A Thing a Day on Vacation – The “what if” game

As I suspected, dinner brought on new ideas for what I should do this evening.  The requirements were:  1)  No pressure.  2) Quick and Easy.   3) Able to complete in 3 hours.

So I waved my magic wand and transformed some chemicals and organic ingredients into  a couple of “last thing on vacation” treats.

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A Thing a Day on Vacation – Tick Tock…The Final Countdown!

It’s the last full day of vacation for me to have fun.  So I spent today playing.   When the day started, I didn’t have any idea what I was going to make, but I decided to take on a challenge head on… more surfactants!

Surfactants have thus far been a fair-weather friend to me.   I have had some minor success with them, one glorious victory, and many failures.    So clearly, I need more practice!

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A Thing A Day on Vacation – Wednesday – Another Analytical Recipe

I had forgotten how much fun it is to try to work out analytical recipes.  I will have to do that more often.   Tonight I did another one — this time for Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Sheer Hydration Lotion.

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A Thing a Day on Vacation – Wednesday – And FINALLY a Success with Surfactants! Analytical Recipe for Micellar Water!

Last night I mentioned a few more projects on my “to do” list for vacation.  One was another “analytical” recipe and another was Micellar Water.    Well, I combined them into one project and decided to do an analytical Micellar Water recipe!

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A Thing a Day on Vacation – It’s all about that face!

It’s Tuesday, and I can already feel the clock running out on vacation.   😦   BUT, I still have a few more days left, so I am going to make the most of it.

Tuesday afternoon’s projects — Cucumber Hydrating Vitamin B Toner and Grapefruit “everything but the kitchen sink” Gel Cream!

 

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Day 3 Part 2 – Sunday Evening

Ok, I did say “a” thing a day on vacation right?  I am such a rule breaker!   To be fair though, the things I made this evening were all relatively quick and easy, so they should only count as one thing.

Tonight I finished up my Island Escape Lotion and made an Oil Serum, Goddess Balm, and an experimental surfactant-based Scrub.

 

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Progress — Despite the Curse

I swear I am cursed when it comes to kitchen scales.  I go through them like crazy.   Seems like every few months I am having to buy a new one.  My most recent one died a week ago, delaying my progress in making my lotion refills.

We went out shopping this week to an outlet mall.   There was a kitchen store there, so we popped in and bought a scale.  It’s a Cuisinart kitchen scale and it wasn’t terribly cheap (I think we paid about $40 for it).

So I get it home and start measuring out my dinner.   Oh, good lord!   Who makes a scale that shows you the measurement in fractions rather than decimals?   Well, apparently Cuisinart does.  Of course there was no indication of this on the outside of the box to warn me!  (So frustrated)!!!! Continue reading “Progress — Despite the Curse”