Just before Vegan MoFo started, I ordered Vegan Spa Day from Miss Muffcake. I first saw something about the zine posted on the PPK forum, and I instantly wanted to try it. I have some troublesome skin, and I'm always looking for ways to get it under control. I won't bore or depress you with the stories of my skin woes - I know a lot of people have it a lot worse than I do, but I honestly expected something better by the time I was nearly 30! That is just to say, I'm always on the lookout for new skincare items, and I love the chance to make it myself (I know exactly what's in there, and it's only been tested on me!).
The zine arrived just after MoFo started. It's a pocket-size zine, which makes it easy to slip in your purse or jacket to take to the store and make sure you don't miss anything. Since I'm not buying anything new at the grocery this month, I've been a little limited in what I can try. I've read through the whole thing, though, and I've got a list of ingredients to buy on November 1 to fully test the offereings! This zine has 21 "recipes" for DIY beauty treatments: tips and tricks for everything from facial treatments to haircare to eyelash growing! There are even recipes for making your own shaving soap and blackhead-removing pore strips. Each recipe has a note of the use or purpose of each recipe, such as "firms and smoothes" or "smooth shave" or "to make your face radiant." A few recipes indicate that they are specifically for dry or oily skin. The good lord saw fit to bless me with both of those, so I figure I should try all the treatments.
The recipes largely use normal, everyday ingredients. In fact, a lot of you probably have every single thing in your house already. I've got a lot of the ingredients sitting around, so I tried out a few things. I especially loved the Lemon and Baking Soda Microdermabrasion (to get my skin glowing) and the Apple Cider Toner (for oily skin). I was a little skeptical of wiping my face with vinegar, thinking it would be stinky, but it worked great and didn't leave a harsh smell. I'm looking forward to trying a lot of other recipes, including Oatmeal Skin Soother and the Orange & Baking Soda Mask/Scrub.
If you noticed in the picture at the top, I have two of these little beauties. I'll admit I need as much help in the spa and pampering area as I can get, but I don't really need double of every recipe. I got the second zine to share with one of you lucky ducks! Just leave a comment here before 11:59 PM, PDT on Tuesday (October 16) if you want to enter to win your own copy. I'll announce the winner on Wednesday, so check back then. If you want to, leave a comment with your favorite DIY beauty tip. If you don't want to, just leave any comment at all. I'm pretty flexible.