Things We ♡: March 2018
Once a month, we will be linked to some of the things we’re currently enthralled with. These could be fashion/beauty products, services or just bits of information that we find amazing or useful.
Feel free to add the things you love right now in the comments!
Spring is on its way, so we have parties, festivals and other fun things on our minds. Here are our obsessions that go along with this frame of mind…
Biodegradable Cosmetic Glitter
Yes, even something as fun and magical as glitter can be bad — plastic glitter, that is.
Most glitter is made of micro-plastics, which, being a plastic, never biodegrades. The micro-beads in body washes and face washes, unless otherwise specified, are also micro-plastics. Since these tiny pieces of plastic are so small, they can get into the environment, get into the water supply, the oceans, and into the bellies of poor, unsuspecting wildlife. 🙁
Biodegradable, body-safe glitter to the rescue!!
Just like eco-friendly packing peanuts (which you can actually eat… they just don’t taste very good) have been replacing Styrofoam packing peanuts, biodegradable glitter allows you to sparkle without hurting yourself, or anyone/anything else!
ADD THIS TO PINTEREST!
Kawaii As F*CK! Adult Coloring Book
It’s easy to be bummed out this time of year if you live in the Northern Hemisphere. You might have Seasonal Affective Disorder, or seasonal depression, or maybe you’re just sick and tired of winter (like me). Lets face it — March is kinda ugly. It’s muddy and gray, and usually involves a lot of rain, snow, or both at once.
That’s where this lovely, obscene adult coloring book can help.
You might have already been aware of the fact that coloring helps relieve stress. Many people use it as a method of therapy. Some people might also use curse words as a way to let off steam.
Obviously, this adult coloring book has the best of both worlds, in addition to the super cute illustrations by the talented illustrator, Yuki Akiyama.
🐇 Need this in your life? Get it here.
It’s not just for hippies anymore — tie-dyed designs have made a big comeback over the last year or so, and the look is perfect for spring and summer.
One of the best parts? It’s really easy to do it yourself.
You can go to any craft store, pick the colors you want and the supplies you need, and go to town dying any plain old white piece of clothing.
Here are a few tips and tricks:
100% cotton fabric works best. On cotton blends or lower percentages of cotton, it won’t take the dye as easily, and the colors won’t be as vibrant.
Wash the fabric first. If you just bought a new white shirt, wash and dry it all the way first (don’t use fabric softener) to allow it to shrink before dying.
Set the dye to prevent bleeding. You can make sure the colors don’t fade or bleed overtime with a little white vinegar, table salt and some water. Do this BEFORE you wash it for the first time after dying it. Submerge the dyed garment in water with 1 to 2 cups of white vinegar and mix it well. Let it soak for 30 minutes.
Check out these pattern instructions: There are many different ways to tie (rubber band) the fabric to create different designs. There are TONS of different techniques here at Tie Dye Your Summer.
Reverse-tie-dye black fabric with bleach. Check out the video tutorial below for the full instructions.
Your turn! What are you currently obsessed with?
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