Try something new!!!

Hello my little cookie cakes !!! I recently posted about Pretty Addictions Makeup Giveaway and some of you can’t participate because of the whole social media aspect of it. NO WORRIES!! Kas the owner of Pretty Addictions is having this crazy amazing deal going on right now till the 13th of January! I’m not in any shape or form affiliated with this line but, I do love the colors and glitters! Here’s the Link bunnies….Have Fun!!

http://www.prettyaddictions.com/product/eye-shadow-samples-set

Also The Facebook Post 🙂

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Are you new to Pretty Addictions? Right now is the PERFECT time to make your first purchase!!! We are offering our samplers automatically filled with twice the amount of product with no additional cost! You are getting twice as much product FREE! We offer samplers in 10, 20 or 30 packs.

BUT that isn’t it! ALL orders placed between now and January 13th will receive a FREE FULL SIZE 5g jar of Royal Rebel shadow with their purchase!

Please share this absolutely amazing offer with all of your friends!!!!

 

Nutty Butt Butter: Your Little Cellulite Secret

Hi Sugar Cakes!! I stumbled upon this amazinggggg site called Crunchy Betty!! It has so many wonderful tutorials for skin and hair care. I fell head over heels in love with this DIY,  since I made the resolution for a healthier better me in 2013. (Don’t we all?!) Anyway, check out this site or just the tutorial! try it out and tell me about it!

 

The new and improved Nutty Butt Butter.

It’s been tweaked a bit since my first recipe, and heaven love it, it’s pretty danged awesome. However, the recipe I made is pretty intense in terms of ingredients and cost, so at the bottom, I’ll give you a pared down recipe you can use if you don’t want to shell out the monies for the whole thing.

When you make this, you’ll actually do it in two parts (over a week), but both parts are easy like Sunday morning.

Nutty Butt Butter, Step 1, Infusing the Oils

A week or two before you’re ready to make your nutty butt butter lotion bars, you’ll need to start infusing oils with ground coffee. The first recipe didn’t include infusing oils, and I didn’t really think the coffee had gotten in deep enough to have much effect.

(As you probably know, coffee extract is included in almost every store-bought cellulite treatment available … because it’s so danged effective.)

 

 

Coffee-Infused Oils

  • 3 Tbsp tamanu oil
  • 2 Tbsp evening primrose oil
  • 3 Tbsp argan oil
  • 1/4 c. hazelnut oil
  • 1/4 c. sweet almond oil
  • 1 c. ground coffee

In a jar, combine all ingredients. Put the lid on and shake well. Store for 1-2 weeks, shaking every day or two. At the end of two weeks, strain through a cheesecloth or coffee filter.

 

Coffee Infused Oils (Simple Version)

  • 4 Tbsp tamanu oil
  • 3/4 c. sweet almond or hazelnut oil
  • 1 c. ground coffee

In a jar, combine all ingredients. Put the lid on and shake well. Store for 1-2 weeks, shaking every day or two. At the end of two weeks, strain through a cheesecloth or coffee filter.

Feel free to substitute oils where and how you want, but the end result should be about 1 cup of oils. You’ll lose a bit of oils while infusing and straining (they’ll stick to the coffee), and the final yield is a bit over 3/4 of a cup of oil.

Here’s the finished coffee-infused oils:

 

Finished, strained coffee-infused oils. Dark and rich and smells soooo good.

 

The recipe below calls for 1/2 c. oil, since that’s what I made and measured, but if you want to use ALL your oil for this, just make the recipe plus a half recipe. Pretty easy.

Nutty Butt Butter – The Recipe

For this recipe, which yields two medium sized bars, you’ll need the following things:

 

Also, if you want your bars to be fancy, too, you’ll want some whole-bean coffee to float on the top at the end.

It’s nice to have a kitchen scale when you do this, but if you don’t, this recipe’s going to help you out a lot. This is because I do not have a kitchen scale, so everything I did was eyeballing.

Instead of 3 oz, think 1/2-cup. The only caveat is, you’ll use a little less than half a cup of the oils (because they’re heavier). And, you’ll want to smush down the grated beeswax well while you’re measuring, because it’s lighter.

Got it? A little under 1/2 c. of coffee-infused oil. And a tightly packed 1/2 c. of grated beeswax. The cocoa butter can just be measured out (shaved) as normal. No need to pack.

After you’ve measured out your ingredients, add the cocoa butter and beeswax to a double boiler (or makeshift double boiler, with one smaller pot sitting above a larger pot with steaming water). Stir well.

 

Let the beeswax/cocoa butter melt ALMOST completely, and then add in your coffee-infused oils.

 

Once the cocoa butter/beeswax is almost all melted, add in your coffee-infused oil and stir constantly, until the whole mixture is completely melted and liquid.

Now you have to move fast. FASTER, PEOPLE.

Move the mixture off the burner, and start dropping in your essential oils.

Good essential oils for cellulite busting: Cypress, rose geranium, juniper berry, grapefruit, lemon, lemongrass, rosemary.

 

Drop in your celluite-busting essential oils – somewhere around 40 drops will do.

 

The only essential oil I consider absolutely essential as one of your choices is rose geranium. It’s not just great for breaking up the yuckbumps, it also blends divinely with the coffee smell. Makes you wanna lick the lotion bar. Just a little. Just to see.

Stir as you’re dropping in the essential oil, and then pour immediately into your molds. However! If your mixture has hardened a little at this point, you can put it back over the double boiler just until it remelts. THEN pour it in.

 

Pour it in your molds quickly, ’cause it hardens fast.

 

In the last post, I had several people ask me about the mold I was using. It’s just a jumbo silicone ice cube tray I ordered from Amazon a year ago or so. The size is great. Just enough to hold in your hand comfortably. More than a handful is too much. (Yes. That is what he said.)

As SOON as you get that poured into your molds, if you’re going to top it with coffee beans, start sprinkling them in. For mine, it was somewhere between 20-25 beans per bar. They float right at the top, and when it hardens, they stay there.

 

Coffee beans float right on the top. The little sailors.

 

Now just pop it into your freezer for about 20 minutes, and then slide the lotion bars out into your hot little hands.

 

Nutty butt butter. All done and lookin’ caramel coffee-like.

 

My educated guess is that the way you’ll get the most mileage out of these things is by dry body brushing (especially your problem areas) before you shower, and then apply the lotion bars to your problem spots after you shower.

And here’s the recipe!

 

Nutty Butt Butter

  • Just shy of 1/2 c. coffee-infused oil (or 3 oz.) – recipe above
  • 1/2 c. shaved cocoa butter (or 3 oz.)
  • 1/2 c. grated beeswax, or beeswax pellets (or 3 oz.)
  • 20 drops rose geranium essential oil
  • 10 drops cypress essential oil
  • 10 drops rosemary or juniper essential oil
  • Whole-bean coffee (for appearance, optional)

In a double boiler, combine the cocoa butter and beeswax and melt almost completely. Add the coffee-infused oils and stir well until everything is melted and warm. Remove from heat and drop in the essential oils, stirring well. Immediately pour into the molds (or reheat, if the mixture has hardened, and then pour). Sprinkle on whole-bean coffee. Pop your molds into the freezer for 20 minutes, then remove the bars and enjoy. Store in a small jar or other storage device. These should last 1-2 years.

 

Nutty Butt Butter – Simple Version

  • Just shy of 1/2 c. coffee-infused oil (or 3 oz) – simple version recipe above
  • 1/2 c. shaved cocoa butter (or 3 oz.)
  • 1/2 c. grated beeswax (or 3 oz)
  • 30 drops rose geranium essential oil
  • Whole bean coffee (for appearance, optional)

In a double boiler, combine the cocoa butter and beeswax and melt almost completely. Add the coffee-infused oils and stir well until everything is melted and warm. Remove from heat and drop in the essential oils, stirring well. Immediately pour into the molds (or reheat, if the mixture has hardened, and then pour). Sprinkle on whole-bean coffee. Pop your molds into the freezer for 20 minutes, then remove the bars and enjoy. Store in a small jar or other storage device. These should last 1-2 years.

And That Concludes the Epic Nutty Butt Butter Recipe

AMAZING GIVEAWAY!!!!

Hello My glam dolls! I hope everyone had an amazing holiday experience! I wanted to share this with you because not only is this a great way to try a new brand, but its free, fun, and all you have to do is like http://www.facebook.com/prettyaddictions and follow the rules of this giveaway!! Good Luck 🙂

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Want to win 12 shadows of YOUR (regular line shadows, NOT limited editions) choice? Simply comment below (in one comment, and must have all 12 listed) with your choices and THEN publicly share this picture with all your friends!!! Giveaway ends January 13th @ 6pm CST and winner will be announced via Facebook by 9pm January 13th.

Any submissions AFTER 6pm CST on the 13th will NOT be accounted for.

Prize will come with 12 shadows of your choice, cutely placed in the skull bucket shown!

*This giveaway is NOT affiliated with Facebook and is sole property of Pretty Addictions Cosmetics LLC.

Tarte Pure Maracuja Oil

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Has Anyone tried this stuff ??? Sounds like a good time! Please let me know!

(What Sephora Says)

What it is:
A 100 percent pure organic maracuja oil.

What it does:
This undiluted organic and moisturizing maracuja oil quickly absorbs for firmer, brighter, smoother skin. Pure maracuja oil is rich in vitamin C, so skin appears instantly brighter and more radiant, as well as essential fatty acids (EFAs), a requirement for healthy skin cells that the body cannot produce on its own. EFA deficiency can result in the breakdown of essential skin cells which causes skin to appear dry and aged. By supplementing skin with pure maracuja oil, you are infusing life back into dull skin and replenishing EFAs to rapidly rebuild and repair. This potent antiaging elixir that has anti-inflammatory benefits promotes active skin recovery and delivers maximum hydration without any greasy or filmy feel.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Synthetic Fragrances
– Petrochemicals
– Phthalates
– GMOs
– Triclosan

Research results:
In a 6 week consumer use study:
-96% of women saw an overall visible improvement in skin
-91% of women saw a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles
-94% of women saw a visible improvement in skin texture
-94% of women thought skin appeared renewed and rejuvenated.

 

2013: The Year Of Emerald Green

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Each year Pantone, the color guru’s of America for the past 50 years, alongside style experts and fashion influencers decide what color should be trending across the globe. And this years color is (drum roll pleaseee) Emerald! A color that Pantone describes as brilliant and luxurious. Emerald green represents balance, harmony  and prosperity. Here are some cute finds that you can easily add to your wardrobe. Lets make 2013 a Kick Ass Kinda Year!!

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Everything you see here is from Forever21 besides the shoes. I paired a vibrant emerald green top, a black faux leather skirt and a gold  pearl encrusted cross necklace all for under $50. The shoes are by Sam Edelman, they are this amazinggg gold color (picture does not do it justice),snake skin print with wonderful little black gems and studs. They are a splurge  at $189 but, I own a pair that I found at Nordstroms Rack and OMGGGG they are seriously the most comfortable high heeled shoes I own! Sometimes you can get lucky and find this brand at TJ MAXX or Marshals/Home Goods. Alternative shoe picks are anything in the gold/black family and cheetah print for sure. (I love meeee my animal prints).

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Everything you see here is again from Forever21. This is a more avant-garde look but, with the right attitude you could totally rock it out and make it your own. The Tiger has green tones in it and they live in the forest and protect mounds of emeralds! yup, thats what they do in my mind lol. Anyway pair this hi lo tank up with some funky leggings or black hot pants . The faux leather gold studded biker vest is to die for and $42!! And those platform booties I adore, they have gold studding all over the stem and they are on sale!! PS. The Hi Lo tank and Vest are Forever21 Web Online Exclusives.

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I should have named this the Forever21 Haul!!…. I love the bright flowers on the jacket it screams spring. The button up is pale white but with a little extra sparkle to pull the look together and get you noticed. Continuing with the Emerald theme a sassy pair of calm diggers and a sexy litte pink mary jane pump will make you look fresher than an Easter bouquet 🙂

But why stop I clothing? lets perk up that face with a few of my NYX Cosmetics favs!!

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OMG that Green!!! This eye platte is know as I dream of St. Thomas….I love NYX shawdows they are amazing and super afforable at only $8.50

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I own this Liner and I love it! The emerald green color is super highly pigmented and looks amazing by its self, over a neutral brown eye or gold glitter.  $5.50

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Another favorite of mine is their loose pearl eye shadow. You can do so much with these loose minerals at only $3.oo

Another one of my favorite cosmetic lines are KA’OIR

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If you’re brave enough to go full on green this company has amazing highly pigmented lip color.

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And if you want to take it up a notch! with glittteeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrr!!! I suggest you get yourself  Force Glitzstick Package.

So, lets have a fun awesome year! I hope you enjoyed what I had to share leave me comments and love 🙂 And if you could take a moment and LIKE my Facebook.com/Glitternsex That would be awesome!! XOXO

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