Splurging at the spa after a job well done, a promotion at work, birthday, or celebrating just about anything is incredibly tempting. After all, spas allow us to drift into a tranquil environment while we indulge our bodies with treatments designed to boost our appearance and free our minds of the stresses of everyday living. Yet, massages, facials, paraffin treatments, hair care, and my personal favorite, manis and pedis, can easily add up to thousands of dollars spent each year.
Although at-home spa treatments may not provide the same allure of going to a super posh spa, just think about all the thousands of dollars that can be saved. You can put what you've saved toward more desirable purchases such as an exotic vacation, a designer handbag, or even a new car. Here are seven spa treatments that can be done in the comforts of your own home for a fraction of the cost.
Spring dos are all about being natural, easy, and very organic.A hair out of place is totally acceptable. We are not looking for perfection on the head in fact, undone hair is what it is all about!
We are going to give you a round up of our top favorite hair looks!
Lowdown on Low Ponies: The low ponytail is a favorite among Spring hair looks. It comes in a variety of styles from sleek and neat to messy. What you have to remember is to keep the pony super low. Leave a few strands of hair to flow naturally in their place and keep the pony loose around the ears. The new low pony also looks super vogue by tying in hair extensions to elongate the look. A wispy low pony can be worn anywhere, at anytime, and is super easy to accomplish. This look has more than conquered the runway !
They don’t call it the "basic T" for nothing. From scarves and skirts to ties and tote bags, no matter how you cut it, the simple t-shirt is a versatile style piece that can be transformed a countless number of ways to showcase your individual fashion sense. Here are some ways to repurpose old t-shirts, slice up thrift store finds, and stay toasty and trendy in the coming months.
The Diamond Pattern T-Shirt video tutorial from Refinery 29 offers an incredibly easy to follow step-by-step demonstration we just love! This look is very 'in' right now, and we think it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. With this guide, you can create an eye-catching piece that can be worn over tank tops, dresses, and other pieces. If you can swing the super edgy look of bare skin and a bra, this piece can be worn alone.
Recently, the popularity of crafting and DIY (Do It Yourself) projects has been on the rise. You see it all over the internet, particularly on sites like Pinterest. People are choosing to get creative with everything from beauty, food recipes, furniture, jewelry, and clothing. And they’re teaching you, the reader, how to do it in step-by-step formats. Usually with beautifully photographed instructions that make you think, “What can’t this girl do?”
Below are three remarkable blogs that supply plenty of inspiring projects to satisfy your creative side. What’s more, you’ll actually want to do them!
We consider ourselves “wash and go” types around here. Between work, errands, the gym, a social life, and any semblance of sleep, there’s not a whole lot of time left in the mornings to worry about an intricate hairstyle. For most of us, minimal product and a quick blow dry constitute a good hair day. But with summer humidity just around the corner, a new look is in order.
It seems lately that wherever we turn, women have moved away from layers of curling-iron perfected curls and have opted instead to twist their hair out of their face and into a braid – with different styles producing a multitude of results. Once reserved for young schoolgirls, our favorite blogs, magazines, and tastemakers have sung the praises of this low maintenance hairstyle. Call it the “Katniss Effect”: A busy, badass chick needs a quick, reliable look.
We’ve all heard, uttered, and most likely lived through the classic motto “beauty is pain." Well here is some great news; as it turns out, we no longer have to suffer for style! To say fashion sneakers are ‘hot’ would be an understatement. Soon, if you aren’t strutting down the street in a pair of super comfy and equally stylish kicks, you might as well stay at home. Designers are getting in on the trend by the handful: Nike x Liberty London, Jeremy Scott x Adidas, Superga for The Row. With traditional, old school, hi-top style—you don’t even have to fake sporty anymore with those sky-high, wedge-heeled pairs. Cue Foster the People—here’s our top picks for sneakers that will put a little extra spring in your step.
As girls, it takes time and effort to keep our look fresh and with all of the treatments and products we use, it can get costly. Instead of going to the spa once a month to achieve perfect skin, why not try doing it at home? We’ve found a few great DIY masks that will give you sexy skin while saving you some extra time and money! Try them and tweak them to fit your facial preferences!
1) The Banana Face Mask
This mask is designed for all skin types and will leave your complexion with a healthy glow. You'll need half a banana, a tablespoon of orange juice and a tablespoon of honey.
We all have that crafty family member who knits beautiful sweaters, the co-worker whose baking skills makes Martha Stewart look like an amateur, or the friend of a friend who makes their own illegal booze (we’re talking moonshine—making beer and wine is legal). Do-it-yourself hobbies are rewarding whether you’re making seasonal jams from your own homegrown strawberries or you just decoupaged half the surfaces in your apartment. Luckily for those of us who aren’t The Next Great Baker and a far cry from those rednecks making mash in the backwoods of Kentucky, there are kits for us to buy and try our hand, and hopefully impress our overachieving peers, at making all sorts of foods and beverages.
All of you fashion forward peeps out there plan your daily look to a T; staying stylish is your game, and you love hearing about the upcoming trends. That's why we've provided you with the latest look in a simple step-by-step DIY project. Time to get crafty, ladies!
One of the hottest nail trends for this Spring is the ombre manicure. You've seen ombre dresses, hair, shirts, jeans, hair, even handbags, so why not try it out on your nails? It's all about incorporating different shade gradations of the same color, beginning with dark and subtly transitioning into light. While the black and red or black and blue ombre manicure was a big hit this past winter, Spring puts a great twist on the style with bright polish and the addition of sparkles.
If your idea of romance has nothing to do with large crowds, then going out to dinner on possibly the busiest night of the year for restaurants should not be an option. Choose to stay at home instead, and surprise your sweetheart with a meal that is restaurant worthy. After all, nothing says “I love you” more than a home cooked meal. Don’t know what to cook? No problem! Joonbug is here with four delicious and easy recipes that are sure to impress that special someone.
On the menu:
Gorgonzola Filet Mignon with a side of velvety garlic mashed potatoes and roasted asparagus. For dessert, a special chocolate fondue for two.