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  • in reply to: Lip Colour Blends #23273
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    C, you can mix the recipes together, or do 50% of each pigment together. It will be the same concentration, just if you mix two recipes, you will of course double the amount made. If you are wearing it 50/50 on your lips, then it should give you the right colour, otherwise you might have to tweak it. Keep in mind though that the order you wear the lipsticks changes the colour. If they are mixed together, it will give one colour, but if you wear on your lips red, then pink, the lipstick will look lighter than if you put pink, then red. Think white crayon on black paper vs. black crayon on white paper. So mix both together, then put it on your lips, and see if that is what you want. Otherwise, keep them separate.

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    I ended up purchasing cocamidopropyl betaine, SCI, and SLSA. I will try making a shampoo with these once I move into the new house and get settled in. I’m not sure what type of recipe to make though. I want to try something like Marie’s orange foaming wash.

    Pinklips – soapnuts are interesting, but my curly hair is very picky! I really want something like the Pacifica body wash. It was amazing for my hair.

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    in reply to: Random Ramblings #22783
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    Any updates on how you like the lotion, Belinda?

    I ended up taking the plunge and buying shampoo ingredients. No extracts or proteins yet though.

    in reply to: Random Ramblings #22742
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    SimplyShe, I’m glad you like it! If your mom is not having a great hatch rate, there are a few other factors – rate of turning the eggs, protein of the adult’s feed, and how you store them before incubating. I will be writing on this soon, so you can let her know!

    Belinda, I remember when I was younger, I couldn’t wait to go back to school and was bored after the 2 months. Now in university we have 4 months, and it goes by so quickly!

    in reply to: Random Ramblings #22717
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    These are milk goats, not fiber goats, so they shed their hair by themselves. Some people shear them before bringing them to shows (so that their bone structure is easily visible), but since I’m assuming you’re wondering about using the wool, I don’t think it would be very interesting. The hair is fairly short. There are pygoras though that are a miniature wool goat breed. The full sized version is the angora goat. I might get sheep later on, and if I get a wool breed (some shed by themselves like goats – hair breeds), I will use the wool as insulation for their barns. I’m not interested in spinning it, and I don’t know anyone near me who is.

    in reply to: Random Ramblings #22715
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    So the link didn’t work… I posted the pictures on my site and thought it would be easier than posting them all on imgur and linking them. If you go on http://www.joyfulmeadow.com and click “our herd” under Nigerian Dwarfs, they will be there. There are more pictures if you click on the goat

    in reply to: Random Ramblings #22714
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    Yes, anything! Haha

    These are the goats (hopefully the link works). I will be picking them up around the end of June. I’m so excited! I’ll also probably be getting a 4th, who will be ready at the end of July. I’ve been working on my website (www.joyfulmeadow.com) lately so that it has time to start getting indexed by search engines. It’s far from complete, but it’s a start! I’ve also started a facebook and instagram page where I’ll eventually be posting a ton of pictures of my animals once we move. We are moving very soon, and will be “camping” in the goat shed (since it will have a floor) for almost a month, lol. The goats will stay in the chicken shed. We have to stay with the animals and if we didn’t take them this year, it would be one more year of waiting, so we’ll try to handle the month! Hopefully the bucks aren’t too stinky 😂. We’ll have to sneak into our house after the construction workers leave to shower.

    in reply to: Tiny spoons #22713
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    I write it on the spoon with a sharpie, lol.

    in reply to: Forum Suggestions #22703
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    I just made a thread in general chat!

    in reply to: Forum Suggestions #22701
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    I was thinking maybe a section, but a thread could work too! We could have it so that we can post anything, even if it’s not necessarily about what the person before posted.

    in reply to: Forum Suggestions #22696
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    I’m thinking a random ramblings section could be useful. Just to post daily activities without making a new topic and it will keep the topics easy to read.

    in reply to: Products with NO Chemicals….. #22695
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    I sometimes find it a bit difficult when people ask me “are your products chemical free?”. I know they really mean safe with emphasis on natural ingredients. I use many natural ingredients, but people consider natural different things. Are micas natural? It can be found in nature but not those we use. What about cetyl alcohol? Not “natural” but not unsafe, and definitely a chemical. I usually end up saying something like “I use many natural ingredients to create safe products” though it’s not exclusively “natural”.

    in reply to: Tiny spoons #22694
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    I’m not 100% sure if I’m understanding your question correctly. I have these spoons https://www.amazon.ca/gp/aw/d/B0009X1P9S/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1496609423&sr=8-2&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=tiny+spoon&dpPl=1&dpID=31azPto8XVL&ref=plSrch

    Although they are named drop, pinch, etc., I measured them using a plastic 1/32 spoon and found that from smallest to largest, they are 1/64, 1/32, 1/16, 1/8, 1/4. If you have the same spoons, use those to measure. If you need something like 3/32, you’ll need to do either 3 times 1/32 or 1/16 + 1/32.

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    I’m leaning towards maybe just buying a new already made shampoo. Like I said, I don’t use much shampoo (maybe 2 bottles a year), and it would cost around 80$ including shipping and taxes to get everything I need from Voyageur. I would need to make a lot of shampoo to cover the cost. I still have a bottle of my discountinued one, and then I will try either the shampoo that goes with my hair conditioner, or another one that smells amazing. My conditioner smells minty, which is nice, but I feel like having more sweet smells. Unfortunately, I haven’t found another conditioner that both works with my hair and doesn’t give me a headache from the strong perfume, so I’m sticking with it.

    These are the ingredients of the 3 possible shampoos:

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    in reply to: Book Signing Presentation—Help? #21895
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    Oh! One idea too could be to bring samples of maybe a lotion and a few lipsticks, with applicators. A lot of people don’t believe that DIY can give professional results, and with applicators, everyone could try the same products, so it wouldn’t be expensive to have maybe 5 lipstick colours available and a lotion (choose one without too many special ingredients and without a strong smell for people who are sensitive to smells, even natural ones)

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