DIY Vitamin C Toner| With Green Tea & Lavender

Recipe for DIY Vitamin C Toner with Green Tea and Lavender

Did you know that a DIY Vitamin C Toner is super easy to make and costs next to nothing? Vitamin C (L-acorbic acid) is one of the best ways to keep your skin looking young, radiant and fresh because it helps produce collagen, wards off nasty free radicals, and promotes healthy skin cells.  In other words, it’s one of the best anti-aging ingredients you can have in your skin care regimen. Unfortunately though, Vitamin C does have a dark side (quite literally) and can lose its potency rather quickly when exposed to oxygen, making it turn different shades of brown.  When this happens, the usual ‘free radical warding benefits’ of Vitamin C turn against you and actually becomes the evil free radical itself. Isn’t that annoying? If you have ever purchased a Vitamin C skincare … [Read more...]

DIY Chocolate Cake Lip Scrub

DIY Chocolate Cake Lip Scrub via @citizenofbeauty

You know that moment when you are wearing a bold lipstick color and it starts to chunk up? Yeah, we have all been there. It’s called unexoliated lip skin… and it isn’t exactly the prettiest thing ever to have happen when rocking a lipstick. But have no fear, because I have a DIY Chocolate Cake Lip Scrub that is easy to make, tastes pretty dang good (although that isn’t the point), and works amazingly well to get the best lip exfoliation of all time.   What I love about this DIY Chocolate Cake lip scrub is that all of the ingredients can be found at either Wholefoods, Sprouts, New Seasons, or a similar grocery store that has a more health conscious vibe to it. If you can’t find the ingredients in a local store, there is always Amazon, which seems to always have the … [Read more...]

DIY Papaya Enzyme Moisturizing Mask and Scrub

papaya enzyme mask and scrub

You guys are going to love me after trying this DIY Papaya Enzyme mask and scrub that I conjured up in my kitchen yesterday. It's really easy to make, super cheap, and perfect for a girls get together because it makes a ton! Check it out!   Now that you have the instructions above, let me show you some behind the scenes pics of what this looks like when you do it and when it's on your face etc.     This is what it looks like before the papaya enzyme mask is all blended up.     This is what it should look like after you are done blending it really well.   Here is what the papaya enzyme mask should look like when it is on your face!   Since it tastes really good and it's healthy for you, I … [Read more...]

DIY: Personalized Gift Idea


I mentioned a few weeks ago that I moved from Portland, OR to Austin, TX with my little family. So far everything has been going pretty smooth and I even have my home mostly all decorated which feels amazing (pics to follow soon). I am really stoked about my new home and the 80 degree weather I got to have today in April as oppose to the current doom and rainy gloom of Portland's current weather system.  But even though I am excited about all of that...I can't say that leaving what you are use to is ever easy...its only been one week and I miss that stupid rain that I usually curse at. So it was a pleasant surprise when I got a not a Birchbox from one of my Besties, Amy, from She put together a DIY, personalized gift box of things to make me not so homesick … [Read more...]