Southern Magnolia Minerals

Southern Magnolia Minerals is a full line of all natural, eco-friendly mineral makeup cosmetics that are a safe alternative to drugstore makeup brands containing cheap fillers and dangerous dyes, perfumes and unhealthy chemical ingredients.  Their cosmetics are 95% non-toxic and made using the best ingredients Mother Nature has to offer.  Their ingredients are also responsibly sourced and made in the USA.  

I found Southern Magnolia Minerals years ago after I had my son when I was searching for a cleaner and safer mineral makeup that would give me full coverage.  Back then there was a few mineral makeup companies but the coverage was either way too sheer or too cakey, not the right color for my skintone or they had questionable ingredients like bismuth, which causes irritation and breakouts in most women and definitely did for me.  

That journey lead me to Southern Magnolia Minerals.  Once I tried it, I fell in love with it and never looked back.  No matter what makeup I try or am currently using, I always use their concealer stick and foundation. I've tried hundreds of natural products and there's nothing like it!  Here's why I love it so much and keep coming back to it no matter what.

It covers everything, including red blemishes, scars, under eye bags or dark circles, discoloration and anything else you can think of.  It minimizes fine lines and wrinkles and makes them almost disappear with one swipe.   It's talc-free, gluten-free, bismuth-free, perfume-free, and they don't use any other harmful ingredients.

The matte mineral foundation provides full all-day flawless coverage with a matte finish for all ages and skin types.  It's natural and anti-inflammatory with ingredients to calm and soothe problem skin, it won't cake, crease, clog pores, or melt away.  It's better for your complexion and is anti-aging so it improves skin over time and contains natural UVA/UVB sun protection.

It looks good no matter what my skin decides to do that day or whether I'm having a random breakout, or if I've gotten some color from being out in the sun or even if I'm having a pale day.  They also carry a liquid mineral foundation and many other natural based mineral cosmetics so there's something for everyone.  They also offer pressed mineral makeup if you don't like loose minerals and you can purchase samples to try it out before you buy.

Their neutral body and face concealer stick is the best concealer I've ever used and I literally want to cry everytime I run out.  It erases anything I want to cover and instantly lifts my face for a more youthful and younger look.  The foundation is very forgiving and perfectly blends into any skin tone and once it sets, looks flawless and gives you that perfect, airbrushed and photogenic look.

Another reason to order from Southern Magnolia Minerals is their perks!  They offer free samples with every order, free shipping for all domestic orders over $15, coupon discounts with every order and their Customer Loyalty program to earn points with every dollar spent.

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7 Ways to Achieve Your Fitness Results - Guest Post

There are many obstacles on the path to fitness results. You lose motivation, don’t have the time or simply don’t know how to get there. There are several factors you need to keep in mind when setting your fitness goals in order to achieve any kind of results. Read our 7 suggestions that can help you reach your fitness goals whatever they may be.
1. Be realistic about your goals
If you haven’t exercised in a while, don’t expect to have the energy for a 30 minute run right away. For starters, set small achievable goals. Small goals will make your obstacles look easy to conquer and you won’t end up feeling overwhelmed which can suck out your motivation. You can also set up long term and short term goals to organize your fitness workout. The American College of Sports Medicine and the American Heart Association recommends that adults need moderate intensity exercising for a minimum of 30 minutes, 5 days a week or vigorous exercising for 20 minutes, 3 days a week.
2. Make it a daily routine
Of course, if you want to achieve any fitness goals, you need to find the time to do so. Exercising should become a part of your daily routine if you want any results. You can also make fitness part of your daily habit by making small changes in the ways you go about your day. Go to work by foot if your job is a 30-minute walk away. Take the stair instead of the elevator. Also, make a new diet plan to go along your fitness routine. Eating is your daily habit and the best diet plan should be a must in any fitness routine. If you’re trying to lose weight, cut on carbohydrates and sugars and increase the vegetables in your diet. If your goal is to build muscles mass, protein is a must in your diet.
3. Have fun along the way
To stay motivated, your exercising plan has to be fun. Your exercising plan should go along with your personality to be fun. Another way you can make exercising fun is by listening to music. A study published in the US periodical Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology found that music increases physical endurance by 15% as revealed by the Brunel University's School of Sport and Education. The participants of the study listened to motivational music that included tracks from Queen, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Madonna and they’ve reported they had more pleasure with exercising as a result.
4. Don’t let challenges take away your motivation
Sometimes our work, life, and obligations can become so overwhelming that we can hardly find the time for ourselves. Set realistic goals and try to find the balance between your life obligations and your obligations towards your body. If, on the other hand, you suffer from an illness that is taking a toll on your ability to stay fit, know that there is a fitness routine for many health obstacles. For instance, patients with psoriatic arthritis were found in one study to benefit from a motivational exercise program. The psoriatic arthritis causes cannot be prevented with exercising, but symptoms can be reduced if you stay motivated to exercise.
5. Reward yourself
You can reward yourself with internal praise after each exercise session or maybe even with a healthy snack or a time off after you’ve achieved your daily goal. But speaking from a scientific point of view, exercising in itself is a reward. According to one study on the differences between brains reaction to monetary reward and the reward of exercising, scientists have measured that our brains’ reward system is activated after exercising rather than money. So after each excerising session, take the time to indulge in the pleasant feeling you get from reaching your daily goals.
6. Buy more exercise apparel
As silly as it sounds, a great way of making exercising a daily habit is by investing in new tracksuits and sneakers. Having enough exercising clothes is not just practical but you’ll be able to shape your identity around it. Putting your personal mark on the way you dress when working out will make exercising seem like a big part of your life and identity.
7. Don’t look at others
Trying to find motivation by comparing yourself to others is not the way to go when you want to reach your fitness goals. This is especially true if you are looking at pictures of perfect bodies of athletes as your inspiration. Look at yourself as a unique individual on a unique fitness path.

Achieving fitness results is easy once you get motivated. Fitness should not be an afterthought in your daily routine or a burden you have to endure. Exercising should be a part of life just like eating, working and sleeping. Your life and health depend on it. Take these 7 tips as rough guidelines for reaching your fitness goals.

Author Bio:
Adonia Dennis (@adoniadennis), by profession a Health, Beauty and Skin Care adviser. She provides solution related to health and beauty problems. She is a passionate blogger who loves to write and share her views on various topics. She recently got an opportunity to work as a content coordinator for Glozine latest lifestyle news. To know more about Adonia, follow her on LinkedIn, Google+,  and Pinterest.

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NeoCell Beauty Bursts and Glow Matrix Review

A healthy, gorgeous glow and juicy vibrant, younger looking skin is what we all strive for and try to achieve.  So when NeoCell contacted me about reviewing their exclusive collagen products, I couldn't wait!  Collagen is what keeps our skin looking vibrant, young and youthful.  So if you're looking for fast results for a more youthful, brighter you, read on because NeoCell's high quality Collagen products are definitely going to help you achieve those results.  

Here is my review of the NeoCell Glow Matrix and Beauty Bursts collagen products.

NeoCell's Glow Matrix provides scientifically advanced ingredients designed to internally hydrate the skin.  Their premium formula supports the skin’s lipid barrier which helps to lock in moisture and smooth the skin.  Glow matrix has been shown to help improve skin moisture & elasticity, reduce the signs of aging in just 15 days, increase smoothness, moisture and elasticity.  The key ingredients are: Hyaluronic Acid, (one of the best moisturizers for skin), Pine Bark Extract, Astaxanthin, Lutein & Coconut Water Powder.  Also, a scientifically crafted blend of nutrients promoting hydration in the skin while combating free radicals for hydrated and glowing skin and a healthy collagen matrix.  

This product is fantastic!  If you're looking for a youthful glow with smoother skin and diminished or no fine lines and wrinkles, you definitely want to try Glow Matrix!  I had amazing results with this product and will continue to buy it.  Your skin not only looks smoother but has an amazing illuminated glow from within.  My skin appeared smoother, plumper and glowing thanks to Glow Matrix!  I could even go makeup free most of the time and people thought I had some sort of illuminizer on.  It made a huge difference in my skin overall and I got compliments on my skin while taking this product.  I definitely recommend you try it!

Beauty Awards: 
"Best of Natural Beauty" Better Nutrition Magazine
"Best Beauty Supplement" Delicious Living Magazine

NeoCell Beauty Bursts are infused with high quality beauty nutrients in delicious, gourmet soft chews.  They contain Collagen Type 1 & 3 is the body's beauty protein & strengthens skin, hair & nails.  They also contain, the (mega hydrator) Hyaluronic Acid, also known as "Nature's Moisturizer" & hydrates the skin and Vitamin C which is essential to boosting collagen in the skin.  Together, these three powerful natural beauty nutrients work together to build beautiful skin from the inside out.

I tried the beauty bursts in fruit punch and their really good!  I noticed even better results while taking them.  I believe these little chewy gourmet candies are the key to smoother skin and strong hair and nails.  Their kind of addicting, actually.  At times I would forget I already some and would have a few more.  They also have other delicious flavors like chocolate mint and acai berry - yum!  

My overall experience with these products has been nothing short of amazing!  I took the beauty bursts in addition to Glow Matrix supplements and I noticed even better youthful glowing results for both skin and hair!  These high quality natural based products gave me a completely line / wrinkle free face with a youthful glow.  These little chews are easy to take and go if supplements aren't your thing or if you don't want to take another pill.  Just google NeoCell Collagen and you will be amazed at the before and after photos! Watch this video from New Beauty featuring NeoCell Collagen products:

NeoCell gives back too which is why I love them even more!  In 2011, NeoCell partnered with Vitamin Angels and has since helped over 1,000,000 at-risk mothers and children get the essentials their bodies need to survive, thrive, and reach their full potential.  In 2012, NeoCell was honored to be recognized nationally for their environmentally-friendly PCR packaging.  

I try to support companies that care enough to give back to the community.  This is definitely a company we should support.  NeoCell is the #1 collagen brand in the world and a leader in the field of nutritional science.  They've also won multiple beauty and health awards.

You can learn more or purchase these products by visiting their website at  You can get updates on their company and products by connecting with them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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