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Saturday, December 10, 2016

#SpreadTheDifference with Vaseline This Season #ad

This post is sponsored by Mirum Shopper. Opinions are 100% my own.

As I’ve mentioned a few times in previous posts lately, I’m all about 2 things this holiday season when it comes to gifting – usefulness and budgeting. I’m a little embarrassed to admit this, but when it comes to buying gifts for those I’m giving too, I’ve never stuck to a budget. While I do have an idea of what I can spend on each person, I’ve never had a specific dollar amount. But this year, I’m doing just that and putting a budget together.

The other habit I’m starting this year and hopefully continuing for years to come is making sure my gift is useful to the recipient. Like for my cousin I’m giving her some great quality bakeware. You know baking sheets, pie pans etc. He’s in culinary school and I know he will find them super useful.

Another idea is a stack of AA batteries for my father. He’s always looking for some and never has them on hand. Useful, right? 

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And of course a gift that’s big on my list to give is beauty, go figure! My recipients pretty much expect me to give them some kind of beauty gift during the holidays. Smart beauty products are something all people, especially women, love to use.

So that’s why I’m giving gift boxes from Vaseline. They are a great value and packed with body essentials like lotions, lip tins and jellies but they also give back. With each Vaseline gift box purchase, you are giving 1 Healing Donation. Your purchase will support Direct Relief to deliver Vaseline Jelly, medical supplies and dermatological care to people affected by poverty or emergencies. Learn more about Vaseline here and the Vaseline Healing Project at see.walmart.com/Walmart.

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Choose from 3 different Vaseline Gift Boxes that are only $9.88 each!

Essential Healing Gift Box – (4 products total) (shown here)

  1. (2) 10oz Vaseline Essential Healing Body Lotion
  2. (1) Vaseline Petroleum Jelly Original, 1.75oz
  3. (1) Lip Tin Original, .6oz

Cocoa Butter Gift Box – (4 products total)

  1. (2) Vaseline Cocoa Butter Body Lotion, 10oz
  2. (1) Vaseline Petroleum Jelly Cocoa Butter, 1.75oz
  3. (1) Vaseline Lip Tin Cocoa Butter, .6oz

Advanced Repair Gift Box – (4 products total)

  1. (2) Vaseline Advanced Repair Body Lotion, 10oz
  2. (1) Vaseline Petroleum Jelly Original, 1.75oz
  3. (1) Vaseline Lip Tin Original, .6oz

I have about 6 coworkers I need to give presents to this year so they will for sure be receiving one of these super useful gift sets.

Now don’t you want to #SpreadTheDifference too?

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Feeling Tropical with Kopari

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I’ve been pretty obsessed with all things coconut these days for some reason. It doesn’t matter that the temps are dropping because I’m eating it (found a great recipe for coconut nut balls on Pinterest), drinking it (downing this like crazy), using as a hair mask, and now I’m putting it on my skin!

I’ve cooked with coconut oil quite a bit of the past few years and when I read about this KOPARI Coconut Melt ($36/7oz @ koparibeauty.com, qvc.com) I had to try it.

The base of each of the 4 products in the multitasking line is 100% organic coconut oil sourced from the Phillippines and all are free of sulfates, parabens, silicones and GMOs.

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So getting back to this Coconut Melt. I had no idea that it’s made of pure coconut oil … like the coconut oil I bought at Trader Joe’s to cook with. Hmmm, so why not just use the one from Trader Joe’s on my skin? I could as the ingredients in it are organic virgin coconut oil and that’s it. But it could have parabens etc in it, right? And the bottle of this Kopari one looks a tad more presentable, dontcha think? Your choice.

Disclosure: A sample of this item was provided for review purposes.

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Saturday, September 24, 2016

I’m Showing #ShoeLove to #Amopé This Season

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Amopé™. The opinions, photos and text are all mine.

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I officially tucked my flip-flops away this past weekend and will be pulling out more of my actual shoes now that we are on fall's doorstep. And for me, with actual shoes comes the need for foot support. I sometimes feel like I'm the only one on the planet who has an actual shoe box full of full support products! Shoe too big? I have something for it. Shoe rubbing on a toe? I have something for it. And when I'm out shopping for new shoes I keep the contents of what's inside this box at the back of my brain and will even buy ½ size up to accommodate, if I think I'm going to need something extra inside my shoe.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

#PamperWithPeony and Dove This Fall!

Disclosure: Post sponsored by Mirum Shopper but all opinions are my own. Please see below for additional disclosure.

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What I love most about the nights getting colder in September is creating a home spa in my bathroom. It gets darker earlier in the day and that alone just makes me want to curl up in a warm bath or soak my feet! While an overall bath with candles and a good book is always pampering, I find just focusing on a part of my body and giving it a “super treatment,” like my feet or hands, is what I seem to do most.

And what better way to pamper this season than with the exquisite scent of sweet cream and peony inside the Dove Purely Pampering collection in Sweet Cream and Peony. Have you ever smelled peony flower before? It’s a little on the rosy side and a little on the clean side and 100% feminine.

They just came out with a Body Wash and Beauty Bar in the scent and it's just for taking care of your parts this season.

 

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

This Is How I’m Enjoying #SoftFeetAllSummer #ad

[This is a sponsored post on behalf of Amopé. All opinions are entirely my own.]

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The drugstore has to be one of my favorite places to visit. I mean, it has all kinds of cool stuff to look at and browse through. So when I was asked by Amopé® to pick up their Pedi Perfect™ Electoric Foot & Nail File at Walgreens for this campaign, I admit, I got a little excited! I blocked out 1 hour of the afternoon so I would have time to leisurely look around and put on my most comfortable shoes to do so. Yes, it’s a little adventure for me!. And I had a $15 off coupon for the device that you too can pick up @ coupon.com/amopé.

Now I can never have enough foot products on hand and I love trying new ones like this Pedi Perfect. I absolutely abhor dry cracked heels so I do whatever I can so that dry skin doesn’t appear on mine.

This useful tool has an ergonomically shaped spinning head to easily remove callused skin on the feet – use a course head for regular skin or choose the extra course head (shown here) for hard skin. Yup, I chose the one for hard skin! 

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The motorized wheel has finely ground Diamond crystals for maximum and smooth exfoliation. And the wheel moves at a nice speed, not too slow like some I’ve used. As far as the texture of the wheel Diamonds? Think of them like a really course nail file surface! And this really smooths out my heels sooo  nicely.

So bellying up to the payment counter, I presented my $15 off coupon I mentioned above andsince the Amopé was on sale already for $36.99 (down from the regular price of $49.99), I picked it up for $21.99 + tax! Now how’s that for a total bargain? I love getting a great deal on something, don’t you? Let me know if you end up using the coupon to get your own Pedi Perfect from Amopé.

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

 
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Top 4 Favorite Beauty Gadgets

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1. AMOPÉ Pedi Perfect Electronic Foot File ($39.99 @ walgreens.com, ulta.com) – yucked-up feet are not sexy no matter what season it is, and believe me, we Los Angeleans wear sandals year ‘round so the bottoms (of our feet) have to look tops at all times. This one keeps feet smooth and callus-free without a lot of effort, thankfully.  

2. HARRY JOSH Pro Dryer 2000 ($300 @ dermstore.com) – I don’t really think of a hair dryer as a gadget, per say, but it does fall into this category because it’s electronic! Since my beloved T3 died late last year I’ve been on the hunt for its replacement and I think this is it. It’s the best way for the average person to get a good blowout. Besides the comfortable weight and quick drying time, the cool down button on this actually means c-o-o-l d-o-w-n. I've never met a cool down button that does much but this one totally does. 

3. CLARISONIC Mia Fit ($189 @ ulta.com) – still not convinced that these cleansing brushes really help the skin? Now I already have a Clarisonic and didn’t think I needed this one until I used it. The compact shape of this is, dare I say, is better than the original. It just fits better in my right hand. This has two speeds – a delicate and power and takes care of skin like all of them do. Choose from Blue, Pink and White.

4. COLOR ME Automatic Foundation Applicator Kit ($54 @ qvc.com) – this little battery-operated device is the latest to come along and to help apply your foundation flawlessly using 250 sonic taps per second! And this kit comes with a sponge to apply powder (both can be used for liquids) and a protective cover to keep it clean between uses.

Disclosure: Some of these items were provided for review purposes. Some I bought.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

I Have Baby Foot Feet

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No that’s not a typo. It’s a true statement. I have one baby foot and another baby foot from BABY FOOT!

Have you heard of Baby Foot yet? Have you seen Baby Foot yet? Oh you would know if you had. It’s a super foot exfoliator like I’ve never seen before and pretty much a must-have on my beauty list now.

It uses 17 extracts (seem to mostly be fruit extracts. See a full ingredient list here) to peel off dead skin and moisturize the feet. You got a tough callus you hide from the world? Baby Foot can handle it.

 

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Have You Met Your Foot's New Best Friend?

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There are a few things that you are unable to do to yourself. Did you know this? Tickle yourself is one and I’m convinced that a massage is the other. While I can live without being able to do the first on, the second, not so much. If I had a million dollars, the first thing I would do is hire a personal chef with orders to keep Maine lobster in the frig at all times (de-shelled and ready to eat) and the second would be to have a masseuse on call. I read somewhere during the Velvet Rope Tour that Janet Jackson hired her body piercer to come on tour with her. I swear!

Anyway, I came across FOOTMATE at the Indie Beauty Expo recently and wow, it looked like the Mercedes version (they call it the ‘Ferrari of Foot Care,’ and I swear I came up with Mercedes before I even read that on their website!) of the one I’d used, and loved, a few years ago.

And opening the box and looking at the massager/cleaner/exfoliator, I do believe it looks like a manta ray. (I didn’t see that on their site!).

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The scrubbers are soft but strong bristles in the middle and studier ones on the sides and the base is a  mildew-resistant rubber that has suction cups on the underside so it suctions to the bottom of your tub for easy scrubbing while you shower. And did I mention how great the scrubber feels on the feet?

Just add a little liquid soap to the bristles and start scrubbing. Your feet will thank you.

Choose from 3 different colors on their site and each order comes with their 7.5oz Rejuvenating Gel, Retrieval Rope and instruction sheet. Blue $39.95 and White or White/Blue is $49.95 @ footmate.com.

Disclosure: A sample of this item was provided for review purposes.

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Monday, April 14, 2014

5 Favorites … Drugstore Finds

You don’t have to pay a lot for great beauty products and 5 here are worth the pennies that you can pick up right at your local drugstore. Two have totally unique scents, one leaves no white residue like some sunscreens can, one really kept my underarms super dry, and the last is an inexpensive hair hydrator.

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1. HAWAIIAN TROPIC Silk Hydration Faces Lotion SPF 30 - $9.59/1.7oz @ walgreens.com

2. AUSSIE 3 Minute Miracle MOIST - $3.99/8oz @ walgreens.com

3. CARESS Aqua Sparkle Body Wash in Lilac Blossom & Aquamarine - $5.29/12oz @ amazon.com

4. DOVE Purely Pampering Beauty Bar in Pistachio Cream with Magnolia Scent - $7.39/4bars @ walgreens.com

5. SECRET 'Paris Romantic Rose' Invisible Solid Antiperspirant - $4.29/2.6oz @ amazon.com

Disclosure: Samples of these items were provided for review purposes.

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Thursday, November 28, 2013

What Are You Using for Foot Support?

Since tomorrow is the biggest shopping day of the year, I thought I would do a feature on one of my favorite non-beauty subjects that’s vastly under discussed, foot support insoles. I am pretty obsessed and since I really like my heels, I have them in almost every pair I own in some form or another – a ball of foot cushion, back of the heel cushion, ¾” insert or a full insert for boots, which I always get ½ size too big so they fit snug.

But what Santa could really bring me this year that I’ve searched high and low for is a pair of ball-of-foot inserts for us stiletto wearers. It’s always the same, after about 2 hours of standing in sky high heels, shifting back and forth, my feet are done. And I’m not one of those that will take off my shoes before the night is over and carry them. They only come off when I’m in the door, home.

So that’s been my hunt for a long time now - something that lets me get hours of wear out of a nice pair of high heels without the pain. 

So in my quest in making all my shoes comfy, I’ve tried many different brands - Foot Petals, Dr. Scholl’s, Kiwi, Spenco, Stiletto Hardware and others. From what I’ve experienced, the material these companies use is either rubber, poron (Foot Petals) or some kind of space age material they claim will make you feel like you’re walking on clouds. 

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