Thursday, March 31, 2011

Why Mineral Makeup is Good For Your Skin

From International Health and Science Magazine

I have fallen in LOVE with our Mineral Makeup,  but I'm always on the lookout for information about the products that I use and sell.  There is a lot of GREAT information about Mineral Makeup in this article.  


Mineral makeup has been the latest craze among women who are beauty aficionados but also want to keep their skin looking good. So why all the fuss about this new type of makeup and how is it different from the kind of makeup that has been used for decades now? Simply put, mineral makeup is makeup made from crushed minerals such as mica, titanium dioxide, iron oxides and zinc oxide. They usually come in the form of loose powder while some are packaged just like regular makeup. The selling point of these kinds of makeup is that they do not contain any harmful chemicals, dyes and other preservative so they are good for the skin. Mineral makeup eliminates the other additional ingredients found in other makeup such as harmful parabeens and fragance, so it is considered as more pure and better for natural skin care.

Mineral makeup fans like the fact that it is less prone to cause allergies and other irritations that makeup with heavy chemicals can sometime cause. It is non-comodegenic and oil free, which causes acne and other facial impurities. Mineral makeup also rarely uses talc, which has been found to be a carcinogen in regular makeup. Mineral ingredients titanium dioxide and zinc oxide are natural sun blockers and can deliver UVA and EVB protection equivalent to a sunscreen which has a SPF20.

Another thing that both everyday makeup users and professional makeup artists like about mineral makeup is the fact that it is less heavy on the skin and goes on more smoothly than regular makeup. This is because there are less ingredients that make it heavy like the usual makeup brands. They can even cover up and conceal acne without making them worse.The tagline “safe to sleep in” some mineral makeup brands use stems from the fact that they do not clog the pores, and for some who sleep with their makeup on, they do not suffer any breakouts the next day the way regular makeup sometimes can. Mineral makeup can even be used for patients who have undergone laser peeling, where the skin is at its most sensitive state.

The benefits of mineral makeup may not work for everyone as every skin type reacts differently to different products. It is always advisable to try it on using a tester to see if it is compatible with your skin type. It may be relatively expensive compared to regular makeup brands, but your skin is your body’s biggest organ, so it just apt that you use the best products you can to take care of it. It is better to prevent any early signs of aging and damage now using natural mineral makeup products than have to spend thousands of dollars when you get older for cosmetic surgery just to maintain a younger-looking skin.

Monday, March 28, 2011

What your Colors Say about you.

This is a posting that Nancy Bogart our founder and CEO shared on her  Jordan Essentials Blog,  and I thought you would find it interesting.

Have you ever seen a magazine and they ask you to pick a color and then tell you what it means about your personality?
Mine really has changed over the years, so it is hard to say one color over another. Yes, there are colors I look better in but I am pretty much a free spirit when it comes to colors.

Recently I read a Martha Stewart tip to color coordinate your closet. I am about as far from Martha Stewart as you can be. She wears khaki, I do not own anything khaki, but she has a point. I moved all of the pinks together, all of the greens, all of the blacks etc in my closet. I wondered to myself how long this would last. I LOVE IT!
Organization actually helps my creative spirit. I go in and think “How am I feeling today?” if it is pink I go to pink and then match my pants and shoes and off I go. I like to be ready to go in about 30 minuets. Must be my ADD.

My Mineral Make up color choices came next. How can I use this info to have a great, easy, pretty routine in the morning that makes me feel good about my finished look.

Step 1. I have 3 base colors. Depending on what I am wearing I pick my base shade of color. Most days it is Jordan Essentials White Sands on a dry eye shadow brush. Sometimes when I feel a little glamorous I wet the brush. Recently introduced I love the new Jordan Essentials Petal Pink. I did not think of myself as a pink eye shadow girl but it is sheer and beautiful as a base color. My third base is Aztec Gold for a bright eye day and no shimmer. Most days I like to shimmer.

Step 2. I have 2 Liner Colors. I used Chestnut Brown FOREVER, and thought it was time to really up “my look” to something new. Plumtastic and Emerald Green are my two new liner loves. The angled brush makes all the difference. Everything I read and the experts I talk to all say, the brush makes the difference and I have to agree. I love the liner brush wet and have not missed the pencil liners of my past pre JE Minerals!

Step 3. To smudge or not to smudge. I use the applicator that comes with my liner color and make a light or dark c shape from the outer corner of my eye and smudge the liner a little for a more smokey finish to my eyes.

However, some days I chose not to accent or smudge at all, just line. My lashes are pale yellow so I have to do something.

Step 4. a New Mascara! WOW your mascara really counts. I take my time with the new Volumizing Jordan Essentials Mascara, I LOVE IT! It gives a wet look without clumping. The brush is short and great to really define lashes. I have been using a second coat on the outer lashes in the corners which defines and gives my eyes a playful wink.

Step 5. Aw, just blush. I have probably not been using enough blush I learned after my makeover in Oregon with professional make up artist Jenny Karl. She started light and layered until I was just right and rosy. Too much? We just brushed a little mineral powder over the top.

I think we as women get a little caught up in wanting to have great colors that still keep us looking like ourselves. Minerals can really do that for you. They lay nicely on the skin and look lovely while lasting all day long.

I am feeling organized and ready for spring. I have worked out my closet, my colors and it really helps my confidence. Nothing is as beautiful as a confident woman in my opinion. I meet women all across the country in all shapes and sizes. The real beauty is in what she thinks about herself.

Give your closet and your make up vanity a spring check up and try your hand at something new. I think you will love it!

Believing in your beauty,

Monday, March 21, 2011

One Week Only ~ Green Mineral Eye Shadow! Check out to get yours for only $5!

ONE WEEK ONLY:            Spring Green Eye Shadow!

Bring out the GREEN in your eyes with this beautiful, lighter shade we have created just for spring! Use as an all-over lid shade with Emerald Green as a Liner/Accent!

March 21st - 26th ONLY, purchase $50 in products get a Limited Edition Spring Green Mineral Eye Shadow for only $5!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Jordan Essentials Featured on Women's Day Website!

Jordan Essentials Featured on Woman's Day Website!

Jordan Essentials has been featured in an article titled "9 Ways to Make Money at Home" on Woman's Day's website!

Click here to visit and read the article!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Having a little bit of Fun~

Putting on the LIPS!
Part of our Texas Diva's TEAM,  in Arlington TX
Learning and Sharing can be  SO MUCH FUN!!!

Jordan Essentials National Trainer Donna came to TEXAS to help us hold a training session for our Jordan Essentials TEAM.  Lot of GREAT information, good food, and sooooo much FUN!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Kiss Me I'm Irish Contest from Jordan Essentials

Customers, Consultants, Hostesses and ALL,

Send us a digital picture applying your Jordan Essentials Lipstick or Gloss while you are "out and about" in your community.

At the grocery store! At a sporting event!

At a Spa Show! BE CREATIVE but keep it clean!

The Home Office Team will choose the most creative place and that person will win a JE Lip Care Set! A Lipstick of choice, Lip Gloss, Shea Cherry Lip Butter and a Lip Exfoliant!

To Enter:  Email photos to  with "Kiss Me I'm Irish" in the subject line. Photos may be posted on the JE Facebook page for all to enjoy!

Contest runs March 7- 17th, so get snapping!
Don't have your Jordan Essenitals Lip Product,  order your's TODAY