Monday, September 15, 2014

Miracalis Anti-Aging Moisturizer Cream Review #Miracalis

Just the other day, a woman told me I had youthful looking skin.  When I told her that it is important to use great skin products, she seemed baffled.  Yes, I do eat healthy and drink lots of water, but I will use products like Miracalis Anti-Aging Moisturizer Cream.  I think I was more baffled than she was, because I could not imagine not taking care of my skin.

I have been using Miracalis Anti- Aging Moisturizer for one month.  I do not use it in place of anything.  It has become apart of my daily regimen along with using moisturizer, serum, vitamin c, sea salt and mud masks.  I am quick to use other skin products as well, that well help me maintain beautiful skin.

This anti aging cream is has a great consitency.  I am very big on the tecture and feel of the creams I use.  This cream is just right.  It spreads well.  I apply three dime size portions on my face.  One on the top, one on the right side of my face and one on the left side and then I rub it in, thoroughly.  This is the second to the last thing I apply to my face.  If I am using a serum or vitamin c I apply that last.

I have been very pleased with my skin and have not had any issues while using this moisturizing cream.  It has not improved it and it has not made it worse.  Some days I do feel better about my skin than other days.  It seems to be brighter.  I believe the regimen I have works and it shows.  Products like Miracalis Anti-Aging Cream can only enhance the beauty of your skin.  I do not have wrinkles yet and hope to not see any anytime soon.

It is said that with with this product you can can reduce the depth of your facial wrinkles by up to 17% after just 15 days of daily use. Up to 32% after just 28 days!

You will quickly look noticeably younger, healthier, and more attractive. .

The best part about Miracalis is it gives you a safe, gentle, hypoallergenic formula that is tested and is recommended for all 4 major skin types: Normal, Sensitive, Dry or Oily Skin

I am confident that Miracalis is protecting my skin with it's formulas of Vitamin E and Co-Enzyme Q10.  

I am very pleased with my bright, younger looking skin.  Again, it is baffling to know so many women do not know that there are products out there to help them with their aging skin.  I guess it is important for people like me that know otherwise to share my experiences.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.
Don't be afraid to be free!!!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Freedom Friday - If you don't have anything nice to say....

I was taught that it is not polite to correct people.  I am not sure if I like this rule of etiquette.  I am fed up with the way people abuse the English language.

It has become a game for me and my friend Cameron.  We are not making fun of people, but we will call one another and share the words or phrases we have heard.

Here are few that drive us nuts!!!  Please forgive me if I misspell these misused words.

  • irregardless  (regardless)
  • conversate (converse)
  • aggreance  (agreement)
  • unappropriate (inappropriate) 
  • Where are you going to be at?  (Where are you going to be?)
  • could of (could have)
  • supposibly (supposedly)   
My list is a little longer, but I think you get the picture.  I have been wondering, why is it so wrong to inform someone they are saying something incorrectly?  It is funny, because when I hear people using words or phrases like these, they are saying it with such confidence.  I do not know how they will receive my correction, but it absolutely makes me cringe.  While I am cringing I am thinking I want to correct them so badly, but I wonder if they will get upset.  So, I just allow the conversation to move on. They are happy and I am thinking, "Did he/she just say that?"

Since I am following the polite rule of etiquette, I am keeping quiet and just sharing my thoughts here.  

Happy Friday!!!
Don't be afraid to be free!!!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Natural Facial Moisturizer Review #moisturizer

Adovia Moisturizing Day Cream has not failed me.  Like all of the Adovia skin care products this moisturizing day cream keeps my skin looking beautiful.

I have been using almost the entire line of Adovia skin care for about four months now and love everything I use.  This moisturizing day cream is just the icing on the cake.

I have been using it every morning.  I know it says it is a day cream, but I believe I can use it at night as well, there have been a couple of times I did apply it at night.

I really like the consistency of the cream, it is has the right moisturizing thickness that gives my face a hydrated feeling.  I am noticing a glow/brightness after applying the moisturizer.  It is quick absorbing and not greasy.  On the days I wear makeup it dries quickly and my make up looks even better.   I not tooting my own horn, but I am always receiving compliments on my skin.  I will take all of the compliments I can get.   I was beginning to think my skin was supposed to look the way that it was, you hear about the over 40 body change.  It is true, but some things can be prevented or helped and my skin care was one of them.

Prior to using Adovia mineral skin care, my skin seemed to be going through a change.  It was looking a bit dry, my pours were open and I was getting some dark spots.  Since I have been using all of the products in the Adovia line, my skin is brighter, my pours are not as open or visible to me and my dark spots are completely gone.  I am feeling confident with my skin.

If I had not been using the other Adovia products and just using the Adovia moisturizer alone, I am sure I would have seen noticeable results.  Adovia is just that good!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.
Don't be afraid to be free!!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014


Although it is almost one year away, I have begun preparations for my Chance's 10th birthday.  One of the first items I do not have to worry about is a sign in station from WallPops.

 WallPops, is a premier line of peel-and-stick wall art from Brewster Home Fashions. I am able to  incorporate personal touches to make my birthday boy feel extra-special as he celebrates his big day. 

Kids can be easily overwhelmed by all of the attention they get during their birthday bash, and may not even remember all of the guests who came out to bring in the big day. We will definitely  arrange a sign-in station. He is going enjoy reading all of the personalized messages from all of his friends and family.  The best part is that after the party, I can remove and reapply the chalkboard into his room so he can feel the love all year round. 

I have not used the chalk board yet, because I plan using it for the party.  I know it is reusable and removable, but I did not want to remove the paper and stick it back on.  When I opened the package I was able to peel back some of the board and was able to tell that it will stick well to the wall, it is pretty sticky.  Well I did stick a small corner and it worked fine.  Peeling and sticking will not be a problem.  It also comes with two pieces of chalk.

I am excited about this because, I can remember 15 years ago, I planned my daughters 5th birthday party and I had a sign in station.  I used poster board.  Yes, I did!!!  It was cute, but 20 years later, it is faded, rolled and in the garage.   With this WallPop, chalk board if my son decides he has outgrown it, I can roll it up place it back in the package.  We will just hope that the names do not fade.

This is one of the great decorations for what is going to be an awesome birthday party.

Disclosure:Product/compensation was received in exchange for review.
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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

2014 Office Depot Foundation National Backpack Giveaway

Everyone knows the excitement of going back to school.  We were all once children or are now parents and know that awesome feeling of getting new school supplies.

Most children look forward to the beginning of the new school year.  But for those in families where money is tight, this can be a challenging time.  That’s why as school is getting ready to begin around the country, the Office Depot Foundation is helping deserving children like these start school on the right foot.

In 2014, the Foundation is donating 350,000 sackpacks to children in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and a number of other countries through its National Backpack Program, which is now in its 14th year.  By the end of this year, Office Depot and the Office Depot Foundation will have given away more than 3.3 million backpacks and sackpacks since the National Backpack Program began in 2001. 

The specially designed sackpacks come in seven bright and colorful designs that are new for 2014.  Each one includes a zippered pouch containing a pen, pencil, pencil sharpener, eraser, six-inch ruler and four crayons. The sackpacks do not have any Office Depot Foundation or Office Depot logos or markings.

I am so excited about this program.  Just watching my children and remembering how exciting going back to school is, the thought of children not having things saddens me.   Thanks to the Office Depot Foundation many children are able to feel that excitement we all know and remember and they are going to school in style.  Did you see that sackpack?  I really like it!

I like it so much, I am giving you an opportunity to win one of these specially designed sackpacks.  Good luck!!!

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Disclosure: Product/compensation was received in exchange for review.
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Monday, September 8, 2014

ginnybakes Review

ginnybakes have a been a hit with my friends and family.   ginnybakes comes in a few varieties either in a bake mix  or prepackaged cookies.  These baked goods are gluten free, no gmo, organic, vegan and kosher.

These crispy, cookies are so good.  I gave one box of chocolate chip oatmeal bliss and one box of chocolate chip love to my friend to share with her mom and her brother.  She said she was unable to try them, because her mom and brother devoured them.  I could not offer her any more, because I had to share these with other people.  She had her chance.  I did have to share these with others but seriously....I plan to give her some when I bake another batch of lovely brownie bliss or peace, love and crumble muffins.

We also loved the ginnybakes minis.  The packages are fully packed with the right amount of minis.  I did keep a couple for myself and did take them while on the go.

Although, everyone seemed to like ginnybakes prepacked cookies, my son was the only one that did not like them.  He he is very particular about what cookies he is going to eat, if any at all, so I cannot say that it was the cookie itself.  I am now trying to get him to try anything I prepare from the bake mix.

The bake mix is easy to prepare.  When looking on the back of the packages, in bold you can see the ingredients you will need before baking.  I know all packages show directions, but ginnybakes is eye catching.

I recently found ginnybakes prepacked, cookies at on of the local Target stores.  They do not carry the bake mix, but I was excited to see them in the store.  I did try other local Target stores, but they were not sold there.  They were listed on the ginnybakes site but when I went in they were not sold there the same thing happened at Bristol Farms.

I know this is a newer company and am hoping to see them grow.  It would be great if they were sold in my local Whole Foods as well.  I may need to put in a request at Whole Foods.

Have you tried ginnybakes?

Disclosure: Product/compensation was received in exchange for review.
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Friday, September 5, 2014

Freedom Friday - Be Happy With Yourself

At the wedding

Have you ever wondered if you still have IT?  Or have you felt unhappy with yourself physically and emotionally?

I have now found myself in the older woman category and was dealing with the over 40 weight gain, trying to figure out what look works for me and many other things that people over 40 face.  I began to question  my appearance and many other things.  I have always worked out, but in recent years my workouts slowed down, right along with my metabolism.  A few months ago I increased my workouts and am beginning to see results.  I had to do this, it was effecting me emotionally and physically.  I was unhappy.

I do not care what other people think of me.  But, last weekend, I turned a couple of young heads.   YES!!!  The first time my daughter said, "Did you see that?"  As we were walking into the mall, a young man was jogging out out, as he was trying to pass our eyes connected.  As he said excuse me, it was as if he was moving in slow motion, smiling and staring into my face.  Ari and I agreed it was definitely what I thought.    No, I am not into young men.  Earlier that day, I was feeling fat and unattractive and surely did not want to be in the mall looking for a dress.  Did I mention we where attending our cousins wedding the next day, so this was an emergency.

You are not going to believe this, but later that day while in the mall, it happened again.  As we walked into another store, a nice looking, tall young man was walking out of the store and he stared into my face as he walked he took a double take.  No, this was not the, "I know you from somewhere look."  This time, I said to Ari, "Did you see that?  I think I may have to become a cougar."  She was not having it. She replied, "I am not going to be checking for guys my age for you!"  We joked about this throughout the day.

I usually miss actions like this, my best friend tells me I need to pay attention.  I do not know if it was that I was paying attention or if my hard work is noticeable.  Either way, it was flattering to know that I am turning heads or stopping them in their tracks, and it is not a figment of my imagination.

I have been focused on myself for myself and my family and that is what makes me happy.  Yes, I was concerned about myself physically and emotionally.  Today, I am feeling good emotionally, physically and emotionally and I believe this allows my light to shine.  It may not have been that these young men thought I was attractive, I may have given off good energy.  Either way, Ari and I were able to have fun with it.

It is important to find things to make you happy.  Working out has made me happy in so many ways.  What makes you happy?

Happy Friday!!!

Don't be afraid to be free!!!