Monday, October 29, 2007
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Sunday, October 21, 2007
With all the information out there about how bad any of those paraben preservatives are, I was shocked recently to find parabens in a product that I did not expect it.
I had gotten a whole package of samples like Pepcid AC, Immonium etc. My older son had some stomach aches awhile back and I knew there was a small bottle of Mylanta in that sample pack. I was reading the dosage directions on the label when my eye wandered to the "inactive ingredients". Here's the ingredient list for the Regular Strength Mylanta:
Butylparaben, D&C Yellow #10, FD&C Green #3, FD&C Yellow #6, flavors, glycerin, hydroxyethyl cellulose, propylparaben, propylene glycol, purified water, sodium saccharin, sorbitol.
Besides the large amount of food coloring (why?), is there anything else that catches your eye??? How about the Butylparaben and the propylparaben? This is a product that goes in your stomach for crying out loud. I have only seen parabens in lotions and cosmetics but now in an OTC heartburn product?
I looked over the other Mylanta products and here are the other ones that contain parabens (Luckily not in the Children's products):
Maximum Strength Mylanta Liquid (all flavors)
Regular Strength Mylanta Liquid
Mylanta Ultimate Strength Liquid
I'm getting curious as to what else that we ingest has parabens in them. All I can say is when you are in the store..CHECK THE LABELS! Needless to say, I threw out that bottle of Mylanta.
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
A few weeks ago, I was asked by Marlese of Bobe Bath Essentials if I would like to try out one of her new products. I'm such a lotion addict that I asked her if I could try her new Silken Cream. I couldn't decide between a few scents so I told her to go ahead and send me what she thought was her best.
I received my Silken Cream on the 1st and just finished up my jar yesterday. Marlese sent me her Mango Sherbert scent and let me tell you, it is a really really wonderful scent. It's not overly fruity (and I thought it might be from the description). It is just the perfect combination for a light, luscious fragrance. I also like the colors Marlese uses for her labels. Each product has its own color for its label and they are pretty and feminine...a nice touch.
The lotion itself is not a thick body butter. It's a soft and silky cream that is meant to glide over your skin. There's no need to over rub this into your skin, it absorbs immediately. It glides on easily and makes your skin feel smooth and soft right away.
Since I used it exclusively for the past couple of weeks (yes, I did not use any lotion on my body except Bobe) I got a good feel for how it affects my skin. My skin feels smooth and silky with no rough spots...even on my elbows and knees..and that says alot. A really nice cream altogether. Plus, no artificial colors to make it look pretty, there is never a need for artificial colors..as long as it smells great and works great. The cost for a 4 ounce jar is $8.19 US (since the dollar sucks right now....) and $8 Canadian.
There are plenty more products at Bobe Bath Essentials from lip balm to scrubs to perfumes. So check the site out and see what you can find.
Monday, October 8, 2007
I just wanted to note a couple of things happening this month.
The October "Think Pink" Crafty Cube is on sale right now. $2 of every purchase this month will go to the Local Breast and Cervical Early Detection Program. Contributors include SBS Teas, Foster's Creations, Vampyrz, Women For Hope and more.
The other event going on is thru Le Mod Boutique. Amber is once again selling raffle tickets for the Stephanie Fund. Stephanie is the daughter of one of Amber's loyal customers and she is suffering from a rare cancer caused by Asbestos exposure. Raffle tickets are just 50 cents and all proceeds go to Stephanie for travel and treament expenses. Indie Etailers who are donating prizes include Cleanse Your Soul, SBS Teas, Fosters Creations, Sweet Spice and more. Plus Amber says that there will be more etailers to come!
2 great causes and two great events. Go check them out and do something good today. Pay it forward!
Friday, October 5, 2007
Monday, October 1, 2007
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and it holds special meaning for me. My mother (the photo on the right) passed away in 1994 after a 4 year battle with breast cancer and since then I've always spent this month in remembrance and hope. I wear my pink ribbon all month long, I make sure to make donations and buy products that will also donate funds to the Susan G. Komen foundation.
A Planet 4 Creation has some nice pieces of Pink Ribbon jewelry. And, like me, they have had family members who have died from this disease. 20% of all sales in the month of October will be donated to the Komen Foundation of Southern Arizona. The earrings sell for $22 and the necklace for $32.
So, whether you make a donation directly or buy one of these wonderful products, you are helping to find a cure for this horrible disease. Remember it does not discriminate..it takes Mothers from their Children, it take Wives from their Husbands, it takes Sisters from Brothers and so on. It doesn't care if you're white, black, asian or any other race. Breast Cancer is a killer and if we all did a little part, we can help to rid ourselves of it.