"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Monday, March 24, 2014

DIY warm avocado and coconut deep conditioning mask

This mask is amazing!

 You can whip it up in minutes. 

My hairstylist even commented on how shiny and soft my hair is! 

half an avocado

one egg

one Tbls. honey

two Tbls. coconut oil

I threw this concoction onto the blender till smooth, however you could certainly mix and mash it by hand.

Microwave till just warm. About 30 seconds in mine. 

Apply to dry hair and massage into scalp. Wrap into a bun. Leave on for at least 30 minutes, the longer the better!

Shampoo and condition as you regularly would.

I will never by deep conditioner again!!

Enjoy your shiny healthy locks!

Blessings, Nicole

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

DIY Coco Self Tanner

Left side is bare. Right side wearing coco self tanner.

Spring is here and that means I'm breaking out the shorts. Spring + shorts= white legs. And we all know tanning is not good for our skin. Well sadly to say, neither are self tanning products filled with chemicals. Here is the perfect solution!

Mix equal parts coco powder and coconut oil. It will be like a paste.
Massage into skin till absorbed. I've found massaging in circular motions is key! No streaks!


You will smell like a sweet coconut brownie, bonus!!!

Enjoy the golden glow and your skin will be happy too!

Blessings, Nicole

Monday, March 17, 2014

Turmeric and Honey Mask

Lately my bathroom is looking more and more like a kitchen pantry.
 I've been making my own beauty products for a while now and I'm so excited to share a few recipes I have added to my beauty routine. More posts to come!

Not only are these recipes effective, they are inexpensive and easy to make. You will probably have most the ingredients in your kitchen already! Honestly since I've been making my own natural skin care, my skin is so much better. I've been plagued with acne since I was a teen. My acne is sooooo much better!

The first recipe I will share is this amazing honey and turmeric mask.

Fist off, let me tell you the benefits of honey.

Honey has antibacterial properties which makes it the perfect acne treatment.
Honey is chalked full of antioxidants which slows down aging.
Honey is soothing and moisturizing, it will actually lock in moisture.

Now let me tell you about my new best friend Turmeric.

Turmeric is also full of antioxidants.
Turmeric is an antibacterial agent.
It is known to lighten discoloration and pigmentation in skin.
It also helps control oil production.

Two powerhouses for skin!!

My recipe:

1-2 tablespoons raw honey. Manuka honey is best. But raw will work well.

1/2 teaspoon Turmeric

Mix and apply to cleansed skin.

Leave on for 20 minutes then rinse with warm water.

My very best Derek Zoolander face!

A word of caution. Turmeric WILL stain! My finger nails turned yellow the fist time I applied the mask. I now use plastic gloves. But don't worry it will not stain your face. You will not look like an Oompa Lumpa I promise!

Your skin will feel incredibly soft immediately. And with weekly use you should see even more results!

So give it a try!

Blessings, Nicole

Check back in for more DIY beauty posts in the near future!