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DIY Teeth Whitening

DIY Teeth Whitening
^riza^ / CC by 2.0 Are you a soda/coffee/tea drinker (guilty, kinda guilty and guilty) lookin’ for a quick and easy way to whiten up those used-to-be pearly whites? peta2 to the rescue! The magical ingredient in today’s DIY beauty blend is strawberry (have you noticed our fruity theme on the peta2 blog?). Strawberries contain malic acid which helps remove tooth discoloration. What you’ll need: 1 ripe strawberry1/2 teaspoon of baking soda Mash the strawberry and mix it in with the baking soda. Tags: Beauty

How to make your own pore strips You know those Biore pore strips you buy at the drugstore for about $12 a pop? Yeah, those. Today I’m going to teach you how to make your own homemade pore strips. Why? I’m obsessed with beauty productsI’m obsessed with cheapHomemade {mostly} = cheap. Ready? Pore Strips Ingredients: Dudes, 2 ingredients and your pores will look like magic. 1M+Measure 1 Tablespoon of Knox Unflavored Gelatin – 8 oz unflavored gelatin into a disposable container {if you put say, green jell-o on your face, there might be trouble}Add 1-2 Tablespoons of milk into the gelatinUntil it looks like thisMix it up, and be quick about it, until you get a chunky consistency. Microwave the gelatin for about 10-15 seconds. This is pre-pore strip. I chose to put the stuff all over my face because I have thirty-year-old acne. 1M+Smokin’. Let it dry for about 15+ minutes. Grab whatever you can and start peeling. It’s a good thing you can’t see the photo all that well. Clean, practically hairless, with clean, dirt-free pores.

Home Facials Facials are a great way to keep your skin glowing, but they can be pricey. We asked Louisa Macan-Graves, author of Hollywood Beauty Secrets: Remedies to the Rescue, and Elda Argenti, owner of the Plantogen skincare line, for their favorite make-at-home face masks crafted from common household ingredients. For All Skin Types Brighten: Cut a slice of ripe papaya and remove the seeds and pulp (save the pulp for a snack later—it’s great for digestion). Exfoliate: Combine 1 tsp honey and 1 tsp olive oil. Cleanse: “Believe it or not, I love to cleanse with oil,” says Argenti. For Oil- and Blemish-Prone Skin Lift & Tighten: Combine 2 Tbsp plain yogurt with 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice (the juice of one lemon) and apply to your cleansed face and neck. Tone: This toning eye treatment helps to “de-puff, relax, refresh and energize your skin,” says Argenti. For Dry Skin Soothe: Combine 2 Tbsp honey with 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar or lemon juice. WD on TV: Make Your Own Beauty Products

...love Maegan: Messy Rope Braids and Low Bun Hair Tutorial Fashion+Home+Lifestyle Blog These little rope braids are a fun way to add a little style with your own hair, creating a sort-of headband of sorts. Your hair doesn’t need to be extremely long, but you do need some length to cover the top of your head with. If you have layers, you could instead create a tiny French Braid where the hair is shorter and closer to your head, if that makes sense. I originally wore this style last Summer with two slightly larger braids Watch and Enjoy… * Notes: Instead of one large bun, create two or three little buns at base of your head OR swap the bun for a clean pony tail. Wear it Up… Wear it Down… * Just bobby pin them in place or use a pretty barrette * Click Here for my DIY Tassel Earrings shown above * Have Fun! Find all my Hair Tutorials here!

Homemade Acne Masks.Natural Homemade Beauty Recipes Homemade Acne Masks How can you get clear skin using natural remedies from home? We recommend:Acne No More This program contains all the information you'll ever need to help you eliminate acne permanently without creams and without using drugs and without any side effects. Baking Soda Mask to Fight AcneThis is so easy to make and can work wonders if your skin likes it. (Remember, not every cause of acne is the same, so you need to try different remedies and masks until you find the ones that work for you.) All you need are two ingredients. Mix a little together in your hands after washing your face with a mild cleanser and apply gently to your skin. Rinse the baking soda film off your face and feel how soft and clear it feels. Egg White Mask This is simple and quite frugal. What is it? All you need to do is separate the yolk from the egg whites. The result? Possible side effects? Egg Yolk Mask Egg Yolks contain Vitamin A which is good for scarring. Sea Salt or Table Salt Mask Oatmeal Mask

50 Uses for Vaseline | Christina Loves... This is one of my favorite products from Vaseline, their Vitalizing Gel Body Oil. I keep it by the tub, and use it on my wet body before I dry off. It leaves you totally smooth and very nice and moisturized without being greasy (after a very few minutes anyway). They are not expensive, and totally worth a try. Here is the ingredient list: Hydrogenated Styrene, Butadiene Copolymer, Bertholletia Excelsa (Brazil Nut) Seed Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Fragrance I have the classic Vaseline all over my house. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. And just for fun, this one is totally not beauty related, but VERY timely – here is #51: Once you carve your Halloween pumpkin, rub Vaseline on the exposed edges. it keeps it from rotting or going dry. Popularity: unranked [?]

10 Ways to Wake Up Gorgeous image: Getty Sometimes looking in the mirror first thing in the morning can be… challenging. Messy hair, dark circles, puffy face. Unless you’re Karlie Kloss, chances are it’s not a pretty sight. But it doesn’t have to be that way, check out our tips for looking sexy when you wake up—even if it’s 6 AM. 1. Bad news for stomach sleepers. The average head weighs 7 to 8 pounds—that’s a lot of pressure to be putting on your face night after night. If you just can’t sleep on your back, try sleeping on your side with a body pillow. For those of you who are fortunate enough to be back-sleepers, try throwing an extra pillow under your head. 2. Long gone are the days of sitting around waiting for sticky strips to whiten your teeth. 3. What better time to sleep with comfy socks than winter? If you’re a deep sleeper, you can also apply lotion to your hands and wear gloves while you sleep. 4. 5. Piling hair on to the top of your head with a soft hair tie (scrunchie, anyone?) 6. 7. 8. 9. You heard us.

Homemade Face Masks & Scrubs: 25 Do-It-Yourself Recipes Why pay for a store-bought face mask when you can use basic ingredients found around the house to make your own homemade face masks and scrubs? In this article, I share my most popular recipes for 6 different skin types. You'll be able to find the ingredients for these recipes in your kitchen and they cost pennies compared to ones you'll find in the store. Masks should stay on for 10-15 minutes. Check out my Basic At-Home Facial to get the full benefit of these facial masks. These Masks & Scrubs Work for All Skin Types While some homemade face masks and scrubs work best on oily, dry or sensitive skin, I've pulled together a list of 9 amazing masks and 8 scrubs that work on all skin types. Oily, Acne-Prone Skin Oily skin is shiny skin, especially in the T-zone (from the forehead, down the nose to the chin). See my list of 8 Face Mask Recipes for Oily, Acne-Prone Skin Dry, Chapped Skin (Recipes Also Good for Mature Skin) Dry skin feels tight, especially after cleansing. Combination Skin

A fair trade lip balm that’s also compostable? A eco-enthusiast’s dream The product Sweet Leaf Bath Co. Beeswax Lip Balm The promise From one of only eight Fairtrade Canada licensed beauty companies comes the first lip balm in a 100-per-cent compostable eco-tube. How it works Organic avocado oil, beeswax, jojoba oil, vitamin E and fair-trade certified shea butter condition and smooth lips after just a few uses. How to use it Apply to lips as needed. The bottom line I’m a big fan of lip balms that come in a tube. $4.75 through www.sweetleafbath.com.

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