How 2 Bring Shine Back Into Your Hair.

25895766578164050_DAV0iwAK_fIf you’re like me, sometimes your hair just needs a makeover. Next time your hair’s looking drab and dry and is in desperate need of a quick pick me up try this quick and easy hair mask that will put the sheen and shine back into your hair with just one treatment and the best part is, you can ditch those pricey hair masks at the salon because you have all of the ingredients at home!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

final-maple-syrup-leaf-8.5oz-jar-1Start by washing your hair so it’s nice clean leaving it damp so it can really soak up all of the nutrients. All you need to do is take 3 tablespoons of maple syrup and 1 tablespoon of honey and pour it in a bowl. Heat it up in your microwave for about 30 seconds. Apply this magic mixture onto your hair really massaging it in for a few minutes. Put a shower cap on to keep the heat in and avoid making a mess. Leave on for an hour while you watch your favorite guilty pleasure reality show (mines The Bachelor) or just relax and take some time to catch up on your favorite book or rag mags. Rinse well with warm water, blow out and style. This trick is so great for your hair because all of the proteins and nutrients in the maple syrup help restore brittle hair as well as give each hair shaft a nice smooth texture and the honey adds a ton of shine. You don’t have to spend a fortune to get salon beautiful hair and we all know, there’s nothing better than organic, natural ingredients!

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Revive Dying Plants Instantly!

NEA1278-ZM-1Indoor plants are not cheap. It’s the worst thing in the world when despite your best efforts your plants start deteriorate. Sometimes there’s no rhyme or reason why our plants loose their luster and start to die. Today on How2Girl Radio get my simple quick fix to bring your plants back to life!

 

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It’s Oscar Week…The Flowers. Steal The Look From The Beverly Hills Hotel!

FlowersBHH1If you happen to be in the city of angels during Oscar week there’s no better place to take in the scenery and spot your favorite stars and oscar nominees than the world renowned Beverly Hills Hotel. Being most iconic hotel in the world, this pink hot spot is the perfect place to come in for a drink, grab a bite and hob knob with your favorite celebs during tinsletowns biggest week of the year! It seems every day the BHH has been hosting events leading up to the Oscars. I have been lucky enough to attend a few of them and couldn’t help but notice the beautiful floral arrangements set up in the lobby! I took a few pictures and decided to recreate them and show you how you can get the same look without breaking the bank with a florist for your next party or event!

 

FlowersBHH2This project is super easy, took less than 5 minutes to do and cost under $40. This arrangement would cost at least $150 at a florist. Here’s what you’ll need:

orchids

roses

tea leaves in green & purple

floral foam

floral tape

floral wire

staple gun

scissors

 

FlowersBHH31. Soak your floral foam in water. Cut it to fit your vase. Next, cut your roses to the desired length and place them in the floral foam keeping the placement close together in the center of the vase.

 

 

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2. Fold your tea leaves in half and staple into place.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FlowersBHH53. Cut the tea leaves at the stems to your desired length and place into the floral foam around the outside of the roses.

 

 

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4. Using floral tape, wrap up the bottom of your cut orchid stem to keep from drying out. Next bend your floral wire in half and wrap around your orchid stem to help secure into place in-between your roses and your tea leaves.

 

 

FlowersBHHFinalQuick, beautiful and elegant! You don’t have to break the bank to get a fabulous floral arrangement. For more DIY for the girl on the go follow me @how2girl on Twitter and Instagram and listen to me on How2Girl Radio on iheartradio.

 

 

De-Puff Your Eyes With This #Oscar Worthy Trick!

mandi-susu-milk-bathEvery woman dreads the morning when you wake up, look in the mirror and you’re eyes are puffy and swollen. Seems like there’s nothing that can be done right? Wrong. Today on How2Girl Radio learn how to make that puffiness go away like magic with a trick I learned from one of the top facialists in LA who uses it on her A-list clients to get them red carpet ready for the Oscars.

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Get Oscar Worthy Silky Smooth Skin At Home!

saltWith Hollywood’s most anticipated night only 3 days away all of your favorite stars are scrambling last minute to get beautified for the red carpet and the cameras. Running around L.A. with assistants in hand and the worlds best facialists, hair dressers, nail technicians and masseuses at their disposal catering to them around the clock, it’s officially crunch time in tinsletown! The top actresses are leaving no stone unturned as they spend countless hours and a fortune to look their very best. Here at How2Girl, I’m always on the lookout for the hottest new beauty treatments available so I can do undercover research and  recreate the pricey and exclusive treatments for those of us who can’t go and splurge on beauty everyday.

paltrow-vagina-steams-101Yesterday I was so excited to check out The Tikkun Holistic Spa in Santa Monica. This spa has been getting a lot of attention and raising eyebrows since Gwyneth Paltrow raved in full detail about the V-Steam she had done on her lady parts. It may have been a little too much information for most peoples taste but I couldn’t wait to check it out and see what all the buzz was about. Almost every weekly I’ve opened in the last week keeps mentioning this spa.

The V-Steam was an experience, that’s for sure but I won’t go into the details, you can use your imagination. Afterwards, I had a Korean Body Scrub that blew my mind. Last week I had gotten a spray tan and as much as I tried to exfoliate with a scrub and a washcloth in the shower my skin still was looking patchy and uneven. You know how that goes. After my treatment I looked down and could not believe how much dead skin was on me. Yuck! You don’t realize how much dry skin you have going on until you physically see it on the ground. It’s a little disturbing, kind of like when you put your eyebrows under a magnified beauty mirror and realize you’ve been walking around with a una-brow and you had no idea!

Not only was this treatment super relaxing but my whole body felt like silk and was glowing afterwards. I got some of the secret tips and ingredients in the scrub  and I want to share this easy recipe and the simple steps you with you so you can recreate it at home!

Screen Shot 2015-02-19 at 5.00.30 PMAll you need is a pair of exfoliating gloves available at Forever 21 for $1

1 ½ c of sea salt

½ c olive oil

½ c baby oil

2 tbsp lemon juice

1 tbsp cornstarch

Mix all of the ingredients together. Hop in the shower without the water on. Apply this magic mixture with the exfoliating gloves using a medium amount of pressure. Massage the scrub all over your body staying away from your face. (It’s a great body scrub but a little too aggressive for the delicate skin on your face.) Continue to massage into your skin for 10 minutes paying special attention to your feet, your hands, elbows and knees. Rinse off with warm water. Dry off and enjoy your silky smooth and beautiful glow using ingredients from your kitchen without breaking the bank!