Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts to Buy or DIY

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Who says you blew it? There’s still plenty of time to snag some super awesome last minute Valentine’s Day gifts! Keep reading to learn how to save face by pulling off those last minute gift ideas in the knick of time with this collection of last minute Valentine’s Day gifts to buy or DIY!

Who says you blew it? There's still plenty of time to snag some super awesome last minute Valentine's Day gifts! Read on to learn how to save face by pulling off those last minute gift ideas in the knick of time with this collection of last minute Valentine's Day gifts you can buy or DIY! #valentinesday #valentinesdaygiftideas #valentinesdaygift #diy #lastminutegifts #crafts #shopping #gifts #giftideas #giftcards #giftsubscription

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts

Let’s face it. Shopping for that perfect Valentine’s Day gift can be daunting, not to mention time consuming. So it’s with good reason we keep putting it off and putting it off until – oh snap! And it’s the night before Valentine’s Day, the mall is closed and Amazon Prime two day shipping is a day too late.

And hey, you’ve been busy. I TOTALLY get that. Truly. Hopefully this year you still have a few days lead time before that countdown to the final hour. So it’s with high hopes that I offer you this collection of last minute Valentine’s Day gifts you can buy or DIY to help you save face.

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts to Buy

Last Minute Valentine's Day Gifts! Subscription beauty boxes are all the rage and with good reason. Women LOVE the combination of quality luxe beauty products and that element of surprise! So give her what she wants with a 3, 6 or 12 month gift subscription to Glossybox!

Subscription beauty boxes are all the rage and with good reason. Women LOVE the combination of quality luxe beauty products and that element of surprise! So give her what she wants with a 3, 6 or 12 month gift subscription to Glossybox! This is the perfect gift to all beauty lovers, delivering a monthly edit of 5 must-have beauty products every month.

Perfectly packaged in their signature pink box, the expert team at Glossybox curates every beauty box, vetting each brand to the highest quality standards and ensuring every product selection is the must-have beauty product. Give Glossybox now and your Valentine will receive an e-voucher via email for a gift that’s timely even when you’re down to the last minute.

Last Minute Valentine's Day Gifts! Handmade IS better! So why not give the gift of handmade this Valentine's Day with a gift certificate to Etsy! A global marketplace for unique and creative goods, Etsy is home to a universe of special, extraordinary items, from unique handcrafted pieces to vintage treasures.

Handmade IS better! So why not give the gift of handmade this Valentine’s Day with a gift certificate to Etsy! A global marketplace for unique and creative goods, Etsy is home to a universe of special, extraordinary items, from unique handcrafted pieces to vintage treasures.

When you give a gift certificate to your Valentine, you have the option of delivering it electronically or printing it yourself! Then your lucky Valentine is able to purchase anything his or her heart desires!

Last Minute Valentine's Day Gifts! Your Valentine will flip for a subscription to Grow and Make if he or she is into all encompassing DIY everything! Grow and Make strives to provide the best selection of high quality kits for DIY and crafting for everything from cheesemaking to soapmaking. Their goal is to help people simplify their lives and create their own distinctive, signature styles while being as sustainable as possible.

Your Valentine will flip for a subscription to Grow and Make if he or she is into all encompassing DIY everything! Grow and Make strives to provide the best selection of high quality kits for DIY and crafting for everything from cheesemaking to soapmaking. Their goal is to help people simplify their lives while also being as sustainable as possible. Grow and Make sends out two DIY kits each month with a subscription. Or you also have the option of purchasing any of the kits you’d like individually.

Last Minute Valentine's Day Gifts! Pop Shop America is full of fun wearables, handcrafted goods and totally good vibes. You will find lots of cool t-shirts, tank tops, dresses, jewelry from gorgeous materials like brass and sterling silver, beauty products, and home goods. They also offer totally giftable monthly subscription boxes for everything from handmade beauty and t-shirts to jewelry and DIY kits! 

And as if those last minute Valentine’s Day gifts weren’t enough, there’s also Pop Shop America! Pop Shop America is full of fun wearables, handcrafted goods and totally good vibes. You will find lots of cool t-shirts, tank tops, dresses, jewelry from gorgeous materials like brass and sterling silver, beauty products, and home goods. They also offer totally giftable monthly subscription boxes for everything from handmade beauty and t-shirts to jewelry and DIY kits!

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts to DIY

These DIY lavender bath salts from Lia Griffith make quick and easy last minute Valentine's Day gifts! The ingredients can be locally sourced at your local co-op or health food store. And there are even printable labels for gifting!

These DIY lavender bath salts from Lia Griffith make quick and easy last minute Valentine’s Day gifts! The ingredients can be locally sourced at your local co-op or health food store. And there are even printable bath salt labels to make gifting even easier!

These cocoa ginger lotion bars from The Natural Beauty Workshop are easy to make and gift as last minute Valentine's Day gifts. Simply combine the ingredients in a double boiler, melt and then pour into a mold of your choice.

Likewise, these cocoa ginger lotion bars from The Natural Beauty Workshop are also easy to make and gift as last minute Valentine’s Day gifts. Simply combine the ingredients in a double boiler, melt and then pour into a mold of your choice.

Last Minute Valentine's Day Gifts! Learn how to make this easy DIY rose sugar scrub recipe for homemade Valentine's Day gifts or simply to pamper yourself throughout the year.

This natural rose sugar scrub is another easy homemade gift idea for Valentine’s Day. Made with dried rose petals and skin conditioning safflower oil, this rose sugar scrub combines just four simple yet luxurious ingredients that skin loves.

These Paleo Chocolate Bliss Bites via Lia Griffith are the perfect last minute Valentine's Day gift for the healthy foodie! Packed full of nutty goodness and sweetened with dates and agave nectar, these truffles not only hit the spot when the chocolate cravings come, they are like little nuggets of energy too!

These Paleo Chocolate Bliss Bites via Lia Griffith are the perfect last minute Valentine’s Day gift for the healthy foodie! Packed full of nutty goodness and sweetened with dates and agave nectar, these truffles not only hit the spot when the chocolate cravings come, they are like little nuggets of energy too.

DIY Last Minute Valentine's Day Gifts! This scented DIY dry oil body spray for dry skin is made with natural "dry" oils that won't leave skin feeling greasy but still nourish and moisturize skin in need. The addition of a fragrance means it can be worn in place of perfume while still caring for skin!

If your Valentine loves fragrances, then this scented DIY dry oil body spray is a must! Created with “dry” oils that won’t leave skin feeling greasy, the addition of a fragrance means this body spray can be worn in place of perfume while still caring for skin! Plus there are free printable labels to pull this last minute Valentine’s Day gift together with ease!

Flowers that never die make lovely last minute Valentine's Day gifts! Learn how to make these DIY Crepe Paper Rose Buds to gift as a bouquet to your Valentine at Lia Griffith blog!

Flowers that never die are also wonderful last minute Valentine’s Day gifts! Learn how to make these DIY Crepe Paper Rose Buds to gift as a bouquet to your Valentine at Lia Griffith blog!

Who says you blew it? There's still plenty of time to snag some super awesome last minute Valentine's Day gifts! Read on to learn how to save face by pulling off those last minute gift ideas in the knick of time with this collection of last minute Valentine's Day gifts you can buy or DIY!

For more last minute Valentine’s Day gifts, be sure to also check out this collection of Homemade Valentine Ideas for Galentines and my other collection of romantic DIY Valentine’s Day gifts. You may also enjoy my DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts and Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas (to Buy) Pinterest boards. Or browse my collection of Etsy favorites for Valentine’s Day.

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The Must Have Subscription Beauty Box That Never Disappoints

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Whether you need an amazing last minute gift idea or are simply dying to try the hottest new beauty products for yourself, GlossyBox is about to become your new favorite subscription beauty box!

Best Subscription Beauty Box! Whether you need an amazing last minute gift idea or are simply dying to try amazing new beauty products for yourself, GlossyBox is about to become your new favorite subscription beauty box! Boasting rave beauty box reviews from happy customers on their website, GlossyBox sends out five amazing luxury beauty products every month in their signature pink box. Discover the latest beauty trends, tips and treats with GlossyBox now! #beauty #beautybox #makeup #luxe

The Must Have Subscription Beauty Box

If you’re over beauty boxes that promise a mix of luxe beauty samples and full size products only to be disappointed down the road as sample sizes shrink and brand quality drops, then make the switch to GlossyBox! Boasting rave subscription beauty box reviews from happy customers on their website, GlossyBox sends out five amazing luxury beauty products every month in their signature pink box.

Best Subscription Beauty Box! Whether you need an amazing last minute gift idea or are simply dying to try amazing new beauty products for yourself, GlossyBox is about to become your new favorite subscription beauty box! Boasting rave beauty box reviews from happy customers on their website, GlossyBox sends out five amazing luxury beauty products every month in their signature pink box. Discover the latest beauty trends, tips and treats with GlossyBox now! #beauty #beautybox #makeup #luxe

Founded in 2011 and located in ten countries, GlossyBox is dedicated to introducing you to the newest beauty trends and the latest products before anyone else. Utilizing their team of 150 beauty enthusiasts, GlossyBox strives to bring you some of the best beauty trends, not just from here at home, but also from every corner of the world. Products and trends are scouted from locations that include Paris, Milan, Tokyo and New York.

Best Subscription Beauty Box! Whether you need an amazing last minute gift idea or are simply dying to try amazing new beauty products for yourself, GlossyBox is about to become your new favorite subscription beauty box! Boasting rave beauty box reviews from happy customers on their website, GlossyBox sends out five amazing luxury beauty products every month in their signature pink box. Discover the latest beauty trends, tips and treats with GlossyBox now! #beauty #beautybox #makeup #luxe

Some of their past beauty boxes have included beauty conscious and premiere brands such as Kat Von D, Laqa & Co, Tarte, Jafre Cosmetics, Lancôme, Burberry, Pure Cosmetics and Evelyon Iona.

You can check out some of the amazing products from the December GlossyBox in this video unboxing from their Facebook page.

In addition to their subscription beauty box, GlossyBox also regularly offers limited edition beauty boxes as well as giveaways and GLOSSYCredit. GLOSSYCredit can be redeemed on over 14,000 of your favorite beauty buys when your refer friends, review products and participate in brand surveys.

Best Subscription Beauty Box! Whether you need an amazing last minute gift idea or are simply dying to try amazing new beauty products for yourself, GlossyBox is about to become your new favorite subscription beauty box! Boasting rave beauty box reviews from happy customers on their website, GlossyBox sends out five amazing luxury beauty products every month in their signature pink box. Discover the latest beauty trends, tips and treats with GlossyBox now! #beauty #beautybox #makeup #luxe

Grab Your GlossyBox Subscription Beauty Box!

So what are you waiting for? Discover the latest beauty trends, tips and treats with a monthly, quarterly, biannual or annual subscription to GlossyBox! Or gift a GlossyBox subscription to a friend or family member!

(All images are courtesy of GlossyBox and are used with permission.)

For more great product recommendations as well as DIY beauty recipes be sure to follow my boards on Pinterest. Also be sure to check out some of my other DIY gift ideas at Soap Deli News blog here. Or subscribe to Soap Deli News via email for future updates, DIY projects and recipes.

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DIY Beauty Kits from Oleum Vera® + An Almond & Oats Exfoliant Recipe

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DIY Beauty Kits from Oleum Vera // Oleum Vera® takes inspiration from bountiful nature to create products that empower consumers to reclaim their beauty regimen, using fresh ingredients from their pantry and fridge, natural clays, and organic butters and oils.

On November 1st, Oleum Vera® launched their new line of DIY beauty kits, with each kit focusing on the natural, the fresh and the edible. I was the lucky recipient of their “Off to a Good Start” beauty kit which arrived beautifully packaged last week.

Not only was this DIY beauty kit filled with wonderful organic ingredients, but the ingredients also came in very sturdy, quality containers that allow them to be re-used again and again. I was honestly floored by the quality and truly impressed with this new beauty brand.

DIY Beauty Kits from Oleum Vera // Oleum Vera® takes inspiration from bountiful nature to create products that empower consumers to reclaim their beauty regimen, using fresh ingredients from their pantry and fridge, natural clays, and organic butters and oils.

Who is Oleum Vera®?

Based in Montreal, Canada, Oleum Vera® takes inspiration from nature in order to create natural beauty products that empower consumers to reclaim their beauty regimen, using fresh ingredients from their pantry and fridge along with natural clays, organic butters and oils.

This new beauty brand is anti-GMO, pro-customization, pro-organic and pro-sustainability. Their philosophy is to provide women and men with the ingredients and the knowledge needed to re-appropriate their body care routine and tailor it to meet their own unique skin and hair needs.

In opposition of the mainstream beauty industry which has long relied using on harmful chemicals, one-size-fits all mass production, and unsustainable sourcing, Oleum Vera® hopes to be a breath of fresh air for increasingly knowledgeable consumers.

DIY Beauty Kits from Oleum Vera // Oleum Vera® takes inspiration from bountiful nature to create products that empower consumers to reclaim their beauty regimen, using fresh ingredients from their pantry and fridge, natural clays, and organic butters and oils.

Each of Oleum Vera®’s DIY beauty kits includes an assortment of plant-based oils and essential oils, and in some cases, powdered clays, algae, and dried flower petals. All of the ingredients are handpicked for their numerous benefits to the skin, hair and senses, always with sustainability in mind.

These DIY beauty kits are certified 100% organic, and each one comes with a booklet filled with customizable recipes and illustrated how-to’s. Each kit retails at $74.95. You can find their full line of DIY beauty kits now available here.

The "Off to a Good Start" kit, available here, is a Do-it-Yourself Organic Face Cleansing Kit. It comes with three organic plant based carrier oils (moringa, avocado, castor, and sweet almond), four essential oils (lemongrass, tea tree, peppermint and oregano), white kaolin and bentonite clay, rose petals, and lavender buds. It also includes a glass bottle for mixing your custom face cleansing oil, a jar with a lid and spoon for creating exfoliating grains, and a tiny funnel and dropper.

The “Off to a Good Start” kit, available here, is a Do-it-Yourself Organic Face Cleansing Kit. It comes with three organic plant based carrier oils (moringa, avocado, castor, and sweet almond), four essential oils (lemongrass, tea tree, peppermint and oregano), white kaolin and bentonite clay, rose petals, and lavender buds. It also includes a glass bottle for mixing your custom face cleansing oil, a jar with a lid and spoon for creating exfoliating grains, and a tiny funnel and dropper.

DIY Beauty Kits from Oleum Vera // Oleum Vera® takes inspiration from bountiful nature to create products that empower consumers to reclaim their beauty regimen, using fresh ingredients from their pantry and fridge, natural clays, and organic butters and oils.

These ingredients, combined with a few fresh ingredients from your pantry, allow you to create three cleansing oils, three facial scrubs and three deep-cleansing masks. Each natural skin care recipe is designed to adapt to your skin’s changing needs. Also included, is a booklet filled with not only skin care recipes, but also information on each of the ingredients included in the DIY beauty kit.

DIY Exfoliating Facial Grains with almonds and oats for normal or combination skin!

Using a recipe from the informational booklet inside my kit, I created their almond and oats exfoliant for normal or combination skin.

DIY Exfoliating Facial Grains with almonds and oats for normal or combination skin!

DIY Exfoliating Grains Face Scrub

To make your own DIY Exfoliating Facial Grains with almonds and oats for normal or combination skin, you’ll need:

4 Tablespoons (60 mL) organic oats, finely ground
2 Tablespoons (30 mL) organic almond meal
1 sachet (.7 oz.) kaolin clay
half a sachet (.17 oz.) bentonite clay
half a sachet (.05 oz.) organic rose petals or lavender buds

Crumble the petals or buds between your fingers, then combine all the ingredients.

To use your exfoliating grains:

To use your exfoliating facial grains, place a small amount of the scrub into a small dish or the palm of your hand. Add a bit of your favorite cleansing oil – also from a recipe in the kit! – and mix with your fingers.

Allow the oil to soak into the scrub for 30 seconds or so, then massage the scrub onto your face using a circular upward motion.

All the the scrub to rest on your face like a mask, or simply rinse off right away and pat dry.

DIY Milk and Honey Exfoliant for Dry or Sensitive Skin

A milk & honey exfoliant for dry or sensitive skin (pictured above) was yet another beauty recipe included with the “Off to a Good Start” DIY beauty kit.

If you’d like to discover all of the beauty recipes that Oleum Vera® has to offer in their new DIY beauty kits, you can visit their website here.

Mocha Scrub Bar Recipe to Reduce Visible Cellulite

There you’ll find an array of DIY beauty recipes for body, face and hair care like this beauty recipe (pictured above) for making your own mocha scrub bar to reduce visible cellulite. There are also beauty recipes for body butters, solid lotion bars, face masks, massage oils, toners, facial serums, hair masks and more.

For even more information on this amazing new company, you can read their blog as well as follow Oleum Vera® on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.

For more of my favorite bath and beauty products be sure to visit my Bath + Beauty board on Pinterest here. Or check out my DIY Bath and Body Pinterest board here for more natural skin care and beauty recipes you can make at home.

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End of Season Sale at Julep

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Save up to 75% off during Julep's End of Season Sale! Four days only!

Julep’s End of Season Sale

Hope everyone is having a wonderful Memorial Day weekend so far! Just wanted to give you all a heads up that Julep is having a huge end of season sale this weekend only!

Discover the lowest prices of the season during Julep’s End of Season Sale in which you can save up to 75% on all of your beauty favorites! Plus take advantage of their nail polish mystery bags. You can get 10 nail polishes – regular $14 each ($140 value) – for just $20! That’s $2 per bottle of nail polish! Julep’s End of Season Sale lasts four days only – today through Monday, May 30th, 2016 – so buy now!

Here are few highlights.

Julep’s Perfect Finish Lip Collection regular $65 is now $19.99 their End of Season Sale.

Julep’s Perfect Finish Lip Collection regular $65 is now $19.99 their End of Season Sale. (Shop now.)

Julep’s Mocha Minx Shadow, Eyeliner and Mascara Collection regular $60 is now $19.99 during their End of Season Sale.

Julep’s Mocha Minx Shadow, Eyeliner and Mascara Collection regular $60 is now $19.99 during their End of Season Sale. (Shop now.)

Julep’s Overnight Repair for Hands Collection regular $48 is now $14.99 during their End of Season Sale.

Julep’s Overnight Repair for Hands Collection regular $48 is now $14.99 during their End of Season Sale. (Shop now.)

Julep’s Festival Season Nail Art Kit regular $58 is now $14.99 during their End of Season Sale.

Julep’s Festival Season Nail Art Kit regular $58 is now $14.99 during their End of Season Sale. (Shop now.)

Right now when you subscribe to Julep’s Monthly Beauty Box you’ll also receive a free Star Spangled 8-piece gift! This gift set includes four patriotic polishes, a hot pink lip gloss, a peony pink blush stick, a bronze eyeliner, and white chevron nail decals. A $122 value.

Julep’s Monthly Beauty Box

You may also want to consider a Julep Maven Subscription in which you receive a monthly beauty box!

Right now when you subscribe to Julep’s Monthly Beauty Box you’ll also receive a free Star Spangled 8-piece gift! This gift set includes four patriotic polishes, a hot pink lip gloss, a peony pink blush stick, a bronze eyeliner, and white chevron nail decals. A $122 value. Simply use the coupon code: FIREWORKS at checkout when you subscribe here.

In addition to this free gift, Julep is also the only monthly beauty box program on the market that allows you to fully customize your monthly beauty box. You can select all beauty products, all nail products, or get a mix of both!

Additionally, you can also decide to skip any month you’d like (with no charge!) or send that month’s box to a friend.

All Julep products are cruelty-free and five-free (they don’t use the top 5 toxins found in many makeup brands).

You’ll also receive other great perks such as 20% off all Julep purchases, free shipping (always!) and the chance to help test and choose Julep’s next new beauty colors and products.

Subscribe to Julep’s monthly beauty box and become a Julep Maven now.

For more great beauty product recommendations, be sure to follow my Bath + Beauty board on Pinterest here.

Julep’s Monthly Beauty Box Subscription

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Julep's monthly beauty box subscription lets you choose what you receive each month in your box and allows you to skip months at no charge!

Love beauty box subscriptions but aren’t always happy with what comes in your box? Then you may want to give Julep’s monthly beauty box subscription a look!

How does Julep’s monthly beauty box subscription stand out from its competitors?

There are so many monthly beauty box subscriptions to choose from – so what makes Julep so special?

• Julep is the only monthly beauty box program on the market that allows you to fully customize your monthly beauty box.

Every month between the 20th and the 24th, you get to log in and choose what you want in your box. You can select all beauty products, all nail products, or get a mix of both!

• Skip any month.

Unlike most beauty boxes, you can decide to skip any month you’d like (with no charge!) or send that month’s box to a friend.

• You know what you’re getting, every month.

Unlike most beauty box brands, Julep makes all of their own products. All Julep products are cruelty-free and five-free (they don’t use the top 5 toxins found in many makeup brands).

• Subscribers get perks galore.

Beauty box subscribers are called Mavens, and Mavens get amazing perks, such as 20% off all Julep purchases, free shipping (always!) and the chance to help test and choose Julep’s next new beauty colors and products.

Julep's monthly beauty box subscription lets you choose what you receive each month in your box and allows you to skip months at no charge!

Are you ready to buy? If decide you’re all in, you may prefer to opt for the 3-month subscription. This option means that your first beauty box is FREE for the first month. Simply use the coupon code FIRSTBOX at checkout. Alternatelty, if you prefer to start with a month-to-month subscription, you can use the same code to get 50% off your first box. Visit Julep now to get started!

If you like Julep, then may also want to consider the monthly beauty box subscription from Birchbox. Or follow me on Pinterest for more great beauty products and finds as well as homemade soap, bath and beauty recipes you can make yourself.