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Thursday, November 27, 2014

DIY Bath Salts Using DoTerra Peppermint Oil - Featuring Sabrina Stoven

Welcome back, my beautiful loves! Holiday season is here and it's the perfect time to get creative inside while it's cold outside! And, if you're looking for the perfect handmade gifts to make for someone - look no further.

My dear friend, Sabrina, is going to show us how to create bath salts, salt scrubs, and lip balms in my next few videos. In this first video, she teaches us how to make bath salts that are so good for our bodies.

Stay tuned for the other two videos! Make sure you are subscribed to my YouTube Channel and Blog! You can also follow my Facebook Page.

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"Not all oils are pure. Please be sure that the essential oil you use is GRAS. If an essential oil is on your skin, it is in your body. DoTerra essential oils are certified pure, therapeutic grade." - Sabrina Stoven

1/2 Cup of Epsom Salts
1/2 Cup of Baking Soda
2 Drops DoTerra Peppermint Oil (add more drops for desired potency)

Mix epsom salts and baking soda together in a large, glass measuring cup. Add essential oil. Mix. Add to canning jar, embellish and personalize!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

DIY Lip Scrub - Honey, Olive Oil, Sugar

Feeling the dry, cool air wreak havoc on those delicate lips of yours? Having trouble with dry, chapped lips? Experiencing a lack of absorption with your current lip balm balm or chapstick? Slough off that dead skin with this easy and simple DIY lip scrub. 

1 Part Honey
1 Part Olive Oil
1 Part Sugar

Mix all three ingredients and store in a small, air-tight container with a lid. Upon using, take a small amount with your finger and rub your lips in circular motions to exfoliate and get rid of the dry patches of skin. Follow up with your chapstick or lip balm. 

The sugar will get rid of the dry, dead skin while the honey and olive oil will moisturizer and heal your lips.

*Tip* I like to keep mine in my shower and use it while my conditioner is working. 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Autumn | Vampire | 90s Makeup Look

 Here is my interpretation of the current trend going on right now combining the autumn/vampire/90s makeup looks. I hope you like this look. If you recreate it, make sure to tag me so I can see it! xoxo, Kari. 


-Products Mentioned-





Artistry Angled Blush Brush
Everday Minerals Itahake Brush

Monday, November 10, 2014

Lime Crime Venus Palette First Impression with Pictures and Swatches

It arrived! My Lime Crime Venus: The Grunge Palette ($42) showed up today. Of course I had to immediately open it up and swatch the colors on my hand. 

The packaging is really cute. On the inside of the shipping box, is a flowery print with Lime Crime's logo on it. The wrapping paper was blue and the palette was wrapped inside with a clear plastic protective case and some bubble wrap inside the layer of the blue wrapping paper. This package was wrapped with extra care and aesthetics in mind. Love that.

Such a beautiful dsiplay.

When I opened the box to look at the colors, the colors looked as accurately portrayed as they appeared on Lime Crime's Instagram account. However, the color "Shell" is such a unique color that it's not as true to the color in photo as it is in person. As for the rest, if you've been following the Lime Crime Instagram account and seeing all of the swatches and photos they've posted, you will find that it is fairly accurate to their portrayal. I'm incredibly impressed with this as it's usually hard to capture the accurate colors with lighting and cameras.

The colors are stunning and very pigmented. I didn't use a primer to see how they would perform on their own without them. I'm very amazed by the color pay off. Imagine what a primer would do underneath! Upon the first swatch of them, I noticed that the more shimmery shadows on the top row (Venus, Shell, Aura, Creation) tend to have a little more of a powdery-feel.  The bottom colors (Icon, Rebirth, Divine, Muse) were very creamy in texture.
With Flash

No Flash (in yellow lighting)

For the price, I think it's definitely worth it. You get 8 shadows that are the perfect combination you could want in a palette designed for the 90s/grunge era... and yet some of the other colors add a modern twist to it which brings it to life in the present time. There are many kinds of looks you could achieve with this color palette. I'm glad that there is a mixture of matte and shimmery shades.
The colors are STUNNING and seem to go on smoothly and evenly. I cannot wait to come up with some makeup looks for my channel on YouTube. If you haven't, please subscribe so you don't miss out on seeing these babies in action.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Anti-Aging Product For Your Hands! Featuring Aveda's Hand Relief Night Renewal Serum

So... has anyone else heard of many companies coming out with anti-aging products for the hands? Maybe I've been living under a rock and haven't really heard of them, but I am thrilled to have discovered one from Aveda. This is a brand new product they just released! (See GIVEAWAY information below if you'd like a chance to win one of these!)

The product is called Hand Relief Night Renewal Serum and it's a part of their Hand Relief line. The ingredients are formulated specifically for the delicate, thin skin on our hands. Inside of this beautiful little tube contains organic castor oil, molasses extracts, licorice extracts, andiroba oil, glycerin, and salicylic acid. Not to mention, the smell is divine. It has a nice citrus aroma.

Improves Skin Tone
Plumps and volumizes
Smoothes Fine Lines
Refines and Exfoliates

I immediately noticed results the next day after using this product. My dry cuticles were 65% better and my hands felt soft and smooth. As I continued to use it, my hands began to look healthier and radiant. The tone has improved and I'm incredibly impressed.

I highly suggest that you visit an Aveda store to try out this product. You can receive a free hand massage with it and some nice, delicious tea. If you're in the twin cities area, you should go to the Aveda Institute Mpls located on Central Ave. It is one of my favorite places. The building is so enchanting and beautiful.

To learn more about this product, to see me demo it and talk more about my experience with it, click below and enjoy!

***GIVEAWAY CONTEST (Nov 5th - Nov 30th)***

1 Winner will win a Hand Relief Night Renewal Serum!
Rules: Visit my Giveaway Tab on my blog and follow the prompts.
You can earn up to 2 entries by sharing my video on Facebook and/or sharing my Instagram promo photo on your Instagram feed!