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3 Multi-Use Beauty Ingredients That Won’t Break the Bank. I don’t know about all of you, but I am definitely not made of money. If I was, I would be buying every fabulous beauty product on the market! Fortunately, it’s easier than you think to get gorgeous on the cheap: Here are three DIY beauty ingredients that I believe can take the place of any expensive beauty product you own. The best part? All three are probably in your kitchen right now! 1. Olive Oil I feel like this is obvious, but for those of you who don’t know, olive oil is fantastic for you! Olive oil is part of the oil cleansing method. 2. Apple cider vinegar is definitely a powerhouse ingredient! It can be used as a rinse after shampooing your hair. 3. My favorite multi-use product is definitely oatmeal! Oatmeal is a great gentle exfoliator. Final Tips And there you have it – three natural beauty ingredients you can find in your own kitchen! A few tips on choosing quality ingredients: If you want to try out olive oil, I recommend getting virgin olive oil, cold pressed.

Thoughts? DIY Sweet Grits Facial Scrub (bless your heart) I was in Charleston, South Carolina a bit ago and got to chatting with a couple of snowbirds in the hotel elevator. They were having a hard time deciding which of Charleston’s many fab restaurants to dine at that evening. I suggested one of my faves that was walking distance from the hotel. “Plus, their Shrimp and Grits are to die for,” I told them. “What are grits?” The missus asked me with a straight face. Sometime I forget that grits aren’t the culinary pillar up North as they here are in the South. Anyhoo, whilst having a facial last weekend, the aesthetician tells me that my pores are somewhat congested (tell me something I don’t already know—I’m working on it, ok?).

Sweet Grits Facial Scrub Ingredients: Combine all ingredients and mix well with a spoon into a paste. How often do you exfoliate? More of my DIY beauty recipes can be found here. FASTEST FRIENDSHIP BRACELET EVER. We were super excited to share the Fishtail Friendship bracelet tutorial with you and we are even more excited to share that we've found an easier way to do it.

Don't get me wrong, I will still use the original technique to create more intricate designs but, this new tutorial is so quick you will end up wanting to make one in every color combination possible (like we did!) This tutorial is very similar to the other one so I will just share with you the differences. 1. You will only need to choose three colors of embroidery/friendship thread. Cut two pieces of each color at around 3 feet each. So total you should have 6 pieces of string. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. To see more detailed instructions of the end steps please refer to this tutorial. P.S. How To Make These Fun & Stylish Shamballa Inspired Bracelets.

A Super Easy DIY Beaded Leather Bracelet. Cinnamon-Swirl Coffee Scrub. If you're ever looking for a quick gift, then I’ve got the perfect one for you to turn to. Cinnamon-Swirl Coffee Scrub! Everyone loves homemade gifts and with the success of last year’s Candy Cane Sugar Scrub, I decided to gift another bath-time goody this past Christmas. This scrub is wonderful for hostesses, secretaries, bosses, assistants at your doctor’s office, teachers, neighbors and as shower favors.

The recipe even doubles like a charm! Gather the following ingredients: 2 cups coffee grounds, unbrewed 1/2 cup Turbinado sugar 6 tbsp olive oil 1 tsp ground cinnamon 2-3 drops cinnamon fragrance oil 2 (0.5 ltr) glass containers with lid In a large bowl, mix all ingredients together. 30 Bedazzling Beauty Tips. Step up your looks with these 30 simple tips that make a big difference -- and get noticed: Clever cover-up. If you get stranded without your concealer, check the cap of your foundation -- the makeup that has collected there will be thick and perfect for covering up flaws. DIY dye. If you've dyed your hair at home and the result is too tame, take a second box and dilute it in equal parts with shampoo. Silky legs. Roller hair. Two-minute face-lift. Source: beauty. TLC Style "50 All Natural Beauty Products You Can Make Yourself".

The kitchen spa. Help your skin survive unpredictable weather with these two essential steps: exfoliation and moisturization. Skin-cell buildup leads to dryness, poor circulation and blemishes. Exfoliation eliminates these dead cells, revealing fresh skin that is better able to absorb moisture. And guys, take note: While men’s skin tends to be oilier than women’s, men may be more prone to epidermal dehydration. Food: Avocado Purpose: Moisturizer The scoop: Loaded with vitamins A, B, C and E, as well as potassium and fat, avocado is the perfect moisturizer. This natural soother is ideal for mature and weather-worn skin, reducing roughness, cracking and irritation. Recipe: Take a spent avocado peel and using gentle upward strokes, lightly massage your face with the inside of the peel. Food: Cucumber The scoop: Cucumbers contain compounds known to tighten pores and reduce inflammation, which is why they’re the classic choice for minimizing puffiness around the eyes.

Food: Oatmeal Food: Peach Purpose: Exfoliant. How to Make Your Own Beauty Products from Scratch - Lifestyle. Let's keep things simple this week. When it comes to personal-care products, we are big believers in streamlining what you use—see "Eight Products You Think You Need But Don't" for a refresher—buying less in general, and getting creative. We have both always loved experimenting in our kitchens and our bathrooms, checking ingredients in products we love, isolating the main ones, and then trying them on their own.

Sometimes it works: A favorite hair leave-in contained aloe, for example, so one day we tried aloe alone and found that, lo and behold, it worked just fine on its own. And sometimes it didn't. Over the years we have tried dozens of DIY beauty recipes to find ones we like—and that work. Below are our favorite six. And the best thing about these is that none contains more than four ingredients, and chances are good you have them all in your kitchen already. Simple body scrub Honey face wash One-ingredient eye liner Perfume Shave oil Yogurt face mask Read more on their blog. DIY! 7 new stylish ways to de-clutter your beauty closet.