After experimenting with a few different store bought “gentle” facial cleansers my skin was left as a dry, irritated, acne-filled, enlarged pored mess. So, I did what I always do and concoct a DIY cleanser tailored to my skin’s immediate needs which was calming it down (not stripping any of my skins natural oil-barrier) but also highly antibacterial to aid with the rampant, unhappy acne.
SIDE NOTE: I suggest for anyone, not just people with sensitive or dry skin, to beware of stripping products. Messing with your skins natural acid mantle can lead to overly oily skin, dry skin, acne, sensitive skin, dermatitis and premature aging. (read more about what the acid mantle is and why it’s important) Continue reading
I remember at a very young age mixing together yogurt and lemon face masks and using toothpaste <inward groan!!> on pimples. That DIY spirit is still a strong part of how I approach skincare; simplistic as possible, a love for multi-tasking products. But I’ve added to that years of research fueled by a fascination for skincare. So the choices regarding what I put on my skin are a wee more sophisticated and educated these days. Continue reading
mouth: this Warm Summer Fruit Salad is a visual feast.
feet: get your doormat ready for summer with this DIY which involves watermelons
hands: drink with two hands.
heart: brings tears to my eyes literally every time I watch this
eyes: how to photograph writing with sparklers
being: I really want try the 30 day minimalism challenge – who’s with me?
skin: self tan with tea?
wrist: a summer-y DIY rope bracelet
hair: quick knotted updo, perfect for a summer picnic by the lake
This year it is hard to keep my heart remotely focused on Jesus and his last days leading up to the cross.
That wasn’t the sentence I was going to lead with, but as I scraped my soul for a “festive”, holy way to expound upon this DIY project I came up empty. Continue reading
nails: make your polish last longer with only one item.
hands: a method to make a wedding bouquet last forever.
eyes: dear photograph
ears: DIY ear cuff Continue reading
Maybe the budget is a wee tight but you want to add a little zest to your living space. Maybe you’re in a slight inspiration/motivation slump but want to get the creative juices flowing again. Sometimes it just takes one small change.
1. Make it smell lovely!