Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Why Organic Makeup & Skincare Is Better

Why Organic Makeup & Skincare Is Better

The Pros of Handmade Organic Beauty

#organic #beauty #makeup #skincare

Organic Makeup and Skincare products are very different from what you're used to if you're purchasing all of your products from a high end retail or drug store.

Be prepared to be excited about these types of "handmade" products for beauty when you buy because they're nothing like anything you've ever tried before.

Organic makeup and skincare products are becoming more and more of a trend in the United States because they're effective, affordable, and they offer a much healthier alternative to what we've had to deal with in the past.  

The Pros of Organic Beauty

  • Affordable.  Always!  Don't Let Anyone Tell You Any Different...
  • Good Organic Makeup Foundation doesn't oxidize meaning it doesn't turn yellow or orange on your face and doesn't melt off before lunch time.
  • Good Organic Makeup doesn't settle in the lines and sits on top of the skin's surface therefore it doesn't absorb into your skin pores.
  • If you forget to wash your organic makeup off there are really no bad consequences.
  • You can mix most organic makeup powders to lighten or darken shades and add intensity.

  • Great organic makeup can be used in a dry or wet (foiled) state for extreme drama.

  • Great organic makeup never goes bad if it's properly stored and kept cool.


  • Fresh!  Most (not all) organic products are handmade and packaged fresh for you. These products do not contain sophisticated chemicals and toxins. Products aren't sitting on a shelf somewhere for years waiting for you to purchase them so there isn't a need to fill them with all of the unhealthy ingredients that are used--- only to preserve their shelf life for profit.
  • Natural!  It can be confusing at times to tell the difference between "organic" and "natural" as a lot of beauty companies use the term "natural" to describe products that really aren't.  A new term, "all-natural" has recently surfaced to describe those products that are in fact, "truly organic" with absolutely no preservatives or chemicals in the mix.
  • Truly Organic!  Truly organic products contain only those ingredients that are "living" and therefore are really "all-natural".  They don't contain preservatives, chemicals or other toxins and in most cases are safe for all people including children.  For example, I could stir up a tablespoon of my foundation powder in a glass of water and drink it ---and my body would metabolize it as a natural substance without worry of  being poisoned 
  • Effective!  I've found that most organic beauty products are way more effective than anything I've ever tried from a large retail company.  I used to spend a lot of money at high-end retail stores for the latest and greatest foundation or moisturizer but I've found that there is absolutely no comparison to organic products, when it comes to effectiveness.  

Organic makeup and skincare products usually contain key natural ingredients that heal and protect the skin and perform ten times better than retail products.  

Organic skincare products are always more effective because they're not watered down and cut with cheap fillers and chemical-laden ingredients.

Just because a major retail beauty company claims that their product contains "aloe" or "hyaluronic acid" doesn't mean that it's going to be any more effective than the brand that doesn't use these ingredients, simply because these ingredients are 1-2% of the product---don't offer the results that you're seeking.

Truly organic beauty contains raw "all-natural" ingredients that aren't cut with other unhealthy chemicals and preservatives and you'll find that when an organic product claims that their products contain aloe or white willow bark, you can be assured that there is a very high concentration of these ingredients in the product, therefore giving you the results that you desire the very first time you try them.

Ditch the Chemicals and try an organic beauty product today!  

I promise you that once you try these products, you'll never go back to high-end retail for a solution.


Clear Skin Minerals

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Top Ten Chemicals To Look For In Your Makeup & Skincare Products

Top Ten Chemicals To Look For In Your Makeup & Hair Care Products

The 10 Worst Chemicals in Your Beauty Products

According to the "Soil Association" there are a number of "natural" and "organic" products that contain the TOP 10 Chemicals & Toxins in your beauty products.

Currently, the "Terrible Ten" are listed below so check your new organic and natural makeup, skincare and hair care products for the following:

  • ethylhexyl salicylate
  • imidazolidinyl urea
  • octinoxate
  • octocrylene
  • homosalate
  • polyethylene glycol (PEG) -7, -12, -40, -20
  • polysorbate 20
  • polyquaternium 7
  • retinyl palmitate
  • red 17 artifical color 26100

If you can find and avoid these ingredients in your beauty routine, you're way ahead of everyone else in knowing what's really in your beauty and skincare products and therefore able to make more informed decisions about purchasing only those products without mention of these listed above.

#natural beauty

Thursday, July 13, 2017

How To Apply Organic Powder Foundation

Tips for Applying Powder Foundation

and getting that perfect matte complexion canvas


Always cleanse your skin and lightly moisturize your face
---  (yes, even if you're oily...)  ☺

Allow your moisturizer to absorb and dry completely before applying powder to avoid streaking

Dip foundation brush into powder---and shake off any excess product

Apply to face in small amounts and BUFF GENTLY in small circles around the entire face

After application- check coverage and color in 3-5 minutes

You can reapply and layer coverage after the first layer has warmed up to your skin.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Second Time Around-Wedding Gowns

A Bridal Gown for Your "Second Time" Around...

The first time I got married, I was barely 22 years old.  I had no idea what to look for in a husband---much less the perfect wedding dress...

However, should I ever marry again (and catch up with some friends who are already on their third and fourth nuptials)---I feel sure that my choices for both will make a lot more sense to me ---and I know that I'll never think back and shake my head, saying to myself ---

"What the hell were you thinking anyway?" 

A simple, flowing and lovely dress is all I'll need for my perfect day.

Is your wedding dress still your absolute favorite choice?

Beauty at 50-Stars Turning 50 Gracefully in 2017

Beauty at 50-Stars Turning 50 in 2017

Aging Gracefully in Hollywood

Kate Walsh

Julia Roberts

Faith Hill

Courtney Thorne-Smith

Carrie Ann Moss

Connie Britton


Pamela Anderson

Lauren Graham

Nicole Kidman

Laura Dern

Sherrie Shepard

Sunday, April 23, 2017


Clear Skin Minerals & Organics

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Just an uncut, all pure, highly potent and amazingly effective, forever performing, protecting and nourishing, life changing makeup and skincare guaranteed to make you smile- every single day.


(which encompasses a vast digital and social empire that I like to refer to as my "blogosphere"with an accumulative following of over 100 million....) 

---to include my activist Facebook communities and groups, four original blog sites, which represent topics of health, spirituality, skincare, aging, beauty, fashion, entertainment, female-tech issues, web design & development, search engine optimization, social media, private tutoring, coding, linking, graphic design, bot technology, etc...

I'm looking for a loan of $50 K in exchange for 20% of shop revenues until paid off---

---for working capital, new package designs and labels, consolidate a little credit card debt, acquire a small separate space for my skincare lab and makeup shop and purchase supplies and ingredients in larger quantities which would drastically increase profits.

I would be also be open to split investments 25/25 K or 20/30 K-- in exchange for a percentage of company revenue with growth bonus opportunities.

Thank you for your time and review of this information.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Lisa Carmichael, BS Business/Marketing
Clear Skin Minerals, LLC

Date Incorporated:  4/1/2014
Atlanta, Georgia USA

Website: https://www.clearskinminerals.com
Email:   clearskinminerals@gmail.com

Monday, March 6, 2017

Is Your Makeup Making You Sick? Toxic Makeup & Skincare



Is Your Makeup Making You Sick?



Phthalates are a group of chemicals that are disruptive to the endocrine system.

Your endocrine system is responsible for hormone production. Interference caused by these chemicals can lead to developmental, reproductive, and neurological damage.

These chemicals are used to plasticize your makeup products, giving them more flexibility which helps to better hold color and scent. You'll find these chemicals in everything from your deodorant to your nail polish and hairspray. 

Parabens mimic estrogen and have been detected in human breast cancer cells and tissue.

Parabens also interfere with the immune system, the nervous system and the reproduction system.

Parabens have gained a bad reputation over the years so companies have replaced them with PHENOXYETHANOL however this ingredient has many of the same harmful effects. 
Phthlates are usually classified under "fragrance" which are usually considered "trade secrets" and makeup companies do not have to reveal exactly which ingredients are included on the label.


LEAD has been removed from house paints and primers, but it's still being used in our makeup foundations, lipsticks and even in your favorite whitening toothpaste.


A recent FDA study found that over 400 popular makeup brands contained over 7.19ppm of lead in their beauty products. Lead makes it's way into your makeup products through color additives and these are absorbed by your skin and lips and directly into your bloodstream.


Whenever chemicals break down, they release a harmful formaldehyde gas which is classified as a known human carcinogen by the US Department of Health and the International Cancer Research Agency. 

Inhalation of these gases is harmful but there is no regulation on the use of these in makeup and skincare products in the United States.

Check Your Makeup Ingredients for...

DMDM hydantoin
BHUT (butylated hydroxytoluene)
diazolidinyl urea
sodium hydrozymethylglycinate
imidazolidinyl urea
quarternium-15, Quaternium-18, Quaternium-26

Japan recently banned this ingredient in cosmetics and the United States Food and Drug Administration has released a "consumer alert warning" that this ingredient can DEPRESS THE NERVOUS SYSTEM and cause vomiting and diarrhea in babies and children.


Ingredient found in makeup foundations, this is an unstable chemical --linked with endocrine disruption and thyroid disorders.

A coal tar dye sometimes listed as CL followed by a five-digit number. It’s TOXIC to the RESPIRATORY SYSTEM and contaminated with heavy metals.


This ingredient found in eyeliners, it’s linked to cancer and organ toxicity.
Look for other names such as: channel black, pigment black 6, pigment black 7, acetylene black, froflow, arogen, arotone, arovel, arrow, atlantic, and black pearls.


These chemicals are commonly used in cosmetics to smooth and moisten the products but they are known to disrupt the endocrine system and are toxic to the reproductive system.

Look for ingredient :
-siloxane or -methicone and avoid these products.

The makeup and beauty industry isn't going to give you this information so we feel that it's necessary from time to time to remind you about what you're putting on your skin and into your body.

If you're looking for natural and organic makeup and skincare products with healthy, skin nourishing ingredients and natural preservatives, you should definitely give Clear Skin Minerals a try!

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Friday, March 3, 2017




Why Natural Beauty Always Looks Better

I was reading up on current and future beauty trends today and I was really disappointed with my findings.  

Okay, just tell me when RED EYE SHADOW became the hottest eye makeup trend?

Then tell me WHY ON EARTH would you want to be seen with your lipstick smeared all over your face instead of your lips?

Another crazy beauty trend to consider---leave off the mascara as part of your makeup routine?

The world of beauty has apparently gone absolutely crazy--- so I'm here to remind you of what NATURAL BEAUTY really looks like....(and I'm not sure if you're going to find that anywhere near a runway fashion show any time soon)....

OSCARS 2017 Best Dresses of the Night

OSCARS 2017 Best Dresses of the Night

Red Carpet Best Dresses Oscars 2017

I didn't watch the Oscars this year --but as usual, I'm giving you our picks for some of the most impressive gowns of the night.

natural organic skincare best dresses of the Oscars 2017
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Viola Davis always looks elegant in whatever she chooses to wear to award shows lately---so we weren't surprised by this custom made, bright and sexy red, flowing gown by Armani.

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Another favorite on the red carpet is Michelle Williams and this lovely deep-cut v-neck gown by Louis Vuitton. She always has a simple and elegant style which is never overdone.

organic makeup choices for best dressed Oscars 2017
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We thought Laura Dern looked curvy and sophisticated in this gown by Rodarte and Bulgari. We like the way it hugs her figure and the unique shoulder strapping.

natural beauty choices for best OSCAR DRESSES 2017
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Emma Stone looked fabulous in this gold and white gown designed by Givenchy Haute Couture, paired with her natural red hair and jewelry by Tiffany & Co.

natural skincare beauty blog OSCARS 2017 gowns
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Priyanka Chopra was a "cushioned" vision in bright white in this sophisticated creation by Ralph & Russo & Lorraine Schwartz. Sleek and classy with matching bangles and hairstyle.

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We're not usually huge fans of Nicole Kidman but this creation by Armani Prive' looked beautiful. Her bright red lipstick was the perfect makeup choice with these colors and design.

natural skincare makeup OSCAR DRESSES 2017 favorites
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Kirsten Dunst in Dior Haute Couture and black! We didn't care much for all of the "poofy dresses" we saw this year but this one took the cake, with those beautiful shoes with sexy ankle straps.

Which red carpet fashion is your favorite? 

We'd love to know!

Saturday, February 25, 2017



Beauty Tips for Looking Younger

Here are some timeless secrets to younger looking skin--no matter what your age.

Humans have been obsessed with beauty since the beginning of time.

The hard and sad truth is that we begin the aging process as soon as we pop out of the womb.

Each and every day of our lives our bodies slough off and regenerate new cells. The speed at which that process takes place when we are children is vastly different as we get older.

I'm sure that you are bombarded daily with commercial messages and beauty tips that attempt to lure you into believing that the most recent miracle drug or face cream is just what you need to fight off the ravages of Mother Nature.

However, we are living longer as a whole and singularly, that can be a curse or a blessing, depending on your perspective.

The best route to natural beauty and healthy skin is to take care of what you have.

Sounds simple, doesn’t it?

The truth is that your skin takes a beating from the environment every single day so here are some of our favorite beauty tips for keeping your skin fresh and healthy:

1: Stay hydrated and drink plenty of water everyday! 

That does not include soda, caffeine or any other type of liquid, even if it is low cal.

Soda (even diet soda) and carbonated drinks have a high concentration of sodium.

Sodium retains fluid so you need additional fluid to hydrate and flush your body free of toxins.

Make sure you are drinking at least 8 glasses a day!  Add lemon juice to spruce up the flavor.

2: Protect your skin from harmful ultra violet (UV) rays. 

We all love the sun. We love being in it and we love having a beautiful sun-kissed tan.

The truth is that you can poison yourself with too much sunshine.

UV rays cause skin cancer and if that isn’t bad enough it causes your skin to age faster than it should, contributing to unsightly wrinkles.

If you must play in the sun, make certain you are using an adequate sunscreen, especially for your face and never leave home without it!

3: Keep your skin clean. 

Use a soft warm cloth. Skin does not require scrubbing.

You will ALWAYS do more harm than good if you continue to scrub and tug at your skin.

4: The best cure for wrinkles is never to acquire them! 

If you are like most of us, you didn’t listen to your Mom when she tried to tell you to stay in the shade, stand up straight and stop squinting!

5: Eat healthy. 

Knowing how and what to eat can make a huge difference in how you feel.

Improper eating habits can cause depression, weight gain, illness and an overall lethargy.

Weight gain causes your skin to stretch.

As you get older, it loses it's elasticity and you're left with sagging skin so the best solution is to maintain a proper weight.

A rule of thumb for eating habits---Don't ever eat more calories than you consume.

Don't go one single day without doing something extra and physical for at least 30 minutes per day.

This can be three ten minute walks or 30 minutes of vigorous aerobics, or 12 minutes of weight lifting and 18 minutes of walking.

6: Don't worry, be happy. 

A happy outlook appears to trigger the release of endorphins.

Endorphins relax the cardiovascular system and cytokines which alert the immune system to pay attention in detecting abnormalities like cancer cells.

Listen carefully to yourself. 

If you have put yourself down since childhood---negative subliminal messages can take their toll by turning you into a pessimist.

Spend one week writing down the phrases you use in your “self talk.”

Chances are you will find that you repeat a dozen or so phrases over and over again that reinforce that negative image.

If you know about them, you can change them.

Outer beauty and inner joy always go hand in hand.


Make a list of at least 10-20 good things that happen to you every day.

Laugh a lot. You’ll heal your body and your mind.

Discover a new challenge each month.

Try meditating for just five to 10 minutes each day.

7: Sex After 50 – Ha! 

The importance of physical intimacy actually depends on the couple.

An alarming number of men used to give up on sex after 60 and many women felt that their sex life ended with menopause. Thankfully, this is no longer the case.

Sex during middle age can actually become better and more satisfying than ever before.

Maturity gives a couple more experience in lovemaking.

The children are usually grown and left home and the pressures of building a career and day to day life are usually less stressful than in younger years.

So Is Beauty Really Skin Deep?

The answer is yes and no.  It’s a paradox, isn’t it?

True beauty begins from the inside out.

Just remember that getting older doesn't have to mean getting old.

Clear Skin Minerals
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