I thought I would share some fun at home DIY beauty recipes to pamper yourself while we are staying inside to stay safe. Most of the ingredients you may already have, so you could make it a fun activity to do with your little ones too!
Have a good week and stay strong.
Coffee Lip Scrub
-2 Tsp Ground Coffee
-1 teaspoon of Coconut Oil or Coconut Oil
-1 Drop of Essential Oil of Choice or Vanilla
Stir and grind the coffee and coconut oil until it’s well blended. Now add any essential oil of your choice. (Only a drop.) Take a small amount on your finger, apply to your lips, and scrub in circular motion for up to one minute. Rinse off with water and pat dry.
Coffee is a natural exfoliator which removes the dead outer surface of your lips and makes them soft! Coconut oil soothes skin and treats chapped lips naturally.
You could store your lip scrub in a small container or empty out an old container, wash it an reuse it!
Sugar Lip Scrub
2 tsp of brown sugar or regular sugar
1/2 tsp honey (just enough to mix with sugar and make a paste)
1 tsp olive oil/coconut oil
1 drop of your favorite essential oil or vanilla (this is optional just to add flavor and smell to the scrub)
Mix all of the ingredients. Once blended, apply the scrub onto your lips, rub it well in circular motions and exfoliate gently to loosen the dead skin. Let it sit for a minute or two, then rinse off with water. Apply your favorite lip balm afterwards.
Brown sugar acts as a natural exfoliator which removes dead cells and reveals the healthier and softer lips. Honey works as a humectant that keeps the lips moisturized after exfoliation!
Store Scrub in a small container or wash and reuse an empty container.
PS- You can use these recipes on your Hands as well!
DIY Dry Shampoo for Light and Dark Hair
Although I have a lot of Dry Shampoo around here… #TWINS… here’s some fun recipes for a natural solution to give you some extra days in between! Also this photo makes me want to break out the self tanner….
¼cuporganic cornstarch (for dark hair use 2 TBSP of cornstarch and 2 TBSP cocoa powder so it’s not white)
5drops Essential Oil (optional – I use lavender or rosemary)
Place the Cornstarch, or Cornstarch and cocoa powder, into a small jar.
Add the essential oil and mix to combine.
Apply with an old make-up brush to the roots or oily parts of your hair. Applying with the brush is optional, but it removes the need to comb it through.
Green Tea Bath Soak
Let’s be real, our bath tub has toys all around it… but if you can take some time late at night for a bath, it can be super relaxing! (Just be sure to clean the tub afterwards.)
You Will Need:
3 cups Epsom Salt
3 Tbsp Loose Green Tea
4-6 drops of Peppermint Essential Oils (optional)
6-8 drops coconut or almond oil
To get the loose green tea, simply cut open a couple Green Tea bags and mix together with the Salt. Combine all of the ingredients and store in a jar with a lid and store safely away from little ones. Sprinkle in your Bath and Relax… you deserve it!
Have a good week. Soak in some snuggles and some self care too.
What are some things you are doing to relax? Tell me below in the Comments!
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It’s already getting hot here in Nashville and the long Summer days seem to be hanging around when it hits Memorial Day weekend!
When the seasons change, so should your beauty routine! Below are my Summer must have Beauty products I can’t live without and that I use daily in my routine.
Sun Shield SPF 28 Unscented – This clean, mineral based SPF 28 comes in Unscented and Coconut too! I love that it’s lightweight formula absorbs quickly for a smooth, matte finish. Gentle enough for infants too! Bonus. Don’t forget to use SPF year round too!
Remarkable Retinol Serum– This serum promotes healthy renewal and helps minimize the appearance of wrinkles. This feels So good when you apply it on your face. I apply it a little bit before my moisturizer so it has time to absorb! If you aren’t using serums and oils, you are totally missing out. Your skin in the summer needs extra love and protection from past sun damage. It helps with dark spots too which is great since I have a patch of sun spots that have graced me with their presence the last year. Hello 33.
Perfect C Serum – This Advanced Vitamin C formula packs a powerful punch against fine lines and wrinkles. “A high active level of 17% L-Ascorbic Acid, the only effective anti-aging form of Vitamin C, and Buddleja Plant Stem Cells brighten, protect against photo-damage, and combat the visible signs of aging.” This is actually a yellow/orange tint, so you know its potent!
I love that you can feel good about using these high quality, clean products on your skin. No yucky chemicals here! MyChelle is also a certified Cruelty Free company, which I love. Check out all of their amazing products here!
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Zinc it Over Setting Spray + SPF
You know when a product like “Zinc it Over” comes along, and you are like HECK YES PEOPLE…. These folks are Genius?! Meet Seriously Fab’sawesome facial mist. There are so many awesome things I love about this product. For starters, as a Makeup Artist, having a solid setting spray is Essential. Secondly, it does even more as a safe AND clean SPF 25. But wait! There’s even more! It is packed with delicious Anti-Aging and hydrating ingredients. Need I say more?
I strive to use clean beauty products and there are so many setting sprays and sunscreens out there that are just plain yucky and filled with chemicals. I love that this product is packed with high quality and safe ingredients!
Now you won’t have to worry about either doing a full face of makeup or a bare face to wear sunscreen. Get the benefit of keeping your makeup in place and protecting your skin at the same time!
Zinc it Over comes in 3 different options. Unscented, Tropical Floral, and Citrus Passion! You can also grab all three sprays in a sweet trio package! The fine mist is so refreshing and perfectly even. Be sure to reapply every couple of hours when you are outside to stay protected. It’s the perfect size to throw in your purse and beach bag and is the approved size for travelling too.
Zinc it over is also proudly cruelty free and Vegan! I also appreciate that misting it over your makeup, won’t give you that scary white cast that most sunscreens do. I highly recommend Zinc it Over.
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Smooth and Tame frizz with L’ANGE
You know it’s coming. The Southern humidity. Even if you aren’t in the South, the heat does things to your hair that can make you crazy. Recently I have been using these L’ANGE products along with their hot tools and it makes the biggest difference. If you hair is dry and unruly, it will not hold a good curl, wave, or smoothness period. Helping protect and setting your hair with good products will allow you to go days with good styling preparation! Good curls are Hydrated curls.
Marula Oil Hydrating Mist
This weightless mist instantly hydrates dry and damaged hair. I love to spray this throughout my hair after styling to add high shine and moisture. “Marula oil is moisturizing, conditioning and has antioxidant properties.” I love that it’s also a UV protectant. So take this delicious hair mist with you to protect your hair when you go outside and on vacation! I Love!!
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Rival Heat Shield
If you are getting a hot tool anywhere near your hair, you must protect it first. Rival Heat Shield makes it easy to spritz your hair fast and keeps your hair in gorgeous shape with this protein packed spray! It also serves as a great UV protection for your hair too. To use, just spritz on the DRY section of your hair before using your wand or straightener on it.
Salt + Sea Spray
You know that dreamy, textured beachy hair that looks straight outta Pinterest? Now it can be yours with the help of the L’ANGE Salt + Sea texturizing spray! This dreamy spray smells amazing and helps give the perfect amount of grip to your curls. *Tip- if your hair is fine or hard to curl, spritz a little on Before you curl to help waves stay!
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What are some Summer beauty products that you can’t live without?