When You Want to Spruce Up Your Makeup in a Hurry!

Source:http://www.facebook.com/DMHArbonne–The Next 5 Minutes

You are getting ready to go out and would like to spruce up your day look a bit..Instead of washing everything off..just add a bit of colour and contrast and you will look gorgeous.

1.Has your foundation or CC Cream held up?  If it could use a bit of touch up==just use some pressed powder..you will be good as new.

2.  Put on a bit of blush n the apples of your cheeks..sweep outward from the hair line and stop about level with your pupils..it should be subtle..

3. Highlighter can liven up your appearance.. Put some on your cheeks between the bronzer and the blush..So you have three rows of product..but if you can see the three rows..blend!   Now put a bit of highlighted along your lower cheeks just above the jaw bone..this helps define your face..

4. Now do your eyes look a bit tired?  A touch of concealer will work wonders.but  use a shade lighter than your foundation since you want a lighter look.. If you choice to do your entire lid -lash line to brow, with eyeshadow..use a very light shade..  you probably still have eyeliner in the outside corners of your eyes, so why not up the game to a bit of a smokey eye?  Using your angle brush, start in the eye crease ( level with your pupil) draw outwards and connect with the  line that is already there.  Smudge the line that you just drew and if you find it too dark, simply lighten it with the lighter shade of eyeshadow that you used on the entire lid.. This will give you a subtle  smokey eye.

5.  Lip Pencil is great to use since it helps your lipstick stay put..and to keep from bleeding.  Lip Pencil can be applied to the entire lip or just the outline whichever you are comfortable with.. Put on either your lipstick or your lip gloss and you are ready to go..

These steps simply step up the makeup that you already are wearing..It is a simple transition resulting in a subtle yet elegant look.

If you are interested in seeing me do these transformation…please go to facebook.com/DMHArbonne and you can watch..But please be kind, that was my first Live Facebook Event  and I had a “few” problems….I might get brave and redo it..but right now it is just my life..not always what I plan..

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Five Minute Face

 

There are just a few simple steps to getting your face ready to meet the day..

  1. Apply foundation or CC Cream..for extra umph, I mix some Primer in with it .
  2. Add some Bronzer..below your cheekbones..for definition.  Be sure to  blend in carefully..you don’t want any lines.
  3. Fill in your eyebrows..I use an angle brush and powder.
  4. Outline the outside corner of the eyes…top lid and under the bottom lashes..
  5. Put on Mascara
  6. Lipgloss

You are now ready to meet the day.. It will probably take you only three minutes..

If you would like to see me do a Five Minute Face..head over to http://www.facebook.com/DMHArbonne ..Enjoy!

Things I Wish I Had Realized Sooner

  1.  The dangers of Aspartame  — When I think of the gallons of diet pop I have drank over the years!
  2. That vinegar makes a great, natural fabric softener.–Just pour it in the place for fabric softener..about the same amount..No after-smell nor chemicals in your clothing!
  3. The importance of an angle brush –The very best tool for eyebrows and eyeliner!
  4. How many chemicals are in deodorant–I pay a bit more for mine now–but feel so much safer!
  5. That I was over washing my bras and my jeans..recently realized they could be worn a few times before entering the laundry.

 

Hope you have enjoyed my top five things, that I wished I had realized sooner!

Are Your Cosmetics Safe?

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Thousands of years have gone by since we began using cosmetic and personal-care products, be it in the form of body paint or eye makeup..Scented oils to clean and soften the skin might have even contained  toxic chemicals with lead and arsenic being common ingredients..

It takes about 26 Seconds for a chemical to enter your body through the skin..and  according to the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, the average person is exposed to 126 toxic chemicals each day, just from their personal care products..So it is my belief, that we should be very cognisant on the standard that our products are manufactured to meet.

There are six common skin-care ingredients that are used in the United States but banned in other countries..

  1. Formaldehyde–a chemical used as a preservative..there are also formaldehyde donors which release formaldehyde in to a product.   one of the most controversial donor is quaternium-15..( might remember this being in  a baby shampoo)..Formaldehyde may cause severe allergic reactions.
  2. Petroleum Distillates:  The same oil that goes in your furnace and your cars  that is often found in mascaras..  The petroleum distillates are used as emollients are a found in eye shadows, lotions, hairspray and foundations..They have been banned in the European Union.
  3. Hydroquinone–Bleaching Agent used to lighten patches of skin called hyperpigmentation, age spots or liver spots..  It has been linked to lung irritation and tumors in mice..Canada and some Asian countries have banned its use in skin products.
  4. BHA: Butylated Hydroxyanisole–Is used as a preservative in moisturizers, shaving creams, fragrances, lipsticks and has been linked to endocrine issues and cancer, as per the International Agency for Research on Cancer. This chemical negatively affects the environment since it accumulates in water and kills wildlife.. The EU prohibits its use in fragrances and California requires a warning label.
  5. Parabens–Used as preservatives in a variety of cosmetics products.  They are suspected of being endocrine disruptors and may interfere with male reproduction function.  They are commonly used in deodorants and antiperspirants and have been linked to breast cancer.  The EU banned parabens in 2012.
  6. Methyl Cellosolve–This solvent is used in anti-aging creams, moisturizers, and serums. Methyl cellosolve is a neurotoxin that causes DNA mutation.. It is banned in Canada and restricted in the EU.

 

Newsmax  “states that more than 500 cosmetic products sold in the US contain ingrediants that are banned in Japan Canada or Europe”..That number seemed very high so I did some research..

 

The European Union has banned 1,328 chemical from cosmetics.

United States FDA  Food and Drug Administration has banned 11 chemicals from cosmetic

Health Canada has banned    499   chemicals from cosmetics.

The David Suzuki Foundation has issued a list of chemicals to watch out for:

1.BHA and BHT -Moisturizer and make-up..thought to be endocrine disruptors (interfere with hormones)..and BHA has been liked to cancer.

2. Coal-tar dyes..These dyes will have “CI” followed by a five-digit number on the label (in the US “FD &C” followed by the colour)  These dyes are potentially carcinogenic and may be contaminated with toxic heavy metals.

3. Siloxanes..anything that ends in “-siloxane” or”-methicone” falls within this category.  These chemicals are used as moisturizers in makeup and hair care products..but may interfere with hormone function and damage your liver.

4. DEA, MEA, and TEA–these chemicals give moisturizers and shampoos a creamy, foamy texture but can react with other chemicals to form cancer-causing nitrosamines.

5. Phthalates—These plasticizer chemicals male person;-care products easier to handle and apply.  They are suspected endocrine disruptors and reproductive toxins.

6. Parabens–Preservatives.. linked to hormone disruption and breast cancer.

7. Fragrances  (parfum) –Fragrances are considered trade secrets..so manufacturers are not  always required to disclose what chemicals that they contain.. Some  fragrance chemicals have been linked to cancer and neurotoxicity while many can trigger asthma  and allergies.

8.PEG–These compounds are used in many cosmetic bases , conditioners and deodorant  they can be contaminated with carcinogenic 1,4-dioxine.

9. Petrolatum–Usually used for shine ad as a moisture barrier in cosmetics and skin-care products  ;They can be contaminated with cancer-causing impurities.

10. Sodium laureth (lauryl)sulfate–Also know as SLES and SLS..they were once used as industrial cleaners in car-wash soaps and engine degreasers..They now produce the foam associated with shampoos and bubble baths..  SLES and SLS can be irritating to sensitive skin and may be contaminated with carcinogenic 1,4-dioxane.

11. Triclosan–This antibacterial compound is found in toothpastes, soaps and handsantizers  .and may do more harm than good..It may interfere with hormone function and lead to liver fibrosis…

 

There are so many things to consider..don’t just blame the companies since we are the ones buying these products…As a consumer, you have to be prepared to research the products that you use and to possibly pay more for safer products..

 

Getting rid of toxic ingredients and replacing them with healthier choices will help your skin glow from the inside out.. PLUS you will be helping out your liver.    Your liver is the body’s main detoxification organ so has to neutralize every chemical that you come in contact with.  Help Out Your Liver!

This article is only my interpretation..please do your own research..I simply want to put the idea in your head!

 

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Chocolate Protein Dip

Chocolate Protein Powder Dip

This is a recipe that everyone will make a bit differently..It will depend on how strong that you like the chocolate taste and how thick that you like your dips..

Place one scoop of Protein Powder Meal Replacement in a bowl..Next add 2 teaspoons of cocoa, 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla and 1.5 tablespoons of almond milk..Stir  together until  it  is smooth..if it is to thin add a bit more Protein Powder and if it is to thick add more Almond Milk..

Serve with whatever fruit that you like..my favourite fruit with this dip are strawberries.

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Itty Bitty Pancakes

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These pancakes only have three ingredients but have a full flavour..

Place a banana  in a bowl and crush it with a fork..Next add an egg and combine well..For a thicker consistency,  I also add 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder..

Spritz your skillet with a few drops of olive oil and heat up the pan..Drop the batter into the skillet in small circles , about 1or 2 Tablespoons each,  cook until brown and then flip pancake and then brown the other side..When the pancakes are itty bitty, they will maintain their shape much better.

Serve with Agave Syrup or whatever Fruit that you have on hand.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Baked Wrap “Chips”

These are so very simple to make and have that crunch that we all enjoy.

Take a wrap and cut it in 8 sections..Spritz with olive oil  and place on a cookie sheet..

Put in a  preheated 425 degree oven for 5 minutes and then flip the chips over and bake another 5 minutes.  Remove from oven and sprinkle with a bit of sea salt..

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