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Crafts: Marvelous Grapefruit Sugar Scrub

Crafts: Marvelous 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.

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:

3 Exercises to Strengthen the Shoulders | Page 3 Medicine Ball "Alphabet" This is a great exercise to put your shoulder muscles through a full range of motion. This one can be tough, so start out just by going partially through the alphabet, and then work your way up to the full A through Z. You'll need a medicine ball for this exercise, but don't worry if you don't have access to one. Start Start in a "relaxed stance." Maintain a slight bend to your elbows throughout this exercise. Exercise Start "drawing" the alphabet one letter at a time. When you first start doing this exercise, it's best to start with a very light weight (say one or two pounds at the most) to see how your shoulders tolerate this exercise. As with all exercise programs, always check with your physician and a certified conditioning specialist before undertaking any of these exercises. This article contains excerpts from LaRue Cook's e-Book "Creating Stronger Shoulders and Core Muscles for Power in Athletics."

:: 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. Here’s what you’re going to need for the exact style I’m demonstrating (other ideas at the end of this tutorial). ♥ bobby pins♥ hair pins♥ fine, hair net♥ rat-tail, or part comb♥ brush♥ super-strength hair spray (I know it’s horrible for the environment, but the aerosol spray is best, imho) ♥ flowers, bows, cherry-sprays, or other do-dads to tuck in the up do Ready? Pin in place as described above. Voila–finished roll!!!

Turn Any Yard of Fabric into a Chic Beach Wrap Now that you’ve picked out your perfect grill, it’s time to get yourself to the beach! When we saw this wrap in the latest Victoria’s Secret catalog we knew we had to make it, and we knew we could make it rock. Head to a fabric store or grab a scarf you never wear, and get ready to wrap it up. Materials: – 1 yard of fabric – lace trim, ribbon, shoelaces – sharp fabric scissors – sewing machine or needle and thread First, gather your materials! For your fabric, we recommend lycra, spandex, sheer mesh, or anything else that doesn’t fray when you cut it, but use whatever you like! We employed two different methods for creating our beach dress. Cut a strip off one end of your fabric. Next, fold over the top two corners of your piece of fabric. Now it’s time to string the strip through! Sew the loop ends together and cut off any excess fabric. Repeat with the other side, and you’re done! And here’s how you put it on. Cutie patootie from any angle! Measure the trim by draping it over your shoulder.

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. 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!

fourfour 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. Brush out all the knots with a wide tooth comb. 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.

Homemade Non-Toxic Liquid Hand Soap I have something to say. Commercial non-toxic liquid hand soap is way, way too expensive. Since switching over all of our household products to chemical free varieties, purchasing liquid hand soap is something that always makes me choke. Shame on them. Do you know how much it cost me to make an entire gallon of non-toxic, all natural, organic liquid hand soap? This may have been one of the easiest items I’ve ever made. Because of this, I plan to get on a soap box (ha!) Other recipes I’ve seen call for several ingredients I didn’t feel safe to use. Homemade Non-Toxic Liquid Hand Soap 4 ounce bar of natural soap (I used a bar of coconut oil soap from Tropical Traditions. First, heat the water in a pot, just long enough to steam: In the meantime, grate your bar of soap. Take the steaming water off the heat. Use a hand mixer to blend the soap and water mixture well. The next morning, use the hand mixer again to blend well. Like, only $3.50 for a gallon. Ever tried making your own soaps?

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. 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.