Thursday, November 7, 2013

Skinny Tips: Fall Pumpkin Body Scrub DIY

We love a good body scrub, especially when it is full of luxurious winter smells like pumpkin and coffee!  So when we stumbled upon this simple Pumpkin Body Scrub DIY we just couldn’t resist passing it along to you!  This scrub will leave your skin feeling smooth and pampered! Check it out …

DIY-pumpkin-face-mask-home

 

Ingredients:

1/2 cup pumpkin puree (bonus points if it’s fresh!)
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup coffee grounds, used or fresh (product will last longer if they’re fresh)
1/2 cup coconut oil
3 to 4 drops of your favorite SkinOwl Argan Infusion Oil (optional)

 

Instructions:

Combine dry ingredients and stir in coconut oil until entire product has an even glisten.

Stays fresh only a few days, so share with a friend!

 

Source: Chalkboard Mag

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Skinny Tips: Ombre Liner

Ombre is the trend that keeps on giving and we just can’t get enough!  Which is why, when we stumbled across this Ombre Liner tutorial, we figured we’d find it just as eye-catching as we did!  Choose a color, then pick 3 liners in the same gradient color family, and just follow the easy steps towards Ombre Liner perfection! Our Fall favorite color combinations? Gold to Bronze. White to Black. And of course, Lavender to Eggplant. Too cool!
ombre eye liner tutorial

Monday, November 4, 2013

Skinny Tips: Romantic Ombre Lip Tutorial

We’ve decided to add a fun trend to a classic with dark berry, ombre lips!  This color choice is perfect for winter and the ombre styling makes it a great choice for our slew of holiday parties coming up before we know it. PLUS, we love Obessive Compulsive Lip Tars because they are cruelty-free and PETA-certified as 100 percent vegan (Check out all the Lip Tar colors here)!  So go ahead and show off your luscious lips with this romantic, trendy style … we’re behind ya all the way!

 

ombre lip tutorial berry

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Skinny Tips: Halloween Inspired Eye Shadow

It’s officially Halloween and we can’t get enough of all the fun Halloween inspired makeup ideas out there!  Like this orange and purple combo.  Not only does it have our favorite color, purple, in it, BUT it is a color combo that works for fall AND spring!  So go ahead and get in to the holiday spirit with this fun tutorial…
hint of halloween eye shadow

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Skinny Tips: Coconut Oil Scalp Treatment

Coconut oil is so great for your hair! It moisturizes, nourishes, repairs, strengthens and boosts volume and shine! Basically, it’s an all in one hair must have!  We love this simple DIY Coconut Scalp Treatment that you can do at home tonight while you’re watching TV! So go ahead and give your hair a little nutty boost…

coconut oil scalp treatment

 

Ingredients:

4 tablespoons coconut oil

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1 tablespoon grapefruit juice

3 to 4 drops SkinOwl Argan Infusion (optional)

 

Instructions:

Start on dry hair, and it makes no difference if it is clean or not.  Starting on top, place the brush on the scalp, rotate it across the scalp while pressing down and pull off in the end.  Repeat across the scalp, parting hair where necessary.  This will stimulate the blood circulation and loosen any dry skin scales.  This should feel good, don’t press so hard that it hurts.

 

Next part the hair down the center and apply the oil mixture to the scalp with the application brush or cotton ball.  Work in one inch sections down the sides of the head, then the back making sure the mixture covers the entire scalp.

 

Now give your scalp  a good massage.  Rub with your fingertips in a circular motion all over the scalp.  Leave the treatment on for about 20 minutes.

 

Finish it off with a good shampoo and conditioner.

 

Source: The Mother Huddle

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Skinny Tips: Choosing the Perfect Red

We love a red lip for the fall/winter season! And if you’ve been tuned in to us for a bit, you’ll know by now how much we love Jouer Cosmetics! So we just had to pass along this amazing chart by Jouer that will help you choose your perfect shade of red lipstick!

perfect shade of red

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Skinny Tips: Colorful Cat Eye Tutorial

We love the cat eye look! A single line was great for summer but now it’s fall and it’s time for something a little more dramatic!  Which is why we love this tutorial for a full lid, colorful cat eye.  This tutorial uses a bold, emerald green but you can replace the color with any one you choose, like chocolate, charcoal, or our favorite, purple! So go ahead and stand out with your full lid fall cat eyes!

 
green cat eye makeup tutorial

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Skinny Tips: Braid Wrapped Chignon Tutorial

We just can’t resist a great hair tutorial… and this one is no exception!  We are obsessed with this Braid Wrapped Chignon tutorial. We saw so many braids over the summer that we thought, why leave ’em behind? All we need is a little update to our favorite head-turning trend. This style is so elegant that it could go to a formal event, and at the same time it is so earthy that it could easily work for a casual day with friends!  Go ahead and give a try!
braid wrapped bun

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Skinny Tips: Matte Lipstick Tutorial

Summer screams glossy, shimmering tints that replicate the sun’s glow. But now FALL IS UPON US & matte lips are a must!  Which is why we love this Matte Lipstick tutorial!  All you need is your favorite lipstick, gloss or tinted lip balm and some powder blush and you’ll be matte in no time! Take a look…

 

(P.S. for an all natural powder blush check out 100% Pure’s selection here!)
matte lipstick

Monday, September 23, 2013

Skinny Tips: Eye Makeup Brush Cheat Sheet

There are so many different kinds of eye makeup brushes out there that it can get overwhelming and confusing!  Which is why we love this Cheat Sheet that breaks down each type of brush and what to use it for.  Keep this chart in a handy place in your bathroom or even print it out and put in your purse the next time you go to the store to buy brushes.  You’ll never be confused again, beauties!

 
eye makeup brush cheat sheet