Shimmer Blush Recipe: Comp Chick’s Guide DIY Beauty

Shimmer Blush Recipe

The Shimmer Blush Recipe is being reprinted on Moxie Reviews with special permission from the publisher of Sunny Subramanian’s beautiful book, The Compassionate Chick’s Guide to DIY Beauty: 125 Recipes for Vegan, Gluten-Free, Cruelty-Free Makeup, Skin and Hair Care Products.

Sunny was the very first vegan beauty blogger to make a name for herself. In addition to being a super mom, and now an author, she’s also been a very kind person to yours truly…way back, when I first started 5 years ago! Because of that willingness to help a blogger out, Sunny made sure that I received a complimentary copy of her above mentioned book. The shimmer blush recipe is one of the 125 recipes in the book. I’ve done a several posts including a full review of the book, and then tried a few of the easy to follow recipes: Pore Shrinking Basil Toner and a Strawberry Natural Tooth Recipe.  
 shimmer blush recipe

Shimmer Blush Recipe

Now, it’s time to share the (obviously) vegan shimmer blush recipe from the expert herself, Sunny! 
“It’s time to talk about your sweet cheeks (the ones upstairs, not your hindquarters). Using blush is a fabulous way to appear youthful and healthy, and this natural option rocks at rosying up your complexion” 
The shimmer blush recipe is best for: ♥ all skin types
shimmer blush recipe

Top Tip: Make sure your beet root powder is super-duper finely ground, and then grind it some more in a blender. The finer it is, the better it’ll adhere to your skin.

Superstar ingredient: 
Beets contain high levels of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and micronutrients. Red beets also contain a pigment called betanin, which gives them their bright magenta coloring. In addition to using beet root powder to make blush, you can also use it as natural food coloring.

  • Makeup sifter jar

1 tsp        finely ground beet root powder, alkanet root powder or 
hibiscus flower powder 5 mL

1⁄2 tsp     arrowroot powder                          2 mL

1⁄4 tsp     unsweetened cocoa powder        1 mL

Pinch       gold mica powder                         Pinch

3 to 5       drops lavender essential oil        3 to 5

  1. Pour beet root powder into a small bowl. Whisk in arrowroot powder and cocoa powder, a little at a time, until desired shade is achieved. Discard any remaining arrowroot powder and cocoa powder.
  2. Whisk in mica powder and lavender essential oil until well combined. Pour into jar.
  3. Sprinkle blush onto a fluffy blush brush and apply to cheeks.
  4. Store at room temperature for up to 6 months.

Variation of Shimmer Blush Recipe–Matte Blush: Omit gold mica for 
a matte finish.

Shimmer Blush Recipe

You can find Sunny’s blog at veganbeautyreview.com

Disclosure: I received the book for possible review. All links are for your convenience only. Reprinted with permission from Robert Rose.

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July 4th Nail Art 2016

July 4th Nail Art 2016

Deciding what designs to put on my July 4th Nail Art 2016 post took some time, and deciding what cruelty free polish to use for it took almost as long. I used Milani for my 2015 one, so I was thinking I should use a different brand. My children are now teenagers, so of course, they don’t want to be named, so I’ll just write that one of them helped me to organize my polish into red, white, and blue piles. Yes, I still went with Milani. It’s certifed cruelty free by the Leaping Bunny Program.

 July 4th Nail Art 2016

In case anyone is interested in looking into my red, white and blue shades of nail polish, the photo is below. They are all cruelty free, and most are also vegan.

 July 4th Nail Art 2016

I wanted to choose an American brand of polish, and I needed the polish to have the correct shade of, you guessed it, red, white, and blue. Milani Cosmetics has amazing quality nail polish for a very fair price. Most of the time, I can easily find their latest beauty products at my local drugstores. (Yes, you can also order online).

July 4th Nail Art 2016

July 4th Nail Art 2016

For the July 4th Nail Art with Milani Nail Lacquer, I used the following shades:

Milani Color Statement Nail Lacquer in Red Label

Milani Color Statement Nail Lacquer in Spotlight White

Milani Color Statement Nail Lacquer in Blue Print

Milani Fierce Foil in Venice

July 4th Nail Art 2016

Happy July 4th to my American readers!

Disclosure: Some polish is provided, some is my own. All links are for your convenience only.

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100 Percent Pure Cosmetics Liquid Eyeliner

100 percent pure cosmetics

100 Percent Pure Cosmetics (100% Pure) very kindly sent their Liquid Eyeliner, in Blackberry, for me to test. 

100 Percent Pure Cosmetics (100% Pure) natural, fruit pigmented cosmetics are the first and only cosmetics colored from antioxidant rich fruit and vegetable pigments. Other color cosmetics are colored with either synthetic dyes or minerals. A synthetic dye is when you see a product’s ingredient label and it has such items as: Blue #4, Red #40, Yellow #6, etc. 100% Pure has patents pending on their “Beauty Breakthrough.”

Here are my thoughts on the 100 percent pure cosmetics liquid eyeliner

I loved the applicator because it was very long and made it easy to line my eyes.

The eyeliner not only smells nice (just like berries!) it did not smudge/budge/run.

The formula is non-sticky.

The only aspect of the liner that I found difficult was that after several uses, it is creamy and does get thicker. That made it more difficult to create a smooth line. However, given the list that follows, I find that to be a very small issue.

The 100% Pure Liquid Eyeliner is:

100% Vegetarian

Gluten free

No synthetic chemicals

No artificial fragrances

No chemical preservatives  

No petrochemicals

Of course, the company/products are being reviewed because they are 100% cruelty free! 

Here’s something else to know about 100% Pure: their products have no chemical preservatives. Instead, they use a 100% natural preservative system, with natural ingredients, and a high concentration of vitamins and antioxidants to naturally preserve their products.

Creamy Liquid Eyeliner: Net wt. 0.24 oz / 7 g
Price: US $16.00

Colors: Blackberry, Black Tea

Disclosure: Product sent for review. I am also an Affiliate because I love the products. If you don’t wish to purchase through my one affiliate link, put the web address in your browser, and purchase on your own.

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