You might’ve heard that you should be wash your makeup brushes regularly (click here to find out how). Some say every other day, others say every week. I personally try to aim for once a week but there are times that it doesn’t happen.
That’s why I made my own daily brush spray, that I can use each day on my makeup brushes by simply spritzing it on the brush bristles and letting it air dry. I’ve seen a lot of high-end, ‘professional’ versions out there, so consider using this DIY recipe before spending your hard earned cash.
What you’ll need:
A spray bottle
(Optional) Essential oil
Place the funnel on the opening of your (clean) spray bottle.
Pour in alcohol until it’s about 3/4ths of the bottle.
Pour water until the spray bottle is almost full.
Add a few drops of essential oil (5-8 should be enough but it really depends on the size of your bottle). You can always add more later. Fun fact: Not only does this make your mixture smell a lot better; it also helps to condition your bristles.
Swirl or gently shake the bottle.
To use the spray, simply hold your brush out (I just hold it in open space) and give it a few squirts. You just want to gently coat the bristles, not saturate them.
Then just put them back in your makeup brush holder or leave them out to air dry if you store them inside.
There you go! You’ve successfully saved some money and know exactly what’s in your spray.
Do any of you have some other fun DIY tricks like this? I’d love to know.
I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who has a strange curiosity when it comes to pore strips. You know, that odd satisfaction of pulling the hardened strip off, only to reveal hair and some other funky bits that were on your nose.
But after using them for sometime I decided to look into the ingredients and how it actually works. What I found, just like the strip results, is not so pretty. So I figured it’d be good to find a natural alternative that, while not as instantly satisfying, is a whole lot better for your skin.
Sometimes you have to leave the house naked. Yes, you heard me right. Well, okay, maybe not in your birthday suit but by exposing that bare, beautiful face to the world.
I can picture you shaking your head or rolling your eyes and coming up with some excuse as to why you are the exception. Why you are the only person who has something that has to be covered or altered in order to feel comfortable leaving the house without makeup.
And that’s precisely the issue I’m trying to address.
Ladies, I’m sure that many of you have a lovely collection of makeup brushes that you use regularly. You might even know which function each brush performs. However, one thing you might not be aware of is that your brushes need to be cleaned regularly.
If you’re lazy or short on time, don’t worry. You’re in luck! The following DIY brush wash is quick, easy and effective.
Two months ago, I was told that coconut oil could be used to grow out my rather short eyelashes. I figured I had nothing to lose and was already using coconut oil as my evening moisturiser, so I added it to my routine.
Though the changes aren’t as extreme as eyelash extensions, it’s an inexpensive and healthy option. I’m happy to say that my eyelashes are now longer and thicker than before.
Anyone who has ever touched activated charcoal knows that this stuff has a weird way of turning everything black. With this knowledge, you can understand why I was skeptical about using activated charcoal on my teeth. Aside from working as a whitener, activated charcoal also protects against gum disease and can help with internal toxins and food poisoning.
The cool thing about activated charcoal is that it isn’t absorbed by the body. It’s an absorbent substance that attracts toxins and chemicals as it passes through the body. You don’t ingest the charcoal during the teeth whitening process, but it’s not harmful if you do. Bye bye, hydrogen peroxide.
I had never heard about the Mooncup, or any menstrual cup, until quite recently. At first, the thought completely grossed me out. Until I considered the methods I was already using, which were not only harmful to my body but to the environment as well. “On average, one woman will use over 11,000 tampons or pads in their lifetime, which will end up in landfill or in the sea.” Oh dear.
It seems to be our family’s annual tradition to hike the Doi Inthanon nature trail during northern Thailand’s cooler months. Doi Inthanon is Thailand’s highest mountain, at 2,565m. above sea level. The nature trail is around a 2.5km hike (which takes about 2.5-3 hours to complete) at an altitude of about 2,200m. It’s a beautiful trail that begins in the forest, which opens to an alpine meadow, hugs along the mountain ridges and returns back into the forest. Hiring a guide is a requirement and the national park charges a 200 baht fee for the trail.