Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Unpaid Product Endorsement

This makes TWO posts on a day I didn't think I had anything to talk about. This is just for Emily, although I don't know why she'd need makeup because she's beautiful! ;) This is my post I wrote earlier today that I figured would be boring to everyone else! If you're a guy you can skip right on over this post!

I've been wanting to tell you guys about Bare Minerals make-up. As many of you close to me know, I could go on and on (and on) about this amazing product. I could be a celebrity spokesperson for this make-up, it's that good.

Almost 2 years ago I changed up some of the ingredients in my daily medicinal cocktail, and with it my hormones went wacky. For the first time in my life I had an acne problem. Oh, sure, as a teenager there was an occasional zit (most often on prom night or before senior pictures or on a first date) but never anything resembling a problem.

I didn't know what to do....anything I tried to make it better ended up making it worse. Suddenly, beyond just an acne problem I was getting long-lasting acne scars. My skin was ugly, I was embarrassed, and it was painful. I'd been to a dermatologist, tried everything over the counter, under than counter, behind the counter, and stopped just short calling Michael Jackson to find out where he gets the masks for Blanket.

Now, I've been known to fall for a few infomercials in my time....most notably Windsor Pilates and the GT Express (neither of which I use today). I even fell for Proactiv in a moment of desperation. Proactiv actually made my skin worse and I felt like I'd suffered through a harsh chemical peel. I still use one of Proactiv's products, but I couldn't use it like P Diddy and Jennifer Love Hewitt wanted me to.

I didn't believe that the kind of coverage my awful skin needed could be found in a powder, yet I watched the early morning infomercials about Bare Minerals over and over. And finally, because I couldn't take it any more, I gave it a shot. I did my research online, consumer reports, testimonials from friends. And I headed to Sephora and purchased the Starter Kit, which came with everything I needed including the brushes.

People, I don't know what else to tell you except give it a shot. Whether you have good skin or bad skin....this stuff is amazing. Not only did it cover all my flaws, but after about 2 weeks of using it my face cleared up. I actually look forward to putting on makeup each day--it's one of my favorite parts of the day!

Another thing is that I'm not dying to get home to take it off. Just ask John--I used to skip out on evening activities just so I could wash my face and stay in to hide away. Now, it does not feel like I'm wearing makeup, and my acne problem has turned in to an occasional red spot that lasts about a day. The makeup is all-natural (read the ingredient list) and it sits on top of your face, instead of sinking into your pores. I don't know how it works, but it does.

You can read about Bare Minerals on their website, and you can go to Sephora to have them apply your makeup and help you figure out what you need. Or you can call me and I'll give you a demonstration like I did with my sister this weekend and then I will help you pick everything out! THAT is how excited I am about this stuff....I'd take you shopping and help you pick everything out and then squeal and get excited for you!

Sorry for the long speel....I just know I'm always looking for product recommendations and I want you to know this is something I truly believe in. Between Bare Minerals and Cetaphil face wash, for the first time in two years I love touching my face and seeing myself in the mirror. If you want to know more, just e-mail me!


Julia said...

I bought the starter kit today! My only problem with it is that it's a bit expensive, but totally worth it and I love it!

P.S. I bought my first Christmas present of the season yesterday, and it's for you. And without giving too much away...you are going to FLIP! It's pretty awesome, if I do say so myself. ;)

Nina said...

I, too, am guilty of watching the late night/early morning informercials and the QVC presentations of Bare Minerals, but I'm glad I did; I ordered the kit sometime last spring. I love it, and it's so fast compared to what I was using. Check out the products on eBay; you can probably save some $$ there.

Emily said...

I almost ordered a Jack Lalane juicer the other day.

After having Bare Minerals and now using my liquid because I'm out, I know that this product is so worth it.

Audrey said...

Love, Love, Love my bare minerals! I also have used them for over 2 years, almost 3. It may be expensive to start but, I used one container for almost a year. I can't imagine it any other way! Love 'em!