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Saturday, November 24, 2012

DIY Lip and Cheek Tint with Beets

Hey everyone! Today, I'm going to show you how to make an inexpensive lip and cheek tint with beets! I know, amazing right? I have to admit, when I found out about this, I wasn't sure about how it would work. I mean, beets are just so.....ugly. I wasn't quite sure how it could transform into a useable lip and cheek tint. It worked though and only cost me about 1 dollar. 

What You'll Need

  • 1 Beet
  • 1 Tablespoon of Honey
  • 1 Tablespoon of Vegetable Glycerin (optional)
  • Strainer
  • Container
  1. First, take your beet and peel it.
  2. Cut your beet into smaller pieces and place it in a blender or food proccessor. I used a a blender.
  3. Add the honey and vegetable glycerin to the beets. I couldn't find glycerin at Target  so I only used honey.
  4. Blend the mixture until it is fairly liquidy with some small chunks. 
  5. Strain the tint so it's smooth
  6. Pour into a container!
That's it! I really like this lip and cheek tint as it gives a really natural glow if you use it correctly. If you don't, you may resemble a clown. For my lips, I applied it with the wand of an old lip gloss container. You also may have some left over from sample-ing at Sephora or any other makeup store. I added a light layer of the tint a few times until I got a nice, natural look. For the cheeks, you can apply the tint with your fingers or with a makeup sponge. I personally found apply this with my fingers easier. You might want to store the mixture in two containers and place one in the fridge for use now and one in the freezer for later. It only stays good for as long as the beets would, so keep that in mind when storing the lip/cheek tint. Thanks for reading! I hope you liked this easy DIY!

Friday, November 23, 2012

DIY Oatmeal Yogurt Mask

Hey Guys! This is a really cheap and easy mask that's great for any skin type. It hydrates your skin and is great for acne to! Let's get started!

Things You'll Need

  • 1 Tablespoon Oatmeal
  • 1 Tablespoon Plain Yogurt
  • 1 Teaspoon Honey
  • Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Food Processor
  1. Measure 1 Tablespoon of oatmeal and place it in a food processor. Grind the oatemeal and place it in a bowl. 
  2. Add 1 Tablespoon of plain yogurt to the bowl. Never use flavored yogurt as it contains ingredients that are bad for your skin.
  3. Add 1 Teaspoon of honey to the mix.
  4. Stir 
  5. Apply to your entire face and leave it on for 15 minutes
  6. When time's up, wash the mixture of your face.
Thanks for reading! You should apply this mask twice weekly for the best results. Bye!

DIY Crayon Lip Balm

This lip balm recipe is insanely easy and quick to make with ingredients you can find at home. It's also really cheap with only two ingredients, crayons, and petroleum jelly (Vaseline). The crayons are completely non-toxic, making it safe to use them to color this lip balm. If fact, Crayola says that even if you eat 3,500 crayons, it will still contain less toxins than city drinking water.  So unless you start viewing crayons as a tasty snack , you should be perfectly fine.

Things You'll Need
  • Petroleum Jelly
  • Crayons (especially reds and pinks)
  • Bowl
  • Spoon 
  • Toothpick
  • Pencil Sharpener

  1. Scoop a full spoonfull of Vaseline into a microwave-safe bowl. 
  2. Sharpen a crayon in the desired color using a pencil sharpener. This creates shavings which will make microwaving the mixture alot quicker, and clump-less. Pour the shavings of a half or whole crayon (the mixture with a half crayon is fairly sheer and with a whole crayon is more pigmented) into the bowl with the  Vaseline.
  3. Microwave the mixture for 5 minutes. It should no longer have any crayon shavings. If it does microwave in increments of 30 seconds until the chunks of crayon are gone. 
  4. Mix with a toothpick until the mixture is no longer seperated.
  5. Pour in a container
  6. Place the mixture in your refrigerator and leave anytime from 10-30 minutes. By then you're mixture should be solidified , creating a lip balm texture
You're finished! I hope you enjoyed this fun DIY!