okay fellow friends and witches, I make this sugar scrub shit that’s basically the bomb. I’m gonna give you the recipe for it because “it makes you feel like a goddess.” -my brother when I made him feel my arm
-1 cup sugar
-½ cup oil (I use olive oil bc it’s good for your skin)
-1 tablespoon of smelly good stuff (vanilla or almond extract kinda smells like cake batter. peppermint extract is good for winter. // you can use essential oils for a glamour spell, but like I said I like to use this on my lips) basically anything you wanna smell like
mix it all up in a bowl. after you shave, rub this stuff all over you until your hands start feeling weird. rinse it off, and shave again with a disposable razor because the oil dulls the blade. (don’t use this on your downstairs because it can cause a yeast infection and no one likes those.) and that’s that! I’m not sure where I learned this recipe from, but thank you so much because it works great. you’ll be soft for like 4 days without lotion.
My most terrible habit is picking and biting my lips. I’ve done this since my teen years and because of that, my lips are scarred and gross. This is the only DIY lip treatment that has ever worked to plump and soften my lips in just one treatment. So I’m sharing it with you guys!
🔮DIY Plumping and Moisturizing Lip Treatment
💗 Brown Sugar
💗 Extra Virgin Olive oil (organic)
💗 Honey (I used local)
💗 Cling Wrap
💗 Peppermint Oil
💗 Malin + Goetz Mojito Lip Balm
🔮 Mix brown sugar, olive oil, honey and a few drops of peppermint. Scrub on your lips 3-5 minutes. Add a little more of the mixture to lips then apply a piece of cling wrap. Leave on for 10 minutes. (I added a napkin and a cloth surgical mask to increase warmth)
🔮 Remove scrub, apply thick layer of Malin + Goetz Mojito Lip Balm then apply another piece of cling wrap leaving it on for 20 minutes. (This part was the hardest because I couldn’t sip on my tea for a whole 20 minutes!) #southerngirlproblems
🔮 After 20 minutes remove the cling wrap and massage the remaining lip balm into your now super soft, plump lips. 💕
It’s almost Valentine’s Day so I thought I would share with y'all one of my favourite beauty recipes - a moisturising lip scrub! This scrub is very similar to a scrub you will find at a very popular natural soap company - but at a fraction of the cost! Plus because I can’t give you all a present individually, I’m going to gift you some very cute Valentine’s Day stickers - perfect for decorating your scrub pots (just print them on sticker paper and go crazy!)
- 3tbs of castor sugar - 1 ½ tbs carrier oil - a few drops of flavour oil - food colouring
TOOLS: - mixing bowl - spoon - little tubs to hold your balm. These are 10g screw top jars found at the craft store.
A few notes: CARRIER OILS: Some good carrier oils to use for this project are: Sweet Almond Oil, Sunflower Oil, Olive Oil, Jojoba Oil or Macadamia Oil. It’s up to you and your budget - I love Sweet Almond Oil because it makes my lips silky smooth. Jojoba is used in a lot of beauty products but can be quite expensive, especially if you’re wanting to make this on the cheap!
FLAVOUR OILS: I bought my flavour oils from the local craft store because they have an excellent range - look in the cake making section! Alternatively you can look in the baking section of your grocery store. Alternatively, you can order flavour oils from places like Bramble Berry who have a huge range. If you’re going to colour your scrub, only use a very small amount of food colouring as you don’t want to stain your lips. I used a lip safe colour from a beauty & soap store. If you’re not sure, then you can leave it out to be on the safe side!
OK, on to the recipe!
Pour your sugar, oil, flavour oil and colouring (optional) in to your bowl.
Start stirring people! Please take note of my very cute spoon.
And… hey presto, you have a scrub! Yep, it’s that easy!
Spoon your scrub in to your little jars. I wrapped washi tape around mine and stuck some of my Valentine’s stickers on the top:
My daughter and I made this lip scrub today that we came across on Pinterest! This is perfect to use before applying your lip stain or even any of your lip products! Exfoliating your lips helps the lip stain go on much easier and much more evenly!
We did use the Vanilla extract in ours and coconut oil instead of Olive oil because for no other reason except that I just love coconut oil :)
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
small bowl 1 TBSP sugar 1 TBSP honey 1 tsp olive oil or coconut oil 1 small container (I save my eye cream, pigment etc containers and wash them out) Optional: Vanilla or peppermint extract Optional: Food coloring (I did pink - pick a practical color as it may stain lips a little)
Combine honey & sugar in a small bowl. Add olive or coconut oil & mix well. If you want it flavored add in a drop of vanilla or peppermint extract If you’re feeling creative, add 1-2 drops of food coloring (go light on this or it may stain lips) Put your scrub into a container.
HOW TO USE:
Before bed, rub a small amount of the scrub onto your lips. Rinse off with water. Apply lip balm. Use twice a week for super soft lips!
If you’ve been following Makeup Tips Blog for a while now you’d probably know that I’m a severe sufferer of dry lips and lip care is something I’m extremely passionate about.
DO: Remove Your Lip Colour
Whether you’ve worn a gloss that lasts five minutes or a lipstick that has lasted all day, chances are you will still have a little residue of something left on your lips. This is why it’s especially important to give your lips a quick clean at the end of the day. When removing lipstick I like to use a nice oil and cotton pad as to prevent drying out the lips.
Whether it’s the winter time, spring, summer, or fall, anyone can always get chapped lips all year around. I know at times it can get difficult especially when you try so many lip balms, lipsticks, or other remedies but they don’t seem to work.
In the past, I have always faced a problem with chapped lips especially during the winter season when it gets very windy and even my go to lip balm doesn’t cut it.
However, whether it’s for helping mend my chapped lips or even just wanting to get a deep scrub treatment, lip scrubs are the way to go.
Of course, even though there are lip scrubs in the market, they can either be hard or even a little too expensive to purchase on a budget. With that being said, here is a simple D.I.Y. that not only is easy and cheap but great to help take care of your precious lippies.
2 Teaspoons of Brown Sugar
1 Teaspoon of either Almond, Jojoba, Coconut, or Olive Oil (Which ever you prefer)
½ Teaspoon of Honey or Agave Nectar (Which ever you would like to use or prefer)
¼ Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
1. First add the brown sugar to the bowl and the oil of your choice together.
2. Slowly add honey and oil to the mix
3. Add the vanilla extract and combine all the ingredients together.
4. Scoop all the mixture and place it in a small container to store and preserve the lip scrub.
Then ta da!
This lip scrub is so easy to make and fix up all with the uses of the items you can find right at home. It’s not only fun to make up great to help exfoliate those lips and make them smooth and nice to prevent chapped lips.