Creating a bi-phasic make-up remover with isohexadecane (formulas)

We met the original formula for this bi-phasic make-up remover back in 2019 after I taught two versions at Voyageur Soap & Candle and Windy Point Soap Making Supplies in my classes – sigh, remember in-person classes? – but I’ve been playing with it over the last few years using some of these new esters...

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Q&A: Glitters! So many questions about shiny things!

In the October Q&A, Stephanie asked: My question is: What’s the deal with pressed glitters? I keep seeing them pop-up on Instagram, I’ve seen them in Sephora and there are a lot of DIY You Tube videos for making your own. The reason I ask, is my daughter tried one while we were at Sephora...

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#alltheingredients: TKB Thickening clay (INCI: Quaternium-90 Sepiolite (and) Quaternium-90 Montmorillonite)

This is an interesting product I bought as TKB Thickening clay (INCI Quaternium-90 Sepiolite (and) Quaternium-90 Montmorillonite), to make a few things, mainly the Tarte Frxxxtion Exfoliating stick, another interesting Asian skin care stick I liked, and some highlighting drops the young women in my youth programs wanted to make, but also because apparently I need...

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Weekend Wonderings: Making a biphasic make-up remover?

In this post, Recipe round-up: Make-up removers, Triska asked: So, a lot of the makeup removers in my supermarket are those bi- phasic ones you shake before using. I would love to try to replicate them but I just dont quite understand them, is it just that you have an oil phase and a water phase plus...

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Have you thought about making mineral make-up or nail polish? Why not give it a try!

As I try to catch up on all the e-mail and comments, I thought I’d share a few pictures from my craft group this Thursday. I was thrilled to see that the mineral make-up group had almost as many boys as girls! (Hey, they have mothers and girlfriends, you know!) How to make a nail...

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