Monday, January 28, 2013

Loreal Paris BB Cream for beautiful skin Review #MagicBBCream

#MagicBBCream @LOrealParisUSA @SheSpeaksUp
I was excited to be selected as a member of SheSpeaks to try a great new product from L'Oréal.   I love L'Oreal products and find them to be right on par with the super fancy products in the department stores without all the crazy prices.  We all need to look beautiful but it is nice to be able to do that and save a few $$ at the same time, right?  This new product delivers just like I knew it would. I love the way my skin looks and feels when I use it.

Well you can do that with L'Oréal Paris Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream. It is an innovative product that really gives you beautiful, sheer coverage so you can create a natural bare skin finish but it also delivers built-in skincare benefits at the same time. It actually has four beautifying actions: this all-in-one innovation primes and smooths, perfects to hide flaws, hydrates all-day, and corrects and evens skin. All the things we really need for everyday!  L'Oréal Paris Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream is infused with skincare ingredients like Panthenol, Vitamin E and Glycerin to give you 24-hour moisturization too

It is super easy to apply and get right the first time too. You simply dot on and blend with your clean fingertips. Just so you know it initially comes out of the tube white. Don't be concerned.  It contains these self-adjusting beads to instantly transform and blend to your exact skin tone.  My face looks great when I use it and I am sure yours will too. Very natural looking!  L'Oréal Paris Magic BB Cream retails for $10.95 for 1 fl oz. The tube is the perfect size for at home and travel too....not too big but enough to last a while.  It is available in four shades and is sold at mass food and drug retailers nationwide including Rite Aid, Walgreens, Duane Reade and CVS.

Disclaimer:  I received this product complimentary from SheSpeaks in order to provide an evaluation.  As always, my opinions are my own.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

StyleWatch Style Hunters Vaseline Total Moisture Review

@StyleWatchMag @VaselineBrand
Let me start by telling you, if you don't already know that I have the driest skin ever this side of the Sahara Desert.  I can't moisturize enough.  What a happy day it was for me when I heard from StyleWatch Style Hunters that they were sending me some samples of the newest Vaseline® Total Moisture formulas to try.  I have to be careful about what moisturizers I use though because some of them can be irritating.  Not ever an issue with Vaseline® and Vaseline Total Moisture.  Vaseline brands are one of my mainstays from the original formula I use on my lips to all the newer options they have added more recently.  Vaseline® understands how a good thing like a moisturizer can always get better. Can you believe they have been helping skin stay soft and comfortable for over 140 years? 
Now they have upped the ante with all kinds of pure naturals and multi-layer moisturizers.   Vaseline Total Moisture has state-of-the-art quick-absorbing formulas that give all of us soft healthy skin without any of that yucky greasy feel. What could be better than that, right?
I love all the different formulas too. I have been using the Vaseline Cocoa Radiant Total Moisture for a while but I really like the newer formulation.  I slather Cocoa Radiant on after my showers and stash a smaller tube in my purse (and in my car!) for those dry skin emergencies.  My little one loves it too.  Smells like yummy chocolate!
There is a nice, fresh Aloe formula too which is a formula that I enjoy most in the spring, summer and fall months. It feels and smells light and wonderful, especially after a tough workout, and a fresh shower.  Nothing better.  I like the deeper, Cocoa Radiant scent for the cooler months.  Bonus with both is that you smell great too!  Hop on over to your local pharmacy like CVS, Rite Aid, Duane Reed, Walmart, or Walgreens and check it out. You can use their store locator to find you fave too,

Disclaimer:  I received samples of Vaseline Total Moisture creams in order to provide a review. As always, my opinions are my own.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Purex Crystals for Baby Giveaway & Sweepstakes

Purex has done it again.  First they came out with a great baby detergent, Purex Baby totally gentle enough for a baby's skin and all of those adorable baby clothes.  Now they have finally launched Purex Crystals for Baby, a baby fabric softener so that your baby's clothes can be soft and you will have no worries about irritations.  The fun part is they also launched a Welcome to the World Sweepstakes to celebrate Purex Crystals for baby too!  So you can win two ways:  on my blog giveaway below and in their sweepstakes.

I received my Purex Crystals for Baby this week and I love it.  From the adorable pink bottle to the clean, white crystals, Purex Crystals for Baby is a wonderful product. My little one loved the way her clothes smelled and was so eager to put on her clean pajamas after they were washed this week.  Even my hubby thought it was fresh and light and he is not a big scent kind of guy!  As for me, I was happy to see it is hypoallergenic, dye free and a 87% Natural Formula.  I get so happy even when it is time to go to the gym.  Before I put on my gym clothes I am a weirdo and like to smell my fresh, clean clothes.  If you are looking for a fabric softener for your baby that has a light, baby fresh scent then Purex Crystals for baby is perfect for sensitive skin. It is one of the best softeners I have seen that is good for adults and babies alike. It works well with high efficiency washers (which I have), you just throw the crystals in with the wash just like you would a liquid fabric softener. Clothes come out fresh and clean and nice and soft too.

You can find Purex Crystals for Baby at Walmart and other fine retailers. Let me know what you think. 
Don't forget to enter my own Rafflecopter giveaway below. Meanwhile, enter the big Purex Welcome to the World Sweepstakes and throw a chance in the hat to win $1,000 or 250 other winners will win lots of other great prizes including a free coupon for a bottle of Purex Crystals for Baby. a Rafflecopter giveaway
Purex provided me with a sample of Purex Crystals for Baby in exchange for a product review. However, all the opinions expressed here are my own.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Emmy Rossum Sentimental Journey Review #SentimentalJourney


I was excited when I heard about an opportunity to check out and review Emmy Rossum's new album with a release date of Tuesday, January 29.  I enjoy seeing Emmy Rossum on the HBO series Shameless with William H. Macy. It was kind of exciting to know she was so multi-talented. 

Sentimental Journey is a collection of Emmy's passion for the classics.  These are songs which she has connected with and then collaborated matching one song for each month of the year.  I really enjoyed Summer Wind for the month of June and Nobody Knows You (When You're Down and Out) for the month of September.  They were both so different but resonated with me.  Summer Wind made me think about high school boyfriends and beach weather.  Everyone has different moods depending on the day you are having or the chilly weather.  It was a novel idea to set up her album that way and it seemed to fall in place for me as I listened to it.

Emmy has a way that makes all these songs work together. You can almost hear the seasons change from warm to cool.

These are all the album tracks:

“Sentimental Journey” (Les Brown, Ben Homer, Arthur Green) 
“The Object Of My Affection” (Pinky Tomlin) 
“I’m Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover “(Mort Dixon, Harry M. Woods) 
“These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You)” (Eric Maschwitz, Jack Strachey) 
“(I’ll Be With You) In Apple Blossom Time” (Albert Von Tilzer, Neville Fleeson) 
“Summer Wind” (Heinz Meier, Johnny Mercer) 
“Many Tears Ago” (Winfield Scott) 
“All I Do Is Dream Of You” (Nacio Herb Brown, Arthur Freed) 
“Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out” (Jimmy Cox) 
“Autumn Leaves” (Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prévert) 
“Things” (Bobby Darin) 
“Pretty Paper” (Willie Nelson)

I can't wait to catch Emmy on Conan on January 28, Chelsea Lately on January 29 and
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on February 6th.

You can take a listen for yourself too!

Sentimental Journey is available through Amazon and Itunes.  You can follow Emmy Rossum on Twitter, or check her out on her TV show Shameless, or see her in the upcoming movie Beautiful Creatures.  Also, look for her in upcoming appearances on Access Hollywood Live, Conan (January 28), Chelsea Lately (January 29) and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson! (February 6)

 I participated in this campaign for One2One Network. I received a free copy of the CD to facilitate my review. By posting, I am eligible for incentives. All opinions stated are my own.