I know it's the weekend, but I couldn't help but post when I found out about this new little item. Summer is approaching (I know I know, not until the 21st), and everyone is shedding that extra heavy foundation. Who wants to even think about applying something over their moisturizer that is thick enough to melt off during the day? That's where Valana Minerals comes in handy. We've all heard of mineral makeup--the stuff that's so good that you can sleep with it on because minerals are actually GOOD for your skin. Well, even though I'm still one to remove makeup before bedtime, I've always had a little bit of an issue wearing Bare Escentuals for more than my short stint inside the Sephora. Is it just me, or is it soooo orange-y that you end up feeling like an overly tanned sorority girl gone wrong? This is where it gets good. Valana is all about mineral makeup for women of color! At $28, you'll find a shade to match every skin tone, and because it's a mix of zinc AND titanium oxide, you won't be left with that obscenely ashy look. Don't miss the eye colors either, because the Tropical Butterfly and Mystic Kilauea palettes are striking.