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  • Spring Essentials for an Active Lifestyle

    Spring is here, and with it comes the chance to enjoy the sunshine! It's time to get out and get active! Use these tips and products to keep you looking effortlessly fresh throughout all of your warm weather fun!

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    Whether you're going for a jog on the beach or a hike through the woods, these products will keep you looking perfected in an easy way. Even if you want to work up a bit of sweat on your lunch break, these tricks will have you looking fresher than you did before you started. And with all natural, pure mineral ingredients, you can be sure they are as good for you as your workout.

     

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    Finishing Dust is the number one product for a girl-on-the-go. Completely translucent, so it looks like you're wearing nothing, this product soaks up all shine from any activity and keeps working long after you apply it. Plus the golden tint counteracts any post-workout redness

    Most of us don't want to look like we are wearing makeup while working up a sweat. Poised to Perfection Skin Tint gives a warm radiance to the skin, without shimmer, to give a nice glow to areas that may feel sallow or masked. Use all over the face, starting on the outside and working in.

    Tinted Lip Butters are the perfect products for a barely-there lip treatment. Being outdoors in the sun or wind will dry your pout out. Nourishing plant oils and butters keep your kisser soft and smooth, plus a sheer wash of color adds a touch of sheen without looking overdone.

    Finally, touching up post-activity to re-enter the real world is made easy with Cream Concealer Sticks. Use Color Correcting Sticks to cut through any darkness underneath the eye and concealer sticks to provide soft, glowy coverage around the nose and cheek area, leaving you effortlessly polished and ready to go!

  • DIY Ombre Dipped Wall Hanging

    The best homes are the ones that you’ve put thought, creativity, blood, sweat, and tears into. Looking around and knowing that you made something with your own two hands – that you turned a pile of found materials into something beautiful – is so satisfying. It creates an atmosphere where you can be at home.

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    I tend to do a lot of random projects and end up with all sorts of odds and ends. This particular wall hanging is a result of just a few materials I had leftover. All you need is a wooden dowel, string, and scrap fabric to get it done. You can really pick any color fabric that you please, but I like the ethereal ribbon quality of the pale peach. The design is somewhat reminiscent of a dream catcher, and I like to think that it has the power to trap and rid bad energies in the air.

    Want one of your own? Here’s how to create the wall hanging with your own two hands…

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    What You Need:

    -        15” Wooden dowel that is ¼” in diameter

    -        Approx. 45’ of string

    -        1 Yard Scrap Fabric

    -        3 Cups Bleach

    -        Bucket

    -        Scissors

    -        Ruler

    -        Pencil

    Directions:

    Lay out your fabric and trace 15 strips on it. I made my strips each 15” long and as wide as my ruler.

    To cut the strips out, begin with scissors and then tare the fabric along your pencil lines.

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    Fill your bucket with the bleach and lay the bottom quarter of your fabric strips in it for 45 minutes to one hour. Once they are done lay them out on a piece of scrap fabric or stick them in the dryer.

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    While your fabric is bleaching/drying, cut 16 pieces of string each approximately 30” long.

    Tie the strings to your wooden dowel, spacing each roughly .75” apart. Tie one across the top, fixing it at both ends of the wooden dowel, for the piece to hang from.

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    It’s then time to cut your strings in the shape of a diamond. To do so, hang the piece up on a wall. Use the same technique you see hairdressers use when they cut your hair by bringing the two opposite strands to the center and then cutting them to the same length.

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    Once you’re happy with your diamond, tie the bleached fabric strings to the end. Follow the images below, tying around and down, up and through.

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    This post is from our guest blogger Naomi. Follow her on her blog here for posts like these and more!

  • Customer Created: New Matte/Semi-Matte Base Shade

    Here's something that I bet you didn't know about Everyday Minerals: some of our colors are created by EM users! Many times, if we don't have a shade that a customer needs, and they reach out to us, we create it!

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    Here's an email correspondence from Patricia, we didn't have a shade that perfectly matched her skin tone, so we made one just for her. And now it's available to everyone else as well! It's a warm, deep shade called Bronze, perfect for Patricia's rich chocolate skin tone. Keep your eyes open for Patricia's custom-created shade, along with a whole host of darker shades to suit all women of all skin tones! Our goal is to have a comprehensive line that encompasses every woman, every skin tone, every skin type, and all walks of life. So if there is something that you need that we don't currently provide, tell us!

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    "Guys, I don't know what to say to you. I had tears rolling down my face earlier this afternoon when I got a random compliment at the bakery while picking up some bagels. I've lived in this area 7 years and today the woman said,  "Patricia, what's different about your face? You wearing a new makeup or you got some good sleep. You're glowing." She sees me regularly! I wear wearing the sample shade you sent me recently. It's just a teeeeeeeny bit darker than my normal complexion but for summer, it is SPOT ON! It's beautiful. No gray shadiness, I mean, it's me only better.

    Listen to me. You people are amazing. I have never, ever been able to wear ANY foundation all day long without wanting to tear my skin off my face within a few hours. Right now it's just about 5 pm EST and I've been wearing my Everyday Minerals since about 11 a.m. and I am not even aware of it on my skin. No irritation, no itchiness, no bumps...I do not know what to say. Other than, "Thank you." Thank you.

    Thank you. I don't know who the engineer is behind the blending of the shade that you sent me, but if you happen to be a woman, then you know what this means. Whether I'm in a suit at a meeting or just in jeans at the supermarket, I want to feel confident, pretty, assured that I look my best. To be able to put on a powder foundation and some lip gloss and greet the world feeling like a superstar is a big deal. If the shade isn't right, nothing is right. I finally have a gorgeous shade that even my neighborhood baker noticed."

    Thanks, Patricia!

     

  • Easy Tips for Increased Energy… Naturally!

    As the season of spring is starting to peek it’s sunny self into our lives, we are excited about the endless possibilities that lay ahead. Blossoming flowers, warm walks, and long sun-filled days… spring is a season of fresh beginnings and new opportunities. As such, we’ve gathered some of our favorite natural tips that can help boost your energy levels so that you are all set for spring. A collection of advice we’ve gathered over the years and tips from our dearest friends, these natural ways to stimulate energy are all completely wonderful… and effective.

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    1. Stay Hydrated

    It’s a given that staying hydrated and drinking water provides your body with countless advantages, and yet we oftentimes forget to drink enough and our bodies get dehydrated. Along with dehydration comes feeling tired or sleepy, so quench your thirst with lots of water during the day to feel light and energetic. I like to start my morning with a big glass of water, and then always keep a glass bottle (which I constantly refill) with me during the day. I love natural spring water the best.

    2. Get moving!

    Don’t underestimate the power of staying active. Even a bit of exercise and movement daily, from taking the stairs to walking instead of driving, can go a long way to putting that extra spring in your step. As your endorphins begin to flow and your oxygen intake increases, you’ll begin to notice a boost in overall vitality and a reduction of stress.

    3. Be Present

    Instead of worrying about what’s coming up tomorrow or dwelling on what happened yesterday, which can be a huge energy-zap, focus on the present. By remaining in the now, your energy levels will remain high throughout the day. It’s important to focus on what’s happening in any given moment, and understand that everything else will work itself out in the way that it’s meant to.

    4. Stretch!

    One of my favorite things to do right as I wake up every morning is to STRETCH! By purposefully and intentionally focusing on the stretching of each and every one of my muscles, from my feet to my face, I feel instantly awake and energized. Start by breathing deeply and allowing yourself to fully stretch your entire body. From there, hop out of bed and get ready to conquer your day.

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    5. Greens

    I am a huge lover of green juice and green veggies, and press my own daily. Honestly, getting into this healthy habit will give you such a natural energy boost that you may even find yourself saying goodbye to coffee for good. I love combining any and all vegetables I have at the moment, from leafy greens like romaine lettuce and kale to cucumbers, celery, and even some lemon juice. Green vegetable juice naturally alkalizes your cells and nourishes your body, leaving you feel light and alive.

    6. Laugh!

    Laughter is really the best medicine, so whether you hear a hilarious joke or you remember an old story with a friend, the simple art of laughter can release any pent-up stress for a natural boost of energy.

    Xo,

    Carina

  • Behind the Scenes: EM Crew at Work

    Check out this batch of behind the scenes photos and get a glimpse into the Everyday Minerals pop up shop!

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  • Vegan Carrot Soup with Coconut Lime Drizzle

    To keep our skin and body looking good, it’s important to eat whole, organic, and fresh foods. Sign up for a CSA or hit up the farmers market. Challenge yourself to see what creative meals you can come up with using fresh produce. If your lacking inspiration, here’s a little recipe to get you started.

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    Carrots can be found in season almost year-round. Most people get tired of the classic ways to eat them, so today I want to suggest one of my favorites: pureed. When carrots are all mashed up, they make great soups. This particular recipe takes an Asian spin with cilantro, lime, and coconut. After you’ve downed it you’ll be packed with good nutrients, and full enough to get through the afternoon.

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    Ingredients:

    Soup:

    -        2 Cups Carrots, Chopped

    -        2 Celery Stalks, Chopped

    -        1 Yellow Onion, Chopped

    -        ¼ tsp Saffron Threads

    -        1 Tbs Curry Powder

    -        1 ½ Cans Coconut Milk

    -        10 Cilantro Sprigs

    -        1 Tbs Coconut Oil

    Drizzle:

    -        ½ Can Coconut Milk

    -        Juice from 1 Lime

    Directions:

    1. Melt coconut oil in a large pot.  Add carrots & onion to cook, stirring every few minutes.
    2. After 15 minutes, or once carrots are almost fully cooked, add celery for 5 more minutes.
    3. Stir in saffron and curry powder, and sauté for another 3 minutes.
    4. Add coconut milk. Stir & let simmer.
    5. After 10 minutes, kill the flame and let the soup sit.
    6. While the soup is cooling, squeeze juice from one lime into your ½ can of coconut milk. Mix it up with a fork & set aside.
    7. Using an immersion or regular blender, puree the soup mixture. Add the cilantro sprigs right at the very end, so that they get chopped up, but are not sitting in the heat for long.
    8. To serve, garnish with coconut lime drizzle & a few pieces cilantro.

    This post is from our guest blogger Naomi. Follow her on her blog here for posts like these and more!

  • Love at First Blush Kit Giveaway

    *We have 3 winners for our Love at First Blush Kit! Aditi Giasotta, Karina Beck, and Traci Goodwin! If you see this before you get our message, email us at jaima@everydayminerals.com!

    Xoxo, EM

    Find us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram to enter again!

  • EM Around Town: SXSW

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    Calling all music-loving Austinites and visitors alike! SXSW is a time to discover great up-and-coming bands, eat good food and enjoy the first bit of warm weather before it gets unbearably hot here in TX!

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    Keep an eye out, you may just see EM around town! We will be mixing and mingling, doing on the street makeovers, jamming to our favorite tunes and giving away some Tinted Lip Butters!

     

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    So if you see us, come say hi!

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  • Love at First Blush

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    The perfect trend for Spring: effortlessly flushed cheeks. This season is all about making new, and in six different shades of rose, this collection does just that. Imitate the beautiful, natural flush you were born with in a variety of warm and cool shades with the Love at First Blush Kit. Wear them alone, or layer together to create more of a pop. You'll feel like you've dropped into the Renaissance. Read below to find out how you can enter to win the kit!

    A lot of people want to ask what types of blush they can wear: warm or cool? The answer is you should wear either and both! Sure, when it comes to choosing foundation, you want to go with the undertone that matches your skin, but when it comes to color all rules are off! Just keep your warm cheeks with warm lips and vice versa, and you can do no wrong!

    Tip: If you feel that warm tones aren't looking the best on you, try a lighter shade. Usually the problem isn't the tone of the color, it's that it is either too light or too dark!

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    Wear any of the blushes in the kit alone or try using these combos to get a signature look! For any of these looks, apply the first shade all over the cheekbone with the angled side of the Double Ended Angle Brush and Mineral Blush, blending back into hairline, then apply second shade just to the apples of the cheeks with the other side of brush and blend out.

    Cool Combo: Fresh Rose Blossom popped with Field of Roses

    Warm Combo: Pink for Flower popped with Primrose

    Neutral Combo: At First Blush popped with Tea Rose

  • DIY Embroidered Yoga Bag

    Yoga is form of exercise that many of us couldn’t get through our stressful lives without. Regularly, we hit the mat for a bit of sweat & zen. After a while we form a special bond with our yoga mat.  It’s our baby, our therapist, our good friend. So why not show him a little love? Here is how to make a beautifully embroidered tote to carry your matt to and fro. Your mat will thank you for its cool new home.

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    What You’ll Need:

    -        Three colors of thick friendship bracelet thread. (I picked red, sky blue, and black.)

    -        Scissors

    -        Paper

    -        Ruler

    -        Red Colored Pencil

    -        Sewing needle (should have a big enough eye to get the friendship thread through)

    -        Yoga Bag in Natural

    Directions:

    1. Cut a 1.5 inch equilateral triangle out of paper
    2. Using the red pencil, trace the triangle in a straight row, spacing each triangle one inch apart.
    3. Leaving a .75 inch space in between and draw another row of triangles that directly lines up & faces the row you’ve already drawn.
    4. In between the two rows, draw a .5 inch strip
    5. Within that strip, make a dot every three inches.
    6. Repeat two more times going around the bag.

     

    At this point, your bag should look like this:

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    7. Using your first color. Thread the needle and fill in the triangles with stitches.

    8. Taking your second color, make stitches between the center dots, leaving tails of string hanging at each.  Do the same with two rows of your third color, and then make one more of your second.

    9. Using the tails that you left hanging, tie a knot at each dot, and trim the excess so you have a small tassel.

    The center row should look like this when you’re done:

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    Happy yoga-ing everyone!

    This post is from our guest blogger Naomi. Follow her on her blog here for posts like these and more!

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