New Deep Moisture Body Wash with NutriumMoisture®

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When temperatures drop in Illinois they really drop. This past week it has been below 30 degrees F, sometimes with a wind chill much lower. Along with the cold temperatures comes a season of rough and dry skin for me. Head to toe I get covered in dry, flaky skin that feels just awful. Since I'm not fond of lotions that often leave my skin feeling greasy, I focus my efforts on body washes that provide the moisture my skin needs to stay … [Read more...]

Resolutions #Cravebox Review | Zone Perfect, Smart Ones and More

Inside the Resolutions CraveBox

We're halfway through January and at the top of many people's resolutions was weight loss and fitness. While I didn't personally make this resolution, I have gotten back into the routine of tracking my activity with the FitBit One and I'm striving to make healthier food choices. It took me several months to lose 30 pounds and only a couple of winter holidays to gain over half of them back. So now I'm back in the game and ready to knock those … [Read more...]

Teen Time Cravebox Review | Mary Kay – Pantene – Schick & More #Cravebox

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Monthly delivery programs seem to have become quite a popular thing these days. There's a delivery service for just about anything and after months of wavering I finally picked a service that would be a good fit for me. Cravebox is one of the many but it's unique in a way that each box is based around a rather random theme. For instance, there are some boxes coming up that include the Big Game box (football theme), Return to School box (back to … [Read more...]

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...]