Friday, July 16, 2010

Black Rich Volume Mascara

Try the new Rich Volume Mascara at Affordable Mineral Makeup.  This mascaea contains emollients for treating your lashes while offering volume that will last through the day.

Smudge proof


10 ml

Made in the USA

Ingredients: Water, Carnauba wax, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, Polyisobutene, Silica, Aminomethyl Propanol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Acrylates/Octyl Acrylate Copolymer, Iron Oxide (CI 77499), Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Panthenol, Glycerin, Sodium Carboxymethyl Starch, Hydrolyzed Wheat, Acrylates Copolymer, Vinyl Caprolactam/VP/Dimethylaminoethylmethacrylate Copolymer, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Lauroyl Lysine, Iodopropynyl Butyl Carbamate, Methyl Paraben, Butl Paraben, Propylene Glycol

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Foot Spa Kit

Spoil your tootsies with our wonderful Foot Spa Kit! Included in your kit is a Loofah bar to loosen any dry, dead skin, a soft bristled foot brush to wipe it away and a 4oz bottle of our aromatic Lotion to nourish and revitalize your tired feet! We recommend our Peppermint or Eucalpytus blends to make your toes tingle but this kit is available in any of our bath and body scents!  Get yours at

Monday, July 12, 2010

Sachet Envelopes & Bags

Have a drawer, closet, vehicle that needs a little freshing up?  Try one of our Sachet Envelopes or Sachet Bags.  These wonderfully scented items are great for helping get rid of some of those not so good smells.

Each Sachet Envelope is 3-5/8" x 5-1/8", and available in the soft marbled colors of Antique Gold, Orchid, Pink Ice, Green, or Powder Blue.

Each Sachet Bag is 5" x 6.5" and is available in the colors of Lavender, Mauve, Light Blue, Yellow, Pink, or Mint Green.

Each bag or envelope is available in any of the bath, body, & home fragrance scents at

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Enter to Win a $25 Gift Certificate

Do you love bath & body products?  What about products that help make your home smell great?  Now you have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to order your choice of bath, body, or home fragrance items!

Two Classy Chics have written a product review on some of our bath products.  They are also hosting a giveaway, sponsored by me, on their site.  You can read the product review and enter the giveaway at  Several ways to earn entries!  You can even earn daily entries!

This giveaway ends July 24 at midnight EST time.

Friday, July 9, 2010

SOTM - July 2010

Whisk yourself away to the ocean with July's Scent of the Month!  Beach Daisies starts with top notes of Asian Lemongrass, Dune Grass, & Daisy Petals.  This is followed by middle notes of Gardenia Bloom, Ylang Ylang, & Clove Leaf.  Then rounded off with Blond Woods, Amber Sands, and Sheer Musk.

Available only until July 31 in your favorite bath, body, & home fragrances at

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


Want to take your favorite fragrance along in your car?  Try one of our handcrafted, super-scented TravelScents.  You choose the shape, color(s), and fragrance.  Choose a solid color (see site for color choices), a tye-dye effect, or a rainbow effect.  You can also choose to have it sprinkled with glitter.  

Since all products are handmade only after you order, please allow up to 14 business days for your item to ship out when ordering. 

Monday, July 5, 2010

Spongy Pals Soap Bars

Our tester got over 16 uses from his own personal Spongey Pal. Your child will have a great time trying to beat that record! Each Spongy Pal is filled with scented soap, ready to wash the dirtiest face!  Currently available in Duck or Frog shapes.  Find this and other great products for children here.

Friday, July 2, 2010

15% Off Affordable Mineral Makeup

Affordable Mineral Makeup is now under new ownership by Arlene Sherman.  You will still be receiving the same great products, in the same timely manner!

As Arlene's first "official" act, she is offering a great discount to all from now until July 9!  Save 15% on your order simply by using coupon code welcomefromarlene at checkout!  Stock up now and save!

Thanks, Arlene, for this great sale!

Sell- Out Section

Affordable Mineral Makeup now offers a special Sell-Out Section!  Once items in this section are gone, they are gone for good.  These items are at reduced prices.  Stock up now and save!  Some items are of different sizes than normally offered, so please read the description to find out the exact product weight you will be getting.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Hand Cleansing Gel

You'll definately want to buy several bottles of our Hand Cleansing Gel. Great for the car, the office, purse, diaper bag, or the gym bag. Anywhere you can't wash your hands with water, you'll be glad to have this evaporating non-sticky cleanser. Clean hands and no messy residue.  Available in 2 oz, 4 oz, & 8 oz. 

Ingredients: Aloe vera gel, alcohol, glycerin, fragrance or essential oil, FD&C coloring

Monday, June 28, 2010

Body Butter Bar

Our Body Butter Bar is a blend of skin nourishing natural butters.  Massage a small amout over body immediately after sun exposure or bed tanning to revitalize dry, sun parched skin and lengthen the life of your tan.  Or find relief from harsh dry skin and itch!  This 3 oz. bar can be purchased with a sun or snowflake design.  Available in over 100 fragrances! 
Ingredients: Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Helianthus Annus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit, Tocopherol Acetate (Vitamin E) Fragrance or Essential Oil

Find this, and many more great products here.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Unity Mini Bar

The Unity Mini Bar is a 1 oz. glycerin soap bar that has a pair of either Gold Rings or Silver Rings embedded inside (the choice is yours).  This makes a terrific addition to a wedding gift basket, or to use as party favors for a wedding, wedding shower, or bridal shower.  Each bar comes shrink wrapped.  If ordering bundle packs, you can have each bar wrapped in your choice of pink, blue, or white tulle.  Also, if ordering in multiples of 10, a hang tag can be included that can be personalized with your special information. 

This is available in over 100 scents, try this with our wonderful scent "Wedding Day."  Too see this and other great products, visit here

Friday, June 4, 2010

June SOTM - Hawaiian Suntan

Our Scent Of The Month for the month of June is Hawaiian Suntan!  A perfect blend to trigger memories of laying out on a sandy beach in the summer.

Get this scent in your favorite bath, body, & home products.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Sell Out Items

Affordable Mineral Makeup now offers a "Sell-Out" Section!  This section is for shades that are being discontinued, so once they are gone, they are gone forever.  These items are at reduced prices and some are different sizes than Affordable Mineral Makeup normally offers.  Check out this new section and stock up on some great deals!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

12% off at Affordable Mineral Makeup

June 5th is World Environment Day.  To celebrate, Affordable Mineral Makeup is offering you 12% off your order.  Use coupon code worldenvironmentday to get the discount.  But wait...there's more!  If  you visit the World Environment Day website at , then state in the comments section of your order something you learned at the WED site and a bonus will be included with your order! 

This sale ends midnight (EST) 6/5/10!  

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Most Wanted April 2010

See if your favorite Bath, Body, & Home fragrances/products made the top 10 most wanted in April 2010.  Or find a new favorite!

  1. SOTM - Twilight (type)
  2. Love Spell (type)
  3. Cucumber Melon
  4. Strawberries & Champagne
  5. Hula hula (an Enchanted Potions Original!)
  6. Vanilla
  7. Amazing Grace (type)
  8. Coconut Mango
  9. Sweet Pea
  10. Warm Vanilla Sugar
  1. Cosmic Body Lotion - 4 oz
  2. Body Butter Bars (tied for 1st place!!!)
  3. Fragrance Samples
  4. Moonmist Shower Gel - 8 oz
  5. Cosmic Body Lotion - 2 oz
  6. Cosmic Body Lotion - 8 oz flip
  7. Smelly Jelly
  8. Cosmic Body Spray - 8 oz
  9. Cosmic Body Lotion - 8 oz Malibu
  10. Moonmis Shower Gel - 4 oz

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Opaque Veil

One of my favorite products from Affordable Mineral Makeup™ is the  Opaque Veil.  This veil is light beige in color so it doesn't change your foundation color while still giving you the beautiful look every woman wants.

Affordable Mineral Makeup™ offers 3 other shades of mineral veil.  Not sure which one would be best for you?  Order a sample of each and try them all!  Check all the mineral veils, along with other great minerals, at Affordable Mineral Makeup™ 

Monday, April 26, 2010

Smelly Jelly

Looking for a great way to freshen up a room that is also pretty to look at.  Look no further than Smelly Jelly.  Smelly Jelly is available in all of your favorite Bath, Body, and Home Fragrance scents.

All Smelly Jellys have a die cut lid, so you can enojy the fragrance without removing the lid!  Available in 4 oz jars. 

Ingredients: Magic Crystals, distilled water, fragrance or Essential oils, Tinosan, FDC coloring

Also available are Smelly Jelly Refill Kits!  Once your Smelly Jelly evaporates, don't throw the jar away!  Keep the jar and refill using a Smelly Jelly Refill Kit.  The kit includes everything you need (except water), including instructions, to refill your Smelly Jelly jar.

Please Note: Smelly Jellies can look and smell edible so please keep them out of reach of children and pets!

Find Smelly Jelly, along with other home fragrance items here


Thursday, April 22, 2010

Cosmetic Glitter

Looking for cosmetic grade glitter? Look no further! Affordable Mineral Makeup offers 14 different shades of Cosmetic Glitter.
All Cosmetic Glitter offered can be used alone for accent or highlights or add to your Affordable Mineral Makeup for added glimmer and shimmer when you're in the mood for a change or going out on the town.
All glitter offered by Affordable Mineral Makeup is non-toxic, environmentally friendly, and cosmetic grade.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Knight's Soap On A Rope

A great bath, body, and home item is Knight's Soap On A Rope. This soap is made for a man, but good enough for a woman since it is great in any fragrance! This is a wonderful gift for anyone who has difficulty bending. The rope allows them to keep the soap on their wrist, minimizing the chance of it falling on the floor of the tub.

This is a 6 oz. bar of soap. Available in over 100 frangrances. Custom made only when you order it! Shop for this and other great products here

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Save 10%


In honor of Earth Day (April 22), you can now save 10% on all orders at Affordable Mineral Makeup from now until midnight Friday, April 23. Simply use coupon code earthday2010 at checkout

Thursday, April 8, 2010

March 2010 Most Wanted

Most Wanted Bath, Body, & Home Fragrances in March 2010

1 SOTM - Mermaid Kisses
2. Cotton Candy
3. Downy Clean Breeze
4. Amazing Grace (type)
5. Watermelon
6. Pink Sugar (type)
7. Strawberries & Champagne
8. Warm Vanilla Sugar
9. Acqua Di Gio (type)
10. Love Spell (type)

1. Cosmic Body Lotion - 4oz
2. Wee Sample Soap Bars
3. Smelly Jelly 4oz
4. Sachet Envelope
5. Hand Gel - 2oz
6. Cosmic Body Lotion - 2oz
7. Body Scents - ½ Roll On
8. Dryer Sachets
9. Shea Butter Soap Bar
10.Easter Minis

$10 Sign-up Special

Affordable Mineral Makeup is offering a $10 sign up special for those who sign up as a Quota consultant through the month of April! This is a $15 dollar savings! Simply use voucher code renewal when paying your one time set up fee. Please use Crystal Needy as your Sponser's name

Simply go to to see all Affordable Mineral Makeup has to offer you as a consultant. Fill out the consulant agreement and click the "pay now" button. In the discount voucher section enter the word renewal and click on recalulate

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

April's SOTM

April's Scent of the Month is Twilight (type)! Best of all, this scent if for keeps as it will be kept in inventory!

Twilight (type) is a soft blend of Lavender, Freesia and Rose will have you longing for your immortal love. So order your favorite bath, body, and home fragrances in this wonderful scent.

World Health Day

World Health Day is celebrated April 7 of every year. You can learn more about World Health Day here.

Affordable Mineral Makeup wants to help you celebrate World Health Day by giving you 12% off your order! Simply use coupon code worldhealthday in the coupone code section when checking out. This offer ends midnight April 8, so shop now to try the latest new color selections available!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


Hesed is a Hebrew word that translates into favor or loving-kindness. Hesed is also the name of the newest shade available at Affordable Mineral Makeup.

This Shimmering Mineral is a beautiful shade of gold with accents of orange shimmer. This would be great to use as an eyeshadow or as a highlighter. This shade is available in 5 different sizes.

Get this beautiful new shade, along with several other great shades, at Affordable Mineral Makeup

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Using Mineral Makeup

When applying mineral makeup, please keep the following things in mind:
  • Start with a clean face
  • Using the right brushes is the key. Affordable Mineral Makeup offers several different Kabuki brushes that are great at applying foundation, blush, primer, veil, etc.
  • Use the right colors suited for you. If you don't know what color you are, try different samples to find the right shade. Mix shades together to get the right shade for you.
  • Start with light layers, then build from there. You can always add more if the coverage is not enough for you. Remember it is always easier to add than to take away.
  • If you are mixing your mineral makeup with water, do so in a different container. This will keep the rest of your minerals dry so they do not become contaminated.
  • If you have never used mineral makeup before, it may take some time and practice to learn to apply and feel comfortable doing it. Just remember "Practice makes perfect"

Monday, March 22, 2010

Men's Bath & Body

It can sometimes be so hard to find great smelling bath & body products for men. But look no further!

Knight's Soap on a Rope is great in any fragrance...for men, women, or children!

Knight's After-Shave Gel is a wonderfully fragrant aftershave.

These along with the Moonmist Shower Gels, Moonmist Shampoos, Moonmist Conditioners, Smelly Jelly, Carpet Sprinkles, etc can be ordered in the "manly" scents of
  • Acqua Di Gio (type)
  • Cool Water (type)
  • Drakkar (type)
  • Hugo Boss (type)
  • Hummer (type)
  • Patchouli
  • Sandalwood
  • Very Sexy for Men (type)

Friday, March 19, 2010

Maiden's Soothing After Shave Gel

Maiden's Soothing After Shave Gel is another great multi-purpose product. This product contains Aloe Vera Gel, alcohol, glycerin, witch hazel, fragrance or Essential oil, coloring. Not only does it make a great aftershave to help soothe your skin after shaving, ladies, it also makes a great shave gel. When ordered with essential oils instead of fragrance oils, it makes a great facial moisturizer (my own skin feels great!)!
Shop for this and other great products here.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Save 10% at Affordable Mineral Makeup

Between now, March 18, and midnight March 21 you can save 10% off your order at Affordable Mineral Makeup! Simply use coupon code charleston when checking out. This is the perfect time to try all of the new shades added this month for less than the already low prices!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Multi-Use Products

I have always loved products that have multiple uses. A product having multiple uses not only helps save money, it helps save space. And that is exactly what you get with the Carpet Sprinkles from Enchanted Potions. This product is made from Sodium Bicarbonate (fancy name for baking soda) and fragrance/essential oil. That's it. Two little ingredients. But with so many uses.
This product can be used, as the name implies, as a carpet sprinkle. Just lightly dust onto carpets, leave sit for a few minutes, and vacuum up. You will be left with a light, refreshing scent.

Another use for around the home is an all-purpose cleaner. Simply mix 1/4 cup of white vinager with 1 quart of water. Slowly add this to 2 tablespoons of the Carpet Sprinkle. This will bubble and fizz a little. When the bubbling stops, pour into a spray bottle, and use as any other cleaner.
The Carpet Sprinkle also works as a great laundry booster. Add 1 - 2 tablespoons to your washing maching with your regular laundry detergent. You will be left with clothes that have a light, lingering scent. You can also pair this up with a Dryer Sachet in the same scent.

Along with helping with household odors, the Carpet Sprinkle can also multi-purpose for pampering yourself. Use it as a foot soak by dissolving 1/2 cup of the Carpet Sprinkle in 1 gallon of warm water in your foot bath.

And yet another use, when ordering the Carpet Sprinkle with an essential oil instead of fragrance oil, you can use it as an exfoliate for your face. Mix 1 tablespoon of the Carpet Sprinkle with 1-1/2 teaspoons of water, and gently rub in circular motions on your face. Rinse well. Note, this is not recommended on sensitive skin, and only use on skin if ordering in essential oil fragrances.
Check out the Carpet Sprinkles, and all of the other great products here.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Another 3 New Shades!!!

Affordable Mineral Makeup has introduced another 3 new shades!

Nadis in yoga means "the channels through which Prana flows through the body." The literal meaning of nadi is "flow." With this shade, you'll feel the energy it exudes in the golds, bronze, cooper and a touch of pink undertones present within it. Great on eyes, cheeks, or as a highlighter.

Goddess is a vibrant pearlescent shade with a touch of shimmer. It exudes beauty and radiance in the varied levels of pinks. Great on eyes & cheeks. Apply wet to make more vivid.

Eclipse is made up of numerous shades of blues and accented with a silver black cosmetic glitter to make this shade cosmic. For more depth and vividness, apply to eyes wet.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

2 More New Shades!!!

Wonderland is an array of mauve, pink, violet, magenta. Excellent for eyes. Use wet to make even more vibrant.

Prana means life force and energy. You'll love this deep shade of green, giving new life to your eyes.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Host A Bath, Body, & Home Party!

Love great smelling bath and body products? What about great smelling products for your home, auto, or office? By hosting a bath, body, & home party, you can not only earn discounts on your order, but you may also earn free products!

Retail Sales Hostess Credit Earned
$50 - $100 ~ 10% off of your personal order
$101 - $200 ~ 15% off of your personal order plus 1 FREE item from category 1
$201 - $300 ~ 20% off of your personal order plus 1 FREE item from category 1 & 2
$301 - $400 ~ 25% off of your personal order plus 1 FREE item from each category: 1, 2 & 3
$401 + ~ 30% off of your personal order plus 1 FREE item from each category: 1, 2 & 3

Category 1 (Retail Sales $101-$200)
~ Moonmist Shower Gel
~ Any Single Soap Bar
~ Relaxation Eye Mask
~25 Dipped Petals
~ Foamer Bottle
~ 8 oz Cosmic Body Lotion

Category 2 (Retail Sales $201-$300)
~50 Dipped Petals
~Celestial Soap Set
~ To the Moon Travel Kit
~ 4 oz Smelly Jelly

Category 3 (Retail Sales $301-$400)
~100 Dipped Petals
~Relaxation CD

Please note:
*There is a minimum of 5 orders or $50 in orders for a party hostess to be eligible for hostess awards.
*Reward total based on sales prior to shipping and applicable taxes

To learn more about hosting a Bath, Body, & Home party feel free to e-mail me, please put "Party" in the subject line.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Down Under

Affordable Mineral Makeup has introduced it's newest multipurpose shade! Down Under is a shimmering brown gold bronze copper shade. Great for eyes, cheeks or highlighting. This is a limited edition shade available in the following sizes:

  • Sample baggie

  • 1 g baggie

  • 3 g baggie

  • 5 g sifter jar (1 g net weight)

  • 10 g sifter jar (3 g net weight)

Check out this great shade, along with all of the other great color selections available at Affordable Mineral Makeup!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Feb. 2010 Most Wanted

The most wanted Bath, Body, & Home Fragrances for Feb. 2010
  1. SOTM - Austalian Bamboo Grass
  2. Amazing Grace (type)
  3. Pink Sugar (type)
  4. Lavender Essential Oil
  5. Strawberries & Champagne
  6. Warm Vanilla Sugar
  7. Very Sexy For Women (type)
  8. Sweet Pea
  9. Love Spell (type)
  10. Lavender

Most wanted Bath, Body, and Home Products for Feb. 2010

  1. Dryer Sachets
  2. Cosmic Body Lotion - 4oz
  3. 4 oz. Smelly Jelly
  4. Cosmic Body Lotion - 2oz
  5. Moonmist Shower gel - 8oz
  6. Wax Meltaways
  7. Sachet Envelopes
  8. Cosmic Body Lotion - 8oz
  9. Bulk Sachet Filler
  10. Body Scents by EP - 1 oz. Spritzer

Friday, March 5, 2010

Earn Free Affordable Mineral Makeup

Does the thought of earning free product(s) from Affordable Mineral Makeup sound good to you? Make that thought a reality by hosting an Affordable Mineral Makeup party! As the hostess you can earn free product(s) based on the total party sales.


Party Totals:
  • $15 - $100 ~ Get 1 free 1 gram product (your color choice)
  • $101 - $200 ~ Get 2 free 1 gram products (your color choice)
  • $201 - $400 ~ Get 3 free 1 gram products OR one 3 gram product (your color choice)
  • $401 - $700 ~ Get 4 free 1 gram products OR one 9 gram product (your color choice)
  • $701 & up ~ Get 6 free 1 gram products OR two 9 gram products (your color choice)

Please note that a party consists on at least TWO people ordering, one of which CAN be the hostess. Also note that the hostess also has the choice of the products in sifter jars or in refill bags.

If you are interested in learning more about how to host your own party you may e-mail me, and please put "Makeup Party" in the subject.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

I Want You To Be Happy Day!!!

Today is I Want You To Be Happy Day! To honor this day, Affordable Mineral Makeup is giving you 11% off your order! Simply use coupon code behappyday in the appropriate box when checking out! Come check out all of the great color selections and save off the already low prices!

Shop now! Hurry, this sale ends March 4th

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

March Scent of the Month

You can now get your favorite bath, body, and home products in the scent of "Mermaid Kisses!"

Mermaid Kisses starts out with top notes of Ocean Mist, Sea Moss, and Dewy Cyclamen Petals. This is followed by middle notes of Geranium Flower, Water Mint, and Coriander Seed. It is all rounded off with base notes of White Cedarwood and Earthy Vetiver.

This scent is only available March 1 - March 31! Check out all the products available in this scent, and over 100 other scents here

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Valentine's Day Sale!

From now until midnight Feb. 14, you can save 10% when you order at Affordable Mineral Makeup™. During the checkout process, use coupon code valentine for the 10% to be taken off your subtotal.

And remember, every order arrives with a free random sample.

Monday, February 8, 2010

January 2010 Most Wanted

You can find all these great fragrances/products, and more here.

Most Wanted January 2010 Fragrances:

  1. Amazing Grace (type)
  2. SOTM - Chocolate Lovers
  3. Pink Sugar (type)
  4. Love Spell (type)
  5. Baby Powder
  6. Heavenly (type)
  7. Cotton Candy
  8. Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake
  9. Kama Sutra - Sheer Seduction
  10. Hot Apple Pie


  1. Dryer Sachets
  2. Cosmic Body Lotion - 4 oz
  3. Fragrance Sample Tubes
  4. Cosmic Body Lotion - Malibu Tube
  5. Wee Sample Soap Bars
  6. Wax Meltaways
  7. Smelly Jelly - 4 oz
  8. Refresher Oil
  9. Body Spray - 2 oz
  10. Easter Minis

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Feb. Scent of the Month

February's Scent of the Month is Australian Bamboo Grass. This scent has top notes of fresh lime, mint, and ozone. Middle notes of French Lavender. And a base note of White Musk.

Crisp and clean scent. Reminds me of spring! Get your favorite bath, body, or home products in this scent before February 28!

Monday, January 18, 2010

10% Off Sale

Affordable Mineral Makeup™ is celebrating it's owner, Tara's, birthday!  Starting Monday, January 18, and ending Wednesday January 20, save 10% on all orders when you use coupon code 42nd. 

Shop here now

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Valentine Order Deadline

If you are ordering handcrafted bath and body products for Valentine's Day, please have your orders in by January 31st.  This will give time for your products to be made and shipped to get to you before Valentine's Day.  Also, when checking out, please put if the order is for Valentine's Day in the comment section of the order form. 

Thank you

Friday, January 8, 2010

Gluten Free

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I bet when you hear the term “Gluten Free”, you don’t automatically think of your makeup, do you?  Well, if you’re gluten sensitive you may want to. Makeup can have gluten in it.

What is gluten sensitivity?

The symptoms are usually skin rashes, itchiness, headaches, bloating/cramping. Gluten is very hard to digest and can be found in wheat, rye, barley and oats.
Gluten can be found in your makeup and other beauty products in the Vitamin E, Olive Oil, Palm Oil, Coconut Oil, Oats and Triglycerides are all sources of gluten that most people wouldn’t think about when purchasing makeup and body products.
Vitamin E is used as an antioxidant and is usually derived from wheat germ. Products that contain oils in them are usually preserved with Vitamin E to prevent them from going rancid. They can also be hidden in such oils as Olive Oil, Palm Oil and Coconut Oil.

Oats are another common ingredient commonly used in beauty products, such as soap and facial products.

If you are gluten sensitive you need to be aware of these ingredients that most people may overlook in cosmetics or body products.

There’s no definitive information regarding cosmetics, body products being harmful to those who are gluten sensitive but think about this…your skin is the largest organ of your body. It usually absorbs what you put on it and thus goes into your body system. So, that would suggest that if you’re gluten sensitive you might have reactions (skin rash/itchiness) from products that contain gluten additives.

Mineral makeup that has no additives,oils and is in loose powder form is gluten free, such as the minerals offered at

***The above information was gotten from***

Check out all the great color selections Affordable Mineral Makeup™ has to offer

10% off sale

When you place an order with Affordable Mineral Makeup™ today (Jan. 8) or tomorrow (Jan. 9) you can save 10%.  Just use coupon code bday0108 at checkout!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

December 2009 Most Wanted

Most wanted Enchanted Potions fragrances in December 2009
1 Acqua Di Gio (type)

2. Warm Vanilla Sugar

3. Vanilla Grapefruit (type)

4. Pink Sugar (type)

5. Café Au Lait

6. Love Spell (type)

7. Lily of the Valley

8. Frosted Snowdrops (type)

9. Doodle Bug

10. Amazing Grace (type)

Most wanted Enchanted Potions products in December 2009

1. Cosmic Body Lotion - 4oz

2. Moonmist Shower Gel - 4oz

3. Solid Perfume

4. Holiday Mini Soaps

5. Cosmic Body Lotion - 8oz

6. Sachet Envelopes

7. Travelscents

8. Body Spray - 2oz

9. Body Spray - 4oz

10.Fragrance Oil

2 New Shades of Affordable Mineral Makeup™

Affordable Mineral Makeup™ has 2 new shades of multipurpose minerals!

Violet is a pearlescent soft sheer shade.  Can apply wet to make it even brighter.

Lace is a light dainty pearlescent pink. Great for eyes.  Can apply wet to make it even brighter.

Each shade is available in 9 different sizes!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Avoid Contaminating Mineral Makeup

   Many of us have heard the claim that mineral makeup has an indefinate shelf-life.  This can be true for those mineral makeups, such as Affordable Mineral Makeup™, that only use inert minerals.  But introducing bateria to your mineral makeup can be done unintentionally.  You can help avoid this by doing a few simple things.
  • Never touch your minerals in their container.  If you must use your fingers to apply, tap a small amount of the minerals onto something else (a plate, a pallate, etc).  Touching the minerals in the container and introduce oils from your hand into the mix, which may harbor bacteria.
  • If you are applying your mineral makeup wet, then again tap a small amount onto something else.  Then either wet your brush and dip into this small amount or mix a small amount of water into it.  Do not add wet minerals back into the same container.  If you have tapped out too much and already touched your wet brush to the minerals, you can put these minerals in a seperate container (Affordable Mineral Makeup™ offers empty jars that work good for this purpose).
  • Clean your brushes regularly!  Dirty brushes can contain oils and dirt from your skin, and are great places for nasty bacteria to hide.