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And now on to more pressing matters…

There is no right or wrong way to press loose minerals.  Ok, that’s a lie, there are a TON of wrong ways to do it.  However, I know that the way I do it is not THE WAY.  It’s very possible that you have a method that works for you or that you’ll see a […]

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There’s GOLD in them thar hills!

The other day Phyrra posted some swatches of a few things she got from Avon and I was instantly in love.  But I refuse to buy Avon.  So what do I do? I duped the quad on my own! Here is the original quad: Here is my version: Here are the original swatches: Here are […]

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Gold Farming

I was at the MAC counter the other day poking through the VV collection when I stopped to give their Pigments a good look.  Technically they aren’t actually pigments.  A pigment is a raw color.  MAC sells them blended with binders and other stuff so they are actually a  loose shadow.  After I got over […]

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Lightbulb Beauty Tip #3

Recently while trying out an Etsy shop I was disappointed to discover that they are still selling straight mica (although creatively blended into unique colors) without a base.  Straight mica is not a very good eyeshadow, it’s all the same finish (shiny) and doesn’t adhere or last well.  I wanted to wear the colors, so […]

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Organic?

What is organic? Organic refers to produce (food and grown things) that are produced without additives such as chemicals and pesticides. What is certified organic? Organic certification is a certification process for producers of organic food and other organic agricultural products. In general, any business directly involved in food production can be certified, including seed […]

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Samples

So many companies out there sell samples (and a good portion don’t) that it’s often confusing as to how much product you get and what each costs. This list will get stickied to my sidebar —> and updated as often as I get new information.  I hope it helps!! ETA : Keep in mind that […]

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Craft Time

Thursday I sat down with a dozen loose mica’s and some pressing medium and tried my hand at pressing some shadows.  I actually prefer loose minerals, but a friend of mine has never used them but loved the colors.  So for her Christmas present I wanted to make her a little pressed palette. Using an […]

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Kaolin Clay Masks

I have a big bag of Kaolin I bought not too long ago while I was researching MM and bases.  Since I dont use it, it’s been sitting under my bathroom sink, sort of taking up space.  Yesterday I started working on organizing makeup, making it easier to use a wide variety of things on […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

My big project today? It’s not a turkey and all the fixings. I’m going to try my hand at pressing some minerals into a palette. I’ve watched a few videos and read a few tutorials, so I’m fairly confident I can do it.  I’m going to mix some straight mica with some C-Smax for a […]

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Guest Blogger: How to Look for Quality Mineral Makeup

Originally posted on The Painted Ladies blog Phyrra has graciously given me permission to repost this wonderful article here.  It’s well written and very concise. Thanks Phyrra!! When I got into mineral makeup in April 2008, I didn’t know much about it, so I started to try and read everything I could find. Surprisingly, I […]

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