Delicious Legs 

Unfortunately ladies, until winter is in full swing, we have to shave our legs regularly. But there is a way to make it easier, more effective, and last longer!

Shaving is much better with exfoliated skin. When you shave without exfoliating, you’re simply shaving off a layer of dead skin rather than getting actual hair (this also causes ingrowns.) But if you exfoliate first and then shave, you get straight to the matter at hand, the hair, and the result is a super silky smooth “like a baby’s behind” leg. 

This easy DIY scrub takes to it a completely new level and is made with ingredients you have around the house. And it’s not just for women, men can absolutely benefit from soft exfoliated skin. 
 
Simply take 1 cup of sugar, 1/2 cup coconut oil, and the juice of one lemon and mix them together in a bowl. Scrub onto to your legs, shave, and rinse. For extra smoothness, apply scrub once more after shaving and your legs will be so slippery smooth you won’t even be able to cross them! Happy exfoliating! 

Super Smooth Summer Legs

I have gotten so many comments and testimonies from my “Mascara Saver” post that I decided to do another beauty secret. In the summertime, whether we like it or not, we have to have freshly shaved legs at all times between shorts, capris, and the inevitable swimsuit. One thing that helps me bare my legs with confidence is making sure they’re tan using my favorite trusty self tanner (which I shall feature on the blog very soon). But self tanner can be tricky if your legs aren’t exfoliated properly, it will cling to every spot of dry skin or unshaven bit. In fact, shaving itself is better with exfoliated skin. When you shave without exfoliating, you’re simply shaving off a layer of dead skin rather than getting actual hair (this also causes ingrowns.) But if you exfoliate first and then shave, you get straight to the matter at hand, the hair, and the result is a super silky smooth “like a baby’s behind” leg. But this easy DIY scrub takes to it a completely new level and is made with ingredients you have around the house.

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Simply take 1 cup of sugar, 1/2 cup coconut oil, and the juice of one lemon and mix them together in a bowl. Scrub onto to your legs, shave, and rinse. Repeat once more and your legs will be so slippery smooth you won’t even be able to cross them!

dive in

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so I like to paint my nails before I go to bed. Well maybe “like” isn’t the right word, but that’s just usually when it happens (it’s usually on a Saturday night like tonight when the butcher and I are laying in bed talking and laughing about our day and whatever it was that we did with our friends that night) and I glance down at my nails realizing they are chipped and horrible and I can’t go to the meeting tomorrow with them like that. Which is exactly why I keep my trusty “nail polish bin” under the bed, so I can just reach down and grab all I need in one fell swoop. Even though the bin is full of a rainbow of colors I always reach for the same color, because you just can’t go wrong with a classic red nail. My absolute favorite red is OPI’s “Red my fortune cookie”. It’s bright and glossy and I love it. But let’s get back to the heart of the problem, and the reason for this post. Because I like to do my nails before bed, no matter how dry I THINK they are, I inevitably get the dreaded “hair marks” every time. Do you know what I’m talking about? (If not refer to previously mentioned “I don’t get cramps girl” and go find something else to read haha) But I have FINALLY discovered the secret to perfectly dry and glossy nails in no time- SUPER COLD WATER!!! Just fill a bowl with cold water and submerge your freshly painted nails into the water for…basically as long as you can stand it. The water basically freezes the polish into a shellack-like dry state. I can’t fully explain it I mean I’m not a scientist or anything, I just know it works. And no more hair marks!!! So yes it’s a bit unpleasant and yes you may feel like your fingertips are going to fall off but I assure you…it’s worth it! (and I don’t think there’s any danger of frostbite here) so dive in!