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I truly believe anything I want within the universe’s sovereignty I will receive. Like many of you I’m a prayer and researcher. Two areas I research and pray about are my beauty and healthcare needs. I’m determined to manifest my own cosmetics line and I’m constantly researching the latest and greatest in all things beauty.

Often times we take for granted the beauty we are blessed with and never consider the maintenance of our gifts. As women we have to stay aware of the fact our products go into our blood streams, organ system toxicity (non-reproductive) and reproductive systems. More and more studies are revealing certain beauty products have carcinogenic ingredients, ladies we want to stay fierce, but our lives, is a high price to pay for beauty.

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Last year I was in search of a vegan based foundation. Now let me just say there are some fierce cosmetics lines in the market and like any little girl, I love playing with all the pretty colors. I’m I the only one who feels a euphoria going into Sephora, Ulta, hehe? Brilliance, do not be deceived by the pretty colors and bright lights, RESEARCH your beauty products!!!

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After the universe heard my cry (more like, yell) I won a Stardust Luxury Foundation Basic Sample 2 from Valana Minerals an all natural and vegan cosmetics line specializing in foundation shades for women of color. Valana Minerals products do not contain bismuth, talc, mineral oil, diatomaceous earth, carmine, dyes, lakes, artificial fragrance, petroleum, sodium lauryl/laureth sulfate, urea, silicone, silicon, dimethicone, methylparaben, proplyparaben, or any parben preservative system. (Valana Ingredients)

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Beyond the excitement of winning the prize, the foundation is FAB-U-LOUS!!! I have worn the foundations in many different climates, from the extreme heats of the south to the drying air of the north and the foundation delivers every time. I love foundations that are true to the natural essence of my skin tone. Every time I wear the Valana Minerals foundation I get asked “Are you wearing makeup?” and “What are you wearing?” I can tell Valerie the creator and mastermind of Valana Minerals took her time to research and developed a stellar product line.

Brilliance, if you are looking for more compliments than even your ego can handle, a cosmetic line that is loyal and delivers every time, as well as a natural FAB-U-LOUS foundation, strut over to Valana Minerals and tell them Couture Purpose sent you!!!


Disclaimer: I was not paid to review this product and I received the product as a result of winning a prize.

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