Every year, roughly 60,000 trees are cut worldwide to produce about 15 billion wooden pencils.
Sprout Is a line of eco-friendly pencils that have water-activated seed capsules instead of an eraser. Once you’re done using it, you can just stick it in a flower pot, water, and watch it grow. They do come in different herbs and veggies, such as basil, tomatoes, and rosemary.
wash your pillowcases regularly to prevent break outs.
do NOT use coconut oil as a moisturiser; it’s comedogenic, which means it clogs pores.
always apply sunscreen to your face (even if you’re brown) as it lessens the chance of sunspots and deepening already existing pigmentation.
lush ultrabalm is a really good multi-use product! you can use it to heal tattoos, as a lipbalm or to ease dry elbows. i like to apply it to my eyebrows for a naturally done-ish eyebrow look when i’m not wearing makeup.
always double cleanse at night; one time to remove any excess makeup and residue and another time to deep cleanse.
the makeup eraser is a great makeup remover, also eco-friendly. just use water! (although you still need to cleanse afterwards and not ideal for travelling).
DON’T put your face directly towards the shower head when showering, esp if you have sensitive skin. It can irritate capillaries.
if you’re looking for a good skincare tool, use a konjac sponge! keep in mind they need to be replaced regularly.
wash your makeup brushes regularly! i recommend at least spraying them with brush cleaner after every use. especially with your foundation brushes, as foundation gets caked in and is much harder to get out when you’re washing it!
use oils. even if you’re oily. but figure out you skin type first!
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When exercising, especially at high intensities, electrolytes are lost as sweat. It is essential that these electrolytes are replaced as soon as possible, for they are required for proper muscle contractions, ph balance, and fluid balance within the body.
Cancer is associated with the mildew milk of the moon casting shadowy illuminations. The gloss of the moon is dusted on her body like lunar body butter, she is so safe in a dwelling where the light is only half switched on. We course deeper and deeper into the Cancer spirit, expecting to extract only darkness. But the deeper we go, the more light that seems to glow. There is a row of piano keys as you caress her memories, there is a lamp that echoes down blackened chambers, there are lunar rabbits hiding, and the sound of crying. Cancer was anciently inscribed as the scarab beetle. The scarab beetle was revered and sacredly recognised as sun, our internal sun, the heart. Cancer reflects the beams of moonlight in preparation of the light of Leo, so the activity in Cancer is illumination at its most pure. She is the esteemed mother, ultimate creative source energy. And she is also the cherished child, because Cancer does not become the mother without a child to nurture. The child within Cancer reminds her of that vulnerable innocence that cannot be destroyed. This child carries a light lantern around her heart that shimmers like the scarab’s sun. The Mother Goddess in Cancer is a formidable figure of biological and spiritual activity, the waters that birth and cradle all life. But there is different sort of light or essence in Cancer, one that the inner child refuses to let go of. It is her intimacy with this internal child, the scarab, that gives her the anointed and sacred mother’s touch. The scarab was anciently regarded as a ‘very tiny cosmos’ as it symbolised entrance into the material universe. This ‘tiny cosmos’ is still active inside Cancer. It’s why she can believe that mermaids exist and immerse herself in make believe. It’s why she can enjoy simple pleasures like colouring in and eating cookie dough. Mother and Child divided and reunited by light itself.