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18 Beauty Hacks You Can Make At Home

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18 Beauty Hacks You Can Make At Home

One of the most therapeutic DIY projects in the world is creating your own beauty products from stuff you already have in the kitchen. You can create hair conditioner, face masks, body scrubs and even limp plumpers, using a combination of everyday ingredients, so we’ve collected 16 of the best mixtures you can throw together yourself!

A lot of these DIY beauty hacks include olive oil, coconut, honey and baking soda so it may be worth stocking up if you haven’t got all of those products at home right now. But once you’ve added them to your shopping list, they can go a long way.

1. DIY Coffee Scrub

    All you’ll need is ground coffee and olive oil to make this great coffee scrub that is particularly good at helping stretch marks fade. Get the full tutorial here.

    2. Apple Cider Vinegar And Ginger Bath Soak

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      All you need is salt, ginger and apple cider vinegar to make this detoxing bath soak. Soak yourself for 45 minutes for quick results!

      3. Green Tea Bags To Cure Puffiness

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        Tighten and de-puff your under eyes by placing cool green tea bags on your skin for around five minutes. The caffeine will help your skin recover and tighten quickly.

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        4. Honey, Cinnamon And Coconut Face Mask

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          Stir one tablespoon of honey with half a teaspoon of cinnamon and coconut flakes and massage the mixture onto your face. This mask is full of anti-oxidants and it will make your skin incredibly soft!

          5. Oatmeal To Calm Itchy Skin

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            Oats are full of lubricating fats and sugars that will moisturise your skin and calm itchiness, sunburn and redness.

            6. Oil And Avocado Hair Mask

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              Mix two tablespoons of honey with a medium-sized avocado and apply to dry hair for 20 minutes. Your hair will be moisturised by the avocado’s unsaturated oils and the honey’s humectant qualities.

              7. Vaseline Blackhead Remover

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                Gather your supplies: Vaseline, cling film wrap and a washcloth, and follow the above steps to unclog your pores and remove blackheads.

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                8. Brown Sugar, Honey And Olive Oil Lip Scrub

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                  Mix a little brown sugar in with the honey and olive oil to get an exfoliating lip scrub.

                  9. Peppermint Lip Plumper

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                    Add peppermint to your favourite lip gloss to make your lips look fuller instantly.

                    10. DIY Sea Salt Spray

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                      All you need is coconut oil, salt, water and conditioner to create your own sea salt spray which give your hair some added texture and body.

                      11. Lavender, Honey And Apple Cider Vinegar Toner

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                        Hydrate you skin while toning it, using this DIY toner. Get the full tutorial here.

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                        12. Strawberry Hand Treatment

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                          Follow the above instructions and you’ll have the softest, strawberry-scented hands ever!

                          13. Oatmeal And Chamomile Face Mask For Sensitive Skin

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                            Start by brewing a strong pot of chamomile tea while you mix half a cup of oats, one tablespoon of baking soda, one tablespoon of honey and two tablespoon of white sugar.

                            Pour the tea in slowly until it looks similar to the mixture above, then apply to a damp face for five minutes. You’ll have soft and exfoliated skin in no time!

                            14. Green Tea And Coconut Face Mask

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                              All you need is a tablespoon of coconut and some loose green tea to make this super hydrating face mask! Follow these instructions to make your own.

                              15. Coconut And Rosemary Conditioner

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                                Using 5 grams of rosemary leaves and 150 ml of coconut milk, you can make this great hair conditioner. To make your own, use this tutorial!

                                16. Coffee Filter Blotters

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                                  Coffee filters are made out of very similar materials to blotting papers, so keep a few close to you on hot days to reduce shine.

                                  17. Olive Oil Face Wash

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                                    Although adding oil to your face may seem counterproductive, rubbing olive oil onto your skin will actually act as a magnet that will draw oil of your pores, leaving your skin clean and glowing.

                                    18. Starch As A Dry Shampoo

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                                      Since most dry shampoos contain starch anyway, you can use household sprayable starch if you get desperate.

                                      Featured photo credit: Part of attractive woman’s face with fashion red lips makeup via shutterstock.com

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                                      10 Cheap And Amazing Honeymoon Ideas

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                                      10 Cheap And Amazing Honeymoon Ideas

                                      A honeymoon is important.  The wedding is over.  The months, or even years, of stress and planning are finally over.  It’s time for the two of you to relax, settle in, and start enjoying your time together as you embark on your first journey as a family.

                                      To make the most of this time for the least amount of money, it’s important to focus on what you want out of a honeymoon.  This isn’t your typical list of touristy honeymoon locations everyone goes to.  Rather, it’s a list of cheap honeymoon experiences a couple can enjoy together, regardless of where it’s at.

                                      1. Camping

                                      A week long camping trip is a fantastic way to see how you mesh together as a couple.  You’re put in a low impact “survival” situation where it’s just the 2 of you and nature.  You have a chance to see how your new spouse handles themselves when left with the basics of life.  There are amazing national parks all over the United States where you can camp for a week for $20-30, disconnect from technology, and enjoy some of the natural wonders our nation has to offer.

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                                      2. Staycation

                                      You don’t have to go anywhere for a honeymoon.  In fact, the tradition of taking a honeymoon vacation is a relatively new one.  Prior to the 19th century, a honeymoon involved staying home together for a month to get to know each other physically.  Think of how blissful it could be to take a full month off work, disconnect from the outside world, and focus entirely on projects together.  You may not be wowing your friends and family with pictures of some exotic location, but they’ll be envious of your escape from the rat race nonetheless.

                                      3. Island Getaway

                                      People tend to overspend on their honeymoon vacations to Hawaii, Tahiti, etc.  Going to these places doesn’t have to be expensive.  You don’t need to stay in a 5 star resort when you’re on a Best Western budget.  You’re there to be in the atmosphere of the island, not a hotel room. Book a cheap flight and sleep in a hotel alternative, on the beach or in your car.  It’s the view in paradise that really matters.

                                      4. Fancy Resort

                                      Book an expensive resort, spa, or retreat in the city you live in.  While this may seem counterintuitive as a cheap destination, when you consider your savings on airfare and other travel costs, you can afford to be treated like royalty within your own city limits.  If you book a honeymoon package, you’ll end up with a lot of free amenities and extra attention.  There’s no need to fly halfway across the world to live the good life.

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                                      5. Road Trip

                                      The journey is often more fulfilling than the actual destination.  If you fly out to some exotic locale, you’ll be stuck on a plane for 8-30 hours.  Rent a luxury car, pick a handful of places you each have always wanted to visit, and go on an adventure.  You can keep food costs down by packing your own snacks, but it’s always a good idea to sample the local delicacies wherever you go, even if it’s only a few states over.

                                      6. Charter a Boat

                                      If the ocean is your thing, a week-long cruise can cost you $1500-$3000 per person, depending on the destination.  You also have to factor in travel costs to and from the cruise, alcohol, souvenirs, and on-shore excursions.  You’ll also be surrounded by people.  For the same price (and often much cheaper), you can charter your own boat and enjoy the experience in private.

                                      7. Las Vegas/Atlantic City

                                      If gambling is your thing, these are the places to do it.  Which one you choose depends on your preference, budget, and proximity.  The way to make this vacation cheaper is to gamble smart.  Stay away from low odd tables (i.e craps, roulette) and read up on the MIT blackjack strategies to beat the house.  If you do it right, you can win enough for a free trip (and gain a valuable team skill in the process).

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                                      8. Themed Retreats

                                      There are weeklong retreats all over the world where you can fully immerse yourselves as a couple into a hobby you’re both passionate about.  Go on a yoga/meditation retreat, a ranch, a vineyard/farm, a backpacking adventure, treasure hunt, or whatever you’re into.

                                      9. Working Honeymoon

                                      Your honeymoon doesn’t have to be a vacation.  For a truly memorable experience, dedicate a week to a charity or volunteer organization.  You can drive out to a campground to help restore it in the offseason.  Maybe you’ve always wanted to volunteer to help out your local animal shelter, plant trees, help the homeless, etc.  Use the time to do something together as a couple that will fulfill you spiritually while contributing to the community.  Just because you’re on a honeymoon doesn’t mean you can’t be productive.

                                      10. Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

                                      Every city, state, and country has festivals, fairs, and special events.  Find one you’re interested in.  If you time your wedding right, your honeymoon can be a trip to one of these festivals.  Burning Man, SXSW, Bonnaroo, the Renaissance Fair, regional harvest festivals, Mardi Gras, New Years Eve in Times Square, a movie premiere, or whatever you’re into.  If you plan your honeymoon at the right time in the right place, the possibilities are endless.

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