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  • #18379
    Zil
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    For me it’s tarte’s lights camera splashes Mascara and
    HD Professionals Waterproof liquid eyeliner

    #18383
    BelindaSK
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    I’m still buying makeup, but it looks like that’s about to change!😊 I still buy hair products too. I started the Curly Girl method two years ago and became *somewhat* of a product junkie. So, I’m still working through my stash. I went a little crazy buying different sulfate & silicone -free shampoos and conditioners…..😜 my hair needs hair gel too, so I still buy that. I tried using homemade deodorant when I first started DIYing, and it worked great until I started having hot flashes. It was so bad I had to switch back to the store bought stuff because I was tired of being stinky.

    #18384
    Cynnara
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    I’ve got to find a homemade deodorant that works well in Florida where the stinkies don’t show up two hours later. So, yes I still buy deodorant. I still use shampoo and conditioner, though I’m weaning off of that little by little. I need to find something I like and won’t strip every loving thing from my hair. Though that dry shampoo spray is looking good for my between days. (I wash my hair every two days right now.)

    Since I’m learning to soap, that’s being replaced. (Most of Marie’s soap is in my bathroom because I loathe sharing my goodies. Lol)

    Since I started making skin care items, I haven’t bought any. Whoa. Two years plus. I just now realized that. That’s just too cool. I’d rather make it than buy it, so I can customize it to my own needs.

    Makeup is next. Evil foundation powder that cost me lots of money but looks awesome on me. Lol. That is my goal, never to buy concealer or foundation ever again. After that, we can slide into each item as it comes up.

    #18386
    Zil
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    Oh for deodorant I have been really happy with Milk of magnesia with a hefty dose of Lime EO. Lime supposedly is photosynthesizing so be careful but in my many years of use I have has no armpit sunburn.

    #18392
    BelindaSK
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    Zil, milk of magnesia? I’ve not heard that one yet. I’ve seen ones made with magnesium oil, though, that are supposed to be effective. Is magnesium in the MOM?

    Cynnara, a really nice moisturizing shampoo I’ve discovered is Jane Carter Solution’s Hydrating Invigorating Shampoo SLS-free. I can use this and my hair still feels really nice and moisturized.

    I’m really trying to make the switch to making more products than I’m buying, but I’m still not there yet. I make our soap we bathe with, but still buy the liquid stuff in the foamer bottles for our sinks. My daughter makes less of a mess with those. She loves the bar soap I make and uses it in the shower, but tends to break it if it’s the least bit thin. Then I have chunks of soap stuck all over my shower and a weird-shaped bar of soap.😱 My husband won’t use any other shampoo but the one I make him, but I still use the store bought stuff 98% of the time. Since I only shampoo once a week, a bottle of shampoo lasts me about a year, so I really don’t bother with making my own. I have made conditioners here and there, but still buy them too since I co-wash my hair and go through a lot of conditioner. My facial cleanser, toner, and lotion is all homemade, but I still buy anti-aging eye cream. I make all my own lotion, which is the thing that really started me down this DIY road. I’m hoping the next thing I stop buying is makeup.😀

    #18393
    BelindaSK
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    Zil, milk of magnesia? I’ve not heard that one yet. I’ve seen ones made with magnesium oil, though, that are supposed to be effective. Is magnesium in the MOM?

    Cynnara, a really nice moisturizing shampoo I’ve discovered is Jane Carter Solution’s Hydrating Invigorating Shampoo SLS-free. I can use this and my hair still feels really nice and moisturized.

    I’m really trying to make the switch to making more products than I’m buying, but I’m still not there yet. I make our soap we bathe with, but still buy the liquid stuff in the foamer bottles for our sinks. My daughter makes less of a mess with those. She loves the bar soap I make and uses it in the shower, but tends to break it if it’s the least bit thin. Then I have chunks of soap stuck all over my shower and a weird-shaped bar of soap.😱 My husband won’t use any other shampoo but the one I make him, but I still use the store bought stuff 98% of the time. Since I only shampoo once a week, a bottle of shampoo lasts me about a year, so I really don’t bother with making my own. I have made conditioners here and there, but still buy them too since I co-wash my hair and go through a lot of conditioner. My facial cleanser, toner, and lotion is all homemade, but I still buy anti-aging eye cream. I make all my own lotion, which is the thing that really started me down this DIY road. I’m hoping the next thing I stop buying is makeup.😀

    #18394
    BelindaSK
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    Sorry for posting twice! My iPad was stuck so I hit the button again.

    #18414
    Cynnara
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    Making liquid soap is one of my goals this year. I hate buying grocery store soap. Hate it. So I’m refusing to do it unless it’s artisan made and filled with good stuff. Castille liquid soap is my holy grail in soap. Lol

    I need to make my conditioners, since customising might help in the long run. Cleansing balm is coming up soon as I need something better. Serums….haven’t made any yet for myself. I haven’t been big on oil on my face. My sisters, yes. Me, not so much. As I get older, I need to make sure I care for my skin more.

    I want to also want to create facial toners, some acne wash for my suffering nephew, create body sprays as I hate the artificial stuff out there now. Irritates my system, which is unexpected.

    So, the more I DIY, the more I need to replace. I also have food DIY to do too- canning!

    #18420
    Zil
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    Yup MOM for pits! After many stinky days with crystals, baking soda based deodorants and everything else you can imagine I heard of Lime EO and MoM as deodorants from the crunchy betty group. Individually both worked amazingly for me. The straight Lime EO worked best but was a tad harsh after a couple days and honestly just darn expensive! A mix of the two has been heaven sent.

    #18421
    Minicoopergirl93
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    I buy Function of Beauty shampoo and conditioner as well as hairspray and mousse. Just haven’t been able to get my hair to behave with homemade hair stuff! Much too greasiness when I try.

    #18435
    Penny
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    Sukin Deodorant, working on reversing the ingredients from time to time. I find baking sofa to cause too many issues.

    Mascara, if I wear mascara, I need smudgeproof. My lashes are pretty long, and I need to be careful I don’t leave eye lash prints on my brow bones!

    I buy a shampoo and conditioner from Shangrila, which is lovely! And perfumes. That pretty much all I still buy!

    #18466
    Cynnara
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    I’m going to have to try the MoM thing with my distilled lime EO. That could be interesting. Spray bottle or pat on? My goal is spray or stick. Sad, but there you go,

    Thanks for the heads up on the shampoo. I’m going to try it. I need new stuff soon. Go me. Plus the world needs to get in board with this. I’m shifting fears. My poor teammates. They’ve been surprised with goodies today. Underwriting was upset I didn’t bring them all goodies. Pfft.

    #18560
    Minicoopergirl93
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    Oh, I also still buy lipstick from Besame Cosmetics — I just can’t get over the beautiful packaging!! It’s too difficult to try and fit lipstick into an old container without a proper mold, and I love having makeup that makes me feel fabulous as I apply it, which is why I love vintage containers and makeup holders 🙂

    UGH I wish I had those bullet lipstick molds that they have…

    #18569
    BelindaSK
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    Wow! Those lipsticks are beautiful! No wonder you love using them! I’ve never heard of Besame Cosmetics so I had to look them up.

    #18573
    Penny
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    Those lipstick molds are being sold a lot here in China. I just can’t seem to figure out how to use them.

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