Saturday, July 17, 2010

Argan Oil

We have a new item from Jeuene D'Age 100% Pure Argan Oil. I have been using it a night for about a week now. My face feels very smooth and my under eye lines look pretty dang good!!  I have been using it in place of my eye cream.  This is a good oil to use after the pumpkin peel to complete your facial. I have also been using it on my hands and my arms for a moisturizer and around my nails.  My arms and hands do not look as dry so I will continue to use this and see what happens. I am hoping this helps my nails, my nails are very dry they split and crack a lot.  So I will keep you all updated on this wonderful new oil.

Here is some information on Argan Oil
Apply in small amounts. Argan oil is a complex blend of natural compounds like fatty acids (80%), polyphenols, antioxidants, carotenoids and other acids. Benefits of Argan oil for the health and treatment of the skin are:

Argan oil fights wrinkles due to premature aging, in particular crow’s feet (wrinkles under the eyes).

The presence of Squalene helps keep skin soft. Due to degeneration our skin loses its softness and tightness which are one of the most apparent symptoms of aging. Argan oil fights against these degeneration effects.

Because of the abundance of Vitamin E, much more than other natural oils, Argan oil is good for reducing skin irritation and minor ailments.

Great as a simple moisturizer in small amounts.

Argan oil helps to regulate sebum production and keeps it to a manageable level which makes it just as good for oily skin. Sebum is the substance secreted by sebaceous glands, which keeps the skin wet and protects against dryness. But in excess, sebum is bad for the skin and can cause acne.

Argan oil helps to prevent stretch marks on skin made by pregnancy.

Argan oil is frequently used in the treatment of skin conditions like Acne, Chickenpox and Psoriasis.

Because of the protein content the oil is also very good for the elasticity of skin. It strengthens the protein bonding structures in the skin that works to tighten the skin.

Also great for cuticles, the oil gives strength to weak nails. It can also strengthen the delicate skin at the root of nails and makes it smooth.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

This weeks recap!!

Hi Everyone
I am sure everyone has had enough of this heat and humidity. We have been a little busy this week. We got in out new shipment of Juene D'Age Skin Care, new package very classy!! We will be talking about the 2 new products in the next few weeks. One of them we will talk about today, the Acne Cleanser, I do not have acne but of course I test out everything, to make sure we are selling you a good product.  Since I was up so early this AM, I am still trying to make WOC foundations, these have been a project for me.  I just don't want to throw something together and give you a so so product.  But I think I've got it. I am going to have a WOC ladies day here at the house to test out the colors, so I am hoping I have some winners in the bunch. But getting back to the Acne Cleanser.  I am also testing out some new brushes, will be talking about those also in the upcoming weeks.  I was testing one of the new brushes this am to see it's versatility.  I did my foundation, blush and finishing powder with it.  I was told that I do not make BRIGHT eye shadows, so these will be coming down the line shortly.  So I made a yellow one this AM called Lemon Zest. I have that on my eye lids. I put that one with no primer under it to see how long it will last on just skin. So far it has been on since 8:30 AM. I needed to see how a couple of the new WOC foundations apply, making sure they aren't to draggy, since I have no one to test them on, the victim was ME.  A wonderful look of Bright Yellow Shadows, some of my foundation and blush and partially dark foundation colors on each cheek.
I needed to wash my face and thought a good test for the Acne Cleanser, took 5-6 pumps in my my fingers rubbed them together, applied it to my face it was very creamy, then I just dampened my fingers and applied the wet fingers to the cleanser on my face, the acne cleanser took off all that make up!!  I followed it up with the Marin Toner and not a trace of dark foundation left on my face, did not dry out my face either. So first impression is a good one.

In the next few weeks we will be reviewing the new brushes and the new Argan Oil.

Have a great rest of the week end!!!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Reverse in time into the history of Mineral Make up

Reverse in Time into The History of Mineral Makeup

By: donnakelly12

Mineral cosmetics did not just appear out of nowhere or is simply a recent discovery. Although, mineral makeup is still not manufactured, it's increasingly getting popular among ladies. Given that the majority of people presently are paying significantly more attention to their chemical intake and its effects on the physique, there is now a trend on healthy way of life.

Actually, the use of minerals may be traced back into the time of historical Egyptians. Egyptians take pride on their appearance. For them to become close to their gods, they ought to be stunning.

What sort of mineral do they use for their make-up?

Their eye cosmetics was mostly consisted of malachite, green ore of copper and kohl. Galena is also employed for the eyes. This eye cosmetics also served as eye protectors from the hot and reflective rays of the sunlight within the desert. Their red lips would come from the red ochre. Exactly the same minerals are used for giving color towards cheeks. Each mineral made use of would come from a different place. Malachite came from the Nile valley, although galena would come from upper Egypt as well as the Red Sea.

Early Egyptians also thought that make-up is not just means of attaining higher spirituality, they are likewise employed for practical reasons. Malachite and galena are both made use of as eye protectors. Whilst you will find others employed for their ability to repel insects and help the body adapt to climate changes. Apart from this, ancient Egyptians thought that black make-up can drive evil sprits away.

Romans didn't associate looks to their religious beliefs. But they were already using make-up like lip rouge and blush for the cheeks.

Ancient Greeks also used mineral cosmetics because they wanted being close to the gods. In Greece, historical females who belong in the high class rarely go out and get exposed to the sun. That's why women with pale skin are regarded extremely, so they started making use of makeup to produce the skin appear pale.

Greek girls would use honey and olive oil to keep their skin's moisture. Olive oil is also an element of their eye enhancement make-up together with charcoal. Lip rouge are from mixture of redding and bees wax. This primitive lip rouge evolved in ochre clay and red iron, making it a minute harder and simpler to apply to their lips

In the east, Chinese and Japanese were likewise applying cosmetics to their faces. Japanese geisha would paint their faces white and outline their eyebrows with charcoal. Basically, this did not happen in Asia only. In Europe, aristocrats would put powders in their faces. The idea is that this would separate them from the frequent, working class.

The 19th century signaled an alternative approach to cosmetics. Since pale complexion is a proof of aristocracy, much more men and women are attempting to appear pale. They would use hydroxide carbonate which regrettably, has negative and toxic issues with the entire body. Later , zinc oxide replaced the toxic substance.

Aside from class distinction, cosmetics was started out to be used to get a younger look. This helped them deceive persons of their true age. Powdered paper became favorite. They had been used with the same purpose of current powders, they were put to use to remove the shine.

World War II slowed the manufacturing and increase in makeup. There are now many more important things that these things. But after the war, the cosmetic market began to recoup and never looked back. More and more women, and in addition men, started off to buy cosmetics to raise and enhance their physical features.

During the 1970s, a different trend begun to materialize. Mineral make-up which consists pure and fine minerals were applied straight to the face. This mineral makeup didn't undergo any chemical procedure which would inject chemical substances and preservatives. Hitherto, this market is continually growing.

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Saturday, July 3, 2010

Lancome Genifique Update

So here is my update on Lancome Genifique, nice products. Did I see a difference in 7 days NO!!
The eye cream is very nice, kept my eyes moisturized, didn't interfere with make up. The serum is rich and luxurious, sank into the skin. My skin did feel nice and soft.  They do have some fragrance to them, don't know why skin care companies do that. Nothing bad but has a slight fragrance.  
Is it worth the money, I don't know. I am sure if you looked around you could find something less expensive to do the same thing.  

Will find more thing to review, I have some new Embroylisse creams. Love this company. I also have some brand new Adesign brushes coming in to test out.

Have an nice 4th of July Holiday!!