Best nails ever!

You must know something curious, I always wear my nails painted. Why? I really don’t know but I really like how does it looks and now it’s like a part of me.

Today I really wanted to show you some of my tricks to have amazing nais at home. I hope you enjoy!

PERFECT NAILS

This are a few tips to paint your nails as a professional:

1. PETROLEUM JELLY: Line your nails with petroleum jelly, this way will be easy to cleanup them after.

2. TOP AND BASE COAT: Always use base coat to begin and top coat to end. I promise you that the results will be absolutely much better.

3. PATIENCE: This is the most important thing. When doing the manicure/pedicure you should have patience and time. This way if something goes wrong you’ll have time to remove it and start again. Don’t worry you only need to practice!

HOW TO DRY NAIL POLISH QUICKLY

How many times do you have to go somewhere and your nails were ruinned? You have to paint your nails quickly and go, but… Thay’re still wet!

I’m going to give you a few solutions to this problem:

1. ICE WATER: Nail polish dries when it encounters cool temperatures. So try freeze-drying your polish in place by using ice water. In 2-3 minutes you’re done!

2. FREEZER SOLUTION: Maybe this sounds a little bit strange but it works! The only thing that you have to do is to stick your hands in the freezer for a few minutes.

3. USING THE HAIR DRYER: I discovered this trick when I painted my nails and later put on my sneakers. The only think that I had near was a hair dryer so I adjusted it to the coolest setting and it worked perfectly!

P.S.: I only wanted to give you the last tip. Keep your nailpolish inthe fridge! Maybe this sounds strange but it helps the formula to last longer!

This are a few tips that I hardly recommend you to try. If you have more tips feel free to share them in the comment box down below!

Homemade body scrub

Today I decided to show you different recipes to do homemade body scrub. Why? Because I’ve noticed that you really liked the one where I showed you how to do lip scrub, that’s one of the reasons. The other? I need a body crub but I don’t want to waste mjy money in things that I can perfectly do at home.

So if you are interested to learn how to do it keep reading!

WARNING: This recipes are designed to exfoliate out body, not to eat (I’m sure that you’re going to fall in the temptation, I did) .

Vainilla and lavender body scrub

2 cups of sugar

1 cup of grape seed oil

1 teaspoon of vainilla extract

2 tablespoons of dry lavender

12 drops of lavender essential oil

Coffee body scrub

1 cup of coconut oil

1/2 cup of sugar

1/3 of fresh coffee grounds

2 or 3 tablespoons of olive oil

Lemon body scrub

3 cups of sugar

3/4 cup of olive oil

Juice from one lemon

2 tablespoons of vainilla extract

Chocolate body scrub

1 cup of coconut oil

1/2 cup of brown sugar

1/4 cup of cocoa powder

This are some recipes that I’ve found and I thought that it’s funny to try them.

You can do your own body scrub at home and share with me the recipe! Tell me in the comment box which your favorite recipe!

Amazing lipsticks

I’m very excited about this post because it’s about… Lipsticks!

Today I decded to show you how to do homemade lipsticks. You must know that conventional lipstick can be a source of harmful chemicals and these chemicals can be easily absorbed. These homemade lipstick let you create a personalized lipstick color that is chemical free and inexpensive to make.

These are the ingredients that you’re going to need:

1 teaspoon beeswax pastilles

1 teaspoon Shea butter or Cocoa Butter

1 teaspoon coconut oil

This base recipe will create a smooth, clear lipstick that is very moisturizing and protective. Now, if you want, you can add some color to your lipstick.

Melt all the ingredients in a glass jar without a lid in a small pot of simmering (not boiling) water. When melted, remove from heat and add any optional ingredients like color or scent.

These are some things that you can add:

Matte texture: Add some bentonite clay. You must add some color, this way your lips won’t look white.

Red: Add some natural red food colorant.

Tan/Brown: Cocoa powder or cinnamon.

Scented: A drop of essential oil of choice.

Cool notebooks

I’m bored of all that horrible notebook covers and I decided to decorate mine.

Today I’m going to show you how I did it!

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First I took a little piece of cardboard and I cut a triangle, this way later we’ll do all the triangles in the same size.

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Then I took a few magazines where I found lots of images and cool drawings.

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Now I’m looking for cool images, patterns, drawings, etc and drawing triangles (using the cardboard triangle) and then you cut them.

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Keep doing since you have enough triangles to cover your notebook.

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The last step is to take some glue and stick the triangles wherever you want.

I decided to place them in the way you can see in the image because later I’ll write on the empty space.

I hope you enjoyed this DIY idea! Tell me in the comment box what do you think about it.

Say goodbye to chapped lips

We love doing DIYs because it means we can control what we’re putting on our skin and we save lots of money. Today I’m going to show you how to do our own lip scrubs because we all love Lush’s products, but me should save some money.

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For each recipe you only need two components: an exfoliator and a nourishing agent, which are a fabulous solution for chapped lips. Be careful because it’s very probable that you want to eat it!

This recipe is so easy and you can customize the flavor with your favorite lip balm. Just combine it with some petroleum jelly and some sugar for instant exfoliating action!

But I’m going to share with you my favorite lip scrub recipe. This works perfectly and your lips will be so smooth.

You’ll need:

1 tsp of coconut oil

1 tsp of raw honey

1.5 – 2 TB of raw/granulated sugar

Some lemon juice

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Tell me in the comment box if you ever did a homemade lip scrub. Let’s share recipes!

Yummy ice cream!

I love ice cream and I think that I’m not the only one.

I use to spend a lot of money buying ice cream, but I thought that could be a good idea to make my own ice cream at home. So that’s what I’m going to show you today.

For all the different recipes you’re gonna need condensed milk and cream, but then you can add your favorite ingredients (chocolate, marmalade, flavors…) to get the best ice cream ever. You only have to leave it a few hours in the freezer and that’s all you have to do!

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You can serve it in cups or “cute containers”.

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Or between two cookies and I promise that this is so yummy.

I hope you liked the idea because I think that it’s a easy way to save money and using creativity to create new awesome flavors.

Tell me in the comment box which is your favorite flavor. Mine is probably hazelnut.

Cute coffee mugs

I love coffee mugs but sometimes when I go shopping I don’t like the drawings/pattern in it.

Today I’m going to show you how to decorate your coffee mugs your way.

To start you need some white cups or mugs that you can find anywhere.

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Now pick a oil -based sharpie for long-lasting results (regular sharpie ink can come off even after baking).

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Practice drawing in a paper and later draw in the mug. You can do a lot of different mugs!

Below I leave you some ideas for yours.

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DSC_0788The last step is to bake the mug in the oven for 30 minutes at 350°F. Place them in the oven before it heats up and leave it in until the oven cools completely, this way there won’t be any cracks.

So that’s all you have to do! Now you have your perfect coffee mug.

Tell me in the comment box what do you prefer, coffee or tea?