Geometric Nail Art

nail art

nail art

Materials:
Two nail polish colours (Ulta3 – soft hydrangea, Mode – glitzy glam)
Sticky tape or masking tape

Geometric Nail Art

Paint on base colour.

Geometric Nail Art

Lay a piece of tape diagonally across your nail. With your second colour paint in the area of your nail that isn’t covered.

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Remove tape carefully.

nail art

nail art

You could add other angles to your nails and even overlap them. Be creative!

Spring Inspired Nail Art

Spring Nail Art
Spring Nail Art

Materials:
Three colours of nail polish (essie – ballet slippers, essie – tart deco, mode – blackjack)
A pencil with an eraser end
A flat headed pin

Spring Nail Art

Paint nails with base colour.

Spring Nail Art

Now start dotting! To create a tool to make the flowers, I pushed the pin into the eraser end of a pencil.
Pour a little nail polish onto some paper and use the pin head to dot.

Spring Nail Art

I used four dots to make a flower shape.

Spring Nail Art

Now, using another colour, make the center of your flower with one dot in the middle.

Spring Nail Art

Spring Nail Art

Have fun creating your own combinations!

Citrus Salt Body Scrub

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This is a easy homemade mothers day present!

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Ingredients:
Half a cup of sea salt
Half a cup of sweet almond oil (or olive oil)
Half a teaspoon of lemon zest
Half a teaspoon of orange zest

Method:
In a medium mixing bowl, combine all ingredients making sure to not let any water touch them as it will dissolve the salt.
Pour mixture into a jar or airtight container.

Note: Apply scrub to body in the shower.

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lemon scrub_diy

Lip Balm

This is a basic lip balm recipe. You can add any kind of essence, flavour or colour you like. The best thing is no petroleum has been used, as in commercial lip balms!

Ingredients:

1/4 cup of olive oil
10 grams of beeswax
1 tsp of honey
Beetroot (for colour – optional)

Things you’ll need:

Empty lip balm stick or small container

Collect Ingredients.


Tip: Grate the beeswax so that it is easier to melt, then weigh.
Put the beeswax, honey and olive oil into a Pyrex jug, in a medium saucepan half filled with water. Have the whisk ready.


Heat the saucepan on medium. Whisk now and again, to help combine the ingredients. Once the beeswax is half melted. juice a small piece of beetroot and add that into the mixture for some colour on your lips. It’s great plain too!
Tip: You can try scraping some of your favourite coloured lipstick in for a subtle colour.
Once it has all melted take it off the heat.

Melted!

Get an electric beater and put it on the lowest setting. It doesn’t need long, just make the mixture creamy.

Carefully pour it into your containers, and you’re done!