Brighten Your Smile Professionally On A Budget! #SmileBrilliant @SBWhitening #Giveaway #Ad

*I participated in this campaign on behalf of Smile Brilliant. I received a promotional item to facilitate this review and as a thank you item for participating. All opinions are my own.       Honestly, I've always wanted to whiten my teeth professionally but I have been afraid of the cost to go to the dentist and have it done.  Let's face it, when household expenses have to be paid in a Middle-Class household, teeth whitening is not exactly high up on most people's list of priorities.  However, I'm a woman and having a bright and beautiful smile is very important to me.     I had no idea that Smile Brilliant offers an affordable option for those of us who are interested in whitening our teeth professionally.  Not only was I shocked at the prices of their teeth whitening kits, but they also offer a 100% money back guarantee which means a lot to me as a consumer.  This demonstrates to me that this a company that stands behind the product that they are offering and its … [Read more...]

Date Night Preparations To Make Your Evening Special! #PGBestForMe @PGEveryday #Giveaway #Ad

*Disclosure:  This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with SheSpeaks and P&G.  However, all opinions expressed are my own.     Everyone knows that most parents are so busy with the daily responsibilities of raising a family and maintaining a home that they have very little time for romance.  My husband and I are no different and we are constantly looking for ways to fit some couple time into our already hectic daily schedules.  Now that Spring is here, the warmer weather and sunny days are just beckoning us to get out and enjoy each other's company but there are some preparations that always need to be made before we head out for date night.     P&G can help you find the best products for your special occasion. P&G’s beauty, grooming and home care brands have received hundreds of awards and recognitions from leading magazines, so you know you’ll get the look that works for you, no matter what. Create the perfect look for your special occasion this spring with … [Read more...]

Feel Beautiful Naturally! #AVEENO #Ad

*This sponsored post was written by me in collaboration with Latina Bloggers Connect and Aveeno.  All opinions are 100% mine.     Most women grow up and learn their beauty and skin care routines from their mothers and grandmothers.  Within the Hispanic community, this is especially true and, as young girls, we are taught the secrets passed down by generations of women in our family when it comes to grooming and taking care of ourselves.  In many cases, the tips that are passed down include ingredients that can be found in nature that serve to bring out our natural beauty.     I was raised by my Grandmother in Spain until I was eight years old and she has always used natural products to take care of herself on the inside and on the outside.  My grandparents owned a farm and she grew a variety of fruits and vegetables in her garden which we consumed and which she swore had secret beauty benefits.  I remember laughing whenever she would say that eating pears daily made her skin … [Read more...]

Soothe Your Skin With AVEENO Eczema Therapy! #AVEENO #Sponsored

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for AVEENO®. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.     I've always suffered from bouts of Eczema and, much to my chagrin, my seven-year old son has also had skin problems since when he was a baby.  I began to notice it right after he was born and I thought it would resolve itself but, unfortunately, that was not to be the case and I had to eventually take him to a dermatologist.     My husband and I were told that he was suffering from Eczema and the doctor prescribed medication to treat it.  We have never been big advocates of addressing all health issues with medication and, since he was so young, we opted to soothe his skin in other ways.  Using AVEENO® on his skin and to bathe him has been a godsend.  We immediately noticed that his skin improved considerably in the areas of dryness and scaliness.  Also, he wasn't scratching the dry patches of skin as much.     Since October is … [Read more...]

Experience Natural Skincare With @Lunagenics! #LunagenicsSkincare #Ad

*This post was written by me on behalf of Lunagenics.  I received complimentary product samples to facilitate this review.  All opinions are 100% mine.     I've always had a love/hate relationship with my skin.  When I was younger, I suffered from very oily skin and was prone to breakouts and acne in certain parts of my face.  As I got older and had kids, I noticed that my skin started to change and I developed combination skin with dry areas and persistent oily skin on my T-Zone.     One of my colleagues last year discussed with me the importance of establishing a regular skincare routine even though I am only in my mid thirties.  She stressed that the reason her skin looked so great in her fifties was because she took good care of it as a young woman.  I knew that I had to get a skincare regimen fast but I didn't know which products would be right for my skin.     I was thrilled to have the opportunity to review Lunagenics Anti-aging Professional Skin Care products.  They … [Read more...]

Reveal Your Unique Shade Of Beauty With Mia Mariu Cosmetics! @Mia_Mariu #Ad

*This post was written by me on behalf of Mia Mariu.  I received complimentary product samples to facilitate this review.  All opinions are 100% mine.     Everyone who knows me is aware that I don't like to wear a lot of makeup.  You can usually find the same staple makeup items in my purse and I love makeup that gives me that natural look instead of looking heavily made up.  I was very excited to find out that I would have the opportunity to review Mia Mariu cosmetics since they promote health and beauty inside and out.     Mía is a Dallas based health and beauty social selling company that offers entrepreneurial business opportunities for women.  Their products are made with natural ingredients which combine botanicals, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and peptides.  This translates into beauty products that give you glowing skin and a more beautiful appearance.  The best part is that they are very affordable and offer you an exceptional value for quality makeup products.     … [Read more...]

Homemade Remedies And Beauty Tips Passed Down From Abuela! #ALLERGYFACE #ZYRTEC #Ad

*This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Zyrtec and Latina Bloggers Connect. All opinions are 100% mine.     Growing up, I always struggled with having combination skin which was difficult to control, especially during allergy season.  It didn't help that my allergies would act up and contribute to my blotchy appearance by adding red splotches to my skin and puffing up my eyes and nose.  As a result, I was always looking for ways to diminish and combat my ALLERGY FACE™.     My grandmother raised me and she has always been a big believer in natural and homemade remedies for almost every issue or ailment.  She also used these same natural ingredients in her skin care regimen.  One particular plant that I remember her using for a wide variety of problems was the Eucalyptus plant that grew right around the area surrounding our land.  We would walk together and collect them to use in her many do-it-yourself beauty recipes and remedies.     Whenever I had a stuffy … [Read more...]

Look Good And Feel Good Despite #ALLERGYFACE This Spring! #ZYRTEC #Ad

*This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Zyrtec and Latina Bloggers Connect. All opinions are 100% mine.     It's ironic that I was going to write this post today because I am suffering terribly from allergies this week.  My allergies came on in full force around Wednesday afternoon with a variety of the usual symptoms including a scratchy throat, a stuffy nose, and itchy and watery eyes.  Things have only gotten worse and today I feel like my head is literally going to explode with the congestion.     Unfortunately, allergy symptoms not only make you feel terrible but they also wreak havoc on your facial appearance by making your eyes glassy, causing your skin to swell and look blotchy, and making the skin under your nose raw and red from continuous nose blowing.  As you can see from the photo below, I'm suffering from a full blown case of what is commonly referred to as “ALLERGY FACE™” :     Looking my best is very important to me so I am always seeking ways … [Read more...]

Help Women With Cancer Look And Feel Beautiful! #LGFBWeek

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of LGFB. All opinions are 100% mine. #spon: I'm required to disclose a relationship between our site and LGFB . This could include the LGFB providing us w/content, product, access or other forms of payment.     It's no secret that finding a cure for Cancer is a cause close to my heart as I am a Leukemia Survivor.  Until that miracle takes place, it is very important to me that I support organizations that are aimed at improving the quality of life of other Survivors.  Undergoing Cancer treatment can be grueling physically and emotionally and it is important that we support those who have to go through this trying time.     Look Good Feel Better (LGFB) is a global campaign that is aimed at helping people with Cancer deal with the impact that treatment can have on their appearance.  This program has served more than 800,000 Survivors for 24 years in the United States and around the world.  They offer free workshops, self help … [Read more...]

Hydrate Your Skin With Dial Coconut Water Body Wash!

    I love washing with body wash because of the way that it makes my skin feel after taking a shower and I love how great it makes my skin smell.  I'm always on the lookout for new body wash products that will be kind to my skin and not be too hard on my pocketbook.  Unfortunately, it's sometimes difficult to find body washes that have all of the characteristics that I'm looking for including not irritating my skin, smelling great, and fitting within my household budget.     NEW Dial Coconut Water Body Wash is the first body wash to contain coconut water which not only cleans your skin, but also hydrates it.  Not to mention that it smells heavenly with fresh hints of green, floral, and coconut.  You will feel like you are bathing on the shores of distant islands instead of being in your own shower.     You are probably wondering what makes coconut water so good for your skin.  It can be found in young, green coconuts and is very rich in antioxidants.  Antioxidants work in the body … [Read more...]