DIY At Home Caramel Spa

Looking for a way to relax after a long summer day? MODERATION NATION Good Life Gurus HowDoesShe are sharing the inside scoop on how to use caramel to get that summer glow from head to toe without setting foot in a spa.

Follow these simple tips and beauty treatments, inspired by the new HERSHEY’S SIMPLE PLEASURES Chocolates with Creamy Caramel, to look and feel your best in no time!

Light a caramel-scented candle to inspire sweet relaxation and to create an atmosphere of a spa at home.

  • Try a DIY Caramel Facial (recipe below) with simple ingredients from your pantry that will exfoliate and hydrate your skin to leave you feeling fresh and fabulous!
  • Whip up a homemade Caramel Hair Treatment (recipe below) and relax while it sinks in by savoring HERSHEY’S SIMPLE PLEASURES Chocolates with Creamy Caramel. The new flavor joins the original varieties, all of which you’ll feel great about loving because they have 30% less fat*. Perfect for a balanced lifestyle!
  • Apply a shiny caramel nail polish or a creamy caramel eye color once you are done pampering for a neutral chic summer makeup look.

And while you are indulging you should be snacking on the Hersey’s Simple Pleasures Caramel Chocolates. They are truly divine!

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DIY Beauty Treatments

Inspired by HERSHEY’S SIMPLE PLEASURES Chocolates with Creamy Caramel

 The Chocolate Spa DIY Caramel Facial

Recipe provided by The Spa at The Hotel Hershey

  • 2 tbsp. Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp. Whole Milk
  • 1 tsp. Honey
  • 1 tsp. Plain Oatmeal

Instructions:

1.       Mix all the ingredients together and apply to the face in circular motions to exfoliate the skin.
2.       Leave the mask on for 15 minutes then rinse with warm water.
3.       Follow with a mild cleanser.

Why it works:

ü  Brown sugar exfoliates and hydrates the skin.
ü  Honey prevents skin dehydration and is also a natural antiseptic.
ü  Oatmeal removes dirt and oil from the pores.
ü  Milk’s amino acids moisturize and smooth the skin.

Caramel Hair Treatment

Recipe provided by HowDoesShe

Ingredients:

  • 6 tbsp. Honey
  • 6 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 2 overripe Bananas
  • 3 tbsp. Molasses
  • 1 tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1-2 tbsp. Cornstarch
  • 1 tsp. Wheat Germ Oil

Instructions:

  1. Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth.
  2. Pour the mixture through a strainer and into a saucepan. Place the pan on medium heat and stir constantly until the mixture forms a thick batter (you may need to add water during this process to get the consistency you want).
  3. Let the mixture cool and divide your hair into 3-4 sections, each secured with a clip. Apply the cooled mixture to your hair, starting at the roots and then spreading down to the ends.
  4. Once your hair is completely coated by the caramel treatment, cover it with a plastic hair cap and let it sit for 1-2 hours (or overnight for extra dry hair).
  5. Wash, condition, and style your hair as usual. You can freeze the extra mixture for future use. Your hair will love its soft, gorgeous makeover.

 

 

*Disclosure: I received information about HERSHEY’S SIMPLE PLEASURES Milk Chocolate with Creamy Caramel products and items for the caramel beauty care package from The Hershey Company. All expressed opinions are my own.

Saturday Blogher ’12 Recap

Had a wonderful breakfast and made some new friends (that’s the point right?). Got to meet Elly from Buggin Word. If you didn’t meet her you have to hunt her down next year in Chicago. She’s a blast. And she plays the ukulele!

 

My day of course consisted of walking around the expo space but I also attended some pretty amazing seminars.

I attended Katie Couric’s keynote luncheon and learned all about her new show “Katie” coming September 10th. Trust me this is a show you won’t want to miss. I love how the new show is going to be very women focused as well as social media focused. Katie is also going to be featuring bloggers at each show. Love that! Check out her keynote HERE!

 

Some of my fave brands:

 

Duck – You know the Duck Rape folks! Check out there booth! Amazing what you can do with duck tape.

Zicam – Made my own bracelet with charms which I thought was super cute and a nice little remembrance. I took a charm that said “I Love to Blog”. Appropriate right? Can’t wait to try out Zicam next time I feel a cold coming on.

 

Hershey’s/Wal-Mart S’mores suite – Ok I loved it 2 years ago and loved it again. I mean if you don’t love S’mores there’s seriously something wrong with you. Trivia – The first printed record of the S’mores recipe appeared in a Girl Scout handbook in 1927.

 

Starbucks – We were among the first to check out the new Starbuck’s Verismo which is not even in stores yet. It’s a super-convenient, single-cup machine for making espresso-based beverages at home. And it’s coming in late 2012 – just in time to be a splendid gift to you or a coffee lover you know.

 

Kiss & Broadway Nails – As you know from my previous post I love Kiss & Broadway. This time I got to try out the Nail Dress products which I was super excited about. You put on the adhesive nail color and it goes on over your nail. Then you file your nails so that it fits the shape of your nail perfectly. They come in some really cool colors/patterns, even leopard.

 

 

They hubby and I grabbed food from The Halal guys because I had been dying to try them. It was delish!

 

Then I headed to the Land’s End party off-site.

 

Came back to the Hilton and attended the first ever Blogher Fashion Show. Click HERE to watch a recap.

 

Headed to the Cheeseburger Party, followed by a goodbye cocktail with my new friends Debbie & Heather.

 

As you can tell I had a blast at Blogher ’12. What a whirlwind! Can’t wait til next year!