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. 

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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

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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.