Guest Post for Powder Doom by Ire at unrully

1. Start by pulling your hair up into a ponytail.
2. Divide your ponytail into three sections. The section in the middle should be smaller than the other two.
3. Braid the middle section and clip it out of the way.
4. Twist each of the two remaining sections around itself and secure the ends at the base of the ponytail using a bobby pin.
5. Bring the braided section forward and secure it underneath the rest of the hair using a bobby pin.

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Guest post for Powder Doom by Hannah Smith

I was completely obsessed with the Undercover’s AW 14 makeup because red eyeliner/eyeshadow is one of my favourite looks ever. Naturally, I decided to try and recreate it (minus the red contact lenses because I do actually wear glasses and I’m paranoid about eye stuff).

[EDITORS NOTE: Only use red makeup that explicitly states it is safe to use on your waterline - please be safe!]

D.I.Y Skincare from Your Kitchen

Masks, scrubs — they can add up to a lot of money. If you don’t want to fork over the cash it’s ok, you can still use these products you most likely have around your house. 

  • Sugar - Unrefined sugar is the best imo. Add olive oil and you have a face scrub and/or lip scrub. 
  • Yogurt - Plain vanilla yogurt! So moisturizing and wonderful for dry, dehydrated skin. You can mix this with lemon juice, aspirin, avocado, etc for great mask for acne prone, dry, sensitive skin. 
  • Lemon Juice - Like I said above, you can mix it with yogurt, or you can also whiten your yellow nails by soaking them in some lemon juice for a few minutes. It also fades acne scars and can be used as a toner.
  • Olive Oil - can be used as makeup remover, as moisturizer, or a hair mask. 
  • Avocado - mash it up and make a conditioner, moisturizer, or face mask.
  • Coconut Oil - good for your hair and face. Basically bathe yourself in it.
  • Aspirin - I know this isn’t really in your kitchen, but you probably have it around. Make sure it’s uncoated aspiring. If you mix a few tablets with a drop or two of water, it makes a great acne treatment.
  • Rosewater -a really good, non-drying toner.
  • Oatmeal - makes for a great face mask. 
  • Baking Soda - for whitening teeth.
  • Egg Whites rub ‘em on and let ‘em dry, they’ll firm your skin up and minimize your pores.

What have I missed? Leave an ask or reply/reblog and we can make this list even more expansive!

D.I.Y Skincare: Scrub Edition

DIY Pore-Opening Scrub

  • 1/2 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 Tablespoon raw brown sugar 

Mix the baking soda with the sugar then rub it onto your face until your skin tingles (this will take 30seconds to 5 minutes). Wash it off with warm water. This is good for opening up your pores, and helps clear up your skin and mattify it. 

NOTE: You should test out how your skin reacts to baking soda before you put it all over your face. You might want to replace it with honey; honey and sugar = amazing face scrub as well. 

Oatmeal Skin-Polishing Scrub

  • 3/4 cup dry oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup honey

Mix the oatmeal with honey until it’s well blended, rub it onto your face for a few minutes then rinse it off in the shower. 

Almond-Mayonnaise Scrub

  • 1/4 cup almonds
  • 1/8 tsp mayonnaise

Grind almonds until fine. Add mayonnaise just until it’s mixed, then rub this paste gently over face, leave 10 minutes and then rinse. This is best for dry skin. 

DIY: Lipstick for Every Day of the Week



Today I found a recipe online for do-it-yourself lipstick made from crayons, so Katy and I decided to try making some. I’ve been coveting lipsticks in cool and unusual colors, and using crayons lets you easily make almost any color imaginable without having to figure out pigments or dyes. The recipe is really simple and it only took a few minutes to make each lipstick. Almost all the ingredients can be found in a drug store (although you might have to look in a health food store for shea butter) and some of the stuff you might already have at home, like crayons and oil (we substituted olive oil for jojoba oil since we already had some on hand). We had a hard time finding zinc oxide until we learned that it’s used to treat diaper rash and sometimes poison ivy—so look in the baby care isle or with other first-aid ointments. Everything should be pretty inexpensive, except for the shea butter which cost us $11 for a jar. However, even a small jar is enough to yield dozens of different lipsticks so it’s definitely worth it.

The crayons we picked were Crayola Metallic FX, which have a really nice fine silver glitter in them. We followed the basic recipe but added Vitamin E and zinc oxide ointment. We also bought a couple of small baking tins for less than $2 which made it easy to melt our ingredients together.

The best part of this project was the containers we used: day-of-the-week pill storage containers. They cost less than a dollar, are just the right size for the amount of lipstick the recipe makes, come in different colors, and are a really cute way to hold a bunch of different colors. They look awesome and are the perfect way to store your new lipsticks. We both thought these would make a good gift, too.

Here’s myself and Katy lookin fine in our new lipstick:



(Lipstick recipe credit to belsey)

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