Sunday, 27 September 2015

A couple new home bits.

I've been doing a bit of homewear shopping and decorating lately, so I thought I'd show you my favourite new items!

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

The wintertime DIY: Bath melts.

So in the previous blogpost I mentioned how I got inspired to do this DIY whilst I was bathing. I usually shower, but when I do bathe I often take a glass of milk with a few drops of some essential oil with me. The milk helps to spread the oil in the water and conditions the skin. But on Saturday I added a bit of coconut oil to the mix for extra soft skin, and it worked like a charm! I'd seen bath melt DIY's before, and I came up with my very own recipe! So I made a small batch of bath melts, tested one and love them!

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

The 7 most read posts of 2014!

The year has nearly come to an end, so it's a good time to have quick look into the past. Here they are: the 7 most read posts of 2014!

Friday, 31 October 2014

The Halloween DIY: Garbage bag spider web.

Today I present you with an extremely easy DIY! How to make a spider web from a garbage bag. It's the perfect Halloween decoration and it's very inexpensive.

Sunday, 27 July 2014

The summertime DIY: ombre shoes.

So I saw this idea of dying shoes ombre not too long ago, and was keen on giving it a go! This DIY is surprisingly easy and I love the result!

Saturday, 5 July 2014

Distressed chest DIY.

On the same trip in which I got that fancy make up, I also found a small wooden box. Immediately I knew I wanted to make it look old. Here's what it looks like now:
Click through for before and all the steps in between.

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Adventure fund jar DIY.

I got inspired by Carl and Ellie and wanted to make an adventure fund jar of my own. I'd been looking to buy a jar for making this, but couldn't find one that I thought to be ideal. On Saturday I was browsing around my stuff in the attic and there it was: the perfect jar!
The next day I gave it a good wash and got started!

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Henna hair: how I hennaed.

In this post I'll tell you in detail how I hennaed my hair. The way I henna is sort of a combination of a full application and a gloss, meaning that I use a lot of henna, and I leave it in my hair for a long time, but I add conditioner to my mix as well. Because of that my method is not an all natural one, but you could simply leave the conditioner out if you like. Anyhow there are three sections here: mixing, applying, and rinsing.

Monday, 28 April 2014

Henna hair: about henna.

If you're into natural products, henna may be up your street! I'd been wanting to try dying my hair with henna for a long time, and last autumn, I finally went for it! By now it has faded and grown out a lot, so it was high time for a touch-up! In this and the next few posts I'll be sharing some info, my experience, and results.

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Natural skincare: cleansing.

I have never had great skin, and unfortunately I still don't. But all the cleansers, creams and toners that I've tried in the past didn't make any difference for my skin. I still use a few products such as a day cream with spf, a scrub and a serum when I need them. But for the purpose of cleansing my skin I use three natural 'products' now.

Friday, 18 April 2014

Easter nails: a chick and polka dots.

When A. and I were painting our nails together, we were looking at some colour combinations. But when I pointed out that my yellow varnish was very Easter like, she said that I could paint eyes an a beak on it so it looks like a chick. And so I did!

Monday, 24 February 2014

DIY bedtime balm.

For this DIY I was inspired by Rituals Qi. After reading the ingredient list I figured I could make a similar thing.

Friday, 21 February 2014

Green clay mask: attempt number two.

A little while ago I wrote about the green clay powder that I'd bought and how I mad a face mask with it. That first attempt hadn't worked out well, but my second one did! I first did this with a friend and it worked great for the both of us. The photos are from the second time that I did the same thing by myself.
Here's the 'recipe':

Monday, 10 February 2014

Home-made almond milk.

Since I've read the food hourglass, I've been avoiding milk a bit. Milk is said to be bad for people because it contains growth factors. This is normal since it's drank by baby cows that still need to grow! For grown up humans however, growth factors are not good. 
I haven't given up milk altogether, but I've been trying a few alternatives to substitute it with. I tried unsweetened soy milk, which tastes awful, sweetened soy milk which is okay, but I liked almond milk best. It tastes nutty - who knew! - and soft and yummy!
Since the store bought almond milk I got contained a few additives too, I wondered whether I could make my own. Turns out I can! Here's how I did it:

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Green clay mask: attempt number one.

Once upon a day, I was browsing through a drugstore and I stumbled upon a green clay mask. But right next to it, there was a little tub of pure green clay. I've been enjoying mixing up my own products lately, and the tub of powder was cheaper than the the clay-mask-in-a-tube, so I got this instead. 
I was eager to give it a try , so that's what I did the next day and here's how it went:

Monday, 20 January 2014

DIY deodorant.

After finding out about aluminium in crystal deodorants, I made my own deodorant. Recipes can be found easily on the internet! 
Here's how I made mine:

Thursday, 2 January 2014

DIY body butter.

In our family, we have the tradition of exchanging small gifts between godchildren and godparents on New Year's day. This year I crafted the gift for my godmother myself. I gave her a set of two homemade body care products. The first one is the same foot scrub I gave my mum for Christmas. The other one is a DIY body butter.

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

The Christmas present.

On the day before Christmas eve I was still working on a present for my mum.
As a part of the present, I'll be giving her a DIY foot scrub which I saw the recipe of on +essiebutton's youtube channel. To make the jar a bit more interesting, I decided to make a faux-parchment label for it.