The Great Eye Shadow Experiment


Hello!

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.

Preparation

First I gathered my materials: 

  • Plastic spoon 
  • Paper plate 
  • Q-Tips
  • Rubbing alcohol 
  • Eye shadow 
  • 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. 

The Experiment 
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 ūüėā) 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.

The scraped eye shadow I used

This is how it looks wet
After it’s dried
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!

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My Favorite Apps and Tools for Blogging (So Far‚Ķ)

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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…

Snapseed

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.

iTunes App Store and Google Play App Store

Font Candy 

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.

iTunes Free and iTunes $2.99

Not available on Google Play, but here’s a link to a similarity search.

Photoshop Mix 

This app is good for putting various pictures together into one. You can cut an outline of one and paste it into another. Example below.

Yeah yeah I know it’s weird ūüėā ūüėāūüėā

iTunes and Google Play

Pixabay

This is the app I use for stock photos. Mostly for the backgrounds of some of the headers I use, but I usually blur them out quite a bit with the text, more so than the pictures I take myself.

iTunes and Google Play

Image Size 

This is a basic app that will allow you to change the pixel specifications on a photo so it’ll be just the size you need.

iTunes

This particular app¬†is not on Google Play, but here’s an alternative called Photo and Picture Resizer you can try.


I’ll assume you’re already familiar with these… Feel free to comment questions below or message me at skepticgoddess@outlook.com if you’re unsure.

Pinterest

A board based place to share websites and articles you like.

iTunes and Google Play

Twitter

You only get 140 characters and it’s mostly hashtag based. Lots of retweeting.

iTunes and Google Play

Instagram

Picture sharing. Hashtags are important here as well.

iTunes and Google Play

Reddit

Basically an old school style message board (kind of like a forum) but it’s modernized.

iTunes and Google Play

Bloglovin

I’m new to this one, but it’s a social media platform for bloggers specifically.

iTunes and Google Play


WordPress 

This is where I post my blog. I can do the majority of things on the app, so I very rarely use the desktop version.

iTunes and Google Play

Bitly

This is an app that will shorten your links (very handy for Twitter and Instagram) and then give you statistics on how many times it’s been clicked and such.

iTunes and Google Play

CoSchedule Headline Analyzer

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.

Web Link

Trello

This is the app I use to jot down ideas and keep notes on things related to my blog. It has a regular website as well, so I like to log into it at work to keep track of blog ideas I get there.

iTunes and Google Play

 

Are there any blog tools or apps you like that I missed? Feel free to discuss in the comments below.

 

Are You Looking For A New Podcast To Listen To? Love Unsolved Mysteries? You Really Need To Listen To This Podcast!

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The Journey

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.

The Big Surprise

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.

What are Unsolved Mysteries?

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.

Uncovering Unexplained Mysteries

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.

  1. What are some of your favorite podcasts?
  2. Do you have any favorite unsolved mysteries covered by the TV show?
  3. What about some that weren’t?

Thank you for taking the time to read this, feel free to comment below.

Links
Subscribe via SoundCloud

Subscribe via iTunes 

Subscribe via Stitcher

Subscribe via Player.FM

Support Uncovering Unexplained Mysteries on Patreon 

Like the Uncovering Unexplained Mysteries Facebook Page

Join the Uncovering Unexplained Mysteries Podcast Facebook Group

Josh’s YouTube Channel

Mike’s YouTube Channel

Here are some sub-Reddit categories you can find on the subject:

Unsolved Mysteries TV Show r/UnsolvedMysteries

Ghost Stories r/YourGhostStories

General Unexplained r/unexplained

True Crime r/TrueCrime