Tag Archives: DIY

Sunday Morning Formulating: Green Tea Gel Hydrator

I got up this morning and while I was making my coffee, I decided to make a Green Tea Gel Hydrator to go underneath my MAP serum, moisturiser, and Rose Sunscreen. I thought I might do a quick post demonstrating … Continue reading

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Chrysalis Serum: banish dark circles forever

The above is clearly a stock photo, but it’s also a pretty good representation of what this serum did for my skin. You really need to try it. If you have issues with dark circles, dull skin, pigmentation, sun damage, … Continue reading

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10% MAP Serum + AHYP (Updated Formula)

Vitamin C is a staple of any good skincare regime. My preference at the moment is MAP, or Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, because it doesn’t have the irritation of L-Ascorbic Acid and delivers great results. I love the way it sinks … Continue reading

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Skin Care Update

Hi Everyone! Life has been extrememly hectic since I finished my PhD, but I find myself now with a small window of time with which to check in here, say hello, and update you all on my skincare routine. I … Continue reading

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DIY Skincare Resources

Hi all! I have a few DIY skincare resources to recommend to you today. The first is the Skin Essentials Active blog, which is excellent for the basics of DIY skincare. Make a coffee and have a read! Second, I … Continue reading

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Sunscreen Variation

I made another batch of my Rose Sunscreen today, but altered the recipe slightly to treat my skin to some different actives. I subbed out the CoQ10 and replaced it with Alpha Lipoic Acid.  A truly beautiful active that works … Continue reading

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DIY Rose Sunscreen (24% Zinc Oxide) + latest skincare routine

Hi everyone! So I’ve been meaning to post this recipe for a while, and now that it’s Sunday morning and I’m sitting here with green tea in hand, I think that now is the time! I’ve posted quite a bit … Continue reading

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Reparing Sun Damage: My Latest Skin Pics and Routine Update

It’s been a while since I did an update on my current skincare routine, so I thought I’d regale you all with a ramble and some photos of how my skin care quest is going. For those of you who … Continue reading

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SEA Has A Blog! DIY Skincare Just Became Even Easier.

By now you probably know that SkinEssentialActives is the site from which I buy the majority of my DIY skincare ingredients because the service and quality of ingredients are excellent. Well, Natasha, the owner of SEA, has started her own … Continue reading

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How to Fix Hooded Eyelids for Free

As you all all know, I’ve been on a campaign to improve my sundamaged skin for some months now. DIY skincare has made an enormous difference to the state of my skin, there’s no denying that (see before and after … Continue reading

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KiNiaNAG Serum: Anti-Aging and Anti-Acne. A Joy For the Skin.

I’ve been meaning to post a tutorial on this amazing serum for some time. This is the KiNiaNAG Serum; another thoroughbred from the SkinEssentialActives stable. As I’ve said many times before, there are many, many skincare products on the market, … Continue reading

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Latest Skin Pics

Another month, another post showing my progress. For those of you unfamilar with the reason for my scary no-makeup before/after pics, I’ve been on a quest since May to repair my skin.  The Australian sun has really caused some damage … Continue reading

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DIY Hair Volume and Growth: Part the Second

In this post I described how to make a DIY Hair Tonic to provide volume, shine, and generally promote healthy hair. I also mentioned that the ingredients in this tonic were said to promote hair growth (only anecdotally, no studies … Continue reading

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DIY Cleanser: ‘Easy Rinse’ Oil Cleansing Method and Tanaka Massage

I’ve been meaning to put up this recipe for a while, but I’ve been trying to get the balance of ingredients just right before I share it with you all. Traditionally, the ‘Oil Cleansing Method’ requires just oil and Castor … Continue reading

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Latest Skin Update

So I started my skincare overhaul in May, and boy did my skin need it! Four months later, it’s now September, so it’s time to take a few more no-makeup pictures and share my progress with you all. My results … Continue reading

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