Tuesday, April 12, 2011

There's Lead in Your Lipstick by Gillian Deacon - Blog Tour

Today is day 2 (yesterday's stop on the tour was at Rayment’s Readings, Rants and Ramblings) of the blog tour for There's Lead in Your Lipstick and I'm excited to be a part of this event! There is increased awareness about products we are using/consuming, but there is still so much for us all to learn to be able to lead an overall healthier style of living. And that's where Gillian Deacon comes in. Read a little bit about Gillian's thoughts on how we can start a better future right now:

A special Earth Day message from Gillian Deacon:

Earth day shouldn't just be an annual tip of the hat to greener living. This year, make it the day you recalibrate your everyday patterns to be more earth-friendly all year long.

You don't have to be a treehugger to care about avoiding toxins in your everyday bodycare. Synthetic chemicals in personal care products contaminating groundwater and wildlife is alarming enough—but they’re also contaminating us. Those hard-to-read ingredients you squint at on the back of a product label? They’re building up inside your body and in your children’s bodies—on Earth Day and everyday.

Make today the day you start paying attention to that fine print. Turn a product over and read the ingredients label before you are seduced by the “green” imaging on the package. The good news is, there are lots of safer products on the market.

Good luck and I hope you’ll check out There’s Lead in Your Lipstick for more ideas on how to clean up your act!

And here's a sample of what you'll find in the pages of There's Lead in Your Lipstick:

Researchers in Finland tested eighty-eight coloursfrom twenty-five brands and found forty-nine eyeshadows contained lead, cobalt, nickel, chromium,
and arsenic. Eyeshadows also often contain petrochemicals, such as mineral oil, dimethicone to make the powder stick to the eyelid, and a binding agent like methacrylate, which in addition to being a strong skin irritant is also a contributor to 1,4-dioxane, a known carcinogen. Glitter eyeshadows use pure aluminum to create the shimmery effect; the aluminum
can migrate into the eye and cause injury to the cornea.
(From There’s Lead in Your Lipstick by Gillian Deacon (Penguin Canada). Copyright © Backbone Inc. FSO Gillian Deacon, 2011)

Has this peaked your interest? Then, I have some good news! Leave me a comment below and you'll be entered to win a prize pack valued at $48.95 containing a copy of Gillian's book and an Eco Kiss kit from Saffron Rouge.
The contest will run from today until April 19th, when I will pick the winner using random.org. (Contest is open to Canadian mailing addresses only.)

Good luck and be sure to check out tomorrow's stop on the tour at Jacob's Beloved


PoCoKat said...

What an awesome giveaway....thanks for the opportunity!!!

pocokat AT gmail DOT com

Heather said...

Great prize! I love Gill Deacon and I love Saffron Rouge :-) Thanks from Ottawa!

Bob said...

I heard Gill on the radio talking about the information in her book. I was shocked by what I heard and would like to win this for my Wife.

maria said...

I have heard lots about this book!


Jackie said...

The winner for the prize pack is Bob! Congrats on the win. Please contact me within 24 hours with an email address, so I can get your mailing info and have the prize sent out. After 24 hours, I'll have to redraw the winner.

Thanks againto everyone for entering,

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