Saturday, January 3, 2015

Rainy Day DIY

Lipsticks used// Top Milani-Sangria // Bottom:Revlon-Cherries In Snow

Anyone who knows me at all is aware of the fact that I LOVE lip stuff.  If there was a show on TLC called Lipstick Hoarders, I would certainly nominate myself and be featured immediately.  With that said, I have a nearly endless supply of lipsticks that have been discarded and carelessly thrown away into my "lipstick graveyard" which resides in the spare half bedroom in a large tote bag.  Sad, but I only have two lips to wear lipstick on!  

I decided to give these once loved lipsticks another go, and I created this super easy DIY lip gloss/treatment for everyday use and chapped lips which is perfect for those discarded, old, or nearly used up lipsticks you have lying around! 

You will need:

  • Petroleum jelly
  • Lipstick
  • Peppermint oil (optional) 
  • Small empty containers (I've used a mini altoids container and empty eye cream sample pot from Sephora) 

-First, you will need to measure out the petroleum jelly and get your lipstick together!  Play around with the ratios to get a darker, more concentrated tint or a lighter wash of color. 
**I've used 1/2 teaspoon of petroleum jelly to 1 pea sized amount of lipstick in the small, circular pot for a darker tint. 
The rectangular container has 2 teaspoons of petroleum jelly to 1 pea sized amount of lipstick. 

-Next, melt and mix!  This can get messy, so don't say I didn't warn you.. 
**Now, there are two ways to go about the second step.  One is to be civilized and use a microwave to gently melt the petroleum jelly and lipstick shavings, or you can be ghetto like me (I actually don't have a microwave *sobs* )  and create a makeshift double boiler of sorts to get the job done.  
Add 1 or 2 drops of peppermint oil or whichever oil you like at this point. 

-Gently pour/spoon the mixture into your vessel of choice and flatten it out.  
** I wanted mine to look nice and flat, so I once again melted mixture oafter it was potted and then let it cool to a nice, shiny and new looking finish. 


Let me know if you try this out! 

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