Thursday, June 27, 2013
Sunday, June 23, 2013
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Monday, June 17, 2013
Waaaay back in February, I wrote about doing a cleansing bar catalog. It was all because of the fabulous feedback I have been getting from you as a result of trying my soap-free cleansing bars.
A lot of you have created your own awesome versions. I'm thrilled it has gained such popularity and that so many of you find this cleansing method beneficial for your skin - regardless of skin type!
I'm still gathering materials and recipes and pics, but the first bits and pieces are finally together and the page is fimally up. I promise to update with the rest of your recipes as fast as I can.
Meantime, please give a round of applause to stars of the worldwide cleansing bar catalog: YOU! Find the cleansing bar catalog page on the menu bar at the top (or click here).
And if you want to join the cleansing bar fun, please visit this post for details.
Haven't tried making one yet? Find an overview of my soap-free cleansing bars right here.
Friday, June 14, 2013
Yeegads. Look at this. This is mascara batch 2 – after 11 weeks. The product has halfway separated, and if I 'scrape' around the inside of the container with the application brush, the product readily collects itself into a huge lump on the brush, creating a 'window' in the container where the sorry state of the contents is all too clear.
Oddly, if the brush is pulled out, it looks perfectly normal and ready for application. Does this mean that other mascaras normally do this and we just don't know because the container is always opaque?
Unfortunately, no. I've (made and) used many other mascaras in these exact containers, and they have never behaved in this manner.
What we're looking at here is a texture/structural fail that needs to be fixed.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
A lot of people worry about cosmetics ingredients. Some, maybe too much. I was recently asked to write a guest post about deodorant by Evolving Beauty and was happy to oblige.
Editor Christina Caicedo added some great info and links and Evolving Beauty's article 'The Truth About Deodorants' can be found right here.
Here's how that article started out.
Sunday, June 9, 2013
- the phenomenal way it makes my hair feel and behave
- how ridiculously easy it is to do
There are nothing but bonuses to be had from applying virgin coconut oil to hair. It doesn't matter whether your hair is dry, greasy, or normal, kinky, curly, or straight as a board – coconut oil loves hair – all kinds.
If you want details about why it's so fab, please visit this post about the benefits of coconut oil.
Meantime, let's jump straight to this easy peasy hair treatment.
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Sunday, June 2, 2013
One would think I was some kind of armpit fanatic with all of the deodorant-related posts there are to be found on this blog – so many that there is an entire section on deodorant under Topics.
There is a reason for all of this deodorant talk.
On any given day, approximately 1000 of you find your way to this post about baking soda deodorant and/or this post about why DIY baking soda deodorant can cause a skin reaction. The combination of 'baking soda', 'deodorant', and 'rash' is a disturbingly common theme in the searchwords that this blog's stats show. And the number of deodorant-information-seeking visitors just keeps growing.
So this is for you – a collection of your questions about deodorant and deodorant-related problems. I hope you find it helpful. And if after reading this you still have a question, please feel free to add it in the comments below. I promise I'll do my best to answer you and add it to this list.