Posted in coconut oil, crafts, DIY, lipgloss, lipstick, tenaya

DIY experiment – Lipstick and coconut oil… Success or FAIL?

We did one more “life hack” to see if they succeed or fail before I totally wore out. Today we are checking several Lip-gloss recipes… Before you pick one of the recipes, you need to pick a container. Here is what we chose… Tiny heart containers we found  here on Amazon. They hold 5 grams (about 1/2 a teaspoon). I am making in small batches, but I have found it will still fill several containers.

lip-gloss containers
Lip-gloss containers

This time, we tried using Lipstick with coconut oil to see if we could create some brighter lip-gloss. So here we go! We grabbed some lipstick from the Dollar Tree, a candle, Coconut oil, Measuring spoons, and a small bowl.

Ingredients for Lipstick & coconut oil lip-gloss
Ingredients

Just an upfront warning, this project requires an adult!! We measured out 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and melted it slightly in the microwave for about 7 seconds.

Coconut oil
Heated Coconut oil

Onto the fun part! We snipped off the top quarter of the lipstick and slowly melted it over the lit candle…

melting lipstick
Melting lipstick
Melting lipstick
Melting lipstick

Mixing it together was easy and fun! We didn’t grab a photo of that though somehow. It FAILED completely though. The two would not mix.. So no further pics guys. It was fun but messy!

 

Posted in coconut oil, crayon, DIY, lipgloss, tenaya

Lip-gloss DIY experiment – Crayons and Coconut oil

We are super busy checking out “life hacks” to see if they succeed or fail. Today we are checking several Lip-gloss recipes… Before you pick one of the recipes, you need to pick a container. Here is what we chose… Tiny heart containers we found  here on Amazon. They hold 5 grams (about 1/2 a teaspoon). I am making in small batches, but I have found it will still fill several containers.

lip-gloss containers
Lip-gloss containers

Here is what we used for this:

Crayons, coconut oil, measuring spoons, candle, old spoon and lighter.

First, e used one tablespoon of coconut oil, heated for about 10 seconds in the microwave.

Coconut oil
Heated Coconut oil

Gather your crayons and find the color you would like, then peel off the paper and break it up! Funny how our parents always told us not to :p Keep it to about 1/3 of the crayon.

crayon bits
crayon bits

Grab your old spoon and put the crayon bits in!

Crayon & spoon

This part requires an adult. With your lit candle and crayons in the spoon, melt the crayons in the spoon over the flame.

Melting the crayon

Pour it in the melted coconut pretty quickly and mix before it hardens again. We learned this the hard way!

Melted Crayon & coconut oil

Then, we spooned the mixture (with another spoon, this is important because the back of the spoon will be black and get into the mixture) into the little containers.

Crayon Lip-gloss

I put them in the fridge for about 5 minutes to chill. We put it up to the test. I let my daughter try it, and it worked! The color was not all that bright, maybe we should have used the whole crayon. Here is my daughter modeling her new lip-gloss!

Despite the slight damper in color, it was a SUCCESS!

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Coconut Oil & Mio Lip-gloss… Success or Fail??

We are super busy checking out “life hacks” to see if they succeed or fail. Today we are checking several Lip-gloss recipes… Before you pick one of the recipes, you need to pick a container. Here is what we chose… Tiny heart containers we found  here on Amazon. They hold 5 grams (about 1/2 a teaspoon). I am making in small batches, but I have found it will still fill several containers.

Lip-gloss Containers
Lip-gloss Containers

 

Mio & Coconut Oil Lipgloss Experiment

First, we gather our ingredients: A bottle of blue colored Mio (in Wicked Blue Citrus – to color it blue), hard Coconut Oil, measuring spoons and a bowl to mix it all in.

Mio & Coconut Oil Lipgloss Prep

We measured out one tablespoon of Coconut Oil and please into your mixing bowl. We used glass so we can heat it in the microwave. We heated it in the microwave for about 5-10 second. Just enough for it to melt a bit.

Coconut oil
Heated Coconut oil

With the Mio, we poured about 1/2 tablespoon on the melted coconut oil.

Mio
Mio

We tried mixing it, but it just ended up separated, like oil and water. We tossed the mixture before capturing the end result.

Mio & oil

So, unfortunately, this was a FAIL!

 

Posted in art, crafts, DIY, lipgloss, Makeup, Melody, tenaya

DIY Eye-shadow Lip-gloss… Success or Fail?

This project took some practice and hard thought into what we are fixing to reveal! First off, we have several recipes, all cheap within a simple budget!

Before you pick a recipe, you need to pick a container, so that you will know if you need to double it or not. Ours our tiny heart ones we got here on Amazon. They hold 5 grams (about 1/2 a teaspoon). I make in small batches, so you can calculate it per container.

With this DIY we are going to use a very glittery gold eye shadow and Vasoline. Here is what you are going to need:

Lip-gloss ingredients
Lip-gloss ingredients

A small jar of Vasoline (generic is fine), sparkly loose eye-shadow (we chose L.A. Colors in “Summer” from the Dollar Tree), A bowl to mix in, a soup spoon, a 1/4 teaspoon measuring spoon, and your container. You can use regular eye-shadow, but you will have to scrape it into a powder first.

Here we Go!

Using a regular soup spoon, get about a half of a spoonful of Vasoline.

 

1/2 spoon of vasoline
1/2 spoon of vasoline

With your measuring spoon, measure out 1/4 teaspoon of loose, sparkly eye-shadow. With this particular eye-shadow, you will need to un-cap it, pull out the brush, recap it and shake it upside down.

1/4 tsp eye-shadow
1/4 tsp eye-shadow

Combine your 1/2 spoon of Vasoline with your 1/4 tsp eye-shadow in a small bowl.

Vasoline and Eye-shadow in bowl ready to be mixed!!
Vasoline and Eye-shadow in bowl ready to be mixed!

This is the tricky part and very messy! Mix and fold and squish the two ingredients together until you end up with a very sparkly, gooey paste.

vasoline- eyeshadow mix
vasoline- eyeshadow mix

Get your empty container and plunge it all in. This is messy too, as it will be stuck in the spoon you are using, so you will have to use your fingers. Viola! You have your first container of home-made, very shiny, lip-gloss!

Success!!
Eye-shadow Lip-gloss

Don’t forget to try it on and show everyone your pretty new style!

Lip-gloss model
Lip-gloss model

SUCCESS!!

This was a pretty inexpensive endeavor, and we had a blast making a mess! It was one of our few successes. Get ready, as I’m whipping up both some successes and failures, all pretty cheaply made. Most of this we had on hand, so it really doesn’t cost much.

We will be back shortly with a video of how to do this!