Josie Maran

5 Best Natural Mascaras

www.ilonashine.comWe all want longer, thicker and fuller lashes. I know I do and I want a great natural mascara to do the job! After countless days of research and testing of natural mascaras, I’ve collected a list of the best natural mascaras that I’ve experienced. I didn’t want to coat my lashes a thousand times to achieve big full lashes so I looked for the ones that give ton of volume, last all day without flaking and smudging. I’ve included top 5 natural mascaras that work fast and flawlessly. Now it’s just determining which one is right for you. Click on the image to see them all. Read More

5 Dangerous Beauty Ingredients

www.ilonashine.comHere’s the scary truth: There are many ingredients in cosmetics that may be bad for you. The FDA only regulates certain types of products, like sunscreens and acne treatments, and the rest of the time it’s up to the manufacturer to decide whether a formulation is safe. According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), there are more than 1,100 ingredients used in beauty products in the U.S. that are banned in other countries like Japan, Canada, and members of the European Union. In fact, the FDA only prohibits the use of 10 ingredients in cosmetics, and they include scary substances like mercury and chlorofluorocarbon.

The following 5 ingredients, which you’ll probably find in many of your favorite products, raise red flags. Read More