Lemon and Honey Lip Gloss

Lemon Honey Lip Gloss
Easily make your very own lip gloss!
Ingredients:
  • 2 tsp. beeswax pellets
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. aloe vera gel
  • 1 tsp. lemon extract
  • 1 tbsp. vitamin E oil
  • 5 drops lemon essential oil
Directions:
  • Melt the beeswax over heat while stirring; remove from heat
  • Add all remaining ingredients (except essential oil); mix well
  • Add the essential oil to the mixture; mix well
  • Transfer mixture to lip gloss pot/container for storage
  • Do not use until fully cool

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Fast Dry Nail Color

Sonic Bloom

 

I purchased this polish randomly one day because I liked the color and was looking for something for this season.  I was also drawn in by the fact that this polish promised to dry in 60 seconds.

Well aside from the color (Sonic Bloom)…..I hate it.  It’s horrible.

I’ve seen some people say in reviews that they really like it, so i’m wondering if I got some defective bottle or something because I can’t imagine that anyone would like it if they dealt with the bottle of polish that I dealt with.

First off, when I took the lid off I noticed that the brush was different from a normal nail polish brush (at least different from any that I have ever used before.)  It’s a more flat and square shaped brush and Sally Hansen refers to this as a “perfectionist brush” that is supposed to coat your nail with one coat of polish in on sweep.  This isn’t the case.  This brush definitely does cover more area on your nail than the average brush but it by no means coats my whole nail in one sweep.

Aside from the brush not coating my nail with one sweep I found it a little bit messy and had a harder time with it than when I use a standard nail polish brush.  (Now i’ll give the polish some points there in the fact that some of the issues could have been an operator error with using the new brush).

My next issue was the consistency of the polish.  It was thick…..too thick for my liking.  I didn’t leave the cap off or expose it to any harsh high/low temperatures either that would have caused this.  I found that the thickness of the polish made it harder for me to paint it on without it getting clumpy.

I will say though that the polish does dry quickly, which is nice but other than that and the fact that I liked the color, I would never buy this again.

 

Pros:

  • Dries quick
  • Pretty/fun color

Cons:

  • New brush style doesn’t cover nail in one sweep
  • Thick consistency makes a messy polish application

Baking Soda and Orange Juice Facial Mask for Blackheads

Baking Soda and Orange Juice Facial Mask

Banish pesky blackheads and tighten skin with this facial mask!

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp. orange juice
  • 1 tbsp. baking soda

Directions:

  • Combine ingredients; mix well
  • Apply to a clean face (avoid the eye area)
  • Gently massage into skin
  • Let sit for 20 minutes
  • Rinse with water

Cucumber and Parsley Facial Mask

Parsley
Treat your skin to this refreshing and revitalizing facial mask!
Ingredients:
  • 1 tsp. yogurt
  • 1 tsp. cucumber
  • 1 tsp. parsley
Directions:
  • Combine all ingredients in a blender; puree until smooth
  • Apply to a clean face (avoid the eye area)
  • Let sit for 15-20 minutes
  • Rinse with water

Grapefruit and Jojoba Body Scrub

Grapefruit Jojoba Scrub
Relax and exfoliate with this soothing body scrub!
Ingredients:
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 8 drops grapefruit essential oil
  • 1/4 cup jojoba oil
  • 1/4 cup liquid castile soap
Directions:
  • Combine all ingredients (except essential oil); mix well
  • Add the essential oil to the mixture; mix well
  • Apply to skin and gently massage into skin for a few minutes
  • Rinse with water

Pineapple and Olive Oil Facial Mask

Pineapple
Treat your face to a refreshing facial mask!
Ingredients:
  • 4 large pineapple chunks
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
Directions:
  • Combine the ingredients in a blend; blend until nearly smooth
  • Apply mixture to a clean face (avoid the eye area)
  • Let sit for 15 minutes
  • Rinse with warm water

Grapefruit and Parsley Facial Mask for Oily Skin

Grapefruit and Parsley Facial Mask for Oily Skin

Refresh and calm oily skin with this facial mask!

Ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp. oatmeal
  • 2 tbsp. chopped parsley
  • 1/2 grapefruit
  • 2-3 drops olive oil

Directions:

  • Squeeze the juice from the grapefruit into a bowl
  • Combine the remaining ingredients with the grapefruit juice; mix well to form a paste
  • Let the mixture sit for 5-10 minutes in the fridge
  • Apply mixture to a clean face (avoid the eye area)
  • Let sit for 15 minutes (or until dry)
  • Rinse with warm water