5 DIY Beauty Products You Should Really Start Making To Save Your $’s 💋

It’s actually insane how much us females would be willing to spend on a beauty product we think could really work. But there is a way to get the same outcome without the price tag. Not only can you save your mula but these products can actually be better for you. We often don’t think about the chemicals within these products and how often they get absorbed in to our skin. These can do more damage than good BUT you can make this a thing of the past.

With a little bit of time and patience you can pamper you way to beautiful skin and hair for a fraction of the price!

Dry Shampoo:

There are so many recipes out there for different types of dry shampoo which vary depending on your hair colour and if you want an extra boost of scent. I’ve found a simple recipe though that is super easy, quick and suitable for all hair types.

Ingredients:

  • cornstarch
  • baking soda
  • cocoa powder – Make sure it’s unsweetened! (skip this if you have light hair)
  • a paper funnel
  • a container to store it in
  • measuring spoons

Basic Recipe:

Add approx. two tablespoons of cocoa powder, ¼ cup of cornstarch and one tablespoon of baking soda in to a small jar or pot.

Mix everything together thoroughly and you are ready to go! The added bonus with this one is you will smell like chocolate! 😜

Body Wax:

Shaving is defo a quick fix when it comes to getting rid of body hair. But, the effects don’t last as long. You don’t need to spend lots on waxing home kits or roll on wax – you can make yours at home quickly and with a few simple ingredients!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup water in a saucepan
  • Essential tea tree oil (if desired)
  • Jar or container

 

Basic Recipe:

Add the two cups of sugar, ¼ cup of lemon juice and ¼ cup of water in to a saucepan. Pop this on to the stove and leave it on a medium- high heat. Make sure you stir the mixture continuously or it may burn. Once it looks like syrup and is a golden- brown colour then pour it out in to a jar or bowl. Leave it to cool for at least 2 hours before you use it.

When you do want to use it, put the amount needed in a heat proof container and warm it up in the microwave for approx. 20 seconds. Dip a wooden stick (popsicle works best) into the mixture and smooth it on to the skin. Apply and use as necessary. The effects from waxing are said to last up to 4x longer than shaving (YAAS!) so you can put that razor away for a few weeks! 👌

Liquid Tape for applying nail polish:

You must have seen this all over Instagram in nail tutorial videos. This is basically the “tape” that you apply around your nails when painting them and is usually a thin liquid which dries. Any nail polish that transfers around your nail can then easily be removed by peeling off the tape – and there is no need for nail polish remover!

Ingredients:

  • Water
  • Non-toxic glue
  • Dropper
  • Empty nail polish bottle

Basic Recipe:

Pour the glue in to the empty bottle until it is about ¾ full. Add some water using the dropper until it’s about 2mm more than the glue. Put the bottle lid on and shake it well – TA DAH it’s ready to use. Apply as necessary around the nail in a thick layer and then peel off! 💅

Cocoa Dream Hydration Face Mask:

For me, my skin can sometimes be as unpredictable as the weather in London. Sometimes it’s oily and sometimes it’s so dry and needs a little hydrating pick me up. This mask is perfect for adding moisture, minimising pores and also soothing your skin.

Basic Recipe:

Mash the avocado, cocoa powder and honey together in a bowl until it has a smooth consistency. Apply this on to a clean face for approx.10 minutes until you feel it start to dry slightly. Remove with warm water and apply a good moisturiser. Your skin should feel supple, smooth and hydrated! 🍯

Sugar Body Scrub:

Last but not least, body scrubs have become a popular little item in our baskets (especially in the summer). You may have seen a new trend in coffee body scrubs recently but you can make your own version from all natural ingredients in just a few simple steps.

Ingredients:

  • 3 parts coarse sugar
  • 1 part olive oil
  • 15-20 drops of your favourite essential oil or oil blend
  • Empty jar

Combine all of the ingredients in to a bowl and mix so that the sugar is combined well with the olive oil and essential oils. It’s better to use this product in the shower as it can be messy. Just scoop out a handful as necessary and scrub all over. You’ll be left with a healthy summer glow! 🍭

I hope this post was able to provide some quick tips on how you can save some cash and get the same outcome as of some of these highstreet products. Plus, the added bonus is that you can make them all at home in your PJ’s while watching Netflix! 😜💻

Thanks for reading 💓!

Fluffy LDN

XOXO

Chub Rub Season 🔥

So as we know the summertime is here ☀️ and as much as we love to get our tan on, the sun isn’t always our best friend.

Here in London, we’ve had some crazy hot weather (which even though it’s June, is very rare) and that brings its own set of problems.  One of the worst (and I know you know what I’m talking about) is CHAFING!!

Seriously wtf it’s actually like the worst feeling down there. It’s caused by too much rubbing between your thighs whether that’s from carrying a little extra Fluffiness 😉, working out, walking or even just wearing your fav tight mini shorts.

But, worry not this chub rub season as we’ve found the best products to help reduce this nightmare and to also help treat if you are already suffering.

  1. Lush – Silky Underwear Dusting Powder, £5.95

I’ve heard people swear by this powder and there is a reason why they do. It feels like pure silk on your skin and is reasonably priced for a medium sized bottle. This dusting powder from Lush is for your whole body but sprinkle some on your palms and rub on to your inner thighs and you are ready to go my friend. The coco butter formula creates a smooth barrier on your skin and the jasmine scent is just a bonus! ✨

2. Witch Doctor  – Hazel Skin Treatment Gel, £3.05

Now although this isn’t exactly for chafing, the treatment gel is used for irritated skin and is known for its soothing benefits. It’s easily applicable by just rubbing it on to the affected area and the cold gel is quickly absorbed. Witch Hazel is known for reducing inflammation and with this gel known for going a long way, at less than £4 it’s a bargain!

      3. Lanacane – Anti- Chafing Gel, £5.75

This beauty gives you all the protection in a little tube. Perfect for carrying around, this gel specifically for chafing gives you protection all day long by creating a breathable barrier on your skin. The best part is it can also be used all over your body for added comfort. It’s fragrance free, non-greasy and also stain resistant so you can use it with confidence no matter what you’re wearing and all summer long.

4.  Vaseline– Petroleum Jelly, £2.59

Ok so this isn’t exactly a chafing product but I promise you it still works. This 100% petroleum jelly eliminates friction immediately and its mineral oils lock in moisture deep in to the skin. It’s comes in a variety of sizes and is easily accessible to buy. It is also triple-filtered ensuring that it is super pure which is always bonus when using products on delicate skin. Just be careful though- because this is oil based it can leave marks on clothes so be sure to rub it in well!

5. Fenjal– Classic Luxury Body Powder, £3.79

This 5 star product adds a little bit of luxury to a normal talcum powder product. Its super fine and almost melts in to your skin as you rub it in. It leaves your skin smooth and silky without the major price tag. Its thinner consistency is what makes it a great product to use for chafing than regular baby powder. Don’t rule it out as a go-to; it’s less than £4 for a pretty decent sized bottle!

Lastly, it’s not a body product as such but you can also try investing in some workout shorts. These are usually made of a stretchy breathable material and can be worn under dresses, skirts etc without any problem. People also swear by using deodorant sticks to help with excess moisture and suppleness. Just rub it on to the area where chafing occurs and keep the sweat at bay, all day ✌️.

I hope this helps in making summer that little bit more enjoyable (we already know it’s not going to last that long in London 😩) and be sure to leave your comments below if you do try them out!

Thanks for reading 💓!

Fluffy LDN

XOXO

Our first post ♀️

This is our very first post here at Fluffy LDN and we are super excited!

We started out on Instagram at the beginning of 2017 with an aim to empower women. In a society which demands perfection and for you to fit in to one category or another, we want to spread a message of solidarity through differences.

As women, we already go through so much. From periods to visits to the gynecologist and not to forget, the oh so wonderful process of hair removal. As if we don’t already have a lot on our plate, we have now entered an age where we have to worry about our bodies and the way that we look. And that’s where we come in.

We want to create a culture that celebrates women of all sizes, religion and race. We want to help others to embrace imperfections, break molds and question the ideologies of perfection.

We are women not objects and we’re already pretty awesome, just as we are 😉.

The purpose of this blog is not only to empower, but to also add some fun to the Fluffy brand (btw the name Fluffy came from the idea of being voluptuous but also a natural woman. It also sounds way nicer than fat, chubby and plus size haha!).

The blog will also feature posts* on beauty tips/trends, products that are must haves as well as discussions on content in the media.

We hope that you will follow us on this new journey and please feel free to leave a comment on what kind of topics you would like discussed.

Thanks for reading 💓!

Fluffy LDN

XOXO

 

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