Since the beginning of July, I have been living in St Petersburg, Russia. After the move, I have been forced to make some change in my sustainable and natural living. Not only did I not have the possibility to bring any of my essential oils and other raw material, things like organic food and recycling seem to be completely unknown in this country. Nonetheless, I have tried to take the most out of the situation, and try to look at what I can do in Russia instead of what I can’t do. And there’s a few things that they do better than many, maybe even any, other country. Such as honey. And vodka. I’ll hopefully get back to those later, but for now I wanted to share a quick tip with another type of food that the russians love: beetroot.
When looking for Halloween makeup, natural isn’t excactly the first thing that comes to mind. Many of the face paints on the market contain potentially harmful ingredients, especially if you’re looking at cheap products in the toy shops. Actually, a lot of the Halloween makeup on the market isn’t even graded as cosmetics, and therefore they don’t even contain an ingredient list! (if you can’t … Continue reading Naturally Spooky – Make Your Own Natural Halloween Makeup
Finding a good mascara that doesn’t smudge and stays on long can be rather tricky. Especially if you’re looking for something of the natural, no ‘poo variety. Personally, I don’t even use mascara right now, which is partly because I haven’t found a good one and I’m too lazy to go out looking for one. The other reason is that I’ve discovered the glory of a product that I, only a year or so back, would have awarded with the-most-unneccessary-product-of-the-century.
It’s this little guy.
If you could have an eyeshadow in any color you liked, what would it be? Take a moment to think about that, right now. Because here’s your chance to win your very own customized makeup. In this giveaway, I am going to make one eyeshadow and one blush according to the winner’s wish! In addition, one of the two lucky winner will also receive a … Continue reading Giveaway! Win Customized Mineral Makeup Eyeshadow or Blush
Playing around with micas and shimmering eyeshadows is fun enough, but here comes the true challenge: making mineral foundation. By making your own homemade mineral foundation you’ll save big bucks, as store-bought mineral foundations can be rather expensive. Plus, you have the opportunity to get the exact shade that suits your skin color! Once you get the formula right, you can make a huge batch that you can keep forever (and when I say forever, I mean forever. This will never go off)
First, we need to make a white base. Continue reading “Make Mineral Makeup – Part 4: Mineral Foundation”
Now you know which ingredients you need to make your own make-up, and here comes the fun part – the actual making of the makeup! And we’re going to start with the most fun part, that is eyeshadows and blush! When making eyeshadow the possibilities are endless, and you can get any shade you desire – and often a bunch of colors that you didn’t even think you desired.
In addition to many long evenings of fun-fun experimenting, you get makeup that’s a) cheaper, b) longer lasting and c) more natural than most conventional makeup products. So what are you waiting for? Let’s get down to business!
If you still think this seems all too complicated (and believe me, the most difficult part is buying the ingredients), don’t worry – in a couple of weeks time there will be a giveaway with the chance of winning customized eye shadow or blush made by yours truly! So don’t forget to check back in the beginning of November. But until then, start experimenting and I promise you you’ll be hooked in no time! Continue reading “Makeup? Make it! Homemade Eyeshadow and Blush”
It’s time for the second part of our make up series- ingredients needed when making your own cosmetics! Here’s a list of the the things you’ll need. You will need to make a small investment to get the pigments and stuff that you’ll need, but once you have them, they will last really long – and in the long run you’ll save a bunch of cash too! You can order the minerals online – let me know if you need to find a good site.
When you start creating homemade beauty products, you realize there’s a whole world of opportunities as to what you can create. Many have already realizes how easy it is to make scrubs, face masks, lip balms, deodorant, lotions, shampoo and bath salts. But I have noticed that only a few start to make their own makeup. It seems like a very big step, somehow.
But let me tell you something.
It’s really easy.
Also, it’s so much fun, that once you get started, you’ll never want to stop.
I had planned on writing a post about making mineral makeup at home. But then I realized I have waaay to much to say. So I decided to split it up. Into four parts. And the grande finale will be a giveaway where you get to chance to win some homemade makeup – personalized just for you!
To make mineral makeup you’ll need to make a few purchases online to get started. More on what you’ll need in the next post, but let’s start with some even easier homemade makeup using ingredients that you’ll find in your local store – or forest. Continue reading “Taking The Huge Step That’s Actually Really Small – The DIY Makeup Series”
Check out this amazing video from 30 bananas a day on how to use fruit and veggies as make up! Continue reading Fruity makeup