Makeup Fun Time Yay!

Hellllllllllooooooooooooo my sprinkles!! I have felt like such crap lately! Like all I want to do is puke and swallow ibuprofen because my head has been killing me!!! How are you guys holding up? Hopefully better than me!!!

ANYWAYYY, A couple of days ago I decided to attempt the impossible recreation of Rose Shocks Alice in Wonderland look. OMGGGG I love her!!! seriously if you do not know who she is pleaseeeee stop reading this and google her, facebook her, instagram her, check out her blog.  For anyone who is still with me or if you just picked up where you left off after getting to know who I’m talking about good. Her makeup is insane, crazy amazing beautiful. I found out about her almost a year ago via Pinterest (gahhhh I love pinterest). I’m not a makeup artist or guru so after watching her tutorial (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9y0Zeecf9Ak) I was like I will never be able to do that. But, I tried it…I  pretty much cursed through the whole application process lol but, i did it! Go team me!

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*picture taken with digital camera, no filter.

Now its not exactly like hers (I know)  that’s never going to happen! Honestly I’m pretty stoked with how it came out. If I was using the same products (sugarpill cosmetics) as she was maybeeeee I could have nailed it down a little bit better. I used a montage of things….nyx, wetnwild, and mac. It did take me a while because I suck at blending (thats where all the swearing came in) . So, yeah that’s basically it… Is there anyone you’re inspired by? leave me a comment below, lets chat !

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*picture taken with an Iphone

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Its Been Awhile……

 

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Helloooo My Little Chick-a-dee’s!! I haven’t posted in forever! Sorry! Just everyday normal life getting in the way! But I have a SURPRISE in store!!! Just go over to my Facebook page for Glitter and Sex and if we get up to 300 Likes by this time next week, I’ll be doing a fun little giveaway! Stay Tuned!!! More details to come 🙂 XOXO

Link Below:

WWW.Facebook.com/GlitterNSex

Nutty Butt Butter: Your Little Cellulite Secret

Hi Sugar Cakes!! I stumbled upon this amazinggggg site called Crunchy Betty!! It has so many wonderful tutorials for skin and hair care. I fell head over heels in love with this DIY,  since I made the resolution for a healthier better me in 2013. (Don’t we all?!) Anyway, check out this site or just the tutorial! try it out and tell me about it!

 

The new and improved Nutty Butt Butter.

It’s been tweaked a bit since my first recipe, and heaven love it, it’s pretty danged awesome. However, the recipe I made is pretty intense in terms of ingredients and cost, so at the bottom, I’ll give you a pared down recipe you can use if you don’t want to shell out the monies for the whole thing.

When you make this, you’ll actually do it in two parts (over a week), but both parts are easy like Sunday morning.

Nutty Butt Butter, Step 1, Infusing the Oils

A week or two before you’re ready to make your nutty butt butter lotion bars, you’ll need to start infusing oils with ground coffee. The first recipe didn’t include infusing oils, and I didn’t really think the coffee had gotten in deep enough to have much effect.

(As you probably know, coffee extract is included in almost every store-bought cellulite treatment available … because it’s so danged effective.)

 

 

Coffee-Infused Oils

  • 3 Tbsp tamanu oil
  • 2 Tbsp evening primrose oil
  • 3 Tbsp argan oil
  • 1/4 c. hazelnut oil
  • 1/4 c. sweet almond oil
  • 1 c. ground coffee

In a jar, combine all ingredients. Put the lid on and shake well. Store for 1-2 weeks, shaking every day or two. At the end of two weeks, strain through a cheesecloth or coffee filter.

 

Coffee Infused Oils (Simple Version)

  • 4 Tbsp tamanu oil
  • 3/4 c. sweet almond or hazelnut oil
  • 1 c. ground coffee

In a jar, combine all ingredients. Put the lid on and shake well. Store for 1-2 weeks, shaking every day or two. At the end of two weeks, strain through a cheesecloth or coffee filter.

Feel free to substitute oils where and how you want, but the end result should be about 1 cup of oils. You’ll lose a bit of oils while infusing and straining (they’ll stick to the coffee), and the final yield is a bit over 3/4 of a cup of oil.

Here’s the finished coffee-infused oils:

 

Finished, strained coffee-infused oils. Dark and rich and smells soooo good.

 

The recipe below calls for 1/2 c. oil, since that’s what I made and measured, but if you want to use ALL your oil for this, just make the recipe plus a half recipe. Pretty easy.

Nutty Butt Butter – The Recipe

For this recipe, which yields two medium sized bars, you’ll need the following things:

 

Also, if you want your bars to be fancy, too, you’ll want some whole-bean coffee to float on the top at the end.

It’s nice to have a kitchen scale when you do this, but if you don’t, this recipe’s going to help you out a lot. This is because I do not have a kitchen scale, so everything I did was eyeballing.

Instead of 3 oz, think 1/2-cup. The only caveat is, you’ll use a little less than half a cup of the oils (because they’re heavier). And, you’ll want to smush down the grated beeswax well while you’re measuring, because it’s lighter.

Got it? A little under 1/2 c. of coffee-infused oil. And a tightly packed 1/2 c. of grated beeswax. The cocoa butter can just be measured out (shaved) as normal. No need to pack.

After you’ve measured out your ingredients, add the cocoa butter and beeswax to a double boiler (or makeshift double boiler, with one smaller pot sitting above a larger pot with steaming water). Stir well.

 

Let the beeswax/cocoa butter melt ALMOST completely, and then add in your coffee-infused oils.

 

Once the cocoa butter/beeswax is almost all melted, add in your coffee-infused oil and stir constantly, until the whole mixture is completely melted and liquid.

Now you have to move fast. FASTER, PEOPLE.

Move the mixture off the burner, and start dropping in your essential oils.

Good essential oils for cellulite busting: Cypress, rose geranium, juniper berry, grapefruit, lemon, lemongrass, rosemary.

 

Drop in your celluite-busting essential oils – somewhere around 40 drops will do.

 

The only essential oil I consider absolutely essential as one of your choices is rose geranium. It’s not just great for breaking up the yuckbumps, it also blends divinely with the coffee smell. Makes you wanna lick the lotion bar. Just a little. Just to see.

Stir as you’re dropping in the essential oil, and then pour immediately into your molds. However! If your mixture has hardened a little at this point, you can put it back over the double boiler just until it remelts. THEN pour it in.

 

Pour it in your molds quickly, ’cause it hardens fast.

 

In the last post, I had several people ask me about the mold I was using. It’s just a jumbo silicone ice cube tray I ordered from Amazon a year ago or so. The size is great. Just enough to hold in your hand comfortably. More than a handful is too much. (Yes. That is what he said.)

As SOON as you get that poured into your molds, if you’re going to top it with coffee beans, start sprinkling them in. For mine, it was somewhere between 20-25 beans per bar. They float right at the top, and when it hardens, they stay there.

 

Coffee beans float right on the top. The little sailors.

 

Now just pop it into your freezer for about 20 minutes, and then slide the lotion bars out into your hot little hands.

 

Nutty butt butter. All done and lookin’ caramel coffee-like.

 

My educated guess is that the way you’ll get the most mileage out of these things is by dry body brushing (especially your problem areas) before you shower, and then apply the lotion bars to your problem spots after you shower.

And here’s the recipe!

 

Nutty Butt Butter

  • Just shy of 1/2 c. coffee-infused oil (or 3 oz.) – recipe above
  • 1/2 c. shaved cocoa butter (or 3 oz.)
  • 1/2 c. grated beeswax, or beeswax pellets (or 3 oz.)
  • 20 drops rose geranium essential oil
  • 10 drops cypress essential oil
  • 10 drops rosemary or juniper essential oil
  • Whole-bean coffee (for appearance, optional)

In a double boiler, combine the cocoa butter and beeswax and melt almost completely. Add the coffee-infused oils and stir well until everything is melted and warm. Remove from heat and drop in the essential oils, stirring well. Immediately pour into the molds (or reheat, if the mixture has hardened, and then pour). Sprinkle on whole-bean coffee. Pop your molds into the freezer for 20 minutes, then remove the bars and enjoy. Store in a small jar or other storage device. These should last 1-2 years.

 

Nutty Butt Butter – Simple Version

  • Just shy of 1/2 c. coffee-infused oil (or 3 oz) – simple version recipe above
  • 1/2 c. shaved cocoa butter (or 3 oz.)
  • 1/2 c. grated beeswax (or 3 oz)
  • 30 drops rose geranium essential oil
  • Whole bean coffee (for appearance, optional)

In a double boiler, combine the cocoa butter and beeswax and melt almost completely. Add the coffee-infused oils and stir well until everything is melted and warm. Remove from heat and drop in the essential oils, stirring well. Immediately pour into the molds (or reheat, if the mixture has hardened, and then pour). Sprinkle on whole-bean coffee. Pop your molds into the freezer for 20 minutes, then remove the bars and enjoy. Store in a small jar or other storage device. These should last 1-2 years.

And That Concludes the Epic Nutty Butt Butter Recipe

Makeup brush 101

I didn’t create this chart but, I think it gives you a great basic breakdown for what all those brushes do!

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And to take care of all those brushes just do this simple DIY. You will be amazed at how clean and soft and nice-smelling your brushes will be.

Make-up brush DIY cleaner: 1 cup warm water + 1 TBSP vinegar + 1 TBSP dish soap. Swirl swirl swirl. Rinse. Reshape and dry overnight!

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Bored ? Play dressup!!

I live in Upstate NY, and right now we are being pounded with snow! (GAHHH I LOVE SNOW). But, people freak out and shut the world down because they see one snowflake fly by. So, Im stuck indoors and I should do something productive like cleaning or something. BUT O NO, NOT ME!!…I go into full 3 year old mode and play dress up. Now, dont deny it! All of us girls and some boys out there love trying on every outfit we own, taking stupid pictures, doing your makeup differently, changing hairstyles whatever it is that makes you happy. Here are a couple of my past year boredom looks that I did. If you would like to know how I did my makeup or what products I used just leave me a little love 🙂

Mermaid

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Scene Queen

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The Vixen

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Snow White

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Sugar Skull

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Prince Poppy Cock

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Eye liner in sticker form

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Now this is pretty fancy! the Brits think of everything!!….Eyeliner stickers make you look like a pro in minutes with no effort at all! This British line is amazing and affordable. You can even find some of their products via Ulta and Amazon. Check out their site and see everything else they offer! Really thinking about ordering some crystal eye candy 🙂

http://www.nailrock.com/shop

DIY Blinged out Phone Case

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I’m sure you don’t really need me to explain how to do this. BUT!!! you do need to know where you can get super cute Hello Kitty Charms, blinged out CC’s, colorful rhinestones, halved pearls and a million other cute things you can glue on to your case! check out the following sites for all that goodness!!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/Decodensupplies

http://fullmoon07xxx.ocnk.net/product/5066

DIY Lipstick Palette

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Hello Sugar cookie!! Here is yet another fun DIY.

I probably have my own Lipstick factory in my bathroom, purse, room, car, the dark spaces of my mind….That stuff is every where!!! And its super annoying to travel with 20 different colors because I lose them! So, this is a cheap and creative way you can keep your favorite colors near you at all times!! Now I will say this….it is kind of a trial and error process. Some lipstick brands and colors may change in the intensity of the pigment after being melted. NYX lippies usually seem to be the best to melt.

Things that you need-

A candle, a good thick metal spoon, and something to put it in. (ex. mint can, paint palette, pill keeper, re-purpose an eyeshadow palette or just buy one off ebay/amazon.)

1. Light your candle and cut off about 1/4 of the lipstick. And place it in the spoon.

2. Gently and slowly melt the lipstick over the candle because, you don’t want to burn it.

3. Once the consistency turns into a liquid, pour into the container of your choice.

4. Tap it a few times to get the air bubbles out. Let it cool and set up.

5. Clean up any mess with alcohol and cotton swabs.

******ALTERNATIVE METHOD********

Get a nice case,sterilize each well with alcohol and dip the lipstick in the alcohol as well before cutting, smoosh the rest into the well and than use a lip brush 🙂

(PS.not sure why certain words are highlighted.)

DIY Translucent Powder

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Lets keep going with the DIY’s! Tired of having oily skin? makeup not holding up? spending money on mineral veils that last little than 2weeks? Well, I’ll be your little god sent! MAKE YOUR OWN!!! here’s what ya gotta do….

1 1/2 Tablespoons Cornstarch
1/8 Teaspoon Powder Foundation *Optional (this just adds a touch of color for a little extra coverage otherwise it will just go on translucent)

Directions:
Stir all ingredients together and store in a used (and washed) powder container.

Easy as that! and it does work because I use it everyday!

Stay beautiful dolls!