Welcome to week thirteen of Saturday With Cindy. This week we are talking about Aging! Warning: I get a bit emotional in this one. Please watch this week’s video, then leave me a blog comment below letting me know your thoughts on aging!
00:35 – Aging is living
01:45 – You can get healthier from wherever you are
02:20 – Aging isn’t bad, but if you’re coasting you can only downhill
02:55 – There is a beauty in every stage of life
05:40 – Older women get the least attention, but they have the most to teach
06:35 – Appreciate the beauty of your stage in life
07:25 – Be an example for younger women to show that aging can be beautiful
Hey, guess what, it’s Saturday again. So it’s a beautiful day here. It’s a little stormy, a little windy. I’m up, bathrobe, night gown, comfortable, and ready to chat. Oh, that was my curtain that just flew in here.
All right, so let’s talk about age. What is age? Some of you have heard me talk about it before. Some of you have read what I have to say about it, but I discovered that age, aging is living. We are born, and we start living, and from the day we’re born we start aging. And we continue until the day we die. So aging and living are one in the same. Who said aging was bad? Now a lot of people start to get sick when they get older. And it started when they were younger, it’s an accumulation.
It’s like I can hit my hand with a hammer and it would hurt, and it might do some damage, but if I keep hitting it, and hitting it, and hitting it, and hitting it, eventually my hand is going to have to fall off. Wow, it’s getting really windy here. So it’s really a matter of taking care of yourself, and the good news is if you have abused your body, or gotten sick and your health is going down, you can rejuvenate.
It’s proven beyond the shadow of a doubt, you can get healthier from where ever you are. Through fasting, cleansing, eating the right diet, and exercising, and getting sleep, taking care of your emotions and your psychology. I’m a big, big proponent of therapy, personal growth workshops. Anything it takes to go inside and nurture yourself, and love yourself, and take care of yourself.
So just aging is not a bad thing. Coasting, you can only go one direction. So it’s important to take action. If you’re healthy, do what it takes to stay healthy. If you’re not healthy, do what it takes to get healthy. Instead of waiting, coasting, and getting down, going down hill and then getting to neutral. Start at neutral and then step up, do what it takes to go from good to better.
There is a beauty in every state of life. Newborn children, newborn humans are so beautiful to us. Toddlers are so beautiful when they get that little fat roll and they have that cuteness, that roundness. Adolescence, there’s a beauty to adolescence you can almost see a little bit of the adult in the child. Teenagers, wow, they start blossoming. It’s beautiful, and then a young adult. A young woman in her 20′s. There’s a beauty there that’s totally different than the beauty that she has in her 30′s. And then when you hit your 40′s, wow, there is a maturity in the beauty. There is a definition, in the muscle, in the tendons, and the ligaments that you can see. The skin starts to shift. There’s that little sign of higher maturity.
I love woman in their 40′s, I think their so beautiful. And then, when a woman hits her 50′s, there’s a whole other kind of beauty, it’s like you see the youth, and you see the age you see in an elder. They start coming together. And then, when a woman hits the decade of her 60′s, wow. Those are the pictures we put on our walls. Those are the pictures we see when see the details of the lines and the age in the hands.
There’s this deep inner beauty. I all ways like to say the veil the between the inner life, and the outer life starts to thin as we age. So the feelings, the life experiences, the sadness. The tragedies we’ve seen, the births we’ve seen, the beauty we’ve seen, starts to come through and show on the outside. So our tenderness, our compassion the inner beauty starts to show more on the outside.
And then the 80′s, god, like wow, we want tot know what that person has experienced. We want a piece of what they have. So many people, when the become elderly, they start to get ignored, and they give up. They give up trying to be seen, and there’s so much wisdom, and life experience to glean from them.
So we buy these photographs, the old native American at the potters wheel. The old Arab man sitting there with his turban, smoking his cigarette. We’ve all seen them in National Geographic. Some of us have invested money, hundreds, sometimes, thousands of dollars and framed them, and put them on our walls.
Georgio Keefe, in her studio, with the sunlight raking across all of those wrinkles, across her face and we say, look, you can see the road map of her life in her skin. But god forbid we get one of those on our faces.
So start appreciating the beauty of your stage in life. If you’re in your 30′s, 40′s, 50′s, 60′s or beyond. You have your own unique beauty in your age, and you have your own unique beauty amongst all the women your age. Because you are unique and beautiful yourself. So start looking in the mirror. Start finding all those things that you love about your own unique character, and your own unique age, and start celebrating it and now I’m getting emotional because if you do that you are going to be an example for all the woman younger than you that want that.
They want to see that they have a wonderful place to go, and it’s up to us. It’s up to you to do that. Do that for your daughters, your granddaughters, your grandnieces, and all the woman you’re never going to meet. You’re going to be gone, leave a legacy for them. Celebrate, celebrate your beauty, celebrate your life. It’s a beautiful thing. You are a beautiful thing, thank you. See you next Saturday.
Welcome to week Twelve of Saturday With Cindy! This week we are talking about Makeup, Workouts, Facial Cleansers, Veganism, & More! Please watch the video below, then leave me a comment with your thoughts on the subject.
01:45 – Cindy recommends a great workout video
03:35 – How Cindy gets started with her daily workout
04:25 – Cindy’s favorite mascara and facial cleanser
06:15 – Experiment with different shampoos and mascaras – everyone’s hair is different
07:25 – Taking only the surplus honey from the bees
09:00 – Benefits of avoiding ingesting chemicals in your diet
13:10 – Fasting cleanses you of the harmful chemicals in your body
13:30 – Going from good to better
Good morning. It’s Saturday. Nice to see you. I’m back. Strong, rested. It’s very good that I took that time off. So, I’m gonna just do a little bit of my makeup here because I just, I’m not gonna talk about it. I’m just gonna do it and you can see what happens. I know I’ve done this before. I don’t have my glasses on because I wanted to be able to get it all the parts of my face. And, how’s the sound these days? I’ve got a little mic here. So, let me know if the sound is working.
All right. So, nothing on my face. All I’m adding is color. It looks really red right now, I know. Part of it is the camera and part of it is I’m rubbing myself. When you rub yourself you get red. And, that’s it. Talk about getting dressed up fast. Isn’t that amazing? It’s like, okay, I’m ready to go. I had a little Boom Silk on ahead of time. All right. Could comb my hair.
So I have a bunch of things I want to talk about, and one of them is my workout. I have not been back to that [inaudible 01:26] since that intense workout because I’ve been so, so busy. I went up to Springfield mass for the TV thing and then did the radio, and it just seems like I can’t get to the gym. So, I am now starting my trainer’s fitness video. It’s only 20 minutes. And, last night I pushed it. I pushed it yesterday. And, at four o’ clock I said, “That’s it, I’m going to do it.”
So, you see the kettle bells in the background over here? So, I did my 20 minute workout. I sweated like a pig, I felt great, and I only took a half an hour out of my day. So, I’m gonna do that every single day no matter what, no excuses until I get enough strength. And then I’ll go in and see that [inaudible 00:02:17] whenever I can.
Now, I haven’t told him this yet. But, I think he’ll be impressed and I think he’ll be very happy that I advertised his video on Saturday With Cindy. It’s a great video. You can get it on Amazon. It’s $15 and it’s not pretty, it’s not fancy. But, I am telling you it is an intense workout. And, you can start out with no weights, and then, add light weights, and then, keep adding heavier. I’m back to five pound dumbbells and only a five pound kettle bell. I was up all the way to a 15 pound kettle bell, which is really heavy, and 10 pound weights. And, your body will respond pretty quickly. You’ll get a little sore but just keep doing it. It’s a fantastic workout and I’m really not just telling you that because I want Fadine to, you know, be known as the great trainer of the century and sell his videos. It’s really good and you can also get it with your girlfriends, you know, and do it together. You don’t have to do it by yourself.
That’s the thing I find the very hardest is working out by myself, getting up the gumption and the wear-with-all to just do it. And one of the things that really helps is if I put on my exercise clothes, and even if I spend the couple hours avoiding it or putting my attention on other things, I always find something to do rather than exercise. Once I start, it’s like getting into character as an actor. You put on your shirt, you put on your pants, you put on your runners, then you’re ready to go. Maybe you’ll run to the store and back before you do it. Put the video in your computer on your TV screen and turn it on. And, once you start you just keep going. It really really makes a difference.
Okay, another subject. Many of you have asked me, what do I use for facial cleanser? What do I use for shampoo? What kind of mascara do I use? And I’ve told you a lot, but I’m going to tell you again. I use Bare Essentials Buxom in black Mascara. I buy it at Sephora. Bare Essentials Buxom Black Mascara.
My facial cleanser which I’ve used forever and a half is by Usana. They have a skincare line and a bath line called Sense. You can get it online under Usana or you can get it from a distributor. It’s sold like, Amway and Jack Lee, and that type of company. It’s based in Utah. And the reason I use their facial cleanser is because I can rub it all over my eyelashes and my eyes and it does not sting my eyes. And, that’s kind of a test to me for how safe it is. They don’t use preservatives. They have quite a list of ingredients. It seems like they may not be natural, but they have put a lot of attention on putting in the safest most natural products they can into their line. They also make vitamins and all kinds of other things.
I only use their facial cleanser and their shampoo and conditioner. But, if you think about it, all of our hair is totally different. So, if you have coarse hair, it may or may not work for you. You always have to experiment with shampoos, conditioners, and mascara. Because your eyelashes are made of hair and everybody’s eyelashes are different. Some of them their eyelashes get wet and they go straight. Some of them get wet and they get curly. Some of them dry differently than others. So, the mascara is an experiment. So, keep trying until you find one that works for you.
The reason why I like Buxom is because it stays soft on the eyelashes. It doesn’t flake down on to your cheeks. I only put it on the top lashes because when I put mascara on my bottom lashes, it may make my eyes looks bigger and more open, but it makes my eyes look sad. Also, I don’t like to call attention to the mascara. Back to that whole idea behind Boom which is call attention to you rather than your makeup.
Okay, sunscreen. I only use a sunscreen when it’s absolutely critical, necessary. I try to use umbrellas, clothing, buildings, shade, rather than putting those chemicals on my skin. However, if I do, I put a coat of Boom Silk or Boom Stick Glow over the area I am putting sunscreen. Let it soak in, let it do its thing, and then, I put the sunscreen on because it’s a barrier between my skin, my organs and the sunscreen.
Okay. So, what is vegan? Vegan means a lot of different things but it basically means that you do not eat, ingest or use anything from an animal. So that would include honey. So, I am obviously not a vegan. However, I don’t wanna hurt the bees. And, Boom Silk and Boom Stick Glow comes form the hive. But, we don’t take anything that the bees use. They make a massive amount of surplus. So, we only use their surplus. We don’t take what they need to survive because for us to survive and be able to make great skincare products, we want the bees to survive. And also, for humans to survive, the bees have to survive. And, there are a lot of videos out there where you can learn about what’s happening with the bee population, the cycles they go through and how critical it is that we live in harmony together. We need them and they need us. Alright. So, you could be a vegan and eat potato chips, Cola Cola and cookies all day. As long as there’s no eggs, no dairy, no butter, etc. So, let’s move away from the idea of vegan and let’s talk about eating real food. Real food grows on trees, grows on bushes, grows under the ground, grows in fields. People that like to eat carnivore, it grows is animals. But they’re all whole real things that mother nature created. Monosodium Glutamate, Benzoate of Soda, all the preservatives, all of the color additives, all of the chemicals that are being put in food are not food. So,if it needs a label, don’t eat it. That’s the bottom line of how to stay healthy.
A hundred years ago before the Industrial Revolution, we didn’t put any of that in our foods. People grew their own foods, they bought from the local farms. But, now that everything is mass grown, mass produced. So check this out. I don’t know the name of the book right now. I probably should have been prepared. But, there was a father sitting at the breakfast table with his kids and his six-year-old said, “What is this daddy? What are we eating?”. So, he looked at the label on the box and it was probably one of these sweet breakfast cereals. I just noticed that my face froze. So, I’m not sure if this is recording properly. Anyway, he started reading what is in the food and after he said flour and sugar, everything else was chemicals. And so, his daughter said, “What’s that? What’s that?” and he couldn’t answer her. And, he wanted to answer her so he started researching. He has since written a book because he discovered that one of the reasons they put so many chemicals in food, besides so it will last a really long time. Wonder bread has a shelf life of seven years. So, even though it cost more initially to make the loaf of bread, it lasts so much longer. They can keep it on the shelves, because food spoiling is what has the food industry lose money. Do they care what goes into it? I guess not.
So, when you’re making one cake at home, for you family, for six people, you’re putting a little teeny bit of baking soda or baking powder to have it rise. But, when you’re making 2,000 cakes that’s going to be distributed across the nation, you’re creating it in this huge vats, in these massive kitchens. And, when you put the cake batter in, baking soda isn’t gonna do it. They need to put in these hardcore chemicals in there to get it to rise and bubble so the batter doesn’t flatten way at the bottom of these massive vats that two people can get in and clean. So, think about it. I’m not gonna go into any more detail. Please do the research. Please go in the internet and look it up yourself. But, we don’t need those chemicals in our body. Those chemicals are not food. Just eat real food. Take an apple, eat it. If you want a steak, go get a steak that was grown by an animal that ate real food, was treated properly, was not flipped out and, you know, full of adrenaline when they killed it. And, put the things in your body that are real, that mother nature has provided for us. Are we omnivore, vegan, herbivore, frugivore. That’s a controversy, that’s a huge question each person has to figure it out for themselves. But, we’re all smart enough to know that all the added chemicals in foods to make them pretty, to make them smell good, to make them taste good are not necessary and are actually harmful to our bodies. And, that’s why I fast because if I do get some of that in my body, the body cleans it out during the fast.
Okay. Going from good to better. So, if you find things really bad in any situation, it’s a huge leap to go from bad to good. But, if you look at any situation, look at yourself, your skin, your hair, your body, your friends, your relationship, your country, your politics and you find one thing that’s good. Find one thing that’s good about your face. Do you like the shape of your lips, the shape of your eyes, your shoulders, the color of your skin, one eyebrow. All you need to find is one thing right, one thing good. And, it’s amazing what happens. It’s magical. All of a sudden you find something else that’s good and then you find something else. So, when you find something good in the first place, it always gets better. It’s pretty remarkable, it’s magical.
Okay. I’m on a roll. Should I keep going? Or, should I wait for another Saturday? Let’s see. A good philosophy is, leave the party when your having a really good time. Don’t wait until it starts to go down. Or, if you do, and there’s that low, wait for it to go back up and then jump. All right, see you next Saturday.
I went to a photo shoot on Monday and I got to bond with a great lady by the name of Cindy Joseph. She’s been modeling for 12 years, but get this: She was almost 50-years-old when she got discovered. Her story is soinspiring.
Meet Cindy Joseph, silver-haired and proud!
Cindy getting prepped on set.
Before she began working in front of the camera, Cindy was making her living behind the scenes a makeup artist. After 27 years in the biz, she retired and shortly after was approached by a casting agent on the street. “I thought it was a joke. I thought someone was playing a trick on me. But the next day the agent called and asked me to be in a D&G campaign. That was in 1999.” Once the ad hit, a friend encouraged her to get an agent and Cindy signed with Ford Models. She’s still with them today. “I’m doing the same things I did as a makeup artist—travelling and going to shoots—only as a model instead,” Cindy says. How’s that for a second career?
Cindy in More magazine.
And if that’s not impressive enough, Cindy started her own line of beauty products two years ago called Boom! By Cindy Joseph. The collection includes BOOMSILK, an allover moisturizer made with organic honey, olive oil and beeswax and three BOOMSTICKS for shimmer, color and moisture. She sent them to me and I’m so into BOOMSTICK Color ($24), which is like a berry-tinted cream blush stick you can put on your lips and eyelids, too.
One thing BOOM! doesn’t do is prey on women’s fears about getting older. As Cindy puts it: “My line is not about concealing, fixing or covering things up, it’s about bringing out the way you look naturally when you’re turned on to life and having a good time. I don’t like the words ‘anti-aging.’ I’m pro-age!”
You gotta love this woman. Are you as inspired by her as I am?
BOOM! founder (& model) Cindy Joseph shares her day.
Cindy Joseph is the CEO and founder of BOOM! by Cindy Joseph, an organic makeup line that is 100 percent paraben- and phthalate-free. After working as a celebrity makeup artist for 25 years, Joseph was discovered as a model at the age of 49 and has appeared in major campaigns for designers like Dolce & Gabbana. Here’s a taste of her busy schedule and healthy lifestyle.
I get up and do two sunrise salutations (yoga) in the bedroom. It wakes my body up and gets me limber and ready for the day. Then I head down to kitchen for a fruit smoothie or watermelon.
I throw on my cargos and a T-shirt and go into my home office to work, starting with my customer service emails. I try to respond to every one of them. Next, I plan a phone call to the bee-keepers in Hawaii that supply my ingredients for many of the products in my line, followed by a Skype meeting with my web marketing team about our next “Saturday with Cindy” video.
Check in with my bookers at Ford Models to get the details for my Target go-see this afternoon and find out if a booking we have been working on with a major magazine has confirmed and if a clothing catalog job is shooting in NYC or out of town.
I am ready to move my body! I jump rope 100 times and do a few push-ups just to get my blood circulating. Then I sit on my front porch and take in the nature around me before heading back to the kitchen to make a salad of celery, fresh corn, and garbanzo beans. I take that to the porch to eat, drink some water, and relax. It is so important to make my meals pleasurable and relaxing.
Get dressed up a bit and do my hair and makeup for a Target a go-see. One of the best parts of having a makeup line is that I know exactly what I’m going to use.
At my Target go-see, I meet other models I know and have a fun visit with them while waiting for my turn. Go-sees are often where I get turned on to what women are seeing, doing, and thinking about their age and beauty. I want to keep talking, but must head back out of town to avoid the traffic.
I start my intense workout with my trainer Vadim at his private studio in Scarsdale. He takes me to an old basement to lift a heavy tire and slam a ball on a rope into the wall. Then I put on boxing gloves and get really winded. By the time I’m done, I’m covered in sweat and feel exhausted and spent and hungry!
At home, I can now have a nice mellow visit with my fiancé and share how each of our days went. And since we live with three others (we love group living!), we chat with other housemates while preparing a dinner of vegetable casserole and salad. We eat on the porch and watch the sun set over the Hudson River. It is stunningly gorgeous. We have watermelon for dessert and a tiny bit of Lindt dark chocolate with sea salt, which is a rare treat I succumb to from time to time.
We race into the living room to watch one of my favorite shows, So You Think You Can Dance!
I finally take my shower and climb into bed for cuddling with my fiancé.
Welcome to week Eleven of Saturday With Cindy! This video is a short one but I will be back in action next week!
00:25 – Cindy’s recent TV and radio interviews
01:20 – Cindy’s movie date with her fiancé
01:50 – Look out for more next week
Hi. Is it Saturday already? Where did that week go? Man, I’ve been busy.
Have you too?
So I did a radio interview. I did two TV interviews, and one of them is
going to show up in the Connecticut/Massachusetts area on Monday. I will
definitely post the information in case you live around there. And, if not,
I will post a link as soon as they put it up. I’m really excited about it
because we started out with a demo on three different women, different
ages, different skin tones. Very, very exciting.
So I have a lot to cover. And how about this pink glow back here? First
time I’ve had that. Something magical must be going on. It’s raining
outside, so the lighting is very different right now. I’m at my vanity
again. It seems to be a good spot to do this.
So, where do we start? Uh-oh. Someone’s at the door. I’ll be back.
Hey. It’s late. We just got back from the movies. That’s what the knock at
the door was. It was my fiancé reminding me I was supposed to stop working
and go play. So we had dinner, went to the movies, had a good time. So I
hate to not give you more than this, but man, it was a big week, a big
week. And I’ll be sending you all the goodies from that, and I’ll probably
make up for it next Saturday. So stick around, I’ll be back.
I will be giving a two hour Boom presentation including make up demonstrations, a talk on the Pro-Age Revolution and give away in NYC’s Chelsea Market: July 21, this Saturday, 75 9th Ave at W 15th St from 4:30 to 6:30!
Blackberry is hosting ”The Blackberry Playbook Experience”, a series of exciting events and performances from July 10th through the 23rd.
The entire Blackberry Experience is being held in the back room of Chelsea Market.
Welcome to week Ten of Saturday With Cindy! This week we are talking about fasting!! Please watch the video, then leave me a blog comment below letting me know your thoughts on diet and health!
01:55 – Make sure you can rest while fasting
03:00 – When you’re not digesting your body can focus on healing
03:50 – Cindy recommends books on fasting
04:15 – After you fast you will be attracted to healthier foods
05:00 – The benefits of a plant-based diet
Hey everybody. Oh, man. What a week. Okay. This is the deal. You see that lamp back there, my bed unmade, my life has been on the bed for the past two days because I have had a film crew in my house. Nothing to do with me or Boom. They paid us to use the house for two days. It’s a Google TV commercial, and it’s unbelievable what they did. When I walked in we didn’t recognize the house.
This beautiful room that I have, this sitting room with a library, turned into young college students’ dorm, with stuff all over the walls and dirty laundry. It was like being transported to some college. It was amazing, but it really upturned my life.
So it’s literally the night before Saturday, I was just finishing my work day and all of a sudden I went, “Ahh. I haven’t done a Saturday with Cindy video.” So here I am thinking that I wanted to answer some more of your questions.
One of the questions that kept coming in over and over is about diet and fasting, which I have talked about before, but I guess I need to talk about it a little more.
Okay. When you’re going to spring clean your house and you really roll up your sleeves and dig in and wash the walls and clean out the closets, and dust the chandeliers, and really hard core spring cleaning, do you invite a bunch of people over and have a party, and have to concentrate on something else? No. You close the windows, close the doors. Don’t invite anybody over. Pull your sleeves up, tie your hair back, and you dig in and you work hard.
So when you fast, when you stop eating food and you allow your body to do deep cleaning, spring cleaning, you don’t want to give it anything to do. So you don’t exercise. You don’t work. You rest. Just like you have the flu. You’re just lying there until your body heals itself.
And you don’t give it any food. Because what your body does, when it’s digesting, you can hand it broccoli, or you can hand it meat, or you can hand it something with all kinds of chemicals in it, it’s like, “Huh.” Your body’s like, “Okay. We got to deal with this, guys.” And it’s digesting everything, throwing away the toxins, pulling in the vitamins, sending it in the right direction.
When you don’t do any of that, your body is, like, ‘Oh, cool. I’ve got some time to do some deep cleaning on the pancreas, or the liver, or the bowels. Or allow the heart to heal. It’ got a little damage, and we want to mend and knit and fix.’
But, if all of a sudden, it’s like, “Oh, no, guys. There’s something coming down the pipe.” They have to stop that work and start dealing with the digestion, or the concentration on work, thinking, figuring. All those things that you do. Your body is delivering to you 24/7.
So another word for fasting is rest, rest, rest. And the joke amongst fasters is: The reason they call it a fast is because that’s when you heal the fastest. I highly recommend read any books you can get your hands on about fasting. The Miracle of Fasting is kind of the grandfather book about it. I think it’s great to do it once a year. Fasting is really miraculous.
And then after you fast, when your body is like a new born baby’s body, and you go to the grocery store, you look at all the boxes of processed foods and it just doesn’t compute. Go to the produce section. Go to the meat section, the chicken section. But go to all the real whole foods and you will respond.
And more than likely you will find yourself a little bit, ugh, on the dead flesh and very attracted to the fruit. Fruit is a perfect recipe in a beautiful package. It was made by Mother Nature. You don’t have to thing about it. You don’t have to measure anything. You don’t have to plan anything. You just pick it and enjoy it, and your body loves fruit. It’s the easiest thing to digest.
Vegetables are next. Rice and beans are next. Nuts and seeds are next. Your body loves it all. And, sorry, it’s fruit, and then the next complex is vegetables, and the next is grains. And then seeds and nuts, etc.
So I highly recommend fasting. I highly recommend a vegan diet. There’s a fantastic move called Forks Over Knives. I recommend that and I’ll be recommending more videos in the future. But if you start looking up vegan and reading about it, all those videos will pop up. So I hope you enjoyed this Saturday with Cindy. It was a quickie. See you next Saturday.
Welcome to week Nine of Saturday With Cindy! This week I am answering your questions!! Please watch the video, then leave me a blog comment below letting me know your thoughts!
01:10 – Beauty lighting and dealing with shadows
02:25 -The pressure that society places on women to look beautiful is global
04:05 – Cindy on fillers and plastic surgery
04:20 – Cindy’s fiance
06:20 – Cindy’s variable exercise routines
08:15 – Cindy’s spiritual beliefs
10:05 – Learning to find the choices you made in your past right
11:15 – Using moisturizer with sunscreen to protect yourself from harmful chemicals
14:00 – Cindy’s plant based diet and tips on fasting
15:50 – Vaginal dryness and Boomsilk as a personal lubricant
17:30 – Cindy’s shampoo and conditioner routine
Welcome back to Saturday with Cindy. I hope you liked my exercise video last week. I’m so glad we sped it up so you didn’t see the details. It was a lot of fun. This week I am now presenting the second half of the super long one I did where I showed a video of my makeup demonstration and answered a bunch of your questions. I’m going to continue here as promised.
Today I’ve got a big piece of typing paper. I’m going to show you a side lighting now, my vanity’s over there, I have turned now and there’s less light. So this side of my face is in shadow. I can take this piece of paper and fill the shadow with reflected light from the paper. When there’s no shadows, there’s no texture. When there’s shadow, there’s texture. That’s why they call it beauty light. When it’s above you and in front of you it fills all the shadow and you don’t see the texture, but as soon as the light is raking across your face, then you see the texture. We’re never in this perfect beauty light all the time. Look at that, what happens. Isn’t that cool?
I was showing you how a piece of white paper or white tablecloth, always the best lighting in a restaurant is make sure you have a big white tablecloth, or put your white napkin on the plate. It fills in the shadow. When they’re lighting me and they bring out the fill card I always say, ‘Oh, Fill. I love Fill. He’s my best friend.’ Anyway, just a good thing to know.
So into these video sessions. I get so enthusiastic to start them and I think I’m just going to do a test, but I realized I have not even combed my hair since I woke up this morning, but I wanted to start with the questions that you sent in.
From Stacy, “Are USA women harder on themselves than from other countries?” Well, to tell you the truth, most of the women, models, girls that I’ve met from other countries have a little more realistic point of view about their cosmetics and their beauty care, but I don’t know if any women anywhere in the world get to experience what men do. Do men run around with makeup on? Do they have to run and get their hair done before they go out? No. Women are seen differently than men, and the pressure of society is a totally different thing than it is with men. So I would say all women, from all over the world, experience what women in America do. Maybe on a different level, different intensity, but I think it’s similar. ‘Can you cover dark under eye circles with makeup?’ Final word, yes. You can cover them up, but you will add lots of texture.
Norma, “Did you ever have fillers or plastic surgery? How old is your honey, and what does he do?” I have never had fillers, plastic surgery. I would never, ever, ever do it. I do not judge women that do. I totally get it. I totally understand. I am very compassionate for that position. If it makes you feel better, you will look better, not because of the fillers but because you feel better. Just make sure you’re careful, you do your research. Check your motivations, etc.
My honey was a contractor. He’s a builder. Puts on his tool belt and he works on my house. I love it. He’s now semi-retired, but he produces so much. He’s a woodworker, so he works on a lathe, so he’s always down in the basement making beautiful bowls, and he’s a gardener. He has created the most beautiful garden at my house I can ever imagine, and we are not getting married July 7th. That was the plan, and we’ve decided to push it because that big fat baby of ours, that two year old called Boom is demanding way too much attention.
“What month is your birthday?” My birthday is January 26th, 1951. I’m an Aquarius with an Aries rising, a Virgo moon. My Venus is in Aquarius, and my Jupiter is in Pisces. “Have you ever been married before?” Yes. I was married when I was 18 years old and a California flower child, barefoot and pregnant. We were going to go homestead in Canada and live off the land. You know the deal. “What size do you wear?” Well it depends on how much I weigh. I almost got up to a size eight. I’m barely 5’7″. Right now I’m a six. I just went to Two North Health Education Center in Santa Rosa and was there for three weeks and did a four day water fast and an eight day juice fast, so I lost some extra weight, and I yo-yo. I think I’m typical. I yo-yo about 15 pounds up and down so I go from 128 to 140, but I’d say my average weight is about 132.
Let’s see. “What kinds of exercise do you do?” My exercise routine has changed my entire life. I’ve been to gyms, done the gym thing. I did Tai Chi for a long time. I did yoga for a long time. I used to think there was something wrong with me because I couldn’t stick to one discipline and stick with it forever. Then I realized as long as I’m moving, it’s okay. I took belly dancing for awhile. I love African drums. I had a jump rope for the last two years, and I would just get up and do 100 jumps in the middle of a work day because I’ve never sat in front of a computer before, but now that I’ve created this business, I’ve been doing that for the last two years.
I started working out with [??], my fitness trainer. I was paying him. It made sense. I could write it off because I was modeling. Now I’m not modeling as much, but he and I made a deal, so now he works me out in trade for me being in his exercise videos. Have I taken advantage of it? Hardly because I’ve been so busy morning until night, and I’m loving it, but I’m finally getting back, and I’m going today at 1:00. He does kettle bells. He switches it up all the time. I pull straps. I do pushups. I do all kinds of things on the balls. I think that it’s just a matter of moving. Keep moving. Do aerobic strength and flexibility.
You’re only as healthy as one aspect of, I’m not describing this well. You have to eat well. You have to be emotionally and psychologically healthy, spiritually healthy. Stimulate your intellect. Do weight bearing exercises, that is what keeps osteoporosis at bay. Flexibility. You can be strong, but not very flexible. You can be super flexible and not doing a lot of aerobics. You’ve got to do it all. Do it all.
“What is your faith?” I was raised nothing, so I played around. I’ve been to Jewish temples, Catholic churches, Buddhist temples. I did a lot of experimenting in high school and after that, and I made up my own spiritual beliefs, and I know that I will never be privy to what the real answers are, so I have faith that it’s all being taken care of. I didn’t plan on coming here and whatever brought me here’s going to take me away, so I trust that. That was all from Norma.
Now Elizabeth. “Have you had any children?” Yes. I have an absolutely amazing son, Bo Joseph, who is an abstract painter. He is 42 years old. He was born in Berkeley, California and his sister who is four and a half years younger than him, Julia Joseph, who is a remarkable singer and songwriter, is 38 years old. They both live in New York City, and they’re really incredible people, and I had very little to do with it. I will tell you that. “Stay at home moms seem to be thought less of.” That’s true, but we just have to think well of ourselves and society will follow that.
Susan, “Struggling at 56 with kids, marriage, house. I feel I missed the boat. It’s too late. Don’t know how to stop feeling I did not get what I wanted out of life.” Well that is very entertaining. We can drive ourselves nuts with that stuff, but if you look at how you lived your life and you realized you had a lot of choices and the choices you made were right, hind sight is interesting. There’s no such thing as guilt unless you judge a past time experience with a present time point of view. So your point of view at every point in your life was right, and you made the right choice, and you still have lots and lots of time to do all kinds of great things. If you’re not healthy, get healthy. If you’re not happy, get happy. It’s up to us. We are in the driver’s seat of our lives. We climb in the car, we pick out the car we want, we get in the driver’s seat and we start driving, and then we jump in the back seat and go, ‘Help. Help. Oh my god. Life’s terrible. What’s happening to me?’ We play victim, and we’re not victims. We are not victims unless we choose to be.
Cowgirl. “Sunscreen before or after Boom Silk? Always confused.” Sunscreen is to keep a coating on your skin that will filter the UVA, UVB, UV rays. If you put on your moisturizer and coat your skin with it, then you’re protecting your skin from the chemicals in your sunscreen. Moisturizer first. Sunscreen second.
On to BJ. “How often do you water fast and for how long?” I would like to water fast once a year. I practiced that for about four or five years. The last two years I didn’t do it at all, the last three years, so that’s why I did one this year. The longest one I ever did was 26 days. I will never do that again. I think growing up in the 50s, growing up with processed food, I wanted to clean out all my organs and everything, and that’s why I did that. It was very intense. Very confronting. Very difficult. True North Health Center in Santa Rosa, California is amazing and that’s that.
“What color was your hair before you went gray?” My hair was medium brown, a little ashy and if it was in the sun a lot, it would go a little warmer and get slightly blonde highlights. “I am blonde. Silver gray makes it looks dirty. What should I do?” Well, makes it look dirty. That’s interesting. There’s no such thing as silver or gray hair. There’s only all the colors hair comes in and white. When white is mixed in, it has a silver look to it, but this is white mixed with, and then I still have a little of the blonde from bleaching it for that Nivea campaign.
Nenza [SP]. Nenas. Not quite sure how to pronounce your name. “A male friend said, ‘Don’t go gray because men will think I am grandma material.’ What are your thoughts on that?” I want to be a grandmother so bad. I want my kids to have kids. Grandma. Grandma material. Grandmother has nothing to do with what we’re talking about. We’re talking about image of a little old lady with a bun and her glasses like this past a certain age that represents sexuality and sensuality. I say screw him. Any man that is thinking in terms of grandma material and thinking that’s negative, I don’t know. I wouldn’t want to date him. I think maybe your male friend that said that, he’s being honest. That’s a big subject. Maybe we’ll deal with that one later.
“Love to know about your health routine, diet and how you do water fasting.” Always water fast with doctors and professionals. Fasting is amazing. I’m going to do a whole Saturday with Cindy on that. I eat a plant based diet. I am vegan, but I don’t eat Coca Cola and potato chips. I eat whole ripe fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts and seeds. Have I eaten meat? Yes. Have I done chicken and fish and fowl and all that? Yes. I’ve experimented from birth on with diet, and if you really do your research and you experiment, the healthiest diet for all human beings is plant based.
If you’re going to eat anything with a hoof, a fin or a wing, make sure it was slaughtered correctly and it was raised with proper food, fresh air. If you’re going to eat the flesh of an animal that was not given a healthy diet, you’re eating all those antibiotics and growth hormones and everything, and the way they treat animals in these factory farms is absolutely horrific. I just don’t want to be any part of that. If all of a sudden I get some craving for a juicy steak, I will go get grass fed, small farm, etc., but the more you stay away from it, the less you crave it, like anything. Now my big thing is staying away from salt, oil and any type of sugars. I’m talking honey, Himalayan salt and the best olive oil from Italy. It’s just pure fat, so away with it all. It’s really difficult.
“Vaginal dryness. Jane offers information.” Vaginal dryness is something that you can get because you’re sick, you could be young or old. A lot of women relate it to menopause, so if you consider that you have vaginal dryness from menopause, you just slap on whatever makes you feel good and gets you nice and juicy, and guess what? Boom Silk will do the trick. It’s amazing. It is amazing, personal lubricant. Try it. Boom Silk has honey in it. Honey is perfectly good for you. It has olive oil in it. Well, if you’re going to put olive oil in your mouth you can certainly put it in other openings of your body. I am going to make a personal lubricant for you, and I’m going to make it without the honey because if you have a tendency to get vaginal yeast infections, probably not a good idea to put sugar in there. So hold tight, but you can certainly use this now. I do. It’s great. It’s fabulous, and it will take care of the situation.
Laura, nutrition detox, juicing, diets. We’ve covered that. Theresa, “How do you get your hair so shiny? Keratin treatments. Shampoo and conditioner.” I don’t do any of that. I use a shampoo and conditioner by Usana. It’s a line of products called Sensai. You can go to their website or you can get it through a distributor. It’s sold like Shacklee and Amway and that type of thing. I discovered it 13 years ago and I have continued to use it. I love it. My hair is really fine and really soft, so I think that that creates a certain amount of shine as well, but it’s very light so it doesn’t weigh my hair down.
I’m going to get through more of these questions but I think this is getting a little long, and I don’t want to bore anybody. So there you go. Let me know what you think and stay tuned because I’m coming back next Saturday.
ZN:I know you were “discovered” and became a model at 49. That’s wonderful to hear. I do hope that means that women over 55 are being appreciated for both their attractiveness and their buying power! What’s your thought on that?
Cindy Joseph: I think you hit the nail on the head. And the most important thing is womenare appreciating themselves over 55 now more than ever!
ZN: Your gray hair looks fabulous. When did it turn gray? CJ: Thank you! I started going silver (I like to use the word silver, because it makes it clear it is of value) when I was in my early thirties, turning to a silver streak by my mid to late thirties.
During her twenty-five year tenure as a professional makeup artist, Cindy Josephsays she “learned the skin on our bodies is the same from the top of our head to the tip of our toes. To protect, nourish and moisturize your whole body, all you need is one product, as long as it’s safe and does the job.”
To that end, she created her BOOMSTICK Trio: Glo, Glimmer and Color ($24.00 each; $68.00 sold together), as well as a luxurious cream. That cream, BOOMSILK ($32.00; 4oz), is the line’s core product. It does not contain sunscreen (but can be used with any sunscreen you choose) and can be applied around your eyes, on your face, over your lips and down your neck. Joseph says that by, “eliminating unnecessary and potentially harmful ingredients, such as, emulsifiers [used for keeping the components blended], mineral oil [a low cost petroleum by-product], glycerine [used for spreadability and continuous dampness], parabens and phthalates [preservatives], and sunscreens of any kind, you can be rest assured that BOOMSILKis pure, clean, safe and 100% organic.”
Now that you know what BOOMSILK doesn’t contain, here’s what it does have:
Organic extra virgin olive oil, organic beeswax, organic propolis, organic pollen, organic honey, and Vitamin E
“It’s created by beekeepers, on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii, says Joseph, “Along with these magical ingredients, plenty of love and attention go into each pot for your safety and pleasure.” So, how does it stack up? I used it at night, around my eyes, as well as on my face and neck. And then I used it again the next day, under my sunscreen and foundation. Girls, I am loving this! The creamy, pale gold color and faint honey smell are so appealing. It goes on easily, feels great and absorbs well (I was actually tempted to eat it, but that’s just me.)
It might be a tad greasy for you twentysomethings, but for the rest of us, it’s a like a spa in a jar. I especially loved that a single product could do so many tasks. After I used it on my face, I tried it on my hands, elbows, legs (post-shaving!) and even feet — it was terrific for everything! This is now my new fave rave — cannot get enough of the stuff! Tuck it in your pocket for summer getaways; perfect for streamlining your packing!
Next up was the BOOMSTICK COLOR ($24.00). This is a sheer, berry colored stick that is said to flatter all skin tones. It’s based on a color that Cindy has used on photo shoots for over twenty-five years. I tried it on my cheeks — fantastic! Blended right in, and gave me a healthy, vibrant look even without foundation. As demonstrated in Cindy’s tutorial, I also used it on my forehead and neck. The overall effect was great: warm, healthy and natural-looking color. I was a little less keen about its effect on my eyelids (made me look like a victim of domestic violence, haha!) and lips (too subtle for me — I am strictly a red lip sort of gal) though I can see that it could work for others on these areas.
The second in the group is BOOMSTICK GLIMMER ($24.00). This is a subtle, sheer stick with a hint of color and a nice bit of sparkle to it. Again, the application was great — the stuff just glides on, no pulling or tugging at all. I used it over BOOMSTICK COLOR and got a nice, shimmery effect that was perfect for evening. I tried it on my eyes too — a bit muted for my taste, but could be nice for some. Same for the lips — it offers just a hint of sheen and color, so, for you au naturel gals, this one could work nicely. As I said above, for me it’s fire engine red and red only!
Finally, I tried BOOMSTICK GLO ($24.00). This one was kind of puzzling to me. I did not see what it did that the cream did not except that it was in stick formula, which might be handy for air travel. Otherwise, it seemed less useful than the others and does not seem to me to be essential. And it’s good to know that all the BOOMSTICKS are made with the environmentally conscientious woman in mind. No extra packaging, no animal testing, no parabens — only safe ingredients. For more info, go to:www.boombycindyjoseph.com.
Welcome to week eight of Saturday With Cindy! This week you are coming to the gym with me! Please watch this week’s video, then leave me a blog comment below letting me know your thoughts on working out and how you do it!
P.S. Finally, the ABC show called Mirror Mirror, I taped in Houston months ago, will air in most major cities Today! Follow this link for show times.
Welcome to week seven of Saturday With Cindy! This week we are talking about makeup! Please watch this week’s video, then leave me a blog comment below letting me know your thoughts on the subject! VIDEO PART 2 Coming Tomorrow!
00:30 – Cindy’s makeup vanity
01:00 – Natural lighting versus “beauty” lighting
02:30 – What to do with Boomsticks when you’re also wearing other makeups
03:40 – How and when to apply Boomstick Glo and Boomsilk
04:25 – Cindy’s favorite foundation
05:40 – Dealing with dark circles under your eyes
07:25 – Applying Boomstick Color and Boomstick Glimmer over the foundation and moisturizer
09:00 – Eyebrows, eye-liner and concealer
13:05 – Cindy’s favorite eyelash curlers and mascara
16:20 – Not wearing makeup to get back to appreciating yourself naturally
Hi, good morning, or good afternoon. It’s Saturday, and I want to bring you into my bedroom, because I have something to show you. All right, it’s just you and me. We’re going to have some fun with makeup. I wanted to show you how I set up my makeup mirror. This vanity is created by a mirror that my mom had on her dresser, and then this old fashion cart. And you see I have it right in front of the window. So, now I’m going to show you lighting. Do we want to make ourselves up in this light? No, because we can’t see anything. Do we want to make ourselves up in this light? Well, it might be a lot more realistic. When you get close and you see the texture of your skin, if you put on a lot of foundation and stuff, and pounder, then you’ll see what happens. But the best light to really see is beauty lighting. But, as you can tell, if I put a bunch of stuff on my skin, and then I go into this light, hmm… This is the kind of light the world see you in. They also see you in this kind of light. So, you see the difference? Well, what just happened? I just lost about ten years. Well, maybe not everywhere.
So, what I’m going to do is I’m going to set the computer down right where I make myself up, pull up my chair… I just got back into my bedroom, I was living downstairs in the dining room because Boom needed every penny we had, so we rented out our five bedrooms in this big old house, and we made our bedroom in the dining room, and had the living room and had our own little sweet. And I got my bedroom back, so, the walls are bare. I’m still decorating.
All right, this is it. You wanted to know what to do with Boomsticks when you’re wearing lots of other makeup. So, I’m going to show you the order, the whole ball of wax. Boomstick Glo. Moisturizer, dense, intense, wonderful, moisturizer. And I keep looking at myself instead of you, so I’m going to look at you as much as possible. Boomsilk, a liquid version of Boomstick Glo. They are exactly the same things. This is stiff, so it has more beeswax. This is more liquidy, so it has more water and olive oil. But they have the exact same ingredients, they are both moisturizers, they are both meant to go on your skin first. And if that’s all you want, then that’s all you have to do. So, this is convenient, you can put it anywhere. Because this is beeswax, it will sit on top of the skin a little more than Boomsilk. So, I’m putting this on just to show you. The way I put on Boomsilk, you notice sometimes the olive oil pools, just take your finger, mix it in there. I take it like this, I mix it on my hands… OK. I’m going to do this really fast because I have other things I want to say, today, this Saturday. You sent in the best questions and I’m literally going to through them one by one, I’m going to mention your first names.
OK. Foundation. When I do where a foundation, I where Armani’s Luminous Silk. It comes in the most incredible realistic variety of colors, and although using a sponge uses up a bunch more than you may want, because this is $60 a bottle, but it wil last a very, very long time. So, if you don’t want to use a sponge, take a little in your finger. What I do is I put it on the top of the thing there, because I don’t want to use that much. Wherever your skin is, you put foundation. It will change the texture a little bit. So, with your finger, you can do it like that. But I find it gets a little too thick, so I do it like that. See, I wipe it across the top. So, first moisturizer, then foundation. Right? So you’re putting this everywhere. Now, you don’t have to, you can use foundation like a concealer, and just use it in specific places.
Now, one of you asked, how do I get rid of under eye circles? Dark circles, is it possible? First off, it could just be your ancestry, and some people think they make you look smokey and sexy, but we have this idea that it makes us unhealthy. It could come from lack of health, it could come from allergies. If you have dark circles and you want to get rid of them, it is next to impossible. You can cover the darkness but you’re adding texture. So, you have to choose, do I want more texture under my eyes with no circles, or do I just want to keep the dark circles and keep my skin dewey and moisturized. You have to make a choice. That is from a makeup artist who has been in the business for 35 years. You cannot eliminate under eye circles without adding texture because you need a dense, thick concealer that’s very sticky and stays put. Because you do not want to put powder on there. The color should match your skin exactly or be a tiny, tiny, tiny bit darker, because when you put any color lighter than your skin tone you go ashy. No matter what color your skin is, if you go with a lighter foundation or concealer on you skin, it makes your skin look really dead and really scary.
Alright, so, you start with your moisturizer, then you put on your foundation. That’s the order in which you do it. Now we’re going to put our other two Boomsticks on. I like to start with Boomstick color, but it doesn’t matter. You could put the glimmer on first. I don’t have my glasses on. That’s the good thing about Boomsticks, you can kind of do it blind, they’re so forgiving. The main thing is blend, blend, blend. I can put a little here and here, even things out. Sometimes if I have an open shirt, I’ll put a little on my chest. And as you’ve seen in my other demo videos, when you first put it on you get a little red.
Now, we’re going to put on glimmer over the foundation, which is over the moisturizer. Put a little here, I love it there, I think it’s beautiful. Some people like to put it on their lips, I’m not so crazy about it on my lips. Now, after I do all that I do my eyebrows. I’m not sure why, you definitely do your eyebrows after you do your foundation, but what order you do it is… so, my eyebrows are just weird. They are barely there. I have a line, I have a few hairs, but I do like to put on my eyebrows. So, I get my pencil really sharp and I kind of go in the direction of the hair. You can also use a bevelled brush with an eyeshadow. And notice that your hair on your eyebrows lightens as you age. Not always, but quite often. You want to keep them soft, you don’t want to draw hard lines on your skin, and follow your natural brow line. Do not try to change the shape and do not try to match one eyebrow to the other. Your face is asymmetrical and if you make your eyebrows exactly the same, it’s going to show how asymmetrical your whole face is. So, do each brow for itself. One brow may be a little more arched, and those little nuances are nice, if you have a little crooked smile, all of that is good. That’s what we love about our friends, their unique, special features that belong just to them.
So, now, if you want to do eyeliner, and I just discovered this one, and this is really good. I got this at Walgreens. You can get it at CVS… need my glasses. Rimmel. It’s a coal stick. This may show up backwards on my screen. So, I’m moving really fast. I also have this super, incredible, 15 power magnifying mirror, and I’m telling you, you can see things that you never knew were there. I find it really, really helpful, just if things are a little off balance. I also have this less extreme magnifying mirror. That’s what I was using for my eyebrows.
OK, so this thing screws up, and I like to put it just at the base, where my eyelashes grow in, because I don’t want to call attention to the makeup. I just want to give my eye a little bit more definition, and I do this when I’m going to be on camera, and if I just feel like being a little snazzier, a little more dramatic. This is a nice, soft pencil, but it does stay put. I think it’s great. Alright, so those of you who do want to cover their under eye circles, the makeup on the top of the jar is now a little drier. So, like I said, if you put it on the top there, and then it dries, it makes it a little easier for you to place. You put that right in here, and right under here. The reason I like to use a foundation for a concealer is because concealers tend to be very thick.
Now, I’m going to use this concealer, which is a little too late for me, but I’m going to put it here. Sorry, put it right there. Now, you see it’s a little light. However, and I hope this works, it adds more texture than… I don’t know if you can see it, but the foundation is thinner, but you can still get it to be relatively opaque. I can’t see a damn thing, I’m so blind, and the more I wear my glasses the less I can see, which is kind of a bummer. But then, maybe as we age we see things softer because when we’re looking at somebody across the table of the bed… man, my lips look red in this. They’re not this red in person, I think the Mac camera makes the lips more colorful than they actually are, because I’m looking in the mirror in natural light, the light that gives you the best reading, it’s much, much softer. Not that colorful lips aren’t fun.
So, let’s see. Is that all you wanted to know? Eyelash curler I either use Tweezerman, or Sephora. The curve is what you want to look at. If you’re eyes are very curved and come way out, or if they’re more flat, that will determine which eyelash curler you like, and you may have to buy a few. Experiment with them and give them to your girlfriends, because it’s very hard to know ahead of time. If I’m going to wear eye makeup and I’m going to wear mascara, I mean, go for broke. I think eyelashes are really fun. They’re very feminine, they give your eyes definition without looking fake, because you already have hair, so you’re just enhancing the hair. The liner, I normally never ever wear liner, but I just wanted to show that to you. I do wear it for the camera. So, the mascara that I use is Buxom by Bair Essentials. I love the wand. It doesn’t flake, it stays soft, so if you want to layer… when you go to the second coat, you know how sometimes you’re eyelashes can get all crusty and hard? This stays soft so you can add a nice layer. I like to do the mascara so you don’t really notice it too much. This one’s black. Brown is nice too. Depends on how pale you are, or dark you are. If you’re skin’s really dark, like chocolate dark, then black black is good.
So, remember the movie Bambi? The cartoon? The only difference between the little boy drawings and the litte girl drawings in the springtime when Thumper and Bambi and the skunk all went and found the female version of themselves, the only difference in the drawings is the girls had eyelashes. So, eyelashes are fun. Eyelashes are pretty. But when I get used to seeing myself like this, say I’ve modeled for a few days, been really made-up and stuff, and I wake up and see myself plain jane, I’m like, “Oh…”, and then I want to add makeup and add makeup and add makeup. Makeup is so addictive. It’s so easy. When I was a makeup artist I was very well aware of it, and I’d be making up the models, then I’d turn and look in the mirror and I’d be like, “Oh God,” and then I’d put some makeup on. Then I’d makeup the next model and by the end of the day, in the photo studio, I was so made up, because I was comparing. So, what happens is I get used to myself with makeup, so I purposely don’t wear any for a couple weeks so I get back to appreciating myself naturally and like that.
So, I hope I have answered your questions as to the order in which to apply your makeup. And I’m posting an article that just came out: The Seven No-Nos with Makeup. After a certain age, when your skin gest looser, and you start getting all the little lines and crows feet and everything, very important. So, that will be posted on the blog, probably in the next couple of days.
BOOM! By Cindy Joseph was featured in the “Woman’s Health” section of Suite101.com. Check it out below!
“Aging should be viewed as a big letter V, an ever-expanding “life” adventure, not like a “hill” as in “you’re over it,” says this silver-haired super model
Hate glancing at yourself in the mirror because you look and feel old? Time to put on a “new attitude” about growing older according to silver-haired beauty, Cindy Joseph, 61, who says that “age is beautiful and valuable and something to celebrate.” This former makeup artist turned Ford Classic super model turned CEO of her own skin care and cosmetics line, BOOM! By Cindy Joseph, reveals a big beauty secret: “Life gets better if you find it “good” in the first place.”
So, how did Joseph come by these words of wisdom and why create a skin-care/cosmetics line in the first place if we are supposed to welcome old age? Joseph’s philosophy explains it best.
A Natural Beauty Style Is Born
As a high school student growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, Joseph spent hours studying beauty and fashion magazines. She loved experimenting with beauty products, using them on herself and her friends. The more research she did, the more her perceptions about beauty changed. She began to oppose society’s increasing emphasis on superficial beauty and the self-esteem issues it created in women.
Her desire to instill a healthy, more balanced perception of beauty in women made her realize she could best accomplish this if she was “in the game.” She began her career as a makeup artist for celebrities and models in the late 70′s. Over the next 25 years, Joseph’s natural makeup style and her message about bringing forward a woman’s character, personality and natural beauty, rather than masking it, catapulted her into elite circles.
Her talent for bringing out the natural beauty in women got her involved in the Esprit de Corps ad campaigns with Oliviero Toscani. In Paris, she worked with European magazine and advertising clients. By the time she arrived in New York City, she had reached the top of her industry as she applied her makeup talents to super models and celebrities for famous fashion and beauty photographers.
Going Gray Pays Off Big Time
When she reached the age of 49, instead of moping around about getting older, Joseph embraced her age, got rid of her blonde colored hair and opted to let all her silver gray hair grow out.
“I realized the longer I was living, the happier I was getting,” relates Joseph. “I started talking about it, but all the while I was using a hair color to cover some of my silver hair. I realized that not only did I feel like I was lying, but others would not see that age could be happy, passionate, sensual, and all the wonderful things it is if I continued hiding the evidence.”
The day she clipped off the last of her blonde locks, a casting agent approached her on a street in Greenwich Village. She was asked if they could take a photo of her. Oh sure, she thought. But, going natural paid off for Joseph. She got big bucks. In fact. Joseph was called to model for the Dolce and Gabbana campaign photographed by Steven Meisel. And, it was this project that ignited her career as a Classic model with Ford Models, Inc. She learned that older women as models were in demand! Her modeling career has been flourishing ever since.
Over Sixty And Just Warming Up
At age 61, Joseph is still grabbing life by the tail. Today, when women are bombarded by age erasing beauty products, Joseph presents a pro-age skin care and cosmetic line! Say, what? To explain, let’s backtrack just a bit.
“As a Boomer age model, I have loved representing women my age in beauty and fashion,” says Joseph. ” I learned that women over 35 were yearning to see older women represented in beauty and fashion advertising. I get approached daily by women thanking me for showing them they could let their silver hair show proudly and that age is something to celebrate.”
In the midst of this philosophy, Joseph reflects the truth. She has nothing to hide. “Your genetic make-up affects your skin quality the most,” she explains. “Next is intake, which includes what you eat, what medicine you take, and if you smoke. Equal to that are exercise, sleep, fresh air and sunshine. So, for healthy skin, it’s important to do those things, and, eat a healthy diet of mostly fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and seeds. Also, it’s vital to use products that are one hundred percent safe ingredients on your skin. Remember, nicotine ‘patches’ work because your skin absorbs what you put on it and this goes into your organs!”
Aging Gracefully Requires Going Natural
Health experts will tell you that the best choices in skin care and beauty products are the ones with the least harmful chemicals. To that end, Joseph has worked tirelessly to come up with her own all natural line of products made with such ingredients as Organic extra virgin olive oil, Organic Beeswax, Organic propolis, Organic pollen, Organic honey and Vitamin E. Boomstick Color (a universal color stick), Boomstick Glo (a moisturizer stick), Boomstick Glimmer (shimmer stick) and Boomsilk (a body cream), make up her philosophy “package.”
“I created these products to celebrate the beauty we, as women, were born with,” Joseph explains. “They allow your personality and character to come through with the sensual glow of joy. I want women to know that you don’t have to ‘put on your face’ anymore. You already have one. Let it shine.”
Because when all is said and done about age and aging, it seems to happen from the inside out. Joseph sums up the whole aging and staying beautiful process in just these few words: “Taking joy in living is truly a woman’s best cosmetic.”
I loved this review from Lori at FacingFifty.com. Thanks Lori!
“Confession time first. I love make-up. I do. It’s a thing I’ve done since I was ‘allowed” to wear some (in my teens). I have tried just about every eye-color out there, I have tried high-end and “a-hem” low-end foundations (hey, you never know when the perfect one will show up) and I am pretty sure that I am addicted to lipstick. Gloss, lip color, stain and more gloss. You name it. Right now in my purse I have 10 different lip sticks and glosses. From Chanel to NYC. I’ve even tried to plump up my lips with that burning plumper lipgloss, because my top lip is kind of thin (and getting thinner with age) but seriously I do not condone pain for the sake of a fat lip. I’ve tried lotions from Dove to Dr. Perricone. And moisturizer. Oh, I will search high-and low for a good moisturizer.
Then I came across BOOM! by Cindy Joseph. I found her name cross-posted on FB and contacted her office to see if they would send me some samples for my first review. A few days later a box arrived. In it was 3 small tubes, (can fit in your hand). BOOMstick Glo, BOOMstick Color and BOOMstick Glimmer. And a 4 oz jar of BOOMsilk.
I started with the tubes. The BOOMstick Glo is made of all-natural ingredients; organic virgin oil, organic beeswax, vitamin E, organic pollen and organic propolis and …… It glides over my skin and I looked very glowy. I’ve since learned to use this sparingly. I love it on my lips.
Second tube I tried was the BOOMstick Color. This is meant to be the perfect color for any skin tone. It can be used on your lips, your cheeks even your eyelids. I tried all the spots (including high on my forehead and in the hollow of my neck).
The final tube is BOOMstick Glimmer. I really love this champagne color. It instantly makes my cheekbones glow. I use it on my cheekbone, my clavacle, the corner of my eyes (inside and out) and on the lip color. Love this!!!
BOOM! by Cindy Joseph
And finally, the glorious BOOMsilk. I have another confession to make here. The BOOMsilk was meant to be a giveaway. But after I read about it I realized that it was one of the most important aspects of the BOOM! experience. I made an executive decision and felt it would be better for me to review the moisturizer properly. I have used this every night and sometimes in the morning for nearly two months. I’ve used it on my face and hands. One of the reasons I was looking for something natural and moisturizing is that my skin is dry and I’ve noticed that it’s been looking dull. Not any more!!
“Handmade by beekeepers in Hawaii with 100% organic ingredients, BOOMSILK will moisturize, heal and protect every inch of your face and body.” ~from BOOMSILK.
By now, I’m sure you can tell this review is a very positive one. The BOOM! by Cindy Joseph product has made me a fan, addicted to more.
I was able to interview Cindy about the business, the product and her philosophy on women and theembracement of your age. None of that “anti-aging” talk! It was a fascinating interview that I’ll be posting. Please stay tuned.
In the meantime; please check out BOOM! by Cindy Jospeph you will not be disappointed. www.boombycindyjoseph.com and do please let me know what you think of this review!
Getting outside and into nature sounds like a relatively easy and attractive thing to do. Yet once we have done everything necessary to protect ourselves from the bugs, the pollen, the poison ivy, the deer ticks, and oh, that most dangerous of all the elements, the sun, many of us would rather grab the TV remote and enjoy the nature channel. Why take the risk of actually going out of doors?
My guess is, if you are reading this magazine, you’re probably not the type to run from the sun or park yourself on the couch out of fear. However, we’ve all been inundated with information about the risks of UV rays. And its true that excess sun exposure (the kind that burns you) is bad for your health.
In my view, though, we’ve been lead to fear the sun far too much. We’re told that being in the sun at all will prematurely age our skin and maybe give us skin cancer. Sunscreen companies are making a bundle from our fears, and convincing us to slather ourselves in chemicals that are themselves potentially hazardous and not adequately studied.
What gets lost in translation — at least for a lot of people — is that a moderate amount of sun is vital for your well-being. And in my experience, people who spend time outdoors in the sun look a lot healthier than their sun-fearing counterparts.
I know Experience Life has a great article on the importance of balanced sun exposure in the July/August 2009 issue, so if you haven’t read that, do.
The bottom line is that sun is good for us. Always was, always will be. We need the sun for everything. It is the source of life. Nothing would exist without it.
We probably don’t even know yet all of the hidden benefits related to getting enough sun. One important benefit we do know about is vitamin D — a critical nutrient we synthesize best from sunshine and that helps protect us from all kinds of diseases and health conditions.
But did you know that if you wash too soon after sunbathing the vitamin D does not get created?
It turns out that vitamin D is synthesized in the top layer of our skin that contains sebum, an oily, waxy substance that serves as the body’s natural moisturizer. This is where the chemical reactions triggered by sunshine occur and make vitamin D.
But if you wash your skin with soap and water too soon after coming indoors, you wash off a lot of the sebum-containing vitamin D before it has a chance to be fully formed and absorbed by your body.
Some health experts (check out the video below from Dr. Mercola) say that it can take up to 48 hours for the vitamin-D producing reaction to be completed. So they recommend avoiding bathing for a day or so, or (perhaps more realistic) simply rinsing your arms, legs and torso with water during your showers rather than lathering your entire body up. (You can still use soap under your arms, in the groin area and wherever else you need to, of course).
Anyway, all of this means that being a little dirty and sweaty for a while after being outdoors is good for you, too!
And there’s more: Did you know that when sun’s rays hit your retina your body is stimulated to produce more melanin, therefore protecting you from sunburn? Consider taking those sunglasses off for a while when you’re out there. Remember, your eyes are designed to adjust to light.
If you have had too much of the sun, you will know it. Trust your instincts. And remember, houses, hats and clothes are the safest sunblocks you can use — much better than pouring chemical filled lotions on your skin.
My approach: I spend as much time outdoors as feels good, I wear a hat and sleeves if I feel I’m in danger of getting too much sun, and I leave the sunglasses and the sun block in my beach tote unless they are a must.
You can figure out the approach that’s right for you. But do head out into the great outdoors and soak up some sunshine. It’s our friend!