21 November 2012

MNM's Make: Chocolate Lip Gloss


Anyone who is a chocolate lover will love the divine smell of this lip gloss. It couldn't be easier to make and makes a greet wee gift for a loved one or friend.

Ingredients:
Plastic containers
Vaseline (100g tub) - one tub will make approximately 10 pots of lip gloss
Cocoa powder

Equipment:
Glass pouring jug
Spoon
Cute smoochy labels for the lids


Take one full tub of Vaseline and empty it into a glass jug (ideally one that will pour well).

Heat in the microwave in 15-20 second increments and stir between each time. You will need to do this for up to a few minutes in total, as you need the jelly to be totally liquid to work with.

Be careful when you get the jug out each time as it will gradually get quite hot after all the heating up.


This is what the Vaseline should look like once fully melted. It should flow steadily off the spoon.


Take 1-2 teaspoons of cocoa powder and sift into the hot Vaseline. Stir really well to get rid of any lumps until really mixed in.


It's up to you how strong you want the cocoa colour to develop. Just add more cocoa powder if needed.


At this point, your mixture should still be liquid and easily pourable. If it's not, pop it back in the microwave for another 15 seconds or so. Then pour it into your wee plastic containers that are ready and waiting to receive the chocolatey goodness.

Note: I got my plastic containers from Storage Box at about $2 each.


Take your printed labels (which you can download here) or using the file embedded below and glue (I used Mod Podge) to the lid.



Now step back and admire your handiwork whilst pondering the hardest part of the whole project - figuring out which lovely people in your life are going to be the lucky recipients of your creativity.

 But make sure you keep one aside for yourself too!

Original idea pinned here and posted here on Meet the Dubiens.



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