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It’s official – I’m hosting a giveaway!

OK, so maybe I was being too optimistic! Haha! (classic me XD ) Well, I saw that the giveaway just wasn’t going to happen if I stuck to the terms I set, so I decided I will be doing the giveaway anyways. Here’s what you need to do to be entered:

  1. follow this blog
  2. like this post
  3. comment on one post
  4. Enter the Giveaway

That’s it! Then, you’ll be entered to win one in three prizes. I have already picked them out, I’m sure you’ll love them! Please share this giveaway with your friends and family.

New Years

Hi, everyone! I’m so excited that it’s finally 2017! I have my goals, check them out here. I am so excited to whip these big boys into place. You can help yourself organize along with me by starting a bullet journal or a planner. To find out which one is right for you, read Differences between a planner and a bullet journal.  This is awesome stuff.

I also decided to start a gratitude journal, in my bullet journal. To learn how to make one, go here. Also, if you want to see a goldmine of inspiration for 2017, go here.

A new year brings new deals, right? Well, I might be hosting a giveaway! If you want to know more about it, please go here.

I stayed up late on new years eve. Where I live we can easily see all the fireworks everywhere in the city, suburbs, downtown, etc. I went outside on my balcony to take some videos. Suddenly, I was seeing some fireworks exploding right overhead. Upstairs, our upstairs neighbors were launching fireworks! All this gun powder was dropping down, so I decided to go in. It was so cool, but also dangerous and ear-splittingly loud as well.

I mean, they weren’t your measly little firecrackers. The people upstairs were shooting monster fireworks! Right upstairs too! I was thrilled, honestly.

How to make a sugar scrub

Hi everyone! My computer was down for some reason, it wouldn’t let me got to some sites, I’m not sure why, so I couldn’t get onto Craftalicious to write. It’s because of dam Rawstream. Everyone HATES Rawstream, you can’t even remove it without it coming back and trying to get your information and to let you in. You can’t escape it because it locks you out of everything because you’re not letting it in. It’s even worse than Grammarly! You can read my review of Grammarly at my blog Schoolerama.Introducing Schoolerama – YouTube or here at Schoolerama

I was trying to remove Rawstream, but instead, it removed me. I hate you freaking Rawstream! I hope all the people who made Rawstream are reading this! I swear, I’ll review Rawstream with 1/1,000,000 of a star. No, not even! 1/1,000,000,000,000,000 of a star!

Well, anyways, let’s get to it! Today we’re going to be making an awesome exfoliator scrub. This is the first blog post in the Beautify with DIYs series.

Answer each of these questions honestly:

Do you have acne?

Do you have dry skin?

Do you have oily skin?

Do you forget to take care of your skin everyday?

Do you wear makeup?

Do you want to improve your skin, but you are very lazy?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, a scrub is right for you.

I’ve tried tons of recipes, but only one has worked perfectly for me. This scrub will exfoliate your skin leaving it baby soft! In fact, the kind of, “I’m so smooth I don’t need to shave” soft.

So without further ado; let’s go!

To make this you’ll need:

  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Honey
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla (optional)
  • Two teaspoons Cinnamon (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger (optional)
  • Two tablespoons Coconut oil or any oil of your choice
  • ¼ cup to ⅓ cup Baking soda (for people with acne)
  • A few drops of an essential oil of your choice, like peppermint or tea tree oil (optional for an extra benefit, and for smell)
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon (not for people with dry or sensitive skin, or before exposure to sunlight)

Yeah, I know, most of these are optional. But I like to use them all to give my recipe a little twist! You can whip up one of these for yourself, or double the recipe to make one for a friend as well. These make great heartfelt gifts I’m sure anyone would love! Before we start, if you aren’t using an ingredient, skip it and move on.

To make: measure and pour your sugar into a large bowl. Then, mix in your baking soda, ginger and cinnamon. Mix well, until the spices and baking soda are blended in. Next, add your oils, lemon, and essential oils. Blend these in. Your sugar scrub should be a caramel like color, and be a very sticky paste. Don’t worry, it will harden to being like a soap bar.Now you can add your vanilla and honey. However, I warn you this step is going to be hard. You can wait to blend the ingredients until you have finished heating these up.

Now, you’re going to be heating these up. To do so, you can choose to either stick it in the microwave for 10 second intervals, stirring in between each one, or you can cook it at low heat in a small pan, mixing it as you go, for around two-five minutes.

While the scrub is still warm and liquidy, grab an empty mason jar, and start scooping the scrub in. The scrub may begin to bubble or separate, if so, remove the liquid at the top, as you won’t be needing it.

Leave the jar open, and let the scrub solidify. You could put it next to a window in the winter, or next to the A/C in the summer. You could also let it chill in the fridge. It just needs to have hardened before you store it.

When it’s dry, cap it and store it wherever you want.

To use, take a hot shower or bath. Then, open the jar and scrape your finger on the surface of the scrub. Some scrub should come out. Rub the scrub on your body. It’s natural for it to tingle or sting. This is because it’s removing your dead skin cells.

I hope you’ve found this blog post helpful! Remember that I might be hosting a giveaway with three lucky winners!