Ageless Derma Natural Pressed Mineral Makeup Foundation

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Ageless Derma Natural Pressed Mineral Makeup Foundation is the perfect compliment to my all natural facial care regime. Not only is it a great foundation (I promise to give the deets!), it is made with natural ingredients designed to help take care of delicate facial skin. You can go out confident that not only does your makeup  cover all your “flaws” (because face it, we are our own worst critics), but it protects your skin from sun damage, the affects of aging and wrinkles, and reduces puffiness. (or, inflammation)

I absolutely love this foundation with a major passion. My own shade wasn’t in stock, so I got a shade darker-but because of the way Ageless Derma is made, it still matched Perfectly! I just apply it over my Ageless Derma Pressed Mineral concealer and go from there. It leaves me looking like I have no (well, okay, very few) imperfections. My skin looks even and soft and the foundation is soft and light. I love that it protects my skin from the sun and helps heal and strengthen my skin as I wear it. It works with my skin care products to help my skin stay “young and supple”.

With shades for any skin tone, and it’s rejuvenating ingredients, this foundation is perfect for any person of any skin type. (except those allergic to Lavender) It has only the highest quality ingredients in it, provides a great foundation for makeup, and protects. I have loved the way it compliments my natural looks and just evens it out and enhances what I already have opposed to covering it completely. It is salon quality makeup and is as simple as a swipe of the sponge…

 

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Product Description: 

  • 100% Pure Mineral Makeup
  • With Vitamin A, E and Green Tea Extracts
  • PARABEN FREE, contains light reflecting properties that will create a smooth and silky finish to any skin type.
  • Natural Anti -Inflammatory-
  • feel as light as air to provide you with a radiant barely there glow.

Until now, it was tough to find the perfect makeup fit for your skincare needs. You want excellent, flawless coverage that is light as a feather and will take care of any uneven pigmentation. You desire a full range of attractive shades to enhance your natural beauty. You need a product that will brighten up your face, help you look and feel younger, and have only natural ingredients that won’t be harmful. No company other than Ageless Derma can fit that bill of goods in every respect. While other cosmetics simply cover up flaws, Ageless Derma goes to bat for you at a deeper level. The ingredients used are completely provided by Mother Nature, developed and approved by dermatologists, physicians, and researchers, and will work to prevent wrinkles from occurring in the first place, especially when sun exposure is the main culprit. Ageless Derma’s Natural Mineral makeup is unique in its content and its method of action. Ageless Derma’s Natural mineral makeup line contains the essential natural ingredients Vitamin A, Vitamin E and green tea extracts. Only Ageless Derma’s mineral makeup will conceal your flaws as it heals and strengthens the skin. This is virtually THE only mineral cosmetic line that is anti aging, a wrinkle preventative, free of PARABENS, a natural sun protectant, and a favorite of women who know how to care for their skin and look great doing so. NATURALLY GOOD FOR YOUR SKIN Ageless Derma mineral makeup contains natural anti-inflammatories, such as the green tea extracts that are a vital part of the formulations. Green tea extracts are 100% natural and can actually slow down many of the signs of aging, right before your eyes. The anti-inflammatory aspects of this makeup make it an excellent choice for those who have even the most sensitive types of skin. The Vitamins A and E found in Ageless Derma mineral makeup are natural antioxidants that help with skin cell turnover.

The lighter texture of Ageless Derma Foundations makeup will allow the skin to breathe while it repels the humidity in the air. This dynamic mineral make up adds the finishing touch to your make-up routine leaving your skin with an air brushed look that is very appealing. This mineral makeup contains light reflecting properties that will create a smooth and silky finish to any skin type.

 

Where to Buy:

http://www.agelessderma.com/pressed-mineral-foundation.aspx

Ageless Derma Pressed Mineral Foundation Warm Beige

 

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Living with a Child with Disabilities

 

People wonder why I’ve become so disconnected. Or why I seem stressed out. How I “don’t work” yet seem to always be with excuse to stay in. They even wonder why I have avoided specific groups of people.

Well, here it is. I home school, cook, clean, train our puppy, take my kids to appointments and activities, I also have a blog I post to regularly, and a freebie page I offer, because to me-much has been given to me, so I should share that with others. It is my way of giving back even though right now I don’t get much personal contact outside my home or go out much.

Then, when no one is watching, I handle break downs, screaming fits, sensory issues, work with speech delays, explain to my children why even though a toy hasn’t been played with in hours it can’t be moved, potty train a child who after a year still doesn’t get it, try to decipher what is wanted with a few grunts or whines, and that is all with just one child. We aren’t even covering the fact I have two other children who don’t necessarily require, but would like the same amount of personal time put in with them.

It isn’t easy to go out with a child who doesn’t understand crowds, or can’t interact with his peers the way they interact with each other. It isn’t cut and dry taking a child out in public who does well often, and melts down just as much-if not while out, then when we get home. It isn’t a piece of cake to try and join a group and have them judge you because your child has what they call “behavior issues” when really it’s a disconnect in understanding right from wrong-or even sensory at times- and I’m doing the best I can.

There are those I don’t wish to be disconnected to-and I try not to be-but we all have lives and some have more obstacles than others. I work hard on a daily basis to reach out to people, whether they respond or not. Face it-it didn’t take long to become “disconnected” when I am home all day, almost every day, and when I needed my so-called friends most they scorned me-and more importantly-they scorned MY SON.

On to avoiding specific groups-I have learned you are who you hang out with, whether you intend to be that way or not, eventually you will reflect who you are with most often. When I see people who once claimed to be friends hanging out with people who have no problem talking trash about their family, let alone their friends, when they weren’t around-it bothers me. I don’t want to associate with that. When it is okay for one friend to scorn another and those that hang out with them don’t stand up for the one they are judging-I have a problem with that. Especially when they knew what was going on all along.

Lets not even touch the fact I was willing to overlook a multitude of past wrong doings that to me were the past and didn’t matter, but they couldn’t even take pity on a boy with learning disabilities and insulted me as a parent while attacking my child. Yes, he has issues-deal with it. He’s getting the help he needs and while I’m dealing with his ups and downs and getting him help-I am doing it alone because he was an inconvenience to people I once believed were my friends. It is not only easier, but better for me to focus on my son more than what my so-called friends are say about me when they think I won’t find out.  He is more important than any “petty” friendship.

 

I don’t want to discredit the friends I do have-I have some amazing friends, and even though we can’t talk all the time, and some have no idea what I am truly going through, I know they love me and vise versa. It isn’t all bad. And I would urge those who assume I’ve become “anti-social” to consider that I am not in fact anti-social, but have decided to find friends who will love me and my children through thick and thin opposed to those who see me struggle and assume I’m a bad parent because of it.

They say in hard times you find out who your real friends are. I have to say I was pretty surprised about who a few of them were, but also found they were the ones I should have relied on in the first place and I am proud to call them “friend.” I don’t need to be a social bee or little-miss-popularity to be rich. And I am truly rich. To the true friends out there-I love you and thank you for all you do for us. The texts, occasional visits, the understanding and occasional nights out. You are the best friends a girl could ask for!

The whole point of this is, it isn’t easy to live with a child who has disabilities. It is even harder to handle people talking trash about you as a parent, or worse, your child. It is also something I wouldn’t trade for the world. I love my son to no end-he is the apple of my eye. But don’t jump to conclusions when a parent has a child with disabilities that they are going out of their way to be “anti-social”  or rude. Don’t assume we prefer staying in or staying within our families opposed to meeting new people or doing new things.  Don’t blame our parenting for the issues our child faces-we didn’t give him this handicap-he was born with it.

Instead-send that text message or email you’ve thought about sending, it will brighten our day. Call and see how we’re doing-and don’t get offended if we choose not to answer or text in reply instead. Chances are our child is screaming or will if we get on the phone.  Ask to come over, or just drop by and visit. Ask us about our child, try to understand what is going on so when you see our child “act out” or express himself in the one way he knows how, you’ll get it and it won’t be so “annoying” anymore-because you took the time to understand.  Send that note you’ve been meaning to write. Make us a meal once in a while-not because we need you to, but because it reminds us that we aren’t in this alone.

There are a million ways you can show support to a family with a child who has a disability. It doesn’t even matter what the disability is-they all come with their difficulties. But remember-we love our child, we do what we feel is best to help our child and also keep him safe and free of stress, sometimes to our own demise. But we would not, will not, trade it for anything in in the world because,  this child, is our heart and soul.  Yes, having a child with a disability changes a family’s life-but I would like to believe for the better. We will come out stronger, happier, and knowing who our true friends are. No guessing involved. We are the rich ones.

 

Thyroid, Oh Thyroid

What is it about such a small gland, that people make such a big deal about it?

For the longest time, I asked that question. I mean, what is it even? Does something so minute really affect my health that much?

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So, I decided to find out for myself. I visited site after site reading and searching. And, as I’m sure you have surmised, I found A LOT out about it.

I looked at places such as: http://health.howstuffworks.com/human-body/systems/endocrine/why-thyroid-important.htm

http://www.checkyourneck.com/about-thyroid-cancer/about-the-thyroid-gland

http://umm.edu/programs/diabetes/health/endocrinology-health-guide/thyroid-gland

(And many, many others!)

 

Well, what did I find then?

I found that there is a list of things it does for the body. I found out-it’s the boss, or the manager at least!

We always talk about the brain, or even the heart, as the boss. And, to some extent, they are. They play an extremely important role in our well being. But, deep down, THEY ARE NOT THE BOSS.

The thyroid gland provides hormones that give our body important signals and help stimulate the tissues in the body that produce proteins and increase how much oxygen is used by cells. *these orders are  The harder cells work, the harder organs must work. Also, calcitonin hormones work together with the parathyroid hormone to regulate calcium levels in the body.

Hormones released by the thyroid are T3 (liothyronine) and T4 (levothyroxine),and they affect almost every cell in your body, and help control your body’s functions. If you have too little thyroid hormone in your blood, your body slows down. Thyroid hormones act throughout the body, influencing metabolism, growth and development, and body temperature. During infancy and childhood, adequate thyroid hormone is crucial for brain development.

The hormones secreted by the thyroid help to regulate heart rate, maintain healthy skin, and play a crucial part in regulating your metabolism. The thyroid also works to lift your energy, regulate your core temperature and warm your body and it activates your immune system.

In short-the Thyroid, pretty much tells the body what to do. (with some help from the pituitary gland)

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So what happens when it isn’t working? 

Sometimes the thyroid slows down so much that it becomes under-active. When this happens, the thyroid gland does not do its job, and the whole body suffers as a result, causing what we know as hyperthyroidism.

When you’re thyroid isn’t working right, it can cause any or all of these symptoms. They include:

  • Edema, or swelling in the legs, arms, or face
  • Abdominal weight gain
  • Cold hands and feet. Also, check if the nail beds are overgrown with fungus
  • Increased susceptibility to the common cold and flu. Or, a respiratory infection that hangs around for months
  • Dryness, which shows up in loss of hair, brittle nails, constipation, and achy joints

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How to Support our delicate “office manager”

  • Avoid gluten, heavy metals, nutritional deficiencies, and stress.
  • Optimize Your Nutrition Support your thyroid with optimal nutrition, including foods that contain iodine, zinc, omega-3 fats, selenium, and more.
  • Exercise
  • Heat Therapy Use saunas and heat to eliminate stored toxins, which interfere with thyroid function. While not necessary, it can help.
  • Manage Stress
  • Supplement – Use supplements to help enhance thyroid function, including all the nutrients needed for proper thyroid metabolism and function.

 

I highly recommend  Thyroid Support made by LES Labs. (find it here:  https://leslabs.com/products/thyroid-support) I started using this a few weeks ago and I was having a rough time with mood swings, headaches, was often sick, and experienced an irregular monthly cycle which could be linked to hormonal levels being off.

I can’t say that it worked over night. But what I can say is it definitely helped! I am less moody, have not suffered from the headaches, or had a cold in about three weeks. I can’t speak for being regular yet, but I can say that after having issues every two weeks, it is nice to go a normal amount of time between visits from the controlling Aunt Flo.

I am not that great at taking medicine regularly. I try, I really do. But when it comes to taking meds, I just forget sometimes. In the times when I forgot, I was sluggish, felt touchy, and had a hard time concentrating (probably because I was so touchy! 😉 )  Thyroid Support from LES Labs has been a game changer for me. It not only helps support my thyroids hormone levels, which helps all the things listed above, but it also promotes a healthy metabolism, and helps it function at top condition.

 

 

Not only does it do all those things and more, but it is made in vegetable capsules and GMP certified. They offer a 100% guarantee, so you can tell they stand behind it-which is important when looking for the right product. If a company doesn’t stand behind a product, it should raise red flags.

It is also very affordable. It is $29.99 for a 60 day supply.

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 V-Capsule
Servings Per Container: 60
% Daily Value
Amount Per Serving
100%
400 IU
Vitamin D (as cholcalciferol)
665%
200 IU
Vitamin E (as d-alpha-tocopherol succinate)
1,667%
100 mcg
Vitamin B-12 (as methylcolobamin)
100%
150 mcg
Iodine (as potassium iodide)
200%
30 mg
Zinc (as zinc gluconate)
285%
200 mcg
Selenium (as selenomethionine)
100%
2 mg
Copper (as copper gluconate)
**
250 mg
L-Tyrosine
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150 mg
Ashwagandha Extract
** Daily Value not established
Other Ingredients: Vegetarian Capsule, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Magnesium Stearate, Silicon Dioxide

I Highly Recommend this product to anyone looking to support their thyroid gland, or who need the extra boost.

Find it at: https://leslabs.com/products/thyroid-support (only $29.99 for a 60 day supply!)

 

*Should not be consumed by children, women pregnant or nursing, or on Thyroid medication. (unless directed by a doctor)

 

 

*I am not a healthcare professional, just a health conscious person giving my own personal advice and opinion*

 

The House of St. Barnabas~London

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Recently I stumbled upon an organization that helps the homeless people of London get back into working through their employment academy.

Some of you who know me well know I have a heart for the homeless. I wish I could take them all in and help them with their needs and prepare them to go into the world with a steady job, roof over their heads, and all the tools to stay on track. Someday, I believe I will be able to do that, but for now, I will align with and show support for organizations that do that already and do it effectively.

One such place is The House of St. Barnabas in London, England. Founded in 1846 as a house of charity by Henry Monroe, Roundel Palmer and friends, a house that once served as a hostel now serves as an integrated Employment Academy that supports the original objective of helping individuals through personal work.

It is now a not-for-profit Private member’s Club that offers integrated on-site training that offers experience to those affected by homelessness. The membership fees and donations support the charity’s work. The club house in the historic suite of rooms of the House of St. Barnabas is an engaging, innovative space where people can meet, connect, and exchange and realize ideas. 0.The membership is a diverse mix of entrepreneurs, social innovators, and creatives where St. Barnabas’ goal is to work together to close the gap on social and cultural exclusion.

Here is Maj’s Story.

They conduct a 12 week program that teaches Hospitality skills, Employment skills, Personal development, and provide work experience. Not only that, but they offer Post Program support to help ensure each person who comes through their academy has the tools and ability to stay on track. In addition to a 12 week program and post program support, they also pair academy graduates up with mentors to help keep accountability, provide support and motivation, empower graduates to make their own decisions, and to take responsibility for their actions and development.

Anyways, the whole point behind my post, is to let you all know that recently (March 31) they launched their first online campaign to raise money in order to change the lives of 25 of London’s homeless this spring. Their goal is to get 15,000 people (or more!) to donate £5 (or roughly $8 US) to the House of St. Barnabas to help cover the cost of putting 25 homeless through the academy and changing their lives forever.

Hear John’s Story here and how House of St. Barnabas was able to help him, and what you can do to help.

 

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What can you do?

Twitter:

Change a life with @HoStBarnabas by donating £5 (just over $8 US). If you haven’t watched John’s Journey yet, check it out now at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJRW0VtSKHo&feature=youtu.be

Facebook:

Help change someone’s life for the better. Share John’s Story on your Facebook page. If 15,000 people share £5, enough money will be raised to help transform 25 more lives. Text John20 £5 to 70070 to donate £5 (about $8 US)

Donate: visit- https://www.justgiving.com/4w350m3/donation/direct/charity/15500/#MessageAndAmount or Text: ‘John20 £5′ to 70070

*It costs roughly £3000 to take one participant through the employment preparation program (That’s about 5031 US Dollars!), and £10,000 for 10 years of training, coaching and bursaries. (That’s $16,771!)

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For more information on The House of Barnabas, you can visit: http://hosb.org.uk/

“A brilliant new way to tackle the issue of homelessness.”  ~Jarvis Cocker

 

 

I encourage you to consider giving and help transform lives.

God Bless,

Sarah

 

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