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havaks asked: Do you know of any good facial exfoliators with out salylic acid. (Pardon the spelling)

Hello!  Don’t worry about your spelling, I understand what you’re saying, haha!

A lot of people don’t realize that many exfoliators, even those not targeted towards acne, contain salicylic acid.  Salicylic acid (also known as BHA - beta hydroxy acid) is an ingredient that exfoliates the skin on it’s own by increasing cell turnover and clearing out pores, so lots of scrubs include this ingredient as an added boost. This would be fine if there weren’t any people with sensitivities to salicylic acid, but for some, this ingredient can cause sensitivity and dry skin with overuse, and it is not recommended for pregnant women.

There aren’t many affordable scrubs without salicylic acid in them.  I recommend trying a more natural type of exfoliator, like this one:

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Burt’s Bees Citrus Facial Scrub - $8-11

This scrub is 99.9% natural, and uses organic ingredients like almonds to buff away dead skin cells.d [Buy here]

Your best bet, without breaking the bank, is to use an alternative method to exfoliate your face.  I recommend trying some DIY options, or trying a manual exfoliator like a washcloth or Clarisonic-type device.

My DIY recipe to soften the skin and remove dead skin cells gently is to use granulated sugar (brown or white) mixed with a little water, olive oil, or your favorite cleanser.  The sugar will scrub away rough texture on your skin, but will dissolve before you get too carried away and damage your skin.  The best part is that sugar can be as cheap as $1 for a pound, and you probably already have some in your kitchen.

Hope this helps you and gives you a few ideas!  Good luck :)





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FIX YOUR FLIP-FLOP FEET 
Hello Beauties!  Today I’ve got a quick DIY recipe that’s going to totally pamper and pretty-up your feet!  It’s the end of the summer season here, and after three months of running around with nearly-bare feet, let’s just say that they became a little less than modelesque.  I found this on Pinterest, so don’t think that I cooked this up by myself, I really can’t take the credit for it, but I HAVE used it and I can say that it DOES WORK!  The best part?  The ingredients only cost $3 total, or you might already have them floating around your house!
You will need:
A foot bath or bowl to put your feet in
Hot or warm water (2/4 parts)
Mouthwash - preferrably blue (1/4 parts)
Apple Cider Vinegar (1/4 parts)
Epsom salts
Pumice stone or some kind of exfoliater 
You can get all of these things at any dollar store if you don’t already have them, there is no need to buy name brand.  You can also make as much as you want… if you use 10 cups of water, use 5 cups of mouthwash and 5 cups of vinegar… if you use 5 cups of water, use 2.5 cups of mouthwash and 2.5 cups of vinegar.  See what I mean?
Get yourself enough hot water to submerge your feet in (for me it was 4 cups).  You can use a foot bath if you have one and like bubbles, but I just used a big mixing bowl.  I sprinkled in about a palm full of epsom salts and then 2 cups of Listerine and 2 cups of Apple Cider Vinegar.  
Soak your feet in there for as long as you want… until the water gets cold!    Then use a towel to pat them dry and go to work… exfoliating with your pumice stone, etc.  The dead skin should just be falling right off at this point… almost like butter.  It’s amazing if you’re like me and get really stubborn calluses that seem unfixable!  Once you’ve scrubbed away all that old, dead skin, slap on some intensive lotion and enjoy your brand new feet!

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FIX YOUR FLIP-FLOP FEET 

Hello Beauties!  Today I’ve got a quick DIY recipe that’s going to totally pamper and pretty-up your feet!  It’s the end of the summer season here, and after three months of running around with nearly-bare feet, let’s just say that they became a little less than modelesque.  I found this on Pinterest, so don’t think that I cooked this up by myself, I really can’t take the credit for it, but I HAVE used it and I can say that it DOES WORK!  The best part?  The ingredients only cost $3 total, or you might already have them floating around your house!

You will need:

  • A foot bath or bowl to put your feet in
  • Hot or warm water (2/4 parts)
  • Mouthwash - preferrably blue (1/4 parts)
  • Apple Cider Vinegar (1/4 parts)
  • Epsom salts
  • Pumice stone or some kind of exfoliater 

You can get all of these things at any dollar store if you don’t already have them, there is no need to buy name brand.  You can also make as much as you want… if you use 10 cups of water, use 5 cups of mouthwash and 5 cups of vinegar… if you use 5 cups of water, use 2.5 cups of mouthwash and 2.5 cups of vinegar.  See what I mean?

Get yourself enough hot water to submerge your feet in (for me it was 4 cups).  You can use a foot bath if you have one and like bubbles, but I just used a big mixing bowl.  I sprinkled in about a palm full of epsom salts and then 2 cups of Listerine and 2 cups of Apple Cider Vinegar.  

Soak your feet in there for as long as you want… until the water gets cold!    Then use a towel to pat them dry and go to work… exfoliating with your pumice stone, etc.  The dead skin should just be falling right off at this point… almost like butter.  It’s amazing if you’re like me and get really stubborn calluses that seem unfixable!  Once you’ve scrubbed away all that old, dead skin, slap on some intensive lotion and enjoy your brand new feet!

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baopeipingy asked: Hi I've searched through ur post bu can't seem to find it. So I apologize if u have already answer this. What is a good makeup remover? High end and drugstore or even DIY.

I always use olive oil to remove my makeup… you only need a tiny amount and even the most stubborn makeup melts away.  Olive oil is good for your skin, doesn’t contain any irritating chemicals or added fragrances/dyes, and compared to most makeup removers, is less expensive.

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It’s been years since I’ve used much of anything else.  I’ve always had pretty negative reactions to bottled makeup removers, and this is much more gentle and actually improves my skin instead of irritating it!  :)

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chelseaasantanna asked: Ahh! Your hair is gorgeous!! I also have a question, I've been noticing lately that under my eyes gets really dry and skin starts peeling so I was wondering what is a REALLY good moisturizer or face wash! Thanks xx

Thank you so much!!

The skin underneath your eyes is very sensitive, and can react differently (or before) the rest of your skin to different issues because it’s so thin.  I suggest using gentle products that don’t have too many unnecessary ingredients on that area.

If you’re using a face wash that is meant for acne, I would stop using that for now, because salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, (or other anti-acne active ingredients) are very drying on your skin.  This is just assuming that you are using one of these.  If you’re not, your face wash should be okay.

As for moisturizer  you should use one all over your face every day, because it will keep your skin healthy and clear.  A few of my favorites (for dry skin types):

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Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream

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Yes To Cucumbers Daily Calming Moisturizer (SPF 30)

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Olay Total Effects Daily Moisturizer

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Clinique Moisture Surge Intense

But if it’s really just under your eyes that’s dry and peeling (it happens), stick to a lighter moisturizer, and find instead a rich eye cream.  Once again, I tend to prefer simpler formulations that don’t contain a boatload of extra ingredients.  Here’s a few:

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Yes To Carrots Moisturizing Eye Cream

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Simple Soothing Eye Balm

You could also try some at-home DIY treatments to help soothe those dry patches!  

  • Coconut oil or olive oil (on a cotton pad as a moisturizer, rinse off)
  • Honey (mix it with sugar to create a gentle, natural exfoliant)
  • Papayas, avocados, or egg whites all have hydrating properties

Good luck! :)

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dancewithmetonight-deactivated2 asked: Hey! What do you think about salt sprays for your hair? Also, do you have any tips to use with it?

Although I do love making my own salt spray for my hair, especially during the summer, I have to warn you that it’s not necessarily good for your hair.  Salt will draw out moisture and can easily dry out your hair!  So use with caution.

I make a shine + salt spray, to offset the drying action and “eh” scent that regular salt sprays have.   In a small spray bottle, I mix warm water with a few tablespoons of sea salt, and a bit of jojoba oil or coconut oil!  Since oil doesn’t mix with water I have to shake it well before each use, and avoid my roots, but it creates great, natural shine, as well as those beachy, voluminous waves!

(I got this cute little spray bottle for .97 cents in the travel section at Walmart!)

If you’re a blonde, you can add lemon juice to salt spray to create your own type of “Sun In”, which will give you natural highlights.

I get the best results by drying my hair with a cotton T shirt in a scrunching motion (t shirts versus towels will reduce frizz!), spraying my hair thoroughly with salt spray, allowing my hair to air dry half way, and then spritzing and scrunching again!  Salt sprays will give you a TON of volume and can make your hair a little crazy.





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howeverloong asked: i'm using the lip scrub right now and it's hard to keep it on my lips because i keep licking it off. it tastes so good!

I know, right?!  Hahaha I have the same problem!





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I’ve decided to create a page devoted to sharing DIY beauty tips, tricks and recipes that are great for your skin & hair!  These feature organic and natural ingredients that are effective and good for you.

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