Debbi has been encouraging me to smear my face with raw honey as of late, and I have to say—I liked the idea. I’ve read a lot of fantastic things about raw honey. It’s a fantastic natural antibiotic ointment (it’s also anti-fungal and anti-viral), a humectant (it attracts moisture), an anti-inflammatory, and it’s loaded with enzymes, vitamins, minerals, and healthy bacteria. Perfect for healing up, err, imperfections and encouraging your skin to behave itself.
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I got a ton of positive feedback for my favourite argan serum, which I shared a few weeks ago, so I wanted to share the one I make for my mum and my grandmother. As you may have guessed, my mum (and her mum) have a few years on me, so I’ve made a few changes to make a serum that’s awesome for mature skin.
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!
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!
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!