A happy St. Patrick’s to all of your from Inspiring Pretty!
I posted this wedding today for a few reasons. First of all, it’s a beautiful and colorful wedding that kicks off spring time in a great way. Secondly, it is wonderfully handmade and vintage. Any wedding that is DIY is much cooler in my opinion. Lastly, this wedding takes place in Chicago, where Bonnie and I are right now celebrating St. Patrick’s Day and her birthday! So, enjoy all the vintage touches from the shoes to the car in the beautiful wedding!
photos courtesy of Style Me Pretty
I am a poor excuse of an Irish girl. I tend to let each St. Patty’s Day come and go without much ado. It’s not that I don’t adore my heritage, I do. I am just not one for beer, corned beef or blinding shades of green so my options for festivities are limited. But a few days ago when I was trying out a few of my sister’s beauty recipes, I had a lightbulb of an idea. I have heard of brews being touted as the secret ingredient in many a beer beauty tips. So why not host a Girls’ Night In Spa Night featuring a certain Irish beverage of choice in homemade masks and scrubs? It turns out that beer makes a calming, soothing cleanser and moisturizer for skin and hair. It contains protein which is good for strengthening hair and has a low pH that helps tighten the hair cuticles and make hair shine. Hops found in beer are a natural astringent. And the alcohol found in beer removes dirt and grease from hair. So pop open a brewski and instead of letting it bloat your belly and cause you to make regrettable decisions, use it to make you all smooth and perky. Genius, right?
For your face
Brewers yeast facial mask: This mask is perfect for oily skin. Brewer’s Yeast (the yeast used to make beer) is rich in B complex vitamins, which have been shown to improve blood circulation accelerate the healing of blemishes. To use:
Strawberry and Beer Mask: This mask specializes on blackheads, but it also leaves your skin feeling soft and moisturized. To use:
Beer, egg white and almond extract mask: This mask revives tired skin and gives you a lovely glow. To use:
For your hair
Beer hair rinse: This rinse is great for ridding hair of product residue and excess oil. To use gather:
Beer and chamomile conditioner: This concoction will leave you with silky, shiny well conditioned tresses. To use:
Beer and honey hair mask: This mask will give limp hair massive volume and fullness. To use:
For your feet
Beer foot soak: The yeast in beer softens your feet and the alcohol acts as a natural antiseptic. To use:
I’m going to start off by asking you to forgive me. For what? Well, I really wanted to make my own premade scrapbook page and tell you all how to do it yourself but I’ve had a pretty trying week and just haven’t had the time. First off, I lead worship at my church once a month and this past sunday was my day. It was a bit rough working with new musicians, though I was quite blessed to have their talent supporting me and helping our congregation worship the Lord. Then on Monday and Tuesday I babysat my niece but she was sick so it was frustrating and difficult and today I got some bad family news soooo…… needless to say I didnt have time to be crafty this week. Sorry. However I did scour the web for some pages you might enjoy or want to copy for your personal book! Enjoy.
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