Friday, February 5, 2010

Dr. Oz's Show: How your Cosmetics are Killing you. A Rebuttal

I feel that I should respond to Dr. Oz's show on Wednesday about how your cosmetics are killing you.

Although he made some very valid points; I feel the products he singled out, and the reason's he reported were unfair and a little far-fetched. I feel his producers were reaching a little too much in order to make a controversial show.

The 1st Culprit - Mineral Powder Foundation. The reason? Because if you inhale it, it can cause lung damage. This is all well and good, however Dr. Oz then showed how this happens and proceeded to churn up the powder with a brush until there was a big cloud of mineral foundation floating in the air. I am sorry but when I apply mineral foundation to myself or anybody else, there is never a cloud of powder enveloping us. He then said that when construction workers work with concrete, which has minerals in it, they wear masks and don't see the damage for 20-30 years. Really? Are you really comparing the 30 seconds it takes to apply mineral foundation to breaking up concrete all day long? Yes, it is true you should not huff your mineral foundation but there are plenty of products that are inhaled daily that probably aren't good for you. What about hairspray or spray tans? I bet a lung full of either is not good at all!

The 2nd Culprit: Anti-wrinkle Creme - The reason? The speed with which it enters your system through the skin. Understandable, but why anti-wrinkle creme? What about body lotion, self tanner, sunscreen, deodorant, etc.? There are a plethora of products that we apply to our bodies everyday that come in contact with our skin and I'm sure they all contain ingredients that we would not want absorbed into our bodies.

The 3rd & Last Culprit - Petroleum Jelly. I am going to write a separate post about petroleum jelly as there has been a lot of grumblings about it and I would like to research it more. I have been slathering Vaseline on my lips since birth, however Dr. Oz's statement that "putting Vaseline on your lips is the same as drinking gasoline" is a bit unbelievable for me. I would like to pour some Vaseline into his gas tank and see how that works for him.

So basically, you must do your research and find what you are comfortable with. Not all products are good for you -"natural" or not and a lot of terms-like "natural"-are not monitored by the FDA, so therefore they mean nothing and are a marketing ploy. With that said, I feel like Dr. Oz unfairly targeted some products that do not deserve to be singled out and I wanted to present the other side of the coin. I hope I helped provide a different view.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Grammy Awards

Another Sunday, another awards show! I have to say the Grammy's were very entertaining and I enjoyed them. 

I loved Lady Gaga, she is a true artist and I love watching her performances. She is one girl that makes her makeup artist WORK! (Picture me saying that like RuPaul). She had 3 completely different makeup looks!
I also loved Pink - she is a bad-ass lady and very talented. I always enjoy her songs and the lyrics sound like they come out of her head and her heart, and not from a corporate machine. Her performance was very beautiful and impressive being she was singing as she was spinning high above the audience, and then had perfect balance when she landed. I can't even balance standing still on my Wii Fit (I won't even tell you what it registered my real age as). Pink used to be a gymnast.

The Black Eyed Peas were upbeat and full of energy and as always looked like they were having fun.
I almost fell off my couch when Stevie Nicks came onstage - what an Icon! I LOVE her and was mesmerized while she was singing "Rhiannon", however I do not feel she should have sung backup on Taylor Swifts song "You Belong with Me".
Another band that was a little disappointing for me was Green Day. I am a HUGE Green Day fan and have followed them for years. I think American Idiot is one of the greatest albums ever written, so 1st disappointment: American Idiot is going to be a Broadway play. 2nd disappointment: their performance of "21 Guns"  with the cast of American Idiot bordered on cheese. The band who has sung for the past almost 20 years about being rebels and happily being the minority has jumped the shark.
Beyonce was also a bit rehearsed and theatrical and why did she grab her crotch? 

Lastly, Katy Perry is gorgeous! I never realized how beautiful she is until she guest hosted American Idol last week and looked vavavavoom in her corally pink dress and she looked just as stunning at the Grammy's.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Monday's Product of the Week:

Little Goddess Absolute Cremeliner

I Love Black Eyeliner! I have been wearing eyeliner since I was 12 years old. I loved how all the glamorous pinups like Bridget Bardot and Marilyn Monroe looked with their sexy dark rimmed eyes. It is the one cosmetic I feel absolutely naked without-I seriously can feel when it is not on my face. I would go buy my Maybeline eyeliner in Velvet Black and burn it before I put it on. I still keep a lighter in my kit because you never know when your gonna have to burn an eyeliner-it just seems to make everything darker and smoother! **Please allow to cool before you stick a flaming hot eyeliner in your eye-that would hurt!**
One eyeliner that does not need burning is my Little Goddess Absolute Cremeliner. Little Goddess Cremeliner is a creme pot eyeliner that glides on smoothly and stays on all day. It will never, ever flake or dry out. It melts into your skin and retains an element of creaminess. It is the perfect eyeliner to create the perfect pinup girl cat-eye, however it can also be blended and smoked out to create a smokey eye. Wear with caution--those sexy dark eyes are bound to stir up some trouble!

**Quick Tip: When wearing a cream eyeliner, take an angle brush and apply a dark eyeshadow over the eyeliner to set the eyeliner so it last all day.**