Thursday, 19 January 2012

Homemade Coconut Shampoo!

Try this amazing recipe to keep your hair soft and fragrant!

You will need:

  • 1 cup of distilled water
  • 1/4 cup of castile liquid soap
  • 1 tbsp. of coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp. of sunflower oil
  • Container with lid
  • Pot
  • Wooden spoon

  • Boil your distilled water over the hob;
  • Remove the water from the heat when it comes to a rolling boil;
  • Now add your castile liquid soap, the sunflower oil and the coconut oil to the heated distilled water;
  • Stir the mixture with your wooden spoon and leave to cool;
  • Once cooled, pour into your container and seal;
  • Pop it in the fridge until you need to use it!
NOTE: The shampoo must be kept in the fridge after use. Use within 1 week.


Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Chocolate Bronzer

For all the hot chocolate lovers you can take your hot chocolate and make a beautiful bronzer and get kissable cheeks!

You will need:
  • Hot chocolate;
  • A plate;
  • Blush Brush.
  • Take just a little of your hot chocolate and put it on your plate;
  • Now take your blush brush and tap on the hot chocolate;
  • Next, tap of any excess hot chocolate on the edge of your plate;
  • Apply to the apples of your cheeks!

Stretch Your Shoes with Ice!

If you have ever bought a pair of shoes that are too small don't bring them back! Try this simple trick to make them fit! Works best on leather shoes, this can work on fake leather but fake leather tends to shrink back to it's original size so you may have to do this often.

You will need:

  • 2 sandwich bags filled 1/4 with water;
  • A freezer;
  • Your shoes;
  • Place the sandwich bags filled 1/4 with water in your shoes.
  • Now, put the shoes in the freezer until the water turns to ice;
  • When the water has turned to ice leave your shoes to thaw for 20 minutes. Be patient!
  • Now remove the ice bags.
  • Try your shoes on to make sure they fit!
PLEASE NOTE: This method an make your shoes so that they are a 1/2 to full size bigger.

A Simple Lipgloss Saver!

Save your favourite and expensive lipglosses that are running low! 

You will need:

  • A mug;
  • A microwave;
  • Water;
  • Any lipglosses you wish to save.


  • Pour your water into your mug;
  • Put the mug into the microwave until the water is warm NOT hot;
  • Place your lipglosses into the mug upright;
  • Wait for a good 10 minutes. Be patient-it's worth it!
  • When 10 minutes are up remove the lipglosses;
  • Notice how they are fuller than before!
How did this happen?

The warm water heated up the lipgloss which was clinging on to the container causing it to drip down to the bottom. Any lipgloss clinging to the sides is nearly impossible to get and usually ends up wasted! Use this trick and it will never happen again! 


Clogged up Pores? Try making your own Pore Strips!

Here's how!

You will need:

  • 1 tablespoon of unflavoured gelatine;
  • 1 tablespoon of milk;
  • A microwavable container;
  • An old foundation brush.

  • Put your 1 tablespoon of milk and unflavoured gelatine into your microwavable container;
  • Stir until it is quite chunky;
  • Pop it in the microwave for 10 seconds;
  • The mixture should now be a gooey liquid;
  • Wait a few seconds for it to cool down;
  • Take your foundation brush and apply the mixture on any parts of the face where you want to remove oil and dirt;
  • Wait 10 minutes for the mixture to dry and then peel it all off;
  • It should have removed all dirt and oil from your face;
  • When your done I recommend moisturizing to keep your skin looking soft and feeling nourished!

Immaculate Brushes!

I can not stress enough how important it is to regularly clean your make-up brushes! It sounds gross but there is so much grime, dirt and bacteria clinging on to your brushes and if you don't clean your brushes that's going to be going on to your face! This will lead to spotty and horrible skin! Here's a simple way to prevent this from happening!

You will need:

  • Extra virgin olive oil;
  • Anti-bacterial hand wash.
  • A bowl or plate.

  • Pour some of your anti-bacterial hand soap on to your bowl or plate:
  • Followed byjust a little extra virgin olive oil;
  • Then take your brushes one-at a-time astir them in the liquid;
  • Then, when you can see the dirt start to come of, rub back and forth on the back of your hand;
  • Continue the process with the rest of your brushes;
  • When fnished store your brushes facing downwards in a cup or glass.

Happy Cleaning! 

Egg Mask Facial

Time to treat your skin with this amazing facial to leave your skin glowing!

You will need:

  • Two small bowls;
  • One egg.
  • A foundation brush or a clean pastry brush.
  • Warm face cloth;
  • Lemon juice (optional best to use if you have oily skin)

  • Take you egg and crack it open;
  • Separate the yolk from the whites putting them each into separate bowls;
  • Add lemon juice to both bowls (if you have oily skin)
  • Wipe your face with a warm cloth to open up the pores;
  • Beat the egg whites until frothy;
  • Spread over your face with the foundation brush or pastry brush;
  • Wait 15-30 minutes to allow it to harden on your face;
  • When it has hardened wipe the whites of your face with a warm damp cloth;
  • Now beat the yolk;
  • Spread it over your face with the foundation or pastry brush;
  • Wait another 15-30 minutes.
  • Now wash the egg yolk of with cold water-this will close up your pores;
  • Pat your face dry. 

Tips and Advice:
  •  It will be best if you use an old foundation or pastry brush this will be more hygienic- just make sure they are clean!
  • Be patient with the time! It may seem long but in the end it's worth it!
  • If you have any egg left over at the end why not make an omlette or some scrambled eggs? This way it treats your stomach as well as your skin!
  • Why not use at a sleepover?
  • Have fun!


Tomato Face Mask

Weird but wonderful! Perfect for blemish-prone and oily skin!
Very refreshing!

You will need:

  • 1 tomato;
  • A knife.

  • Chop up your tomato into two halves with your knife;
  • Gently rub the halves over your face in a circular motion;
  • Wait until dry;
  • Wash off with clean water;
  • I recommend that you tone and mousturize.