Monday, October 20, 2014

10 Facts You Should Know about Beauty Products

I love Beautycounter for sharing these facts on their website and for being the safe, transparent, and healthful skin care and cosmetics company that they are and will always strive to be!
(1) The United States has not passed a federal law governing the cosmetics industry since 1938.
(2) There are approximately 12,000 chemicals used in the cosmetics industry—about 90% of these have never been assessed for the impact on long-term health.
(3) On average, an American woman uses 12 beauty products every day.
(4) This means that she’s likely exposed to 100 or more chemicals in those 12 products.
(5) Though it hasn’t been proven, some believe that women who wear lipstick will consume seven pounds of it, on average, over the course of a decade.
(6) Because of intellectual property laws, companies do not need to disclose what’s in “fragrance,” which is considered a “trade secret.” It may include hundreds of secret ingredients.
(7) The European Union has banned or restricted 1300 chemicals from cosmetics, but the United States has only banned or restricted 11.
(8) In the United States, 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes.
(9) Currently, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Only about 10% of these women carry a gene for the disease.
(10) 1 in 3 children will be diagnosed with autism, ADHD, allergies, or asthma. Though these issues are complex, exposure to toxic chemicals is thought to be one factor for the increase in these disorders or health issues.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Mrs. Fields DIY Cookie Kit

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Are you growing tired of putting the same old stickers and plastics into the party favor bags, only to find a pile of them left behind after the guests have left? Great news! Birthday Express is now offering party themed packages of Mrs. Fields' cookies

Treat your guests to some beloved sweets from a bakery that has been around for generations! Available in a Mrs. Fields' DIY Cookie Kit, you receive 8 Mrs. Fields cookies in packages along with party themed stickers. What a great way to share a favorite from your own childhood and make your guests feel special! Shop the Birthday Express party themed Mrs. Fields cookie packages today!

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Blendabilities and their Possibilities!

I love these "blendabilities" markers that help turn simple black and white stamps into three-dimensional watercolors. There are so many uses for these - I can't wait to get my hands on them! Find them online HERE.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Teens Find Out the Real Story Behind Cosmetics

This is such an important video to watch! Too many woman are being affected by infertility & cancer, and at such young ages products we use ARE one piece of the toxin puzzle. 

If you're encouraged y this to make a change, try visiting Beautycounter's site for safe cosmetics and skin care products where you will find healthy versions of what you might be using now, along with great articles and tips!

A BIG reason for me being apart of Beautycounter is for future generations. My kids, your kids, your grandkids, your nieces and nephews, whether they are tots, tweens, teens or college aged, they are NOT aware of what's lurking in their products and how they can affect their bodies. Make a difference. Spread the word. Be the change!