Oct 13, 2015

Experience the Difference with NU SKIN.

I was given NU SKIN ageLOC Elements for free plus compensation to facilitate my review. All opinions are honest and are mine alone.

NU SKIN ageLOC products: cleanser, day and night cream pictured as a set.

Let's be honest, skin care is a delicate and personal thing. What's good for one person, may not be the answer for another. When it comes to taking care of our aging skin, it's important to choose skin care products that are right for YOU. 

Whether you're looking for a skin care product to help rid wrinkles and fine lines that also provides hydration, or for acne or large pores, or perhaps you're looking for a product that will provide you with a youthful healthier feel and look, it's important that you seek out the skin care regimen that will fulfill your needs. 

It's true, I love reviewing beauty products. Not only do I get wonderful products for free, I also get to tell you all about them in my own voice. And sometimes, I even love them enough to use them forever!! 

The most important thing that I look for in skin care products is what it doesn't contian. I'm not looking for products to put on my face or body that contains the "bad stuff", nor will I ever review any that do. I also tend to not worry so much about the price, but more about what it can do for me. Another important element I look for is if it's guaranteed for a full refund if I don't like it. 

Today, I am reviewing NU SKIN ageLOC Elements. This includes 3 products; a facial cleanser, and a day and night moisturizer.

NU SKIN ageLOC Elements

Infuse your skin with the elements of youth. ageLOC™ Elements products are the modern essentials of anti-aging skin care. Together these products cleanse, purify, renew,moisturize, and reveal younger looking skin—for a more youthful, healthier looking you now and in the future.
  • ageLOC Gentle Cleanse & Tone - purifies and hydrates skin.
  • ageLOC Radiant Day SPF 22 - brightens and hydrates skin.
  • ageLOC Transforming Night - rich hydration that reduces the look of fine lines, wrinkles, and pores.
I have been using the above skin care regimen faithfully for about 3 weeks and my face feels fresh and smooth. When I choose a night cream, I like to feel it still on my face when I wake up in the morning. The ageLOC Transforming Night does just that. A small dab is all it takes for me. 

This is me before and after. Not much difference (this is only 1-1/2 weeks difference, not the full 3 weeks), but enough to show you that the my face is a little brighter because of the SPF 22. I do like to garden and work in the flowerbed outside, so a SPF moisturizer is imporant to me.


When I use the ageLOC Gentle Cleanse & Tone, I only need one or two pumps. It calls for 3, but when I'm not wearing makeup, I literally use one pump, and two pumps if I put make up on that day. So one pump in the morning and two at night (if I wore makeup) is what I use. This is one pump.

For the ageLOC Radiant Day, I tend to use more than called for because I have such dry skin. So for me, this product will not last as long as the other two. This is how much I use and will cover my face and the upper part of my neck. It's lightweight and has a light fresh smell. It works very good with my foundation.

NU SKIN ageLOC Elements when used together, targets the ultimate source of aging and can dramatically reduce the appearance of aging, which includes fine lines and wrinkles. Does this sound like a skin care regimen for you? I highly recommend it for the aging skin.

Here's is a coupon code exclusively for my readers on this set only. No where else will you find this coupon. To use, simply visit the NU SKIN ageLOC Elements page and use code EXCLUSIVE20. 

NU SKIN also offers other products such as; oral care, men's care, cosmetics, spa treatments, essentials oils, hair care, and more. Discover and experience the difference with NU SKIN today!! All products come with a full money-back guarantee.

Do you have any questions? If so, please contact Holly. Her information can be found on the website in the upper left hand corner. NU Skin is sold exclusively by NU Skin Distributors.

Oct 7, 2015

Rethink P.I.N.K. and Take Charge of Your BREAST Health!

This is a sponsored post for Solis Mammography Rethink P.I.N.K. Campaign

National Mammography Day is Oct. 16 

The American Cancer Society recommends that women age 40 and older should have a mammogram every year and should continue to do so for as long as they are in good health. Other organizations cite every other year as the optimal time to get checked.

My doctor told me to get one EVERY YEAR! She even chuckled when I mentioned it. My insurance pays for it, so why not.

Talk to your doctor and see what they say, then make the choice that’s right for you.

Solis Mammography wants women to reclaim the month of October for national breast health and dispel the fear and anxiety created around pink ribbons. Solis wants women to know that 7 out of 8 women will not get breast cancer and that their annual mammogram is a way to focus on empowerment, choice and peace of mind.

As the nation’s largest independent provider of screening and diagnostics for breast health services, Solis wants women to Rethink P.I.N.K. this October and focus on breast health. 

The color “pink” is rethought and becomes an acronym, “P.I.N.K.”


    • Peace of Mind. Solis Mammography has trademarked the Peace of Mind Mammogram™ to reflect their promise of offering such an exceptional experience that women  won’t avoid getting the mammogram they need. The environment of each center and exceptional quality of patient care offered by specialists in breast imaging leads to peace of mind for the patients they serve.


    • Incredible Service. Solis Mammography’s entire team is deeply committed to the women and physicians they serve. From online scheduling and fast results delivered by secure email within 24 to 48 hours, the company is proud to cite that 98 percent of their patients would give them a positive recommendation to family or friends.


    • Not what you Expect. While many women associate mammograms with pain, Solis’ breast dedicated technologists are highly trained in breast compression and placement. This results in 89 percent of their patients reporting little to no discomfort during their exam.


    • Knowledge is Power. Perhaps most central to the Rethink P.I.N.K. campaign is the common statistic most women cite – that 1 in 8 women will get breast cancer in their lifetime. Solis encourages women to remember that this also means 7 in 8 women will NOT get breast cancer. But if you are the 1 in 8, you want to find any anomaly as EARLY as possible, so that your treatment is as EASY as possible.

For the entire month of October including Oct. 16 which is National Mammography Day Rethink P.I.N.K. and schedule your mammogram. 
***Note – Many Solis centers are offering extended weekday and Saturday hours during the month of October.  There are 18 centers across DFW. Visit our website to find the most convenient center: http://www.solismammo.com//find-a-center/Texas/DFW

Who is Solis Mammography?
Solis Mammography is a specialized healthcare provider focused exclusively on providing women an exceptional mammography experience. Headquartered in Addison, Texas, Solis currently operates 31 centers across four states – Texas, Arizona, Ohio, and North Carolina. The company operates both wholly owned centers and multiple successful joint ventures with hospital partners. Solis provides a complete range of highly specialized breast health services including screening and diagnostic mammography (2D and 3D), computer-aided detection, breast ultrasound, stereotactic biopsy and ultrasound-guided biopsy. For more information, visit www.SolisMammo.com

Solis invites women to Rethink P.I.N.K., take charge of your breast health, and schedule your annual mammograms.

I'm In - Are You?
Don't forget to wear PINK this month!

Spider-Man Costume *Black* was His Choice

I received this costume from Costume Supercenter for free to facilitate this review.

Young boy wearing a Black Spider-Man Costume with his fingers imitating Spider-Man

Well,  I have to say he looks pretty cool in the costume. It definitely was not my first or second choice! I have to blame it on the movie because after he saw Spider-Man 3 he was all about wanting to be the "Black" Spider-Man. And, also because he already has THREE regular Spider-Man costumes. Let me tell you...he has just about worn them all out. Can you believe Spider-Man is still as popular today as it was 30 or so years ago?

Halloween my friends is just around the corner. Have your kids decided on what they want to be? We are even gearing up for it on the front porch of our house. This will be my first time to ever to decorate our front porch with Halloween fun.  I'm just as excited as Brody is. Little by little we will have the front of our house all decorated, so when the little goblins come trick or treating they will have a sight to see!!

Have you seen all the Spider-Man Costumes to choose from? There are several different styles of them. Some are plain like the one above and a few others offer more padding and extra accessories. 

This particular child's costume I received is a 2-piece muscle chest jumpsuit with a separate soft headpiece. Comes in SM, Med, and Large. I ordered a size SM for 4-6-year-olds; however, it barely velcroed together in the back. Brody is almost 6 and is an average size kid so no way will he be wearing this costume after this year. I should have got the next size up because he likes to wear all his costumes all year long....and he'd sleep in them if I let him!

Shopping online for Halloween or any other items is so convenient and can save you time. Check out Costume SuperCenter for the latest and greatest costumes for the entire family!!

Oct 6, 2015

My Top 20+ Toys & Gifts for the 2015 Holiday Season at Walmart

This is a sponsored post provided by Acorn Influence, LLC. All opinions are my own.

Not to spoil the fall season, but the holidays are coming up and I want you to be prepared!! Children everywhere will soon be making their holiday wish lists, and I'd like to give you a preview of what will surely be on those lists!! What I'm about to show you is the top trends in toys that will be on Walmart's shelves this holiday season...if not already. So parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles get your pen and paper out to take notes!! Oh...and my list is not just for kids, as I've got a few things that I'm putting on my own wish list that I think you will like too!! #ChosenByKids #TheList

A blue and green sign that says Chosen by our Customers - this was for a Expo hosted by Walmart

I was one of 20 DFW Bloggers chosen to attend Chosen By You Expo, a three-day gift extravaganza event in Fort Worth hosted by Walmart back in July. This event showcased hundreds of items in several different categories, such as toys, kitchen, tech, apparel, entertainment, holiday gifts, food, etc. Along with other invited consumers, we had the chance to vote and give feedback on our favorite products in all categories that we would like to see at Walmart for the holiday shopping.

With a provided laptop in hand, I went around to several areas that caught my eye and that I was most interested in. I'm happy to present to you my top 20+ picks for the 2015 holiday season. The worst thing about this whole event was that I had to keep it a secret for three months!!! Now the cat is out of the bag...and I can breathe!

AND....that's not all...I was one of the very few who got to attend a very special (behind black curtains) Star Wars presentation. This was hush to many that attended the expo. We were not allowed to take pictures but were allowed to take notes. However, I was sent a few pics from staff that I am now allowed to use. Also, all of the toys behind the black curtains went out on Walmart floors on FORCE FRIDAY, September the 4th...so they're no longer a secret either. See my favorites below.

Kids were not allowed to go with us while we were working; however, they were allowed to attend the following day. Since Fort Worth is only a few miles from my home, I returned the next day with my son. I would say toys were the main attraction at this gift expo. Santa and his elves are going to be b u s y this Christmas season!!

Walmart is the place to shop for everyone on your list! Follow #TheList on social media to see what other bloggers highlighted as their favorites!


This is a Big and Bad Max Tow Truck—Parents, you're going to want to take note of this and what it can do! In my opinion, this toy was the most talked about. Its greatness even made it all the way upstairs to the Cosmetic area. Everyone was talking about it!!

A very short but "powerful" video - watch this mighty truck pull all these water bottles! Ages 6-7 - but I say above that!!

Lalaloopsy Dance with Me    |    BRATZ Sleepover Spa

It's the Talking Minion Boys
One of them toots...and you know how boys like that! Listen for yourself...and watch these three (Kevin, Stewart and Bob, ) play their tune! It's 59 seconds of complete hilarity!!

MONSTER HIGH - High School "Deadtention" - Opens up to more than 4' tall and 5' wide

My son flipped over this Hot Wheels Ultimate Garage. He's 5 years old and has so many hot wheels that this would be the perfect place to store them. It is sort of cool. I also think my husband would like to play with it, because yep, he's a kid too!!

You will find hidden treasures beneath rocks, gravel, dirt and more with this cool Treasure Truck by MATCHBOX. I even put my own ring down in the box of rocks and found it with the truck's super magnetic powers!! This would be really cool to take to the beach to look for jewels.


These were some of Brody's favorites! #ChosenByKids 

Watch my son in action. I'd love to have one of these for his room. Perfect for a rainy day!

The perfect, sturdy chair for the hunter or huntress! And...the price is right at only $19.95.

Parents - you're going to want to stock up on batteries and have them ready for Christmas morning!! All Star Wars toys came out Sept. 4th on Force Friday. Here are a few of my favorites.

Legendary Yoda Comes to life. He stands 16" tall and will train your kids to be a Jedi with his Yoda voice talking robotics. He'll even answer you. If you have a Star Wars fan in the house, they are going to want this...so save your money!!! He was pretty cool!

This particular toy (the Boba Fett Jetpack) was behind the black curtain, but Brody and I spotted it during its outdoor demonstration. It can go up as high as 50ft. Brody had a blast with it.

Air Hogs was the most amazing toy to me. This one is for all ages...and I mean all ages! It has cool sound effects, and it flies. If and when it crashes, it won't break or bend because it's made of heavy duty Styrofoam (though it doesn't look like Styrofoam at all).

The Jedi Master Lightsaber - another awesome toy for all ages.

The Star Wars Sleeping Bag will definitely be a hit with kids of all ages. Only $12.88 at Walmart. It's made in the USA and is 10ft long....so even adults can take part in sleeping outdoors with the kiddos!!


I've always wanted a NutriBullet and now I want the PRO!! Santa - I've really been good this year!!

Keurig 2.0 - in red please! I love that a carafe is included so a pot of coffee can be made. It's great for unexpected guests, parties and more! I can see every college student wanting one of these.

Decisions decisions - I just love the green/bluish color, don't you? But I do love everything Rachael Ray puts out. Either way, momma needs new cookware!!


S'MORES Cocoa Mug Set
Who doesn't like s'mores? A great gift to give for a party exchange or even to your kids. I can think of many family members who would love this...and they don't have kids!!

Movie Night For 2
Best gift for the movie goer OR for that special co-worker OR for that person who has everything but this OR make it a special night with just you and one child. My 5-year-old would love it!


What a great buy. I think my granddaughter would love this. I bet her mom would too!!

Beautiful warm colors. Maybelline always puts out nice collections and colors.

One handsome dude and one cool Minion Mom. These are actually Adult Pajamas. Ladies were walking around wearing different styles of PJ's, but Brody got his picture taken with the best one. I bet it's a sellout! 

Okay, so that's my top 20+ picks for the 2015 holiday season at Walmart. Do you see anything on my list that you are going to want for yourself or for your children? I'd love to know in a comment below!! 

Don't wait, go now to Walmart to pick up something for everyone on your list! You can always hide them in a secret place!! Happy Shopping!

Oct 4, 2015

Sunday Strolls Giveaway Link Up - 10/4/15

Mommie..Again has agreed to co-host Sunday Strolls with me!! AND so has Christy's Cozy Corners. So now you can enter on here or on Mommie..Again or on Christy's Cozy Corners and the links will appear on all three!
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