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This year I recently started selling a product that I have absolutely fallen in love with, Younique. This make up has honestly change my life. With the team I work with I have made new friends who are constantly encouraging and motivating each other, I have given my family some financial support and I have boosted my own self confidence. But you are not here to read about my life. Let’s get to the make up!

Younique make up is free of harmful chemicals, a lot of their products are gluten free, some are even vegan! But it doesn’t stop there. They are also cruelty free. We do not believe in testing on animals. So if you have a make up lover in your life this would be a great gift for you! We have a ton of great new products.

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Forever Pure: Beauty Inspired by Nature ~ #review

It is no secret, my skin is not the greatest. I constantly have break outs and feel oily. So I make sure I try to use a mineral base make up to keep from adding to the problem. 
I came across Forever Pure when searching for one that is more natural and didn’t have a lot of chemicals. I was really surprised with how affordable they were. The company was started by Christine who has always suffered from allergies and dry sensitive skin. Here is a bit more details from their site:
Previously I found out that I have a gluten allergy so I went looking for products that not only are all natural and organic, but gluten free. I have several friends who suffer with Celiac Disease so I wanted to be able to offer them an alternative in the cosmetics they are currently using. I found mineral cosmetics several years ago but haven’t had a lot of success as they tended to accentuate my dryness and irritated spots on my face. After extensive research and trying out several brands by different manufacturers, I finally was successful and found one that offered exactly what I was looking for.
It was about this time that I decided I wanted to start my own line and offer these all natural, organic, gluten-free cosmetics and organic skin care products to my friends and family as well as any new friends I hope to meet in the future. Since I have been using these products my face looks younger and healthier and my irritated spots are almost non-existent. I get compliments on how ‘nice’ my skin looks. This is due to these amazing products that I am now able to offer to you.
Forever Pure – Beauty Inspired by Nature”
At Forever Pure you will find a wide range of types of make ups and colors, and even some skin/hair care. I received a cute little 4 piece make up kit. It came in a cute little purple bag with a rose compact mirror! I am kind of in between tones so I got the kit suitable for light/medium skin. In it I found a Loose Mineral Foundation, a Mineral Powder Blush and 2 shades of eye Mineral Matte Eye shadow. 
With the mineral foundation, the color was perfect. It was easy to put on and blend in. I loved how light weight it was as well. I did not feel like the make up was caked on my skin so that is nice as well. The blush was a pink color, but it was subtle once you put it on. I am not big on wearing blush so the simple coloring was perfect for me! Last but not least the eye shadows. I tend to stick more towards the browns/neutral colors so these worked out perfectly. All the make up was light weight so your eyes wont feel heavy either!
Over all I was very pleased with these products! They are affordable and truly amazing. I did not have any break outs so that was another added bonus. 
You can learn more or order some by visiting their website. You can also stay up to date by following them on Facebook
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Avon from Katie #Review

Finally! A Mineral Make Up that is not only easy to use, but affordable! I love mineral make up and it has become the only type I will use. But lets be honest- it can get pricy!

I was really excited when I met Katie, an Avon rep. Katie started selling Avon in 2008 when her and her husband both lost their jobs. They needed some extra income and she loves the Avon products so it made it easier to sell. Through selling Avon she has made some great friends from her customers and has a lot of fun selling the products.

Avon really is the jack of all trades. From kid things to make up to jewelry they have affordable and quality products for everyone. I was really excited to find out that they now offer an affordable Mineral Make Up.

Their Smooth Minerals collection comes in different shades (which is unique and makes it easier to find the right fit for your skin type)! But even with all the choices I am odd with my skin tone. In the winter I am on the pale side but not pasty white, and during the summer I am a bit darker. So I received two different shades. I love how these come with a little mirror on them and how you only get what you need so you are not wasting a bunch! To apply I use a blush brush, apply the lighter color then apply the darker shade and in turn get the perfect match to my skin! I do not feel like I have make up caked on and it lasts through out the day!

I was also able to try out some mascara and eyeliner and some gorgeous eye shadow. I love how this eyeshadow comes with an extra “lid” so you can keep one side closed while you use the other! The eyeshadow did not feel heavy either and again was easy to use.

Over all I love these products. I am not sure why I haven’t tried them out before but I am hooked! You can order these great products and many others on Katie’s Avon Page! You can also follow her on facebook for alerts on some great deals! Right now if you order use promo code FSANY for free shipping!

Keep watch because Katie is a part of our Mom’s Day Giveaway! Katie is putting together a basket of Avon Goodies worth $78 so keep watch for your chance to win that and other great prizes!

~I received the above products in order to facilitate a review. No other form of compensation was exchanged. Regardless the above thoughts are my own and honest opinions!~

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Alpha Hydrox Review

Ok ladies- I am going to touch a topic we don’t like much… Wrinkles… .Come on and admit it. That ranks right up there with the dreaded Gray Hair term. But lets admit it- it is going to happen one way or another.

But what cream do you get? That is my problem. Then I learned baout Alpha Hydrox, created by Neoteric Cosmetics, Inc. Here is a tid bit from their site:

Neoteric Cosmetics, Inc., a subsidiary of Scott’s Liquid Gold, Inc., is a 60 year old American manufacturing and distributing company whose clear and focused intent is to offer the best, most innovative & effective, high quality products at the most reasonable prices possible.

At a time when so many companies are succumbing to the “get it done cheaper” pressures, Neoteric Cosmetics stands firm in its belief that American manufacturing can be “a force to be reckoned with.” 

Alpha Hydrox has a line of skin care products that is highly respected by medical profressionals and consumers. The product I was able to try out was their Enhanced Cream with 10% Glycolic AHA. This product is used to reduce and delay fine lines, wrinkles, forehead creases, crows feet and more. The Gylcolic AHA is at a level where it safely and effectively lifts dead cells from the skin’s surface

I found using this product was very easy. The recommend testing it out in a small area for a few days first to make sure you wont have a reaction to it. After washing your face just apply some to your face and neck and rub in! They recommend using a lotion with some sunscreen as well to help protect your skin.

Over all I really enjoyed this product. I noticed that my eyes looked more…. awake. I really enjoyed using this product and will be checking out some of their other products as well.

You can learn more about Alpha Hydrox by visiting their website, facebook or twitter pages!

~I received the above product in order to facilitate a review as a member of The Pitch List. No other form of compensation was exchanged. Regardless the above thoughts are my own and honest opinions.~

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Youngevity Mineral Make Up Review and #giveaway

I am always on a hunt for good quality make up that is not filled with chemicals. Since going GF I am also cautious as to what I put on. See my Gluten Intolerance does not cause the stomach issues, it causes skin issues, like dermatitis herpetiformis and hives and acne for me. So I try not to add to that by using oily chemical filled cosmetics.

I was recently introduced to a company called Youngevity Mineral Make Up. At Youngevity they believe in using 100% pure minerals. They were created by the parent company Youngevity after request from their customers to bring in healthy natural mineral make up. After years of research they now have a product that are free of the following

  • harsh chemicals
  • dyes
  • preservatives
  • animal testing
  • irritants
  • talc or bismuth
It is however non comedogenic, fragrance free, and hypo allergenic. 
I received a Spring Fling Kit to try out. This kit was just a basic, eye shadow and blush kit. It came with 3 different shades of eye shadow, a blush, the brush and a small lip lock. 
The blush was labeled “Honey”. It was this nice nuetral color that added just a hint of color. I loved this shade. It wasn’t to dark but wasn’t to red either. It went perfect with my skin tone. I also like this thick wooden brush it came with! I use this brush on everything, including my mineral foundation!
The eye shadows I received I was a bit hesitant to try. Not because of the type of eyeshadow it was but the colors. I have never thought of using greens before. But here in front of me were 3 different shades: Meadow, Morning Dew, and Dragonfly. I normally stick to browns and light pinks because of my skin tone and my eyes are hazel and I always liked a more “natural” look. But one day I noticed my eyes were in there more of a green mode (they tend to change from green and brown) so I thought what the heck. I was surprised at how much it brought out the green in my eyes! And once you get the shadow on it doesn’t look as “Green”, especially the darker one. 
Both the blush and the shadows are really light and easy to use. I love mineral make up because it does not feel like I have make up caked on. It feels natural and light. I once had someone ask me how to use it because they can’t tell if it was on so they didn’t think they were using it right. I am a firm believer that you should not feel it. Your make up should look natural, not thick and greasy where it looks like you have clown make up on (and trust me I know what it feels like to have clown make up on!). 
I loved the kit that they sent me to try out. I think it is perfect for my skin and I love how it feels. I will be looking into some of their other make ups as well!
You can learn more about Youngevity Mineral Make Up on their website or on facebook! Be sure to check them out for some great tips and some great colors!
I do have an extra kit to giveaway though! One lucky reader will win the same kit I received (the Spring Fling valued at $48)! This giveaway is open to US residents only and will end on 5/2! Enter using the form below!
~Good Luck!~
Spring Fling Make up Kit (value $48)

~I received the above products in order to facilitate a review. no other form of compensation was exchanged. Giveaway is open to US residents only. Winner will be selected at random and notified via email by Gluten Free for Jen. Winner will have 48 hours to reply with shipping information or a new winner will be selected. Prize will be shipped via USPS. No purchase necessary to win.~