• how to make soap at home
    Advanced,  Soaps,  Tutorials and recipes

    A homemade soap with a gorgeous Greydient

    A cold process soap recipe for a rainy day! One day, when we were talking about future recipes for our blog, we had the sudden desire to make a grey soap. Why grey? Well, just because we didn’t have one yet—even though we have recipes for just about every colour. Next, we wondered what shade of grey we should use. After all, grey famously comes in so many! A stroke of genius hit us… why not use several? And thus Greydient was born: a DIY soap with a beautiful grey gradient! Beyond this homemade soap’s elegant slate tones, we’re also really fond of the swirl technique in this recipe. This…

  • DIY eyeshadow
    Face,  Intermediate,  Make-up,  Tutorials and recipes

    These DIY eyeshadows will give you a Simmering Shimmer

    Light someone’s fire with this eyeshadow recipe Looking to give yourself an absolutely smouldering look? A blazing gaze to melt everyone’s hearts? We have just what you need! Simmering Shimmer is a trio of homemade eyeshadows that will give you the PERFECT smoky eye!  When developing this eyeshadow recipe, we knew we had to master two important factors. First, the powder base must provide good coverage and hold well. You don’t want to look like a panda because your shadow is sprinkling off your lids all day. Second, we had to get the hues right, meaning party time for micas and oxides! Our R&D department covered every surface of our…

  • how to make shoe polish
    Beginner,  Home,  Tutorials and recipes,  Zero waste

    This DIY shoe polish is a real Fair-Leather Friend

    Your shoes will love their new friend! Once upon a time there was a lonely pair of worn-out shoes. Oh, the life they’d led! They still remembered the day they strolled the endless New York City sidewalks, the day they encountered snow for the first time, and even the day someone spilled a bottle of glitter all over them—luckily it was biodegradable! But after all their adventures, they were looking a little old and tired.  What if all they needed was a special someone to bring them back to life? Enter Fair-Leather Friend! This homemade shoe polish would have them looking like new in no time and would care for…

  • how to make mascara at home
    Advanced,  Face,  Make-up,  Tips and tricks

    Get Sky-High Lashes with a DIY mascara

    The sky’s the limit with homemade cosmetics! Take your DIY make-up game to new heights… to the heavens, even! Elegance meets glamour in Sky-High Lashes, a homemade mascara that you can make in one of three shades.  A word of warning: this DIY project is a bit of a challenge. Mascara is actually an emulsion made with very small quantities, so you need to measure everything very precisely. Alternatively, you can make a large batch and give the extras to your friends and family. It’s up to you! We chose to go with the second option here, because it’s always nice to share with the people we love! Eyes on…