Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Summer Me Over

DIY Summer Hair Moisturizer!

  Homemade Coconut Lavender Conditioner

After doing an  homemade coconut milk shampoo,I figured  why not  Make a DIY conditioner to go along with it, so here you go! Coconut oil is actually an excellent conditioner on its own, but I decided to add a couple extra ingredients into the mix for some added hair benefits, as well as lavender oil for scent! This conditioner is very, very moisturizing, so you only need a tiny bit — and it will last you a long time. It also smells like pure bliss. So without further ado, here is your recipe for homemade coconut lavender conditioner!

What you need:
1 cup coconut oil (get organic if you can!)
1 teaspoon vitamin E oil
1 teaspoon jojoba oil
5 drops lavender essential oil
You’ll also need a food mixer, as well as a container to store your conditioner — I used a small mason jar. All of the ingredients can be purchased at most health food stores, like Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods.

What you do:
 Place all ingredients in a mixing bowl. Mix on high for about 8 minutes. Transfer into a container and you’re all set! Because coconut oil melts in high temperatures, those who live in warmth may want to store this in the refrigerator, but there is nothing wrong with using this conditioner in liquid form! This mixture should stay fresh until the coconut oil reaches its expiration date.

To use:Apply a TINY amount of the conditioner to wet hair (after shampooing and rinsing, of course!). You really only need a tiny bit to get the job done! Start at your ends, then jump to the section right below your ears, working into hair in a downward motion. You can apply any remaining oil to the hair that surrounds your face if necessary, but avoid using this near the top of your head. This mixture is made purely out of oils, so it can make your hair appear greasy if you use too much. I used a nickel-sized amount, and my hair is very long. Leave in for about 2-5 minutes, and then rinse.
Once your hair is dry, if you find that you’ve used too much, just use a bit of dry shampoo to soak up some of the oil! :)
*Bonus: Before you get out of the shower, apply the conditioner to your arms and legs – this mixture doubles as an incredibly moisturizing lotion!*

Dos and Dont's of Summer Makeup!

                         Summer Dos and Don'ts of Summer Makeup
                          By Camillerossina

While girls still want to look pretty in the summer, it’s hard to wear makeup without feeling sticky and slimy on hot days. Keep reading to find out some major dos and don’ts about wearing makeup in the summer.

The Dos:
1. Do Wear Sunscreen or Moisturizer With SPF. This will help protect against the sun’s harmful rays and keep your skin hydrated.
2. Do Wear Lip Balm With SPF. This will ensure that your lips don’t get burnt or chapped.
3. Do Wear Waterproof Eye Makeup (If Wearing Eye Makeup). This will help so you don’t get raccoon eyes when by/in the pool or ocean.
The Don’ts:
1. Don’t Wear Heavy Foundation. If you do, it will all drip down your face after being outside for a little bit. That look doesn’t work for anybody.
2. Don’t Wear Sticky Lip Gloss. If you do, your hair will get stuck to it, and it will attract bugs. Gross!
3. Don’t Wear Tons Of Eye Liner. With the heat in the summer, your eye liner will just melt under your eyes causing the raccoon look. Instead, just opt for waterproof mascara if you really need eye makeup.
The main thing to remember when getting ready for a summer day is to keep things simple. Going overboard can quickly degrade into a slimy, sweaty look. Keeping your makeup at a minimum will let your skin breathe. And if you do put anything on your face, make sure that it contains SPF to help protect your skin from the summer sun.


" DIY Setting Spray"

Summer is here,which means Dull Foundation,smeared  Eyeshadow,blah,blah,blah!Well no worries ladies instead of paying so much for a setting spray that can cost you an arm and leg why not DIY save money and still be satisfied.So I put it to the test and results,let's just say I am one happy woman.Happy mixing Enjoy!

Mixing medium and setting spray can be easily made by just using glycerin and filtered water. Glycerin is a humectant that absorbs water content from the air and seals it in your skin. It is used in many different types of cosmetics and moisturizers and so it is safe to use on the skin.


What you will need: 
A travel-size spray bottle (I got mine from Bed Bath & Beyond)
Filtered Water 
Glycerin (I found mine at CVS)

1.) Fill 1/10 of the spray bottle with glycerin and fill the remaining portion with your filtered water 
2.) Put cap back on spray bottle and turn upside down so that the glycerin slowly starts to disperse throughout the bottle (you will see it drip down to the top of the cap)
3.) Shake the bottle until the glycerin and water are properly mixed together
4.) You are now ready to set your makeup! Hold the bottle an arms length away from your face and spray. Your makeup will now be properly set and last longer throughout the day.

(Note: It is best to make a new batch every two weeks to ensure it stays fresh and does its job