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Tue Dec 19, 2006 5:59 pm      Reply with quote
I received a sample of the balm today (as well as a few other goodies I haven't tried yet...I ran & tried the dulce vita as soon as I saw this thread-she nailed the Nars version except better-it isn't drying, it's actually moisturizing & it tastes good! It's also smoothing-me old lips needed this & I didn't even know it! I always likes the Nars one except that it dried out my lips & smelled like plastic. Now I have to get the apricot one and I haven't even tried the overnight balm yet...

For anyone using the hair serum, do you apply with your fingers or cotton ball. I ran & tried it as soon as I received it today (before I lost another hair). I may have used too much & got most in my hair...mind you my hair looked great afterward. I was thinking either a cotton ball (but worry it'll soak up too much product) or a dropper. Either way, I may as well order a back-up....or adopt Carrie Rolling Eyes

BTW, I received my order in 6 business days (Canada)-that's amazing, especially since it's just before Christmas!
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I just ordered three of her plumping balms in Amber Rose, Miel Noir, and Honey Rose. I'm so excited about them because I love the overnight treatment. I'm on the verge of throwing away all my lipstick too. I've been avoiding anything with wax in it for the last couple of weeks (using mostly Carrie's overnight balm or Rosebud Salve), and my lips look better than they have in years.
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Wed Dec 20, 2006 1:50 am      Reply with quote
I'm loving the overnight treatment too.
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Iím hoping Iíll have time over the long holiday weekend to work on creating additional shades. I just finished the Miel Noir (Clinque Black Honey) and my next effort will be a warm, pinky-nude shade similar to MACís Viva Glam V lippie (can anyone in U.S. send me a color swatch of this? I donít have a MAC counter handy to go by and check it out in person and Sephora doesnít carry the line Ė PM me if you can help!), and then Iíve had requests for a ďraisinĒ shade but I need color swatch or a brand/color to use as a guide Ė any suggestions? To me, a raisin is a dark, plummy brown but I could be way off on my assumption because thatís not really my color family....

Hereís an update on available colors: at the moment, I am just about out of Apricot Glow and I donít know when Iíll be able to make more because the company from which I ordered the dyes I used to make it is currently out of stock and Iím not sure Iíd be able to recreate Apricot Glow exactly using a different brand of colorants. So if you want AG, make sure you send me an alternate choice just in case!

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Wed Dec 20, 2006 7:09 am      Reply with quote
marina wrote:
For anyone using the hair serum, do you apply with your fingers or cotton ball. I ran & tried it as soon as I received it today (before I lost another hair). I may have used too much & got most in my hair...mind you my hair looked great afterward. I was thinking either a cotton ball (but worry it'll soak up too much product) or a dropper.
Would it be more helpful if I packaged the Hair Growth Accelerator in a squueze-bottle with an applicator tip (like what you use to apply hair dye) so that you can put the oil directly onto the scalp? Or would you prefer if I made this into a balm (similar to the texture of a body butter) rather than a liquid-y oil so that you can scoop out a bit of the treatment, warm it between your palms to emulsify it and then apply to your scalp? If you have any suggestions to improve the packaging so that it is more ďuser friendly,Ē please let me know!

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Wed Dec 20, 2006 7:22 am      Reply with quote
Carrie, I think the squeeze bottle may work better for me -others can chime in-since I can get it right at the scalp & massage. I think with a butter I may still get most in my hair & not my scalp. I think I have a left-over rogaine bottle (oh, the things I've tried!)-I can decant some & see how that works.
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Wed Dec 20, 2006 8:53 am      Reply with quote
The bottle would be much better.
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my next effort will be a warm, pinky-nude shade similar to MACís Viva Glam V lippie (can anyone in U.S. send me a color swatch of this?



Carrie -- you have a PM Wink

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Wed Dec 20, 2006 10:37 am      Reply with quote
To Carekate,

I know you are really busy but I have tried to PM you a couple of times over the last 6 months because I'm really interested in purchasing any of your products. I haven't received any type of answer and I don't know of any other way to contact you. I am sooo jealous reading other people's raving reviews of your products. Please let me know how I can order any of your products.
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To Carekate,

I know you are really busy but I have tried to PM you a couple of times over the last 6 months because I'm really interested in purchasing any of your products. I haven't received any type of answer and I don't know of any other way to contact you. I am sooo jealous reading other people's raving reviews of your products. Please let me know how I can order any of your products.


Same here! Laughing And I've been SOOOOOO good this year too! Angel

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i actually had a dream last night about carrie's lush lips tinted lip balm! I guess I am more anxious for my order to arrive than i thought.

vonstella--i have not been good this year, but i still WANT! Laughing

yoshko--to help carrie (carekate) out since i am sure she is super busy now, i will PM the list of products carrie has available to you.

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yoshko--to help carrie (carekate) out since i am sure she is super busy now, i will PM the list of products carrie has available.


Me too please! Very Happy

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vonstella--you have a message Smile

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Wed Dec 20, 2006 12:22 pm      Reply with quote
Skincareaddicted..ooh oooh me too? Smile

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Laughing aries--you have a PM

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Thanks for the hand, Kristen! Very Happy If there is anything you are interested in that you donít see on the list that SkinCareAddicted sent you, just ask about it. Basically, if Iíve posted a recipe for something in the DIY thread, itís something I am willing to make for others.

For everyone that has PMíd me without a reply yet, one of two things has happened: 1) I didnít receive your message (when my in-box gets ď100% full,Ē what happens to messages sent after that point Ė are they sitting in limbo somewhere until I free up space in my in-box so they can be delivered?), or 2) I accidentally deleted the message Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed when I was performing ďfile management duties,Ē deleting completed messages or saving stuff off to be archived. If you PMíd me more than 7 business days ago and havenít received a response yet, please contact me again. I swear, Iím not deliberately tyring to ignore anyone and I welcome all communications...just, please donít ask to purchase Lush Lash because itís not ready for sale yet. Sad Iím now targeting an early spring debut for it which should give me enough time to assemble all of my necessary excrement! Wink

In the meantime, I am working on creating a sort of ďCareKate Product GuideĒ that lists all of the items currently available, along with their prices, a brief product description and instructions for usage so that I can provide this info to anyone that is interested until such time as I can get a website off the ground....I appreciate everyoneís patience as I never dreamed that interest in my little DIY hobby would explode so quickly and become so popular. To everyone that has already tried my products, I appreciate your support. To everyone that is interested in my stuff, I look forward sharing them with you.

Thanks again for making the last 3 months the wildest and wooliest in recent memory for me! Very Happy

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vonstella--you have a message Smile


Thanks for everything!

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Carrie--you're welcome of course, we know what a busybee carekate is! I applaud you for all your hard work

if anyone would like carekate's list of products, please feel free to message me, i am on vacation at the moment and quite not busy Very Happy

Vonstella--you're welcome sweetie!

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Wed Dec 20, 2006 11:12 pm      Reply with quote
You have a PM.
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Hi Emma--just got it, and replied Very Happy

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Thu Dec 21, 2006 6:28 am      Reply with quote
You got one from me too!
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catski--you have a PM too now. Very Happy

Carrie--now i know how it feels to be you! EDS needs to give you a bigger inbox, seriously Laughing

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Hi Emma--just got it, and replied Very Happy


Thank you.
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marla wrote:
carekate wrote:
my next effort will be a warm, pinky-nude shade similar to MACís Viva Glam V lippie (can anyone in U.S. send me a color swatch of this?



Carrie -- you have a PM Wink

Marla


You are a star if you can send it to carrie.
Viva Glam V is my absolute favourite lipgloss.
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Thu Dec 21, 2006 9:20 pm      Reply with quote
what color would be considered a warm soft red?
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