DIY Face Scrub

Over the past few weeks I’ve been using this face-scrub to wash my face once or twice a week and let me just say that, I’ve been getting a lot of compliments on my skin complexion. I’ve also been noticing how my makeup applies more smoothly and looks way more natural and it also has an even texture and finish.

I have read a lot and lots of home-made recipes over the past years, and one day I was home getting a “at-home-spa-day” and wondered around the kitchen and found the most basic and right on hand ingredients, so without more further ado, let’s jump into the ingredients and it’s benefits!

What you’ll need:

  • Olive oil
  • Sugar
  • Face Soap
  • Mixing bowl

Olive Oil: Rich in vitamins, minerals and natural fatty acids. It’s also convenient for a sensitive skin. Is also a powerful ingredient of anti-aging skin care products; rich in antioxidants, it prevents skin aging, the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, it also nourishes, rejuvenates and protects the skin, rich in vitamin E and A, olive oil helps prolong youth, hydrates the skin, maintains its elasticity and softness. Also, olive oil helps skin cells to regenerate.

Granulated Sugar: Sugar’s small particles make an excellent topical exfoliant, and are used in a number of body scrubs to exfoliate dead surface skin cells and reveal the glowing, healthy-looking skin underneath; sugar is also a natural humectant; sugar helps encouraging the cell turnover and generating fresher, younger-looking skin.

Unscented Soap:  Prevents irritation ans allergies, it also help to cleanse and remove impurities from the skin. PicMonkey Collage

1. Gather all of the ingredients, an empty bowl, and place a towel underneath of them to create a designated area for you to make the DIY mess-free.

2. Pour some liquid soap into the bowl, about two quarter sizes.

3. Pour the sugar into the bowl until it covers the soap.

4.Pour some olive oil, until you cover the sugar don’t make it over flow, remember it has to have a thick consistency .

5. Mix your little concoction of healthy ingredients

6. Stop when you reach this kind of consistency; Make sure to not over mix, otherwise you’ll start dissolving the sugar and it will defeat it’s purpose as an exfoliant.PicMonkey Collage2

Once you’ve created the perfect consistency, damp your face with warm water and let the scrubbing begin. I usually stop until the sugar it’s dissolved witch really doesn’t take more than 5 minutes tops.

Rinse with warm water and proceed to wash your face with a regular gentle cleanser to get rid of the sugar residue on your face and after rinse with cold water to close up your pores and avoid any creation of dark circles.

I’ll leave you guys here pictures of the application process  and after result! :). Don’t forget to let me know if you tried it and what are your thoughts on this DIY. Also, let me know if you like this kind of blog and tell us what would you like to see next!. Until next time..

Allie, TeamGlamItUp XX

Disclaimer: This blog it’s not sponsored, the products shown in here were purchased with our own money, all opinions expressed in here are as always our own, honest and true, the pictures shown in here are also ours

Featured Makeup Look: “Sexy Smokes”

Hello Guys! I was feeling so inspired to do my makeup and blog it to you, and so I put an extra effort when I was doing it, I had so much fun though, let me know if you want more blogs like this one… Anyway!… You guys have no idea, how much I love a good old Smokey Eye! And I think I quite mastered the perfect method/technique to create one.

I mainly use 3 or 4 colors, but most of the times I’ll do 3: A super dark shade, a medium shade, a light shade (4th optional color), and a nude highlight (can either be with or without shimmer).

When applying, I start from Top (Brow) to Bottom (Lid area); If you start from the from the top, you help your smokey eye by creating a base for the gradient effect from going dark to light, if that makes any sense. let me explain with steps.

1. Apply your highlighting shade on the brow bone and bring the remaining shadow down towards the crease.

2. Pack on the darkest shade on your lid and bring the remaining that’s left on the brush towards the crease.

3. Grab the medium shade and blend into the crease, creating windshield wiper motions to help you blend, whenever you feel like you are all blend out and ready to go, take a second look and blend again, the key for the perfect smokey eye it’s how well blended the shadows are.

3.A (If you are using 4 colors) Use the medium shade to help blend out the darkest shade you placed onto the lid, after that’s blended use the light shade in between the medium shade and the highlight shade, right on the upper side of the crease working it a little bit towards the lower part of the brow bone.

4. Go over the darkest shade and pack a little bit more of the shadow onto your lid.

5. Create a gradient effect with the bottom lash and make it connect with the whole eye.

6. Finish off with some tight-line and eyeliner onto the lower lash-line and don’t forget mascara!

After following these simple steps you should be left with something like this… What do you guys think!? and yeah, sorry about my weird-looking faces. lol. but you get the idea…

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To finish off the look I applied a very soft peach blush and went with nude lips. I also like to reapply concealer after I’m done with the eyes, this will make your colors pop out more.

Hope my thoughts and tips were helpful for you guys, let me know your thoughts, suggestions, requests; and also let me know if you have any questions regarding the makeup look. Don’t forget to share it with your peeps and give us your feedback! until next time! muah!

Allie, TeamGlamItUp, XOX.

Disclaimer: This blog it’s not sponsored, the products shown in here were purchased with our own money, and all opinions expressed in here are as always our own, honest and true, the pictures shown in here are also ours.

How to Deep Clean Your Makeup Brushes

Did you know that you should be cleaning your makeup brushes at least once a week?!? When you use your brushes, bits of makeup, oil, dirt, and  bacteria get trapped in the bristles, and this in the long run might get you some acne, clogged pores and even some allergies.

Cleaning your makeup brushes is quick and easy. Not to mention the fact that quality makeup brushes can be expensive. So learning how to properly clean them is one of the best ways to protect your precious investment. Also, your brushes will need a few hours to dry after a deep cleaning, so I’d recommend washing theUntitledm after you’ve applied your makeup that day.

You’ll need:
• A shallow bowl
• Baby shampoo
• Your sink
• A lint free cloth or towel



  1. Start by running your brushes under warm water, rinsing out all of the residual makeup. Try to focus on the actual bristles while avoiding the part of the brush where handle meets the head, as this can loosen the glue over time and cause the bristles to fall off the handle.
  2. Fill the shallow bowl with warm water and a squirt of shampoo.
  3. Swirl gently your brush tip under running water. If you need to, you can also swirl the brush in the palm of your hand to work up a lather.
  4. Rinse the brush tip under running water once again, facing the bristles down. Repeat steps two and three until the water runs clear from the brush.
  5. Use a cloth to wipe your brush clean, reshaping the bristles as you go.
  6. Lay your brushes on an angle, on top of a cloth to dry.

Alright you guys, there you have it a quick, easy, effective and cheap way to deep clean your makeup brushes. Make sure to incorporate this onto your beauty routine so you can avoid skin problems such as acne and more.

Let us hear your thought on this and let us know if you tried it, by tweeting us a photo @teamglamitupp or in the comment section of this post down below, we loooove hearing from you guys <3, lots and lots of love.


Alli,  TeamGlamItUp  ❤


Disclaimer: This review it’s not sponsored, the products shown in here were purchased with our own money, and all opinions expressed in here are as always honest and true, the pictures shown in here are also our own.

How to: Bold, Sexy Lips

Red: The color of passion, the color of love and It’s probably the sexiest color around and when painted on your lips, it’s dynamite..

Wearing red lipstick it’s so simple but yet so tricky, not all of the shades of red are a perfect fit for everyone, maybe you even think that you are not able to pull off a red lipstick look because it looks funny or weird on your lips, maybe it just means that you haven’t been wearing the right shade or you still haven’t found it. Don’t worry we got everyone covered.

Let’s start

If you have pale skin with neutral to peachy undertones the best way to go with a red lipstick is one that is matte and that slightly errs on the side of orange tones.. one of our faves on this category of color is: NARS Lipstick in “Red Lizard”. 

Pale Skin with yellow undertones, a good red match for this type of gals is a warm brick-red lipstick color, remember people with yellow undertones don’t get really flattered with pinks, remember to always keep that in mind.. the one we recommend for this type of people is: Clinique High Impact Colour in “Sassy Spice”


Beige Skin, sun-kissed skin with reflections of gold, it’s perfect to wear a dark, deep red with gold undertone, in fact many well-known makeup artist like Raychel Wade, says that this is one of those shades that can work with all skin tones. So Why not give it a try!? Wade, also recommends: NYX Black Label Lipstick in Black Cherry.

Bronze Skin Tone, this lucky ladies that were born with this beautiful bronze complexion can wear just about anything. With a warm undertone and Peachy cheeks, a bright bold coral-y red lipstick will work beautifully. What do we recommend? well if you are lucky and have this type of skin you definitely need to try the Sephora Ultra Vinyl Lip Pencil in “Coral Glow” 


Got Bronze Skin Tone With Olive undertones!? We also got you covered for this gals a combination of cherry/pink/red lipstick goes beautifully with that bronze, golden-y skin of yours. And for you girls we recommend the Chantecaille Lipstick in the color “Cayenne” 


Dark Skin with natural gold undertones, works perfectly with a matte orange/red this helps with keeping it all in the same warm family for guy ladies we recommend: Rouge pur couture the mats in the color “Orange Imagine” You guys will love it.

Deep Dark Skin you gals can wear cool blue based shade and works even better when you carry it through the rest of the makeup (shadows, blush..) we suggest for you guys to try the lipstick made by La Prairie Cellular Luxe Lip Colour in “Velvet” 


I you have any extra tips that you feel like sharing, please let us know in the comments down below! Also if you have a favorite brand and color that works well with your skin tone, be sure to share that as well. 

xox. TeamGlamItUp 


Disclaimer: This article it’s not sponsored, it’s just intended to help our readers on their makeup journey, All opinions expressed in here are as always honest and true, the pictures shown in here were taken off the internet and we don’t own them.