Thursday, August 19, 2010

Smash that face!

This is a little instruction on how I pulled apart a pocket watch in order to use it as a container for the solid perfume

If you would like smaller amounts, why not try a locket? Like those heart lockets you store photos in and wear on your neck?


I bought this one on Because I knew I was going to pull it apart, I thought it be best if I bought a cheap one. So I searched up "pocket watch" and selected the "lowest price" option.
When picking them, make sure you know the size. Some of the really cheaper ones are tiny little sizes, unless you want that size!

I waited 2 week for mine to arrive from China.

Perfect size! 40mm radius. And I paid $7 USD.

1) Press the button at the top (remember this part of the watch, it is important!! THE BUTTON!). The button opens up the front cover.

2) Here I took what ever tool was nearby and smashed the hell out of the watch face. This is why you wanted a cheap one because the watch will be of no use here! Anyway, the plastic cover should break up and you can take it off.

3) After, I turned the watch around and used a flat head screw driver to pry it open. Mine had a small groove where you can place the screw driver and lift it open.
When that was done, I just pulled everything out; smashed up all the insides and snapped the rod that was used to change the time. Normally I'd give it to a toddler, they destroy things in seconds... but I wouldn't want it choking on anything!

4) Remember this button? Well its a THICKER rod than the 'time changer' one - or whatever you call it.
Here I super glued down that round thing around it. So just glue down that bit without getting any glue on the rod. You still need it to be able to press down to release the front cover.

Hopefully you have everything correct here. If not, I'm really sorry! My instructions are horrible!

Now clip back in the back cover and there you have an empty pocket watch case!

If you glued it correctly, when you push the button down the cover should pop right open like normal!

This would also be a nice way to store homemade lip balm. Maybe if you're careful enough you can glue in a small fitting mirror onto the inside of the front cover.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Solid Perfume: where to find the ingredients!

I remember walking into a beauty store and seeing a stick of solid perfume. I thought it was the best idea in the world! Too bad it was in a gift pack along with some other junk I didn't need.

I jumped onto the net and looked up various recipes. The one I used in my tutorial was probably the most basic way to make them. There are plenty of other way to make solid perfume, it just depends on if you want to spend that much on extra ingredients or have the equipments available!

Believe it or not, the trickiest bit of making this was actually finding the ingredients!!

I spent a good 3 days researching where they sell beeswax and essential oils in my area!

I found a great ebayer who sold beeswax so that was out of the way. Be sure when buying that its ok with customs. You're better off buying within your country.

I could have also bought the essential oils online or on ebay as well, but what if I didn't like it after I've paid for and received it? I mean if this is the scent I am going to wear, I HAVE to like it!

Try before you buy!!

So, I went down to the market and discovered a natural health store. They had barrels of essential oils to choose from! And they only sell you a few mils of them for $12 to $25. Yes, very expensive!

One night I went out to my major department store. Myers to be exact. I went through the make up section and found an aromatherapy corner.

OMG!! HEAVEN!! There all lined up were a whole range of essential oils and bottles of sweet almond oils!

Essential oils can also be used as massage oils (once diluted) so I'm sure if you know of anywhere that sells massage oils they would have them there!


Fragrant oil is for burning and not be used on the skin!

I know there are perfume oils but they were too pricey for me. I'm not so sure if perfume oils work the same when mixed with wax...

After I got everything, I spent a lot of time practicing and perfecting the methods.

First time I made it, I didn't put enough oils and there was too much wax in the mixture. The mixture hardened and it didn't glide. It was like a block of hard wax that smelt really nice!

So this video was about my third attempt.

I think that is all for now... I feel there is more to address but my head is blank!


If you've messed up, you can always melt it again and add any extra what-ever-it-is that you're missing.


Monday, August 16, 2010

Just a bit of time

Hey girls! ... Guys... EVERYONE!

New video is in editing process. While that is waiting, I thought it would be best to give you a heads up about what to expect in the times to come!

First of all let me thank you all for your patience and support!

I can't believe all the waiting I make you all do for the next videos!

Its like my videos are some sort of holiday that only happens once a year!!

Second of all I have to say that more waiting may happen as I am working 2 jobs and studying! Weird thing is, I thought I would be all stressed out and going coo-coo for not having enough time for myself or to do things I like... but I am enjoying both of these jobs soooo much I'd ask for more hours if I could! HAHAHAHA!!

So I only get a good total of 5 hours a week where the home is empty and for me to squeeze in a new tutorial (provided my studies are done... yeah right!) for you guys. I have a boyfriend too so I can't neglect him!

But its all good. Every week is planned out so when I see a good opportunity to work on new tutorials I will be on it!

While I am talking about videos, I do know a lot of my "old supporters" have been wanting to see "funny" videos again (I swear I'm not funny, I know you're laughing AT me!!). I just like to pay people and things out. But in recent times I have had a lot of ideas for those kinds of videos. So... YES! I am considering doing short comedic movies once in a while the only thing stopping me (besides 5 hr/week free time) is finding someone near me willing to act with me.

I could do a MyChonny, Bubbiosity, Community Channel and a Shane Dawson and act out all the parts myself but it wouldn't be as funny... because its me... =(

I hope to find someone who can collab, but even better: is able to meet up and shoot with me!

Haha, if I could contact My Chonny and fly over and we can both rock the pyjama pants, that would be awesome! Although Shane Dawson would be perfect for my current idea.

But I think I'm aiming a bit high haha! I'm not even as good as those guys! >.<

Till I find someone to help me out, it would be more Himehood tutorials for now!

Thanks for hanging in there! *hugs*