Peppermint Candy Bath Bombs-Super Easy DIY Gift!

In today’s post, I am happy to share these gorgeous bath bombs which can make perfect last minute holiday gifts. They are simple and easy to make and are inexpensive unlike the other bath bombs available in stores.

Bath bombs add a bubbly character to your hot bath and the essential oils will just lift your moods. I always add almond oil, that adds a nice moisturizing touch to the bath. You can use other essential oils as per the benefits desired, I love to test different mixes.

So let’s learn to make these super easy bath bombs 😊

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What you’ll need

  • 1 cup Baking soda
  • 1/2 cup Citric acid
  • 1/2 cup Epsom salt
  • 1/4 cup Cornstarch
  • Green/red color
  • Peppermint essential oil
  • Vanilla fragrance oil
  • 2 tablespoon Almond oil
  • Water spray
  • Moulds to give shape.

Let’s get started!

  1. In a mixing bowl add all the dry ingredients and mix gently.

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2. Separate the mixture into equal parts in two bowls.

3. Next add the almond oil, essential oils, and color and mix everything together.

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4. Check the moisture of the mixture, it should be like a wet sand consistency and the mixture should hold together.

5. You can then add a few spritzes of water and fill the mixture into the moulds.

DIY peppermint bathbombs

6. Let them dry overnight and then pop them out from the mould.

DIY peppermint bathbombs

And there you go, Your peppermint bath bombs are ready. Pack and decorate them and they will make perfect gifts for the holiday season, or just pop them in your bath for a relaxing bath filled with scents of this holiday season! A real treat to the senses, it is surely my fav way to pamper myself ❤️

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Hope you guys enjoyed this DIY! Let me know if you try it out in comments below ❤️ catch you soon with another post on DIY and BEAUTY.

Article by: Rachel Fernandes

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Gingerbread Body scrub – Perfect skincare for Holiday season!

I love making my own products and here is little something you can give away this holiday season. This gingerbread body scrub is as gorgeous as it sounds and makes perfect gifts this holiday season.

Easy DIY gingerbread scrub

This DIY is super simple and inexpensive to make and make super cute gifts to give to family and friends.

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gingerbread face scrub

What you need

  • 10 Spoons Brown sugar
  • 5 spoons coconut oil
  • 1/2 spoon ginger powder
  • 1/4 spoon cinnamon powder
  • Gingerbread fragrance oil
  • Empty Jar

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ginger bread body scrub diy

Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. If the mixture is too oily add more sugar and if it too dry add more oil as per your preference. Store the scrub in the empty jar and label it.

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Decorate the jar as you like and there it is, how simple is this. I hope you like this simple super easy DIY gift idea this holiday season.

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I hope you enjoyed this DIY with me 🙂 let me know in the comments below if you will try it out! Don’t forget to check my other post on DIY decorations using cinnamon for Xmas – HERE!

Enjoy our Christmas series and watch out for the next post tomorrow 🙂

Love you guys… bye!

Article by: Rachel Fernandes

Cashmere Teary Angel- Holiday look inspiration

Hello gals

I hope you are all set for Christmas, I m so excited to share the cashmere teary angel look with you today.

Soft and poetic this look is easy to carry off and will give you the right amount of glam in your look perfect for this festive season.

Read on for the products I used to create this look. holiday makeup inspirationmakeup inspiration for holiday season

Product List

Face

Click Here – Diorskin Nude Air

Click Here – Nars All Day Luminous Powder

Eyes

Click Here – Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette

shades – Cashmere & Amethyst

Lips

Click Here – Urban Decay Vice Lipstick

Hope you enjoy recreating this look gals! Tag us on Instagram using #chaiandlipstick so we can see your recreations 🙂

See you tomorrow with another fun holiday season post.

Article by: Mellissa Fernandes

 

Find her the perfect Gift: Ideas for Xmas 2018

Hi guys! So today’s post is about finding the perfect gift. We have put up a list of gifts that you can order directly or find something similar to. There is something for everyone here, whether she is a beauty addict or a cooking expert, you will find ideas for her here for sure 🙂

Just click on the link to check out the product n buy!

CANDLE LOVERS

CLICK HERE –Anthropologie

CLICK HERE –The Burlap Bag Soy Candle

CLICK HERE –Diptyque Tubereuse Scented Candle

CLICK HERE – Emerald Cypress & Fougere Candle

CLICK HERE – Three-Piece Holiday Scented Candle Set

SKIN CARE LOVERS

CLICK HERE – Pixi Glow Mud Cleanser

CLICK HERE – Caudalie Instant Detox Mask

CLICK HERE – Latika Glitter Bath Bomb

CLICK HERE – Herbivore Botanicals Coconut Milk Bath Soak

CLICK HERE – Fig + Yarrow Sugar Scrub

CLICK HERE – Skin Gym Amethyst Facial Roller

MAKEUP LOVERS

CLICK HERE – Smashbox Major Metals Cover Shot Eye Palette

CLICK HERE – Urban Decay Naked Cherry Palette

CLICK HERE – HUDA BEAUTY The New Nude Eyeshadow Palette

CLICK HERE – Too Faced Chocolate Gold Eyeshadow Palette

SHOE ADDICTS

CLICK HERE- Comme des Garcons Play Off-White Converse Edition Half Heart Chuck Taylor All-Star 70 High-Top Sneakers

CLICK HERE – Dr. Martens Pink Reflective Metallic Pascal Lace-Up Boots

CLICK HERE – Gucci Ace eye patch

CLICK HERE – Dolce & Gabbana LOVE graffiti logo sneakers

EARRING LOVERS

CLICK HERE – BAUBLEBAR Miyana Beaded Linked Hoop Dangle Earrings

CLICK HERE – Fossil Iridescent Rose Gold-Tone Brass Earrings

CLICK HERE – H&M – Earrings with Tassels – White

COOKING EXPERTS

CLICK HERE – Pykal Large Stainless Steel Salads Spinner – Lettuce Dryer with Free Tongs

CLICK HERE – Chef Buddy Nonstick Grill and Panini Press

CLICK HERE – Christofle Silver Plated Marly Gravy Ladle

CLICK HERE – Matcha Book, Whisk + Shaker Gift Set

I hope this list helped you and gave you some ideas for your gift list! See you soon with another fun blog post for the holiday season!

Article by: Mellissa Fernandes

Very Berry Fall makeup look

Hello Loves!

Fall is my fav time of the year, the cool winds accompanied by the faint rays of sunlight, and the myriad of colors all around give me so much inspiration for makeup! Today I am going to take you step by step to create this fall look – with bold berry lips and a play of metallic colors on the eyes, while the skin is matte and sculpted. Ready? scroll down…

Continue reading “Very Berry Fall makeup look”

5 Ways to Love your Imperfections! ❤️

At this moment, if I ask you what you love about your body? I’m sure you’ll ponder and put a lot of thought as to what you really love. On the contrary, the negative is hard to miss, it sticks rock solid, not allowing us to overlook and making every effort to conceal.

Yes, today’s post is about positive body image, ways in which we may be demeaning our self in an unknowing way.

Each and every one of us at some point in our life has been body shamed, for being too skinny, too fat, for our skin complexion etc etc. While others may pave the way to body shaming, its ‘YOU’ who continues it by contemplating, comparing, hoping to be different or more like someone else.

While the feeling of insecurity, the feeling of not being good enough is experienced by each and every woman in the world. We all can overcome whatever negativity we have towards our self, loving ourselves even on the days when our concealer cannot come to our rescue to hide every spot, wrinkle or stretch mark.

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Here are 5 simple ways in which we can start loving our imperfections

1. Fine tune your mind

Of course, we all have flaws. Rather than shaming yourself about something you lack or don’t perceive as beautiful. Train your mind to focus on the positive maybe as simple as a beautiful smile or those long lashes. Your brain automatically helps you see and seek positive once we start focusing on positive aspects

2. Filter your network

Self-doubt and a negative self-image are often created by our immediate contact. Interactions as such need to be cut out, which question your self-image. Filter them out and associate with people who love you, compliment you and provide growth for appreciation.

3. Comparison is a complete NO

Quoting DUFF “there’s always somebody prettier or more talented or richer than you, but it shouldn’t affect how you see yourself”. The whole point is to stop comparing yourself to everyone you find better than you. Appreciate beauty rather than comparing, and a point to remember is one’s persons positive should not be considered as your negative.

4. Connect with your body

Contemplating your flaws will only make you feel worse about yourself, and rather than ruminating, connect with your body. Watch out for signs your body is sending you. Stop and think about why you feel the way you are, and provide your body with all the love and nourishment through exercise, proper sleep, and healthy food.

5. Embrace your flaws

This may be the most difficult of all. But we ladies really need to stop stressing, let down our hair and just breath. Be thankful for what we have even if it’s something about yourself which you love less.  Be confident about yourself, wear your flaws as a sign of individuality and uniqueness.

LOVE YOURSELF

In the end, it’s all about you, how you see yourself, how you project yourself which influences the way people perceive you. Let me know if you ever have experienced body shaming and how you faced it in comments below.

Article by: Amanda Fernandes|Psychologist|🇮🇳

Tips to throw a couples baby shower!

A baby shower is a time to celebrate the soon arrival of your baby with your friends and loved ones, why should the mommy be the only one pampered during this time?  I wanted to have a shower where I could have my husband and his friends as well to be a part of this beautiful experience. So for our baby shower, we decided to go for a ‘Couples Baby Shower‘ to celebrate us and our little one to join our team soon! My husband and I are very thankful to all our family and friends who helped celebrate our baby boy(haven’t decided the name yet).

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A very big thank you to my gorgeous sister who helped organize this baby shower for me. You are going to be the best Masi ever❤️ A baby shower needs a bit of preparation and my sister and I started discussing months in advance! spring theme baby shower ideas

spring theme baby shower

THEME

I wanted my theme to be a little different from the classic blue, so after much reflection, we decided to have a spring-inspired baby shower. We had our backyard beautifully decorated with flowers and buntings. We even went with huge balloons with ‘OH BOY’ which acted as the backdrop. We pierced in artificial flowers randomly around it for a fresh spring feeling! This is a super girly theme gives you so many possibilities to decorate and also so many pretty ways to dress up! As this was going to be a couples shower, we added a Beer & BBQ to it! It was a great match, there was something for everyone 🙂

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SPRING THEME BABY SHOWER

Food

For the dessert table, we went for a multicolored cake, with muffins and marshmallows dipped in white chocolate and other sweets!  The BBQ consisted of some delicious chicken, mushroom and chorizo skewers and chutney sandwiches. As the party started around 4 we made sure that we had small finger foods and not a whole dinner setup.

BEER 1 BBQ THEME BABY SHOWER

BEER 1 BBQ THEME BABY SHOWER

BEER 1 BBQ THEME BABY SHOWER

SPRING THEME BABY SHOWER

BABY SHOWER FOOD IDEAS

Fun activities

No party is ever complete without games, so we planned a few games for the shower. The first one was ” Guess the Mum’s Tum”, as the name suggests everyone had to guess the measurement of the bump and write down, it was so much fun seeing how our friends got involved in this game.

You can find PDF versions of the games at the end of this post so you can directly download and print it. you welcome 😀
SPRING THEME COUPLES BABY SHWOER

GAMES FOR BABY SHOWER

BEER 1 BBQ THEME BABY SHOWER

FUN GAMES FOR COUPLE BABY SHOWER

IDEAS FOR BABY SHOWER 2018

The second game was the “Sweet Mess Game“, I must admit this was a nasty one. We had 4 pampers filled with different chocolates and everyone had to guess the chocolate by tasting or smelling the pamper 🙈

FUN GAMES FOR COUPLE BABY SHOWER

IDEAS FOR COUPLES BABY SHOWER

GAMES FOR COUPLES BABY SHOWER

COUPLES BABY SHOWER IDEAS

NAPPY BASH IDEAS

DIAPER BASH IDEAS

IDEAS FOR COUPLES BABY SHOWER

PROPS & FAVORS

We also had a few props made so we could click some fun pictures. It’s super easy to make these, just print out pictures, cut it off and stick it on a cardboard paper, after that fix a little stick to hold on to using tape. If you don’t have time to make it yourself you can find many baby shower props online.

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props for baby shower

spring themed baby shower ideas

I made lavender goats milk soap as the favor for the shower. Here is a recipe if you would like to make your own – Lavender Soaps DIY

DIY FAVORS FOR BABY SHOWER

WHAT I WORE

BABY SHOWER STYLE

Click HERE to shop my look!

I hope you enjoyed this post guys, and I really hope it gave you some ideas to organize your baby shower! Scroll down for more pics from the party… Catch you very soon with another fun post, byeeeeeee!!!!

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Download PDF’s here:

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MUM’S TUMCaptuuuure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Article by: Rachel Fernandes|London