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Happy St. Patricks Day!!

A happy St. Patrick’s to all of your from Inspiring Pretty!


Bobby le Tile - March 20, 2012 - 5:22 am

That’s beautiful. Where is it?

Wedding of the Week: Handmade Happiness

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


Beth - March 17, 2012 - 1:09 pm

Love the photos and the pie pops are arewsome. I’ve never seen these before! Thank you for sharing.

Home Brewed Beer Beauty Tips

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:

  • Take 1tsp. Brewer’s Yeast
  • Add enough natural yogurt to make a thin mixture.
  • Pat onto the face in all oily areas.
  • Allow it to dry on the skin.
  • After 15-20 minutes rinse with luke warm water.

Strawberry and Beer Mask:  This mask specializes on blackheads, but it also leaves your skin feeling soft and moisturized.  To use:

  • Puree 2-3 strawberries.
  • Mix in 1/2 tsp beer.
  • Apply the paste to face.
  • After 20-25 minutes rinse with luke warm water.

Beer, egg white and almond extract mask:  This mask revives tired skin and gives you a lovely glow.  To use:

  • Beat 1 egg white.
  • Mix in 1/4 tsp beer and a few drops of almond extract.
  • Apply to face and allow to dry.
  • After 15-20 minutes rinse with luke warm water.

For your hair

Beer hair rinse:  This rinse is great for ridding hair of product residue and excess oil.  To use gather:

  • 1 oz distilled water
  • 1 oz beer
  • 2 t apple cider vinegar
  • 7 drops lemon essential oil (or your favorite scent)
  • Combine all ingredients and apply to hair after shampooing.
  • Rinse well.

Beer and chamomile conditioner:  This concoction will leave you with silky, shiny well conditioned tresses.  To use:

  • After shampooing, rinse hair with boiled and cooled beer and leave it in for about 1 minute.
  • Be sure to completely rinse beer away.
  • Follow with a rinse of chamomile tea, steeped and cooled to remove any lingering beer odor.
  • Rinse well.

Beer and honey hair mask:  This mask will give limp hair massive volume and fullness.  To use:

  • Mash one banana, creating a thick consistency.
  • Mix in one egg and blend until smooth (hand mixer could be helpful).
  • Add 1/2 cup of flat beer, then a tablespoon of honey and blend.
  • Apply to scalp, roots and all the way to your ends.
  • Let your mask sit for a few hours, and then shampoo out.

For your feet

Beer foot soak:  The yeast in beer softens your feet and the alcohol acts as a natural antiseptic.  To use:

  • Fill a bowl or basin with enough warm water to cover your ankles, then add a half bottle of your favorite beer and stir.
  • Soak your feet for about 10 to 15 minutes.
  • When you remove your feet from the mixture, dry off and cover with lotion.





Rose - June 25, 2013 - 9:15 am

Just discovered on Pinterest. Love your site!!!

maggie - July 29, 2012 - 6:59 pm

Love the post! My husband brews beer and its cool to know it has more than one good use!

I have a free beauty giveaway at my site, you should check it out. I is worth $200 in beauty products… and your a beauty site! Thought you might like it,

Handmade Thursday: St. Patrick’s Day Scrapbooking

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.







And the Beauty Product Giveaway Goes To …..

The winner of our Beauty Product giveaway is Sophie Tran with entrance #390. Congratulations to our winner. Thanks to everyone for entering and thanks for reading Inspiring Pretty! And be sure to check out our current Dell Inspiron Laptop Giveaway. It’s pretty sweet… and who wouldn’t want a laptop?


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