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DIY Pure Clay Masks for different skin types

Green clay, white clay, pink clay, brown clay. Clay comes in as many colors as it has benefits. I’ve been keeping my beauty routine quite simple lately. But with the weather changing I’ve noticed my skin’s craving a little more. A little more clay. Nothing cleanses out those pores quite like a clay mask!

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The only drugstore product I put on my face

For me there’s the time before natural beauty remedies and the time after. Before was marked by eczema flares and oily t-zones. After introduced the era of balanced, healthy skin heaven. Needless to say I’m never going back again. There’s only 1 drugstore staple that has earned a permanent spot in my everyday skin care …

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How To Make Surprise Black Bath Bombs

These cute looking pink petal bath bombs have a dark secret hidden inside. Learn how you can make these hidden black bath bombs at home. You can keep them all to yourself, or share them as gifts with family and friends. How about a Halloween sugar-free alternative for Halloween? Or the perfect anti-Valentine or Galentine …

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Healthy “Nutella” Granola recipe

Chocolate. Hazelnut. Spread. The inventor of Nutella was a genius. The nutty flavor combined with chocolate tastes like heaven in your mouth. Since I’ve been cutting back on refined sugar I just HAD to try some of the “Nutella” alternative recipes you see popping up everywhere. So far I haven’t found a perfect dupe yet. …

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Chai Lotion Bars Recipe without Beeswax

Turn your favorite fall drink into LOTION BARS! This easy lotion bars recipe without beeswax is the perfect vegan alternative for your homemade massage bars. I’ve been obsessed with Chai lattes lately. Everywhere I take a “coffee break” I’m looking for the perfect Chai. A silky foam top with warming spices and sweetened with vanilla …

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DIY Bath Bombs WITHOUT citric acid or cream of tartar + VIDEO tutorial

With this easy step-by-step recipe tutorial you can make your own bath bombs without citric acid powder easy and cheap at home! A fun activity for a rainy day or when you’re bored during the summer months. I don’t have kids, but I can imagine this is a fun sensory play activity, as they can …

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7 Thanksgiving Desserts your guests won’t believe are Healthy

The Holidays are a time to indulge. To me that means eating your heart out with delicious homecooked meals made with fresh ingredients. What it doesn’t mean is a free pass to eat junk. All of these recipes are made without (or can be made without) refined sugar. And you won’t even taste it.

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Turmeric Latte aka Golden Milk recipe

Give your immune system a boost with a hot Turmeric Latte drink! A year ago I never thought I would say this, but there are 2 spices I just can’t imagine living without. And that’s turmeric and ginger. There’s always a pot of fresh ginger tea cooking on my stove. It’s an amazing anti-inflammatory herb …

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Why You Should Swear Off Hydrocortisone Creams

Note: this is my personal story with using hydrocortisone creams. Always seek professional medical advise before using or quitting medication.     I am a recovering hydrocortisone cream addict. It’s probably one of the deepest, darkest secrets of The Makeup Dummy, but I used to swear by hydrocortisone creams.

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DIY Lavender Room Spray for Mosquito free Sleep

Learn how to make this easy lavender room spray or pillow mist. Not only will the relaxing scent of lavender help you catch some Z’s. The scent of lavender can also help keep mosquitoes away! Mosquitos and I have 1 thing in common. We both hate the smell of citronella. The common ingredient in mosquito …

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How to treat cellulite with exercise and food (first guest post!)

I’m proud to present the very first guest post on The Makeup Dummy! Blogger Monica May from fit girl’s diary shares her exercise routine and diet tips to fight cellulite and look your best all summer long. Check out her blog for some serious #fitspo. And make sure to like and subscribe! The Actual Truth …

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