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Feeling Pretty? You Should!

(Yes! - Coupon codes at the bottom for red apple lipstick!)

(Yes! – Coupon codes at the bottom for red apple lipstick!)  Berried Treasure on top, HOT MESS on the bottom.  I don’t name them folks, I just wear them.  (But if you would like to get in on the naming fun, they hold contests and let their customers choose!  Get in on the fun on their Facebook page!)

While God challenges us to always be working on our inner beauty, because it radiates outside of ourselves – I always felt prettier INSIDE when I felt put together “outside”.
I’m sure most women can relate, it’s hard to feel pulled together when your hair isn’t having a good day, or if you’re having skin issues, or if you’re missing your favorite shade of lipstick because it’s missing from your purse!!

I never really took into an account what was in the make-up I was putting on my face – around my sensitive eyes, and certainly not around my mouth.  I just knew this – it needed to stay put, because my lips are small!

I also never had acne much… until I hit my 30s.  Then hormonally, it seemed like I had monthly break outs.  With the removable of sugar, gluten and dairy – and a balancing of my hormones… I no longer struggle in that way.

I also make sure all of the products I put on my face aren’t causing more harm than their worth!  (What is your acne telling you?)

RED APPLE LIPSTICK is one of my favorite make-up companies now.  They were also one of the first ones I tried last year, because I’m a sucker for GREAT marketing, and their product delivered – with a wide selection of products made me assume they were really caring about today’s woman.  Young, old, (middle-aged, ahem)…  The owner really seemed to care about his client no matter their age – every woman actually buying his products!

I also love that you can read what is in the products, it’s not some big (dirty) secret… because the products are listed and easy to find.

Personally my favorite aspect is that they last.  I love eye shadow that I don’t have to keep re-applying… and lipstick that keeps its color and is moisturizing!  Then there is their newest gloss line “Mint-2-Be” which has a natural fresh minty scent to it…  and again, if you ever ingest it – it isn’t harmful!! (interesting concept considering most paraben filled plastic make-ups make people sick, sick, sick – and they have no idea!)

Two of my favorite neutral lipsticks for summer are “SUMMER SANDS” and “FLIRT WITH ME”.  Summer sands has some SPF also, which is a great thing to remember as we’re out in the sun!

My favorite BOLD colors are “REBEL” (yes – instead of hiding – it’s a BOLD I feel pretty red!), “STRAWBERRY LIPS” and “SUNKISSED” for a mod-orange/red look.

My *favorite* lip glosses include the newest “HOT MESS” and “BERRIED TREASURE”,  ral “DIAMOND SANDS”, “NEW PEPPERMINT”

Here is a pic I took with  HOT MESS on.  Love this bright color for spring!

Here is a pic I took with HOT MESS on. Love this bright color for spring!

There is always a 20% VIP sign up on their front page – which is an awesome monthly coupon they send you … but ALSO they reward for word of mouth sharing too – so if you tell them I sent you – WE can both earn money off of our orders!  These are timed coupons – so while they won’t expire for uses, they DO expire by May. 31st, 2013.

All you have to do is put in my name: HEALTHY FOR HIM and one of these codes and you can save even more $$$.  If you love it, then they even have a trade in your OLD (poison) make up and you can get credits towards their safe make-up as well!! (How awesome is that!?!)

So without further blathering… read about why RED APPLE LIPSTICK is diffferent from other companies:

Go to www.redappleslipstick.com/galpal

and save additional $$$ with any of these codes:

001277

084577

002211

Now go SAVE!!  (And even if you don’t use my name… that really is ok by me.  I just love seeing people succeed at business who are truly looking out for other people.  Those are the ones who SHOULD be succeeding!  We vote with our dollars everyday people.  Make your votes count!)

“Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, saying:

‘To Him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever!’ “

Rev. 5:13

Red Apple Lipstick – SALE

My best duckface. Sad. I know. But love this color!  Red Apple Lipsticks “Diamond Sands”

It’s a well know fact, I have some of the smallest lips on the planet and I love lipstick/lip gloss.

I want to make sure the color on my lips is SAFE for me, in the event I ingest it!  Thankfully there are options out there!

(and RIGHT NOW they’re on sale!)

I love their shadows, lip liners, lip stick and lipgloss.  Great, quality products with safe and top notch ingredients!

Happy Lord’s day to you!

“On the seventh day God had finished His work of creation, so He rested from all His work.” 

Genesis 2:2

Eye On You

Gluten-free make up?

Is that really necessary?

I mean seriously… you’re not going to EAT your make-up – right?

But hold on a minute.  Your SKIN is your largest organ… 

and it absorbs what you put onto it… into your skin and then into your blood stream…

So it may not be ingested to cause damage to your intestine specifically… but what if it’s causing problems in another system of your body?

That’s why there is so much commotion about parabens being in hair products, and face products… that you put into your skin and on your mouth, because those parabens are showing up in cancer cells.

So yes.  Gluten-free make-up, to me, IS necessary.  Paraben-free is also increasingly important.

Not just for people who have the dermatitis herpetiformis (the itchy rash-type of celiac disease)…

If you’re gluten sensitive – then it’s probably not worth the risk of what it’s doing that you can’t see.

Personally I always had problems with soap, deodorant, and make-up.  My mom said I had, “special skin”…

If by “special” she meant super FAIR, and prone to reactions…. then yes.  I am pretty special.

It’s with FULL confidence that I tell you how much I love the new shadows from Red Apple Lipstick brand.  Known for their gluten-free line of lip products, they’ve now produced a fantastic line of eye shadows.  They work well wet or dry, and are a great quality shadow that stayed on BEYOND all day for me.  I was quite impressed!!  Love the colors I got too!

“Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.”

Hebrews 10:22

Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall…

Here are some of my new products from RED APPLE LIPSTICK. That lipstick shade is “Flirt with Me” and its a great neutral. I got an “almost red” liner, and a “blush” as well. All Gluten/Paraben FREE!

My friends will tell you, I’m a freak about make-up… and hair spray.

While most people can just get up and run to the store carefree…  I must have my make-up on/hair done.

Some might call that…. vanity.

I call it… normal for me.  (notice I didn’t call myself normal)

I also think my issue stems from being pale-skinned.  Often times if I didn’t have make-up on, people would ask me if I felt ok… because I DO look a bit sick without make-up.  Who wants to run into people when they feel they look bad, only to have that confirmed with questions of, “are you SICK?”

Truly.  I do look sick.

About my hair?  I think I just had enough bad hair days in the 80s and 90s to last a lifetime…  I’d rather live in a dream that my naturally, curly, out-of-control-mop (or as my husband says SASSY hair) – is the one thing I can try to tame on a daily basis.  I still giggle when my hair is “natural” and people ask me if I paid money to make my hair look like that….  (hah!)  Not a chance.

So, what does this have to do with health?  Good question.

It goes back to the hairspray debacle I had back in April…when I realized that beauty products I was using, ALSO had gluten in them.  Conflicting reports I read said I wasn’t EATING the products, so it shouldn’t be a problem…  unless you have dermatitis issues.

BUT…  the other side of the coin said – it IS an issue, and you ARE putting it in or ON the largest organ of your body – your skin, which absorbs those toxins and will cause an effect.

Well, if you use hair spray like *I* do… then you’re bound to ingest it… which would explain why I felt so poorly after getting ready in the mornings.  If gluten was in my shampoo, and conditioner, and my hairspray… and my eyeliner, and my lipstick… and it was.

THAT was NOT working in my favor.

Changing food was one thing, but changing my daily beauty therapy?

Yes, I’ve been in the process of doing that too.  Hair spray and shampoos/conditioners were first… but I’ll admit – they’re tricky!  Sometimes Wheat Protein is labeled as such, and sometimes – it’s NOT.  If you have a question, check out the national celiac message boards for tips or call the specific company yourself.

Here is a link to the skinny on gluten-free hairspray by the Celiac Diva.  She’s SO helpful!

“Awesome is God from His sanctuary; the God of Israel—

He is the one who gives power and strength to His people.  Blessed be God!”  

Psalm 68:35

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