• How To: Cosmic Eyes With MAC

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    An ode to the bowerbird and the glitter glory days of Studio 54, this starry-eyed look draws nostalgic inspiration from our favourite star-man Ziggy Stardust and the cosmic realm. We’ve partnered up with all time favourite MAC to create the Molten Store glitter makeup master class. Follow our beauty notes for a brave look that won’t go unnoticed.

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  • Molten Store X Aurora Floral Studio

     

    Photo by Miss Anwyn.

    Photo by Miss Anwyn.

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    Photo by Miss Anwyn.

    Pastel skies and floral aromas flooded the James Street trove on the second last day of Summer.

    We had been craving a crafternoon, and thanks to Mim from Aurora Floral Studio, we were able to create our very own smudge sticks.

    These little treasures are used to cleanse and purify a person or surroundings, to rid of negativity and bring in what you desire.

    They can be made to focus on such things as balance, romance, purification, healing, calming and freedom; all depending on which floral ingredients you choose.

    We were surrounded by a bounty of creative minds, an array of flavoursome treats and the most photogenic creations we ever did see! Here is a photo journal of how our Sunday was spent…

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    Photo by Miss Anwyn.

    Photo by Miss Anwyn.

    Photo by Miss Anwyn

    Photo by Miss Anwyn.

    Photo by Miss Anwyn

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    Photo by Miss Anwyn.

    Photo by Miss Anwyn.

    Photo by Miss Anwyn.

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    Image by Miss Anwyn.

    image via Miss Anwyn.

    image via Miss Anwyn.

    Miss Bliss Treats and BNE Soda Co. provided some sweet and savoury flavours, with everything from a pink rose pannacotta with pistachio and rose petal crumble (yum!) to a thirst quenching pink grapefruit and rosemary soda.

    Image by Miss Anwyn.

    Image by Miss Anwyn.

    Thank you to all our friends who attended, BNE Soda Co. and Miss Bliss Treats for the delicious treats that were supplied, and to Mim for being the host of our dreams.

    We’re still on cloud nine..

    Aurora Floral Studio

    @aurorafloralstudio

    www.facebook.com/aurorafloralstudio

    Miss Bliss Treats

    @missblisstreats

    www.missblisstreats.com.au

    BNE Soda Co.

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    www.bnesodaco.com

    Big love to our photographer (and guest!) Miss Anwyn.

  • DIY: Make a Smudge Stick

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    Smudge sticks are typically an ancient Indian-American tradition, and has been adapted into the modern world with the belief it rids of negativity and brings in balance, romance, positivity, calmness, wisdom, healing, and much more, depending on the ingredients in which are used.

    The dreamy Mim from Aurora Floral Studio joined us on a sunlit afternoon in our James Street trove and taught us how to make our very own smudge sticks.

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    These bundles of beauty can be used to cleanse an area or a person, or can be simply hung on a wall or displayed next to your bed in a whimsical vignette. The Molten Store office now has a bundle hanging on the wall, and we’ve scattered a couple through our James Street trove. A fortnight later, they’ve dried out beautifully and make the store smell amazing!

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    We asked Mim to detail her process so you too can spend an afternoon playing with petals…

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    Ingredients:

    • Sage
    • Tea Tree
    •  Roses + Rose petals
    • Lavender
    • Eucalyptus leaves
    • Wildflowers
    • Organic cotton (must be non toxic)
    •  Scissors

    *Using fresh herbs is preferable as wrapping dry, brittle herbs is quite difficult

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    There are a number of different herbs and flowers you can use, but choose to use a selection that were harvested from our own garden. If you are using herbs and flowers from your garden, be sure to harvest them on a dry and sunny day. Moist herbs can grow mould inside your bundle where there is very little air.

    Instructions:

    1. Snip herbs and flowers to similar lengths. Arrange your stems into a beautiful bundle (Thick bundles smoulder slowly and last longer). Wrap your string around the bottom of the stems and tie a knot.
    2. Grasp your bundle tightly with one hand and wind the string up on an angle, right to the top. Make sure the gap between the string isn’t too big or you may loose some leaves as they dry. Once you reach the top, begin to wrap back down to the start creating a criss-cross pattern.
    3. Ensure the smudge stick has been wrapped in a tight bind, and either snip the left over cotton, or tie the ends together to create a loop for it to hang from.
    4. Hang your bundles to dry or lay them on a baking rack (or anywhere that air can circulate underneath it). Leave for a few weeks until completely dry before burning.
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    Happy Smudging!