DIY Lemon Sugar Wax

“Waxing is Not a Luxury, it is a Necessity.” -Unknown

Three things around the house can make a luxury so much more affordable. We loved how well this wax worked and as a plus it has a delicious sweet aroma. This DIY was so easy to make as was affordable as well.

Ingredients:

  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 Cup Water
  • Popsicle Stick (For Spreading Wax)

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  1. Place all ingredients into a small sauce pan.Boil for 5-7 minutes stirring occasionally (Once the wax is cooked it should be a golden honey color) if it is to light then you didn’t cook it long enough, and if it is too dark then you cooked it too long.

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2. Pour cooked wax into a glass or microwave safe container. ( If you are using a glass container then make sure it is warmed ahead of time so that the glass does not break.)

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3. Let cool for at least 20 minutes, as the wax will be hot. When you think it might be ready be sure to test it with your finger as to not burn yourself. Once the wax has cooled, use your Popsicle Stick as a spatula and apply the wax to the desired area. Spread evenly but leave an edge to pull. You are going to apply the wax the opposite way the hair growths

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4. You are going to pull the wax off in the same direction of the hair growth. ( Opposite than traditional waxing.

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5. Here is a little example of how well it pulls the hair out. We only did a small section because we used Josh’s leg. (He was the only one in the house with hair.) As you can see, after there will be a little redness. We just applied some Aloe Vera Gel and in a few minutes he was good as new.

*tip: to clean the dish we used, we just soaked it in warm water and the wax dissolved.

We really love this recipe because it is so much more affordable than buying wax from a beauty supply store. He hope you liked this easy DIY! 🙂

 

 

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Face Mask for Oily Skin

“You’ve got to be happy in your own skin” -Jada Pinkett Smith

To our fellow oily skin friends, we have an inexpensive solution for you. We have found an easy affordable face mask, using only two ingredients! That’s right! Only 2!

  •  1 Teaspoon Turmeric
  • 2 Tablespoons Aloe Vera Gel

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Aloe Vera has many skin benefits, such as wound healing, anti-inflammatory properties,  treatment of acne, psoriasis, and eczema.

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Turmeric is also beneficial in many ways. One of the ways is, it regulates the production of Sebum (oil)  in your skin. Depending on what you mix the turmeric with you can make many masks for all different skin types. Here is what it looks like mixed with the aloe vera gel.

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You are now all set to slather it all over your face, avoiding the eyes and mouth area. Leave it on  for 5 to 10 minutes (depending how oily you are). Take as many Selfies as your heart desires. Here is Josh enjoying his mask, and his selfies.

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All of our Oily skin family members have fallen in love  with this oil fighting skin mask. It is great for men and women. It also has a really nice spiced smell. Make sure you wash you face really well afterwards with an exfoliating face wash or a wash cloth. When you are finished your skin will feel so soft and fresh, you won’t believe it is your skin. We know you will be pleased with this face mask!

*This mask is best done before bedtime as you might have slightly yellow tinted skin immediately after. Exfoliating will remove all traces of the yellow mask. 

A Twist on Instant Ramen.

“I Thought I Would Someday Outgrow Ramen Noodles. Man, was I Wrong.” -Unknown

One day we got to experimenting, we wanted to find the best and easiest way to  spice up plain instant Ramen. After a few times, we finally found a delicious way to prepare it. The thing we love the most is that it is so customizable. You can add anything you want.

Here is what we used:

  • 1 Teaspoon Chive Seasoning
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Onion Salt
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Crushed Red Pepper/mild. More if you want it spicy.
  • 7 Chicken Breast Tenderloin (Cubed) or meat of your choice.
  • Steamfresh Lightly Seasoned Asian Medley
  • 4 eggs (soft-boiled)
  • Sesame Seeds
  • 4 Packs Instant Ramen Noodles
  • 1/4 cup Soy Sauce
  • Sriracha (optional)

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Add chives, garlic powder, and onion salt to large pot boiling water

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2. Add chicken to seasoned boiling water and  boil until cooked thoroughly.

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3. Remove chicken from water and cut into cubes. (Make sure to save your chicken broth for later)

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4. Add Ramen, and vegetables to  broth. (from chicken)

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5. Once Ramen is soft…add your sesame seeds, soy sauce , crushed red pepper and your cooked chicken cubes.

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6. Soft Boiled eggs: Boil water on high, once you have a rolling boil add eggs and cook for 7 minutes. * We added a teaspoon of baking soda to the water for easy peel shells.

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If desired add more crushed red pepper or sriracha. And that is all there is to it 🙂 Hope you find this easy Chicken Ramen recipe as delicious as we do!

 

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