How to repair crumbled and cracked powdered makeup

Why is there a nylon stocking on my expensive powdered makeup? It looks ridiculous I know, but it did solve the problem for the short term, until I decided it was just too wacky to have a nylon on my makeup! The nylon was wrapped around the compact, over the powder and tied in the back. Dumb.

I can’t be the only one dealing with crumbled and cracked makeup. There HAS to be a better way to remedy this problem.

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Here’s what I was dealing with.

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Ever happen to you

Its an easy fix. Just put a little alcohol on the powder and tamp it down with a paper towel. About a capful should do it.

You could use vodka too if you are so inclined.

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Cover it with a paper towel and tamp it down with a lid or something….I used a bottle of hand soap which happened to be the perfect size.

Let it set overnight or until it dries and just as easy as that………

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VOILA….good as new!

Just look at it now….. amazing what a little cosmetic surgery can do!

cosmetic surgery…………….

Are you cracking up now? cracking up, get it……  Sorry

This method could be used to repair any type of powdered make up, even eye shadow. I’m so glad I found a way to repair this compact…..this stuff is expensive!

Thanks for visiting! Debra (((xx)))

Make a moss ball with plastic bags

When I was putting together my Valentine’s mantel, I  wanted to add something green and thought moss balls would be the answer. Not having any Styrofoam balls at home and not wanting to go out in the middle of yet another snow storm, I had to put on my thinking cap to come up with a substitute.  What did I have at home that I could shape into a sphere? I thought of aluminum foil, newspaper, plastic wrap, plastic……………bags! Grocery store bags.DIY plastic bag moss ball
I love the way this plastic bag moss ball looks, it’s a touch of green while waiting for Spring to arrive.plastic grocery bags
This is only about one quarter of the plastic bags I have at home.  We do take them back to the store for recycling though. But boy do they ever accumulate!  Did you know these facts about plastic bags?  Makes you think twice about using so many of them!
Every year the United States uses 30 billion plastic bags. Each bag you reuse has the potential to eliminate an average of 1,000 plastic bags over its lifetime. The average family accumulates 60 plastic bags in only four trips to the grocery store. We throw away almost 100 billion plastic bags every year, and only 1 percent to 3 percent are ever recycled. Plastic bags are not biodegradable. They clog waterways and end up in landfills where they take 1,000 years or more to break down into smaller pieces that pollute the soil and water. Plastic bags also pose a serious danger to birds and marine mammals that mistake them for food. Thousands die each year after swallowing or choking on discarded plastic bags. Producing plastic bags requires millions of gallons of petroleum that could be used for transportation or heating.
Well, that’s not good. I think I’ll make a real effort to remember to use the cloth bags from now on.
Here’s how I made the plastic bag spheres. Put a bunch of bags inside a bag and shape into a ball. Keep adding bags and smashing it into a round shape. Tape it together and that’s it.plastic bags for moss balls
The spheres may not be perfectly round but that’s ok. You can shape it more as you go along. You’ll need a small brush, some glue and moss. Plain white school glue is what I used and it worked fine. I think hot glue would melt the plastic so I didn’t even try using it.bagged moss
I had this moss from the Dollar store in my stash and used about 2 bags per ball.craft moss
Each bag had 4 different kinds of moss.
Warning, MESS ALERT, this is a very messy project so be prepared. At this point I stopped taking pictures because my hands were full of glue and moss. Just brush on some glue, add a little moss, press it on and repeat. I took a little break and allowed the glue to dry when I was about half finished with each sphere.
moss balls on mantel
They look good on the mantel atop pretty white ironstone vases.
This was a quick project and a good way to reuse those plastic bags. I felt pretty good using up some of those bags.
Here’s another previous plastic bag project, you might remember the burlap pumpkins.
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5 minutes to craft a burlap pumpkin.  I made them in several versions. Plastic bags can be used in lots of different ways and I’ll be trying to think up new ways to use them for Spring and Easter crafts.
Hey, we are getting a little warmer here! Temperatures in the 40’s, WOW it’s a heat wave! Come on Spring!
Thanks for visiting! Debra (((xx)))

 

Apple Galette, french apple tart

If you love pie then you will love galette too. Sometimes called a French tart or a free form pie, a galette is nothing more than a pie without the pressure of making a pretty crust. There’s still a crust but it’s not so fussy, especially if you use store bought frozen puff pastry, which I love! It’s flaky and delicious! Even though it’s not a fancy pie, it is delicious like a pie!

apple galette recipe

Isn’t it so pretty? It’s easy too!

The complete recipe is at the bottom of the post. After preparing the apples, you work with the puff pastry. There will be 2 sheets in a box. Unroll one thawed sheet onto a lightly floured baking sheet. My favorite brand is Pepperidge Farms.

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You’ll need to create a square, so cut the second sheet into thirds.

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Use a little water as glue to add one third to one side of the first sheet and add another across the bottom. Where the red lines are is where I added the strips. One strip will be left over. With the left over strip, I roll up a couple of the prepared apples and bake along with the galette. Try to eat that piece while no one’s looking.

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Heap the apples onto the center of the puff pastry square and fold over the edges. This is the part I like, it doesn’t have to be perfect. Smile It’s free form.

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After baking, you can drizzle the top with a little icing made simply from confectioners sugar and water.

Wasn’t that easy? Isn’t it beautiful? Is it delicious? YES!

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Enjoy cold or warm with a dollop of whipped cream or ice cream.

I love this simple recipe!

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Thanks for visiting! Debra (((xx)))

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