A'dor Beauty Supplies Shop

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Monday, December 12, 2011

HOLIDAY SALE INFO! - Eye Shadows Ect only $3.50 Limited Time Only

Our sale of $3.50 for lip tints, glazes, eye shadow and primer is ALMOST OVER! After the holidays its going back up to $4 so take advantage of it while you can! We can't afford to keep our prices this low forever!


After the holidays we will be having specials where 1 eye shadow color will be on sale for $3.50 for a limited time. To keep up with which color is on sale you can follow our Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/Ador_Beauty

We will have eye shadows of the week/month and discount that color. I will try not to be too spontaneous and unorganized about it and hopefully supply you with plenty of information on the upcoming sale color.

I'll give you a little sneak peek! The first few colors to go on sale in no particular order will be:
Dusty Rose
Green Apple
Baby Doll
Dirty - No listing currently available but feel free to convo us on etsy for a custom listing!

*Reminder* There is very little time left to take advantage of our $3.50 for all 5g pots sale!
Shop now: http://www.etsy.com/shop/AdorBeautySupplies

Saturday, December 10, 2011

New Lip Tints and Introducing Lip Glaze

We have made new Lip Tint colors and are now using a new formula for a lip product that we are calling Lip Glaze.

Our new lip glaze is a jelly made mostly from oils and a little bit of wax. Where our lip tints are made mostly from mango butter and oil giving it a soft balm feel. Both will soften and heal your lips. Lip glazes taste a little more planty and natural. Glazes are softer and easier to apply. Both are great products and preference is totally personal.

Ingredient Info:

New softer formula for Lip Tint ingredients in roughly this order. Formula varies per color and some or all ingredients may be used.
Ingredients: Mango Butter, Safflower oil (rich with vitamin E), Mica, Candellila Wax, stevia, lip liquid dye, flavor oil, vitamin e.   

Lip Glaze formula (some or all may be used in any particular color order may not be accurate with each color)
Ingredients: Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil (a thick oil that can soften skin), Cooernica Cerifera (Carnauba wax) a plant based wax, Candellila wax (a vegan alternative to beeswax), Mica, Stevia, flavors, dyes, vitamin E.

We're experimenting with both formulas and will eventually primarily use the more popular of the two.

New colors to look forward to:

Eternal Kiss
Vampire Bites
 We're also creating a lovely Rose color, some bronzes, golds and maroons. A few dark shades like Eternal Kiss but with blue and green undertones. We are also planning to bring back the popular (but currently out of stock) Rendezvous color as a lip glaze.

We will be stocking many more lip glazes and no more tints until we restock our mango butter supply. 

Shop Lip products: http://www.etsy.com/shop/AdorBeautySupplies?section_id=10029267
Shop Home: http://www.etsy.com/shop/AdorBeautySupplies

3 Stack "Vampire Seduction" Flesh Lip Tint, Vampire Bites Lip Glaze, Eternal kiss Lip Tint.

Edit: More New Shades!
Rose Lip Glaze

Sweet Pea Lip Glaze

Venus Lip Glaze

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Many New Eye Shadows!

We are very excited to be bringing you a lot of new eye shadow colors! We already have 11 new shades made and are planning to make even more over the next couple weeks! We will also be creating a bunch of new lip glazes and tints in some lovely colors! They will all be available in the shop soon!

Shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/AdorBeautySupplies

New Eye Shadows: 

The Pictures do not do these amazing new colors justice!

Pixie is a wonderful iridescent color like the wings of a dragonfly!

Strawberry Blonde is a golden bronze color with pink undertones. It doesn't show up well in photos but in person the effect is beautiful.
Strawberry Blonde

Kalypso is a fun sea green/aqua color with a golden shimmer.

Lafayette is a fun bright fuchsia purple that will especially POP on darker skin tones. This is one our first Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood inspired items. I loved the fuchsia eye shadow Lafayette was wearing to match his shirt in an episode of season 4 and had to make a color like it!
Image from: youknowyoulovefashion.com
Along with Lafayette we are also creating other new BRIGHT colors like: Goddess a lovely rich gold color. Garfield: A bright orange. We already have so many lovely earth tones and now I want to spice it up with some more bright fun colors! Our current brightest colors: Tropical Surf, Blue Box, Pisces, Green Apple and Cancer the Crab.With our new additions we will soon have a whole rainbow of bright eye shadows from red to purple.

Orianna and Caitlyn some of our first League of Legends inspired eye shadow colors. Caitlyn eye shadow is a lovely purple with a crystal sparkle to match her pretty dress and Orianna is a soft pale gold very similar to the gold on the Clockwork Girl herself. League of Legends is currently one of my favorite PC games. Its incredibly fun and free! All of the makeup I make inspired by LoL will be for some of my favorite champions! Caitlyn is one of my favorite AD Carries and I plan to buy a new skin for her very soon. And Orianna though hard and underrated is a mage I enjoy so much that I got the Sewn Chaos skin for her.


SALE INFO! As you may know our eye shadows, lip tints and eye shadow primers (pretty much everything in a 5g jar) is currently on sale for $3.50. After the holidays they will be going back up to their regular price of $4!! So take advantage of this sale while you can, because I can't afford to do it forever!! (Today -  Dec. 8th 2011.)

Shop now: http://www.etsy.com/shop/AdorBeautySupplies
Shop eye shadows: http://www.etsy.com/shop/AdorBeautySupplies?section_id=10029332

Thank you for reading!! Enjoy the COUPON CODE: BLOGGER10

Friday, September 30, 2011

Halloween Giveaway!

We are thrilled to be participating in a free giveaway contest hosted by: http://laughingvixenlounge.blogspot.com/

We are giving away our Creature of the Night eye shadow collection! 4 5g eye shadows absolutely free to 1 lucky winner.

This is what YOU could win!

Click the image below to go straight to the blog hosting this fun event!
Laughing Vixen Lounge

Craft Faire - Annual Peddlers Faire in Mt. Mesa

This year A'dor Beauty Supplies and Desert2ForestArt will be at the Peddlers Faire in Mountain Mesa.

If you are a crafter, live in the area and would like to reserve a booth e-mail me at: AdorBeautySupplies at yahoo.com and I will give you the name and phone number of the coordinator. This year they are doing some great advertising so it should be a big hit!

Where: Eagles Lodge in Mountain Mesa
12251 HWY 178, Mt. Mesa, CA
When: Saturday, Nov. 5th from 8AM to 4PM (Times may be wrong)
Booth Cost: $10 per table. Indoor and table provided, no tent needed. No cut from sales taken. 

Last I heard there are still about 5 tables left. 

There is a wide variety of vendors that usually come. In the past I have helped my mom sell her jewelry and art there and I have seen a lot of different booths. Quilts, Baked Goods, Antiques, Gourd Art, Pine Needle Baskets, Cosmetic Jewelry, Gem Stone Jewelry, and much more.

Booths still unreserved! If you have any questions or would like to sell at this fair please e-mail me at: AdorBeautySupplies at yahoo.com and I will give you the name and number for the coordinator.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

We've been reviewed! + Coupon Code

We've been reviewed on you tube! We are thrilled with her honest and detailed review of our eye shadows. We sent her our eye shadow samplers so if you would like to see the size of our samples and how they are packaged you can watch this video for a good idea. When we say "generous samples" we mean it!

Watch here:

Video includes the coupon code: LODOWN15 for 15% off shop now: A'dor Beauty Supplies on Etsy

She is a very talented beauty guru so you should check out her channel and subscribe!

A tutorial she has done using our eye shadow:
Princess Jasmine the Disney Princess inspired makeup look.

Other videos reviewing or featuring our makeup:
To beauty gurus:
We are currently at our limit for free gifts to gurus. We have given out so many free samples and products and we get such a large volume of messages from gurus requesting freebies that if you would like free stuff contact or convo us on etsy and we will add you to our very long wait list. We are currently only giving out freebies to gurus with over 2,000 subscribers. If you have less and would like to review our products when you are purchasing them on Etsy leave us a note in the "notes to seller" and we will include a free gift to thank you for your review. The note must include a link to your channel and you MUST send us a message from your youtube to ours so we can check you out and make sure you really are a beauty guru. I can't tell you how many people have asked for free stuff to "review" and given me a link to someone's channel who has already reviewed me! Haha sorry but no freebies for fake reviewers! Being a beauty guru is a business and I look only for professional talented gurus to do business with.

Our youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/AdorBeautySupplies friend us/message us/check out our videos. Enjoy! 

Creature of the Night - Giveaway

Hello everyone!

We're really excited to be participating in a Halloween themed giveaway! We will be giving away one free Creature of the Night Eye Shadow bundle: 4 eye shadows in 5g jars. Includes the colors: Wicked, Demon, Vampire and Tombstone.

This collection includes Demon which is a beautiful brown color very popular with my offline sales.

Check back later for more info! Event will occur between: Oct. 14th - Oct. 31st.

This is the blog hosting it: http://laughingvixenlounge.blogspot.com/
So follow them and keep an eye out for this amazing opportunity!

Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Exciting New Items Coming Soon!

I've been working on mass production of a few new goodies! By mass production I mean... making more than the usual amount I make for just myself. Mass isn't necessarily a good word but yeah there will be a few new items available in my shop soon!
  • Solid Perfume in many gorgeous scents. 
  • Eye Shadow Sets for every eye color.
  • Mineral Veil Finishing Powder
  • Very Pale Ghostly Foundation 
  • Clay Facial Mask Cream
  • Salt Scrubs
  • Sugar Scrubs
A little about each: 

Solid Perfume - I'm offering solid perfume in two different sizes. 1/2 ounce jars and 1 ounce jars. If you wear perfume often you'll want to go with the 1 oz. jar and you will be set! If you want to try out the fragrance or you only use perfume on special occasions the 1/2 oz. size is the one for you. I offer free fragrance samples with the purchase of anything else from my shop! Just leave a message in the "notes to seller" with the fragrance(s) you would like to sample. Or if you don't know what fragrance you want to sample but you want one I can surprise you! Convo or e-mail me anytime with questions. Fragrance samples are oil soaked cotton in zip lock baggies.

Eye Shadow Sets for Every Eye Color - The best eye shadow colors for blue, green, brown or hazel eyes. In sets of 2 or 3. $7.50 for a 2 color set. $10.50 for a 3 color set. Either way you save! Buying these sets is cheaper than buying individual eye shadows from the shop. Take all the guess work out of eye shadow shopping! You know your eye color, we know what eye shadows will make it POP!

Translucent Mineral Veil Finishing Powder - A light translucent color. Gives your skin a nice even tone. The color we have is similar to Maybelline's Translucent finishing powder, but its cheaper! Wont dry your skin. Talc free. Does not contain any irritants. When applied on top of foundation it will set your foundation and get rid of shine. Can be worn on bare skin as well. It will make your skin coloring even and hide minor blemishes. Designed to look good on all skin tones. Does not contain silk or any other non-vegan ingredients.

Immortal Pale Foundation - A very light, pale foundation that will give your skin a ghostly whiteness. Great for costumes, halloween, goth looks, geisha makeup ect. Not a 'natural' skin tone color. Be warned: its very light, very pale, quite ghostly. If that isn't the look you are going for you wont want this. I don't make foundations in normal skin tones (at least not yet) because it is way to hard to create colors that will look great on different people's unique skin colors. I personally know how hard it is to find a foundation that isn't too orangey, pinky, yellowy and the last thing I want is dissatisfied customers! In the long run I hope to have a large selection of colors and a sampler set you can purchase to find your match. But for now, all you goths, and gorgeous girls with alabaster skin have this foundation to purchase.

Clay Facial Mask Cream - My recipe is made of just the bare necessities. No weird chemicals just all natural, vegan ingredients. It clears and refines pores, firms skin, stimulates circulation, gently exfoliates and cleanses. Our clay facial mask wont dry out your skin like types can so even people with dry and sensitive skin can use it. Its ideal for people with dry and sensitive skin but also works great for people with oily skin. Use weekly to keep your skin fresh and clear.

Sugar and Salt Scrubs - We have different recipes for different skin types! Scrubs designed for oily, dry and combination skin. These scrubs are all natural. What do sugar and salt scrubs do? They exfoliate better than your average soap or body scrub. Removes dead skin making your skin youthful and radiant. Stimulates blood circulation, clears pores, firms skin, smoothes skin, hydrates and more. Make this part of your beauty regimen using it once a week while in the shower. You will love the results!

Expect all those goodies to come out in the next couple weeks! These new products like everything else in our shop are 100% VEGAN!

Also we'll be selling a fun mystery gift boxes! For $25 you will get $30-$35 worth of merchandise. Random makeup, bath and body products.

Thanks for reading!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Eye Shadow Slideshow

We have created an Eye Shadow Slideshow and posted it on YouTube. 

Subscribe to use on YouTube for access to special coupon codes, free giveaways and other fun stuff. When we have a lot of subscribers we will do some free giveaways. 

If you would like to do a tutorial or review using our products we will be creating a blog post about that so read up and contact us if interested.

Watch the video for a special COUPON CODE:

Sunday, July 17, 2011

A'dor Beauty Supplies Reviewed on You Tube by Carly

We are so excited to have had our makeup reviewed by Carly a makeup guru on You Tube. She is super adorable and does tutorials on really fun make up looks so you should check out her channel at: http://www.youtube.com/user/carlybolton

I think she did a great job with this tutorial using our products and we are so happy she likes the makeup. We love the look she came up with. Its a very fun bright look that you could wear anywhere. We also love the review and are so flattered by it.  

Here is the video:

Thanks for Watching !

Products Mentioned
-Beach Bunny Eyeshadow 3 5g Stack
-Eye Shadow Samples in Dryad,Cosmos,and Tree Spite
-Bath Salt Samples in Passion,Sangri-La,and Tropical Escape

Friday, July 15, 2011

Supplier of the Month (July) rusticescentuals.com Review

This month I would like to give special mention to Aroma Haven & Rustic Escentuals

They sell candle, soap, lip balm and bath and body stuff. From them I purchased vegan lip balm base (since my original recipe doesn't work well in chap stick tubes), slider tins, pipettes and safety goggles. Not a lot, I know, but I had already purchased most of my inventory from other shops. I did pick this shop for my "supplier of the month" award (no actual prize for this award just a blog review) because of their customer service.

They included 2 very generous sized free fragrance samples, candies and a nice note in the package. Really makes you feel like a valued customer. But on top of that the fragrances are awesome. The slider tins are so very cute. The pipettes work great and have nifty marks for measuring. Their prices were fair and the shipping was one of the fastest out of all of the many sites I've ordered from. 

My only problem was with the lip balm base. I used it to make some lip balm and when I put it into my slim lip balm tubes it is hard to roll up and it wont roll back down. So the lip balm gets stuck up after you screw it up. I have the problem with every lip balm recipe I have tried where I can't get the balm to roll back down... Anyway this lip balm base is especially hard. Like my original recipe was. Not really sure what to do to fix it. If anyone has any ideas I would love to hear them. My lip balm used in my sliders is from my recipe which I tweaked and tweaked until it was nice a soft and creamy. But it doesn't work in tubes. I'm glad I bought the smaller amount of lip balm base and I think with some tweaking I can make it work. It seems like good quality and moisturizing just needs a little more oil or something. I also think coating the inside of the tube with oil will help my sliding issue. 

To summarize my review:  
  • Fast shipping but pretty expensive
  • Very well packaged
  • Generous Free Samples
  • Large fragrance selection
  • Great fragrances
  • Cheap Oils
Thanks for reading. And if anyone has any lip balm tips for me please oh please share. 

*This blog was not endorsed and I have no affiliation with Rustic Escentuals.*

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Random Product Review 1: SlimCat Interactive Toy and Food Dispenser

I want to start doing "random product reviews" where I review something unrelated to beauty. Should be fun and interesting. Hope you enjoy! 

For my first review I'll be talking about the: MultiVet SlimCat Interactive Toy and Food Dispenser.
My cat is fat. I hate to admit it but he is and I know that's my fault. Before I took him in he was alone and starving. Maybe because I felt bad for him i over fed him at first. I don't know. Even by following the amount it says to feed him on the cat food bag he just kept gaining weight. I have a theory that because he almost starved to death before I found him out in the desert, that his metabolism is messed up and stores all his food as fat to keep him from starving again. That is probably dumb but hey just a theory. He isn't obese or anything. He just has a little droopy belly and I want him to be slim and healthy and live a long life. 

So i bought this ball. Its a toy and a food dish all wrapped into one. 

In short: I like it! 

It took a while for my cat to get used to using the ball to get his food. We had to sort of ease him into it and show it to him all the time. But now he knows that's where his food comes from and he uses it. 

Its been about 2 months and he has lost 1 lb. (That's a lot for a cat, right?) He is much more slim and healthy looking now. 

The ball holds the convenient amount of 1 day's worth of food it in. So we just fill it up once a day. 

How it works: The ball holds the convenient amount of 1 day's worth of food it in. So we just fill it up once a day. It has holes in it and you can adjust how big they are. The cat plays with the ball and the food falls out. 


  • Holds one day's worth of food which makes it easy for me
  • You wont over feed your cat
  • Makes your lazy cat exercise more
  • Easy to clean. Just pop it in the dish washer
  • Cheap
  • Different difficulty settings 
  • Ball is a bit big. Because it holds a full days worth of food the ball is kinda big for a cat to play with. Maybe 2 smaller half serving balls would have been better. 
  • I don't know how well it would work out in a multi-cat home
  • Put the ball on a clean hard floor surface that will be good for the cat to eat off of. There will be constant crumbs created so sweep the floor often. We use the ball in our guest bathroom which isn't used much. That way we aren't always kicking it around and stepping on food. 
  • Still us a normal dish for moist food. Don't feed your cat moist food all the time because its bad for their teeth but you should feed the moist food occasionally so they don't get a urinary infection or something like that. 
  • If you raise your cat from a kitten with this ball they will probably be really good about using it and stay very fit. 
  • Start the ball on an easy setting so the cat can get used to it and realize that's where their food comes from now. 
  • Do not fill the ball completely or the food wont come out very easily. 
  • Buy multiples if you travel a lot so the cat can still get a bit of exercise while you are gone. But remember each ball only holds one days worth of food so put extra food in a bowl if you will be a gone for several days. 

Oh, since this is related i just wanted to mention: If you get a large breed puppy that is prone to growing pains, like a Great Dane or Mastiff you can get similar balls to these or "smart toys" which make the dog have to sit for hours thinking and working their brain instead of running around and hurting their legs. You put a treat in the ball and the dog lays down and works on getting it out. My mom's vet recommended this to her for her mastiff puppy. Mastiffs experience growing pains for many months. 


Thanks for reading! Hope you enjoyed and that your pet lives a long healthy life!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Supplier of the Month (June) SpecialtyBottle.com Review

I've order lots of different products from lots of different site but this month I want to award specialtybottle.com/ my "Supplier of the Month" award.

From them I ordered 4 oz jars for body butter and 16 oz clear oval jars for bath salt. I felt the prices were very fair. Much lower than the other sites I was comparing. Even including shipping into the total. For my order shipping was about $8.50 and took 5 business days. Which is actually faster shipping than some other companies I've used.

The main reason I picked them was because I received more than I ordered. I received extra jars and even more extra lids. I guess in case some don't fit or are damaged. They were all in great shape though so my price per unit ended up being even cheaper.

I will definitely order from them again when I need more bottles.

To summarize my review of Specialty Bottle:

  • Fair shipping cost/time
  • Good packaging
  • Quality products
  • Good prices
  • Received extras
  • Buy as little or as much as you want. No minimums
  • Large selection
For all your bottle needs: http://www.specialtybottle.com/

Thanks for reading!

*This blog was not endorsed and I have no affiliation with Specialty Bottle.*
Check back in July for another supplier review! 

Monday, June 27, 2011

Free Gifts and Special Deals!

Now that I have a few items up in the shop I want to get selling! To celebrate my first few sales I'm going to be giving out free gifts! The gift included will vary by the item purchased and will range from samples to full sized items!

I'm also offering a buy 3 get 1 free eye shadow deal! Leave the name of the 4th eye shadow you want in the notes to seller. If there is no note I'll surprise you! (Good until Aug. 1st)

Buy any full sized bath salt jar and receive two free bath salt samples good for 2 more baths! Leave the names of the 2 samples you want in the notes to seller. Again if there is not note I'll surprise you! Samples must be unique from the scent of the jar purchased. (Good until Aug. 1st)

Also you can get on my mailing list! Completely free. You will receive occasional samples and special coupon codes. Just send me an e-mail with your mailing address (for free samples and coupon codes) or just your e-mail address for coupon codes. E-mail me at:
AdorBeautySupplies at gmail.com or at yahoo.com

You can also convo me on Etsy anytime if that is more convenient! http://www.etsy.com/shop/AdorBeautySupplies


"A happy buyer makes a happy seller!" 

Friday, June 24, 2011

Lots of Info for Making Mineral Eye Shadow

Making mineral eye shadow isn't as easy as one would guess. It takes a lot of time and a lot of experimenting to achieve the perfect blend of slip, adhesion and opacity. You might create a great mica heavy super shimmery bright colored eye shadow but find that its gone with one accidental rub of the eye. That is because mica alone doesn't have great adhesion. Its easy enough to create a matte color with good adhesion (as long as you don't go heavy with rice powder (or Talc if you use that instead) or cornstarch. But matte colors are no fun! The shimmery shine of mica creates an awesome very natural shine on your eye lids. So how do you create shimmery eye shadow with good adhesion?

Start with an iron oxide as your base color. If you are going to make blue eye shadow use ultramarine blue iron oxide. Iron oxide colors have great adhesion but are quite bold.

In your grinder (yes you MUST use a grinder, hand grinding... not good) put your iron oxide the base color of your choice, magnesium stearate (most suppliers sell vegan magnesium stearate), and then maybe titanium dioxide and sericite depending on what you want for your eyeshadow. Titanium dioxide will whiten it and sericite adds a little better slip and helps with adhesion. Magnesium stearate is the best for adhesion. Grind the minerals and scoop out a little bit into your "tester cup" you can use your tester brush from your tester cup to check the slip, color, adhesion and opacity of the eye shadow.

Keep grinding and adding ingredients until you have the right color, adhesion and opacity. If you start with just oxides and magnesium stearate the color might be too bold. You want it to be a little translucent so it looks natural at this point add a small amount of rice powder (or talc but talc can cause irritation) until it has the right amount of opacity. You will know when you have added too much because the tester will rub off easily and maybe leave a little whiteness behind. Or it will make your color look too whitened.

Once you have the color you want from your oxides and fillers add mica for shimmer. Do not grind! Once you have added mica no more grinding! You'll ruin the mica if you grind it. Stir it up. I use a small whisk to stir it because it is easy to use and easy to clean between colors. Keep stirring and adding mica until nice and shimmery.

  • Keep testing your eye shadow as you add ingredients by using a sanitary testing system. (I use a small scooper to scoop it into a little testing dish and then use a testing brush on that to try it on my skin. The tester powder does not rejoin the rest of the batch.) 
  • Use an iron oxide base color for the color you want your eye shadow to be. That way you wont get a white base effect and your color will stick better. 
  • Magnesium stearate is the best filler for adhesion. 
  • Rice powder is a hypoallergenic alternative for better slip and opacity but don't go crazy with it!
  • Add mica last until you have the amount of shimmer you want. Don't grind the mica or it'll get dull and ruined. 
  • All fillers, additives and oxides but be ground up. I use a coffee grinder. 
Coffee Grinder for grinding mineral makeup: 
I use a coffee grinder that I found on amazon. I was going to buy a little mini grinder from one of the suppliers online but now I am really glad I didn't. I read reviews later on the mini grinder that said it doesn't hold a lot of product at all. Only enough for a few small jars worth of product. And the motor burns out really easy. The coffee grinder I got holds a lot of powder and is easy to clean. My only complaint is that the cable is too short. But it could just be me. It has a retractable cable and maybe I don't have it out all the way. I have really tried to get it to come out more. 

Tips for using a coffee grinder to grind your minerals:
  • Hold the button down no longer than 20 seconds. If you feel your grinder starting to get hot stop grinding and let it cool off. If you make it grind too long the motor can burn out.
  • Clean it out between each use. Buy a grinder that will be easy to clean because this will be a huge factor in how well it works for you. Any left over powder can effect the color of you next batch. 
  • Powder gets in all the nooks and crannies so it is best to have a little brush used only for cleaning out your grinder. You can buy small tester makeup brushes in bulk for pretty cheap rates online. 
  • Tap the sides to get the powder off the lid before opening. Powder will get everywhere when you open it if you don't.
  • Use a face mask so you don't breathe in powder or breath on the powder. Use goggles so you don't get any in your eyes. 
Wow this was very long. I hope it was at least a little helpful for someone! 

Thanks for reading. 

Sunday, June 19, 2011

How To Make "Sprinkles" Bath Salt

Alright you know those pretty colorful sugar crystal sprinkles? Well you can make bath salt that looks like that! And its easy! I'll tell you how:

  • 1 lb. of bath salt. (Epsom, Dead Sea, w/e salt you like) (2 cups is 16 oz./1 lb. for easier measuring)
  • Different Color food coloring. I use this:  McCormick Food Colors & Egg Dye, Four Assorted Neon, 0.25-Ounce Vials (Pack of 6) The colors are really vivid and bright its great!
  • 4 tablespoons of baking soda. (Optional for softer skin) 
  • A bowl for every color you want to use. (3 - 4 bowls for mixing)
  • Any skin safe fragrance oil you like. Great selection at rusticescentuals.com or brambleberry.com (Lavender is a great choice for a relaxing bath) 
Step 1: Separate the salt into your bowls. For this recipe I'll use 4 bowls and 4 colors. Put 1/2 cup of salt in each of 4 bowls. Also put a tablespoon of baking soda in each bowl and stir. (Baking soda is optional it will make your skin softer but also lighten the color of the salt and soften the fragrance, so you will need more color and fragrance)

Step 2: In a tsp (or any spoon) drop about 5 drops of fragrance and 5-8 drops of a single color and mix a little with a toothpick or a dropper. Poor the spoon of oil into one of the bowls. Have it drop in different sections and then stir until completely blended. The color will be pretty even. If the color isn't dark enough add more. Just don't make it too dark because it could stain your tub. 
Repeat this for all 4 bowls. Using a different color dye in each bowl. Use the same fragrance in each bowl too. 

Step 3: Let it sit, dry and air out for 6+ hours. (Tip: To avoid getting dust, animal hair ect. in it while it airs out you can cover it with a paper towel or a piece of paper. Keep it somewhere clean and safe). 

Step 4: Mix all 4 bowls together in one large bowl. Take a big whiff. If the fragrance isn't strong enough add more and stir thoroughly. Do not blend in a mixer. Depending on how strong the fragrance is you will need anywhere from 10-30 drops per lb. of salt. 

You should have pretty speckled bath salt now! 

Tip: Store in a zip lock baggie in a cool dry place. Do not leave in direct sunlight it can change color. You can put it in a plastic jar (or glass but plastic is safer around the tub) but if you are planning to give it as a gift or sell it don't put it in the plastic jar right away. It can discolor the plastic so keep it bagged until you are ready to distribute. 

When selling it online: it is best to make a batch to photograph and then use that or give it away and only make salt when it is ready to be sent to the customer. For max freshness. Make a note of exactly how many drops of color and fragrance it took so you can replicate. 

click image for larger picture. It's much brighter and prettier in person =)

My supply recommendations: 

Thanks for reading! If you do make bath salts I hope you enjoy it and I hope you found this helpful!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Artist Rescues Peacock

This is a great story I thought readers of my blog would enjoy.

A peacock was nearly scalped to death by another peacock at a peacock farm. Male peacocks when kept together in enclosed spaces will fight to the death. They kill each other by scalping. The peacock farmers rescued the injured peacock but then didn't know what to do with it. Putting it back in the pen would mean its death. They went to their neighbor, a animal loving artist, and asked her if she had the space and would like to adopt a peacock and peahen. The artist agreed.

The peacock and his mate are now kept in a large pen where they are safe from predators but still have space to fly around and perch. They are spoiled with fruits and vegetables on top of chicken feed. Peas are their favorite! Coincidence? Is that why they are called Peacocks? Haha.

Every spring the peacock grows a beautiful train of feathers and sheds them after mating season. The artist collects the fallen feathers daily and uses them to make jewelry and art.

Is this a non-vegan act? Using an animal byproduct from a well treated pet seems OK to me! The money made from the feathers in no way covers the cost to care for the peacocks but she does it because she loves animals and doesn't turn away any animal in need of a home.

The artist is Deb Bass from Desert to Forest Art Gallery.

Know that when you buy products made with peacock feathers from her they are cruelty free.
Now even vegans can wear peacock feather earrings!

*Fun Fact about peacocks: When a peacock's mate dies they will never mate again. Kinda sweet isn't it?*

Thanks for reading!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Vegan Recipes!

My goal on this blog is to have a lot of fun and informative stuff for my readers! So far I've done a lot of boring info on my shop and now I want to share some recipes! 

I would really like to share vegan food and beauty recipes so if you have any you would like me to post e-mail  me at: adorbeautysupplies at gmail.com or yahoo.com either one. AND please include a link to your site/blog/twitter/facebook page ect. so I can link back to you and get your some site traffic! 

Soon I'll be posting great recipes including some of the ones I use! So check back! 

please please please post a comment if you know of a good recipe site! I'm sure everyone would love that! 

Oh and I'm also looking for a good facial masque recipe! Something that can be bottled and will last a while without drying out! I'll hopefully have more info on that and other skin care related topics! 

Thanks for reading! 


Saturday, June 11, 2011

Bath Salts for Sale Soon!

Soo on June 15th I should get the last of the supplies I need to make lots of fun stuff to sell. I have some things all ready to be put on the shop. 

5 different bath salts with custom A'dor Beauty fragrances. 

  1. Passion - This bath salt has a rose fragrance with sexy undertones. Every woman deserves to come home to roses! This bath salt makes a great romantic gift. 
  2. Fair Maiden - This bath salt has a gardenia perfume fragrance. This scent isn't for everyone but I know some women will LOVE it! If you are unsure if you would like perfumey salt you can request a free "fragrance sample" (a bit of oil soaked cotton in a small bag for a sample of the scent) or buy our sample set which is a very good deal (5 bath's worth of different bath salt). 
  3. Witchcraft - This is a very exotic smelling bath salt. Reminds me of a incense with a bit of muskiness. I don't really know how to explain the smell. But I think both men and women will love it!
  4. Tropical Delight - This is a very fun sweet smelling bath salt. Its a pretty aqua color and smells like coconut and bananas. A great tropical fragrance for the summer!
  5. Floral Paradise - This bath salt has a mix of different flower scents. Smells like you are in a field of flowers.  

For a great price you can buy a 1+ oz. sample of each salt as a sample set. Good for 5 baths.
Our bath salt is $2.50 (plus shipping) for 5 sample baggies or $8.25 (plus shipping) for a 16 oz jar full of salt. (Prices may vary and change at any time, I'm having a grand opening sale in my store for a limited time all prices will be marked down. After that the samples and 16 oz. jar prices will go up.)   

My bath salt is a blend of Pacific Sea Salt and Epsom Salt with baking soda for softer skin
Pacific Sea Salt and Epsom salt are great for relaxing the body, soothing sore musclesrelieving stress and eliminating toxins from the body. 


Here is some information about our shipping methods. 

For small and inexpensive orders we will ship by the cheapest method possible. Body butter, eye shadow and lip products will be shipped first class mail to save you money. These items are only shipped by this method to the United States and Canada. 

International Shipping is available on orders over $15 (before shipping) and starts at $13.25. Convo us through etsy or by e-mail (adorbeautysupplies at yahoo dot com) for international shipping quotes and custom listings. 

Orders over $15 will ship via priority mail starting at $5 domestic, $11.35 to Canada and $13.25 international. 

Orders over $50 may receive reduced or free shipping within the United States. Orders over $100 ship free in the United States and may receive reduced or free international shipping. (Depending on the weight of the package). 

Orders will be shipped within 1 business day of payment if the product is already made. Some products are made to order to ensure freshness and will be mailed within 2 business days of payment. 

If a package is returned by the post office for having a incorrect address (provided by the customer) we will charge an additional shipping fee through a paypal invoice to reship the item. If the customer decides not to pay the reshipping fee we can only offer a partial refund with a 15% restocking fee to cover our losses and re-post the item. Paypal and Etsy take their cut's and deposits and we would be out that money if the order is canceled, as well as the shipping cost we paid to send the package. 

We do not accept returns or offer refunds for returns. For sanitation reasons we can not resale returned items.  

If you receive your order and are dissatisfied please do not leave us negative feedback! Contact us and we will do what we can to fix it. 

If you require faster shipping because you need to receive your package by a certain date convo us and we can give you a shipping quote and make you a custom listing. 

Friday, June 10, 2011

Ingredients I Do NOT Use

The following is a list of Ingredients I do not use because they are either non-vegan or cause skin irritation. 

Beeswax: "Wax obtained from melting honeycomb with boiling water, straining it, and cooling it. From virgin bees. Very cheap and widely used. May be harmful to the skin." "Produced by bees for their own use. Bees are selectively bred. Culled bees are killed. A cheap sugar is substituted for their stolen honey. Millions die as a result. Their legs are often torn off by pollen-collection trapdoors." Quote from: PETA http://www.peta.org/living/vegetarian-living/animal-ingredient-guide.aspx I use Candellila wax as a substitute. 

Bismuth Oxychloride: A common ingredient in cosmetics. May cause skin irritation

"Red pigment from the crushed female cochineal insect. Reportedly, 70,000 beetles must be killed to produce one pound of this red dye. Used in cosmetics, shampoos, red apple sauce, and other foods (including red lollipops and food coloring). May cause allergic reaction." Quote from PETA 

Emu Oil: Often used in lip products. "From flightless ratite birds native to Australia and now factory-farmed. Used in cosmetics and creams. Alternatives: vegetable and plant oils." Quote from PETA http://www.peta.org/living/vegetarian-living/animal-ingredient-guide.aspx

Gelatin: Comes from boiling animal skin. Often used in cosmetics. 

Glycerin: Widely used in cosmetics. Comes from animal fat. 

Lanolin: Comes from sheep. Used in lip products. 

Myristic Acid: Used in makeup. Comes from animal fat. 

Silk Powder: Used in makeup. Comes from silk worms that are boiled alive for their silk. 

Stearates: Can be derived from vegetables or animals. I only use vegetable stearates. 

I know there are more but its hard to remembers things I don't use, you know, since I don't use them. 

Thanks for reading! 


Vegan Ingredients I Use

The following is a list of my favorite ingredients (in no particular order). 

For lip products, body butter ect:

  • Mango Butter
  • Cocoa Butter
  • Shea Butter
  • Safflower Oil
  • Fragrance and Flavor Oils
  • Candellila Wax
  • Vitamin E
Candellila Wax: This is a great vegan substitute for beeswax. It isn't as soft as beeswax though so when using it you have to use more mango butter (or something similar) to soften it up. 

Safflower Oil: I love using this oil. It has a very light flavor and color so it softens up my products without changing the scent or color. Its also a very healthy oil option for cooking with! This photo link is the exact safflower oil I use. I think it is a great product at a great price. On the skin: safflower oil softens and hydrates skin reducing the appearance of wrinkles. I use this in my body butter and lip stick. Safflower oil is great for dry skin and can help heal skin conditions and inflammation. 

Mango Butter: I love mango butter because it is so soft and great for healing skin. I use it my body butter to make skin soft and youthful. 

Cocoa Butter: This butter smells super yummy. Great for removing scars. 

Shea Butter: I buy unrefined Shea butter for my recipes because it is full of vitamins and nutrients. It smells a bit funky compared to refined butter but its totally worth it for healthier skin. In my body butter I add a little extra fragrance to cover up the smell. Shea butter restores skin elasticity and softens and moisturizes skin. 

My body butter is awesome and will be available soon at: http://www.etsy.com/shop/AdorBeautySupplies

My body butter.

Vitamin E: I use vitamin E in all my creamy products. Its great for keeping things fresh and for its healing properties. 

Dry Ingredients for Eyeshadow, Bronzer, Bath Salt, ect:
  • Titanium Dioxide
  • Magnesium Stearate (vegetable derived)
  • Sericite
  • Colored Micas
  • Iron Oxide
  • Cosmetic Glitter
  • Epsom Salt
  • Pacific Sea Salt
  • Rice Powder
  • Baking Soda 
  • Kaolin Clay
Titanium Dioxide: Adds adhesion and SPF protection. 

Magnesium Stearate: I only use Magnesium stearate that is vege derived. It is used for adhesion. 

Sericite: Adds adhesion and shine and reduces the appearance of wrinkles. 

Colored Micas: Pretty and shiny. Used in everything I add color and shimmer to. 

Iron Oxide: For color. 

Epsom and Pacific Sea Salt: My bath salt is a blend of these two salts. Soothes sore muscles and relieves stress. 
Soon you will be able to buy 16 oz. jars or samples of my bath salt on etsy!

My bath salt.

Rice Powder: Substitute for talc which can cause skin irritation for some people. Has a silky texture.

Baking Powder: I use this in bath salt to soften skin. 

Kaolin Clay: I use this in my mineral make up for adhesion, and better slip. Its great for sensitive skin. 

I'm sure there are more ingredients I am forgetting but those are the main ones.

For a list of non-vegan ingredients visit PETA's site: http://www.peta.org/living/vegetarian-living/animal-ingredient-guide.aspx

Thanks for reading!