DIY- An All-Purpose Body Balm That Smells Like Heaven

IMG_1266My dear friend Lindsay must know me too well.  As we were driving up to her cottage for a little R&R, she told me that she had come across an awesome homemade recipe for a Whipped Body Butter, and had brought up the ingredients for us to make it that night.  As we took a look at the recipe, we decided that we should tweak it a bit as we were concerned that the solid ingredients wouldn’t quite whip up into the frothy concoction we wanted. So we took inspiration from the recipe (linked above) and below is the version that we created, which left us quite happy  :).  See, that’s the best thing about making your own products, you can replace, add, or take away ingredients;  and often times coming up with great or even better results than the original recipe.  Trial and error is all a part of the fun!

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Your Significant Other Will Thank Me: Alba Botanica Very Emollient Cream Shave

vebl-creamshave-mangovanilla8oz-webThere are moments in a beauty nuts’ life, that they find a product that is a game changer.  By game-changer, I mean a product that they discover that literally makes them rethink a part of their beauty routine.  For me, shaving has been the bane of my existence  since I turned 10 years old.  That was the age my mother had the genius idea that I should start getting rid of the hair on my legs, as she was under the impression that it was slowing me down in the water during my swim competitions (probably not the most logical suggestion, but I still went along with it).  Needless to say, from that point on, I have hated everything to do with shaving my legs and anything to do with shaving amenities (i.e: cool new razors on the market, shaving cream, etc.).  None of it has ever peaked my interest.. until now.


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