I've been a fan of neutrogena rainbath and nivea bath and shower oils for a long time. Now that I live in Denver, I really love the stuff. I need it. My skin gets so incredibly dry in the winter, mere lotion doesn't do the trick.
It also seems to do the deed for my love's psoriosis. His flares up in the winter. The oils seem to really help.
So here's the rub. This stuff is EXPENSIVE to buy. 10-15 bucks for a bottle that lasts us maybe a month on a good month.
So I know the neutrogena is light sesame. Nivea has avacado oil i believe.
I'd like to buy bulk. Maybe even add my own fragrance, maybe even make a nice blend.
Any suggestions of the best light, leave on, in shower oils? I like light, light oil. I want moisturization, not french fry skin.
I am asking the experts here....also, where to buy?
A long time ago, I worked at a tapas restaurant in Orlando, FL.
They had an amazing dish, called roasted pears over pecan crisps. This is my own recipe, with my own twists.
I am just working out the recipe, so I will be making them saturday.
Poaching liquid -
2 cups Reisling wine Zest + Juice of one orange 1 tbls honey 4 slices of fresh ginger 1/2 tsp cinnamon 5 cloves
Bring to a simmer
Peel two pears, slice in half and core.
Simmer pears until al dente. Not quite done. Finish pears in oven at 350 until fork tender.
Phyllo pecan crust:
3/4 cup brown sugar 2 tbsp cinnamon 1/2 cup pecans
Process in blender or food processor until pecans are a meal like consistancy, like corn meal or a little larger
Brush 1 layer of phyllo with softened butter, sprinkle with pecan mixture, put another layer of phyllo on, press down enough to make a difference...repeat 4 layers.
Bake at 350 until phyllo is browned and crisp
Balsamic reduction glaze:
1/4 cup balsamic 1 tbsp honey 3 cloves 1 slice fresh ginger Juice of 1/2 orange
Simmer until reduced to coat back of spoon
Cut phyllo crisps into rectangles. Place one on plate. Top with a small amount of arugala or watercress, very lightly dressed with EVOO, salt and pepper (very lightly dressed). Top with 1/2 pear, sliced pretty, like a fan. Drizzle with balsamic glaze, top with 1 tsp -1.5 tsp gorgonzola cheese.
Serve warm or chilled.
Should be amazing with a Pinot Gris, or other amazing white wine, or CHAMPAGNE.
I'll post pics after I cook it this weekend and let you know how it goes.
I am becoming increasingly interested in either making, or working with someone to make, my own bath and beauty supplies...more than anything, healthy makeup because my skin is fussy.
I want to make:
Mineral Powder foundation Mineral blush Mineral eye colors Lip gloss/balm that is tinted Mascara if it's even possible
These are all the makeup I wear.
Ideally, I want to do something that can be blended with a (preferrably home made) daily facial lotion if wanted (especially foundation, as my regular routine now is to add some powdered foundation to my daily lotion for coverage).
I am terrified of the colors. Know ziltch about chemicals or where to begin.
Once I get a bigger place, I want to start making soaps, hair care, lotions, body sprays, facial cleansers/toners for myself. My place now is far too small and craft packed to try to take this on.
Does anyone here make makeup? How hard is it? Where do I begin?
What about facial lotion? For really sensitive skin?
I have zero desire to start a business, i just want supplies for myself. I think it would be cool to make my own.
But they are not all the same size....They have weird edges, ends, etc. Some are off my 1" or more from the template. This is my first quilt where I did something other than just sew precut squares together.
They are kind of a square in a square/log cabin/window pane type blocks. Some have 1/2"-1" extra hanging off a side, others are 1/2" bigger than the rest.
Basically, i sucked at the measuring part.
So, if I want to put them together, should i somehow cut them to all the same size? And how do i do that? I am kind of clueless here.
If you need pictures to help me, I'll try to take and upload some today.
so i just got home from the hospital. All for a quilted pillow i am making. Cut about 1/2 an inch of my thumb off, nail and all. those things are EVIL. I read all the warnings and swore it wouldn't happen to me... HA.
You have haunted me...especially you pearl ones. You made me want you and I resisted. I resisted you like I resisted Kanzashi....as long as I could. But I could not escape the bandwagon. I had to have you.
You made me cut up a stretchy cheap faux pearl necklace, damn you!