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Pink Lemonade Sugar Scrub Recipe

Summer's here, so it's the perfect time to sit outside and sip iced tea or lemonade.  I prefer pink lemonade, so that's what we usually have on hand.  Pink lemonade always reminds me of summer, and I always need a good hand scrub in the summer.  We plant a large garden--over an acre!--so my hands tend to get quite dirty.  I use a scrub to clean them after working in the dirt.  The clay in our soil is wonderful for our garden, but it's not so great for my hands.  This pink lemonade hand scrub will moisturize as it cleans for soft, smooth hands.  The added melt and pour soap also keeps your hands from getting excessively oily, and it also helps remove more dirt and grime.

Foundation 101 Types of Foundations and How to Use Them

One of the most frequent questions I get asked is what type of foundation is best?  Powder, liquid, cream...which is best?  Well, that depends on your skin tone, the amount of coverage you want, and your skin.  If you have oily skin with large pores, you might use a different kind of foundation than your friend who has oily skin but doesn't have large pores.  Keep reading, and I'll explain the different kinds of foundations and their pros and cons.

How to Get Rid of Blackheads With Baking Soda

I've tried numerous products that promise to get rid of blackheads in the last 10 years.  Some worked better than others, but none completely removed the stubborn blemishes.  When I stumbled upon this easy blackhead removing mask, I didn't think it would work because it was too easy. I had a cabinet full of products and $100s of dollars invested, so how could such an inexpensive product like baking soda work to cure my blackheads?  I was surprised, and I'm sure you will be too!  You probably already have the baking soda in your cupboard, so what do you have to lose?

Caramel Coffee Sugar Scrub Recipe

Now that summer is here, it's time for me to get some color on my legs.  I don't want to risk sun damage, so I use a self tanner .  The golden rule, pardon my pun, for self tanning is to always exfoliate before using the tanner.  This not only helps your tan develop more evenly, but it also helps it last longer.  I made this caramel coffee sugar scrub recipe to exfoliate my legs because it smells amazing, and the caffeine is said to help reduce the appearance of cellulite.  Regardless, it smells amazing, and it is super easy to whip up.  

How to Get Rid of Frizzy Hair

I am loving this warmer weather here in Ohio, but I am certainly not liking the humidity.  I feel like I'm wearing a helmet that traps the heat on my head!  I got my hair cut yesterday, and I feel so much better.  I have a chin length inverted bob, and even having shorter hair can mean a ton of frizz in the summer.  The humidity has been really bad for the last two weeks.  I can straighten my hair and then POOF I walk outside and have a hot mess on my head.  Learn how to get rid of frizzy hair fast with these natural remedies.