DIY
THIS IS A FUN EASY LIL DIY IF YOU ARE BORED! 

get knoxx gelatin packets (and adjust recipe to how many you are using):

for 1 packet:

Boil 1 cup of water
add 2 oz of soap (any kind you want)
add essential oils *if you want*
food coloring *if you want*

once water and soap come to a boil remove from heat and add 1 gelatin packet and stir for about 3 minutes then pour the mixture into a measuring cup to make it easier to transfer to a smaller container; or you can let it cool completely and take the soap out in chunks then throw it in a mason jar. 

They make fun little gifts or you can use them for yourself! 

(Adjust recipe to gelatin packets if you want to make more!)

THIS IS A FUN EASY LIL DIY IF YOU ARE BORED!

get knoxx gelatin packets (and adjust recipe to how many you are using):

for 1 packet:

Boil 1 cup of water
add 2 oz of soap (any kind you want)
add essential oils *if you want*
food coloring *if you want*

once water and soap come to a boil remove from heat and add 1 gelatin packet and stir for about 3 minutes then pour the mixture into a measuring cup to make it easier to transfer to a smaller container; or you can let it cool completely and take the soap out in chunks then throw it in a mason jar.

They make fun little gifts or you can use them for yourself!

(Adjust recipe to gelatin packets if you want to make more!)

in addition to that best products post, i totally forgot to add eyeliners/ eyeshadows.

OK EYELINERS - liquid: REVELON COLORSTAY LIQUID LINER, THE KIND IN A DIPPY THING, NOT THE PEN TYPE!!!! it has a felt tip and it gives you a lot of control, it lasts all day and even sometimes through a night of partying. 

SEPHORA BRAND EYELINERS: ok honestly i kinda hated the one that i bought at first because its like an actual brush, and its so fucking messy when you go to take it off, but it really gives a nice matte looking finish that you don’t have to set with a powder. but its a little tricky to apply until you get the hang of it, and then once you get it down it will literally take you about 45 seconds for each eye to look perfect!

eyeliner- sticks!: REVELON AND ESTEE LAUDER/ URBAN DECAY are gr8 

PRIMER: PRIMER POTION BY URBAN DECAY! i tried the too-faced one and tbh i just was not impressed.

EYESHADOWS!!!: TOO FACED TOO FACED TOO FACED ok i am a huge too faced shadow fan they have the best eyeshadows i love their pallets and theyre great and last forever definitely try them!!!! and i have also been using like these cheapy avon ones which are kinda bad but they have some good colors!!!!

BEST PRODUCTS:

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make your own lipstick out of crayons! 

FAKE TANNING

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whooaaaaaaaa back making posts again for the first time in AGES! i have been pretty busy (((but mostly lazy))) but now i am off in the world and i have a lot of free time (i have moved to spain since the last time i have posted!!) because it is summer for me so WHY THE HECK NOT make some more DIY posts?!?!
this is a veryyyy nice SUPER EASY face scrub/ mask that is so nice for summer.
kiwi is packed with tons of vitamin c (more than an orange for each ounce) which is great for anti-aging.

WHAT YOU NEED:
sugar
1/2 of a kiwi

WHAT TO DO:
1.) wash and dry your face with your regular face wash
2.) cut the kiwi in half, eat one half, then use the other for your face! it doesn’t need to be a large half.
3.) put a 1tbsp or so of sugar in your hand and dip the kiwi half onto it, then scrub in a circular motion all over your face (avoiding eyes!) for about a minute or so.
4.) rinse your face and rinse the kiwi
5.) towel blot your face dry then reapply the kiwi to your face 
6.) let sit for 5 minutes, then rinse and moisturize! 
this is real nice for the summer because it exfoliates your dead skin cells and helps to rejuvenate your skin! 
*make sure to use a lot of moisturizer after this, and i recommend doing it at night because it is a little bit drying and stings a lil but it makes your skin look so good 
hope everyone is having a lovely summer, i am going to TRY TRY TRY to make posts on here at least a few times a week! 

whooaaaaaaaa back making posts again for the first time in AGES! i have been pretty busy (((but mostly lazy))) but now i am off in the world and i have a lot of free time (i have moved to spain since the last time i have posted!!) because it is summer for me so WHY THE HECK NOT make some more DIY posts?!?!

this is a veryyyy nice SUPER EASY face scrub/ mask that is so nice for summer.

kiwi is packed with tons of vitamin c (more than an orange for each ounce) which is great for anti-aging.

WHAT YOU NEED:

sugar

1/2 of a kiwi

WHAT TO DO:

1.) wash and dry your face with your regular face wash

2.) cut the kiwi in half, eat one half, then use the other for your face! it doesn’t need to be a large half.

3.) put a 1tbsp or so of sugar in your hand and dip the kiwi half onto it, then scrub in a circular motion all over your face (avoiding eyes!) for about a minute or so.

4.) rinse your face and rinse the kiwi

5.) towel blot your face dry then reapply the kiwi to your face 

6.) let sit for 5 minutes, then rinse and moisturize! 

this is real nice for the summer because it exfoliates your dead skin cells and helps to rejuvenate your skin! 

*make sure to use a lot of moisturizer after this, and i recommend doing it at night because it is a little bit drying and stings a lil but it makes your skin look so good 

hope everyone is having a lovely summer, i am going to TRY TRY TRY to make posts on here at least a few times a week! 

EVERYTHING ABOUT TANNING

okay the long awaited tanning post

first things first, some of you are probably looking to get a “base” tan at a tanning salon before roasting yourself in the real sun so you don’t get a nasty ass sunburn. this is usually a good choice because it is more controlled and you going in a tanning bed for 5-6 minutes your first time most likely isn’t going to burn you like the sun would!

honestly there is no such thing as a “safe” tan, unless its fake. there are plenty of good fake tanners out there that look exactly the same as a real tan- st tropez/ st moriz. and as far as salon fake tan goes, mystic/ versa spa etc whatever yeah yeah you get the idea

no matter how many personal testimonies people give you, or how many precautions you may take, tanning is dangerous and melanoma is becoming more and more widespread (especially with younger girls) so you really have to put thought into what you’re doing before you go through with it. always keep in mind before you decide to take the leap to tan skin, (ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE NEW TO TANNING SALONS!!) “am i still going to be happy with myself when i am pale again? or am i going to care so much that i am going to keep tanning because it makes me look good?” 

SO PLEASE JUST KEEP THAT IN MIND. 

and don’t be a fucking idiot when it comes to tanning. science rules over someone at a tanning salon telling you you’re not going to get cancer. its fact that eventually if you keep tanning, the percentage is high enough that you will probably get some type of skin cancer due to tanning if you do it throughout your life. 

ALRIGHT NOW YOU HAVE DECIDED THAT YOU WANT A TOASTY TAN AND DON’T REALLY CARE ABOUT GETTING CANCER OR WHATEVER OR SKIN DAMAGE OR LOOKING OLD AND LEATHERY AND SUNSPOTS AT THE AGE OF 30 (yes i am trying to discourage you because tanning really is addictive and its really not good for you, yeah you get vitamin D but that is about it…. you could really just take supplements for that… just try to be happy with your skin BUT IF YOU WANT A SUMMER GLOW THEN OKAY!!!!!!!! I GOT YOUR BACK!!)

INDOOR TANNING:

REMEMBER TO PUT YOUR HAIR UP/ GO NAKED/ AND REMOVE ANY UNWANTED JEWELRY OR CRAP SO YOU DON’T GET NASTY TANLINES. AND PLEASE DON’T DO THOSE STICKERS THEY ARE SO CHEESEY AND I WILL JUMP OFF A CLIF IF YOU DO BECAUSE THEY LOOK LIKE A DISEASE AND I SPENT SO MUCH TIME MAKING THIS POST. PLEASE DO ME AND HUMANKIND  A FAVOR AND DO NOT PUT ON NASTY ASS STICKERS SO YOU CAN HAVE AN EMBARRASSING SHAPED TANLINE THANK YOU THANKS THANKY THANK

for beginning tanners:

if you are pale as HECK, i would totally recommend getting a tanning membership so you can be in a controlled environment.  the first visit you go, do about 5 minutes then increase it by 1 minute each time you go (more/less depending on how your skin is reacting). most tanning salons have regulations on how often you can go (usually not more than once within a 24 hour time period). don’t feel rushed or obligated to use EVERY SINGLE DAY that you have on your tanning membership, you will get pretty frickin dark within like 13 sessions no matter how pale you are right now. IF YOU GET BURNED, DON’T GO THE NEXT DAY! wait it out until your skin is back to feelin normal then you are a-ok

also most tanning salons sell really over priced lotions (and most prohibit outdoor tanning lotions because the oils or whatever eat the acrylic of the bed) but you can get good ones at Sally’s beauty supply, but the lotions at the salons are better and smell better bUT THEY ARE SO FLIPPIN EXPENSIVE be ready to fork out 30-60 dollars for just ONE BOTTLE!!!

-make sure you exfoliate at least once a week

- use an accelerator tanning lotion right before you hop in the tanning bed (if you use a lotion with bronzer you will probably look orange and streaky, especially if you are really pale right now)

- moisturize every time you get out of the shower (MOISTURIZE A LOT because it helps to extend the life of your tan!)

intermediate tanners:


alright even if you are not new to a tanning salon, you still wanna start out slow especially if you haven’t been in the sun for a while. 

- start out at 6/7 or 8 minutes depending on your current skin tone and how badly you burn

- if you are pale, use an accelerator, if you are like kinda tanish or whatever use a bronzer. 

- exfoliate at least once a week

- load up on moisturizer 

expert tanners u ratchet hoes like me:

ok so if you are already tan but want to get your darkest, follow these bad boy steps yeah and soon you will look like a boston market chicken

- EXFOLIATE/shave/ everything be completely smooth 

- use black bronzer and use tingle lotions (bronzer lotions add color and the tingle lotions will help to bring the blood in your skin to the surface so you can get a darker tan)

- moisturize like a nazi

- do full time /etc

ok so basically indoor tanning is pretty simple and usually you have NO SPF when you tan there. 

OUTDOOR TANNING:

***REMEMBER*** YOU CAN USE INDOOR TANNING LOTION OUTSIDE, BUT YOU CANNOT USE OUTDOOR TANNING LOTION INSIDE 



tips for outdoor tanning:

best time to tan: anywhere between 10am-3pm because that is when the UV rays are at their highest (i usually like to tan at 1-2ish because where i live that is when they peak)

- decide what kind of tanlines you want and either try to stick to that swimsuit or switch it up everytime you tan outside (i hate tanning in different swimsuits because then you get all sorts of tanlines goin on and it just looks really gross so i wear similar ones each time)

try not to wear bracelets/rings and crap like that because it is gonna give you a tanline

- PUT YOUR HAIR UP!!!!!!!!!!! you are gonna get super sweaty and when you FLIP to your back you dont want your hair covering any part of your body

- when you flip to tan your back, take off your top. its ok no one will care you are safe dont worry just dont really do it at the pool or whatever because you will get dirty looks

IF YOU ARE PASTY PALE: use lotions, preferably some with some SPF so you don’t get burnt to a crisp, or just really watch the time that you are outside for. i would recommend like 10-15 mins for your front and backside for a few days and just see if you get burned or not! (that is, without spf and just either an accelerator or outdoor tanning lotion that you can pick up at walmart or wherever, it doesn’t really matter)

IF YOU DON’T BURN/ ALREADY HAVE A BASE TAN: 

tanning oils tanning oils tanning oils. they will get you soooo dark in the fastest amount of time possible. there are continuous spray bottles/squirt bottles/ and regular bottles (and there is even a dry oil too that is kinda like a wax, but i love it so much more than the regular oils because you don’t get that nasty greasy feel!!!!) 

rub yourself down and lay on your front for about 30 mins to an hour, and the same amount of time on your back!

and heck even crack out a tingle lotion 

OKAY I HOPED THIS HELPS, sorry it is super messy but it was a really big post and i didnt want to have to be super paranoid about proper grammar and punctuation and stuff like that JUST TRYNA GET MY POINT ACROSS HOLLER

- Linnea

SORRY I SUCK I HARDLY EVER UPDATE THIS BUT HERE IS A SUPER COOL PRETTY FUN EASY NAIL POLISH COLOR TUTORIAL

packing light but lookin hott as frick for your next vaca

if you’re going to a weekend getaway at the beach, or doing some outdoorsey summery activity that requires you to pack up your crap and leave your house and not haul all 29832893 makeup items that you may own, you might be asking yourself: WHAT SHOULD I TAKE WITH ME SO I DON’T LOOK LIKE A TURD?

well, here is the answer.

all of these items are awesome if you want some makeup for the beach, or to dual up for a night out on the town!

no one wants to bring every item that they own to a few days away from the house!

first things for packing light first:

1.) BRUSHES!

- at least ONE medium sized eyeshadow brush that you can apply all over color with as well as use it in your crease to give some depth for night time outtings!

- at least 1 powder brush that you can also use as a bronzer brush

2.) ITEMS THAT SERVE DUAL PURPOSES!

- FACIAL LOTION WITH SPF: keeps your skin moisturized and protects from those uv rays that are gonna leave your face all freckly

- concealer!!! this is really good if you want to go to the beach and not look like a total zombie. you just spot treat your problem areas and set with a little powder and BAM you are totally set!

- BRONZER (makes contourin’ fabulous) 

(AT NIGHT TIME: if you are looking for a little bit more coverage and don’t want to bring a thing of foundation, you can mix your concealer with some of your FACIAL LOTION and it makes a tinted moisturizer! it adds more coverage but it still looks very fresh and natural and awesome!)

- EYESHADOW PALLETS THAT CONAIN NEUTRAL COLORS!: its going to be 500 billion times easier to have one pallet that has your go-to colors already in it. you can even de-pot your own eyeshadows and make your own pallet (there are a ton of youtube tutorials for DIY makeup pallets!) 

- LIPSTICK!!! you can use it on your CHEEKS and on your lips! 

- EYELINER: at night you can also use eyeliner as an eyeshadow by smudging it some (if it’s a stick of course!!) or even just paint on the liquid!  (AND EYELINER ALSO WORKS AS AN EYEBROW PENCIL!!!)

- waterproof mascara!

- A GOOD CHAPSTICK TO KEEP YOUR LIPS FROM GETTING CHAPPED FROM THE SUN!

BEACH MAKEUP IDEAS:

no one really wants to wear a crapton of makeup when they are just gonna be in the sun all day!

- CONCEALER UNDER YOUR EYES AND ON YOUR EYELIDS TO PREVENT SUNBURN because that skin is VERY sensitive!!! (i wouldn’t even set it with powder if i am going to be in the water or anything, just keep it simple!)

- EYEBROW SHADING! just shade in your eyebrows lightly!

- chapstick!

- waterproof mascara if you want to go to that length! (don’t wear regular because if you are going in the water, you’re gonna look like a raccoon!)

your cheeks should get pretty rosey in the sun so i wouldn’t even worry about wearing blush or bronzer or anything. just wear your sunglasses if you are scared of lookin haggard 

NIGHT OUT:

- concealer mixed with lotion for a tinted moisturizer / set with powder

- contour cheekbones/sides of forehead and jawline with bronzer

- use lipstick as blush 

- smear black stick eyeliner to make a smokey eye / finish with mascara

- shade in your eyebrows

- lipstick or chapstick or lipgloss

BOOM BOOM YOU ARE HOTT AS HECK

obviously you can tailor the makeup that you take with you to your needs, but personally i would bring this stuff as a minimum but then again i am disgustingly high maintenance when it comes to the makeup department.

but i hope this helped if you are in a bit of a predicament with packing for upcoming vacations!

- Linnea 

Dealing with large or small flaky dry patches on your face!

If you’re anything like me, a few days of wearing makeup makes your skin look pretty gross and dry! If you have rough patches, huge gross scaly things coming off of your nose, or little nasty ass fine dry spots, this helps to completely smooth your skin and moisturize it, making it look and feel like a baby’s butt!!!

I do this every few days when my skin needs it and it’s honestly the best thing that I do to keep my skin fabulous!

I mix this up whenever I use it, I suggest you do the same because if not the honey mixed with the other ingredients will make it way too coarse for your face if you let it sit out for too long !

what you’ll need:
Honey
Sea salt
Baking soda


take out your hand and put a small amount of honey, then put some sea salt on top, and then baking soda and mix it all together until it looks like peanut butter! I never really exactly measure it but try to use more baking soda than sea salt. It works super well and I love it so much!!!!

- Linnea