If there is one hobby that children love, then it has to be scribbling anywhere and everywhere with colorful chalks. A big fan of glow in the dark wall decals, I came up with an idea of infusing some shine into chalks and gift them to my nephews. So I called them home and together we three began molding glowing chalks. Continue reading “How to Make Glow in the Dark Chalks”
Get rid of the ugly scars left behind by acne with the help of simple coconut oil home remedies. For those who are wary of using oil on the acne-prone skin, check on the facts. Coconut oil boasts of lauric, capric and caprylic acids in its contents that not only assist in fading acne scars but also stop them from recurring. Add to that, Vitamins E and C that tighten your skin, preventing ageing and protecting against UV rays.
Avoid skin irritations by using coconut oil that is organic, cold-pressed, unrefined and extra-virgin.
Acne Scar Removal with Just Coconut Oil
- Apply a thin film of extra virgin coconut oil over cleaned skin.
- Gently massage in a circular motion for 5 minutes.
- Leave on for 30 minutes before wiping with a tissue.
- First, rinse with warm then cold water. Pat dry.
Repeat the above process 2-4 times daily for best results.
For additional toning, you can mix ½ tbsp rose water with each tbsp of coconut oil you use. Like coconut oil, rose water has excellent anti-microbial and anti-bacterial properties that can quickly heal even old acne scars.
Coconut Oil and Turmeric to Get Rid of Red Acne Scars
Bank on the redness and inflammation reducing powers of turmeric along with the benefits of coconut oil in this easy remedy.
- Add 1 tsp turmeric powder to 1 tbsp coconut oil. Mix well.
- Apply all over the affected parts of the skin and leave on for 15-20 minutes.
- Make your fingers wet and massage for 5 minutes.
- Rinse first with warm then cold water. Pat dry.
Repeat daily for visible results within a fortnight (the time taken may vary from person to person).
Coconut Oil and Baking Soda Scrub
With a little help from the versatile baking soda, you can exfoliate to remove dead skin cells while lightening acne spots.
- Massage a mixture of 1 tbsp coconut oil and 1 tsp baking soda over the skin.
- Leave on for 5 minutes.
- Massage gently with wet fingers for 10 minutes.
- Wash off with cold water. Pat dry.
Repeat every day.
Coconut Oil, Honey and Lemon Face Mask
Fight deep acne marks with the lightening properties of honey and coconut oil and cure them with lemon juice, all packed together in a healthy mask.
- Combine 1 tbsp coconut oil with 2 tsp raw honey and ½ tsp lemon juice thoroughly.
- Apply a thick coat of the mix on a clean face.
- Allow mask to soak in for 10 minutes.
- Wash off with cool water. Pat dry.
Repeat twice a week.
Forget the agonies of public appearances and the hours spent in concealing acne scars, by reviving clear, youthful skin.
During my first pregnancy, I learned a lot of creative stuff from an acquaintance at the prenatal school. Though most of the things I made then were misplaced when our house went through a major renovation, I chanced upon a bunch of pipe cleaners lying in the corner of my store-room and decided to show you this simple method for making pretty flowers out of them. Continue reading “How to Make Pipe Cleaner Flowers the Easy Way”
Nostalgic as I may sound, one of my favorite hobbies, especially during the scorching summer holidays was sitting with lots of paint bottles and white papers to make some engrossing handprint crafts. And now, my daughter does the same! So I thought why not make handprint flowers as a keepsake for her to cherish when she grows up. Continue reading “Handprint Flowers: An Interesting Craft”
Blackheads are a real pain on the nose, and removing them with an extractor only adds to the pain. But, there are other, equally effective home remedies to get rid of those little black spots – almost instantly! Find out how.
Baking soda to remove deep blackheads
What you’ll need
- 4 tsp baking soda
- 1 cup mineral water
What to do
- Wash your face with a mild soap or face wash to remove oil and dirt.
- Now massage a good scrub gently on the wet skin of your nose in small circular motions for around five minutes. This exfoliates dead skin cells and makes it simpler to remove deep blackheads.
- Steam your face for 10 minutes, paying special attention to the area around the nose.
- Now mix the baking soda and water to make a pack.
- Apply the paste to your nose, as a thick layer. Let it dry for 10 minutes.
- Rinse well with warm water, pat dry and apply a moisturizer.
Using the baking soda pack regularly, at least 2-3 times a week, can help to keep blackheads away permanently. It works equally well on your entire face, including your lips.
Homemade clay mask for removing blackheads on your nose
What you’ll need
- 1 tbsp bentonite clay
- Apple cider vinegar or water
What to do
- Blend the bentonite clay with vinegar or water to make a dough, resembling the consistency of putty.
- Use your clean fingertips to cover the area around your nose with a thin layer.
- Let it sit until it dries. It should take around 10-25 minutes.
- Rinse off with lukewarm water and moisturize well with a cream or lotion.
Blackhead removal strips with egg white
What you’ll need
- White of an egg
- Facial tissue
What to do
- Rinse your face well and pat it dry.
- Apply a thin layer of egg white on the nose.
- Place a strip of tissue paper over the egg white on your nose. Press it gently, allowing the whole thing to dry well.
- Apply another layer of egg white over the tissue paper. Let it dry.
- Apply a third coat of egg white.
- When the mask is completely dry, you will find the skin on your face feel tight.
- Peel off the tissue. Gently wash off your face to get rid of any residue.
- Pat dry and moisturize.
Keep a few things in your mind before trying any of these natural remedies; never try to pick at the blackheads with your nails to remove it and always make sure to wash your hands with soap before using the above methods as touching them with dirty hands may worsen the problem. Hope these ways work for you.
When it’s summer, I make it a point to indulge my children in various craft activities to let their creative juices flow. The other day I came across an interesting way to make an edible playdough with peanut butter. There are various recipes to make the no-bake playdough, but I am sharing my favorite one here. Continue reading “How to Make Edible Peanut Butter Playdough”
Minnie Mouse toys have been hot for as long as I can remember, and they remain some of the best-selling, most popular toys each and every year. What’s not to love about Minnie Mouse, after all? She’s been Mickey’s faithful girlfriend since the 1920s, and she never leaves the house without her trademark bow.
Minnie Mouse Toys
Disney’s Sing & Giggle Minnie – Hug Minnie and she’ll sing the Hot Dog song. Hug her again and she’ll giggle!
I’m Ready to Read With Minnie: Play-a-Sound – Spend some time reading with your kiddo and letting them press the sounds that go with each page in the story.
It also helps that she’s very familiar with the characters and their voices.
Just wish they had more characters. She has Dora, Mickey, Elmo and this Minnie. Loves all of them.
Minnie Mouse Birthday Bowtique – It’s time for a birthday party. Dress Minnie for the party any way you want with fun and easy Snap-on clothing. Of course Minnie can’t show up at the party without balloons, a party hat, cake and a gift. Everything you need for a birthday party. Includes so many outfit choices – 17 play pieces in all: Dress-up Minnie figure, 5 special birthday dresses, 4 bows, 3 pairs of party shoes, purse, balloons, cake and a present.
Minnie Mouse Matching Game – Minnie Bow-tique Matching game is the classic game of picture matching. Now features Minnie Mouse and her fun-loving bow-tique pals. Flip over brightly colored tiles to get a peek at Minnie, Daisy, Penelope, and the whole gang. Collect the most pairs, to tie up and win this game.
Minnie Mouse Vacuum – Minnie’s Twinkle Bows Vacuum makes cleaning up not only fun, but fabulous! A lovely twinkling bow will light the way as you clean, while the pearly beads in the see- through vacuum canister swirl & whirl around as you go! Looks and sounds just like the real thing!
I’ve loved all the colors and textures of a Peacock for as long as I can remember. It’s such an amazing and beautiful combination, and I find it so compelling and calming. I’ve only very rarely seen an actual Peacock, but trust me – they do not disappoint in the “splendor” department.
Leave it to the incredibly talented collective pool of Etsy sellers to come up with their own nods to the pretty Peacock. I couldn’t possibly pick a favorite – they’re all too special.
Click here to visit this Peacock treasury on Etsy. From there, you can click through to each individual shop and product to favorite or to make a purchase!
It’s garage sale season! Yay! I love garage sales more than I love peanut butter, and that my friend is saying a lot. I am an absolute fiend when it comes to finding garage sales & snapping up awesome things. Meanwhile, I am not a fan of the sales that aren’t organized and that don’t have prices. C’mon, ‘Murica! To help you get on track, I’ve put together some free garage sale printables as my Momcaster gift to you.
You can print them at home, or places like The UPS Store can print your signs for you. Easy peasy. To get started, just click the image below you’d like to print! Each will open in Google Drive.
Make it super simple with this next free garage sale printable. Just three prices to worry about! Fill in the number that’s right for you, and you’re off and running. No need for stickers!
I’m a Netflix fan like no other. I LOVE Netflix. I can honestly say there is rarely a day out of the 365 I get a year that we don’t use it at least once a day. I’m always on the prowl for what’s new on Netflix, and so I decided to create some space on Momcaster to keep track of – and share with you – the latest (and always up to date) list for new movies on Netflix.
If you haven’t yet tried Netflix, you really should. They typically offer a FREE 30 day trial. No strings attached. If you’re worried they might charge your card and you’ll forget to let them know you don’t want to keep using Netflix after your trial (but, you totally WILL want to keep using it), do what I do when I take advantage of free trials … just set a reminder in your phone’s calendar to alert you one day before the trial expires. That way you’re in control and you don’t wind up accidentally paying for something you aren’t sure you want.