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  1. I just stumbled across this post today. I have been taking Now Boswellin with Curcumin (from tumeric) to lessen general inflammation. It helps tremendously with all kinds of things like aches and pains and migraines (for me.) They also make it in a topical cream formula. I used to occasionally use an aspirin/honey mask, so I thought to myself, hmm... that works because it reduces inflammation, so why not try adding the Boswellin/Curcumin instead of the aspirin to my raw honey. I did and
  2. I think deleting posts is a very bad policy and I don't like to see that happen. I will say that even though that I posted a number of extremely critical posts on the forum, and none of them were ever deleted. I did read about the Slovakia thing on the Yahoo EM group... and the person who posted about the incident there opened their post with something like "They're all a bunch of crooks"... So if what was deleted was unfair, inflammatory, misleading, destructive... then I could somewhat un
  3. Do you realize that the dozens and dozens of order problems were mainly from the launch special when they received and shipping something like over 40,000 orders? It kind of puts things in perspective. As I understand it, they have had a lot of bogus emails (and even some posts) with people trying to take advantage of the situation while they are vulnerable - either to get free reshipments or worse, to interfere with their business operations and further harm their excellent reputation. It
  4. That is so true Wynne! In my experience hanging around the EDM boards way too much... there are very few true cools and a whole lot of people who have red in their faces because of acne/scarring and/or irritating products who are not cools but think they are because of the redness. So I guess I shouldn't be surprised to see the cools leading the way in this poll - especially on this particular site. Not to say that some aren't actually cool toned in their neck and chest etc... but if
  5. I haven't been back since the other night. Have you already checked out Molly? I haven't tried it yet, but I've read some mixed reviews about the pearl mint concealers. A lot of people said it has a very strong sheen that can show through your foundation and look weird if you only put it on spots. A few women liked it though and said if they applied it all over it neutralized the redness pretty well and reflected light better. Do you already have a sample of the regular mint?
  6. Molly - very often, women who have a significant amount of redness in there faces mistakenly think they are cools because it looks pink. While there are some true cools, most I think do not truly have pink undertones. I don't think you're a cool, and that's why you had so much difficulty. (One reason anyway.) It is easiest to tell what your undertones are if you apply whatever EM foundation you have - heavy enough so it you can tell you have it on, and then take some pictures in natural da
  7. InRepair - I took a look at your photos, and it may be my monitor or the camera or something, but I don't see pink in your neck. Have you tried any of the Buff foundations? Those are very neutral.
  8. I agree that the new site thing has been a disaster. I still prefer the old one. But the cart is working well for me now. I still haven't tried checking out. I hope the shipping problems are fixed. If not, you can email your order to customer service and they will send you an invoice with the amount and you can pay it through paypal and email them the receipt. The special right now is 20% off plus a free full size blush, so I am definitely placing an order by June 10th. The code is in the
  9. I just had to delurk too just to say that is an extremely accurate description of EM's matte formula. It really has a lovely finish. It's by far my favorite. I also wanted to mention that the EM forum is back up and has a message from Carina: new EM forum They have $50 Super Custom Full Size Kits now in which you get to choose 12 full size products including brushes and pressed powders. With the discount and free full size blush you can get 13 full size products for $40!! I have
  10. I also take a lot of sea salt baths, and that always helps my skin tremendously. You can usually buy bulk sea salt at a health food store. I buy it in 50 lb bags.
  11. You look stunning. I wouldn't change a thing.
  12. Well this is too late since you've already gone on your cruise, but I was going to recommend spending a LOT of time swimming in the ocean. That always clears up all my skin problems.
  13. Thanks for posting this. About ten years ago I tried a salicylic acid product recommended by Paula Begoun. I had a terrible reaction and my skin became extremely red and peeling. I returned the product to the store. I wrongly assumed my awful reaction was because of the salicylic acid. Instead I ended up using ProActiv and then Acne Free for many years. It cleared up my skin, but gave me chronic redness and skin damage. About a year ago I tried a homemade aspirin toner made with 2 or 3 ou
  14. Iodine is extremely important for health, and iodine deficiency is implicated as a major factor in various cancers and other serious health problems. It's also needed for skin health. Most US citizens barely get even a fraction of what the body requires each day, plus toxic flouride, chlorine and bromine (which is baked into bread products instead of iodine now) compete with iodine and make the situation even more dire. People living in the Great Lakes region tend to have the worst deficienc
  15. Hi Jen. (If you're still around.) I just wanted to thank you for starting this thread and responding to all the immature comments with so much grace and intelligence. I read about UT a couple years ago on a different site, and my first reaction was something like "geez, these people will try anything!" Of course I immediately researched it further and completely changed my mind about it. Cultural programming is so strong though. Even though I had studied anatomy and physiology including Uro
  16. Off-topics.... I'm so pathetic....I have such a hard time figuring out what some netspeak means. It took me forever to figure out HG, and I just, as I was typing this to ask what it meant, figured out HTH. Hope that helps? It's confusing, cause a couple people have used HTH in reference to ME, which doubly confuses me. Oh, so sorry Headtrip Honey - I didn't realize it was also the abbreviation of your posting name. Yep, HTH stands for "hope that helps" and is one of the few abbrevi
  17. LZP - The product photos at the beta version of the new site are mostly very accurate. (I think there may be a few like Nick Nack blush that look off.) You can find the beta site at: beta.everydayminerals.com The beta site is supposed to just be used to browse until they give the go ahead that you can use it to actually shop. Check out the colors and then order a sample kit from the current site at everydayminerals.com You can only order one free sample kit in an order, but as soon as
  18. I don't know, it seems like it may be that the formula is too heavy and/or you're applying it too heavily. I would try a lighter formula and use a lot less than you think you need. Also, for me it takes at least twenty or more to turn into smooth, perfect looking skin. When I first apply it, it can look a bit more powdery or something, and my skin tone doesn't look that even. Then, when I go back to finish my makeup after a little bit, it usually looks so much better and the color matches
  19. Your new haircut looks really awesome! And it was only $20? I'm totally jealous!
  20. I'm glad you're enjoying your EM. Do you notice much of a difference between Nick Nack and Soft Touch? I have Nick Nack already, and have been thinking of getting Soft Touch - wondering if it's worth it. long hard road - I have Siesta and I really like it. Sometimes I use it by itself - it's kind of a peachy nude. Often I layer it over another lipstick and I really love how it warms up and softens some of my pink lipsticks and some of my more harsh colors I wouldn't wear otherwise. I
  21. Headtrip Honey - Thank you so much for posting those fabulous pictures! You look absolutely gorgeous in all of them. I think my favorite one is the last one with the Oasis and TinselTime eyecolors. What blush are you wearing in that picture? Your makeup looks so flattering and natural. Thanks again for posting!
  22. Thanks for your review! I've recently read positive things about Evening Out and I'm wondering if it would work for me. I mainly wear Golden Medium matte foundation. Do you have any pictures you could post? I would love to see how it looks on Olive skin. :)
  23. I've read quite a bit about pressing mineral makeup, and the consensus was that you need to also add a tiny bit of jojoba oil or something like that (maybe aloe) to make the powder bind and stay pressed. A lot of the tutorials you find on the web are for mac pigments which already have binder type ingredients in the them.