I know for a fact that I have told you all before who much of an affinity I have for not only a good deal but also a great bottle of wine. I’m not a huge beer girl so it’s always been wine for me. Nothing like coming home after a long day and relaxing on the couch with a good bottle of wine and some trashy reality TV. All of that said, it should come as no surprise to you that at any given time there are quite a few bottles of wine in my home. A new favorite of mine has been CK Mondavi wines. Have you heard of them? They’ve been family owned for 70 years and they’re the first and only made in USA winery! Cool, right?
My husband loves red wine and I usually prefer white so we are definitely opposites attracting in all forms. CK Mondavi’s Cabernet Sauvignon was something my husband raved about so I had to give it a try, as someone who prefers white, I have to say that this red was delicious. A classically deep red color and is rich with cherry and blackberry flavors that are perfectly balanced with a hint of oak and a long fruit finish. The Chardonnay is absolutely amazing and one of my absolute favorites. It’s medium-bodied with a hint of oak. Aromas of lemon and citrus combined with flavors of apple and pear lead to a delightfully crisp finish. The Merlot, my husbands fave, is medium-bodied with a hint of oak and flavors of cherries and plums. It is rich in the mouth and ends in a soft fruit filled finish.
Every once in awhile I like to try my hand at some fancy spa-like facials. I went to a spa over the summer where I was able to get a red wine facial and I was in love with it. My skin felt so smooth and firm. So with all that wine sometimes we tend to have a tiny bit left over and I have started using the red wine leftovers in some DIY Red Wine Facials. I think I’ve perfected it and I wanted to share!
It’s so easy to make, just be sure to keep about 2 tablespoons of your red wine after you’ve enjoyed the bottle. I went with the Merlot, after a bit of research it seemed like the merlot would have the best benefits inside of a mask. Also, don’t worry about it staining, you’re mixing it well enough that it’s not going to stain your face. Promise.
So ingredients wise you’re going to want red wine, definitely check out the CK Mondavi Merlot, it was perfect with dinner and perfect in our mask! You’ll want to grab yogurt, honey and an egg white. I mixed it up a bit too much I think the first few times and it was super runny, so I went with a thicker greek yogurt and mixed gently and it was almost lotion like! Apply to your face and leave on for about 5 minutes while you sip some wine and rinse with luke warm water. What’s super fun about a red wine mask is that it’s chock full of antioxidants and anti-aging properties. If you’re skin is feeling blehhhh, this is for you! Check out the recipe!
- 2 Tablespoons Red Merlot
- 1 Egg white
- 2 Tablespoons Honey
- 4 Tablespoons plain yogurt
- Place ingredients into a bowl and mix until blended.