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DIY Apple Cider Vinegar Facial Toner


DIY Apple Cider Vinegar Facial Toner

This super duper simple and cheap potion can do wonders for your skin! It’s one of the things I use for my water-only face washing routine and it helps my jawline acne, which has become one of the most frustrating forms of acne I’ve ever come across.

Seriously, the front of my face is fine, but when you look closely at my jawline, particularly the right side, all you’ll see are very painful zits.

This DIY ACV toner can help improve your overall complexion by balancing and restoring your skin’s natural pH. It certainly did mine!

So here’s the scientific stuff I was able to dig up: our skin is naturally acidic but when our levels are in balance, our skin will be between oily and dry.

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Water-Only Face Washing (Update 1)


Hey all again!

So I just spent a fabulous weekend in Montreal. Actually jk, Montreal was fabulous. I wasn’t.

It wasn’t hot but I realized (again!) that if I’m going to be packing only skirts and dresses for the weekend, I should invest in some bike shorts because my thighs were on chafing mode all weekend and it’s not graceful walking with your legs spread apart in a pretty dress.

AND pack comfy shoes. I knew I should’ve packed comfy shoes, but the other side of me was all, “NOOOOO…your flats are good enough bler bler bler.” It probably wouldn’t have been so bad if my thighs weren’t chafing but still. 😛

Anyways, main point of this update! As you all know by now, I only wash my face with water, use a diluted ACV toner, and put minimal moisturizer on the driest points of my face (nose, sometimes forehead…). So it’s still a great routine BUT I learned something very important during this trip that is really common sense, but wasn’t so common for me as I was on vacation mode and lazy.

Don’t be lazy like me…

You MUST MUST wash off every trace of makeup. I found a DIY recipe for makeup remover wipes for those lazy days and will be trying that soon, but URGHH. I’m paying for it now. After slumping into my hotel bed without even washing my face, I woke up with zits on my face and it is not pretty!

I’m still recuperating but it’s not as bad. There’s no scarring and no scary pus oozing out of my pores, but still. Wash your makeup off. Don’t be a lazy sloth like me.

All my acne is concentrated on my jawline, so if you were to look at me straight on, it doesn’t seem so bad, but I know they’re there…they’re always watching. O.O

Anyways, that’s it! Nothing too dramatic but just thought I’d share. When I was still washing my face with soap, I could sort of get away with not washing my face at night, but I know leaving makeup on for a long time regardless of your face washing routine is bad.


Oh and I’ll be posting about my Montreal trip soon! I’m doing my best to get back into work mode but I haven’t had a worry-free vacation in SO long, I forget how much non-stop schooling and work burned me out. 😦

Happy Canada Day!

I’m at work all day, so you all have to enjoy it for me. 🙂


DIY Dry Shampoo For Light/Dark Hair


Hey guys!

So today I’ll be sharing with you my DIY Dry Shampoo Recipe. It’s not even a recipe because it’s that easy, but it makes it sound fancy.

Dry Shampoo

Dry shampoo is essential to my hair routine because I don’t wash my hair everyday. When I first started out, my scalp would produce so much oil that I relied on dry shampoo a lot. My money and scalp health went down the drain when I first started using the store-bought dry shampoo.

So here’s my recipe for DIY Natural Dry Shampoo:

What you’ll need:

  • Spice flask
  • Cornstarch
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder (only for darker-haired peeps!)
  • Funnel

Depending how dark your hair is, the ratio of cornstarch to unsweetened cocoa powder may vary. The darker your hair is, the more cocoa powder you should use. Otherwise you’ll end up with grey looking roots. If you’ve got light/blonde hair, you’ll only really need to use cornstarch.

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