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Homemade Beauty... Egg and Avocado Hair Mask

This Hair mask includes egg yolk (for protein), avocado and olive oil (to nourish, moisturize, and seal split ends), and conditioner and mayo to naturally detangle and restore. You Will Need: 1 egg yolk 1 Tablespoon mayonnaise 1/4 of an avocado 2 Tablespoons olive oil A small handful of conditioner 

Mix all of the ingredients together, then apply the mixture to your hair for an hour or two. Then, simply wash it out for soft, shiny, and strong locks!
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2013 Rough Draft Packing List!

Toiletry Bag Transfer anything that are full size into travel containers Put any Liquids in a plastic bag before you pack them in case they leak Toothbrush Toothpaste Deodorant Hair styling products (I don't use all of these, just a suggestion) Frizz Ease Serum Hair Spray Mousse Gel Dry Shampoo or Baby Powder Leave-in Conditioner Texturizing Spray Shampoo Conditioner Body Lotion Sunscreen Aloe Perfume Skincare products Facial Sunscreen Oil Blotting Sheets Makeup Remover Wipes Moisturizer Spot Treatment Facial Cleanser Facial Scrub Eyes (if you have contacts) Contacts Case  Solution Extra Contacts Backup Glasses Safety pins Band-aids Q-Tips Shower Gel Body Scrub Bath Pouf Razor Shaving Gel or Baby Oil
Makeup Put any Liquids in a plastic bag before you pack them in case they leak Products that I recommend are listed in parenthesis  ELF Zit Zapper Primer (Rimmel Fix & Perfect) Makeup Setting SprayFoundation (Covergirl Nature Luxe)Tinted Moisturizer or BB Cream (Covergirl Tinted Moisturi…

Be Mine... Kissable Lip Routine

I thought this was a kind of unique post, but also a great way to kick off Beach Babe's Be Maine Valentine's Day Series! I mean, you can't have a Valentines Day without soft kissable lips! Even if you don't have a Valentine this year, you don't want to be caught by surprise! ;)
First thing i do (and the very first thing you all should do!) is start out by exfoliating your lips! Before I use a Lip Scrub, I run warm water over a washcloth, wring it out, and rub my lips with this. Next I take a lip scrub (if you would like to know what I use check out this link here, but any kind you prefer will work). I use the washcloth on my lips first so that they will be more open to absorb the benefits of the Scrub. Lastly, I apply some of the lip scrub to a clean toothbrush and use this on my lips. Grab the washcloth once again and wipe the scrub and crystals away! :)

The next thing you should do in your kissable lips routine, is apply a lip balm. My favorites are the eos Summer …

Homemade Beauty... Beach Babe's Lip Scrub

Ok I have posted a few different types of scrubs, but this time I am posting about my personal scrub that I use about once a week and am in love with!
You will need: Sugar Honey Olive Oil
The amounts differ depending on the amount you wish to make. You are trying to get it to a thick consistency, but not so thick that you are unable to spread it on your lips. Also, remember to mix it together again before each use, since the olive oil tends to separate.  I hope you like it as much as I do!! :)

Homemade Beauty... Cuticle Cream

This all-natural cuticle cream moisturizes, strengthens, and softens the skin around your nails. As an added bonus this recipe can also be used as a lip balm! 
You Will Need: 1 tin to store cuticle cream in 1.5 Ounces of beeswax 3 Ounces of carrier oil 1 Tablespoon of honey
Instructions: 1. Melt beeswax and carrier oil together in the microwave. 2. After the wax mixture is melted, add the honey. 3. Pour into tin and let sit at room temperature until hardened. 

You can find beeswax at any craft store (such as Hobby Lobby, Michaels, or AC Moore) and carrier oils can be found for a good price at any health food store. Apricot, almond, and grapeseed oil are all good options and widely available. Credit to:

Summer Essentials: Body

Body Scrub If you want a gel like scrub...
Try the Bath and Body Works Glowing Body Scrub
Bamboo gently exfoliates and smooths skin, while Coconut Milk extract and Vitamin E nourish to leave skin looking beautiful.
It comes in Bali Mango, Aruba Coconut, and Rio Rumberry
$14.00 at

If you want  a course body scrub...
Try the Bath and Body Works True Blue Spa "There's the Rub" Invigorating Spa Scrub 
Mineral-rich Natural Sea Salt provides pure exfoliation plus detoxifying benefits.

Body Lotion
If you want just a normal Body Lotion...
I recommend any of the Bath and Body Works Body Lotions
Shea Butter, fast absorbing Jojoba Oil and protective Vitamin E hydrate skin with moisture that lasts all day.
It comes in 50+ scents to choose from, including the matching body scrub sents Bali Mango, Aruba Coconut, and Rio Rumberry.
$11.00 at

If you want a thicker Body Butter...

My Everyday/Travel Makeup Bag

So as I was putting together the list for makeup bag that I will have with me in the car when I go on my trip to the beach this summer, I decided that you might want to know exactly what's in there and why I bring them :)
The first thing I going to show you is this awesome pallet I found in a discount makeup store: It is a "Sweet by Day, Sexy by Night" pallet. On one side it has a dark brown and a champagne shade eye shadow, a light and a dark shade of bronzer, a light and dark brown shade of lipgloss, and two small applicators. On the other it has a light shade of pink and an almost purple eye shadow, a light and dark shade of blush, a light and dark shade of pink lipgloss, and two small applicators. You can buy it at for $5. I thought this was the most simple way to pack all that i would need!
Next I'm going to show you the face products I am bringing: They are: The Rimmel London Stay Matte Powder The ELF Aloe Infused Blotting Sheets The Hard C…

Homemade Beauty... De-Puff Tired Eyes

Have you ever tried Green tea before? Personally I am not a huge fan, but it can be a great way to decrease puffiness around your eyes! Buy the iced tea version, mix up a batch, and to stick it in the fridge. After it has chilled, soak a couple of cotton rounds in the tea and lay them on your eyes. The caffeine helps to shrink the appearance of the blood vessels, and the antioxidants help eliminate inflammation. 

Another great option to de-puff your eyes are slices of raw potato. Just peel, slice, and chill them before applying to the eye area. The potato acts as a natural astringent and will take down the swelling! :)

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Homemade Beauty... Vanilla Coconut Brown Sugar Scrub

This one is a super moisturizer, and can practically double as dessert! ...But don't eat it ;)
You will need: 1/2 cup coconut oil 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Mix ingredients together. Rub on skin while in the shower, massage, and rinse. It's really that easy!

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Packing Do's and Don'ts

If you're like most girls, you probably over pack for EVERYTHING!  "This summer, stick to the 50-percent packing method. So pack your suitcase once, take every thing out, pick half of all that stuff and re-pack. Seriously. Brilliant, right?"

Ummm... No. I saw this on another website and I was like "Seriously???" You can bet that if I take the time to pick out clothes, set up outfits, and pack them in my suitcase, I AM NOT taking it all back out again!! So since we have officially ruled out that packing method, how about we discuss some other ways to save space and avoid overpacking! :)

1. Check the calendar.
If you're just going away for a weekend, you don't ten shirts, three skirts, two pairs of shorts, five pairs of jeans, and 500000000000000000..... pairs of shoes just because you might need them. You won't. For short trips, put together outfits in your mind that you love and you know you will wear. For longer trips, pack a few pairs of shorts and …

Homemade Beauty... Banana Sugar Body Scrub

You will need... 1 ripe banana 3 tablespoons granulated sugar ¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract or your favorite essential oil (optional)
Smash ingredients together with a fork into a chunky goop, but don't over-mash or it will become too thin to use. If you want a banana scrub for your face, reserve some of the banana and mash it separately without sugar. In the shower, pat the sugar mixture and gently massage over your body. For your face, gently massage plain banana there, avoiding the eye area. Rinse off with warm water.
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Summer Essentials: Shampoo and Conditioner

If you are looking for convenience...
Try Herbal Essences Hello Hydration 2 in 1 Moisturizing Shampoo + Conditioner
Replenishes and refreshes hair, full of moisturizers that rinse clean, wit a fusion of orchid & coconut milk. Quick in and out in the shower, and the less time you spend on you hair, the more time you can spend living it up on your vacation!
$6.49 at

If you are looking for clarification...

Try VO5 Tea Therapy Clarifying Shampoo
Clarifying formula, formulated with a refreshing vanilla mint fragrance, while keeping color treated hair looking great! Love this!
$0.99 at

If you are looking to lighten your hair over the summer...
Try the Sheer Blonde Go Blonder line by John Frieda
Gradually lightens Blonde hair for your ideal, sun-kissed look all year long. Go-Blonder products, with Citrus and Chamomile, enhance your natural blonde hair, lightening for brighter blonde, softness and shine (for blonde or light hair on…