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Using cosmetic for spell work
« on: April 17, 2014, 11:23:29 pm »
I've considered and dabbled with using cosmetics on my body for spells. But is it a good way to get the point across, plus I found some of the makeup and where I put it uncomfortable so any suggestion on special products? I've considered temporarily dying my hair, I've tried cheap glitter, any other ideas?
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Re: Using cosmetic for spell work
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2014, 01:40:29 am »
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I've considered and dabbled with using cosmetics on my body for spells. But is it a good way to get the point across, plus I found some of the makeup and where I put it uncomfortable so any suggestion on special products? I've considered temporarily dying my hair, I've tried cheap glitter, any other ideas?

 
What are you trying to achieve?

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Re: Using cosmetic for spell work
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2014, 10:14:28 am »
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I've considered temporarily dying my hair, I've tried cheap glitter, any other ideas?

 
I've dyed my hair with something we call "crêpe paper". No idea how it's called in English, but it's a kind of paper that looks wrinkled. You wrap it around a bunch of hair and wet it with hot water, and it transfers the color to it. It lasts until you wash your hair again (unless you are dying it over and over with the same color, in that case it stucks longer).

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Re: Using cosmetic for spell work
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2014, 12:43:39 pm »
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What are you trying to achieve?

 

That love spell I'm thinking of doing. I've tried it but only once and I want to create a stronger spell. For me, I felt the need to incorporate sexuality and censuality really into it  so I put glitter on certain parts of my body. I'm seriously thinking about using body paint because when I tried glitter on my genital region it felt rough and uncomfortable. I know this may sound weird but I have a lot of sexual blockages and I even thought of incorporating a sexual friendly goddess into my repertory. I like the sensation of putting "makeup" on my body for this instance.
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Re: Using cosmetic for spell work
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2014, 01:37:22 pm »
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That love spell I'm thinking of doing. I've tried it but only once and I want to create a stronger spell. For me, I felt the need to incorporate sexuality and censuality really into it  so I put glitter on certain parts of my body. I'm seriously thinking about using body paint because when I tried glitter on my genital region it felt rough and uncomfortable. I know this may sound weird but I have a lot of sexual blockages and I even thought of incorporating a sexual friendly goddess into my repertory. I like the sensation of putting "makeup" on my body for this instance.

 
Oooh, ow, yeah, glitter in that area sounds distinctly un-fun. There are lotions that are safer for that area and that can be blessed magically if that's what you're after.

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Re: Using cosmetic for spell work
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2014, 01:53:29 pm »
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That love spell I'm thinking of doing. I've tried it but only once and I want to create a stronger spell. For me, I felt the need to incorporate sexuality and censuality really into it  so I put glitter on certain parts of my body. I'm seriously thinking about using body paint because when I tried glitter on my genital region it felt rough and uncomfortable. I know this may sound weird but I have a lot of sexual blockages and I even thought of incorporating a sexual friendly goddess into my repertory. I like the sensation of putting "makeup" on my body for this instance.

 
I am familiar with glitter in places it was not meant to go. I do not recommend doing it on purpose.

It sounds like you've got a few different issues that need addressing - have you considered a series of workings that will lead to your ultimate goal?

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Re: Using cosmetic for spell work
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2014, 02:03:18 pm »
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I've considered and dabbled with using cosmetics on my body for spells. But is it a good way to get the point across, plus I found some of the makeup and where I put it uncomfortable so any suggestion on special products? I've considered temporarily dying my hair, I've tried cheap glitter, any other ideas?

 
Using cosmetics for magical purposes is a time-honored tradition, so at least when it comes to delivery vector you're on the right track.  Have you considered something other than glitter--like an anointing oil, or standard face makeup?  Maybe enchanting a little pot of eyeshadow powder or a lipstick that you can use repeatedly in a low-impact way?
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Re: Using cosmetic for spell work
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2014, 04:00:07 pm »
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Oooh, ow, yeah, glitter in that area sounds distinctly un-fun. There are lotions that are safer for that area and that can be blessed magically if that's what you're after.


Could you recommend some? Also Mama Fortuna, clear up what you mean by that?
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Re: Using cosmetic for spell work
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2014, 05:55:37 pm »
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That love spell I'm thinking of doing. I've tried it but only once and I want to create a stronger spell. For me, I felt the need to incorporate sexuality and censuality really into it  so I put glitter on certain parts of my body. I'm seriously thinking about using body paint because when I tried glitter on my genital region it felt rough and uncomfortable. I know this may sound weird but I have a lot of sexual blockages and I even thought of incorporating a sexual friendly goddess into my repertory. I like the sensation of putting "makeup" on my body for this instance.

 
Um....glitter is, essentially, raw metallic chunks. Yes, putting it on your genital region will be uncomfortable.
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Re: Using cosmetic for spell work
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2014, 08:49:38 pm »
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Also Mama Fortuna, clear up what you mean by that?

 
Certainly.

You've mentioned wanting to do a love spell - possibly targeting an individual...? You then mentioned you have "a lot of sexual blockages" in this thread. These are two distinct issues and I don't think you can just whip up one spell to take care of them.

May I ask what your experience with magic is?

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Re: Using cosmetic for spell work
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2014, 10:05:52 pm »
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Certainly.

You've mentioned wanting to do a love spell - possibly targeting an individual...? You then mentioned you have "a lot of sexual blockages" in this thread. These are two distinct issues and I don't think you can just whip up one spell to take care of them.

May I ask what your experience with magic is?

 
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Re: Using cosmetic for spell work
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2014, 05:33:41 am »
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Not much, I mostly pray.

 
In that case, you should make sure you master some of the basics of spellwork first - raising and directing energy, maintaining focus, stuff like that. It will up your success rate considerably.

Also, Valentine had a good suggestion regarding enchanting cosmetics that you can use unobtrusively once you've got the hang of things.

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Re: Using cosmetic for spell work
« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2014, 07:04:59 pm »
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In that case, you should make sure you master some of the basics of spellwork first - raising and directing energy, maintaining focus, stuff like that. It will up your success rate considerably.

Also, Valentine had a good suggestion regarding enchanting cosmetics that you can use unobtrusively once you've got the hang of things.

 

Yes I saw their suggestions but I was also wondering where to buy some special ones meant for spell work.
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Using cosmetic for spell work
« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2014, 07:18:11 pm »
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Yes I saw their suggestions but I was also wondering where to buy some special ones meant for spell work.

 
Honestly? If you're not able to charm your own, you're not ready for the spell work they'd go for.
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Re: Using cosmetic for spell work
« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2014, 07:53:45 pm »
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Honestly? If you're not able to charm your own, you're not ready for the spell work they'd go for.

 
I think that's a bit simplistic. There is certainly value in learning how to do things oneself, but people use items and the expertise of others to accomplish things they can't on their own all the time.
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