Peppermint Sugar Scrub

Hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas! I’m looking forward to seeing what this approaching New Year has to bring in year 2013. For now I will enjoy whats left of 2012 and this homemade peppermint sugar scrub I made which makes a nice exfoliant. It also makes a nice gift for girlfriends and you could change the colors to fit your occasion (Baby showers, Birthdays, etc.) or any holiday (Valentines, Christmas, etc.).
Ingredients
2 Cups of Sugar
Red Food Color
Mason Jar
1/3 Cup of Light Olive Oil
1/8 Cup of Coconut Oil
1/4 tsp of Peppermint Essential Oil
Pour sugar in a bowl, add the olive oil, coconut oil, and peppermint oil. Mix well. In separate bowl I added more sugar and oil and red food color (until I reached my desired color). There is not an exact science or measurement when making your scrub. You can add as much oil of the sugar or oils as you like until you reach the desired texture and smell you like. Then pack into a mason jar tightly. I tied a ribbon around mine with a candy cane! 🙂
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Merry Christmas Eve

Sorry for the late post but its been one of those crazy days! Running around and waiting to do everything last minute results in late post. 🙂 I hope everyone is having a Happy Holiday and you all get everything your heart desires! I posted the last two Christmas Candies I made over at http://www.prettybitchescancooktoo.com! ENJOY! 🙂
Ladies tomorrow I will have a nice homemade peppermint scrub to post here at Glitz Girlz Glamour Guide for you!
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More Christmas Candies …

YUM! YUM! I know, I know but I can’t resist this time of year and all the treats that come with it! I made more Christmas Candies and posted them and their recipes @ http://www.prettybitchescancooktoo.com!
HAPPY HOLIDAYS and HOPE YOU ENJOY!!!
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Hot Chocolate & Crushed Peppermint

Hello All! I kicked off my morning with hot chocolate and crushed peppermint. What’s hot chocolate without marshmallows and cool whip? It’s Plain Jane and there are NO Plain Jane’s around here. So, of course those were added too and I think I hear Starbucks calling now for the recipe because its sooooo delicious! Im holiday obsessed at the moment and the rest of my day is dedicated to making more holiday candy for YOU! 🙂 Oh, and it happens to be snowing today so not much else to do but cook and enjoy the fire I have burning. The snow really makes it feel like Christmas!
I happen to have a cuisnart coffee maker that comes in handy daily. I have the hot chocolate pods which I popped in to make myself a cup in under a minute. Genius I tell you! I made my crushed peppermint in my food processor which is a perfect surprise of flavor to add to your coffee or any of your holiday desserts. I know everyone doesn’t love peppermint and to be honest I’m not a huge peppermint fan but when you grind it up into a powder (you can grind to your liking) it has a nice light sweet flavor and adds a little extra something to your dishes. I blended my peppermint a fine consistency, place mini marshmallows in my hot chocolate, squeezed a nice size portion of reddi-whip on top and sprinkled with peppermint! Bam~you now have yourself an $8 cup of Starbucks hot chocolate in the luxury of your own home! 🙂
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A Few of My Favorite Things …

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A few of my favorite things from this past week …..
Took a drive to look at Christmas lights in Cherry Hills. Snow storm driving to Vail, Colorado (you can’t see the skiers coming down the mountain). Big Moose wanted a kiss :). Pretty centerpiece at the Four Seasons in Vail. Cup of expresso to go with my Reindeer pop.

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Holiday Nails

I’m getting a little carried away over here with Christmas around the corner (haha) but its my favorite time of the year! I couldn’t resist doing something festive to my nails! So, I used the OPI base coat “Don’t Touch My Tulip” and Red tips (instead of your typical white french manicure tips) with Butter London Polish “Chancer” which has a glitter. It creates a nice sparkle and finished with green stripes on the ring finger. FUN! 🙂
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Christmas Desserts

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! I’ve been in the kitchen making my usual Holiday desserts and candies which bring a huge smile to my face. I love this time of the year! So far I have the White Chocolate Pretzels with Sprinkles, White Chocolate Red Velvet Truffles, and the Strawberry Santa’s! I have plenty more to make and lots of creative yet easy desserts I think you will ENJOY! Stay tuned and Follow Me @ http://www.prettybitchescancooktoo.com for all of the recipes for candies below…:)
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