• how to make paint for windows
    Activities for kids,  Beginner,  Tutorials and recipes

    Turn your windows into art with Pane Paint!

    Making your own window paint is child’s play! Painting on paper is all well and good, but it’s also fun to shake things up. With Pane Paint, our glass paint recipe, your little budding artists will be able to create their next masterpiece… on your windows! Not to worry, this paint washes off very easily—unlike crayons on your walls—so it’s a recipe for endless fun. Another thing we love about this DIY window paint is that it’s also super easy to make. All you need is just five minutes per shade, though you might want to budget more if some little ones are giving you a hand making it.  Easy…

  • making a solid facial serum
    Face,  Intermediate

    This DIY solid serum has a Heart of Glow

    The new must-have product in your beauty routine Just like you, your skin deserves the best! It’s important to choose appropriate products that care for and enhance your complexion, so your face glows as much as you do inside. That’s why we recommend trying out our new solid serum recipe to let your complexion know that you’ve got a Heart of Glow.  In making a solid serum, hardness is the first factor to master. It can’t be too hard or it will be impossible to apply, but if it’s too soft it will feel like play-dough. You’ve got to find the right balance. A serum has other very important properties…

  • how to make face cream for oily skin
    Advanced,  Face,  Facial cream,  Tutorials and recipes

    Checkmatte in one move with this homemade face lotion!

    A purifying and mattifying DIY face lotion Oily skin is not always easy to care for. You want to brighten up your complexion, but then it turns far too shiny. You try a new product, and your face breaks out. It’s time for a new strategy, one that will clear the board with just the right piece: Checkmatte, a special homemade face lotion for oily skin!  In developing this face lotion recipe, we focused on three key criteria. First, we wanted a light cream that wouldn’t further weigh down your skin, so we opted for Olivem 1000 as our emulsifier. Second, we sought purifying ingredients—so important for oily skin!—including the…

  • making blush
    Face,  Intermediate,  Make-up,  Tutorials and recipes

    Learn how to make your own blush

    Blush beautifully with Chic Cheeks Let’s open up our make-up bag and take a peek at our homemade cosmetics … We’ve got BB cream and primer for a lovely complexion, highlighter to illuminate your features, eyeliner and eyeshadows for a mesmerizing gaze, and matte lipstick for a smile to die for… Are we missing anything? Just a homemade blush for Chic Cheeks! Let’s get on it. We decided to create three shades for this blush recipe, so there’s one for nearly every complexion. Of course, you can adjust the colouring to your liking. Don’t hesitate to create your own pigment combination for a totally unique result!  Get ready to have…

  • how to keep the scent of your homemade soap
    Soaps,  Tips and tricks,  Tutorials and recipes

    How to prevent scent from fading in homemade soaps

    Has this ever happened to you? A month ago, you made a divine, summer-scented soap. But now that your soap has cured, your wonderful coconut-orange-pineapple creation smells like… nothing at all! It’s not always easy to keep your homemade soaps smelling strong. A number of influencing factors may cause scent to fade, if not disappear, over time. Luckily, there are solutions! That’s why we decided to put our many years of soapmaking to good use and share all our secrets for making scented soap and preventing that scent from fading! Trick #1: Use the right scents in your homemade soap. There are three kinds of notes in perfumery: Top notes,…