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DIY Kool-Aid Lip Gloss

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My tween’s summer boredom led to me googling easy tween projects. I found quite a few great ones but most needed quite a few things we didn’t have. Since I am working from home and trying to find ways for her to entertain herself so I can get my work done. I finally stumbled across this great recipe for DIY Kool -Aid lip gloss on Adventures in All Things Food. It met all the qualifiers of being able to be created by my daughter and her friends without the stove or knives or  me being tied up in the kitchen. And the best part just 4 ingredients all of which I had at home.

And I love how simple this is and its natural, and what girl doesn’t love lipgloss? To start you need coconut oil, water, sugar and powdered Kool-Aid. We had two half packs left so we mixed them and it turned into a really pretty ruby red shade.

 

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As you can see above the ruby red color is beautiful, while it looks very bright the gloss comes out very sheer on the lips. All the fun of gloss without too much color and great for girls of any age. Once you have your ingredients together, the gloss is as simple as these few steps.

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 package of Kool- Aid (Powdered)
  • Water (enough to make a paste)
  • 1tsp of sugar

Start by softening the coconut oil just 5 to 8 seconds in the microwave should be enough to soften it without turning it into a liquid. In a small bowl or cup pour the Kool-Aid powder and just enough water to form a paste. You want to start with just a bit and work up to make sure you don’t add too much water. Then whisk in the sugar, you might like a little more or less it takes the edge of f the bitterness of the unsweetened Kool-Aid. Once you have a nice paste add the coconut oil a bit at a time and mix until you have the desired color and texture.

Then once your gloss is made spoon it into your pots. I found some great little ones at the dollar store but you could also find pots at the craft store. The gloss will be softer since it has warmed from being mixed, it will be easy to scoop into the pots. Once they are done pop on the lids and throw them in the fridge for 20 to 30 minutes to solidify your coconut oil base.

 

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My daughter and her friends loved making gloss and are already brainstorming different flavor and color combos. This is such a great idea and would make fun gifts for your daughter to give friends.

Winner Announced: Simply Straight Contest

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Congratulations! Our winner is Nicki J., watch your email inbox for prize info. Thank you to all the other entrants and stay tuned for more contest coming soon.

 

To tell you the truth I was pretty sure this was another gimmick product. I have tried so many As Seen On TV beauty products and most of them fail to live up to half the claim. The Simply Straight brush had been sitting by my desk for over a week, I wanted to try it but it seemed like it would take too much time and probably just not work.

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So last night I was catching up with a little Big Brother online and thought, heck I’m just sitting here. I will just try the brush while I sit here and see if it even does anything. I grabbed a quick before snap just in case. Then started my episode and plugged in my brush. I was shocked how quick it heated up and love the screen that shows exactly what temp its at. Once the brush was heated I ran it through my hair in sections as I sat watching my show. No mirror, or any other kind of brush just the Simply Straight. When the commercial came on I strolled into the bathroom ready to see half curly, half straight hair. Even with blow drying and a flat iron I have a hard time getting my hair perfectly smooth. So no way a brush was going to even come close to straightening my hair.

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Well lo and behold I look in the mirror and my hair is straight. Like pin straight, its not hot, doesn’t smell fried and the usual wavy bits were just smooth and straight. The craziest part this took only 5 minutes, without a mirror and without really an effort besides a brushing motion. I was shocked how well it worked, I put it in a ponytail for bed last night and woke up this morning. When I removed the elastic my hair was still straight! That never happens my curl always fight back at night. I have to say I was a skeptical as they come and they changed my mind. The Simply Straight brush straightened my hair without products, or damaging it with excessive heat. I rarely straighten my hair due to the damage it causes and the time to get it straight but will be doing it a lot more often, due to the amazing brush.

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Introducing Simply Straight™
The amazing new ceramic straightening brush that combines the power of a flat iron with the gentle styling ability of a brush to make straightening your hair as easy as brushing your hair! This revolutionary brush smooths and straightens your hair in minutes! Simply Straight™ heats up to the perfect temperature for a super-fast, even heating that will not damage hair. Simply brush your hair for tangle-free styling!

The Secret Is…Simply Straight’s™ ceramic wrapped bristles lift hair at the root to deliver gentle heat around every strand, without flattening or frying your hair, for straight, healthy, shiny hair that’s easier to style and loaded with volume.

Simply Straight™ works on all types of hair and tames unruly curls and frizz and straightens in just minutes! No more excuses that doing your hair takes too long! No more messy hair! Change your look easily and quickly! Get long-lasting salon-quality results! Simply Straight™ leaves your hair looking silky smooth with brilliant shine all day long! Straightening your hair is now as easy as brushing it!

 

The Simply Straight brush is available for purchase at www.buysimplystraight.com.

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Disclosure: The information, product, gift card, and giveaway have been provided to me by Ontel. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

A New Kind of Clean with Bioderma Micellar Water

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Micellar water is still rather new to the US but its taking medicine cabinets by storm.The most famous micellar water, Bioderma’s Sensibio H2O can wash away my day to day makeup and even wipes away  waterproof mascara like its nothing. A Fashion week staple  you can now clean up like the models in the comfort of your own home.

My brain can’t comprehend how something that looks, and feels like water can clean so well but it does. I have tried a few micellar waters and really love the Bioderma Sensibio H2O. The formula is super gentle on my sensitive eyes and skin and still effortlessly wipes away all my makeup. I love how clean and refreshing it feels and how quick and easy it is. The small bottle is perfect for your overnight or gym bag.

BIODERMA MICERLLAR WATER
Sensibio H2O is the 1st and only dermatological micellar water perfectly compatible with the skin: its fatty acid esters, the constituent elements of micelles, are similar to the phospholipids of the skin cell membranes 
and naturally help rebuild the skin’s hydrolipidic film.

  • Combines performance and very high tolerance
  • Cleanses and removes make-up from the face and eyes
  • Soothes and clears up irritated skin
  • Produces a feeling of instant freshness
  • Non-rinse

Product + :
Even removes water-resistant make-up
One bottle of Sensibio H2O sold around the world every 5 seconds!

INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE
Morning and/or evening – 7 days a week
Soak a cotton pad with Sensibio H2O.
Gently cleanse and/or remove make-up from your face and eyes.
Re-apply until the cotton pad becomes clean.
Lightly dab your face with a clean cotton towel.

 

The Bioderma products are available to purchase here in the U.S. through Beautylish.com

 

Disclosure: I was sent a complimentary sample for review. I was not paid to write this post and all thoughts and opinions are my own.


Sally Hansen Launches Two New Mega Manicure Essentials

Treat yourself to two new manicure must-haves

Nail experts know that the proper foundation is essential for flawless color laydown. Sally Hansen introduces two treatment products designed to prep and prime for the perfect manicure.

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Sally Hansen Big Primer Base Coat™
Smoother color goes prime time! Big Primer Base Coat™ delivers the smoothest base for the ultimate color experience. The advanced formula fills in ridges and imperfections so color can glide on seamlessly and helps protect nails from chipping. This nail primer is enriched with a silk fiber blend that helps to level out the nail surface for a “just-buffed” nail effect, so you can feel confident wearing it alone or under polish.Take your nail surface to the next level with this formaldehyde- and toluene-free formula.

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Sally Hansen Big Cuticle Oil™
Condition and nourish dehydrated cuticles and nails with this luscious Coconut scented oil! Sally Hansen’s Big Cuticle Oil™ provides much needed moisture for ragged nail beds. This quick-absorbing formula leaves cuticles and nails deeply hydrated, soft and healthy-looking while helping to defend against harsh, drying environmental elements faced daily. The formula is enriched with Coconut, Apricot Kernel oils plus Vitamin E.

Price & Availability: Sally Hansen Big Primer Base Coat™ and Big Cuticle Oil™ will be available in June 2016 for $5.99 each at drugstores nationwide.