greek yogurt hair mask

Greek Yogurt Hair Mask with Honey & Coconut Oil

On a recent wash day, I treated myself to a homemade greek yogurt hair mask, infused with honey & coconut oil. The greek yogurt hair mask benefits are plenty –  protein and lactic acid add strength, shine, and moisture to strands. Honey and coconut oil penetrate the hair cuticle, locking in even more moisture. It’s amazing how […]

aztec indian healing clay

Aztec Indian Healing Clay Mask

Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay is a mainstay in my beauty arsenal. Made of 100% natural bentonite clay, this stuff is unmatched in drying up pimples, tightening pores, and removing impurities from the skin. I’ve been using it since February 2015 as a base for homemade facial masks; I even once got so excited about […]

DIY candle jar cosmetics bathroom storage

DIY Candle Jar Vanity Storage

I burn through a lot of candles. Scented candles are my guilty pleasure; I buy them at the beginning of every month to treat myself after paying rent #adulting. At any given time there are two or three empty candle jars hanging around my apartment waiting to be repurposed into something else, like the DIY candle […]

DIY Facial Scrub Baking Soda & Coconut Oil

DIY Facial Scrub: Baking Soda & Coconut Oil

Is it a scrub? Or mask? Maybe a natural teeth whitener. Perhaps, it’s all of the above. I have several DIY concoctions involving baking soda in my arsenal, but this one is the most versatile. In addition to exfoliating and moisturizing the skin, a simple paste of baking soda and melted coconut oil not only extracts […]

when to not diy

When to DIY vs. When to Not DIY

When to DIY, and when to not DIY. That’s the question. I love the idea of making things from scratch. But there are times when it’s simply impractical to do the DIY beauty thing. I have an ever-growing Pinterest board of DIY beauty ideas that I’ve barely scratched the surface on. Between work, family, and […]