Care For Your Skin This Spring! @Dove #Giveaway #Ad

*I participated in this campaign on behalf of Dove US. I received a promotional item to facilitate this review and as a thank you item for participating.  All opinions are my own.       I've always had combination skin.  Although I have some oily areas on my face, I suffer from dry skin on the rest of my body and am always on the lookout for products that will help me to retain moisture.  This is especially true during the Spring and Summer months when I tend to shave my legs more often due to more frequent wear of shorts or dresses.  I find that my skin tends to lose valuable nutrients during this time and I have to work harder to keep it soft and smooth.     Recently, I found a product that not only allows me to enjoy a luxurious lather when I am showering but that I can also use as a substitute for shaving cream during the warm weather.  New Dove Crème Mousse body washes feature a rich, whipped formula that allows me to enjoy the benefits of a body wash and a shave cream … [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...]

Treasure Those Special Family Moments! #FamiliaLubriderm #LatinaBloggers #Ad

*This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with LUBRIDERM and Latina Bloggers Connect.  I received a promotional item to facilitate this review and as a thank you item for participating.  All opinions are my own.     This afternoon, I was having a conversation with a colleague at work about how, as I am getting older, my priorities have changed significantly.  Now that I am a mother and a wife, it is clear to anyone who is in my life that my family is the most important thing in my life.  I treasure and value every single opportunity that I have to spend quality time with them and those instances are the moments when I am the most happy.     During these last couple of months, we have had some amazing experiences together and even spent some time snow tubing with the kids.  Unfortunately, due to the freezing temperatures and the barrage of snowstorms that New York City has had this winter, being outdoors has wreaked havoc on all of our skin.  We have all complained of … [Read more...]

Experience A Boost Of Soft Skin! @Dial #PurexInsiders #Giveaway #Ad

*I participated in this campaign on behalf of Dial as a Purex Insider. I received a promotional item to facilitate this review and as a thank you item for participating.  All opinions are my own.       We love using body wash when we take showers.  There is just something about lathering up your skin and filling the bathroom with a refreshing scent of clean.  The problem is that some body washes are very harsh and dry up our skin.  Since all four of us have sensitive skin, we are always on the lookout for body washes that will moisturize our skin and be kind to it.     As a Purex Insider, I have the privilege of trying out all of their new products as soon as they come out.  I was very excited to find out that their new Dial Vitamin Boost Body Wash was being introduced with the promise that it gives your skin a daily boost of vitamins.  That sounded great to me because more vitamins mean healthier and moisturized skin.     Its advanced formula contains a Vitamin … [Read more...]

Enjoy A Spa Experience Every Time You Shower! @RejuvenatorPro #Giveaway #Ad

*I participated in a campaign on behalf of Rejuvenator Products. I received a promotional item to facilitate this post and as a thank you item for participating.  All opinions are my own.     I'm sure I don't have to tell you how soothing it is to take a long, hot shower after a hard day at work.  Some days, I spend the last few hours at my job counting down the minutes until I can enjoy that little time to myself.    I've been looking for ways to make my shower experience even more rewarding and I think I found the perfect product.  The Rejuvenator Microbubble Shower Head seemed to be the perfect addition to my relaxing daily shower routine.     Before you go on thinking that this is your average shower head, let me be the one to tell you that it is unlike any shower fixture that you have every experienced.  The secret behind its effectiveness is that it not only cleans the surface of your skin but also naturally and effectively cleans deep within your pores.  The Rejuvenator … [Read more...]

Safely Sanitize And Moisturize Your Children’s Hands! @MothersTherapy #Giveaway #Ad

*I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mother's Therapy Organics. I received a promotional item to facilitate this post and as a thank you item for participating.  All opinions are my own.     Today I received a call from my son's school nurse.  It seems that he broke out in hives again in the schoolyard.  He is asthmatic and suffers from a few allergies so it is common to see him suffer from skin rashes or hives from time to time.  Since I worry so much about his allergies, I have started using more and more organic products in our home and on his skin.  A recent study shows that more parents are switching to organic and natural items on their children due to being concerned about the harsh, chemical-laden products that are currently available.     Mother's Therapy Organics includes safe, natural and organic ingredients in all of their children's cleansing products because they are dedicated to preserving the health and well-being of all children.  This is what initially … [Read more...]

Moisturizing Skin Care That Is Not Just For Babies! #JohnsonsBaby #Ad

Disclosure:  This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Latina Bloggers Connect and JOHNSON’S® Baby.  However, all opinions expressed are my own.     Every single time my husband is in my car, he complains that I never keep any lotion in the glove compartment.  You see, he has very dry skin and is used to having hand lotion in his own car readily available at his disposal.  We have always trusted Johnson's Baby with the care of our sons' skins so I thought it would be the perfect moisturizer to use on my husband's skin.     My husband has told me repeatedly that his dry skin issues are not just about dryness but that they also cause him discomfort that can only be alleviated when he hydrates his skin with moisturizing cream.  This is the reason that Johnson's immediately came to mind due to the fact that it has always been gentle enough for babies' skins but is also strong enough to lock in moisture in adult skin.     When our oldest son was born, one of my … [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...]

Protect Your Loved Ones From The Sun’s Harsh Effects #NTGBeautifulInsideOut #Ad

*This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Neutrogena and Latina Bloggers Connect. All opinions are 100% mine.     Normally I am the mom who prides herself on always being prepared for whatever situation arises regarding my family.  You will find everything from band-aids to sunblock in my purse on any given day and my husband and children have come to rely on my constant preparedness.     Last week, my family and I took a mini-vacation to a local water resort and, as usual, I packed all of our bags the night before and made sure that we would have all of the clothing and necessities that we required on this excursion.  At least I thought I had packed all of the essentials...You see, when we settled into our lounge chairs by the pool, I realized that I had forgotten to pack sunblock.     You are probably wondering why I would forget to pack sunblock on a family vacation but there is actually a very good explanation.  I expected us to spend all of our time in the … [Read more...]