Rough lips are a result of built up dead skin that is settled on your lips. There are many products on the market that assist with exfoliating lips but they contain harsh chemicals and are not always cost effective. Next time you need a decent lip exfoliation, head to the kitchen and grab these 3 simple ingredients to make a sweet and effective lip exfoliate.
DIY Sugar Lip Scrub:
– 4-5 Tbsp Granulated Sugar
– 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
– 2-3 drops Almond Extract
In a small bowl, mix olive oil, almond extract, and sugar until a thick paste forms (it should be spreadable, but not runny). If it is too dry add olive oil a drop at a time until it becomes spreadable, if it is too runny, add sugar to thicken mixture.
Using your index finger, apply sugar scrub on lips (I recommend rubbing with a decent amount of pressure for about 30 seconds to assure all dead skin is removed). After scrubbing lips well, rinse with warm water and pat dry. You should be able to feel a significant difference within a single application.
This scrub can be stored for up to a month in an air tight container. Cosmetic containers work great as well. You can purchase these in packs of 10 for $1.50-$3.00 on Ebay (here is a link to one seller, but there are hundreds online: Link), or you can look at your local dollar or beauty supply store.
Almond Extract is what gives this scrub a great flavor! However, you can use any food grade extract to flavor your scrub. Try mixing extracts to create unique, one of a kind flavors. Also, you can use brown sugar and different oils to add other nourishing benefits to this scrub.
Summer time is the season of backyard BBQ’s, celebration’s, and outdoor activities! Keeping up your outdoor space can be expensive, time consuming, and sometimes leave little to show for hours of work. These 5 simple DIY idea’s are great for adding a bit of spice to your backyard without spending tons of time and money!
1. DIY Votive Chandelier – Sunset Magazine
Add a great evening ambiance to any outdoor space with this gorgeous DIY Votive Chandelier. To get step by step instructions on how to do this, please CLICK HERE to be directly linked to this fun project!
2. DIY Coffee Can Planters- Decor4all.com
Take old coffee can’s (or any old aluminum can of choice) and spray paint with an outdoor (weather resistant) paint. Drill a hole at the bottom to allow for drainage. To learn more about this project, please CLICK HERE to be directly linked.
3. DIY Personal Fire Pit- Theartofdoingstuff.com
This is a great idea for those who are renting or have limited outdoor space! This personal fire pit is surprisingly cheap, easy, and really adds a peaceful ambiance for those late evenings with friends and family. To get step by step instructions on this project, CLICK HERE to be directly linked.
4. DIY Large Modern Porch Swing- Ana White
Now this project can seem intimidating to those just beginning DIY projects around the home, but it is not! Using mainly 2X4s and standard screw joints, this project can be completed in just a few hours by the beginner! To get complete instructions,including blueprints on how to do this project, please CLICK HERE to be directly linked to Ana White’s page.
5. DIY Outdoor Chandelier With Solar Lighting- Buzzfeed
So I am a huge fan of using old chandeliers in my outdoor decor. I usually let them hang freely most times due to limitations when it comes to wiring. This awesome DIY idea from Buzzfeed.com incorporates solar lights to add a dimmed overhead lighting ambiance for any outdoor space. To get learn how to do this awesome project, CLICK HERE to be directly linked to the Buzzfeed article.
Getting the home ready for those 4th of July BBQ’s is not always as easy or as cost efficient as we would like it to be. Luckily, I have found these 5 simple DIY idea’s that are cheap, easy, and will look wonderful for all of your 4th of July celebrations
1. Red, White, and Blue Candle Hurricanes- BLovelyEvents.com
2. Carnation Balls- Countryliving.com
3. Red, White, and Blue Can Luminaries- daysofadomesticdad.com
4. Grand Old Flag- favecrafts.com
5. 4th of July Wreath- AllYou.com
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Need some cute and fun idea’s for getting your nails all spiced up for the 4th of July? Here are 5 cute, fun, and easy Idea’s with links on how to do each design to get you inspired and ready to look great!
- American Flag Nail Art- Totallyloveit.com
- Go Gradient, Get Bold, Get Striped! – HelloMaphie Youtube
- Stripe Down- ThisThatBeauty
- Say It With A Bang! – The Huffington Post
- Red, White, and Blue For The Hipster In You – Brit.Co
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