What’s in your mascara?

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I was shocked to learn of all of the harmful ingredients added to the cosmetics most women use. My sister and I have been talking mascara lately, so I decided to do some research on what is typically added to mascara. This is what I found.

Parabens- Parabens are used to prevent bacteria from growing in mascara. According to the breast cancer fund, hygienic preservatives have been linked to mimic or disrupt estrogen in the body.

http://www.breastcancerfund.org/clear-science/radiation-chemicals-and-breast-cancer/parabens.html

Aluminum Powder- Used as a cosmetic colorant and is neurotoxin and is rated as a high concern by the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep Cosmetics Database. With long term exposure my impair the natural excretion process. The body may not excrete mercury, making whatever amount of mercury in your system more toxic.

http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ingredient/700324/ALUMINUM_POWDER/

Propylene Glycol- This is approved by the FDA, but has caused severe skin irritations, itching, pain, and in severe cases cause painful blisters.

http://dermapproved.com/blog/sudden-onset-of-allergic-contact-dermatitis-propylene-glycol-may-be-to-blame

Retinyl Acetate (Vitamin A Acetate)- According the EWG, Retinyl Acetate may cause biochemical or cellular level changes and mutations in your genes. Use of this ingredient is prohibited in Canadian cosmetics.

http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ingredient/705543/RETINYL_ACETATE_(VITAMIN_A_ACETATE)/

Yuk! I am sure glad that Arbonne offers a pure, safe, and beneficial mascara.The best part about Arbonne’s It’s A Long Story Mascara- It works!! I absolutely love it! In fact, after 4 weeks of use 97% of users agreed that their lashes looked longer and loved the look of their lashes. 

What is Network Marketing?

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I had never heard of Network Marketing until I was introduced to Arbonne just a few months ago. I am discovering a lot of people I know are involved with some sort of direct selling. That’s fantastic, but why didn’t they share their business with me? I have been searching for time and financial freedom for years. I would have jumped right in, as I did with Arbonne. Moral of this short story, don’t judge! You never know who might be looking for exactly what you have to offer. Time to get my ask on! Network Marketing may not be for you, and that is ok, but who do you know that is looking for an extra stream of income, a plan B, or ready to live a different life?

Hair Crack

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That’s not actually the name of this amazing hair product, but once you try it you’ll want to use it everyday!!

SeaSource Detox Spa Fortifying Hair Mask AKA HAIR CRACK!! Contains antioxidants, vitamins and minerals with a superb, hydrating formula that helps strengthen, condition, repair and revitalize the hair shaft for a lustrous, healthy shine. It’s perfect for a scalp massage and safe for chemically treated hair. Mask can be used on newly colored hair to help seal and protect the cuticle, which helps maintain color.

Eat Your Veggies!

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Greens balance

I love fruits and veggies, but with a hectic and busy schedule I often forget to eat them. That is why I love Greens Balance! With just 1 scoop of Arbonne’s Greens balance your body will receive a blend of the following super foods:

Greens- Kale, artichoke, broccoli, spinach, alfalfa, barley grass, and wheat grass. The greens will deliver chlorophyll, vitamins A, K, & E.

Superfood Kale

Superfood Kale

Reds- Pomegranate, cherry, and red coffee. The reds deliver a source of antioxidants, flavonoids, and polyphenols.

Cherries

Cherries

Yellows- Pumpkin, carrots, sweet potatoes, papaya, and mango. The yellows deliver alpha & beta carotene, vitamin C & A.

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Blues- Blueberry, black currant, purple sweet potato, and elderberry. The blues deliver anthocyanidins, resveratrol, vitamin C, and quercetin.

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Arbonne’s Evolution Full Control

Reach for Full Control before you sit down to your next meal. It contains the unique soluble fiber glucomannan, derived from the konjac root, which expands when mixed with water to help you feel full to support weight management. Mix one scoop of this great-tasting watermelon-kiwi flavored powderwith a glass of water and drink 30 minutes before eating to feel full to support weight management.

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