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Hello loves, I know it’s been awhile and I’m so very sorry for that. I wanted to share what’s been going on recently.
A little over two weeks ago I was hit but a truck running a red light. I still don’t remember it. That was on a Saturday and when I woke up in the hospital on Sunday needless to say was very confused and I’m more pain than I’ve ever been in my entire life.
I was told that they had drilled a hole in the side of my head to reduce swelling because the left side of my head slammed against the window. My spleen was ruptured so they had to remove it, I had several broken ribs that resulted in a punctured lung so they placed a chest tube.
That wasn’t it! Several days later I had another surgery to completely replace my left hip which was shattered in the accident.
Throughout all of this my family was by my side. Especially my youngest sister who was keeping my Instagram family updated on what was going on. She’s been amazing!
I spent most of the two weeks in ICU and basically spent all of it sleeping as they kept me well medicated. Also my face was so swollen that it hurt just to open my eyes. Not so swollen anymore but still bruised.
I have only been home for a few days and boy does it feel great. My dogs haven’t left my side. I’m still in a great amount of pain but I am managing it with pain medication and lots of sleep.
The love and support I’ve received from everyone on Instagram has been amazing to say the least. To have so many amazing woman that you’ve never met, rooting for you is just indescribable. I have received so many get well cards and each and everyone have brightened my days.
There has been a go find me account set up in my name and I would greatly appreciate it if you took a minute to check it out and maybe even share it with your followers. I will be out of work for quite sometime and even $1.00 makes a huge difference.I will include the link below.
Thank you for taking the time to read my story. I love you all. The moral of this is to never ever take life forgranted. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. While I’m in crazy pain, I’m extremely grateful to be alive to see another day!
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Hello my loves,
Todays post is going to be about one of my holy grail beauty products. For many years I have had a ton of sensitivity issues when it comes to my face. I have crazy skin that may be dry one day and oily the next. I never know what kind of day its going to be face wise! Recently I was diagnosed with Rosacea which answered a ton of the questions I have had over the years.
Now most of us know that if we want our foundation to apply smoothly and last all day then we need to apply a face primer before foundation. My normal routine is cleanse, moisturize, prime and then foundation, leaving a few minutes in between each.
A few problems I have had with different primers. Since my face can at times be on the oily side I have found that silicone based primers just make the natural oils on my skin ten times worse, but since my face can also be dry at times I have noticed that other primers tend to not help any dry patches and they just become for prominent. I have searched high and low for a primer that fits me and I finally found it! Now I have been using this primer for quite awhile now (I am on my 3rd tube of it). This is not a new primer and I am sure there are a million reviews on it, but since it is my holy grail primer I decided what better thing to do than to blog about my experience using it!
My holy grail primer is the Too Faced Hangoverx replenishing face primer. This primer is seriously the best thing to happen to my make up application in a long time. As you can see from the picture the consistency of this primer is just like a lotion. It absorbs nicely and feels so good on the skin. Not oily or greasy at all and that is a huge plus for me. This primer really helps keep your foundation from gathering into your fine lines and we all know about that! No only does the Hangover Primer help in your foundation application but it also helps the overall appearance of your skin. There have been several times even when I am not applying makeup that I just apply the primer over my moisturizer and it leaves me looking smooth and fresh faced. Also when I am looking for things I am going to use on my skin, one of the first things I do is look at the ingredients I am looking for water and SPF. Now you would think SPF would be great. In my case it is not. some products that contain a high SPF tend to make my Rosacea flare up and my face burns and gets red and blotchy. Trust me this does not feel or look good! With that being said the very first ingredient in this primer is WATER! I will list all of the ingredients below.
There have been plenty of times were I was in a rush and just threw everything in my bag only to realize when I went to do my makeup that I forgot to grab my primer and I will actually sit there and say DAMN! That’s what kind of difference this primer makes in your makeup application, it is a huge one.
The Hangoverx primer is $32.00 for 1.35 ounces. You do not need a lot so it should last you awhile. In my opinion it is worth every penny and I have recommended to a few ladies who ended up loving it. If you want to try it out go to your local Sephora and ask for a sample. You wont regret it. You can purchase it directly from Toofaced.com, sephora.com or ulta.com. Heres to a happy, fresh face!
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Ingredients: -Coconut Water, Probiotics, and Skin Revivers: Hydrate and brighten, soothe and smooth, and prime the skin.
Water, Lactobacillus/Salix Alba Bark Ferment Filtrate, Propanediol Dicaprylate, Propanediol, Ceteareth-6 Olivate, Olive Glycerides, Lactobacillus Ferment, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Cellulose Gum, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Pectin, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Xanthan Gum, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifiables, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Juice, Lauryl Alcohol Diphosphonic Acid, Pentylene Glycol, Glycerin, Lecithin, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Fragrance, Lauric Acid, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Citric Acid.
Until Next Time,
Todays long overdue blog is going to be about two samples I received.
I received the 3-D filler mask from my good friend on instagram, Nika ( you can find her at _KLOOBNIKA_ ) and the needles no more came in my monthly Sephora play box. So lets just dive right in.
For quite awhile I have looked for something that would help the wrinkles on my forehead and the really deep one I have next to my left eyebrow. This is where the needles no more comes into play. I have wanted to try this for awhile so when I received it in my play box I was really excited. The sample was .085 ounces and I was able to sparingly get about 5 uses out of it. I wish I would have taken before and after pictures of my face because not only was I starting to tell a difference but I had several ladies at work ask me if I was doing something different in my routine.
This product is meant to be used in the morning and evening. You pat it on and smooth it into the areas of concern such as crows feet, frown lines, forehead wrinkles, etc. I would have used it on my entire face had the sample been bigger! Final verdict…. I absolutely love this stuff and if I cannot obtain more samples somewhere I will probably splurge and buy the full size from Sephora, you to can order yours right here just click on the link http://www.sephora.com/needles-no-more-P391802?skuId=1658434 the full size is .5 ounces for $89.00. Trust me I am a stickler for bargains but I would pay that for this product because it works like it says it will!
The 3-D mask is meant to be used daily and you apply it on your cleansed face from your chin to your cheek bones, smoothing it out as you go. I noticed a definite difference on my smile lines. My sample was .35 ounces and I was able to get about 10 days from it! Final Verdict on this one is the same as above. I love it. This is a product that works and works great. You can order the full size of 1.7 ounces along with a brush for applying just by clicking this link http://www.sephora.com/needles-no-more-3-d-filler-mask-P404010?skuId=1768134
Sad fact is that now at 37 I am realizing and wishing that I had paid better attention to my skin and taken better care of it when I was in my late teens and into my twenties. While I cannot change that I can try to help it today and these two products are perfect for that. I cannot wait for the opportunity to try more products for the dr.brandt line. You can visit their website here http://www.drbrandtskincare.com
Thank you or taking the time out to read my little post. I hope to have more for you really soon but until then have a great Wednesday!
This blog post is going to cover several items at once! I am part of Influenster. If you do not know what Influenster is, then let me tell you about quickly. Influenster is a website where you can sign up and read reviews, write reviews, take surveys and so much more. In doing so you receive badges and chances to receive what they call a voxbox which is a box of products that they send you totally free for reviewing purposes. It took me quite some time before I received my first one so my only advice to you is to be patient. The boxes I have received to review so far have definitely been worth it! Sign up today by using my personal link http://www.influenster.com/r/60496 ok lets get to the goodies!
One of the first items I received was a 1 oz sample of Cetaphil Moisturizing cream. I have used this in the past and was glad to see a sample of it! I recently had a major skin issue with my face and this cream was a life saver! The sample was the perfect size for my purse and I use it daily. Want to know more about it just read my previous post.
The second item I received was a full size bottle of Pure Ice nail polish in the color Home Run which I loved the name because I am a true baseball girl! I have used Pure Ice in the past and loved it, the color I received was gorgeous but I had to apply four coats before I even saw decent color pay off. I do not like this in a nail polish at all.
The third item I received was Biscoff cookies! I LOVE THESE COOKIES!!!! I love them with hot tea, coffee or just alone. I just love them. if you have not tried them then you need to stop reading and go buy some! Oh and get you some of the Biscoff cookie butter as well because its just amazing!
The fourth item I received was Kiss lashes and lash glue. Now let me tell you. I have only tried false lashes once in my life time and I was so frustrated and fed up that I gave up and tossed them in the garbage, but for reviewing purposes I had to give it another go. WOW! these lashes went on effortlessly and were so comfortable that I forgot I was wearing them. I already have naturally long curly lashes (please don’t hate me) so they didn’t really do much for me but I did purpose several more pairs in different styles! The pictures above is without lashes on the top and with in the bottom.
The fifth item I received was a spider-man ittybitty from Hallmark. Until I researched it I had no idea there were so many ittybittys out there. If you can think it them there is probably an ittybitty for it! Mine is currently watching over me in my office at work until I see my grandson again and then it will go to him.
The sixth thing received was an eyeliner in dark brown from NYC. Now I am not a fan of eyeliner and hardly ever wear it and this is no exception. I did try it but for me it was no different than the hundreds of liners I have tried in the past.
The last thing I received was a coupon for Ore ida tater tots and I actually made the Blue cheese burger Totchos from the Kraft website and they were delicious. Also here in Fort Worth there is a fabulous burger place called Freds. They have the best Texas loaded cheese fries ever so I decided to make my own using tater tots. It consisted of golden fried tots, sauteed slivers of onion, think pieces of beautiful crunchy bacon, jalapenos and loads of cheese! I am making myself hungry!
Well I hope you have all enjoyed reading this as much as I have enjoyed writing it! Until next time, have a beautiful day!
This review is going to be on a wonderful little product I received in the #jinglevoxbox from Ifluenster. As several may be aware of I have extreme eczema that only gets worse in the cold weather. So when I saw this little gem I was excited to try it out.
My sample is a 1 oz container which by all standards is a good size sample and mine just hangs out in the black hole that I like to call my purse! Now this cream really does not have a smell, there is no greasy residue or lingering slipperiness as it absorbs rather quickly.
I have used it all over my skin, from my eyelids all the way down to my feet. I little of it really does go a long way and just in the few short weeks of me using it, my skin has improved greatly. As you can see by the amount I have used up, I really like this stuff.
Here is some info pulled straight from their website http://www.cetaphil.com
• Intense and lasting moisture to replenish sensitive, dry skin — great for eczema and very dry skin
• Clinically proven to provide immediate, long-lasting hydration that soothes dry, itchy skin
• Unique formula attracts water to the skin and helps prevent moisture loss
• Quick absorbing, rich, non-greasy
• Fragrance-free, mild, non-irritating
• Available sizes: 3oz, 8.8oz, 16oz
I agree with everything their sight list here!
You can find the Cetaphil brand at most retailers, This particular one retails for $12.97 for a 16 ounce tub at Walmart. They carry face and body cleansers, face and body moisturizers, a few different products for acne prone and eczema prone skin like mine and even a baby line of products. You guys should definitely check them out.
Until Next time,
All my Love
Ok ladies, let me start by apologizing for neglecting my blog. 😕 This is my extremely busy season at work and with the holidays and getting ready to travel things have just gotten out of hand. I have so many things to post for you and one of my goals in the New Year is to manage my blog better. On to the review….
Today we are reviewing the Ponds clean sweep original clean, wet cleansing cloth. I received these complimentary from Influenter for testing and review purposes and the opinions are all mine.
One simple question. Do they work? Yes and they do a pretty dang good job. For everyday of my work week I wear a full face of makeup and one wipe removed every bit of makeup that was caked onto my lovely face, lol. I really didn’t notice a smell at all. I have sensitive skin and these didn’t seem to bother it at all. The only thing I didn’t care about is they were too soapy or wet for me. As I cleaned there was a soapy film build up that for many people it is no biggie just not something I care for.
These towelettes come in the ones I received in Original Clean pictured above and also in Evening Soothe and Luminous Clean. They retail at Target and Walmart for less than $5.00. Influenster also sent a $1.00 off coupon so I did actually repurchase and will be giving them to my daughter.
Would I recommend? Yes, for one wipe to remove an entire face of makeup is pretty dang good for me I just wish they weren’t soapy. Until next time 😘
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