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DIY Beauty Treatments

Apr 25, 2013

It's time to change up your beauty routine and go au naturale with DIY beauty treatments! No one wants to put yucky chemicals on their face and what could be more natural than making it yourself with ingredients from your kitchen? From an avocado hair mask to a scrumptious smelling brown sugar body scrub, mixing your way to a totally organic beauty routine is easier than you think!

Brown Sugar Body Scrub

Make a scrumptious smelling body scrub with just three ingredients! All you need is coconut oil, brown sugar and lemon. Warm up 1/2 cup of virgin coconut oil in the microwave. Add 1/2 cup of brown sugar and squeeze in the juice of half a lemon - then mix it all together. The coconut oil will moisturize your skin while the brown sugar exfoliates any dead skin cells. So easy!

Whip up your own brown sugar scrub!Whip up your own brown sugar scrub!Courtesy of www.collegefashion.net

Natural Face Mask

Moisturizing Oatmeal and Banana Mask - Mash 1/4 of a ripe banana with two tablespoons of instant oats, 1 teaspoon almond or soy milk and a pinch of ground cinnamon or nutmeg. Mash it all together to form a paste and apply onto your face. Leave on for 10 minutes and rinse with water.

Making your own face mask is super easy!Making your own face mask is super easy!Courtesy of www.collegefashion.net

Shiny Hair Avocado Mask

If your hair is in need of a deep conditioning treatment, look no further than the ingredients in your kitchen pantry. Whisk 1 egg yolk, 1 teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil and 1 teaspoon of honey in a small bowl. Use a fork and mash in half of a ripe avocado. Apply to your hair and let soak for 15 minutes. Rinse it out, shampoo and then rinse again. Voila - shiny soft hair!

Moisturize your hair the natural way with an avocado hair maskMoisturize your hair the natural way with an avocado hair maskCourtesy of www.collegefashion.net

Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Conditioner

You don't need to buy expensive clarifying shampoo to restore shine to your hair. Simply apply apple cider vinegar to your hair after your shampoo! It clears away any build-up from hair products. To revive your hair, mix 1 part apple cider vinegar and 1 part water - put in an empty spray bottle and spritz your hair with it post-shampoo. Massage it into your scalp. Let it sit for a few minutes and then rinse with water. No need to apply conditioner- your hair will feel smooth and soft.

Use apple cider vinegar as a soft hair treatmentUse apple cider vinegar as a soft hair treatmentCourtesy of www.seventeen.com

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drowning posted in Friends:
Did something happen between you two in the past? If so, I feel like she might have some unresolved issues with you that you need to discuss with her. And, time doesn't always mean a lot. I've gotten closer to someone before compared to someone whom I had known for 8 years.
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country_girl19
country_girl19 posted in Friends:
Dear Dish-it,                          Me and my friend just started talking again, and it seems like she regrets it. She'll leave me for the people she has only known for a couple of months, when I've been friends with her for a year. Also, she gets annoyed with me, and I don't know what to do.
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drowning posted in Family Issues:
I'll be honest, I don't think that it's very fair that you're placing so much blame on your mother. Cancer is very hard to heal in any animal or person. She may of been able to help one spot, but that doesn't mean that she was going to be able to heal the rest. There's a slim chance that they could of made it through, but it's probably for the best that she put him down. Cancer is a painful thing to go through for dogs and humans alike. It would of been worse to push it. As for the depression, I understand where you're coming from with it. It's a difficult thing to go through and it makes things hard to do. I've struggled with things in the past and sometimes still do, so take my word on this: Eat. What. You. Can. Don't starve yourself. Don't binge. Don't do anything. Keep eating. Your health matters too. You need to find things to do, like hobbies (drawing, reading, writing, ect.) and spend time with friends when you can. At least talk to your friends, don't push them away. They're there for you, even when they might not know how to be. Don't be ashamed to cry, it's perfectly fine too. It's a better alternative of getting things out than a lot of things you could be doing. Do not, under any circumstances, start cutting. Take it from someone who's dealt with it on a personal level in several ways, do not start it. It is not something you "won't get addicted too" and it will not be a "one time thing." Do not try it. Do not start it. Do not try to find "softer" alternatives to cutting. Self-harm is not a fixer, it does not help anything. It isn't something to be ashamed of. It's a personal issue along with mental illness. But it is a very big deal. "And to go and kill him like that instead of getting him help?" There isn't always a place to help. Sometimes it won't do the things we wish it would.
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RavenClawRaina
My dog, Loki, was old and had cancer. He was 14. My mom healed one of his cancer spots but not even a month later, she put him down. He had life in him. He played like a puppy. If she healed one spot, why couldnt she heal the rest? He could have lived right? He was like my little brother, I loved him like one. He was family. Every since he passed, Ive been depressed. Losing weight and not wanting to go out and hangout with friends. Me and my mom get into fights more. At some points, I hate her for what she did. I dont dare tell anyone about my depression and I cry every night until 3:30 am. I have considered cutting but I dont want anyone to judge me. Im not going to but I just want someone to understand what his loss did to my heart. Ive had him since i was a baby. He was my best friend. And to go and kill him like that instead of getting him help? I was mad. Can anyone relate? Can someone help me? ( im not going to a therapist btw ) UGH WHAT DO I DO?!  
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Pokemonlegends05
Sometimes Video Games can Cheer you up as well. Happy, Vibrant Games: New Super Mario Bros. U Pokemon Shuffle Any of the Mario Party games. Minecraft Super Mario 3d world (Wow, a ton of Mario games :p) Jak and Daxter Super Mario 64 These are useful for making this :e into this  =(
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