Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Third Batch of Soap

As a child I loved creamsicles in the summer. As an adult I love them all year long! I've been know to make orange sherbet and vanilla desserts. When I was thinking about possible soap recipes the notion of a creamsicle scented soap seemed very appealing (apPEELing!). The end product smells so yummy that I'm tempted to take a bite!

Here's the recipe:
16oz Clear Soap  Base colored Orange w/ yellow & red Labcolor liquid colorant
16oz White Soap Base
0.25oz Orange Valencia EO
1/2 tsp Vanilla Fragrance Oil

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Make-up Product Review: L'Oreal Infallible Stars Collection Lipcolour

I love me some red lipstick! With that said, I just had to try this product when I read Kandee Johnson's review: L'Oreal Infallible Lipcolour. OMG, she was right! Not only is the color Beyonce's Red a fabulous red but this product is not going anywhere...literally!

It reminds me of a product that I used to use years ago by Max Factor called Lipfinity except that the formula feels much lighter and actually doesn't wear away at all, not even in the center of the mouth after eating & drinking. After Lipfinity was release several other cosmetic manufacturers (Covergirl Outlast Lipcolor, Maybelline Superstay Lipcolor, Revlon Colorstay Overtime Lipcolor, to name a few) came out with very similar products but, in my opinion, nothing compared to Lipfinity until now.

I will be trying out other shades from this line. Stay tuned...

note: The seperate conditioning balm is pretty much the same as that of the other similar products out there.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Second Batch of Soap

 Boy Soap  Recipe:
1lb Hemp base
1lb Aloe base
1 tsp Tea Tree EO
1 tsp Eucalyptus EO
1 tsp Fresh Bamboo EO
2 tsp Coconut Oil
1/2 tsp Blue Sapphire Lab Color
1/2 White Mica
 Smells like boys...

Monday, August 2, 2010

First Batch of Soap

I made my first batch of soap yesterday. I created a recipe of my own based on the proportion of other recipes that I have read online. My goal was to make something that I can use on my face, so I didn't add any fragrance or essential oils (for scent-- thought it might be irritating).

Heres what I used:
16oz of Goat's Milk base
16oz Honey base
3 tbs Coco Butter
1/2 tsp Coconut Oil
1/2 Olive Oil
1/2 oz of apricot seeds
1/2 oz of oatmeal

I poured the concoction into a loaf mold and let it harded for several hours. Then removed it, cut into 8 bars and wrapped each in plastic wrap.

Lesson learned: the hot soap must be stirred until it has cooled down considerably (I thought I did this but read an article with a better description of how the soap should look after I had already poured it) so that the exfoliants added stay suspended in the mixture instead of sinking to the bottom of the mold as mine did. Also, the soap has a mildly greasy feel...too much oil? Not sure.

Anyway, I didn't do too badly for my first attempt. I even washed my face with it last night and this morning! More to come!