Posted by Arlene Sherman, President on January 15, 2011
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There are many great product lines featuring mineral makeup, but really, there are very few that are truly pure minerals and nothing else…like Affordable Mineral Makeup. Our company has been around for almost five years providing pure minerals makeup that contain only minerals and nothing that you don’t need…no harmful or toxic ingredients. We are not a giant corporation with huge expenses and jets and fleets of trucks…we provide our high quality pure mineral makeup direct to you at really great prices…no advertising hype or multinational brand campaigns…just great, pure minerals at really affordable prices.
Over the years we have done several promotions with even greater savings on our already affordable mineral makeup. Recently, we started a promotional email that goes out to our customers to let them know about special offers and occasionally exclusive email-only offers…you can subscribe to the email here.
The bottom line answer about saving money? Imagine using a product you like for years…maybe you purchase it twice a month…and you already save by buying it from us instead of the giant conglomerates…that’s money you saved to get the same quality mineral makeup!
Do you want to look healthy and naturally beautiful while saving money or spend too much for virtually the same products by the big corporations? Makeup your mind to be gorgeous! Why not…and SAVE!
Posted by Arlene Sherman, President on November 23, 2010
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends…but don’t forget to visit our website Thanksgiving day…you will NOT want to miss Affordable Mineral Makeup’s Black Friday Event….our biggest promotion ever and a way of saying thank you…starts Thursday for 3 days only!
Posted by Guest Author on October 31, 2010
Making your own decisions or falling for the hype? We are bombarded everyday by the hype and fluff of big budget advertising and marketing campaigns for just about every product we buy…including mineral makeup.
There is so much of it that it’s hard to tell what we should really pay attention to…which is actually just what the hype is designed to do. The Affordable Mineral Makeup Company doesn’t have big budget advertising and marketing campaigns, but it wouldn’t matter if they did…they just say it like it is: they recommend using personal care and makeup products with no unnecessary, harmful or toxic ingredients…only healthy, pure ingredients and none that you don’t need…and that’s exactly what you get with pure mineral makeup from Affordable Mineral Makeup.
It’s easy at any age to be lulled into a trance by the promises of sexy, glamorous, Hollywood looks by using the ‘purest’ or ‘most refined’ makeup products…but read the labels…make sure you know exactly what you are getting for the extra money you are paying for all that marketing and advertising hype.
Now are you making your decisions to buy pure minerals based on the hype of international companies, or are you doing your research and making your own decisions? Makeup!! Your Mind!
Posted by Arlene Sherman, President on October 8, 2010
Swollowing Ox blood to improve your complexion? Burnt matches used to darken eyelids? Not so bad when you consider this next one…using the urine of young boys to fade freckles? And how about this? Queen Victoria hated makeup and associated it with prostitutes and felt it was vulgar for upper class society. She did however say that it was alright to use if you were an actor. Well golly gee and thanks Victoria.
Women have used cosmetics for thousands of years to enhance their looks. In the old testament Jezebel painted her eyelids and probably used minerals since Macy’s was probably not in the neighborhood. Even the book of Esther describes beauty treatments. And even today we call someone a Jezebel if she is overly made up.
If you’ve been reading my posts, you know how strongly I feel about using personal care products without all of the harmful, toxic, unregulated ingredients found in so many of them. Researching the history of cosmetics and what women once used…weird just doesn’t quite cover it.
Can you imagine what women had to do to get some color on their faces? Today we just shop on the web and get gorgeous mineral makeup delivered right to our mailboxes. Try doing that with an ox! We, like in the days of old, have pure pure minerals to offer. You should check us out. and be gorgeous! Jezebels, indeed!
Posted by Guest Author on September 27, 2010
I read the most disturbing news report recently on CNN.com. In a new study conducted in Europe, the findings indicate a link between mental health problems and teens with problem acne. Nearly everyone has had some type of complexion or skin problem at some point in their life, but did you know that severe problems can be devastating psychologically…and peer pressure in our world can make it ten times worse….particularly as teens when you are really forming your self-image and self-esteem.
Now, I am naturally concerned about this for two reasons…obviously one of them is that my company specializes in irritant-free, chemical free mineral makeup without harmful ingredients like Bismuth Oxychloride…all of which helps reduce and prevent acne and other skin problems.
The other reason…if you’ve been reading our blog, you know that we are on a mission to inform everyone about using safer cosmetics and personal care products like ours. Many other personal care product manufacturers use ingredients that have already been banned for use in personal care products in the European Union. Many of those ingredients are in products you use on your face every day which can contribute to increased skin problems including acne. And since the category is unregulated and ingredients often untested, there could be harmful ingredients in those products that do even worse things than exacerbate acne.
Please go watch the Story of Cosmetics video and find out more about this very important issue.
Posted by Arlene Sherman, President on September 14, 2010
In our ongoing efforts to promote awareness of potentially harmful ingredients in cosmetics and mineral makeup without Bismuth Oxychloride or other unhealthy chemicals, we invite you to watch the ‘Story of Cosmetics’ video by visiting the Affordable Mineral Makeup website. This video will enlighten anyone who uses shampoo, soap, lotions, oil…typically any personal care product used by men, women…and children. You’ll be surprised how many are in an unregulated category of products in which the FDA has no oversight for the potentially harmful ingredients found in many personal care products.
There are actually over 5,000 ingredients that are allowed for use in personal care products. Many of these ingredients that are allowed are known to be hazardous to our health and many others remain untested with unknown risks. Although the EU (European Union) has banned approximately 400 chemicals suspected of causing cancer, most of these chemicals are permitted in products sold in Canada and the United States.
Here is a partial list of known questionable ingredients found in personal care products…please visit often for future articles and more information about safer personal care products.
- Diethanolamine (DEA), triethanolamine (TEA), and monoethanolamine (MEA)
- Dioxins,DMDM hydantoin, diazolidinyl urea and imidazolidinyl urea
- FD&C colors, Phenylenediamine, Lanolin, Lead, Nonylphenols, Parabens, Polyethylene glycol (PEG)
As a special encouragement to use safer products (shameless plug is next) don’t miss the special fall promotion right on the front page of the site when you go to watch the Story of Cosmetics video.
Posted by Arlene Sherman, President on September 3, 2010
I am confused…we makeup after a fight, right? This is a good thing…
If we get rained out we do a makeup game, right? This is a good thing…
If we’re absent we have a makeup test, right? This could be a good thing…
Don’t we makeup our bed? This might be a good thing…
Don’t we make up stories? Uhhh…maybe a good thing…
And don’t we apply makeup?
None of these things are bad for us…right? Wait a second…makeup? How really weird that this word can have so many implications. I love it! Many cosmetic companies just keep putting chemicals in their products…so there is bad makeup and good makeup. I want to make (it) up to the whole world by letting you know there are good places to buy good, healthy and safe makeup. For real. Honest. Truly, and I am not making this up! Check out Affordable Mineral Makeup. The company that cares about you. Really.
Posted by Arlene Sherman, President on September 2, 2010
Initially I thought I was buying a mineral makeup and cosmetics company. You know, to keep myself out of trouble…build an empire. I was particularly interested in the Affordable Mineral Makeup Company because its mineral makeup products have no harmful ingredients. Little did I know that once I started doing my research about makeup and cosmetics that I would become so appalled and really mad at how our health is not even a minute consideration to so many of the cosmetics companies.
So although I have had bouts of madness about things before, my newest madness is getting the word out about the potentially harmful chemicals in makeup and baby products. And believe me, it is not merely a mineral makeup madness. It is a major, full blown lunacy…but…it is devoted, intense and desperate. Everyone needs to watch The Story of Cosmetics video to understand more about this important issue. Wow, help me get the word out. Can you?