Sponsored by Woolworths
Perky, fast, and focused: three things every woman needs to be, especially around 6:45am each weekday when the morning scramble is at fever pitch, and the people in your home are relying on you to help maintain everyone’s sanity.
But at our place during that time, as I’m muddling my way through making bottles of milk, packing lunches, dressing the kids and quickly compiling my dishevelled self into something remotely presentable, my morning haze only starts to lift after I’ve had my daily liaison with Joe, the barista at the local café. Ah coffee, what would I do without you?
And now, I’ve found three quick and cheap ways to use coffee at home that can make you look and feel perky and polished in less time that it takes to dress a squirming two year-old.
DIY Soften & Glow Face Mask
This easy-to-make mask reduces puffiness, tightens pores, leaves your skin feeling softer than your baby’s tushie, and is guaranteed to freak out the kids.
*You can use different types of coffee in this DIY mask:
Coffee capsules: Gently cut open the foil lid of a used capsule, and empty the contents into your mixing bowl. Money saving tip! Woolworths Select capsules are only $41c per single unit compared with Nespresso at $78c
Instant coffee: When mixing, try not to let the granules dissolve completely so you still get the exfoliating benefits from the gritty texture.
DIY Glossy Hair Rinse
Leaves you with shiny, glossy locks for a day filled with smug hair-swishing.
Beauty disclaimer: Avoid if you’ve got light or bleached hair, as it may dull your golden sparkle.
DIY Café Quality Coffee
Made with your own coffee machine, you’ll get that much-needed instant perk up – stat! – that tastes just like the brew made by your local barista, but without the trek to the coffee shop, the small talk, and the wait.
“Yes, I drink my coffee out of a tea cup…”
Caffitaly, Woolworth’s new coffee system is available in store and online now for $99, or $79 for Everyday Rewards Members. The Caffitaly Milk Frother machine is $29 and also available in Woolies stores or online. Woolworths Select Coffee Capsules are $5.99 for a pack of 16 (that’s $41c per cup vs the average $3.50 per cup at the local café). So do the math, then start planning that trip to Vegas 😉
WIN one of 2 coffee machines, frothers, and capsule hampers!
SORRY, THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED
Woolworths and Fox in Flats are giving away two coffee systems to two lucky readers!
Each prize pack includes a Woolworths Caffitaly Coffee Machine, a Caffitaly Milk Frother machine, and a hamper of Woolworths Select and Gloria Jeans coffee capsules, valued at $178.
How to enter:
Click here to fill in the entry form, answering the question: How do you quickly get perky and polished in the morning?
The legal stuff:
What beauty DIY’s do you make with coffee?