Tuesday 13 August 2019

Testing DIY beauty hacks

I'm 100000% sure none of you will know this, but one of my first EVER blog posts was about a DIY face mask. You can read it here, and laugh about the fact I didn't even add any pictures in. Bit of fun though, isn't it, DIY beauty stuff. I thought I'd revisit the idea and test out some DIY beauty hacks that I found on Google...

title of the blog post on a background of fruit

Mayonnaise Hair Mask

This is one of the easiest ones, because it's literally just mayo. You don't have to mix it with anything, although you can do for extra benefits. I went for the simple mayonnaise hair mask, though, because it's meant to provide moisture especially for frizzy hair - which mine is.

I hate mayo - honestly, I don't eat it and the thought of it makes me gag a bit. But I decided to give the mayonnaise hair mask a go and smothered my damp hair with some from a squeezy bottle we had in the fridge. Then I chucked a shower cap over it and left it for bloody ages while I got some articles written.

my left hand holding a jar of mayonnaise

Then I rinsed it off, and followed up with a nice shampoo. Twice. To get the smell out. But my hair did feel genuinely softer and less frizzy, so I'd say this is a DIY beauty hack that works.

Coconut Oil & Sugar Lip Scrub

I get really chapped lips year-round, and I know you can buy lip scrubs in Lush (and I think Elf do one too) but really, it's so easy to make your own. I just mixed a spoonful of coconut oil with some granulated sugar (and a drop of vanilla essence) et voila. Smushed it onto my lips a bit then wiped it off with a flannel. My lips felt sooooo nice and smooth afterwards - this one is an absolute winner of a DIY beauty hack!

my left hand holding a jar of pure coconut oil

Clear Honey & Turmeric Targeted Spot Treatment

Again, this one is as simple as it sounds. I mixed a teaspoon of clear honey with some turmeric and smothered my cheeks and chin with it, where I had a lot of redness and some whopping big spots. I think I might have used a bit too much honey because the whole thing was just a bit runny/drippy, which made it feel like it was tickling my face. Generally just quite messy.

my left hand holding a jar of honey

I wiped it off about 15 minutes later with a warm damp flannel, and my skin was genuinely less red. The spots seemed much less angry, too, so it's one DIY beauty hack that gets a thumbs up from me.

Have you tried any DIY beauty hacks? Let me know which ones really work!

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  1. I've not tried any of these but I really think I should!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  2. I haven't tried any of these - I don't think I could bring myself to try the mayo hair mask, but I'll definitely be making the coconut oil lip scrub! x

  3. Okay I have NEVER heard of the mayo thing in my life haha! I actually really like mayo (had it yesterday in a sandwich, was banging) but I'm not sure about putting it on my head haha!


  4. I would never do the mayo one, I like to eat it though haha, I really want to try the tumeric mask though x

    Joyce | www.joycelauofficial.com

  5. Omg I can't think of anything worse than putting mayo in my hair hahaa

    Gemma Louise

  6. I haven't tried any of these - I always think I'll mess them up some how xx

  7. I’ve never tried any diy beauty things, I’m definitely going to have to now.


  8. I don't think I could bring myself to put mayo in my hair haha x

    Terri // Terri Talks

  9. I love mixing products together so I’m guessing that’s a little DIY? x

  10. Oh Mayo in your hair, I am not sure if I could do that, I don't even like the taste of it haha! Great blog post idea.

    Amy x
    The July Rose

  11. I don't know if I could face slathering mayo into my hair!!

  12. I admire you for trying the mayo hair mask. I love mayo but there's no way I could put it on my hair. You're my actual hero!

  13. I've never heard of using mayo in your hair before!

  14. A mayonnaise hair mask?! That's definitely a new one ahaha, but amazing that it actually worked :)

    Kate | http://www.katelovesx.co.uk