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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

I have an absolute obsession with the beauty department! I love learning new techniques for styling my hair or applying my makeup, changing things up makes life a little more fun for me. Sephora is my beauty mecca, I love wandering around discovering new tools and being intoxicated by new scents. Something I have become interested in, in the past couple years is mineral makeup. I hear a lot about it, but what's the big deal? When I discovered Orglamix I was excited to catch up with Cheri and learn so much about Mineral Makeup and her line!

And good news Embellishers...Orglamix is sponsoring an amazing giveaway just for you!

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*photo compliments of Orglamix*

1. What got you started in making mineral eyeshadow?
I am a self proclaimed ‘product junkie’! From my humble beginnings as the president of the Lip Smacker Club in the first grade to today, I have an insatiable appetite for all things beauty related, so Orglamix was a natural transition for me. It started after the birth of my first daughter in 2004 when my skin (along with my self esteem) freaked out. Seemingly overnight my complexion became sensitive, blotchy and unbearably acne-ridden. Nothing I tried worked, so I began researching ingredients in makeup and stumbled upon mineral makeup. I was instantly captivated by the good-for-you sparkly potions in a rainbow of hues, but once I gave them a try, I was obsessed!

2. What is so important about mineral makeup?
Since I started Orglamix, mineral cosmetics have become much more popular in retail, but I’m committed to keeping all Orglamix minerals strictly au naturel. True mineral makeup contains only all natural, finely ground minerals from the earth, without any of the chemicals, dyes, fillers and preservatives found in traditional makeup. All mineral makeup is not created equal. Read the ingredient labels, know what you are buying. Makeup sensitivity is often the result of synthetic dyes, fragrances, and preservatives, so any makeup that eliminates these is going to eliminate some of the related problems. Pure mineral makeup has many benefits such as: - Titanium dioxide and zinc oxide which have natural, anti-inflammatory properties, that have a calming effect on the skin, particularly important if you suffer from inflammatory problems such as sensitive skin, rosacea or acne.

-Non Comdongenic
Unlike traditional makeup products that contain synthetic ingredients that can clog pores and create skin problems, mineral makeup is free of synthetic fillers and oil. It will not clog pores, and it's not going to aggravate an acne condition or cause a flare-up as easily as some traditional makeup can.

- Sun Protection With an average SPF rating of 15
Due mostly to the high content of titanium dioxide and zinc oxide -- two ingredients commonly found in traditional sunscreen, mineral makeup offers natural sun protection. Even so, it’s recommended to use sunscreen under makeup and then use the mineral foundation as an extra boost.

- Preservative Free
The prime ingredients used in mineral makeup are inorganic, (unlike most makeup) which means that bacteria and microbes cannot live in the makeup. The fact that the ingredients are inorganic also means that no preservatives need be included and that the makeup will have a long shelf life, so long as reasonable care is taken to apply the makeup with clean brushes.

- Healthy Glow
Mineral makeup contains a lot of pigment which allows, for buildable coverage that will last all day. It’s well-suited for hiding the skin’s wrinkles, crow's feet and fine lines, due to the fact it reflects sunlight. The result is a very healthy, natural glow with youthful effervescence.

3. What do you love about Orglamix?
I love everything… even if I have to pull an occasional all nighter to get everything accomplished! I love having a platform to release my creative energy in a way that other people can enjoy, appreciate and benefit from. I love the fact that Orglamix brings out the best in women who use it. It’s amazing to see the transformation. I feel very blessed to have such an awesome group of customers. It makes me very proud.

I love the fact that Orglamix is strictly au naturel, yet customers do not have to sacrifice anything-- quality, texture, color or value. You get it all with Orglamix; and I think it’s the number one reason the brand is so successful and growing so quickly.

5. What can we expect to see from you in the future?
Lots, lol! I have so many exciting new products that are going to launch in 2010, I can't wait! Two of them are concepts I've been working on since my initial launch. They are new and different concepts so I am so excited to see how the market --esp my fans-- will react to them. I also look forward to expanding my distribution and bringing Orglamix to select retailers in the very near future.

6. If you could have a super power what would it be?
I love this question! I would like to be able to wave my magic wand (mascara? lip gloss?) and have any women be able to experience beauty. I get so many emails from women who do not feel beautiful. It’s sad. True beauty comes from within, so no matter what someone looks like on the outside, each and every woman should be able to feel and believe in their own beauty.

*photo compliments of Orglamix*

7. Any extra tidbits?
Orglamix Believes:
» Natural beauty shouldn't cost a fortune.
» That six deep breaths a day can improve your life.
» We are all beautiful inside and out.
» That you already make a difference in the world.
» Speak your mind from your heart.
» A good laugh is an essential ingredient to your day.

Ok Embellishers, all this is wonderful but are you wondering how it would actually wear on you? Well guess what? I have tested... and I am a sold out convert! This mineral product line has amazing color and coverage, a brilliant shimmer and stays on ALL DAY! No fading, no creases!

I received the cutest personal package from Cheri to see for myself just how good the product is. I used a starter kit (pictured above) similar to this one HERE. I took the shadows out the complimentary travel bag, got out my trusty shadow brushes and got to work. BTW I love makeup kits, they make life so simple, all the fun without the fuss!

Great Lasting Coverage!
All day strong. No creasing.

Cheri will work with your eye color and needs!
Also, she has WEEKLY SPECIALS like this kit for everything from smokey eyes to daywear!

After falling in love with the amazing eyeshadow I can't wait to begin trying the rest of her line!
Orglamix offers foundation, blush, bronzer, AND the brushes (above).
Check out this handy Starter Kit HERE that fills all your makeup needs!

One happy customer!

Make sure to keep in touch with Orglamix for their latest products and special customer deals. Join the facebook fanpage HERE and follow Cheri on Twitter HERE

So here is your chance to win a Mineral Eyeshadow Kit of your own! You have 4 opportunities to enter, but make sure you post a comment below for EACH entry or it won't count when the random number is drawn!

1. Visit the shop and tell me below what is your favorite item
(make sure I have a way to contact you)
2. Become a follower of The Embellished Life Blog
3. Tweet about this giveaway! (tag @fashiondiva304 and @hautebeauty)
4. Become a Facebook Fan of Embellished!

This is a 2 WEEK contest so doors close at Midnight, Wednesday, February 10th, NYC time.
Good luck darlings!

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