DIY custom tint winter lip balm!11.15.2012
it's been ages since I've done a DIY and this is one I've been meaning to do for a few weeks!
I seem to be applying lip balm as often as I breathe this month, I hate having chapped lips! they always stop me wearing lipstick as it look dreadful when my lips are in bad condition (damn you winter!)
I love this DIY as it makes use of all those neglected lipsticks we have lurking about in our handbags plus its so simple and fun!
all you need is an old lipstick, an small empty tin/tub and some lip balms. petroleum jelly is best as it melts easily, vaseline is perfect for this (I'm not certain how other brands would melt!)
now follow these simple steps:
once you've mixed and melted, next comes the pouring..
that's it.. easy peasy eh!
I only used about 1cm of lipstick in mine and it's a very subtle tint (use more if you want a more dramatic shade)
I also had some of the melted balm left over which I poured back into the empty vaseline tin so I actually ended up with two new lip balms! I've been keeping one next to my bed and one in my handbag so I'm covered at all times!
I hope you like it!
(p.s. I wiped out the excess from the mixing bowl with some kitchen roll when the vaseline was still liquid and it cleaned up very easily)
back soon guys! can you believe it's friday already tomorrow...? hurrah!