So here’s the thing about getting awesome products to try all the time… We’ve gotten a little lazy on the DIY! Sure, Alexandra still uses honey facewash sometimes, and Siobhan still makes her now-famous bath body scrub. But we’re not exactly whipping up avocado masks and lemon-vodka hairsprays as we once were.
Inspired by this recent morning routine, we decided it was high time to throw down a DIY Challenge! What’s more is that this will kick off a new series for us that spotlights awesome DIY recipes… Talk about two birds.
Some time over the next week, whether you’re a DIY novice or a seasoned expert, we want you to try a DIY recipe instead of your store-bought product. All you have to do is take a pic of the ingredients, make it, try it, and then of course tells us about it. If it’s awesome, we want to hear it! If it’s a total fail, we definitely want to hear it!
We will then, of course, choose a winner, and reward them with an awesome gift. Make sure you carefully follow the instructions below, we’re going to structure this a little like the Morning Routines.
Some rules: The only rule is that you have to actually try the concoction. If you already have a DIY recipe you use all the time that’s totally fine too, just tell us why it’s a favorite.
Instructions: First, take a picture of your ingredients. Then try it out. Send us your email by Sunday, May 6th. When you email us nomoredirtylooks (at) gmail (dot) com put DIY! in the subject, and follow this structure:
—Product name that I made up:
—How I made It:
—How it smelled, felt, worked: (keep this brief, if you can!)
—Why I will or won’t do this again:
Special favor: Help us make sure this is not one of those embarrassing challenges no one actually does. Tell your friends on Twitter, Facebook, at the gym or at the bar. Friend us, follow us, and then RT us, or whatever. Spread the word!
The reason for the challenge: Because as much as we love, love, love fancy natural skincare, we truly believe that some of the best ingredients for our skin and hair are sitting in our kitchen cupboards. We believe that incorporating DIY into our routines is good for our beauty, our bodies, and the environment. Sometimes you just don’t need to buy anything!
OK, are you in or what?