Products I Love – Purity Face Wash & EcoTools Konjac Sponge

I love the Purity face wash by Philosophy. It cleans my face without drying it out. The 3 oz. size was $11, and the 8 oz bottle was $24, but well worth it because you get so much. The fact there is no real fragrance is great because it doesn’t irritate my skin. 

Another product I love is Eco Tools Konjac sponge. I use the deep cleansing one, but I’ve also used the sensitive skin one. I prefer the deep cleansing sponge because I feel like it does a better job and is more durable. These sponges last about 3 months before they sort of wither. They run about $5, but at Walmart they’re a little cheaper. 


DIY Lip And Sugar Scrub

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.

Lip Scrub

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.

sassy kiss

DIY At Home Hair Treatment

Hair Treatment

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.

  1. Mix 1 tablespoon of Jojoba oil & 3-5 drops of peppermint oil in a small cup
  2. Take a tablespoon of coconut oil and massage between your hands to soften, then spread from mid-length to the end of your hair
  3. Take the Jojoba/Peppermint mixture and massage into scalp
  4. Leave in for 20 minutes
  5. Shampoo & condition like normal

Desert Essence JoJoba Oil And 365 Organic Coconut Oil

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#MOTD – Jeffree Star Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick

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.

Jeffree Star Cosmetics Dirty Money As EyelinerJeffree Star Cosmetics Unicorn Blood Liquid Lipstick As Eyeliner

Mani Monday: Zoya & Square Hue Nude Look


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.

Manicure Zoya Satin in Rowan and Square Hue in SampokeskusZoya Satin in Rowan and Square Hue Sampokeskus

Fall Nail Ideas #2

Fall Nail Ideas Brown And RedI 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