DIY: Em’s Tickle-Me-Pink Body Scrub

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It was my sister’s birthday recently. Her birthday is three weeks after mine and her gift to me was very, very generous so I wanted to give her something special. Something from the heart.

It had to be girly and smell good. And I wanted it to knock her socks off which meant it had to be super moisturising with a good amount of exfoliation. So after some experimentation I came up with Em’s Tickle-Me-Pink Body Scrub.

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DIY Spot Treatments

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“Out, damned spot! Out, I say!” Lady Macbeth may have been a bit psycho but I can relate to her hysteria over spots. When a pimple recently surface on my chin I was like, “Cruel world, why hath thou bestowed on me crow’s feet and pimples? Woe is me.”

So I decided to try a couple of DIY recipes based on whatever I had in my pantry.

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DIY: Oatmeal Scrub and Face Mask

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My new life as a human guinea pig can make my sensitive skin unhappy. But as soon as I get any irritation I have an instant cure. It came as a recommendation from my friend with psoriasis during my pregnancy. My whole body would itch and my face went from normal to super dry. Until she handed down her special recipe which I’m now going to share with you.

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My Mama Always Told Me

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Mother’s Day may be consumer-driven but it’s also a good reminder to appreciate those very special people – our mums. They’ve nurtured us, helped us grow and maybe offered a bit too much unwanted advice. But sometimes those unsolicited tips and tricks end up becoming staples in one’s routine.

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DIY: Foot Soak

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Happy St Patrick’s Day y’all. This day was originally about celebrating Christianity in Ireland as well as Irish culture. However, for  Aussies this day usually means wearing green and drinking as much as possible. So for those of us who are unable to go on a bender today I thought we could treat ourselves to a bright green foot soak instead.

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DIY: Brown Sugar Body Scrub

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Is your skin feeling a little parched after too much sea and sun? A scrub can do wonders for skin. Sugar-based scrubs are great for people with sensitive skin as they’re more gentle than their salt-based cousins. Store-bought sugar scrubs can set you back between $15-$70 (yes SEVENTY) buckaroos. But this beauty product is one of the simplest and cheapest items you can make at home, from the couch. The brown sugar will exfoliate the dead skin while the oil works its magic leaving your skin feeling silky soft.

My four-step guide to the easiest and awesomest body scrub (if I do say so myself).

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