by Marie | Oct 28, 2021 | Body Butter, Other 2021 Favourites, Projects with Videos
We’re continuing our Almond Oat theme today with this perfect-for-autumn Almond Oat Emulsified Body Butter ❤️ Silky almond oil and rich shea butter star in the oil phase, with moisturizing and soothing oaty goodness from colloidal oatmeal and hydrolyzed oat protein. This emulsified body butter is a happy medium between lighter emulsions, like lotions and creams, and heavier anhydrous products like body butters and balms. It’s perfect for the darker, cooler days that are setting in here in Calgary. Let’s get emulsified!
by Marie | Aug 30, 2021 | Lip Balm, Other 2021 Favourites
In today’s edition of “I promise that’s not actually food even though it looks, smells (and tastes!) like it” I’m sharing a formulation for a simple six-ingredient Mocha Lip Scrub! This decadent coffee and chocolate scented scrub is perfect for gently buffing away dead skin, leaving your lips soft and tasting like a tasty treat from a café. Let’s get started!
by Marie | Aug 26, 2021 | Bee Better, Eye Makeup, Other 2021 Favourites
It’s been almost five years since my first book, Make it Up: The Essential Guide to DIY Makeup and Skin Care, was released (!). I’m still really proud of it, but today I want to share an update to the eyeshadow formulation that I think is a pretty big upgrade. It’s part Bee-Bettering, part expansion. We’re making one small ingredient swap to the base and then updating the making process so you can make lots of different colours more easily (and in more reasonable batch sizes). I’ve also worked out exactly what you need to do to press the shadow so you can easily make yourself a beautiful pressed palette 😍 Let’s dive in!
by Marie | Aug 19, 2021 | Facial Serums & Balms, Other 2021 Favourites
You’ll need just six ingredients to make this cheery all-natural Mango Rosehip Solid Facial Oil. It stars two stunning lightweight emollients and it is packaging-optional, so it’s a great way to reduce your packaging needs a wee bit. Making this formulation is a simple melt-pour-chill and the finished product is a fun (and solid!) way to wrap up your skincare routine.
by Marie | Jul 26, 2021 | Best of 2021, Eye Makeup, Other 2021 Favourites, Projects with Videos
I am so excited to share this formulation with you guys! Today we are making Sephora-quality long-wearing shimmer cream eyeshadow. You will need three specialty ingredients, but if you love cream eyeshadows, it is absolutely worth it. Just as I did in my book, Make it Up: The Essential Guide to DIY Makeup and Skin Care, we’ll be making a larger batch of base and you can then use that base to create every colour of cream eyeshadow you can imagine 😱 For a bit of a cost teaser—you can make 5g of cream eyeshadow (which is a lot—roughly 250 applications!) for about $1.50USD. Cream eyeshadows are regularly 10–30x that much, and now you can have ’em in every colour your heart desires for a fraction of the price!
Post last updated February 2023.
by Marie | Jul 19, 2021 | Best of 2021, Lip Makeup, Other 2021 Favourites
If you’ve been wanting a transparent lip gloss base from scratch, this is the formulation for you. You’ll need just three ingredients to make a clear and versatile gloss base that you can customize in oh-so-many ways, with different carrier oils, colours, micas, and more!