Beauty Benefits of Tea Tree Oil



Beauty Benefits of Tea Tree Oil | Nikki's Haven

Let’s talk tea tree oil. I am obsessed with oils that have multiple uses. As you all know I’m a sucker for Coconut oil and have used it for almost everything, but recently I have found that there are so many cool and fun uses for Tea Tree oil as well. Below are some of my favorite ways to use tee tree oil. If you use tea tree oil and don’t see what you use it for please let me know in the comments.

1. Treating ance
2. Soothes itchy insect bites
3. Helps reduce/cure dandruff
4. Acts as breathe freshener
5. Helps strengthen hair

Drugstore Face Mask For Oily Skin


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As all of you know, and for those who are new readers, I use to be an oil monster. I did everything to combat with the excessive amount of oil my face would produce. While I wish my face would now produce at least some oil, I thought I would let you all know about the face mask that helped calm my once oily skin. The great thing about these face mask are they are all from the drugstore! Can’t beat beauty on a budget.

Queen Helene Mint Julep Mask is hands down one of my favorite mask. High end or drugstore you can’t beat what this mask does for your skin. I loved using it in the summer months. When I was living in North Carolina the humid summer days would make me look like a grease ball. I would use this mask twice a week and it would minimize my pores. It also helped keep my skin matte longer throughout the day. If you haven’t tried this I say go out and buy it now!

Freeman Black Charcoal Mask is definitely a dupe for the Origins Clear Improvement Charcoal Mask. For what it claims to do, you get the Freeman’s mask at a fraction of the cost compared to the Origins mask. It has pulled a ton of nasty gunk out of my pores. Sometimes I am amazed at how much my pores can be clogged.

Aztec Secret Indian Healing Mask is one powerful skincare product. You can either use it with water or apple cider vinegar. When using it with apple cider vinegar I found that this can be way to drying for my skin. When using with water it was a little better but still drying, but if you want a mask that goes into your skin and pulls out everything then definitely try this out.

DIY Holiday Cards


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DIY Holiday Cards | Nikki's HavenI love receiving holiday cards, but I hate how cookie cutter some of them can be. This year I decided to make my own and send them out to friends and family. They are so simple to make and can be made to fit the person you wish to send them to.

All you will need for this is:
Cardstock (12×12 or any size you wish)
Any type of stickers, buttons, ribbon, or washi tape
Markers, pens, or color pencils
A ruler

Honestly the next step is just to have fun creating whatever you want. Put cute sayings on your cards, or just decorate them with stickers and washi tape. Have fun creating your cards and tweet me a picture if you choose to create your own!


November Craze 2014



I hope you all had a great Turkey Day, yesterday. My day was filled with family, food, and a Black Friday(Thursday) workload. This past month has been filled with fun and great new found loves. I expect December to hold just as much excitement since its DIY December.

This month I’ve been falling in love with blogger Nichole Ciotti of Vanilla Extract. She brings the vibe of pure simplicity, and also current fashion obsessions. Make sure to find your way over to her blog and give her some love.

In the beauty department I’ve fallen fallen back in love with wearing makeup again. My two loves this month are the NARS Audacious lipstick in Charlotte and the Kat Von D Studded Kiss lipstick in Homegirl. These dark vampy lipsticks are to die for and if you haven’t checked out the new NARS Audacious Lipsticks you must. The formula of these lipsticks are to totally die for!November Craze 2014 | Nikki's Haven

Ooh this month has truly been fall. The weather the past couple months had been going from hot to warm back to hot. This month the leaves started to change and the rain has finally started to show its face. So fashion wise I’ve loved my Panama hat and my grey jeans. Layers have also been my love this fall season like always. Be on the lookout for my basic layering video soon.IMG_9032.JPG

ALL the rave this past month has been about the lovely camel coat. Bloggers have made this staple must have item a true item every women wants to buy this season! I can say I’m so in love with how they look.

November Craze 2014 | Nikki's HavenPhotos via Pinterest

The oversized scarf has been a hit these last couple weeks, with bloggers and celebrities rocking the huge scarves as their main statement pieces. I don’t know how I totally feel yet though about them as some that I have seen look like they’d swollen me whole.

Morphe brushes have also been all over YouTube. The new makeup brush company is rivaling the all night Sigma brushes and they are a whole lot cheaper. With Sigma being one of my favorite brush companies, Morphe is now on my list of must tries.

I hope you all have had a wonderful November! What were some of your favorite things?


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