Makeup is an integral part of my life (I mean…I wear it like EVERY DAY)
Typically, if I’m leaving my home, I’ve got “my face on” as we say in the south (Except for the gym! I’m not one of “those girls” that comes to actually sweat w/ a FULL FACE of makeup on…I mean…really?!).
I’m on a journey to rid my body and home of crap, and that includes makeup.
I did some research. And BOY OH BOY, was I shocked! I did a post recently about going organic because it has thoroughly wigged me out what HARMFUL ingredients are in products I use EVERY SINGLE DAY! Did you know that the average woman absorbs FIVE POUNDS of toxins from our makeup alone during a year, and that’s just from using an average of products (some people use more)?! Two resources I used to discover what the heck were in those products was the app “Think Dirty” and the website (an app is available) EWG.org. You can enter (sometimes barcode scan) products and receive a rating back about the toxicity of that product on a 1-10 scale. It’s very helpful and eye-opening! I implore you to try the “3 things in your cabinet” challenge. Just like it says, take three items you use EVERY DAY, and enter them into one of the resources above, I can almost guarantee you are going to be SHOCKED!
Many items that claim “100% organic” or “100% ___” are legally abiding the law, BUT many more times than not, they are able to claim “100%____” because something like only 5% of the ingredients are actually that “100%___”. So the rest of the product is infused with synthetic junk and ingredients we literally cannot pronounce…it is not natural, people!
Like I said above, something I use EVERY DAY is MAKEUP, and like so many ladies I didn’t think twice about the ingredients of what I lathered all over my face. After checking the rating of my products, I was alarmed to say the least. So I took the plunge of switching makeup products, starting with my foundation. I need foundation…can’t do the powder stuff….I NEED FULL COVERAGE. I’ve suffered from breakouts since puberty and my skin tone is blotchy on my face. Recently, I’ve been using (and have fallen in love with) 100% Pure Makeup . The foundation gives great coverage, the toner has really helped my complexion and so far I don’t feel like I’ve given anything up by switching. I LOVE it! I’ll be posting about the products I use so be sure to subscribe to Bold Pearls and checkout the free Facebook group where I do live videos that will definitely include tutorials on what I’m using.
I love using this collagen supplement. Being pregnant wreaks havoc on your body. With my first child, I sustained a pulled muscle in my abdomen from the stretching. Using this, I could tell a major difference in how I felt physically and my skin was more comfortable too.
We all have to use prenatal vitamins and making sure DHA is a part of them is essential for baby’s health. These are the vitamins I use –