With a penchant for beauty and a knack for making everyone look pretty, beauty expert 10.11 Make Up has kindly shared some diy beauty recipes that could easily be used at a bridal shower. These easy, yet fun recipes seemed only appropriate since we are all about beauty today. Read on to learn how to make your own coffee facial, brown sugar foot scrub, milk and honey hair mask as well as your own cucumber eye compress. All fabulous gifts for your wedding party.
Originally conceptualized by Twine Events for one of our favorite online wedding magazines Utterly Engaged. If you want to see more pretty pictures from this fun shower click here. All captured by Lane Dittoe Photography
BROWN SUGAR FOOT SCRUB
Mix 1 cup of brown sugar with enough coconut or almond oil, making sure the mixture is not too runny, and add a little lemon juice to create a paste. You can also add a little cinnamon or vanilla fragrance for a yummy smell. Soak your feet and then massage the mixture gently into your feet for a few minutes. Rinse and apply a nice foot cream. The brown sugar acts as an exfoliant and the coconut oil is a great moisturizing agent and can help heal and repair dry skin. Almond oil is an emollient and can help soften and restore moisture to the skin.
Use your used coffee grounds and mix it with whole milk to form a paste – if it is too runny add more grounds. You can also mix the grounds with yogurt if you don’t have any whole milk. Add a little cocoa powder to make it smell tasty. Gently massage the mixture into your face (avoiding your eyes and lips) and allow it to sit for about 20 min. The coffee is a great source of anti-oxidants and also constricts blood cells and helps reduce redness. The coffee can act as a firming agent or your skin, and the caffeine can reduce puffiness around the eye area (be careful not to get any in your eye).
CUCUMBER EYE COMPRESS
Cucumbers are full of water and when sliced up, cold, and placed over your eyes, they can help to relieve any puffiness, swelling, or dark circles, and can help brighten the skin. Leave on for 5-10 minutes and if needed, replace with a fresh, cold cucumber for a little longer.
MILK & HONEY HAIR MASK
Place a teaspoon of honey into a glass of milk (whole milk preferably). Apply to your scalp and pull through your hair. Leave on for an hour and rinse with shampoo; avoid clarifying shampoos. The milk acts as a moisturizing agent and the honey is a humectant so it holds the moisture in!