Aluminum Free Deodorant Comparisons

The debate over aluminum being connected to Alzheimer’s disease and to breast cancer continues. Studies have suggested both, and both have been discredited. Regardless, many have kicked aluminum to the curb, just in case. I did, and now I’ve done some aluminum free deodorant comparisons!

Aluminum free deodorants. Native, Love Beauty and Planet, Arm & Hammer Essentials, Spit and Polish

I don’t want to be that TMI girl, but here we are talking about deodorant, so what do you think is going to happen? As a breast cancer survivor and having a family history of dementia, I want to err on the side of caution so I’ve done some aluminum free deodorant comparisons. Plus, I have the most active sweat glands I’ve ever met.

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6 Nonprofits in 6 Months – JUNE

6 Nonprofits in 6 Months

Since April, you and my Maskcara business have allowed me to donate up to $250 to a different nonprofit each month, and I plan to continue through September. That is 6 nonprofits in 6 months! See this post for all the details.

June Nonprofit

We had some fun on Facebook and voted for the June nonprofit! The organization y’all chose for June was Black Girls Code.

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How to get the best SEINT color match

So you want to try that gorgeous cream makeup that will transform the way you think about beauty. The makeup that works beautifully with every skin type. The makeup that moves with your skin instead of doing the “dry and crack” or “oil and pool” maneuvers. The makeup that is customized to you and puts your entire face in one compact, 5 minutes. Yeah, that makeup.

But how do you know what shade to choose?
Easy: let me choose for you!

That’s right, when you complete my 2-minute Color Match Quiz and upload your makeup-free selfie, I will email your SEINT color match to you within 24-48 hours! Read on for a few selfie-taking guidelines.

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6 Nonprofits in 6 Months – MAY

6 Nonprofits in 6 Months

Beginning in April, you and my Maskcara business have allowed me to donate up to $250 to a different nonprofit each month for 6 months! See this post for all the deets.

May Nonprofit

The nonprofit for the month of May was CASA. CASA is an organization that works “to provide access to stable, affordable housing for people who are homeless or at risk by developing and managing rental communities.” CASA serves families, veterans, seniors, and people living with disabilities. In 2019, CASA served 633 people with housing needs in Wake County, NC.

How You Helped

Y’all showed up in the biggest way by purchasing the Maskcara products you needed and also by sharing this nonprofit goal far and wide! Because of YOU, our May nonprofit, CASA, received $200! Keep sharing this with friends and family–I just can’t thank you enough!

I love you ladies!

xo,
Kelly

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6 Nonprofits in 6 Months – APRIL

6 Nonprofits in 6 Months

You and I started something in April–your Maskcara purchases have allowed me to donate up to $250 to a nonprofit each month, and I’m going to continue this for 6 months! See this post for all the deets.

April Nonprofit

The nonprofit for the month of April was Carroll’s Kitchen. This grab & go eatery is more than just a meal. Carroll’s Kitchen is “a nonprofit social enterprise restaurant creating healthy employment for women overcoming crisis” in downtown Raleigh. Their success rate is incredible. Learn more about the great work they are doing and their Restorative Employment Model here.

A nonprofit social enterprise restaurant employing women overcoming crisis

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Cream Makeup Melts, but it’s okay!

We are well into spring, and depending on where you live, it feels like summer already. It was in the 90s here in North Carolina last week! With pool time, dining al fresco, and the beach all hopefully in our near future, safeguarding your cream makeup from the heat is something we need to discuss. Here’s how to keep your makeup in tip-top condition all summer!

Cream Makeup Melts

Just like a tube of lipstick, your SEINT Beauty cream makeup can melt in the heat. If that happens, follow these steps.

  • If your order has been in a hot mailbox, open the package but not the makeup tins.
  • Lay the tins on a flat surface, face up, and allow to cool before you open them.
  • As the makeup cools, it will reset to the glorious cream makeup we know and love!

Keep your compact out of the car

If you must leave your makeup in the car, leave it flat, face up on a level surface so if melting occurs, the product will remain in the tin until it can cool and return to its creamy state of mind.

With the Shelter in Place and Stay at Home orders in effect for most of us, now more than ever we are shopping online rather than in stores. Following these simple steps will keep you and your makeup happy all summer long!

Cheers!
Kelly

Tips to Keep Your Makeup Sanitary During Flu Season

By: Cassy Cancino of Five by Five Blog
By: Kelly Gropp of Kelly Gropp Life + Style

Your entire home is disinfected, you cough into your elbow and sneeze into a tissue. Aside from locking your doors and living inside, you’re good, right?

What about your makeup? Egads!

Not to worry, here are tips to keep your makeup sanitary during flu season and beyond!

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What’s in Your Makeup?

There are so many labels and claims regarding cosmetics that it can be confusing. What do they mean? One thing is certain: regardless of the label, it is up to you as the consumer to know what’s in your makeup.

With SEINT, all ingredients are listed right on our website.
Ah, a breath of fresh transparency! Also, our products are paraben-free, gluten-free, and cruelty-free.

As for the cosmetic industry in general, it’s complicated. Unlike in Canada and Europe where over 1,300 unsafe ingredients are banned for use in beauty products, the US FDA has prohibited only 11 ingredients or related compounds.

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