Wednesday, February 20, 2013

DIY - Lip Balm

Do it yourself, often referred to by the acronym DIY, is a term used by various communities that focus on people (called do-it-yourselfers or DIYers) creating or repairing things for themselves without the aid of any professional or with out spending huge amount ;) :)


I usually have Dry and chapped lips through out the year and me kept spending buck on lip balms of various brands ... i tried using body butter on lips as well but didnot acheive teh desired result ... my dad suggested me using vaseline ... though its effective but its way too greasy and i dont like its smell :P so i wanted something as effective as vaseline but with fragrance n color n less greasy :) so here i learned with hit n trial the way of making my own lip balm :-) hope you girls like it :-) 

Ok, there are many ways of making lip balm but today i am sharing with u in the most basic and easiest way .... by time i will share with u how to make Store like Lip Balm :-)


Following things you will need to accomplish on making your Lip balm
  1. Vaseline
  2. Eyeshadow or Pigment [alternatively u can use food color]
  3. any body butter of your fav flavor :) 
  4. Napkin or Tissue Paper
  5. Container
  6. microwave
  7. Freezer :) 

Ist Step : 
Take a scoop of Vaseline in a container and put in microwave for 1 minute. keep putting it on for 1 minutes till it get melted. it took  me 6 minutes to get it melt completely.



2nd Step :
Take about half tea spoon of your body butter and mix it in the liquid Vaseline.

3rd Step :
Now take a small amount of your eye shadow which u don't use much or don't like it any more and mix it well in the liquid Vaseline... keep adding the shade till u get the color u like. make sure u put a napkin on your desk..




4th Step :
Now pour it in any Empty chap-stick bottle or any container u can find and set it to freeze for 15 mins and your done :) this can get a bit messy ....





MY EXPERIENCE : 
when i decided to make my Ist lip balm i couldn't find any small container which is microwave resistant so i used double boiler for getting the Vaseline melt ... it took lot of time trust me .... making lip balm is easier just mixing the color takes effort :) personally i like using body butter for flavoring and not the fragrance oil . my cousin asked me to make her cherry blossom flavoured lip balm so i decide to put some butter. i used Japaneses Cherry Blossom BB of The Body Shop - TBS and i loved it , it gave my Balm the desire fragrance and made it extra moisturized plus i no more need to go to TBS and buy that Balm :P

PROS :

  • Creamy texture.
  • Moisturizing.
  • Tinted Color
  • Glides on to the Lips smoothly.
  • Stay for 1-2 hours (without meals)
  • Has scent of your own choice.
  • Non irritant.
CONS : 
  • If you like Sheer color
  • prefer lip gloss over lip balm
  • if you expect a long wear  its not for you
COST & AVAILABILITY :
It Don't cost u much. almost every one have Vaseline at home and every girl have eye shades which she can spare  what u just need is container ... which cost around Rs 5-10 :)

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