Monday, August 30, 2010

Emani Minerals Review and Giveaway [CLOSED]


All of the major beauty brands have had it too easy for far too long. They put whatever they want, including untested chemicals, into makeup that us girls just can't live without. For a while we were on the hook sponsoring them, but the word is out - your favorite drugstore makeup brands really don't care about the damage being done to your skin, eyes, nails. If they did, they would have done something about it a long time ago.

So what's a healthy girl to do when makeup is toxic? Go bare? That's an option. For quite some time, especially as a new mother, I've been skipping makeup altogether because I didn't want to put the unhealthy stuff on. Not to mention that my makeup was about four years old! Yuck! Then the frumpy look got to me and I've found Emani Minerals, what a life saver! High performance makeup without all the nasty stuff, now that's good stuff. Thanks so much to Mimi at Emani for letting us try your mineral makeup.

Mineral Concealer & Powder: I was never into the habit of covering my face in foundation, so I opted for this concealer and powder combination. They do have mineral liquid foundation as well though, that's hard to find! I love how subtly the concealer works with my under-eye circles (you can't really tell in the photo how bad they are). The powder blends seamlessly, doesn't look cakey, it's very light and perfect even for my dry skin. In the before and after photos below, my skin tone didn't actually become much darker, the photos are a few hours apart and it was getting darker outside. My complexion is a lot more even with this powder for sure. Yes, I made it more dramatic by not smiling in the 'before' photo!

Without makeup

With Emani makeup

Emani makeup and hair down!

Mineral Hybrid Cream: I didn't have the right applicator for putting this Requiem cream eyeshadow on, so you can't even tell in the photo that I have it on. It is actually a very rich shimmery color, perfect for taking a day look to the evening level.

Mineral Hybrid Cream - Requeim

Mascara: I've always had issues with mascara because it would sting or irritate my eyes. Not so with this one! I've had great success, even the times I would forget to take it off before bed. It holds up well to crying and rain, yet it's pretty easy to remove. It is soy based, and while it still contains some ingredients I would rather not see in makeup (like polyethylene), it sure is better than everything else I've tried. I really like the applicator, only it's a tad large for the container opening, so when you slide it out you have to use caution not to splatter mascara off the bristles. This applicator makes the mascara go on smooth and there are no clumps.

Organic Lip Shine: I use this when my husband is not around, he doesn't like to kiss me with lip shine on! In the photo though you can tell what a big difference some light lip shine can do for lips! As is my lips look so pale and washed out, this Rain Maker lip shine is barely noticeable yet brings my lips to life!

Crushed Mineral Blush: I love love love this Portofino blush! It can be just as successfully used as eyeshadow. It is perfect for my skin tone. Since I like my makeup subtle and natural looking, this blush gave just the right amount of color to my face and a subtle glowing shimmer.

One Eco-Babyz reader will win an Emani Vegan Lip Brush, Base Transformer, Hydrating Lipstick in Ava, and Color Dust in Champagne! Over $50 value!

HOW TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY:

MANDATORY ENTRY: Visit the Emani Minerals website and tell us which product(s) you are interested in trying.

OPTIONAL ADDITIONAL ENTRIES (each one in a separate comment, not valid unless mandatory entry above is complete; each is one entry unless otherwise noted):

2. Like Eco-Babyz on Facebook and post on our wall which giveaway you've entered
3. Join Emani on Facebook and post on their wall that Eco-Babyz sent you
4. Follow EmaniMinerals on Twitter
5. Follow Eco-Babyz on Twitter
6. Follow Eco-Babyz on Lunch.com
7. Tweet this giveaway with link to this post, mention @EcoBlogz and @EmaniMinerals (provide permalink to your tweet in your comment)
8. Subscribe to Eco-Babyz by email (2 entries)
9. Follow Eco-Babyz on Google Friend Connect
10. Vote daily for Eco-Babyz on Top Mommy Blogs (click here to vote)
11. Vote daily for Eco-Babyz on Top Baby Blogs (click here to vote)
12. Vote daily for Eco-Babyz on Picket Fence Blogs (click here to vote)

Contest ends at 11:59pm EST on Tuesday, September 14th. The winner will be selected using Random.org on Wednesday, September 15th and notified by email (make sure I have a way to get in touch with you, provide email in your comment if it is not in your Blogger profile). Open to 18+ US residents! Thank you!

Disclaimer:
I did not receive payment in any form for this review.
I did receive a sample of the product or service for testing and review purposes. This will in no way sway my opinion of the product or service. The review is in my own words and is my own opinion. Your results and opinion may differ.

212 comments:

  1. I would love to try the Pressed Mineral Foundation.

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  2. I'd like to try the liquid mineral foundation.

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  3. I would love to try the brush kit under what's new!

    lexigurl_17 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  4. I am following Emani on twitter @lexigurl_17

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  5. I am following you on twitter @lexigurl_17

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  6. New GFC follower
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  7. I'd like to try the Mineral Concealer. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  8. I would love to try the 808 Glitter Dust Halo.

    choateorama(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. I follow on gfc.

    choateorama(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. I am interested in trying the mineral hybrid cream in Frisky!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. I voted for you on top mommy blogs!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
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  12. I voted for you on top baby blogs!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
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  13. I voted for you on picket fence blogs
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
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  14. I like you on Facebook (my FB name is Amanda Moore) and posted that I entered the Emani giveaway!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
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  15. I follow @EmaniMinerals on Twitter - my Twitter ID is @AmberGoo
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
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  16. I follow @EcoBlogz on Twitter - my Twitter ID is @AmberGoo
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
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  17. I follow your blog with google friend connect
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
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  18. I tweeted the giveaway: http://twitter.com/AmberGoo/status/22627098658
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
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  19. pressed mineral blush mverno@roadrunner.com

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  20. I would like to try the Organic Lip Shine in Mood Swing!

    mcbrady 13 at hotmail dot com

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  21. I posted on your FB wall!
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  22. Following you @chirpandtweet
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  23. Email 1
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  24. Email 2
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  25. GFC follower
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  26. TBB vote
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  27. TMB vote
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  28. Picket Fence vote
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  29. I've never had much luck with the powdered mineral foundation. I would really like to try the liquid form. Another great item on their site: the brush kit. Hsving the right brush for the job is really important.

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  30. I would love to try the Mineral Concealer and powder!

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  31. I follow EmaniMinerals on twitter..her5boys480

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  32. I follow EcoBlogz on twitter..her5boys480

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  33. Tweet! http://twitter.com/her5boys480/status/22677332138

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  34. I follow you on Google Friend.brkwalker

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  35. I'd like to try the Brush Kit!

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  36. I'd like to try the Crushed Mineral Foundation.

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  37. Like you on fb and wrote on the wall (Cynthia Conley)

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  38. Like Emani on fb and wrote that you sent me (Cynthia Conley)

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  39. I would love to try the 808 Glitter Dust Halo

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  40. I would like to try the Liquid Mineral Foundation.
    monster6236 at gmail dot com

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  41. tweet http://twitter.com/5memb/status/22781423992
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  42. I would love to try the mineral hybrid cream for eyes!

    wolverina401 at gmail dot com

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  43. TBB vote

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  44. TMB vote

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  45. Picket Fence vote

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  46. I would love to try their liquid mineral foundation.
    thanks!
    hmcnaron at gmail

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  47. i would like to try the organic soy infused mascara.

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  48. I would like to try the hybrid foundation. You look AMAZING! The lip shine treatment looked great too.

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  49. I'm your newest friend on GFC!

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  50. I would love to try the foundation (pressed minerals)

    kclements2001 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  51. follow you on twitter @kcmichigan
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  52. voted for you on top mommy blog

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  53. voted for you on top mommy blogs!

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  54. voted for you on Picket Fence!

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  55. I would love to try the Crushed mineral blush in 1089 Cosmopolitan-such a soft, pretty color!
    smchester at gmail dot com

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  56. I follow you on twitter as ptowngirl.
    smchester at gmail dot com

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  57. I'd like to try the Magic Sealer

    rugerpuppies at hotmail dot com

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  58. I would like to try the mascara.'
    sunniewoody plus2@msn.com

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  59. I would like to try the liquid mineral foundation.

    breycadina@gmail.com

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  60. I'd love the Cosmopolitan blush :)

    Sarah
    untenuredteacher at yahoo dot com

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  61. I like you on FB (Sarah Bee) and wrote on your wall

    Sarah
    untenuredteacher at yahoo dot com

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  62. I like Emani on FB (Sarah Bee) and wrote on their wall

    Sarah
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  63. email subscriber, 1

    Sarah
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  64. email subscriber, 2

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  65. picket fence vote

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  66. top baby blogs vote

    Sarah
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  67. top mommy blogs vote

    Sarah
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  68. I've heard good things about the Hydrating Serum & Primer. Love to try that!

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  69. Following EmaniMinerals on Twitter

    @natssentiments

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  70. i like the Organic Lip Shine in Mood Swing
    addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com

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  71. I'd most like to try the Liquid Mineral Foundation, primarily because I'm accustomed to liquid foundation and not sure if the Pressed Mineral Foundation would work as well.

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  72. I follow Eco-Babyz on Google Friend Connect.

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  73. I'd love to have the pressed duo bronzer. I like the 2 different colors that I could blend.
    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

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  74. I follow Emani Minerals on twitter @Aerated
    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

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  75. I follow you on twitter @Aerated
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  76. I'm a google follower.
    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

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  77. I subscribe via email 1
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  78. I subscribe via email 2
    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

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  79. I voted on picket fence blogs.
    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

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  80. I voted on top baby blogs.
    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

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  81. I voted on top mommy blogs.
    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

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  82. tweet! http://twitter.com/Aerated/status/24389812240
    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

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  83. I would love to try the Hydrating Serum & Primer. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

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  84. Mandatory:
    I'd love to try the Organic Soy Infused Mascara.

    alittlepieceofheaven777(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  85. Liked EcoBabyz on FB & wrote on wall: http://www.facebook.com/pages/EcoBabyz/144485230145?filter=3#!/pages/EcoBabyz/144485230145?v=wall&story_fbid=432899805145&ref=mf
    Hoa Le

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  86. Following @EmaniMinerals on Twitter (@hle123)

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  87. Following @EcoBlogz on Twitter (@hle123)

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  88. GFC Follower

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  89. Voted on TMB

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  90. Voted on TBB

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  91. Voted on PFB

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  92. I'm interested in trying the V Series brushes.

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  93. higgs.rachel @ gmail.com
    I like 350 Ava Lips

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  94. I would love to try the makeup kit in light. Thanks!

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  95. I'd love to try their Organic Lip Shine in Mood Swing.

    Ellen
    eering99@hotmail.com

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  96. I'd love to try the hydrating lip color in Drama Queen.

    mryward(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  97. I would like to try the Organic Soy Infused Mascara.

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  98. I would love to try the vegan series brush kit! I could use a new one. suelee1998 @ gmail.com

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  99. I follow your site via gfc suelee1998 @ gmail.com

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  100. I voted for you today on top baby blogs.
    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

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  101. I voted for you today on top mommy blogs.
    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

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  102. I voted for you today on picket fence blogs.
    kirbycolby at gmail dot com
    Thank you!

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  103. I would like to try the concealer combo (among many of the other products !) By the way, the make up looks subtle and natural on you, and is a real motivator to try Emani.
    elayne@stanford.edu

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  104. I'd love their Pressed Mineral Foundation. aleksa91 hotmail

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  105. I would also love to try the organic lip shine.


    theskyisblue1215(at)gmail(dot)com

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  106. Following EcoBloz on twitter

    ReneeWelchTweet


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  107. I like the Drama Queen lipstick

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

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  108. Like you facebook and posted on wall Susan Smith

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  109. follow EmaniMinerals via twitter susan1215

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  110. I would like to try the Organic Lip Shine in the shade of Name dropper.

    purehrt555(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  111. I would like to try the lip base transformer


    kerri69@gmail.com

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  112. following Emani minerals on twitter /kerri69



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  113. following you on twitter /kerri69


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  114. email subscriber


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  115. email subscriber 2

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  116. I would like to try the Crushed Mineral Blush in Cancun Heat.
    yummyfaerie at hotmail dot com

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  117. I Joined Emani on Facebook and posted on their wall that Eco-Babyz sent me.
    yummyfaerie at hotmail dot com

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  118. I Follow EmaniMinerals on Twitter.
    yummyfaerie at hotmail dot com

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  119. I Subscribe to Eco-Babyz by email
    (1)
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  120. I Subscribe to Eco-Babyz by email
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  121. I Follow Eco-Babyz on Google Friend Connect.
    yummyfaerie at hotmail dot com

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  122. I would love to try the Iced Honey Crushed Mineral Color Dust

    matt4melis at hotmail dot com

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  123. Like Eco-Babyz on Facebook and posted

    http://www.facebook.com/matt4melis?v=wall&story_fbid=160430057304615&ref=mf

    matt4melis at hotmail dot com

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  124. Follow EmaniMinerals on Twitter @matt4melis

    matt4melis at hotmail dot com

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  125. Follow Eco-Babyz on Twitter @matt4melis

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  126. http://twitter.com/matt4melis/status/24504401951

    matt4melis at hotmail dot com

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  127. Follow Eco-Babyz on Google Friend Connect

    matt4melis at hotmail dot com

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  128. Voted for Eco-Babyz on Top Mommy Blogs

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  129. Voted for Eco-Babyz on Top Baby Blogs

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  130. Voted for Eco-Babyz on Picket Fence Blogs

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  131. I like the Durango tango eyes. dramaqueensmum@gmail.com

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  132. I follow Emani on Twitter (dramaqueensmum) Not sure if my last comment worked.

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  133. I follow you on Google friend connect. dramaqueensmum at gmail dot com

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  134. I follow Ecobabyz on Twitter. (dramaqueensmum)

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  135. Tweeted. http://twitter.com/dramaqueensmum/status/24509498659

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  136. I would love to try the Moon Raker Crushed Mineral Color Dust

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  137. I follow you on twitter @RazzMyBerry

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  138. I follow EmaniMinirals on twitter @RazzMyBerry

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  139. I would love to try the 808 Glitter Dust Halo, thanks!

    Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

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  140. i would love to try the pressed mineral foundation

    mckenziesmother@hotmail.com

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  141. posted on facebook

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  142. I would like to try the 719 Coco/Black (Eyes).

    chrystaljns @ gmail dot com

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  143. Follow Eco-Babyz on Twitter- @chryskay

    chrystaljns @ gmail dot com

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  144. Tweeted-
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    @chryskay

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  145. Follow publicly via Google Friend Connect (Chrystal)

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  146. I Voted for You on Top Mommy Blogs

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  147. I Voted for You on Top Baby Blogs

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  148. I Voted for You on We're on the Fence

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  149. id love to try the translucent face crushed mineral foundation :)

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  150. http://www.facebook.com/pages/EcoBabyz/144485230145?ref=ts#!/pages/EcoBabyz/144485230145?v=wall&story_fbid=433336020145&ref=mf

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