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Coconut Oil Night Cream

Summer is just days away and if you have skin like mine then you are probably always looking for a face cream that will help with dry skin.

A friend of mine back home in good ol’ Venice Beach is always coming up with new recipes for DIY skin care and I am always the first person to jump at trying new products.

Try this  DYI Coconut Oil Night Cream and you will see a difference with your skin in just a few days!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Items needed:

1 egg
1/4 cup organic sesame oil
1/4 cup organic sunflower oil
1 tablespoon liquid lecithin
1 tablespoon fresh organic lemon juice
1/2 cup organic coconut oil

Instructions:

Put the egg and sesame oil together in a blender and blend at a low speed. As it is blending put in the organic flower, lemon juice and lecithin slowly until it is well mixed. Add your organic coconut oil gradually to make a thick paste. Store the prepared cream in a refrigerator for one hour and repeat the blending process at a low speed.

Use this organic face cream on the face and neck before going to bed. Store the cream in a jar in a refrigerator with a few drops of Vitamin E, and it can last for up to 2 weeks.

Have a great MAKEOVER MONDAY!

 xoxo Mel

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Peanut Butter Syrup with Bacon Pancakes

A Quick & Yummy Father’s Day Breakfast Recipe!

Have your children surprise their dad on Father’s Day morning with this yummy breakfast…

Click here  http://lipservicebymel.com/yummy-stuff/breakfast/peanut-butter-syrup-with-bacon-pancakes/

Peanut Butter Syrup with Bacon Pancakes recipe and enjoy!!!

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June: The Month of Weddings

Have you ever wondered why the month of June is the favored month to have your wedding? 

According to Dr. Roher (All Things Psychological) he writes that, “The history of weddings celebrated during the month of June goes all the way back to early Roman times, well over two thousand years ago! June was considered the time when people came outdoors after a long winter and bathed communally.  I guess to marry when one is clean seemed to them to be a good beginning.”  Interesting stuff!

When I think about weddings, of course my thoughts go right to the wedding reception which brings me to this week’s Throwback Thursday.   When the dance floor opens at the reception it always seems to be a slow start.  I think the alcohol hasn’t hit most of us but for some reason as soon as you hear the beginning chords to that one song, come on… you know what I am talking about! 

FOOTLOOSE!!!! 

People go nuts!!! Everyone jumps out of their seats and runs towards the dance floor.  Even 80 year old Aunt Edna with the bad hip is making her way to the dance floor running over small children with her walker just to find the right spot to boogie.

So thank you Kenny Loggins, the writers and producers of Footloose, the movie… and I can not forget Kevin Bacon, who i dedicate this Throwback Thursday to!!!

“Let’s Dance!”

xoxo Mel

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Baby Footprint Bookmark for Father’s Day

Wednesday Wee Ones:

DIY Baby Footprint Bookmark for Father’s Day

 

Here is an amazing gift for a first time daddy or a daddy celebrating this Father’s Day with his new addition to his precious family.

Items needed ~

     Blue or Pink Fingerpaint which is safe and nontoxic to use on your little one’s precious feet

     A sheet of heavy card stock white paper

     A satin blue or pink bow

     A glue gun to adhere the bow to the card stock

       (if you do lots of arts and crafts at home you might have a laminating machine that you can use to protect the bookmark)

There are so many different possibilities you could do to create this beautiful keepsake.  A great gift for that special Grandfather too!

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DIY Acne Spot Treatment

Makeover Monday!

DIY Acne Spot Treatment Recipe #1: Baking Soda & Lemon Juice

This is probably my all time favorite because it’s affordable, easy-to-make and you can actually feel it working unlike most home remedies.

You just need the following:

1 Fresh Lemon

The alpha hydroxy acid found in most citrus-based fruits including lemons, acts as a natural antibacterial. Once the conditions are right for bacteria to breed, they’re extremely hard to remove. Lemon juice is one of the only easy-to-get ingredients that has the ability to naturally destroy acne causing bacteria.

1 Tablespoon Baking Soda

Baking soda is a great ingredient for DIY microdermabrasion, due to its ability to rapidly exfoliate micro-particles from your skin. It’s one of the most affordable ways of exfoliating your skin, something we’re in desperate need of when signs of acne start to surface.

Making The Spot Treatment

Just follow these simple steps for making and applying this spot treatment:

Step One: Take your tablespoon of baking soda and mix it in a bowl with 2-3 drops of lemon juice. Stir using a spoon and you should start to notice it froth a little before calming down into a paste.

Step Two: Apply directly to the problem areas and rub in a circular motion for about a minute. Leave on for about 20 minutes or better yet overnight for maximum results.

DIY Acne Spot Treatment Recipe #2: Coconut Oil & Turmeric

Okay so you probably don’t have any coconut oil or turmeric in your pantry. If you do then great! If not, this will be a one time investment because both of them will last for a long time.

The first spot treatment was more for those with combination skin like myself, whereas this one is better suited for those with drier than normal skin.

Coconut Oil

Have you ever heard the old saying that “like attracts like”? Well in this case the coconut oil we’re using will help attract the unwanted sebum oil that caused the initial blockage. What we’re actually doing is using one oil to wash away another.

By removing a large amount of the sebum oil naturally produced in our skin, we can help free up any blockages that lead to the initial acne breakout.

Turmeric

This ingredient has a whole host of benefits including being an natural antibacterial, soothing agent and even an anti-inflammatory. Just like the alpha hydroxy acid in the first spot treatment recipe, the turmeric in this one will help to kill any unwanted acne causing bacteria.

Making The Spot Treatment

Again this is a really simple recipe to make, just two steps:

Step One: In a bowl, mix 1/2 tsp of turmeric with 1/2 tsp of coconut oil. Just stir until the mixture looks nice and even.

Step Two: Using your ‘clean’ fingers, apply the treatment directly to your problem areas about 20 minutes before going to bed. Rub in gently in a circular motion.

Step Three: After waking up in the morning, rinse off your face with warm water.

Things To Think About

Although you should notice a major difference after just one treatment of both of these, it will most likely take 2-3 days for your spots to fully heal.

The earlier you apply both of these remedies, the faster the results will be.

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Cheryl Ladd Charlie’s Angels

I had a discussion yesterday with some girlfriends regarding “girl crushes”….  One friend said that she has a crush on Angelina Jolie as another said that she loves Katy Perry.  This discussion prompted today’s Throwback Thursday!  

I thought back to my very first girl crush ~ Cheryl Ladd…

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I looked Ms. Ladd up today https://www.cherylladd.com and she is just as beautiful as ever at the young age of 61.

 

Ladies did you or do you currently have a “girl crush”, if so and if you dare to share….who is it?

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Wednesday Wee Ones ~ Free Printable Father’s Day Coupons

Father’s Day is right around the corner…

Here is a cute little craft project for your little ones to do for their daddy on Father’s Day and to be honest, who wouldn’t want a coupon for one morning to just sleep in????

Father's Day Coupons

Please click below to get your free printable Father’s Day coupons ~

http://lipservicebymel.com/little-ones/fathers-day-coupons/

Have a great day!  xoxo Mel

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Throwback Thursday…

Last weekend I watched all three Iron Man movies which gave me the idea for today’s Throwback Thursday….

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Remember when Mickey Rourke looked like this? 

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Wednesday Wee Ones

Documenting your baby’s growth.

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A wonderful keepsake for your child…

Please click on the link below for more info!

http://lipservicebymel.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=835&action=edit

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Monday Makeover ~ Lip Scrub Recipes

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Summer is approaching and we want beautiful, smooth lips!  

Try one of my Lip Scrub Recipes here … http://lipservicebymel.com/beauty/lip-scrub-recipes/  and then break out your lip gloss!

xoxo Mel

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