• how to make blush
    Beginner,  Face,  Level of difficulty,  Make-up,  Tutorials and recipes

    Get All Dolled Up with a DIY blush!

    Make your own blush in record time Around a year ago, we developed a homemade blush recipe. We had so much fun coming up with it and testing out different shades—occasionally with wacky results! That recipe, Chic Cheeks, was such a hit that we also received a lot of messages asking us to create a recipe for a loose powder blush too. We happily dove into the project and now we’re proud to introduce you to All Dolled Up! Making blush is all about balance. The key was picking ingredients that would make the blush long-lasting (magnesium stearate), silky to the touch (mica powder and white clay), and absorbent enough…

  • homemade milk baths
    Bath,  Beginner,  Tutorials and recipes

    What could Cleopatra’s Secret be?

    Some secrets are too good to keep! Who hasn’t heard of Cleopatra? Not only did the Queen of Ancient Egypt shape her own era, but her story has endured over the centuries. She’s famed for her vast intellect and her sharp, strategic mind—and also her unparalleled beauty. Even her daily baths are legendary! So today, we’re sharing Cleopatra’s Secret with you: a milk bath recipe for soft, happy skin. Although Cleopatra bathed in donkey milk, we decided to make our homemade milk baths with all-vegan ingredients for a beautifully scented, relaxing soak! We even concocted three different formulas, so whether you’re looking for something tender, reinvigorating, or ultra-relaxing, we’ve got…

  • how to make deodorant
    Beginner,  Body,  Zero waste

    Stay In the Fresh with a homemade deodorant

    This DIY deodorant is good for your pits and the planet! It’s never fun when you begin to notice a bit of B.O. mid-day. As natural as it may be, sweat is not always the most pleasant scent. Luckily, we’ve got a solid deodorant recipe to keep you In the Fresh! This homemade deodorant is gentle on your skin, but not on the bacteria that cause unpleasant odours.  Since many people’s skin is sensitive to baking soda, we chose to avoid including it so that everyone can enjoy this deodorant recipe! It glides on easily thanks to the carefully selected vegetable oil and butter, while the powders and essential oils…

  • making blush
    Face,  Intermediate,  Make-up,  Tutorials and recipes

    Learn how to make your own blush

    Blush beautifully with Chic Cheeks Let’s open up our make-up bag and take a peek at our homemade cosmetics … We’ve got BB cream and primer for a lovely complexion, highlighter to illuminate your features, eyeliner and eyeshadows for a mesmerizing gaze, and matte lipstick for a smile to die for… Are we missing anything? Just a homemade blush for Chic Cheeks! Let’s get on it. We decided to create three shades for this blush recipe, so there’s one for nearly every complexion. Of course, you can adjust the colouring to your liking. Don’t hesitate to create your own pigment combination for a totally unique result!  Get ready to have…

  • how to keep the scent of your homemade soap
    Soaps,  Tips and tricks,  Tutorials and recipes

    How to prevent scent from fading in homemade soaps

    Has this ever happened to you? A month ago, you made a divine, summer-scented soap. But now that your soap has cured, your wonderful coconut-orange-pineapple creation smells like… nothing at all! It’s not always easy to keep your homemade soaps smelling strong. A number of influencing factors may cause scent to fade, if not disappear, over time. Luckily, there are solutions! That’s why we decided to put our many years of soapmaking to good use and share all our secrets for making scented soap and preventing that scent from fading! Trick #1: Use the right scents in your homemade soap. There are three kinds of notes in perfumery: Top notes,…