Keep Your Skin Fresh and Healthy

This summer, take care of your skin with some of the latest products to hit the market. That’s why you should always be on track of the new products. Misumi is one of those websites that can give you a lot of information in bite-size chunks. Information that can be easily applied and used with the purchased supplements. Full of vitamins, aloe, and more, these are meant to nourish your skin and make it look it’s best while protecting it from the sun and harsh elements. Protecting your skin is proven to keep it looking younger, firmer, and healthier. Why not do what we can before we start to dislike what we see in the mirror? Protect it from the sun, use sunblock and moisturizer daily, and hydrate and exfoliate.  Look your personal best with minimal effort, and feel healthy, too.

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FOR SENSITIVE SKIN: EMERGINC’S SPF 30+ SUNSCREEN

emerginC’s spf 30+ contains all natural ingredients to protect and nourish skin, including vitamin C, which improves tone and texture by removing dead skin cells, ultimately diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles that often result from sun exposure.  spf 30+ also uses the antioxidant power of vitamin E and green tea, as well as the soothing and hydrating effects of aloe vera, which also stimulates cell growth.  Other active ingredients in spf 30+ include sea buckthorn extract, licorice root, maritime pine bark extract, and panthenol. Also available in tinted spf 30+ for those wanting an even cover-up.
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What Does Beauty Mean to You?

Disclosure- this is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own and honest. Please see “I disclose” for more info.
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Beauty is a relative term.   So many people- women and young girls, in particular, get bogged down with what the media tells them is beautiful that they forget that almost everyone has beauty about them.  (Yeah, I said “almost”.  Some people are worse off on the inside, and that doesn’t make a pretty person in my opinion.)  Beauty comes from not just your natural features, but the way one acts, and the grace one carries themselves with.  Most of us struggle with our own “beauty” now and again (or constantly) in one way or another, but we can do little things to make ourselves feel better.
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Best Kept Japanese Beauty Secrets

Disclosure- I received the below  in order to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own and honest. Please see “Disclose” tab for more info.

I just got these product to try out, and I can tell you my skin feels amazing!  It’s only been 3 days, but I will continue to use them.  They didn’t cause me to break out, which is always the best part of any skin cream or exfoliant, and like many women I am always trying to improve the texture of my skin and hair.  After having my son, my hair really thinned out.  I am hoping this brings back some of the fullness that I used to have!

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Japanese beauty regimens often consist of five or more steps morning and night so it’s no surprise that when it comes to skincare, Japanese women are ahead of the curve, launching a number of trends and products that have only recently taken off in the U.S.  Why not try it out for yourself and see what you think?
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Aveeno Daily Challenge and Taking Time for Me

Disclosure- I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Aveeno. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.

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For the past three weeks, I have been participating in the Aveeno Daily Challenge.  That means I have been using the Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion and taking time for me every day, because a better me is a better mom as well.  I made sure I took time out of each day to either meditate (which I need to get better at, I can’t stay still and “calm” long at this point, but I’m trying!) or took a walk by myself every day.  It does help to take just a few minutes for yourself- as a woman and a mother, I think we all feel guilty on even a second we spend on ourselves, but it’s needed.  We are better for ourselves, our families, and our work as well for it.
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Are Your Lips #ArdenRed ?

What better way to start off Lip Appreciation Weekend than with a little #ArdenRed? As the saying goes, “Put on some red lipstick and live a little!”

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Me and my bubbie sure look kissable! He is sans the #ArdenRed lipstick, of course 🙂

If you’re wearing #ArdenRed worthy lips, share a #selfie with on Instagram by tagging @ElizabethArden & #ArdenRed and show off your poppy pout. If you want to join in on the trend and you’re not sure which red hue is right for you, check out Elizabeth Arden Global Makeup Artist, Rebecca Restrepo’s quick tip for finding the perfect red lip look using Beautiful Color Moisturizing Lipstick ($25.00).
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Nail tutorials by OPI #MuppetsMostWantedEvent #OPIMuppets

Check out this cute nail tutorial from OPI. It’s  inspired by the Muppets new movie Muppets Most Wanted, being released this month.  They also have a full line of nail polish coming out with 8 shades.

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OPI announces the launch of eight new limited edition nail lacquers inspired by Disney’s Muppets Most Wanted. With an all-star cast including Kermit the Frog, Constantine, Ricky Gervais, Miss Piggy, Ty Burrell, Tina Fey and the whole Muppet gang, this family comedy is directed by James Bobin and written by Bobin and Nicholas Stoller. Muppets Most Wanted opens in theaters on March 21, 2014.

“The Muppets are a fun-loving, colorful cast of characters. These eight new nail lacquers were inspired by their latest adventures in Disney’s Muppets Most Wanted, which include a glamorous international stage tour – and lots of surprises,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Co-Founder & Executive VP.  “Fashionable Miss Piggy is represented through soft pink, peach and pearlescent hues, as well as a frosty sapphire blue – Miss Piggy’s Big Number – to match her fabulous tour gown. The remaining four shades highlight the film’s unexpected elements and include a color-shifting mauve and three sparkle-packed lacquers – including my personal favorite Gaining Mole-mentum, a gold and rose chunky shredded glitter.”
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PMD-Personal Microderm Device and Skin Care Line Review & Giveaway

 

Pmd PackageI have such sensitive skin, and it is hard for me to find products that I can use on my face that doesn’t cause one problem or another. Honestly, I can say that since I have found the specific products that work out for my face I am usually a little bit skeptical to try new things. However, I was very excited to be able to give the PMD device as well as the PMD Skin Care Line a try.

About PMD (Personal Microderm):

“Achieving amazing anti-aging resultes at home with PMD Personal Microderm. It works just like a professional microdermabrasion treatment without the hassle or cost. The hand-held device uses the same aluminum oxide crystals as the ten thousand dollar machines found at your doctor’s office. It smooths away dead skin cells, diminishing age spots and other signs of aging.

PMD Includes:

  • 1 Personal Microderm
  • 7 exfoliating discs (1 white training, 2 green, and 4 blue)
  • 1 electric cord
  • 1 facial cap
  • 1 body cap
  • 1 reusable filter
  • Instructional CD and Pamphlet

When you are regularly using the Personal Microderm, you should use a cell renewal or gentle skin resurfacing cream, and I was happy to be able to try out the PMD Daily Regeneration System – Starter Kit with my microdermabrasion tool.

How To Use:

**On the first treatment, you should use the training disc on the neck to test how the skin will react to treatments from the PMD.

  1. First you need to choose a disc. (Small Disc is used for face and delicate areas & Large Disc is used on your body specifically) (White-Training Disc, Blue-Sensitive Skin, Green-Medium strength, Red-Maximum Strength)
  2. Insert the disc by pushing down carefully.
  3. Use a free hand to pull the skin tight in the treatment area.
  4. Move the PMD Personal Microderm in an upward motion across the skin. (Do not make more than two passes over one area during the treatment.
  5. After the treatment use a toner to neutralize the pH balance in the skin and a recovery moisturizer.
  6. Let your skin recover. Wait 6-7 days between treatments.

If you would like to see a demonstration of how to use the product, please go here.
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Beauty Box 5 Review

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I’m sure that you know as well as I do, that there are millions of beauty products available on the market today. How would you like to receive a box of items to try out each month?

I was lucky enough to be able to review the Beauty Box 5.

About Beauty Box 5

Beauty Box 5 is a way for you to sign up to receive 4-5 samples of your favorite beauty brands right to your door. You can also choose to cancel at anytime.

The wonderful thing about Beauty Box 5, is that they give you the opportunity to try top of the line beauty products at an affordable cost.

The Items I received in my Beauty Box 5:

  • Blum Naturals Oil Absorbing Facial Tissues
  • An Ofra Eye Shadow
  • Bodyography Foundation Primer
  • Blinc Mascara
  • City Lips Sample from City Cosmetics

 

My Thoughts:

When I received the Beauty Box 5, I was immediately impressed at how nice of a presentation they had. I opened up my goodie box, and I was very pleased with the items themselves, as well as the variety of items that I did receive.
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