Marlene

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  • in reply to: Favorite Conditioner Recipes #24158
    Marlene
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    I think she means good light.

    in reply to: Products for baby #23870
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    Calendula infused oil is great for babies! When I was 11 my mother had another baby and I remember massaging her with calendula infused oil.

    If you were advanced enough into using surfactants (I’m not there yet either), I’d recommend a gentle body wash/shampoo for the baby, as soap might be a bit harsh for a baby’s delicate skin.

    Anyway, that’s all I’ve got for you!

    in reply to: Favorite Conditioner Recipes #23749
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    I do a lot of scrunching and diffusing, I’ve heard about plopping, but haven’t looked into it. I’ll have to take a look!

    in reply to: Favorite Conditioner Recipes #23658
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    I’ll have to try some of those, especially the gels. I’ve been wearing my hair up all summer (I was too lazy to style it!) but now that it’ll be fall soon, I’ll probably start wearing it down more (my hair is how I stay warm in winter, yes it’s very thick ;))

    Anyway, I tried to style my hair today, but it seems to have forgotten how to curl a bit. Which means I’ll have to try some new stuff…

    in reply to: Favorite Conditioner Recipes #23607
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    Yes, I have quite the thick head of hair, and curly too! I found that later conditions weren’t really moisturizing enough for me, so I upped the oil content! I really love it though.

    I totally understand wanting to try every curly hair product out there! I’m really happy with Shea Moisture’s Coconut and Hibiscus line (the curl enhancing smoothie smells amaaaazing!). Do you have any favorite products to recommend? I’d love to hear about them, especially curl-definition ones.

    in reply to: preservative amounts #23575
    Marlene
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    It doesn’t really matter if you calculate it one way or the other.
    If you have a 100g product, and the usage rate of your preservative is 1-2%, you add 2g of preservative to your product. You then have a 102g product. You divide 2 (grams of preservative) by 102 (final weight of your product), which equals 0.0196, or 1.96%, which is almost 2% and effectively within your usage rate of 1-2%. Hope this helps!

    in reply to: Soap revolution! #23411
    Marlene
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    I think she’s saying use 90-95% coconut oil and 5-10% castor oil in a soap recipe so it’s not too “drying”, as she says it.

    in reply to: Powder base to cream base #23410
    Marlene
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    I would imagine using the powder blush as a pigment for the cream blush would not add very much color, however, if you just use the pigments you might get a weird color. I tried using the pigments for the Summer Dusk Powder Blush in a cream base and the color turned out a little odd.

    in reply to: Method for filling LipSTICK tubes (without a mold) #23338
    Marlene
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    I think I agree with Artistalisa. Your blog seems to be a bit of a copycat of Humblebee & Me, and I found a lot of the recipes very familiar. Not to offend you, but your recipes basically look like, well, less professional versions of Marie’s.

    in reply to: adding glycerin to oil based lip balm #23263
    Marlene
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    From what I understand, glycerin is self emulsifying in small amounts, so you should be fine! Think of a lip gloss for example, it’s oils and waxes, and then you add some glycerin, which sounds like what you’re trying to make.

    Marlene
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    If you could post a picture of the color that would be more helpful.

    in reply to: Essential Mineral Makeup #23015
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    I finally got the color right with my foundation! I don’t plan on wearing it straight, but I did whip up some liquid foundation using the lightest coverage airbrushing powder, and I love that stuff!

    It took me quite a while to get the color right, too much of this, not enough of that, etc. Finally, I was almost there, but something was missing. I added a couple specks of blue ultramarine, and I got it! That was quite suprising, as I’m not very dark skinned at all. I guess I just have an olive-y/cool undertone! I started with the Marie blend and went up quite a bit from there. In the end, this was my final blend:

    Yellow Iron Oxide- 3/8 + 7/64 tsp
    Red Iron Oxide- 1/16 + 1/32 tsp
    Brown Iron Oxide- 3/64 tsp
    Blue Ultramarine- A few specks
    Titanium Dioxide- 1 + 3/8 tsp

    in reply to: Apple Seed Oil #22948
    Marlene
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    I don’t think I’m going to be able to try it soon, I have lots of other ingredients on my wish list that have a higher priorty!

    in reply to: Vegetable Powders & Preservatives #22921
    Marlene
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    You must ALWAYS use a preservative when you have water/water soluble liquid and plant material in a product. The recipe for the beetroot lip gloss is a few years old and from the time Marie was still experiementing with preservatives (I’m guessing), because all of her recent lip gloss recipes that use glycerin include a preservative. If you were to make this recipe, I would deifinitely add a preservative.

    in reply to: Mascara (Colors) #22792
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    I was thinking more about this and thought it would be interesting to add mica… Gold eyelashes! 😍

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