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Monthly Archives: May 2016

Do-it-Yourself Lip Balm

When you go by a stunner items path in a shopping center or market, you keep running into such a large number of sorts of lip analgesics making it troublesome for you to pick only the right one for you. All in all, how to determine this problem? Make your own, obviously! It’s amazingly simple to come up with a group of lip medicine or diy tinted shine at home, which is fittingly modified to your… taste. What you need is a base of beeswax or coconut oil, a flavor, and a tint, and you’re finished!

If you need to go outside for more than a few minutes, make sure to have a balm covering your lips. This will cover your skin with a nice barrier to shield it from the wind and sun.

I have researched and selected some of the best DIY lip balm recipes for you. So, are you now pretty excited about the idea of making diy lip balm for yourself in your own kitchen , well spending only pennies? Grab the full “how-to” right here:

Coconut Oil Lip Balm

Coconut oil has moisturizing ability and also smells great!  Vitamin E oil is an amazing ingredient because of its various natural beauty care benefits – it helps diminish the effects of sun damage, lessens dryness and boosts up moisture retention.  It also works as a powerful antioxidant and thus improves immune system. Tea tree oil has excellent healing properties and also helps keep bacteria at bay.  Adding a little bit of tea tree oil to the balm not only provides a tingly flavor, but also gives antibacterial protection. Combined, these ingredients make for an amazing lip balm that will make your lips feel incredibly moisturized, soft and luscious.

You will need :

(i) Beeswax: 1 cup, shaved (use a cheese grater or a knife, but be careful!)

(ii) Coconut oil: 3 tablespoons

(iii) Vitamin E oil: 1 teaspoon

(iv) Tea tree oil: 2-3 drops

Method: Boil water in a regular pot and place a saucepan on top of the pot. Put beeswax in the saucepan and melt it (this way you can avoid burning the beeswax).  Mix in the coconut oil with the beeswax and stir until melted. Once melted, remove from the boiling water pot.  Now add in the vitamin E oil and tea tree oil and mix in while the mixture is still hot.  Pour into a container of your choice, and allow the mixture to cool and harden overnight. Is it not surprisingly simple, right!

Peppermint Lip Balm

Peppermint essential oil provides a refreshing holiday feel and cooling sensation. If you don’t like peppermint, try a different essential oil. Lavender, eucalyptus, and sweet orange oils are some of my favorites. If you’re not a fan of scents, you can leave them out completely and still get the benefits of an all-natural lip balm. You can even get swanky and add a little bit of color for a tinted lip balm. The possibilities are unlimited.

You will need:

(i) Beeswax: 1 teaspoon, white and in pellets

(ii) Coconut oil: 1 teaspoon, organic (this dilutes the peppermint oil from a burn to a tingle)

(iii) Sweet almond oil: One and half teaspoon (this dilutes the peppermint oil from a burn to a tingle)

(iv) Peppermint essential oil: 2 drops

(v) Optional: lipstick shavings for a hint of tint

Method: Fill a medium sauce pot halfway up with water and set it on the stove to boil. You don’t want to use a pot that is too deep, as you want the mason jar to be able to sit in the water without getting any water inside of the jar. Put the carrier oils (coconut oil and sweet almond oil) and the beeswax in the mason jar and close the lid. Heat the jar in a pot with water on medium-high heat until wax is melted. Use a chopstick to stir everything together. Use a jar lifter to remove it from the heat. Add peppermint oil with a dropper and mix using the chop-stick (not too much or it’ll burn your lips – I recommend starting with 2 drops and adding more next time if necessary). If you’d like your balm to be tinted, stir in your lipstick shavings until your desired color is achieved. Then immediately pour the mixture into suitable container(s), using an oven glove to save your hand from scalding. When the lip balm has cooled, it will become solid. At this point, it’s ready for use, and you can screw the lid(s) back on.

Honey Lip Balm DIY

After you brush your teeth, apply lip balm and if your lips feel even the least bit dry – apply a bit of honey on them before bed.  Honey acts as a humectant (a substance that attracts and retains moisture) – when you wake up your lips will be resurrected and taste amazingly juicy.

You will need:

(i) Beeswax: 3 teaspoons, grated unbleached (don’t go for any chemicals in there!)

(ii) Carrier (Base) oil: 5 teaspoons (use jojoba – some other options are sunflower or castor)

(iii) Vitamin E: 1/2 teaspoon

(iv) Honey: 1 teaspoon

Natural Beauty Tip: For glossier lip balm, use 2 teaspoon wax and 8 teaspoons of the carrier oil.

Method: Melt the beeswax and mix in carrier oil the same way as above. Stir the beeswax and oil together and remove from heat. Add in honey and Vitamin E. Mix thoroughly so as the honey does not clump. Pour into a lip-balm container; allow it to cool before covering or using.

Is it not super easy?  This will take about 10 minutes to make and that includes melting time!  After a week or so the honey will separate.  You will notice tiny beads of honey oozing up at the edges. Just rub it back into the balm and apply. Yum!

# Kool Aid Lip Balm

Hello, are you wondering, Kool-Aid in a lip balm? Yes! not only does it give the coconut oil and beeswax a pretty hue, but that you can also have tropical punch flavor.

You will need:

(i) Coconut oil: 2 tablespoons

(ii) Petroleum jelly: 1 ½ tablespoons (alternatively, you can use shea butter)

(iii) Beeswax: 1 ½ tablespoon, shaved

(iv) Kool-aid: a squirt (use the liquid variety, but the powder works perfectly as well!)


(i) Mix the 3 ingredients in the manner suggested above.

(ii) After blending the ingredients, heat for 1 minute.

(iii) Mix in the kool-aid until you get the desired color. Pour mixture into a container, let it cool down.

Voila! Your own DIY Lip Balm.

Make Up Tool that Everyone Should Have

Makeup artist Billy B. recommends affordable, easy-to-use essentials that will help take you from pretty to “pretty amazing.”

# Eyelash Curler

“Every woman should have one of these little marvels,” Billy says. “Hold the curler at the base of the lash line and squeeze lightly, gradually moving outward. Your eyes will instantly look more alive.”

# Make Up Blender

“The secret to truly top-notch eye makeup application is to blend, blend, blend,” Billy says.

# Concealer Brush

If you’re using a liquid or cream concealer, a tiny, synthetic-bristle brush is much more precise than your fingers.  

# Slant Tip Tweezers

“A must for maintaining a polished arch to your brows,” Billy explains. Slanted tips make it easier to grab hairs at the root; just tweeze in the direction the hair is growing.

# Fluffy Powder Brush

Toss the little pad that comes with your translucent powder and invest in a big, natural-bristle brush. “You’ll get a sheerer application,” Billy says.

Simple Summer Skin Care Tips

Don’t let the cool air fool you—the sun’s rays can be just as strong in October or January as they are in August. No matter the season, it’s never too late to get healthy, glowing skin while also keeping it safe from the sun.

# Care

Start with the basics—make sure that your skin is in good shape. Know your skin type and the specific type of care it requires. Proper exfoliation, hydration and moisturizing are three important components to laying a strong, healthy base for your skin. For starters, try out POND’S® Luminous Moisture™. The non-greasy skin cream contains illuminating minerals known to naturally enhance skin’s radiance. Not into creams? No problem! St. Ives® Fresh Hydration Lotion Spray contains natural moisturizers like shea butter and Vitamin C.

# Protection

Now that you’ve laid a healthy base, it’s time to protect your skin. It’s not always easy, but do your best to avoid direct sun exposure when the rays are strongest (between 10:00am and 4:00pm). However, if you know you’ll be in those rays, try out Protecting Light Moisturizer SPF 15 from Simple® Skincare. Aside from the SPF protection, it is also enriched with Vitamins E and B5, which are known to promote skin hydration.

# Repair

Being well versed in the area of damage control is essential. If you find that your skin is cracked or damaged, check out Vaseline® Intensive Care™ Essential Healing Lotion. It’s non-greasy and can be make a big difference in healing sun-damaged skin. And if you prefer spray over lotion, Vaseline® Spray & Go™ Aloe Fresh is a great remedy for dry or damaged skin specifically associated with sunburns.