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DIY Lip Scrub

Make your own sugar lip scrub Make your own DIY sugar lip scrub to keep your lips from drying out in the cold and harshness of winter. It's cheap, eco-friendly and edible! December may have proven to be a warmer month this winter, but that doesn't mean blizzards and storms aren't on the horizon, and we all know what comes with freezing weather: chapped lips. When it's below zero chapped lips are practically unavoidable, and organic lip scrubs are always the best way to give you some relief. You can spend upwards of $20.00 on a teeny tiny pot of Sugar Lip Scrub or buy a bunch of chap sticks that won't give you enough relief (not to mention harm the environment) so why not make your own. When it comes to lip scrubs you need two basic elements: oil and sugar. The oil moisturizes and the sugar crystals exfoliate. Keep in mind that this one very simple recipe that you can change at will. For example you can substitute the brown sugar in for white or sub the coconut oil with olive or almond oil.   Here's what you'll need for one small jar: 1 teaspoon brown sugar 1 teaspoon coconut oil 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract (about 3 or 4 drops)   Steps: In a small bowl, mix your three ingredients thoroughly. The sugar should be completely moist with a similar texture to fine wet sand. Keep in mind you can always add more oil or sugar for a desired consistency, or if it ever dries out. Transfer scrub to a small jar and

Girl of the Moment: kyra.miller37

This Girl of the Moment Left an Inspiring Note for her Teacher Meet @kyra.miller37! She’s had her favorite teacher, Ms. Spencer, for the past three years.  “Through ups and downs she is the only teacher that allows me to be weird and be myself in her classroom,” she said. “She allows me to feel comfortable wearing a cool T-shirt and I know her classroom is very open minded and judgement free.”    Kyra said that she noticed her teacher was feeling down so she got up the courage to ask her how’s she’s feeling. Her teacher told her that her dad was in the hospital and wasn’t doing so well so Kyra decided to try and make her feel better.  “Outside her classroom is a small whiteboard,” Kyra said. I wrote my teacher a note that’s says how much I adore her.”  Kyra said she decided to leave her a note because it was hard to see someone she cared about struggling. She also said that earlier in the year she struggled with bullying.   “Ms. Spencer wrote me a letter that said how everything is going to be okay and so I wanted to return the favor,” Kyra said.  Her teacher appreciated the note so much that she even published it in the “Unseen Heroes” section of her school’s yearbook. “I was shocked,” Kyra said. “…and I thought oh my goodness Ms.Spencer and I ran to her classroom and she said ‘thanks for being my little hero’ to this day I wouldn’t want any other teacher.” This isn’t the only time Kyra has left notes

Girl of the Moment: dance

This Girl of the Moment Winner loves to dance Ballet Eliseanne is 10 years old and loves to dance ballet. In fact, she loves it so much that she created the username @dance.  She started dancing when she was five because she just couldn’t sit still so her grandparents bought her lessons for her birthday.  “When we moved I didn't think I had anywhere to dance expect my living room because we didn't have the money,” she said. “But I started to dance in the gym at my local YMCA and they saw me and are now giving me lessons.”  Eliseanne said her first lessons were intimidating because the room was very big, but she has since fallen in love with the activity.  “My favorite style of dance is ballet,” she said. “I love all the pirouettes and it's just so graceful.”  Her favorite part about dancing is how flexible she has become. As you can see in her photo, she’s clearly on her way to performing at the American Ballet Theatre. She said, “When I grow up I want to be a dance instructor and open my own studio.” Are you a dancer like Eliseanne? Think you've got what it takes to be the next Girl of the Moment Winner? Let us know in the comments below and don't forget to send us an entry HERE!