[Live Life] DIY: Beauty Treatments

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Wearing my very own DIY lipgloss. Made this color by shaving in some flecks of a broken MAC blush.  

DIY custom lip-gloss | Petroleum jelly/Vaseline, selected blush, shadow, or lipstick for color, an empty eye shadow container or screw-top sample container.  Step 1: take 1-2 tsp. of petroleum jelly Step 2: Add in your color (via blush shavings/lipstick/shadow Step 3Mix petroleum jelly, choice of color Step 4: Mix all of the ingredients well.  *Don't be afraid to experiment with your favorite essential oils. Add a drop in step 3.  
What we do, multitask!  Don't mind that I'm curling my hair, check out the fun spring polish color!

DIY shellac nails | LED nail lamp, CND Gelish top coat & base coat, rubbing alcohol, cotton balls, shellac polish color & acetone to remove polish.  Step 1: apply base-coat to clean, trimmed nails and cure under LED light for 30 seconds. Step 2: Paint first coat of shellac color and cure for 2 minutes. Step 3: Apply second coat and repeat step 2. Step 4: Finish with topcoat and cure for another 2 minutes. Step 5: Soak a cotton ball with rubbing alcohol, polish off the tacky topcoat and voila! *To remove shellac, soak nails in acetone, manicure will peel or flake off.  

Glossy hair

DIY shiny hair treatment | Apple Cider Vinegar, your choice of essential oils, boiling water  Step 1: Combine 3 drops essential oil with 3 teaspoons apple cider vinegar.  Step 2: Add 3 cups of boiling water. Step 3: mix well. This mixture will be used as a final hair rinse in the shower. Wash your hair as usual and rinse your hair thoroughly using this treatment, immersing as much of your hair as possible. Repeat monthly or even weekly, depending on the results you wish to see in your hair. Essential oils that benefit dry hair: sandalwood, lavender or rosemary. You can omit the essential oil altogether and the treatment will still help nourish the hair. 

by Holly
TET fans, I'm really excited about our post this week.  The theme is DIY (Do.It.Yo-self). Have you ever wondered if home hair remedies work?  Do you have a hard time finding the right color lip-gloss?  I love to hear about favorite DIY tricks from others and so thanks to friends and neighbors, I've came up with three of the simplest and most useful DIY's for you.

As you know, home remedies had originated decades ago, but along the way we traded them for the convenience of bought products.  The hair recipe is one of the easiest that helps to eliminate product buildup.  I had a friend send me the recipe and I tried it for the first time about a year ago and have since noticed that it really works to keep hair shiny, clean and feeling soft.  Shellac is one of the hottest manicures of the moment.  I personally like this manicure for two reasons, it lasts for about 2 weeks and your nails look as shiny as a new car.  My neighbor mentioned that she was doing at-home shellac manicures and I thought, "She's genius, seriously, it saves time and money.  Maybe I can do that too" and so, I copied her and invested in a LED lamp to cure the shellac polishes at home.  Now I'm doing my manicures on the cheap.  Here's the math if you're not convinced yet:  two ($35) manicures per month for 12 months= $840 per year, tip not included.       

Cost-cutting and possibly custom creating something is always an exciting idea for any girl.  I hope you enjoy these tips.  If you have any favorite beauty DIY's too, please do share!  We love comments and your feedback.  Have a great weekend! 

XO Holly 


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