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I must say, knowing that my obsession for products can be blamed on my an astrological thing definitely makes me feel better. smile36.gif hahaha! Do any fellow Geminis happen to also have a closet bursting with clothes that still have tags on them and a collection of shoes, many unworn, that would make Imelda Marcos do a double takehuh.gif fryingpan.gif

Ooohh, I have lots of Alba's Hawaiian line too and I love it!! And I'm covering my ears on Palmer's containing something bad ~ I don't think I can part with it after all these years oops.gif
OMG hahahaha GUILTY! This past Saturday I took the tags off of a dress that I bought last summer and wore it! I went to the garage to look for something and found a box of shoes from when we moved, some unworn. My husband thinks I should toss them since I forgot about them anyway but I can't do it. What's up with us??

And yes, Palmer's is one of my favorites too...well we can't be perfect and I'm willing to bend on that one :P

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Origins and The Body Shop will both be paraben free by 2009.
That is sooo good to know! Not sure what Gemini is, I'll have to google it-- all I know about that is that it's my FI' sign and he has split personalities. stupid.gif

Can anyone recommend *good* make up lines that fall in this category?

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Can anyone recommend *good* make up lines that fall in this category?
I don't wear makeup often but when I do it's the Bare Minerals brand...I'm scared to check the ingredients!

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ok so it seems like i have mostly:

 

Aveda

Alba Hawaiian

Dr. Hauschka

Dr. Weil for Origins

Origins

Keilh's

Boots Organics Lini

Home Health

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Okay, I'll have to check out Origins stuff. I use Aveda hair products, so I am sure I'll like their make up too. I am scared to buy Bare Escentials. I have read so many reviews that are either glorious or terrible-- not sure it's for me and it sounds like a lot of work to get it to look right.

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Originally Posted by Alyssa View Post
ok so it seems like i have mostly:

Aveda
Alba Hawaiian
Dr. Hauschka
Dr. Weil for Origins
Origins
Keilh's
Boots Organics Lini
Home Health
Thanks, I'll look into that stuff :)

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Okay, I'll have to check out Origins stuff. I use Aveda hair products, so I am sure I'll like their make up too. I am scared to buy Bare Escentials. I have read so many reviews that are either glorious or terrible-- not sure it's for me and it sounds like a lot of work to get it to look right.
Actually it is soooo easy, and I know nada about makeup, I mean I still don't know how to do stuff like eyeliner! This stuff is super easy though (like takes less than 5 minutes) and looks good.

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This is a great thread! smile29.gif

 

I have natural hair (the pic in the siggy is old) and I will have to say I really like Oyin handmade and Carol's Daughter. Her products smell amazing. I have also heard that Qhemet Biologics is good, but I haven't tried them yet. I am just trying to polish off what I currently have before I try anything new. I just buy and buy, I am addicted. Natural coconut oil I hear works wonders on the skin. My mom used to make it when I was a kid, and it's awesome. I also like anything with natural shea butter, jojoba oil, honey, or aloe. Stay away from that petroleum, it just clogs the pores.

 

Oyin Handmade, Nourishing Hair and Bodycare Products

 

Carol's Daughter - Personal and Beauty Care Items Inspired by Nature and Produced With Love

 

https://www.qhemetbiologics.com/index.php

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I work for Origins so I'm a little biased but...

 

We introduced a real USDA certified Organic Line in the fall and it's selling like crazy. The USDA seal means it's food quality organic and completely free of everything. Other than that, European co's use the Eco-CERT seal (meaning Natural, not Organic) however, this is not a government agency so who really knows what goes on....

 

Makeup, Bare Escentials is ok, however, NOT their skincare line. Not the same as Bare Minerals or other mineral makeup either.

 

There are lots of websites out there that are all run by independent groups and if you read enough of them we wouldn't be able to use anything on ourselves!

 

Aveda, Origins...yes we are both plant-based but not all-natural (neither is anyone else I'd like to point out) in the Prestige brand world. The difference between us and co like MAC, clinique, etc., is that the preservatives are not your typical cosmetic co preservatives. We both use food-preservatives. This means if you eat boxed foods like cereal or Mac and Cheese, frozen foods, like Lean Cuisine that are not all-natural, you already consume these.

 

Origins uses wind energy in all of our corporate offices, stores, and manufacturing facilities, we use recycled packaging, papertowels, and non-chemical cleaning supplies. We also offer FREE FACIALS and makeup!

 

I've Bridal party makeup every Saturday for the last 6 weeks on the day of their weddings and all for FREE!! There's nothing better than doing a brides makeup on her wedding day and helping to bring out her natural beauty!

 

Hope this helps!

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I absolutely LOVE my Alba body butters....and I only use Pureology shampoos and conditioners since they are sulfite free and vegan. I use this face wash:

Buy Desert Essence Thoroughly Clean Face Wash with Organic Tea Tree Oil and Awapuhi Online at drugstore.com

And just started using this daily face moisturizer and night serum...they are paraben free and I love them so far:

Nutri-Collagen Daily Moisturizer SPF 15 with Nutrx 8 Complex | Skin Appetit | Beauty & Spa | Walgreens

Nutri-Pro Night Serum with Nutrx 8 Complex | Skin Appetit | Beauty & Spa | Walgreens

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