Friday, June 21, 2019

MY DAILY SHOT

     I was about to start this post off saying that I have a few bad habits, but to be honest, I don't think I do! My health and well-being is pretty important to me and I actually have more good habits than bad ones (so grateful for my health!!) My favourite and pleasurable habit is my morning shot of Ningxia Red.
     My shot of Ningxia Red is the highlight of my morning. The reason I drink it everyday is because it is made from Wolfberries which are an amazing SUPERFOOD ~ so instead of swallowing a bunch of  synthetically formulated vitamins and minerals, I like to eat and drink SUPERFOODS because your body absorbs the nutrients from food so much better.
NingXia Red contains balanced ingredients for a whole-body nutrient infusion. The whole fruit puree of the wolf berry contains vital constituents such as fiber, zeaxanthines, amino acids, polysaccharides, phytocompounds, and polyphenols. NingXia Red is infused with a blend of 5 citrus essential oils including Orange, Tangerine, Lemon and Yuzu Essential Oils. All these ingredients combined support energy levels, normal cellular function, and eye health. It also has many ingredients that participate in antioxidant processes and prevent against oxidative stress.
     Drinking a shot of Ningxia Red is like consuming a huge quantity of fruits and vegetables:
     The ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) test, developed by USDA researchers at Tufts University, is one of the most valuable methods for measuring the ability of antioxidants to absorb oxygen radicals. The test showed that the wolfberry has unsurpassed ability to absorb the bad free radicals. NingXia Red has the highest levels of Superoxide-ORAC activity among its competitors. In addition to the Wolfberry puree, there is also blueberry, plum, cherry, aronia, and pomegranate juices as well as grapeseed extract. It is sweetened with natural Stevia extract.

     My whole family loves the sweet and tangy taste of Ningxia Red! My youngest son is a bit of a Ningxia Monster and really looks forward to his daily pouch of Ningxia Red!
Like all Young Living products, there is an amazing story behind the source of the Wolf Berries we use in Ningxia Red. Check out this short video describing the Seed to Seal process of making Ningxia Red:

I also really love this video that outlines the science behind the amazing health benefits of Wolfberries and Ningxia Red:
Are you ready to super charge your health with Ningxia Red? It is easy to get started with a NingXia Red Starter Kit. An extraordinary value that provides a comprehensive introduction to the power of NingXia, this Premium Starter Kit is an essential building block for a healthy lifestyle.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE KIT:
* NingXia Red 2-pack (750 ml each) 
* 30 NingXia Red Singles (60 ml each)
* 1 Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier (30 ml) 
* 5 ml Northern Lights Black Spruce
* 1 AromaGlide Roller Fitment 
* 2 Ningxia Red 60 ml samples
* 10 Love It? Share It! Sample Business Cards (5 English/5 French) 
* Member Resources 
* Product Guide
Investment in your health : $199.75 

Contact me to get your very own personal stash of Ningxia Red!

Monday, June 3, 2019

WHY I NEVER WORE MAKE-UP

     This may sound shocking to you, but I've never worn makeup. The most I've ever used consistently is a concealer and lip gloss. Oh, and in high school went through a very short powdering my nose kind of phase, but that's it! One of the main reasons why I never wore makeup is because, I had pretty good skin, and to be honest I'm a very low maintenance person when it comes to my beauty regime. As you all know, I also will not put any toxic chemicals on my body and most make-up on the market is really toxic and full of chemicals. So I never bothered to get into make-up.
     Anyway, fast forward to my life these days. When I first became interested in sharing Young Living products, my friend Reagan (who is my upline) started telling me about Savvy Minerals Make-Up, and my immediate response was "Oh, I'm never selling make-up!" I didn't have any experience with using makeup, and so felt like the absolute worst candidate for that job. Anyway - things have changed. The stress of moving, and selling my house, and well just CHANGE in general has done a real number on my hormones, and as a result, my skin. It ain't pretty. My cheeks get all red and spotty. Lets not forget the mysterious skin spots that are beginning to appear as I age too. All of these skin things are beginning to make something a little more powerful than concealer almost a necessity. So I order some Savvy Minerals foundation, bronzer and misting spray. Luckily I won a free lipstick a few months back from YL so I've started using that too. What can I say?! I'm loving the flawless complexion look, ALOT!! So much so that now I'm planning to order some Diamond Dust, Blush, and the Savvy makeup brushes. A whole new world has opened up for me, and I'm loving it!! So now regardless of what time of the month it is, I can go out into the world looking my best, thanks to Savvy Minerals.



     Did you know the average woman puts over 500 chemicals per day on her body? Most of that is from makeup, cosmetics, and other beauty products. And that's not the worst part...the skin actually absorbs 60-70% of what's used topically. So why not give your makeup a MAKE OVER and swap them out with non-toxic alternatives. And here's the best part...you CAN get beauty  without compromising your natural and non-toxic lifestyle.

Lets just go over why I choose Savvy Minerals Makeup - here's what not in our makeup:

Here's what Young Living uses instead:



How to Use Savvy Minerals Step-By-Step:

STEP 1: The first step is cleaning your face. I use the Young Living ART system myself. The ART Renewal Serum and/or ART light moisturizer make a great primer. Our Sheerlume Cream is great if you really dry skin too.

STEP 2: FOUNDATION 
     The first product in the line is the foundation. It diminishes the appearance of imperfections and blemishes, minimizes pore appearance, brightens complexion and enhances natural beauty. As with all of the Savvy Minerals by Young Living products, they are vegan friendly and never tested on animals.
     This is a powder foundation that comes in 10 different shades to accommodate any skin tone. You can also blend multiple foundations together to create your perfect look.
COLOUR MATCHING
     Each tone of Savvy Mineral Foundation—Warm, Cool, and Dark—comes in various shades, with No. 1 as the lightest shade. As the number goes up, the shade gets darker. Using your undertone and the shade finder below, select the shade that’s closest to your skin. For your truest tone, look at the skin on your lower cheek, near your jawline.
 I find the foundation is pretty forgiving. I can wear a Warm #2 or #3. Now that my tan is gone, I am wearing a #2 or #2 and #3 blended.
Find Your Undertone

     The first step to flawless foundation is knowing your undertone. Our Warm colours look best on yellow, peach, and gold undertones; our Cool colours look great on pink or red undertones; and our Dark colours have neutral undertones.

     Not sure which undertone you have? Look at the underside of your forearm to find out. If the veins on your arm have a green tinge, you’re likely warm. If they look bluish, you likely have a cool undertone.

     You can also get some hints from the jewelry and clothes you wear. Which metals and colours look great on you? Which make your skin glow? If you reach for silver jewelry and white, black, blue, green, and blue-red clothes, you probably have cool undertones. Tend to favor gold jewelry and ivory, cream, brown, warm reds, and yellows? You likely have warm undertones.

Here's a video on how to Colour Match the Foundation:

Before you use the foundation, let’s first talk about the Misting Spray.

MISTING SPRAY
     The misting spray was designed by Gary Young as a part of this line to transform the powder foundation into a liquid. To use, simply spray the foundation brush with a bit of the Misting Spray, and allow it to dry for a second. Then pick up some of the powder foundation. Swirl the moistened brush in the lid of the foundation and then tap on finger to release excess. Then apply the foundation to the skin in a gentle swirling motion. Check out this great video on how to apply the foundation. 


     All the Savvy Minerals by Young Living products go on light so you can apply layers to build the colour that you desire. So simply repeat this process until you have the coverage that you want. Be sure that your brush does not get too wet. 
     The misting spray smells amazing! It has skin nourishing ingredients such as aloe, and cedarwood, geranium, lavender, rose essential oils.
CONCEALER: When you use the foundation, you might still want to conceal some blemishes and spots on your face. There are two ways you can do this: just dab a concealer brush in some foundation and apply to spot, or mix with a bit of cream and apply.


STEP #3: BRONZER
     Now, let’s contour using the bronzer. Grab either the contour brush or the bronzer brush, and apply under the cheeks, under the jaw line, or at the hair line to contour, or gentle use it on the cheeks for a sun kissed look. Be sure to shake of any excess off the brush as you go! There are 2 shades of bronzer to choose from. The lighter is Crowned All Over, and the darker shade is Summer Loved.

A short 1 minute video on how to contour.

STEP #4: BLUSH  
     Next step is the blush, arguably the most important makeup step there is. This gives cheeks the perfect flush. It is available in 3 different colours. There is I Do Believe You’re Blushing (a neutral pink), Smashing (a cool pink), and Passionate (a dark burnished rose)
     Again, you can build as much colour as you want; simply repeat the steps above until you like the colour. These can also be used together as some are more sparkly than others.



STEP #5: MINERAL VEIL
     The Diamond Dust Veil may be my most favorite out of all the make-up. You don't want to miss out buying this one. I find it really completes the look. 
     This product is a setting powder for the foundation. Though it looks very white, it’s translucent and glides on clear so it can be used for every skin colour. This gives skin an airbrushed look, and helps to set foundation and make it last longer. Simply grab your powder brush, tap the bottom of the container to release the powder, swirl the brush in the lid and swirl onto skin. Like all of the powders from Savvy Minerals, it is vegan friendly and never tested on animals.


STEP #6: EYESHADOW
     Young Living's great selection of eyeshadow can take you from soft and gentle to bold and dramatic. Again, it is simply all about building layer upon layer of color.
     All the eyeshadow colors are so pretty! I have been using RESIDUAL and DETERMINED for my eyeshadow. I also use Determined as my Eye brow filler - you can use other eyeshadow colors for eyebrow filler or the darker foundations work as well.

     When you start with eyeshadows, always apply Best Kept Secret first. Then you can have fun highlighting with Wanderlust, and filling in the crease with Diffused. For ladies with darker skin, you may want to start with Determined, highlight with Residual and then fill the crease with Unscripted. There are also new green shades, a pale mauve, and limited time only collections for the holidays.

     Just swirl and shake off the excess before applying. For ultra-dramatic looks, you can also use the Misting Spray.
You have several eyeshadow brushes to choose from that will all create the perfect look.
Check out this video on how to use the Eyeshadow:


STEP #7: MULTITASKER
     Now, let’s fill in our brows with the multitasker. This product can do so much more than just fill brows, it also can enhance the eyeshadow, fill in the lash line, and cover grey hairs. 
     I have been using the multi-tasker as my eyeliner as I prefer brown over black. This is too dark for my eye brows - I learned that the hard way, but sure had a good laugh about it.
     Grab the eyeliner brush and use the short angled end to fill in brows. I don’t recommend using the Misting Spray with the eyebrow filler unless you want a very bold eyebrow. But, if you want a really deep colour as an eyeshadow, simply moisten the brush with you Misting Spray or with water before using.

Check out this video on how to use the Multi-Tasker:



STEP #8: EYELINER
     Now, eyeliner is next. Here we can make a big impact if we want to. Get the pointed end of the eyeliner brush soaking wet with water, and pick up some of the Jet Setter and drop it in the lid. Again, wet the end of the brush, and then mix it in the lid until you have a wet paste to work with. While you generally want to avoid mud puddles in the lid of your foundation and blushes, etc, here the mud puddle really works in our favorite to give you a bold eyeliner look without accidentally dripping black powder on your face.

STEP #9: MASCARA
     Then we can finish our look with mascara. The mascara is infused with lavender essential oil for gorgeous lashes from all natural ingredients. This one does contain beeswax, so it is not vegan. It is vegetarian and never tested on animals.
Check out this short video on how to use the Mascara:


STEP #10: LIPSTICK and/or LIP GLOSS
     The lips are the final step. The lipstick glides on smooth and has a creamy texture that enhances the natural lip colour. They do not contain any gluten ingredients.
     There are 5 gorgeous shades of lip stick to choose from! Adore is a bronze pink, On a Whim is a beige nude, Daydream, a pale peachy pink, Uptown Girl which is a Dusty Rose, and Wish, a nude rose.
     Sweet almond oil, beeswax, and vitamin E are key ingredients that moisturize. Simply apply the lip stick until you have the desired coverage. You can also layer with your favorite Young Living lip balm.
LIP GLOSS
     Lip gloss adds that pop of shine, and provides sheer to medium coverage if worn alone. This helps the lips to look fuller and softens and moisturizes.

     We have 4 shades available: Journey (bronze nude); Maven (mauve); Abundant (Sheer Light Pink); and Embrace (a Nude Pink). 
     Olive oil and jojoba esters moisturize and soften the lips while peppermint essential oil gives it a bit of a kick.

BRUSHES: Putting your best face forward is easy when you have the proper makeup application tools.
     The Savvy Minerals Brushes are the perfect companion to the Savvy Minerals line. Each soft makeup application brush is made from high-quality synthetic fibers that are designed to hold the optimal amount of product and provide easy makeup application and a luxurious feel. Each brush works beautifully with the texture of Savvy Minerals powders, so there are no better makeup application brushes for your favourite Savvy Minerals products.
Young Living Canada offers the following brushes:
Blush Brush
Veil Brush
Blending Brush
Eyeshadow Brush
Bronzer Brush
Contour Brush
Concealer Brush

Foundation Brush
CLEANING YOUR BRUSHES: 
3 Reasons You Need To Clean Your Makeup Brushes!!
1. Prolong the life of your beautiful Savvy Minerals brushes.
2. Keep your brushes free of impurities. Who wants those on their skin?!
3. Clean brushes equals flawless makeup application!
Savvy Minerals Solid Brush Cleaner gently cleanses brushes with a plant-based soap and all-natural ingredients like Shea Butter and Jojoba combined Lavender, Lemon, and Orange essential oil for a fresh, clean scent.• 100% vegetable based• Paraben free• Phthalate free• Petrochemical free• Glycol free• Sulfate free• Synthetic dye/colorant free• Animal derived ingredient free• EDTA free• Gluten free
     The Savvy Minerals Silicone Brush Cleansing Pad helps clean makeup, oil, and impurities from your Savvy Minerals brushes. The multitextured surface even provides a deeper cleansing. Use this pad with our Savvy Minerals Solid Brush Cleaner and in a few easy steps, you’ll have brushes free of impurities. Clean brushes mean your makeup and skin will look fresh and fabulous!
1. Wet your Savvy Minerals brush with the bristles pointing down. Make sure to wet only the bristles and not the handle.
2. Swirl the bristles into the Savvy Minerals Solid Brush Cleaner.
3. Place the Savvy Minerals Silicone Brush Cleansing Pad in the palm of your hand and swirl the bristles against the surface to create suds.
4. Rinse the brush, bristles pointing down, until the water runs clear. Repeat steps 2-4 if needed.
5. Reshape the brush and lay flat to dry.



**Pair your Solid Brush Cleaner with the Silicone Brush Cleansing pad for best results!


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