It's Not Easy Being Green




Don't really know why but... My room is green, my bathrooms are green, I just LOVE Green!

SO... its obviously that I will love ST. PATRICKS'S DAY

I wanted to do something special because I have been in love with this color since I was a little girl.. I was never a pink lover like normal little girls I wanted GREEN

So I picked a few swatches from my Pantone program and I started designing colors. I wanted to make colors that can be worn together but that would also be in the spirit of St. Patrick's Day


I may change the name.. who knows.. but Trinity is a very emerald green with large flecks of 24 K gold mica within it.

Pitcher-O-Beer is a very very bright gold. I wanted to make a mix between Irish Gold and fresh beer so this is what I got

Irish Rainbow is a soft mint green with a frost and green reflecting rainbow glitter. I used actually eye safe glitter in this color instead of mica

Shamrockin' is a moss like green. Has a greenish-yellow iridescence that blends very well with Trinity.

I also made two new lip liqueur shades in the spirit of St. Patrick's Day AND a new Lip Glaze.. but you'll have to wait until I have time to take better pictures of those. I customized and order 4 new green and gold eye safe Luster! glitters BUT they were delayed by weather so who knows when they will arrive :eye roll:

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We have received A LOT of requests for a more opaque lip color that can be mixed and/or worn under other lip colors. So I decided to try a few formulas. I want something that would not be too runny and that wouldn't feather. Not too oily and not too sticky. Just enough too glide over your lip. So this is what I came up with.

After posting the pics up we received over a hundred inquires for swatches in the first hour. I took a few of the ones I had made for myself and ran and did a quick swatch of those

Bottom left to top: Strawberry; Blood Orange; Kumquat; Gooseberry. Bottom right to top: Mango; Fig; Blueberry; HoneyBerry.

About four days later, we recieved and order for colors I hadn't swatched so I made a few for me and I swatched those as well.

Left to right: Apricot; Banana; *NEW* Guava; Pear

... Needless to say we sold out 300 in two weeks. Unfortunately when I went back to the manufacture to purchases more lip gloss tubes the ones that they sold us originally we now discounted (yea like they didn't know that was going to happen when I ordered them)

I finally found a company that could make them for me but in a different design. So now we have new packaging for the Ambrosia Lip Colors. There isn't a big difference. The new tube is rounded at the bottom and holds more 2 ml of color but I decided not to change the prices (yay)

I took this picture about 1 minute ago... its an iphone picture with low lighting so deal with it. I just wanted to show the new packaging :)

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Sweetheart Box Collection

I was trying to think of some new color ideas for Valentine's Day and a friend of mine suggested that I used my myPANTONE and Color Expert software that we use for graphic design & photography processing. I was so surprised that I didn't think of that before. For those that are unfamiliar with Pantone its a standard color-matching system used by graphic designers, painters, interior designers etc for inks, paints, fabrics, papers etc. If you have an iPhone (yay) there are two applications I would recommend, myPANTONE & Color Expert. I own them both and use them daily. The differences are how you can interact with the color wheel. I like them both and use them together most of the time. They are $9.99 each and both very worth it. (Good Pantone color wheel software for the PC or MAC can start at $150 and up) Soooo... anyway... I found a 2 pink color that I liked and I had the color wheel produce 4 Complementary colors.

I picked 4 colors from each swatch and got to work. It took me about 3 hours to match all 8 colors and I made an additional
color to go with them.

I am VERY excited about the colors and love how the Complementary colors came out. I decided to offer them in 2 quad sets and name them after conversation heart sayings. They are called Sweetheart Beauty Boxes ;D

^^ I did make a mistake in the palette placement when I took the picture Dream Love & Tickle Monster should be switched. Using the color wheel software I was able to go from just one color idea to completing my whole Valentine's Day Collection

And it begins...

I decided to start this blog to kind of work out ideas and put my thoughts on. I think of new products EVERYDAY.. I work out formulas and colors and packaging all day everyday. I love this!

I'm going to start by adding some older entries that I wrote on other sites or on a cosmetics manufacture forum board that I visit every now and then.