Holiday Gift for Her | Stocking Stuffers from Blinc & Urban Decay

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Personally, I've never been a huge fan of makeup products. They've either not performed as well as I'd hoped or I found the color options to be too bold for my personality. I think there's a fine line between enhancing natural beauty and a clown face. That doesn't mean I've given up on makeup altogether though. There are three products that I keep in my makeup pouch at all times that I know any woman would appreciate. First, my mascara of … [Read more...]

Put Your Best Face Forward for Back to School

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There's a lot of pressure for teens heading back to school in just a few short weeks. I know my own pre-teen son is feeling a bit nervous about starting a new year with a new teacher, different classmates and now his hormones going a bit crazy. One thing I don't want him (or any other teen) to worry about is how he'll look. It's already tough to fit in with the ever changing styles so I help him manage his new year stress with products to make … [Read more...]

Mom Find | Tree Hut Coconut Lime Shea Sugar Scrub

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I've never been one to indulge in fancy bath oils, body butters or even real spa trips but that doesn't mean I don't completely and utterly enjoy a bubble bath with a few candles in complete silence. It's my "mommy me time". No kids allowed. I share enough baths with the little buggers and sometimes I just want to chill out by myself with something that smells good and helps me relax. So here I was setting up my bath tub and dug into the … [Read more...]

5 Essentials that should be in your Flu-Fighting Kit for Kids

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One of the most worriesome things about being a mom is watching my children suffer from illnesses, especially the flu. Lately I've been watching Facebook status updates from parents worried about their children fighting fevers, chills and stomach bugs. It's sad to watch and leaves me feeling the need to make sure my kids are as healthy as possible. While we do start every winter off with flu shots for the kids, it's not a guarantee they won't get … [Read more...]

Mom Find | Final Thoughts on Meaningful Beauty Test Drive

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A few weeks ago I introduced you to the Meaningful Beauty product line that I received to try out for a few weeks. I started this beauty routine with an open mind even though I was hesitant about how many products and steps were involved. I'm happy to report .... it's not as bad as I thought it would be. After a few days I got into a routine and learned which products to use in the morning and evening without referring back to the step … [Read more...]

Listerine Oral Care Challenge | Do You Know What’s In YOUR Mouth?

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Did you know nearly 75 percent of American adults suffer from various forms of periodontal (gum) disease and don’t know it? That's a scary thought if you think about it for a moment and it was even scarier when I became part of that statistic. After years of neglecting my teeth and gums from lack of dental insurance I sat in that not-so-cozy dental chair and listened as my dentist said, "you have periodontitis." Wait, what, I have what??? My … [Read more...]

Mom Find | I’m Not Ready to Look 30, Testing out Meaningful Beauty

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The title pretty much sums it up ... I'm not ready to look 30. After just turning 29 last month, I've taken a deeper look into my skin care regimen that started with an acne wash years ago and well, I never really got out of the "teenage" skin routine. While the acne subsided I never thought much about my skin aging until recently. While smiling in front of a mirror I've begun to notice "crow's feet" around the corner's of my eyes and brown sun … [Read more...]

Baby Steps Towards a Natural Lifestyle with Johnson’s Naturals

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One of my biggest goals for 2012 is to take small but important steps towards living a more natural lifestyle. This started with changing over all of our bills from paper statements to electronic, choosing organic meats and vegetables and we're even working on choosing more natural healthy & beauty products. While I've found that natural and organic choices tend to be more expensive and difficult to find, this isn't always the case, … [Read more...]