Photo-a-day time! What are you reading? I’m loving Curtis Sittenfeld’s American Wife in anticipation for the upcoming election.
What I did this morning: made mass amounts of granola :)
Fall is all about renewal, reformation and revitalization. Those were my thoughts when I was deciding what to do today’s post on…what I came up with was DIY beautification. Around this time of year, it is so easy to convince yourself to buy things that you really don’t need but are convinced that it will be THIS purchase that will make the year easier/better/more beautiful. These few DIY beautification hope to achieve your fall revitalization FOR FREE. Can’t beat that, can you? Here are some of my favourites from online, enjoy!
Want to make your own dry shampoo for those mornings that your have early class? Learn how here!
I found this image on Pinterest…how simple and smart.
DIY pore-cleansing strips. GENIUS, found here.
These DIY baby wipes are ideal for removing makeup easily at the end of the day.
Baking soda and orange juice mask. This combo gets rid of blackheads and is great for treating hormonal breakouts. The baking soda exfoliates and fights acne while the acid in the orange juice tightens pores and the vitamin C brightens. Here are her instructions: 1. Mix 1 tbsp real orange juice with 1 tbsp baking soda (I like to use a shot glass – ha!) 2. Spread a thin layer on face. (There should be enough for two applications, or one if you put it on your neck and décolletage, too, which I do.) 3. Leave on for 20 minutes 4. Dampen finger tips and scrub mask in circular motions for extra exfoliation 5. Rinse The mask will tingle and itch a little so it’s good too have a distraction – paint your nails, watch TV, but whatever you do, don’t talk. As the paste dries, any facial movements will cause it to flake off. Your skin will be pink afterwards (see photo), like as you just peeled off a few layers. When I am done I use a really gentle toner and then slather on some lotion.
Honey, cinnamon and nutmeg face mask. YES please.
Get rid of product build-up by mixing a small amount of baking soda in with your shampoo. This will clarify your hair and can make it more manageable over time.
I want to try this!! …get a bowl of water, pour little bits of all the different shades you want, it should float on the top, swirl with a toothpick or something like it and when it looks like you want on top of the water, then dip your nails through the water.
Enjoy your Tuesday, today I have my first Art History class (History of Food and Craft) followed by my brutal BOOTCAMP. Wish me good luck.