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  • in reply to: Book Signing Presentation—Help? #21892
    Joyful
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    Talk about why you started making DIY cosmetics, why it’s worth it (ie. can customize ingredients and colours), how in the long run it can save money (especially if you’re like me and love having a ton of lipstick colours). It’s a hobby that is useful.

    I’m not sure what else. What do you mean by presentation? Just talking about yourself and the book, or will you be making something to show people? How long does it need to be?

    in reply to: Shampoo discontinued – making my own or finding another? #21842
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    Yes, thank you! Last night I spent some time reading the shampoo recipes on Point of Interest. Voyageur does sell SLSA under the name Lanthanol LAL and under the name Stephan Mild LSB which includes disodium laureth sulfosuccinate. Is the powder much harder to work with? I was thinking of taking both ingredients seperately so that I can control the ratio and since SLSA alone is a powder, I can make shampoo bars maybe. Disodium laureth sulfosuccinate alone is a liquid. But if only cocobetaine and SLSA would work, then I would prefer not to buy an extra ingredient. Also, if I have EZ pearl, do I need crothix? On point of interest she used it alone, but elsewhere it said that you might still need crothix. Ez pearl is cheaper, but I don’t want to buy it and it not working.

    If I place an order, I think this is what I would order. I’m still hesitating about if it’s worth it.

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    in reply to: INCI For Gifts? #21790
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    I’m so excited! Noisette (Hazelnut) comes from AMAZING milk gentics (her dad comes from an imported buck from the US. The US have been breeding this breed for much longer and have much more goats – around 110 000, compared to around 5500 in Canada, and they have had time to really improve the milk production in these minis). Framboise has very good genetics as well (her mom gives 2L/day, which is huge for a 40-70lbs goat) but probably not as good as Noisette.

    Quinoa is the little twin that will be wethered. It’s better not to seperate litter mates if possible since they are very bonded. Framboise was a triplet, but her brothers were already reserved to a couple who have been waiting a very long time for them. Eventually, Quinoa might be placed with a buck to keep him company without risking pregnancies with our girls. I would love to buy a buck from a breeder in BC who has US lines (she owns Noisette’s grandpa and her father was born there), but of course get an unrelated goat. A few breeders have had goats shipped from her by plane. I’ll have to save up! But if I sell the babies they get once weaned (idk how I’ll be able to give them up!), they will quickly repay themselves.

    Lol this has become completely unrelated to cosmetics!

    in reply to: INCI For Gifts? #21764
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    She’s adorable, isn’t she.

    These are the two other babies! They should be mine, but the breeder is busy right now so hasn’t confirmed yet (but she contacted me to let me know they were available for me, so they are technically mine).

    Noisette and Quinoa:

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    in reply to: Bubbbly magnesium stearate #21749
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    It might be because it melted very quickly. Because last time I made the lipstick base, I left it on longer, and the bubbles (which kinda solidified at the top where it’s cooler) ended up melting. So if you have a batch small enough to melt all at once, that’s probably why it didn’t bubble.

    in reply to: Bubbbly magnesium stearate #21745
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    Yes, it does bubble when melting. Make sure your container has extra space for the bubbles.

    However I’m guessing you’re using another foundation recipe, since the one from the book doesn’t use any waxes or butters.

    in reply to: What NOT to Do #21718
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    Haha! I can only imagine his reaction!

    in reply to: INCI For Gifts? #21680
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    The goats from the lady I thought I would purchase from all died at birth, unfortunately. But thankfully I was on the waiting list for a few other breeders.

    This is the first goat I purchased! Haven’t met her yet because the breeder is 3 hours away, but I will be getting her somewhere at the end of June – beginning July.

    The others haven’t been bought yet, but potential goats have been born yesterday. The breeder said she’d send me pictures today, but probably got too busy, so hopefully tomorrow!

    Meet Framboise!

    Framboise

    in reply to: Lippies #21679
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    Thank you Cyn! I’m flattered ☺️ Can you tell I love making lipsticks 😉

    My next project eventually will be liquid lipsticks. I bought my first one ever from MAC 2 weeks ago and I like it. It lasts maybe a tiny bit better than the long-wear base ones when eating (but not much), but it is much harder to remove when you actually want to. It stays on longer than the long wear base when not eating though, so I’d like to make some to have options. I have a few idea recipes, so hopefully it’ll work, but I won’t be trying for maybe 6 months because of the moving and everything.

    in reply to: Lippies #21672
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    Sarah, when did you make the lipstick? Mine are always weird the first day or two after making them, then they get much better. I think it’s because the powders need time to absorb the oils. Depending on the shades, I’ve had one take about a week to go “normal” (but all others are usually good after 24 or 36 hours).

    If it’s been long enough, then you can try adding more pigment to make it less sticky. I often use a bit more than Marie does (maybe 9/16 tsp instead of 7/16). Apply it with a lipbrush and try to not drink or anything for at least 15 mins. It’s not the end of the world if you have to take a sip, but it helps it dry down evenly. After it will transfer much less. I don’t have much transfer, but do have some. It will usually last me maybe 4 hours, but keep in mind that I drink a lot. If I eat, it will fade, so I reapply, but there is still some left

    in reply to: Lippies #21671
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    Carol, my first batch of lip paint turned out the same way. Not all dropers are the same size, so 30 drops with one might actually be the equivalent of 30 with another. I had to reduce the amount of drops with mine. Just add until it’s a thick paste. However I still find it doesn’t last great. It ends up uneven pretty quickly. I like the long-wear lipstick MUCH better.

    in reply to: Lip Colour Blends #21657
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    If you use micas, it will work, but give you a sheer colour. If you add titanium dioxide, it will be less sheer, but since the pigment is more diluted, it might lighten your blend a bit. I’ve made a few lipsticks with only micas (no tit. Diox.) and it’s great if you want a more sheer lipstick, kinda like Maybeline Baby Lips, if you know them.

    in reply to: Canadian Suppliers #21589
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    Isn’t this what you are looking for though? http://www.voyageursoapandcandle.com/50_ml_Frosted_Glass_Jar_with_Brushed_Silver_Cap_p/71788.htm

    Otherwise, can you post a picture or something?

    in reply to: Canadian Suppliers #21588
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    Newdirectionsaromatic are still selling them, so maybe stock up? I will try to look around a bit

    in reply to: Canadian Suppliers #21586
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    I buy mine from Voyageur Soap and Candle. They are pretty much the only ones I’ve found so far for glass jars in small amounts. If you want plastic jars, Candora Soap is also an option.

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