Let's Craft is a special feature full of great crafts, inspiration and DIY projects that are perfect for any Modern Mom!
This project comes from crafty mom Jill Alexander:
"There are plenty of beauty stores where moms can buy exfoliating body scrubs, but we think that homemade is far superior. This delectable smelling body scrub is all natural and made with ingredients that you probably have on hand in the house. There are no chemicals you can't pronounce in here!
Creating and selling a line of fragrances for women can be a fun way to express your creativity while bringing in a bit of extra income. From choosing a selling method to following FDA guidelines for cosmetics, setting up a successful fragrance business requires a carefully thought-out game plan.
You never will get a second chance to make that first impression; therefore, you always want to look your best. Wearing a sharp suit to a job interview, business meeting or other important function not only makes you feel your best, but it also shows others that you are a professional. A wrinkled suit sends the opposite message. Showing up to a function in a suit filled with wrinkles makes people wonder if you are as careless in your business dealings as you are with your personal appearance. There are several ways to get the wrinkles out of a suit.
Your hair's characteristics are linked to your genetic background, but whether you have naturally curly hair or straight hair, you could be challenged by your hair becoming frizzy in certain circumstances. Although curly hair is generally thought of as being more susceptible to frizzing than straight hair, straight hair can turn frizzy, too. Either way, one of the causes of hair becoming frizzy is dryness, which promotes split ends, turning hair frizzy. However, you can take steps to keep your hair smooth and silky.
Whenever you have a late night or a crying fit, you end up with puffy eyes. Your eyes may puff when you're having an allergy attack or when you haven't had enough water as well. Puffiness in the eyes makes you look tired and older. They can also make you feel much less attractive than you really are. Even if getting a full eight hours of sleep is beyond your reach, you can still take some steps to get rid of puffiness and look bright-eyed and awake.
Though most hotels provide you with a free iron, no one wants to spend the first hour at a vacation destination ironing clothes. It's much nicer if you can simply take your clothes out of the suitcase ready to wear. If you pack smart, not only will your clothes be wrinkle-free, but you will create extra space to pack more items.
If you have problems with allergies or eye infections, extended wear contacts may exacerbate the problem. One-day contact lenses solve these problems by offering the option to use a fresh contact lens every day, without having to worry about storing, soaking and disinfecting after each use. Wearing one-day contact lenses is the same as wearing ordinary lenses, except that you just throw them away afterward.
Pregnancy. Illness. Busy schedules. Holidays. Whatever the reason, we all put on weight every now and then. Losing that excess weight might take a while, but that doesn't mean you have to hide in a potato sack--or in your bedroom--until you are down to your ideal weight. In fact, receiving compliments on flattering clothes can motivate you to stay on your weight-loss regimen. While there are a number of suggestions for looking slimmer, they are not a one-size-fits-all. Experiment with these tips to see what works for you.
False lashes can brighten your eyes, especially if your own lashes are fairly short or sparse. Lashes come in a variety of styles to suit your needs. For example, there are natural-looking lashes to just give your eyes a boost or brightly colored ones -- think hot pink or electric green -- for the times when you want to go a little wild. If you've never put on false lashes, the process can seem a bit intimidating, but you'll be applying them like a pro in no time.
Little is more frustrating thing than paying someone to paint your nails, only to smudge them a few minutes after leaving the salon. Even if you paint your own nails, having to redo a smudged one can be a major inconvenience. Fortunately, you can speed up the nail drying process. And the faster your nails dry, the less likely you are to smudge them.