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Grapefruit Sugar Scrub

Grapefruit Sugar Scrub
This is decidedly the best scrub I have ever made and it's just three ingredients needed. It's the perfect thing to cosset your skin with after the harshness of winter. The citrus scent will raise your spirits and have you in a spring state of mind in no time. Ingredients 1cup fine sugar- to exfoliate and as a natural humectant3/4 cup Macadamia Nut Oil - comparable to natural oil produced by your skin, great moisturizer1/2 cup dried course ground grapefruit peel - to exfoliate and aromatherapy calming & invigorating First peel 2 medium grapefruits. Then snip the peels into thin strands. Bake in the oven at 150 degrees for 30 minutes. Place in blender on grate setting if possible, about 60 seconds should get you about 1/2 cup of coarse ground peel. Now thoroughly mix the sugar and peel... Slowly pour in the oil and mix very well. It feels like heaven and leaves your skin revitalized and silken.

DIY: Tea Tree and Lemon Face and Body Scrub | Nerds and Nomsense It’s here, Nerdship. Summer. Hot. Sunny. Summer. It’s the time of year when most of us make an effort to venture outdoors and have fun underneath the Day Ball. With the shedding of layers and shorter crops of clothes like shorts, tank tops, etc… we expose our skin to the elements. There are THOUSANDS of DIY scrub recipes out there on the web. Before I go into how to make the scrub, I’d like to throw a little PSA out there when it comes to store-bought exfoliating scrubs. Photo courtesy 5 Gyres Institute It’s a fairly recent problem that’s crept up over the last two decades so long-term studies on the effects it will have on the environment are still a little hazy, but scientists have already said that it is having negative effects on the local ecosystems. Good news is 5 states (Illinois, New York, Minnesota, Ohio, and California) have some proposed legislation in the works that will hopefully ban the use and distribution of products containing those pesky microbeads. Yay hygiene!

100 legal sites to stream and download free music | MerryCode Music is life, I never found anyone who’s life isn’t influenced by Music. Why the best things in life like Music are not free? Actually, there is more legally available for free Music than you think. image by nothingatall Here is a list of 100 sites that let you stream or download music for free legally! DeezerDeezer is the French-based service which is one of the largest and very popular music recommendation search engine. 8Tracks awesome site, with integration! Mog The Most Sophisticated, User-Friendly Music Player on the Web. Clown Basket ClownBasket is the songwriter’s forum to share their own original music with the world. so here is a way for you to get your original music out there! My Band Stock My Band Stock is a type of fan funding tools, where artists raise money from their fan base to record music. Groove SharkGrooveshark is a very nice music site which competes with all best web-based music sites. Mix CloudMixcloud helps connect radio content to listeners. Also read:

Sugar Scrub I enjoy making gifts for those dear to me. When contemplating what to give one of my friends for her birthday, I knew that I wanted to give her something natural. After all, we often talk about taking a step back and looking at products we use and the things we consume and considering chemicals, artificial flavors, etc. Years ago, a friend got me into making my own bath products. labels {Paper Bag Rectangle from Paper Source} sugar grapeseed oil {health food store/Trader Joe’s}…can substitute EVOO rosemary spearmint essential oil {health food store} mixing bowl spatula ice cream scoop Mix 3 cups sugar, 1 cup oil thoroughly. Add the mixture to your containers using an ice cream scoop. Coordinately yours, Julie

:: retro… in a modern way :: I have been so tickled lately with all the questions about how I get my hair in that retro, 1940’s style. It’s one of my “default” looks that has just evolved over the years; partially because I have a (probably unhealthy) obsession with the 40’s, but also because I really wanted an up do that was flattering to my face shape. It’s super-duper easy to do, and has loads of variations (which I cover at the end). So due to popular request, here’s my first–and possibly only–hair style tutorial! First, I’d really suggest getting a copy of Daniela Turdich’s 1940s Hairstyles. I believe it’s out of print, but if you can find (beg, borrow, or steal! Here’s what you’re going to need for the exact style I’m demonstrating (other ideas at the end of this tutorial). Ready? Start by giving your hair a good brush and parting it on one side. Take one side, gathering up the front and side from approximately the middle of the top forward. Pin in place as described above. Voila–finished roll!!! Done!!

DIY Skin Care- Salt and Sugar Scrub Recipes With warm weather fast approaching it's time to get your feet sandal ready with a homemade salt scrub or sugar scrub. If you live in a hot humid climate, you know how sweaty it can get in the summer time and even after taking a bath you may still feel "not so clean". Exfoliating and scrubbing away the dead skin is the answer for smooth soft skin and a sparkling clean body. There are literally hundreds of Sugar and Salt Scrub Recipes online! You can add whatever essential oils, fragrance oils, herbs, salts or sugars you like! Here are a few recipes you can try: No Mess Body Scrub Recipe This scrub remains solid in the jar and in your hands but melts as you scrub your body. to mix in the jar everytime you use it. Ingredients: 2 cups epsom salt 1/2 cup turbinado sugar 1/2 cup solid coconut oil 1 tablespoon deodorized cocoa butter 1 1/2 tbsp sweet almond oil or fractionated coconut oil 1/2 teaspoon glycerin 1/8 tsp of T50 vitamin E oil 20-30 drops of fragrance Instructions:

Hair Romance Hair Romance is a wonderful blog dedicated to all things hair related, where Christina, a super lovely australian blogger, offers a lot of valuable hair advice. A few words from Christina : "I believe your hair is your best accessory. We want you to love your hair and to have fun styling your hair. Your hair is your headsuit and we want you to be well dressed at all times." During the month of May 2011, she posted a hairstyle everyday. Her hairstyle challenge has been so popular that she designed tutorials for all the hairstyles in an easy reference ebook. She says that the hairstyles are easy to master and that if she can do it, we can do it too. You can buy the ebook here - it's only $9.95 and it's totally worth it! And until Sunday, June 26th 2011, you can win it! Christina is generously giving away an ebook to one lucky winner!

How-To: The Cascade/Waterfall Braid The waterfall braid also known as the cascade braid recently exploded as the new "trend braid" of the season. The waterfall effect looks cool and complex, but it's easier to style than you think. Give this beautiful braid a try when Beautylish takes you through the how-to! Section Off The waterfall braid works best on straight or loose waves. Braid As Usual Braid your strands regularly three times, beginning from the right strand. Drop the Strand This is where it gets tricky. Step and Repeat Repeat this process—French braid the left strand, drop the right strand, and pick up an adjacent new piece. Pin and Secure Once you've reached a comfortable point to stop your braid, secure it to your scalp with bobby pins. Fishtail It! Braid the remaining piece of hair left from your cascade into a fishtail braid. Accessorize Add a cute bow or flower to hide your bobby pins and give this look some extra hair flair.

Guide to Pigment Pressing (PIC HEAVY) - MAC Makeup Community Hey there, this is my first tutorial! I'm aware that many of you already know how to do this as there's many pigment pressing tuts, but I was bored and this kept me entertained. I originally posted this here: What You Will Need (NOT PICTURED: Optional items such as a straight iron and baking paper) Where can I find empty eyeshadow pans? Where can I buy alcohol for pressing? How long do I leave the pigment to 'dry' before pressing? How does the colour payoff/texture compare? An Easy DIY Lipstick Palette — Product Girl August 28th, 200822 Comments Have too many lipsticks and want a better option to carry them around? Jenbabae from the Makeup Alley forums has an easy do-it-yourself lipstick palette you can do at home. All you need is your favorite lip balms or lipsticks, a palette with however many wells you would like (you can find some great empty palettes at Japonesque), 1 teaspoon stainless steel measuring spoon, floss and flame. Cute right? The first step is to take the product you’ll be adding to the palette and use floss to slice through it as shown. It will soon look like this. Then slowly pour the mixture into the pan with a steady hand. Your final product will look like this. What would you put in your palette? Like This Post? Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Get Yo’ Nails Did Okay, so we’re only three weeks in to this whole thing and I’m already showing you a tame look after I totally promised some of you that I’d do a newsprint nail tutorial this week. Newsprint we can do next week, but for right now I wanted/needed a manicure by a professional. As I told you in the first “Get Yo’ Nails Did”, it’s important to include real manicures in your nail routine if you’re not comfortable cutting your cuticles and getting into the real work at home. I’m willing to shell out $20 bucks to have the dirty work done right, but I’m not going to splurge on nail art at the salon most of the time. That’s another thing: Remember that, while you should always be extremely polite to your manicurist, you shouldn’t be afraid to ask for exactly what you want and to tell him/her if it’s not done correctly. For your own mental health, try to avoid those nail salons that feel more like cattle farms. The last thing I’m afraid of (beside death) is a little bit of contrast.