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Costume Makeup Removal

It's time to get your creative juices flowing with a unique costume and tons of Halloween makeup.  Shop for Ben Nye Theatrical Makeup on Amazon All that piled on makeup can be a bear to get off and really irritate your skin in the process. Cold creams such as Ponds and Noxema are known for removing heavy makeup but they are tested on animals. Be easy on your skin and remove all that makeup in a snap with a cruelty free creamy facial cleanser such as Derma E Essentials Universal Cleansing Balm.  You can get it on Amazon! Here are some tips to get heavy makeup off the most gentle way. How to Remove Heavy Halloween Costume Makeup 1. Without wetting your face, apply the creamy cleanser to your face and massage it in circular motions to loosen the makeup.  2. Use cotton pads to remove the cleanser and makeup.    3. Now, wash your face with your usual facial cleanser, water and a clean washcloth.    4. Use your toner and apply your moisturizer .  That should remove all traces

Make Your Own Fake Blood

Pic from Need a little fake blood for that Halloween costume?  You can easily make it at home with a few simple ingredients you can easily find in your local supermarket.  This recipe is made from safe, edible ingredients so you can have a bit of your victims blood trickling from your fangs! Fake Blood Recipe 1/2 Cup Corn Syrup 2-4 Drops Red Gel Food Coloring About 1 Tablespoons or more Cocoa Powder About 1 Tablespoons or more Corn Starch Water   1. Combine corn syrup with red food coloring. Start with 2 drops and add more until you get the color you want.    2. Add a tablespoon of cocoa powder to darken the color.  Mix it well and check the color. Add more for a darker red. 3. Mix in  the tablespoon of corn starch to make the fake blood thicker. Add more corn starch to thicken it more.    4. Use less cornstarch or a dd a small amount of water if you want thinner blood. Please note: The food coloring can stain clothes and skin.   The stain

Pumpkin Facial Masks

This time of year there is pumpkin everything! Lattes, pies, donuts, Cheerios, Oreos, marshmallows, yogurt, candy, cough drops, even pizza! 😲 Well, add skin care products to the list. Pumpkin is full of the antioxidants betacarotene, vitamins C & E and the minerals copper, iron, magnesium, potassium and zinc.   Not only is pumpkin good for you to eat, it is also good for your skin!  It sloughs dead cells and renews the skin. It's easy to whip up a home made pumpkin mask right in your own kitchen. Here is a recipe: Pumpkin Facial Mask Recipe It's so clean and natural, you can eat it! 2 Tablespoons Organic Canned Pumpkin 1 Tablespoon Honey 1 Teaspoon Milk Mix ingredients together and apply to your face.  Lie back and relax for 15-20 minutes.  Rinse well and apply moisturizer. Not good in the kitchen?  You can find a variety of skin care products containing pumpkin.   Try Mychelle Pumpkin Skincare Products   Mychelle Dermaceuticals is a clean, cruelty free be

Bamboo Makeup Brushes

Bamboo is a hot trend.   Why?  It is a fast growing eco friendly plant.  It can grow 3-4 feet per day without fertilizers or pesticides, needs only a little water and releases more oxygen into the atmosphere than similar sized trees.   It is being used for clothing, sheets, towels, building materials, home supplies, etc. and even, makeup brushes.  Earth Friendly Makeup Brushes Ecotools Makeup Brushes have bamboo handles.  The bristles are synthetic taklon and are 100% cruelty free.  The metal on the brushes is made from recycled aluminum. And they are inexpensive.  It is a beautiful plant and can create nice screening but, think twice about planting it directly in your garden. It will take over and invade everywhere unless it is planted in an in the ground container. Shop for Eco Tools Makeup Brushes Have a beautiful, compassionate day!   xo Jill Licensed Cosmetologist,  Esthetician,  Makeup Artist PS: Thanks for using my amazon 💋 As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qua

Super Shiny Hair: Moroccan Oil

If you are looking for healthier, shinier hair, try a little Moroccan Oil. It contains Argan oil which is extracted from the nut of the Argan tree. It is a light weight vitamin rich, anti-oxidant oil that smooths and conditions hair without making it feel greasy. How to apply Moroccan Oil: You can apply it to wet or dry hair.  Wash your hair and towel dry.   Pour a small amount of oil to your hands and massage it through your hair then, blow dry and straighten.  To reduce frizz on dry hair, pour a small amount of oil to your hands and work it into your hair for smoother hair and beautiful shine! Moroccan Oil contains no animal ingredients and is not tested on animals.  Find it in salons, spas and Amazon.           Have a Beautiful Day!  xo Jill Licensed Cosmetologist,  Esthetician,  Makeup Artist PS: Thanks for using my amazon 💋 As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases at no cost to you. That keeps my blog running and supports the care o