Soothing Tropical Coconut Eye Cream

Tropical Coconut Eye Cream

Treat the delicate area under your eyes to this soothing tropical scented eye cream!

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp. cocoa butter
  • 3 tbsp. coconut oil

 

Directions:

  • If the cocoa butter is not already grated, go ahead and grate it
  • Combine all ingredients in a microwave bowl and heat until melted
  • Carefully removed the melted mixture from the microwave and stir well
  • Transfer the mixture from the bowl to a container for storage
  • Let cool completely before using
  • Apply under eyes at night

Soothing Lettuce Cleanser

Lettuce Cleanser

Treat irritated skin to a soothing and gentle lettuce cleanser!

 

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 head lettuce
  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 tsp. benzoin

 

Directions:

  • Place the water in a saucepan and add the lettuce
  • Bring the water to a boil; once boiling reduce heat to a simmer
  • Let simmer for 1 hour
  • Remove from heat and let cool
  • Once cool, carefully strain the mixture and add the benzoin; mix well
  • Transfer the mixture to a container for storage
  • Apply to skin and use as you would a cleanser
  • Rinse with water

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

Grapefruit Facial Mask

Grapefruit Face Mask

Leave your skin looking and feeling healthy and glowing after using this face mask!

 

Ingredients:

  • 4 tbsp. grapefruit juice
  • 2 tsp. carrot juice
  • 3 tbsp. plain yogurt

 

Directions:

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

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

Gentle Herbal Facial Cleanser

Herbal Cleanser

Gently cleanse skin with this herbal facial cleanser!

 

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup dried chamomile
  • 1/3 cup dried rose petals
  • 2/3 oat flour
  • water

 

Directions:

  • Combine dried chamomile and rose petals and grind until fine
  • Combine oat flour with grinded mix; mix well
  • Add a tablespoon of water to the mixture at a time; stirring after each tablespoon is added until a creamy paste forms
  • Place the mixture in a saucepan over low heat for 5 minutes (this will create a creamier consistency)
  • Remove from heat and let mixture cool
  • Once cooled, apply the mixture to skin (avoid the eye area)
  • Gently massage into skin
  • Rinse with warm water

Basil Blemish Gentle Facial Tonic

Basil Blemish Tonic

Calm and tone distressed skin with this gentle tonic!

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 handful fresh basil leaves

 

Directions:

  • Bring water to a boil over heat; add basil leaves
  • Let steep in water for 15 minutes
  • Carefully strain the leaves from the mixture and discard
  • Let the basil water cool
  • Apply to problem areas using a cotton ball or soft tissue

 

*Store in the fridge until water becomes cloudy/murky.  Discard at this point.

Victoria’s Secret Perfect Body All Aglow Pink Sugar Massaging Body Bar

Victorias Secret Massaging Body Bar

I purchased this massaging body bar from Victoria’s Secret during their semi-annual clearance sale (along with a boatload of other stuff from there).

I tried it out today and I like it.  It didn’t blow me away (yet I didn’t think it would) but it also didn’t let me down.  It’s one of those things that I enjoy but don’t feel like I have to have it and wouldn’t feel the need to quick order another one once this one ran out.

It’s gentle on skin and provided me with a soft later.  The massaging nubs were gentle too and felt good on my skin.  I didn’t find the scent to be very strong or even very present.  It was very faint (which some people may really like) but I prefer a little bit of a stronger scent.  (I’m normally a big fan of a lot of V.S. scents so I figured this one would be no different.  Don’t get me wrong, it’s not a bad scent, I just wish there was more of a scent).

The only other downside to this is I wish it had some kind of handle on the backside of it.  There’s no handle on it and the only thing you can do is grip it in your hands and we all know that soap is slippery when wet so you really need to hold on to it tight.  (I know I am going to drop this thing plenty of times……)

 

Pros:

  • Gentle
  • Nubs feel good on skin

Cons:

  • Not scented enough for me
  • No handle/slippery/going to drop it

Thyme and Fennel Gentle Facial Cleanser

Thyme and Fennel Cleanser
Cleanse skin with this gentle and effective facial cleanser!
Ingredients:
  • 1/2 tbsp. dried thyme
  • 2 tsp. crushed fennel seeds
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon
Directions:
  • Combine the thyme and fennel seeds and place in boiling water
  • Add lemon juice to the mixture and let steep for 15 minutes
  • Strain the mixture
  • Apply to face using a soft tissue or cotton ball
  • Rinse with water
*If stored in an airtight container, this mixture can last up to 2 weeks in the fridge.