Sunday, July 14

Brown Sugar Scrub Tutorial

Hay lovies 
Right now in the UK we are having some amazing hot weather so if your all like me you have been out enjoying it. We have been at the beach allot, out at the park, riding our bikes and much more. The only down side for me is my skin was getting dry and dull from all the sun cream I've been apply and my lips were needing a bit of a burst of life. So I wandered the net and found lots of sugar scrubs to buy in the shops costing anywhere between £5 and £10 depending where you buy. I can so you how to make a pot for just £2. At least that's how much it cost me to make. 

You will need 

Brown sugar
Coconut oil
And an empty pot and a spoon 

First start by filling your jar with brown sugar i only make this in a small tub that way i use it up faster but it will keep in an air tight container out of direct sun light for up to 3 months 

Once filled you want to add your coconut oil (once melted i do this by just standing the bottle in some hot water for a few seconds) i found it very expensive to buy coconut oil but i found this one 100% pure coconut oil for just £1.49 for 200ml at my local Indian food shop so worth shopping around for it.

I like to add around 3tbs but you just keep adding until its the consistency you like i like mine rather dry so it exfoliates better but the choice is yours 

And your done perfect to make as gifts for friends and family too scrub your body with this then rinse off well and you will be silky smooth its even ok for you lips because its made with all edible.

Now all that's left to do is enjoy 
Thanks for reading guys and dolls 

Friday, July 12

water and foam sensory play

Hay lovies 
Taylor loves water if she had the choice park or bath she would pick bath any day of the week (OK well maybe not every time but she really does love water)
I've been working on more sensory play with her. I want to teach her and let her experiment  with new textures smells and sights.

This week we set up a water box on her aqua draw mat 

We had a bucket spade rake and sea creature shapes that we got for just £1 from the pound shop also some glass beads they cost 89p and some paint brushes she has from an art set 

Taylor ohhh'ed and squeaked  when she caught eye of what we were doing she poured and scooped and raked and filled learning new  words as well as the new texture of all the water on the plastic and glass pebbles 

Once she started losing interest (that took a whole hour) we pulled out the shaving gel moved the box of water to one side and covered the aqua draw mat with it. 

Taylor really enjoyed this drawing in the foam and trying to stand up and slipping over had both her and me and mark cracking up she also took a liking to painting her self with it too after daddy showed her how fun it was 

Picking up the glass pebbles was more tricky now they are covered in foam this took more concentration now but every time one slips out of her hand she let out a delightful giggle 

Words like slippy,shiny, tickle,brush,draw,wobble and mess were just some of the ones Taylor learnt while playing with shaving foam 

Over all this was really fun easy to clean up i just popped the aqua draw mat in the bath and showered it off and its as good as new. We had a blast and it was amazing watching Taylor learn so much in just two hours. let me know if you do things like this with you're children id love to see others ideas 
Thanks for reading guys and dolls

oat face mask tutorial

Hay lovies
I'm really trying hard to get into beauty and hair and things that go with all that I used to love make up and clothes but somewhere along the way I got lost like lost to the point where I don't have ant idea as to what I'm doing. 
I'm finding myself spending my free time enjoying learning about all these things I thought  i would share my new found beauty bits and bobs here with you beautiful people.

I thought I should start with skin so for today here is my oatie face mask it feels cold on your skin and once washed off my open pores were smaller and my skin left super soft and everything used in this concoction I usually have to hand. 

You will need.
Half a banana 
1/4 a cut of porridge oats 
1/2 a cup of milk
Also a table spoon of honey if you have it I didn't so just made it with out

First mash you're banana and add you're oats then mix adding the milk until its the consistency you like 

Then make some tea its only right you have a cuppa while your mask is drying i also had some cucumber for my eyes 

I left the oats to soak in the mix for a few mins just so it was a little thicker and better for applying 

Now just apply to your face as best you can leave to dry for 15-30 mins and then wash off really i think you will thank me it leaves your skin so soft its lovely this is even good for guys too (go on try it i wont tell)

Let me know if you try this
Thanks for reading guys and dolls