In this episode of Lazy Girls' Guide to Beauty, host Jackie Purdue shows you how to make a simple DIY face mask with ingredients you might already have in your kitchen. Plus, since you're making it yourself, you won't have to worry about all the mysterious chemicals that most face masks have. This one is all-natural and will work to help moisturize, heal, and soothe your skin.
Did you know that your pores don't actually open and close? We clear up all the myths about your skin and suggest ways to make pores nearly invisible. Plus, an easy DIY mask to help eliminate blackheads and keep your pores clean and clear.
On Jessica: BCBG Max Azria.
We're in the middle of swimsuit season, and that can mean red bumps around the bikini line after waxing or shaving. Before you head to the store for relief, take a look inside your medicine cabinet and kitchen pantry. We've gathered some of the more unconventional remedies that can be applied post-hair removal. Find out these DIY treatments after the jump.
Head to the kitchen and get ready to whip up this easy DIY beach spray recipe. Find an empty spray bottle from the many products stashed in your bathroom cabinet and get going! Plus, we have a few tips on what ingredients to add to help preserve your hair color. On Kirbie: Sosie dress, ShopLately.com necklace.
Summer and barbecues go hand in hand, but before you discard those Fourth of July leftovers, find out how you can repurpose them into DIY skin and hair recipes. Lemons and watermelon are all essentials for a backyard party this season, and they also happen to be great for your complexion. The same applies for ingredients you use to make savory sauces and rubs, too. So get to multipurposing, and see all the recipes after the jump.
The sand and sea tend to deteriorate pedicures more quickly than just about anything else. That's why you need an easy-to-achieve, quick, and simple pedicure that can be done (and redone) in about 10 minutes flat. It's easy to master and will keep your feet looking groomed all season long.
What you need:
- A bowl of hot, soapy water
- Toe spacers to separate toes
- Toenail clippers
- Base coat
- Sheer, pinky-peach nail polish
- Top coat
- Begin by soaking your feet in the soapy water to soften your skin. Then, push back your cuticles and file away any hard calluses under your toes or around your heels.
- Trim and file your toenails so that the ends of your nails are slightly shorter than the end of the skin on your toes.
- Swipe your toenails twice with nail polish remover. Use a nonacetone product, like Priti NYC Soy Remover ($11), if possible, since it's less drying. Then, separate your toes with toes spacers and apply a base coat and one coat of pale pink or beige nail polish. You'll hardly be able to see any chips if you find a nice neutral shade. Try Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Royal Blush ($8).
- Wait about a minute, apply a light layer of top coat, and voilà — you're finished!
Josie Maran is the queen of argan oil, and while plenty of us have all hopped on the argan oil train, many of us are still scared to cross over into the oilsphere. Josie visited our LA studio to chat about the benefits of using argan oil, then showed us an easy, sumptuous way to clarify and moisturize our hair, combining just three ingredients. On Kirbie: Zara jacket.
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Deep conditioner is a must have to combat dried-out hair due to chlorine and salt overload in Summer, and getting silky-smooth strands can be as easy as taking a trip to the kitchen. Mask mixologist Samira Asemanfar of The Broot (an all-natural hair mask bar in Santa Monica, CA) breaks down the essential ingredients for every hair type. Once you stir these hair concoctions, you'll truly believe in the term hair food. However, if you don't have the time to whip something up, you can always add a drop of coconut oil to the conditioner you already have. Get Asemanfar's favorite recipes to remedy your specific hair woes when you read more.
If you have sensitive skin or just can't find any fragrance you love in stores, then why not make your own signature scent with natural ingredients? In her book Scents & Sensibilities: Creating Solid Perfumes for Well-Being ($5), Mandy Aftel provides a recipe for creating your own solid perfume. While the talented perfume maker sells a variety of scented solids on her website, you can create these thoughtful and easy gifts for your friends and loved ones on your own. Learn how to make these customized compacts when you read more.
Whipping up beauty remedies in the kitchen is cost-effective, but it also provides an easy way to get the spa experience at home. This DIY peel-off mask is easy to make, and it requires ingredients that you probably already have in your refrigerator or pantry. You'll want to try this recipe ASAP — and you'll have better skin for it too.
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