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Pink Salt Hairspray Recipe - A Beautiful Mess. OK, so I’ve blogged before about how I don’t really use too many hair products (and yes, I still love this shine spray).

Pink Salt Hairspray Recipe - A Beautiful Mess

But recently I was thinking it would be fun to try my hand at making something. I wanted it to smell good, keep my hair hydrated, and be good for spring/summer beachy waves. Epsom Salt Bath Soak. I've always been a HUGE fan of baths... and the whole pretend-spa-at-home thing!

Epsom Salt Bath Soak

I love setting aside a little "me time" in the form of a face mask, a hot bath and maybe a glass of wine? Today I'm excited to teach you a really simple recipe for an epsom salt bath soak. Vanilla Latte Coffee Scrub DIY. If you haven't tried a sugar scrub yet, let me tell you, you don't know what you are missing!

Vanilla Latte Coffee Scrub DIY

I tried one for the first time last year, and I've been hooked ever since. The fine grains from the sugar exfoliate while the oils keep your skin feeling soft and supple long after the shower is over. Make Your Own Grapefruit Lemonade Lip Scrub. Chapsticks, lipstick bullets, liquid lipsticks, gloss...

Make Your Own Grapefruit Lemonade Lip Scrub

I'm happy to add any of it to my mildly embarrassing collection. ;) As someone who really enjoys the process of makeup and getting ready, something I've come to learn is that how you care for your skin each day is one of the most important aspects of a beauty routine. Having a regular skin care routine means all the difference in how your makeup applies and looks. And using a light lip scrub is the perfect way to moisturize, prep your lips for a flawless lipstick application, AND help remove liquid lipsticks at the end of the day!

I'm so excited to share this all-natural and super delicious lip scrub with you! Peppermint Foot Sugar Scrub Recipe. Don't miss a thing!

Peppermint Foot Sugar Scrub Recipe

Sign up to receive The Idea Room posts in your email inbox! Coconut Lime Sugar Scrub. With Mother’s Day this weekend, it’s time to start thinking about gifts for the special women in your lives.

Coconut Lime Sugar Scrub

Homemade Body Butter. Small Measures: Homemade Eau de Perfume. We all know how powerful scents are in terms of memory.

Small Measures: Homemade Eau de Perfume

Who among us hasn’t caught a whiff of pumpkin pie and recalled our beloved grandmother, or a Fraser fir tree and thought of happy holidays long passed? The smell of tomato leaves can instantly transport us to the summertime tomato sandwiches of our childhood, while the aroma of freshly baked croissants takes us back to a bakery we once frequented. For those interested in the science of how smell and memory are in a perpetual dance, check out this link. In short, add a scent to the mix and you’re pretty much guaranteed memories for life. My upbringing was characterized by very specific fragrances.

The full post continues after the jump . . . To build your own fragrance, it’s essential to first understand the way they’re structured. Top notes are those scents you first notice, but they are also the most volatile oils, dispersing and disappearing the fastest. This list is hardly comprehensive. The Goods The Deal 1. 2. 3. 4. Small Measures: Honey Foot Care. Hello, mid-September!

Small Measures: Honey Foot Care

Where did you come from, and how did you get here so fast?! Seems like just the other day I was putting away our flannel sheets and retiring my trusty Blundstones for the season in favor of flip-flops and garden clogs. Suddenly the leaves are mustard and ochre tinged at their tips, the mornings are characterized by a nip in the air and I’ve begun the slow, steady switch from cold cereal to hot Scotch oats for breakfast. The days, they sure are ‘a changin’! CHAPPED LIP S.O.S. Chapped lips plague a lot of us and are no fun.


But hopefully this routine a couple of times a week will help. Here’s how! Your Favorite Lip Scrub — I used Bliss Fabulips Sugar Lips Scrub on Magali above. I also really like Sara Happ The Lip Scrub in Clementine.An Electronic Lip Scrubber — I used Bliss Fabulips Kit that is specifically made for scrubbing chapped lips (and comes with the Scrub!). 360º Refresh: 10 Homemade Solutions for A Healthier Home and Body. Top 10 Drugstore Beauty Products.

Quick, Easy, Homemade Deodorant...that Actually Works Apartment Therapy Tutorial. Looking for a natural deodorant sans parabens, aluminum, and other yucky toxins?

Quick, Easy, Homemade Deodorant...that Actually Works Apartment Therapy Tutorial

If so, you may have discovered that it can be difficult to find an effective brand. With a handful of ingredients that you may already have on hand, you can make your own effective, healthy deodorant in about five minutes. I get that it sounds crazy, but once I started making my own deodorant several years ago, I never looked back. Curly method. Sarah said... FLORAL WATER SPRAY. Photos/post/design: Kristin Ess What’s the best thing about Spring? Flowers, obviously!

Especially the ones that can be bottled up and sprayed all over. DIY hand scrub. Photos/post/design: Kristin Ess Considering nail art + polish colors are all we talk about for the first 20 minutes that we see each other, you don’t want to be that girl who has an immaculate mani accompanied by dry, crusty hands.

Hair therapy. Post designed by kristin ess Alright. This is serious. THE REVERSE SMOKY SMOKE. Post: amy nadine photo: angela+ithyle/ graphic design: kristin ess By now you’re familiar with the traditional smoky eye (light shade on the lid, dark in the crease). But equally as dramatic is its counterpart, the reverse smoky eye (dark shade on the lid, light in the crease). Here’s how to do it with chocolate and copper shadows in six easy steps.

Eye shadow colors: dark brown, copper. HOW TO PROPERLY WASH YOUR BRUSHES.