Beauty DIY Day 2

Okay so this beauty DIY is one I’ve actually used quite a bit and like. I haven’t used this tip a lot, but I need to start using it again. Like the last DIY this one is very simple, but this time this one only uses two things:

Your favorite shampoo

About 1 teaspoon baking soda

That’s it. Pretty simple, right?

My hair does this weird thing where it’ll go months without getting too oily too quickly, and then go months where my hair is oily almost every day. So when that happens I use this simple and easy beauty DIY.

After you wet your hair put some shampoo in one hand, and mix in about 1 teaspoon of baking soda. Mix the shampoo and baking soda together in your hand and apply to your hair. Rinse all this off and voila! Hello oil free hair!

Baking soda helps give your shampoo that little oomph when it comes to cleaning your hair, and it doesn’t add any chemicals to it. The baking soda works as a natural oil fighter. Isn’t that awesome?

I would recommend doing this about once a week. I tried doing this twice a week, but it dried out my hair a bit too much. So if you’re like me and fighting oily hair, give this a try and let me know how it goes!

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Beauty DIY Day 1 

So this week I’m using the theme “beauty DIY’s” for my posts. Now this doesn’t mean I’m going to post every single day, but it does mean that you can expect at least 3 posts that have to do with homemade beauty products or tips that you can try! 

For day 1 I made a facial mask using two things that most people have somewhere in their kitchens. Honey and baking soda! This is a wash off facial mask that is supposed to help “brighten your skin and clear your face with just one use!”

 Do I believe that? Nope. Am I going to try it out anyway? Yep. Am I hoping it’ll help something with my skin? Yes. 

Here’s what to need to make this mask: 

2 Tablespoons honey 

1 Tablespoon baking soda

A small bowl 

A spoon 

Mix the honey and baking soda up. Wash face up and apply the mixture using small circular motions. Let the mask set for about 15-20 minutes. After the time is up simply wash off! 


Here is what the mask will look like after it’s been mixed. 


After you apply the mask you wait! Waiting is the hard part considering this is a bit of a sticky mask, haha. 

Alright, so I just took this mask off. It was extremely sticky and all, but my face is super soft and I can tell it’s a bit brighter than it was before. 

Will I ever use this mask again? I don’t think so. I didn’t like the sticky feeling and all, but it was nice to try something else out. 

I think if you were to use this maybe once a week you would see results. In the meantime I’ll continue my search to find other facial masks I like. Until next time! 

Monthly Favorites- July 2017

*Please note that this post is not sponsored in any way, these are just simply products that I’ve used a lot this month and love*

Last month I found quite a few products that I love and quite a few products that I’ve had for a while, but used a whole lot.

Here are the favorite beauty products:

 

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First up is this bareMinerals face powder. It’s my favorite face powder by far! I have it in the shade Fair Ivory 02.

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I fell in love with this Ginger + Gold blush that came in my Ipsy bag. I can’t remember when I received this, but I used it a lot in July!

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I was looking for a makeup setting spray on a budget. This setting spray from Wet n Wild was less than $6. I do prefer it a lot more than a makeup setting powder.

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This Grande Mascara is another Ipsy bag favorite. I love that it lengthens my eyelashes, but doesn’t create clumps.

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I was wanting to get a liquid foundation that would provide lasting coverage. So I looked at Pinterest to see what I could fine. I found some “drug store dupes” and the Revlon Colorstay was one of them. I tried it out and it really does have great coverage! I have the shade 110 Ivory.

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This concealer is amazing, it definitely covers up those dark eyes and little blemishes! I have the shade CW 01.

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My last Ipsy favorite for the month of July, this Vasanti lip gloss in the shade Super Mom. It’s the perfect shade of pink!

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I have very super sensitive skin and finally found some makeup removing wipes that I can use that won’t break my face out! Now these are the off brand, but I prefer to buy these since there are more to a pack and are a bit less than the name brand.

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This has quickly become my favorite shampoo! I love how it’s more natural and the coconut smell is a big plus! This is OGX’s Coconut Water shampoo.

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My all time favorite scent from Bath and Body Works is Endless Weekend! I love their ultra shea body cream and their body spray. (I would’ve take a pic of their body spray, but I couldn’t find mine when I was taking all these pics. I did find it after I imported these pics though!)

Now to the electronic favorites for this month!

 

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I bought this flexible, metal wrapped, rose gold, iPhone charger. It’s nice to know that I finally have a charger that will last a long time. Well worth it!

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Finally, my Chromebook and mouse. I much prefer to use my Chromebook for blogging, very rarely will I use my phone. So without these two things it would be a bit hard to do what I do! I also love the fact that since I opted for the smaller Chromebook, I can stick it in my small backpack and it fits perfectly.

There you have it folks, my July monthly favorites! Until next time!