Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Safe Skin Care

There is more and more research suggesting we should be careful about what we use on your face and our bodies. As you begin to read labels and clean out your beauty basket, make sure you check your labels for these toxic chemicals.

Parabens mimic the hormone estrogen, which is known to play a role in the development of breast cancers. The preservatives are used in many cosmetics to increase their shelf-life. You will not find parabens in NORABLOOM BOTANICALS.

is the primary cause of of contact dermatitis. This chemical releases formaldehyde, which is toxic. You will not find urea in NORABLOOM BOTANICALS.

also known as a mineral oil derivative leaves the skin dry and chapped, it has no positive effect for skin. It is used as a cheap filler among large cosmetic companies.You will not find petroleum in NORABLOOM BOTANICALS.

Synthetic Colors & Fragrances
can be carcinogenic, they can induce headaches, dizziness and rashes. You will not find synthetic anything in NORABLOOM BOTANICALS.

Wholesale Opportunities
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Thursday, March 6, 2008

The Pink List

If there is one thing in this world that a girl must have, it is a PINK LIST. The PINK LIST is a list for girls' eyes only. It is a list of things you must do in this lifetime. Most are realistic, some fantasy. How many times do we day dream and say "ONE DAY when I have more time, I really want to...". Well girls there is no time like the present.

Wake up Ya Yas, today is the day to create abundance and live that life you want. So many of us have natural tendencies to care and nurture others before we consider our needs. We can not operate when our LOVE TANK is empty and we feel uninspired.

I now have 328 things on my PINK LIST. Some as simple as take a spin class at the gym, go to an oxygen bar with my girlfriends or go to a ball and be Cinderella for an evening or simply to get a pass port.

I truly believe that as you transfer thoughts to paper it helps to manifest your day dreams into reality. Life is short, express your PINK, jot it down and live life to the fullest. This list also comes in handy when life gets you down or you find yourself in transition, a sucky breakup or a random lull. When you feel blue, think PINK.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Eat Your Way to Beautiful Skin

It is not your age that decides your youthfulness. Staying young and keeping fit is absolutely in your hands. Nutrition, exercise, and a great beauty ritual will keep you young. Here are some anti aging nutrition tips that will give you a clear idea as to what foods form part of antiaging care diet:

-Limit the intake of fats and sugar.
-Consume a moderate-dose multiple vitamin-and-mineral supplement on a regular basis.
-Eat whole grains and plenty of organic fruits and veggies.
-It is advisable to take some extra antioxidants, such as 100 IU of vitamin E.
-Drink plenty of water, at least about 10-12 glasses everyday.
-Focus on eating complex carbohydrates, rather than going in for fast digesting carbohydrate foods like rice, wheat, bread and pasta that shoot up your blood sugar level. Also they tend to cause weight gain, thus making your obese.
-Avoid underground vegetables like potato, yam, and carrots that tend to cause sugar imbalance. Opt for above ground veggies, as they have antioxidant properties.
-Prefer consuming fresh fruits, rather than opting for fruit juices, which contain high fat and sugar content.

Not only will you feel fabulous and energetic, your skin will radiate!

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Rose Bud Creme Cleanser...the best!

Start your beauty ritual off right! If you are plagued by dry, sensitve or thirsty skin, this cleanser is for you! It is free of synthetic cleansing agents such as Sodium Laurel Sulfate, a popular, inexpensive surfactant, found in 90% of personal care products that foam. When combined with other chemical, SLS can be transformed into nitrosamines, a potent class of carcinogens. This cleanser is also vegan friendly! It contains ALOE, which has remarkable healing properties that can draw and hold oxygen to the skin soothes and also protects the skin.
It is also packed with:

-Kukui Nut Oil is from Hawaiian kukui nut, it is very emollient, very moisturizing.
-Shea Butter is from the nut of the karate nut tree; a cellular renewal ingredient that has excellent nourishing and moisturizing benefits for the skin. It is a natural “sun block”.
-Cucumber is an anti-inflammatory that helps reduce heat and inflammation. It is cooling, and cleansing, and has an extremely soothing effect on the skin. Also contains amino acids and minerals that help firm and regenerate.
-Contains Vitamins A, C, and E.

Cleansers do not get much better than this!

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Pretty Ugly!

For years, parabens have been considered a cheap and indispensable way to inhibit the growth of bacteria, yeasts and molds in personal-care products such as shampoos, conditioners, deodorants and sunscreens. Parabens are why products can survive the three-month boat trip from China, sit on store or warehouse shelves for years or be exposed to extreme temperatures.
But studies have shown that some parabens can mimic the activity of the hormone estrogen in the body's cells. Estrogenic activity in the body is associated with certain forms of breast cancer. And parabens are turning up in breast tumors.
What further concerns some scientists is that parabens aren't the only potential endocrine disrupter out there. Breast tissue and breast milk are exposed to a range of chemicals, including pesticides and polychlorinated biphenyls. -Chicago Tribune, 2007

I thought this was great information, we have developed my signature line, Norabloom Botanicals with a paraben-free formula, we should all be reading our labels on our cosmetics, lotions and cremes! visit

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Beauty Resolutions for 2008

In honor of 2008...
Aging Gracefully...
No one loves fine lines, wrinkles and cellulite, but the most women in the world are the ones who don't bother with them and who don't obsess over them. So this year, resolve to put away those fears and focus on the positive aspects of aging. Like how much wealthier and funnier one gets as they get older.
Beauty Really Does Come From Within.
I love a woman who exudes happiness and contentedness. So this year resolve to flush out the bad things in your life: the negative friends, the annoying groups and clubs you loathe attending, some of the demands your husband and kids place on you. Take some time for yourself, get yourself content and watch as your skin changes. Yep, it's not all about moisturizer!
It's All About How YOU Feel. There is no better way than to revive your inner goddess than to get a makeover. If you or a friend are entering the new year feeling not so sexy, treat yourself (or them) to a haircut and color and afterwards get yourself to a makeup artist and request a makeover. Only buy what you love.
Spa Treatments
They are a luxury worth the aplurge yes, you just dropped a few grand on Christmas presents. But you are also very exhausted from visiting with people and cooking up a storm over the past couple weeks, aren't you? So then woman, get the to the spa. Tell your husband you deserve it for all the gifts you have to wrap and all the meals you've had to prepare. And if he balks, threaten to bring him along. He just may love it. I firmly believe no woman should ever feel guilty over a facial and deep tissue massage.
Treat someone you love to a facial
a Massage or a foot rub. We all know from Psych 101 that nothing makes you feel better than giving back to someone. So put this in your pocket of tricks for the year: Offer your partner a backrub out of the blue. Give your daughter a foot rub when she's watching TV. Over at your best friend's house and she's stressed? Offer her a nice massage. xoxo holly