Category: DIY

BeautyLuLu*s Get the Glow: DIY Coconut Coffee Scrub Cubes

Want to hydrate and tone your skin, reduce cellulite and stretch marks, and feel energized all with one beauty product? Keep reading! Our DIY coconut coffee scrub cubes are not only super easy to make, but you probably already have the ingredients in your kitchen! Use this exfoliating scrub on your skin in the morning and you might even get an extra boost of energy!

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With two stretch mark and cellulite-fighting ingredients, the powerful combination of coconut oil and coffee grounds is great for your skin and smells heavenly, too! Coffee is not only packed with antioxidants making it anti-aging and detoxifying, it is a natural astringent that (temporarily) makes your skin tighter and firmer. Coconut oil is one of our favorite beauty products because of its many amazing benefits (read more about it here) and has tons of Vitamin E, which is the ultimate anti-aging vitamin. It is a great moisturizer that delays wrinkles and sagging, plus its antibacterial properties help prevent breakouts!

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What You’ll Need:

-1/2 cup coconut oil (We like Dr. Bronner’s Magic All-One Organic Virgin Coconut Oil)

-1/4 – 1/2 cup freshly ground coffee beans depending on how much you want to exfoliate (you can use your leftover morning grounds)

-Ice cube tray or mini muffin tin (regular size muffin tin will work)

 

Directions:

1. Microwave your coconut oil briefly to soften

2. Combine coffee grounds and coconut oil, stir well

3. Pour mixture into ice cube tray or muffin tin

4. Place in the freezer until cubes are hardened

5. Pop your cubes out and store in an airtight container in the fridge/freezer

6. Several hours before using, take a cube out and let it soften to room temperature

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Double or triple your batch and have great homemade presents to give to friends and family for Christmas!

DIYSparkling Apple Crisp Cocktail

We went in search of a cocktail that captured the essence of autumn, and what we found is quite exquisite! Pleasing to all the senses, the Sparkling Apple Crisp Cocktail captures the refreshing sweetness of autumn apples, the sultry taste of brandy, and the pleasant sparkle of champagne! It’s cozy enough for a night-in playing board games with your boyfriend, and sophisticated enough to impress any guest at your next holiday soiree! Whip this drink up and have all your friends in awe in no time!

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Ingredients:

-1.5 oz Applejack Brandy

-3 oz Sparkling Apple Cider

-3 oz Champagne (chilled)

-1 Red Apple

-Cinnamon sticks

-Cinnamon and sugar mixture poured evenly on a saucer or plate

-Lemon Wedge

-Ice Cubes

 

Directions:

1. Cut a half inch slit into a lemon wedge and rub it around the rim of the glass

2. Turn the glass upside down and dip it into the cinnamon and sugar mixture, slowly twisting the glass to ensure even coverage, and gently shake off excess sugar

3. Pour the brandy, apple cider, and champagne into the glass and stir well

4. Add 2-3 ice cubes (optional), and garnish with a cinnamon stick and slice of red apple

 

Enjoy!

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DIYBlackberry Bramble Cocktail Recipe

On the hunt for an autumn cocktail that’s sweet, sultry, and oh-so-sophisticated? The Blackberry Bramble has what you desire! Its deep, rich colors are synonymous with fall and the medley of flavors are as surprisingly pleasant as watching the season’s first leaves reach the ground. Do yourself a favor and treat yourself to one of these luxurious and luscious cocktails – you deserve it!

 

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Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz gin
  • 3/4 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • 3/4 crème de mûre (A little pricey and hard to find, but trust us it’s well worth it. We founds ours here.)
  • Blackberries for garnish

Directions:

1. Fill cup halfway with ice

2. Add the gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup and stir well

3. Slowly pour in the crème de mûre

4. Garnish with a few plump, ripe blackberries and enjoy!

 

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For a non-alcoholic version, you can simply omit the gin and raspberry liqueur and replace with club soda and Torani’s raspberry syrup.

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DIYDIY Gold Dipped Mug

Here at Lulus.com we’ve realized there really isn’t much we wouldn’t mind seeing dipped in a bit of gold! We’ve brought you makeup, nail, and fashion inspo featuring this shimmering shade, and now we’ve incorporated it yet again into this to-die-for DIY Gold Dipped Mug tutorial! The steps could not be easier (or more fun!), and the idea of drinking a cup of delicious hot chocolate from this darling mug is getting us way too excited for fall. Check out the full tutorial below!

Supplies:
– One plain white mug
– Painter’s tape
– Matte indoor gold spray paint
– Mod Podge or clear ceramic sealer
 

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Steps:
1. Using painter’s tape, seal off the area of mug you want to keep white – making sure to cover the lip of the mug, and that there are no ripples in the tape so your lines are crisp.
2. Place the cup upside-down on newspaper, and spray the exposed areas of the mug with the gold spray paint. *Spray gold spray paint 15 inches away in small spurts to avoid dripping*
3. Wait 5 minutes for spray paint to dry, then apply the clear ceramic sealer.
4. Wait 5-7 minutes to let the sealer dry, remove the tape and get ready to your enjoy your fabulous new mug! *Do not wait too long because the tape may peel off some paint!*
 
*Not dishwasher safe. Hand-wash with mild soap and water*

DIYMani Monday: Jewel Tone Nail Tutorial

Feast your eyes on this week’s dazzling jewel tone mani! Using four (or more!) of your favorite jewel tone polishes, plus a couple gold embellishments, you can create the perfect fall transitional look! Follow our steps below to make this gem of a mani your own!

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XOXO,

Hannah @ HannahRoxNails