Chocolate Milk Bath

 

 

 

 

 

This recipe for a chocolate milk bath is so easy to make with just three ingredients. This is a dry mixture so you don’t have to worry about using it right away. You can package it up in a fun cellophane gift bag for a lovely gift or a small container for yourself.

The milk powder in this recipe will nourish your skin. Milk contains lactic acid that exfoliates and softens the skin.

Adding cocoa powder gives a boost of antioxidants to help repair skin. This recipe makes enough for two baths.

INGREDIENTS
1 cup of powdered milk
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon cornstarch
INSTRUCTIONS:
Mix the ingredients together in a small bowl.
Transfer the contents to a cellophane bag with a tie or a small container with a lid.
Add ½ cup to warm bath water. Swirl it around the water to mix it in.

 

 

chocolate milk bath

 

Want a yummy Chocolate Mint Sugar Scrub too? Find it here.

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Chocolate Mint Sugar Scrub

 

 

This chocolate mint sugar scrub smells AMAZing and is a fun treat. And the almond oil will help moisturize and nourishes your skin, leaving it yummy and super soft.

I’ve been playing around with different scrubs since I discovered how uber easy they are to make and this one is a new favorite.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup white sugar

1/3 cup almond oil

2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

10 drops peppermint pure essential oil

a glass container with lid to store any leftovers

Instructions:

1. In large bowl, add brown sugar, white sugar, cocoa powder, and mix well.

2. Add the almond oil and peppermint essential oil and mix until well combined.

3. Transfer the mixture to a wide-mouth container with a secure lid.

4. Use in shower or bath, while your body is wet. Scoop up some of the scrub with your fingers and gently massage over your arms, shoulders and legs in a circular motion. Rinse well.

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e.l.f. Maximum Coverage Concealer and Wrinkle Refiner | Review

 

e.l.f. Wrinkle Refiner

This product surprisingly does what it claims and is definitely worth a try, but it can be a hassle to use.

This product is best used AFTER you have applied your makeup. AFTER primer, foundation, concealer, or whatever else you else, THEN you apply this product and gently pat it into the wrinkles using your finger with a patting motion. If you apply this under your makeup, you get a mess. If you rub this product when applying it over your product, the color of your makeup will lighten and become a splotchy mess. It feels really smooth when applying. It almost blurs and creates an airbrushed finish.

Make sure to pat this on AFTER you have applied your makeup. I can’t stress the “patting” enough. If you rub,it will become a flaky mess. Also, try to avoid touching your face. You would not want it to flake on your face and ruin your makeup. Make sure you take the time to test the product at home, without having to go anywhere, just check how it applies, how the product works with your makeup, if your makeup changes colors, etc. It does fill in wrinkles like it says. I personally don’t like how it flakes when I rub my skin, so for me that makes this product so-so. But because it works, I will recommend this product.

e.l.f wrinkle reducer

e.l.f. Wrinkle Reducer

$3.00 Size .162 oz

e.l.f Maximum Coverage Concealer

This concealer is actually quite creamy and thick almost as thick as some foundations out there, but not too thick.
It feels really smooth on the skin and to be honest takes very little effort to blend out.
I have found just a pea sized amount is more than enough to do each under eye area.
This takes very little effort to apply so you can either use your finger tips or sometimes
I used Porcelain for my under eye area as its a little bit on the lighter side and perfect for brightening up and
I used Sand for my blemishes or anything else I need to cover up. I am on the pale side and it’s a perfect match for the rest of my face.
It does not soak into any fine lines or blemishes you have and it did amazing at covering my dark circles and blemishes. Just set with some translucent powder and it lasts all day. This product also gets a thumbs-up and certainly recommend you try it for yourself.
e.l.f maximum coverage concealer
e.l.f. Maximum Coverage Concealer: Porcelain
$3.oo Size 0.7 oz
Check out my thoughts on e.l.f. Studio Glossy Gloss here.
e.l.f. wrinkle reducer maximum coverage concealer
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More of Me | Friday Five

 

As I’m sitting here, scheduling posts, product reviews and such, I’m wondering where I want to go with my blog.

I have been on the silent side, doing a review here and there. I certainly know it will more specific product reviews, no more of random products, and a bit more personal posts, as my family and I open a new chapter in our lives, a few easy crafts. So yes, still random, but more of me, who I am, what I like.

So, I’m thinking of deleting several more posts (I have already deleted quite a few), so this blog truly represents me.

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e.l.f. Studio Glossy Gloss | Review

 

e.l.f is a makeup brand that offers many products (such as eyeshadow, blush, lipstick, etc.) for 1, 2, or 3 dollars. Every single one of their products is super-affordable, as even the foundations come in around $6.

While some people swear by the brand, others say that you get the quality you pay for. Personally, I think that the truth is somewhere in the middle. Ultimately, while some products flop (all brands release less-than-perfect items sometimes), many products shine. In fact, some are even comparable or better than high end selections.

Today I’m reviewing my favorite e.l.f. lip gloss “Glossy Gloss” that work well, are affordable, and are definitely worth buying.

It’s not tacky, sticky, thick, or heavy to wear, but a bit thick when applying. It has an impressive wear time for a lip gloss, and provides a smooth, even shine. As a lover of nude lip products, this pretty gloss is one of my favourites and beats many high end and drugstore brands which cost way more. This comes in several shades, so there’s something for everyone. At $3, I really don’t think you can pass this up.

elf glossy gloss ballet slippers berry blush

e.l.f Glossy Gloss Berry Blush and Ballet Slippers

$3.oo Size .24 oz

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20 Random Facts about Me

 

 

1. I’m a twin.

2. I am deathly afraid of heights.

3. I have 9 tattoos and want at least 5 more.

4. I love to color.

5. I have three children and want one more.

6. I always feel better about myself when I wear mascara.

7. I’m addicted to office supplies.

8. I say “F*ck.” Alot.

9. I hate cooking.

10. I’m obsessed with beauty products, but it takes too much effort to use them.

CS Random Facts

11. I love being alone, but hate feeling lonely.

12. I have ugly feet.

13. I wanted to be a model when I was growing up.

14. I can’t sing, but I love to.

15. I’m a morning person

16. I hate the beach.

17. I can pick things up with my toes.

18. My dad is my hero.

19. Sweet Tea is my favorite drink.

20. I think and over think about almost everything.

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Tag: It’s all about me

 

 

 

Marie has tagged me in a fun “get to know me” post so I will answer a few questions that some of you may or may not know about me!

 

 

 

 1. Are you named after anyone? Not that I know of?

2. When was the last time you cried? Oh gosh, it’s been awhile. A few months ago.

3. Do you have children? Yes, two oh so handsome boys and one stunningly beautiful little girl.

4. If you were another person, would you be a friend to yourself? Absolutely.

5. Do you use sarcasm a lot? I don’t think so? But when I do, I have to know you really well.

6. Will you ever bungee-jump? Um, no. Never.

7. What is your favorite cereal? Wheat CHex. With a lot of milk and a lot more sugar.

8. What’s the first thing you notice about people?  Eyes are very important to me. If someone is talking to me and not making eye contact, it really bothers me.

9. What is your eye color? I say brown, but my hubby says hazel.

10. Scary movie or happy ending? Scary movie for sure.

11. Favorite smells? Vanilla and Gardenia

12. Summer or Winter? Winter.

13. What’s the furthest that you’ve ever been away from home? I’ve been in Florida my whole life, except with traveling here and there. But we have been throwing around the idea of moving to Ohio.

14. Do you have any special talents? Why yes I do.

15. Where were you born? Florida.

16. What are your hobbies? Photography and Reading.

17. Do you have pets? Two kittens.

18. Favorite movie? I have a few really; Radio, Dirty Dancing, The Notebook and quite a few more.

19. What’s your favorite store? Target and Old Navy.

20. What is your favorite television show? Roswell, Dexter (although the last season was AWFUL),  and Breaking Bad

21. Do you have any siblings? 6 brothers and 1 sister

22. Have you ever been outside of the country? Yes.

23. What is your favorite beverage? Sweet Tea

24. Random Fact? I am addicted to office supplies.

25. What do you want to be when you grow up? I like who I am today.

Now tag a blogger:

Roxanne of WiscoMom

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How to get Pastel Pink Hair

how to get pastel pink hair

What am I doing today you ask? Well I’m dying my hair pink, pastel pink.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

For already light blonde hair:
-Mixing bowl
-Hair color brush/applicator
-Gloves
-Cheap conditioner (white in color)
-Colored dye of your preference (Manic Panic or Special Effects. I recommend Special Effects because it lasts longer, but Manic Panic works as well. So if you’re using a Manic Panic pink dye you might have to use more color.)

Darker hair:
-30 volume developer (30 lifts 3 hair color levels, 20 lifts 2. Unless your hair is already blonde I’d use a 30.)
-Hair bleach powder
-Toner
-Mixing bowl
-Hair color brush/applicator
-Gloves
-Cheap conditioner (white in color)
-Colored dye of your preference (Manic Panic or Special Effects. I recommend Special Effects cause it lasts longer, but Manic Panic works as well.)

-Mixed pastel dye works best on light hair.
-Wash hair in cool water to maintain color.
-Put a bit of colored dye into your regular conditioner for upkeep.
-Use dry shampoo instead of washing super often if you want your color to last longer.
-If the color you achieved is darker than you wanted, you can always wash it a few times until you reach desired level of color.
-If you want color to last longer, dye it a bit darker than you intended (if you’re okay with a darker pastel) so it will take longer to wash out.
-I have done this to both dry and wet hair and the results are the same.

Note: I will only be going over how to get pastel hair on already light blonde/white hair.

Step 1. Gather all materials
Make sure you have a white conditioner, a mixing bowl, gloves, an applicator, and hair dye of choice.

Step 2. Pour conditioner into bowl
Generally I eyeball the amount I will need and it’s better to have more color to work with than not enough. You be the judge! Make sure you take your hair length into consideration. I generally fill my standard sized mixing bowl near the top.

Step 3. Add your color
Slowly add the desired color into the conditioner and mix. You do not have to use a lot of dye since you are hoping to achieve a pastel. For the most part, the color you make in the bowl is the color that you will come out on your hair. However, if you want it to last longer, mix the dye a slight shade darker. You can always do a test strip on your hair to test out if the color lasts and if it’s the desired level of color. The great part about using Manic Panic or Special Effects is that they are semi-permanent, and if you’re not happy with the outcome you can wash it out or dye over it with another color.

Step 4. Apply color
It’s a good idea to have someone else apply the color because they will be able to spot places at the back of your head that you may miss, but I always do my own hair and have for years. Make sure you start at your roots (if you are applying an all over color) and then apply to the length of your hair. Work the color in using your fingers but try not to remove the dye from your hair while doing this. If you want to, use your hands (in fact it’s better if you do!). It’s way easier to work the color into your hair using your fingers, just make sure you’re wearing gloves.

I usually leave it on my hair for half an hour to an hour, and the color looks great. It really all depends on how light you want it. (If you want your hair to be lighter and wash out faster, don’t leave it on for as long, but if you’re okay with it being darker then leave it on for longer.) Another great thing about these dyes is that there are no harsh chemicals so you can leave it on your hair without damaging it.

Step 5. Rinse
You could always take a strand of hair and wash the dye off of it to see if it’s the color you want. If it is, then get to washing, but if it’s too light then leave it on longer. You don’t have to use shampoo or conditioner to wash it, just wash the mix out using cool water. Your hair will feel super soft from all the conditioner, an added bonus.
Remember, wet hair always looks darker than it actually is. You could either let it air dry, or if you’re too impatient you could use a blow dryer to see your results. If you feel like your hair is looking a little uneven, you can always reapply the dye right away to stubborn areas because as I mentioned before, there are no harsh chemicals. In my experience my hair has only come out uneven one time and that is because it had been poorly applied.

Step 6. Keep up your new look
As mentioned in the tips above, whenever you wash your hair make sure you use cool water, and put some of the dye (or any leftover mix) into your conditioner to help with upkeep.

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