Thursday, November 3, 2011

Handmade Miami presents the Craft Carnival!

Save the date!!!! This weekend!!!

Handmade Miami presents the Craft Carnival!

When: Saturday, November 5th, 2011 from noon to 5pm
Where: Miami Elks Lodge
10301 Sunset Drive
Miami, Florida 33173
We’ll have lots of fun for the whole family:
  • DIY Tables to make and take your own crafts
  • Games
  • Raffles
  • Food
  • FREE swag bags for the first 100 people
  • Canned food drive (to benefit Feeding South Florida)
  • and great Craft Vendors with awesome handmade goodies

Friday, January 28, 2011

DIY Body Scrubs

These are super easy and super yummy! Here are 3  DIY recipes with ingredients you can grab straight from your pantry.  

Brown Sugar & Lemon Body Scrub
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup salt
- 1 tablespoon of kalamansi or lemon
- 1 tablespoon of virgin coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon of honey
Mix together the brown sugar and salt. Then add in the  kalamansi or lemon juice, virgin coconut oil and honey and mix well.

Oatmeal & Brown Sugar Body Scrub
- 3/4 cup Brown Sugar
- 1/2 cup ground oatmeal – Not the instant kind
- 1/4 cup pure honey
- 3/4 to 1 cup of oil – Example: Extra virgin olive, Jojoba, Grapeseed or Sweet Almond oil
- 1/4 teaspoonx Essential or Fragrance oil of choice (like vanilla) – Optional

Mix the brown sugar and oatmeal together in a large bowl. Add the honey and drizzle the oil over the mix. Mix everything together. When your mix is saturated and sinks to the bottom of the bowl and you have oil on top, you’re done. Add your essential oil or fragrance oil if you would like.

Coffee Body Scrub
- 1 cup gluten free oatmeal
- 1/2 cup organic sugar
- 1/2 cup organic coffee grounds – Brewed or fresh
- 1/2 cup raw honey
- 2 Tbsp organic olive oil or grapeseed oil – Other high quality oil like almond, coconut, apricot kernal, or palm will do

Optional ingredients to add
- 1 teaspoon vitamin C crystals
- 2-3 drops vitamin D liquid
- 1-2 capsules vitamin E – Liquid squeezed out
- 1-2 tablespoon raw cacao nibs (adds more grit, antioxidants, and a great smell)
- 1 tsp cinnamon

Place oats (and coffee beans, if grinding fresh) in a food processor and pulse until fine.  Add grounds, sugar and vitamin C crystals, and pulse a few times, then add honey and oil, as well as vitamin D drops, and pulse to form a paste.  Transfer to a jar and store in the refrigerator. If you’d like, you can scoop out a small amount and keep in the bath, whatever you’ll use that week.

How to use body scrubs: Spread the scrubs on damp skin and gently rub in circular motions. Rinse skin well and pat skin dry.

Instructions and recipes and more information can be found at Beautylishblog 

Frances ;0)

Saturday, January 22, 2011

DIY Makeup Removers

Your out of town and forgot to pack your makeup remover, try these easy DIY solutions:

Oil Makeup Remover
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 1 tablespoon castor oil
- 1 tablespoon light olive oil
Add the oils into a clean container and mix well. Dip cotton balls or rounds into the oily mixture and remove your makeup on your face. Follow up with your favorite face cleanser and moisturizer.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Makeup Remover
- Few drops of extra virgin olive oil
Add a few drops of extra virgin olive oil onto your clean hands and rub the oil in circular motions on your face and closed eyes. Follow up with your favorite face cleanser and moisturizer.

Baby Shampoo Makeup Remover
- Baby shampoo
Add a pump or two of baby shampoo into your hands and lather up with water. Gently wipe your face in circular motions and wash off with warm water. If your eye makeup is very heavy, you may want to use a bit of extra virgin olive oil before you wash your face to break up the makeup first.

Milk Makeup Remover
- Few drops of sweet almond oil
- 1 tablespoon of whole milk (organic if possible)
Dab the milk and oil mixture on your face with a cotton ball or round. Then remove the mix with another fresh piece of cotton. Be sure to rinse thoroughly with a face cleanser to remove any trace of milk on  your face.

Instructions and recipes and more information can be found at  Beautylishblog 

Frances ;0)

Saturday, January 15, 2011

DIY Hair Treatments

In just a few minutes, with some ingredients in your kitchen you can make your own hair treatments... 

Improve hair resilience and luster

- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons of sesame oil
Whisk the ingredients together, apply the concoction to dry hair, and wrap a hot moist towel around the hair. Let the mixture sit for 5 to 10 minutes and take off the wrap. Work a pump of shampoo into your hair (without wetting your head) and rinse and condition as usual.

Remove build-up product residue

- Room temperature beer (not the light kind)
Wash and rinse your hair with shampoo as normal. Bend over with your head pointing downward and pour the beer over your hair, massaging it into your hair and scalp. Let it sit in your hair for 5 to 10 minutes, rinse it out, and follow up with your normal conditioner.

Moisturizing Conditioner

- 1 avocado, peeledr
- 1 cup of mayonnaise
Mash the avocado flesh and mayonnaise together, apply it to your hair and scalp, and cover your head with a shower cap or plastic wrap. Let the mixture sit on your head for approximitely 20 minutes and shampoo and rinse it out of your hair as usual. If your scalp is very oily, you may want to avoid this recipe since it may make it greasier.

Instructions and recipes and more information can be found at  Beautylishblog 

Frances ;0)

Monday, January 10, 2011

DIY Glitter Pumps!


You may not kow... But I have a shoe OBESSION!!!! 
Take a look at these babies! I am so making them!!!! 

Here's the how-to from Pixie in Pumps!  And it looks easy peasy!

Don't be suprised if this makes it to one of our Crafternoons for Handmade Miami !!!!

Julie ;)

Saturday, January 8, 2011

DIY Bath Salts

This is a simple DIY Bath Salts recipe.  I think I might make some for my sisters as a Valentines gift! These directions make enough bath salts to fill up a 6.25 ounce glass bottle

What you need... 
1/2 cup coarse sea salt
2 tablespoons Epsom salt
1-2 drops premium fragrance oil 
food coloring, if desired 

For the instructions and more tips you can go here to Indie Spotting, where I found the recipe.  

Frances ;0)

Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!