Alice Jane Potter – Cry Baby Club – Graduate Fashion Week 2017

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Never did I expect myself to be discussing my collection from the catwalk on my blog but here it is. I’m still overwhelmed that I was even selected for the Graduate Fashion Week runway, never mind being one of the chosen top 5 selected from the UCLan show to be put forward to the Gala show! This is the best way to give everyone a fully detailed description of what pieces made up each individual look as a whole, from the fabrics to the details of what you may not have been able to see just from photographs alone.

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LOOK ONE

Oversized panelled blue felt coat with a variation of lasercut teardrop shapes all over the garment, structured raglan sleeves and a deep v shaped fully encrusted Swarovski section going around the neckline.

Underneath is a power mesh nude long sleeved stretch top worn with high waisted blue silk knickers with a high leg cut including eyelet fastenings tied with organza ribbons on either side. Knicker details include hand sewn and glued encrusted and embellished details covering the surface of the entire garment with a range of sew on crystals and Swarovski’s.

Clear perspex chunky heeled ‘Jaya’ heels with gathered tulle lengths along the back ankle strap with additional Swarovski crystals glued on for extra detail. Including the same detail across the toe strap of each shoe. Shoes gifted from University of Central Lancashire footwear sponser Public Desire, Runway photographs sourced from Catwalking.com.

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LOOK TWO

Double layered blue silk bralet with hand sewn and glued encrusted and embellished details covering the surface of the entire garment with a range of sew on crystals and Swarovski’s with hook and eye fastenings. Worn with matching blue silk extreme wide leg trousers with fitting high waist features and deep trouser pockets. Chunky trouser cuffs embellished with a range of sew on crystals and Swarovski’s.

Oversized crinoline shoulder piece with extreme length raglan sleeves with trapped gathered tulle down the lengths of the raglan seam with a blue chunky silk ribbon fastening at the front. Floor length arm bands with adjustable velcro fastenings to secure onto the top of the arm, with hanging layers of lasercut felt teardrops in a range of sizes with hand glued large stone embellishments.

Clear perspex chunky heeled ‘Jaya’ heels with gathered tulle lengths along the back ankle strap with additional Swarovski crystals glued on for extra detail. Including the same detail across the toe strap of each shoe. Shoes gifted from University of Central Lancashire footwear sponser Public Desire, Runway photographs sourced from Catwalking.com.

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LOOK THREE

Full length hanging tulle skirt with D ring strap fastenings to attach to jacket, silk blue band with large sporron detail with hanging layers of lasercut felt teardrops in a range of sizes with hand glued large stone embellishments. Blue double lined silky jacket with high neck fastening and open front detailing. Cut out sleeves with D-ring fastenings and organza ribbon running through them to adjust the tightness on the models arms.

Underneath is a power mesh nude long sleeved stretch top worn with high waisted blue silk knickers with a high leg cut including eyelet fastenings tied with organza ribbons on either side. Lasercut felt knickers with latex lining with hand glued Swarovski crystals covering the surface of the entire garment outlining the lasercut shapes.

Clear perspex chunky heeled ‘Jaya’ heels with gathered tulle lengths along the back ankle strap with additional Swarovski crystals glued on for extra detail. Miniature embellished felt face attached across the toe strap of each shoe. Shoes gifted from University of Central Lancashire footwear sponser Public Desire, Runway photographs sourced from Catwalking.com.

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LOOK FOUR

Oversized crinoline panelled gown with 30 metres of gathered tulle sewn and trapped into the seams around the sleeves and back. With mid length raglan sleeves with trapped tulle along the sleeve hems and tulle along the surrounding dress hem. Underneath double layered blue silk bralet with hook and eye fastenings worn with matching high waisted blue silk knickers with a high leg cut including eyelet fastenings tied with organza ribbons on either side.

Blue felt choker neck piece with adjustable velcro fastenings to secure on the neck, with hanging layers of lasercut felt teardrops in a range of sizes with hand glued large stone embellishments. Accessorised with a blue felt double sided vinyl printed cry baby face clutch bag with embellished details with hand glued Swarovski crystals.

Clear perspex chunky heeled ‘Jaya’ heels with gathered tulle lengths along the back ankle strap with additional Swarovski crystals glued on for extra detail. Miniature embellished felt face attached across the toe strap of each shoe. Shoes gifted from University of Central Lancashire footwear sponser Public Desire, Runway photographs sourced from Catwalking.com.

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LOOK FIVE

Oversized panelled cropped blue felt coat with a variation of lasercut teardrop shapes all over the garment, structured raglan sleeves and hand glued Swarovski’s outlining each lazercut teardrop detail. Accessorised with a blue felt double sided teardrop shaped bag with one side fully embellished with hand glued Swarovski crystals, with oversized eyelet fastenings and silver chain running through.

Underneath is a power mesh nude long sleeved stretch top worn with high waisted blue silk knickers with a high leg cut including eyelet fastenings tied with organza ribbons on either side. Over the knickers sit a pair of crinoline wide leg culotte trousers with a chunky high waist fitted detail and hand stoned teardrop Swarovski shapes around the trouser hem.

Clear perspex chunky heeled ‘Jaya’ heels with gathered tulle lengths along the back ankle strap with additional Swarovski crystals glued on for extra detail. Miniature embellished felt face attached across the toe strap of each shoe. Shoes gifted from University of Central Lancashire footwear sponser Public Desire, Runway photographs sourced from Catwalking.com.

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LOOK SIX

Oversized crinoline panelled gown with 40 metres of gathered tulle sewn and trapped into the seams around the front and back. Including extreme length raglan sleeves with trapped tulle down the lengths of the raglan seam and a large felt embellished cry baby face on the front of the gown. Hand glue Swarovski’s cover the exterior of the face and are included along the blue silk fabric panel covered in hand sewn and glued crystals to separate the tulle overload on the gown.

Underneath is a power mesh nude long sleeved stretch top worn with high waisted blue silk knickers with a high leg cut including eyelet fastenings tied with organza ribbons on either side. Along with sleeve length arm bands with adjustable velcro fastenings to secure onto the top of the arm, with hanging layers of lazorcut felt teardrops in a range of sizes.

Clear perspex chunky heeled ‘Jaya’ heels with gathered tulle lengths along the back ankle strap with additional Swarovski crystals glued on for extra detail. Including the same detail across the toe strap of each shoe. Shoes gifted from University of Central Lancashire footwear sponser Public Desire, Runway photographs sourced from Catwalking.com.

Lush Valentines Day Collection 2017

Valentines day is quickly approaching and once again Lush have definitely not disappointed with their biggest range yet. The new range of limited edition products is sure to bring happiness, whether you’re buying for a loved one or treating yourself! A selection of past favourites have returned along with some brand new items and gift sets to dive into. In the words of the great Ru Paul – “If you can’t love yourself, how in the hell are you gonna love somebody else?”

Products – Exclusive to Valentine’s Day

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Love You, Love You Lots Soap, The Kiss Lip Gloss, The Kiss Lip Scrub

Love You, Love You Lots Soap – £4.25 for 100g
This soap is extra creamy to leave your skin feeling incredibly soft and pampered. It shares the same fragrance as the Rosy Cheeks fresh face mask so pair them both together with a Rose scented bath product and you’re in for an extra romantic treat! The main ingredients include Rose Petal Infusion, Rose Syrup, Rose Petals and Rose Oil. This product is Vegan.

The Kiss Lip Gloss – £5.95
The perfect partner for The Kiss Lip Scrub, use these products together to leave your lips soft and ready to pucker up! This gloss in particular is in a twist up tube, it doesn’t have much colour to it like the usual lip tints but instead is full of Lustre that leaves a gorgeous shimmer on your lips. The main ingredients include Fair Trade Shea Butter, Kalahari Melon Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil and Cupuacu Butter. This product is Vegan.

The Kiss Lip Scrub – £5.75
Lip Scrubs are amazing to use first thing in the morning when you wake up, especially if you constantly wear matte lipsticks that can dry out your lips! This lip scrub has an unusual sweet and salty taste when you lick off the excess sugar and it shares the same fragrance as The Kiss Lip Gloss, it also has edible hearts inside! The main ingredients include Caster Sugar, Fine Sea Salt, Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter, Red Edible Hearts and Soft Pink Glimmer Lustre. This product is Vegan.

9Rose Bombshell Bath Bomb, Cupid Bath Bomb, Lover Lamp Bath Bomb

Rose Bombshell Bath Bomb – £4.25
This stunning rose scented bomb fills your water with a burst of fragrance with pink and yellow rose petals spilling out into the tub to make it bath to remember. Perfect for a therapeutic bath with a little something extra inside. Main ingredients include Fine Sea Salt, Yellow Rose Petals, Rose Absolute and Rose Oil. This product is Vegan.

Cupid Bath Bomb – £2.95
A brand new product for this year! Cupid is super sweet with a fragrance like Palma Violets, it’s the perfect little treat for a dreamy bath. It’s smaller than a normal ballistic so would be a great choice if you’ve not tried something from Lush before or if you’re looking for something that’s not too overpowering! The main ingredients include Persian Lime Oil, Bergamot Oil, Violet Leaf Absolute, Rose Petal Powder and Fresh Raspberry Juice. This product is Vegan.

Lover Lamp – £4.25
This extremely creamy Bath Bomb makes your bath water super soft and releases a flurry of red confetti hearts into the water including 3 large heart Cocoa Butter bath melts. The perfect product for an all over pamper and to leave you feeling loved! The main ingredients include Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter, Fair Trade Vanilla Absolute, Brazilian Orange Oil and Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil. This Product is Vegan.

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Love Spell Massage Bar, Two Hearts Beating As One Bath Melt, Over and Over Bath Bomb

Love Spell Massage Bar – £5.95
Brand new for this year! The massage bars melt directly onto your skin, they are used in the Lush spas for massage treatments but you can also use them to moisturise your skin. This particular bar has Aloe Vera as the main ingredient making it soothing and cooling on your skin. The main ingredients include Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter, Fair Trade Shea Butter, Organic Jojoba Oil, Rose Hip Syrup and Fair Trade Organic Aloe Vera Gel. This product is Vegan.

Two Hearts Beating As One Bath Melt – £3.95
This bath melt is two separate heart shapes that slot together, it’s such a cute design! It’s made for one bath but I myself have used 1 heart in a bath and have found it to be incredibly moisturising alone. The fragrance is not very strong at all so this is a lovely treat if you’re not too keen on overpowering smells and have quite sensitive skin! The main ingredients include Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter, Almond Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, Argan Oil and Bergamot Oil. This product is Vegan.

Over and Over Bath Bomb – £4.25
This is my new holy grail – buy 3 boxes of it – live in the bath forever product. With a huge chunk of Cocoa Butter on the top half and a hot pink inside that spills out into your bath to give you a brand new bath time experience! Over and Over is absolutely stunning and I’m hoping that they’ll bring out an all year round product with a similar design as it’s been incredibly popular over the Christmas and Valentines period! The main ingredients include Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter, Lime Oil, Fennel Oil, Cypress Oil and Orris Oil. This product is Vegan.

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Kiss Me Quick Wash Card, Prince Charming Shower Cream

Kiss Me Quick Wash Card – £2.00
Newness that I can’t get enough of, I want to buy these by the box! The wash cards are created with an Apple Pulp base and are so simple to use, just rip a piece off and lather with water in your hands. The whole sheet will do your entire body but I think you could definitely get more than one use from it! If that doesn’t excite you enough it has the fragrance of 29 High Street, (29 High Street is where Lush started in Poole/Dorset 21 years ago, the fragrance was created to smell like the inside of a Lush store). The main ingredients include Fresh Apple Pulp, Ylang Ylang Oil, Lemon Oil, Lime Oil and Sandalwood Oil. This product is Vegan.

Prince Charming Shower Cream – £5.50 100g, £10.95 250g, £18.50 500g, £32.95 1kg
The Prince has returned once more just in time for Valentines day! Cover yourself in a hot pink shower cream with added Pomegranate and Grapefruit oil to make you smell gorgeous. You’re sure to fall in love with the extra luxurious Cocoa Butter base. The main ingredients include Marshmallow Root, Fair Trade Vanilla Pod Infusion, Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter and Sandalwood Oil. This product is Vegan.

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Ladybird Bubble Bar, Lovestruck Bubble Bar, Unicorn Horn Bubble Bar

Ladybird Bubble Bar – £3.95
The most adorable bubble bar ever created! Not only do these look too good to break but they give you two incredible red/purple baths. With Geranium for a fruity scent and a hint of Peppermint for a little bit of a kick. Originally the Ladybirds were introduced as part of Mothers Day range last year but they’ve returned a little earlier! This product is also made with Cornflour that makes both your bath water and skin super soft which is an added bonus. Main ingredients include Cream of Tartar, Conflour, Geranium Oil and Peppermint Oil. This product is Vegan.

Love Struck Bubble Bar – £4.25
A brand new and super citrusy Bubble Bar to certainly wake you up! This product is not for the light hearted and is probably one of the strongest smelling Bubble Bars ever created, it has an extreme Lime fragrance. This would be fantastic for a mood boost as Lemon and Lime oil work as natural anti-depressants and are put into products to help bring you happiness! The main ingredients include Cornflour, Sicilian Lemon Oil, Geranium Oil and Petitgrain Oil. This product is Vegan.

Unicorn Horn Bubble Bar – £4.25
A Valentine’s best seller returns for another year! With Lavender to sooth and Neroli to make you feel uplifted, this Bubble Bar is the perfect magical treat. The multi coloured bar leaves you with different shades of pinks and purples in your bath and with the added Lustre you can indulge in a bubbly sparkly wonderland! The main ingredients include Cornflour, Lavender Oil, Ylang Ylang Oil and Neroli Oil. This product is Vegan.

Products – All Year Round (inside Gifts)

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Sex Bomb Bath Bomb, Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner

Sex Bomb Bath Bomb – £3.50
This deep pink Jasmine scented Bath Bomb is just what you need for a romantic bath or to treat yourself! With Ylang Ylang to de-stress and soothe and Jasmine as an aphrodisiac this product was made for a Valentines Day treat. The main ingredients include Soya Milk, Jasmine Absolute, Ylang Ylang Oil and Clary Sage Oil . This product is Vegan.

Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner – £16.50 225g, £27.95 500g
Lush Body Conditioners are one of my favourite pampering products but they can be on the expensive side due to the rich ingredients used to create them. On the upside they include smaller pots of them in a range of gift sets so you can really experience the product for yourself without paying too much. The Argan Oil in this product makes your skin feel incredible and it’s my go to product before a night out! The main ingredients include Almond Oil, Cypress Leaf Infusion, Organic Brazil Nut Oil, Vanilla Pod Infusion and Fair Trade Shea Butter. This product is Vegan.

Gifts

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In Your Dreams – £9.95
Products inside: Cupid Bath Bomb, Unicorn Horn Bubble Bar
The perfect little bit of something for a bath lover. This gift is suitable for not only Valentines Day as many people have found it suitable for birthdays too, it’s a great price to just treat yourself to something as well! The mixture of products are super sweet and adorable for 3 lovely bath time treats.

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With Love – £11.95
Products inside: Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner, Love You, Love You Lots Soap
An inexpensive and unique shower gift! Not only does this set include the limited edition soap but it also has one of the most luxurious body conditioners inside to pair with it. The mixture of Rose and Argan oil make it suitable for anyone looking to spoil themselves again and again!

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Happy Valentine’s Day – £19.95
Products inside: Lover Lamp Bath Bomb, Rose Bombshell Bath Bomb, Sex Bomb Bath Bomb, Unicorn Horn Bubble Bar
An all bath gift for a great price, enjoy some Valentines exclusive products for five visually stunning baths! With a beautiful reusable storage box to keep for extra treats, this gift is the perfect selection of floral fragrances, moisturising bath bombs and the always popular Unicorn Horn bubble bar that is a bestseller ever year!

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Love & Kisses – £24.95
Products inside: Prince Charming Shower Cream, Love Spell Massage Bar, Love You, Love You Lots Soap, The Kiss Lip Scrub
If you’re looking for a full body pampering this is the gift for you! With 4 exclusive re-usable products to use over and over it’s sure to make someone very happy indeed. This gift is perfect for someone that doesn’t necessarily bath and who wants to possibly try something new and exciting and the gift wrap is absolutely stunning.

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Lots Of Love – £39.95
Products inside: Cupid Bath Bomb, Rose Bombshell Bath Bomb, Prince Charming Shower Cream, Love Spell Massage Bar, Love You, Love You Lots Soap, Love Struck Bubble Bar, Lover Lamp Bath Bomb
An overly indulgent treat for your loved one! Enjoy a chocolate box design packed with goodies inside, the perfect selection of products to prepare for Valentines celebrations! This box was re-released this year and the one photographed is actually the one I purchased from last years range, I use it to store Bath Bombs and it’s still in such an amazing condition, it just goes to show how gorgeous and strong the re-usable gift boxes are!

Fancy putting your own gift together? Take a look at the Valentines Day knot wraps to finish it off perfectly.
Toucan Love – £4.50
Roses – £3.75

What 2016 Taught Me

2016 was a year of great losses but reflecting on the past year has put so much into perspective for me. I’m so grateful for every experience I have had over the year, it’s shaped me into the young woman that I am very proud to be. I spent it in great company and although I’ve had ups and downs I can look back on the last year and smile. Here’s to hoping that everyone had a fantastic New Year celebration surrounded by the people that you love the most, I’m so glad that I did! Here are the things that I have learnt in 2016, it’s been one I won’t forget!

I’m stronger than I thought I was…
2016 was not easiest due to falling and injuring my spine in January, this came with a lot of treatment and medication and it changed my life both physically and emotionally. I received so much support from family and friends and it felt like I was going to struggle with pain for the rest of my life. I spent a lot of time alone in my house unable to move which gave me horrendous anxiety, I genuinely felt trapped in my own home and would just sit and panic all day long which did not help my recovery process one bit. One thing it has helped me realise is when I’m feeling anxious and when I’m not myself, I used to keep those feelings to myself which made things worse and triggered unexplained anxiety attacks at the most inconvenient times. This year I’ve really worked on explaining how I’m feeling to people, anxiety is nothing to be ashamed of and now I am much more comfortable explaining that to my friends and family. I found inner and outer strength over the last year and thankfully my back injury has improved so much that I’m rarely struggling with pain at all, fingers crossed this continues in 2017!

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Working hard pays off…
This year I returned to University for the final year of my degree, for the majority of 2016 I was busy completing my year in industry. This meant I was working 6 or 7 days a week for an entire year which was completely exhausting, I was so excited to return back to Uni after a break but was a bit worried to adjust back to living away from home. To be completely honest my first semester at University was absolute hell, I hardly ate or slept and had no time to myself, if it wasn’t for all of the girls on my course going through the same thing I don’t know how I’d have gotten through it. I also had to continue working and find time to spend with my boyfriend, friends and family which was not easy but it was definitely worth it! I’m looking forward to the next 6 months to finish my degree and to absolutely smash my final collection and to hopefully get into Graduate Fashion Week! I pushed myself past my own limits but the results were phenomenal and I couldn’t be happier with what I produced.

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To always make time for adventures…
2016 was the year of mine and my boyfriends first proper holiday together, we spent just under 2 weeks in Gran Canaria and had the most amazing time! Although this meant him missing his graduation ceremony but I’ll be sure to lend him my hat and gown at mine this year for a photo to apologise. We stayed in the most beautiful hotel and spent some well needed quality time together as we both work extremely hard and have awkward working schedules. I’m hoping we can book another holiday for this year to explore somewhere beautiful and new together, I would certainly recommend a trip there if you’ve not been before! It was genuinely one of the most stunning places in the world that I had been to, there were cactus’s plants and flowers everywhere and we got so many amazing photos!

I also went to Dublin for the weekend with some of my all time best friends to celebrate Jack’s birthday (we have the same birthday so did lots of celebrating this year)! It was literally the LONGEST weekend of my life with a severe lack of sleep, all we ate was Mcdonald’s and ended up spending 14 Euros for a vodka and coke on our night out but it was such a fab weekend! I’m always guaranteed to have the best night outs with my friends and this was definitely worth it all, here’s to hoping we can go on more adventures in 2017!

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There’s always room for one more…
Not only did I only find out I was becoming an Auntie for the third time this year but I had the pleasure of being my sisters birthing partner. This was a complete honour and I cannot even explain the emotional ups and downs of bringing a child into the world, she was in labour for 3 days. So we were awake for 3 days with no sleep, not much food and lot of panic but when he came it was totally worth it. Holding a new born in your arms is one of the most incredible experiences, you completely fall in love with them then and there and know you’ll do whatever is in your power to protect them. Sam was born on the 26th of September with a head full of dark hair and blue eyes, he has brought so much happiness into our lives and my family and I are so blessed.

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To always find time for my friends…
We may all have incredibly busy lifestyles and live up and down the UK but this year I’ve made even more amazing memories with my favourite people in the world! From drunken nights out to fits of laughter having a massive catchup over tea. I’m so proud of everything they achieved this year, from graduating University to getting amazing jobs, they inspire me to push myself further and we all have an unbreakable bond that can not be measured in how often we see each other. They all found the time to come home to celebrate my 21st birthday which made me so happy and I cannot wait to see what opportunities this year will bring us all, I love them dearly like my brothers and sisters and really don’t know what I would do without them.

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To allow myself to fall even more in love…
I started and ended 2016 in the same place with the love of my life, this year has been incredible and we’ve experienced so many new things together. I’m so proud of everything he’s achieved by himself and what we’ve achieved together and I cannot wait for another year of amazing memories with my best friend. In 2016 we celebrated our 6th Christmas and 6th New Years Eve together and I couldn’t think of anyone else I’d have rather spent it with. He’s such a good uncle to my nephews and we can literally talk to each other about anything, I’m hoping this year will be our best yet!

Trying something new could change my life…
This was the year that I started my blog! It’s been a fantastic year and I’ve dedicated a lot of time into it, I have so many goals for my blog over the next year but I’m overly happy with my content and views considering the fact that I do a full time degree and also work. I really want to ramp up my blog once I have graduated but for now I’m keeping it consistent and I’ll be doing a separate post for my blogs 1 year birthday outlining what I want to achieve in 2017. To everyone who has contributed to my blog in it’s first year from reading my posts and leaving comments I am so grateful, I had never imagined that people would genuinely be interested in what I had to say and it gives me so much confidence to continue and watch it grow over the next year!

DIY – Fixing Broken Makeup Powders Tutorial

If your makeup collection has been affected by a broken powder then you are not alone. I had an unfortunate experience with my Jeffree Star Cosmetics Skin Frost in the shade Ice Cold after my suitcase was thrown about at the airport! When I noticed it was broken I thought that my money had gone to waste but I quickly found a solution to the problem! This tutorial will help you to fix any broken makeup pans from eyeshadows, bronzers, powders and highlighters, it’s so simple to follow and will have you quickly re-united with your precious makeup items! To be even more experimental you can use this tutorial to create a pressed powder from a loose makeup pigment.

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First of all if you do shatter a makeup pan then try and hold onto as many of the powdered chunks as possible. Although this is a messy job – it really will help as the more pieces that you manage to salvage will help towards fixing the product, this will also help to make it last for as long as possible.
You will need:

  • The broken product and its pan – This works for individual pans and also will work for palettes.
  • A pair of flat ended tweezers – Or something a similar size with a flat end.
  • Surgical Spirit – This can be purchased from Boots/Superdrug/Pharmacies/Supermarkets.

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Step one – Breaking down the product.
Using the flat end of your tweezers, apply gentle pressure to the chunks of product and break them down into a fine powder, try to keep the larger pieces in the centre of your pan to not lose any excess product. Some powder formulas are softer and more buttery than others so start off gently and add more pressure if the powder isn’t breaking up as easily as you would expect. Once you have broken down all of the product into powder use your flat edge to smooth the powder along the width pan to an equal level and height.

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Step two – Adding the Surgical Spirit.
The amount of Surgical Spirit that you add to your pan completely depends on the size of the product, if you are using a smaller based palette then a plastic pipette may help you as it may just need a couple of drops to mend. (With this particular product I filled the bottle cap from the bottle and slowly poured it into the pan.) You can use your flat edge to gently distribute the liquid around the pan and to carefully mix the products together, try to do this in-between caps/spoonfuls/squeezes of the Surgical Spirit to prevent any air bubbles. Finally double check to make sure that the liquid has reached all of the loose powder in the pan.

Step Three – The drying process.
Now is the time to leave your fixed product to dry, this can take 3-4 hours at least to settle as the Surgical Spirit evaporates into the air so try to be patient! For the best results leave your product to dry overnight and try to leave it uncovered to allow the liquid to evaporate into the atmosphere.

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Step Four – Finishing off the fixed product.
Once the pan is completely dry you can use a tissue to gently press down and flatten the powder into place. For a professional and clean finish you can use a separate tissue, wipe or cotton bud to wipe around the edge of your pan to remove any excess and leftover powder.

The particular product that I used for the tutorial has been fixed in this way and has been used a variety of times since. The product quality is exactly the same as it was when it was purchased and is completely safe to use on your skin. The only negative of this process is that the product may have a slight chemical smell to it, this will all depend on the size of the pan and amount of Surgial Spirit you used. This product pan size was quite large so it needed a couple of caps of the liquid but I’m sure if it was a smaller eyeshadow you may not get as much of the chemical fragrance from a few drops. I was so happy when I fixed my highlighter as it was currently out of stock but if you are interested in the Jeffree Star Skin Frosts you can take a look at my review and shop on the website! I hope this tutorial will help, happy fixing!