DIY: Cocoa Face Mask

Cocolate face mask

You might have to resist eating this one after applying it on your face but given it’s ingredients you might actually enjoy it! This face mask is mainly good for getting your skin to look that extra bit better though because of the honey and oats it’s very good for when your skin is feeling a little sensitive.

Funny thing is the ingredients aren’t that far off from what I use to make coconut cookies!

Honey tends to bump up the shelf-life of any home made face mask since it’s antibacterial, but I still wouldn’t recommend keeping a DIY face mask for longer than one/two weeks.

Hope you like it :)

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DIY: Scented/Tinted Bath Salts

Bath Salts

It’s simple but I absolutely love my bath salts and thought I would show you how I like to make them a little more fun to use. Two things I have to point out: Be careful with essential oils! Just because it’s natural does not mean you can’t have a reaction to some of them. For example, cinnamon makes me blow up like a balloon!

Another thing you can do is add Lemon or Orange zest to the bath salts, also Lavender and mint leaves work too

Also make sure what ever food colouring you use doesn’t stain, reds tend to be the guilty party in that department but some brands don’t have that problem as much as others.

Hope you like the video :)

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DIY: Owl Jar

Owl Jat

This little chap has been nicknamed Mamá Búho by my sister because it reminded her of a slightly grumpier version of the owl from The Fox and the Hound. Personally it reminds me more of the owl from Bambi a little more but Mamá Búho sounds nicer so I’m going with that.

I finally got a replacement for my poor dead glue gun, so obviously I had to do a project using it right away 

One thing which I was considering doing but didn’t in the end was making the owl with clay so that it actually popped out of the jar rather than just being a flat image on the jar, but that’s something I can always do an extension tutorial on later and for this one I wanted to just keep it simple.

I Hope you like the tutorial :) 

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DIY Beauty: Avomask

I think avocado is one of those ingredients that a lot of people think of when facemasks are mentioned but aren’t used nearly enough. They are so increadible for your skin! Personally I can find it a bit of a moisture overload (so it’s perfect for dry/very dry skin) so I like to mix it with garlic and asprin, both which are fantastic for spots.

The garlic and mint can disagree with very sensitive skin types 

Garlic in particular can be quite strong, that goes for the smell too, which is why I’m only using one small clove for this mask. Too much of it can make your eyes water, and just because it’s natural does not mean you can’t have a natural reaction to the ingredient. So if you’re not sure check on your neck or arm before applying it to your face.

Hope you like the tutorial :) 

DIY Laurel Wreath

I know…technically adding the oak leaves doesn’t make it an ‘authentic’ laurel wreath, but it looked so much better with them! There are easier ways to make this. Like just buying some cheap fake plants, wrapping them around a wire crown and spray painting it gold, but like a genius that didn’t occurre to me till after I’d finished making the crown.

I was making this one as the head piece for Conquest

But since I know a tone of you will be asking me for a DIY tutorial when I wear these in my Conquest tutorial I thought I’d show you how I did it anyway.

Hope you like the tutorial :)

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DIY: Octopus/Kraken Jar

I’ve wanted to make this one for so, so long! Ever since I saw Pirates of the Caribbean:At World’s End I’ve wanted to make a Kraken jar, and I’ve finally made one!

“All you need is clay, netting a jar and some sculpting tools”

To be fair you don’t need the sculpting took, though they do help a lot, a spoon will also work pretty well. Now I know an Octopus only has eight tentacles but I’m going to cheat a little and give this little fellow a few more legs to be proud of.

Hope you like the tutorial :)

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DIY: Canopic Jar

I’ve always wanted to own one of these! When I was little my three big obsessions were American Indian, Chinese and Egyptian culture. I read every book I could get on Egyptian mythology and am still utterly obsessed with the art of it so I though it would show you how to make a canopic jar (except this one is to keep cotton pads and not organs).

What I used:

For the sculpting tools there are two different sets I use. One which is actually meant for cake decorating and another which is a stainless steel set meant for sculpting. Mind you if you don’t have (or don’t want to get) any of those tools a spoon will also work quite well.

Hope you like the tutorial! :D

DIY: Shell Jar

This one is easily my favorite of my recent DIY tutorials! :D I currently have it in the bathroom to hold cotton balls and I love it! Of course you don’t have to use shells. If you have any beads from broken jewellery or some pretty stones you could use those instead.

What I used:

  • Candle Jar
  • Filler 
  • Sea Shells (you can get these from places like e-bay)
  • Gems
  • Clear Nail Varnish (any will do)

Hope you like the video :D

DIY: Candle Holder

I’m quite pleased I managed to find a way to use the lids of my candle jar. Although I’ve managed to use the majority of my used candle jars I haven’t found a use for all the lids yet since most of the jars are used to hold things like brushes and pencils.

I know seeing the roses might make you think “that’s a bit too complicated for me” but it really is simple! Of course you don’t have to do roses, you could do other flowers if you wanted but today I will be showing how to do roses.

What I used: 

  • Candle Jar Lid 
  • Paper Clay (any clay will do) 
  • Superglue 
  • Black Spray Paint 
  • Gold Ink 

Hope you like the tutorial :) 

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Giveaway Haul: More Illamasqua!

It’s quite funny how I never really use any Illamasqua products in my videos but I always seem to be giving away their products in my videos. I was thinking at some point to do ‘separate’ videos where I re-created the illamasqua looks using their products.

I’ve picked a selection of bright and wearable shades so it will have something for who ever wins it 

But the main reason I don’t do it is because I know that the moment I start using expensive products I’ll end up doing it more and more, and I want people to watch my videos and think “I can do that” and not “I can’t afford that”.

But that doesn’t mean I can’t buy some to give away so here is a look at what I got for this Friday’s giveaway.

Enjoy :)