Cinderella Pre-Premiere Reception at the El Capitan Theatre hosted by JCPenney #CinderellaEvent #JCPCinderellaMoment


I was invited on an expenses paid trip to LA by Disney to cover the #CinderellaEvent in exchange for my posts of the trip experiences. In addition, JCPenney provided hair, makeup, and accessories for the #JCPCinderellaMoment.  On the day of the Cinderella Premiere, we all got "glammed" at the #JCPCinderellaMoment Glam Ball. You can read about my experience there and how they waved their magic wand over my normal no makeup, ponytail existence and transformed me. After the Glam Ball was over we all headed back to our rooms to get ready. I was so … [Read more...]

Two Clearasil Products to Banish the Blemishes #ClearasilMom


“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Clearasil. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.” My son and I have both been struggling with skin blemishes lately- him because he's a teen, and teen skin is problematic; and me, because my skin wants to drive me batty even though I am an adult and shouldn't have to deal with this any more. Sigh. So I was excited to be able to try two of Clearasil's most popular face washes- Matthew and I got … [Read more...]

NYR Organics Giveaway


I have been plagued with bad skin my entire adult life. I have tried every over-the-counter remedy and skin care regimen out there and nothing has ever made a difference. I've changed my diet, taken supplements, nothing helps. This has been a source of real distress to me- it's ridiculous to be in your thirties and dealing with something like this. A little over a year ago, a good friend of mine offered to let me sample a couple of items from a skin care line she was investigating. As a licensed cosmetologist, she'd gotten tired of using cosmetics … [Read more...]

Disney Princess Beauty Collection – Good vs Evil #DisneyInHomeEvent #Maleficent

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On the first awesome night of my #DisneyInHomeEvent, we got to go to Walt Disney's Los Feliz house. It was fantastic. I was almost speechless. We got to go on a tour and then we interviewed Don Hahn who is the producer of Maleficent.  As we were leaving they gave us beautiful princess bags with some swag from that night. I did not get to open mine until the next day because I was so tired but it turned out to be something every Disney would love.   Disney Princess Beauty Collection – Good vs Evil Channel your inner Disney Princess (or … [Read more...]

Performing Magic with Hairfinity Hair Vitamins


With summer receding in our collective rear-view mirrors, with its beach trips, days spent lounging in the sun and swimming in pools and smoky camp-outs, it's time to do a little damage control from the sun, salt water, chlorine, and great outdoors. We all are careful to use sunscreen on our skin and maintain a skin care routine to help keep skin healthy, wrinkle-free, and protected from the elements. But how many of us do the same for our hair? If you're like me, some shampoo and conditioner tossed hastily into the buggy at Target is as far as you … [Read more...]

Waking Up Feeling Younger: Using a Night Cream for Maximum Efficiency


    A gentle massage on your face with a good night cream is the perfect way to end a hard day and should be part of your skincare routine. Cell renewal is much faster while you’re asleep, and you can leave your skin looking smooth and youthful if you use a good regenerist night cream. However, there are a few things you should bear in mind if you want to get the best results. Picking the right cream No matter how much money you spend on a cream or how qualitative it is, it won't do you any good if you don't pay attention to a few … [Read more...]

Staying Smooth with Gillette this Summer #SmoothSummer

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Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SmoothSummer #CollectiveBias My husband has always had a bit of a scruff problem.  When we met he was young and had that patchy facial hair look.  Then we got older and he started trying for a full beard.  I am ok with a full beard and clean shaven but nothing in between.  I hate the scruff.  My husband is probably the most awesome person I know.  He works two jobs from 7ish in the morning until 10ish at night.  He comes home and … [Read more...]

Taming the Oily Locks with Dove Men + Care Hair Products


  My husband is the best thing that ever happened to me.  Honestly, I would be a completely different person if I had not have met him that day in a dirty bar on Cinco de Mayo.  So believe me when I say that I love him.  I just get irritated with him sometimes.  Like when he completely  doesn't take care of his hair or body.  He has nice hair when he does something with it.  Like washing it.  Ok, he washes his hair daily but it doesn't look like it.   So he always looks like he hasn't showered in days. It is not his fault really.  His hair … [Read more...]

6 Grooming Items Your Man Will Definitely Use


We normally hear a lot of women complain about buying stuff for their man. Will I buy him a new pair of socks? A pair of cute printed boxers? How about a fountain pen? See this man below here?  Pickiest dad ever. Sometimes, we just forget that discount colognes, basic shaving cream and other fundamental grooming aids are just what your man needs. Women like to experiment and think about gift items which their man doesn’t have yet. . But think about this: maybe he hasn’t had that yet because he doesn’t need it. The key to giving your man … [Read more...]

Holiday Stocking Stuffer Ideas


This holiday season I have a great list of items that would be perfect for stocking stuffers! Definitely the gift for someone who has kids.  I cannot tell you how many times I have been out and my kids have touched (or licked) something absolutely horrible.  My son once grabbed the toilet seat at a truck stop restroom with both hands and then turned around and said look its biting my butt and sat on the rim while closing the seat on his 'butt' which was really his back.  I was horrified.  I may have thrown up a little.  I wish I had some of these … [Read more...]