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If you’re ever stuck for what to do on a Sunday then may I suggest the following activities: make a roast, have a bath, read a book, annoy your other half while they watch the F1, make your own custom lipgloss from scratch. Yup. The last one may seem a little against the norm compared to the others, but it’s exactly what I did last Sunday and it was so much fun. I’ve always liked to get a little crafty. My Grandma used to come over everyday Friday with a fresh Playdays magazine and all the tools and equipment we needed for that week’s craft project (my Mum being my Mum, still has most of these half decayed craft projects hanging up in her pantry) – my Grandma rocks. So it was nice to get back to my slightly messy roots, but this time round there wasn’t a bottle of PVA glue in sight.

Although a quick google of ‘How to make your own lipgloss’ will show you approximately 2 million plus results, most that probably include not much more than mixing your favourite lipstick with a tub of vaseline or purchasing a long-list of items that you most definitely do not have in your cupboards from Amazon; there’s actually a kit that already has the whole process ready and raring to go. The Silk + Honey Natural Lip Gloss Kit has it all: empty tubes, pipettes, oils, gels, pigments, cute little naming stickers – it’s like all the best bits of my Playdays craft making days and school Science lessons rolled into one.

You start with a base mixture of the Jojoba Oil and Jojoba Gel, give that a good mix and then begin with your colour. The kit contains three base pigments: a cherry red, orangey red and a brown-y nude. You begin with these and then add a blend of the four mica powders on offer to add shimmer, soften the blend, make it pinker, redder, deeper – this is where it gets creative. I’d struggle to actually tell you exactly what went into each one as I got a little mad Scientist with the whole thing, but I ended up with a brown nude which looked a bit ’90′s but came out very sheer, a bright red and then a more deeper red with just a touch of shimmer to it and the final formulas felt nice on the lips – not too sticky, nicely nourishing and the colours were right up my street.

It certainly kept me busy while Mark glued himself to the F1 and it got me thinking that these would make a ridiculously cute gift for friends or family. Blending up personalised colours and adding a named sticker on the side. Hey sis, you want one? 

  • http://nueyork.blogspot.com nueyork

    This is such a cute idea! Custom colours is a concept I love so this kit is perfect.

    nueyork.blogspot.com

  • http://nikjamess.blogpot.co.uk Nik

    This is such an interesting idea. Might have to try this for my sisters birthday!

    NIKJAMESS | Fashion & Lifestyle

  • http://ladyporter.blogspot.com ladyporter

    Seems like a lot of fun, I definitely need to try it! :)

    xx
    ladyporter.blogspot.com

  • http://sophiesmakeupblog.blogspot.co.uk/ Sophie

    They sound lovely! I’ve always been intrigued to make my own make up and this looks like a perfect place to start! x

    SophiesMakeupBlog

  • http://claudineconverses.blogspot.com.au/ Claudine Converses

    Love this! Such a cute and fun thing to do :)
    - C
    Claudine Converses

  • http://www.itspinkpot.com/ Chaitra

    I ve tried making my own lip balms :) And its fun!

    PinkPot

  • http://godsaveourdressing.blogspot.fr Victoria Macgregor

    woooo that’s so nice ! I wish I could do that as well :) the shades are super pretty!

    Love from France, Victoria

    http://godsaveourdressing.blogspot.fr

  • http://www.wheresmylipstick.com Where’s My Lipstick

    This is such a good idea! Great fun and perfect for a gift

    Jess at Where’sMyLipstick

  • http://jessicalaar.blogspot.co.uk Jess French

    wow this looks so fun!

    Jess x
    http://www.jessicalaar.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://unstitchedd.blogspot.co.uk/ Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD.

    This looks so cute, I will definitely have to try and make some!

    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD

  • http://forgetfulucy.com forgetfulucygoesplaces

    we did this before back in high school for our science class!:)

  • http://sparklingdivadiaries.blogspot.in/ Sparkling Diva Diaries

    This looks so fun!Great Idea.
    xx
    http://sparklingdivadiaries.blogspot.in/

  • http://www.quitepossiblychinese.com/ QuitePossiblyChinese

    I want one! This sounds like so much fun!

  • http://cloudesme.blogspot.co.uk/ Cloud Esmé

    This looks so fun! What a nifty little kit:)

    Esmé // CloudEsmé

  • http://herandmakeup.com/ Agata

    That’s an awesome idea!

  • http://multitaskingdamsel.blogspot.com/ Multitasking Damsel

    The colours look beautiful, I love making my own gifts when it comes to the holidays!

    Multitasking Damsel Blog

  • http://champagnelifestyleteabudget.blogspot.co.uk/ Ellenor Marie
  • Lydia

    What an awesome idea! I’m definitely going to look into this- I find that lipglosses are often not bright enough for my liking so maybe creating my own could solve my dilemma! http://oldestfad.wordpress.com/

  • http://finocappuccino.blogspot.co.uk/ Fino Cappuccino

    I have tried the hair mask kit! Might have to give this one a go! it is so much fun!

  • http://www.callitvanity.com Call It Vanity

    Love Silk + Honey! Can’t wait for her book to come out and the DIY dork out in me B)

    Mayah x

  • http://laannamaria.blogspot.com/ Anamaria

    It looks really good :)

  • http://charlottehavs.blogspot.co.uk/ Charlotte // BeautySoup

    Woah, that’s such a good idea! I love this…need to give it a go! x

    Beauty
    Soup || UK Beauty Blog

  • alice bea

    they do look like they would be a great present, must try it for xmas!

    wiltedxfaded.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Jessica Thoma

    This is such a good idea!! Definitely gonna have a look for a kit like this! Thanks for sharing! :) x

    jess-inretrospect.blogspot.com

  • Chantal

    This is such a cute idea! :) x

    http://www.savvysuperstylish.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://www.thevelvetblack.co.uk/ Alice Young

    What a lovely idea! I never knew you could by a kit to make lip gloss! If you have a loose powder eye shadow, you can mix it with Vaseline and that will make a pretty good lip gloss as well!

    The Velvet Black // UK
    Style, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  • http://everydayingrace.blogspot.ca/ Grace

    That’s so cool! I’d love to check this out, I think it’s be fun to make with all your girlfriends at a party too…a lipgloss making party haha ;)

    Every Day In Grace

  • http://lifemystyle.eu Kim

    Love this! I think it will be so cool to make it yourself.

  • http://makeupmusicbooks.blogspot.com Rachel Polansky

    this seems like a great idea :)

    makeupmusicbooks.blogspot.com

  • http://www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk Lauren S

    What a fun idea, wouldn’t have thought to do that on a Sunday, or any given day even!

    Lauren x

    Britton Loves | Fashion Lifestyle + Photography – http://www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://obsessedwiththelittlethingsinlife.blogspot.co.uk Taslima Rahman

    Ooh seems like a lot of fun! x

    Taslima | The little things in life

  • Victoria

    Might be a good way to revamp melted MAC lipsticks ;)

  • Lizzy Martin

    This looks like so much fun! Definitely on my to do list!

  • lauren

    i really love your blog and youtube channel great beauty advice http://www.misslaurenmorgan.blogspot.co.uk/

  • http://modest-mix.blogspot.com/ Lys

    This is so cool. And you’re right, it would make a nice gift for friends or family!

  • Daniella

    awesome!!!!

    xx

    daniella

    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

  • http://www.aimeeleighmakeup.blogspot.com AimeeLeighOx .

    Such a good idea. A really girly diy.

    Aimee-Leigh xx
    http://www.aimeeleighmakeup.blogspot.com

  • http://www.marydoesbeauty.com marydoesbeauty

    Such a fun idea!! Sounds easy too! :)

    http://marydoesbeauty.com

  • http://girllovesgloss.com/ GirlLovesGloss

    Love this! Totally reminds me when I was a teen and used to crush up cheap dollar store blush and mix with vaseline. Slightly less sophisticated LOL.

  • http://amateandarottweiler.blogspot.com.ar/ Chrystin Aponte

    This looks so fun! Who knew they had a kit to make the process easier? And, I have to say, I love the “90s”color you whipped up!

    Kisses from Buenos Aires xx
    http://amateandarottweiler.blogspot.com.ar/

  • http://www.thechiccounsel.com/ The Chic Counsel

    This is such a great idea! I’ve never actually made my own lip gloss before, but I’m really intrigued by the idea :) Thanks for sharing!

    - Amanda | The Chic Counsel

  • http://beautyorsomethingcg.wordpress.com Beauty or Something

    I am definitely doing this now! Bite Beauty Labs meets your home. Awesome post!

  • http://blushingbiddies.com/ Puri

    This is so neat and such an adorable idea :D
    blushingbiddies.com

  • Annie

    There was no F1 this Sunday.

  • Emma and Emily

    This looks like so much fun! I loved making my own perfumes and face masks when I was little. Right up my street!

    http://www.emandthem.co.uk

  • http://hiiamcherry.wordpress.com Cherry

    I always wanted to make my own lipglosses out of melted lipsticks but it always seemed like a bit of a waste, this sounds like a way better idea!

    http://www.hiiamcherry.wordpress.com

  • http://Humphrey3451.blogspot.com HumphreyBlogger

    gorgeous!! These are lovely!! Tanya burr eat your heart out a new youtubers making lipglosses to dye for!!

  • https://esrscreatives.wordpress.com/ Emily

    I must admit, finding all the things you need in one kit is much more tempting!

    It’s so frustrating when you find a ‘recipe’ you want to do, then realise all the extra ingredients you have to buy which you have never even heard of before!

    https://esrscreatives.wordpress.com/

  • http://shewhoisshort.blogspot.co.uk/ Sara Fleming
  • http://alittlelilly.blogspot.nl/ A Little Lilly

    Loving the sound of this!! Lilly xx http://alittlelilly.blogspot.nl/

  • http://pursuingadreamcalledlife.blogspot.it/ Michela Amp

    I need to try it :)

    pursuingadreamcalledlife.blogspot.com

  • Jennifer

    Perfect for when NBA starts up again

    My Most Coveted| A Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  • PeonyandPeach

    I really want to give this a go! I spent my childhood/teens smashing up my mum’s lipsticks and getting in trouble for it!

    http://www.peonyandpeach.blogspot.com