Monday, February 25, 2013

Interesting websites

Ever wonder what the toxicity levels of the products you use is?  Kind of scary but definitely very real!  Ingredients are used all the time because they are cheap.  Not good for the consumer but cheap to use to make whatever the manufacturer is producing. 

Enter your current products at  http://cosmeticdatabase.com  to find out their toxicity levels.  This is a non-profit site that is managed by healthcare professionals to help consumers shop wisely.  It is very interesting to see what is really in the products that you use and what they can do to you over time.

Other names for Formaldehyde that I've found are Quaterium 15, which is found in foundations, powders, concealers, bronzers, make-up removers, eye shadow, mascara, sun screens, lotions, moisturizers and shampoos. 

Other names for Formaldehyde are:  Formalin, Methanal, Methyl Aldehyde, Methylene Oxide, Oxymethelene, Diazalidinyl Urea and Imidazolidinyl Urea.

check out the website www.storyofstuff.org/cosmetics just for fun too!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentines Day!

I've been married now for 23 years, so Valentines Day is more of an everyday thing now.  Nomore big surprises on a specific day, just year round stuff.  I really prefer the year round stuff to just a special day anyway.

Anyway, I decided this morning to total my year to date savings!!  January 1st thru today, February 14th...and the total savings is $395.43!!  Gotta love those coupons, store sales and weekly advertisements!!  I'm so happy about that!!  (That savings is on everyday items I would buy anyway.  Why not save!!  Food for the people, cat food, cleaning supplies, etc.)

Hope everybody enjoys their Valentines Day!!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Rebates!

If you haven't tried www.ebates.com you should!!  Big savings and a rebate from them to go with it!!  It has turned out to be a great money saver for me!!  It does require that I think in advance for what I'll need but it's well worth it.