D.I.Y. Makeup Brush Cleaner

Brush Cleaner2

Gently clean dirt and makeup from makeup brushes with this gentle and easy brush cleaning recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup vinegar

 

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl; mix well
  • Dip the end of your makeup brushes in the mixture
  • Massage the bristles; loosening up makeup and dirt
  • Rinse makeup brushes under running water
  • Let brushes air dry after reshaping any misshapen brush heads
  • Discard mixture after use
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Gentle Makeup Brush Cleaner

Makeup Brush Cleaner

Clean your makeup brushes of makeup and dirt with this easy recipe!

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 tbsp. Dawn liquid dish detergent

 

Directions:

  • Combine the ingredients in a bowl; mix well
  • Dip the end of your makeup brushes in the mixture and gently massage the bristles
  • Rinse the makeup brushes under running water
  • Let brushes air dry after reshaping any misshapen brush heads
  • Dispose of mixture

Victoria’s Secret Perfect Body Perfectly Polished Cucumber Extract Warming Foot Scrub

Victorias Secret Warming Foot Scrub

This was another item I purchased from Victoria’s Secret Semi-Annual sale.  I normally like their beauty products and always like a good foot scrub so I decided to give this one a try.  (The warming part of the name was appealing too!)

I gave it a try in the shower and enjoyed it.

It’s a pink color with small scrubbing and polishing beads in it. It’s more a thick gel-like consistency than a creamy lathery one.  The scrubbing and polishing beads in it are noticeable but are not abrasive.  I usually like a “rougher” exfoliating scrub because I feel like they normally do a better exfoliating job for me.  I would say this is more of a gentle exfoliator yet it gets the job done.

The warming part of the title was alluring to me but I was skeptical of if it would really warm when I used it.  It actually did warm up though as I scrubbed my feet with it.  It’s not a very warm feeling but a mild and gentle pleasant one.

After rinsing off the scrub and drying off my feet felt nice and smooth.  I like it!

 

 

Pros:

  • Gently exfoliates
  • Nice warming feeling
  • A little goes a long way
  • Left feet feeling smooth and soft

Cons:

  • Not a deep exfoliating scrub

Cranberry and Honey Lip Gloss

Cranberry Honey Lip Gloss
Create your own sweet and tarty lip gloss!
Ingredients:
  • 1 tbsp. sweet almond oil
  • 10 fresh cranberries
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 1 vitamin E capsule
Directions:
  • Combine all ingredients together in a microwave safe bowl
  • Microwave the mixture for a couple of minutes or until the mixture starts to boil
  • Remove from heat
  • Gently and carefully crush the cranberries in the mixture; mix well
  • Let mixture cool for 5-10 minutes
  • Strain the mixture
  • Once the mixture is completely cool, transfer it to lip gloss pots/containers for storage

Citrus Honey Lip Gloss

Lemon Citrus Lip Gloss
Create your own honey citrus lip gloss easily with this D.I.Y. recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 8 tsp. sweet almond oil
  • 2 tsp. beeswax pellets/beads
  • 1 vitamin E capsule
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 6 drops citrus flavoring
Directions:
  • Melt the beeswax and almond oil over heat; remove from heat
  • Add the vitamin E capsule to the heated mixture (break open the capsule); mix well
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the mixture; mix well
  • Transfer the mixture into lip gloss pots/containers for storage
  • Wait to use until fully cool

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

Cranberry Facial Cleansing Mask

Cranberry Facial Cleanser

Cleanse and purify your skin with this tart cranberry cleansing mask!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 tsp. bentonite clay
  • 1 tsp. organic yogurt
  • 1 tbsp. raw honey
  • 1/2 cup blended cranberries
  • 1/4 cup cranberry juice

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients; mix well
  • Apply mixture to a clean face (avoid the eye area)
  • Let sit for 15 minutes
  • Rinse with cold water