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What's Lurking in Your Makeup Kit?

We hear about toxins in makeup all the time, but sometimes getting shaken up is the only way to get motivated to do a complete shakedown of your makeup kit. After learning more about the potential side effects of using ‘ dirty makeup’, I decided to do my own medicine cabinet shakedown.  Brace yourself:Start with the Top Five I picked out my [...]

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Dimensional Eye Makeup

Why not add some pizzazz to your makeup routine with some shimmery pinks and greens in addition to your usual neutrals. Try this fun twist on a cats eye. 1. Pat Sand all over the lid. 2. Apply Imperial Jade to the outer corner and half of the bottom lash line. 3. Blend a bit of Pink [...]

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Top 8 Reasons to Choose Mineral Makeup

We love mineral makeup, and we think you should, too.  Minerals offer the best coverage for all skin types, plus it's naturally hypoallergenic, so no breakouts. The colors in mineral makeup are deeper because its made with pure mineral pigments. The coverage of mineral makeup is perfect - not too thick and not too sheer.  Plus [...]

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Anti Aging Creams: Why Ours Work

There is a plethora of choices out there for wrinkle creams, anti aging potions and miracle skin balms. So many in fact that it can be somewhat overwhelming to just find a good moisturizer thanks to all these boasts of ingredients you’ve never heard of and vitamins you didn’t know existed. But no one ever tells [...]

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Catawba Valley Women’s Show, Sept 6-7, 2014 Hickory, NC

Southern Magnolia Minerals is beyond excited to announce that we will be joining many other local businesses and vendors who are gathering together for Catawba Valleys annual Womens Show at the Hickory Convention Center Saturday, September 6 from 10am-6pm and Sunday, September 7 from Noon-6pm.We have been crazy busy getting ready to set up our stunning [...]

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Moroccan/Argan Oil: What is it and why do we love it?

Every now and then there is a product out there that seems to show up EVERYWHERE. It’s nearly impossible to walk down the hair care aisle at any store without seeing MORROCAN OIL this or ARGAN OIL that. We assume that because it’s so popular, it must be good for us, right? But what is [...]

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What is Toner? (And Why Is Southern Magnolia's Better?)

Toner is an important product in maintaining clear and radiant skin. Its purpose is to gently remove any dirt/makeup residue or dead skin that didn’t come off during normal cleansing, and in some cases it can add a beneficial ingredient for certain skin types.However, not all toners are created equal.Many drugstore brands contain alcohol, which [...]

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Isla Coral Blue Summer Look Makeup Tutorial

Have a little fun next time you go glam.  This eye makeup look lets you achieve just the right amount of depth and sparkle.  As you can see in the photos, Isla Coral Blue looks amazing with black hair and blue/grey eyes.   Here's how to get the look: Step 1: Apply a neutral gold, like Bit O’Honey [...]

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Complimentary Colors For Grey Eyes, a step by step tutorial!

Our step-by-step tutorial on the best colors to show off those beautiful grey eyes.Step 1: Begin with a white primer base.We used our Stay Put White Mineral EyeShadow Eyelid Primer BaseStep 2:Apply a medium purple tone all over the lidTry our Iris Purple Matte Eye Shadow Eye LinerStep 3:Add a darker purple to the outer [...]

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Pin-Up Inspired Look Using Southern Magnolia Mineral Makeup

1.Start off with a matte foundation:Mineral Foundation-Fair2.Fill in lips with your favorite red lipstick (or in this case, lip liner and gloss!)Pin-Up Girl Red Lipliner and Boysenberry Lip Gloss3.Apply a rose blush:Vintage Cool Rose Matte Blush4.Use any neutral color to deepen the eyelid crease.Soft Brown Eye Shadow5.Apply a winged eyeliner (I find it easier to [...]

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