Beauty, DIY, Summer, Wacky Hack Wednesday

Summer Beauty Hacks

Wacky Hack Wednesday

Hey, guys!  Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!
Today, let’s get ready for summer!  Don’t pretend like we don’t all need a little sprucing up after a long winter. Between the cold wind chapping our skin to the fact that we’ve been covered up for the past several months, we could use a little TLC.  Don’t despair, though! I’ve tested three summer beauty hacks to get us looking our best for the fun season to come. Let’s get into it! 
Listerine Foot Soak
Inspired by Heal Dove
I’ve been dying to try this hack for a while now. I don’t usually buy mouthwash, so that’s probably what’s been holding me back. While on a Target run the other day, I decided to bite the bullet and give it a try. Boy am I glad I did! This is amazing! Simply mix 1 part Listerine, 1 part vinegar, and 2 parts warm water.  After a 10 minute soak, any dead skin just comes right off. I’d suggest using a pumice stone or something like that to help remove the dead skin. It leaves your skin feeling soft and minty fresh! 
DIY Self-Tanner
Need a quick tan but don’t have any self-tanner lying around? Try mixing cocoa powder and lotion. The recipe suggests using 2 Tbsp cocoa powder, but who measures stuff? Not this one, so I just dumped some cocoa powder into a jar with some lotion. I didn’t have high hopes for this hack. The only useful thing about this is that you smell like chocolate. That’s it. Otherwise, it goes on streaky, doesn’t look natural at all, and washes off with water. Those are not qualities I look for in a self-tanner.  Skip this hack at all costs and opt for the many commercially available self-tanners. My favorite is the Jergen’s Natural Glow (find it here).
DIY Exfoliatant
Inspired by Mother’s Niche
I’ve never been much for exfoliating my legs.  They say it helps the longevity of self-tanners, so I thought I’d give it a go. This hack calls for sugar and coconut oil. I didn’t have any coconut oil, so I just used regular cooking oil. I wasn’t sure about this hack either, but it made my skin feel silky smooth! My only concern is using anything oily like this in the shower. I love shaving my legs with baby oil. It’s the closest shave I’ve ever achieved. The problem is that the oil leaves a slippery film on the shower floor. That can be very dangerous. This hack does work, but use with caution! 
What’s your favorite summer beauty hack? 
That’s all for today. See you guys in my next post!