Thursday, January 19, 2017

Jergens Oil-Infused Monoi Moisturizer Review

**Disclaimer:  This post has been compensated through a free product (s) or monetary payment.  Opinions are solely mine. All links are "no-follow" links.**

Oil-Infused Monoi Moisturizer.jpeg
Reasonably priced, Jergens Oil-Infused Monoi Moisturizer also has such a beautiful scent.

My skin tends to be on the dry side.  The problem is worse during cold weather.  Therefore, I was glad to try one of Jergens Oil-Infused Moisturizers in the Monoi scent when it arrived for this review.

As soon as you open the cap, you are greeted to a lovely gardenia fragrance.  Yet, once you squeeze some of this creamy white lotion out and lavish your skin with it, it is fast absorbing on contact without leaving any greasy residue behind.

This product nicely hydrates whether you use it like a hand lotion or to lubricate while your body is still wet after bathing.  It left my skin silky and lightly perfumed with that enticing floral scent due to the monoi oil.

I thought it was wonderful and want to try the other Coconut scent soon.  You can find this Jergens Oil-Infused Monoi Moisturizer at your local Target store.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Why Older Complexions Need to Be Careful of Matte or Heavy, Dry Foundations!

older woman wearing hat.jpeg
This beauty doesn't need to hide because she is foundation savvy.

If your complexion is aging, then you probably have noticed how some foundations tend to gather in lines and wrinkles more than your younger days.  Therefore, you need to think seriously about your foundation formula to avoid this problem.

Instead of turning to matte and heavy, dry foundation formulations, you would be doing your face a kindness by lightening up with a dewier or more moisturizing formula that won’t accumulate in those lines and wrinkles.  

You want that foundation formula also to benefit your complexion by casting more light over the skin to help it glow with light-reflecting particles, which tends to make it appear younger.   On the other hand, a matte or heavy, dry foundation will only sit flatly on your face like a mask to announce your age to the world.  

Less can do more and work to your advantage when you have lines and wrinkles that you want to play down.  Another great option for an aging complexion is turning to BB creams or tinted moisturizers.  These can give you great coverage, protection, and skin care all in one step.

You might be surprised at the beautiful difference once you have the right foundation formula working for you–-instead of against.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Fuego Box January 2017 Review

**Disclaimer:  This post has been compensated through a free product (s) or monetary payment.  Opinions are solely mine. All links are "no-follow" links.**

Fuego Box January 2017.jpeg
If you want to fire up taste, a hot sauce subscription can help.

For some reason, I can never tire of my hot and spicy food obsession.  This is why I am so drawn to hot sauces for firing up flavor.  With my Fuego Box, the hot sauce subscription, I am always discovering new ways to excite my taste buds.

The best part of Fuego Box is how special these small-batch, artisan sauces are that arrive.  For $29.95 per quarter with free shipping, you can expect three of the most unique hot sauces you can possibly imagine along with a card with the ideal ways to enjoy each.  If you prefer buying one box at time, you can also do that for $12.95 with a $5.00 shipping charge. 

Monday, January 16, 2017

Mally Beauty 4K Ultra HD Fantasy Foundation (Fair, Light) Review–For the Complexion You Always Wanted!

**Disclaimer:  This post has been compensated through a free product (s) or monetary payment.  Opinions are solely mine. All links are "no-follow" links.**

4K Ultra HD Fantasy Foundations.jpeg
This powder foundation puts a natural soft focus on the complexion.

A powder foundation is perfect for someone that hates the feel of liquid foundation.  Another strong point is the convenience of grabbing your flat top brush and swirling the powder for a fast application when you’re rushed.

The 4K Ultra HD Fantasy Foundation from Mally Beauty has a fantastic silky texture from a blend of aloe leaf extract and coconut oil among the ingredients in this superfine powder. 

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Here Is Some Unexpected Relief for Dry Eyes

blue eye.jpeg
Diet  plays a part in the health of our eyes.

Anyone with dry eyes knows how uncomfortable this condition can be.  The only recourse seems to be adding artificial tears.  However, there is something else that you may also want to try if you suffer.  

You may want to start adding more vitamin A to your diet.  The best sources are sweet potatoes, carrots, winter squashes, dark leafy green, bell peppers, fish, liver, tropical fruits, dried apricots, pumpkin, and cantaloupes.  You can also get more of this vitamin from eggs, plain yogurt, tomato juice, skim milk, and foods like ricotta cheese.

According to some studies, supplementing with high doses when supervised by your physician can bring relief.  Nonetheless, avoid self-medicating because Vitamin A can be toxic and accumulate in your system. It also can interfere with your current medications such as any cholesterol lowering drugs.  

Therefore, start incorporating more Vitamin A rich foods into your life and do ask your doctor about what amount of this vitamin is safe for you at your next visit.  

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Recipe: My Cheesy Sour Cream Potatoes Make a Great Side or Light Main Dish!

Cheesy Sour Cream Potatoes.jpeg
This dish gives potatoes a delightful twist  with its special custard and cheese influence.

With all the ways that you can serve potatoes, they are on the menu more often than not at my house. Today’s recipe is a far cry from your standard scalloped potatoes.  My Cheesy Sour Cream Potatoes use fried onions, sour cream, eggs, butter, and cheddar cheese for a custard-like base that brings something extra and filling to that equation.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Some Simple Skin Care Tips That Can Help Turn Your Complexion Around!

woman with beautiful complexion.jpeg
This beauty takes her skin care seriously and it shows!

I have been asked what my secret is for beautiful skin.  If you’re hoping to improve the look of your complexion, then let me share some essential skin care tips that definitely can help you as much as it does for me.

To begin with, there is no magical one beauty cream that can change what heredity has dealt you as far as your complexion is concerned.  Use a formula of a moisturizer or anti-aging cream geared to your complexion type to nourish it properly.  Make sure that your skin care has active ingredients like retinol and moisturizing hyaluronic acid for helping stimulate collagen and cell turnover for younger skin.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Rimmel BB Cream Radiance (Light) Review

**Disclaimer:  This post has been compensated through a free product (s) or monetary payment.  Opinions are solely mine. All links are "no-follow" links.**

Rimmel BB Cream Radiance.jpeg
 Rimmel BB Cream Radiance delivers more of a natural fresh finish.

What I like about BB creams is that they do what normal foundations do for coverage, only with added skin care benefits of smoothing, toning, moisturizing and evening out the complexion all in one product.  I had never tried Rimmel’s BB Creams yet so I thought to start with their BB Cream Radiance.

Two shades are available from Light to Medium, but I thought Light would be the best option for my fair to light complexion.  The shade was a good choice because it matched my warm tone without being too yellow or pink, but more neutral.

Unlike some other BB creams that I had tried in the past, this one from Rimmel had a thicker than thinner consistency.  The texture felt light on the skin.  The coverage I got was light and natural looking, but you can layer if needed for extra concealing.

When I initially applied the BB Cream Radiance in the morning it did smooth and give my dry complexion a slightly dewy finish without looking obvious like I was wearing a foundation for the hours I wore it.  I don’t know how this formula will work for someone with an oily complexion, but for me it did what I needed to perfect the look of my skin.

I liked this Rimmel BB Cream Radiance for what it did for me, but if you prefer more of a matte finish there is another Rimmel BB Cream Matte and their Original BB Cream, which I haven’t tried yet.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Burt’s Bees Natural Healthy Lip Color Glosses, Shimmers and Shine Products for Beautiful Winter Lip Care--Review!

**Disclaimer:  This post has been compensated through a free product (s) or monetary payment.  Opinions are solely mine. All links are "no-follow" links.**

Burt’s Bees Natural Healthy Lip Color Glosses.jpeg
From left to right is Sweet Sunset, Starry Night, Summer Twilight, Rosy Dawn, and ending with Ocean Sunrise on the right.

Thinking of all the lip products that we digest with countless chemicals that could eventually build up in our system is a concern for many of us.  If you’re like me, then you would like to see more regulation in our makeup and might be turning more to natural products like Burt’s Bees Natural Healthy Lip Color Glosses, Shimmers and Shine products for beautiful lips such as the assortment PR recently sent along.  

The Natural Healthy Lip Color Glosses ($9) are in a range of 12 shades from neutrals, pinks to red and plum tones that come in a tube with a doe-foot applicator.   Unlike some other glosses, these are rich in natural lubricants such as sunflower oil, essential fatty acid, linoleic acid and palmitic and stearic acids to benefit and relieve dryness.