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DIY hair mask disaster!

12 Nov

The lovely Maria from  Beauty on a Budget wrote a wonderful post about DIY hair masks last week.  Check out her fun blog 🙂

I decided to do one, and I failed…I FAILED HARD.

It all started out great.  Olive oil, honey, banana…what can go wrong?

What I used:

1 banana (peeled)

2 tablespoons of honey

1 cap full of olive oil


I mixed it all in a cup.  I made sure the banana was really well mashed.  It turned out to be almost liquid.


I put it on my hair and  covered with a plastic bag because this was pretty watery and drippy.

I left it on my hair for 20 minutes and then I rinsed and washed my hair.  I conditioned as normal.

And then my hair was left with this ALL OVER MY HEAD


My hair was so dry and tangled, I couldn’t even get a comb through it.  I had to condition it two more times after this, just to get it manageable.  It still hasn’t fully recovered.

It’s like the banana solidified on my head and then turn to rubber.  Or a balloon exploded on my head.

Pro-tip, if you are allergic to latex, you may want to watch your banana consumption.

I have no idea what I did wrong. All I know that is my hair is not moisturized.



Cute Hair Accessories! DIY fancy hair

7 Nov

I got a little Etsy obsessed today and found these beautiful hair ornaments which would be oh so perfect for the upcoming Holiday Season.

From Amore Treasure





From Punksrus



From ChurchMouseCreations



From GothamCityStyle



From MiaettiaCreations



Have you found any fun Holiday/Special Occasion hair accessories?


DIY Magnetic Makeup Organizers

20 Oct

Hey everyone!  Just came across these organizers and had to share.

Great way to store and show off your makeup.  No more digging thru that makeup bag!

They are really pretty easy to make.

Magnetic Make-up board. Cover a sheet of metal with fabric and glue to a frame. Add small magnets to the back of your products.  You can even add little cups from the dollar store to store you brushes!

Here is the BEST tutorial I’ve come across.  Make-up Magnet Board






Super cute right?  Enjoy!  -k

Halloween Blood spatter Nails

11 Oct


Pairs well with these:

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Mustache nails – with Tutorial

10 Oct



Video Tutorial HERE


DIY Colorful bobby pins!

17 Jun

DIY Colorful bobby pins!

This is such a cute (and cheap) idea. Paint your bobby pins using nail polish you already have.

Pro-tip: Pinterest

29 May

There are many amazing ideas on Pinterest but please make sure you research them a bit before trying.

For example, there is a very popular pin going around right now about using brown sugar and water to straighten hair with no heat.  This doesn’t work.  Its totally just a ploy to see if people will do it.

Read more: Here and Here.


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DIY – Transform old lipstick into lip balm!

24 May


I hate left over lipstick that you can’t get to easily. Gah, wasting your makeup $$$!

I love this idea!


DIY Beauty: Instant Egg White Face Lift

14 May

Can’t wait to try this DIY Egg White Face Lift Mask!

Kinetic Fix

face-mask_LifeAuraDotComLooking for a quick and easy way to tighten skin and freshen up before a big event?

Check out this all-natural recipe from Indie Lee, founder of her eponymous all-natural skincare line Indie Lee & Co, for an at-home, instant face lift.

What you need:

  • 1 cold, fresh medium egg
  • 1 teaspoon corn starch

How to make it:

  • Separate the egg, keeping the white (toss yolk and shell)
  • Whisk egg white and cornstarch together in a small bowl
  • Apply to clean skin, and let sit for 20 minutes before rinsing off

Helpful tips:

After applying the mask, try to lie on your back or gravity may pull the mask downward. Also, as the mask hardens you will not be able to move your face very well. Don’t be alarmed; as soon as you splash warm water on your face, it’ll soften up.

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DIY Beauty – Toner

13 May

Oh my, what wonderful skin you have! Have you discovered the amazingness that is Apple Cider Vinegar? Do you use a toner?  I bet you do!

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