Sunday, August 24, 2008

New Eyeshadow & Blush Names

**In case you didn't read the prior post, click here to understand the reason for the name changes.

The old eyecolors names are listed alphabetically with their new name next to them in RED:

Antique Gold -Wisdom
Berry Purple-Elegance
Black Raspberry-Extraordinary
Blue Green Sparkle-Playful
Bronzed Mahogany-Exquisite
Brown Berry-Sophisticated
Chestnut Brown-Captivating
Chocolate Roses-Romantic
Cool Grape-Adorable
Cool Tan Shimmer-Trustworthy
Coppered Taupe-Intuitive
Creamy Pearl-Pure
Dark Jewel Green-Enduring
Dark Taupe-Genuine

Deep Dark Brown-Tenacious
Deep Sea Green-Tranquility
Dutch Cocoa-Devoted
Earthtone Pink-Virtuous
French Almond-Brilliant
Golden Copper-Noble
Golden Olive-Benevolent
Golden Beige-Honesty
Indigo Shimmer-Inspiring
Lime & Gold-Exuberant
Nude Peach-Natural
Pearl Latte-Simplicity
Petal Pink-Beloved
Plum Fudge Mint-Ingenius
Rose Bronze-Compassion
Soft Cocoa-Charming
Sugared Mulberry-Stunning
Super Sparkle Gray-Fearless
Teal Gray-Placid
True Blue-Loyal

The old blush names are listed alphabetically with their new name next to them in RED:

Apricot Champagne-Illuminated
Apricot Flush-Animated
Beige Pink-Gentleness
Berries and Cream-Affectionate
Bronzed Pink-Sultry
Cool Pink-Beautiful
Dark Melon Pink-Passionate
Deep Pink-Sassy
Mauve Shimmer-Curious
Neutral Raspberry-Felicity
Peach Sienna-Vibrant
Peachy Pink-Radiant
Pink Peach & Gold-Breathtaking
Pink Terracotta-Serene

New Foundation names

**In case you didn't read the prior post, click here to understand the reason for the name changes.

FYI, The lower the number (i.e. “1”), the lighter the shade. Currently, most of the colors fall in the Very Fair to Medium Tan range. Colors for darker yellow/olive tones will develop as they are needed.

These are the old Foundation names listed alphabetically with their new names listed in red:

Golden – Faith
G1.0 4.2
G1.5 4.0
G2.0 3.5
G2.5 3.0
G3.0 2.5
G3.5 2.0

Neutral Olive Peach – Charity
NOP – 1.7 4.0
NOP – 2.3 2.8

Olive – Peace
O1.0 4.2
O1.5 4.0
O2.0 3.5
O2.5 3.0
O3.0 2.5

Peach – Kindness
P1.0 4.5
P2.0 4.0
P2.5 3.5
P3.0 3.0

Peach Olive Golden – Grace
POG1.0 4.5
POG1.5 4.2
POG2.0 4.0
POG2.5 3.5
POG3.0 3.0
POG3.5 2.5

Yellow – Hope
Y1.0 4.5
Y2.0 4.2
Y2.4 3.8
Y2.6 3.5
Y3.0 3.0

Yellow Peachy – Love
YP 2.0 4.0
YP 2.5 3.5
YP 3.0 3.0

The Change of Names...

When I was testing out my products on some of you I got some excellent feedback and really believe many of you helped me to narrow down the colors that are ending up to be some top favorites. :) I know one of the areas of feedback you all gave me was in regards to the name of the product. There are a few of you that may remember that I said not to worry too much about the name because I will likely change them anyway? Well, ALL of them are changing!

In running with my theme of “defining true beauty” I really wanted to name ALL of my colors (foundation, blush, eyecolors) with a positive virtue, characteristic, or quality that defines how we are all so uniquely beautiful. The foundation colors are named after those basic virtues that “lay the foundation” of a beautiful sprit… such as faith, hope, love, peace, etc. Most of the blushes tend to name a mood or state of mind like sassy, passionate, or serene. The eyecolors are a little more general but still nouns/adjectives that describe beautiful traits in a person.

Cheesy you may say, lol? Maybe but I guess that in remaining true to myself, I could not simply put out “just any old product” without hoping that it could affect somebody in a positive way. I’d like to think that when you put on your foundation from the “Peace” family (Olive Neutral) you’ll remember to stay calm on a day you know will be crazy---then add a touch of “Gentleness” blush (Beige Pink) just in case you know you’ll be tempted to lose it on someone before your work day is over with. Or, to remember to literally have eyes of “Compassion” (Rose Bronze) or “Patience” (Pearl Latte) as you go about your week.

But this is also to transition going from T123 Minerals to adorned with Grace. T123 was merely a test product for those few of you that got to try it out, and adorned with Grace is the finished, nearly perfect product I am ready to put my name on. I could have given them these special names to start off with, but I wanted to think long and hard on EACH name and have even changed many of them over and over again to get one that was perfect for each product. I literally have made at least 400-500 eyecolors/blushes alone (I'm not releasing all of those, just the best ones FYI lol), and it was simply easier to think up a “descriptive name” verses a well-thought out “awG name.”

Also, since the colors were made in much larger batches, some colors did slightly change, like some of the foundation & blushes and a handful of the eyecolors, so there is a distinction between what was given out as a tester vs. the real product. All the colors were swatched and were sent to a few of you for approval to note the color changes, but I would recommend that if you were not a Foundation tester or a member of my Consumer Panel, to order a sample size before getting a full size of one you might have ordered at T123 just to make sure. As mentioned, what minor changes I noticed were very slight; otherwise, I would have just started a new batch (as I did with several colors) and adjusted the colors. FYI, some of them may also look different in the jar, but upon application, they are not different at all.

Stay tuned for the next few posts for the name changes of the Foundation, Blush, & Eyecolors!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

My first post!

Welcome! What a joy and privilege it is for me to bring you the adorned with Grace MineralsTM Blog. This Blog will obviously be a bulletin board of sorts to mostly supplement my website and products in regards to any changes, extra photos, and application tips, etc. However, in staying true to my theme of “Defining True BeautyTM” I won’t just talk about the makeup that helps your physical appearance, but also natural health and beauty topics that also work from the inside out!

I believe that true beauty is holistic. No, we don’t all have to look like those red-carpet celebrities but definitely enhance the beauty God gave you! At the same time, beauty doesn’t just stop at skin level. The same skin the cosmetics sit on needs to start from a base of a healthy body via nutrition, exercise, a peaceful mind, etc.

Natural health and beauty has really been gaining popularity among many women (hence many of you switching to more products with simple ingredients like Mineral Makeup), and it has been one of my passions in the last decade of my life, especially in the area of Natural health. I have researched this topic via books, Internet, attended seminars, taken courses, bought tapes/CDs/DVDs to help me further my knowledge on this subject and experimented/put some of these ideas into practice with some pretty good results! So when a yearning arises to share some of this info (or at reader requests), I’ll have a post ready for you all.

For example, I would love to share what I have learned about depression; I talk to so many women who have dealt with this, whether it was a confirmed or suspected diagnosis. If there is any new information I can offer to help, I would be thrilled to pass it along. Other topics I had in mind would be losing weight/keeping it off; how to quit smoking; eating for optimal skin & hair health; how to keep stress at bay-- the list goes on and on…

Of course, please note this disclaimer here: I will merely be sharing with you my experiences and knowledge--I'm not an expert in those topics. I think it is EXTREMELY important that everyone don’t just take what I say as 100% true; I am a believer in researching it for yourself and making up your own opinions. I am not here to debate topics but to simply give information that I personally have found useful.

Anyway, I hope that you’ll find this blog fun and useful! I am actually a very private person, not even feeling comfortable posting frequently on the Internet via forums, chat rooms, etc. but this company and the principles I am building it on is near and dear to my heart so finding to courage to start a blog for it was not too hard. :)

Thanks for stopping by!