I have two new experiments to add to the DIY personal care…thing…that I do. The first is homemade bronzer—I never wear blush because of my rosacea, and it’s impossible to find a bronzer that works for pale skin, so I made some by mixing arrowroot powder (it’s just like cornstarch), cocoa powder, and a little turmeric to lend a slight yellow cast—because as you can see in this picture, my skin tone is very yellow, although it’s not quite as extreme as the bad lighting in my office is making it look here. I swept the tiniest bit on my cheekbones, around and under my jaw, and at the top of my forehead. I like it, but I’m REALLY not used to wearing color on my face. 

The mixture was very powdery, so I don’t think it would be good for dry skin, but it’s lasted all day.

Experiment number two, which I just tried (meaning I’m not wearing it in this photo), is sugar water as a substitute off hairspray. Seriously. I added four teaspoons of sugar to a cup of hot water, mixed it up, and poured it into a spray bottle once it had cooled. I use hairspray to give texture, not to hold a style (pfft, what style?), so I sprayed it all through my hair and now that it’s dry, it feels and holds EXACTLY like regular hairspray. I’m thrilled because I hate the way hairspray smells. I’m going to try it on wet hair as a styling spray before blow drying, too.

(And before anybody asks, everyone on the blogs I checked swore it didn’t attract bugs. We’ll see. Needless to say, that would be a deal breaker.)

I have two new experiments to add to the DIY personal care…thing…that I do. The first is homemade bronzer—I never wear blush because of my rosacea, and it’s impossible to find a bronzer that works for pale skin, so I made some by mixing arrowroot powder (it’s just like cornstarch), cocoa powder, and a little turmeric to lend a slight yellow cast—because as you can see in this picture, my skin tone is very yellow, although it’s not quite as extreme as the bad lighting in my office is making it look here. I swept the tiniest bit on my cheekbones, around and under my jaw, and at the top of my forehead. I like it, but I’m REALLY not used to wearing color on my face.

The mixture was very powdery, so I don’t think it would be good for dry skin, but it’s lasted all day.

Experiment number two, which I just tried (meaning I’m not wearing it in this photo), is sugar water as a substitute off hairspray. Seriously. I added four teaspoons of sugar to a cup of hot water, mixed it up, and poured it into a spray bottle once it had cooled. I use hairspray to give texture, not to hold a style (pfft, what style?), so I sprayed it all through my hair and now that it’s dry, it feels and holds EXACTLY like regular hairspray. I’m thrilled because I hate the way hairspray smells. I’m going to try it on wet hair as a styling spray before blow drying, too.

(And before anybody asks, everyone on the blogs I checked swore it didn’t attract bugs. We’ll see. Needless to say, that would be a deal breaker.)


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  3. steelopus said: Beeeeeeeeeeessssssssssss!
  4. insooutso said: Trying this tonight.
  5. do-over said: Troof: when I was a punk I used to hold my Mohawk up with sugar water. Works a treat and does absolutely no harm. And I never noticed bugs. ;)
  6. lindstifa said: Do you have a DIY shave cream or gel or whathaveyou?
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