Dang, You Look Gooooood!!!

It’s sandal season!! And we did go on shopping spree with Quite The Feet! But, let’s face it. Good intentions aside it’s easier to hit the snooze than get out of bed and hit the pavement. And, we are probably scared of the sight of our own feet. So, whether it’s figuring out how to sculpt your body or finally learning how to carve out “me” time, we got you covered with some luxury at home.

Lounging in your living room while soaking your feet sounds divine? Then, Welcome to our new evening ritual. We got some DIY fresh and relaxing ways to get those great feet sandal season ready.

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Lemon Soak:

To make your soak, combine one gallon of warm water and two cups of fresh lemon juice in a small basin or tub.

Lemon Scrub:

Gather 1/4 cup organic granulated sugar, 1/4 cup olive oil and 2Tbsp fresh lemon zest in a small bowl.

Moisturizer:

Use any pure oil or all-natural lotion you might have in your beauty stash.

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Begin by removing old nail polish.
  2. Trim and file nails to desired shape and length, and round the edges to avoid ingrown toenails.
  3. Soak feet in the warm, lemon foot-soak for about 5 minutes.
  4. Gently push back cuticles with a wooden orange stick, available online or at any pharmacy.
  5. To exfoliate, take a scoop of the lemon-zest scrub in your hand and apply in a circular motion to feet, giving extra attention to heels, between toes, and calluses.
  6. Rinse feet under warm water, and then towel-dry.
  7. Massage lotion of choice into the skin, again, giving extra TLC to heels and toes.
  8. Remove excess oils from the nail with a bit of non-acetone remover on a cotton ball.
  9. Apply polish — or just enjoy your soft feet!

NOTE: You can do create your version of Sweet Orange Pedi by replacing Lemon with oranges.

Keeping same instructions, we got few more variations to your homemade spa. More is even better!!


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Peppermint Soak:

Make a soothing foot bath that relaxes and refreshes sore feet by adding 10-15 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil to warm water.

Peppermint Scrub:

Mix 1/4 cup traditional white or brown sugar, 1/4 cup olive oil and 5 drops of peppermint essential oil in a bowl.

 


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Lavendar Soak:

Combine 1/2 cup Epsom Salt, 2 Tbsp Baking soda (optional), 6 drops of Lavendar Essential Oil to warm water.

Lavendar Scrub:

Mix 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup olive oil, 1 tsp pure vanilla extract and 5 drops of lavendar essential oil in a bowl.

 


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Honey Soak:

Put 2 Tsp Honey in hot water and stir it to dissolve it. If you want to, you can add a few drops of your favorite essential oils.

Honey Scrub:

Combine 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup olive oil, 1 tsp pure vanilla extract and 1 tsp honey.


 

BONUS:

Whew! Did you make through all these? Well, you can make your own sugar scrub by including your favorite essential oils. Please, share if you have your faves.

Have a scrub-a-licious day!!

 

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Paint The Town

Want a pout that’s sexy, bold and daring during these winter season? Craving some color? The street-style lip-color goddesses have spoken, and their commandments are as follows: Rule the bold lip! Be brave! Be outrageous! Well you guessed it: red is the go-to-color! But, its not as limiting as you may think. Play with crimson, wine, berry, oxblood and cherry shades. And experiment with stains, glosses, matte lipsticks. Reimagine the classic and create your own magic!

Finding the colors you love, but not burning a hole in your wallet is not an easy task. In such case, where to look other than your nearby drugstore! We raided some to find the freshest shades and textures for the season. Here, the creamy nudes, glossy violets, and matte reds that are sure to satisfy your taste-and your budget.

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Beauty Resolutions Worth Making

It seems that when Jan.1 rolls in, a lot of pressure comes with it – hit the gym, bring your “A” game at work, or whatever made to the “things I need to improve” list. Quite often, resolutions turn into not-so-fun obligations, and, quite honestly we are over it.

A week later? Ah! forget all that. Instead of thinking about things you could have done differently, make your mission to feel the best you possibly can – to treat yourself. We find that when we take time to pamper ourselves, we are able to handle stress more easily and generally kick ass at life. And perhaps, we are biased, but we find beauty resolutions most fun and relaxing of all.

After all, who wouldn’t agree that trying a daring lip color is much more appealing than, keeping check on carb intake?  Yes, we think so too. Ahead, you will find some new beauty trends that easy, achievable and totally worth making. Don’t believe us? Just try one out – trust us, we guarantee you will feel spectacular.

Give your limbs some extra TLC

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It’s no secret that a countless of variables – like stress and weather – can take tool on our bodies. So, pretend that your body is a friend who had a rough day, and give it some extra love. Not sure where to start? With winter officially here and dropping temperature, most of us are suffering from annoying skin ailments like dry skin and irritation. Try bath with essential oils, or using Ponds body cream to bring yourself back to life. Massage over face and neck in morning to smooth and soften skin before applying make-up, or in the evening for deep, overnight hydration. The rich and creamy formula is easily absorbed by skin to nourish deeply while significantly reducing dryness caused during winters.

Mask It

tea-tree-face-mask_l-1Hair and face masks are perfect ways to pamper – not to mention, they offer both immediate and long-lasting results. If you’re looking for instant gratification in your appearance, we highly recommend trying one of these a couple times a week. As for your locks, treat them to a reparative mask. Stay on track by marking your mask days on your calendar.

Pencil In A Spa Day

spaSpeaking of your calendar, if there’s one mantra to prep yourself for the week, it’s indulging yourself in a spa day – or night – once a week. This can be as simple as putting on a mask, lighting some candles and listening to some relaxing music. Or, you can go all-out with a facial and a mani-pedi. Whatever your style is, make it your own and make it blissful.

Go Outside Your Makeup Comfort Zone

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It’s easy to stick to your fail-proof, safe makeup menus – the ones we can practically do with our eyes closed. But, since it is new year, we suggest venturing outside your normal routine, finding new you, and trying something new and daring. You can never go wrong with a statement lip or switching your basic black liner for an eye-catching ombré. Prepare yourself for bountiful compliments.

Make Exfoliation A Priority

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Everybody loves baby-soft skin. In order to achieve the soft, glowing skin we all crave, proper exfoliation is essential. Cleaning off dead cells two to three times a week (depending on skin type) leaves you feeling super refreshed, gives you a gorgeous glow keeping your skin youthful and allowing other products to work better. There’s nothing worse than spending your hard earned #money on quality skin care products and finding that your skin isn’t getting any benefit from them.

Try A New Brand

newbrandYou don’t need to be a beauty buff to be familiar wit brands like NARS, MAC, and Urban Decay. These labels constantly impress us with new releases but it’s easy to forget that beauty is a world full products working hard to themselves known. Sometimes, a local brand can do wonder that an expensive brand can only promise.

When In Doubt, Chop It

We always encourage going with your gut. If you’re sick of the same hairstyle you’ve had for years, or yours are looking lifeless, it’s time for an update. Many celebs have made the change from long to lob this past year – and if they can take the plunge, so can you. Merely chopping off couple of inches can make you look few years younger. Otherwise, changing color or adding highlights can do wonders.