Yummy Orange Citrus and Sugar Lip Scrub

 Citrus Orange Lip Scrub

Treat your lips to a sweet citrusy scrub that sure to polish dry and chapped lips!

 

Ingredients:

  • 3 tsp. sugar
  • 4 drops vitamin E oil
  • 3 tsp. coconut oil
  • Couple drops of orange juice

 

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients; mix well
  • Apply mixture to lips and gently massage for a few moments
  • Wipe the mixture off and rinse with water
  • Follow up with your favorite lip balm
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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

Banana Cucumber Moisturizing Face Mask Recipe

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Treat your skin to this moisturizing, refreshing and nourishing face mask designed for normal to dry skin!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 4 tbsp. lemon juice

Directions:

  • Place the cucumber and banana in a blender; blend until smooth
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the blended mixture; blend until smooth
  • Apply to a clean face (avoid the eye area)
  • Let sit for 30 minutes
  • Rinse with lukewarm water
  • Follow up with your favorite moisturizer

Blueberry and Yogurt Face Mask Recipe

Blueberry Yogurt

Exfoliate, hydrate and repair skin for the summer with this facial treatment!

Ingredients:

  • 10 blueberries
  • 1 tbsp. plain yogurt (Greek yogurt is the best)

Directions:

  • Mash the blueberries with a spoon (or fork)
  • Stir in the yogurt; mix well
  • Apply to a clean face (avoid the eye area)
  • Let sit for 15-20 minutes
  • Rinse with lukewarm water

Granola and Apple Face Mask

Apple Granola

Exfoliate and tone skin with this yummy apple granola face mask!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 apple (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp. oatmeal
  • 1 tbsp. buttermilk
  • 1 tbsp. oat starch

Directions:

  • Put the chopped apple in a blender and blend
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the blended apple; blend until a creamy consistency forms
  • Apply to a clean face (avoid the eye area)
  • Let sit for 10-15 minutes
  • Rinse with lukewarm water

*If stored in an airtight container in the fridge, mask mixture can last 3-5 days

Glowing Watermelon Facial Mask Recipe

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A watermelon face mask designed to leave you with radiant and glowing skin!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup watermelon (no seeds/seeds removed)
  • 1/2 ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt

 

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients; mash together using a fork to create a paste
  • (if mixture is too thick add a little bit of water/if mixture is too thin add a little bit of yogurt)
  • Let mixture sit in the fridge for an hour prior to using
  • Apply mixture to a clean face
  • Let sit for 15-20 minutes
  • Rinse with cool water

Green Tea Face Mask Recipe

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Sooth red blotchy skin with this easy to make at home facial mask!

Ingredients:

  • 1 green tea bag
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tbsp. rice flour

Directions:

  • Soak tea bag in a cup of hot water for 10 minutes.
  • Add the rice flour to the water and tea and stir until consistency is smooth and paste-like
  • Apply to a clean face (avoid the eye area)
  • Let sit for 10-15 minutes
  • Rinse with warm water