Showing posts from January, 2014

What is Mineral Makeup? And Bonus Savings for Readers!

I admit, I thought mineral makeup was a gimmick when I first heard about it.  Then I tried it, and now I won't use anything else!  I love the way mineral makeup gives me even, smooth coverage without using chemicals or toxins. What is Mineral Makeup? Mineral makeup is a cosmetic foundation, blush, or eyeshadow made of natural minerals.  Mica, ultramarine, iron oxide, zinc oxide, and titanium dioxide are the most common minerals used to make it.  These minerals now only provide the base for the makeup but also the colorant.  What's even better is that some of these minerals are even anti-inflammatory or offer limited SPF protection from the sun.   Perhaps more important that what is in mineral makeup is what isn't in it.  Organic products don't contain any phthalates or parabens, which cause concern about cancer.  It also doesn't have dyes or artificial fragrances that may cause redness or other skin sensitivities for some people.

DIY Dry Shampoo Recipe

I have curly hair that I straighten, and it always looks best the next day.  I don't like going more than a day between washings, so what's a curly haired girl to do?  Use a DIY dry shampoo recipe. Store bought products and expensive and full of chemicals, so I set out to make something that was inexpensive and natural.  The best part?  You can customize this for what you have on hand!  I really like the arrowroot powder because I think it absorbs more oil, but cornstarch definitely works.