Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Woman Cave Challenge

If I had the chance to decorate a room in this house the way I wanted, it would probably look like the girliest room you'll ever see!

Together with Chairish, I've come up with a few ideas that I would really like my Woman Cave to look like! And, just to mention it, I think if I should ever own a house, this is what my room will look like! :-P

First things first, rosegold, white, marble and pastel pink would definitely be the number one colours/patterns in that room. I'm not too sure why but there's something about this combination of colours/patterns that's just very satisfying haha It looks so put together and classy, too, I love it!

Of course, there would be lots of decoration, flowers, candles, plants, cushions, etc. I would even love to have a hanging chair because, let's be honest, these things are blimmin' cool!!

Since I don't drink alcohol, I think I would store a few liquors on a cute bar cart for when my friends come over to have a girls night in! :-) And of course the ingredients for my beloved virgin mojito haha

As you can tell, I imagine my Woman Cave to be girly but classy and just plain fabulous, with inspiring quotes on the walls, eye-catching decoration and an overall great atmosphere!

To have a room like this in my house, would be a real dream come true, oh my gosh! *heart eyes emoji*

Let me know how you would design your Woman Cave! :-)

Lots of love x

Sunday, 17 July 2016

5 Things: Beauty Products To Make At Home

A relaxing day at the spa or the latest beauty treatment can often seem like the perfect way to pamper yourself. There are many treatments that are popular with celebrities, as seen on But if you want to try and replicate these indulgent treats yourself, here are a few tips on how to get that luxurious glow from the comfort of your own home!

Body Scrub
Salt or sugar scrubs are very easy to make, and make your skin feel so soft! They're great to use all year round; as exfoliating before the summer months ensures you're glowing, while combatting central heating-induced dry skin in the winter. They can be pretty expensive to buy, but so cheap to make yourself. For a simple, but delicious, sugar scrub mix 3 parts sugar with 1 part olive oil and add a few drops of your favourite aromatic essential oil or leave unscented. Scrub it all over in the shower, focusing on  your elbows and knees. 

Rose Water
Rose water can be used as a face toner, to bathe in, and even to cook with. Its anti-inflammatory properties and beautiful scent make it popular, but quite expensive. It can be made at home so easily though, and for a fraction of the price! Simmer organic rose petals in distilled water for 20-30 minutes (until the petals lose their colour), then remove the petals and allow the liquid to cool. Once it is at room teperature, it is ready to use! It can be used for quite a while if you store it in the fridge.

Face Mask
There are so many crazy facials and skin treatments that celebrities indulge in now, all promising wild results. But surely the best products for your delicate skin are made up of natural clean ingredients. Face masks are easy to make at home, and there are lots of recipes available depending on what your skin type is. Apple Cider Vinegar is a really effective skin toner, for example. Mix equal parts vinegar with water, apply to your skin and leave to dry. It will leave your face feeling cleansed and refreshed.

Conditioning Hair Mask
Hair masks are another beauty product which are easily made at home, with a great variety of possibilities. Coconut oil is a miracle ingredient when it comes to the beauty world. It moisturises deep into each strand of hair, giving you healthy and shiny locks. Take a generous chunk and melt it by rubbing it in your hands, apply to your hair and leave for at least an hour. Make sure you wash it all off thoroughly though and be aware that it can stain clothing!

Body Lotion
Keeping your skin moisturised can get pretty tedious and getting through all those bottles of shop-bought lotion can be pricey. But you can easily make your own in different flavours, allowing you to choose a different scent on different days. There are plenty of recipes online, but coconut, mint and lavender are all firm favourites. 

What do you think of these DIY beauty product ideas? :-)

Lots of love x

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

How To Find New Beauty Products To Try

I don't know about you, but sometimes I do tend to get a little bored of my beauty regime. Using the same products day in and day out can start to make you yearn for new products to try out. Not because you're unhappy with what you currently use, just because it's fun to test out new products now and then.

Obviously, when you've already got a fantastic selection of products to use, it seems wasteful to randomly buy new ones to try out. The thing is, it doesn't have to be. Want to know how you can find new products that you love, without going on a major beauty product haul? I've gotten a little creative and come up with a few ideas for you. 

Read reviews of products before you buy
If there's a product that you've been dying to add to your beauty regime, before you invest in it, read up. Take the time to read reviews of the product from your favourite beauty bloggers. So that you can get an idea of whether it's right for you. Look for reviews that are written by people with the same skin type as you, as this will give you a better idea of how a product will work with your skin.

Make you own soaps, face creams and scrubs
How about getting creative and making your own products? You can find plent of recipes for homemade products at Real Simple.
The great thing about making your own products is that you get to choose what goes into them. You pick the ingredients and the scents, you can tailor your products to your skin type and needs. There are plenty of ideas for DIY beauty products online. Such as on this website, www.Beauty Product, so you shouldn't be short of ideas. 

Get testers to try out
Most beauty brands offer testers, so if you're craving new products to try, using testers is a great option. Head over to your local department store or beauty store and get testers of products that you fancy trying out. From face masks to makeup, most brands offer testers, at least most high-end brands do. It might not be as good as having a whole new product, but it's a great option as it lets you try before you buy.

Become a beauty blogger
If you're beauty product crazy and like the idea of reviewing products, why not start a beauty blog? Blogging is a fantastic hobby as it's a great way to meet new people and make new friends. Plus, if you build up a good reputation, you can collaborate with a range of brands to get free beauty products to test and review. For beauty addicts, beauty blogging is a fantastic pastime. Simply because it's a great opportunity to work with brands and test and review new products for others to have a look at how the products they're interested in really work.

So there you have it, the best way to find new beauty products to try. If you're yearning for some new products to try but don't want to go crazy on a massive beauty haul, the ideas above could be perfect for you :-)

Lots of love x
© Lilies Beauty. All rights reserved.