Homemade Facials, yes they really work!

homemade facials1I love making my homemade facials, they are super easy and some of the ingredients you already have in your kitchen. Using all natural ingredients like avocados, bananas, strawberries and yogurt!

Everyone’s skin is different so I have compiled four easy facials addressing different skin needs, I hope you try them out and let me know what you think!
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*Make sure you cleanse your face before applying these facial masks.

Normal skin: 1 avocado 1 beaten egg white, 2 tsp olive oil, 1 tsp apple cider vinegar. Mash the avocado and egg whites until smooth, then add the other ingredient. Leave on for 15 min. This facial mask will leave your skin feeling super soft!

Dry skin: 1 avocado, 1 tbs plain yogurt, 3 tbs olive oil, 1 tbs honey. Mash the avocado until its smooth with no lumps, add the rest of the ingredients and leave on for 2o min. This is facial will hydrate instantly!

Oily skin: 1 banana, 1 tsp lemon juice, 1 egg yolk. Mash banana until smooth then add lemon and egg yolk. Leave on for 15 min. This facial mask will leave your skin feeling smooth!

Acne skin: 1/4 cup of strawberries, 1/4 cup of sour cream or you can use plain yogurt as well. Mash the strawberries and add the yogurt, apply to cleansed face and leave on 15 min. Strawberries are a natural source of salicylic acid and yogurt and sour cream are great for soothing the skin.

Hope you try!

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Free Etsy Banners

When I opened my Etsy shop I had no idea what to do for a banner, what size it had to be or how it would look. Fortunately I found an an awesome place to get banners and such. These banners are just the right size for all Etsy shops and they are free! Pick and choose your favorite, save it to your computer and just add text. I open mine in mac preview and just added the text.

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Best Chalkboard Paint Ideas

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I’ve been dying to try chalkboard paint for a while, It’s all over Pinterest you just can’t escape it, it’s contagious. It’s been applied to pretty much everything imaginable in the last few years, walls, tables, refrigerators and finally it’s ok for the kids to write all over the house. But there are still some really innovative ideas out there, I especially like the dishwasher chalkboard. Check out these uses for chalkboard paint that will have you headed to the hardware store.

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DIY Lavender Milk Bath

This is a great DIY project, you can make it for yourself or you can gift this recipe. I attached the sticker template so you can give any container a special touch.

Let me give you a little info on milk baths…

A milk bath gives you smooth skin because of the vitamin A & D. The lactic acid in milk contains beta hydroxy acids which exfoliates your skin and gives it a healthy natural glow.

So what are the Benefits?

Soften/Smooth
Exfoliate
Make visible new, fresh cells
Accelerate skin cell renewal
Moisturize
Stress relief
I personally take a milk bath once in a while when I can and I love it! I also add honey powder .

Use this simple base formula to create your own amazing Milk Bath recipes from scratch!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup Powdered Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Oat flour
  • 1 teaspoon Corn Starch
  • 10 drops of Lavender essential oil
  • Cute container 🙂

Mix all ingredients in a bowl and scoop into container with lid.

Use up to 4 tablespoons in your bath water, that simple.

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I printed the labels on avery template 22808, round kraft circles.

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Here is the Sticker Template

At Home Spa Treatments

Who doesn’t love a spa treatment? But heading to the spa is expensive! Here are some homemade spa treatments with ingredients you can find in your own kitchen!

1. Rosewater and coconut milk make the most relaxing and soothing bath. The therapeutic scent of the rosewater is so relaxing and the creamy coconut milk will make your skin super soft and silky. Throw a quarter cup of rosewater into your bath with a quarter cup of coconut milk and soak the stress away.

2. Honey and olive oil are a great mix for a skin moisturizer. The smooth mixture of honey and olive oil make a great moisturizing mask for your skin. Mix these two ingredients in equal parts and a keep the leftovers in a small mason jar in your shower for a quick go-to when your skin is feeling dull or dry.

3. Did you know that brown sugar is filled with vitamin B6 (great for hair and skin) and honey has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties? This facial/body scrub will gently exfoliate while cleaning out some of skin’s impurities along the way. Scrub in a circular motion for about 30 seconds and rinse in warm water.

4. Lip treatments are often overlooked but a little lip balm just isn’t enough sometimes. Using safe un-petroleum jelly and raw sugar make a great little scrub for your lips when the weather dries them out. Rub a little on your lips and rinse with a warm washcloth for a smooth lip that’s ready for a gorgeous gloss. 

 5. This mixture of lemon juice and egg yolk  is great for an anti-redness facial and for spot treating pesky blemishes. Use this treatment about once a week or as needed to give your face a cool, fresh feel and take away redness from blemishes or sun exposure.

DIY Kid’s Valentine!


I love  kid crafts! I guess I’m a child at heart. This is such a cute valentine craft for kids to do, I found this online at danamadeit.com and had to post! I’m definitely trying this out with my niece and nephew, this is truly adorable.

Skill Level: Any
Needed: 
* colorful paper
* computer printer
* stapler/staples
* scissors
* candy

Just print the template out on construction paper, cut the heart out, fill with M&Ms and staple or use tape.

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For more info go to Danamadeit.com

Nail Stickers By Betsey Johnson~Review

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I Just had to write about these awesome nail stickers!

I was at the mall and was tempted to enter Sephora, I was looking around when these cute nail stickers caught my eye. I have seen these all over, cvs,walgreen and so on, but there was something about these stickers that stood out for me. When I tried them on it was so easy, i couldn’t  believe it! But the best part…they last 2 weeks!

I have to say, these nail stickers are amazing! Here is a pic of my nails with them on…

First, you pick which size fits your nail best. Then you remove the plastic covering, stick the sticker on your nail and smooth out the air bubbles. The final step is to file the side of your nail to remove any extra nail sticker and your done!

 

First Blog Post…

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Wow, finally got my blog up and running! I’m so excited to bring all of my beauty tips, DIY projects and much more. I have always loved making my own beauty products, Handmade body care products are a wonderful way to treat yourself & your body naturally! Artistic ability runs in my family and I opened my Etsy shop as a way to express myself in a creative way and produce goods that benefit others. I’m also obsessed DIY, so hope to bring you some great posts later on!

XOXO

Alexandra

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A major obsession with beauty, fashion, and DIY.

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