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My Favorite DIY Beauty Ideas!

18 February 2013


Am I the only one who gets way more excited than I should over products I can make with stuff I already have in my house? I mean, how awesome is it that you can just grab some olive oil or brown sugar out of your cabinet, mix a few things together, and then- BAM! A super useful (and cheap) beauty find!

I've just put together a little collection of my favorite DIY beauty stuff. I have tried them all so I definitely speak from experience when I make these recommendations. Keep in mind, none of these lovelies are my idea (I wish!), so I will just be showing off a picture of the idea and a link to the blogger or website that the idea is from.

UPDATES:
- More DIY Beauty Ideas here!

- Elle and Blair's Sweet Sugar Scrub recipe has been taken down. It appears that they have removed it from their blog, and the link was automatically redirecting to their YouTube channel instead. I apologize for the inconvenience, and hope that you will find some of the other DIY beauty recipes useful.

- I've been getting a lot of questions and confusion as to where the recipes can be found for these ideas and why they aren't just posted on this page. If you look right below any of the photos, the pink item description is the link to the recipe. As I stated above, this post is a collection of my favorite DIY beauty ideas from other bloggers. In order to give them the credit and respect they deserve, I cannot and will not post any of the recipes on this post or anywhere else. Just follow the links. Thanks for your understanding!



This scrub is seriously the stuff of miracles. After using it, my skin felt baby soft and smooth. It takes a little bit more time and effort to put this one together, but it's definitely worth it!


Who would have thought you could make your own face powder? This one is super simple to put together, and I love knowing exactly what ingredients are going on my face!



I am a complete lip balm junkie, so I jumped at the chance to make my own. This one ended up being tons better than a lot of the pricey lip balms I have. If you suffer from chapped lips like me, this is absolutely something you should DIY!


This is another great idea for fighting off the dreaded peeling lips. It took me a couple times of making this to get the ratios of brown sugar to honey and olive oil just right, but once I did this stuff worked just as well as my Lush Mint Julips! 


I seriously have a pile of eyeshadows that I just never use. I'm basically a neutral shadow kind of girl, so any bright shades like blues, greens, pinks, etc. are just kind of wasted on me. Which is why this idea is seriously the most useful thing ever! The colors may not look good on my eyes, but they look amazing as nail polish!

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There is seriously something magical in avocados. Not only are they insanely nutritious and yummy, but they also do awesome things for your skin?! Try out this mask if you are in need of some moisture in your skin, it works wonders!


I love using this spray to set my beachy waves (get the style here). It really adds some texture to my look and makes me feel like I'm on a tropical island somewhere instead of sitting in a classroom. 

As always, share any of your favorite beauty DIY's in the comments section below! I would love to hear what you guys have tried! 


16 comments:

  1. These are so great! I especially love the eyeshadow -> nail polish one. That's ingenious

    xoxo
    collegebeauty101.blogspot.com

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    1. So glad you found these ideas useful Coco! :)

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  2. This is so cool, I definitely want to try that powder to see how it turns out!
    Your blog is wonderful!

    Lots of love,

    Hannah

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    1. Thanks so much Hannah! Let me know how the powder works out for you!

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  3. Great ideas . . . love this.

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  4. Hi,
    What do I do with a 'Sweet Dream' after I have my ingredients? Chop up the rose petals, blend all in a blender, etc? Looks awesome & I'd love to give it a whirl. Just want to make sure I prepare it properly.

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    1. Hi Sara!

      Start by letting all the ingredients sit for a little while to all soak in together. Once you're ready to use it, just take a spoon and mash it all up. The rough texture of the sugar will break up the rose petals for you as you're mixing. Hope that helped! :)

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  5. Great Ideas Sarah...I would definitely love to try that lip balm for my chapped lips
    http://www.healthycaterpillar.com/

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    1. Thanks Sammy! Let me know how it goes for you!!

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  6. Hi, I liked your blog :) Maybe we could follow each other via GFC and Bloglovin? Let me know in comments, have a nice day ;)
    http://ninasamarguliani.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks Nina! I will definitely check out your blog! :)

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  7. Thanks for posting these - love the natural make up

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    1. Same here Goldnrubbish! Glad you liked this post!!

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  8. Awesome DIY tips Sarah! You should share them on http://bellashoot.com - Our users would love learning from you! xo

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  9. I know the feeling of getting so excited in using kitchen stuff and turning them into natural beauty products! I just recently discovered DIY and natural beauty products and I am smitten! I can't wait to try some of these magical concoctions you have ◕‿◕ I have just started to make my own blog and it pales, grossly pales, in comparison to yours. But please do check it out if you have time :D http://wearepracticalmoms.blogspot.com/

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