Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Time Goes By

Despite the mild weather, I have been snowed under with things to do as of late and time just seems to slip away faster than.. well, maybe the picture above can give you an idea. My blog posts may be a bit patchy in the coming period. 

I do have all kinds of exciting stuff planned for you – promise! 

Thanks for your patience.

Friday, May 25, 2012

How to Make Perfume With Essential Oils

This project started a few years ago – in 2008 to be exact. And before we go any further, I have a confession to make. I'm not a perfume kind of gal. I tend to crinkle my nose up at most commercially made perfumes.

Obviously, the logical thing to do with an attitude like that is to try and create a non-nose-crinkling perfume.

I succeeded. More than once.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Oatmeal Cleansing Bar - Double up!

I've had a couple of requests for a version of the oatmeal cleansing bar without coconut oil. Your wish – my command.

This recipe is doubled up so you can make one for a friend while you're at it (because that's the kind of giving and wonderful person you are)

This recipe will make 2 bars of 100 gr. or 2 trays of 'guest soaps'.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Coily-Kinky-Curly - cKc Products are on the Way!

Here they are: a couple of curl lovers. A pair of tester bottles just like these are winging their way to each member of the cKc tester team. I'm excited!!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Happy Birthday, Personal Care Truth!

You have to admire the 2 ladies that started and run this site. Lisa and Kristin started Personal Care Truth or Scare 2 years ago today. From day one they have been dedicated to publishing the facts on cosmetics ingredients. Their articles are written by leading scientists in the field of cosmetics and personal care products.

Thank you ladies, for being such a class act!

Have a great birthday!

Visit the birthday girls right here.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Konjac Glucomannan vs Carbomer - Who's Best?

The race is on for texture perfection! Who's best? Konjac Glucomannan or Carbomer? Before we continue; which ingredient is easier to pronounce? And, which is the plant-based ingredient? Does this make sense? Do we care?

 All right, enough silliness.

Let's get scientific (dons glasses and looks serious). I've been comparing these 2 ingredients for a few weeks and have (almost) concluded testing and shall therefore reveal all.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Coily Kinky Curly - Gathering the cKc Tester Team

The past few weeks Lola and I have been preparing for the cKc group test run. The response to the call for testers really bowled me over – there are lots of curls ready to give these products a serious try! I really really wish we could have included every single person who wrote to us, and want to thank every person who responded.

Friday, May 11, 2012

The Pink Pamperer - A New Serum is Born

This past winter and spring has kept me super busy developing new products. Like, say, serum (the emusion kind). It's been far too long since I developed a new serum – something that can be used around the delicate eye area, but still has enough oomph for the rest of the face – a real skin pamperer. Creating a light, melt-in moisturizer that can function as an all-in-one product and is suitable for the warmer months (especially for bringing on vacation) became my goal.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Gain 50 Pounds - The Good Way

To celebrate the launch of the beaut-e shop, ONE lucky buyer will win a £50* shopping spree (yeah, that's 50 POUNDS) on www.beaut-e.co.uk.

Monday, May 7, 2012

I'm Tickled Pink - So You Get a Special Offer!

Waaahoo! I'm tickled pink! LisaLise is the featured seller at the launch of the Beaut-e online shop!

I'm so proud to be a part of this online family of hand-crafted and natural goodies, and am celebrating with a special offer that includes a free sample!

Yay! Free stuff!!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Melt-in Mango Frappé - a New Body Loving Formula

It's official. Melt-in Mango Frappé is a hit (I just love it when I get nothing but positive feedback from everybody on a product).

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Coily-Kinky-Curly - Thanks For Your Interest!

Lola and I are bowled over by the interest we have gotten from folks wanting to test the cKc shampoo and conditioner! Thank you to all the curly ladies and gents who have responded. Lola is going through your information with a fine toothed comb (well, curl-friendly broad-toothed comb) while I am hard at work in the lab preparing the products and packages we will be sending to the testers.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

How To Make a Cranberry & Clay Cleansing Bar

I can't seem to stop myself from developing cleansing bars. As soon as one is finished, an idea pops up for a new one. Recently I started working with cranberry powder which is touted for (among other things) having cleansing properties. It was inevitable – a cranberry cleansing bar had to be created!