OK..... so I went to that BYF makeup party, bought a lot of stuff- and now I can’t remember what Mama Janella said.
1. Skin care is the most important priority. Your skin is your body’s biggest organ and is responsible for keeping you healthy.
2. Exfoliate. A lot. But safely. When you use the mineral foundation and your buki brush, it will begin exfoliating your skin. This is good. The part you won’t like (but it’s good for you) is the flaky skin. This is the time to use the sugar scrub. Use a tablespoon of white table sugar (not brown, nor berry sugar because they’re not coarse enough) mixed with the Calorie Free cleanser (or just on it’s own) in a circular motion. Add lemon juice or even orange juice to make a glycolic acid - or just use the Yummy Citrus-y Goodness. If the sugar is too rough, wait about 4 or 5 seconds for the sugar to warm up and begin melting- then keep going. If you can, leave it on for about 10 minutes. WARNING: possible sticky hairline.
3. Exfoliate in the morning. Use the gentle stuff at night. It’s just the way your body works, so go with it.
4. How do I apply the foundation? Small circles in a big circle. Think of the face of a clock. Circle, circle, circle around 1:00, then 2:00, and so on. Move towards the inside of the face and do it again. The more you buff, the better it will look. LESS IS MORE!
5. Your travel buki brush is your new best friend. Take good care of it!
6. Eye shadows can be worn both wet and dry - but you need to be careful with brushes that are not from BYF. They may (almost always are) made from animal hair. If you wet that brush, then leave it to dry in your cabinet you are on the fast track to pink eye.
7. Blush belongs on the top/side of the apple. Bronzer belongs in the hollow.
8. Do NOT EVER line outside your lips. Everyone knows. Really.
9. Your Mama Janella loves you. She wants to answer any questions and make sure all problems are fixed. If you are not happy with a product, BRING IT BACK.
10. Refer friends to get free makeup. Or better yet; have a makeup party! Make comments on my FB page and website! It will make me feel special :)
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Q: Soooo.... What IS a Petro-chemical By-Product, Mama Janella? Why should I avoid them? Which ones should I avoid?
I'm so glad you asked! I was looking on line and stumbled across a blog called Thomko Petro Chemical Blog. It is written by a guy named Charles Tompkins, who owns Thompko Petrochemical. I chose this source based on the fact that the author has a clear interest in the sale of these products, but at the same time, seems very interested in keeping these products away from your makeup and skin care products. Shamelessly, I have copied and pasted, editing for clarity and simplicity without changing his words - while interjecting my own comments. Here we go:
A real simple definition for petrochemicals:
Petrochemicals are chemicals made from petroleum (crude oil) and natural gas. There are over 4,000 products classified as "petrochemicals".
A broader definition for petrochemicals would include:
Petrochemicals are organic and inorganic compounds and mixtures that include but are not limited to organic chemicals, cyclic intermediates, plastics and resins, synthetic fibers, elastomers, organic dyes, organic pigments, detergents, surface active agents, carbon black, and ammonia.
***** THIS IS THE SPOT WHERE THE NON-GEEKS TUNE OUT. I'LL LET YOU KNOW WHEN TO TUNE BACK IN******
And Petrochemicals are divided into more specific groups:
Petrochemical feedstocks can be classified into three general groups: olefins, aromatics and a third group that includes synthesis gas and inorganics.
And, then there's more . . . Primary petrochemicals are reacted to form secondary petrochemicals, other chemical products, or polymerized to form synthetic resins. These in turn are incorporated into a great variety of industrial and consumer products.
In many instances, a specific chemical included among the petrochemicals may also be obtained from other sources, such as coal, coke, or vegetable products. For example, materials such as benzene and naphthalene can be made from either petroleum or coal, while ethyl alcohol may be of petrochemical or vegetable origin.
When did the process of manufacturing petrochemicals start?
Products we know today as ethylene and polyethylene were made the ancient Egyptians. They were smart enough to know that when the fig plant was gassed, it would stimulate ripening, and this process released the ethylene which was produced organically in the plant.
History of Modern Day Production of Petrochemicals
In 1872 the first chemical to be made from petroleum, carbon black*, was formed by the partial combustion of natural gas in air. Carbon black is used primarily in the production of synthetic rubber. Cracking was introduced into crude oil refineries in 1913. ("Cracking" is the second state in the refinery process, called Conversion, where the molecules are re-arranged). Widespread production of petrochemicals grew out of efforts to recover and use the chemical by-products of the cracking process. The modern petrochemical industry started in 1920 with the opening of theStandard Oil Company plant in New Jersey.
Propylene, the original petrochemical feedstock, is a by-product of refinery cracking for gasoline.
The first petrochemical use of ethylene occurred when Union Carbide opened a plant in 1923. The World War I era stimulated the development of the petrochemical industry, with the British extracting benzene and toluene from petroleum. During World War II the industry in the United States expanded rapidly to meet the increased demand for petrochemicals. Scientists in Western Europe began synthesizing chemicals that could be substituted for natural products in the 1950s and ‘60s.
Because of the industry's dependence on crude oil and natural gas supplies, the 1970s oil crisis, during which oil supplies declined and prices escalated, adversely affected the entire petrochemical industry.
In the 1980s petrochemical costs rose with oil and gas prices and Middle Eastern countries began to develop their own petrochemical plants. During this period 5 percent of the crude oil and 3 percent of the natural gas produced were used to make petrochemicals. Here's a list of some of the most popular and frequently used products (EDITED BY MAMA JANELLA FOR CLARITY):Health Care: Artificial Limbs, band-aids, Eye glasses/ Sun glasses, Helmets, Heart Valves, Life Jackets, Insecticides, Safety Glass, Soft Contact Lenses, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste Tubes, etcTextiles: Polyester, Nylon (Panty hose, Parachutes, Rope, etc)Stuff: Garbage bags, grocery bags, Balloons, Candles, Combs, Computers, Crayons, Credit Cards, Calculators, Disposable Diapers, Fertilizers, Fishing Rods, Flooring Products (linoleum, tiles, carpet), Garden Hose, Insect Repellents, Milk Jugs, Paint Brushes, Patio Furniture, Plastic Bottles, Shower Doors and Curtains, Pens, Tape (packaging as well as audio/video), Telephones, Tennis Rackets, Tents, Toys, Tires, Umbrellas, Unbreakable Dishes.Personal Grooming/ House cleaning: Dish soaps, Laundry Soaps, Furniture Polishes, Hand lotions, Face/Body Creams, Petroleum Jelly, Perfumes, Shampoos, Conditioners, etc.THE DANGERS OF DEA (diethanolomine ): Belonging to a class of chemicals known as alkanolamines (which includes monoethanolamine and triethanolamine or TEA), DEA has been linked with kidney, liver, and other organ damage according to several government-funded research studies, and has been proven to cause cancer in rats when applied to the skin. According to a 1995 study funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, DEA has low acute toxicity but significant cumulative toxicity.
This is because it cannot be easily excreted from the body but instead builds up in the fatty tissues of the liver, brain, kidneys, and spleen with repeated oral and dermal exposure. As DEA collects in the tissues, it spurs an accumulation of abnormal phospholipids that can lead to mounting tissue and nerve damage and premature death.
Another study found that oral and topical application of DEA in rodents resulted in anemia, kidney degeneration, and nerve damage to the brain and spinal cord. Even more disturbing was that several animals died before the study ended. The authors concluded, "DEA is toxic at multiple organ sites in rats, either by oral exposure in the drinking water or by topical application."************NON-GEEKS! TUNE IN NOW!***************
You're Washing Your Hair and Brushing Your Teeth With Anti-Freeze, Engine Degreasers, and Solvents!
Many other potentially toxic petrochemicals are found in commercial personal care products. Some quarternium compounds, like behentrimonium chloride, can be fatal if ingested and can cause necrosis (tissue death) of the mucus membranes in concentrations as low as one percent. Moreover, some synthetic colors, such as FD & C Blue No. 1, are suspected carcinogens (cancer causing agents). Other studies have shown that the popular food additive, Yellow Dye #5, can instigate asthmatic breathing.
Here are a few other ingredients commonly found in shampoo, conditioner, and soap:
* Propylene Glycol (also called Propanediol) - A colorless, viscous, hygroscopic liquid used in anti-freeze solutions, in brake and hydraulic fluids, as a de-icer, and as a solvent. It's even found in some pet foods, processed foods and cosmetics, toothpastes, shampoos, deodorants and lotions.
It is implicated in contact dermatitis, kidney damage and liver abnormalities. It can inhibit skin cell growth in human tests, can cause gastro-intestinal disturbances, nausea, headache and vomiting, central nervous system depression and can damage cell membranes causing rashes, dry skin and surface damage (according to the Material Safety Data Sheet).
* Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) or Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES)-Used as a surfactant to break down the surface tension of water. It is used in concrete floor cleaners, engine degreasers, car wash detergents, and just about every soap and shampoo on the market. And yet, according to the Journal of the American College of Toxicology; Vol. 2, No. 7, l983, SLS is a mutagen. In sufficient amounts, it is capable of changing the information in genetic material found in cells! It has been used in studies to induce mutations in bacteria.
SLS actually corrodes hair follicles and impairs ability to grow hair! It denatures protein, impairs proper structural formation of young eyes, creating permanent damage. SLS can damage the immune system. It can cause separation of skin layers and cause inflammation to the skin. If it interacts with other nitrogen bearing ingredients, Carcinogenic Nitrates can form as a result.
* Behentrimonium Chloride, Guar Hydrosypropyltrimonium Chloride, Linoleamidepropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate — These are toxic ammonium compounds. Ingestion can be fatal. Concentrations as low as 0.1% can be irritating to eyes and cause necrosis (tissue death) of mucus membranes.
* Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine — Synthetic surfactant; can cause eye irritation and dermatitis.
In the past little was known about the long term exposure to petrochemicals. However, today we know that many of the household cleaning products, home furnishings and our food supply is loaded with petrochemicals, and this is linked to the rise in cancer, along with other diseases. The FDA (Federal Drug Administration) has not been proactive, and their policy is to allow the public to use harmful products, while providing only "warning labels". It will be up to the public to demand safer products, or discontinue the use of products that contain harmful petrochemicals.Now, class..... Can we say Thank you to Mister Tompkins? Thank you, Mr Tompkins! I have no idea how I would have put all that information together without him! As it is, I've just spend over 2 hours editing and formatting it (Obviously not my strong suit).
As your Mama Janella, I am very interested in seeing all of you become very aware of what you put on your skin, in your hair, on your face, etc. No.... The Government will not save you. If you're Canadian, it may pay for your life to be extended by medical means AFTER developing some sort of cancer or other disease, but THEY WILL NOT PROTECT YOU. You have to use the brain the Good Lord gave you and pay attention. Read the labels on the products you use. If you can't pronounce it, it's probably bad for you.
Now, I'm giving you this list of bad things. Copy and paste it into an email or txt and keep it on your cell phone so when you can't remember the crazy sounding words, you'll have them.Love,Mama JanellaPropylene Glycol (also called Propanediol)Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) or Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES)Behentrimonium Chloride Guar Hydrosypropyltrimonium Chloride Linoleamidepropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate
Don't forget the "Bens":ParabenMethylparabenEthylparabenPolybutylethylmethylparaben
Stolen (shamelessly) from an email forward I received a while back... Reformatted, and tweaked by Yours Truly. It should be good for a laugh.Love,Mama Janella
HOW TO SPEAK TO A WOMAN:
Every woman knows that there are days when all a man has to do is open his mouth and he takes his life in his hands. This is a handy guide that should be carried like a driver's license in the wallet of every son, brother, husband, boyfriend, co-worker or significant other!
DANGEROUS: What's for dinner?
SAFER: Can I help you with dinner?
SAFEST: Where would you like to go for dinner? I'm buying.
ULTRA SAFE: Here. Have some wine.
DANGEROUS: Are you wearing THAT?
SAFER: You sure look good in (insert color here) _______!
SAFEST: Wow! Look at you! You're so beautiful.
ULTRA SAFE: Here. Have some wine.
DANGEROUS: What are you so worked up about?
SAFER: Could we be overreacting?
SAFEST: Here's my paycheck.
ULTRA SAFE: Here. Have some wine.
DANGEROUS: Should you be eating that?
SAFER: There are a lot of rice cakes in the pantry.
SAFEST: Can I get you a piece of chocolate with that?
ULTRA SAFE: Here. Have some wine.
DANGEROUS: What did you DO all day?
SAFER: I hope you didn't OVER-do it today.
SAFEST: That robe makes you look like a Princess!
ULTRA SAFE: Here. Have some wine.
Things the Letters PMS May or May Not Stand For :
1. Pass My Shotgun
2. Psychotic Mood Shift
3. Perpetual Munching Spree
4. Puffy Mid-Section
5. People Make me Sick
6. Provide Me Sweets
7. Pardon My Sobbing
8. Pimples May Surface
9. Pass My Sweatpants
10. Pissy Mood Syndrome
11. Plainly; Men Suck
12. Pack My Stuff
And my favorite one:
13. Potential Murder Suspect
Forward this to all of your friends that could really use a hand explaining this to their men!
Then, have some wine!
After they've fallen in love with BYF Mineral Make up foundation, blush, eye shadow and bronzers, (Oh- and don't forget the SOFTEST brushes EVER), Clients often ask me "Do you have other products, Mama Janella? Mascara? Skin care products?
Anyone who knows Mama Janella is well aware that one of my biggest pet peeves is wasting time. Time is our most precious commodity. It's the great equalizer. Everyone has the same 24 hours to live every day. (Mind you, I HAVE (often) thought of running between time zones to finish some rather stubborn projects). Re-inventing the wheel- ANY wheel- just drives me up the wall! So, my first reactions about having my own mascara and Skin Care line were: "No WAY!" and "As if the world really NEEDS another mascara formulation? What's wrong with the ones out there? How bad could they be.... really?". Sigh. When will I learn to stop asking that question?In my search for what was in other companies' mascara products- which was very tedious, by the way- I stumbled onto a site called Cosmetics Database.com. Not only did they know what was IN the top few brands of cosmetics (and remember, Mama Janella has told you a zillion times already that make up companies put BAD stuff in their products because it's cheap and the profit margins are huge), The Cosmetics Database also lists the ingredients, directions and warnings listed on the packaging - and not for just four or five products.... they have 744 kinds of mascara in their data base! They score each product on a 1 through 10 scale relating to toxicity and tell you exactly how it affects your body and those who work with the raw ingredients. Out of the SEVEN HUNDRED FORTY FOUR mascaras reviewed, only THIRTY EIGHT were rated at a 2/10 or less. ACK! Now, of course they haven't reviewed any of my products yet, so I decided to check the ingredients in BYF Mascara, against their data base. ****Note: If you find reading about scientific stuff like listening to Charlie Browns' Teacher talking - just skip down a bit. For all my dorky friends who love science and all things dork-ish, Read on!BYF Mascara Ingredients:
Aqua (Purified Water): This is used to hydrate the mascara. Hazard score 0
Oryza Sativa Wax (Rice Bran Wax): Used as an emollient/conditioner. Hazard score 2*
*Research studies have found that exposure to this ingredient -- not the products containing it -- caused the indicated health effect(s) in the studies reviewed by Skin Deep researchers. This means the people working with the chemical, not necessarily the end user.
Olea Europea fruit oil (Olive Oil): Used as an emollient/conditioner. Hazard Score: 0
Cetyl Alcohol (Coconut): Used to thicken and stabilize. Hazard Score: 0
Coernica Cerifera (Carnauba Wax): Thickener from Brazilian Palm tree. Hazard Score 0
Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla Wax from the plant Euphorbia cerifera, grown in North America): Used to thicken. Hazard Score 0
Glycerin (Vegetable based): Humectant. Hazard Score 0
Stearic Acid: Natural Fatty Acid (Vegetable) Used to emulsify. Hazard Score: 0
Acacia Gum (From stems/branches of the African Acacia tree): Consists of various polysaccharides (starches) used to thicken: Hazard score 0
Shellac Produced by the Lac bug on trees in the forests of India/Thialand - a lot like Bees' Wax - This is what makes the mascara water RESISTANT (Not Waterproof... because that's just bad for you. It also makes it NOT Vegan as the rest of the makeup is.). Hazard Score: 0
Black Iron oxide (CI 77499) used to tint the mascara. Hazard Score: 0
Cyclopentasiloxane: A moisturizing silicone to ensure long wear: Hazard Score: 0
Aminomethyl Propandiol: Used to change the PH level of the mascara so it won't burn/sting your fabulous eyes. Hazard Score: 0
Phenoxyethanol is used as a Paraben and formaldehyde-free preservative. Hazard score: 1**Research studies have found that exposure to this ingredient -- not the products containing it -- caused the indicated health effect(s) in the studies reviewed by Skin Deep researchers. This means the people working with the chemical, not the necessarily the end user.
**End of Scientific part. Non geeks - this is where you start reading again.**
I'm not sure what the Cosmetics Database folks would say about my mascara - but I KNOW that I have no Methyl, Ethyl or Propol Parabens, thimerosil (mercury) or other horrible things so I'd score WAY lower than oh- say...Covergirl Lash Blast Luxe
, Cargo TexasLash
, Nutrogena Weightless Volume Wax Free
, Dior Show
, Mary Kay Signature Mascara
or Avon Astonishing Lengths
. While this little video was produced for the US. market, and Canadian laws may be somewhat different - it's still a good lesson on how to move the world in a direction where we don't pay big corporations to poison us. I know. Totally out-of-the-box, right? Watch. Learn. Be enlightened. Think for yourself.
PS: For information on ordering BYF Mascara and other products, fill in the web form.
Dear Molting,First, take a deep breath. Yes, you ARE molting- but it's a GOOD kind of molting. The excess dry skin you're seeing is actually a very good thing because it is helping your skin to renew itself at a faster rate than it has been in the past. This helps your skin to look fresher and brighter than it has in the past. I've included an article I brazenly copied and pasted (and edited for clarity) from the good Doctors at the Merck Manual on line as well as their teeny tiny disclaimer:Disclaimer of Warranties. Merck has taken reasonable measures to ensure that the information contained within this Web site is reliable, however, by using this Web site, you accept the information, products and services provided herein "AS IS." Merck makes no express or implied warranty regarding the accuracy, content, completeness, reliability, operability, or legality of information contained within this Web site, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement of proprietary rights. The skin has three layers—the epidermis, dermis, and fat layer (also called the subcutaneous layer). Each layer performs specific tasks.Beneath the surface of the skin are nerves, nerve endings, glands, hair follicles, and blood vessels. Epidermis: The relatively thin, tough, outer layer of the skin. Most of the cells in the epidermis are keratinocytes. They originate from cells in the deepest layer of the epidermis called the basal layer. New keratinocytes slowly migrate up toward the surface of the epidermis. Once the keratinocytes reach the skin surface, they are gradually shed and are replaced by younger cells pushed up from below.Using BYF foundation makes you look even more fabulous with every use. Just the sheer amount of stimulation the skin receives during application help those lovely little keratinocytes migrate to the top faster, and promote constant renewal. We love skin renewal.The outermost portion of the epidermis, known as the stratum corneum, is relatively waterproof and, when undamaged, prevents most bacteria, viruses, and other foreign substances from entering the body. The "undamaged" skin that using BYF promotes is very effective for controlling acne. The bacteria that causes acne needs to find a break somewhere in your skin, or maybe a pore to settle in so it can get covered by un-exfoliated dead skin cells, where it can feed on them happily, eventually making the evil volcano on your face. If you are not exfoliating and Dear God, don't get me started on the evils of salicylic acid or alcohol in products that claim to help prevent acne! That's a different rant for a different day. regularly, you are leaving lots of dead cells to feed bacteria. Just using BYF foundation gives you a higher rate of cell turn over, and thus, skin that is stronger, and more resistant to bacteria.
Another benefit of BYF foundation is that it forms a moisture barrier on your skin which helps to block out the junk in the atmosphere that your skin is subjected to (including U V rays) on a daily basis. At the same time, that moisture barrier is keeping your own moisture in. Protected. Your body works as a cyclical stimulus-response machine. When you are hot, you sweat so the internal temperature goes down and your brain doesn't boil. When you are cold, you shiver to generate heat. The skin and the acne cycle work the same way.
Your skin is the biggest organ in your body, and it's job is to protect you from bacterial and viral attack, as well as keep all your squishy parts in their proper places. Imagine if you didn't have skin to keep your intestines in. Eeeeeew! The epidermis (along with other layers of the skin) also protects the internal organs, muscles, nerves, and blood vessels against trauma. In certain areas of the body that require greater protection (such as the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet), the outer keratin layer of the epidermis (stratum corneum) is much thicker. Scattered throughout the basal layer of the epidermis are cells called melanocytes, which produce the pigment melanin, one of the main contributors to skin color. Melanin's primary function, however, is to filter out ultraviolet radiation from sunlight (see Sunlight and Skin Damage: Introduction), which can damage DNA, resulting in numerous harmful effects, including skin cancer.I have said it before, and I'll say it again.... The Sun is wonderful, and totally a gift, but it can also be dangerous. Please. Use your head. Tanning is not smart. Tanning creams are not going to be considered "safe" for much longer. Why? Let's think this through: The chemical that you put on your skin, changes the color of your skin. The color of your skin is based on the genetic make up of your skin cells. Hmmmm.... So you're saying if I apply a chemical to change the color of my skin, by changing the DNA (not joking) of my skin cells something bad might happen? Ya THINK???
Melanin is your skin's Sun Umbrella. It comes to the top when you are too stupid to get out of the sun and says "Please don't radiate me any more! Please!". The sunblock products out there have a whole lot of chemicals with long names that I'm not real comfortable with. I don't like the thought that something that is stable and non toxic in the lab may, at high heat, with my pores open reeeeeeal wide, mixed with sweat, bacteria, water, whatever.... become toxic. No thanks. BYF has a Skin Protection Factor (SPF) of 15 when applied normally. I sell bronzers made from minerals that won't damage your fabulous skin.... PLEASE! Don't be a statistic. The epidermis also contains Langerhans' cells, which are part of the skin's immune system. Although these cells help detect foreign substances and defend the body against infection, they also play a role in the development of skin allergies. Dermis: The dermis, the skin's next layer, is a thick layer of fibrous and elastic tissue (made mostly of collagen, elastin, and fibrillin) that gives the skin its flexibility and strength. The dermis contains nerve endings, sweat glands and oil glands, hair follicles, and blood vessels.Just so you know.... you cannot not not NOT increase your skins' collagen content by slapping on (or politely and carefully applying) products that contain collagen!!! That's like taking a brick, throwing it at a half made wall and wondering why it didn't make the wall taller.
The only way to increase your skins' collagen content which will make older skin pouffier and younger looking is applying a PRESCRIPTION STRENGTH retanoid (Vitamin A) lotion/cream. The one I use is called Tazorac.
Remember: Mama Janella used to have very bad acne, and acne scarring - so I promise, in conjunction with BYF Mineral Foundation and all my other tricks, it works.
You'll need a prescription to get it though. NO MUGGING PHARMACISTS!On the other hand, remember that all of the "Bens" and chemicals like SLS that I keep blathering on about WILL be absorbed by your skin and have been strongly associated with reproductive cancers. Do you remember WAY back in the day when smoking cigarettes was a "possible" cause of lung cancer? Yeah- that was the early 80's. Not really willing to keep using all that stuff on my body to prove the theory.
The nerve endings sense pain, touch, pressure, and temperature. Some areas of the skin contain more nerve endings than others. For example, the fingertips and toes contain many nerves and are extremely sensitive to touch. The sweat glands produce sweat in response to heat and stress. Sweat is composed of water, salt, and other chemicals. As sweat evaporates off the skin, it helps cool the body. Specialized sweat glands in the armpits and the genital region (apocrine sweat glands) secrete a thick, oily sweat that produces a characteristic body odor when the sweat is digested by the skin bacteria in those areas. The sebaceous glands secrete sebum into hair follicles. Sebum is an oil, that keeps the skin moist and soft and acts as a barrier against foreign substances. The hair follicles produce the various types of hair found throughout the body. Hair not only contributes to a person's appearance but has a number of important physical roles including regulating body temperature, providing protection from injury, and enhancing sensation. A portion of the follicle also contains stem cells capable of regrowing damaged epidermis. The blood vessels of the dermis provide nutrients to the skin and help regulate body temperature. Heat makes the blood vessels enlarge (dilate), allowing large amounts of blood to circulate near the skin surface, where the heat can be released. Cold makes the blood vessels narrow (constrict), retaining the body's heat. Over different parts of the body, the number of nerve endings, sweat glands and sebaceous glands, hair follicles, and blood vessels varies. The top of the head, for example, has many hair follicles, whereas the soles of the feet have none. Fat Layer: Below the dermis lies a layer of fat that helps insulate the body from heat and cold, provides protective padding, and serves as an energy storage area. The fat is contained in living cells, called fat cells, held together by fibrous tissue. The fat layer varies in thickness, from a fraction of an inch on the eyelids to several inches on the abdomen and buttocks in some people.
I don't think we'll ever know all the risks associated with some of the products we use on our bodies, but my job as your Mama Janella is to keep you and your FABULOUS body alive and well with as much information as I can stuff down your throat. Uh- I mean that I can present for your reading pleasure.Love,
I can't believe we're halfway through January! Mind you, I still can't believe it's not 1995 any more either. ;)
In the last few weeks I've been working on bathing suits, body suits, a man's dress coat, a Ballet- Themed duvet cover, and 2 more bathing suits. I'm hoping to have pictures up for you to see, asap!
I will be doing 2 more make up parties this month, and had a blast working with my friend Tannis- Makeup Artiste Extraordinaire at Pinache Modeling Agency last week, teaching the cutest group of girls how to do different styles of makeup so that they wouldn't have to rely on a make up artist at photo shoots.
I hope your New Year has gotten off to a great start!
I am very pleased to report that today's photo shoot went well! Thank you to Sharla, Miranda and Sandra for the great pics! I am having a blast with the Open House concept- so if you haven't been by with your fallen hems and scraggly seams, feel free to drop by Tuesday 21st or Wednesday 22nd between 4pm and 8 pm. Fabulously low prices on great quality lotions and potions by Upper Canada as well as other gift ware/ house ware items.
I am so happy that your visiting my site! Thanks so much! If you have any questions about the products let me know. I've changed the settings on this blog so people can post comments. For all my current clients- please post a product review!