Category: Beauty

BeautyLuLu*s + Sigma Summer Style Makeover Contest Winner!

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We’re excited to announce that the winner of the LuLu*s + Sigma Summer Style Makeover Contest is………………… @kalopsiaa__!!! Congratulations, Becca!! You’ve just won a $500 shopping spree to LuLu*s to overhaul your summer wardrobe AND a summer beauty prize pack from Sigma Beauty including everything you’ll need for a fresh-faced look!

 

 

Thanks to *everyone* who entered this amazing giveaway and be sure to stay tuned, for there are more killer contests on the calendar!

 

xo

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BeautyDIY Lavender Coconut Whipped Body Butter

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Is your skin in need of some serious nourishment from the harsh winter weather? If yes, then give this DIY Lavender Coconut Whipped Body Butter a try, and you’ll feel like you’ve just gotten back from a weekend getaway at a luxury spa! We chose three of the best ingredients for natural skin care that will leave you feeling relaxed, rejuvenated, and refreshed.

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Lavender essential oil is not only relaxing but helps clear up acne and breakouts, while vitamin E oil helps add elasticity to give your skin a firmed, toned, and youthful glow. As we’ve mentioned in our DIY Coconut Coffee Scrub Cubes, coconut oil is kind of the holy grail of natural skin care, so of course we chose this as our main ingredient. Take a look at the easy steps below!

 

Ingredients:

-1 cup room temperature organic coconut oil (the coconut oil needs to be in a solid form to be turned into a whipped mixture, so refrigerate until firm if your coconut oil is very soft or liquid)

-10-15 drops lavender essential oil

-1 teaspoon vitamin E oil

-Standing or handheld electric mixer (standing is easier since this has to mix for so long)

-Rubber spatula

-Airtight glass jar

 

Directions:

1. Add the coconut oil, lavender essential oil, and vitamin E oil to mixing bowl

2. Mix on high speed with metal whisk for 7-8 minutes (scraping down the sides of the bowls with the rubber spatula every couple of minutes) or until a light, airy consistency is achieved and white peaks form.

3. Spoon the whipped coconut butter into an airtight glass jar, and apply anywhere on your body immediately after showering!

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Tip: Your butter might feel a bit moist after whipping it, but it will set up to the correct consistency after a few hours.

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BeautyGet the Look: Party Perfect Makeup

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Just in time for that upcoming holiday soiree, this party perfect makeup look is classic glamor at its finest! A smokey eye and sultry red lip? What’s not to love?! Be sure to check out the steps outlined above for tips on how to get the look!

BeautyLuLu*s + Sigma Beauty Extravaganza Copper Brush Kit Contest Winner!

LuLu*s + Sigma Beauty Extravaganza Copper Brush Kit Contest Winner

We’re excited to announce that Instagrammer @emlisz is the winner of the deluxe Extravaganza Copper Brush Kit from Sigma Beauty! A makeup maven like you is sure to put this amazing set to good use! Congratulations, gorgeous!

We want to thank each and every person that entered; we loved reading all of your entries! Be sure to check back soon for more amazing contests and other chances to #WIN! XOXO

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!