February 2011

Bare It All

Bare Escentuals how do I love thee? Let me count the ways! One jar of the perfect foundation, have you tried the new click lock and go packaging? It's fabulous and no more spill in my purse or messy makeup bags! The foundation goes on flawlessly, no weird orange tones that make me look like I am a distant relative of E.T. With six different shades and tones you can rest assured that you get a great match on the first purchase.  This foundation is applied so simply.

1. Swirl the brush in the minerals.

2. Tap off any excess powder from your brush.

3. Buff with your brush in circular motions on your face for the lightest full coverage available out there.

Tell the EPA: No More Triclosan!

When I buy soap, toothpaste, and other personal care products, I always carefully check the label. I was into Burt’s Bees, Tom’s of Maine, and other natural and organic brands back in college, but not nearly as much as I am these days. These days, after all, I have a family to worry about and a child to protect.

The thing is, I should not have to stress over the products I need to buy for my family, and neither should you. No one should, for that matter. We should have protections in place to keep us from slathering our bodies with harmful substances (much like people in other countries do), and we shouldn’t have to spend hours of our time analyzing product ingredients before buying them.

That’s what the EPA is for.