Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Surprising

It Wow, I learned that the average woman uses 16,000 tampons over time, and that no federal law requires makers to disclose the ingredients in them.   Protecting the right to know is important for all women in our lives. Learn more about this!  #comeclean #generationgood
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Unbelievably, no federal law exists which requires disclosure of ingredients in tampons and pads. This means women are left in the dark about what ingredients they are putting on some of the most sensitive and absorptive tissue on their body.

That’s why Women's Voices for the Earth and Seventh Generation are happy to report that Representative Grace Meng is planning to re-introduce a bill to require disclosure of the ingredients used in feminine products. And on May 23, women from across the country will gather on Capitol Hill to send Congress a message: It’s time to care about feminine care. Period.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Beauty Box 5 May 2017 Summer Date Night #sponsored @beautybox5 #Beautybox5 #CougarBeauty #Jerseyshorecosmetics #JellyPongPong #DailyConcepts #nanacoco

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received the products for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the products. '



I love it....Beauty Box five has the fun beauty ideas for every day of the year whether it is spring, summer, fall or winter.  My little blue box from BB5 helps me manage to keep it all together at work and at home to freshen up my glam look no matter what the day holds for me.  BB5 shows you how you can squeeze in quality beauty time into even the days you gotta speed things along with a few little special products.  Check out all the trendiest of autumn fashions now that the long, hot days of summer are starting to fade! Don't forget to share your fave finds and share with friends too. Take a peek at a few beauty goodies to go along with your pretty fashions and maybe grab a few extra for friends. A BB5 subscription makes a great gift any friend would appreciate all year long.



Everyone loves getting the inside scoop. I like trying new beauty products from sunscreens to lipsticks and find that I often find new faves.  That is one of the great things about BB5.  You can try lots of new things and sub in new favorites without being stuck with a huge bottle of this or that. I happens to the best of us even with green intentions. Sometimes I look at a product in the store but I worry it might not be for me and I don't want to spend all that money if I don't know that I really like it.  Who needs something else to sit on the bathroom shelf or take up more room in a drawer? I would always feel guilty. Every once in a while you get lucky and the store has a sample or perhaps a beauty company sends you a sample and you get to try it first.  That is the premise behind BB5.

The ideal solution for all of us is brought to you by Beauty Box 5. They understand and created their great beauty sampling box program. Beauty Box 5 is an amazing subscription beauty box sampler that is delivered right to your doorstep (or mailbox) filled with a combination of 5 brand new cosmetic samples monthly, quarterly or annually. You can start out at just $12 a month or save more by getting a longer subscription. 

Signing up to receive Beauty Box 5 each month is a great new way for anyone from teens to moms and even a savvy fashionista Gramma to sample new cosmetic products and see what works for you. Good skin care and the joy of beauty has no age limit!  Each month they include tips and tricks for the products on the back of this little card below to help you get the most out of your beauty samples each month.



Beauty Box 5 is always on the lookout for the latest new items to make the best matches for your own personal taste and lifestyle.  The prices are reasonable too. You can get a Beauty Box 5 monthly for $12, quarterly for $30 or annually for just $99.  Shipping is always free.  A fun way to check out lots  of the new beauty stuff out there without a whole lot of $$ investment. The great part is that if you like something, you can just up and buy the full size item, right?  Much better than buying a full size you-know-what-beauty-item and paying a fortune and then it sits in the makeup bag gathering dust because it doesn't work for you.

Beauty Box 5 mixes it up with their brands and keeps things adventurous. They source from a mix of niche, luxe, regular drugstore, vegan and eco-conscious brands.  One month you might get hair care, nail care, makeup, skin care, fragrances or even beauty accessories or a mix of any of the above.  I love the suspense!  You will get a carefully curated blend of travel, full-size and deluxe samples from their most current collection.



I just received the May Summer Date Night box this week.  The May theme is all about getting yourself pretty for those warm summer nights out with your special someone. A little bit of glimmer is a nice way to add some elegance and sparkle as spring moves into summer. This box makes it easy to squeeze in some extra time for a little elegance with a Midas Touch. Beauty Box 5 always has all the tools and tricks to help you look pretty from your head to your toes.  Okay, but just how do you get your hair, lips, eyes and nails looking just so? Let BB5 help you out! The team at Beauty Box 5 wants to remember you are it is all about taking care of yourself.  They show you just how to style your hair and eliminate the frizzies. They give you the tools to freshen up your nails super fast and glam them up with hot winter colors.  Just as often they tuck in moisturizers and even a gentle wash for the face or body. This month the focus is on the skin and hair.  Beauty Box 5 is here with a ton of special treats to help you along the way.  Here is the scoop on the amazing treats that were in this month's sweet sea blue box:

As always, my box was filled with of lovely goodies that I could not wait to try. There were all kinds of treats for my eyes tucked in there this month.  There were several special items to keep me looking fresh and alluring wherever I go-or even if I stay home.  Even if I am home or staying local, I will still be looking good with all my goodies stashed in my bag.


The first item in this box is Nanacoco Jumbo Eye + Lip Pencil. I am always looking for tricks that will up my summer style without a lot of work. Always a win-win is a dual use product like this one. I love the bright color that lets me rev up the color for a summer night out. This pencil goes on very smoothly and can be used as a liner or more thickly for a shadow. I received a pretty bright color that is just perfect for my eyes for summer. It is a brighter, aqua tone so I don't know that I would be using this one on my lips but my tween might go for it. You can be as adventurous as you want and there are tons of colors options.  I love love love any double duty cosmetics so this one is a winner. This pretty color looks great on most any any skin tone. It is a perfect size stick to pop in your purse or travel bag for on the go fresh looks anytime day or night.  Retail $5.50



Cougar Beauty 24 Hour Liquid Lipstick is a super long lasting formula that really seems to stay on even through eating and drinking a glass of wine or two. I love my lipsticks and this color is really pretty. It isn't too bright but it adds enough flash to really perk up my lips and skintone. This will be great on those long summer nights when I just don't want to apply and reapply again. For a really fun look you can go for winged eyeliner, a bit of blush on the cheeks and a cute dress or romper. Perfect. Add a glass of wine and enjoy your evening!  Retail $12.99


Jersey Shore Cosmetics Mongongo Lip Conditioner in Vanilla Coconut Cream is just what you need to keep your lips soft on the go. I was so excited when I read that this was an organic lip balm too. Wooohooo! I always feel better with organic beauty products. Sometimes I really do like to go makeup free and this is ideal to use to keep your lips soft and smooth. Keep one by your bed to moisturize before you go to bed or tuck one in your travel bag for weekends away. BB5 had the best tip too: You can use this yummy Vanilla Coconut Cream Lip Conditioner before you apply liquid lipstick to get (and keep!) your lips extra soft. You can even use it with a lighter touch for a more diffused look. Retail $10.00
  


SJelly Pong Pong Bare Necessities Highlighting Pencil is so versatile and can be used in many different ways. This pretty peach shaded pencil can work perfectly as an eye shadow base, highlighter and even as a concealer. If you don't get all the sleep you need, like me, you might want to try it as an instant wide-awake tool. You can glide it onto the inner and outer corners of your eyes and blend it for a refreshed look. If you have an extra minute, glide it across your waterline as well. Intsta-refresh no matter what time of day! Retail $17.95


The final product is the Daily Concepts Exfoliating Body Scrubber. This is just what you need for spring and summer. It can be a little frightening to check out your skin after it has been covered in layers of fleece for 8 months but it must be done. If you have one of these body scrubbers in hand, you can rest assured you will have a glow in just a few minutes so no fear. Vacation skin is just a few minutes away. You can buff away roughness and cleanse deply with the dual-texture scrubber that works for all skin types. My skin is sensitive and I had zero issues just so you know. You know when it is time for a fresh scrubber because the "smart" label will fade when it is time to replace it. Just ingenius!  Retail $5.00

So, are you ready to get in on the fun? The ladies from BB5 have put together another really amazing box full of beauty fun perfect to take you straight through winter and right into spring and even summer. Don't forget to join Beauty Box 5 right now and get in on the goodies to keep you looking fab for all four seasons.


After you join, you can even spread your good fortune via Instagram and have an opportunity to win full-size versions of these products too! Don't forget to tag @beautybox5 and #bb5fave that way they know that it was you spreading the good tips and great products!









Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe would be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising

Pizza Flatbreads are an easy and fast weeknight recipe idea that youcan customize how you like #pizzaflatbread #flatbreadpizza #pizza #homemadepizza #fastdinner


My husband and I both enjoy cooking but as a dual working couple with a tween it can be a challenge to get a healthy meal out there most every night. We both are determined to keep it healthy for us and for the family. We are all active between Ultimate Frisbee, running, track and field and my varied fitness routines including Crossfit. One of our staples that end up on the table at least once a month is a fun one that we have named Pizza Flatbreads. You can customize them for any diet or fitness plan or go all out if you can eat what you like.


You can use pita bread or flatbreads or if you are keeping your carbs down you can make them from broccoli or cauliflower blended with cheese. That is also another option as well.  We usually use whole wheat flatbreads from Trader Joes and I stock them in the freezer. They stay well for a few months.

This time my hubby was the chef and he added sauteed spinach, Mediterranean olives, Trader Joes fat free crumbled feta cheese (it is President fat-free crumbled feta cheese with a Trader Joes label and half the price!) You can add whatever kind of cheese or veggies you like whether it is broccoli or zucchini, we have used yellow squash, eggplant and even squash. You can saute onions and garlic, add colorful chopped peppers or use whatever is in the refrigerator. You could even put chopped egg on it. Enjoy your fast and easy recipe and let me know what you think!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

International Delight® One Touch Latte™ Creamer makes coffee fun again @indelight #delightsquad @crowdtap #sponsored


International  Delight® One Touch Latte™ Creamer is a delicious new option that you can find in the dairy section of your favorite grocery store. This easy to use creamer transforms your home brewed coffee into a coffeehouse style latte in seconds. Now you can eliminate that expensive trip to the local coffeehouse and save money by enjoying your latte without lines or long waits. This is such a time and money saver plus it tastes yummy. Even if you are tight on time, you can turn every morning into something special with a latte right in your own kitchen. It’s simple to use too. All you do is just fill your favorite mug about two-thirds of the way with your own hot, brewed coffee, shake the One Touch Latte can, and press firmly for 5-10 seconds. Get ready to enjoy a special latte anywhere you want.


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe would be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.