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I spent several weeks using Bare Mineral products to share with you my experience.
This is a 30-day cleanser and moisturizer that can be purchased in a kit. The cleanser is light and creamy without leaving any residue. It is not hard to wash off as some cleansers can be. The cleanser feels clean and fresh and the moisturizer cream is luscious and light. The clean and natural feeling stayed with me through out the day. Purely Nourishing Cream has 100% pure RareMinerals and ActiveSoil Complex that clinically is proven to deliver skin-renewing benefits. My skin was radiant and I was told several times how great my skin looked specifically during my Bare Escentuals/Bare Minerals two week experience. I continue to wear it and reap the benefits! It was not greasy as many creams can be with dry skin. Additionally the Nourishing Cream has a soothing feeling when applied.
Bare Minerals Flawless Definition Mascara is triumphant color, producing long and lean lashes. I am impressed and thrilled with this quality Mascara. My eyelashes look longer then ever! I used Bare Minerals Big and Bright Eyeliner to create a smoldering eye for night time and a sleek, soft look for day. The fantastic pencil comes with a sharpener and smudge end on the other side of the point. The fact that it is natural also means you are not up all night ruining your lashes trying to rub it off. With the gentle cleanser both the Mascara and Liner remove easily.
The Prime Time Brightening foundation primer allows for the sultry cheek bones to retain Bare Minerals colors and creates a glowing finish. Bare Minerals exclusive natural products create a look that is photo ready, day and night. I am passionate about i.d. bare minerals glimmer eye shadow colors. Liberty, a unique blue color along with the pencil created a larger more dramatic eye in the evening. During the day, it highlighted my eyes, creating intensity to my already blue color. It blends beautifully with brown and other Bare Mineral shadow colors. They create it so that you can mix and match colors seamlessly.
Glee is a blush that brings out ones cheekbones and color organically. The bright look is fresh, vibrant and youthful.
Bare Minerals Lip Pencil is lighter than the Buxom Pout Plumping Lip color. Another favorite! First, always make sure that you use the pencil to create a fullness to the lip. Color inside your lips with the pencil for lasting color. Use it very lightly on the tip of your upper and lower lips to create a flawless look. You do not want the pencil to show, only highlight the lip color. This Buxom Pout Lip color is wonderful and creates a beautiful natural pout. A friend actually asked if I had my teeth professionally bleached. I did not, it was the Bare Escentuals Buxom Lips that produced the sultry color and fullness to my mouth, creating a glistening white smile! It also contains antioxidants that are infused with Vitamin A & E for soft, smooth lips.
This is important. As we go through our day, sipping coffee, water bottles and eating meals… we unknowingly are ingesting lipstick. This is why Paraben free and Organic products are so vital to our health. Why ingest chemicals when you do not have to? You have a choice and can wear beautiful rich, silky, lush colors that are pure and natural? Bare Minerals gives you that and more. Please remember this for your daughters, relatives, etc. Girls are wearing gloss, licking and ingesting lip gloss toxins at the age of two. Being beautiful can be healthy!
Last but not least are the Bare Mineral Brushes. The brushes gently apply the eye shadow, the blush and powders delicately and efficiently. Each brush is designed for its own purpose. The eye shadow brush provides a smooth eye that stays on for hours. It glides over the eyelid and in the creases specific to where you apply it. The blush brush showcases your cheekbones, contouring a flawless face like a professional. Their brushes and cosmetics blend together, showcasing your features naturally as the products themselves. The cleanser and creams match your specific, independent needs.
Bare Minerals has starter packages for you to begin your journey. Their website is efficient and offers everything you need for daytime beauty and evening glamour. Bare Minerals is also located in stores such as Sephora and a boutique called Savvy in Beverly Hills CA. Savvy’s professionals help you with colors and also application. Check out the Bare Minerals website, experience their products and get back to me. My personal experience was exceptional. Bare Minerals products do not take much time to apply, but the results may look like a professional make-up artist paid you a visit!
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Going Cosmetic Green
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!
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Have you noticed that when a product is considered “HOT” on the market it appears in and on EVERYTHING! Resveratrol is one of those products. Be careful what you wish for… You might just purchase the wrong Resveratrol!
Everyone from the Mayo Clinic to believe it or not UTUBE has something to say about Resveratrol. In short, Resveratrol is an antioxidant and similar to red wine (In moderation,) is considered to be good for the heart. The youthful factor is now tagged onto everything Resveratrol from tonics to face spritz!
I have spoken with several Doctors, who have stated that findings on Resveratrol are beneficial, but the data is new, and more research needs to be done. I wanted to try it out for myself, and in doing my own research, as I suggest to you, read many labels. I did this and then purchased Resveratrol 100 by Jarrow Formulas. The brand is not paying me to write about them, nor do they know that I am one of their customers. The company is a reputable one; please feel free to check them out. What I like about Resveratrol 100 is that is offers 100 mg of Resveratrol. Many supplements have great looking packages but the inside contents include additional ingredients. RESV 100 as I am calling it includes Vitamin C and Resveratrol, that is it and that is what I like about it.
I have been taking it about two months, and in my personal opinion, it is too early to make major claims about it. I can tell you that I am also taking ACAI Berry (More about that product on a different post), and although it is too early to make major claims, I do feel good over these past two months of product use. Used as directed they are not harmful and my Doctor gave them the thumbs up!
If you want to try Resveratrol, please make sure you are actually getting the real thing. Write me and tell me about your experience. Do not expect miracles, if a product says it will take ten years off your age, and it does not include Yoga or a Surgical knife, it is most likely full of it. To those who have created Resveratrol 100, thank you. Every little bit helps!
Organic has never tasted so good. Who knew just a few hours outside of Los Angeles, CA the mecca of Pinot Noir is at our fingertips. Santa Barbara 2007 awarded CLOS PEPE Winery with the Green Award, the only one given each year, quite an honor.
GREEN CAN TASTE GOOD! Just a few hours beyond Santa Barbara, Santa Rita Hills beauty is matched by the fragrant, rich, organic vines that align the blue water colored skies. Describing the birth of a wine culture is a vastly underrepresented phenomenon: the culinary craft and the people creating it in Santa Rita Hills share their labor and produce a community of unique wines, rich with personalities, and experienced wine makers.
Wes Hagen is an award-winning winemaker and wine grower for 10+ years at Clos Pepe Vineyards, recognized by the Wine Spectator as one of the Top 30 Pinot Noir Producers in California. Wes has also judged wine professionally for 10 years, was the Central Coast Winegrowers Association Grower of the Year, 2000-2001, has produced wines rated 93-95 points by national wine pubs, is an avid wine educator and has been writing for Winemaker magazine for 7 years.
Wine making in Santa Rita Hills is a family business. Brewer Clifton Wines and Palomino Winery is a husband and wife team, with a growing family that continue to grow beautiful children, and elegant and stellar award winning Chardonnay and Pinot Nior Wines.
For a Parabenfreeandorganic weekend retreat, check out Santa Rita Hills, CA.