Posts Tagged ‘scrub’

THIS LITTLE PIGGY

photo: http://aurajoon.blogspot.com post designed by lauren conrad

Warmer days are approaching and that means that after a long winter of hibernating, your toes will be making an appearance once again. So it’s time to get your feet open-toed footwear ready. Here are some tips on getting your tootsies in tip-top shape…

1) Buff – First you will need a pumice stone. A pumice stone is hardened lava used to buff away dry skin from your feet. When you are purchasing a stone be sure that you are buying a smooth one (Some are too rough and cause more harm than good). It works best if you have just taken a shower or if you have soaked your feet in warm water for a few minutes first. Using the stone, buff the rough skin on the bottom of your feet (usually the heal and ball of the foot) in a circular motion.  Note: Don’t try and do it all at once. You can damage the skin or even get an infection. Just give your feet a quick buff once a week till they are smooth as a baby’s bum.

2) Scrub – When you are in the shower try using a scrub on the top and bottom of your feet. It’s a gentle way to wash away dead skin. Here is a recipe for a do it yourself scrub.

3) Moisturize – Before going to sleep cover your feet in a thick layer of healing ointment (Vaseline, Aquaphor, Bag Balm…). Then put on a pair of cotton socks. When you wake your feet will feel much softer.

XO Lauren

SUGAR SMACK

photo: w magazine post designed by kristin ess

We’re finally coming out of a long, dry winter and the evidence is all over our dry chapped lips!  This is not good for all the bright-colored lips that are so en vogue this Spring.  But luckily, we can all head over to our kitchens or grocery stores and tackle it head on.  Here are two solutions, depending on how bad the damage is.  If only there were chocolate in them…

Pretty Sweet (Lightweight Formula)

One teaspoon Brown Sugar

One teaspoon Honey

One teaspoon Olive Oil or Petroleum Jelly

Mix the brown sugar and honey together to create a paste and thickly coat your lips.  Leave it on for a few minutes then start gently scrubbing with your finger until all the dead skin has been buffed off.  Immediately dab on olive oil or lip balm to moisturize.

Oh So Coco (Extra Moisture Formula)

One teaspoon Sea Salt (you can save some that is left over from Lauren’s body scrub post!)

One teaspoon Coconut Butter or Coconut Oil (available at your local health food store)

Mix the two together then pat on your lips and gently scrub in circular motion until it’s as smooth as a baby’s…

 

Now your red lipstick will glide on as it should!  Repeat daily until you feel your old pout is back.

XO Amy Nadine

KITCHEN BEAUTICIAN

photo credit: pauladeen.com post designed by lauren conrad

It’s official. Spring has arrived. That means it’s time to shed those layers and show some skin.  Unfortunately, our  limbs have been hiding all winter long and may not be looking their prettiest.  To bring dull skin back to life, try this refreshing body scrub.  Here is an easy recipe for a salt scrub that you can make with ingredients found in your own kitchen.  You’re just moments away from shiny new skin.

What you will need:

5 tablespoons sea salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 lemon

First mix the olive oil and sea salt together. Once the salt gets coated by the oil, the lemon won’t dissolve it! Next cut the lemon in half and squeeze over the salt + oil. Mix and mash. (Feel free to adjust the recipe to your liking.) Then scrub away!!

XO Lauren