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Bionic Homemade: Make your own lip gloss recipe

by Bionic Beauty on 22.Nov.2010 · 2 comments

Welcome to another installment of Bionic Beauty Homemade with Joycey Couture!

With Fall upon us, and winter quickly approaching, I’ve been grasping for my lip balm like mad woman! Dry air, wind, and cold temperatures all play a factor in drawing moisture away from the body, and lips are often the first to show signs of dryness.

DIY homemade lip gloss recipe by the Bionic Beauty blog

Make your own lip glosses for holiday presents with these recipes

Want to try whipping up a lip balm or two? Why not! Besides, they also make perfect and inexpensive stocking stuffers.

Basic instructions~
First and foremost, you’ll need containers for your lip balms. You can buy them at most drug, dollar, and craft stores- or just look online! Another tip is to save those tiny mineral makeup sample jars- they work perfectly.

Next, decide your melting method. There are a few options here- you can use hot water or a double boiler, but I’ve found the microwave to be the easiest. Just be sure to keep an eye on things, use small increments of time in the microwave, and only heat to the melting point.

Time to pick your flavor!
With the holidays just around the corner, I thought I’d share a few recipes that seemed fitting. ‘Tis the season!

Cranberry Lip Gloss Recipe

  • Sweet Almond Oil
  • Cranberries
  • Honey

Mixing instructions~
Microwave one tablespoon of your Sweet Almond Oil, 10 fresh cranberries and 1 teaspoon of honey until mixture starts to boil. Then, gently crush the berries and stir it all very well. Strain the liquid through a fine sieve to remove any solids, then pour the mixture into the containers and let it cool completely before using.

Candy Melt Lip Gloss Recipe
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With all the new makeup and beauty products that launch every Fall and Winter, it’s a total nightmare to keep up with them! Total Beauty has a “summary” version with some of my new favorite items- including my current most loved lip product- Revlon’s Just Bitten lip stain markers. I’m SO in love with Midnight. It’s a gorgeous deep berry and lasts forever. The only drawback I’ve found is the little lip balm/top coat built into the opposite end cap is not stable (I’ll get a review up soon with swatches of the colors I have purchased). Mine always fall right off… then again, I am a bit klutzy.
Your Beauty CliffsNotes

These easy, trusty tips will have you covered day and night all through fall

Your Beauty CliffsNotes

This is a beauty tips article

Here are some autumn skin care suggestions as well as seasonal day and night makeup looks.

Read cheat sheet

What are your favorite beauty items this fall? Are there any makeup looks that you were in cooler weather more than you would in the summer months?

Killer Heat promotion from Three Custom Color

by Bionic Beauty on 28.Sep.2010

New York Times bestselling author Brenda Novak returns with her final book for 2010 and it’s as hot as its name. Plus there’s a fun promotion for those of us who are beauty, and book, addicts!

Simply buy Brenda’s new book, Killer Heat between September 28th and October 5th (2010) and mail Brenda the receipt to receive a FREE Three Custom Color lip gloss in the gorgeous red shade oh-so-appropriately named “Killer Heat”! So that’s a free new lipgloss (valued at $21.50).

If you haven’t tried Three Custom’s lip glosses yet, you may just end up as addicted as I am. My fave lip colors are all by them – the sheer black Noir (which I wear constantly), Whisper (a classic peach that works for everyone,  I promise!), Be Bright Pink (a shimmery pink seems to make my face glow), and then there’s Doubles (I never, ever leave home without this lipgloss) and the whole L Word series. Yes, I’m addicted… and no, I’m not getting any kickbacks from 3CC.

Brenda Novak’s books are available wherever books are sold or log onto for more details!

Free lip gloss from Three Custom Color with purchase of Killer Heat book by Brenda Novak

I’ll have my swatch and review of the new Killer Heat lipgloss up next week, so stay tuned. In the meantime, if you buy the book, we can compare notes on the story!

*Offer good only while supplies last – no exceptions on proof of book purchase dates.

Total Beauty quiz to find your best lip color!

by Bionic Beauty on 07.Aug.2010 · 2 comments

Total Beauty has just popped up a new quiz to help determine your best lip stick or lipgloss color by skin tone.
Lip Color Soul Mate

Take this quiz to see which lip color is ideal for your unique skin tone

Lip Color Soul Mate

This is a lip makeup article

We picked the brains of expert makeup artists to help you find your best lip color. Ever.

Take quiz

What were your results and do you agree?

Freebie Found: Veria lip balm

by Bionic Beauty on 30.Jun.2010 · 2 comments

The Bionic Beauty blog finds free samples of beauty and cosmetics products - Get a freebie of Veria lip balm

Here’s a new freebie for all the Bionic Beauties out there! And I owe a huge thank you to fellow reader, Kelly for letting me know about this wonderful free sample.

Enter to win a Hawaiian vacation for two at Veria at they’ll send you one of their vanilla organic lip balms for FREE! It’s as simple as that.

Thanks, Kelly!