Beauty, D.i.y

D.I.Y: Homemade Vanilla-Rose Lip Balm

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Homemade Lip Balm as easy pie! I don’t know how to cook though, so let’s say as easy as 123!! This lip balm is so soft with a tad bit of shine to it and it smells nice!

Ingredients!

  • 1 tablespoon Beeswax pellets
  • 1 tablespoon Unrefined/refined shea butter (white)
  • 2 tablespoons Almond Oil
  • 5 drops Rose essential oil
  • 5 drops Vanilla essential oil

Supplies!

  • Measuring spoons
  • Measuring cups
  • Pipette
  • Tin/container/tube

 

SO WHATS NEXT?!

In a double boiler, mix the shea butter, almond oil and beeswax pellets together. Whisk continuously. Make sure it doesn’t over heat. As soon as it liquefies, add in your essential oils.¬†Whisk again to mix the oils in.¬†Grab your tin/tube or container and pour in your lip balm! Say hello to soft and sultry lips!

 

Tips* Must move quickly while adding lip balm to tin/tube/container. The mixture cools QUICKLY.

* If making a large batch, move even faster. I made a large batch so I had to reheat A LOT to get it to liquify again.

* If you want to make a peppermint or grapefruit lip balm, switch those essential oils!

 

Find your supplies at Whole Foods or Bulkapothecary.com .

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D.i.y, Fashion, Pyramid Stud, Studs

D.I.Y: Studded Out For Cheap

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My Shirt With A Few Studs Added

I forgot to write a post about my adventure in Studding! Here it is!

 

I bought two bags of Silver (100 pieces) and gold (100 pieces) from Amazon.com and spent no more than 14 bucks! They go on easily, no tools required. Make sure you apply them to fabric that’s soft and easy to puncture. Leather will give you a bit of a challenge.

It was a simple and fun project, I studded two shirts and i’m thinking of studding my military green jacket when I get home. Read my post HERE about all the different things you can stud.

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Beauty, D.i.y, Hair, Natural Hair

Beauty: Natural Hair Conditioner

Thanks to my sister being the test dummy, I decided to try it out myself. This natural hair conditioning mask consists of Honey, Olive Oil and Vitamin E Oil. I didn’t bother to measure anything so feel free to play around with it, all the ingredients are safe for your hair, but let me break it down for you.

Vitamin E Oil: “Vitamin E is an essential oil and helps to improve circulation. Increased circulation in the scalp is beneficial for hair health and growth. Vitamin E, taken internally or applied topically, can make hair lustrous and bouncy, as well as prevent breakage”

Read more: What Are the Benefits of Vitamin E Oil for Hair? | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/about_5382654_benefits-vitamin-oil-hair.html#ixzz2F3FmrFJS

Honey: “Due to the many characteristics of honey, hair is actually nourished and enriched. It is food for hair.”

Read More: LINK

Olive Oil: “Olive oil nourishes, conditions, and improves the strength and elasticity of your hair”

Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/olive-oil-hair-repair.html#ixzz2F3GZ4P3G

So in a nutshell, what’s good for you on the inside, is good for you in the outside (even BEER is good for your hair!)  In making this hair mask I combined more honey than olive oil, and just a little bit of Vitamin E Oil. I made enough for two applications and stored it tight in a mason jar. The measurements of the ingredients is entirely up to you. (I suggest using more honey than the rest of the ingredients)

Since my hair is short, I don’t need to divide and conquer each strand by using clips and parts. I put it on like I would any other conditioner and wrapped my head in a plastic bag. While I felt like a crazy person, I let my hair sit for about 20 minutes. The honey is very thick on your hair but washes out with ease.

While I was rinsing it out, my hair felt more CLEAN than soft. It was soft yes, but not as soft as it would have been if I would have used my normal conditioner. The good thing about it was that even after I let my hair air dry It was STILL soft, and that never happens when I use my normal conditioner.

I applied a little bit of Coconut Oil after letting my hair dry to lock in a little bit of moisture.
I would make this again, but next time I would use more Honey.

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Beauty, D.i.y, Organic, Recipes

Beauty: Organic Body Care

Creating your own beauty/body products is not only satisfying, but it’s FUN!. Being able to be hands on with something that goes directly on your skin is amazing. So far me and my friend have made lip balm, body buffer, scrubs, nail soaks and a few other bath products. Not all of them come out smelling and feeling the way you hoped, but the ones that DO, you will want to make over and over again.

I just bought a book from Amazon.com for $10.00 called Organic Body Care Recipes by Stephanie Tourles. Inside it contains “175 Homemade Herbal Formulas For Glowing Skin & A Vibrant Self”. Hell I want all of that!!

I haven’t read it YET but it explains the qualities of skin, natural hair, storage tips and a whole chapter of “tools of the trade for a kitchen cosmetologist”,  amongst a plethora of other useful things. Over the course of me reading this book I will be sharing with you guys some of the products I have made and the effects it has had on my skin. Just to keep you guys interested, I will post a recipe that I will be making this weekend. Don’t be afraid to beat me to it and make it yourself!

*recipe is directly from the book, I take no credit for it*

“Cleansing and Rejuvenating Oil

All skin types, Daily use, shake well before each use, store in plastic squirt bottle or glass bottle, approx. 1/2 cup.

  1. 2 tablespoons each almond, apricot kernel, avocado or sunflower seed, and extra virgin olive base oil.
  2. 1 large cup or 2 small vitamin E oil capsules
  3. 20 drops sweet orange, lavender, or neroli essential oil.

 Combine the base oils in a storage container. Shake well to blend. Pierce the vitamin E capsule(s) and add to the mix. Add the essential oils, shake again.
      No refrigeration required, but for maximum freshness and potency, please use within 6 months.

Application tips: Shake well before each use. Using a soft clothing, cleansing pad, or your fingers, apply approximately 1/2 to 1 teaspoon to cover entire face and throat.”

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budgeting, christmas, D.i.y, gifts

D.I.Y : Embellished Picture Frame

Christmas will soon be here and if you’re like me you despise Christmas shopping. Why not make the gifts your self instead of spending all day on the 23rd of December in Walmart looking for last minute gifts. This embellished picture frame will be a great for a gift for moms, grandmas, or aunts! It is also one of the easiest D.I.Y projects out there, so no excuses!

Items you’ll need:

Embellishments (of your choice). I got a pack from Michael’s which came with sequins, rhinestones, buttons, beans, cloth, fur balls, glitter and beads.

A Photo Frame: I chose white because I was going for a more vintage frame.

And of course glue (I used krazy glue)

Either you can scatter the pieces on randomly, or you can start slowly and systematically put them on. Taking my time and figuring out where the pieces would fit and won’t fit worked best for me. Also, cover the glass (or take it out completely) to prevent glue and glitter from getting on it.

Go crazy or keep it simple, but just have fun!

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D.i.y, Fashion

D.i.y: Stud Crazy

This trendy style is one of the easiest to create. All you need are pyramid studs and your own fingers!

Thing you can stud:

Shoes
Clutches/ Purses
Jackets/Vests
Shorts
Pants
Tees
Leather bracelets

When the back of the studs are unfolded they have pointed rods that you can pierce through any item you desire and then re-fold.

You can buy the studs on Amazon or E-Bay. This weekend I’ll be putting studs on a jacket so stay posted!

(They sell the leather bracelets with nothing on them at Michaels arts and crafts store.)

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D.i.y

D.I. Y: Button Bracelet

I was at Michaels and I had no effin idea what I wanted to make. So I started browsing the Internet and Walla, http://www.ispydiy.com/

This website has the most amazing D.I.Y ideas that will keep you busy for months. I decided to do the Button Bracelet, and of course, I NAILED IT.

Here is the link so you can try it yourself! http://www.ispydiy.com/2012/02/my-diy-button-bracelet.html

I think I spent no more than 15 bucks on the supplies, but the result was more than 5 bracelets! It’s amazing what you can do with buttons and strings!

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This one is unfinished, but you can add a twist and use different buttons. This button was only 0.25 cents!

I suggest using some sort of extreme glue to keep your knots together, Just in case they come loose.

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