Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Jergens Natural Glow Face Daily Moisturizer

I am using Jergens natural glow daily moisturizer for my face. It is supposed to "create a healthy, summer glow all year long just by moisturizing." It is a good moisturizer and it makes my skin feel smooth and hydrated, but the natural glow part was not as successful. My first few applications made my skin naturally darker, but it stopped working after a few times. The glow that the lotion creates wears off after I wash my face. When I use the moisturizer, it moisturizes my skin, but does not made my face tanner anymore. I suggest you give it a try. There are samples when you purchase Jergens self tanner lotion for your body, which is working great for me by the way.

Enjoy and maybe this product will work better for you!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Thank You Notes

It is proper etiquette to send a thank you note when someone has given a gift to you or done something very thoughtful. But, when a major event happens and you have to send out a ton of them, it can become a hassle to make a crafty note for everyone. My birthday was last month and I am way overdue to send my letters so, I did the worst sin a crafty person could do. I bought a pack of thank you notes from Walmart! But, it is OK! I have so much going on right now and hardly any time. I lightened up a little bit and hey, you should too! I bought a pack of ten adorable notes for three dollars. The design is simple, but cute on these Hallmark cards and there is a little glitter on the flower. Make sure you write a sweet message on the inside, and that will make the person smile!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Enviromental Tips

Happy Earth Day! Now, I know everyone cannot plant a tree today, but there are plenty of small things you can do to save our planet. I got most of these ideas from Seventeen magazine so enjoy! Natural light is amazing so open your blinds while getting dressed in the morning rather than using lamps. You can apply your makeup more naturally while in natural light. Also, try using the same towel all week. Just hang it up to dry after your shower and imagine how much water you are saving. When you are shopping, look out for organic cotton clothes because they do not harm the environment. A fun fact is that recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to power a TV for three hours. Wow! Unplug your cellphone charger when you are not using it because it uses energy just being plugged in. I do have a little trouble with remembering to unplug my charger! I must repeat the obvious... Don't litter!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Smartwater Review

So how smart is Glaceau Smartwater? Well, the water is vapor distilled, which means they change the water into vapor, then back into liquid. When the water is in vapor form, it is rid of all the impurities. Normally, you drink spring water "that comes from the ground and contains random stuff and whatever else the animals that swim in it leave behind." To top it all off, Smartwater contains electrolytes including calcium, magnesium, and potassium. Unlike other waters, it does not contain sodium, which is unhealthy in excess. I think it has a better taste than other waters. I asked other people their opinion, and most said it tasted no different from regular water. Smartwater comes in four different sizes and at my Walmart they all cost $1.08. I purchase the 750 mL, which is a sports bottle, and then I buy the largest size bottle. When I drink all of the water in the sports bottle, I refill it with the water in the larger bottle. It is less expensive that way. I don't drink Smartwater all of the time, because it is expensive, but I do like to splurge every once in a while! Did I mention the back of the water bottle is hilarious?

"We one-up the clouds by adding electrolytes just in case you do decide to hit the beach. Unfortunately, we can't fix the whole men in thongs thing."

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

A Sweet Candle

Who doesn't love the smell of french vanilla? When I want to relax in my bed or in my tub, I light the Glade french vanilla candle. The candle creates a lovely aroma and it lasts a long time. It is also made with natural oils. The best part is that the candle only costs a few dollars, and you can purchase it virtually anywhere. There is no need to spend a lot of money on another candle when this one is too perfect. It also looks good in your home, and the wrapper can be easily taken off.

So create a relaxing mood with this sweet candle and enjoy...

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Free Samples from Walmart

Walmart is offering a free sample of John Freida Frizz Ease shampoo and conditioner. You can choose between products for curly or straight hair. I opted for the curly hair shampoo and conditioner. They are also giving another sample of John Freida. It is a choice between Sheer Blonde or Brilliant Brunette shampoo and conditioner. I chose Brilliant Brunette. I have always wanted to try this kind. Walmart is also giving a free sample Mineral Power Liquid Foundation, and I am looking forward to trying it out, too. Enjoy your samples!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Bold Nails

When you head to the salon this spring and summer, don't pick the generic pink or red. Be bold and choose a bright, unexpected color like blue! I have gotten many good comments on my bright colored nails. They draw a lot of attention and they are great to look at. Be different and try something new! Enjoy!

Crafty Collage

In another effort to explore my creative side, I made a collage. Collages are great for self expression and they are fun to make. Mine is quite simple, but it did require a good bit of work. All you need is a magazine, scissors, paper, and glue. My collage represents me and what goes on in my life. Have fun making your very own piece of art!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Charity Chick

Money is tight these days and people can barely pay for themselves, but with so many needs in the world, you cannot ignore the problems. Everyone can do their part just by clicking a few buttons or playing a game. Bionic Beauty did a post on a website called Free Rice. You can learn new words and give food to starving people. Another online charity I learned about was from Tori. You go to the animal rescue site and you click a button for each charity. The charites are animal rescue, hunger, literacy, breast cancer, child health, and the rain forest. It is simple and you really are making a difference. Do your part!

Revlon A Floral Affair

Revlon has a makeup collection called The Limited Edition Collection. It does not sound very catchy, but the products are. I bought two products from the it, A Floral Affair blush in peachy keen and Marble-ous Match Liner Shadow Duo in made for jade. You can recognize them both in the drugstore with the floral design. The blush is great and I usually wear it over my bronzer to give a little pink to my face. It is very sheer and has a light shimmer. The color is pretty and it lasts all day. This peachy product costs around ten dollars. The liner shadow duo works really well also. I apply it a little different than what is recommended. I put the bluish liner on my top lash line and I use the gold shadow for the corner of my eyes and underneath them. It works really well and I can wear it all day without it smudging. It costs around ten dollars and it has been my favorite eye makeup in a very long time. Enjoy!

Pamper Your Hands

Do you want satin hands? I know I do and Mary Kay helps you get them. They offer a three step pampering kit called Satin Hands that includes two types of cream and a hand scrub. It takes five minutes to use and when you are done, your hands feel amazing. Usually my hands are rough and dry, but this kit makes them feels smooth and smell lovely. The kit costs $30 for the full size, but I bought the travel kit which is enough for multiple uses. Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Vaseline Healthy Body Glow

I became tired of looking at my dry, pale skin. I was neglecting to put on lotion and there was no way I could lay out for a nice tan. It was chilly plus I did not want my skin to be damaged by the sun. My first experience this year with self tanner was spray tan. It turned out horribly so I vowed to never try it again. So, I was looking around in Target for some good self tanner lotion. Everything was more expensive than I thought. A lot of lotions were from six to ten dollars for a few ounces of lotion that did not even provide moisture for dry skin. I have had good experiences with Vaseline products so I decided to give the Healthy Body Glow lotion a try. It was around three dollars at Target, but online it runs for around six. I suggest you try Target or Walmart before looking online. The lotion was creamy, but not too thick. You had to use a lot when applying it. I used it on my whole body so I would be tan all over. The scent was not the best and It took a little getting used to. After the first application I was a shade darker. Gradually I became more and more tan. It looked a little orange at first, but after a few days it became more natural. This lotion also made my skin feel very smooth. My skin was no longer dry and it felt much better than before. Vaseline Healthy Body Glow lotion does the trick for me and I feel great when I go out!