Skin Care Products That Really Work

Skin Care Products

This is one of those hot off the press posts! This morning on The Today Show there was a segment from Good Housekeeping about the best anti-aging skin care products.

So in case you missed it, here are some of my favorites!

Skin Care Products That Really Work

This was the gold winner for day cream moisturizer, Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair. It has a 30 SPF, Yay! The best thing it’s only around $21!

Skin Care Products That Really Work

Boots No. 7 Lift & Luminate Night Cream was the gold winner for night creams. Again the price is great, around $21.

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Unlock Your Softer Side with Suave Body Care

Unlock Your Softer Side-Suave Body Care

Everyday life can be rough, but Suave® Body Care is helping women everywhere realize that it doesn’t mean they have to be.

Suave is teaming up with TV host, author and mom Wendy Williams to encourage everyone to Unlock their Softer Side, from their skincare routines to their mindsets.

Wendy is “softening” up with Suave – a departure from her typically edgy attitude and opinionated take on the juiciest headlines – and encouraging her fans to do the same on the Suave Beauty Facebook page.

      • Fans can find out their softness score, check out Wendy’s tips and have the chance to win a free product at

      • If Wendy – who has a low “softness score” – can transform everything from her attitude to her skincare routine – so can everyone.

The first step to Unlocking Your Softer Side starts with hydrated and moisturized skin with Suave® Naturals Body Wash and Suave® Skin Solutions Body Lotion.

I have to say, I have DRY skin, I mean extremely dry skin. Using a lotion every day is absolutely necessary for me.

Suave Smoothing Body Lotion is rich and creamy and leaves my skin feeling super smooth. My favorite scent is cocoa butter and shea. It smells like summertime to me!

Suave® Skin Solutions Body Lotions are also dermatologist tested and provide 24-hour moisturization with new richer formulas.

Suave Naturals® Body Washes come in a variety of fun, fresh scents and are infused with natural ingredients that leave skin fresh, hydrated and delightfully fragrant.

The great thing about using Suave® Skin Solutions Body Lotion and Suave Naturals® Body Washes is I don’t have to spend a fortune to have hydrated and smooth skin.

I’m also usually in a hurry in the mornings but both of these products help simplify my morning routine. I especially love having a pump bottle for my lotion.

So what about you, have you tried Suave Naturals® Body Washes and Suave Smoothing Body Lotion? Do you struggle with dry skin like I do?

Why not give these products a try; I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised!

Enter for the chance win a $100 SpaFinder gift card!  Tell me what Suave product you would use to Unlock Your Softer Side in the comments section below. Don’t forget to Unlock Your Softer Side, and visit Suave on Facebook!

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My New Favorite Lip Balm

L'Oreal Lip Balm

L'Oreal Lip Balm
It’s no secret that I have an obsession with lip balms. I can’t seem to have enough of them. I recently tried L’Oreal lip balm and it’s my new favorite.

I’m using the color Nourishing Nude #818. It’s one of those “barely there” colors that I love using in the summer.

I can carry it in my pocket and put it on without using a mirror. It feels great on my lips!

I also love that I can pick it up at CVS Pharmacy or Wal-Mart and they have a variety of colors to choose from. It’s also reasonably priced.

Have you tried any lip balms lately? What’s your favorite one?

Beauty for the Heart~~“The devil is not terribly frightened of our human efforts and credentials. But he knows his kingdom will be damaged when we begin to lift up our hearts to God.” ~Jim Cymbala

Have a blessed day!

Sun Labs Self Tanning Lotion

Sun Lab Self Tanning Lotion

If you’ve been reading my blog for anytime, you know I’m a fan of self tanning lotion. I realized along time ago that tanning beds and hours in the sun damage my skin.

There are hundreds of  good self tanning lotions and I haven’t used them all but I have used Sun Labs Self Tanner and I love it! (I was introduced to Sun Labs from Cara and she blogs at Maskcara.)

I use the medium tint and I think it would work well for most skin types. I apply every 3 to 4 days to keep a healthy glow. {Disclosure: Please know that if you make a purchase using a link on this page, I may earn a commission and I am very grateful for your support of this site. Thank you.}

Sun Lab Self Tanning Lotion

This is a picture of me without using the Sun Labs tanning lotion. I have olive skin and I tan easily if I’m in the sun.


My Weekend + June Birchbox

June Birch box

Good morning! We had a busy weekend! My sister, Traci got home from Nicaragua last night and we met her at the airport to welcome her home. I was so glad to see her!

This is Colt waiting for Aunt Traci to get off of her plane. Eli, Traci’s youngest son has his arm around Colt. So sweet!


We also had a wedding of a dear friend to attend on Saturday night. It was gorgeous! Wayne couldn’t go to the wedding so Cory, my son, was my date for the evening.

Every chance this mama gets to spend with her son is a blessing! One of these days he’s going to meet a young lady that’s going to capture his heart. I’ve been praying for her from the time Cory was born and I can’t wait to meet her!


I”ve mentioned  Birchbox before, but it’s a monthly subscription service ($10 a month)  of high-end beauty, grooming, and lifestyle samples that have been customized for you. 

When you’re ready for more of the products you sampled, you can purchase full-size versions directly from the Birchbox Shop. They have a generous loyalty program that rewards you every time you shop!

Also, if you order the products from Birchbox  during the month they were sent, you get free shipping.

I loved this months Birchbox (some months I like better than others) and I plan on ordering full sizes of some of the sample products.

How To Contour and Highlight Your Face

How to Contour & Highlight Your Face

I love to experiment with makeup. I’m not a makeup artist but I’ve always wanted to be one. I could spend hours on the computer watching makeup videos. One of the things I’ve started doing in the last year is to contour and highlight my face.

Contouring and highlighting has been around a long time. What does it actually do? It helps sculpt your face to enhance your natural shadows and bone structure.

Here are the areas I contour and highlight:

How to contour & Highlight your face

      • To slim your nose: apply a contouring shade on each side of your nose, blending carefully, and the highlighter down the center of your nose. (I just highlight my nose most of the time but contouring on each side will slim your nose.)
      • To enhance the cheekbones: suck in your cheeks, apply a darker shade to the hollows and a highlighter to the top of the cheekbones. Then apply blush as normal.
      • To contour the forehead: apply a light bronzer to each temple and blend upward. This will create a shadow effect causing the head to look more rounded. Highlight in the center above the brows.
      • For a small, thin chin: apply highlighter to the center of the chin, directly under the center of the lip.
      • To minimize a double chin which starts to happen as we age: apply bronzer along the jaw line and blend it down, towards your neck. This creates depth and helps to strengthen the jaw line.

Help With Aging Eyebrows

Help With Aging Eyebrows

Help With Aging Eyebrows

Today I’m offering Help With Aging Eyebrows and my #1 Beauty Tip. I’m not an expert but I do have experience with aging, uh-hum. I’ve also been a little obsessed with eyebrows lately. Probably because I don’t have great eyebrows and the older I get, the more I’m noticing them or should I say the lack of them.

I wear my bangs long enough, that they cover some of my brow but it’s still important as we age to make sure our brows are plucked (sparingly) and filled in, if they need to be. My guess is that most women over 40, need some filling in.

There are three types of brows that will age you:

1. The disappearing brow-use a brow powder or eyeshadow to fill in your brow. Never draw a line!

2. The Graying brow-use a tinted brow gel to cover those grays.

3. The Overgrown brow-use tweezers and a pair of scissors to shape your brow. (You can also have them waxed at a salon.)

So stop right here and go check your eyebrows to see if any of these fit you. If they do try working on your brow and see if it doesn’t take some years off.

How I Style My Bangs

Hey friends! I’m still working on my Youtube channel. I did a video today on How I Style My Bangs. Music played in my video, “The O’Neill Brothers Group-All in All”, sound recording administered by: The Orchard Music Lyrics: You are my strength when I am weak You are the treasure that I seek You […]

How I Whiten My Teeth (YouTube Video)

How I Whiten My Teeth!

How I Whiten My Teeth!

Two words I have for you today are grace and patience. I’m trying to get the hang of vlogging but oh there’s definitely a learning curve! Today I’m talking to you about whitening your teeth.

Quick Disclaimer: Before doing any whitening treatment I highly recommend you seeing your dentist first. I am a licensed dental hygienist by profession and I’ve been practicing for quite a few years. The opinions in the video are my own!

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