beauty

Three Beauty DIYs You Need To Try

To say we love DIYs is kind of an understatement. Why spend the extra mullah (that can be spent shopping) ammirite? We’re also pretty low maintenance too, so when we’re looking to add a dose of oomph to our barely-there-mascara and air dried locks routine we scour the web for easy-but-interesting tutorials. This time around we’re all about chunky knotted braids, edgy winged eyeliner, and our absolute must-try, at-home teeth whitening. Click through to try these wicked cool beauty DIYs from Lauren Conrad, Beauty Department, and Beauty Tips For Her.

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Inside Our Makeup Bag: Safe Beauty Edition

Us Stela 9 ladies are huge advocates for healthy living. We practice yoga regularly, keep our kitchen chock-full of fruits and veggies (we love our green juices), and whip up avocado masks from time to time. But try as we might to live totally green lives, pesky chemicals still have a way of making it into our bodies through our largest organ.Yep, our skin! So what’s a girl to do?

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DIY Avocado Face Masks

If I had to survive with only one type of food for the rest of my life, I would choose Avocado! Avocados are so yummy to eat, very filling, beneficial to your health and also an excellent natural beauty product! Guatemala produces heaps of avocados. Guatemalans consume so many avocados that they are known as “panza verdes” (green bellies.) Avocados are sold in the markets, on the street and you might even be lucky enough to have one in your backyard or have a friend with a blooming tree! Avocados contain over 25 vital nutrients – vitamins A, B, C, E, and K and minerals – copper, potassium, iron, magnesium and phosphorus. Avocados are one of the most healthiest natural ingredients on earth, they are even considered to be a complete diet for babies. I made two amazing avocado based face masks that are super hydrating and will leave you glowing! Continue reading

DIY: Coconut Coffee Body Scrub

I am not a coffee enthusiast by any means, my idea of having a cup of coffee in the morning is having a few sips out of a friend’s cup or pouring myself the smallest cup possible (basically a shot) I get way too jittery from coffee. Sometimes I love getting that jolt of caffeine rush in the morning but if I overdue the coffee intake the rest of my day is full of anxiety. I am always up for trying new DIY beauty ideas and after hearing about this coconut coffee body scrub, I was in and now addicted.  Continue reading

LIPS, LIPS, LIPS

We’ve all got them. They come in all shapes and sizes accentuated by different skin tones and face shapes. These lifetime accessories can be dressed up or dressed down depending on the mood, occasion, or personal style.  Some like ’em bold, some like ’em au natural, while others favor somewhere in between. Continue reading
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