Thursday, July 20, 2017

Savvy Woman

Have you heard the stat that the average woman applies 300 chemicals with 80 of them before breakfast?  Makeup is one of the worst offenders.  I didn't know that back in high school when my body was so toxic that I started reacting to everything.  I still have some scarring on the right side of my face from the time a Neutrogena facial cleanse sent me to the ER.  What happens when our body is so chemically burdened?  It may show up in something as severe as cancer or more commonly things like fatigue, brain fog, joint discomfort, and body pain.  Download the Think Dirty app and scan your beauty products.  You will be shocked at the chemicals lurking in many of the products you use everyday.  
Ladies, it’s time to be savvy and clean up our makeup bag!  Do you know the definition of Savvy?  It means to “know or understand; the ability to make good judgements”.  Just by reading this article you are on your way to being a Savvy Woman because you are educating and empowering yourself to make good judgements.  YOU are the gatekeeper of your home.  YOU are the only one that can control what goes on and into your body!

A Savvy woman should never have to compromise quality for beauty.  That’s why Savvy Minerals by Young Living was formulated to include only the most pristine ingredients.  Our range of products is developed with an unwavering standard of purity and quality, giving you a full variety of naturally derived products made without cheap filler or synthetics – and that’s a beautiful thing! 

What’s NOT in our Makeup?  No gluten, mineral oil, petrochemicals, talc, parabens, nano-particles, phthalates, bismuth, metals, synthetic dyes, or fragrances!

What IS in our Makeup?  Kaolin clay, jojoba oil, mica, aloe, pure essential oils, aspen bark extract, arrow root powder, sweet almond oil, beeswax, sunflower oil, and Vitamin E.  Young Living 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!  Conventional makeup contains chemicals, oils and other additives that can either irritate sensitive skin or cause unnecessary breakouts. Makeup is actually good for people to wear, as long as they are not wearing products harmful to their skin. Mineral makeup is the safest because it adheres to the natural oils in a person's skin and doesn't seep into the pores. It acts as a protecting agent against free radicals while still allowing your skin to breathe.  No wonder several people have reported calmer, smoother, less irritated skin after wearing Savvy Minerals for a few days!
Let’s dig into the Savvy Minerals make up!  We’ll start with the Foundation.  These are very forgiving, which makes choosing a color easier.  The Foundation comes in 10 colors: 3 Cool, 3 Warm, and 4 Dark shades.  Just because they are called Foundations doesn’t mean you can’t use them in other ways.  There’s a redhead who uses Dark 3 for her brows with a little Misting Spray!


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, girls 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 former 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 former category, you’re warm-toned, while cool tones tend to burn.

Next, we’ll take a look at our Blush.  These truly do compliment any skin tone giving you a radiant glow.  We have 3 colors of blush, and you could truly make any one of them work.  However, Smashing is my favorite!  It is a beautiful peachy pink and blends nicely with any of the colors in your closet.  It also doubles as a beautiful, all-over shimmer for your eyes.

Bronzer is an area of makeup a lot of people do not feel comfortable using, but it is a perfect addition for summer time!  It enhances your tanned skin and is great for contouring.  Crowned All Over and Summer Loved are our 2 Bronzer colors.  Either one is versatile and blends nicely on any skin tone.

Mineral Veil is the finishing powder from Savvy Minerals.  Diamond Dust is not only a perfect name for this luminescent powder, it is gorgeous applied as a highlighter.  Dust it all over your neck, chest, and shoulders for a beautiful effect.

Now let’s watch Melissa show us some quick tips on contouring with Savvy Minerals Blush, Bronzer, and Diamond Dust!

Eye shadows are one of the most fun tools in your makeup bag.  We offer a couple of matte as well shimmery choices for your eyes.  Unlike other brands, the shimmery colors are very forgiving on mature skin!  You must give them a try!  Apply a little shadow for a natural look or build the color for a more dramatic look.  These are the 10 colors of the Savvy Minerals Eye Shadows:

Our Savvy Minerals Eye Liner is a jet black mineral eye shadow.  Use it dry for a soft liner or spritz your brush with Misting Spray to achieve a liquid eye liner.  You can also mix this into another eye shadow color to darken any shade.

Multi-tasker is the perfect name for this dark brown mineral powder.  You can use it as a shadow, an eyeliner, fill in your brows, or even cover up some of those gray hairs around your face.  Use it dry or wet for a more dramatic effect.

Here’s Melissa again to show us how to make our eyes pop using these Eye Shadows, the Eye Liner, and the Multi-Talker. 

Let’s talk about our lips, shall we?  For kissably soft lips, you’ll love Savvy Minerals Lipstick!  It is so smooth and creamy!  Check out these 4 beautiful shades of Lipstick!  I love every single one of them!  You must try them all.  Don’t let the shimmer fool you.  It is beautiful and just the right amount to makes your lips appear fuller.

Lip Gloss is all the rage right now.  Let’s talk about a few things here.  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 in your gloss.  Ew.  You lick your lips, eat your food, and sip your drinks all while wearing the stuff.  Why would you ever apply anything but the cleanest, most pure ingredients to your MOUTH?  Savvy Minerals is made with natural ingredients that you can feel good about licking!  Right now, we have two beautiful colors, Embrace and Abundant.  Both are beautiful!  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.

Some women say they do not have time to put on makeup.  That USED to be me.  With 6 kids I really don’t have much time (at least not without a few kids attached to my hip).  What I have found though is that I am a much more confident mom and wife, and far more productive when I take a few minutes for ME in the morning.  Something about getting dressed and pampering myself just a little adds a little extra pep to my step!  Even a little foundation and lip stick can go a long way.   Here is my before and after with just Cool 3 Foundation and Uptown Girl Lip Stick.

So what if I told you that you could do your face in 5 minutes?  You certainly can and here is Melissa to show you how easy and quick this can be with Savvy Minerals! 

Your makeup is going to start with great skin care!  Young Living is known all over the world for being the leading producer of pure essential oils.  We do oils.  That’s who we are.  No Young Living makeup system would be complete without using essential oils.  I personally love to apply Frankincense to my face daily, but you may choose to incorporate some other oils into your daily routine.  Myrrh, Lavender, Tea Tree, Rose, Palmarosa, Geranium, Manuka, Helichrysum, Sacred Sandalwood, Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood, and Roman Chamomile all contain properties that support healthy, beautiful looking skin. 
Young Living also offers a wide range of skin care products all made with the same standards as our Savvy Minerals Makeup.  To find out which products would work best with your skin type, check out these blog posts:
Combination Skin

You’ve seen all the wonderful benefits of Savvy Minerals Makeup and you’re dying to fill your makeup bag with clean, pure products your skin will love!  Let’s talk about how to order so you can get started today!
The first step is to become a member, and Young Living now has Savvy Premium Starter Kits!  Choose your kit and get started today!

When you have decided which kit you would like, go to YoungLiving.Com, click on “Become a Member”, and fill out the form.  Click "Other Premium Kits" to find the Savvy Starter Kits.  You’ll need a sponsor and enroller number because Young Living is a multi-level marketing company.  Many people tell me they can’t buy from an MLM, but when you shop at Walmart, you’re supporting a CEO’s third home.   When you shop at a MLM, you’re buying local.  You’re supporting my family business.  You’re paying for gas in our car and food on our table.  It’s the best business out there, and one of the most important reasons is you get to see your friends and family financially blessed.  My member ID is 1570232. 

You may 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 make 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.  It’s amazing!   Our team offers continuous training through a program called Gameplan to help you succeed.  Just let me know that is something you are interested in and I’ll get you added to our next training (which begins next week!). 
By now, you have become a savvy woman ready to make some real changes in your routine.  Let’s get that makeup bag cleaned out and filled with the good stuff! 

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