Thursday, March 18, 2010

Some Updates

Hello all! Just giving you an update on the Alba Un Petroleum product I bought from I love it!

It is the same texture as petroleum jelly minus the toxins. It is packaged in a tube instead of a tub which makes it more sanitary as you do not have to stick your fingers in it. I would highly recommend it!

Also wanted to pass along an article Paula Begoun posted on her website about antioxidants. I keep writing about how important they are for your skin and she explains it well. I am having a hard time applying the link so I have just pasted the article here if you want to read it.

3 Reasons Why Antioxidants Are Your Skin's Best Friend!
(As per Paula Begoun)

Research has shown time and again that topically-applied antioxidants have multiple benefits for skin, particularly in the presence of sunlight. What you might not realize was how critical antioxidants are as we age. Here’s some interesting information from a recent article published in the peer-reviewed journal Cosmetic Dermatology:

Skin exposure to UV radiation can completely exhaust the skin’s natural supply of antioxidants. With continued unprotected sun exposure, UV rays can act like a kid in a candy store, indiscriminately “helping themselves” to your skin’s support structure. It’s as though your skin’s soldiers (its natural supply of defenses against oxidative damage) have laid down their arms, allowing the enemy to win the war.

The result? With continued unprotected sun exposure, skin’s oxidative defense system becomes incapable of fully regenerating itself. What’s worse, the little that does get regenerated is consistently weakened and less capable of defending skin from damage.

Topically-applied antioxidants not only prevent damage from reactive oxygen species (or ROS, rouge molecules generated by free radical damage) but they also help prevent the conversion of normally harmless or helpful substances in skin into pro-oxidants.

Imagine that: going without sufficient antioxidant protection and ignoring sun protection means innocent substances in skin begin acting like criminals, looting your skin of what it needs to look youthful and resist damage.

When it comes to the body or the skin there is no single best antioxidant. In fact, shopping for skin-care products centered around one antioxidant (like vitamins C or E) means you won’t be giving your skin its best chance of recovering from the various types of damage caused by oxidation and sunlight.

There are thousands of brilliant antioxidants available. Research has made it abundantly clear that different antioxidants have different strengths and weaknesses. Some antioxidants are all-around free radical scavengers while others work better to regenerate substances in skin that work to defend it from oxidative damage and inflammation.

The bottom line is that taking a cocktail approach to using antioxidant topically is best. Variety is the spice of antioxidants and the more in your skin care products the better!

I am continually fascinated by new research concerning how antioxidants impact our skin and overall health. Learning about how and why they work and how they should be formulated for maximum efficacy is one of the most exciting parts of my job. Best of all is the feedback we get from customers who’ve used our antioxidant-rich serums and moisturizers. The changes they see in their skin are exactly how well-formulated products loaded with antioxidants are supposed to work. Couple this with daily sun protection, a healthy diet, and smart lifestyle choices and you’re well on your way toward keeping skin’s defense systems ready to handle the reality of living in an oxygen-rich world.

Thank you guys and have a great weekend!!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Tutorial Part 2 - Eyes

Hello All! Here is part 2 of my 3 part tutorial! Part 2 covers eye makeup application. I did a simple, uncomplicated eye because most people who put on makeup everyday don't want to spend 20 minutes on a fussy eye with lots of steps, especially when they are trying to get out the door. 

I hope you like it! Subscribe, Rate, Comment!!!! See you next time!

Little Goddess Products Used:
  • Polychromatic Eyeshadow in Silk Sheets
  • Mineral Eyeshadow in Bronzite 
  • Eyeliner in Classic Navy and Absolute White
  • HD Mascara in Carbon Black
  • Brow Shaper Kit in Medium
*All the products used in this video can be purchased at

Monday, March 15, 2010

Monday's Product of the Week!

Little Goddess Brow Shaper Kit

Eyebrows can create a look all by themselves. How you shape your eyebrows can change the whole look of your face. Think of all the famous eyebrows of our time: Brooke Shields, Audrey Hepburn, Marlene Dietrich, Joan Crawford-now those ladies were making a statement! Make your own statement with Little Goddess Brow Shaper Kit! Available in 2 shades, Little Goddess Brow Shaper Kits contain 2 different powders to fill in and shade your eyebrows and a wax to set them all day long! Little Goddess Brow Shaper Kits also come with a double ended brush for easy application! Available at