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Vanilla Sugar Body Scrub - freutcake

For years I worked as the manager of a day spa here in California, and while it was quite the stressful job, there were many obvious benefits that came with it! Now a days I dream of the luxuries of body scrubs, facials and waxing. Oh, how the grass is always greener! That being said, all the benefits (and silky smooth skin) in the world won’t compare to working at a job I love. {photos by Freutcake} Vanilla Olive Oil Sugar Scrub 1/2 cup granulated (white) sugar 2 cups Turbinado sugar (sugar in the raw) 1 Tablespoon honey 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 Tablespoon Vanilla extract (or your favorite essential oil) Directions: Combine the two sugars in a bowl and mix to incorporate. Related:  Beauty

Vitamin HB | Luscious Lip Scrub! « huda beauty Vitamin HB | Luscious Lip Scrub! Mon, 23 Jan 2012 DAILY DOSE | NATURAL RECIPEBy Huda Heidi Kattan I have an obsession with chapstick! Ingredients 1/2 Teaspoon Olive Oil 1 Teaspoon Honey 3 Teaspoon Sugar Splash of Lemon Mix all ingredients together in a bowl, then massage onto lips. Vintage Book Planner Tutorial I desperately needed a day planner. With so much going on I can no longer keep it all straight in my head ’cuz something’s always falling through the cracks. So on my way home from the morning school drive today, I went to the office supply store to shop for one. Nothing bulky, nothing leathery, don’t need pockets, grid paper, address book or all the bells and whistles, just a plain ol’ planner, but a spiral one for sure, so it will lay flat while I’m planning. Enter: A cute vintage book from my stash, one simple but pretty file folder and this simple tutorial! Find a cool vintage book close to the size and thickness of your planner and either a manila folder, decorative folder or heavy card stock. With a craft knife, gut your book. Save the pages for your craft projects. Trim away any extra scrap along the inside of the book cover, but careful not to cut through the cover itself. Draw fold lines just inside the drawn book line. Cut the folder about 1″ outside the fold line. Start planning.

CHALK IT UP photos: Kristin Ess, post designed by Kristin Ess Last week, we were shooting Lauren’s collection for Kohl’s and at the end of the day, we got our hands on some colorful soft chalks. How can a girl resist when there are pinks + purples involved?? Lauren’s pink cotton candy bun was pretty cute! Twist the hair as you chalk. Try doing 2 colors on one strand! The best part about chalking is styling it. The colors we used for this post were:

Easy peasy D.I.Y This D.I.Y Revolution will not be televised This D.I.Y revolution will not require you getting up at stupid o’clock and fighting your fellow man tooth and nail for paint and nails This D.I.Y revolution will not require giving up most of your weekend and crying about the flakes of paint in your hair This D.I.Y revolution will not feature Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen or any of the team from Extreme Makeover: Home edition* It will just require you – some card and scissors and you can get your homemade flowers on for full deets on this DIY teach get thee gone to Cardgirl Invitations and see the end result via Dozi Design as Wendy is the original genius behind these. *We would like to offer our sincere apologies to Gil Scott Heron for ruining a classic – but he had to be sacrificed in the name of blogging! About the author I'm the big kahuna with the whole shebang. Amma = Idiot + Savant.

PIN IT UP, GIRL - thebeautydepartment.com Our email box is literally flooded with requests for updos so here’s a fun one to get us all going! This is always a favorite for attending an event. This updo looks gorgeous on any hair color but particularly amazing with hilighted hair because it gives the hair lots of depth and dimension. Tools you’ll need: curling iron (to prep the hair with waves), sectioning clips, teasing comb or brush, clear elastic rubber band, bobby pins, light to medium holding hairspray (to mist over at the end). Tags: bride, bridesmaid, date, hair, hair style, hair tutorial, how to, kristin ess, kristin ess hair, lauren conrad, prom, sister, special occasion hair, the beauty department, thebeautydepartment.com, tutorial, twisted, updo, wedding, wedding hairstyles Related posts:

Top Sewing Tutorials The Mother Huddle Top Sewing Tutorials Hey friends! I am working on a complete index for the sewing tutorials broken down by category. The Fat Quarter Pillowcase Dress Custom Laptop Bag, Or Any Size Bag/Sleeve With This Tutorial (ipad?!) Bracelet Purse With Free Pattern Twirling Whilst Standing Still Skirt in 2t, 3T, and 4T Simple Tied Comforter With A Faux Piping Technique Central Park Swing Coat – Free Pattern Simple Pieced Throw Pillow Cover Ruffle Chiffon Flower Clips with a great ruffling technique Buttoned Up Throw Pillow Gathered Neckline Sweater Dress Hanging Fabric Baskets Salt Pouches For The Shower Or Bath Pleated Apron With Built In Hot Pads Hanging Fabric Baskets Or Pockets ~ You can make them any size Ruffle Cuff Pant Legs Easy Sweet Summer Top ~ All you need is a chest measurement! Super Cool Boys Belt Turn A Vintage Pillow Case Into A Bag Gathered Bloomers or Knickers Waterproof Park Blanket ~ Nobody like a soggy bum ;) Turn A Vintage Pillowcase Into A Window Shade DIY Tutorials Recipes

signature COLORS: VALENTINE'S DAY As a single girl, I look to Valentine's Day this year for a release of "cheesy" energy. Sometimes you just want to be a dork. So... what better way to celebrate than by getting all dressed up in the holiday's signature colors! Here you will find ways that Casey and I have incorporated the good ole red and pink into our routines! Pink Glitter EXTREME NAILSOne Red Heart Both of the nails are super simple. Pretty Bun with a Bow Headband Temporary Hot Pink Tips 1. 2. 3. 4. *We first saw this idea here. Pale Pink Eyes and Bright Red Lip E.L.F. Hot Pink and Red Eyes (with Hearts) and Nude Pink Lip Makeup Forever hot pink eye shadow, Red Eye Shadow from E.L.F palette, Eye Rock Designer Liner Instant Eyeliner Tapes (from our February Birchbox), Hearts drawn on by Mac Lipliner in Cherry, Mac Blush, Mac Lipliner in Spice, Mac Lipstick in Hue, Mac Lipgloss in Love Nectar SUBTLE OUTFITSSavannah's Take Top- LC Lauren Conrad, Cardigan- NY&Co., Skirt- Target, Belt- F21, Hat- Gifted, Casey's Take

diy {bird nest necklace} I have been seeing a lot of bird nest jewelry around lately. They are beautiful and I love the trend so I thought I would try making my own. These turned out to be really easy to make and require just a few simple supplies. This necklace would make a lovely Mother's day gift, which just happens to be coming up this weekend! What you'll need: - Jewelry wire (I prefer using a 24 gage because it is easier to manipulate but the 20 gage can work well too with the help of some round nose pliers) - pearls or glass beads - necklace chain - jump ring and a clasp Select the beads you want, string them onto your wire and arrange them as you'd like. then simply wrap the wire around the beads wrap some wire in the space between each bead (I like the look of three loops but you could just do one or two if you prefer) this is what the back looked like. now attach a jump ring and a clasp to the end of a necklace chain and this is what you end up with :) I love how each one is so different

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