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Handmade necklaces with charming details

2792158100 5f01f5b1cc o Handmade necklaces with charming details

Found these exquisitely handmade necklaces while surfing Flickr. They’re designed and created by Doris Tian of DorisWorks from Singapore. Great stuff there!

I love the combination of semi-precious stones like onyx, tourmalinated quartz , clear quartz or rhodolite garnet with oxidized sterling silver and little details like a single Thai silver flower or leaf charm. Understated style and nothing too loud or flashy.

DIY Beauty: using lemon to reduce pigmentation

lemon whitening DIY Beauty: using lemon to reduce pigmentation

I’ve been experimenting with using different vegetables for my skin for the past week.  Simple stuff where I only need to use the juice or even rub the fruit directly on my skin.  It will take me awhile to review the results but for today, I want to talk about my experience on using lemon for pigmentation.

Is cleansing better with sponges & wipes?

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I have a few of these cosmetic sponges in my bathroom and I found out my husband has been using them. He likes to clean his face with these because he thinks they clean his face better and has refused to use the washcloth I bought for him, insisting that these are much better for his skin.

When do your mineral makeup expire?

2780371384 e3a1e9945e o When do your mineral makeup expire?

Lana, a regular reader of Viva Woman, left me a question asking if mineral makeup expire or go bad and I thought it’s a good question which warrants a blog post.

If you’re a user of mineral makeup, you should have noticed that most brands indicate that their mineral makeup have an indefinite shelf life because:
- they are made from inorganic ingredients that contain inert minerals
- the inorganic ingredients cannot support microbial growth
- they contain no moisture and bacteria cannot form and thrive
- they do not use preservatives, fillers or synthetic dyes.