7 Uses For Baking Soda

Baking soda, commonly used for baking or to keep your refrigerator fresh, is also a natural cleaning product with many other handy uses around the house. Here are a few uses for it as an alternative to store-bought home solutions. Keep Cut Flowers Around Longer Cut flowers are beautiful, but they wilt quickly. To keep cut flowers in your house looking fresher longer, add a tablespoon of baking soda to the vase. Make Toothpaste A paste made from baking soda and a 3 percent … [Read more...]

FabFitFun Winter Box

I was recently sent the FabFitFun Winter box. I am excited to share the contents of it - there were some great items this season! I love the new way that FabFitFun shows off the items in the box with this catalog.  It includes more details about the items, as well as fun articles. Dermalogica Skincare Set ($45) - This is a travel set that includes the Special Cleansing Gel, Multi-Active Toner, and Skin Smoothing Cream. This set will be perfect for my blog trips - I can just put it … [Read more...]

How Does Skin Care Around the World Differ?

There are two things that generally link all skin care processes; the need to keep skin healthy and wanting to look good. So, you may think that if these apply to skin care throughout the world that all countries have the same approach; that isn’t true. You have to remember that even the idea of looking good differs, depending on where you live in world. In the US, and to an extent the UK, there is a lot of emphasis on tanning, the use of make-up and the reduction of wrinkles. In Japan there … [Read more...]

Keeping Colored Hair Vibrant and Weightless #PanteneProtect #WantThatHair

This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Pantene. I have always been a huge fan of Pantene.  I had been using their volume shampoo and conditioner, but since I recently re-dyed my hair I decided I needed to get a good shampoo and conditioner to protect it.  So I headed to Walmart to grab some Pantene to fit my needs! I love that you can get Pantene for every day low prices at Walmart and they have such a great selection. Here are a few of the Pantene options you can get: Pantene … [Read more...]

How to Layer Your Skin Care Products for the Best Results

We live in a time where maintaining (or achieving) gorgeous skin is as simple as figuring out the right skin care regimen. But what happens when you have all the right tools, and don’t know how to use them properly? For instance: what if you were recommended the best Dermalogica products for your skin type, but nobody told you in which order they should be applied? Long story short: you don’t get the optimal results. Today I want to talk about the best way to layer your favorite skin care … [Read more...]

Simple Products At A Great Value For Sensitive Skin

Disclosure: This post has been compensated by Simple/Walgreens and  Global Influence.  All opinions, as always, are 100% my own.   Do you or any of your family members have to deal with sensitive skin?  For me, I don't have sensitive skin but I like to use products on my face that are for sensitive skin since I believe the skin on the face is much more sensitive than the rest of our body.  Thankfully Simple® products are there for all of our skincare needs! If you have never … [Read more...]

NYX Sex Bomb Palette Review

Welcome to one of my first beauty/make-up product reviews.  As I'm learning morning about make-up application, I have decided to start including that in my blog.  Besides, this blog is all about things for mothers and females, so it fits in quite well!  I'm starting out with a eyeshadow palette I bought a couple weeks ago.  The NYX Sex Bomb palette! NYX's SexBomb Femme Fatale palette comes with six different eyeshadow colors to help make a great day or night look.  From left to right: … [Read more...]

What Is Beauty To You? #DoveBeautyChat

Disclosure: I have been compensated for this post.  All opinions, as always, are 100% my own. Beauty.  People define it in many different ways.  For me, it's having self-confidence and bringing joy to other people's lives.  I think having confidence in yourself is most important to be able to feel beautiful to yourself.  This is definitely something I know I struggle with.  I have been working on it, though, because I want my daughter to be confident and truly believe that she is beautiful. … [Read more...]