“Crunchy” Spring Cleaning!

In addition to “normal” spring cleaning, I’m also doing a bunch of “crunchy” cleaning!

Last night I cleaned the ever-loving crud out of my vintage adjustable safety razor. It’s an old Gillette Slim Adjustable, and I love it because A) the replacement blades are stupid cheap and extremely recyclable; B) it works better than most modern razors I’ve used; and C) it’s SO EASY to clean when it gets clogged while in use. I’ve had it stashed in a cabinet for quite some time now because I new I needed to clean it but was lazy. It was gross, but now my razor is shiny and beautiful again! I can’t wait to use it again, I missed my old friend!

Like this one above – photo from Badger and Blade

*realizes they just sounded like Sweeny Todd for a moment there*

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More Honey Lightening Progress!

Hi everyone! I haven’t given up blogging, I’m just super-duper busy trying to finish costumes by this weekend! You can check out the action over at Moonlit Costumes, my other blog 🙂

I don’t want to go too long without posting though! So for now you’ll get a quick look at my progress thus far with my honey hair lightening treatments. (Check out my first post on honey lightening for helpful links and recipes!)

honey lightening cute

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Honey to Lighten the Hair!

Hello, friends! I’m sorry I’ve been MIA for a while! I had a bout of computer issues, then took a week off to work on some projects (which you can view at my other blog, Moonlit Costumes).

I’m back now, and I have a wonderful discovery to share with you! Honey can be used to lighten your hair, no matter what colour it is, whether it has been chemically treated or not, and it will actually leave your hair in better shape than before!

Example: (click to embiggen)

Honey bleach 1a

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Science of Beauty Sundays #1: Alum!

Hello there lovelies! I wanted to be able to share some information about the ingredients I use in my homemade products, and let you know a little bit about why I use them – so I decided to start Science of Beauty Sundays!

A lot of times some people may think that natural beauty solutions are just old wives’ tales and that we are a little silly for using food on our faces. However, our ancestors were much more aware of the medicinal properties of natural things such as herbs, spices, and the like. There is a reason our grandmothers swore by their homemade beauty products!

 

This week, I’d like to talk a little about one of my favorite beauty products that you may not have heard of… Alum!

This is Alum.

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Spice Mask Recipe!

Spice Mask Layers

Isn’t that picture awesome? It reminds me of sand art, but it’s all edible! Not that we’re going to be eating it, though it does smell pretty tasty! This is a spice mask I threw together from spices I already had in my pantry. I live with two guys who tend to keep just the basics around, though I will admit that I’m the only one who sees a need for turmeric in the pantry.

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