Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Make your Own SAFE, NON TOXIC Lipstick!

Hey lovlies!
So you all know how much i LOVE my lip colour, honestly i feel naked without it! But i was shocked and a bit sickened to find out all the nasty and harmful chemicals that are still being used in lipsticks! Considering we consume on average 6000kg of lipstick,glosses and balms in a lifetime, thats ALOT of chemicals that we are ingesting!

Here is just a small list of some chemicals that are still being used today!

LEAD- Mostly found in red lipsticks, Very dangerous to pregnant women. Can cause brain and behavioral damage. The side effects are irreversible!


PROPYLENE/BUTYLENE GLYCOL- Found in lipsticks and fertilizer, coolant and Antifreeze!

METHYLPARABEN- Used in many cosmetics as a preservative, has been linked with causes of cancer and is highly toxic and haphazardness on your body! 

These are only a few of the hundreds of ingredients that are used in lipstick today! Many of them are safe YES, but the ones that arnt, gees they are nasty! 

Here is a list of some of the 400 brands that have tested positive to lead!

1. Maybelline Color Sensational, Pink Petal (7.9 ppm)
2. L'Oreal Colour Riche, Volcanic, (7.0 ppm)
3. NARS Semi-Matte, Red Lizard (4.93 ppm)
4. Cover Girl Queen Collection, Ruby Remix, (4.92 ppm)
5. Nars Semi-Matte, Funny Face (4.89 ppm)
6. L'Oreal Colour Riche, Tickled Pink (4.45 ppm)
7. L'Oreal Intensely Moisturizing Lipcolor, Heroic (4.41 ppm)
8. Cover Girl Continuous Color, Warm Brick (4.28 ppm)
9. Maybelline Color Sensational, Mauve Me (4.23 ppm)
10. Stargazer Lipstick, #103 (4.12 ppm)

If you would like to know more or find out what you can do, get onto the "Campaign for Safe Comstics" websight! 

So now that all the doom and gloom is out of the way here is my solution!

MAKE YOUR OWN!!!

How you ask???....using crayons!!

Yes they are designed for kids, and most kids i know end up with them in their mouth lol.
So they are safe and non-Toxic and they have a massive choice of colour!!

YOU WILL NEED

1tsp of Shea Butter (you can use coco if you like)
1/2 Tsp Macadmica Oil (you can use coconut or olive etc)
Crayons- The colour depth and pay off depends on how many you use. I used 1/2 of the larger crayons.
Food grade fragrance if you wish.

METHOD

Cut your crayons to your desired length (depending on what result you want)
And peel off the wrapping
Place all ingredients into a saucepan or double boiler and place on the stove at a low heat
Continue to stir until it is 100% melted
Once melted pour into a container and allow it to cool. You can leave it to cool in the fridge or on the bench top.





Have fun mixing different colours, the possibilities are endless!


 


 My results

My natural lip colour
Nude shade

Cherry Red

Pale Pink
Orange Crush





Check out the video here

Hope you like this and give it a go yourself!

Jade


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

In Love Makeup

Hey Guys
So valentines day is tomooorrrow! Yay!!
Whether your ani-valentines day or pro valentines day this is such a pretty and fun look! Its great on all eye colours, but especially makes blue eyes POP!!

Hope you like this post!









 

Gotta add a silly pic!!!

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

PRODUCTS USED

Face of Australia- Shimmery Primer
Bh Cosmetics 120 3rd Edition- Peach Eyeshadow
                                                   Pink Eyeshadow
                                                   Dark Purple Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Naked Palette- Creep Eyeshadow
                                               Virgin Eyeshadow
NYX Jumbo Pencil- Milk
                                  Yoghurt
Essence Gel Liner- Black
Maybelline Colossal Mascara- Black
Ardell Eyelashes- Demi
Maybelline Brow Pencil- Soft Brown
Maybelline Fit Me Foundation- 120
MAC Studio Fix- NC 25
NARS Blush- Super Orgasm
BYS Lipstick- Salmon Pink
Essence Gloss- Sparking Papaya 


BRUSHES USED

All Brushes are from Furless

PRO2M
PRO3M
PRO7M
PRO2E
PRO7E
PRO4M
PRO4F
PRO2F

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY or ANI Valentines Day


Lots of love

JADE xxx

Monday, February 4, 2013

Date Night TRANSFORMATION

Hey guys!
So like most girls i love getting dressed up and feeling amazing! With my career i dont get to do that very often so i love the opportunity to go all out! Date night is the perfect time!
This look will also be amazing for valentines day just around the corner!

This look is very simple to re create but as you can see its very effective!








If you want to watch the tutorial click here

Hair

Remmington Hot Wand Curling Iron- From Priceline $35!
VO5 Heat Protect- From Priceline $6.50
VO5 Extreme Style Texturizing Gum- Priceline (again!) $11.00

Face

Vasiline Intensive Care Moisturiser- From Priceline $15.00 for big container
Napoleon Perdis "the One" Concealer- From a local beauty store $35
Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation in Pebble- From a local beauty store $65
Estee Lauder Ideal Light in Light- You guess it, a local beauty store $60
Ben Nye Translucent Set Powder- From Camera Ready Cosmetics (online)
Maybelline Brow Pencil in soft Brown- From Priceline
UD Buck Eyeshadow (used as brow powder)
UD Primer potion -From Nonpareil boutique (online store) 
UD Naked Palette -From  Nonpareil boutique (online store) 
Essence Gel liner in Black- From Priceline $5.95
Red Cherry Lashes #213- From Madame Madeline (online store)
Maybelline Colossal Mascara- From Priceline $18.95
NARS Blush in Super Orgasm- From Nonpareil boutique (online store)
Skin79 Kick it Side highlighter in Touch me Now- From My BB Cream (online store)
Sportsgirl Matte Lipstick in Fruit Tingle From- Surprise Surprise..SPORTSGIRL $5
Essence Lipgloss in Sparkling Papaya- From Priceline $3.95

Brushes Used

All Brushes used are from Furless
PRO4M- Concealer
PRO4F- Foundation & Powder
PRO5F- Highlighter & Blush
PRO4E- Eyeshadow
PRO7M- Cat Eyeliner
PRO1L- Lipstick

Outift

Neon Peplum Dress- Supre $15
Caramel Belt- Super $5
Shoes- From City Beach $35
Faux Leather Jacket by Billabong from a local store- $80
Bag- Kmart $5
Jewellery- Diva mixture of prices
Perfume- narciso rodriguez for her- Priceline $90