How To Prevent & Treat Dry Skin

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Vaseline. The opinions and text are all mine.

As soon as the weather gets chilly, my skin gets dry. My hands, and feet especially feel like they’ve just had all the moisture sucked right out of them. Here are a few things I’ve learned through trial and error that help me prevent and treat my dry skin.

Preventing Dry Skin:
1. Drink Lots of Water: When you’re not drinking enough water your skin is one of the first places that it shows. Aim to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. This helps hydrate you from the inside out!

2. Avoid Hot Bathes/Showers: I know, I know nothing feels better than a screaming hot shower on a cold day. However, it really dries out your skin. Opt for a quick luke warm shower instead, your skin will thank you!

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Treating Dry Skin:
1. Exfoliate: It’s hard to moisturize if your skin is dry and flaky. Remove dead skin cells to reveal softer,smoother skin. I like to use a homemade sugar scrub.

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2. Moisturize: There are so many lotions and creams on the market it’s hard to know where to start! My new favorite is the Vaseline Intensive Care Deep Moisture Jelly Cream. It’s a rich, thick (but spreadable) cream that comes in a large tub. It contains actual micro droplets of Vaseline jelly.
It instantly boosts moisture by 250% AND keeps skin hydrated for ~18 hours! I love using it on my feet and hands. I wash my hands often and never wear gloves (opps!). Somedays they can feel like sandpaper! But this cream instantly makes them feel hydrated and smooth without feeling greasy.

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It’s unscented and hypoallergenic too which is perfect for my sensitive skin!

Vaseline Intensive Care Deep Moisture Jelly is available at food, drug and mass retail outlets for $7.99.

3. Try a Humidifier: Winter heating systems can literally suck the moisture right out of the air. Replace some of it by using a cool mist humidifier. I like to use one while I sleep.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Vaseline. The opinions and text are all mine.

How To Remove Facial Hair For Women

Today discussion on removing facial hair is brought to you by Jolen as part of the #GoConfidently campaign. I received both Jolen Creme Bleach formulas and a Conair 3X/1X Illuminated LED Mirror for my own personal use. All thoughts mine alone.

There are a lot of options when it comes to removing facial hair. With an aisle full of razors, waxes, and depilatory creams it can be hard to know where to start.

My personal choice is the Jolen cream bleach. And I’m not alone as they’re the #1 best selling bleach brand in the WORLD! The thing I like the most is that I can do it in the comfort of my own home instead of having to go to the salon. It easily and painlessly lightens hair on both the body and face.

In addition, the cream formula leaves skin soft and smooth.

Jolen is available your local drugs stores and box stores such as: CVS, Rite Aid, ULTA, Walgreens, Walmart, ect.

Be sure to check out the awesome Facebook giveaway Jolen is having to celebrate their 50th Anniversary. From now until November to 14th you can enter to win Jolen Cream Bleach Products AND $50 Giftcards to their retailers. Enter here

For more information about the Conair mirror, visit http://www.conair-store.com/products/bathmirrorplastic-BATH

Stay connected to Jolen for offers, giveaways and the latest in beauty tricks from celebrity makeup artists at http://www.facebook.com/JolenBeauty.

 

This is a product-provided, sponsored conversation that contains affiliate links. I received both Jolen Creme Bleach formulas and a Conair 3X/1X Illuminated LED Mirror for my own personal use. All opinions, text and experiences are my own.

Contest Announcement by Regency Beauty Institute and Refinery 29

Disclosure: Thank you to the Regency Beauty Institute for sponsoring today’s discussion. All opinions are my own.

When it comes to beauty and makeup, I was a late bloomer.

Growing up I suffered from severe acne. I always felt like makeup was for people who were already pretty. (Sad but true this was how my younger self thought!). The only thing I was really into at that time was (Cupcake Scented) LipSmackers!

However, as I’ve gotten older beauty has had a huge impact on my life. Today it gives me so much confidence. It is amazing how glowing skin, long lashes, and plump lips can give me the motivation to face my day.(No pun intended!)

To me beauty is just an addiction hobby. However, think about what an amazing job it would be to give this confidence to others. There are even beauty specific schools. One such school is Regency Beauty Institute. They are a leading cosmetology school with over 80 campuses across the country.

To help promote their school,they are sponsoring an AMAZING contest that you just HAVE to enter!

The Prize: $2,000 VIP Beauty Treatment Prize Package

How to Enter in 3 Easy Steps:

1. Try out a trend from Regency’s Website.

2. Take a photo and post it on Instagram

3. Be sure to use the hashtag #ShareBeautyContest so Regency can track your entry.

Good luck!

Summer Shaving Made Easy with #Whish

I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Whish Body. I received a promotional item and Whish Body samples to facilitate my review.

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Shaving is not a beauty chore that I particularly enjoy. I love the feeling of smooth, soft legs; but the actual process is time consuming.

Current shaving products also left me wanting more. This year I’ve discovered Whish Shave Crave Shaving Cream.

Why it rocks:
1. Spa like fragrance: Mine is in the scent lavender. It is also available in Almond, Blueberry, Lemongrass, Coconut, and Pomegranate
2. Drying foam has been replaced with She Butter, and Coconut/Jojaba Oils: No more running for the bottle of lotion to revive my dry skin after shaving!
3. Super cute packaging: The products come encased in a cardboard like tube that is removable
4. A small amount goes a long way: It only takes about a quarter size amount per leg. I picture this bottle lasting me a long time.

Another Whish product that I’ve been loving is Whish Flawless Ingrown Hair Serum
What I love about Flawless:
1. Calms skin: My skin tends to get slightly irritated no matter what hair removal method I use. One pump of flawless calms my skin and prevents this irritation before it starts.
2. Gentle: I have tried shaving serums before that have burned like crazy. I’m was pleased that was not an issue with this product.
3. Inhibits Hair Growth: While I haven’t experienced this myself, I have hopeful it could occur with long term use. Papaya works to soften the hair while yeast regenerate the skin over the hair.

Overall, I am really impressed with both Whish products. Shaving has gone from a dreaded, mundane chore to a relaxing spa like experience that I’m starting to enjoy.

Availability: Nordstrom or <Nordstrom.com/a>

Have you tried Whish? What fragrance of shaving cream do you think you would like the most?

My Favorite Sweet Perfumes

4 Sweet and Sugar Fragrance You Can’t Resist

You have all the right to smell sweet and irresistible this spring and summer. Join the vibrant colors as nature encourages you to embrace a sweet fragrance wherever you go. From bathing to rescuing tired feet, to smelling sweet all day long, join us as we count down these 4 sweet products for your liking.


1. Demeter Fragrances – Sugar Cane Pick-Me-Up Cologne Spray. When you want natural sweetness to wake up your senses, you should give yourself a moment to appreciate Demeter Fragrance in Sugar Cane. Made with real sugar cane, this sweet treat was awarded with two FiFi awards in 2001 for being the best fragrance in the US. Use it after shower and we’re sure you’ll find yourself spraying more and more throughout the day.


2. Pink Sugar by Aquolina for Women Glossy Shower Gel. Fun, flirty, and young at heart. Aquolina never fails to hit what women want when it comes to bringing a luscious shower gel. The sweet scent of vanilla, cotton candy, strawberry, caramel and musk will bring your reverie to candy land.


3. Me! Bath Shower Sherbet Exfoliating Sugar Scrub. Help reborn a new skin through weekly exfoliation. Instead of your usual salt scrub, use this Hawaiian Lei scent exfoliating sugar scrub by Me! Bath Shower. Say Aloha to a dose of skin moisturizing and cleansing properties like Jojoba Oil and Vitamin E. Close your eyes and your senses will surely bring you to Hawaii.


4. Archipelago Brown Sugar & Vanilla Sugar Polish for Feet. Archipelago Botanicals knows how to polish your feet by removing dead skin cells and making your feet smooth like baby’s skin. With proven ancient remedies, you’re sure brown sugar and vanilla extracts will do healing and nurturing wonders at this age and time.

All these sweet and sugar treats are available at www.beautyencounter.com. For even better deals, don’t forget to use Beauty Encounter discount code for 15% up to 30% off on almost all products.

Moisturize with Dove Deodorant

I participated in an Influencer Program on behalf of Mom Central for Dove. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.

 

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Have you ever been out and about wearing a tank top and done the famous “arms glued to sides”. I know I have. Imagine you’re in the grocery store reaching for those chocolate chips that are on the very top shelf. Oh gosh, if I just stretch I’ll reveal my dry (and possibly hairy LOL) under arms to that cute little stock guy over there.No problem I’ll just glue by arms to my sides and reach for it. Oh gosh, my arms are so much shorter this way. Wonder why he’s looking at me funny? Don’t lie we’ve all been there!

When it comes to beauty product, I’m a bit of an addict. More is always better in my mind. One product I have quite a collection of is moisturizers.  I’ve got facial moisturizers with SPF, night creams, body lotions, hand creams, foot creams, cuticle oil, and self tanning lotions just to name a few. Sounds like I’ve got every body part covered right? WRONG!

I’ve been neglecting a part of my body without even realizing it: my underarms. There is no time like the present to start taking better care of them.They’re often on display in the summer when we are wearing tank tops and bathing suits.

With Dove Advanced Care Deodorant  you can reach, swim, and entertain with confidence. It gives you one less thing you have to worry about because you know your underarms will be in pristine condition.

Besides, helping to moisturize the deodorant also offers 48 hour odor and wetness protection. I love that it keeps working even if I go to sleep or forget to apply it one day.

Unlike other specialty products its available in scents that smell good not chemical like.

The 2 scents I tried are Nourished Beauty (floral jasmine and rose) and Revive (Pomegranate  and lemon). I loved Revive the most because it was slightly tart and slightly sweet.