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Saturday, 4 July 2015

US Confirms First Measles Death In Over a Decade

This just in.

The headline on the Jezebel site screams: ' You Did It, Jim Carrey: US Confirms First Measles Death In Over a Decade.'

The article starts:

Fans of Jim Carrey, his ex Jenny McCarthy, and any other anti-vaxxer out there will be pleased to learn that their efforts to keep children safe has paid off. While these fearless warriors were out there protesting California’s mandatory vaccination law, a woman quietly died of measles. But you know, it was probably due to vaccinations in the first place.
The woman, who is unnamed, is the sixth person to contract measles in Clallam County, Washington. Slate reports that the vaccination rate there is much lower than it should be and that the victim likely contracted measles when she visited a health facility at which someone with measles was present. The victim’s immune system was already compromised due to medications she was taking, so the disease didn’t have a hard time taking hold. The woman died of pneumonia, which has been ruled a complication of the measles.
Read the whole article here.

From personal experience, as someone who:

- has a son with autism and is SICK of hearing that vaccines CAUSED HIS AUTISM

- has a mother who was was extremely immuno-comprimised (low body weight due to advanced dementia, plus a rare and very serious blood disorder) who I cared for and loved and fought for tirelessly, and who then succumbed to pneumonia, and was exposed to illness and people who were sick


This whole story makes me so very mad.

It also makes these people mad, a snippet on the Jezebel Facebook thread:


This video was only posted a few days ago by a woman named Em Ford (who also starred and directed in it) and already it is making a huge impact.

Read the description below:

Three months ago, I began posting images of myself without makeup on social media. The following film contains real comments that were left on images of my face.


The description continues:

Over the past few months, I've received thousands of messages from people all over the world who suffer or have suffered from acne, an insecurity or self confidence issues. 

I wanted to create a film that showed how social media can set unrealistic expectations on both women and men. One challenge many face today, is that as a society, we're so used to seeing false images of perfection, and comparing ourselves to unrealistic beauty standards that It can be hard to remember the most important thing - You ARE beautiful. 

You are beautiful - no matter how flawed you feel, no matter how upset you may about the way you look or how hard you find it to make friends, or be confident. Believe in yourself, and never let anyone tell you're not beautiful - not even yourself.  

Join the discussion and share your thoughts - #YOULOOKDISGUSTING


INSTAGRAM: http://www.instagram.com/mypaleskinblog
BLOG: http://www.mypaleskin.com TWITTER: http://www.twitter.com/mypaleskinblog 
EMAIL: em@mypaleskin.com


Directed by - Em Ford
Director Of Photography - Pete Wallington
Hair Stylist - Nikki Wright
Production Assistant - Charles Carter 
Edited by - Em Ford
Animation - The Brewery VFX


Makeup Products Used in the video:

Tears: Kryolan Tear Stick
Primer: L'oreal Infallible Mattifying Primer
Foundation: Mac Prep & Prime BB Cream / L'oreal True Match 
Concealer: Kryolan Dermacolour Quintet DQ1 
Concealer: Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer - Chantilly
Highlighter: The Balm - Mary Lou-Manizer
Blusher: Milani - Illuminating Face Powder
Contour: Anastasia Beverly Hills Cream & Powder Contour Kit - Light
Powder: Ben Nye - Neutral Set Colourless Powder 
Eyebrows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Medium brown 
Eyeshadow Base: Mac Pro Longwear Paint Pot - Soft Ochre
Eyeshadow: Anastasia Beverly Hills - Fawn, Cognac, Amber
Eyeliner: Artist Of Makeup - Extreme Art Liner Pen.
Mascara: Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara
Eyelashes: The Vintage Cosmetic Company 
Lipstick: Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick - Lovely

Brushes: All brushes used are from Zoeva or Crown Brush
Sponge: Beauty Blender
Face Wipes: Mac Cosmetics Wipes

Tears were produced using a tear stick - No Youtubers were hurt in the making of this video.

Friday, 3 July 2015

Phil Walsh, Adelaide Crows: Murdered. Son Arrested

news.com.au has reported that Phil Walsh, Adelaide Crows coach has been murdered. His son been arrested.
They reported:
Police were called to an address on Bungey Ave at 2am on Friday morning where they found the body of the 55-year-old, who was in his first season as Adelaide coach after a 20-year career as an assistant.
He had received multiple stab wounds.
“Ambulance crews immediately rendered first aid and tried to resuscitate (him) but unfortunately he died shortly afterwards,” police superintendent Des Bray said.
“His wife also suffered a wound. Police were able to establish that at about 2am, the son of the family has attended (the house) and there has been an argument. As a result Mr Walsh and his wife have received the wounds.
“As I understand the son ordinarily lives there. Somebody from the house has called triple zero.
“We can’t speak to the son at this stage. As the investigation unfolds, I’m sure we’ll find out what happened. It’s just a terrible, tragic event.”
Read more here.

Here is the tweet confirming the news from South Australian Police:

And Superintendent Des Bray addressing the media on the death Phil Walsh.


Thursday, 2 July 2015

Maybelline 100 Years: VIDEO + vintage Maybelline ads + reader giveaway

Maybelline has just turned 100!

Yes, the global brand is a century old… and YOU can be in the running to get some presents. Scroll down for details on the reader comp for Josie's Juice readers, below (but first, check out the one and only Ruby Rose (also, a cry successful face of the brand):

Take a look back at 10 decades of truly iconic beauty looks.

Congrats to Maybelline. Here’s to 100 more years of inspiration and dreaming big!

And now, some truly epic vintage ads through the ages of Maybelline. LOVE this, love nostalgia.

Every second of every day, someone somewhere is buying, applying or posting about a Maybelline New York product! Let that sink in for a minute…

Since the brand's inception in 1915, Maybelline has continued to invent, reinvent and champion every woman’s right to proudly express her own unique beauty, her way! And that initial conversation that began between Mabel Williams and her mirror 100 years ago continues today but between Maybelline and millions of women around the world. I ahem always loved hearing about Mabel's heritage since I was a child and enamoured with makeup.

Did it all start with Mabel singeing her eye brows trying to make sugar frosting? Was she trying to create the smoldering eyes of a silent screen star with coal dust and Vaseline in an effort to win back the love of her life? Either way, Mabel Williams struck a match and lit a fire that has been burning ever since. And inspiring us for decades in the process, too.

To celebrate Maybelline NY’s colourful past and bright future, the brand will kick off a year of impactful experiences across every channel that celebrates the unmistakable presence and spirit of the Maybelline New York woman.

Kicking off in March, with the brand providing a continuous stream of inspiration through makeup artistry, vintage images, social conversation and ultimately through the products that showcase on-trend innovation. And we have loved watching it all.

From the most iconic pink and green tube of Great Lash Mascara to the brands best-selling products including Color Sensational Lip Color, Color Tattoo Eye Shadow and Master Precise Eye Liner, Maybelline NY has created the “It Girl Collection”, highly visible in store.

Join the social media conversation with:

#ShesStillGotIt #Maybelline100

And… perhaps the most iconic of all: that little green and pink tube.

The best-selling mascara and a long-time favourite among models and professional make-up artists Maybelline’s Great Lash Mascara.

Originally launched in its iconic pink and green tube in 1971, how is this for a stat: currently, one tube of Great Lash Mascara is sold every 1.2 seconds worldwide! I've always loved Great Lash stats!

This all-time classic mascara has been at the forefront of many intense and seductive gazes. The cosmetic has touched women of all ages, being passed down from grandmothers to mothers to daughters and between makeup artists. The creamy quick-drying formula conditions as it thickens for the best all-rounder buildable mascara you can wear from desk to dinner. The lash-doubling formula glides on smoothly and the lash building brush makes it easy to get a full lash look without clumps or mess.

Easy to apply with no waiting to dry between applications and Great Lash Mascara is hypoallergenic and safe for sensitive eyes. The mascara is available in both Very Black and darker still, Blackest Black.   

Also available in the Great Lash range is Great Lash Waterproof, Great Lash Big and Great Lash Lots of Lashes.

Unchanged with its iconic green and pink packaging, Maybelline NY Great Lash Mascara is available from supermarkets, pharmacies, variety and independent stores. RRP $12.95.

Here is that little green tube (below) in amongst some classics and some 'new classics' from Maybelline as part of the Maybelline goodies you could win:

Great Lash mascara
Colour Show Nail Colour (picture in Glitter It)
Colour Sensational Lipstick (attached picture in 904 Vivid Rose)
Master Precise Liner

Colour Drama Lip Pencils (attached picture in Fab Orange)
PumpedUp! Colossal Mascara (attached picture)
Dream Wonder Foundation (attached picture in Pure Beige)
Master Hi-Light Bronzer (chasing photo!)

Here is a behind the scenes video, which is a behind the scenes look into the making of their 2014 calendar, which explored a number of gorgeous looks:

And now, feast your eyes on the prize! One pack with all this can be yours. Enter below.

And here is what you need to do to win one pack of Maybelline goodies.

- Follow me on Instagram and Twitter if you are on the social media platforms. Also, share the 'Maybelline' prize photo on @josiegags on Instagram by taking a screenshot of it, then using these hashtags: #regram #josiesjuice #competitions #giveaways #prizes #MaybellineAU

- Share this link on your Facebook wall

- Comment below on why you'd like to win this prize AND email me at josiegags@optusnet.com.au so I can contact you in case you are a winner. In the email, please provide your address (so many people forget these steps and don't enter a valid email address below, and I spend lots of time trying to track you down, or simply give the prize to the next person - not fun for anyone!)

(If you find it hard to comment below because your device won't let you - sometimes that happens on an iPhone, for example - simply send me your entry and mailing address via email at josiegags@optusnet.com.au).

*Competition is open to Australian residents only.

Kim Kardashian: Rolling Stone magazine, July 2015

Kim Kardashian is on the cover on the new Rolling Stone magazine and she looks fab.

And, she reveals more about herself you may not know… see below:

Here are some revelations:

Kardashian did find out who leaked the tape. And is over it now.
"We're in major confidentiality, so I can't talk about it," Kardashian says of the culprit. Does she still think about the fact that a great deal of humanity has seen her in flagrante? "I don't really think about it," she says quietly. "I thought about it for a long time. But when I get over something, I get over it." 
Kim and Kanye are "definitely opposites" and she respects his desire not to appear on Keeping Up With the Kardashians."You can't expect me to jump up onstage and start singing — it's not what I do." But West has spent the past few years dressing his wife. "The makeover Kanye has given me is amazing," she says. And while she says West introduced her to wearing runway fashion, she believes she would have come to that decision herself eventually.
Read more here.

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

'Home' on iTunes release

Did you watch the super fun movie 'Home' earlier this year?

It featured the distinctive voices of Rihanna and Jennifer Lopez, and my kids and I LOVED it.

We are thrilled it's set to be available on DVD shortly (see date below), and right now… you can to download on iTunes from today (July 1) with this link below.

Be sure to check in next week to see our awesome party with OH! to celebrate the #bluray & #DVD release on July 8.

Download 'Home' now here: http://apple.co/1FPRmVY

Here is the official theatrical trailer:

Download now, or if you're a physical copy kinda person, the DVD release is right around the corner.

McDonald’s all-day breakfast launching in Australia today

In food news just in, McDonald's will be rolling out ALL DAY breakfast from today.


McDonald’s restaurants in Australia will now be serving a new all-day breakfast menu, to be rolled out from today.
“Macca’s restaurants across Wollongong and the Illawarra (excluding food court kiosks) will be serving breakfast favourites including the Bacon and Egg and Sausage and Egg McMuffins, Hashbrowns and Hotcakes 24 hours, seven days a week,” McDonald’s said in a press release.
There are plans to expand the all-day breakfast menu across the rest of the country soon.
And: the Gold Coast will be the next location to get the all day breakfast, from next month.
Some McDonald’s restaurants in the US are already trialling the all day brekkie.