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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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New Hair! (sort of)

My hair has needed a colour and a cut for a long time now. I’ve had no time to get things like this done, as every hour is becoming more and more precious in the lead-up to PhD submission (eep!). … Continue reading

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DIY Sunscreen with 20% Zinc Oxide, 99.95% Natural

Update: Check out by new Rose Sunscreen formula. It’s stunning! So I’ve taken a break from PhD writing to tell you all about my latest DIY skincare recipe – sunscreen! Sunscreen is so important in your skincare regime. There’s a … Continue reading

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Skincare Routine Update, A Ramble, and Some Pics

My skin has continued to improve hugely with my new skincare regime. I talked here about my overhaul and my initial success with it, and I thought two months later that I’d update you on my progress. To recap a … Continue reading

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DIY Hair Volume

I rarely post about hair-related discoveries, but I’m so chuffed with this one that I had to share. My hair is usually incredibly flat. Ten minutes of blowdrying and it’s usually plastered to my scalp within the hour. But I’ve … Continue reading

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