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    DIY Honey Sugar Lip Scrub

    DIY Honey Sugar Lip Scrub
    I used to always say to myself, “I hate my dark, dull and chapped lips! Totally not cute! Lush Bubblegum Scrub.. yum! But it’s totally not worth the money!!” If you find yourself feeling this way too, you’ve come to the right place! Today’s post is a super easy, 3 step DIY Honey Sugar Lip Scrub!
    I researched for tons and tons of recipes and finally settled for this one because it was the easiest to make, haha! It’s also super cheap to make and takes little to no time. This lip scrub smells like honey and tastes so good. A small tub of this usually lasts me a good 5-8 uses (2 weeks).

    Difficulty: Super simple!

    Time: Less than 5 minutes

     

    DIY Honey Sugar Lip Scrub
    What You’ll Need:
    Measuring Spoon
    Empty Container
    Honey of any kind! – 1/4 teaspoon
    Sugar – 1 teaspoon
     
    Do NOT substitute sugar with salt because salt can be very harsh!
     
    Please take note that my container is a small sample tub. If you’re using a bigger tub, you want to use more honey and sugar. Just remember, the sugar to honey ratio has to be 4:1 (e.g: 4 teaspoon of sugar to 1 teaspoon of honey.) 
    DIY Honey Sugar Lip Scrub
    DIY Honey Sugar Lip Scrub

    Step 1

    Measure 1 teaspoon of sugar into your container. I used two 1/2 teaspoon spoons because the 1 teaspoon spoon is too big for the small container and might mess up my table.
    DIY Honey Sugar Lip Scrub
    DIY Honey Sugar Lip Scrub

    Step 2

    So, like I said.. Remember the 4:1 sugar-honey ratio. Since I put in 1 teaspoon of sugar, I used 1/4 teaspoon of honey.  If you used 4 teaspoons of sugar, you’d use 1 teaspoon of honey. Stir this mixture until all the sugar is covered with honey.
    DIY Honey Sugar Lip Scrub
    DIY Honey Sugar Lip Scrub

    Step 3

    Test your product on the back of your hand. If it is too harsh and grainy, add a little bit of honey. If it’s too runny and not exfoliating, add a little bit more sugar. I like mine in between, not too runny and not too grainy so the 4:1 ratio works for me every time!
    DIY Honey Sugar Lip Scrub
    When you let the product sit for awhile, the sugar will settle to the bottom, leaving the honey on top. I still haven’t found a way to correct that, but that isn’t a huge problem to me. I just dig my finger deeper and get the sugar, haha.
    Use this once every 2-3 days. If you have sensitive lips and it is too harsh for you, use it once a week. I use it before going to bed. Do NOT scrub too hard or it will burn! Wash it off with water or wipe off with a washcloth. You CAN lick it off, but you would be eating your dead skin. Follow with a moisturising lip balm! You will be able to see the dullness/darkness and dry skin go away after a few uses.
     
    I hope this super quick DIY Honey Sugar Lip Scrub was helpful to you, and saves you a couple of $$$!
     
    Say byebye to dull, flaky lips and hello to pink, healthy lips!
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    How To: DIY Eyeshadow Primer in 5 Steps!

    Hi guys! Today’s post is one that I’ve wanted to share for the longest time now. When I first started getting into makeup, I wasn’t willing to spend $20 on an eyeshadow primer (still feeling the burn!!) so I googled a ton of recipes on how to make my very own primer. I also had a very limited amount of products, and this is the recipe that worked the best for me. This works on my super oily eyelids too!
    How to: DIY Eyeshadow Primer | Beauty Nerd By Night
    This is such an easy recipe and takes only about 5 minutes to do! You only need a couple of things that you probably already have in your beauty stash. This is great for if you don’t want to spend a crazy amount of money on a tiny tube of primer or if you’ve just run out and need something that’ll work just as great.
    How To: DIY Eyeshadow Primer in 5 Steps
    What You’ll Need:
    1. BB Cream/Foundation/Tinted Moisturiser
    2. Concealer (Preferably the squeezy tube ones, but I don’t have one like that)
    3. Primer (Optional)
    3. Body Butter (if you have sensitive skin, substitute with a thick facial moisturiser)
    4. Empty Container

    LET’S GET STARTED!

    How To: DIY Eyeshadow Primer in 5 Steps

    Step 1:

    Add in a little bit of your favourite concealer, make sure it’s one that’s not prone to creasing! You can opt out of using concealer, but I like the concealer for longevity and it also helps to cover up any darkness and veins on the eyelids.

    Step 2:

    Add some face primer (optional) for longer wear. It doesn’t really matter if you skip on this though. My first versions of this DIY Eyeshadow Primer didn’t have face primer in them and they still made my eyeshadows stay on for a long time.
    How To: DIY Eyeshadow Primer in 5 Steps

    Step 3:

    Using a tiny spatula, or a small spoon, put some body butter or thick facial moisturiser into your container. If you have sensitive skin, DO NOT use the body butter! Instead, add in some thick facial moisturiser. If you’re using facial moisturiser, it has to be a thick formula because if it’s too watery, this DIY eyeshadow primer will end up being too runny.

    Step 4:

    Add in your Foundation/BB Cream/Tinted Moisturiser. If you’re using a BB Cream/Tinted Moisturiser or a thinner foundation, add in the same amount as the body butter. If you’re using a thicker foundation like mine (in the picture above), use slightly less than the body butter so your primer doesn’t end up too thick.
     
    How To: DIY Eyeshadow Primer in 5 Steps

    Step 5:

    Mix everything together with your spatula/spoon. The consistency should be a nice, smooth, creamy texture. If it’s too runny, add in more foundation. If it’s too thick, add in more body butter/facial moisturiser.
     

    Now let’s put this $0/RM0 DIY Eyeshadow Primer to the test!

    Swatch: DIY Eyeshadow Primer vs Urban Decay Primer Potion
    You can see that the Homemade primer is VERY comparable to the Urban Decay Primer Potion and the Too Faced Shadow Insurance. It makes your eyeshadows very bold and more true to colour. The lasting power of this primer is slightly lesser than that of the UD Primer Potion. It makes your eyeshadow last a good 4-6 hours whereas the UD primer potion can last 6-8 hours on my eyelids.
     
    If you’re not sure whether you need an eyeshadow primer or if you just don’t want to spend a ridiculous amount on it, try this DIY Eyeshadow Primer that costs next to nothing!
     
    What DIY would you like to see next? Let me know in the comments! 🙂
     
    Thanks for reading, xoxo
    Jiawun
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