June 26th, 2012 § § permalink
I’m a huge fan of making your own body scrub, case in point: here and here. Three reasons to make your own: it’s all natural, you can make generous quantities, and keeping your skin healthy shouldn’t cost you the arm you’re exfoliating. Have I convinced you yet? I thought so!
This is the recipe I came up with for a citrus infused summer sugar scrub. It’s sweet, zesty, and will keep you beach ready 24/7–
- 1 Small Lemon
- 1 Small Lime
- 1 Cup Pure Cane Sugar
- 1/2 Cup Coconut Oil
- 1 Teaspoon Peppermint Essential Oil/Extract
- Mint Leaves, lemon & lime peels (optional)
Combine the oil and all of the moist ingredients, then add the sugar and lemon and lime peels as a garnish, then stir.
You can also keep a jar and spoon next to the sink for summer guests!
March 7th, 2012 § § permalink
I cannot even begin to tell you how many times I’ve wished I could bottle up the ocean and take it home with me specifically for the effortless beachy waves it leaves my hair with. Now, however, I can make my own faux ocean (minus the sun and surf) with this sea salt hair mist that I adapted from Projectville Rose. Here’s how to make your own–
photo Source design by Sugar & Cloth
February 28th, 2012 § § permalink
To sum up Warby Parker eyewear in four short phrases– free home try on / super affordable / you buy a pair, they give a pair / awesome! (Mostly just awesome, but the others are good points, too). Whoever created the free home try on concept is a genius in my book, although it may or may not have led me to pretend that I was a model, teacher, hipster, & this pretty girl. I can’t quite confirm this for the sake of not embarrassing my family, but I won’t deny it.
On another note, these are the frames I picked (also the ones in the picture above). Any thoughts/opinions?
December 8th, 2011 § § permalink
Remember the peppermint milkshake recipe that I concocted before it was even November? Well, I’m still going strong on my peppermint kick, but this time it’s not for eating (although it smells go good you may be tempted). I fashioned this combo into an exfolitating body scrub made out of things we already had in the kitchen, and not to toot my own horn, but it’s amazing. I feel like I can say that because usually 7 out of my 10 tries is not awesome. (This try just so happened to end with an exfoliant that looks and smells like peppermint brownie batter.)
I designed these recipe and jar labels for you to download free for personal use! Who doesn’t love free?
♥ View and Save Jar Label
♥ View and Save Recipe Label
Oh, and a little secret for keeping cute labels intact, paint over them with Mod Podge before you use them!
The downloadable items are only for personal use, and may not be redistributed without permission and proper crediting.
October 26th, 2011 § § permalink
Since I work in the restaurant business (just through school, thank the Lord) I have to wear my hair up basically 85% percent of the week. Alas, I’ve gotten pretty crafty at finding ways to avoid getting incredibly bored with it, and this is one of my favorites. Literally every time I wear my hair this way someone asks how I do it, so I thought I’d share a tutorial with you on how easy this really is! (despite my better judgement telling me to keep letting people think I actually put effort into this).
1. Braid hair into one strand.
2. Begin twisting hair around the base of the braid.
(kind of like cinnamon bun, which I could go for right about now)
3. Tuck the end of the braid under and bobby pin into place.