Oh, Courtney…how sad it is since your time with Hole ended, the only thing you’ve been able to share with the world is being a cautionary tale… I’m sorry I had to use that picture because I know how heinous it is, but it properly demonstrates what this lip scrub will help you not achieve. No one wants to look like a $5 crack-ho and you’ll be amazed how effortless it is not to with this simple recipe!
I start with around 1 Teaspoon of sugar in a small cup or bowl that works well for mixing. Any sugar will work, but brown sugar tends to be better for exfoliation since it has larger grains than white sugar. Since this amount is for a one-time application, you can always multiply the recipe and use a baby food jar to keep it in the fridge for up to a week or so.
Since I’m a pseudo-hippie, I use organic honey, but if you’re not the fancy type- any will do. Equal parts sugar to honey is a good rule of thumb.
Pick up a bottle of good coconut oil from any grocery. This brand is cheap and available at most stores. It will be a bit hard to squeeze from the bottle since the oil is solidified, but should work after a few good presses.
Place all ingredients in your cup with, again, equal parts honey, sugar, and coconut oil. (Doesn’t have to be perfect!)
This will be your finished product once you’ve well-combined everything. Take some on your index finger and gently scrub your lips in circular motions, concentrating on the bottom lip where skin tends to peel more. Rinse off with warm water and pat dry with a clean towel.
To lock in moisture, use your favorite balm. Sugar Advanced Therapy by Fresh is my numero uno brand for lip balm, but you can always use something like Carmex. Now that you’ve got great DSL’s, you can apply your favorite shade of lipstick or be ready for any cool Autumn wind blowing your way!
Having a baby is rough, like rougher than that one time in college you got so drunk you passed out in a hallway at a stranger’s house and woke up with dried barf on yourself rough. Imagine that. Imagine squeezing a watermelon out of a lemon-sized opening, then let’s talk.
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How fast does time fly when I’m reading a stinking urine-soaked plastic device that tells me I’ve got one in the oven to 7 weeks till blast off?? I don’t know and it’s scary as fuck and confusing as fuck and people are freaking me out because they keep asking who’s coming to help us when she’s born. Resounding answer: NO ONE REALLY.
I can’t be w... [more]
I’m SO happy to report that almost all of the misery of the first trimester has finally fallen behind me. My energy is back and with no nausea, I’m feeling myself again….just pregnant-er.
It’s a girl! She’s really teeny and moves a lot and likes to kick me which I hope is not a sign that she’s going to be a huge asshole baby- I can say that, it&rsquo... [more]
Being pregnant is fucking hard for a lot women. Whether it’s the physical changes your body endures daily or the mental and emotional hurdles that will blindside you at the drop of a hat, this is a crucial time when life can seem surreal at best. Here’s a quick list of my physical and mental symptoms I’ve experienced so far:-nausea accompanied by vomiting and heightened ... [more]
As evident by the title, there is human life stirring within my bowels. Imagine that. Now try and sleep.
In all seriousness (sort of), I’m officially 14 weeks and two days pregnant and just into my second trimester. Pregnancy is split into trimesters, with a full-term pregnancy at 40 weeks. The first trimester is often the most difficult, not to mention the most uncertain time of ... [more]
First up is from Emma Pickles- one of the best people on YouTube for making easy-to-follow dramatic costume makeup tutorials. This Pop Art/Comic Book look is by far my favorite:
Next up is an adorable costume idea from Hannah at Xovain.com that also brings me back to childhood so much- a Betty Boop tutorial that is also super easy!