Friday, January 28, 2011

Southern Magnolia Minerals Review and Giveaway...


We recently had the chance to review a makeup kit from Southern Magnolia Minerals.

About Southern Magnolia Minerals:
"Our loose mineral makeup is 100% pure, all-natural bare minerals that wear light as air, yet provides a beautiful sheer cover with a shine-free dewy finish that last all day! Enhance, nourish, and protect your skin with our everyday minerals to hide your flaws, not your face!
Our natural beauty product line includes everything from foundation, blush, eyeshadow and concealer to organic skincare, brushes, complete makeup kits, and wholesale resell opportunities. It's like no other makeup on earth! You can spend more money, but you can't get better makeup than Southern Magnolia Minerals.
We offer a unique, affordable & luxurious cosmetic alternative to the national brands and infomercials. Our mineral makeup is 100% pure bare all-natural minerals designed to enhance your natural beauty. Free of preservatives, chemicals, dyes, oils, perfumes & bismuth, our shine-free long-lasting formula provides sheer flawless coverage for every skin type and skin tone.

Minerals are perfect for all skin types and tones. They are ideal for those suffering with acne, rosacea, scarring & other skin conditions. With natural sunscreen & anti-inflammatory properties, it provides complete coverage while helping heal & soothe. It's actually good for your skin! The Cosmetic Companies also call it "Skin Care Makeup"!"

About the 11pc Mineral Makeup Start Now Trial Kit:
This kit contains the following products:
-2 Mineral Foundations:In your choice of 2 shades. You can also mix them together to create your own unique shade. A complete coverage foundation giving your skin a natural luminosity that stays true all day. net wt 1 gram in each 5g jar
-Finishing Veil: This translucent powder works for all skin tones. Gently absorbs oil, minimizes the appearance of lines and pores and sets your makeup for an airbrushed photo finish. net wt 1 gram in a 5g jar
-Magnolia Blush: Our signature color in dusty pink is perfect for all light and medium skin tones. net wt 1 gram in a 5g jar
-Multi-Task Bisque Concealer: Camouflage your imperfections. Hide dark circles and/or use as a eyeshadow base. Can also be used as a foundation too. net wt 1 gram in a 5g jar
-Illusion Mineral Glow: Gives a beautiful luminous glow to your skin with a hint of color. It reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. net wt 1 gram in a 5g jar
-Eye Shadow - Pearl Beige: A great color for all skin tones; soft, warm, peaceful. Some might say it is the perfect highlight for your eyes. net wt 1 gram in a 5g jar
-Eye Shadow - Swiss Java: A great color for all skin tones; beautiful deep warm brown. A customer favorite. Low-Shimmer finish. net wt 1 gram in a 5g jar
-Eye Liner - Coffee Bean: A customer favorite that can be used wet or dry. A very dark deep brown just like an actual coffee bean. Matte finish. net wt 1 gram in a 5g jar
-Princessa Retractable Powder Brush
-Dual End Concealer/Shadow Brush
-Directions card for step by step instructions on how to apply your mineral makeup like a pro!

Our products DO NOT contain oils, perfumes, dyes, talc, bismuth so they are gentle and non-irritating even for sensitive skin. Its like no other makeup on earth!"

What we thought: I really loved this kit! I don't wear a lot of makeup for two reasons...I have very dry skin and generally makeup makes my face look even drier and flaky:(...but more importantly I am a stay-at-home-mom to two kiddos and I really find I have more important things to do than apply makeup for hours every morning when nobody is even going to see it. I enjoy putting on makeup when we go out, but those occasions are few and far between, so I feel like daily makeup use is not really on my to-do list. However, this kit from Southern Magnolia Minerals has changed that. First of all, this makeup is so incredibly lightweight, it didn't even feel like I was wearing makeup! And a little goes a long way so that definitely helps in the budget department:) Secondly, even though the only adult I see on most days is my husband, when I wore Southern Magnolia Minerals makeup each time I passed a mirror I stopped a moment and smiled at my reflection. I really felt good about myself. Generally when I pass a mirror I don't even look up because I know what I'm going to see, but when wearing this makeup, my look was so finished and naturally beautiful, it really did improve my mood. This might sound silly to some people, but to those of use who have limited social lives, those whose lives revolve around raising kiddos and cleaning and cooking and all that jazz, a mood booster (especially when it is as simple as a five minute application of mineral makeup) is pretty awesome. So, moral of the story, now that I've found a makeup that doesn't irritate my skin, is quick and easy to apply, and makes me feel pretty, I think I might be wearing makeup on some of those days I don't plan on seeing anyone other than the kiddos, my husband and my gorgeous reflection:) ABCD Diaries gives Southern Magnolia Minerals an A+!

Buy It: Find this wonderful mineral makeup at Southern Magnolia Minerals!! From now until Feb.10 SMM is hosting a Be Mine Diamond Necklace Sweepstakes! For your chance to win this gorgeous necklace and lots of other prizes enter here!!

Win It: Southern Magnolia Minerals has generously offered one ABCD Diaries a $25 Gift Card! To enter, follow our blog via GFC and comment below.

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Giveaway ends Friday, February 11, 2011 at 11:59cst. Winner will be chosen via random.org and emailed. They will have 48 hours to reply. Open to US residents 18+:)

Disclosure: ABCD Diaries was given a trial kit for review purposes only. We were in no other way compensated. The opinions expressed in this post are ours and ours alone.

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