How to use food products in DIYs

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Everyone likes to DIY – whether it be a fun craft with kids, something to decorate your home, or a homemade body scrub or face mask.

We think the best time to do all sorts of fun DIYs is when it’s too cold to go outside. Luckily, it’s starting to get cold!

We rounded up our Top 5¬†favorite DIYs using coconut oil since it’s the best thing for your skin and hair!

(Plus, all of these can double as fun Christmas gifts for the beauty lovers in your life!)

  1. White Chocolate Coconut Bath Melts: These melts will leave your skin feeling soft and smelling like chocolate. Pop the mix in a cute Christmas themed mold and they make a perfect gift!
  2. Coconut Oil Lipgloss: Winter is here and chapped lips are not attractive. This easy-to-make gloss is fully customizable, from color to flavor.
  3. Coconut Salt Food Scrub: Wearing boots and wool socks all day does a number on your feet. Bring them back to their former smoothness with this scrub. Wrap a red ribbon around a jar and all the girls in your family will love it too.
  4. Whipped Coconut Body Butter: It doesn’t get any easier than this one. All you have to do is get our an electric mixer and give a solid chunk of coconut oil a good mixing.
  5. Coconut and Coffee Body and Hand Scrub: Mixing melted coconut oil and coffee grounds together makes a great smelling and not at all harsh scrub that you can use weekly.

There you have it, five easy and fun DIYs that will make great Christmas presents. If you make any of these DIYs, share them to social media and tag us in the posts!

Happy DIY-ing!

 

It’s Time for a Wake-Up Call

Hello out there? Anyone awake?

Happy Monday everyone, and Happy Day After Daylight Savings!

That extra hour of sleep probably felt really good, huh? Unless you’re like us and forgot to set your alarm!

Oversleeping is the worst and the fact that it only gives you less time to make sure you look your best.

Here are our best tips for looking wide awake, even though you only had ten minutes to get ready:

  1. First things first, drink a HUGE glass of water as soon as you wake up. It’s give your system a boost and get your skin hydrated so it doesn’t look dull.

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  1. Grab one of our Universal Sticks (an all-in-one concealer, lip liner, and eyeliner) in a nude shade and give your lower water line a few swipes. It’ll brighten your eyes and trick people into thinking you’ve had more sleep.
  2. Blush, blush, blush! A nice rosy cheek will keep you from looking like the corpse bride. Try our “Watermelon Margarita” cream blush for an easy to build color.
  3. Grab your favorite highlighter and dust a little bit on your cheekbones, under your brow bone, and on the bridge of your nose (all places the light naturally hits your face). You’ll look like you’re glowing from the inside!

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5. And as a last ditch effort, get the biggest cup of Starbucks you can find and fake it ’till you make it

Daylight Savings is a wonderful day of the year – who doesn’t like more sleep? – and these tips and tricks will serve you well any day of the year!

Tweet us with some of your favorite tips to look wide awake!