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How to Clean Your Plushie (Step-by-Step) Tutorial

If you want to see Shu san take a shower, then you have to read this post!

Want to have a clean plushie to cuddle and smooch with? But too scared to wash it because you do not know the proper way to do it?

This is the post you need! The easiest way to wash your plushie with something you already have at home~

If your plushie is not really dirty, it just has a little bit of hair and dust, I recommend you to use Lint Roller (or use Lint Roller first, then wash it with water.)

All right, you plushie starts smell~ You think it’s time to wash it since you might own it for 2 years~ Then here are the steps:

Things you need:

1)      Tide or other Detergents

2)      A Cup

3)      Used Tooth Brush (so the brush is soft enough)

4)      A Washing Bowl


To pour a little bit of Tide in a cup


Add some water, stir with Tide, now you have your Cleaning Solution 


Use tooth brush dips some Cleaning Solution to brush your plushie


Make sure Hold the plushie’s Head with your hand because the Head will be the heaviest (Like you wash a real baby~)


Under the faucet, turn to the Cold Water, lightly brush off the Cleaning Solution

(Cold Water can prevent damage)


In the Washing Bowl, put in some Cold Water, then place the plushie in to the water


Lightly squeeze the plushie, so the extra Cleaning Solution inside the plushie can be squeezed out.

(Sorry Shu’s handsome face LOL)


Clean and empty the Washing Bowl, Lightly squeeze out the water inside the plushie



Shu finished shower. This is what happened, Shu plushie turned to Hot Shu after shower.JK


Put the plushie on the towel, wipe dry the plushie


Place a plastic bag on the table, put the plushie on the plastic bag


Recommend to put the plushie near the window so it can air dry faster!! (You have to wait 2~3 days)

But do not put it directly to the sun light (Sorry the photo looks like I place it directly to the sun light, but i did not!)

Change position every 5hrs or everyday so all the parts can be dried


So yes! This is the final result!!! Shu looks the same and nothing is damaged~

Do you guys think he is cleaner? OW<

A bedroom that is clean and clutter-free is often something that leads to other areas of your life becoming just as clean and free of clutter. As someone who often struggles with this myself, this is a list of ways to keep your bedroom looking like it was just cleaned.


  •  Make your bed as soon as you get out of it.  

I know this seems pretty stupid, but making your bed is a fast and simple way to make your entire room look cleaner. Wake up five minutes earlier if you have to, but making your bed sets a productive tone for the day and let’s be real, getting into a freshly made bed is so satisfying. 

  • Take care of dust as soon as you see it.

This is one that seems obvious, but you know you’re guilty of looking at collecting dust and thinking, Wow, I should take care of that soon. The next time you see some starting to arrive just take a sock and wipe it up. You can throw the sock right in the laundry and be through with it.

  • Make sure ‘the chair’ is cleared off.

You know the chair. I know you know the chair, because I know the chair. Everyone knows the chair. Piled up laundry and crumpled up homework litter it, and you might not eve remember the way it looks under all of it. Clean the chair off, do the laundry, throw out the homework, and put a cute lil pillow on it.

  • Clean the windowsill.

This one seems trivial, I know. But bare with me. Take down the curtains and wash them. While they’re on the spin cycle, vacuum the blinds and clean your windows. Then de-clutter the windowsill itself. Now it won’t look so gross when you try to open up for a little natural light. 

  • Stop stockpiling dishes.

This one might just be me, but I often find my room littered with empty tea mugs and bowls. Usually I’m collecting them on my bedside table. Instead of holding onto it, bring them to the kitchen as soon as you’re finished and you’ll find that it looks a lot neater. Also, don’t just leave them in the sink. Wash them now and get it over and done with.

Lastly, you have to be proactive. Instead of looking at the candy wrapper on your desk and thinking, Oh I’ll get it later, get it now. Don’t put it off. Personally, I clean my room every Sunday after any friends have gone home and I’m about to start a new week. Nothing in your routine will change unless you keep on top of it. 

Cleaning Candle Holders

Cleaning candle holders is probably one of my least favorite things to do, but recently I’ve started collecting left over wax to use in other projects (a post for a much later day) and I was entrusted with a few extra candle holders to clean so what better use of chore than to make a blog post about how I get it done.

There are A LOT of ways to clean candles. This is just the way that I like doing it and I prefer to do things in batches anyways because I’m all about saving some time. 

-SUPPLIES-

  • candle holders that need cleaning
  • a large pot or bowl
  • a knife (or something you can poke wax out with)
  • paper towel/something to wipe the candle holders down with
  • hot water (I boiled my water in my tea kettle and poured it into my bowl)

-INSTRUCTIONS-

  1. Use a knife to cut slashes into the wax still in the candle holder
  2. Place candle holders in a large pot and pour hot water into candle holders and around them. Leave sitting for about 15 minutes.
  3. Leftover wax will either float to the top or be soft and cool enough to pull out with a knife
  4. You can either soak them in a fresh batch of warm water or you can wipe off the excess wax with a paper towel (I used the paper bags we save from last minute store runs)
  5. You can set aside the wax for a future project or toss it!
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My “Everything but the Kitchen Sink” Face Mask

My face hates the winter. I’m one of those odd people that actually break out more when its cold.So, every so often I try different masks to pull out any toxins and hydrate my skin. Also, If you click on each photo you can see the steps/ what I was adding at that time. 

To make my wicked concoction I used the following products:

- Aztec Healing Clay (2 Tbl Sp)

-Apple Cider Vinegar

-Yogurt (6 Tbl Sp)

-Honey (2 Tbl Sp)

-EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 1 Tbl Sp)

-Coffee (4 Tbl Sp)


The above “measurements” are super rough. I honestly threw everything into a bowl until it reached a creamy consistency and looked a lot like melted cookies n cream ice cream. 


Why?

-Aztec Healing Clay is an all natural calcium bentonite powder that creates a polarized charge on your face, lifting toxins out of the skin and replacing them with healing minerals. It works against pimples, acne scars, large pores… and that’s just for your face. This clay is $11 for 1lb on amazon :)

-Apple Cider Vinegar is a cure all for acne. According to google it removes dirt, oil, makeup, dead skin; contains vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C and E- AND MUCH MORE. 

-Yogurt works as a hydrant in this mask. The healing clay by itself (with water) is very drying and flakes a lot. So, yogurt was used to give the mask a smoother texture. Also, yogurt naturally hydrates the skin and has anti-bacterial properties that will work to destroy pimples. I used some old yogurt that I found in the back of the fridge.

-Honey & EVOO have the same basic properties of yogurt. Honey locks in moisture and has anti-bacterial properties. While EVOO is a super moisturizer. 

-Coffee reduces under eye inflammation and redness. It’s also an excellent exfoliating agent and brightens up your complexion!


Tips

-Apply this mask before you get in the shower so you will be able to soften the mask enough to gently massage it off with your fingertips. DO NOT use a face rag or your face will be sad and red like a tomato. Learn from my mistakes :)

-Test the product on your hand before applying, just in case you’re allergic to any of the ingredients!


Link for clay!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Aztec-Secret-Facial-Indian-Healing-Clay-Deep-Pore-Cleansing-Bentonite-1-Lb-16oz-/141904184273?hash=item210a2603d1:g:0PQAAOSwG-1WwTzk

***Someone (Elizabuns) pointed out that I should have used a plastic spoon to make this face mask, great point! Thanks Elizabuns!!***

30 Day Glo Up

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To Start:

  • Make a list of what you want to  accomplish in thenext thirty days
  • Create Routines (morning, evening, skin care, hair, exercise) It doesn’t have to be something elaborate that you follow to a T but it should be a basic guideline so you know what to do
  • Go on a mini shopping spree

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DIY Pore Cleansing Mask | Face Mask Friday

As the title of this post suggests, today I am going to tell you how to make a pore cleansing mask with an ingredient I discovered a few months ago that I have fallen completely in love with. You may be wondering, what is this magical ingredient? It is Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay!

I bought this 1 lb jar on amazon for like $8 and let me tell you it is one of the best purchases I’ve made (as far as skin care goes that is.) This stuff dries up and holds onto all the gunk in my pores, so when I take it off, the impurities leave with the mask. Now, I’m not promising that this clay is going to work for you exactly like it does for me, because of course all of our skin is different. But, I would recommend it for an awesome clay pore cleansing mask!

One of my favorite things about this clay is that it is so versatile. You can add almost any ingredient you can think of! This is great because you can cater the mask to your skin type. The ingredients I use are mostly to aid in the pore cleansing, along with combating acne. Feel free to use different ingredients than I am if you have different skin concerns!

Alrighty, let’s get on to making the mask!

First I added two heaping spoonfuls of the clay to my bowl.

Then I added the liquid ingredients. I used two spoonfuls of water, two spoonfuls of apple cider vinegar, and one spoonful of witch hazel.

Next I added one spoonful of honey.

And finally I added a few drops of tea tree oil.

Then mix it all together to get a lovely, goopy, clay mask.

Finally, it’s time to smother this wonderful creation all over my face. I like to apply a pretty thick layer.

Get ready for the hottest selfie you’ve ever seen ;)

Now just wait for the mask to dry. I usually wait around 20-30 minutes.

This mask will constrict a bit as it dries. It may become a little uncomfortable, but hey, beauty comes at a price right? If it bothers you too much, go ahead and rinse the mask off before its all the way dry. I find that there is less discomfort if I apply a thicker layer on my face.

As you can see, the dried mask is very flattering.

I like to wash this mask off with a warm washcloth. But let me warn you, this mask can be difficult and messy to get off when you let it completely dry. Pieces like to flake off and other pieces don’t want to let go. It’s all great fun. But I believe its worth it for the amazing pore cleansing results. This mask may leave your skin looking red and/or feeling dry. Don’t worry. Just apply a gentle moisturizer or facial oil to lock in the benefits of the mask and keep your skin hydrated.

I don’t recommend using this mask more than once a week as it could irritate the skin. I do this every week or two to keep my skin fresh and clean. I do recommend using other gentler cleansing masks on the weeks when you don’t need such a a deep clean!

Alright, so I hope this post was helpful/informative/educational or something along those lines. As always, feel free to send me a message if you have any questions, comments, or concerns!

I hope you all had a lovely day, and I hope your weekend is fantastic!

Stay glam!
xo Kyla

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