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  • in reply to: INCI For Gifts? #20660
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    LOL, exactly! I offer them a mostly organic lipstick, and they would throw it out for a non-organic one that still contains carmine! It took me a while to be comfortable with carmine, but the colour convinced me. I mean, apparently we swallow bugs in our sleep. I might as well take advantage of their colours. One of my friends asked me what I used to colour my products and I said mostly minerals, and they asked “you get those vivid colours only from minerals?” So I told them that it’s minerals and naturally derived ingredients, which is true 😂. I told a few people about carmine and they always look at me like I’m crazy, haha.

    in reply to: Matureish Ingredient Stash #20659
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    Everyone says their product is the best, it’s so hard to choose. Especially since the description is so similar. I chose that one because of the study and I found it interesting that it was made from something bacteria produce. I also saw a few reviews for some comercial creams made from it (one was 60$/30ml, another around $100/30ml!) that said it helped protect their skin from cold (one lady had very bad pain if she went out in the cold, her face turned red and cracked or something, and with this, after a while it stopped, but still turned red)

    in reply to: Lip Paint #20658
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    I know 😭 The shipping is around 25$ US, plus 45$ product (I added something) + conversion = almost 92$, and that’s assuming they don’t charge duties, which they randomly do or don’t. It’s double the price. It seems so long ago that our dollar was higher. If at least they could be the same! I need products! Lol. Once I got it shipped to a company that exists just to receive packages from the US for Canadians (mostly Ontarians since it’s about 30 minutes away if not for the wait times to cross) and the shipping was only 6$, but it’s not worth it spending a total of sometimes 5 hours at the border. I’m trying to convince myself to wait until we move (so it would be end of summer/fall), but at the same time my brain is saying “but you’ll be in the countryside… what if you $100 of products gets lost!”. What do you guys think I should do? I got a gift of $60, which I forgot I had, so I would only be spending $30 technically, but I always feel guilty spending money on non-essentials, lol.

    in reply to: Forum Suggestions #20653
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    I check them all from time to time as well. I just subscribed to all the categories except soap since I don’t make any, so hopefully I’ll get every post.

    in reply to: INCI For Gifts? #20652
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    Yes, thank you! Haha, when I made a lipstick for someone, I wasn’t sure if they were ok using carmine, but I wanted to use it for the right colour. I couldn’t really ask “are you ok with bug lipstick” without getting a definite no, so I looked at the ingredients of the lipstick I was duping, and found carmine. Otherwise I would have used something else. Sometimes we need to be a bit sneaky 😂

    in reply to: Forum Suggestions #20649
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    I click it and get the notifications by email, but I just prefer being able to see them on the site, lol. Right now I delete the email once I’ve replied, so I (hopefully) don’t miss anything.

    A tag function would also be great! I saw you mentionned me in another thread about a week ago, but only found it by accident. It would be great if people were notified 🙂

    in reply to: Matureish Ingredient Stash #20647
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    I would recommend Antarcticine from Lotion Crafter. They have a study linked on the ingredient’s page as well. I, my parents, and my grandparents use it, but for different reasons – it helps fade stretch marks that were red for YEARS in about a month of applying everyday, they are barely noticeable, my parents it’s just for prevention, they haven’t noticed something in particular, but they don’t have wrinkles, and my grandmother loves it. She says it makes her skin super soft and hydrated (she has the same lotion with and without antarcticine, so she can compare), and she says she doesn’t know if it has reduced wrinkles or not, but I think it might have (mind you, it was over facetime so I could be wrong). She will visit us next week (she lives over 1000km away) so I will verify it then. The fact that it helped my stretch marks when nothing else did completely convinced me. From red (for 5 years) to white or golden in some places in a month.

    in reply to: Good hair days #20646
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    Belinda, have you tried plopping? When my hair was down to almost my butt (when pulled straight/wet, a bit below bra length when curly), I couldn’t pineapple because it would still be too long, so I plopped and LOVED it. Wash my hair in the early evening, style, then plop in a 100% cotton pillowcase. I woke up with slightly damp hair (my hair took 8 hours to air dry without anything on it, so about 12 with the pillowcase), and it would be frizz free. Now, I cut my hair to be armpit length when curly, so I can pineapple, but still plop if I want to shower later in the day.

    Cyn, do you have curly hair?

    in reply to: Favourite Make It Up Recipe #20645
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    100%, my favourite recipe is the long-wear base. I wear lipstick basically everyday, and love having colours, and this recipe solved the slight issue I was having regarding matte lipstick.

    in reply to: Essential Mineral Makeup Powder Base #20644
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    Zil, I don’t know if you’ve tried the argan oil sub or not yet, but I use it to replace jojoba inn everything. I’ve only tried jojoba once many many years ago, so I can’t rememeber how it was, but from what I’ve read, both absorb quickly and should give a fairly dry-touch, which argan oil does.

    in reply to: Blush baby, blush! #20643
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    So far in the “berry department”, i’ve only made purpley pinks, well I made others but stupid me didn’t record it since I was doing it with a friend and I forgot. What I would do is mix a bit of titanium dioxide with mangenese violet (a MUST for berries, it’s amazing) and either a pink or red colour, or both. Red will give a deeper berry. Don’t use red iron oxide, you’ll just get orange or brown mud. If I want to deepen the colour, I’ll use a tiny bit of red iron oxide blue shade (won’t deepen as much as black). Grind them up (makes a world of difference for me, even if I spend 20minutes blending by hand, it’s far from what I get with the coffee grinder), and put a little bit of the lipstick base on your hand, then add some powder and see if you like the colour before actually making it. If you like matte lipstick and it’s not matte using the long-wear base of the book, you probably didn’t add enough powder. I usually use a bit more than the book. Also, for some reason if I use micas, it gives a satin finish and sticks to cups, even with the same amount of powder. With the pigments, after about 15mins of the lipstick drying on my lips, there is barely any transfer.

    in reply to: Lip Paint #20642
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    I’m also being tempted by TKB. I’m trying to resist…. I have everything I need, but not a lot of calcium carbonate and magnesium myristate, which I’ve been using a lot recently. It’s only 30$ US for what I want, but with shipping and dollar conversion, it’s $80CAD *cries*.

    in reply to: Forum Suggestions #20641
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    Can we have somewhere to view our notifications instead of having to check manually each time?

    in reply to: Lip Paint #20533
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    Thank you! Can you order from TKB Trading? If not, maybe try to purchase cheap makeup and empty it to reuse

    in reply to: Lip Paint #20524
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    Thank you! I love making new colours and love wearing lip stuff. I’m taking a break from making some at the moment since we are going to be moving, but my next plan is for berry colours of different shades.

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