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DIY Pink Himalayan Salt Scrub For The Winter

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Let’s be honest – with all of our hectic schedules leading up to the holidays, there is nothing better than taking a personal self care day every once and awhile.

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Homemade salt scrubs are a great and inexpensive way to make your home feel like a luxury spa any day of the week! For all the skin care fanatics out there (myself included), a DIY salt scrub is a must-try to have your skin feeling soft and silky and make you feel like a million bucks.

Pink Himalayan Salt Scrub

A pink Himalayan salt scrub is a simple way to make your skin feel healthy and beautiful, and not to mention looks sooo aesthetically pleasing. Let’s first get into why this homemade DIY is a must-try for your next spa day.

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Health Benefits

Exfoliating with a salt scrub has many health benefits, making it all the more reason to try this out ASAP. Himalayan salt is rock salt that is mined from the Punjab region of Pakistan and has a natural pinkish color due to mineral impurities.

The salt will remove dead skin and otherwise clogged pores, which will help with any acne breakouts and other annoying blemishes. The salt in this scrub will also make your skin feel clearer and softer than ever because it helps oils and other moisturizers absorb more readily into your skin.

Due to the large number of minerals in the salt, bathing with this salt has detoxifying benefits and even reduces the appearance of cellulite.

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Ingredients

  • 1 Cup pink Himalayan salt (you can easily purchase this on Amazon for $14.99)
  • ¼ Cup of sweet almond oil or fractionated coconut oil (it’s all personal preference but take note you will need one extra step for using coconut oil)
  • 15-20 drops of essential oils
    • If you’re looking for a calm and relaxing spa night, try using lavender
    • If you’re looking healthier skin, try using Geranium or citrus oil
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Let’s Get Started

  1. Grab your almond oil or fractional coconut oil. If you are using coconut oil, just make sure it is warmed to liquid for mixing.
  2. Put your salt, oil, and essential oils into a medium bowl and mix well. Pro Tip: If you need to slightly melt the coconut oil more, use your hands to mix the oil and salt together.
  3. Start your warm shower or bath. Be careful not to make the water too hot because then the scrub will just end up washing down into the drain.
  4. Wait a few minutes until your skin is soft from the water, and then grab approximately a tablespoon or two of your scrub. Start to massage it into your skin in small, circular motions before traveling to the rest of your body.
  5. Once you finish exfoliating, make sure to rinse all the salt off. Get out of the shower and check out your now GLOWING skin.
  6. (Optional Step)  If you have any scrub left, place the rest into an airtight glass for later use. This homemade beauty can last for several months.

This DIY body scrub is a quick and easy way to cleanse, soften, and make your skin feel beautiful. Try it out at home today and save yourself the trouble of buying expensive store-bought scrubs!

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New Amazon Releases You Need To Get ASAP

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Amazon is the online store that has anything and everything. The store is constantly adding more to the website to make sure they have all of your needs. Recently, they have posted some new releases and we are obsessed to say the least. Here are just some of the new releases we recommend getting your hands on ASAP

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Edelqual Tankini Swimsuits

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This adorable swimsuit is perfect for a late night swim or laying out in the cooler weather of September. It’s ruffled top and high-waisted bottoms are flattering for every body shape! The material is smooth, stretchy, elastic, durable, quick-drying, Non-stick sand, and skin-friendly. It also has adjustable straps and removable pads to give you as much comfort and customization as possible. It sells for $25.

Halafs Monocular Telescope

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A telescope for $20?! sign us up! This monocular telescope is 40×60 high power HD, meaning it captures distance clearly and effectively. With your purchase you will also get a smartphone holder and tripod to stabilize the piece. The telescope itself is waterproof, has night vision and a clear prism dual focus. This is great for hunting, traveling, wildlife & bird watching , star-gazing and for gifts to others!

Momo & Nashi First Day and Last Day of School Board Signs

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Make memories that will last a lifetime or use these to take great insta pics! These Reusable chalkboards are adorable. Each is 14” X 11” and double sided, so there is plenty of room to write all your kids favorites down about their first and last day of school. Each board has fun, eye-catching designs that make photos stand out. Additionally, you will get red, blue and yellow dustless chalk with your purchase. Take photos of your kids yearly and watch their favorites change as they grow older. These boards sell for $13 each.

NNice Blackhead Remover

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Do you struggle with your blackheads? This is the perfect product for you! This blackhead remover gets rid of your blackheads almost instantly. The acne extractor comes with a camera so you can do it yourself very easily. The adjustable cleaner also comes with 3 different suction power tops and 5 replacement probes. Purchase this for $35 on Amazon prime.

Yongcheng Portable Air Conditioner

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If you are someone who struggles with overheating very easily, this portable air conditioner is a great item to have! This personal air cooler comes with 3 different speeds and 7 different colors, so you can really customize your experience. It also is cordless which makes it easier to have it anywhere at anytime. Bring this to the beach, poolside at a baseball game or use the handle to hang it in your dorm or office. Essentially, this is great anywhere its a little too hot to handle. This item sells for $40

Geronmine Handheld Karaoke Microphone

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This $15 Karaoke Microphone can spice up any game night. This microphone also works as a speaker with it’s bluetooth option! Bring this to any family game night, or birthday party and you will have everyones singing in no time. It also comes in 4 different colors, so you can choose which color fits your personality the best!

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The Mascaras We Can Not Stop Talking About

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Mascara is one of our favorite cosmetics because it adds the “it” factor to any makeup look. Everyone has their own preferences when it comes to their mascara. Whether it is for length, volume, long-lasting, waterproof or all of the above, cosmetic companies have perfected formulas to cater to your lash wants and needs. Here are some of the best mascaras we can not stop talking about!

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If you are looking for a mascara for length try…

Thrive Liquid Lash Extensions

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Have you been interest in getting lash extensions but are scared of the long term commitment that comes with them? Look no further! This award-winning mascara will give you similar results. It uses flake-free tubing technology, aka it incorporates polymers that wrap around the lashes so they don’t smudge or flake during the day. Additionally, it uses orchid stem cell complex which are plant cells from Japanese orchid plants that help the lashes grow on their own. Essentially, the more you use this mascara, the longer your natural lashes will you get! Also, this product is both dermatologist and ophthalmologist tested and approved. To take off this mascara, simply use a warm cloth and let the firm-holding tube formula do its job!

If you are looking for a voluminous mascara try….

Charolette Tilbury Pillow Talk Push UP Lashes!

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Charolette Tilbury is the new makeup line that everyone is talking about. The quality of this makeup is just amazing and will help you achieve your dreams of a voluminous lash look. This mascara has a brush with two sides, the first being a vertical flat side to load and lift the lashes and the second being a diamond shape with bristles side to comb and lift the lashes. If that wasn’t amazing enough, the dark liner black color creates an illusion of even larger lashes. Charolette Tilbury’s formula has polymer and keratin technology from the Larch tree which results in a light but stretchy combination that extends to every lash, root to tip.

If you are looking for a long lasting mascara try…

Glossier Lash Slick

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Have a busy day but want your lashes to stay in-tact? With a 12 hour wear-time, this is the perfect mascara for you! Glossier formula is all about enhancing your natural lash look. This mascara is not water proof but it is water resistant. Essentially, it may not be the best to wear if you are going swimming however, if a few tears roll down your lashes will stay the same! As glossier states, their goal is for people to compliment you on your lashes and not your mascara. The thin bristles brush creates both volume and length to your lash, so you can get the best of both worlds! If this wasn’t amazing enough, glossier is also Cruelty-free, fragrance-free, dermatologist and ophthalmologist tested. If you do not have this mascara yet, RUN to your nearest Sephora to pick one up, you will be so happy that you did!

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Fun Etsy DIY Kits To Try

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Whether it is a new at home project or a fun craft to do as a family, DIY kits really help form creative ideas into memorable pieces. Etsy is known for its arts and crafts environment and has a handful of amazing DIY kits to help get you started. We have found some of Etsys best DIY kits for you to try out!

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Beginner Embroidery Kits

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Embroidery can be relaxing, creative and entertaining to do in your free time! Plus, knowing how to embroider can open up a world of possibilities. You can have an endless amount of unique and one of kind pieces! The possibilities are truly endless however, many people say getting started is very hard. Not anymore!! Etsy user ZAZARITA has beautiful beginner embroidery DIY kits to get you started on your creative journey. These sets are completely customizable with full instructions and tools necessary. Depending on the style and fabric of your choice, kits start at $8 and go to $80. You can choose from 40 different styles! This is a great hobby if you need help de-stressing at night, if you are relaxing on the beach or if you just have extra time on your hands!

Low-MaintenanceTerrarium/Moss Art Kits

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Terrariums and Moss art is great for the individual who wants to begin their at-home gardening journey. These kits are super low maintenance and easy to grow! They are great for households of all types but especially those in a city or area that has a lack of greenery. Bringing nature into your home can bring a sense of calamity to your life and to your home environment. Plus, these kits allow you to make completely customizable wall art. Picture above is a Moss box by NaturelyBox on Etsy. With three different sizes to choose from, it is easy to place this piece in an area of your home. These kits range from $30 to $50. Having plants in the house has never been easier!

Easy Macrame Kits

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Macrame is an art from that dates back to the 13th century. The art of knot-tying can be seen in fashion, interior design, crafting and more. Different knots and patterns can create designs throughout the threads. Macrame is a very soothing hobby to have and a super fun DIY kit to check out! This particular one happens to make a hanging rainbow and is made by MotleyBliss on Etsy. There are three sizes to choose from, ranging from $22 to $33. Though there are directions, the color threads you use and order of knot-tying is completely up to you! By the end of the experience you will have learned a new hobby and will have a beautiful new wall decoration!

Delicious Bubble Tea Kit

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Everyone has been obsessing over delicious boba tea for awhile now, but it just got even better! Introducing a DIY at-home bubble tea kit! This box has everything you need to make delicious brown sugar flavored bubble tea right from the comfort of your own home. This product is made by Kitsbyfoodcraft, is $36 and comes with the choice of having paper straws or stainless straws in the box. Save this for a rainy day or become a boba tea master!

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