I love me some spring! The flowers, the casual ease with which everyone dresses and the return of color. The above image is a perfect example of what I mean. I dewy complexion can easily be attained by an spf 30 moisturizer paired with a luminating primer. Layer with BB cream, the tinniest bit of rouge, and a few coats of lengtheing mascara. Line the upper lids with your favorite eyeliner pen, and finally color your lips with a fun coral color and voila! Run your fingers through your hair and pull up to the top. Twist and secure with an ouchless rubberband paying no mind to flyaways. It's an easy-to-duplicate look with 5 minutes worth of work. That's my favorite kind of get-up-and-go look. Check out the links below to recreate this look on your own.
Last week our fearless leader/Editor-in-Chief took in the sights at the FIDM DEBUT show. I for one, can't wait for her to return with a full update of what FIDM's best and brightest have in store for as they launch their professional careers. But until then, check out these pics from the event.
Is it just me, or is everyone obsessed with treating their body like a temple? There's absolutely nothing wrong with that. As a matter of fact, as I'm sure you all know, Christ calls us to do so and tells us that our body is a temple for the Holy Spirit. Now keeping that in mind, I can't fault my husband for deciding he doesn't want to wear deodorant anymore because, "It has a bunch of chemicals that I'm putting on my skin which permeate it and get into my body and act as toxins..."
*sighs and reminds self that my husband is a gift from God*
Anywho, I can't be kickin' it till I die with a man who doesn't wear deodorant, so I went searching for natural forms that actually work and found one that uses coconut oil. As a matter of fact I found quite a few great uses for coconut oil and thought I would share. Put this multi-purpose oil to good use!
Mix equal parts coconut oil with baking soda (to help eliminate odor), add 2/3 part arrowroot, then finish with a few drops of your favorite essential oils for desired fragrance. Apply to your underarms as needed.
Eye Makeup Remover
To rid of stubborn mascara, rub a bit of coconut oil over closed lids and gently wipe clean with a cotton round.
Use coconut oil as the base of a sweet-smelling (and invigorating) body scrub.
Simply swap out your standard shaving cream for a helping of oil instead—it does the trick just as well as (if not better than) the former.
Makeup Brush Cleaner
Heat up the oil in the microwave, then dip your brushes into the warm liquid. Dab them on a washcloth or paper towel to clean off the product residue, then rinse with water.