Today’s post will detail an experiment I saw on a YouTube video by SaraBeautyCorner. I have to give credit to my five year old daughter Callie for showing me the video.
This video details how to reuse and recycle old eye shadow and blush into something usable again. Today I decided to create new eye shadow by mixing my old ones into a new color.
First I gathered my materials:
An empty eye shadow or blush container
I used a paper plate because I did not want to use real dishes, but the best item to use is probably a Dixie cup. It got messy on the plate, but I managed.
First, I scraped some of the first eye shadow from the container and onto the plate. I crushed up the bigger pieces with the Q-Tip so it’s more of a powder. Then I repeated the process with another eye shadow (or two or three 😂) and mixed them up with the Q-Tip. Then I used the alcohol cap and poured the alcohol into the mixed up eyeshadow powder and mixed with the Q-tip. I picked up the wet mixture with a spoon and placed it into the empty eyeshadow container. I just reused a container for a product I didn’t care for. Fun fact: it’s not easy washing eyeshadow from the container it came in. After I repeated the process a few more times with other colors, I placed it in a safe place to dry for a day or so. I would give it at least that long so you can be sure it’s ready to use.
Do you have any cool beauty hacks or projects you’d like to share? Have you ever tried this experiment before? Please tell me your experiences in the comments below!
Are you wondering how to get that picture to look just right? Do you want to know which social media apps to use? Look no further! I’ve broken my list into three sections: blog tools, social media, and photo. Why do I have a whole section dedicated to photos? One of my favorite aspects of blogging is the creation of the pictures that accompany each post. Plus it helps others feel at home when they read your blog. Images are imperative to the look and feel of your blog. I have also added links for the apps for iPhone and Android in the list below.
On that note, we will begin with the…
I use this app to make edits to photos I’ve taken on my phone, such as adjusting the brightness or giving it an interesting filter. It’s also great for blemishes for you selfies.
This is the app I use to overlay text on photos. There are plenty of fonts pre-loaded, but you can also download fonts directly to the app from the web. I’ve actually decided to pay the $2.99 for the full version, but you can just pay $0.99 for the import tool that I described above. It’s well worth it, in my opinion.
This handy tool was referred to me by another blogger: Mike from Mike and Tiff’s Blog. This handy tool will analyze your headline and score it depending on what kinds of words you used: Common, Uncommon, Emotional, and Power.
While exploring the various apps and things that came with my new iPhone 6S, I found that there is an easy-peasy Podcasts app pre-installed! Don’t get me wrong, I am NOT a fan of iPhones, but this handy app has been MUCH easier to use than any Android podcast app I’ve ever used. So I did a general search for unsolved mysteries (in general) and happened upon this gem of a podcast.
After I downloaded the most current episode of the podcast and gave it a listen, I was pleasantly surprised to learn that the podcast actually discusses segments from the TV show Unsolved Mysteries! Though I didn’t get to watch it as much as I would’ve liked growing up, the little bit I did see was great (Yes, I even gobbled up the SpikeTV re-boot, a mystery is a mystery to me). So when I listened to the podcast, sometimes the mysteries they discussed were the first I’ve ever heard of them.
Unsolved mysteries are various cases of murder, missing persons, and paranormal encounters that cannot or have not been explained or solved. A couple of examples of truly unsolved mysteries are the Dyatlov Pass incident and the Kecksburg UFO incident. But there are mysteries that have been solved after the television show broadcast the segments, such as the Dennis DePue case and the kidnapping of Missy Mundy.
The podcast I am referring to is called Uncovering Unexplained Mysteries and they post a podcast weekly and they usually run around an hour or an hour and a half, depending on the topic. The hosts are Josh and Mike, two fans of the original Robert Stack hosted version of Unsolved Mysteries. Each podcast contains 3 segments from the television show that the hosts discuss. Occasionally they will add in a segment that does not appear on the Unsolved Mysteries television show. Their commentary of the cases is very thorough and their differing opinions on various subjects really give a the listener a positive sense of duality and variation. One of the main reasons why I like the podcast is the personalities of the hosts. Josh is very comedic and open when he speaks, plus his language usage is why I would not suggest you listen to this podcast with children. Mike is a little more reserved but he gives great analysis and commentary. I even enjoy the banter between the hosts even when they go off-topic.
What are some of your favorite podcasts?
Do you have any favorite unsolved mysteries covered by the TV show?
What about some that weren’t?
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