Tuesday, 11 November 2014

D.I.Y Lip Balm

This weekend the weather here is Surrey was pretty poor! We had planned to wrap up warm, take a bit of Port and mulled wine to Bonfire Night...but instead it poured and poured and poured so I spent the evening making my own lip balms!
I had watched a couple of tutorials for this online so gathered up all the ingredients and had a go!

You will need:-

  • Solid coconut oil (mine is by groovy food from Tesco)
  • Solid or flaked bee's wax (got mine from eBay)
  • Flavouring 
  • A little saucepan 
  • A little bowl 
  • A spoon
  • Lip balm pots (got these from eBay too!)
Once you have all of this together pour some boiling water in to your saucepan on a low/medium heat and put the little bowl in to the water.

Mix together a few spoonfuls of coconut oil and some thin slices of wax in around equal proportions. Stir it all together and add the flavouring. I used rose flavour and at the time I thought I had used quite a lot, now it has set I think I should be stronger and should have added more, but with something like mint you don't want it to be over powering so add drops slowly. Once you've got this right spoon or pour it in to the little lip pots and let it set!

And voliĆ”! Done! 
So quick and easy. This feels so moisturising on your lips too! If you fancy making a bathch they make cute little stocking fillers at this time of year!

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Halloween 2014

Just in case you missed it... This weekend has been all about Halloween!

We all dressed up as a bunch of zombie school kids and went to Ministry of Sound in London. I think we make a pretty scary bunch!

All it takes is contacts, face paint and fake blood! 
I thought it pic out a few of my favourite celeb looks and share them with you...
Neil Patrick Harris and family's Gotham City effort

Vanessa from The Saturdays as a dead cheerleader 

Oliver Proudlocks amazing skeleton makeup 

Fearne Cotton as dead Karl Lagerfeld...odd concept, looks awesome!

Russell Kanes awesome looking mouth
Jasmine Franks totally creepy eyes!

Jessica Vargas for the amazing unicorn wig!
Lydia Bright looking glam
Millie Mackintosh and Pro Green looking awesome as skeletons!
And finally, North West as the cutest skunk!

Which is your favourite look?! What did you dress as?