The more I see lipstick around—on album covers, in fashion shoots, and out on the street—the more I seem to like it. I believe that’s called a mere-exposure bias (“a psychological phenomenon whereby a person develops a preference for a stimulus based solely on his or her repeated exposure to [and subsequent familiarity with] it.” –Robert T. Gonzalez), but that’s fine with me. So, of course, I decided I had to make my own!
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I absolutely love toner. It’s a super easy way to give my face a quick cleaning and refreshing, especially after a walk on a hot summer day. Despite the leakage risks, I always travel with it—a small bottle makes for a nice, refreshing break on long flights. Unfortunately, it can also make for a lemongrass scented soggy mess if something gets bumped the wrong way. Hence, dry toner tablets!
If you’re a rock climber, by now you’re well into your spring training regime (though if you live up here in Canada you probably aren’t heading out to the mountains quite yet—brr!). And, unless you’ve been pretty diligent in the climbing gym all winter long, you’re probably nursing some pretty sore hands as your callouses re-form. This balm is for those sore palms—though you don’t have to be a rock climber to enjoy it! It’s great for any small owies, whether it be from new spring shoes or a slightly skinned knee.
Herb infused oils are awesome for lots of reasons, but my favourite reasons are 1) you get the benefit of the herb without having funny chunky bits hanging out in your lotions and balms and 2) they just get better as they age, like whiskey, but cheaper (and you can still drive after partaking).
There are two ways to make herb infused oils, so I thought I’d run through both of them, and why I like each method.
Mother’s Day is probably the best gift-giving holiday when it comes to me and my obsessive DIY-ing. As a child I gifted my mum handmade crafts of popsicle sticks, paint, glitter, and glue. Fortunately for my mom, I’ve graduated into more useful DIY projects that don’t shed sequins all over everything. Here’s some of my favorite gift-able items for your mum!