Archive for March, 2014
DIY: Lipstick Using Crayola Crayons
Recently my sister and I made our own lipsticks mostly using readily available household items. Thanks to a craft supply sponsorship from Wholeport.com we had empty chapstick type twist up cylinders to use. We also used empty sample containers from Sephora.
I highly recommend ONLY using Crayola crayons as they are completely non-toxic with numerous studies done that prove that on average a toddler will consume upwards of 2 crayons a month with no ill effects. There have also been studies done that show that women who wear lipstick daily consume upwards of 2-3 whole lipsticks a year!
That is enough reason to make sure that my lip products ONLY contain ingredients that are suitable for ingestion. So I’d been seeing many posts and videos online of others creating their own lipsticks using crayons as their pigment (and wax blend) and had been wanting to try it.
We decided to use a combination of coconut oil, 100% vanilla extract, and/or honey. One advantage of making our own lipsticks was that we could choose what ever color or blend of colors available in a standard box of 64 Crayola crayons! I will say that in the future, I’d use a higher ratio of crayon to lipstick base and experiment with using other oils, waxes, and/or pre-made bases.
First step: Wash all containers to be filled with 70% or 90% isopropyl alcohol and allow to air dry. The higher the concentration, the faster it will dry!
Second step: Unwrap crayons to be used and assemble base ingredients.
Third step: Set up a double boiler by placing a metal bowl into a pot of boiling water.
Fifth step: Melt crayon (break each crayon into several pieces first to speed up melting) We used approximately 1 whole crayon per lipstick, but I’d use closer to 2 crayons per lipstick next time for higher opacity.
Sixth step: Pour into container then carefully place in the refrigerator for at least 10+ minutes until firm.
Seventh step: Enjoy your new custom made lipstick!!
I wanted to say THANK YOU to Wholeport.com for sponsoring me and providing the twist up containers. Want to order some of your own? Click HERE to be taken to the page where you can purchase the same containers I used in this tutorial.
I’m going to be trying to post a new craft every month (or two) using supplies I receive from Wholeport.com
Have you tried making your own lipstick or other cosmetics? I’d love to hear about your crafty cosmetics escapades in the comments below!
Disclaimer: I received one or more items mentioned above from Wholeport.com as part of a craft sponsorship program in hopes that the supplies I receive will be used in craft projects mentioned on this blog. All opinions are mine. Please see my disclaimer policy for more information.
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I was recently invited by Majestical Jewelry to participate in their campaign on Tomoson.com a site that connects brands with bloggers. I immediately applied jumping at the chance to participate in my first campaign on Tomoson. When I applied for the campaign there were 3 pictures of necklaces on their page. There was no mention that any other type of jewelry would be sent so I assumed I would receive one of the necklaces pictured.
I immediately went onto their website and (at that time) could NOT find ANY listing for the earrings I was sent! While I do have my ears pierced, I cannot wear large, heavy, and bulky earrings. I can only wear studs and/or smaller, light dangly earrings.
I immediately emailed the company letting them know what I received and how I could not actually do any sort of review on the product since it was one I cannot use. And that I was very surprised to receive such large heavy earrings when only necklaces were shown on the campaign page with no other indication that any other sort of item would be sent or asking if one could wear earrings or not.
I am currently waiting for a new item to be sent, one that I can actually wear, so that I might be able to review the quality of Majestical Jewelry’s jewelry. Meanwhile I am posting this as I am supposed to have a review posted by a specific date for Tomoson.com and wasn’t aware that my initial email to the company should be through the Tomoson website since this is my first campaign.
So this is more of an informational post than true review. I will post an update once I receive the new item. And if anyone who CAN wear larger and heavier earrings is interested in these, I can definitely hold a giveaway for these, so that a new home can be found! Please leave a comment if you would be interested in winning these!
Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. All opinions are mine. Please see my disclaimer policy for more information.