Aug 31, 2014

DIY: Satin Rose Body Powder

 

Ingredients
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • rose essential oil
  • 1/4 cup dried rose petals
  • jar or tin
Method
  1. In a mixing bowl, combine equal parts cornstarch and baking soda
  2. Add 5-8 drops of Rose essential oil
  3. Press the oil into the dry mixture until completely absorbed.
  4. Pulse most of the dried rose petals in a bullet style blender until powdered
  5. Add some of the pulsed rose petals to the powder mixture
  6. Scoop the powder into container
  7. Seal or close lid tightly

Sprinkle on sheets for a luxurious bedtime treat or dust all over yourself after a shower for silky, amazing smelling skin!

DIY Makeup Remover Wipes


 Check out this post about how to make your own makeup remover wipes!! Very cool & super easy!!

DIY Makeup Remover Wipes- Henry Happened

DIY:Silky Smooth Moisturizing Lotion Bars





INGREDIENTS:

1 part each, by weight

  • cocoa butter OR shea butter
  • Oil, such as coconut,jojoba or olive oil
  • beeswax

Melt all ingredients together


Pour into molds 

Let set until hard  
Take out of mold & enjoy!

DIY: Homemade Whipped Body Butter


Ingredients:
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup cocoa butter
 1/2 cup shea butter
 1/2 cup sweet almond oil
 1 tsp vitamin E oil
 2 – 4 drops essential oils 
Directions:
1. Place coconut oil, cocoa butter, and shea butter in a medium sized pot over low heat. Stir to combine until it melts completely. Remove from heat.
2. Thoroughly mix in the sweet almond, vitamin E,  and essential oils.
3. Chill in your refrigerator for an hour or two. You want the mixture to firm up without getting too hard.
4. Once chilled, use a stand mixer or hand mixer to mix until you get a decadent whipped consistency. Scoop into a jar or container. It should last for 6 – 12 months at room temperature.

Aug 25, 2014

ipsy!!



If you have never tried this subscription box, you really should give them a chance! For only $10 a month you get a really cool makeup bag & a nice variety of great products to try! I almost always LOVE every single thing I get , and I have been a subscriber for about 5 months now.  Click the link below and check them out for yourself!


http://www.ipsy.com/r/9lqs?sid=ipsypoints&cid=general

Aug 21, 2014

DIY Pressing Loose Eye Shadow & Pigment

Beauty - Skincare - Comestics: DIY Pressing Loose Eye Shadow & Pigment: Today I pressed two eyeshadows from Fyrinnae and a pigment from DreamWorld Hermetica . There are a few things you will want to watch out ...

Aug 19, 2014

the Best (& Cheapest) Places to Buy Makeup Online

 I am a stay-at-home Mom.And by stay-at-home, I mean I REALLY stay at home. I am disabled and have a 4 year old son, so whenever possible, I do my shopping online. Because of this I have done alot of research and my many hours of googling have made me sort of an expert on where to get the best deals possible. I am sure many of you already know about some of these sites, but I wanted to share these with you just in case you haven't.
 Many of these sites also have coupons available, and if you sign up to get emails from them they will notify when they are having a sale , and sometimes send coupons directly to you.


 My all-time favorite site,eyeslipsface( e.l.f. ) is famous for doing this- I get emails from them a few times a week, telling me about sales and also coupons. They are incredibly affordable and the quality of their products is amazing!Prices start at $1, and they frequently have 50% off sales. If you have never tried them, you will be pleasantly surprised!!


 http://www.eyeslipsface.com/ 




There are two sites, bh cosmetics & Coastal Scents, that are very similar, they both have amazing deals on palettes, and super-soft, amazing brushes. They also have really good sales, and they have them just about every week. You can also find coupon codes for them -just google it and you will see a long list of options. I tend to choose Coastal Scents for eye shadows, because some of them are extremely pigmented (see my Youtube channel for my reviews on them!), and some are exact dupes for MAC shadows. I LOVE their shadows-they are, without a doubt, my favorite. The "Think Pink" palette and the "Creative Me 1" are my 2 most used palettes! I prefer bh cosmetics for my brushes, because they have a wide variety of brush sets, all of which are so soft and the highest quality, and they have outstanding sales on them.
I recommend checking out both sites before you place an order, just so you can see who has what on sale at that particular time. And don't forget to sign up for the emails!!


http://www.coastalscents.com/





Coastal Scents "Creative Me#1"
Coastal Scents Revealed 2

Coastal Scents "Think Pink"


http://www.bhcosmetics.com/

bh cosmetics 11 pc. "Pink-A-Dot" brush set
bh cosmetics 10 pc. "Orchid Makeup Brush Set"



bh cosmetics "Eyes on The 70's"
bh cosmetics 10 pc. "Pop Art" brush set


If you want name brand, high-end makeup, but don't want to pay full price for it (Who does!?), then you need to check out ACW (All Cosmetics Wholesale). They have brands like NARS, MAC,Urban Decay, Dior, Lime Crime, and many , many more. The prices are unbelievable! I purchase a few Urban Decay palettes for under $20 each! You can save an extra 30% off of the sale items too, just use the code "SALE30" when you checkout. This site is something you really need to see for yourself- and the name brands say it all. No guessing on the quality of the products!


http://www.allcosmeticswholesale.com/
MAC "Colour Added" Palette

 
NARS Debbie Harry Cheek & Eye Palette


 There are so many other fantastic sites to order makeup,( Sephora, Ulta,& Beautilish are really great ones)-But none of them can compare when it comes to cost!
 Now get outta here and go do some shopping!! :-)
~Amber