If lip balm no longer seems to be working for your dry, parched lips, then this plumping DIY lip mask can help.
There’s a number of factors that can contribute to dry and discoloured lips, including sun damage, cold or dry weather, hormonal imbalances, dehydration, stress, and even habitually licking your lips.
This 2-step DIY lip mask will exfoliate, soften, plump and smooth dry, parched lips. And if you leave it on your lips long enough, this mask can also give a lovely pink tone to previously discoloured lips.
Iced coffee and roses are synonymous with summer. This delicious latte is cold-brewed with refreshing maple water and garnished with edible organic rose petals. Pretty fancy for a latte.
What is Maple Water?
Maple water is made from the unprocessed sap of the maple tree. Maple trees pull groundwater from the soil up through their roots and into their trunk and branches. During the Spring, the trees are then tapped for this water which has been infused with the goodness of the tree.
These DIY disinfecting wipes make it easy to keep your home clean without chemicals. They’re easy to make, natural, and reusable — just wash and re-use! Our homemade cleaning wipes are made without vinegar, so they’re safe for use even on porous surfaces like marble & granite. Read on to learn how to make your own DIY disinfecting wipes with essential oils.
Homemade sugar scrubs are another one of those little luxuries that are incredibly simple to make. This makes them a great addition to your DIY skincare arsenal.
Sugar scrubs also have a plethora of benefits, including leaving the skin smoother and more vibrant. The gentle exfoliation they provide helps to slough off the dead skin cells that can clog pores and lead to duller looking skin.
Learn how to make an easy DIY wood bead garland with tassels. This inexpensive homemade decor piece adds an element of natural wood texture to any living space. Use it to style your coffee table, sideboard, mantel, or to add a touch of bohemian or farmhouse flair to any corner of your home. Includes a detailed step-by-step tutorial as well as instructions for making your own cotton tassels.
These fragrant, all-natural DIY rose bath bombs are made with vanilla essential oil, coconut oil and organic rose petals. Not only are these bath bombs beautiful to look at, but they’re also free of chemicals, synthetic dyes and other toxic ingredients. Read on to learn how to make these lovely, skin-softening homemade bath bombs!
Who doesn’t love a soaking in a warm bath with a good book and a glass of something delicious? Added bonus if you add a fragrant, fizzy bath bomb to your bath water.
The majority of store-bought cleaning sprays contain endocrine disrupting chemicals that can be harmful to your health. As well, the synthetic fragrances used in these products can irritate those who are sensitive to scents. As someone who suffers from chronic migraines, it’s extremely important to avoid these chemical fragrances as they can trigger a severe migraine headache.
Learn to make DIY room spray with essential oils. Say goodbye to toxic air fresheners! This natural recipe uses vodka instead of witch hazel for a truly long-lasting scent. No rubbing alcohol. Read on to learn how to safely scent your home with a homemade essential oil room spray.
Store bought room sprays and deodorizers may smell good, but they can be very bad for your upper respiratory system as well as your overall health.
I have a thing for tropical prints — palm trees, palm leaves, beach scenes and pineapples. They remind me of relaxing, serene summer days and warm tropical vacations. They also remind me of trips to Australia with sexy 6’3” Australian men. Okay, well maybe not that last part.
Anyway, what I don’t have a thing for is the price tag on some of my favourite framed tropical prints. For example, on a popular art retail website, there’s a black and white tropical palm tree print that is amazing but the price tag is over $200. If that’s within your budget, by all means support artists. (As someone who has sold my original paintings, I’m all for supporting artists!)
I picked up this set of 3 small bud vases called the Sommar 2017 from IKEA. I was specifically looking for small vases for styling and while I liked the size and the shapes of the vases, the colours (specifically the mint and pink) didn’t go with our decor. Since I still had some gold leaf and adhesive left over from the gold leaf jewelry trays project, I decided to gold leaf two of the three vases.
I bought a set of small, plain white rectangular 7″ x 5″ serving plates to use for jewelry and other odds and ends. However, since the trays I purchased were plain, with a very simple etched pattern, I thought that adding interest to them with gold leaf might make them more appealing.
I’ve seen similar gold and white jewelry trays retailing for significantly more than the less than $20 I paid for my supplies, which were used to create 4 trays. For instance, without naming names, one well-known designer retails a very small gold and white jewelry tray for more than $70.
Posters are an easy and budget-friendly way to add art to your child’s bedroom. Framing posters with simple black, white or gold frames can create a more polished look – but since I love the look of art on canvas, and already had most of the supplies on hand, I chose this option. I also liked the idea of creating canvas art for my kids while keeping it budget-friendly so that when their tastes change, as they often do, I haven’t spent too much. Personally, I don’t like the look of posters tacked to the wall but if you do, no judgement. Whatever works.