If you have followed my blog for some time you may know that I started this blog as a creative outlet. I enjoy share bits of inspiration, pieces of my style and some DIYs. After sharing my last DIY I decided now is the time to share more of my other DIYs with you. I have some other DIYs up my sleeve – hair, skin and more accessories! 🙂
Throughout my teenage years I have been at war with my hair and skin. My skin and hair suffered because I was always stressed out. Between juggling lab assignments (I’m a scientist), writing and have a bit of a social life, I was busy. Years later I changed my diet, starting exercising more and started experimenting making my own products for my skin and hair. Since I am a scientist and I like doing experiments, why not make my own products…hmm.
Let’s get started!
My skin: I have sensitive, oily acne-prone skin and I am in my late twenties. Adult acne sucks. My skin care routine is simple: I use a cleanser, astringent, facial moisturizer, sunscreen and DIY facial masks (will share more later). I’m still on the hunt for a sunscreen that doesn’t break my skin or make me look like a disco ball. Not cool!
I like to invest in my skin care, not my makeup. I believe if your skin looks good, your makeup will look really good. Good skin care starts with diet and exercise. In terms of makeup I like to keep it simple: mascara, eyeliner, lipstick and eyeshadow (my Urban Decay Naked Palette if I’m feeling fancy). I’m thinking about trying out some foundations for days when I want to take my makeup look a step further. I am looking for a foundation that is lightweight and natural because I have super sensitive skin that will match my skin tone. Plus I don’t want to mess up my skin with makeup because my skin is in a good place now. I’m not sure what to try. If you have any recommendations let me know.
My hair: I have naturally thick curly hair. For my hair I pretty much make my own products. After talking to my friend, doing my research and finding Naptural85 I was inspired to make my own products. I like making my own products because I can make products that fit my hair needs and save money.
Another thing I notice now that I wear my hair in its curly state is that thick and curly hair is always dry. Water is the best moisturizer and the first moisturizer I use. After using a moisturizer I seal in the moisture with an oil or butter. When it comes to conditioner I like heavy creamy conditioners with lots of slip. I don’t use heat, hair tools or stripping shampoos because my hair gets super dry if I do.
Just like I like to keep my makeup simple, I like to keep my hair simple. I don’t like changing my hairstyle because I like having a signature hairstyle. Before I wore my hair curly I wore my hair straight with side bangs. Currently my signature hairstyle is a twist out. Before that my signature hairstyle were mini twists. Next, I want to try Closet Confections’ signature crown braid hairstyle. I tried it, but I still need practice. What is your signature hairstyle? Do you like having a signature hairstyle or do you like to experiment with hairstyles?
Another thing I like to add any hairstyle are hair accessories. If my outfit is plain I like to make a statement with my accessories. My favorite hair accessory are hair bows. I don’t care what anyone says you are never too old for a bow. lol 🙂 Recently I made a leather hair bow from left over material from an old leather jacket.
Check out my DIY Hair and Skin Oil Mix.
I look forward to sharing more of my creative side with you. Stay tuned!
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