Thursday, May 30, 2013

Skinny Tips: DIY Lemon Sugar Face Scrub

As summer rolls in and the outside temperature rises, it’s important to exfoliate your skin in order to get rid of dead skin cells on the surface. Sloughing off dead skin and decongesting your pores will give back a healthy glow! As a result, we couldn’t resist sharing this simple and inexpensive Lemon Sugar Face Scrub that you can easily make at home!  Plus, you can swap out salt for sugar and turn into a body scrub as well!
The SkinOwl’s Tip: We love this trick! After exfoliating the skin, apply 5 drops of SkinOwl’s Argan Infusion in Lavender, Geranuim, or Clary Sage to the skin. Watch how the skin slurps up the product now that the pores are open and ready to receive! Cue the glow!
Check it out…
lemon sugar face scrub diy
Ingredients:
1 cup of sugar or baking soda
1/2 cup of coconut oil or olive oil
1 teaspoon of lemon zest
1-2 drops of lemon extract (optional)
1-2 drops of your favorite SkinOwl Argan Infusion Oil (optional)

 

Instructions:
Simply mix all ingredients together and place in an air tight glass container (use baking soda if you have sensitive or dry skin).  In order to use as a body scrub, replace sugar with sea salt or Epson salt.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Skinny Tips: Side Twist Ponytail Tutorial

The weather is getting warmer and we are looking for more and more fun, creative ways to pull our long hair off our necks and into a cute style!  Which is why we had to share this Side Twist Ponytail Tutorial.  This amazing twist will keep your temperature AND your style status cool at the same time! Plus, glowing skin always looks so radiant and fresh when your hair is pulled back. Follow along here:

side hair twist pony tail tutorial

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Skinny Tips: DIY Basil Face Mask

basil face wash face mask argan oil

Basil is not only delicious, BUT also benefits your skin with it’s superpower enzymes!  Known to contain antibacterial properties, basil is fantastic ingredient to include in cleansers. In addition, basil can help to stimulate circulation of the skin and the natural oils add luster to dull skin!  Not to mention we love the smell (which is known to act as an anti-anxiety).  So, naturally we couldn’t resist coming up with a quick and easy DIY Basil Face Mask  that you can do at home after a short trip to the grocery store or farmer’s market!

 

Take one bunch of fresh basil leaves and put them into a food processor. Once the leaves become mushy, put them into a small bowl and mix in one egg white (or one spoonful of plain yogurt) and a couple of drops of your favorite SkinOwl Argan Infusion Oil.  Rub the mixture onto your face and leave on for 5 to 10 minutes, and rinse.  You will love the way your skin looks & feels after!

 

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Skinny Tips: 3D Lip Guide

We know you’ve got great lips!  So, why not let them really stand out with a little 3D action!  We love this 3D lip guide because it breaks down a simple, 6 step process that makes it easy for you to get exciting, professional looking 3D lips at home!  Get started and make your lips pop tonight!

 

P.S. Need a good lip scrub to go with our 3D recipe below? Mix one part Olive Oil or our Argan Infusion with one part Brown Sugar. Safe, effective, easy!

 

Happy plumping!

3d lipstick diy guide

 

 

Monday, May 13, 2013

Skinny Tips: Eye Shadow Application Diagram

Eye shadow application can be a lot more complicated than it looks which is why we love this diagram that breaks down the best places to apply your shadow based on light to dark!

 

Just pick any color of the rainbow and choose variations of your favorite hue. Going for purple? Try Eggplant as your darkest shade, Plum as your medium shade, and lavender as your lightest. Or go Black to Grey to White. Or Olive to Mint. You choose! That’s the fun of it :)

 

eye shadow diagram

 

 

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Skinny Tips: Natural Lip Exfoliator DIY

As the weather gets warmer sometimes our skin gets drier! It’s important to exfoliate in the warm summer months ahead which is why we love this DIY Lip Exfoliator.  All you need is Brown Sugar, Honey, and Olive Oil.  Mix them up, apply a little on your lips, let it sit for a few minutes and then wash it off!  This will turn dry, cracked lips into smooth, kissable lips! That’s a SkinOwl Guarantee! :)

 

lip exfoliator diy

Friday, May 3, 2013

Skinny Tips: The Perfect Pink Pout Guide

Want to wear pink but not sure which shade is right for you?  Than checkout this fantastic chart that we found which gives some guidance as to which pink shade is right for your skin tone…

 

What color pink are you sporting this spring?
perfect pink pout guide

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Skinny Tips: Messy Fishtail Bun Tutorial

As the weather heats up, we often go to put our hair back into a bun. But why go for an ordinary bun when you can have a gorgeous “Messy Fishtail Bun” in just a few easy steps?!  We love this hairstyle because it looks so effortless and feminine AND it will keep your neck cool at any summer event…try it!

 
braid tutorial

Monday, April 29, 2013

Skinny Tips: 18 Simple Home Remedies

Did you know that you can kill fleas with dish washing liquid? Or cure a urinary tract infection with Alka-Seltzer?  Or how about remove a splinter with Elmer’s Glue?!

 

Check out this great chart which shows you 18 useful home remedies for everyday problems that we all face at some point!
18 HOME REMEDIES

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Skinny Tips: DIY Summer Leg Exfoliator

Summer is coming which means it’s time to show off your gorgeous gams!  Did you know that if you exfoliate before shaving you get a closer shave, therefore creating a silky smooth surface that is heaven to the touch? With summer at our heels, we are all about getting our legs sundress-ready with one of our favorite DIYs!  This easy leg exfoliator will take you just a few minutes to put together before your next bath or shower and you will definitely be pleased with the results!
summer leg exfoliator

 

Ingredients:

 

1 1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup oil (You can use any oil you like including olive oil, coconut oil, baby oil, and yes, SkinOwl’s Argan Oil, etc.)
3 tablespoons citrus juice (lemon or lime)
Razor

 

Instructions:

 

Mix everything together in a container (we recommend something non-breakable and waterproof so that you can take it in the bath or shower with you).
Soak your legs in the tub for 5 minutes. Or if you’re taking a shower, wash and condition your hair first, then after your legs have had a chance to soak for a few minutes, apply the mixture to your legs and rub it in.

 

The abrasiveness of the sugar rubs off all the dirt and dead skin, the lemon juice works as a mild skin peel revealing brighter, smoother skin, and, of course, the olive oil penetrates deep into the skin and provides long-lasting moisture.

 

Rub the mixture all over your legs and let it sit for a few minutes, rinse, and REPEAT! Yep, do it again. Rub mixture all over legs (and feet!)…shave….and rinse again. This time you might want to use a mild soap to get some of the oil off. Or not. Your preference. (Note: make sure the bottom of the shower is oil-free when you are done so the next person in doesn’t get a slippery surprise!)
When you get out of the bath or shower, put lotion on and enjoy your silky smoooooooth legs!

 

Source: One Good Thing