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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Lip Gloss Tutorial

Hey everyone! I just discovered a great and easy way that you can make some yummy lip gloss at home with just a couple ingredients. Feels great on the lips and is so much cheaper than what you buy in the stores. This craft is perfect for kids too! So, why don't we get started?
For this project you are going to need some all-vegetable shortening Crisco, a packet of Kool-Aid (any flavor you would like) and a container. I bought these 1oz containers at Michael's, but you can also use old film canisters if you have them handy.
Place three tablespoons of shortening in a microwave safe dish, I used a coffee cup. Place in the microwave and melt for 1 minute, or enough time to completely melt the shortening.
Once melted, dump an entire packet of Kool-Aid into the cup and mix until it is completely dissolved. You can use any flavor that you like. The gloss will have a slight flavor to it and just a hint of you might want to stay away from Blue Raspberry! I myself used fruit punch! Once dissolved, pour the mixture into your clean containers. Mine filled two perfectly, so now I have one to give away to a friend! Place containers into the refrigerator and keep in there overnight. You will be tempted to take them out early, but you want these guys to firm up completely so if you must you can open the door and admire your work every now and then.
24 hours later....voila, perfect lip gloss! Feels nice and smooth on the lips and has just a hint of yummy taste. Have fun, and remember me when you are making these for Christmas!


At August 26, 2008 at 1:09 PM , Blogger Rain said...

Wow! I'll have to try this one!

At August 26, 2008 at 8:18 PM , Blogger SimplyStrands said...

That is so cool!

At August 27, 2008 at 7:43 AM , Blogger Handmade Dork said...



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