This is a really fast little project which can brighten up your boudoir, save you some money, be green, and give you the freedom to mix your own beauty toner from a custom recipe (not included in this instructable).
Compare to a store-bought product like the First-Aid Beauty (FAB) Facial Radiance Pads, or to be a little more pedestrian, Stridex.
Step 1: Find a Funky Vintage Jar
Be sure that the lid seals airtight!
This is an old Avon cold cream jar I found on eBay.
Step 2: Select Some Pretty Cotton Fabric
I'm using a few pieces from a jelly roll (strips of fabric 2.5 inches wide, sold for quilting) of Amy Butler's Soul Blossoms.
Step 3: Cut Out Circles
I'm tracing around the lid of a smaller jar with an HB (semi-soft) pencil and cutting out the circles with pinking shears.
Step 4: Formulate Your Toner
Pour in your favorite brand bottled toner or make you own from witch hazel, salicylic acid, etc.
Step 5: Save the Dirty Pads in a Basket to Wash
Save the dirty pads in a place where they can air dry. (This is an origami box I made out of an old Kliban Cats calendar.) Later on, machine wash and dry them in a lingerie bag, and place them back in the jar with more toner.
As the pads get laundered, I expect them to soften and hold a little more toner. Until then, I can use two at a time to get a little more padding if I need it.
This is a really efficient way to store and use your expensive toner! No waste.
Please leave a comment! Unless to say it's lame! I know it's pretty simple, but maybe somebody out there will like it.