I have to pay special attention to my lips during the winter. The air get’s so dry and cold and then when you add hot drinks to that, they can get seriously chapped. Lips scrubs are one of the top ways I keep my lips soft and chap-free and this one brings back so delicious holiday memories.
Long winter nights mean a lot of time for stargazing! This is something that our ancestors have done since the beginning of time. I remember a few times where I’d be outside with my mother and she would point out the Big Dipper, or Orion’s belt. If you’re still fascinated by the constellations like me, you’re going to love this month’s Maniology box!
I believe I’ve said this multiple times, but if you’re new to my blog, I’ll say it again. New England winters are HARSH!!! Brutal even. Don’t get me wrong, fall is gorgeous, summer is beautiful, and spring is magical with all the colors slowly blooming in nature until one day everything is lush and green and colorful. Winter, however, is cold and no matter how I try to protect my face the dry air eventually causes it to dry out, which means my cheeks can flake they get so dry and my brown and the middle of my face gets overly oily in an attempt to compensate for the dryness. I was so happy to find this festive face mask packed with skin-soothing ingredients that are sure to have you soft and balanced again.
This is the month where Pumpkin Spice really shines I think. How can you resist a warm pumpkin spiced latte or some delicious pumpkin bread? I could honestly bath in the smell of pumpkin spice…and then I found this recipe. The ingredients list is only four items long and the smell is amazing. It’s also extremely easy to assemble and perfect if you want to get your little ones involved.
When I lived in Florida one thing I can remember seeing in tourist shops were boxes of beautifully wrapped grapefruits. They would be nestled like big golden eggs in the usually green grassy crimped paper, and I remember not understanding why anyone would buy those things when we could just go to the store and buy them. Now I live up here in Massachusetts and I get it. To have those perfect looking orbs mailed to you buy someone living in a place of seemingly perpetual summer while you have anywhere from 3-6 more months of cold weather, is a nice gesture! However, in this post, I’m going to show you how you can have that fun citrus smell all year long with this sexy sugar scrub!
Growing up I adored anything about the ocean or mermaids. My family didn’t have a pool, but when my mom would set up a little kid pool in the backyard I basically lived in it. I still LOVE the ocean and while I don’t think mermaids are real anymore if they were, they’d LOVE this salt scrub!
Nothing smells better in the morning than coffee…and I drink decaf!!! Coffee just has a naturally invigorating smell so I’m really happy to show you how to make this Coffee Soap! Not only does it smell fantastic, but the ground coffee acts as a mild exfoliant to give your skin a bit of a wake up as well! It’s currently my husband’s favorite soap!
I love really unique soaps. I also like saving money and you can do both! I made this Tropical Coconut Lime Soap a few weeks ago and I’ve been using it in the shower and it’s been amazing. It’s very hydrating on the skin and feels like I got it from a store at the mall. The smell of coconut and lime is so invigorating that it’s just perfect for morning showers.
If there is one good thing about being at home a lot, it’s that you can take some well deserved time to pamper yourself and connect with your inner god or goddess. This gorgeous Spirulina face mask is going to leave your skin feeling divine, soft and nourished. The best news is, that it doesn’t take a lot of ingredients to make, and it is a lifesaver if you struggle with acne.
I LOVE scrubs. Here in Massachusetts, the cold winters can really make your skin dry so I’m always on the lookout for luxurious scrubs to use. This one is PERFECT for Valentine’s day and it only contains three products so it’s really easy to make!