So, I was going to do a post on more diy father's day gifts. We think are we are crafty here and I like to spread the fun. But when I discussed this with Feisty Pants, she did not think it was good idea. At least that's how I am interpreting the rolled eyes and shouts of BORING. When I asked what she thought we should do about Father's Day, she told me politely that she had it covered and I needn't worry. At least, that's how I am interpreting, "Mind BIDNESS, Mommy!!" Thirteen is such a sweet, genteel age for girls. Between the purple punk hair do and the kicks to my head when I am doing yoga, I do worry that Feisty Pants is such a demure wall flower. However will I bring her out of her shell?
Anywhoooo, when I did ask what we should write about this week, she seemed to think hair dye and make up would be perfect topics, because she is thirteen and well, priorities. After all, next year she will probably be in a new class and they will have (dramatic drum roll please) OLDER BOYS, so we had better get on the stick and get our mojo flowing now shouldn't we???
So. To that end here are three diy make up/hair/mojo ideas to while away the summer while waiting to get into that amazing class with those amazing boys so you (or yours) can shine like the sweet, shy, little butterflies you all are.
Homemade lip gloss-
you will need : 2tsp aloe vera , 2 tsp coconut oil, flavoring (1/2 tsp extract like vanilla or almond or cherry OR a few drops peppermint oil -heck get all fancy and combine a few!)
Mix together. Place in roller bottle.
Homemade hair dye- you can get all fancy and make serious ones (google it if you like) This is not it. This a fun, temporary color that mostly shows in sunlight unless your hair really light (or really lightened) This is temporary and will wash out in a week or so, so you don't have to sweat whatever crazy color your feisty diva wants this week.
You will need: a few packets UNSWEETENED kool-aid (FP suggests grape this week) , hair conditioner, applicator brush, shower cap. Vaseline if you are picky.
Wet hair (slightly damp). Place vaseline around hairline and nape of neck to protect skin. Mix kool-aid into conditioner to form a paste (enough to cover hair say 1/4 to 1/2 cup), blending until all lumps are gone. Brush onto hair with applicator. Place hair in shower cap. Now wait, like forever. A few hours or even overnight if you are patient. Rinse out and style as usual. Color too light? Try again with extra kool-aid. Just remember, unless you are very blond, this is a tint, not a permanent color.
Strawberry face mask- A great toner full of vitamin C
you will need: 6 (or so) strawberries, 2 tsp plain yogurt, 2 tsp honey
Mash strawberries into a puree, add yogurt and honey and blend well. Apply to face and have a nice lie down (say 10-15 minutes). Rinse off with warm water and pat dry.
There now, you are beautiful, rocking cool hair, and have fabulous skin. Go get'em!