Sugar Plum Sugar Scrub

This is great for yourself, or to give as a gift! Once you start adding teachers, coaches, friends, and other adults to your Christmas gift list, it can get very long!  Making homemade gifts that people can USE is the best way to give!!  Here’s how to make a delicious smelling Sugar Plum Sugar Scrub for a relaxing shower or bath!

You’ll need sugar, coconut oil,  sugar plum fragrance oil, vitamin E oil, purple food coloring, and rubbing alcohol. Ingredients:

Spray a container of choice with rubbing alcohol and set aside until dry.

In a microwave-safe bowl, melt coconut oil.

Combine essential oil, vitamin E oil, and sugar, and stir until well combined.

Add a few drops of purple food coloring in and mix until you reach your desired color.

Store in a covered container at room temperature.


Sugar Plum Sugar Scrub


  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • ½ Cup Coconut Oil
  • 2-3 Drops Sugar Plum Fragrance Oil
  • 1 tbsp Vitamin E Oil
  • Purple Food Coloring (Optional)
  • Rubbing Alcohol


  1. Spray a container of choice with rubbing alcohol and set aside until dry.
  2. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt coconut oil.
  3. Combine essential oil, vitamin E oil, and sugar, and stir until well combined.
  4. Add a few drops of purple food coloring in and mix until you reach your desired color.
  5. Store in a covered container at room temperature.

DIY Brown Sugar Scrub

I absolutely hate paying top dollar for beauty treatments and often make my own at home for a fraction of the cost. There are plenty of items in your kitchen that can be used to make your own and it’s very nice to actually know what is in your products. This DIY Brown Sugar Scrub is great for using on your face, hands, heels and elbows… pretty much anywhere! It’s an all-in-one product that exfoliates and moisturizes at the same time. So head into the kitchen and let’s get ready to have a spa night!

10 Simple Interior Designer Tips for Stunning Bedroom Decor

Due to the small size of most bedrooms, most people find decorating these spaces difficult. However, the bedroom represents one of the most important spaces in your home, and with the right design, this room can play a major role in the overall feel of a home.

They key to great bedroom design is efficiency. Experienced designers find strategic ways to make the most out of every square foot. from the carpet to the duvet covers to the ceiling , these simple interior designer tips, you can turn your cramped bedroom into a restful retreat that seems much larger than it does now!

DIY Makeup Remover Pads

Here’s a fun little weekend project that will take about 10 minutes and will last you for a while!!  No matter how tired you are, you should always remove your makeup.  Until I found this recipe, I got my makeup remover from the department store and it was over $15.  This will cost you a fraction of that and like I said earlier, will last you a good little while!

All you need is a mason jar or round container, large round cotton pads, 1.5 cups of water, 2 T tear-free baby shampoo and 1/4 t of baby oil!  The baby shampoo and baby oil can both be found in the little travel section of most stores for $1 or less!

In a large bowl just mix together your water, shampoo, and oil.

Add enough of this solution to cover the bottom of the container, and put about 10 pads in there. Once those are used up, add 10 more, making sure to cover them with the solution!  How easy is that?  How GREAT does it smell?

We’ve included FREE labels so you can decorate your jar as you’d like or make this as a gift for friends!

DIY Makeup Remover Pads Labels

  • Mason Jar or Round Container
  • Large Round Cotton Pads
  • 1½ cup Water
  • 2 tbsp Tear-Free Baby Shampoo
  • ¼ tsp Baby Oil
  1. In a large bowel mix together the Water, Shampoo and Oil.
  2. Add enough of your solution to cover the bottom of your mason jar or container.
  3. Add in approximately 10 Pads (allow to soak up the solution.
  4. Continue to add about 10 pads at a time pouring solution over each set to allow coverage.

Tips and Trends for Cool Looking Hands in 2018

A new year is the perfect time for a brand new look, and your nails are the perfect place to start! You don’t have to rush out to your local nail bar either — save the pennies and get creative instead. Here are five of the season’s top nail art trends.

Brighten up

This winter, nail fashion has been all about bright colors, which are perfect for making those cold dark days feel much more cheery. Go for bold pinks and reds and fluorescent citruses and use more than one color on each nail in asymmetric patterns. Don’t worry if the nail varnish colors clash, it’s all part of the look.

Midnight blue

Vampy nails never go out of fashion, but this year it’s time to swap your trusty black, nail standby varnish for a deep dark blue. This shade will go really well with lace, another of the season’s top style trends. A dark shade on your nails is also very forgiving of any imperfections!

Mind the gap

One of the most interesting looks of the Spring 2015 catwalks, this nail art is easy to do and looks terrific. Paint from the top of your nail to halfway down, then leave a small gap and finish your nail down to the cuticle using a different color. Use neutral tones for a subtle look or be bold and use bright colors for eye-catching stripes.

Frozen sparkle

A glamorous twist on the classic French manicure, instead of using white at the tips of your nails use silver glitter varnish instead. You don’t have to be too neat either. In fact, the messier the better, as small trickles will give your nails a great frosty, icy effect.

Chain gang

And lastly, don’t forget you can accessorize with body jewelry. A gorgeous hand chain looks great paired with freshly manicured nails and will add a touch of elegance and eastern glamour. If you haven’t worn one before, keep it simple at first, but if you’re feeling adventurous pair a hand chain up with more bracelets and rings for a really cool look.

There you have it. Five looks for fashionable hands in 2015. So grab ten minutes to yourself, have plenty nail varnish remover and cotton wool at the ready, and enjoy giving your hands a bit of TLC.

Silver hair a new style?

At the first gray hair , the bitter enemy of every woman, one has always resorted to the hair dye, preferably dark, to be able to cover it completely, thus also hiding the progress of time. Today, however, the silver hairs are trendy  and not only for the more active women but they burn the times especially to the very young and the celebrities. A symptom of aging considered out today instead is a must in season.

There are shades of gray to suit all tastes, from light gray to almost white, to silver and dark gray, or to shatush effect shades ranging from dark to light. A trend that appeared in the United States and baptized as a granny hair  . They give brightness to the face and do not need the right cut to bring them and neither age!

The Ultimate Bridal Survival Kit List

Photo credit;  Mojuba emergency kits

No matter how much effort you put into planning your wedding, mistakes and accidents are bound to happen. A survival kit is necessary for a bride to take along on her wedding day. This kit should contain tools that would fix up little glitches and bad happenings. Preparing for unforeseen circumstances is one major key to pulling off a successful event. A survival kit is not only needed for brides. Event planners, groomsmen and basically anyone going for a major event needs one.

8 Mistakes that Can Sabotage a Relationship

Nobody’s the perfect partner all the time, and all relationships go through rocky patches. However, certain mistakes we make can have dire consequences. If you want your long-term relationship to remain happy and fulfilling, avoid these eight common pitfalls.

  1. Not discussing relationship rules

Many couples make a commitment thinking that everything will just work out. But major disagreements or misunderstandings can develop if you don’t agree on certain ‘rules’ from the start. For example, what constitutes ‘cheating’? Is it okay for your partner to have virtual sex in a chat room or with someone’s avatar in an online game? Finances are another area where lack of initial discussion can lead to big arguments. Does your partner need to talk to you first before buying certain things or spending money over a certain amount? If there are behaviors you just won’t tolerate within a relationship, make sure your other-half understands and agrees. On top of that you need to feel open enough to talk about the things you like does your partner have any of these common fetishes? Would you know if they did? These are the sort of things you need to know about the person you love if you expect to have a long and lasting relationship.

  1. Attempting to change your partner

Everyone wants to feel loved and accepted for who they are, not who someone else would like them to be. People also need to feel free to make decisions about their own lives. This is why attempting to change your partner’s opinions, habits or lifestyle will only result in exasperation and resentment. Nagger, badgering or manipulating your partner is unlikely to change them, but it will certainly cause friction within the relationship. That doesn’t mean you can’t discuss your concerns with your partner and try to persuade them to change something, just accept that, ultimately, it’s their life and their choice.

  1. Complaining about your partner

If something your partner does is getting on your nerves, you may feel the urge to complain about them to a friend or relative. It’s might seem easier to vent your frustration to a sympathetic ear than to confront your partner about what’s bothering you. This tactic is counterproductive. If you don’t discuss the problem with your other-half, you’re not giving them a chance to resolve it. They might not even be aware of what’s bothering you. Moreover, if your partner hears about the complaint through a third party, they will feel betrayed. Then, when you do discuss the issue, they’ll be more reluctant to see things from your perspective.

  1. Decreasing physical contact

When a couple first falls in love, they usually can’t keep their hands off each other. Once they settle down together, passionate displays of affection tend to become less frequent. However, if you become so physically distant that you only touch your partner during sex, both of you are likely to grow emotionally distant as well. During close physical contact, the pituitary gland releases the ‘love hormone’ oxytocin which plays an important role in human pair-bonding. Oxytocin helps two people establish a sense of intimacy and attachment. Regular cuddles keep couples together.

  1. Breaking your word

Within any relationship, partners need to feel they can count on each other. If your other-half asks you to do something and you agree to do it, it’s essential that you follow through. It could be something trivial like taking out the trash or something important like paying an overdue bill. If you make a habit of disappointing your partner or leaving them to pick up the pieces, the relationship will soon be in jeopardy. If, with the best intentions, you aren’t able to follow through on a promise due to unforeseen circumstances, apologize and explain.

  1. Holding Grudges

If your partner says or does something that makes you feel angry, insulted or hurt, it’s vital that you deal with the issue and then let it go. Reacting in passive-aggressive ways such as not speaking to your partner or maintaining your distance will not make the situation any better. The longer behavior such as this continues, the more likely you are to drive your partner away. If your other-half forgets your birthday, you may take it as a sign that they don’t care about you. Instead of punishing them by pretending that you don’t care either, let them know how upset you are. Then give them a chance to make it up to you.

  1. Getting stuck in a boring rut

It’s easy for committed couples to slip into a comfortable routine. But if you rarely share new experiences, you or your partner may be tempted to seek stimulation elsewhere. Several studies have shown that couples who do exciting things together feel more satisfaction in their relationship. Doing unfamiliar or challenging activities with your partner will help you to see each other afresh, appreciate each other more and feel like a team. Travel to somewhere off the beaten path, learn ballroom dancing, go abseiling or just try a strange foreign cuisine.

  1. Having unrealistic expectations

If you expect your relationship to be perfect or your partner to be the man or woman of your dreams, you are in for a big disappointment. Don’t expect intense, crazy romantic love to last forever. Over time, it evolves into a calmer sort of intimacy.

Don’t expect your partner to always understand you or be able to see things from your point of view. No two people are exactly alike, and no one can read your mind. Don’t expect your partner to save you from all your personal problems. The best they can do is to offer their support. Finally, don’t assume that a good relationship is one without conflict. It’s how you resolve disputes that matters.


How to Choose a Wedding Venue

For many couples, picking the right wedding venue that will be easy for their guests is a big deal. Settling on a venue is an expensive affair. It sets the tinge of the wedding. A wedding venue is a meat in a wedding sandwich but many are frustrated with the reservation process. Below are a few tips that will help you choose a wedding venue that is right for you.

7 Reasons Not To Wear Makeup

In a world bombarded by mascara advertisements and bafflingly popular YouTube eyeshadow tutorials, it’s not hard to see how huge the cosmetics industry has become. Many women consider make-up an ‘essential’ part of their lives, but the fact of the matter is that it definitely isn’t. You can give it up.

This article is not a feminist rant about how women should stop aspiring to the unrealistic beauty standards set by the media and Hollywood (although that would be great, too). Nor is it a judgment or criticism of women who use cosmetics. This article is just here to provide some totally logical reasons not to paint your already beautiful face with make-up.

  1. Make-up is expensive

There’s no denying it, applying a full face of make-up, including touch ups on a daily basis is mega expensive. This study reveals that the average woman spends $15,000 on makeup in her lifetime. You could buy a new car, put a down payment on a studio apartment, or take a lavish trip around Europe with that kind of cash!

  1. Putting on makeup is time-consuming

Applying makeup steals precious minutes from your day. Minutes that could be spent doing other things. A coat of lip gloss and a bit of mascara is harmless, but applying a full face can really drain your time, especially if you take regular trips to the bathroom for touch-ups. The same study quoted above found that the average woman spends 20 minutes applying make-up each day. Added up over one year, that’s 121 hours! You could almost become fluent in another language with that time.

  1. It’s not good for your skin

Nobody likes leaving the house with giant zits on their face, but covering up blemishes with products containing chemicals is really counterintuitive. Your skin will not recover as fast as it should if you don’t let it breathe and heal naturally. After giving up make-up you’ll even find that your skin becomes less prone to irritation – you just need to break the cycle. Yes, there are organic, ‘natural-ingredients-only’ cosmetics available, but let’s be honest, not many people can afford to use this stuff exclusively (see reason 1).

  1. You should be able to feel comfortable with your natural face

This is a hard one, because simply ‘becoming okay’ with the way you look is a long-term process, particularly if you suffer from major body image hang-ups. However, it has to be acknowledged that if you’re embarrassed about your natural face, you have some issues to address. In a study polling 2,000 women, one in five said they would refuse to answer a knock on their door if they had no make-up on. That is worrying. If you can’t walk to your corner store or go to the beach without a full face of makeup, this may also apply to you. Try walking down your street without make-up. You’ll notice that nothing bad happens and nobody will care. Which brings us to our next point…

  1. Other people don’t care about or notice your make-up

It’s amazing that many (not all) women wear make-up to appear more attractive to the opposite sex, yet it’s difficult to find a man who prefers his partner in make-up. On a similar note, it’s probably even more difficult to find a fellow woman who thinks your face looks better coated in make-up. The point is this: nobody actually cares or notices if you’re wearing make-up or not, so why bother? In most cases, other people will even PREFER how you look without it. This doesn’t just apply to people you’re attracted to – the person interviewing you for a job doesn’t care, your family doesn’t care, the bus driver doesn’t care, and your friends certainly don’t care either.

  1. You won’t have to worry about stains

If you don’t wear makeup you’ll never have to fear make-up stains ruining your clothes again. Your white t-shirts will rejoice! You also won’t have to worry about staining your face when you cry or simply need to rub your itchy eye.

  1. You’re hot already

There is no need to wear make-up because you already look great! Anyone who thinks otherwise is a fool who doesn’t deserve your time. Leave the house wearing a natural glow of confidence on your face instead and see how good it feels.