Coconut flakes, cinnamon and honey scrub

Hello everyone,

I know I haven’t been around for a while now, but today I have a fun and easy homemade scrub for you to try out.
It’s been a tough few weeks for me, now that it’s clearing up, I decided I’d take care of myself a little bit, just at home, nothing fancy. Sometimes all we need is simplicity.

I hope you’ll like it as much as I do ;

Here is the recipe :

  • 2Ts coconut flakes
  • 1ts cinnamon
  • 1Ts honey
    coconut scrub steps
Mix all the ingredients very well , put it on clean makeup free face and leave it on for 5 min. Afterwards start scrubbing using circular motions and rinse with warm water.
scrub mix
I usually follow this up by toning my face with rose water and moisturizing it with Argan oil (I follow the same steps as my facial, you can find detailed explanations here)

 

If you are struggling with acne, like I am this scrub uses all the right ingredients to help you out :

  • Honey is one of my favorite ingredients to use in beauty treatment, the greatest moisturizer ever created, it also has antibacterial properties, making it perfect for treating acne in a very soft way. ( You can see another recipe with honey here)
  • Cinnamon, which is a natural antiseptic, it will kill all the bacteria that cause breakout and dry out any existing pimples. it also stimulates blood circulation supplying the surface of your skin with much needed oxygen and nutrients.
  •  As for the coconut flakes, I like my scrubs to have some solid particles that act as a  mechanical peel (like beads in regular over the counter scrubs), This is the role of the coconut flakes in this recipe, they are gentle enough for the skin of the face but still very effective.
So tell me guys, how do you treat yourself after a stressful time? I’m all about revitalize  my body, it took me through the stress and change and carelessness, it deserves a little reword!

 

See you next time ! XOXO

kiss mark

 

Yet another DIY pearl bracelet

 

Hello everyone,

Today I have another fun and easy DIY for you, I know I haven’t been the most consistent blogger lately,  but I’m trying to find a balance, I will eventually.

For now here is the bracelet which I made using these ugly earrings I bought them cheap, just for the individual pieces it was made of.

hoop earings

And here are the supplies:

supplies

– Pearls, I had them from some old necklace that I took apart, I made another DIY with these pearls you can check it out here.

I always keep things like that in a box where I can just look for random items and probably find something, we all have that kind of box, right? It also helps me get creative.

– Fishing thread

– Scissors

– Super glue

– A couple of jump rings and a hook for closing the bracelet

The Steps:

  1. After I took the earrings apart, by just opening jump rings, I ended up having these three piles, and free hoops.the piles
  2. Start by securing your thread on a jump ring.
  3. Insert 6 gold simple beads.
  4. Add one of the beads that’s attached to a jump ring (dangling)
  5. Then continue inserting one pearl and one dangling bead until you reach the desired length.
  6. Insert 6 gold beads again.hook and an open jump ring
  7. Open a jump ring and add the hook, close it back and then attach it to your thread, secure.
  8. you could add a little charm, just for the cuteness.

Star charm

There you have it, a pretty little bracelet to layer with.

layering bracelets

 

Now I have one bracelet that I would actually wear and some left overs for other DIY s

Maybe this? Next weeks post probably, just keep a close watch and like this post if you want to see more like it.

 hoop earing DIY

Do you keep ugly or broken jewelry for future DIY? We call it “the orphanage box” don’t know why Germans call it Ramschkiste meaning “junk box”, how do u call It?

See you next time XOXO

kiss mark

DIY Alum Stone deodorant

Hello everyone,

Today it’s all about armpits , I’ve been disappointed and mostly scared of all the deodorants there was, disappointed because they don’t do the job and scared because of all the harmful and wasteful ingredients in them.

So here I am with a DIY deodorant using alum stone. I made it a few weeks ago, and at some point, my mom and my best friend asked for a jar too, and I taught that you guys would love it to try.

But what is Alum Stone ? It is a natural crystal stone, it contains pure potassium alum mineral salts extracted from a natural quarry. Alum stone is known for its astringent and mildly antiseptic properties. So it will kill all the nasty bacteria that cause armpits to smell, it will also help heal any razor cuts and stop them from bleeding.

You can either use the stone itself by moistening it and applying it directly. Or you can follow this recipe that adds a nice smell with musk and coconut oil which has amazing moisturizing properties.

Why is it important to moisturize your armpits ? Because it’s a sensitive skin area that gets a rough treatment from all the razor shaving harsh chemicals, that result in it turning dark ( very unattractive ), Keeping them moisturized and exfoliating that area can prevent that problem.

I use musk because it’s natural and it smells great, but feel free to use essential oils .

 

What you need is :
  • An empty container ( I just used an old jar from some empty beauty product)
  • 1Ts alum stone powder
  • 1Ts coconut oil
  • 1ts of grated musk
deodorant ingrediants and steps
  1. Start with a clean and dry container .
  2. Add in the alum stone powder and the grated musk.
  3. After wards you want to melt your coconut oil in a bowl of warm water and add it into the mix.
  4. Mix all the ingredients together and let it harden.
deodorant final
How to use it ?
dip your fingers in the mixture and massage it into clean armpits after a shower.
It will keep you smelling nice and fresh until you next shower.
Did you ever use Alum stone? what purpose did you use it for ? And was it any good?
                                                                                                                      XOXO

kiss mark

DIY notebook

A new year calls for calendars, notebooks and new office supplies.

So I personalized a notebook for 2015, it also makes cute gifts for every occasion, you can personalize it as you like there are no rules.

I used a notebook with white pages, I always felt like lined paper restricts me, so I tend to use this kind of notebooks.

the notebook

 

I also used a 1999 calendar from le Louvre that was just gathering dust, mom got it from a trip to Paris back in the day and kept it.

Louvre calendar

 

The paintings are so pretty, it makes me long for visiting the museum! I imagine it having a soothing feel to it like when you enter a church.

I fell in love with this one painting. So sad yet so peaceful, called “La jeune martyre”.

the painting la jeune martyre

 

So what I did was :

1

  1.  remove the spiral, just twist it off.
  2. glue the picture on some cardboard, I used mod podge, let it dry.
  3. Cut it to the originals cover size.
  4. Punch holes in your new cover using a perforator.
  5. insert the spiral back on the notebook including the cover.

And there you have it a new notebook ready to be used or gifted.

Did you ever go to the Louvre Museum ? I would love to know about how it is !

Hope you had a wonderful first month of 2015. See you next time with some fun DIY. XOXO

kiss mark