Craftykins // Homemade Grapefruit Mint Soap

Babiekins Magazine | Craftykins // Homemade Grapefruit Mint Soap Soap making always seemed like a big and scary craft, until I actually tried it.  It’s really not that hard! If you’re like me and still need a few Mother’s Day or teacher appreciation gifts, you can whip up several bars in just a few hours! Babiekins Magazine | Craftykins // Homemade Grapefruit Mint Soap You’ll need: Goat’s milk soap base {found online or in most craft stores} Grapefruit and mint essential oils {or whatever oils/combinations you’d like} Silicone molds {also available online or in most craft stores} Microwave or stove with double boiler Babiekins Magazine | Craftykins // Homemade Grapefruit Mint Soap Start by cutting your soap base into cubes. Melt 10 ounces {approximately 10 cubes}, either in a glass vessel in the microwave or on the stovetop with a double boiler.  I used the microwave method, and it took a little over a minute. Babiekins Magazine | Craftykins // Homemade Grapefruit Mint Soap Babiekins Magazine | Craftykins // Homemade Grapefruit Mint Soap Add oils to melted soap base.  I used about 15 grapefruit and 5 mint.  Mix thoroughly. Pour into silicone mold. Wait for soap to harden, approximately 3 hours or so {or put in the refrigerator to speed things up}, and then pop bars out of the mold. Babiekins Magazine | Craftykins // Homemade Grapefruit Mint Soap Babiekins Magazine | Craftykins // Homemade Grapefruit Mint Soap Wrap each bar in pretty paper and adornments and tie with twine, if desired. For 2″ x 3″ bars, I used waxed paper cut to 4.5″ x 5.5″ and then tied each with twine and a circle of patterned paper. Babiekins Magazine | Craftykins // Homemade Grapefruit Mint Soap Gift your pretty soaps to friends and family!  No one has to know just how simple making them was!

Beautykins // Fall Glow

Babiekins Magazine | Beautykins // Fall Glow

Credits // 01. Bobbie Pins | 02. Dry Shampoo | 03. Lip Gloss | 04. Texturing Mist | 05. Nail Lacquer | 06. Tinted Moisturizer | 07. Solid Perfume

When the seasons change I like to refresh my beauty routine. In autumn I enjoy playing up the natural glow that the chill in the fall air naturally gives to the skin and with a few extra beauty essentials, I become one hot mama with a radiant Fall Glow.

First things first, I always keep bobby pins handy to pull those loose strands away from my face when an unexpected breeze hits – this fall I love metallic finished bobby pins. I try to hold on to my memories of summer as long as I can, so I use sea/salt texturing mist to mimic the texture and body of my hair after a day at the beach. For those days I am running a little behind schedule and chasing my toddler out the door, I use a dry shampoo to add volume to my hair in a pinch. For a sheer hint of color and a natural healthy, dewy glow, I turn to Laura Mercier for the best tinted moisturizer ever – it is the perfect blend of skincare and makeup and is so amazing I have stopped using foundation all together. To continue the natural easy breezy look of fall, I am loving a sandy gray color nail lacquer. And last but not least, I put on some lip gloss with a little shine to rehydrate my lips and put on my favorite solid perfume that not only smells good, like jasmine and clary sage, but also comes in a beautiful natural shell…And, Voila, I am out the door, chasing after my toddler while  looking like I just spent the day at the spa… I wish I felt like it too!

MOMKINS :: Mom Fashion

A statement piece worn two different ways.

When I purchased this sweater I knew it was amazing & a piece like this can be worn so many different ways. Can be worn with a palazzo pant or with cute printed shorts. Also feel free to add cute accessories like this gold heart printed make-up bag I’m using as a clutch! Shhhh!

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All items worn here are from Forever21.

XO

Britt Ritchie