Wednesday, May 12, 2010

My First Giveaway: orglamix mineral makeup

I was recently given the chance to review orglamix mineral make. Cheri, the creator, has a site on . I have sensitive skin with rosacea so, I'm always on the hunt for products that will cover the reddness but not bother my sking. Here is where orglamix mineral makeup comes in.

Orglamix’s products are formulated without Parabens, Sulfates, synthetic fragrances or dyes, petro-chemicals, or phthalates. To be honest, I don’t know what those chemicals are. But if I can’t pronounce them, I don’t want them on my face.

I was able to try three different products. Here's what I chose and what I thought.

Menthe - Pure Organic Mineral Perfecting Concealer
I was most excited to try this product. The product description states that it's perfect for covering blemishes and redness. So, I put this on my face using a brush. I put it on one side of my face to see the difference. I couldn't believe how much of the red it covered. I would even be tempted to wear this without foundation.

Makore Pure Organic Mineral Foundation
I put the foundation over the concealer. I loved that it gave great coverage. Normally after about an hour after putting foundation on, I start to itch. Not with the orglamix. I actually forgot that I add it on! That is what I look for. I also put it to the test by rubbing my hand over my cheek. Not a single smudge was on my hand. Another plus.

Sesame - Pure Organic Mineral Eye Color
Currently, she has 115 colors of eye shadow! It was really hard for me to choose. Colors range from everyday neutrals to fun going out colors. Plus, at $4.99 a piece, you can afford to try new looks. I chose the Sesame color because I wanted a fun color but something I could wear to work. It fit both of those categories. As I was applying, I noticed there were tiny bits of sparkle. Not enough to be overpowering, but just enough to make your eyes sparkle. I think the sparkles are my favorite part of the eye shadow. The shadow blends very nicely and stays put.

My overall opinion is that orglamix mineral makeup is awesome. The prices are great, she is very good at answering questions, the shipping was fast and most of all, she offers so many colors that it would be impossible to not find what you are looking for.

Now to the giveaway. She has agreed to offer 1 winner their choice of three products from the Pure Organic Mineral Eye, Blush, Glow,Foundation or Color Corrector formulas.

For one entry, please check out orglamix on Etsy and let me know what your favorite products are.

For extra entries ( 1 a pc) you can do the following:
Follow me through Google or subscribe to my feed.
"Like" orglamix's fan page on Facebook
Follow orglamix on Twitter

This giveaway will run until May 27th. I will chose a winner at random that evening.

Disclosure: This review was made possible by Mom Made That
The products were given to me to review. This review is based on my thoughts on the products.
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What happened to my sweet baby boy?!

My son is 2 ½. Up until now, I didn’t know anything about the terrible twos. I thought to myself, this isn’t so bad. Until now. All week, all two days of it, it’s been stressful. We have music class on Monday nights. If my friend comes with her older boys, Jack behaves really well. She wasn’t going to be there, so I had my boyfriend come. My thought was that maybe if his Dad came, he would get more into it. It was the exact opposite. I was to the point where I was bribing him with trips to Wal-Mart or Target. Once that didn’t work, I threatened to bedtime stories. That did nothing. So, I gave up. Come bedtime, he wanted his stories. I told myself that I had to follow through with what I tell him. Something I have not been good at. I ended up putting him to bed 4 times before he finally went to sleep. In those four times, there were tears and temper tantrums. They were coming from both him and I. UGH
Once we got home on Tuesday, it was like we never left. My BF had to run a couple of errands. Jack was crying for him the entire time and kept trying to grab the pot of boiling water off the stove. Every time I told him that he couldn’t have it, it was if the devil took over. He would bend at the knees and scream “NOOOOOO” in this super weird deep voice. I ended up putting him in his room until he was ready to be nice. Once the BF came home, he offered to take him outside for a few minutes to pick up the yard. Big mistake! When it was time to come in for supper, the devil returned and he ended up sitting in his room for a half hour before he would come out. Add in some slamming of doors and I thought he was 16 not 2. Later in the evening, he was the perfect child.
Fast forward to this morning. I woke him up to get ready for daycare. I’m not kidding when I say this. The very first word out of his mouth was, “Noooo”. Wow, he didn’t even give me a chance to make him mad. From then on, it was a fight to get him dressed and out the door. He yelled at me the entire drive to daycare. But, once we got in the door, he was the perfect child again. WHAT?! I’m beginning to think he doesn’t like me.
The worst part is that when I vent to coworkers about how I just want a day off from Motherhood or that Jack is being super naughty, we get home and he is the sweetest baby boy. I just feel horrible for even thinking the way I was.
Ok, I feel much better now. Thanks for listening.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Whoooo Hooooo!

Tuesday Tag-Along

I am down 9 lbs! I just hope I don’t gain it back since I can eat regular foods now. But, seeing a 9 lb loss is definitely uplifting. I’ve been doing pretty good. Last night, I had a small piece of grilled pork shop and a corn muffin. But then I added some homemade honey butter. I’m sure that cancelled out any sort of goodness I was doing. However, I am proud of myself for not eating and eating.
For supper tonight, I’m making some sort of pasta. I haven’t quite decided. I think I’ll make some spaghetti and meatballs, my boyfriend’s favorite. I feel bad because I’ve been somewhat crabby with him the past few days. So, I’m hoping a nice wholesome dinner will make it up to him. One of the things I need to work on is being more understanding with him. I haven’t been doing a very good job. It doesn’t help that I’m still sore from surgery and now I have a nasty cold on top of it. But, it’s not his fault, so I really need to make up my crabbiness to him.
I’ve been gathering some new recipes to try in the coming weeks. I can’t wait to write about them. I also can’t wait to use my new Rachel Ray cookware. I’ve only used one pot so far. I’ve had them for almost a week.