Weekend Wrap Up (Week of March 26th-April 1st)

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This week I thought I’d share a few of my favorites things and products. What I’m watching, products currently I’m using, and other delights I’m crushing on this week. Of course, this video from SNOBLOVE Beauty topped my list. In this video, she shares how she made her stunningly beautiful cold process unicorn queen soap. You can also shop for this fab soap for a limited time while supplies last in The SNOBLOVE bar shop.

In addition to the occasional YouTube video, I’m also watching the series Legion, which is based on the Marvel Comics, Amazon’s Fortitude and Hulu’s Harlots with great anticipation. I’m also very much looking forward to seeing The Handmaid’s Tale on Hulu.

essence How To Make Bright Eyes Make-up Box

Products I’m using right now include:

Lotion: Savannah Bee Honey Body Lotion in Unscented
Hand Soap: Raw Sugar Natural Hand Wash in Coconut Mango (bathroom) and Lemon Sugar (kitchen)
Primer: Hourglass Cosmetics Ambient Light Correcting Primer in Luminous Light (This was a freebie via my ipsy rewards!)
CC Cream: Supergoop Daily Correct CC Cream in Fair/Light
Blush: Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Long-Wearing Blush in Risqué
Lip Crayon: LOC Ultra Gloss Lip Pencil in Punch Line (via my Birchbox subscription.)
Eyeshadow primer: Clinique Touch Base for Eyes in Canvas Light
Powder: bareMinerals Original Mineral Veil Powder
Mascara: stila Huge Extreme Lash Mascara
Eyeshadow: essence How To Make Bright Eyes Make-up Box (They sell this at Target. I also use it to highlight my cheekbones.) Also Doucce Freematic Eyeshadow in Marisa (via my ipsy subscription.)
Hair Care: Eva NYC Mane Magic 10-in-1 Primer (via my ipsy subscription.)
Conditioners: Renpure Solutions Bamboo Green Tea Cleansing Conditioner and Renpure Advanced Extra Strength Biotin & Collagen Thickening Conditioner (They sell these at Target.)
Face Moisturizer: Body Merry’s Retinol Surge Moisturizer
Under Eye Cream: My own Anti-Aging Under Eye Cream with Hyaluronic Acid (Recipe here.)
Deodorant: My own Palmarosa + Lime Natural Deodorant Recipe with Aloe Vera Oil (Recipe here.)

Products I’ve purchased this week to try:

Hempz Herbal Body Moisturizer in Pink Berry Chiffon
Too Faced Peanut Butter and Honey Eyeshadow Palette
OPI Nail Polish in Princesses Rule

Also this week…

Made James and I #dinner tonight with one of the meals from #HelloFresh!

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I cooked this New York Strip Steak with Truffled Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans Amandine for James & I from my Hello Fresh subscription. (James usually cooks.) If you sign up for HelloFresh here as a new subscriber you’ll get $40 off your first delivery.

I also discovered a great new easy non-toxic no scrub shower cleaner. Simply combine ½ cup Dr. Bronner’s Sal Suds Biodegradable Cleaner with ½ cup vinegar in a spray bottle & gently mix. Spray on your surface, wait several minutes then rinse! Voila! You can also use a couple tablespoons of Sal Suds for an average load of laundry, dilute with water to sponge down countertops or to mop your floor, or even mix with baking soda to make a powerful scouring agent for bathtubs and sinks. (You can buy Sal Suds here.)

DIY Donut Bath Bombs via A Pumpkin & A Princess

I also fell in love with these DIY Donut Bath Bombs via A Pumpkin & A Princess blog. They’re made with soap icing and real sprinkles. You can find the recipe to make your own here or repin this DIY here for later. For more DIY’s like this one be sure to follow my DIY Bath & Body Pinterest board. Or, for donut bath bombs you can buy, visit Velvet Moon Studio on Etsy.

Rebecca D. Dillon, Author of Soap Deli News blog!

Additionally I also learned about the AirBrush app (available for both the iPhone and Android phones.) This amazing and easy to use app lets you take years off your appearance or simply adds makeup! This photo was retouched using the AirBrush app. I was wearing ZERO makeup in this selfie photo. All of the makeup was added using the app. You can get the app here.

That’s all for this week! I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend filled with many fun and creative discoveries!

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Tinted Lip Balm Recipes Three Ways

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Learn how to make these tinted lip balm recipes three different ways! Combine them in a tri-cosmetic container or package them individually in pots, tins or tubes!

Learn how to make these tinted lip balm recipes three different ways! Combine them in a tri-cosmetic container or package them individually in pots, tins or tubes! Not only do these make great lip balms, but you can play with the color intensity and also use them as face highlighters and eyeshadow bases.

Craft night with friends! Learn how to make the same tinted lip balm recipes that we created for our craft night!

These tinted lip balms were a collaborative during a craft night with two of my very wonderful friends, Bambi (left) and Cathy (right.) Each are also talented in their own right. Bambi creates really cool beaded jewelry for her Etsy shop, Happy Tree Frog Studios, while Cathy cuts and colors fabulous looking hair and does some amazingly marvelous makeup. I’m hoping to have Cathy join me at some point this year making a video tutorial for using cosmetic recipes I create. Fingers crossed for that.

This lip plumping lip balm recipe gives lips a zing of clove essential oil to help plump lips with the added bonus of copper shimmery tint!

We actually created FOUR fantastic tinted lip balm recipes on this particular occasion but I already blogged our tinted lip plumping lip balm recipe. This particular tinted lip balm contains clove essential oil for a zing to help plump lips. Plus it’s tinted with a beautiful copper shimmery tint! You can learn how to make this tinted lip balm recipe here. Then mix and match your tri-color lip balm pots with colors to your hearts content!

Check out three fantastic tinted lip balm recipes you can make yourself including this tinted lip balm recipe for a passionately pink tinted lip balm!

This passionately pink tinted lip balm is made with an oil locking mica shimmer powder. This reflective red powder produces red, orange or soft light oranges in cosmetics depending on the recipe and application. (Keep reading for the recipe below!)

Check out three fantastic tinted lip balm recipes you can make yourself including this tinted lip balm recipe for a Smurf inspired blue tinted lip balm!

This frosty blue tinted lip balm reminded us of our childhood – watching Smurf cartoons!

Check out three fantastic tinted lip balm recipes you can make yourself including this tinted lip balm recipe for this frosty tinted lip balm that reminds me of toasted marshmallows!

And then there was this frosty tinted lip balm that reminded me of toasted marshmallows. (This one is SUPER frosty. For less frost and more tint, reduce the amount of Diamond Dust mica to a teaspoon or less.)

Following are all three of these tinted lip balm recipes.

Check out three fantastic tinted lip balm recipes you can make yourself including this tinted lip balm recipe for a passionately pink tinted lip balm!

Passionately Pink Tinted Lip Balm Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

1 oz. sweet almond oil
.5 oz. refined shea butter
.5 oz. refined cocoa butter
.25 oz. white cosmetic beeswax
4 mL pink lemonade flavor oil
1 Tablespoon red orange oil locking mica shimmer (or similar)

Instructions:

See below.

Check out three fantastic tinted lip balm recipes you can make yourself!

Frosted Teal Tinted Lip Balm Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

1 oz. refined cocoa butter
.5 oz. refined shea butter
.1 oz. walnut oil
.2 oz. white cosmetic beeswax
1.5 mL lime peel essential oil
2 teaspoons tropical teal mica powder (or similar)
1 Tablespoon Diamond Dust mica (or similar)

Instructions:

See below.

Check out three fantastic tinted lip balm recipes you can make yourself including this tinted lip balm recipe for this frosty tinted lip balm that reminds me of toasted marshmallows!

Frosty Toasted Marshmallow Tinted Lip Balm Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

.3 oz white cosmetic beeswax
.3 oz. dark cocoa butter wafers
.25 oz. refined coconut oil
.15 oz. sweet almond oil
3 mL chocolate mint flavor oil
1 Tablespoon bronze brown mica (or similar)
1 Tablespoon Diamond Dust mica (or similar)

Instructions:

To make these tinted lip balm recipes you’ll need a digital scale to weigh out ingredients as well as your choice of lip balm pots, tubes or tins along with a graduated plastic transfer pipette to measure out the essential oil and flavor oils. You’ll also need measuring spoons for the mica.

For each lip balm recipe, separately weigh out the beeswax and butters and combine in a double boiler. Heat until melted. Then weigh out the carrier oils and stir into the melted beeswax and butter blend. Remove from heat. (I suggest making these one at a time and not trying to do them all at once. You might drive yourself crazy otherwise.)

Using a graduated plastic transfer pipette, measure out the essential oil or flavor oil you are using  and stir into the melted wax, butter and oils.

Then, using measuring spoons, measure out the micas and whisk into the melted lip balm base.

Allow the melted lip balm to cool slightly, then mix again.

Pour your tinted lip balms into your containers of choice, one at a time, remixing the base after each pour, then set aside to cool.

Once your lip balms have fully set up you can seal the containers.

If you’re creating these tinted lip balm recipes to sell you’ll need to be sure to label your lip balms so that they meet state and federal laws. If you’re unsure about the rules and regulations regarding labeling cosmetics, I highly recommend the book, Soap and Cosmetic Labeling: How to Follow the Rules and Regs Explained in Plain English, by Marie Gale.

If you like my tinted balm recipes then you may also like my other lip balm recipes. You can find them all here. Of for more lip balm, homemade soap and other bath and beauty DIY’s be sure to follow my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest.

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Tinted Lip Plumping Lip Balm Recipe

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This lip plumping lip balm recipe gives lips a zing with clove essential oil to help plump lips with the added bonus of copper shimmery tint!

This tinted lip plumping lip balm recipe gives lips a zing with clove essential oil to help plump lips with the added bonus of a beautiful copper shimmery tint! You’ll love this lip balm for everyday not just special occasions. And, because it contains lanolin, it’s perfect for dry or chapped lips!

This lip plumping lip balm recipe gives lips a zing with clove essential oil to help plump lips with the added bonus of copper shimmery tint!

Tinted Lip Plumping Lip Balm Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

.7 oz. sweet almond oil
.3 oz. castor oil
.2 oz. refined shea butter
.6 oz. white cosmetic beeswax
.1 oz. lanolin
1.5 mL clove bud essential oil
1 Tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon Copper Penny Mica Powder (or lip safe bronze mica)

 Instructions:

To make this tinted lip plumping lip balm recipe you’ll need a digital scale to weigh out ingredients as well as your choice of lip balm pots, tubes or tins along with a graduated plastic transfer pipette to measure out the essential oil and measuring spoons for the mica. For this project I used 1/4 oz. clear glass thick wall jars with lined black dome lids from Container & Packaging Supply.

Weigh out the beeswax and shea butter into a double boiler. Heat until melted. Then weigh out the lanolin and stir into the melted wax and butter until melted. Do the same with the sweet almond and castor oil, then remove from heat.

Using a graduated plastic transfer pipette, measure out the clove bud essential oil and stir into the melted wax, butter and oils.

Then, using measuring spoons, measure out the mica and whisk into the melted lip balm base.

Allow the melted lip balm to cool slightly, then mix again.

Pour the liquid plumping lip balm into your lip balm containers one at a time, remixing the base after each pour, then set aside to cool.

Once your lip balms have fully set up, screw on the caps and label as desired.

Like this recipe but don’t want to use clove bud essential oil? You can substitute the clove bud essential oil with another essential oil of your choice. Alternately you can add 3 mL of flavor oil.

If you don’t want to use lanolin, there’s not really a like substitute that will perform or feel exactly the same. However, you can substitute the lanolin with either shea butter or coconut oil or a heavy oil like avocado, olive or shea nut oil without having to change the amounts needed for my lip plumping lip balm recipe.

If you’re creating this tinted lip plumping lip balm recipe to sell you’ll need to be sure to label your lip balms so that they meet state and federal laws. If you’re unsure about the rules and regulations regarding labeling cosmetics, I highly recommend the book, Soap and Cosmetic Labeling: How to Follow the Rules and Regs Explained in Plain English, by Marie Gale.

This lip plumping lip balm recipe gives lips a zing with clove essential oil to help plump lips with the added bonus of copper shimmery tint!

If you like my tinted lip plumping lip balm recipe then you may also like my other lip balm recipes. You can find them all here. Or for more lip balm, homemade soap and other bath and beauty DIY’s be sure to follow my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest.

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New Beauty and Skin Care Books

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Make It Up walks you through the natural ingredients available in most kitchens, online, or at local food stores and explains how natural oils, butters, clays, and minerals can easily replace petroleum products, artificial colors, and lab-created mystery fragrances. It follows with starter makeup recipes for things like lip balm, lotions, and face masks, then moves into beauty recipes for foundations, lipsticks, eyeliners, blush, bronzers, and more.

New Beauty and Skin Care Books

Right now you can pre-order, Make It Up: The Essential Guide to DIY Makeup and Skin Care, by Marie Rayma – creator of Humblebee & Me blog! Marie, of Calgary, Canada, shares a wonderful collection of beauty and skin care recipes for cosmetics, soaps, lotions, and lip balms weekly on her blog – of which I’m a long time fan – here. Her goal, with both her blog and her new book, is to allow us to ditch store bought beauty and skin care products and swap them for quality, homemade natural beauty alternatives. Marie posts new recipes to her blog, Humblebee & Me, twice a week and is super excited about the upcoming release of her first book, Make It Up: The Essential Guide to DIY Makeup and Skin Care.

Make It Up walks you through the natural ingredients available in most kitchens, online, or at local food stores and explains how natural oils, butters, clays, and minerals can easily replace petroleum products, artificial colors, and lab-created mystery fragrances. It follows with starter makeup recipes for things like lip balm, lotions, and face masks, then moves into beauty recipes for foundations, lipsticks, eyeliners, blush, bronzers, and more. Detailed information on each ingredient used can be in Make It Up so you understand the strengths and benefits of each ingredient used. In addition, products can be tailored for you individual skin care needs—from swapping out ingredients not suitable for sensitive skin to whipping up the perfect colors suited to any complexion.

With easy-to-follow instructions, Make It Up includes recipes for more than 40 essential beauty and skin care recipes that will replace just about everything you put on your face and body with handmade, high-performance, healthy alternatives. Learn more about this book or pre-order it now here.

Handmade Beauty explores the different ingredients, equipment and methods you need to make your own handmade cosmetics including basic principles, such as making infusions, as well as storage and safety. This is followed by 37 skin care recipes for the face, body and hair, plus suggestions for adaptations. These beauty and skin care recipes cater to all skin and hair types, and include recipes for face and body scrubs, cleansers, toners, moisturizers, hand creams, lip balms & more!

Another beauty and skin care book you may be interested in is Handmade Beauty: Natural Recipes for your Face, Body and Hair by authors Juliette Goggin and Abi Righton. This beauty book is a guide filled with skin care and hair care recipes you can make at home with a few basic materials and kitchen equipment.

Handmade Beauty begins by exploring the different ingredients, equipment and methods you need to make your own handmade cosmetics including basic principles, such as making infusions, as well as storage and safety. This is followed by 37 skin care recipes for the face, body and hair, plus suggestions for adaptations. These beauty and skin care recipes cater to all skin and hair types, and include recipes for face and body scrubs, cleansers, toners, moisturizers, hand creams, lip balms, body butters, bath bombs, foot sprays, shampoos and hair treatments.

In addition you’ll also find step-by-step illustrations and clear instructions throughout Handmade Beauty to ensure that all of the hair and skin care recipes are easy to follow. There are also ideas on how to package and present your completed handmade beauty products. Learn more about Handmade Beauty or buy it now here.

Other books by popular bloggers that you may like include 101 Easy Homemade Products for Your Skin, Health & Home: A Nerdy Farm Wife’s All-Natural DIY Projects Using Commonly Found Herbs, Flowers & Other Plants (by the author of A Nerdy Farm Wife blog) and The Natural Beauty Solution: Break Free from Commercial Beauty Products Using Simple Recipes and Natural Ingredients (by the author of The Natural Beauty Workshop blog.)

Fifteen new and fantastic books to read to nurture your creative side this summer. From recipes to writing to crafts, you’re sure to discover something wonderful inside each one!

For more great books to keep your creative side happy this summer, check out my collection of must read books for summer on my Tumblr blog here.

For a huge collection of natural beauty and skin care recipes be sure to follow my Bath + Beauty board on Pinterest here. You can also find and follow me on Blog Lovin’TumblrFacebookTwitterG+ and Instagram.


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This Week’s Crushworthy Beauty Products

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Six fabulously crushworthy beauty products that you'll fall in love with this week!

This Week’s Crushworthy Beauty Products

Here are a few of this week’s crushworthy beauty products worthy of repeat purchases. Give them a try and see what you fall in love with!

1. Odacite Black Cumin + Cajeput Serum Concentrate – It’s a little pricey but this natural pimple fighting serum really packs a punch. Spot treat acne and watch it vanish overnight with help from the purifying properties of black cumin oil and antiseptic cajeput oil that helps to prevents new pimples from forming.

2. Dr. Jart+ Liftra™ Contour Cream – I’ve been a fan of Dr. Jart products for a few years now, and their Liftra Contour Cream is no exception. This product really does help to lift and firm skin and is my new favorite to combat my skin’s aging process. Polymer and collagen threads combine to attract moisture and improve elasticity for a clear complexion while at the same time lifting and tightening skin. (Psst. I’m also a huge fan of Dr. Jart Ceramidin Cream.

3. Boo-Boo Cover-Up – Available in lightmedium and dark shades, this concealer rocks whatever you can throw it’s way. This innovative formula is suitable for both your face and your body and offers great coverage for skin imperfections while containing ingredients known in nature to promote healing. Use it to conceal bug bites, scars, acne and other imperfections.

4. Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil – Fall in love with your skin — before you put on makeup — with the first ever primer specially formulated in a lightweight, lustrous oil. This fast-absorbing primer oil penetrates skin instantly to moisturize your face for a seamless foundation application with a dewy, youthful finish. In fact, you might think twice before you reach for your makeup. You can also apply a few drops to split-ends, cuticles, elbows and clavicle for a dewy, youthful sheen.

5. Beau Gâchis® Paris Cosmetic Natural Hair Smudge Brush – This Smudge Brush is ideal for creating that soft, smoldering smoky look. The shorter bristles allow this brush to pick up the right amount of shadow, allowing you to control how much you want to apply It’s excellent for blending colors or smudging out gel or other liners and was featured in ipsy’s January 2016 Glam Bag receiving over 43,000 positive reviews.

6. Thank Me Later Eyeshadow Primer – This silky, cruelty free eyeshadow primer by Elizabeth Mott dries transparent and preps your lids for a smooth and even application. Not only will your favorite eye makeup last all day, but this primer also prevents eye shadow creasing and fading while intensifying your eye makeup.

What are some of your crushworthy beauty favorites currently making waves in your makeup arsenal?


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