Do you have a daughter that likes to play with your makeup? Do you have makeup that you don't use because someone once gave you a box with totally not your color eye shadow? Or something like that. I do. And while hopping from link to link to various blogs using my iPhone I stumbled upon this great idea to turn my box of wrong colors into play makeup for my girl. If I would have been using my computer I could have put a link to the original post, but like I said, I was on my cell on some blog I normally don't follow. Totally would though if I were to stumble upon it again.
The whole idea is to pour some sort of glue on top of your makeup and let it dry. Most glues dries clear, make sure yours does too. I used Stampin' Up's crystal effects. There will be air bubble to pop. Just use a needle. Be careful not to push the needle down into the makeup itself as it can smear into the glue. Mine didn't and I hit the makeup a few times. As you can see on my picture I wasn't able to pop all of my air bubbles. The glue dried too fast and I had to stop popping bubbles or they would turn into holes. But my girl doesn't care about them anyways.
Another little tip is to be patient. Don't touch until completely dry, which can take hours, or you can end up with finger prints. I totally messed up with one of the squares before it was dry, leaving a big dent in it and I was bumming, thinking I messed up the whole project. Not fun considering it's quite time consuming. But I guess crystal effects is my friend. It healed itself over night. Yay!
Now I really feel like running down to the dollar store to pick up some cheap makeup and make some more. She could use a blush, right?