Coconut Avocado Face Mask

There is just nothing like having a nice, relaxing evening after a long day. This doesn’t happen often, but when it does, it makes the next few days feel completely different because I am refreshed and energized. One thing I like to do on nights that I get to treat myself is I like to put a facial mask on. They can get a little expensive, but thankfully there are tons of great homemade options that are totally affordable and easy to make. One of my favorites is a coconut avocado face mask. It is packed full of moisture and makes my skin feel great!

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All Natural Skin Exfoliant for Less Than $1!

I hadn’t ever used skin exfoliant until I was in beauty school. I struggled with clogged pores all through high school and when I found out that all I had to do to make my skin look about 1,000 times better was by exfoliating, I was thrilled! The problem was that the skincare line that was used at my beauty school was quite expensive and I hated spending that much money for an exfoliant. After I started working in a day spa, I learned a trick to creating the perfect skin exfoliant for less than $1!

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The thing I love the most about creating my own exfoliant is that I have complete control over how intense the exfoliator is. Sometimes my skin needs to be exfoliated more than other times and I have total control over that when I make my own!  [Read more…]

Creating Flawless Skin with Luminess Air Products and VIDEO

You probably already know that I love my Luminess Air makeup system. I just love how smooth my makeup looks when I use an airbrush to apply it! I also love that it lasts all day long, without any touching up. Luminess Air has a large variety of products that can be used with their air makeup system and I have really enjoyed trying out different products they offer to make my makeup look even better.

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Most recently, I tried out the Porcelain, X Out, and Eraser products from Luminess Air. I really love how well these products work together. They help [Read more…]

Healthy Skin with Garnier SkinActive®

I have been feeling kind of old lately. Before anyone goes and gets mad at me about feeling old while I am still in my 20’s, let me explain. It wasn’t until just recently that it really hit me that I will be 30 before I know it. It kind of seems like my 20’s have gone by in a big blur so far. There has been a lot that has happened and a lot more that can happen in the next 2 years before I turn 30. My hair hasn’t shown any signs of aging yet, but I can definitely see it in my skin. It just wasn’t looking as youthful as it used to. My skin looked tired!

I wouldn’t necessarily feel tired but if I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror, I instantly felt a little more exhausted. I wanted to address the problem and treat my skin with something that would help it look brighter, so I could feel confident with my skin again. I did just that, with the help of Garnier SkinActive®.

I took the Clearly Brighter Challenge and started using the Garnier SkinActive® Clearly Brighter™ Brightening & Smoothing Daily Moisturizer SPF 15 every day for two weeks. It is clinically proven daily moisturizer that works quickly to even out tone and texture for brighter, smoother skin. It has antioxidants like Vitamin C to help give smoother, brighter skin in just one week.* It is a lightweight moisturizer that is oil-free, so it won’t clog pores either!

I can’t even believe how much better my skin looks after using this product for just two weeks! I still look like the makeup free me, but a much less tired looking version. My skin is so much brighter than it was before! I knew there were going to be some changes, but it wasn’t until actually looking at the before and after picture that I realized just how much of a change there was.

This product is definitely one that will continue to be a part of my daily routine. You can try it out for yourself and take the Clearly Brighter Challenge to see what a difference it can make in your skin too! Garnier SkinActive® products are available at CVS, Target, Walmart, Amazon, and Rite Aid.


Now I can completely agree with the brand’s tagline, “The active way to visibly healthier skin” because I have experienced it firsthand. My skin is visibly healthier than it was two weeks ago, thanks to Garnier SkinActive® Clearly Brighter™ Brightening & Smoothing Daily Moisturizer SPF 15


*In a clinical test


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The Goodness of Oatmeal

There are several days each week that I like to start my mornings with a bowl of oatmeal. I love how it just seems to stick to my ribs and keep me full on even my busiest of days. Oatmeal of course is full of health benefits when you eat it, but it is also full of goodness for skin too!

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How to Use Burt’s Bees Acne Gel Cleanser

My skin has really thrown me for a loop lately. One day it will be nice and clear and the next will be a day full of blemishes. Recently I have tried a lot of different skin products to try to help my skin out. I knew that I would want to share with you too! One cleanser that I tried and was really impressed with was the Burt’s Bees Acne Gel Cleanser.

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Absolutely Ageless

I experienced Aveeno® as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. #Aveeno®

I have been trying several Aveeno® products lately and have been pleasantly surprised with each and every one of them. Each of them have felt comfortable and familiar to my skin. The most recent Aveeno® products I tried were somewhat new to my skin, but they have been perfect!

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I tried out the Aveeno® Absolutely Ageless Restorative Night Cream and Aveeno® Absolutely Ageless Intensive Renewal Serum. The reason I say that they were a bit foreign to my skin is that I haven’t really ever used products that focus on anti aging properties. It just hasn’t been something that I have been that concerned about. It wasn’t until I started using these products that I realized that it is something I should definitely be thinking about! I am not a teenager anymore. Both of these products have helped the overall look and feel of my skin. My face feels nice and moisturized. [Read more…]

Keeping Skin Moisturized this Fall

As much as I love Fall, my skin absolutely hates it! I live in a very dry climate and when the weather starts to cool down, any moisture in the air completely disappears. My skin really suffers because of it! Every year, I am on the lookout for a great way to keep my skin moisturized during the cold months. My husband’s poor skin even cracks and bleeds because it gets so dry. You can understand why it is such an important hunt to find the perfect product for us!

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Thankfully, I have found the perfect solution for our dry skin for the season and the weather hasn’t even gotten too cold yet. I love the Vaseline Intensive Care Advanced Repair Spray Moisturizer! It has 2X the moisturizing power than the Vaseline Intensive Care Essential Healing Spray Moisturizer, so it is absolutely perfect for Fall. [Read more…]

Body Wash I Can’t Live Without

I cared for my skin from the inside out with Aveeno® as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #Aveeno®

You know when you find something in life that you absolutely love and you just want to shout it from the rooftops because you feel like you have found a diamond in the rough? THAT is exactly how I feel about my body wash. I know that probably sounds silly, but there is a reason why I am so passionate about my love of Aveeno® Daily Moisturizing Body Wash.

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My Affordable Beauty Secret

When I was first married, I worked at a salon that carried a really pricey line of skincare products. I tried most of the products and really loved them, but hated paying those prices! I finally decided to only use the cleanser, so I could afford to do more than just use fancy skincare products.

When we were at a family reunion, I realized that I had forgotten my cleanser. My beloved cleanser! I mentioned it to my husband’s aunt and she told me she had some Cetaphil cleanser I could use. I hadn’t ever heard of Cetaphil before, but I was willing to try anything! I went into the bathroom to wash my face and as soon as I put the cleanser in my palm, I was shocked to find that it seemed to be just like my pricey cleanser I had been using. I promptly asked the aunt where she had gotten this cleanser and I was even more shocked to find out that I could get it at just about every store I was already shopping at for a fraction of what I was paying for my current cleanser.

I have been a Cetaphil fan ever since that day. I have really enjoyed using more of their products they offer as well, including their lotion, moisturizing cream, cleansing bars, and cleansing cloths. Every time I try a new product, I am impressed with how high of quality it is and how great it makes my skin feel.

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