DIY Sugar Scrub + Lip Scrub
Sugar Body Scrub
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. coconut oil
1 tsp. honey
6 oz. container
bowl & wooden spoon
This is a recipe I’ve used when I’ve tanned too much and need to exfoliate. Mix sugar and coconut oil together in a bowl. Add in honey. Make sure mixture is thick and viscous. If the mix is too liquidity, add more sugar. Place in container and seal tightly. Keep in room temp. place (cabinets are ideal). Use after sun exposure, but not when you’re burnt.
2 Tbs. Honey
2 Tbs. brown sugar
3 – 4 oz. small container
This is my Jamaican friend’s recipe for a DIY lip scrub that she swears by. Add the honey and sugar to the small container and mix together. Apply to lips, then rinse off.
Ingredients: Jojoba Oil, Coconut Oil, Peppermint Oil, small cup
Inspired by Roots Hair Treatment by LUSH Cosmetics, I decided to create my own hair treatment recipe. Peppermint oil is known for disinfecting the scalp and encouraging hair growth. Jojoba oil helps relieve scalp dryness. Coconut oil helps prevent breakage. So, twice a week I do this treatment as a treat for my hair. All the ingredients can be found at a health food store or Whole Foods, and vary in price.
- Mix 1 tablespoon of Jojoba oil & 3-5 drops of peppermint oil in a small cup
- Take a tablespoon of coconut oil and massage between your hands to soften, then spread from mid-length to the end of your hair
- Take the Jojoba/Peppermint mixture and massage into scalp
- Leave in for 20 minutes
- Shampoo & condition like normal
Inspired by some creative Instagrammers, I decided to give Jeffree Star’s Velour Liquid Lipstick a go as liquid eyeliner. According to the makeup brand’s website under the “Weirdo” shade, it’s totally eye safe. The first liner was done with the shade “Dirty Money”, which is a gray-green the color of the U.S. dollar. The second liner was done with “Unicorn Blood”, which is a dark reddish brown. Full disclosure – I had to use a filter for the eyeliner with “Unicorn Blood” due to the odd lighting in my bathroom, but it is the closest to the natural color.
IT’S JUST ANOTHER MANIIII MONDAYYYYY!
I did this nude look two weeks ago. For my base coat, I used Essie’s Protein Base. The matte nude color is by Zoya from their Satins line, and the color is Rowan. The gold color on the spotlight nail is Square Hue’s Sampokeskus which came in their December 2014 box. It’s also a textured polish. I used two top coats – Revlon’s Matte Top Coat for the Zoya polish and Sally Hansen’s Strengthening Top Coat.
I tried to do something a little classy, so I had two spotlight nails painted with Got The Blues For Red by OPI, and the rest was painted with Square Hue’s King Street, which is a sienna brown.
Base Coat: Essie’s Protein Base
Top Coats: Sally Hansen’s Strengthening Top Coat & OPI’s Top Coat
Nothing fancy shmancy here in terms of design, but I was pleasantly surprised by how well the color combinations turned out.
Base coat: Essie’s Protein Base
Color: Square Hue’s Rambla De Raval & Crown Drive
Top Coats: OPI & Sally Hansen