DIY Makeup Remover

make up remover

I tried a bunch of Homemade Eye Makeup Removers and this one worked the best. Ditch the toxins, save money, and make it yourself!

Ingredients:
Almond Oil 45 ml
Castor oil 5 mL
• Cornflower hydrolat  20 ml
• Chamomile hydrolat  20 ml
• Green tea hydrolat  10 ml
• Few drops of vitamin E, optional

Directions:
Mix all the ingredients in a  bottle.
• Shake well before 
before using.

Notes: Removes even waterproof mascara.

Stinky Shoe Spray

Stinky Shoe SprayGot stinky shoes?
I feel your pain. I”m pretty sure this product speaks for itself. If you have a stinky shoe problem, this simple spray will help to neutralize the odor and eliminate the stink.
In my home, the stink problem happens to be soccer shoes and hockey skates. With my son playing several games a week you could easily faint just from opening his gym bag and inhaling!
It’s pretty bad.
After several failed attempts to rid the shoes of the odor, this little spray seems to be making a difference!

Ingredients:
• 2 oz. Plastic Clear Bullet Bottle with Fine Mist Spray tops
• Vodka (any type, just not flavored)
Tea Tree Oil

Directions:
• Fill the bottle with Vodka.
• Add 20 drops of Tea Tree Oil.
• Screw the spray top on and shake well before using.

Shake well before each use and spray liberally. I removed the lining of each shoe and sprayed it to be sure every inch of the stinky sole was treated. Spray parts of the shoe that touch the skin, collect sweat and breed bacteria (resulting in the stink that we’re trying to eliminate).
Toss a bottle in your gym bag and spray shoes after each use. The vodka will kill the bacteria and tea tree oil is both antibacterial and antifungal, helping to prevent new growth. If used regularly, this spray can work wonders in fighting odor!

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Soap Making Tip

Soap making

For 100 grams of soap base:
• 3-7 drops of an essential oil
1/3 teaspoon fatty oils
3-4 drops of flavoring (not to be confused with essential oils)
1-7 drops of liquid dye
1/6 1/3 teaspoon of pigment or nacre
1-3 teaspoon cosmetic clay
2-4 teaspoons of ground oats
1-3 teaspoons of honey and much more ….

Soap Recipe

Cosmetics Links

Ubtan recipes:

http://zulfiya.com.ua/content/231-%D1%83%D0%B1%D1%82%D0%B0%D0%BD

French recipes:
www.aroma-zone.com

 

DIY Coconut Body Wash

Coconut Oil body washWhether you suffer from an irritating skin condition like eczema or rosacea or simply want to cut harmful chemicals out of your skin care routine, coconut oil can be helpful. Since coconut oil is a powerful anti-fungal agent, it works well as a cleanser, regulating the body’s pH level while moisturizing the skin and preventing blemishes like acne and blackheads.

Ordinary body washes can be expensive, and many contain ingredients like sulfates that can leave your skin feeling dry and irritated. Since coconut oil is a powerful anti-fungal agent, it works well as a cleanser, regulating the body’s pH level while moisturizing the skin and helping to prevent blemishes like whiteheads and blackheads.

 Ingredients:
• 40 grams pure castile soap, grated (or any left over soap you like)
• 500 ml water, boiling
• 2 TB spoons almond oil
• 2 TB spoons coconut oil
• 1 TB spoon vodka
• 15  drops essential oil

Directions:
• Slowly add boiling water to your soap.
• If your coconut oil is solid, melt it slowly in the microwave, a pot on low heat, or simply leave it in a warm place for a while.
• Once your coconut oil is melted, add the almond oil, castile soap mixture, vodka and essential oil.
• Mix these ingredients together.
• Using a funnel, pour your body wash into a quart-sized glass or plastic jar.
• Shake the jar before using the wash to ensure everything’s properly mixed, and enjoy.

Directions: Moisten body, apply a small quantity of Moisturising Coconut Body Wash. Gently work up a lather with a circular motion. Rinse off & pat dry.

Tips

In addition to making your body wash smell good, adding essential oils can provide additional health benefits. Choose your favorite essential oils or ones that may provide benefits uniquely tailored to your skin’s needs. Helichrysum oil is a good option for eczema sufferers, while lavender and lemon oil provide pleasing aromas that can calm the senses.

Coconut oil is solid at room temperature, so your body wash may harden. To prevent this, you can use fractionated coconut oil, which won’t harden. Alternatively, you can place your body wash container under hot water in the bath or shower to soften it. Then, shake it up and use as desired.

 Click here to check out iHerb’s selection of Coconut Oil! New to iHerb? Use Rewards Code MEK711 to get up to $10 off your first order.

Spring- Summer 2015

I want to talk about what  will actually look good  this season -by good I mean modern and fresh.
The first image:

Feminine, but without the old romantic Fleur. If the top was different  the skirt and the look in general would not look modern.

Here are the  trends of this season:

1. Crop pants. Just rolled or cropped model.
Short pants, tapering and quite loose at the top with  asymmetrical folds (or without).

Just do not tell me that  these pants shorten the legs. This is not true. You  just need to find the length that suits you.
The look cool either with flats or with heels.
2. Other relevant pants this season – broad and again shortened made with  soft, silky fabric.
This year the length crawled to the ankle.
Weather you prefer heel or  sneakers, doesn’t matter they both can be elegant or casual. Sneakers can be elegant too!

3. Tops.
For those who love straps.

Wide top  with sleeves 3/4, long, or short.

4. Loose fit
Nothing tight. The most old fashioned t-shirt this season is the tight one. The same goes for any kind of blouse.

The most important thing about all the loose fit shirts, they have to be very good quality. it is better to buy one good quality shirt than ten bad ones.

5. Sleeveless blazer.
Geometry and straight lines are still in fashion. This blazer  looks great with Nº2.

 

6. Clothes – “throw and go” or summer cape coat, as an alternative to a blazer is also popular this season.

7. Skirts.
Midi, knee length, pleating, transparent with shorts. I don’t want to stop on any particular model, but simply move on to the next one.

8. Interesting fabric.
Do not look for interesting models, look for interesting fabric. Let the model be  simple, but if fabric is unusual then you’ve got yourself a winner!

9. Dresses
The same goes for dresses –  interesting fabric (color, texture, print on it) will make everyone turn the heads.

10.Another piece of clothes you can’t go without this summer is  a flowing sundresses – far too many of them were presented by fashion designers this season.
Soft outlines, use of interesting fabric make this type of dress a must have.

11. Jogging pants are  also must have, along with shorts, sneakers and scarves.

12. Jumpsuit is still cool. If you have to choose between a jumpsuit and a dress pick the jumpsuit.

If you want to get more ideas, here you go: http://simplesist.tumblr.com/archive

 

DIY Lip Plumper

Let’s face it, not all of us are blessed with naturally super plump lips like Angelina Jolie. So, we have to  step up our game when it comes to getting our lips looking nice and kissable!

There are a lot of lip plumpers out there to buy, my favorite being Dior Addict Lip Maximizer – Collagen Active Lip-Gloss, but if you ain’t into spending your hard earned cash on products like this, then  I have some good news.

Ingredients:
• Any lip gloss (in a tube, not a tub) – now this ingredient is just going to be the base and will make up the majority of the remedy.
• Menthol crystals, crushed
Collagen Powder

Directions:
• Fill a small pot with water and place a one liter Pyrex measuring container inside the pot of water.
•Turn the heat on to about the medium temperature of your stove. The water inside the pot is going to be doing all the cooking so give it a chance to heat up, not to a level where it is boiling, but instead just a nice little simmer will do the job.
• We’re now going to grab our tube of lip balm and remove it completely before throwing directly into the Pyrex measure container. Make sure you hang onto the empty tube as we’re going to use that shortly to store our plumper.
• Once the lip balm is fully melted, add a pinch of collagen powder and stir the mixture around with a butter knife or whatever you find that won’t absorb too much of the remedy.
• Next throw in a couple of crystal of  menthol.
• Take your empty lip balm tube and make sure the plastic column in the middle that holds the plumper together is completely down into the tube. Now all you need to do is literally pour the mixture directly into the empty tube all the way to the top.

Guess what? You’re done!!

Happy plumping!
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DIY Coffee Sugar Scrub

Ingredients:
•  ½ cup ground coffee
• ½ cup white sugar
• ¼ cup olive oil
• ½ Tb spoon nutmeg
• ½ Tb spoon cinnamon
Directions:
• Combine dry ingredients.
• Add olive oil and use fork to mix in.
• Spoon into mason jars or other airtight containers and seal.

 

DIY Rosewater Toner

The delicate appearance and exquisite scent of the rose have associated this flower with love, beauty and well-being for centuries. Many claim that the essential oil made from roses has the ability to balance and soothe both emotionally and topically. Rose oil perfume is calming to the spirit, and beauty products made from roses are especially beneficial for inflamed, dry or sensitive skin.

Commercially prepared rosewater is a byproduct of the steam distillation process used to produce the very expensive and highly valued oil, and it makes an excellent toner. It’s simple and enjoyable to make your own rosewater toner with little effort and expense.

Ingredients:
• petals from 2 roses equivalent to 1 cup of packed petals
• 2 cups boiling water

Directions:
•Pour 2 cups of boiling water over the petals in a pan, covering them with a lid.
• Allow the water and petals to sit until the mixture cools to room temperature.
• After placing a strainer over a 2-cup capacity sterilized glass bottle, pour the water into the container.
• It is recommended to keep some of the rosewater in a smaller bottle for everyday use and store the remainder in the refrigerator for about one week.

Lemon Sugar Hand Scrub

Winter is finally over and if the cold, dry air has turned your hands into sandpaper like it has mine, you`ll appreciate this hand scrub that leaves your hands soft, smooth and smelling delicious! Turn your old jars into thoughtful, homemade gifts (& keep one for yourself!)

I used to buy  L’Occitane Shea Butter One Minute Hand Scrub. The scrub is amazing but $24 is a little too much for a jar of sugar.

Ingredients:
• 2 1/2 Cups of Sugar
• 1 Cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
• 4 Tablespoons of Lemon Juice
• Few drops of vanilla

Directions:
• Mix sugar, extra virgin olive oil.
• Add lemon juice.
• Adding a few drops of vanilla extract is optional but it makes the smell even yummier.
• Mix really well until a gritty paste forms and spoon into a glass container.

After sitting for awhile you may need to mix prior to using as the sugar may settle. A tiny bit is all you need and it leaves your skin extra soft and smooth.