DIYShowOff Fab and over 40 Favorite: Savvy Minerals MakeUp

“Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.” ~Coco Chanel

A little detour from DIY home improvement and decorating today as I share a little about one of my new favorite things!  It’s a tad long but very informative and if you wear makeup, please take a minute to scroll through! 

“26 seconds after exposure, chemicals are found in measurable amounts in the human body. The average woman applies 300 chemicals to her body a day – 80 before breakfast.”

I still hardly recognize my new round, fuller…mature face in selfies! lol! But hey, I am loving the new Savvy Minerals makeup collection! {Beware: unedited photos! lol}

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Our skin is our largest organ and what we put on it matters, including makeup! All of those chemicals over time are going to catch up with us. Time to ditch the toxins in your makeup bag and get your game on because this was Made. For. You!

I’m wearing:

Warm 2 foundation
I Do Believe You’re Blushing blush
Eyeshadow: Inspired and Residual
Jet Setter eyeliner and Determined Eyeshadow (brows)
Lipstick: Daydream
Lipgloss: Embrace

what are savvy minerals

As I work to rid the chemicals and toxins from my home, one area that I kept putting off was my makeup bag and I knew the facts: Skin is my body’s largest organ. The stats: the average woman applies 300 chemicals to her skin per day, 80 before breakfast. Yikes! But man, I’m the type to not leave the house without makeup. I’m just not that confident in my “natural” beauty. It feels more “natural: scary to all the people to me. 

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Get your Savvy Minerals makeup collection —> HERE!

Last summer I attended the Young Living convention and got to see the Savvy Minerals makeup line first hand. I ordered a few pieces at a time and despite my initial hesitation at applying mineral makeup, I have grown to love (no… LOVE in capital letters!) my Savvy Minerals makeup collection. 

Now, I am (ahem) over 40 with imperfect skin, occasional breakouts (darn you, wacky hormones!), dark circles (thanks thin skin gene) and a few sun spots. Not to mention I’m now looking at a few wrinkles as well. I really didn’t think mineral (powder) makeup was for me. It sounded awfully drying and cake-y! Right? Well, I was wrong! 

It’s been about 8 months now and I have to tell you, I wake up and before I head downstairs, I brush my teeth and apply my makeup. It feels good! I did a quick video on my routine. It takes me about 10 minutes from start to finish. 

Get your Savvy Minerals makeup collection —> HERE!

There was a little bit of a learning curve, a little adjustment to go from hiding behind a thick chemical mask of makeup to a pretty natural non toxic application that feels like I’m wearing nothing but I’m SO pleased this this stuff! It’s not difficult! It’s just different! It’s not air brushed/photoshopped/fake looking. It’s real and natural and I don’t know – you really have to experience it to understand. But if you’ve been looking for a makeup without the toxic ingredients, if you have sensitive skin, if you’re embracing a chemical free lifestyle and making healthier choices (and even if none of that applies to you) – THEN Savvy Minerals is worth a shot because what we apply to our skin is absorbed and ingredients DO matter.

Happy to know: Savvy Minerals are not tested on animals. 

NO animal testing! mineral makeup

And ladies, just taking this baby step with me makes me feel like we’re changing the world! Let’s do this! Doesn’t it make you so angry that there are even ALLOWED to be harmful ingredients in products we use and apply to our bodies?! It should!

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(Any info on a chemical free hair dye for those grays?! lol) 

Savvy Minerals are free from harsh toxins, nano particles, paraben, gluten, fillers, talc and so much more! Wellness never looked so good!

Get your Savvy Minerals makeup collection —> HERE!

Here’s a little more info about the Savvy Minerals makeup collection: 

You NEED this makeup! Savvy Minerals

Ingredients matter: What’s not in Savvy Minerals makeup?

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What IS in Savvy Minerals makeup?

Ingredients like: Kaolin clay, jojoba oil, mica, aloe, pure essential oils, aspen bark extract, arrow root powder, sweet almond oil, beeswax, sunflower oil, vitamin E. mineral makeup ingredients

Young Living not only chose not to put the common “yuck” ingredients inside our makeup, they chose to put the GOOD stuff in there so we can actually have benefits to wearing Savvy Minerals! Check out some of these benefits! No wonder several people have reported calmer, smoother, less irritated skin after wearing Savvy Minerals for a few days! mineral makeup ingredients

Want to hear a cool fact about Aspen Bark? Check this out! Not only does Aspen Bark have skin softening properties but it is a natural preservative allowing us to use it instead of those nasty parabens!

mineral makeup ingredients

Lip Gloss is so trendy right now. Let’s talk about a few things – Did you know that the brighter the color and the longer the wear, the more toxins may be in the formula? And what about those lip glosses that are slick and oily feeling? You can attribute that to the petrochemicals. What?! We lick our lips, eat our food, and sip our drinks all while wearing the stuff. Why would I ever apply anything but the cleanest, more pure ingredients to my MOUTH? Savvy Minerals is made with natural ingredients that you can feel good about licking!

These lip glosses also contain pure peppermint essential oil which gives you a fun little tingle. Wear these alone or layered over your favorite Savvy Mineral lipstick.

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What exactly is misting spray? You can see from these benefits that your skin will crave this stuff and you’ll get a better coverage and longer wear from your Savvy Minerals Makeup.

misting spray

And now you can actually get the Savvy Minerals premium starter kit – an entire collection for just $150! It includes:

  • 1 foundation
  • 1 foundation brush
  • 1 blush
  • 3 eye shadows – Eye shadows are one of the most fun tools in your makeup bag. Savvy Minerals offers a couple of matte as well as shimmery choices for your eyes. Unlike other brands, the shimmery colors are very forgiving on mature skin (ahem). You must give them a try! Apply a little shadow for a natural look or build the color for a more dramatic look, utilize the misting spray for a bolder look. 
  • 1 misting spray
  • 1 5 ml lavender essential oil – supports all things healthy skin (and it’s relaxing and calming too!)
  • 1 lipgloss!

Isn’t that an amazing deal?! Of course you also get:

  • the wholesale membership which means you have lifetime access to wholesale prices with no further obligations. No yearly fees, etc. No need to cancel anything, no automatic charges to your credit card. No products you didn’t order showing up at your doorstep. NO obligations to sell. I think it’s just like my membership to Sam’s Club but lifetime instead of yearly. Both give me access to shop! That’s it. 
  • but…Your girlfriends are going to want in on this secret as well, so when you are a member, you have the option (OPTIONAL) to have them get Savvy Minerals using YOUR member# as enroller/sponsor! Again, you do NOT have to sell. Sharing is optional. 

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You get pretty excited about makeup or be a makeup enthusiast and you already know you want to share Savvy Minerals with all of your friends. You can totally get your makeup paid for or earn money on the side. Some people have even made Young Living a full time career. The Young Living Compensation Plan is the most generous in all of direct selling and network marketing. You can go here to look at the Income Disclosure Statement to see some of the average monthly paychecks people are getting. Just an FYI, I’m a Young Living Silver leader. I did earn a free trip to the Young Living lavender farm too! It’s amazing!

Get your Savvy Minerals makeup collection —> HERE!

Okay, So there are 4 kits to choose from:

Cool #2

Cool 2 Savvy Minerals chemical free makeup

Warm #2 (this is me and I LOVE these colors!) The unscripted is perfect for green eyes and the embrace lip gloss is a shimmery nude shade. 

Warm 2 Savvy Minerals chemical free makeup

Dark #1

Dark 1 Savvy Minerals Makeup

Dark #4

Dark 4 Savvy Minerals Makeup

When you purchase your Savvy Minerals makeup collection using enroller/sponsor #1836762 at YoungLiving.com, I also send you a DIYShowOff welcome bundle directly from me to you that includes:

 

  • $20 product credit
  • cute makeup bag
  • my favorite educational resources
  • AND you have access to our online community – NEW friends! Yay! 

Are you warm or cool?

If you are undecided if you are Warm or Cool, here are some helpful hints from Royal Crown Diamond April Pointer:

1. Check Your Veins — Push your sleeves up and look at the veins on the inside of your wrist. Are they blue or green? If they look more blue, you likely have cool undertones. If the veins look greenish, you’re warm.
2. The Jewelry Trick — Think about whether you look better in silver or gold jewelry Typically, ladies with cool undertones look better in silver and platinum metals, and warm-toned women look better in gold.
3. The Neutral Test — Think about what neutral shades flatter you best. Does your skin, eyes, and face look better in bright white and black hues, or ivory, off-whites, and brown/tan shades? The first means you’re probably cool-toned, and the latter, warm.
4. Eye and Hair Color — Your natural eye and hair colors can help figure out your coloring. Customarily, cool people have eyes that are blue, gray, or green and have blond, brown, or black hair with blue, silver, violet and ash undertones. Conversely, warm-toned women usually have brown, amber, or hazel eyes with strawberry blond, red, brown, or black hair. Their hair tends to have gold, red, orange, or yellow undertones.
5. The Sun’s Effects — When you’re out in the sun, does your skin turn a golden-brown, or does it burn and turn pink first? If you fit into the first category, you’re warm-toned, while cool tones tend to burn.

Still not sure? Here are some more tips from Kathi Glaze Williams:
If you know your seasonal colors, then this may help you.
Basically, there are light and dark cools and light and dark warms. Light and dark cools are summer and winters.
Winters are dark cools and tend to have rich and intense hair and eye colors and look great in bolder shades like black and red.
Summers are light cools and look best in pastel shades like rose, periwinkle and sage. Your coloring tends to be more delicate.
Autumns are dark warms and look beautiful in the fall colors of moss, rust and terracotta. Think about leaves and spices.
Springs are light warms (ME!) Best colors are ones that match our eyes but we love to wear turquoise, watermelon and salmon.

One more tip! Gold is warm and Silver is cool. If you have a piece of fabric, like a shawl, wrap yourself in it and see which one makes you look better. Which color evens out your skin tones and make your eyes stand out?

Do you know what tone you are?

I have a darker sort of olive complexion so I’m ‘warm’.

  warm or cool makeup

Get your Savvy Minerals makeup collection —> HERE!

Savvy Minerals makeup

Ps. Young Living also offers a wide range of skin care products all made with the same standards as our Savvy Minerals Makeup. No matter your skin type or your age, there’s something for everyone, for every face! Two of the must haves when using Savvy Minerals is ART Renewal Serum and ART Light Moisturizer – my absolute favorites! Other products I love: Orange Blossom Face Wash and Boswellia Wrinkle Cream!

art gentle cleanser art light moisturizer art renewal serum art toner

Get your Savvy Minerals makeup collection —> HERE!

 

 

Get Cozy for Fall – DIY recipes and ideas

It’s all about fall and the best time to get cozy this season with essential oils to promote wellness. ESPECIALLY this time of year.  all about fall essential oils recipes and DIY Ideas

Welcome Fall

If you’re new to essential oils and need more info, see more HERE. It’s a membership much like the one I purchase at Amazon and Sam’s Club (familiar with those?) but you actually have something to show for the life time membership fee (11 oils + diffuser + DIYShowOff welcome bundle). No obligation to sell (it’s there if you want it, ignore it if you don’t). No obligation to ever buy again (but now you have access to wholesale prices for life if you do, ignore it if you don’t). The kit is a fantastic deal to get you started and a great way to give them a try. That’s it! So easy, right?

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Okay…back to DIY! If you’re all into essential oils already, here are some great DIY recipes and ideas for fall:

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DIY warm vanilla room spray recipe

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spiced pumpkin creamer

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butternut squash soup

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cinnamon rolls

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Ohmygosh! Can’t you just smell those amazing fall scents now? Not the synthetic perfume kind. The real honest to plant goodness with healthy benefits, smelling good and promoting wellness! 

If you’re ready to jump in with both feet, join the Essential Rewards program too and begin earning points for free oils and products right away. There are loyalty gifts for milestones. YOU choose what YOU want each month with a minimum 50 pv order (unlike a lot of popular subscription boxes). You choose a date that works for you. And you can cancel at any time. There is NO penalty. What do I recommend? Grab some V-6 carrier oil, check out the Savvy Minerals make up line, a bottle of the amazing Thieves Household cleaner, a bottle of Christmas Spirit essential oil blend. Do some window shopping to see the selection of over 580 items! Wow! Here are some more ideas: 

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Summer Cookout Planning: Raspberry Lime {essential oil infused} Popsicles

 

summer cookout raspberry lime essential oil infused popsicle recipe

SUMMERRRRRRRR! It’s my most favorite season of the year! WOOO HOOOO! Break out the sandals and sunglasses and crank up the Kenny Chesney playlist. SUMMER is almost here! For me, Memorial Day is my unofficial official start to summer so let’s start kick off the count down with inspiration for planning your summer cookout with Young Living essential oils. Just so happens, your oily blog friends have organized a fun Summer CookOut event with a blog hop & Facebook party! diyshowoff raspberry lime popsicle recipe summer cookout with young living essential oils

*I’ve included affiliate links where indicated. 

So, my husband is the one who does the cooking around here. I can’t wait to pas along the recipes. (Not that I can’t cook! He just really enjoys it, so who am I to argue? It’s all yours, babe!) Anyway, here is a recipe that ANYONE can do. No cooking or baking skills required! 

raspberry lime Vitality popsicles

Raspberry Lime {essential oil infused} Popsicles Recipe

Plan Your Summer Cookout: Raspberry Lime essential oil infused Popsicles recipe @diyshowoff

So, your cook out is a blast! Everyone’s hot and ready to take a break from the bean bag toss, shooting the breeze, horseshoes, splashing in the pool, tumbling on the trampoline and freeze tag. Let’s skip the high sugar content/color dye frozen treats and serve up a batch of super cool Raspberry Lime {essential oil infused of course} Popsicles instead! 

Plan Your Summer Cookout: Raspberry Lime essential oil infused Popsicles recipe @diyshowoff  

Here is what I did…

Plan Your Summer Cookout: Raspberry Lime essential oil infused Popsicles recipe @diyshowoff

Blend: I blended both parts listed below INDIVIDUALLY in my Magic Bullet blender.

RASPBERRY PUREÉ

1 c. frozen raspberries // 2 tbs. water // splash of sweetener to taste (I used agave syrup)

LIME eo infused YOGURT

 1 c. organic vanilla yogurt // 10 drops give or take Young Living Lime Vitality essential oil // optional: tsp. lime juice

Assemble: I used silicone popsicle molds but you could use stainless steel OR paper dixie cups

Add a few fresh raspberries,

essential oil popsicle recipe

fill mold 3/4 way with lime/yogurt mixture, top off with raspberry puree. Don’t forget to insert the wooden popsicle sticks / handles.

Freeze: I froze mine for about 24 hours (made the day before, frozen overnight and eaten the next afternoon) then removed them from the silicone molds. A double recipe shown below in the freezer. Recipe above makes 4 pops.

Plan Your Summer Cookout: Raspberry Lime essential oil infused Popsicles recipe @diyshowoff

Decorate: Garnish with fresh raspberries and lime slices…it’s perfect to have them on hand for your essential oil infused ice water! 

Plan Your Summer Cookout: Raspberry Lime essential oil infused Popsicles recipe @diyshowoff Plan Your Summer Cookout: Raspberry Lime essential oil infused Popsicles recipe @diyshowoff Plan Your Summer Cookout: Raspberry Lime essential oil infused Popsicles recipe @diyshowoff

Wouldn’t it be fun carrying out a tray of these at your next summer cookout? Or how about that summer time Essential Oils 101 or fun make & take this summer? You’ll be the COOLEST hostess ever! 

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Ps. Lime is my most favorite Vitality essential oil! Lime IS summer ZING! I add it to my ice water, my Ningxia Red and Zyng and how about a mojito?! Oh yea! Then there’s garden fresh tomatoes and homemade salsa. And don’t forget the margarita popcorn too!

margarita popcorn recipe

I know it sounds like a strange combo but oh my goodness! It’s so good! 

Plan Your Summer Cookout: Raspberry Lime essential oil infused Popsicles recipe @diyshowoff raspberry lime frozen yogurt

MORE ideas & recipes:  Okay, onto the SUMMER COOKOUT SERIES! Let’s see what our favorite oily bloggers have whipped up! Then don’t forget to stop and hang out with us ‘virtually’ at the SUMMER COOKOUT FACEBOOK EVENT tonight at 9 p.m. EST.

summer cookout essential oil recipes

Visit these sweet blog friends and their amazing recipes & ideas:

Key Lime Thumbprint Cookies at UnSkinny Boppy

Sparkling Lavender Lemonade at One Project Closer

Cowboy Caviar with Lime Oil Dressing at Making Lemonade Blog

Fruit Kabobs with Citrus Dip at One Project Closer

Raspberry Lime Popsicles at DIY Show Off 

BLT Salad with Creamy Lemon Chive Dressing at Weeknight Dish

Tuscan Pasta Salad at Shaken Together

Orange Smoothie at Here Comes the Sun

Grilled Chicken with Citrus + Ginger Marinade at The Turquoise Home

Citronella Candles at Practically Functional

Speaking of cooling off this summer, check out this DIY Cooling Mist too!

Keep calm & cool off! DIY cooling spray @diyshowoff  

DIYShowOff welcome bundle: Friends, lime, essential oils and sunshine! YOU NEED them!  Get the Premium Starter Kit (11 essential oils + diffuser +  samples and more) HERE and I’ll personally send you the DIYShowOff welcome bundle which includes my favorite educational material, a SECOND DIFFUSER while supplies last. *US friends only. 

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