St. Patrick’s Day is almost here, and if you are like me and have a lack of green clothing, these pins will help avoid the dreaded pinches! You can make them just for yourself, or, I have also included a printable pdf to make them into fun little gifts for your friends (you choose if they get a pinch before you give them their pin :) ) Here is what you will need:
Roll your polymer clay out in a sheet that is about 1/8″ thick and cut out as many hearts as you want (you will need 4 per pin)
Follow the directions on your polymer clay’s package to bake the hearts. Allow to cool completely.
Step 3: Using small dots of super glue, glue together the hearts to form a shamrock shape. (They will get more fully secured once the pin is glued on)
Step 4: Hot glue the bar pin to the back of the shamrock.
Step 5: Paint them with the glitter paint to add some sparkle!
Step 6: If you would like to make them into gifts, print out the backing card pdf and attach the pins to the cards.
Happy Leap Day! Is anyone doing anything exciting with their bonus day? I was out of town visiting family in sunny San Diego all last week, so I am playing catch up today. I am pretty busy with work, but the blog hasn’t had any love in awhile so I am stopping in to share a really quick and easy DIY for leave-in conditioner.
I used to have a HUGE collection of beauty products taking over my bathroom, but ever since I started simplifying my beauty routine and using more natural products I have been so much happier! My bathroom stays organized and I save so much money! I have super thick hair so a leave-in conditioner is a must for me. This version uses your regular old conditioner, almond oil and water. The mixture gets lightly sprayed onto your hair to detangle it and make it shiny and manageable (without making it greasy). And these are ingredients I always have on hand so it is super easy to whip up a batch whenever I run out. I hope you enjoy it!
- Combine all ingredients in your fine mist spray bottle.
- Shake before using, as it will separate between uses.
- Lightly mist onto damp hair and comb through.
I have been loving the weather lately, but my skin…not so much. It has been very dry, which makes it itchy and doesn’t look great either. My weapons to help fight the dry flaky skin? Moisturizing and exfoliating. You can tackle both with this super easy, super awesome DIY mocha body scrub. It has just four simple ingredients and takes only a few minutes to make. And bonus–it smells amazing! Good enough to eat (which I wouldn’t know from experience of course…ok I might have tried some)
Unless you have been living under a rock or are new to the internet, you probably have heard people talking about the benefits of coconut oil. It moisturizes and nourishes your dry, thirsty skin. The sugar exfoliates to get rid of dead skin cells and allows the oil to penetrate and do its job. You could stop after those two ingredients and have a great scrub, but I added coffee and cocoa to give it even more skin beautifying qualities.
The caffeine in the coffee helps firm the skin and reduce swelling. I’m sure you have heard of cocoa butter being used in beauty products, but cocoa powder also has its benefits. It is rich in antioxidants and has anti aging properties.
- 1 c sugar
- 1/2 c melted coconut oil
- 1/4 c finely ground coffee
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- Combine all ingredients and store in an air tight container.
Give your skin a pick me up with this mocha scrub!