#alltheingredients: TKB Thickening clay (INCI: Quaternium-90 Sepiolite (and) Quaternium-90 Montmorillonite)

This is an interesting product I bought as TKB Thickening clay (INCI Quaternium-90 Sepiolite (and) Quaternium-90 Montmorillonite), to make a few things, mainly the Tarte Frxxxtion Exfoliating stick, another interesting Asian skin care stick I liked, and some highlighting drops the young women in my youth programs wanted to make, but also because apparently I need…...

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Weekend Wonderings: Making a biphasic make-up remover?

In this post, Recipe round-up: Make-up removers, Triska asked: So, a lot of the makeup removers in my supermarket are those bi- phasic ones you shake before using. I would love to try to replicate them but I just dont quite understand them, is it just that you have an oil phase and a water phase plus…...

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Have you thought about making mineral make-up or nail polish? Why not give it a try!

As I try to catch up on all the e-mail and comments, I thought I’d share a few pictures from my craft group this Thursday. I was thrilled to see that the mineral make-up group had almost as many boys as girls! (Hey, they have mothers and girlfriends, you know!) How to make a nail…...

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Recipe round-up: Make-up removers

I thought you might like a few recipes for make-up remover for some post-Hallowe’en clean up, so here are a few that might interest you! (The surfactant and oil based ones will work for waterproof make-up.) Surfactant based make-up removerOil based make-up removerWater based make-up removerPossible duplication of a creamy cleanserSurfactant based cleansing toweletteLotion based…...

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Gels: Making an eye liner sealant. Part one – figuring out the ingredient list

I’ve never used one of these before, but my friends and kids in the groups are very interested in this eye liner sealant product. It can be used to seal mineral make-up or eye liner. The point is to keep these products on your eyes throughout the day. When I want to duplicate a product…...

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My new SnapGuide – making a lip shimmer or coloured lip balm

I’ve been meaning to make some mineral make-up visual guides, so here is the first one! Want to learn more? Click on the MMU label or look under the links to lists on the right hand side of the blog. http://snapguide.com/guides/make-a-coloured-lip-balm… You are not logged in. This content is for $1 Level, $5 Level, $3 Level...

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Anhydrous eye shadow primer – recipe!

I’m having a love affair with this anhydrous eye shadow primer – originally found in this post, but I thought I’d share it again with more detail (with plans for an upcoming SnapGuide visual tutorial). What I’ve created is a basically a lotion bar with very dry and less greasy feeling oils and butters with…...

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Weekend wonderings: Solubilizers, herbs in shampoo bars, and modifying lip balms

In this post, Steve wrote: Thank you very much for your generosity in sharing the magical world of fragrances. I’m still doing my research and tonight have been studying the whole solubilizer thing; and if you please, I have a question.Let’s say I may making up a hypothetical formula of a mix of distilled water and…...

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Mineral make-up page added!

Since I’m going to be writing a few posts on mineral make-up, I thought it was time to give it its own section on the blog! You can find all the posts on mineral make-up in a section I called…wait for it…mineral make-up! (I know! I’m so creative!) In this section you’ll find recipes for…...

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Mineral make-up: Fun with eye shadows!

We had our biggest craft group ever yesterday! 41 kids came to learn how to make mineral make-up, including eye shadows, lip balms, and finishing powders with some henna tattoos on the side. It was great fun, and over the last few weeks, I’ve been learning new things to keep them interested. (And this is…...

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