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Friday, October 12, 2007


I was NOT warned away from cosmetics while pregnant -- only fish and herbal teas (Certain kinds of mint have been linked to miscarriages).

I just threw out an unopened Burt's Bees Merlot. Wow, I'm ticked. I look so terrible without lipstick.

What are the brands they tested that didn't have lead? I'll go and buy those.

I'm intrigued that most of the colors are Red's. I wear creams and brownish pinks.... very few reds.

Please Brett, tell me what colors had no lead?

*shudders at the thought of all the little girls like Lael who do the same thing*

Anne: Ah, I have a faulty memory, then.

Anne and Summer: You can't go by the brands that tested okay, only the INDIVIDUAL lipsticks. I'm adding a table at the end of this post of lipsticks that tested okay. Or click on the pdf link for the ones that tested okay.

Once again, thanks for the heads-up on this. I couldn't find a full story on this in my city newspaper. This is unreal, what is the the 1930s? Remember all those film stars that got serious illnesses from mercury in other dangerous elements in makeup?

So sorry to hear your wife had one on the list. I also wear Burts Bees for the "all natural" element. Sigh...

Kapow! That is the sound of my head exploding.

Jennifer: Your welcome. We're a bit freaked out about it, too.

Henny Penny: Yeah, that sums it up pretty well.

You know, lipstick can indeed be made the god-given natural way.

And a lot of companies are already making it without lead and any other dangerous chemicals.

Then, why put lead and all these other toxic chemicals in the traditional lipstick and poison women?


There's a detailed report about it at:

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