Do you remember when putting body glitter on your eyelids was the bee’s knees? I remember. I was probably in 7th grade and I LOVED me some glitter. My mom (Hi Zondra), however, did not and now I can understand. Large flakes of glitter getting in the creases of one’s eyelids is anything but flattering. My mom use to say, “Nice girls don’t do that.” in regards to any trend she did not want me to participate in. But…I’m a girl and some girls are born with glitter in their veins. Actually, I was born with glitter and glue..but I digress..
I frequent the Beauty Department’s blog (as many of you know) and I stumbled on this fun little tutorial. I wanted to share because there’s glitter.. and then there’s shimmer. Shimmer is the new glitter and has been for awhile, I think. I want to shimmer like Edward Cullen (Or J.Lo). So I’m gonna try this. You should to! Check it out –
HOMEMADE BODY SHIMMER
photos + post by amy nadine
Temperatures are rising and prom, formals + weddings are just around the corner! Which means our skin needs a little help after a long dry winter! After giving your body a good buff with our D.I.Y. brown sugar scrub, add a little shimmer to your lotion to get that perfect glow (without having to spend any money!). Here’s what I made last week in 3 easy steps to use on my clients on talk shows (Brittany Snow with her gorgeous new red hair on her visit to Conan, stunning + raven-haired Krysten Ritter on her visits to both Jimmy Kimmel and Conan and our lovely Lauren Conrad on her visit to Chelsea Lately last night!) that I thought you might like too:
Your favorite lotion (we’re obsessed with Korres Body Butter in Jasmine because it’s natural and smells divine but any lotion that you love will work)
Small jar of gold loose mica mineral pigment (I like Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Loose Colour Concentrate in Clove for Fair to Medium skin tones, or Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics in Acacia or Mimosa for Tan to Dark skin tones). You can also crush up an old gold or pearl pressed eyeshadow to make it loose.
A mixing bowl or tumbler, chopstick + spoon
An empty travel-sized jar or bottle
1. Combine 4 parts lotion with ½ teaspoon gold shimmer (or measure by sprinkling the shimmer until desired shade is achieved).
2. Stir with chopstick until color is consistent (isn’t it gorgeous?!) then direct it towards one side for scooping.
3. Spoon out your creation and transfer it into the jar.
You can do this with coconut oil, tanning oils and many sunscreens. Once you get the hang of it, you’ll start wanting to try different shades of illuminating loose powders and add them to everything! Please share any of your ideas + potions too!
So Happy Shimmering! xoxo