Lip balm – DIY recipe

Chocolate-mint DIY lip balm

Chocolate-mint DIY lip balm

While making the beard balm and beard oil lately, I figured I’d make up a few tubes of lip balm while I was at it.. (since the bases use many of the same ingredients).

I bought a dozen lip balm containers from a local supplier (I’ve heard they’re seriously overpriced though, so I’m not going to link them here… if I want to do this again and it’s NOT on a whim or tight deadline, I’ll likely order them online or find a more affordable supplier) so I didn’t want to make a LOT… just enough to fill up the containers I had.

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Beard balm – DIY recipes

Beard balm with vanilla and cinnamon leaf oil

Beard balm with vanilla and cinnamon leaf oil

While out shopping with a friend, he started checking out some beard balm and beard oil. He didn’t pick any up, but when his birthday rolled around, I bought him something, and wanted to make him some beard balm to gift him as well.

I started out with three recipes, each with different ratios – I figured I’d try a few different things and see what he liked in terms of scent and texture/moisture/etc.

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Beard oil – DIY recipes

Three oil blend beard oil

Three oil blend beard oil

While out shopping with a friend, he started checking out some beard balm and beard oil. He didn’t pick any up, but when his birthday rolled around, I bought him something, and wanted to make him some beard oil to gift him as well.

Looking up recipes online had a LOT of suggestions. Some suggested single carrier oils mixed with single essential oils, some had single carrier oils with a blend of essential oils, and others had blended carrier oils with single or blended essential oils.

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March Ipsy Glam Bag

 

March Ipsy Glam Bag

March Ipsy Glam Bag

On March 29, my March Ipsy Glam Bag FINALLY arrived…

Normally it comes around the 15th -17th, so I was a bit irritated that it was so long – too late in fact to enter any of the Instagram giveaway contests too.  😦 boo.

(Or maybe hurrah for any of you who have been getting sick of me filling my Instagram with make up and selfies!)

So… here’s what I got in my Glam Bag:

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February 2016 Ipsy Glam Bag

Super-short post today about my February Glam Bag from Ipsy, so I can get back to other posts in my queue.

My Ipsy Glam Bag this month contained:

tre’StiQue

Baby Blush Stick in Bora Bora Coral

  • I am really loving tre’StiQue’s products through Ipsy, and hope that they continue to send me their sticks through my glam bags.
  • The colour is perhaps a bit more orange than I’d normally purchase, but it actually works on me I think.
  • The colour blends really nicely with fingertips (I didn’t bother trying one of my blending brushes) and has a nice matte-finish despite being a stick.
  • I don’t know if the colour LASTED very long though – it blended a bit too well perhaps, and wasn’t super-dramatic.

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