DIYs for Summer Feet, Hair & Skin

how to have a beach body

Summers here and we couldn’t be more excited! Let’s whip up a few beauty DIYs for super soft feet, beachy waves, and ultra-protected skin. Here’s a round up of some of our favorites from around the web!

DIY Happy Strawberry Toes (Foot) Scrub

happy strawberry toes diy foot scrub

Strawberries are more than delicious. They are also full of all sorts of antioxidants and vitamins that are great for yourskin. Use this DIY foot scrub for happy toes! These tasty berries help to remove dead skin cells and lighten dark spots.  Via Patchwork Cactus.

Protect your beautiful skin with DIY Sunblock

10 oils with natural spf

Click through for a fantastic recipe for natural sunscreen from Style Me Green. Made this one last year when we ran out of sunscreen and I won’t be going back to store bought anytime soon!

Perfect beach hair — beach optional

diy beach hair spray

Give homemade waves a try when you’re relaxing or on the go this summer! Really want to try this, but I think my hair might be a little too short still. Via The Beauty Department.

Relax and kick back with fizzy foot soak!

diy fizzy foot soak

Shoes without socks in the summer heat. Enough said! Making this one for sure. Thanks, Elle Sees!

Get the perfect low maintenance face with this natural, tinted lip balm

diy natural tinted lip balm

Bet this lip balm smells great, too! Can’t wait to try it. How ’bout you? Via Bloom Doula.

THE recipe for the smoothest legs ever. Ever.

diy shaving cream for smooth legs

I don’t know the original source for this graphic, but this is how I’ve shaved for the last few years. Gotta love coconut oil!

And here’s a beach towel DIY that unfolds to include a pillow for good measure!

diy beach towel with pillow

These are great for the whole family. Perfect for Lola’s summer camp! Which means I’ve about a week to hurry up and make it.

I can’t wait to try all of these summer DIYs! And all of this beach talk makes me wish I wasn’t in the Midwest. Oh well, we’ll find some sand somewhere!

Happy (almost) summer everyone!


Want more tips? Check these out! Pinterest Fail: Apron Edition / Sewing Room Wreath DIY / DIY Chalkboard Paint + Projects

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Video: DIY Bath Bombs Without Citric Acid

diy coconut oil bath bombs from craft forest

I take a bath almost every night after the kids go to bed. It’s my happy place. And while my teeny-tiny, super weird bathroom isn’t exactly a day spa it feels like it with these babies.

Here’s a quick, easy, and inexpensive way to make your own DIY bath bombs. No citric acid required!

P.S. If you’re hosting an “ugliest bathroom” or “smallest bathroom shared by a family contest” be sure to let me know about it! We’ll tweet, retweet, pin…whatever to win!

my small ugly bathroom

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Easily Remove Glitter Nail Polish

dryer sheet to remove glitter nail polish
The holidays are over, but my nails are holding strong. And mostly because it’s such a pain to remove sparkly or textured nail polish. But luckily I’ve found the perfect (easy) way to remove it with a dryer sheet.

How to Remove Glitter Nail Polish

You’ll need:
Dryer sheets (any kind)
Nail polish remover

nail polish remover and dryer sheets

Two steps & done. Here’s what to do.

Soak: Pour some nail polish remover on the dryer sheet (same amount you’d use on a cotton ball)

dryer sheet and nail polish remover

Wipe: Give a few quick swipes over the nail polish soaked dryer sheet over your nail with a little pressure. No scrubbing required.

dryer sheet to remove glitter polish

Done: And that should do it! Your nails are glitter-free and ready for a new coat of polish.

using a dryer sheet to remove nail polish

Never fear glitter nails again! Now more importantly, which glitter polishes are your favorites? Show and tell in the comments, please.

P.S. While you have the dryer sheets out you could use them to give your baseboards a quick clean. Works wonders!