Wednesday, May 28, 2008


I love gardening and I love the spring. I always think it’s worth battling through the winters to watch life returning in such an abundance of shapes, sizes and colors. I wait patiently guessing when the crab trees are going to bloom; watch carefully for the first sign of pink in the buds of the tree peonies knowing that they will burst overnight and produce a flower so exotic it takes your breath away, and I look anxiously for the first sign of the white narcissi I bought on the day my father died. I planted them under a tree so I could always say hello to him in the spring – a season he loved, too.

There’s such an enormous sense of satisfaction when I see the Monarch butterflies feasting on the flowers. I feel truly honored that they think my flowers are good enough for them. I don’t feel the same way about some of the other creepy crawlies but when I see how many birds there are in the garden, I know they’re there because we’re offering them a truly varied and tasty menu. When things get a bit hot and heavy with work, I walk in the garden and see what’s new, what needs dividing, what needs moving to a better spot. It’s always a work in progress. Sometimes things work, sometimes they don’t and sometimes there are fabulous surprises. Nature takes over and does something incredible. You learn patience and trust as a gardener.

I’ve always marveled how in nature colors never clash. I suppose it’s because nothing is ever just one color but a blend of many shades of intensity. A good lesson for makeup!

Spring is such a busy time of the year for me that I usually forget to do one very important thing which is to remember my friend Daisy’s birthday. She lives in England and reads my blog. So I’m saying Happy Birthday to her now and hoping that she’s winning lots of riding ribbons and doing well at school. Perhaps I should plant something in the garden to remind me when it’s time to look for a birthday card!

7 comments:

Meg said...

Dear Ms. Jane Iredale,

I am a great fan of your make-up products. The designer brands are slow on taking the organic cosmetic line seriously while you took on the brilliant idea and made fabulous products. They are all high in quality, fine powders, in natural shades and skin healthy.

I owe all my beauty to your products. Thank you!

Meg

jocelyn said...

hi jane!

i have some questions~ haha I asked around about the difference between pressed and loose powder but people gave me different answers!

I am just wondering which powder will be more suitable for me? as i have acne-prone and oily skin. is loose powder better (most people gave me this answer).. and does your loose powder appears to be darker tone than the pressed one?

thanks!!

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Anonymous said...

Dear Miss Jane,

I am loving your mineral foundation and first purchased the beautiful compact which does last a long time!

I do have a request for you to consider and that is designing a refill for the compact that would just snap in. This would eliminate having to purchase the entire compact again and perhaps result in a lower price for just the refill insert. I know the compact contains a lovely mirror but once the foundation is gone and I purchase a new compact I would just be tossing my original compact. This would also be good for our Mother Earth to have less waste that is not bio-degradable.

Just a thought and thank you for your consideration.

Warmest regards,
Genie/San Diego

Jane Iredale said...

Dear Jocelyn,
The Amazing Base is slightly darker than the PurePressed in the same shade due to it having more pigments for full coverage. For best results, we do recommend in-person shopping whenever possible, because it allows you to try out the products and get more personalized service. Please check out our "Where to Buy" page.

Jane Iredale said...

Dear Genie,
The compacts can be recycled with your local bottles/cans recycling program. We recommend cleaning the compact first. We are always looking at ways to improve our products and packaging and are presently looking into refillable compacts.

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