‘Tis The Season For Christmas Beauty Recipes!

Hello everyone! I am so happy to announce that I am now the proud owner of an iPhone 4S. I have finally moved up in the technology department. I was thinking about getting the iPhone 5, but Anthony’s cousin who works for a phone service provider said that he has had more people come in returning it and going back to the 4S. He even had the opportunity to upgrade, but chose to stay with his 4S…so I think I made a rather good decision. Plus, it already has the iOS 6 upgrade, so I’m good. I personally love the phone and I have seen Apple’s customer service in action and I don’t think I will really have a problem. Anyways, today I want to share some Christmas themed beauty recipes. Honestly, I get excited about Christmas…but not for the presents! (Mostly because I never know what to ask for…) I get excited for the Christmas themed scents and candles along with Christmas theme beauty supplies and recipes! So, what are some recipes I am dying to try?

article-new_ehow_images_a05_pm_bm_christmas-gifts-school-friends-1_1-800x800_zpsc9173a53I love Christmas themed beauty recipes! You can make them for your self or gather the ingredients and create a cute DIY gift. I highly encourage you all to use these recipes to your benefit and send them out with love!

tumblr_mf1r3pje4P1ri5y8yo1_500_zpsed12fe77I am so thrilled to try this because I can just imagine how good it will smell and great of an exfoliator it will be. The ingredients are relatively easy to find…but the overall process is so simple!
1 Teaspoon of Cocoa Powder
3/4 Cup of Brown Sugar
2 Drops of Ginger Essential Oil
1 Tablespoon of Jojoba Oil
1 Teaspoon of Freshly Grated Ginger
Throw these ingredients into a bowl and mix until it is completely combined. Afterwords, go ahead and take a shower! This recipe is meant to be an exfoliator, so your skin will be nice and smooth along with smelling freakin’ delicious! After you rinse off with warm water, pat yourself dry and enjoy smelling yourself for the rest of the day or night!!

tumblr_mf07c8SHJz1qjf6ruo1_500_zps3d7175c4-1_zps9f9a0aa4This is actually a great gift to put in a cute mason jar with a hand-made label! This recipe comes from a very cute blog, FreutCake.Com. If you want your feet looking great for Spring and Summer, try this great exfoliator out:
1 Cup of Coarse Sea Salt
1/2 Cup of Sweet Almond Oil
2 Teaspoons of Lemon Zest
8 Drops of Peppermint Essential Oil
Like above, all you have to do is mix together in a bowl until it is combined completely and then apply the rub onto your wet feet with your hands or a pumice stone. Once you’re satisfied, go ahead and rinse off with warm water, dry, and then apply your favorite lotion. The author also mentions that there is no preservatives in the scrub, so be sure to use within a couple weeks or store in a clean jar in a refridgerator. Very simple and a very DIY gift!

Cranberries_zps1b147262I don’t know about you all, but I like cranberries year round! However, I notice they seem more popular around Thanksgiving and Christmas, so I guess this is rather fitting in a sense! The follow recipe was found on Beautylish which I still recommend by the way.  It requires a bit more work than the other two, but it sounds like it would be well worth it seeing as how the creator of the recipe is the co-owner of Arcona skincare…just saying!
1/2 Teaspoon of Bentonite Clay (Available at Health/Food Stores)
1 Teaspoon of Organic Yogurt
1 Teaspoon of Raw Honey
1/2 Cup of Fresh Cranberries (Blended to Pulp)
1/4 Cup of Natural Cranberry Juice
The hardest part of this recipe is really just finding the bentonite clay and blending the cranberries. After all the ingredients are prepared, go ahead and put all the items together in a bowl and mix well. Once everything is mixed, go ahead and wash your face then apply a thick layer of the mask. Let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes, then rinse off with cold water and apply a light moisturizer, which is when I suggest Simple Skincare’s Hydrating Light Moisturizer.

Alrighty everyone…one more recipe which is from YouTuber/Blogger, AprilAthena7! This is her DIY Strawberry Jello Lip Balm Recipe!

So, that is all I have for you all today! I hope you all enjoyed this post and try the recipes out…I know I will. One last thing, as most of you probably know…earlier today there was a horrific massacre in Newtown, Connecticut at Sandy Hook Elementary School where 20 children were killed along with 7 adults, including the shooter behind the incident. I just ask you all to keep the families and friends affected by the shooting in your prayers and remember to not take a single day for granted.  I hope you all have a fantastic and safe weekend. Take care and stay blessed.
Thanks for reading~! ❤
With love,
Taylor Rae


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