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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!
ONE OF A KIND – With only a few pure, natural ingredients, Enstrom’s creates a dream in every bite. More deliciousness to come!
Rich, elegant and genuine. It is beyond the word toffee, it is World-Class butter delicious, melt in your mouth toffee. In fact, growing up, Enstrom’s was saved for company. I will check with my siblings but I am pretty sure they also raided the freezer, breaking off a few pieces, hoping not to get caught or noticed! It was worth the risk. In fact I learned at my cousins about Enstrom’s 2 pound box and felt sudden glee as though I was back at my parents house about to cruise the freezer, but this time in Willy Wonka fashion. Now one can purchase a five-pound box of rich delicious melt in your mouth goodness. Nothing against Wonka bars, but Enstrom’s is the golden ticket!
When the Enstrom’s arrived, the clean heavenly white box was opened without a moment of hesitation. No longer for the guests, or having to wait, this was my box of pure pleasure to my palate and I would not let this moment be interrupted. As I unwrapped he plastic surrounding it, I lifted the veil lid and pulled off the delicate paper that kept everything intact and looked at the lovely layers of butter-rich Enstrom’s Almond toffee with the chunks of thick creamy yet hard facade, almonds poking out and the thin layer of fine milk chocolate lacing the top of it. Each piece filled my mouth with lovely sensational buttery toffee, bites of almond and bits of chocolate together swirling in my mouth. I could not stop. Just one more bite I said… This was not to be. I did not even sit down at first. It was too good to move. Then I took a few pieces into the next room. I wrapped the box back up, so that I would wait until tomorrow for more. I consumed oh too quickly. This time I will get just a few more bites and allow the swirls of textures to be savoured. So I unwrapped what I thought would keep me out until tomorrow and took a few more pieces and wrapped the box back up again. By this time my body told my brain, this was it. No more for tonight, so my final entry was eaten I slowly to finish of my evening with a gigantic smile, inside and out.
The next day it was Enstrom’s for breakfast. lunch and dinner. Yes, I ate other things, but they were only a means to an Enstrom’s ending. I have NEVER eaten a box of candy in one day! I have Never come close. I knew if I did not share it, within three days an entire box of Enstrom’s would be my undoing. Please know I used will power as I could have easily polished off the majesty of flavors within two days. I took it to a friend of mine who manages a restaurant. He and the Chef both oohed and awed with each sinful bite. Only five ingredients create a pure, unexplainable flavor that taste like nothing else I have ever had. The price is only $20.00 for one pound and worth every dollar.
This is the perfect gift. One which tastes far more than its price. You will be thanked more than once, I assure you. I put this in for the holidays because it is natural. Butter, salt, quality chocolate and almonds. Naturally sinful.
They come in 1 -5 pound boxes. Enstrom’s carries an assortment of decadent treats to choose from. Enstrom’s is under, MUST EATS!
Don’t deprive yourself of one of the finest Almond Toffee’s in the world. This is merely my expert opinion…
Wishing you a Happy and Healthy Holiday… To you and yours.
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April 11, 2010 by parabenfree 1 Votes
DID YOU KNOW? The underbelly of Parabens…
60% of products such as lotions, shampoos, lipsticks, powders, deodrant, shaving creme… are absorbed into your body and mimic your body’s hormones.
Natural does not always mean naturally good for you! Yesterday I was at the grocery store. I saw what is considered a natural sunscreen. Alba Botancia states that is is a chemical free sunscreen, noting on the front of the bottle, that it contains not harmful chemicals. Although their intentions may be good, their product label is misleading. Alba Botanica sunscreen lotions contain Titanium dioxide. What is Titanium Dioxide?
Titanium dioxide is a white powder like mineral. Chemically processed, it provides a pure white pigment that is odorless and absorbent. Additional to sunscreen and deodrant, TD can be found in food, cosmetics, vitamins and paint!
There are mixed views regarding Titanium Dioxide. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) recently classified Titanium dioxide as an IARC Group 2B carcinogen ”possibly carcinogen to humans”… This evidence showed that high concentrations of pigment-grade (powdered) and ultrafine titanium dioxide dust caused respiratory tract cancer in rats exposed by inhalation and intratracheal instillation*. (Naturalnews.com)\
THE FACTS: Natural does not always mean it is good for you. Check your labels and decide for yourself.
As far as sunscreen’s go, The Environmental Working Group has identified the following ingredients are harmful to human health. Octocrylene. PABA, Octyl-methoxycinnamate (OMC), Benzophenone-3, 4-methyl-benzylidene and camphor (4-MBC). Homosalate
Women – Deodrant: I have looked LONG & LONGER to find a deodrant that had a pleasant smelled, WORKED, and was pure of toxins. The deodrant I use is HUGO NATURALS, Dual-action Formula – Sea Fennel & Passionflower. Purchased at Whole Foods.
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