DIY Body Scrub + Update!

DIY Body Scrub + Update!

Hey everyone! Long time no chat. The past week or so I’ve had a few personal/family things come up that needed my full attention. I’m finally back and ready to get back in my normal blogging routine.

So, a little story time, I’ve notice my skin has been a bit dull lately and I figured a good body scrub would be the trick. I went into Ulta because they now sell the Frank coffee scrubs, I was super excited btw, and come to find out they do not carry it in my store. Well, that was a bust! Instead of ordering it online and waiting for it to get in I just made my own.

It was amazing! My skin feels so smooth and soft, the smell is so good too. Plus that dull look is completely gone. The scrub turned to coffee as I rinsed it with warm water. The scrub was a lot of fun to make and apply.

Body scrub recipe:
Coffee (ground up)
Brown sugar
Course Salt
Avocado Oil
Olive Oil
Filter waterIMG_2880

I mixed it all together and applied it that night. I used more dry ingredients than liquid, but I didn’t use any exact amounts. I just eyeballed it till it looked super thick. The oils can be substituted for what ever you have!

I applied it just like body wash and then rinsed. I then used body wash because of the left over oils and such. It is very messy just fyi!

I will be trying the Frank body scrub as soon as it comes in the mail! To see if mine is comparable, mine costed around $2 dollars to make because I had most of the ingredients on hand. The Frank body scrub is about $17.

Well, if you have any questions or concerns let me know in the comments. Lets chat!

Question of the day- Have you tried the Frank body scrubs?

xoxo, Victoria

 

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Metallic Tattoos?

Metallic Tattoos?

Hey everyone! I hope all is well. I can not believe it’s Summer already…. it’s NUTS!

So, recently I’ve been in a very festival mood (though I’m not attending any this year!) All day I look on YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr and see these amazing new festival trends and looks.

Among my favorites are flash tattoos! Last year my mom had gifted me a pack from Flash Tattoos and a Little Mermaid pack from Spencers. They have been sitting in a drawer waiting for me to give them life! But wait… there’s more: I found a pack of generic metallic tattoos at a DOLLAR TREE. The bargainer inside me flipped out.

Today, I will be trying out all three packs and giving you a henna-like hand look. IMG_2839IMG_2840

(Pointer fingers as well as ring fingers are the dollar store tattoos. Middle fingers are the flash tattoos, and the pinkies are the Spencers set.)

My thoughts on the quality of each set was that they are all pretty much the same. The Flash of course worked a lot better because the backing was more sticky, so it stayed in place. My only complaint for the dollar store ones was that they don’t completely dry on the skin as well as the Spencers and Flash Tattoos do. If you’re only wearing them for a day it’s totally fine.

A few tips I have when applying these is to use rubbing alcohol on the area where your going to place the tattoo for a better stick. LET THE TATTOO DRY.

If you have any questions or concerns leave them in the comments. Lets chat! As well if you would like me to do more festival tutorials!

Question of the day- Are you going to any festivals this year?

xoxo, Victoria

Skin Care Obsessed

Skin Care Obsessed

Hey everyone, I hope you guys are doing well! So, like the title says I’ve been skin care obsessed… well face mask obsessed. A little back story (which I have explained before) I’ve suffered from serious acne for a long time and my skin has FINALLY (at 23) started to give me a break!

Today, Im going to share my favorite DIY face mask and a little review on the E.L.F. Pore refining brush and mask tool!  mask1maks3

I’m a detox freak! Anything with clay I’m hooked so, when I saw one of my favorite youtubers use the Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay I freaked out! I knew I had to try it. So, I used one tbs of the clay powder and 2 tbs of distilled water. And the skin game was changed forever! It helps with raw break outs as well as helping keep away new skin impurities.

P.S. Please make sure you have distilled water! I use filtered warm water. Trust me you do not need more junk on your skin. mask2

Now, onto the new E.L.F. brush- I’m a use your hands for everything type of girl. Thats not always good because your hands have a lot of bacteria on them. The top of the brush is a tool to apply a mask. It’s taking a little bit to get used to applying small amounts slowly with the tool and not my fingers. I do enjoy the fact that it’s more cleanly for my face. Also, the bottom is a pore refining brush and I love it! It really does get into my pores and cleans out all the gunk. And hey for $5 bucks I think it’s totally worth it! maks5

If you have any comments or questions feel free to comment below, Lets chat!

Question of the day- What is your favorite DIY face masks?

xoxo, Victoria