Tuesday, 15 September 2009

DIY Routines

I've had many, many phases in my life, which has proved to be expensive for my parents. One of my phases was that I wanted to be a beautician (this is before I wanted to be a lawyer, but after professional footballer). I think I was about 15 and was only just discovering make up.
My parents arranged for me to shadow a beautician for a week, so that I could learn the basics. They thought that even if I got bored of this phase, at least I would have learnt something. She was really nice and worked out of her home, so she made lots of homemade products.

I was taught some useful things, like how to thread (a South Asian hair removal technique) and how to make products that are available in shops. I thought I'd share the latter with you guys.

How to make your own waxing mixture:
1/2 lemon
1 teaspoon sugar
4 tablespoons of water

Mix together and cook for about 5-10 minutes, until it becomes thick. Put the mixture on wherever you want to wax and put some old denim on top of it. Pull it off in the opposite direction of hair growth.
Picture from here

How to make your own manicure/pedicure mixture:
1 teaspoon salt
1 squeezed lemon
1/2 tablespoon of shampoo (no idea why).

Mix it all in a bowl of warm water and soak your hands/feet in it.

Picture from here

What do you guys think? I remember using both these mixtures, and they worked well.

Sherin xx


Jennifer Fabulous said...

Awesome! Thanks for the tips. These will be fun to try out...

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ooh, I love DIY posts. I will definitely be attempting the manicure/pedicure mixture. The waxing...waxing terrifies me! :)

Couture Cookie said...

You have awesome parents... :D

Great tips, I will definitely try the mani-pedi mix right away. During closed-toe season I usually do my toenails at home. :)

la petite fashionista said...

what good parents you have to try and help you find your passion!:)

i'd be terrified to wax myself, i have little to no pain tolerance! but my sister does it all the time

Dina's Days said...

Nice! I spend $40 on a hot waxing kit. I might have to try making that! Hopefully it won't be a disaster. LOL at professional football player.

Amy said...

I think I'd be too scared to try the home-made wax (although I'm sure it works), but I will definitely try the pedicure mix! Thanks for the tips :)

Amy xo

Fashion&Such said...

That's pretty cool. I've learnt threading from youtube ;P
never knew you could make your own wax, i'm so gonna try this!!!

suzannah said...

oh, thanks for the excellent how to tips, i may try some of these ♥

Maria Confer said...

Wow, awesome! I can't believe how easy that hair removal mixture is. I bought something similar years ago for fifty dollars!

Thanks for sharing your tips.


Anna Jane said...

Thank you so much for sharing these! I had no idea you could make hair removal wax so easily with such basic products. Forget the Veet and Immac! That mini beauty course obviously proved very useful :) xxx

clarewbrown said...

Oh this is AWESOME! I wanna try both. Thanks so much for sharing these! How delightful

E said...

I totally did not know you could make your own waxing mixture!

Piglet said...

Oh I so want to try these! Thanks.

Cheryl said...

Haven't tried yet the mani/pedi mixture. Will definitely try this. :)

UnoCosa said...

what a great DIY - the self-manicure/pedicure has never been my cup of tea - but now, i am totally up for a trying ... oxox

stylefuss said...

There are great! I'm definitely going to try them out! Thanks!

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