Create your own deep cleansing mouthwash!
- 5 oz. vodka
- 4 oz. water
- 1/2 oz. vegetable glycerin
- 1/2 oz. powdered myrrh gum
- 5 drops cinnamon essential oil
- 5 drops clove essential oil
- Combine all ingredients: mix well
*Shake well before each use
*Due to the alcohol in this mouthwash, it is better to use on a non-regular basis and more when you are looking for a deep clean
Create your own mint flavored toothpaste with this d.i.y. recipe!
- 6 tsp. baking soda
- 1/3 tsp. salt
- 4 tsp. glycerin
- 16 drops peppermint or wintergreen extract (you can always add less to start and add more later if not minty enough)
- Combine all ingredients; mix well till it forms a paste consistency that resembles toothpaste
- Transfer mixture to a container for storage
I was going away on vacation and decided that rather than hauling a ton of individual brushes along with me that a brush set would be practical. I wasn’t worried about having a top of the line brush set because I was going to be spending a lot of time on the beach so I wasn’t worried about having perfect makeup and also didn’t want to spend a fortune on a brush set. So I found this set on good ol’ Sephora.com.
It features 6 essential brushes that are perfect for travel and comes with a buckle snap closure black case for $44.00.
Included in this set are the following brushes:
- Blush brush
- Powder/complexion brush
- Eye shadow blending brush
- Eye shadow detail brush
- Concealer brush
- Retractable lip brush
This set of brushes seemed to cover all the basics for me on a simple makeup day. I was pleased with the set when it arrived. It’s compact and isn’t too big or bulky. It snaps shut nicely and doesn’t bulge out so it’s great for travel and is also a great set to toss in your purse for touchups, etc.
The only brush out of this set that I use on a daily basis is the blush brush because I still haven’t gotten around to getting a new one. I have noticed that with daily use, this brush is starting to show some wear and getting a little worn out. The bristles are starting to flare out a little and get a frizzy appearance.
The concealer brush was a let down and I was looking forward to using that one. With each use, I started to notice that the bristles were moving further and further out from the brush. Then, they started to shed excessively to the point where I was left with next to no bristles and had to toss the brush all together.
Aside from that issue and the blush brush getting worn out from daily wear, the case is still nice for travel. The other brushes are holding up well and are not shedding. I would say that this set is good strictly for travel only and doesn’t hold up well for day to day use over a long period of time.
- Covers all the basic brush needs
- Great for travel
- Nice case
- Not for everyday use
- Concealer brush didn’t last long at all