Wednesday, 13 March 2013

DIY Lipgloss

Yep, this is me. Slacking off again. Wait! This time I have a slightly realistic excuse.
Senior EXAMS (Feel the horror sweep over you)
 I still have to pass High school....pass University...Slowly build up working skills until I have a good enough salary to afford Lint Chocolate again (Which I currently 'borrow' from Mum) and then I might have time to blog again....maybe :)

Presently I have Biology leaking out my ears (I'm hilarious) So I took a quick break to make this:

My very own Lip gloss!


My wonderful relatives & friends give me lots of make-up. Unfortunately not all of them suit me, but thanks to my superior Internet surfing skills I found some DIY lip gloss recipe's and muddled them up into my own version. 

Most of the recipe's I found asked for beeswax, which I collected (and melted) from a bee's nest which fell down during our last storm. If you don't have a handy fallen nest around (or the bee's want their nest back!) You can buy it shop.

You will need:

 2 teaspoons of beeswax

2 tablespoons  of bath oil


5 drops of an essential oil

A couple of old/unappealing Lipsticks



1.) Melt the oil and beeswax together in a glass bowl in a hot pan of water. Do not allow any water in the oil and beeswax mixture.

2.) Stir in a bit of lipstick/s until you like the colour and brightness. The lip gloss will be a lighter shade on your lips then whilst it is melting. Ensure that the lipstick is completely melted and stirred through.

3.) Add the essential oil to the mixture and stir briefly.

4.) Pour the lip gloss into small containers and leave them with the lid off to cool.


As evidence that I have not been completely slacking off from my craft here is my Mum's Birthday Cake. She requests the exact same dark chocolate cake every year (not that I blame her, its delish!) so this year I decorated with frozen raspberries and her favorite chocolate biscuits. 


I used dark chocolate gnash to 'glue' the biscuits to the cake. It tasted wonderful and looked like a cute little chocolate well.




  1. Oh I love the idea of making your own gloss :D
    And beautiful looking cake, loving the decoration :)


  2. Thank-you, I am pretty happy with how it turned out. My Mum loved her cake and I got to eat some of it, so it was a double bonus!

  3. How resourceful.

    And, your chocolate cake looks DELICIOUS!

  4. Thank-you! It tasted pretty good too :)

  5. making my own lip gloss sounds like fun! and i can already imagine all sorts of color

    ps: that cake looks delish! rasberries and chocolate are always a great combination :)

    -abeer @