Hi everyone!

You can find me here:

http://minerallove.etsy.com

here:

http://www.facebook.com/minerallovecosmetics

and here:

http://twitter.com/mineral_love

 

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April 19, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , . News/Excitement. Leave a comment.

Mineral Love is setting up shop on Etsy

I have been shopping on Etsy.com for over 4 years now and I just adore the site. I finally decided to take the leap and set up a shop there. I actually reserved my shop in July, and just now have had the time to add my items. Can someone please make the days longer?! I’d be OK with a 28 hour day ūüôā LOL

In the next few days I’ll be listing my existing products, as well as add new ones to my repertoire (Upcoming this weekend: Foundations!! I’m so excited! I’ve finally perfected my formula, and over the week I’ll be packaging, labeling, and listing them.)

Please come visit the new shop, and add me to your favorites! Mineral Love on Etsy

mineral love etsy banner

October 12, 2009. Tags: , , , , , . News/Excitement. Leave a comment.

Spring has sprung!

Spring has sprung and I am thrilled! In celebration of spring, I have released three new products for you all to enjoy!

Two new blushes!

Two new blushes!


New! Translucent Finishing Powder

New! Translucent Finishing Powder

March 20, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , . News/Excitement. Leave a comment.

A few colors are now available for sale!

Hooray! I logged into Ebay to see my first 5 listings are posted and available for sale! I can’t wait to take more pictures and get more listings posted.

I ordered some lip balm ingredients last week… apparently I chose the “Pony Express”¬†option¬†ūüėõ I’m just so excited to start making lip balm I can’t wait.¬† In the past I’ve made soap and¬†candles, but surprisingly no lip balm. I am super picky about lip balm too, and I haven’t found one that I am head over heels about… so of course I have to make my own and make it perfect! I won’t settle for less.

I also received requests from friends for face powder, foundation, and concealer. It is in the works!

January 13, 2009. Tags: , , . Beauty. 2 comments.

My Vegan Mineral Makeup is now live!

I’ve officially started an ebay store!

http://stores.ebay.com/mineral-love

It may be a few days while Ebay sets up my storefront…

in the meantime look at the pretty pictures!

January 12, 2009. Tags: , , . Beauty. Leave a comment.

Vegan mineral makeup debut!

Welcome to mineral_love!

Click on the About tab for more information on mineral_love vegan cosmetics and ME (Tricia).

Background Story:

¬†¬† For the past couple years I have been selling a popular brand of mineral makeup. My customers come to me for advice and to address their concerns. A few of my customers have extremely sensitive skin, and after some research I found bismuth oxychloride, a common ingredient in mineral makeup, was the culprit to their itchiness and redness. So I thought to myself, “What other ingredients are lurking in our makeup?” I took a look at the labels… bismuth oxychloride, ferric ferrocyanide (ack! sounds scary!), and in some cases, a slew of chemicals that even the most advanced chemistry student would have trouble pronouncing. I wanted to dig deeper.

¬†¬† Mica is listed as the first ingredient in most mineral makeup. Sadly, not all of the ingredients that are used to make¬†certain types of¬†mica are listed by big companies. I found that ferric ferrocyanide is in a majority of blue colored micas, and carmine (which consists of ground up insects) is found in many pink and red micas. I about lost it there. I’m putting insects on my face?! Why didn’t anyone tell me?!?

¬†¬† I¬†realized that the only way I’m going to get what I want is by making it myself. So far I’ve made 18 beautifully pigmented eye colors- all free of bismuth oxychloride, carmine, ferric ferrocyanide, and any “fillers” that companies use to cut down their costs. I have many more colors in the works, as well as plans for vegan concealer, foundation, lip balm, primer, and more!

   If you are interested in trying my natural vegan mineral makeup, you can find samples on ebay (seller name- mineral_love). Larger sizes with sifters will be available shortly.

Please add me to your favorites! I can’t wait to share more with you! Stay tuned for pictures and more information about¬†veganism,¬†makeup, and mineral_love¬†ūüôā

January 8, 2009. Tags: , , . Beauty. Leave a comment.