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Beauty products, makeup and adornments

New Fall Colors!!

The latest from Red Apple Lipstick!  The new Fall color collection is now available, and it is gorgeous.  Perfect Fall shades for eyes and lips.  Something for everyone!

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Cozy colors! Matte eye shadows in rich Fall shades and auburn red lipsticks.

As mineral-based lip and eye products, the color is buildable from a soft hue to intense opaque color.  Eye shadows also take on a new effect when applied wet.  These mineral-based products also do not stain skin and clothing the way dye-based cosmetics can!

Brr!  The wind and cold is coming – get extra protection.  Stock up on Rallye Balmthe BEST lip balm on the planet!!  [...and under-eye and cuticle moisturizer!]

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Be sure to sign up for the VIP Club email list to get 20% off codes each month – the first one arrives IMMEDIATELY (conveniently located at the top of their web page).  Free shipping for purchases over $50.  Look for the many select-your-own discount packages in each category.

Click on any of these Red Apple Lipstick images to ORDER ====>

It’s Beauty without the Beasties!

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The Magic of Sleep Masks

Most Americans do not get enough quality sleep, which is arguably the most influential health factor, even more so than diet and exercise.  Sleep deprivation for even just one night  has disastrous physical and mental health effects.

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To maximize the regenerative benefits of sleep, it is often recommended that we sleep in complete darkness.  Some people go to great lengths to achieve this, including taping aluminum foil over their bedroom windows.  (This was too much for me, as I love to see the morning sun and actually look out the window once in a while.)

I had some challenges with this.  We live in the suburbs and have street lights shine in our windows as well as the pre-emptive night lights in the hallway and bathroom for the kiddo.

Since my medical emergency this Spring, I’ve had sleep issues.  No problem falling asleep, but waking up very early and not being able to fall back asleep.  I’ve read countless articles on sleep hygiene and have established the bedtime routine, eliminated afternoon caffeine consumption, removed all electronics from the bedroom, turned down my artificial lights in the evening and installed F.lux on the computer.  The blackout eluded me though, until I had an epiphany.

Sleep masks.

Yes, those cutesy things the housewives on TV always wear.  I never knew anyone who had ever used them.  They were utterly foreign to me.

I received one as a freebie many months ago and promptly put in in a drawer and forgot about it.  I discovered it during a recent round of decluttering and the light bulb went on (or off?! LOL) that this just might help me sleep better.  Why not give it a go?  So I did.

And it worked – really well!

I was stunned.  How could I have missed out on this for so long?!  Who knew?!

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Red Apple Lipstick Now Sells SAMPLES of All Lipstick Colors!

This is BIG news!  Now we can “try before we buy” ALL of the beautiful Red Apple Lipstick colors and formulas!  BONUS:  RAL is enclosing a special offer with each sample pack, sure to make you swoon!

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To order lipstick samples, click HERE and go to the “BUY SAMPLES” tab – AFTER you sign up for the VIP Club!

Be sure to sign up for the VIP Club email list to get 20% off codes each month – the first one arrives IMMEDIATELY (conveniently located at the top of their web page).  Free shipping for purchases over $25.  Look for the many select-your-own discount packages in each category.

Each sample pack also receives a Rallye Balm sample pod at no additional cost – this is the BEST lip balm on the planet!  You will absolutely LOVE Red Apple Lipstick.  Try some today – it’s Beauty without the “Beasties”!

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Red Apple Lipstick HUGE Giveaway!

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You all know how much I love Red Apple Lipstick products.  Well, right now they are conducting a HUGE giveaway on their Facebook Page!  Register to win and you automatically get a $5 savings code to use right away.  And since it’s Andrea’s birthday, there are extra-special savings to be had!

Past raves about Red Apple Lipstick products for lips and eyes HEREHERE and HERE.

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Get your code and access the sale HERE.  Be sure to sign up for the VIP Club email list to get 20% off codes each month – the first one arrives IMMEDIATELY.  Free shipping for purchases over $25.  Look for the many select-your-own discount packages in each category.

What are YOU waiting for?!  It’s Beauty without the Beasties!

BAM! Instant Color: A Red Apple Lipstick Review

Red Apple Lipstick asked me if I was interested in doing a product review and I enthusiastically said,

“YES!  I would LOVE to!”

Since I’ve already tried nearly every pink- or red-based lipstick they’ve made to date, I suggested doing a review on their latest product line: Instant Color Lipstick.

This formula is the creamiest lipstick I’ve ever worn, providing an ultra-moisturizing smooth feel. The color is opaque – INSTANT – just as you would expect from the name.  It is pure, creamy color without shimmer or glitter.  Most mineral-based lipsticks have a “buildability” feature, meaning you can apply sheer or build the color and opacity with multiple swipes.  This formula is different from the others that way – it is more like traditional lipsticks in color intensity.  It also wears down to a “staining” on the lips, keeping the color longer.  The flip side, of course, is that you have to be careful where you put it – as it stays put.

I tried three of the six colors in the Instant Color Collection:
Lovebird, Oh My Guava and HibisKiss.

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Lovebird – HibisKiss – Oh My Guava

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Lovebird – Oh My Guava – HibisKiss

These lovely lipsticks are unscented, gluten-free, nut-free, paraben-free, cruelty-free, vegan and all-around AWESOME!

Be sure to sign up for the VIP Club email list to get 20% off codes each month – the first one arrives IMMEDIATELY (conveniently located at the upper right side of their web page).
Free shipping for purchases over $25.  Look for the many select-your-own discount packages in each category.

What are YOU waiting for?!  It’s Beauty without the Beasties!

Click on the Red Apple Lipstick image on the right side of this page to ORDER ====>

Voted BEST at GFREEK- I second that!!

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I have shared my love and obsession with Red Apple Lipstick with you all several times.
It appears I am not alone!  Red Apple Lipstick was voted the Best Gluten-Free Cosmetics Brand during this year’s GFREEK awards!

Results published in Delight Gluten Free and Women’s Health magazines (see photos).

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I just can’t rave enough about all of the Red Apple products.  Not only are they gluten, paraben and allergen-free, they are of genuinely superior quality.  I have used some very high-end expensive brands, and these lip and eye products beat them all for color, overall appearance and wear.  I truly love that my lips never feel dried out like they did with most other lipsticks, balms and glosses.  And they smell fantastic!

I love these lipsticks, glosses, balms and eyeshadows so much I became an affiliate and refer all my friends and family.  I never go anywhere without my Red Apple Lipstick!

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This is me demonstrating RED 101 lipstick and Porcelain / Iced Mocha / Espresso eyeshadows

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Ruby Slippers lipstick with Tutu Cute / Champagne \ Espresso (applied wet as liner) eye colors

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Crush On Me lipstick / Metropolis lipgloss with Tutu Cute / Porcelain / Iced Mocha / Espresso eye colors

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Pinky Promise lipstick, Cotton Candy lipgloss with Porcelain / Champagne / Espresso eye colors

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Meeting my hero, Tara Grant! French Skirt lipstick withTutu Cute / Porcelain / Iced Mocha / Espresso eye colors

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Vogue lipstick with Tutu Cute / Iced Mocha / Espresso eye colors

 

Be sure to sign up for the VIP Club email list to get 20% off codes each month – the first one arrives IMMEDIATELY (conveniently located at the top of their web page).  Free shipping for purchases over $25.  Look for the many select-your-own discount packages in each category.

So what are you waiting for?!  Go get yourself some GFREEK Award-Winning, gluten/paraben/allergen-free, BEAUTIFUL makeup from Red Apple Lipstick!

 

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Primal Life Organics

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I recently read Liz Wolfe’s SKINtervention Guide and she strongly recommended Primal Life Organics products.  I’ve been so frustrated with other cleansers and moisturizers  that I decided to try these, despite the seemingly high price tag.  They did not disappoint.

I have been using the oil cleansing method with great improvement, but just couldn’t seem to get it just right.  Trina’s formulas are perfectly balanced and do not over-strip the skin or leave it feeling greasy. I saw a noticeable difference in my skin’s texture, especially the blemish zones within two days time.

The Torn Up Primal Skin Repair helped my blemishes heal faster than anything else I’ve used – and assisted in repairing a burn I got while cooking.

The Dirty Mouth Primal Tooth Powder was quite an adventure the first time we used it – cleaning our teeth with dirt?!  Well, it really works!  And the Dirty Mouth Primal Gum Serum refreshes like no mouthwash out there.

At first glance I thought the price tags a bit high, but it quickly became obvious these products are so effective that we will use only a very small amount each time – and they will last a long while.  I’m a convert!  Check them out HERE:

Valentine’s Day is Coming – Are You REDdy?!

As many of you already know, I’m a HUGE fan of Red Apple Lipstick!

Red Apple Lipstick has a shade of red for everyone.  Red is THE color for Valentine’s Day!  Pink is good too, but I love red for special occasions – and in my opinion, my 14th Wedding Anniversary qualifies.  So let’s get “REDdy” with RAL!

[And GUYS – don’t bail on me here!  Gluten-free lip products are important to you too!
If you or your lady are gluten-intolerant, BOTH of you must avoid lip balm with wheat-derived vitamin E (tocopherol acetate).  Most lip balms on the market DO contain gluten in this form.  Get yourself some Rallye lip balm in the little tub and the lipstick version for her.  And make her Valentine’s Day extra-special with a RAL Gift Box in RED or PINK!]

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RED! is the classic red that works on every skin tone.  I am wearing it here.

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If you prefer a more muted red with brownish undertones, Strawberry Lips is for you.

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If you really want to rev it up with a vibrant blue-red, you want Rebel!  It’s intense!

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Reddy Or Not is a hot-pink red.  The best of both worlds.

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And Sunkissed is a brilliant orange-red to brighten your day.

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Wear any of these luscious shades and I guarantee you will be noticed!

Remember: as a mineral-based lip product, the color is buildable from a soft hue to intense opaque color.  Mineral-based products also do not stain skin and clothing the way dye-based cosmetics can.  These lip products all have mouth-watering vanilla, fruit and mint scents to complement the beautiful colors.

Red Apple Lipstick has 24 amazing colors to choose from in addition to Rallye Lip Balm, lip pencils and 14 lip glosses.  Oh yes, and don’t forget the eyeshadows to complete the look!

There is still time to ORDER your special Valentine Gift Box in PINK or RED!  Do it NOW!
I promise you’ll love it!  <3