Category: DIY

DIYLuLu*s Fresh Spaces: DIY Upcycled Containers

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 Hello! I’m Ashley, the founder and crafter behind Sugar & Cloth. I’m so excited to team up with LuLu*s to get to share a few home DIY projects with you in a new series: Fresh Spaces. This week we’re bringing the perfect touch of gold to items around the house.

sugarandcloth_upcycledplanters-finished2aPeople often ask me how I come up with projects to create, but sometimes a DIY is only an arm’s length away and can be practically free if you reconsider some items you may already have floating around the house. For instance, instead of stowing away old planters for the winter or storing cakestands in the pantry when they’re not in use, you can create DIY upcycled containers with just a little paint or gold leafing, and give them a totally new purpose!

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BeautyMani Monday: Light Blue and Peach Angled Tip Mani Tutorial

We’re pining for pastels with this week’s Mani Monday! This picture perfect light blue and peach angled tip mani is the perfect way to swing into spring and it’s achieved in a few simple steps! Keep it peachy keen and try this darling diagonal design for yourself!

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XOXO,

Hannah @ HannahRoxNails

BeautyMani Monday: Pink and Silver Polka Dot Mani Tutorial

We spot something extra cute for this week’s Mani Monday! Embrace your girly-girl with this sugary sweet pink and silver polka dot mani! Pick your favorite pastel and bring spring to your fingertips using the steps below!

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XOXO,

Hannah @ HannahRoxNails

DIYAt Home Spa Treatments: Cold Weather

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Everyone knows that the winter is a tough season for your skin. The cold, the wind, and dry air can all add up to some skin disasters! You can try expensive beauty products to fix it, but why not try some simple remedies to heal your hair and skin at home? This blog will guide you through a few fun and easy ways to create great at-home spa treatments to help you through the winter months! Check out the simple recipes and directions below!

1. Brown Sugar Scrub for Chapped Lips

1 tbsp Brown Sugar

1 tbsp Olive Oil

1/2 tsp Honey

Mix the brown sugar with the olive oil. Once fully mixed, add in the 1/2 tsp of honey. Apply a pea size amount to lips in circular motion. And voila! Super soft lips!

2. Oatmeal and Honey Facial for Dry and Dull Skin

1 cup Dry Oats

1/2 cup Warm Water

1/4 cup Honey

Mix 1 cup of dry oats with 1/2 cup warm water in blender. Blend until oats are ground thinly and pour into bowl. Mix in honey and apply to your face, leaving on about 10-15 minutes!

3. Peppermint Body Scrub for a Relaxing Shower

2 cup Raw Sugar

1/2 cup Grapeseed Oil

1 tsp Peppermint Essential Oil

Mix all ingredients in bowl and place in a dry mason jar. To use the scrub, mix small amount in your wet hand and massage onto body. Rinse and pat dry.

4. Pumpkin Facial for Smooth Skin

2 tsp Pumpkin Puree

1/2 tsp Honey

1/2 tsp Organic Milk (Almond Milk is a great substitute!)

For Puree: Cut pumpkin into slices or cubes , discarding seeds and strings in trash. Steam pumpkin for about 15 minutes, or until soft enough for a fork to smoothly go in. Blend in blender or food processor until smooth, but not watery. Mix ingredients together in a bowl, and apply to clean dry face. Let dry for about 20 minutes, then rinse.

5. Avocado Hair Mask for Dry Hair

1 Avocado

2 tbsp Honey

1 tbsp Olive Oil

Blend one ripe avocado with olive oil and honey. Apply thoroughly from root to end and cover with a shower cap for about 30 minutes, depending on the texture and dryness of your hair. Rinse with cool water.

BeautyMani Monday: Nude and Silver Half Moon Mani Tutorial

A new year calls for new nails! Ring in 2014 in style with this nude and silver half moon mani tutorial. A fresh nude base and a touch of silver sparkle are all you need to create the perfect countdown companion! Sparkle bright and bring in the new year right!

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XOXO,

Hannah @ HannahRoxNails