Beauty Tips and Product reviews

Monday, November 29, 2010

Being Beautiful On The Inside

Two years ago right around this time of year, my fiance and I wear shopping. We were going through a hard time but managing. As we stood in line waiting to check out we were talking to each other. There were 2 women in front of us. One was a woman with a little girl about 2 years old. You could tell she wasn't well off. She had a few personal items, things that you would need. The baby wanted some candy so she put a small bag on the conveyor belt. When she was checking out she went to pay only to find she was a bit short. She started to put things back and set the candy aside. The women directly in front of  us said no I will pay for the rest. You need those items and the baby should have her candy. It was like twenty dollars.

I have to say I think that was the nicest thing I have ever seen someone do. My fiance and I both told her how very nice that was and she should be proud that she was so generous. The women smiled and said I am lucky and have been there myself.

Doing something nice like that makes you feel good about yourself. Those who can give should. It is never about how much we have in monetary value that means anything. It's that helping hand and the feeling of making someones day. Putting a smile on a child's face with a small bag of candy.
If you want to feel beautiful do something nice for someone who can't do for themselves.
Like the lady in the store she not only helped someone but when looking at her face she was the most beautiful person I saw that day. 

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thanks Giving Disasters

We are all gearing up for the holidays! The family is coming and we have decorated our tables and cleaned our house. We have shopped for the turkey and all the fixings. We think everything is going to go great and most of the time it does. There are those times when it doesn't work out the way we plan and we end up eating closer to bed time then dinner.  how much fun it is to look back on that.
It wasn't funny at the time but one year my Grandmother forgot to turn the oven on. Wondered why we didn't smell turkey? Another time I was told a time to come and when I got there everyone was leaving. Oh they changed the time and thought I would know. I can remember making my turkey in the microwave one year too. It was actually pretty good. I just didn't have any way to make the rest of the meal. 
I want to hear about your Turkey day adventures! Tell me good or bad I'd love to hear about your Thanks giving traditions, things you love, things you hate. 

News Letter

Friday, November 12, 2010

Monday, November 8, 2010

Whos in Charge of Your Product Use

I was talking to a friend just today and she exclaimed how she wasn't going to use any more chemicals on her body any more. I was in agreement with her but also told her to be careful about what she reads and what is so called bad cosmetics.

Her and I have been hairdressers for over 20 years and we both have many friends who are also in the beauty industry. I thought about what she said right before I left. She said that the FDA and Government is trying to poison us. I must say I disagree. I believe that we poison ourselves all the time. One example is taking prescribed drugs from a doctor. On a personal note I took a drug for many years that was prescribed to me by a doctor. Many years after I was taking this drug I got a letter from the FDA. It announced that this drug has been link with blindness. Upon getting this letter I contacted my doctor and met with him. His response was (well I believe that the benifit out weigh the risk). Really!!! I thought. Hmm my sight or being dead what would be a better choice for me. I think I will take death.

I then started doing a lot of research and found studies done that claim a vitamin would help my racing heart, and I could take this in high doses to control my disease. You bet I threw out those nasty pills that caused everything from hardening of the lungs to liver disease. ( that is only 2 of the 3 pages of things this so called cure pill had) I then bought a vitamin and wow I feel so much better now.

This is one example but we also have botox that is lethal yet we use it to get rid of wrinkles.
It is not the FDA or the government who makes products their job is only to police products made. If you think about it why would you want them more involved. Any product that is reported causing a problem is removed from the shelves. The company must submit the claims made by the company. These are then evalutated by the FDA, CIR not to mention other departments that govern each kind of product.

If the government groups begin to approve each thing before it is released to the public you will be paying very high inflated prices for everything, including lipstick, eyeliner, toothpaste, vitamins ext. Just like the drug companies must submit studies and do studies before any product is released to the public. Hence the high cost of drugs.
I personaly like having the choice of what I want to use and am very happy with all the product I have used in the past. If cosmetics were so dangerous and things like parabens, and propylene glycol  those items would be found not safe and have to be removed from product.

Look at accutane an anti acne prescribed drug. It is making people sick, it was studied but clearly not enough. Now they are allowing lawsuits to be claimed against the company because the product is causing things that their testing didn't show, nor did they claim these on the package of side effects.
It becomes a fine line between having the government control something or having them monitor something. We must be careful and remember that in letting our government claim control will take our freedom to choose away.

So by now you are wondering what my point is. Well I know many of you feel the way my friend does an I too am not into using un-necessary chemicals. I also create products with safe and trusted ingredients. The point is that you must do your own research. Be very careful not to read too much that is spattered all over the internet. Don't believe because it says Dr. so and so because they can be paid to promote a product or to say bad things about an ingredient and they will. If you got paid to tell everyone it was raining and never sunny and you got paid a lot of money to do that you would. You would also do the best you could at it if you got a bonus for making others believe you.

I must say I like having choices and I do all my own research for my products and anything I put in or on my body. I go to a pharmacists, real doctors and many more non involved individuals for information.
Want to read more about products whats good for you and what isn't with real science behind it. Go to Personal Care 

I don't feel that the FDA or CIR need to be more involved but may be try to educate people more. Consumers need to know what things are and what they do. The FDA or government aren't trying to poison us but some companies think they are trying to cure us with the poison they introduce without really researching things. Getting back to basics and to nature is a good way.You are the only one in control of what you do to your body Not the government and lets keep it that way.