DIY: Easy Microwaveable Lip Balm

Recently I was asked to be a bridesmaid for one of my best friends. Of course I accepted! 😀 For her hens event, we decided on a DIY pampering weekend in a country cottage. To keep costs down, we wanted to try some homemade skincare projects. The easiest pampering activity I could think of is making homemade lip balm. These …

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Chemical vs. Natural

It’s probably no surprise to anyone that, as a science geek, it irks me when I see scientifically incorrect things in popular media (I have been known to yell at the TV during Mythbusters). But what really upsets me is when advertisers and marketing gurus try to use scientific terms and absurd claims to bamboozle people into buying their products. …

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Lab Muffin 1.0

 Hi internet! I’m a PhD student who spends all her time either in the lab or buying/reading about/playing with beauty products. I started this blog because, being a geek, I ask “why” and “how” a lot, and when I asked these questions about health and beauty issues, the answers I usually got were along the lines of “_____ technology”, or …

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