DIY: Honey Cinnamon Face Mask

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I’m all about face masks, especially ones made from common products found in your pantry. The new addition to my weekly facial regime includes a honey cinnamon face mask and scrub. Antioxidant rich cinnamon helps soften skin while the grainy texture of raw honey acts as a natural exfoliant and anti-bacterial.

The recipe: 3 tablespoons raw honey (make sure it’s raw because it has the grainy texture that is great for non-invasive exfoliation) + 1 tablespoon organic cinnamon. Mix together until it forms a paste. Rinse face with water and pat dry. I just use my (clean) hands to apply the mask to my face. Let it sit for 15-20 minutes and then rinse with warm water. I use small circular motions to gently exfoliate as I rinse the mask away and then I apply face oil (or favorite moisturizer). I use this mask twice a week. My boyfriend uses this mask as a spot treatment to heal redness from ingrown facial hairs and zits. If using it as a spot treatment, I suggest leaving it on overnight.

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DIY Organic Dry Shampoo

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Do you use dry shampoo? I’ve always been a huge fan, but ever since I gave up the spray version (reasons: 1- because they are toxic 2- because they made me breakout) I’ve been on the hunt for an alternative. That’s when I decided to make my own dry powder shampoo. This DIY organic dry shampoo has a few special ingredients to avoid the ghostly white hair often associated with dry shampoo. You might think these ingredients are for baking a cake but…
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Easy Hydroponics How To

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As winter took its toll on New York City, I dreamt of green trees and afternoons in the park and decided we needed more greenery inside our apartment. Due to the recent death of our snake plant (over loved = over watered), I needed something simple to grow. I’ve always loved the beauty of plants in clear glass vases, but I didn’t realize this is a method of indoor growing called hydroponics. After reading this article from Domaine Home, I decided to try it out for myself. It’s been about a month, and so far, so good. Just follow this easy hydroponics how to…

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DIY: Celine Brass and Suede Bracelet

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This suede bracelet with bronze ring is from the Céline Spring 2012 collection, but with all the 70’s references for Spring 2015, I thought it was still relevant. Because a lot of you don’t have sewing machines, I thought this would be a great no-sew DIY. It doesn’t take longer than 15 minutes once you have your supplies. Let’s get started with this easy DIY Celine brass and suede bracelet.

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Good-DIY 2014

This year’s DIY projects were a little more labor intensive than usual, but I hope they left you inspired. Here is a roundup of all the 2014 DIY projects (just click on each image to take you to the original post). If you are dying to know how to recreate a designer piece, I’d love to give it a shot. Feel free to contact me with your suggestions.

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