From Antigua, I headed directly to Lake Atitlán and got to re-unite with my friends! Atitlán is “where the rainbow gets its colours” and the vibrant life in and around the lake reflects this name.Lake Atitlán is a volcanic crater, created by volcanic activity 84,000 years ago. This unique lake is basically a bowl of … More Lake life: Lake Atitlán
I have made huge strides in many areas of my life since trying to go zero-waste and plastic free – like my zero waste swaps in the bathroom and successes in the kitchen. My 2018 goal is to work through my existing beauty products, which are heavy on the plastic, and by the end of … More Plastic-free, zero-waste makeup: 2018 challenge
I had never even considered that I could make my own mascara, but as I was wandering the aimless halls of the internet, I saw someone talk about making mascara from almonds. The entire thought process for me was – I have almonds. I should make a batch. So, that is what I did. It … More Homemade… mascara?
I have never been one to swallow the “pink it and shrink it” approach to selling products for women. I imagine a room of men (like Amy Schumer’s 12 Angry Men) sitting around table discussing how to make a product designed for men to attract women, deciding, that if a little pink is splashed on … More Taking the toys built for the boys: Merkur safety razor and Astra SP blade review
I have previously shared some of my fav diy beauty stars here and I am still loving them! The coffee scrub is great for an AM pick me up and I have pretty much perfected my lotion to a creamy consistency and blend of essential oils to delight the senses. I have since turned my eco gaze … More Eco-friendly things for the pearly whites
I am a paper planner person. I am incredibly persnickety and particular about the planners I use, and I like neurotically like to make them look pretty when I use them. Thus, I have a slight dependence on correction tape for when I inevitably need to re-arrange plans and reschedule meetings. I had not given … More Covering my mistakes with a little less waste: White-out wars
Because it is not enough to be hopping over to another country for a few months whilst trying to power through some research for my PhD, I have decided to add another challenge to the mix. Over a year ago, my sister threw down a challenge for me to try to live garbage free for … More Zero(ish)-waste life: Next 3-month challenge
Drug stores have always been dangerous places for me. I will walk in for a toothbrush and out with a new moisturizer, hair treatment, and bath product, completely forgetting the reason why I went in the first place. Two moves ago, I acknowledged I had an addiction, as I had a literal tower of beauty … More Tried and true DIY beauty products