November 23, 2015

Makeup Tutorial: Olive Green, Pink and Purple eyes!

This makeup tutorial is now up!!! 

I used products by:@sephora @urbandecaycosmetics @covergirl @maybelline @w7makeupuk @nyc_cosmetics_ @wetnwildbeauty @smashboxcosmetics @milani and@deviant cosmetics

November 18, 2015

Miracle Drug by Richard L. Mabry

The infection wasn’t supposed to happen, but it did. The treatment was supposed to take care of it, but it didn’t. Then Dr. Josh Pearson discovers why—his patients, including the former President of the United States, have been dosed with a different strain of the original virus, one that is universally fatal. The only chance for survival is treatment with an experimental drug, but the manufacturer might already have discarded its supply. As if treating the President of the United States isn’t stressful enough, the situation goes from bad to worse when Rachel Moore, a nurse Josh is falling in love with, falls ill. With the nation’s eyes on him, Josh must pull off a miracle to save a man who holds a good deal of power and the woman who holds his heart.

My Thoughts:
His books never disappoint!!! I thought i had the plot figured out but as usual there were a few twists i didn't see coming. I thought one persons secret was that they were behind the danger but not so. It turned out to be something entirely different. I cant say much more without giving it away but i loved this book. Fast paced. Edge on your seat at times and with minimal mushy gushy moments.

Purchase a copy:
About the author:
Dr. Richard Mabry is a retired physician who writes "medical suspense with heart." His novels have won multiple awards: a semifinalist for International Thriller Writers' debut novel; finalists for the Carol Award, Inspirational Reader's Choice Award, and Romantic Times' Reader's Choice Award; and both finalist and winner of the Selah Award. "Miracle Drug" is his ninth published novel. He and his wife live in Frisco, Texas.

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November 17, 2015

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November 13, 2015

Miss Landson's Makeup Remover Cloth

Never heard of Miss Landson's makeup remover cloth? I hadn't either. It's an all natural microfiber cloth that removes your makeup with just warm water and gentle rubbing motions. 

* Removes all of your makeup with just water, like magic! 
* Removes mascara including waterproof mascara in seconds 
* Machine washable and no stains remain Up to 1000 times use 
* Get a better skin and save the environment 
* Chemical free finest soft & high water absorption cloth 
* Even removes dead skins 

I thought I'd give it a try!

I've used other brands of make up remover cloths, and am happy to report that this one works just as well as others I've tried. While some of the red material does come off when you first use it, the makeup does rub off with just warm water and gentle rubbing motions. It doesn't take major scrubbing at all. It's much gentler than scrubbing your eyes with makeup remover to get it all off.

Some of the other cloths I've tried have 2 distinct sides - one to remove and one to exfoliate, which this one does not. It claims one side is for removal and one for exfoliating, but the sides seem exactly the same to me. I wish there was more difference to the sides to be more obvious. It's a very soft material, but I'm not sure how long it will last. It doesn't seem very durable long term. It is made with the finest soft material, which offers high water absorption, meaning the most difficult make-up can be removed in the most comfortable way, whilst leaving your skin chemical free and healthy. 

It makes a great gift idea for the beauty guru in your life!

I got this free for review, but all opinions expressed are 100% my own!

November 08, 2015

Astrion & Verbasnol

Nature Restore’s principles center around Integrity, Quality, Source. Each  and every plant and mushroom extracts in our formulations are supported by published scientific studies. Dosages conform with what is stated in the supplement facts. Third party labs verify that our supplements pass California prop 65 requirements and each batch also goes through additional pesticide and micro-biology testing. We use USDA Organic extracts when sourceable and each ingredient can be traced to its original source.

Astrion: Overnight Restorative Cream
Astrion is a natural skin rejuvenating and hydrating ingredient that promotes the skin cell’s own ability to synthesize collagen and hyaluronic acid. Astrion protects damaged skin, minimizes wrinkles, restores moisture, and helps your skin function at a healthy level.

Astrion is a natural skin rejuvenating and hydrating ingredient that promotes the skin cell’s own ability to synthesize collagen and hyaluronic acid. Astrion protects damaged skin, minimizes wrinkles, restores moisture, and helps your skin function at a healthy level.

Astrion is a natural skin rejuvenating and hydrating ingredient that promotes the skin cell’s own ability to synthesize collagen and hyaluronic acid. Astrion protects damaged skin, minimizes wrinkles, restores moisture, and helps your skin function at a healthy level.

Astrion enhances great skin at both ends: through promotion of new, healthy, rejuvenated skin while slowing down the normal aging process. Specifically, Astrion increases proline uptake by 27%, which in turn promotes skin healing, increases suppleness and collagen synthesis.

Collagen is a major constituent of the skin and your body’s collagen production decreases roughly 1% every year. Astrion helps combat collagen deficiency by increasing the synthesis of collagen I and III.

Verbasnol:Face Clarifying Cream
Commonly known as verbascoside and acteoside, Verbasnol is a powerful, multi-purpose antioxidant most popularly found in olives and the rehmannia plant species. Recent studies has revealed that 
verbascoside is highly effective in humans as a cellular and skin protectant.

Pre-clinicals demonstrate that it has anti-acne, inflammation and skin lightening benefits. Verbasnol also directly inhibits the enzyme 5-alpha reductase. Verbasnol is one of the few antioxidants that thrives in an acidic environment, ensuring passage and proper absorption through the gastrointestinal tract.

My Thoughts:
I have a good amount of red scarring from acne on my temples and around my nose from years of battling acne [yes, even now in my 30's]. I was hopeful that the Verbasnol that I used daily, would reduce the red marks, but sadly it did not. I feel like it helped reduce the amount of acne on my face currently, but it didn't clear any of the previously existing marks.

I also used the Astrion every night before bed for a month. My skin felt healthier but I had a hard time seeing a difference. Unless my scars get lighter or my wrinkles go away it's hard to notice gradual changes, but since my skin felt healthier after a month's use, I suspect the changes would be evident after a longer use.

If you want a natural face option, these products are a good place to start.

November 06, 2015

Holiday shopping for pets!

Let's face it, the pets usually get the short end of the straw when it comes to holiday gifts. 

You buy gifts for your mom, dad, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, sister, brother, bus driver, nanny, childcare workers, teachers, maids, postal workers, bank clerks, coworkers, pharmacists, little league coaches, charities, employees, children and sometimes even yourself, but what about the pets in your life? Are they often overlooked? They deserve something special too, don't they? Afterall they provide you with love an affection no matter what is going on in your life. Can you say that about ALL the humans on your shopping list? I suspect not. :)

I have put together an eBay gift guide to help you determine what gift or gifts are right for the pet (specifically cats or dogs) in your life!

There are suggestions for playful pups, or laid back old dogs as well as the curious kitten or the cuddly house cat! Something for everyone!

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

November 01, 2015

Nu Skin's Face Lift With Activator

Face Lift works immediately to temporarily lift and tighten the face and neck for a firmer, more youthful appearance. This formula firms and tones the skin within minutes, smoothing away the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

How to Use: Cleanse face and neck with Cleansing Lotion or other cleansing choice. Mix one teaspoon of Lift Activator with one teaspoon of Lift Powder until you have the consistency of a thin lotion. Before first usage, first test lotion for irritancy on a small, unnoticeable two inch area of the skin such as behind the ear. Apply in an upward-outward motion with a brush in an even light coat. Leave on for 30 minutes. Remove by thoroughly flushing with warm water. Follow with pH Balance, Celltrex Ultra Recovery Fluid and the Nu Skin moisturizer of your choice. Use once or twice weekly.

Ive used this product every week for about 4 weeks, and I'm not sure I've noticed a visible difference yet, but my skin feels tighter, especially when applying this product. If you want to get an idea of how tightly it pulls your skin when it's on your face, check out my photo below, but I'll warn you, it's scary looking, haha. You can see my skin pulling so tight it's wrinkling and creasing. The wrinkles in the skin are temporary, but do leave some red marks for about 15 minutes after using this, so I wouldn't suggest using this before you have to go out unless you have 15-30 minutes in between use and going out.

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October 23, 2015


This post was sponsored by WaterWipes as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.

Any mom out there knows that kids are messy! There's no other way to put it. They like to make messes, and they seem to think we ENJOY cleaning up after them. Here's something you may not know, we don't! When you become a parent there are so many things to consider, like which products are safe for your baby, and which contain harmful chemicals. Thankfully there are products out there like WaterWipes that makes the cleanup easier, while being safe and chemical free.

WaterWipes [premium European brand] offers chemical free baby wipes that contains only two ingredients, 99.9% purified water and 0.1% grapefruit seed extract. How much more natural can you get? They are durable and effective without any of the chemicals found in rival products.

When my son was in diapers we went through wipes like water, and some brands would irritate his skin, especially when he had diaper rash. Unfortunately every time he ate acidic food like tomatoes or ranges he would get horrible diaper rash. It was so painful to wipe him when it was that raw, but I'm glad there are products out there like WaterWipes that don't contain preservatives and help with diaper rash. I wish I'd had these when he was an infant. 

 Once my son started eating solid foods, we used wipes for for cleaning up messy hands and face as well. Waterwipes remain sterile in the package, thanks to their non-interfolded design. If you're using wipes to sterilize surfaces and body parts, its good to know they'll remain sterile while in the container for next use.

And now that he's almost three and potty training, we use them for another purpose. Since they don't have preservatives it means they will keep for up to 15 months before it is opened. That's awesome, since the need for wipes doesn't go away once the diapers do.  I think wipes can be used for all ages and stages of childhood. 

Even after they're done diapers, done making messes while eating, done potty training, there will still be a need for wipes. Whenever we go to restaurants we need wipes, for the kids and the parents! You're never too old to need wipes :).

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October 20, 2015

Be Active, In Any Season!!!

As the weather starts to cool for most of us the time outside seems to dwindle for everyone. Let's be honest, it's a lot easier when you can just take the kids outside and let them play, versus having to make sure they have hats and coats on or sometimes winter boots. But just because it's more work, doesn't mean it's not worth it!

I think it's important for kids to stay active all year long. We have picnics outside when the weather is nice - spring through Fall. We take as many walks as we can, sometimes with the dog, sometimes without. Our son play soccer on the weekends. We go watch "Bob the builder's buddies" in action or walk to the playground. Kids don't usually care that it's cooler outside, the parents do. So instead of just watching them play, play with them!!! It'll get their heartrate up, and yours. :) In the Fall it's fun to rake up leaves and play in them, or throw them at one another. Of if you're lucky enough to live near a farm or orchard there are always fall events like hayrides, picking pumpkins and sometimes even a petting zoo. We are fortunate enough to live near several of these. My son loves going to see the animals in any kind of weather. And what about Winter when the snow is falling? Thanks to the movie Frozen, we will hear this every day: "Do you want to build a snowman?" Why not? Get out there and have fun with your kids all year round! 

     This post is sponsored by the Voice of Play. The Voice of Play is an education and advocacy initiative of the non-profit membership association, IPEMA, formed to educate and promote the benefits of children’s free outdoor play and playgrounds.  Through the Voice of Play website and social media properties, IPEMA highlights the scientifically proven physical, social, emotional and cognitive benefits of play. Learn more here:

October 14, 2015


REVLON EYE ART: topaz twinkle, lilac luster and peach prism.
I found it incredibly easy to apply, but the creme shadow created valleys and ridges on my eyelid as it dried. I noticed this in several of the colors. It also peeled at the inner eye area fairly shortly after applying. So when I use this in the future, I plan to use only on my mid lid and outer corner, or use the glitter straight on my lid and not on the creme shadow.

Love this product!!! I can't wait to use this during the Christmas season. Easy to apply, bold color!

BLUE GLITTER EYE: Revlon eye art, urban decay heavy metal glitter eyeliners. The liners were all very easy to use, but the Revlon liner was a bit thicker so harder to get a thin line, but that was not an issue with the Urban decay heavy metal liners. It was a ton of fun mixing the three!

Silver Glitter Eye: Revlon Eyeart Black cream shadow as base with hard candy's walk the line black and silver glitters and urban decay's heavy metal silver glitter liner. The heavy metal silver has larger pieces of glitter. I feel like the glitter was lost on the black cream shadow base, but liked mixing the glitter color and different size glitter for an ombre litter effect.

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