push out the flaps. This is where you will put your fingers.
Move your fingers together one way and then the next to move your fortune teller!
Tell your sweetheart their fortune! How? It’s easy.
Get them to pick a colour from the colours written on the fortune teller. If it is blue, spell out B L U E, while moving the fortune teller 4 times (the number of letters in Blue).
Now get them to choose one of the numbers that are shown in the centre of the fortune teller. Let’s say it is 3. You would move the fortune teller 3 times.
Lastly, get them to choose a number from the ones showing this time. Whichever number they choose, lift up the flat and read their fortune!
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Why don’t you come in from the cold and wrap yourself in a warm blanket of chocolate? Cocoa butter is the same ingredient used in rich, decadent chocolate and is winter’s best kept secret!
Cocoa butter is actually the fat derived from the cacao bean. To make cocoa butter, the seeds of the cacao bean are fermented in banana leaves. They are then dried, roasted and pressed to release the luxurious butter from the beans.
Layering your clothing is a tried-and-true way to ensure that you’re cozy as a hibernating bear while embracing the snowy playground. The same is true for your skin! Each layer you put on your skin has an important function.
We often don’t think about it, but skin is our body’s largest organ. It wraps our whole body, protecting us from the harsh effects of the sun, wind, pollution and the many environmental contaminants. So it’s important we take good care of it. Over time, the skin on our face and body quite a beating these elements, leaving it looking dull, dry and flaky. There’s an easy way to rejuvenate our skin — exfoliate it!
Winter Skincare Ritual
Looking for soft, touchable, skin this winter? You’ll need a trusted skincare ritual just for your body.
Ready. Set. Glow!
1. Start by cleansing with an all-natural cleanser or oil.
2. Exfoliate gently, no more than twice a week, to remove dry, dead skin.
3. Moisturize as usual, and add extra rich products such as body butters and facial serums to give your skin added protection during the day, and to help it repair overnight.
Feeling all cleansed, exfoliated and buttered up? Us too. Bring on the snow!
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The weather outside is frightful, and your skin doesn’t feel so delightful? Sounds like your skin is craving some rich, buttery love.
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