Savršeni kokteli

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Potrebni sastojci:

 

60 ml džina

25 ml sveže ceđenog soka od limuna

25 ml običnog sirupa (prokuvana jednaka količina vode i šećera)

8-9 svežih listova bosiljka

 

Način pripreme:

 

1. U šejkeru pomešajte bosiljak, sirup i sok od limuna.

2. Dodajte džin i dobro promućkajte.

3. Naspite u široku čašu i ukrasite grančicom bosiljka.

 

                                  

                                                 

2. Italija: Amerikano

 

Potrebni sastojci:

 

30 ml slatkog vermuta

30 ml kamparija

Soda voda

 

Način pripreme:

 

1. Napunite široku čašu ledom i redom sipajte navedene sastojke.

2. Ukrasite čašu sa pola kriške limuna ili narandže.

 

                                  

 

 

3. Rusija: Koktel od cvekle

 

Potrebni sastojci:

 

50 ml vodke

25 ml sveže ceđenog soka od cvekle

15 ml sveže ceđenog soka od limuna

15 ml sirupa od cimeta

60 ml biter lemona

 

Način pripreme:

 

1. Pomešajte sve sastojke izuzev biter lemona u šejkeru.

2. Dodajte led i promućkajte.

3. Naspite u visoku čašu i dospite biter lemon.

4. Ukrasite koktel štapićem cimeta.

 

                                  

 

4. Švedska: Koktel Apsolutna perfekcija

 

Potrebni sastojci:

 

60 ml (Absolut) vodke

30 ml ispasirane breskve

15 ml sveže ceđenog soka od limuna

15 ml običnog sirupa

Šampanjac

 

Način pripreme:

 

1. Pomešajte u šejkeru sve sastojke osim šampanjca.

2. Dodajte led i promućkajte.

3. Sipajte u visoku čašu ispunjenu ledom.

4. Dolijte šampanjac i lagano promešajte da se sjedini.

5. Ukrasite koktel kriškom breskve.

 

                                  

 

 

5. SAD: Koktel Kiseli Njujork

 

Potrebni sastojci:

 

60 ml viskija ili burbona

25 ml sveže ceđenog soka od limuna

25 ml običnog sirupa

50 ml crvenog vina

 

Način pripreme:

 

1. Pomešajte sve sastojke u šejkeru osim vina.

2. Dodajte led i promućkajte.

3. Sipajte koktel u visoku čašu ispunjenu ledom.

4. Lagano sipajte crveno vino. Kako se ne bi pomešalo sa drugim sastojcima, vino sipajte u čašu preko zaobljene strane kašičice.

5. Ukrasite čašu kriškom limuna.

 

                                  

How to Make Your Own Lip Scrub

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DIY lip scrub

 

Dry, cracked, peeling lips. There’s nothing cute about that. Lip scrubs are great to use when you want to bring your lips back to life, minus the roughness. Buying them just seems unnecessary when you can make a lip scrub at home with some simple ingredients!  I’m sharing a recipe to make your own lip scrub with a few ingredients you probably already have! Watch the video below to see how to make your own lip scrub, step-by-step.

 

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DIY Lip Scrub

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp olive oil
  • vanilla extract
  • food coloring
  • small jar or container

 

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, measure out the sugar and olive oil and stir together so they’re well blended.
  2. Add a drop or two of vanilla extract and stir. This is to add flavor – you can use other flavors if you wish like cherry extractmint extract, or even bubblegum flavor!
  3. Add one or 2 drops of food coloring if you want a fun color! Mix well so the color gets evenly distributed. I used this set of gel food coloring in neon colorsand made purple, teal, and hot pink lip scrubs.
  4. Scoop the scrub into a small jar or container to store it. I found the perfect-sized jars at Bed Bath & Beyond in the travel area!

How to Use

Now you have a lip scrub to keep your pout soft and pretty! To use your brand new scrub, take a little bit and rub it on your lips for 10-15 seconds. Rinse (or lick) off and follow up with a lip balm for moisture and hydration. Make larger batches to give as gifts or keep them all for yourself! May your lips always be soft and crack-free!

Sip On Infused Water

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Sip On Infused Water

Kick off your spa day with one of these infused waters for a nutrient-dense, flavorful drink that will leave you in a state of zen. Beats standard cucumber water!

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2. Get Glowing With a Homemade Face Mask

You can probably tell when one of your friends has had a spa day. They look more relaxed and have that certain post-facial glow. Well, now you can get that same dewy gorgeousness with these homemade face masks.

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3. Try Dry Brushing

From reducing the appearance of cellulite to stimulating your lymphatic system, dry brushing is the simple, inexpensive secret of gorgeous models everywhere, and now it’s part of your at-home spa day! Though, we recommend doing it every day for clearer skin and that just-left-the-spa feeling.

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4. Whip Up a Wild Orange Sugar Body Scrub

Scents and textures are a cornerstone of the spa industry, which is why this wild orange sugar body scrub is a necessary addition to your DIY spa day. It’s total sensory perfection and leaves your mind de-stressed and your body baby soft.

(Image: Anna Liesemeyer)

5. Slough Away Dry Skin With a Gentle Exfoliating Mask

If you need to rid your face of its woeful winter dryness, try this gentle exfoliating mask, which will leave your face with a renewed, brightened glow. Just make sure to patch test before applying it to your entire face.

(Image: Lilly Wallac

6. Treat Yourself to a Luxurious Bath Bomb

Nothing relieves stress like a good soak in the tub. Which is why we love this bath bomb DIY. With clean ingredients and an Instagram-worthy appearance, these little fizzy treats will take your adult bath time to the next level.

(Image: Jessica Begum

7. Moisturize Your Locks With an Avocado Hair Mask

No area should go left untreated during your spa day, especially your hair. Try this avocado mask to help penetrate the hair shaft and better retain moisture. Basically get shiny, goddess-like hair with a few ingredients you already have lying around your kitchen.

(Image: Lilly Wallace

8. Make a Homemade Facial for Oily Skin

If your skin is a bit slick, then this facial was made for you. Literally. Comprised of only two ingredients, this facial recipe is a clean and simple way to banish blemishes and balance your skin tone.

(Image: Lilly Wallac

9. Give Yourself a Geometric Mani

While you’re giving your skin the best day of its life, don’t forget to show your fingers some love too. Moisturize your hands, then clip, file and clean your nails and cuticle beds, before applying this geometric nail art, for a sleek update.

(Image: Anna Liesemey


10. Make a Body Wrap Slimming Gel

While this slimming gel — a mixture of clay, salt, aloe and oil — won’t help you magically shed 20 pounds overnight, it will help remove unwanted toxins and excess fluid.

(Image: Stephanie Gerber)

11. Brighten Your Complexion With a Turmeric Mask

Another kitchen-favorite ingredient, turmeric isn’t just for coffee and chicken. It also contains antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties and may even improve fine lines and wrinkles. Making it an excellent ingredient to add to your face mask.

(Image: Lilly Wallace)

12. Make Your Own Grapefruit Sugar Scrub

This citrus-inspired sugar scrub is a must-add to your spa day, if not your every day, for it’s spring-like scent and moisturizing goodness.

(Image: Tonia Larson)

13. Make All-Natural Body Butter Bars

Who needs store-bought body butters when you can create your own chemical-free body butter bars at home? These little babies don’t just look soft and appealing, they’re also easily customizable and great for moisturizing your skin.

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14. Drink Your Way to Clearer Skin

Not only do smoothies make healthy breakfast alternatives, they’re also great for giving youclear skin. Just whip one up after sipping your fruit-infused water for a mid-day pick me up.

(Image: Lilly Wallace)

15. Soothe Your Skin With a Chamomile Face Mask

End your day by sipping on some warm tea and applying a chamomile face mask to help soothe irritated skin, while naturally and effectively calming redness.

(Image: Lilly Wallace)

  Kids Craft: Tissue Painted Canva

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Kids Craft Tissue Painted Canvas

“Painting” with tissue paper is not only fun but beautiful!

This craft requires bleeding art tissue instead of regular wrapping tissue. This specialty tissue can be found in craft stores. This project can be completed freehand with scissors or more structured with paper punches. 

Cutting shapes of tissue paper

With scissors, cut up bleeding art tissue into random shapes.

Fiskars Hexagon Squeez Punch punching tissue paper

With punches you will need to feed multiple sheets of tissue paper through the punch at the same time. Single sheets of tissue are too soft to punch alone. You can also feed a sheet of printer paper through with the tissue. Punches work well with older children, or for younger children you can punch the shapes ahead of time.

Paint the canvas with water fairly evenly

 Paint the canvas with water fairly evenly.

Layer the tissue paper shapes randomly covering the wet canvas.

Layer the tissue paper shapes randomly covering the wet canvas. Once you have your paper on, let it dry to create a defined result. (sample on bottom right photo)  If, however, you would like your painting to have a softer feel, use your paint brush and add more water to the top of the papers.  This will create a more diluted result.(sample on bottom left photo)

Fiskars Hexagon punch tissue paper on a canvas

The ink will stay on your fingers most of the day, so wear protective gloves if desired. Once dry, remove the tissue pieces to reveal your masterpiece.

Kids-Craft-Tissue-Painted-Canvases finished canvas art

We Love: Laser Cut Wedding Invitations

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We just fell in love with laser cut wedding trend. It’s very elegant and sophisticated. Laser cut designs make a beautiful wedding decor. You can incorporate them into your wedding withlaser cut lace invitations, use it in your wedding dress or any other detail. 4lovepolkadots have prepared a lot of new designs for brides in many color combinations. Beautifully laser cut lace cover, envelope liner and edges of inserts make the invitations unique and add the romantic charm ! Each invitation is made from the best quality papers with extreme care to the smallest details. Invitations can be completely customized to match your wedding theme.

Make your wedding stand out with gorgeous Wedding Invitations from 4lovepolkadots!
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