Could Your Mineral Makeup Be Making You Sick?

Could your mineral makeup be making you sick?

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When Bare Escentuals introduced their first line of mineral makeup in the 70s, it began what they coined “The Mineral Revolution.” Other makeup companies followed their path, producing their own versions of a healthier and more “natural” makeup. Today, mineral makeup is all the rage as it claims to be the healthiest and safest makeup for your skin. But how healthy is it, really?

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How to Beat Winter Weather Skin

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It’s that time of the year again, where those long days of summer are a distant memory

and what we are left with are cold snowy days, and a hope that spring is on its way. However, the snow and grim weather outside are not the only give away that sunny weather is months away. One look in the mirror and your skin screams out winter. Unfortunately, thanks to the cold weather outside and the dry weather inside your skin is dry, flaky and dull. However we’ve compiled a list of tricks to beat cold weather skin before it begins. Read on to beat winter skin and have your skin thanking you.

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Cheap Beauty Products That Work

I am a cosmetic/beauty product junkie. I’ve tried just about everything on the market from top-of-the-line “name brands” to “clearance rack” drug store finds. What I’ve learned, thousands of products (and dollars) later, is that the biggest names and price tags aren’t necessarily the best products. The following is a list of tried and true products that simply work… and won’t cost you an arm and a leg.

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Tattoos + Pregnancy: Is It Safe?

 

You are experiencing the joys (and the unexpected side effects) of pregnancy and you want a permanent reminder of this beautiful time in your life. You may even want a tattoo to mark this joyous occasion. What is the risk to you, and more importantly, what is the risk to your baby if you decide to get a tattoo while you are pregnant?

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Luxuriously Healthy Beauty Products

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When taking care of our health, we often think of what we eat. What about what we put on our skin? Our skin is the largest organ of our bodies and chemicals can permeate the skin layers and absorb right into our bloodstream. Thought should be given to the products we use on our skin because our skin literally drinks them right up! 

Mainstream products such as lotion, deodorant and perfume typically contain a handful of controversial ingredients. In moderation they may not be proven harmful but what about using them every day, throughout your lifetime? Natural, healthy alternatives exist! We love Lavanila for it’s healthy ingredients and luxurious scents. You’ll fall in love, too!

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Eyebrow Threading vs. Waxing

Many women today have their esthetician on speed dial. It’s a busy world, and having perfectly manicured brows makes the right kind of statement for any woman. However, some people have extremely sensitive skin, so waxing their eyebrows (and other facial hair areas) may be off limits. There is a way to have shaped brows, without putting hot wax on your face and removing a layer of skin.

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