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A Spa Day At Home With Conair

True Glow by Conair, Sonic Skincare Solution

True Glow by Conair, Sonic Skincare Solution

Press Sample, SponsoredI understand the summertime dilemma more than you know. When you’re a Stay At Home Mom, summertime means NO BREAK. Those blowouts you love to get as a treat now and then? GONE. The facial you indulge in, and desperately need? NO TIME. When you’re a Mom with children at home, it’s a combination of work and play until they finally fall asleep at night.

What you might have time to squeeze in, however, is a home spa treatment! I’m going to show you how you can enjoy some spa-quality results at home simply using Conair products!  More specifically, the Infiniti Pro 3Q Styling Tool and the True Glow Sonic Skincare Solution!

Conair and I go WAY back. I’ve been using their hair care products for a good 30 years. Back in the 80s, I even relied on Conair to make my bedroom phone fashionable (I bought countless colors, and swapped them out depending on my mood).  I’ve always been a fan of the brand, so I’m excited to bring their latest and greatest personal care tools to your attention!

True Glow Sonic Skincare Solution

First things first: The FACIAL! If you’re like me, using sunblock more regularly means more congested pores! It’s the price you pay to protect your skin from the sun.

True Glow by Conair, What's In The Box?

True Glow by Conair, What’s In The Box?

The True Glow Sonic Skincare Solution Facial Brush by Conair is just what you need to get a deep cleanse, and keep those pores clear!  This dermatologist-tested sonic cleansing device comes with what you see above:  a cradle for the device to rest in while charging, a charging cord, the adorable pink True Glow Facial Brush, and TWO  brush heads (one for the body, and one for the face).

True Glow by Conair, Speed Settings

True Glow by Conair, Speed Settings

The True Glow brush cleanses skin at 300 oscillations per second!  Trust me, you can’t replicate that action with a washcloth!  The device has three speeds as you can see above: low, medium, and high.

The True Glow By Conair In Action!

The True Glow By Conair In Action!

Here I am, fresh out of the shower, using the True Glow to cleanse my skin!  You don’t need to exit the shower to use this tool, it’s waterproof and safe to use while you shower!  Generally speaking, I’ll be using this device while in the shower, to maximize the relaxation factor!

To use the tool, apply your favorite cleanser to damp skin.  Then turn the brush on, and select your speed.  I chose “low” to keep my sensitive skin calm.  Gently glide the brush over the skin in a slow circular motion.  No need to apply pressure!  The brush only needs to be in contact with the skin.

The instruction manual shows how the device is designed to be used to cleanse 6 sections of your face.  Each time the True Glow beeps, you’ll move the brush location to another section.  This ensures you don’t miss a spot, or overly linger in one area.

The body brush is much more coarse, and will be a great tool to help me deal with my ultra-dry skin this summer!

After use on my face, my sensitive skin was just fine!  I was concerned that it might be too aggressive for me, but I can happily report that it was not.

The True Glow can be found in many mass retail and drugstores near you, or you can Click HERE to see where to buy!  Average retail price is a mere $79.99.  Not bad considering the price of other sonic cleaning tools!

Infiniti Pro by Conair 3Q Styling Tool

3Q Styling Tool

Infiniti Pro By Conair, 3Q Styling Tool

Now to cover that blowout you covet! The Infiniti Pro by Conair 3Q Styling Tool is plain old good looking!

Infiniti Pro By Conair, 3Q Styling Tool Review

Infiniti Pro By Conair, 3Q Styling Tool Review

I’m loving the silver style of this product, and the fact that it’s lightweight helps too!  This dryer features a brushless motor technology that increases the dryer life to a whopping 5,000 hours!  That’s a lot of dry time, considering some other AC motor hair dryers only last for 500 hours of use!

3Q Styling Tool Attachments

3Q Styling Tool Attachments

3Q Styling Tool Heat Settings

3Q Styling Tool Heat Settings

I’m going to confess, last summer I barely ever used a hairdryer. Why? I live in the desert, where low temperatures each day are still in the 90s, and highs are in the 100-teens. Even with the air conditioner on, it is not remotely tempting to point a blast of hot air at my head! So here’s something we desert-dwellers will love. The Conair 3Q Dryer uses a lower temperature and faster airflow to minimize heat damage (and keep the user cooler while drying)!

Using The Infiniti Pro by Conair 3Q Styling Tool

Using The Infiniti Pro by Conair 3Q Styling Tool

I have naturally curly, frizzy hair. This hairdryer was able to deliver a smooth blowout quickly, and at a much lower heat than the dryer I’ve been using every day.  The device was noticeably quieter the second I turned it on.  I expected this would mean longer dry time, but no!  I was able to dry my hair as fast as normal, in a quieter, lower-heat environment.

#ConairDoItYourSELFIE

My #ConairDoItYourSELFIE

The Conair 3Q Styling Tool can be purchased in major mass retailer and drugstores. Average retail price is $199.99. Click HERE for more information on where to buy.

Before I bring this post to a close, I want to let you know that Conair will be launching their DoItYourSELFIE photo sweepstakes on June 8, 2015!  Entering is so simple!  Simply take a selfie while you use your Conair 3Q or share an “after” photo of yourself.  Tag is with the #ConairDoItYourSELFIEsweeps hashtag, and you’ll be entered to win!  Five winners will be randomly selected on 7/2/15! Click HERE to enter (and good luck to you)!

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For more information about Conair’s full line of styling and skincare products, visit Conair at www.conair.com, and follow the brand on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram for great beauty tips, tricks, and giveaways!

This is a product-provided, sponsored conversation that contains affiliate links. I received the Infiniti Pro by Conair 3Q Styling Tool and the True Glow by Conair Sonic Skincare Solution for my own personal use. All opinions, text and experiences are my own.  Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.

Scar Away Silicone Scar Sheets Review

Scar Away Silicone Scar Sheets

Scar Away Silicone Scar Sheets

Press SampleIt’s been a year since my youngest had his “accident”.  We had literally just moved to another state, and after a two week period where it seemed to be all work and no play, our family visited a water spray park that my youngest son adored.  He needed a boost so badly that day, and then it happened.  While my son was running toward me through the water spray, another kid crashed into him from the side with full force.  My son flew through the air and landed on his side with nothing to break the fall.  I didn’t see his head hit the ground, but clearly it did, because as he ran toward me I saw a HUGE gash in his cheek that was deep, and white, and oh my GOD… we need to get to an ER!

After that horrible experience, he was left with a giant scar on his cheek about two inches long.  As a beauty blogger, I naturally had an abundance of recommendations from my friends, but nothing topical seemed very effective.  Finally, I read about ScarAway.  The Silicone Scar Sheets are apparently now popular with surgeons, so I decided to give them a go.

ScarAway Silicone Scar Sheets couldn’t be simpler to use.  They apply much like a band-aid, only the entire underside of the bandage adheres to the skin.  They are easily (and painlessly) removed in the morning, and don’t leave any sticky residue behind like a Band-Aid would.  My son wore them to sleep each night, removing them in the morning.  After only a few weeks of use, I noticed big changes in the appearance of his scar, so we kept up the routine. [Read more…]

Aveeno Positively Radiant #Ad

Aveeno Positively Radiant

Aveeno Positively Radiant

Press Sample, AmbassadorI’ve been having fun playing with some of the products Aveeno passed along! If you haven’t already read my Aveeno Positively Radiant Makeup Removing Wipes review, be sure to surf over!

Aveeno Positively Radiant

Aveeno Positively Radiant

There are more items in the Aveeno Positively Radiant Family, however.  I’ve been using the Aveeno Skin Brightening Daily Scrub regularly for weeks now.  I’m almost done with my 5 oz tube!  This physical scrub is a great way to turn over those dead skin cells to reveal the more youthful, hydrated skin beneath.  The texture of this scrub is extremely refined, so it’s gentle for a physical scrub.  Best of all–for the sensitive skinned like me–the formula is noncomedogenic and hypoallergenic.

Aveeno Positively Radiant

Aveeno Positively Radiant

Aveeno Positively Radiant Targeted Tone Corrector is a spot treatment.  I’m jealous of anyone who doesn’t know what that means!  This treatment contains the Aveeno Active Naturals Total Soy Complex to correct uneven skin tone, and also contains Vitamin A.  This brightening cream is great to use as a first step in an evening moisturizing regimen, topped with your favorite moisturizer.

MSRP is $6.99 for the Aveeno Positively Radiant Skin Brightening Daily Scrub, and $14.99 for the Aveeno Positively Radiant Targeted Tone Corrector.

Retailers include Amazon.com, Target.com, and Drugstore.com.  Click HERE to read more about it at Aveeno!

The products featured in this post were press samples. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.

Exuviance Skincare Review

Exuviance Skincare Regimen, Review #bblogger #exuviance #skincare

Exuviance Skincare Regimen

Exuviance Skincare Review

Exuviance Skincare Review

Press SampleI’m a long-time fan of Exuviance, and lately have been gun-shy on skincare trials, so naturally it seemed like a great idea to reach out to a brand I know and love to see if I could give an entire skincare regimen a thorough test-drive for your reading pleasure!

In response to my interest, the team at Exuviance passed along the skincare trio photographed above:  Exuviance Multi-Protection Day Crème, Exuviance Evening Restorative Complex, and Exuviance Vitamin C+ Anti-Aging Booster. Click through the jump to read about each product and my Exuviance skincare review!  Retailers of Exuviance include NeoStrata.com and Ulta! [Read more…]

NEW Vaseline Intensive Care Healing Serum Review

Vaseline Intensive Care Package, With Magnolia Bakery Sweets!

NEW Vaseline® Intensive Care™ Healing Serum Package, With Magnolia Bakery Sweets!

Vaseline® Intensive Care™ Healing Serum, Nestled In With Magnolia Bakery Goodies

NEW Vaseline® Intensive Care™ Healing Serum, Nestled In With Magnolia Bakery Goodies

Vaseline-Intensive-Care-Healing-Serum-Lineup

NEW Vaseline® Intensive Care™ Healing Serum Lineup!

Press Sample, SponsoredIt’s that time of year readers!  After a long, tough Winter, I’m sure your skin is looking dry.  Remember, we’re only weeks away from warmer weather, shorter sleeves and hem lengths, and (gasp) Spring Break!  If you’re looking for a weapon to wield in your war against dry skin, Vaseline has just launched the NEW Vaseline® Intensive Care™ Healing Serum in three different “flavors” to help you win the battle!  The claim to fame of this new product is it will deliver 10x the healing power to your skin over time using three ingredients:  PPAR Activators, Elastomers, and Vaseline® Jelly.

Straight-up Vaseline® Jelly has been a long time favorite of mine for Spring-season prep, so when I recently had the opportunity to test drive all three of these new formulas I jumped at the chance.  I was delighted when my samples arrived nestled in a bed of goodies from Magnolia Bakery treats!

Let’s go through the pros/cons:

1)  The Vaseline Intensive Care Healing Serum formula absorbs quickly after application.  This is a huge deal.  No one likes to wait around after application for their lotion to absorb.  All three absorb quickly, but of the three Radiance Restore seems the slowest to absorb, so if this is your hang-up, pick Advanced Relief or Deep Repair.

2)  Vaseline Intensive Care Healing Serum delivers instant gratification.  Immediately after applying, skin looks smoother, younger, and more healthy.

3)  The product is long lasting!  If you’re like me, you wash your hands regularly throughout the day.  The new Vaseline Intensive Care Healing Serum won’t wash off!  This formula lingers even after a long, warm, hand washing.

4)  The Vaseline Intensive Care Healing Serum has a fantastic price!  MSRP is only $7.99 and the tube is on the large side.  This moisturizer will last for quite a while, so it’s budget friendly if you plan to apply it to your entire body on a daily basis.

5)  The Vaseline Intensive Care Healing Serums are scented.  This can be a pro or a con, depending on your personal needs.  Each scent is soft and feminine, and does indeed linger after application.  My personal opinion is an unscented version would make this product lineup truly complete.

NEW Vaseline Intensive Care Healing Serum Review

Vaseline Advanced Relief Healing Serum

Vaseline® Intensive Care™ Healing Serum, Advanced Relief

Advanced Relief Healing Serum is the potion you should select if your dry skin is also itchy or irritated.  This formula is also the gentlest of the three in my opinion, so it is an obvious choice for sensitive skin.  The formula has the feminine scent of rose and amber (I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again.  Men LOVE amber)!

Vaseline Deep Repair Healing Serum

Vaseline® Intensive Care™ Healing Serum, Deep Repair

Deep Repair Healing Serum felt the richest and thickest of the three to me.  This formula has a sweeter scent of amber and jasmine.  This is the formula to pick if your skin is dry and cracking, and is the most intense moisture of the three.

Vaseline Radiance Restore Healing Serum

Vaseline® Intensive Care™ Healing Serum, Radiance Restore

Radiance Restore Healing Serum has the dreamy scent of Cocoa Butter (combined with black currant, but my nose detects only Cocoa Butter).  It’s a great pick if your skin is looking dull, as this formula is intended to restore the radiance of the skin while providing moisture.  This is the best formula to pick if you’re not a fan of scent, as the fragrance is more subtle.

Vaseline-Magnolia-Bakery

Pretty Little Treats From Magnolia Bakery

Close-up of Magnolia Bakery sweets!  I couldn’t help but think of these little “x” confections as kisses from the brand!

Vaseline-Intensive-Care-Healing-Serum-Types

Vaseline Sweets For The Skin, Nestled In Magnolia Bakery Treats

Here’s the Vaseline Intensive Care Healing Serum product lineup once again.  Which formula do you think is right for you?

Suggested retail price is a mere $7.99 for a 6.8 fl. oz. bottle.

Click HERE to visit the Vaseline Intensive Care WebsiteBe sure to “like” the Vaseline Facebook page, to keep up to date on new launches and news!

Vaseline sponsored this blog post. The opinions and text are all mine. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.