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This Lemongrass Sugar Scrub will not only exfoliate your skin but wake up skin with its energizing scent. You will find that it will not strip the moisture from your skin and leave it radiant and smooth. Not only do I use it on my face but also use it on my whole body especially when I apply a self-tanner as it tends to take better. I use it once a week to exfoliate and hydrate my skin while in the shower. My skin has never looked more radiant after using. Try this DIY recipe for yourself to see what…

Hydrate your skin and break down cellulite naturally with this recipe for Homemade Cellulite Cream. It is all natural and made with essential oils. I recommend using a glass jar to store it since the citrus oils are highly concentrated. And since this is all natural you will not be putting any chemicals on your body. Plus, it smells so good! To use it just massage into the cellulite affected area daily and leave on for 5 minutes. Then rinse off. You can massage it in using your hands or you can use a shower pouf. I like to apply…

Do you ever leave the salon wishing you can achieve that perfect blowout at home? So many people say they can’t do it but you actually can and may be easier than you think. It doesn’t take a professional to get straight hair but does take practice and the right tools to achieve the look. Being a hairdresser for the past 20 years I can share with you the secrets to help you get smoother hair at home. First off you want to invest in a good blow dryer and tools. If you don’t have a good blow dryer you…

Different seasons can put a toll on lips making them dry, flakey, and not attractive.  Applying a lip balm or chapstick will not make a difference in curing this condition. What you actually need to do is exfoliate your lips. This is similar to what we do for our face and body but often neglect our lips. Getting the dead skin off the lips will maintain smooth and soft lips. Once you have removed the dead skin you will have a fresh layer of skin where you can apply a lip balm to help seal in the moisture for soft,…

Pitch Perfect 2 is now in theaters everywhere and a must-see if you love a musical comedy. The movie is directed by Elizabeth Banks and stars Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and Hailee Steinfeld. Being a hairdresser I could help but notice all the didn’t hairstyles throughout the movie and wanted to share how you can create those styles at home with my tips. Photo by Richard Cartwright – © Universal Pictures Part Braid Part your hair as you normally do. Grab a 1 inch section of the front part of your hair. Braid it just below your each and…

 Mani-Pedi Gift in a Jar Mason Jar Gifts are an easy DIY project and inexpensive. You can add whatever items you want in the jar and dress them up anyway to fit the person on your holiday list. My favorite is the Mani-Pedi Gift in a Jar as it is super easy to make with just a few items. I have also included FREE Printable Gift Labels to print and add to your Mason Jar Mani Pedi Gifts. SUPPLIES NEEDED An assortment of small items like buffers, finger and toenail clippers, nail polishes, nail brush, pumice stones, etc. Large Mason…

DIY Berry-Yogurt Face Mask While there are a lot of cosmetics products around nowadays, not many of them can offer the same amount of natural ingredients and safety a homemade solution could work with. Commercial cosmetics usually contain a great many chemical compounds that have little to do with natural ingredients and they are also quite expensive. You can circumvent that by making your very own cosmetics, such as the mask we will cover in this article. Berries can easily fight aging, as many of them possess antioxidants which are crucial for skincare and looking as fresh as a daisy…

Here is a simple DIY Headband you can make from old T-Shirt Scraps at home. You can choose from a variety of colors and flowers designs to make. Below is a tutorial to help you make a DIY T-Shirt Scrap Headband. DIY T-Shirt Scrap Headband Supplies 3 pieces of yellow t-shirt cut to approximate 2” wide & 24” long 3 pieces of light grey t-shirt cut to approximately 2” wide & 24” long Additional t-shirt scraps in smaller pieces for creating flowers Needle & thread (and sewing machine if available) Scissors Begin by tying the six full size strips…