Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Is Your Makeup Safe? Learn about the Compact for Safe Cosmetics.

I've been reading several books about safe and natural cosmetics recently. Over and over one website has been noted, SafeCosmetics.org. This amazing resource offers helpful information about beauty products that may be doing many ugly things to our bodies, as well as explaining healthier alternatives. They offer an extensive list of "safer companies" who have each signed a "Compact for Safe Cosmetics" pledging "to not use chemicals that are known or strongly suspected of causing cancer, mutation or birth defects in their products and to implement substitution plans that replace hazardous materials with safer alternatives in every market they serve."

According to the Safe Cosmetics website, "Several major cosmetics companies, including OPI, Avon, Estee Lauder, L'Oreal, Revlon, Proctor & Gamble and Unilever have thus far refused to sign the Compact for Safe Cosmetics." But I am proud to say that Affordable Mineral Makeup has been a member of this compact for nearly a year already. Please check out our cruelty-free products at InnerBeautyGirls.com and do something good for your checkbook and great for your skin today!

One of the books I've been reading is our featured give-away this month, Beauty Secrets of the Bible by award-winning author, Ginger Garrett. If you would love to win an autographed copy of this amazing resource, be sure to sign up for my email newsletter here at www.InnerBeautyGirlz.blogspot.com by Feb. 29 to be entered into a drawing for this great tool!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Do you ShoutLife?

Not quite a year ago I was invited to visit a freind's website at ShoutLife. Having never heard of the site before, I had no idea what a treat I was in for! ShoutLife is a social networking community (think "myspace") from a decidedly Christian viewpoint. They offer personal pages for each registered user (yes, registration is free), and also special spotlights for Christian commedians, musicians, authors and organizations. You are also free to sign up for fellowship groups within the site on a range of topics or start new groups if you don't find what you are looking for. I have made so many wonderful friends there and find continual encourgament from this site.

If you haven't had a chance to visit, you are welcome to start at my page at www.Shoutlife.com/InfertilityMom. If you register for or already have a SL page, please shoot me a friends request there. I love making friends and keeping up on the happenings of your life! And yes, leave me a note here at InnerBeautyGirlz.blogspot.com with your SL link and you will earn yet another entry into this month's give away - Beauty Secrets of the Bible (follow the link for more chances to enter) by award-winning author, Ginger Garrett. :)

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled...

Today is a day where may are celebrating, hearts area abundant and everything is "rosy" for those who have a Valentine to celebrate the day with. But others are feeling disappointment today - someone special has overlooked your desire to be honored with a gift, or even harder there is no "someone special" to even forget.

Whatever you are feeling today, be it the glow and passion of new love, the comfort and security of old love, or a deep heart-longing to be loved, know that I am praying for you today. God knows the hearts and situations behind every eye that will read this blog, and while I cannot pray for you all by name, I know that as I pray for you now, He sees each of your faces with intimacy as the True Lover of your soul. Trust Him with each joy, heartache and detail of your life!

A very talented friend of mine pained a beautiful picture. If you have a Facebook account, be sure and take a look here:
JoyLynn's Tears

It is based on Psalm 56:8
"You number my wanderings;
Put my tears into Your bottle;
Are they not in Your book?"
(New King James Version)

What kind of love not only cares about ever tear we ever shed, but loves us more deeply than we could ever truly comprehend? "Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us," (Romans 5:7-8, NIV).

In John 14:27, after He has been crucified, risen from the dead and was preparing to return to Heaven, Jesus encouraged, "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." (NIV, emphasis added)

Not as the world gives, in quickly fading flowers and soon forgotten candy. Not as the world gives in broken promises and shattered dreams. Not as the world gives in unfulfilled hopes and unsatisfied expectations. But as only He can offer, I pray peace for your heart today! May this Valentine's be one you remember as beautiful because you are Truly Loved.

What does any of this have to do with inner beauty? "I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God," (Ephesians 3:16-19, NIV, emphasis added).

Monday, February 11, 2008

Christian Jewlery Line

Thank you to all the new subsribers who have joined this week. It will be so exciting to see who wins Beauty Secrets of the Bible at the end of the month. Check back in later this week for some sneak peaks at the contents of this great title and of course, more chances to enter the drawing!

A friend of mine has shared her fun business with me and I've enjoyed her products so much I wanted to pass along a special offer from Cheryl just for you:

"I hope you will take a look at the Gorgeous jewelry Gurrlie Girl has to offer. We are a Christian based company and offer Scripture Bracelets, cross necklaces, fashion jewelry and so much more.
"Contact me if you'd like me to send you a catalog. Mention seeing me here on Jenni's Inner Beauty Girlz Blog and you will receive Free Shipping with a $25.00 purchase, good until February 29, 2008."

If anyone places an order with Cheryl, please let me know too, either by posting here (be sure to include your email address or some way for me to contact you) or by emailing me at innerbeauty AT affordablemineralmakeup DOT com (remove spaces and replace AT with @ and DOT with .). Any orders Cheryl confirms as having been placed with this special offer will earn more entries into our Beauty Secrets drawing! :D

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Another Way to Earn Entries for Beauty Secrets of the Bible drawing!

I told you I would be posting more ways for you to win additional entries into the Beauty Secrets of the Bible book give-away all month long. So here's your next chance already. In addition to those mentioned in the previous blog entry, visit me now and InnerBeautyGirls.com and place an order for Affordable Mineral Makeup.

For every $10 you spend in the month of February, I will give you 5 more entries into this drawing. And if you place your order before midnight EST this Friday, Feb. 8, I will double that offer, giving you one entry for every single dollar you spend! Don't forget to take advantage of the 5 grams of free makeup offer while you are shopping!

Be sure to email me at innerbeauty AT affordablemineralmakeup DOT com (remove spaces, change AT to @ and DOT to .) or to leave a post here letting me know that you ordered, your order total, and your email address so that I can properly credit your points total. :)

Join My Newsletter and You Could Win Beauty Secrets of the Bible

I am giving away one copy of Ginger Garrett's book Beauty Secrets of the Bible this month! Ginger has also written the amazing novel, Chosen: The Lost Diaries of Queen Esther and many other titles such as Dark Hour, Loose it For Life (for Teens), and the beautiful infertility devotional, Moments for Couples Who Long for Children.

Additional information on how to enter this drawing for Beauty Secrets of the Bible will be posted here later in the week. But to get a jump-start on your chance to win, simply fill your email address in the subscription box over to the right sidebar and you will automatically receive my update posts as email newsletters! :D Joining the Inner Beauty mailing list earns you FIVE entries into this drawing that will be held on Feb. 29.

Once you have subscribed to this newsletter feed, earn ONE more entry simply by leaving me a comment here on this blog entry as well. For additional chances to win, be watching this blog all month (not a problem if you are signed up for the updates) for more information to come. :D

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Join for 1/3 off, Extended until Valentine's Day!

If you missed the Consulants Join AMM for $20 Special last month, it's been extended until Valentine's Day. Take advantage of this great deal while you can!!!

Sunday, February 3, 2008

5 grams of Affordable Mineral Makeup FREE with 10g purchase

Buy one 10g container of Affordable Mineral Makeup and get a 5g container of makeup for FREE! Offer valid from now until midnight EST next Sunday, Feb. 11.

Simply place an order at www.InnerBeautyGirls.com including one 10g sifter jar of your desired shade, a 5g sifter jar of your desired shade and anything else you may want in your shopping cart, then enter 10g5g in the coupon section for an automatic deduction of $6.99 (the price of one 5g sifter jar) from your total!

Remember, every time you place an AMM order, you receive a free sample too. What a great way to try out new products! :)

Also, Affordable Mineral makeup is currently offering 1/3 off consultant sign ups from now until Valentine's Day. While you can normally start your AMM business for just $30, right now join for only $20, a $10 savings!!!

Visit me at www.InnerBeautyGirls.com and find the hot pink "Join Now" link half way down my page. Put the word signup in the coupon section after pressing "buy now" on the consultant level.

$10 OFF Consultant Sign Ups special was originally offered only until 1/31/08 , but has been extended for just two more weeks.
Offer good ONLY on Consultant level, not other levels.

You get:
a 30% off coupon for one order to do with whatever you want-build a kit, purchase for yourself, whatever...

start at 25% commission
increase to up to 35% commission
7% on your down line sales

free personalized web page (variety of options available)

free yourname@affordablemineralmakeup.com email address

yahoo groups and forum for support

catalogs, business cards, forms available for you to print or purchase

support and easy access to owner and others within the company

a great product to promote that exceeds other companies in product and customer service

more shades than other mineral makeup companies

more size options than other mineral makeup companies

extra 'goodie' on your birthday

consultant handbook

monthly consultant contests

and so much more...

Join today at www.InnerBeautyGirls.com with the word signup in the coupon section after pressing "buy now" on the consultant level.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Moisturizing Oily Skin?

JoyLynn asks, "I have a question about oily skin...should I still moisturize?"

Surprisingly, yes, you should still moisturize oily skin after a good cleaning, to keep your skin from trying to "over-moisturize" itself, thus producing even more oil! The key is to be sure to choose an oil-free moisturizer. You also want to avoid cleaning products that make your skin feel "tight" afterwards because this can mean the top layer of you skin actually "shrinks" and can cause your skin to retain too much oil and create an environment where pores clog easily. While I don't agree with absolutely everything on their website, a very helpful article on oily skin can be found on this holistic skin care page.

Thanks for your question, JoyLynn! You will be receiving a gift certificate to Affordable Mineral Makeup this week, so be checking your email!