Monday, October 03, 2011

Beauty for cheapskates

The following fun is brought to you by Pinterest. I've decided the only way to justify the time I spend on there is to actually try some of the things I find.

2 cups brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
2 Tbsp pumpkin pie spice
1 cup + 1 Tbsp oil - vegetable, sunflower or safflower

1. Mx the sugars and pumpkin pie spice until there are no lumps:
2. Add the oil and mix well. Put into clean, sealed jars and store for months out of direct sunlight, just like you would store oil:
3. Take a nice, long shower & scrub yourself down. (No picture of this, ha!) Skip your face, though - I think it's too abrasive. Then, if I were you, I'd follow up the scrub with a nice slathering of cocoa butter from the dollar store. But that's just me :)

2 Tbsp honey
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg

1. Mix everything together. Apply the mask to your face & let sit for 30 minutes - maybe while you listen to Bryan Adams Radio on Pandora & mess around on Pinterest. (Before putting it on your face, you may want to test it on your wrist, just to be sure you don't have a bad reaction. I, of course, somehow missed this step, so we'll see in a few minutes if disaster has struck.)
2. Wash the mask off with warm water, rubbing in circular motions for (in my case) much needed exfoliation.

There now. An all-natural evening at your very own spa without breaking the bank!


Jan Michael said...

reason #3,452 that I'm glad I'm a dude...

you'll never catch me running around with a face that looks like an accident happened while on the toilet.

Hilary said...

reason #1,000,000,000 that I'm glad my husband is mine...

he has a knack for cheering me up when i'm worn out and over-wrought.

p.s. and it tasted yummy at least!

Jessica said...

=) cute pic! ill have to try that!

Lynn said...

Hilary, what a post! LOL. It sounds and looks like fun. I read your sweet comment. I think we do... How wonderful is that! Are you on FB?