Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Why am I getting fatter?
Why can't I sleep thru the night?
Why am I irritable all day?
Why am I so tired?
Why am I depressed?
Why am I so hot and sweaty at night?
Why is my hair thinning?
Why don't I have energy and motivation?
Why do I have vaginal dryness?
Why don't I feel like having sex?
Why do I have muffin tops?
My new blog, Miss Mojo Galore is dedicated to helping women navigate their most common health and sex concerns. Maintaining good health, youthfulness, and a strong libido is the purpose of this blog site. Writing in your comments, making suggestions, or telling your story, will help other women feel prettier, more self confident as we go thru peri-menopause and menopause years.
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Saturday, October 29, 2011
Free yourself from harmful chemicals.
*Parabens (methyl, propyl, butyl, ethyl), is used to extent the product life, has been linked to Breast Cancer. These are disruptive of normal hormone function.
*DEA and TEA are highly acidic and can cause allergic reactions, eye irritation and add dryness to your hair and skin.
*Sodium Lauryl (Laureth) Sulfate are harsh detergents used in car washes, engine degreasers, made from petroleum and can cause eye irritation, scalp irritation,and tangled hair.
*Propylene Glycol or Butylene Glycol is derived from petroleum and is an active ingredient in industrial antifreeze. These penetrate the skin and can weaken protein and cellular structure.
*Synthetic Colors and Dyes (FD&C, D&C), derived from coal tar and heavy metal salts that deposit toxins onto the skin, causing irritation. Synthetic colors and dyes are carcinogenic.
If your goal is living a natural non-toxic lifestyle, then try to avoid theses products in your hair.
- Iodopropynl butyllcarbamate - Lecithin - Resorcinol - FDC yellow 6 - Parabens - Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, SLS, SLES - Iocopheryl Acetate - Fragance, Parfum - Disodium EDTA - Isoproply Alcohol - Mineral Oil and Petroleum - PEG, Polyethylene glycol - DEA, TEA, MEA - Chlorine - FD, C Color Pigments - Imidazolidinyl Urea - DMDM Hydantoin
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October 29, 2011
I’ve been busy working on a Feature Film in Vancouver, Canada. Elysium (aka, Asgari), is a futuristic, science-fiction movie starring Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, and Sharlto Copley (District 9). The director is Neil Blomkemp. He is best known as the co-writer and director of the movie, District 9. Many of the actors are concerned about chemicals in professional makeup and hair products. So I have researched and found hair care products that are organic and free from all or most chemicals.
Nearly all of the professional shampoos still contain cleaning agents such as Sodium lauryl sulfate and Sodium laureth sulfate that strip away body and color, leaving the hair dried out and dull. Other harmful chemicals used in hair care products include Propylene glycol, a cosmetic mineral oil, which is also found in brake and hydraulic fluids, anti-freeze and airplane de-icers. Parabens (methyl, propyl, butyl) are preservatives that inhibit microbial growth and extend product shelf life. Most cosmetics use synthetic colors and dyes, which are made from coal tar and contain heavy metal salts that deposit toxins onto the skin.
Studies have shown that 40% of what you put on your skin can be absorbed into your system. Some researchers believe that 85% – 95% of cancer can be traced to environmental exposure from the foods we eat, the air we breathe, and the chemicals we are exposed to.
Onesta is one of my favorite professional hair care products that are natural, plant-based, free from Parabens, Sodium lauryl sulfate, Sodium laureth sulfate, Propylene glycol, DEA, TEA, colors, dyes, animal-testing and animal ingredients. Since there are no preservatives, it is best to by these products in small bottles and containers. Onesta is made in the USA and can be purchased at professional hair care stores.
Alcove shampoos and conditioners are another one of my favorite products. They are Sulfate free, salt free and Paraben free. Alcove products work well on color treated hair. Their shampoos offer a very rich and thick lather and are enriched with Oligo’s exclusive microcapsule technology. Microcapules Technology is a system that provides the hair with precisely the nutrients it needs. As the hair is dried, either naturally or with a hair dryer, the microcapsules disintegrate and release a dosed selection of essential nutrients. Alcove is a Canadian product that can be purchased at a salon or at a professional hair care outlet.
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Good morning Ladies
Monday mornings on a Television Series, come early in our 52 foot Makeup & Hair trailer. All 8 stations will be busy primping, styling, tweezing, painting, gluing, curling, straightening, blow drying and styling. Danna Rutherford (Hairstylist) and Patricia Murray (Makeup Artist) are the first to arrive at 4:30am. Setting up their stations, heating up irons, reading over scripts and call sheets.
At 5:00am, Aly Michalka and Ashley Tisdale (with her cute little pooch 'Maui') arrive. It's a 2 hour process.
Aly spends her first hour in the makeup chair. Her makeup artist, Patricia Murray applies a few drops of my " I Love My Botanicals" Anti Wrinkle Serum (100% Organic, Chemical Free). The Serum helps the makeup go on smoothly and evenly. It also helps to fill in lines and creases before the makeup is applied. This Anti Wrinkle Serum contains lavender essential oil and tea tree oil, which help to heal blemishes and skin irritations she may have. Then, Armani liquid makeup and Laura Mercier Luminating Foundation is applied to her skin and Smashbox Eyeshadows are used on her naturally large, almond shaped eyes. Her eyeliner is from Smashbox. The individual eyelashes are applied with my 'I Love My Lashes" black adhesive. This latex-based glue is stronger than duo and has no formaldehyde or harsh chemical fumes. It's extra strong so that the lashes last thru dance rehearsals and the heat from the studio lights.
Now Aly will go down to the other end of the makeup trailer. Danna Rutherford (hairstylist) will begin by spritzing White Sands Firm Hold Liquid Texture spray onto Alys' wet hair. Then with a diffuser on the blow dryer, her soft curls are dried. A 1 inch barrel iron is used on a few of the curls to create an even curl look all over. Finishing with a little Redken hairspray on the roots. A little Redken Water Wax is applied on the ends to keep the curls separated and to control the ends.
Ashley starts in the 'hair' chair. Danna (hairstylist) will blow dry the hair extensions with extra care. Then the 1 1/2 inch barrel curl iron is used all over for soft curls . No hairspray is used, just a little dab of Graham Webb Brit Style Styling Paste on the ends to give it hold and to control frizz. Now to the makeup station...... makeup artist, Amy VanWarmer, preps Ashley's face with a few drops of my "I Love My Botanicals" Anti Wrinkle Face Serum. The serum contains essences of lavender, to calm and soothe the skin while the sandalwood oil heals and the evening primrose oil shrinks the pores and reduces puffy skin. Amy applies a natural skin tone base of a mix of Armani and DuWop liquid makeup. and a finishing powder from DuWop (Bronze Rush). The eyes are done with soft colors from Smash Box. Individual eyelashes are applied with my black eyelash glue from "I Love My Lashes". The extra hold glue keeps the lashes in place for a full 12 hour working day.
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It's a busy year for television series in Hollywood North ..... Supernatural, Fringe, Life UnXpected, Eureka, Stargate Universe, Smallville, Psych, V Series, Human Target, Facing Kate, Tower Prep.....just to name a few, have all started up this summer in Vancouver, Canada.
"Hellcats", is an exciting new television series that started filming in Vancouver in July. Produced by "Smallville", star Tom Welling and Kevin Murphy.
Ashley Tisdale plays one of the lead cheerleaders 'Savannah'. Ashley also starred in "High School Musical", "Aliens In The Attic", and other Disney Channel productions.
Aly Michalka is another lead cheerleader, 'Marti'. She was featured in numerous musicals including "Jailhouse Rock" and "A Time to Remember".
Heather Hemmens plays 'Alice'. She starred in "Dukes of Hazzard", "CSI Miami", and "Suite Life of Zach and Cody".
I started working on this show back in March when we did a 7 day Presentation. Now we have finished the pilot, and the first 2 episodes. It's all done in HD and the girls look amazing!
Watch for the new, hot, cheerleader, show this fall on the CW Network. The Pilot show will be aired on Wednesday, September 8/10. The series will continue every Wednesday night. You will love it!
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Wednesday, March 17, 2010
I was working last week on the television series called "V". Primping and styling and making sure every hair was in place for the actor interviews, with EPK (Electronic Press Kit). The main actress is Elizabeth Mitchell (aka Erica), Morena Baccarin (aka Anna), Christopher Shyer (aka Marcus), Lourdes Benedicto (aka Val), Laura Vandervoot (aka Lisa). Each interview took 20 minutes , so a few of us Makeup Artists started chatting about skin care and makeup products. We try to research any new skin products , hair products and makeup before we decide to use it on the actors. No actor wants extra chemicals on their face, hair or body. Many of the actors are wearing makeup for 12 hours or longer. Proper cleansing and prepping of their skin in important. Finding a chemical free face cream that is hydrating, yet healing and that does not leave a greasy residue is hard to find. I have developed a few hair and face serums that contain no chemicals, preservatives, and contain 100% Organic Botanicals.
The food and drug industry is deceptive about what is written on the labels of food, medications, and body care products. Did you know that there are more than 25 different names for MSG? 25-30 per cent of the population reacts to MSG (monosodium glutamate). Some side effects are migraine headaches, seizures, asthma, depression, hives and skin rashes. Read the labels before you buy. Avoid cosmetics, hair conditioners, eye makeup, tanning products containing these ingredients;
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Saturday, January 16, 2010
On November 11/08, an article was written in the Toronto Star. I thought I should pass this on to my readers.
Twelve national health and environmental organizations are calling on Health Canada to speed up the process it uses to deal with toxins under the Chemical Management Plan and promote safer alternative products.
They are found in cosmetics such as perfume, hairspray, skin creams and cleansers, or in common household products such as, window cleaners, floor care products, pesticides and carpet cleaners.
The chemicals are:
* Pigment Red3 (2-Naphthalenol): found in nail polish, soap bars, plastic colorants and industrial painting inks.
*DEGME (2-Methoxyethoxy): a solvent found in household paints, pesticides, floor care products, window washer fluids, skin creams, cleansers, hairspray, and perfumes.
* 2-MEA (2-Methoxyethanol acetate): found in nail polish, dry cleaning treatments and glues.
* 2-Methoxypropanol: it is found in nail polish enamel and remover, hair conditions and sprays, false eyelash adhesives and removal solvents, and pesticides.
Make sure you read the ingredients in your products. And if there is no list on the packaging, you can write to the manufacturer and they will send it to you.
"I Love My Lashes", DO NOT have any of these ingredients.
"I Love My Botanicals" DO NOT have any of these ingredients.
"I Love My Lashes" glue ingredients are: Latex, Aqua, Sodium Polyacrylate, Sodium dicyclopentadiene, Dimethicone, Quaternium 15, Ammonium Hydroxide, Potassium Hydroxide, Fragrance.
"I Love My Botanicals" face and body Serums ingredients are: all natural botanicals, Certified Organic and Wild-Harvested essential oils