Wednesday, July 16, 2014

DIY: Nourishing body scrub

Hello everyone!

Today I want to share a DIY recipe for a nourishing body scrub.  We all know how important it is to nourish our body, and sometimes we forget about our bodies largest organ; the skin.

This natural body scrub is very nourishing, it contains essential natural ingredients like coconut oil and almond oil to help restore moisture and sea salt to exfoliate dead skin cells.  Also, it smells delicious!  Here's the recipe... 

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup almond oil
  • 1/2 cup sea salt


  1. Mix all ingredients together in a mason jar, allow to sit for ingredients to amalgamate.  
  2. Apply mixture to your skin and rub in a circular motion.
  3. Rinse with water.
That's all for this quick, easy, money-saving, skin-loving scrub!  

If you love using DIY scrubs, here are the links for another four you might want to try:

If you try out one of these scrubs, leave a comment and let me know your experience. 

Have an awesome day! 

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Last day to enter my Bo-Po nail polish duo GIVEAWAY!

Hello everyone!

I just want to remind you that you only have a few hours left to enter my Bo-Po nail polish duo giveaway!

Click on the picture below to ENTER!

Open to US and Canada residents only. Confirmed winner will be contacted by email. The winner has 24 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. The sponsor will be responsible for product shipment to the winner of this giveaway. Cosette's Beauty Pantry is not responsible for product shipment/delivery.

For more information about the product, read my Bo-Po nail polish review here.

Have you read my Summer hair and skin care tips yet?  In case you haven't, here's the link!

Good luck and enjoy the day!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Outfit inspiration - Maxi dresses

Hello everyone!

Today I have another outfit inspiration post for you.  Everyone seems to love maxi dresses, but not all dresses are created equally!  

Follow the guidelines below to find the perfect maxi dress for your shape and check out my styling tips!

Outfit Inspiration - Maxi dresses

The perfect maxi dress for your shape: 

  • If you are heavy-busted and have a curvy figure, cap sleeves are a great option because they effortlessly cover bra straps.
  • On the other hand, if you do not have any curves, dresses that are cinched at the waist give the illusion of a curvier body.
  • Strapless dresses are more flattering for small-busted women who don't need a lot of support.
  • If you have a pear shapea shoulder-baring top and empire waist draw attention up, away from your bottom.

How to wear maxi dresses:

Maxi dresses look great with a little layering.  Try adding a denim jacket (a light sleeveless one for summer) and a belt, or a sharp blazer and a statement necklace if you want to dress it up.

If you're aiming for a relaxed, effortless look, were flip-flops, flat sandals, or low-heeled platforms/wedges.

I hope you find this helpful.  How do you style maxi dresses?  Share your styling tips in the comment section below!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Summer hair and skin care tips

Hello everyone!

When temperatures rise, your hair and skin need extra TLC.  Here are some summer hair and skin care tips for you:

  • If you ended up with sunburn, here are some home remedies that can make you a bit more comfortable! - SOS - Sunburn 
  • Here are some tips and tricks to ensure that your hair does not get damaged this season. - Summer hair care
  • A great way to get rid of oil on your skin, without messing up your make-up is by blotting.  Here’s how you can make your own DIY blotting sheets! - DIY: Blotting sheets  

Do you have any tips that work for you?  Share your beauty secrets in the comments section below! 

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Outfit inspiration - Skater dresses

Hello everyone!

In the Summer I love wearing dresses, especially fit-and-flare silhouettes.  Skater dresses are my favourite at the moment; they are versatile, trendy, and universally flattering.  A skater dress is fitted at the waist and flared out into an A-line silhouette (fit-and-flare), reminiscent of a figure skating outfit.  

The cut of the dress is perfect for just about any body shape.  Just make sure to get the right dress size, nothing too loose or too tight.

How to wear skater dresses:
Skater dresses are really easy to style.  Just add a pair of shoes, and a slim belt to help accentuate the fitted waist even further.  I you want to accessorize, stick to only one patterned piece.  So, if you have chosen a printed dress, accessorize with solids, and vice versa.
What do you have to say about the skater dress?  Do you own any?  If so, how do you style them?

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Weekly recap #2 + Vintage makeover videos

Hello everyone!

It's time for another weekly recap!  In case you have been too busy to read my posts this week, now is the time to catch up!  I also found some interesting videos I want to share with you in this post!

Weekly recap:

Monday, June 16, 2014 - Have you been using bobby pins the wrong way?
Saturday, June 21, 2014 - DIY: Natural deodorant
Sunday, June 22, 2014 (NEW) - Bo-Po Nail Polish review + giveaway

While browsing through the British Pathé YouTube channel, I came across many vintage beauty and fashion related videos.  I thought I'd share three makeover videos from the 1930's and 1940's with you.

Check them out and leave your comments below. 


Pathé News was a producer of newsreelscine-magazines, and documentaries from 1910 until 1970 in the United Kingdom.  In April of this year, British Pathé uploaded the entire collection of 85,000 historic films to its YouTube channel to make the archive more accessible to viewers all over the world.

I want to know what caught your attention most during these videos!  What are your thoughts on the measuring tools and the vintage contouring?  The beauty industry has come a long way. :)

Don't forget to enter the Bo-Po Nail Polish 2 pack giveaway.  Click here for more details!

Bo-Po Nail Polish review + giveaway

Hello everyone!

I don’t know about you but I never understood why a lot of parents paint their kids' nails, on regular basis.  Most nail polishes contain a cocktail of harmful chemicals and require more chemicals to be removed.
I had the opportunity to try out Bo-Po (Brush on - Peel off); child-safe nail polishes and I couldn't wait to talk to you about them!

What makes Bo-Po nail polish so unique?

Bo-Po nail polish does not contain or require the use of any harmful chemicals for application or removal.  Bo-Po proprietary ‘peeling technology’ allows the colour to simply peel away from the nail.  

Bo-Po is a unique, non toxic, child safe formula that dries in seconds.  It comes in 10 vibrant colours to collect.  Kids can brush on their own nail polish then peel it off.  The new Bo-Po nail polishes are also great for the little ones to use without supervision because Bo-Po bottles are spill proof Any excess polish on skin, clothing or other hard surfaces can be easily peeled off or removed with soap and water

For more information, check out the frequently asked questionshere

Note: Bo-Po tints are semi-transparent. Create cool effects over Bo-Po solid coloured nail polish or use tints right on natural nails!

Kid safe ingredients:

Water, Methyl Methacrylate, Acetoacetate, Polyacrylic Acid, Propylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Methylisothiazolinone, Vanilla. 

May contain dyesTitanium Dioxide, D&C Yellow no.10 AL LAKE, D&C No.7 CA RED LAKE (Light), Ultramarine Blue, D&C Red No.6 BA LAKE, Iron Oxide Red, D&C Red No.36. 

  • Child safe ingredients
  • Smells great
  • Vibrant colours
  • Quick drying time (under 1 minute)
  • Peels off instantly
  • No nail polish remover required
  • None! :)
If you have any little ones in your family who love nail polish, Bo-Po is the perfect product for them.  Bo-Po is non-toxic and safe for ages 3+.  This nail polish is targeted for little girls but big girl like it too! :)  If you live in North America you can enter this giveaway for a chance to win this duo pack!

All you have to do is; leave a comment below, then click HERE to validate your entry and find more ways to enter!

Open to US and Canada residents only.  Confirmed winner will be contacted by email.  The winner has 24 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen.  The sponsor will be responsible for product shipment to the winner of this giveaway.  Cosette's Beauty Pantry is not responsible for product shipment/delivery.  

Good luck!

Oh, and check out this cute commercial:

Bo-Po Nail Polish can be purchased from the following US retailers:

Burlington Coat Factory

Bed Bath & Beyond
Learning Express Toys Store  
Bealls Florida Department Stores
The Johnson Smith Company

Find Bo-Po online:


I absolutely love this product!  What do you think?  Leave a comment to enter the giveaway.  And click here for more chances to win!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.