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Ultra Creative Ways To Celebrate This Easter

Ultra Creative Ways To Celebrate This Easter

Easter is just around the corner! A time for rest, family, celebrations and... over-indulging in chocolate. A winning combo! This year, we want you to get creative with your decor and celebrations. Update some of your long-standing traditions and make them memorable for years and years to come!

 EAT

These bunny pancakes are almost (almost--but not quite) too cute to eat and a super festive way to start off the day.

 

Looking for an appetizer for the family potluck? How about an Easter carrot cheese ball!

Or bust out some Peeps kebabs. An easy way to get the kids to eat something healthy on this chocolate-filled holiday.


DECOR

Hang this easy DIY banner to make any room feel festive.

 

Turn your early morning crafts into unique centrepieces for the dinner table. How sweet are these DIY cacti?



Show your breakfast crew how passionate you really are about all things brunch with your customizable My Cinema Lightbox.

Lure the Easter Bunny with a beautiful bouquet of upside down roses or tulips. He'll be sure to come knockin'.



EGG-DECORATING

Make your own natural Easter egg dye, with simple ingredients from your fridge.


Or make your eggs Instagram-ready with one of these trendy dye-jobs.

We are hopping (had to!) with excitement to see how you celebrate Easter! Does your family have any unique traditions? Be sure to share with us - we love to hear from you. Follow us on Facebook & Instagram, where we can connect and check out our Pinterest boards for even more unique ideas.

Happy Hunting!

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7 Beauty Tips From YouTube Beauty Bloggers

7 Beauty Tips From YouTube Beauty Bloggers

"I woke up like this..."

We all know the song and likely sing along to it as we primp and prime (and dance?) every morning in front of the bathroom mirror. But the reality is, no--most of us don't wake up like this. It takes considerable time and effort to get us "ready" and looking our best for each day! And ladies everywhere are sharing tips and tricks to make this work quicker, easier, cheaper and more efficient. 

beauty tips from youtube beauty bloggers

YouTube beauty vloggers (also known as “gurus”) have some of the best and most trustworthy beauty advice for young women. You find makeup tutorials from your favorite YouTube beauty vloggers on how to purrfect that cat eye or where to find a new cheap, but high quality drugstore mascara. 

No matter who your favorite guru is, they all know that a good skin care routine is equally as (if not more) important as perfecting your makeup routine. If you haven’t already come across these already, here are a few of our favorite beauty tips to up your makeup and skin care game!

1. Wash your face before going to bed - no exceptions!
If you ask any beauty blogger what their number one tip is, we’ll guarantee that it’s to wash all of the makeup off of your face before going to bed. It’s important to wash away all the built up dirt and oil from the day, and allow your skin to rebuild while you’re sleeping. 

2. If you suddenly run out of make up remover, use coconut oil.
This might come as a shock, but coconut oil isn’t just used for cooking! It’s actually an incredibly moisturizing and natural way to care for your skin. Coconut oil easily removes your makeup (tip: don’t use water until after you’ve massaged the oil into your face), and helps you in the long run with wrinkles and stretch marks.

3. Know your face shape and contour accordingly.
Oval, square, heart - everyone’s face shape is different! When you’re watching YouTube tutorials from your favorite beauty vloggers, remember that your face shape might be different from theirs - so don’t get too upset when your bronzing efforts don’t turn out the first time. Search a little further and find someone with a comparable face shape and tips that work for you!

4. Don’t use sponges to apply liquid foundation.
If you use a sponge or beauty blender, you can say goodbye to a large percentage of your expensive foundation because a lot of it gets soaked up into the sponge. Alternatively, use a foundation brush - not only will you get the most of your makeup, but it’s also easier to clean!

5. Depuff and lighten eye circles with raw potato slices.
On the days that you didn’t get enough sleep, slice up some raw potato and place them on your eyes for 10 minutes. Potatoes contain Vitamin C and enzymes that will nourish your skin and reduce inflammation to brighten you right up! Amazing right?

6. Use a nude eyeliner to look more awake.
Another tip for those early mornings: invest in some nude eyeliner and apply it to your lower waterline to look more awake. No one will be the wiser that you were up until the wee hours of the morning, cramming for that morning exam. You'll look flawless (and hopefully do great on the test too)!

7. Don’t wash your hair everyday!
Washing your hair on a daily basis strips your scalp from natural oils and nutrients that are necessary for happy and healthy hair! Luckily, you can train your hair within a month to not produce as many oils and you’ll be able to get away without washing your hair for days! All you need is a little patience and some dry shampoo.

Now go make these tips a ritual and you’ll be channeling your inner Beyonce sooner than you think!