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  • in reply to: Can preservatives go off? #31386
    kathym
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    Thank you! I looked on the site where I got it but there was no mention of expiry. I will get some new liquid germall plus!

    in reply to: Boom Products by Cindy Joseph #25731
    kathym
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    I’m more of a recipe follower than a recipe creator, but I did make a moisturizing stick using beeswax, argan oil, and cocoa butter. I don’t care for the cocoa butter, so will use it for my feet instead. I need to get some of that capuacu butter that Marie recommends, methinks.

    Any thoughts about the others would be appreciated…

    in reply to: Comparable Humblebee recipe to Burt's Bee lipstick colour? #23572
    kathym
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    Thanks, Penny, I don’t like the taste of rose on my lips (and as much as I adore the scent, it is too strong for me), so I’d likely go with mint. I guess I’ll just have to play around, as you said. I have all of those colours except Mica Carmine Red and Mica Beige, but I do have liquid carmine. I really must get some powder. I generally purchase from Saffire Blue in Canada, but I might have to switch to another because they haven’t had it in over a year.

    I generally use one recipe for lip balm, but I’ll follow one of Marie’s recipes for a lip stick or a lip shimmer.

    I was lucky with Marie’s foundation. In another post, I shared that even though the Medium Neutral recipe turns out to be substantially darker in colour than the mineral foundation I used to use, the colour is perfect and completely takes away the very red tone of my skin. I just added a titch more yellow. I also adore that there is oil in it, which makes it adhere to my skin better. I am so glad I can now make my own foundation. One day I’ll venture into the eyebrow, concealer, and cheek colour…

    Thanks Penny!

    kathym
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    Burt’s Bees Fig Lip Shimmer ingredients: castor oil, sunflower oil, beeswax, candelilla wax, pepper mint oil, cocoa butter, cera carnauba, shea butter, strawberry seed oil, apricot kernel oil, black current oil, rosemary leaf extract, elderberry seed oil, tocopherol, canola oil, soybean oil, limonene, CI 77019 (mica), CI 77491, 77492, 77499 iron oxides, CI 75470 carmine, aluminia, CI 77891 titanium dioxide.
    Holy crazy amount of ingredients!

    Do you have a website or somewhere where you share recipes, Penny? I’d love to see it. I’m not one to make my own recipes… Thanks!

    kathym
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    One last try before I give up…  fig on my lips

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    • This reply was modified 3 years, 5 months ago by kathym.
    kathym
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    Of course, if one were to actually read the side panel, one might see how to do it…

    Burt’s Bees Fig

    BUT OMG, that’s stoopidly complicated!

    • This reply was modified 3 years, 5 months ago by kathym.
    kathym
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    Hopefully I’m doing this right… I’m surprised that it is indeed brownish pink/red! Thanks for your help Cynnara and Penny!

    https://drive.google.com/a/kathymercure.com/file/d/0B40H9LwGrboORV9lb1M1YUpxSWs/view?usp=sharingBurt's Bees Fig
    https://drive.google.com/a/kathymercure.com/file/d/0B40H9LwGrboOX1E3Z1pMVUhHck0/view?usp=sharingOn my lips

    I’m not sure where to save this so it can be seen as a picture. I saved the photos to my Google Drive, but they don’t show up. Let me know if you have any troubles.

    Thanks again,

    kathy

    • This reply was modified 3 years, 5 months ago by kathym.
    • This reply was modified 3 years, 5 months ago by kathym.
    kathym
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    It’s not a super strong colour, but very close to my natural lip colour.

    kathym
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    I don’t see how to add a photo… oh maybe img? burts bees fig lip shimmer

    in reply to: Essential Mineral Makeup Powder Base #23227
    kathym
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    Thanks for this C!

    in reply to: Essential Mineral Makeup Powder Base #23225
    kathym
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    I FINALLY made my own mineral makeup after purchasing it from a local supplier (Happy Hippy) for 4 or more years! Yay!

    It took several tries because I was using just plain old brown oxide and not dark brown (from Saffire Blue). I was judging the Make It Up colour with the colour of the one I’ve been purchasing from HH. In the HH version I purchase Fair Medium Neutral and the Make it Up colour is almost mocha in Fair Medium when I compare it to the more peachy HH in Fair Medium Neutral. But MIU Fair Medium completely neutralizes the red undertone of my skin without giving it the yellowish tinge of the old brand. I LOVE IT!

    I have one question though… if I sweat while wearing it (I wear it almost daily because it also protects my rosacea-ed face) which is almost a given at this time of year, my face starts to sting. Any idea why? The only thing I don’t add to the base is the one optional ingredient. I’m wondering if it’s the oil. I use serum on my face and then apply the makeup and maybe it doesn’t allow my pores to breathe? I’m sure it won’t be a problem in winter, but just wondering.

    Thanks in advance for your thoughts.

    in reply to: What kind of green mica do I need for mineral makeup? #22577
    kathym
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    Thanks so much Penny and Magdalena! I should have looked at the recipe again. There probably aren’t too many iron oxides in green. Chromium Green it is then!

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