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DIY Spa Treatment: Make Your Own Shimmer Lip Gloss

Recently I was shopping around in a toy store looking for gifts for the wee ones in my family when I came across a make-your-own lipstick kit. It came equipped with a sparkly container, food coloring, and what appeared to be a generic brand of Pixy Stix to flavor the gloss. I read the contents and the directions on the back and thought I'd share this simple recipe with you. And don't worry, this one's more exciting than just mashing up your old blush. What can I say, I guess the kid in me will never tire of rolling up my sleeves for a fun, hands-on project. Here's what you'll need:


  • food coloring
  • an empty container
  • 1 tsp. sugar flavoring (i.e. Pixy Stix)
  • a pinch of glitter
  • 1/4 tsp of hot water
  • 1 heaping tbsp. petroleum jelly
  • For three fool-proof directions, read more.

    • STEP 1: In a small mixing bowl stir the petroleum jelly, 1/4 tsp. of hot water, and the Pixy Stix until the sugar is dissolved.
    • STEP 2: Then, slowly add in one drop of food coloring and a pinch of glitter. Stir well and quickly. Continue to add in food coloring and flavoring until you reach your desired taste and color. Let the mixture cool for about three minutes.
    • STEP 3: Scoop out the contents in the bowl and neatly pack it into a clean, empty lip gloss container — voila!
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