This is not a beauty blog, nor do I claim to have any specialized knowledge in cosmetics or nutrition.  With that out of the way, I feel compelled to write this post.

Thanks to Facebook and the Internet, this story came across my wall.  Because I love my Arbonne, I had to read it.

Lipstick is toxic!

The full article can be found here: http://www.thedailygreen.com/living-green/safe-non-toxic-lipstick#fbIndex1

For the most part, I do not wear lipstick. John has allergies and he is very sensitive to the chemicals in lipstick and makeup and it causes him to have breakouts. He is so lucky he met a girl who is not into glam and hates the feel of foundation on her skin. When I do wear makeup, it is limited to eyeliner, eye shadow, mascara and maybe some Burt’s Bees lip balm.  If I am feeling extra feminine, I go with the tinted one 🙂

Now, I do realize and accept that I must reapply my lip balm more often than I wish was needed, however I am a worrier and I actually tend to give myself chapped lips from over using my lips, especially when concentrating.

Every now and again, usually when I am headed out after the 9-5 is over for the day, I will step it up and use lipstick, and only when I know that by the time I see John I will have taken it all off so it won’t bother him.  The only lipstick I currently own cost $1.50, I bought it on Oct. 29, 2010 (for using with my Halloween costume)  and is a bright red; however, it is matte and flaky and very dry, so I have to top it with the only gloss that I have (free gift) which also has a plumping agent in it so my lips tingle and itch, and my hair sticks to them!  Not my idea of glam, I will admit that. BUT, when done right, it looks good!!

Flash forward to now, and me reading this article. Without even looking at the ingredients on my cheap, dollar-store bought for Halloween, red lipstick, I have thrown it in the garbage.

What have I been eating??!!!

I am going back to Burt’s Bees for now, until my Arbonne order comes in.

Arbonne Scarlet Lipstick

Arbonne Clear Lip Gloss

Please visit http://www.arbonne.com/ for all of the products Arbonne offers.

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