Friday, September 20, 2013

Homemade Lip Balm and Sugar Scrub

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Hi everyone! After a short break, I’m back with another easy DIY for you! There are so many DIY posts for homemade beauty products out there, and here are two of the easiest.
The lip balm and scrub are made with 100% natural ingredients, including some from your backyard. No flower’s or herbs in your yard?…I bet the neighbor won’t mind if you return with some lip balm or sugar scrub!
Both of these crafts would be great to make for a bridal or baby shower, or if you’re just having a “girl’s night”…and I’m pretty sure that some Sangria would be a perfect pairing! I’m not going to lie, champagne is always an essential “ingredient” in my crafting process.

Coconut Rose Lip Balm

What You Will Need:

  • 1/8 cup Coconut Oil (available at most grocery stores or health food stores)
  • 1/4 cup Beeswax (available at craft stores)
  • 1/8 cup Shea Butter (available at craft stores or health food stores)
  • 1 tsp Coconut or Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 cup Rose Petals (fresh or dried), feel free to substitute a different flower or herb here
  • 1 tsp Sweet Almond Oil (available at craft stores)
*This recipe makes enough for about 6 tubes or small containers

How to Assemble:

  1. Measure all of the ingredients into a small saucepan or Pyrex container
  2. Heat on low until everything is melted, or if using microwave heat in 30 second intervals until completely melted
  3. Strain petals if you wish, I left them in, they look really pretty!
  4. Pour into sanitized containers of your choice
  5. Let cool completely (couple hours) and they’re ready to use!
*Since this recipe uses beeswax (melting point is 145 degrees fahrenheit) it will harden enough to put into empty tubes.

 Lavender Rosemary Sugar Scrub

What You Will Need:

  • 1 cup Raw Cane Sugar
  • 1 cup Sea Salt (large or fine grain)
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Oil
  • 2 tbsp Fresh or Dried Lavender
  • 2 tbsp Chopped Rosemary
  • 1 tsp Lavender Oil
  • 1 tsp Sweet Almond Oil

How to Assemble:

  1. Measure all ingredients into a sanitized jar or glass container of your choice
  2. Add chopped rosemary and lavender
  3. Mix together, and you’re done! How easy was that?
*This recipe is really versatile, add whatever herbs, spices, flowers, zests, and essential oil combinations you prefer!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Wish Boats ...





If I would write love notes, it would be on how chilled out life is with Kunal Shah... and how i wouldnt change it for the world !!! What would your love note have ?? 

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Dreaming in Autumn Colours

Photographer Irene Suchocki's photography is like looking into someones wonderful daydreams. The scapes she creates with lighting and her wonderful vintage camera's gives this nostalgic and hazey feel that's absolutely mesmerizing. These are the kinds of places I imagine myself escaping to when I'm daydreaming!

Friday, September 13, 2013

The Eyes Have it..

Ever since my darling husband has got his swanky new car, he seems to be turning all eyes... and I have seen so myself. I have to admit, at first I felt strange but then i just turned the other way. But poor him, he is feeling the pressure ... and yes. Yesterday, Kunal said the inevitable. A little background about Indian people - we are big believers of OMENS. We take a u -turn when the black cat crosses our path. We get told off atleast once, to stay indoors during major eclipses. So im guessing, even if you dont believe in the EVIL EYE - when things point you to it... you sit back and think... as he thought... "Maybe I should get a Turkish Eye for my protection" , Kunal said.. Ofcourse i told him off at that point in time. If anything education has taught us, is that do not fall into these things. Next you know you are wearing different stones on each finger. Your entire house has furniture moved. you sell your business cause yours stars are not aligned and so on...
Spooky alert.. today is Friday the 13th ! 
But if I was to get him an Eye... look at how many things that literally caught my "EYE" - had I not shot the idea out in the first place !!! 
Eye fabric $18/yard
Eye Charm $16
Eye Plate $156
Eye Fabric $17.50/yard
Eye planters and bowl by Helen Levi, $110 and $50
Ojos Cuff $165
Gold Cat’s Eye Ring $2690 (Just for fun)


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