Challenge 2: Maid Up

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The Big Idea:

I’m going all-natural…Again!  If you’re not up-to-date with my first challenge, Mother Nature’s Maid (read all about that monstrosity here), just know that it was a soaring success.  But we’re changing things up this time.  The Maid Up challenge runs for 14 weeks from March 1 through June 7, during which time I will give up all of my favorite make-up products, slowly replacing each one with a homemade, 100% natural alternative.  Every two weeks, another store-bought product hits the trash, and it’s up to MNM to whip up a replacement in the kitchen.  Hopefully by June I’ll be one step away from making foundation out of dirt.

makup 1

The Rules:

  1. After I’ve given up a product, there is no going back until June 7.
  2. It is possible to research and attempt multiple homemade/natural alternatives to a single product.
  3. Products must be homemade; pre-made natural products designed for personal care uses are off limits (even those tempting Bare Minerals foundations).
  4. One or two products must be given up every two weeks, but research/experimentation may continue indefinitely.
  5. Cost comparisons (homemade vs. store-bought) will be given for each product.
  6. Products must be given up in the order specified below.

makeup 3

The Schedule & The Products:

  • March 1 – March 15  Makeup Remover
  • March 16 – March 29  Foundation
  • March 30 – April 12  Concealer
  • April 13 – April 26  Eye Liner
  • April 27 – May 10  Eye Shadow
  • May 11 – May 24  Mascara
  • May 25 – June 7  Lip Gloss / Lipstick

makeup 2

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