Easy DIY Mother Nature Halloween Costume For World Vegan Day

Easy DIY Mother Nature Halloween Costume For World Vegan Day

It's that time of year again where we get to dress up in costumes and drift to another world as we fall into character. I personally love Halloween. It's one of my favorite Holidays but this year I wanted to challenge myself with time and money. Meaning, I wanted to show that I didn't need to spend money and I put together my costume in about an hour with items I already owned.

Mother Nature DIY

Mother Nature For World Vegan Day

I found myself sitting and scrolling through google searching the following... DIY scary, nature, plant, and vegan costumes. Then I thought alright Jess, what really resembles who I am and hey it's World Vegan Day soon? Hello... Mother Nature. It was Halloween and I had about less than 2 hours to get ready for our party. Time was ticking.

What's In The Costume?

  • Cream 2 Piece Secondhand Dress
    • I had a dress from a thrift store that had a fitted bottom. What I did was put a flowy skirt that matched the top over the bottom half of the dress. This gave the illusion of a one-piece dress.
  • Forest Crown
    • So the funny thing about this is it's actually a door wreath. Yes, a wreath. I was able to find one I already owned that was slightly smaller and placed it on my head. Of course, it was a bit larger than my head and a tad heavier but, I made it work.
  • Forest Makeup
    • I love creating looks with makeup and if I get the chance to create a colorful look I'm going to take it. The style came from an accumulation of several photos but I used Laura Lee's, Party Animal vegan eyeshadow palette to create everything while mixing shadows together to achieve the various greens I had on.

Full Dress

Door Wreath

It's possible to create costumes from clothes and items you own. For me, that was the challenge. I personally didn't want to spend money on something I was going to use for 1 night. The great thing is this very look transitions to World Vegan Day, yay. This year I chose to coincide with a lifestyle I am so very proud of and to celebrate our Mother Nature.

Live Balanced. Live Great.

All There August

Jessica Salazar


4 DIY Vegan Beauty Products and Recipes You Know You Need

It seems as if new beauty products hit the market daily. Don't be fooled most people are not mad about it but... sometimes a girl just wants to Do-It-Yourself! I personally love a DIY especially when you may already have the ingredients in your kitchen. Most importantly, these ingredients are natural and vegan, yay!

So my team experimented to bring you 4 DIY Vegan Beauty Products and Recipes You Know You Need. Jacky Q took the guesswork out of the dirty work for us and here's her DIY tell-all...

4 DIY Vegan Beauty Products and Recipes You Know You Need

With summer just around the corner who doesn’t want flawless skin and healthy hair?! Nowadays it is all about the “no-makeup” makeup look, and hair that can look great without having to apply any heat to it. Sadly, we don’t all have time or patience to do an intense skincare routine every night. Also, we want to achieve the “I just got a haircut, look at how healthy my hair looks” look without having to take scissors to our hair so much. So, let us talk about these few simple, easy, cheap, DIY skin and hair care products we can create to achieve the perfect natural Summer look.

1. “Let me know if you need anything, I’m here for you” - LEMON-aid

I don’t know about you but, like most people, I have the horrible tendency to pick at my face and then BOOM, I am left with a dark acne scar that makes me feel less confident and makes me stress out even more.

Let’s talk about the old tale, I’m sure we have all heard of using but never actually tried... LEMONS! I have always heard from family, friends, and neighbors to try out lemons for dark spots on the body, but I wondered if it would work for dark spots on my face. Well, let me tell you, it worked wonders on mine!

Time to Exfoliate!

Don’t worry, no need to make a late-night Target run, all the ingredients you will need for this scrub can be found in your kitchen!

Ingredients

  • LEMON JUICE ½ TEASPOON
  • SEA SALT 1 TABLESPOON (I USED SUPER FINE SALT, SO IT WOULD NOT BE SO ROUGH ON MY FACE)
  • WATER ½ TEASPOON

DIY Directions

Mix all ingredients together, grab the product little by little and gently rub it on your face. Use slow circular motions focusing on the most problematic areas. Leave the product on your face for 2-5 minutes, rinse, and done!

Salt can be a little rough on the face, so this is something that should only be done once or twice a week. I felt a slight tingle on my face, but it wasn’t something I felt I should be concerned about. Right after I washed it off, I could already see a difference. I really noticed the change when I woke up the next morning. Seriously, I could not believe I went so long with acne scars and after just one use, the homemade exfoliator solved all my problems. I am so mad at myself for not trying it sooner.

Now that we’ve exfoliated, let’s wake up our skin!

2. Berry Great Face Mask

Berry Great Mask

I am a huge fan of face masks but sometimes we have to leave them on for so long in order to take action. You also cannot laugh and talk or else the mask will start to crumble right off. I needed something that felt light and refreshing on my skin, and I found the perfect thing!

Ingredients

  • CRUSHED BLUEBERRIES 1 TABLESPOON
  • LEMON JUICE 1 TABLESPOON
  • CUCUMBER JUICE 1 TABLESPOON ( I RECOMMEND USING A THICK CUCUMBER JUICE TO HELP WITH CONSISTENCY)
  • BAKING SODA 2 TABLESPOONS

DIY Directions

I recommend using a brush and dabbing the mixture onto your face because it can be runny. Slow and steady dabs onto the face with a brush will do the trick! Once your whole face is covered with it you can let it sit for 15-20 minutes and feel free to watch funny videos online and laugh without having your face start to crumble. My face felt alive and looked much brighter with this mask.

3. We Got a Hairy Situation On Our Hands

Tired of feeling like you need a haircut every week because you want the ends to look healthy? Personally, I don’t even apply that much heat to my hair but sometimes it seems to look dry. Finally, I found something that would bring my hair back to life! Again, all the ingredients needed for this are right in your kitchen!

Ingredients

  • BANANA 1
  • AVOCADO 1
  • COCONUT OIL (A LOT, REALLY DEPENDS ON HOW MUCH OIL YOUR HAIR PRODUCES)

DIY Directions

Mix all together and just dig in with your hands and start applying it to your hair avoiding the roots and really focusing on the ends. You may also use a shower cap for locked moisture, then, leave on for 15-20 minutes. Rinse off, shampoo and condition like normal.

Last but not least...

Jamming

4. The "I get 8 hours of sleep a night" look for your eyes!

What is one way we can get our eyes to not look so tired and dull when getting more sleep is not an option?

Try this DIY...

Apply a thick coat of cool organic vegan strawberry jam underneath your eyes with a brush or a q-tip and let it sit for 5-7 minutes then rinse off.

Goodbye designer bags under my eyes!

- Jacky Q
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Live Balanced. Live Great.
All There August

Jessica Salazar

Disclaimer* We love experimenting DIY routines for you but remember, we are not Dermatologists and the content provided is just advice.