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Golden Slumbers Smell Like Lavender: Essential Oils that help you Sleep

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Golden Slumbers Smell Like Lavender: Essential Oils that help you Sleep

Whether you’re a skeptic of aromatherapy or not, there’s no doubt that scents affect the brain. Smell is one of our five senses, and it’s meant to help us process the information around us. There are many nostalgic scents, such as the smell of burgers on a grill, freshly mowed grass, or the smell of rocks after rain. Disneyland has used scents to make you remember the park with fondness, such as the seawater smell in the Pirates of the Carribean ride, the pepper plants next to the Indiana Jones ride, and the smell of turkey legs and churros around...

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How to Properly Use a Double Boiler

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How to Properly Use a Double Boiler

Double boiling is a method of cooking that works great for making lip gloss. It eliminates the need for a microwave to melt beeswax pellets and it’s not hot enough to damage your materials. In fact, many great lip gloss recipes recommend you use a double boiler, but do you know how to? If not, you’ve come to the right place! Glossy Grin is ready to give you some amazing tips and tricks to improve your lip gloss making. 1: Assemble Your Double Boiler If you’ve bought an actual double boiler, then you should see a big pot with a...

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DIY Lip Gloss: Your Back To School Blues Cure

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DIY Lip Gloss: Your Back To School Blues Cure

There’s not too many things sadder than the beginning of September for children, and nothing more relieving to parents. Although it’s beneficial, school can be a difficult adjustment. Luckily, Glossy Grin is here to help! 2014 not only showed us the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi and The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, it showed us a greater emphasis on aromatherapy. Since then, there have been studies showing that essential oils can help prevent depression, anxiety, and stress. So what does this have to do with your lip gloss? The answer is, a lot. Chances are, you might not want to...

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How to Look Like A Celebrity with Your DIY Lip Gloss

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How to Look Like A Celebrity with Your DIY Lip Gloss

Lip Gloss is driving its way from the 90’s to today, and it’s coming back big! For the last twenty years, lipstick has been the leading trend in lip coloring and style, but like denim skirts and Nirvana band t-shirts, lip gloss is making a resurgence. Here at Glossy Grin, we want to prepare your make-up for the fall and winter. We also want to give you tips on how to make your own trendy DIY Lip Gloss. Gothic Lip Gloss is Back This was a huge trend in the late 80’s when bands like Depeche Mode, The Cure, and...

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Reasons to Think Twice About Using Commercial Lip Gloss

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Reasons to Think Twice About Using Commercial Lip Gloss

Imagine rubbing well known carcinogens on your lips such as cobalt, nickel, cadmium, and chromium. If you’re using commercial lip gloss, then that’s exactly what you’re doing. It’s a little hard to believe with all of the FDA rules and regulations such as the Delaney Clause (the law that prohibits the sale of known carcinogens in foods and medicine), but what if I told you that ingredients in cosmetics don’t have to be approved by the FDA! Other than color additives, this statement is true. As the FDA’s website states “The law does not require cosmetic products and ingredients, except...

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