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 […]

Greek Yogurt, Honey & Coconut Oil Hair Mask

DIY: Greek Yogurt, Honey & Coconut Oil Hair Mask

Before washing my hair last Sunday, I treated myself to a greek yogurt, honey & coconut oil hair mask. Greek yogurt is a wonder ingredient for the hair – chock full of protein and lactic acid, it adds strength, shine, and moisture to strands. Honey is a natural humectant and coconut oil penetrates hair cuticles to […]

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 […]