DIY Beauty

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Happy monday guys! Its a wee bit gloomy here, so i figured id do a quick post.

I had a bit of free time when elliott was golfing on Sunday, which almost always ends in a spa day. I’ll usually do a hair/face mask, and mani/pedi. This time i looked into trying some DIY beauty with ingredients that were at already at hand.
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I started with a healthy broccoli and cheese egg white omelet. So good! I sauteed 2 tbsp onion with two sliced button mushroom, 1/4 cup broccoli florets, and 1 tbsp olive oil for about 4 minutes on medium heat. Add 6 tbsp (2 egg whites) egg beaters, pepper, and garlic powder. I also added a pinch of cayenne. Let cook, covered 1-2 minutes. Add 1/4 cup fat free mozzarella and 2 tbsp grated reduced fat cheddar. Cover additional 1-2 minites. Fold and serve.
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1. Radiance boosting face mask.
This was super easy to make and smelled delicious! Seriously, i had to convince myself not to try some. Mix 1 tbsp baking soda, 1 tsp organic honey, and a few drops of water until you get a paste-like consistency. Apply and leave on 5-10 minutes, Rinse. The baking soda will absorb oil and give gentle exfoliation, while the honey will calm inflammation and moisturize. Just be careful not to scrub too hard when rinsing off.
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2. Hair thickening mask. This one takes more time to prep, as it needs to be prepped overnight. Bring 1 cup water to a boil, add 2 tbsp whole cloves and boil 5 minutes. Let stand over night and strain twice in the morning. Pour over strands prior to conditioning, once a week. The eugenol in cloves will help to protect from environmental pollutants and appear more full. Be wary that this may temporarily enhance and/or darken the hue of blonde and brown hair.
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3. Sweet body scrub. You’ll find these all over pinterest, and for a good reason! They’re super easy to make and are perfect for exfoliating the skin on your body. Mix 2 tbsp olive oil and 2 tbsp sugar or salt (i used sugar), add vanilla or almond extract for a sweet scent. Rub gently on damp skin in circular motions, pay particular care to knees and elbows.

On a side note, though i didn’t do it on Sunday, a favorite of mine is an hair mask filled with healthy fats to restore your hair. Mix half an avocado, 2 tbsp olive oil, and one egg. Mix, apply, and leave on for up to 20 minutes for shiny, healthy, hair.

That’s all for now. I recommend trying these easy DIY beauty secrets, maybe go like me and try them all!