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Viva la Bombas!

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Observation:

1. My stove, Mr Hartman doesn’t always light up easily.
2. Fire starters work but it gets  expensive.
3. Candles leave a lot of leftovers.
4. Egg cartons can be used for more than planting seeds.
5. Corks look like pellets to make a fire.

Solution:

Of course I made firebombs! The best firebombs ever – out of trash. It’s fun, doesn’t take any time really and I get that tricky stove going every time…Never had to use more than 2 bombas, even when Mr Hartman was his grumpiest.

Besides which, they are pretty with colors and scents sort of built in, always different 🙂

For 60 bombas I eat 30 eggs, drink 10 bottles of wine and save all the leftover candles, doesn’t sound too hard, does it?

Now you might be somebody that don’t like eggs or don’t get them in cartons. Then you can use a cute silicone chocalate mold for perfect sized bombas. Mine are shaped as hearts ❤

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LisaLise’s natural skin care

ll220pxI’d like to introduce an interesting lady that I have been following  for some time. Her blog that is, I am not stalking her 🙂

LisaLise makes natural skin care and has her own brand LisaLise Pure Natural Skin Care. Pop over to check out all the yummy products that she makes and sells.  She has lots of information, DIY recipes and little stories around the products she creates. Definitely worth a read if you are interested in natural skin care. She also writes about mistakes made along the way; why and how and what she learned from it, which is valuable for anybody making skin care for themselves.

LisaLise Blog is of interest to everybody interested in Natural skin care, Both for information on INCI, ingredients and some studies as well as for creating your own products. Enjoy the read…And your experiments 🙂

 

DIY moisturizing foundation & shimmer

Okay, got to share this with you guys: For foundation I use mineral powder but it started itching so I stopped using it. Today I decided to make a cream-foundation of the mineral powder, figuring that the irritation may be alleviated when I mix the powder in a cream. My daughter wanted a new shimmer cream for highlights in her make-up.

Foundation: I use my own base-cream that I make but any good quality natural cream would do: Put some cream in a small bowl and mix in the mineral powder little by little until you have the color richness desired. Put into a container and let sit for a day or two. For scent, add a drop of an essential oil, preferably floral; rose is gorgeous and the jasmine absolutely divine…

Shimmer: I love loose shimmer, both in make-up and on skin. I have some different hues of gold, copper and bronze. Into the same base-cream as for the foundation, we mixed sunny gold with bronze to get the desired hue of shimmer. Quite a bit of powder is needed to create a strong enough shimmer in the cream. We added a bit of D-panthenol for extra moisturisation.

Easy, cheap and fun. Like a kinder-egg 🙂

Trash becomes Treasure

I keep little bits and pieces; a ribbon from a chocolate box, some lace from a broken old sheet, scraps of cloth, pieces of broken jewellery…Stuff that is perfectly useful but you don’t know it yet 🙂 (I think I have it from my grandmother) My friend calls it my “bra-att-ha-låda”, translated it means “good-to-have-box”. The stuff that is really too pretty to be thrown away even though I, at the moment, have no use for it. It’s been lying around for a while, the box. I have ideas and find inspiration when I travel, but the feeling to actually do it wasn’t really there…Until a week ago. Oh, it’s so much fun when the creative juices start flowing!

I have these crappy, disgusting-looking cushions from my terrass; too good to be thrown away but too ugly to use. I wanted to throw them away but it feels very un-sustainable and that is not my way, so I went to my bra-att-ha-låda and found much prettiness with which I beautified the cushions and gave them another 5-6 years of usage. The long cushion is cut into 3 pieces, small cushions are more useful.