DIY Spot Treatments

Wonder Years pimple

“Out, damned spot! Out, I say!” Lady Macbeth may have been a bit psycho but I can relate to her hysteria over spots. When a pimple recently surface on my chin I was like, “Cruel world, why hath thou bestowed on me crow’s feet and pimples? Woe is me.”

So I decided to try a couple of DIY recipes based on whatever I had in my pantry.

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Maniday: Natio – Little Treasures

Natio Little Treasures

Recently in Priceline I noticed they were out of Natio’s Little Treasures nail polish. I’ve spoken before about my love for this range. I first discovered it last Christmas when I was given six bottles from my mother-in-law – score! I instantly fell in love. They are like the Alexa Chung of nail polish being both cute and stylish at the same time.

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DIY: Shampoo

DIY hair shampoo

Update on August 5th, 2014: If you enjoyed making this recipe please donate $5 to help the author cover her costs for Leukemia treatment:gofund.me/cfscwo

Ed’s note: This post was written by contributor, Lu Lyons

Becoming green

Several years ago I became interested in sustainability, and started switching my beauty purchases to products that were not only not tested on animals, but had a minimal impact on the planet. To move toward a more sustainable consumption habit, many sustainable living gurus will tell you, switch one item at a time. I started with shampoo.

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Maniday: Australia Day nails

Emma Salkild's pic of a Coopers Beer and Gold nail polish for Australia Day

Gold glitter nail polish and a schooner of Coopers

I feel conflicted when it comes to Australia Day. While I’m not one to complain about a public holiday and spending time with my loved ones, there’s definitely an apprehension when it comes to celebrating an event that is also known as “invasion day”. Continue reading