I’m in love with this recipe to make your own sugar scrub you guys! Ryan and I have been big into using coconut oil lately for everything. We just keep learning new things to use it for including natural detoxifier, teeth whitener, cooking oil, shave cream, hair mask, and skin moisturizer just to name a few. It smells and tastes great too.
So since I’m turning 30 next month I guess I’ve been a little more aware of what I want to be doing to better care for my skin. I’ve always been pretty good about sun screen, but not perfect, and I love moisturizers for my face and body. Other than that I don’t have a major skin care routine. I’m just a bit skeptical of all the products out there that claim to do wonders when I think we should be ever more aware of what we put into our bodies and on our skin. I’d rather focus on eating a clean diet and using a few clean products for my hair and skin. So I made this body scrub and my skin feels super soft, clean and moisturized after my shower. I don’t even have to put lotion on afterwards. I love it!
If you want to try it here’s what you need:
3/4 C coconut oil (preferably organic)//1 C sugar (brown or white)//5-10 drops essential oil (I used lavender; I think rose would be lovely as well)//lavender//small jar
1. Mix all ingredients and pour into your container
2. Add sugar or oil to the consistency you like3. Relax and Enjoy! Or gift it to a lovely lady in your life!
For this drinky drink that is sweet and spicy (like me of course) you will need fresh watermelon, vodka, jalapenos, sugar, club soda and a shaker. I would be found having this sassy cocktail on the patio with some chips and salsa. In fact, this might be good with tequila as a stand in for vodka. Just try it.
Ingredients: 2 parts vodka//1 part jalapeno simple syrup//4 chunks watermelon
1. To make the simple syrup add 1 C water, 3/4 C sugar, and 4 slices of jalapeno to a pot; bring to a boil then turn off heat. Let cool.
2. Shake all ingredients on ice and pour into a martini glass. Top off with club soda.
3. Drink responsibly! Have a great weekend guys! Our pool opens up tomorrow so I’m sure you will find me there as the weather should be heating up! (photos taken with my iPhone)
SO I was considering stopping my subscription to Birchbox based on 2 things: 1. Sometimes I’m not so impressed because it seems like I got a very similar item the month before and 2. it’s $10 a month I could be saving towards our carribean vacation….
…But…I absolutely LOVED this month’s box and used up everything in it. Here’s what I got:
Miranesse//Glossy kiss lipstick. Fun bright color, easy to use pencil, done, love.
Oribe//Shamp and Condish. Good for colored hair, smells amazing and loved how my hair felt and more importantly looked after using. More please.
Skin&Co Roma//Body gel. Olive and orange scented gel made in Rome, sounds pretty fab to me. Loved the scent but pretty $$ for $18 a pop.
Supergoop!//SPF eye cream. So I’ve been thinking about my skin care a lot more lately, getting dangerously close to 30 here. This is nice and light cream with oat peptides to keep your skin firm. I would consider adding this full time to my regimen for sure.
Kusmi Tea//Wellness Essentials. I love tea. Love the cute packaging.
Also, a little bonus gift this month..Free subscription to Women’s health mag, yay for free!
I was at Home Depot looking for nails to fix our fence with the hubby when I spotted these ceramic tiles for 15 cents each and grabbed a few. I had seen something like this on pinterest at some point and wanted to make my own coasters. We are constantly leaving our glasses and mugs all around the house and since we are both at home full time we confuse whose is whose cup and just get new ones most of the time. This equals lots of cup rings on surfaces and coasters are really handy to protect my painted table and his computer desk.
Supplies: 2-4 sheets regular scrapbook paper// 4 tiles// mod podge// paint brush
1. Lay out the tiles on some newspaper and spread a layer of mod podge on the smooth surface side of the tile using your paintbrush.
2. Cut your paper to the tiles size (I traced around the tile on my paper)
3. Lay the cut paper onto the mod podged tile and add another layer of mod podge on top. Let dry.
4. Continue adding layers of mod podge after allowing enough dry time in between, approx. 20 minutes.
5. I added 5 layers total; let completely dry before use.
I just love the moustache coaster! Isn’t it cute? Hint* These would be nice house warming gifts on the cheap;) I can’t wait to make more, they are kinda addicting. For another (cork) coaster DIY check out this post I did last year.