DIY Body Mist and Scrub

Happy day loves,  I don’t know about you but my skin gets a little  thirsty for moisture  in the winter and this year it’s been even more obnoxious because of my post pregnancy hormones.  I decided to nurse my little guy and it was the best decision I’ve ever made.  It was challenging at times and I wanted to quit, but I committed to it for at least the first 6 months and I’m so glad that I did. Shiloh will be 6 months this weekend and I can’t believe how time has flown.  However this post isn’t about nursing, it’s about skin! I happen to follow Whole Foods Market (Galleria in St. Louis) on instagram.  The marketing team over there is pretty awesome and have been having some  neat DIY events lately.  A few months ago I made a DIY body mist and I use it every day.  Last month I made a body scrub and it has been excellent for turning my otherwise dry skin into smooth luxurious skin. I sound like a commercial lol, but it’s true.  It is a wonderful product that I got to make myself and it was free!  Even though the event has past.  I gained valuable knowledge that I would love to share with you all.

 

Body Mist recipe

Mist bottle

3.5 oz of h20

1T of Cacia Rosehip Oil

20 Drops of Lavender Oil

4 Drops of Rose Absolute

 

 

Body Scrub Recipe

3oz of Epsom Salt

2oz of Aura Cacia Sweet Almond Oil

20 Drops of Aura Cacia Lavender Oil

4 Drops of Aura Cache Rose Absolute

stir and enjoy

XO,

Christia

 

 

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2 Chic Shampoo and Conditioner

Today I’m doing a product review of 2 Chic Shampoo and Conditioner from Whole Foods Market Galleria, here in St. Louis, MO. When asked to review this product, I was excited because I know that Whole Foods Market’s mission is to carry the finest facial skin and body products available. In order to be sold in Whole Foods, products have to meet a strict set of quality standards, and all of those can be found here. Because of that commitment to quality, I was confident to give this product a try.

The 2 Chic Shampoo and Conditioner systems guarantee restoring moisture to dry and damaged hair and adding shine, protecting color and helping prevent splits and breaks. This line of shampoo and conditioner has an avocado and olive oil blend to add moisture to the hair. I consider my hair pretty healthy, but dryness is an issue for me especially since my hair is natural and curly.

I know from friends and family and even my husband who has a really awesome afro that dryness is definitely a problem with this type of hair. My husband and I normally look for products that offer a lot of moisture and that are specifically designated for curly/natural hair. Many times we use leave-in conditioners but we often have a problem with the residue or film that it leaves on our hair.

I was interested to see how my hair would react to 2 Chic Shampoo and Conditioner. Right now also have extensions in my hair for length but they are the same texture as my hair. I wanted to see if that made a difference. So here is my review of the product.

First things first, when I opened the top to smell the product it smelled pretty good a bit overpowering, but good. I will add that it smells better on the hair than in the container. I shampooed my hair twice and the second time, I noticed that my curls began to loosen up and That my hair felt a lot softer. I went on to add conditioner to my hair, and I was bit concerned at first because normally when I coat my hair with a conditioner the lather is very thick. I didn’t experience that thick lather with 2 Chic. At this time, I didn’t comb through my hair because I didn’t feel like the lather was thick enough. However, when I washed the conditioner out I used a wide tooth comb to comb through my hair, and I was very surprised that it was easy to comb through my very tangled hair. I looked in the mirror, and I noticed that my hair was very shiny as well, and there was no left over residue. I was pleasantly surprised. My husband walked past me while I was combing my hair and said he really liked the smell of it;).

After I had washed my hair, I let it air dry, put a bonnet on and went to sleep. When I woke up the next morning, I was happy to see that my hair was still untangled and that my curls felt loose and airy. I think the combination of the olive oil and avocado were responsible for that. I occasionally put olive oil on my hair, but I have to be careful that it doesn’t get too greasy. This shampoo and conditioner seemed to have the right combination. I think this product is pretty good especially since it isn’t specifically for curly hair. I would be curious to see how it worked on other textured hairs. I give this product a B+ only because I want to try it a few more times in order to see how it tackles my dry hair issue. I am always trying to find the best products for my hair and I am really glad that I tried this one and will definitely use it again! What about you? Have you tried this product? What do you use for dry or damaged hair?

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This was after conditioning and combing through my hair.  It felt really soft and airy.  I let it air dry.

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DIY Lip scrub!! A secret I had to tell!

DIY Lips scrub!! A secret I had to tell! This is an exciting beauty secret that I had to tell. So, I was in the mall the other day and I complimented this woman on her great lip color. It was this bold bright red that fit her skin tone perfectly.
  She informed me that she got the lipstick at Sephora. I can’t remember the name of it, but the rest of the conversation was hard to forget. She said that she found the secret to long lasting lipstick and that was to apply a lip scrub. So I asked her what lip scrub did she used and when she told me that she DIY’ed it, I got even more excited. I almost jumped out of my skin! lol…..She said, “I use sugar cane, brown sugar, and vaseline!” II screamed “Genius!!!!!!! Really, that’s it?!?!” So when I got home, I went into my cubbard. We only keep brown sugar in the house, so I dipped my finger in the vaseline and then dipped it in a bowl of brown sugar, scrubbed my lips for 30 seconds and then put my red lipstick on as I headed to Fashion Week as  well as another show afterward and I didn’t have to reapply not one time! Plus, my lips felt so smooth!! This scrub will definitely be great for the winter months! I hope you try and let meknow what you think!! ❤ Toodles
 
~Xo

DIY ways to feel refreshed!


2 DIY ways to feel refreshed with lemons! Lemons are such a great healing source.  They help with hydration, digestion, weight loss and even help get rid of acne! Here are two great ways to get refreshed DIY style with lemons!


RECIPE:

4 lemons
Water
3Sprigs of Mint
(use your favorite sweetener)

Mix together with Ice and enjoy!


DIY FACIAL SCRUB

DIY FACIAL SCRUB
With Just 3 ingredients that  you already have at home, you can scrub away the cares of the world and leave your skin feeling luxurious and fabulous.  Just mix some extra virgin olive oil with a lemon and brown sugar and there you go! An all natural body scrub.  This one is definitely one of my favorites!

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