Snowy Dawn Cream Luminizer

Over Christmas we had a positively frigid cold snap here in Calgary; waking up to temperatures below -40°C with windchill was not uncommon, and most days had “highs” no higher than -25°C. This lasted for about ten days, and while my preference would’ve been to sleep through it swaddled in flannel, that wasn’t really an option as I have a just-barely-one-year-old puppy. So, we walked—once a day at the “warmest” time of day. And Lottie loved it; seeing her frolic through the champagne powder like a furry lunatic was positively delightful. Anyhow, as I waddled along behind my snow-loving puppy, bundled up in a ridiculous amount of down and Gore-Tex, I couldn’t help but notice how beautiful it all was. That was the inspiration for this Snowy Dawn Cream Luminizer.

How to Make Snowy Dawn Cream Luminizer

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Snowflake Moon Drops

I’m having a bit of a love affair with fancy white powders. Mostly micas and glitters—irredescent ones that colour shift are my favourite right now. When I visited New York in October I placed a pre-emptive TKB Trading order and scooped up sample sized baggies of all kinds of colour-shifty stunning micas and glitters and added them to some other beauties from Windy Point and YellowBee and now… well, now I have a very packed box labelled “Fancy White Powders” in my basement (you’ll be pleased to hear I had no issues getting said fancy white powders through airport security). Surveying my lovely collection of magical white powders I got to thinking I should make some wicked highlighters out of them, and with the Snowflake theme on deck for this holiday season, Snowflake Moon Drops were pretty much irresistible.

How to Make Snowflake Moon Drops

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Fireworks Lip Gloss

I sometimes wonder if I’ll ever outgrow glitter. I don’t particularly want to, but I also didn’t want to realize the special effects in some of my favourite childhood movies are painfully bad. Sometimes these things just happen. One of my strongest glitter memories is from musical theatre in the tenth grade. I was fifteen, and my ensemble character, in true musical theatre fashion, wore a leotard and a truly staggering amount of glitter all over my skin and throughout my hair. Our performance was in early December, and I remember I was still finding glitter on myself on Christmas Day. I may have used too much. Anyhow, difficulties removing it aside, I still love the stuff. So, when I paid a visit to Windy Point a couple weeks ago to find Michele and Kate positively sparkling from packing up some brand new Iridescent Super Sparkle Glitter, and Michele was kind enough to send me home with some, well… my imagination went wild. This Fireworks Lip Gloss is the first thing I’ve made with it, but it certainly won’t be the last!

How to Make Fireworks Lip Gloss

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Gentle Eye Makeup Remover

Today’s project is a simple one that I’ve been meaning to whip up for ages—a good makeup remover. It’s wonderfully easy with just three ingredients, one of which is very flexible and another is optional. It’s also wonderfully effective—I tested it with some seriously stubborn mascara and eyeliner from Benefit, so I can attest that this stuff works. I also designed it to be highly concentrated, making it great for travel. It’s awesome, it’s easy, it’s effective, and you should whip up a batch!

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Rose Gold Lip Gloss

Ok, so I may be a touch late to the party on this one, but isn’t rose gold the prettiest?! In the past I’ve shied away from pink. Not for me, I thought—too… pink 😜 This stance has softened over the last few years and I now find that rose gold has nestled into a little pinky spot in my heart and I’m suddenly quite fond of it without even knowing how it happened. For the uninitiated, rose gold is a lovely soft pinkish hue, with a touch of subtle gold that catches the light every now and then. It’s utterly lovely, so it’s not hard to see how I decided I simply had to have a lip gloss in this lovely colour!

How to Make Rose Gold Lip Gloss

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Airbrushing Primer Stick

This silky Airbrushing Primer Stick is basically a fantastic hybrid of primer, stick foundation, and my airbrushing powder. It helps control oil, blur imperfections, even out your skin tone, mattify your complexion, and keep your makeup on longer—all awesome things, no? It also goes with a silky smooth, dry-touch finish that is downright luxurious. You can put it in a stick or a compact, making it all kinds of versatile (I’m definitely more skilled with the compact application). I’m loving it combined with a touch of concealer for a bit of lightweight complexion perfection, and I think you will, too.

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