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Aveeno Skin Relief Healing Ointment

Aveeno Skin Relief Healing Ointment

Aveeno Skin Relief Healing Ointment

Press SampleWhen my skin is truly dry. I mean dry to the point it needs some really effective soothing treatment, Aveeno Skin Relief Healing Ointment is worth its weight in gold. The ointment has a petroleum jelly kind of feel to it, but don’t think it’s the same! Aveeno’s product contains the Active Naturals Triple Oat Complex, known to soothe irritated skin, and protect it. In fact, this product is so soothing, it doubles as a treatment for burns and boo boos. Moms rejoice!

Aveeno Skin Relief Healing Ointment is free of lanolin, fragrance and dyes.  Retail price is $9.99 for a large 3 oz. tube. A little goes a long way with this product!

Sold at local drugstores, or online at Amazon.com, Target, and Drugstore.com.

The product in this review was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.

Paula’s Choice Rosacea Skincare Kit Review

Paula's Choice STEAL:  $9  2% BHA

Paula’s Choice STEAL: $9 2% BHA

One Paula’s Choice Item 20% Off!

Press Sample, SponsoredBefore I even get into my Paula’s Choice Rosacea Skincare Kit Review, I have two serious STEALS to present to my beloved readers.  I’m now a Power Primper with the Pretty In My Pocket team, and as a result I get to share some PERKS with my readers!

Firstly, a trial size of this Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid is available for $9–with free shipping! If your pores are looking congested, this gentle best-selling liquid helps keep pores clear.  This is marked down from the usual $14 per trial size (and includes shipping), so it’s a great way to give this chemical exfoliant a try.  This product is good for all skin types.  Why?  It’s strictly a chemical exfoliant.  No harsh scrubbing or buffing is involved! CLICK HERE TO GRAB THIS TRIAL NOW! Secondly, my readers can get 20% Off any one Paula’s Choice item (plus FREE shipping) CLICK HERE to activate your promotional code, PRIMP20 !  It expires on 7/31/15 at midnight, so do not hesitate!

Paula’s Choice Rosacea Skincare Kit Review

Paula's Choice Rosacea Kit, Evening Regimen

Paula’s Choice Rosacea Kit, Evening Regimen

I can’t put my finger on the age my porcelain skin started to betray me. In my mid-20’s my skin was a special sort of alabaster, and oh how I loved it. Now I rely heavily on product to even out my skin tone, and some skincare makes my skin really FREAK OUT. You may have noticed I don’t do many skincare reviews anymore, and this is why. Unless of course, there’s a trusted brand involved.

If you’re reading this blog, there’s a strong chance you own Paula Begoun’s book, “Don’t Go To The Cosmetics Counter Without Me“.  This voluminous tome contains comprehensive liss of the pros and cons of just about every beauty product in creation, but much of this advice can now be found online. Paula’s very particular, and as a result I knew I could trust my skin to a trial of her skincare.  My experience kicked off with a skincare consultation on the phone.  I thought this special treatment was because I am a blogger, but nope.  EVERYONE can get a consultation all you need to do is call 800-831-4088, and a consultant will ask you questions that will lead to the purchase of skincare appropriate for you. CLICK HERE to take a peek at the different skincare kits available!

Paula's Choice Skin Recovery Rosacea Kit Review, Paula's Choice Skin Recovery Rosacea Kit Sale

Paula’s Choice Skin Recovery Rosacea Kit

For me?  Well, I can use anti-aging ingredients as much as the next gal, but my primary skin concerns are dryness and Rosacea.  Luckily for me, Paula’s Choice has an entire skincare regimen for those with dry, irritable skin like mine.  The “Rosacea Kit” also known as the “Skin Recovery Kit” can be purchased in a bundle of full-sized product for $99 right now (marked down from $119).  The products included in this kit are shown above.  ALL of these are full sized products, making this a crazy steal of a deal!  They aren’t just a deal, they are incredibly soothing and effective.  My skin feels wonderful after using these products for a few weeks, and the pores on my nose (normally quite congested) haven’t looked this clear in years!  I’m very pleased.

Paula's Choice Resist Products

Paula’s Choice Resist Products

Paula’s Choice Resist products amp up your skincare experience.  Resist Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum adds some additional anti-aging muscle to your evening skincare routine.  Resist Youth-Extending Daily Mattifying Fluid is an anti-aging daytime lotion that boasts an SPF 50 and doesn’t leave the skin looking slick.

There’s more to love about Paula’s Choice Skincare!  If you try the skincare lineup and aren’t satisfied, there’s a 100% money back guarantee within 60 days of your purchase.  Paula’s Choice Skincare items are dye-free, fragrance-free, and cruelty-free.

Paula's Choice Blush It On Contour Palette

Paula’s Choice Blush It On Contour Palette

Paula's Choice Blush It On Contour Palette

Paula’s Choice Blush It On Contour Palette

Paula's Choice Blush It On Contour Swatches

Paula’s Choice Blush It On Contour Swatches

If you’re trying to figure out how to use that promo code I provided, but don’t want to take the skincare plunge, don’t forget Paula’s Choice also has a terrific lineup of color cosmetics! The Blush It On Contour Palette is brand new, retails for $36, and contains shades for blushing, bronzing, and highlighting. What fun you can have, playing with this palette!

CLICK HERE to shop Paula’s Choice products online!  It expires on 7/31/15 at midnight, so do not hesitate!

Power Primper Pride!

Power Primper Pride!

Also, if you love beauty–and shop for it frequently–download the PRIMP app for your iPhone or your Android device!  You can rate items you’ve tried, see what others are saying about the latest products, and read the advice of beauty gurus including me!

The product in this review was a press sample, and this post has been sponsored by Pretty In My Pocket (aka PRIMP). Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.

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.