Health & Beauty
DIY Beauty Products For a Non-Believer
We asked one skeptical editor to try and find DIY beauty recipes she actually liked. Will she be replacing her stash of products anytime soon? Find out now
You see, I've spent too many hours glued to Pinterest, getting inspired by images of metal-studded denim shorts and ombre nail art -- only to spend many more hours ruining my favorite cut-offs with a glue gun and painstakingly trying to pick nail polish out of my cuticles. So, while there's a cool DIY beauty recipe that tempts me here and there, I've learned to just say no.
Don't get me wrong, I'm all for natural beauty products. But creating a homemade hair mask can be a complete time suck -- especially when it only takes me two seconds flat to simply twist open the one I always keep in my shower caddy.
So color me shocked when my co-workers challenged me to find DIY beauty recipes even I could get into. And for me, that means ones that actually work as well as the brand name products I love so much. Their reasoning? If they could convince me, the biggest skeptic in the office, to love DIY, they could convince anybody.
Skip ahead to see the DIY beauty recipes that work as well as brand name beauty products.
Before setting off on my DIY adventure, I decided to set a couple ground rules.
No 1: There would be no tricky recipes. I don't cook, so the instructions had to be simple -- four ingredients tops.
No. 2: No recipes with a stench (think mayo hair mask). No matter how amazing someone claims the results are, I wasn't going to have my hair smelling like potato salad.
See if I survived this DIY beauty challenge -- and check out the recipes I'm still concocting at home.
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