Category Archives: D.I.Y

HACK FOR BREAKOUTS: USE TOOTHPASTE

Here is an insanely simple and cheap way to deal with breakouts...which also happens to be highly effective…and slightly odd, but hey, if you have spots, and toothpaste…combine the two to eliminate one. Why not.


A quote from a webpage noted: “Apply a small amount and leave overnight. In the morning, you should see a major improvement. The toothpaste dries up the acne and leaves you with smoother skin.”- clearly this is too for acne scars, but will work just as well for spots.

Here is a little illustration for your own amusement and reminder:

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“DABBING THE AREA WITH TOOTHPASTE IS SAID TO BRING DOWN THE SWELLING. THIS MAY BE DUE TO THE INGREDIENTS IN THE TOOTH PASTE- LIKE BAKING SODA, HYDROGEN PEROXIDE, AND MENTHOL- THAT CAUSE PIMPLES TO DRY OUT.”

 

FUN FACT: did you also now that you can use toothpaste to clean jewellery, car headlamps, nails, (potentially) conceal phone scratches and to remove stains in clothes? Thought I’d just throw that in there! (You’re welcome, non-existent friend;) ).


 

I hope this minuscule blog is of some use…to someone…somewhere…somehow…*sobs in realisation of solitary nature of the world*.

So yeah…BYE!

 

 

(Partly) D.I.Y Gift Ideas For Under $5…

So clearly you’re a cheapskate…otherwise why are you reading this post? But that’s okay, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with being a cheapskate (apart from the fact you clearly don’t appreciate your friend/ family/ gift receiver (joke-sorry)).

But anyway you’re here, you’re (not) a cheapskate, so lets go…


(1) Gift idea uno: ARROW BOOKMARKS (from lolly sticks)

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Because everyone reads…right? *Looks at self in realisation* Oh.


(2) ‘EMBELLISHED’ OREOS

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This may be a serious case of ‘good picture, nice try‘, but hey…Oreos are currently on offer in Tesco…

…I said OREOS ARE ON OFFER IN TESCO. Thank you. Lord, I sound like one of those tannoy speaker people.


(3) STARBUCKS LATTE SOAP

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For all those so called ‘white girls‘ of the world. Racist if you ask me. But it’s Starbucks, so, do it.


(4)HOME-MADE BUBBLE BATH (ft. printable label-shh)

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So strip a wine bottle and shove a cork in it…literally. Choose your label here.


(5) LIP BALM LOCKETS

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Looks like a ketchup to me…anyone else? Find out how to make a ketchup locket here.


(6)WATERCOLOUR PORTRAITS 

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Okay so perhaps not for your boyfriend or best mate. That’s weird. But image the look on your grandad’s face when he finds a distorted alien-type figure vaguely resembling a human in his stocking. Its easier than you think. It’s here.


(7) BATH BOMBS IN A JAR 

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Looks like half eaten cupcakes to me. Link’s here.


(8)CRAYON CANDLE

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Okay. Being real: what is the chance that ever layer will be a PERFECT straight line. *Sighs*. Directions here.


(9)BASEBALL BRACELET 

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If you happen to have a spare baseball…(which I don’t. DAMN IT.) Find out how- here.


…And finally…(10) CUSTOM COLOURED ‘CANDY’

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Half of these creations look mouldy. I suppose that’s the style? It’s here.


And we’re done! “The 10 step guide to (not) being a cheapskate“.

No but really, there is nothing wrong with wanting value for money…or in this case just value…you’re not really spending any money (but they don’t know that).

I hope you, my (non-existant) millions of fellow followers,  found some satisfaction in reading this blog…and maybe even saved a pound or so in the process!

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