Choose Your Smooth This Summer! #ChooseYourSmooth @SheSpeaksUp @GilletteVenus @Walmart #Ad

    Let's be honest, Ladies, it's so much easier not to shave your legs during the winter.  Even though most of us probably don't want to admit it, we enjoy going all-natural during the cold weather months when we don't really have to show off our legs.  If you are like me, this is because you hate having razor bumps on your legs or cutting yourself with old or cheap razors.  Luckily, I have found the solution to all my shaving problems and I choose smooth legs this summer thanks to Venus!     Every girl is unique – from her personality to her lifestyle to the way she carries herself. Venus created Choose Your Smooth – a way to help shoppers choose the right razor for their lifestyle. They matched three razors (Venus Swirl, Venus & Olay, Venus Disposable) with a personality based on the razor features. The Venus Swirl is for the Perfectionist because it leaves your legs flawlessly smooth!  It has 5 contour blades and Flexiball … [Read more...]

Tips For Enjoying Soft And Radiant Skin! @CP_News #Giveaway #Ad

    I don't know about you guys, but lately I've been spending more and more time caring for my skin.  When I was younger, I really didn't pay a lot of attention to my skin aside from worrying about acne or blemishes.  The truth is that it's important to care for your skin as a whole and to follow the right skincare regimen to leave your skin soft and radiant.     Believe it or not, there are quite a few things that you can do to make sure that you have soft skin all over your body.  Many of them are everyday things that you can do that won't even cost you a lot of money.  Here are some of the tips that I have picked up over the years to keep your skin looking and feeling its very best: Drink lots of water - Staying hydrated helps to maintain the elasticity of your skin, especially as you get older. Exfoliate weekly - You should exfoliate and remove dead skin at least once a week to keep your skin looking its best. Wear Sunblock - … [Read more...]

Celebrate National Healthy Skin Month With Dove! @Dove #Giveaway #Ad

    Year after year, I find myself complaining about the impact that the cold weather here in New York City has on my skin during the winter.  As a matter of fact, I keep lotion on my desk in my classroom to moisturize my skin throughout the workday.  During this season, my skin tends to dry out and I have heard from many of my loved ones and friends that they also suffer from dry skin when Jack Frost chooses to make his entrance.     During National Healthy Skin Month, it is important to to re-evaluate your skincare routine and ensure your skin is getting the care it needs.  Dove is the #1 Dermatologist recommended brand and leaves skin softer and smoother after just one shower. The Dove personal wash collection includes a variety of Beauty Bars and Body Washes to cater to every skin type.  From the shower to the moment I leave the house after getting dressed, using Dove has made a huge difference in helping me to make sure my skin is … [Read more...]

Olive Oil, Brown Sugar and Honey Scrub

    The winter and cold air is wreaking havoc on my skin.  I've noticed recently that I am getting some dry patches on my face and that my skin tone has been looking splotchy and red in some places.  Since I have sensitive skin, I'm always looking for natural and safe ways to not only exfoliate my skin but to moisturize it as well.     I'm not sure if aging has anything to do with it but I've never really had to worry about having dry skin.  Growing up, my face was always oily and I just purchased facial cleansers to prevent breakouts.  After having kids, my skin has changed dramatically and gone from being oily to being combination skin.  While I do still have oily areas on my face, I've noticed that my forehead and cheeks tend to be dry and flaky now.     After researching various natural products online for taking care of your skin, I decided to try making a scrub on my won with natural ingredients that I was sure would … [Read more...]

Boost Your Teen’s Confidence With Clearasil! #ClearasilMom #MC @Clearasil #Sponsored

*I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Clearasil. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.     My tween son is always on-the-go.  He has basketball practice twice a week as well as at least two basketball games per week.  As if that wasn't enough, he is also involved in his school's drama team and participates in a traveling basketball team that competes out of state during the Spring.  As he is getting closer to officially becoming a teen, I have noticed some subtle changes in his skin.  Not only is it oilier, but I have seen some slight acne rear its head from time to time.     Both his father and I have always had oily skin and dealt with acne during adolescence so we are trying to instill in him the importance of keeping his face clean at all times to prevent breakouts.  We know how embarrassing acne can have a negative effect on a teenager's self-esteem and … [Read more...]

The Working Mom’s Guide To Great Skin! @PONDS #PONDSPerforms #Sponsored

    It's amazing how much my skin has changed over the years.  I'm pretty sure that this has had a lot to do with my hectic schedule and the fact that I haven't always had a regimen in place to care for my skin.  Being a Working Mom, I don't have a lot of time to spend applying products so I need a quick routine that keeps my skin beautiful and moisturized.     The way that I have approached my skin care regimen is by making sure that I do specific things throughout the day to improve my overall health as well as the condition of my skin.  This begins from the moment that I get up in the morning to the moment that I lay down to sleep at night.  Trust me, I know what I'm talking about because I have been working full-time since I was sixteen and I know a few things about maintaining great skin.  Check out my advice below: The Working Mom's Guide To Great Skin Drink plenty of water-Staying hydrated helps to minimize the appearance of wrinkles so it is important to drink at least … [Read more...]

Pamper Your Skin Without Harmful Chemicals! @BelliSkincare #Giveaway #Ad

*This post was written by me on behalf of Belli ®. I received complimentary product samples to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% mine.      Ever since having children, my skin has undergone some subtle and some not so subtle changes.  Prior to being pregnant, I had oily skin on my face and struggled to manage shine and occasional breakouts.  Post-pregnancy, my skin went from being oily to combination skin with some very dry areas.  Taking care of dry skin is something that is new to me because I've never had to use moisturizer or worry about flaking.  As a result, I have had to reevaluate my skin care routine to address some of these changes.     Lately, I was pleasantly surprised to learn that there is a skin care line that is specifically formulated to care for your skin during pregnancy and beyond.  I knew that this would be a great option for my needs since the changes to my skin had arisen from pregnancy and childbirth.  Belli ® delivers trusted skin care … [Read more...]

Natural Skin Care To Keep Tween Faces Beautiful! @ottilieandlulu #Giveaway #Partner

*This post was written by me on behalf of Ottilie & Lulu. I received complimentary product samples to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% mine.      Now that my older son is eleven, I have been stressing to him the importance of taking care of his skin.  Both his father and I have always had combination skin with some oily patches so I understand how the changes that take place with the onset of puberty can cause some unwelcome changes in one's skin.  Although I feel like he has been listening to me and has been trying to wash his face more often and take better care of his skin, I think that having products that cater to his tween needs will help a lot more.     Most teens and tweens across the country are currently preparing for back to school and Ottilie & Lulu is there to help during this important time for both kids and parents. Their products make mornings easier by making skin care easy and fast which is a huge plus for this Working Mom who barely has any … [Read more...]

Ditch Your Sleeves For The Sleeveless Summer Challenge! #SleevelessSummerSweeps #MC #Ad

*I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Influence Central for Dove Advanced Care Deodorant. I received a promotional item to facilitate my review.     The Summer is the worst time to have irritated skin under your arms from shaving or irritating deodorants.  During the warm weather, all of us ladies want to wear cooler clothing and possibly go sleeveless to show off our great skin.  There are certain things that I look for when I am purchasing deodorant and Dove Advanced Care Deodorant has a lot of the qualities that appeal to me.     Obviously, my number one item on my deodorant criteria list is that it keeps me fresh and clean.  Dove Advanced Care Deodorant with NutriumMoisture keeps you dry and odor-free for a long-lasting 48 hours which means that I can leave work and head straight to my afternoon business meetings without worrying about odor.  It is also clinically proven to reduce irritation from shaving and provides softer, smoother skin in just three … [Read more...]

Keep Your Skin Healthy During The Hot Summer Months! #LuminousSkin #Jergens @JergensUS #Ad

*This is part of a product review campaign with Latina Mom Bloggers and JERGENS® ; complimentary products were provided. However, all opinions expressed are my own.     My skin really takes a beating during the hot, summer months.  Besides the fact that I expose it to more sun than the rest of the year, I am constantly taking the kids to the pool and to the beach which causes it to get dry and dull.  In recent years, I have realized the importance of taking special care of my skin during this season.  After all, along with the warm weather, comes the opportunity to spend a lot of time outdoors and show off my skin so I have to keep it looking radiant.  Thankfully, I have great skin care products from Jergens® in my arsenal!     Over the years, I have discovered ways to keep my skin healthy and hydrated during the summer and you might be surprised at some of the things that I have learned.  Since I want all of you to have luminous skin along with me during this time of the year, I … [Read more...]