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PURE BEAUTY! EMANI MINERALS


Going Cosmetic Green

Emani

Vegan Friendly, Talc Free

Over the next few months, I will be sharing with you the top choices for first-rate skin care, all paraben free. Today you can look great, help reduce lines and create healthier glowing skin without chemicals! All products have been tested, experimented with and gone through the process of wear and usage over a period time to get a genuine result. My experience is truthful.

 Who does not want to have a fresh face, with rosy checks and long eye lashes… anyone? I am excited to share with you several paraben free and natural, organic companies that care about customers inside out. So let us get started….

EMANI MINERAL MAKE –UP

BEFORE EMANI – No Make-up

Emani Photos – Before and after featured within the article.

Now there are several Mineral Cosmetics on the market, how do you know what is right for you? Emani is all about purity and performance. Preservative free, Emani make up allow for true rich mineral colors to shine or matte through. Emani provides a variety of colors and textures to compliment ones individual skin tone, youth and maturity as well as color textiles that work best for you.

I met with professional Make-up artist & Stylist, Clarissa Garcia at Shades Salon in Beverly Hills.  A completely head to toe natural, chemical free salon.                                                                                                                                                                   It was exciting because this was  Clarissa’s first time working with pure, paraben free, natural make-up.

One of my favorite Emani Minerals products is the Hydrating Mineral Liquid foundation. It is more like a serum and makes ones skin glow. Clarissa applied the Natural Beige that felt fine and soft against her skin.  Emani crushed Minerals of White Gold, brightened her eyes. The concealer made her skin completely even yet did not look like she had anything on her face. Clarissa was impressed with the quality, feel and look of Emani Minerals. Ay Pappi gave great color to her cheeks, highlighting her face naturally.

Love and Lust took center stage. The lipsticks are creamy, producing smooth, radiant lips that accent the cheeks, rounding out the face. The eyes are one of Clarissa’s favorite areas. The Emani Duo Brow filler shapes the brow beautifully. Clarissa traditionally uses a pencil, but took to the powder instantly; enjoying the clean and natural look, it gave to the eyebrows. Clarissa wants readers to know this about eyebrows, “Eyebrows are sisters, but not twin sisters!”  You do not want the base or powder to show, as featured below. Clarissa has dark hair, I am blonde, so my Brow filler is Blonde/Brown, lighter than her brow shades.

Free of talc or chemicals; just wet the brush for a rich smooth eye color. The natural soy mascara is one of the best I have ever used. Clarissa is persistent when it comes to long, longer, full lashes and she was amazed at the lengthening and definition Emani’s mascara produces. It has become one of my favorites. It not only increases the length, it removes easily and lasts until you take it off. Luminous Vegan lipsticks and luscious lip-glosses do not feel sticky and look fabulous!

Clarissa wearing Emani Mineral’s.

Day look – These pictures are untouched. 

My experience using Emani Minerals is positive. The entire line rates an A plus. It may not be the first name when one hears of a mineral make-up, but this could change. The make up is so fresh and clean. It gives a look that compliments and improves ones features naturally.

 Additional Emani products that I have used and continue to use are as follows:

Copacabana – It gives me a tan without tanning. This is a pure, genuine looking color that as a powder glides on easily to ones face and neck areas.

South Beach – Another Emani favorite. My cheeks have not had such great color in years!

Natural Sand – A very light pressed mineral foundation. Starting with the Hydrating Mineral Foundation to the pressed foundation, it feels like a fine powder.

Setting Powder – Fair/Medium – I am blonde and this works perfectly for my skin tone. The Emani website provides everything to choose for your best skin tone.

The all in one light, natural concealer and powder is terrific. Each compact comes with a separate compartment that contains a powder sponge.  To top off the look, try Sex Kitten -Hybrid colors that sparkle and give you a face highlight for evening.

Brushes – Emani brushes are made for their specific products. The easy pouch makes their brushes are accessible for your purse or travel. The brushes are soft, glides across ones skin and are simple to keep clean.

Emani Minerals is a cosmetic line you can trust. It will bring you pleasurable results that do not cause harm to yourself or the environment. Hello Emani, Hello Gorgeous!

www.emani.com

Email: info@emani.com

 Global Head Office:

2834Norco, California, USA 92860

Phone951.735.8688
Email:info@emani.com

CLEAN LIVING & SO ON…


On top of the soap residue, dryness, are chemicals when ones desire is only to get clean. Today we are fortunate Clean Living can also be natural thanks to individuals at CLEAN LIVING, NATURAL LUXURY and chemical free bath products such as Dr. Hauschka Bath and Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap.

I came upon CLEAN LIVING at the Farmers Market in Westwood, CA. They are found at other Farmers Markets in Southern CA and on line at www.CleanLivingSoap.com or Twitter @CleanLivingSkin.  

CLEAN LIVING – Natural Luxury                                                                                                                                                           Their hand made soaps feel luxurious and they are not traditional soaps. A new word should be made up for these clean bars, how about that, Natural Clean Bars. These bars feel silky smooth and smell light and lovely. The soap or natural clean bars are made from vegetable and seed oils. Their scented only with Essential oils from plants, nothing synthetic which can cause allergic reactions. Many of there products are infused with Herbal blends that include Chamomile and Green Tea which is an anti-oxidant. Clean Living has a large variety of natural soaps to choose from such as, Face Milk that gently cleans the face while moisturizing it. Harvest Wine, They say Cleopatra bathed in red wine, so here is your chance without the mess. From Unscented to Sweet Rosemary, the Shea, Cocoa Butter, Grape Seed and Apricot are just a few  the oils and butters that are infused naturally into these beautiful bars.

Note: Make sure to keep them in a dry space.

* Clean Living Fine Soaps, Skin and Hair Care – 866-967-3700, LA – 310.828-5600

Dr. Hauschka – Aromatherapy, Natural Bath Products with Organic Ingredients.  Bathing in the world of Dr. Hauschka is considered a ritual, a pleasurable, possibly exotic experience. Dr. Hauschka delivers.

The Rosemary Bath – Rosemary essential oil stimulates and invigorates the skin and is also suppose to soothe the mind. Personally, I have found all of Dr. Hauschka Rose products to deliver on all levels.

The Lavender Bath – Pure Lavender essential oil eases the mind with pleasant, calming effect that smells lovely and relaxes the body. Lavender Bath also calms redness and skin sensitivity. The inviting sense puts one at ease, for an effortless and luxurious clean.

Dr. Hauschka has a variety of Bath choices as well as body washes. The soap free body washes nurture the skin with unique plant extracts that energize and clean the body and revitalize ones senses.

* www.drhauschka.com  800.247.9907

DR. BRONNER’S MAGIC SOAP

Dr. Bronner’s is an original natural formula that cleanses the skin with a selection of refreshing scents or my personal favorite, Unscented, Baby Mild. Peppermint reawakens and refreshes the skin with this concentrated formula. Dr. Bronner’s is clean with a conscious. Combining organic extra virgin coconut, olive, jojoba and hemp oils with pure essential oils, Dr. Bronner’s creates a rich lather, leaving only soft skin, nothing else.

Dr. Bronner’s magic pure Castile classic soaps are biodegradable and vegetable based. The soaps come in liquid form and bars.                                                                                                                                                                                                       *Dr. Bronner’s be found at Whole Foods, CVS and on line at www.drbronner.com

NOT ALL DARK CHOCOLATE IS THE SAME…


Tcho Organic Chocolate is unique; consider the way coffee beans are roasted to create different blends or Wine grapes after Harvest, Tcho Organic Chocolate takes the Cacao bean and roasts them into unique dark richness, creating healthy flavors such as Citrus, Nutty, Dark and Fruity. The chocolate does not contain fruit or nuts, only the essence they have derived from roasting the Cacao beans. The variety includes Roasted Cacao Nibs, “Citrus” Madagascar, terrific for cooking.

I have been making chocolate for the past year and when I came to Tcho, there was no looking back. A unique and healthy choice of culinary deliciousness that benefits you with each bite you take.

The cacao plant, to be more precise contains cell-protective photochemical, more commonly referred to as “antioxidants.” Researchers have discovered that a standard dark chocolate candy bar contains about twice as much antioxidants as a glass of red wine. (LiveStrong.com)

Chocolate contains large amounts of antioxidants that protect the heart, lower blood pressure, improve cognition, and are an anti-inflammatory that effect mood elevation. Phytochemicals in chocolate may also prevent cancer. Now, take a bite!

Available at Whole Foods & www.tcho.com

HAPPY JULY 4Th & Sunscreen!


Wishing everyone a great holiday. I hope you are out enjoying yourself, eating terrific food, spending time with family and friends and experiencing out of bounds fireworks!

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This entry is short and sweet… As I head out to the beach, I am sharing with you a new Sunscreen that I am using which is Chemical-free. Who knows what is in the water these days, so this Sun Shield as they call it, protects not only your face and body, but does not contaminate the Ocean.

MYCHELLE Dermaceuticals is non-irrtating, and has a creamy texture when applying to ones skin. The Sunblock is Zinclear, for all skin types, non toxic and Reef safe.

They have a complete line which I will provide more detail on at a later time, as well as an array of different paraben free sunblock choices. I like MYCHELLE because it not only protects my skin, but still allows me a bit of color without any redness or burn.

So as you head out into the Sunshine, please cover up and check the labels so that you are free of  toxins while celebrating our Independence Day!

MYCHELLE Sun Shield is SPF 28, a full spectrum sun block and organic aloe that preserves skins moisture but does not clog your pores or sting eyes.

What are you major skin concerns? Share them with me and I will provide you natural alternatives to enhance your skin and treat it well for thelong term results.

Have a fantastic holiday and a chemical free Summer!

Nanci Jo Saper

THE BIG BOOST!


YOU no longer need to rely on coffee or caffeine-loaded drinks to keep you up or give you energy. Jarrow, one of the top companies producing pure and natural products like Resveratrol and other vitamins now also has BrainBoost.  So many products are loaded with caffeine or need to be prescribed others need to be refrigerated, BrainBoost is filled with pure ingredients that are in pill form.  The reaction is practically instant, and you feel like you are getting an enriched focus and nervous energy is being left behind. In addition, it leaves you WITHOUT that nervous energy, like the majority of products do that are normally on the shelves.

Before sharing BrainBoost with you, I wanted to try it. I am not paid by Jarrow, nor under any obligation to write about them. This piece is due to the exciting alternative to products that are refined and not so healthy for the body or mind. A college student, who also works almost full time, was asked to write about her experience, which will be featured in this piece.

So What Is Brain Boost…?

The specific enzymes and unprocessed ingredients to promote brain function immediately, as well as for long-term periods, are packed into each BrainBoost capsule. The specific ingredients will be provided at the end of the article. Additional information can be found at www.jarrow.com

In regards to my experience, I felt the boost gently, but it gave me a feeling that allowed me to focus on my work when traditionally I would be tired at that time. It does not disappoint and each time I tried it, the product was effective.

So there is a natural, unrefined product, which allows us to work longer, focus well without drinking five cups of coffee or the latest buzz beverage. Additionally it gives us enzymes we need at the same time it gives as a nudge of a wake up call. Check it out for yourself, and tell me what YOU think!

I asked a journalism student, named Lauren Schiff to share her experience of Brain Boost…

Ok, let’s face it I am a busy girl. I work in a fast-paced technologically driven place and additionally take classes, try to see friends, cook for myself, and attempt to have some free time. I am like much of the population, as I have found that I cannot help my desire to be active and need to be alert and energized, especially when it comes to school and work. As you may guess, I like most students and those I work with, I struggle to get enough hours of sleep. This makes it hard to keep a get-up-and-go attitude.

I was introduced to Jarrow Formulas’ BrainBoost and asked if I would try with the specifications that I be honest when sharing my experience afterwards. I am happy that they asked me and genuinely glad to have been introduced to it, as it has helped make an energetic difference in my daily life. I learned that BrainBoost is generally a wake up vitamin for your brain; it features primarily that factually are chock full of all the good stuff we find naturally in chocolate, high-functioning brain cells, and even periwinkle.

I take the recommended serving size of two capsules (or sometimes even just one!) right before work or class to give my brain a little head start on the day.  The dose does nothing more drastic to the body than simply making me feel like my head is getting more oxygen, more space to breathe, and a little punch of crisp, fresh air.  The formula even boasts not only short-term, but also long-term memory benefits as well. I now use Brain Boost on my own. All I can say is that if you have trouble waking-up or need help focusing and are catching up on hours in the sleeping department, this may be a good option. It certainly is for me.

Lauren Schiff


BrainBoostcombines three well-studied, natural-source ingredients that are useful in promoting brain function both immediately and over the long-term.* These ingredients are 1) ChocoMind®, a cocoa bean extract standardized to contain 12% theobromine and 8% caffeine, 2 Sharp-PS® GOLD phosphatidylserine (PS) omega-3 phospholipids, the form of PS typically found in the brain and known to lead to better omega-3 absorption and 3) Vinpocetine, an alkaloid derived from periwinkle flowers, that has been studied for promoting blood flow and metabolic activity in the brain.*

SUSTAINABLITY, YOU BET!


This is not to put anyone down; it is simply a valid question… Do you know what sustainable means in the context surrounding us today? Simply put, sustainable products, programs and developments create something out of resources that are disrupting our planet and environment. Sustainability has become a necessity in the sea, on land and for mankind. I am not the dictionary version of sustainable, I’m a journalist who is learning how desperately important it is that we not only become more aware of the sustainable products available to us and the need to rebuild our resources.

When did mankind become the sea’s predator, today we are worse then ever.  the documentary movie, The End of The Line by filmmaker Rupert Murray, based on the book by Charles Clover, states that at our current juncture, we will run out of seafood by 2048. Sadly, this is not new news, but if it is to you, check out the film, do not eat Blue Fin Tuna, and read up more about fish that are endangered… most important, don’t eat them! Learn about trolling, an insane way that fishermen catch fish, they should be called poachers, not fishermen.

Did you know that Mitsubishi is into the Fish Market? They are stocking up and freezing the endangered Blue Fin Tuna, this allows them to mark it up to a ridiculous price. However, we are human beings and have a choice, we can shift the way we are going by becoming aware and making different choices.

Here are a few sustainable companies worth checking out…                             www.Threadsforthought.com that manufactures cozy, comfortable clothing made out of Organic Cotton, and recycled bottles. Try sustainable, fabulous Wines that you can find on www.uncorqed.com such as www.ClosPepeVineyards.com and valuable sustainable information on the website, www.shft.com

Sustainability supports what we have been given and it is up to us to give it back. Don’t you think kindergartners today deserve to live in a world that provides life, not extinction? Let’s not eat ourselves up.

Sustainable Seafood Guide can be found on www.nadc.org

Nanci Saper

BARE NATURALLY!


Hi Everyone,

Thanks for checking in! I’m sorry for not having new posts for the past week but I was out with the flu. Who heard of such a thing in the Summer?

I have something great for women especially in the summer, it is completely natural and most likely you have it in your home! If you want your legs, elbows, feet, etc., to be as soft as a bare baby’s bottom… this is the way to do it, naturally.

Ingredients:

SEA SALT, JOJOBA OIL, or Grape Seed, Vitamin E…

READ THE LABEL! Sometimes an Oil will say it is something but the ingredients show other additives. Just make sure it is pure and Paraben free.

Mix 3 part oil to one part Sea Salt and swirl together, then put it on your body as you would a purchased salt or sugar scrub. This feels better,  it is A LOT less money, and so simple, plus the outcome of  bare baby bottom soft skin! Yes, soft elbows.

If you live in Los Angeles, a store in Beverly Hills on South Beverly Drive recently opened called SASSY. The owner is great and she features mostly Paraben free beauty products and skin and hair products  for both men and women.  She has a large variety so make sure and ask for the Paraben free products. She does free Make-up applications.

Please let me know what you think.

Shortly we will be featuring women and men just like you and me for make on’s. A refreshing look at  individuals beauty with Paraben free cosmetics and products. For Men we will be doing skin and hair. There will be  before and after photos. We will NOT be doing the before frown after smile… This blog is real, so the results will be too.

Don’t forget to chime in. Requests regarding product information, questions, comments… I look forward to it.