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need a little help

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jennifer Tyree Aug 31, 2011. 1 Reply

my blog  is giving me a couple of problems  i cant get my header to fit the name and tag line and the…Continue

would like to host a party swap

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I am going to host a party plan swap.  If you sell a product that is from a home based  business, then we want you.  Please email me with the company you represent and I will arrange the swap. MIssyContinue

Beauty sample sale

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I will be having a beauty products blow out sale.  I am a beauty blogger and get tons and tons of samples, often 2 of each product.  I will be selling the 2nd one that has not been opened or used.…Continue

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What the heck are you putting on your skin>




By now, you've probably seen buzzwords like "all natural," "hypoallergenic" and "patented" hundreds of times. But have you ever stopped to ask what they mean?

Beauty companies love terms like these because they suggest concrete benefits that don't have to be backed up by science. In fact, as long as theydon't claim to change the body's structure or function, companies don't need FDA approval to market new products to the public and are not required to provide any research to prove their claims. These days, one would almost need a degree in chemistry to understand some of the catch phrases on skin care products.  Dr. Channing Barnett is a board certified Manhattan dermatologists who wants to help consumers understand what this frequently used language means.



Gone are the days when simple statements such as "oil free" would suffice.  Perhaps the most common phrase is clinical formula.  As Dr. Barnett explains, "this has no real meaning.  It does not necessarily indicate that the formula was produced in a medical clinic as the manufacturers would have people believe. Clinically tested could very well indicate that the product was tested, but what was it tested for?  What were the results?  Essentially, this marketing claim is meaningless."


Here are six more commonly misunderstood terms to watch for:


1. "Patented" or "pantent pending"


Patents can be granted to companies that manufacture or combine materials in new ways. But just because something is patented doesn't mean it works.


2. "All natural"


This one really bugs me! It doesn't mean the product is organic or chemical-free. After all, chemicals are "natural," too.


3. "Organic"


The US Department of Agriculture certifies organic food ingredients found in cosmetics, but not essential oils or plants used for cosmetic purposes. To carry the USDA Organic seal, a product must contain at least 95% organic food ingredients (read What Does Organic Really Mean in Skin Products?). Other countries have their own organic certification labels, such as COSMOS and NaTrue in the European Union and NASAA in Australia. Read COSMOS Standardizes Organic Product Labels to learn more.


4. "Hypoallergenic"


Think this guarantees you won't have a reaction? Think again. These products can still contain ingredients some people are allergic to, including preservatives and fragrance.


5. "Fragrance-free"


These products may not have a noticeable smell, but can still contain "masking" scents to cover up ingredients with unpleasant odors. Look for the words "no fragrance added" instead.


6. "Non-comedogenic"


While non-comedogenic products are usually oil-free and therefore less likely to cause breakouts, there's no guarantee they won't. In fact, many contain dimethicone, a known acne aggravator.


7. Helps pre-mature aging."  

 Perhaps the most appealing of all claims from a consumer standpoint is this statement.  If a product truly prevented premature aging by affecting the structure of the skin, it would be classified as a drug and therefore would require FDA approval.  Manufactures circumvent this by utilizing the fact that sunscreens prevent premature aging by decreasing the damaging effects of ultraviolet light on the skin. Therefore, if a product contains sunscreen, it may state "prevents premature aging' on the label."

About Dr. Barnett: Dr. Channing Barnett is a board certified dermatologist, with particular expertise in dermatologic and cosmetic surgery. A co-founder of Barnett Dermatology, Dr. Barnett is committed to helping her patients reveal and maintain the healthiest skin possible.  She is nationally and internationally recognized as a leader in the use of liquid injectable silicone as a filler, as well as for her pioneering work in dermatology and dermatologic and cosmetic surgery.  The cornerstone of Dr. Barnett’s successful Manhattan practice is her philosophy of using minimally invasive procedures for maximum skin care results and long-term benefits. Dr. Barnett’s commitment to patient care and continued involvement in the research and development of new dermatological procedures ensures that her patients receive the most effective and sophisticated treatments available.

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zoya fall 2011 nail polish collection ~Smoke and mirrors

Posted on August 6, 2011 at 6:57am 0 Comments

Zoya Nail Polish presents 12 enticing and mysterious new colors for fall 2011.
Zoya Smoke Collection 
Jana (ZP564) - smoky mauve quartz cream…

2011 CEW beauty awards announced

Posted on June 13, 2011 at 3:37pm 0 Comments

The beauty industry's professionals gathered at the Waldorf Astoria in NY on Friday to find are what the best beauty products of the year are at the Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) Beauty Awards. Now in its 17th year, the CEW Beauty Awards celebrated the most innovative products of the year, where finalists were chosen from more than 600 products from nearly 350 top brands, and were voted on by more than 4,000 beauty industry professionals. Members of CEW, such as editors,…

Protect your skin this summer with these tips

Posted on May 12, 2011 at 2:52pm 0 Comments

 Protecting your skin from the sun is more serious then avoiding a sun burn.  Unprotected sun exposure can result in wrinkles, aging skin and in the worst case – skin cancer.  As Memorial Day approaches, and pools and lakes become havens for sunbathers, it is so important to protect your skin correctly.

In honor of Melanoma Awareness month in May, Chicago-area Dermatologist and Northwestern University Medical School Professor Amy Taub, MD shares some tips on how to enjoy…


Finding the perfect swimsuit for your body type

Posted on April 8, 2011 at 6:12am 0 Comments

Take the  to find out which shape you are and choose a swimsuit that’s best suited to your body.

This body type is characterised by larger hips and a smaller upper body. Accentuate your shoulders to draw attention away from your heavier bottom half.

Small bust – Go for swimsuits…


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At 12:27pm on June 21, 2013, Lea said…

Work At Home Mom, WAHM, Mom Blogger

I am stopping by to say "hello" :)
I haven't been here in a while.
I welcome your friendship :)

Lea @ Mother Baby Child & Weight Loss Help

At 2:13pm on December 27, 2011, Katie Dana said…
Thanks! I need to figure this site out!
All the best
At 6:24am on November 19, 2011, Mel Of Bacchus said…

Hey Mate, I'm writing in regards to that message I sent through yesterday, we have been nominated as being one of the Top Aussie Blogs on the famous Circle Of Moms website and at the moment are coming #1 but we'll still need our friends and followers help as our challanger has a wider support network than we do and is catching up fast! If you could vote for our blog every day or just once it would make a big difference. 

If you do decide you'd like to help out daily, I can pop you on our notification list and have spesh little reminders send to you, just let me know! 

Thanks for being our friend on here and have a fabulous weekend!!

Melissa x


At 8:05pm on September 15, 2011, Maricar Casuga said…

Hi Missy! thanks for the message...I'm a new follower...I really want to join the 'hop' but I'm just a little occupied right now --homeschooling my 2 boys. I will - hopefully soon :-)

I just added a link of your blog to mine.Thanks! :-)

ayenn -

At 6:24pm on September 9, 2011, Elizabeth Pyo said…
Hi! I've moved.  My blog is:  Please follow me there & I will follow you back :) Thanks!
At 8:20am on September 3, 2011, Vasso said…

Hi Missy,

Thank you very much for your comments. I have already add your blog. If you want please add mine. Thank you again!!!


At 5:45pm on August 29, 2011, Taylor Marves said…
Thanks Missy! I will be joining the networks shortly.
At 1:01pm on August 28, 2011, Angela MB Hill said…

Hi Missy,


Thanks for reaching out and I now following your blog. I know you said that you are following mine as well - thanks ( I am new to blogging and I have been told by a few people they are following my blog now but there is no change in member count. Are there other ways to follow a blog without being a member? Like I said, I am new to blogging and a little confused. Thanks so much!

At 3:59pm on August 27, 2011, Jennifer Skrocki Eargle said…

Build-A-Bear CONTEST!

Please LIKE the page and join in the fun!

At 11:33pm on August 23, 2011, Lacey said…

Hi Missy!

Thanks for welcoming me! I'm following your blog now, and also joined the Blog Hop group. :o)





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