Category: Health & Personal Care

Keep Your Home Well This Winter With Honeywell

As the cooler weather approaches there’s no time like the present to start preparing for the bone-chilling winter ahead.  Many of you know I live in Arizona, and although it’s SUPER hot during the summer, winter is a whole other ball game.  I live in a high elevation in Northern AZ and the temperatures drop to surprisingly low (single digit) levels.  Because I live in a rural area, our homes are heated with propane as opposed to natural gas and it can get very costly very quickly.  On average we go through a full tank of propane a month during the winter, and at $400 and up per fill, it’s not cheap.  I set out to find some functional yet affordable heaters to help alleviate the propane bill and the products that Honeywell has to offer just seemed like the perfect fit for the rooms that we wanted to use the portable heaters in.

We wanted a little extra heat in our master bedroom so we were looking for a heater that could heat a good sized room without having to work really hard.  The Digital Ceramic Tower Heater with Motion Sensor had all of the features we were looking for so we figured we’d give it a shot.  The powerful ceramic heating technology with wide-range oscillation allows for quick and easy whole-room heating, even for a larger room which is perfect!  In a home with pets and children, safety is a must.  This motion sensor shuts off the heater if an object is detected and the heater will shut off until the object is moved, resuming where it left off and keeping the temperature you’ve already pre-set.  The digital controls are easy for even the least tech-savvy people making it a great fit for most homes out there looking for a way to stay toasty when old man Winter rears his cold, cold head.

My daughter always feels freezing cold, even if the propane heater is on full blast, so I was also looking for a heater that would work for a smaller room and the Honeywell Two Position Heater fit all of our needs to a T!  This new heater from Honeywell combines 3 power settings and a unique dual position design that allows for multiple placement options while creating a comforting environment for users of any age.  There are two heat settings as well as an adjustable thermostat so you can set the heater for exactly what your desires are at that moment.  This unit also features a “fan only” mode that allows this unit to also provide comfort even on moderate days, which we all know can happen at the drop of a hat here in Arizona.  The design and versatility of this heater is truly unique – it can operate in an upright position or on its side, depending on the space where you need to use it.  At only 12 inches tall but with 1500 watts of power, it is ideal for under desks, office spaces and other smaller rooms to create the warm, comforting environment you want.

We all know that with the cold winter air comes dry, itchy skin.  My daughter suffers from eczema and the winters take a toll on her skin quickly.  Thanks to Honeywell’s Top Fill Tower Humidifier, our dry skin worries are a thing of the past.  The invisible filtered moisture helps keep our skin softer and smoother than ever, and I’m really excited to see how my daughter’s skin does through the colder, dryer months.  The wicking filter removes minerals from the water helping prevent white dust that may be left behind by other humidifiers on the market.  The 1.7 gallon capacity means I don’t have to fill it multiple times a day which makes this product a perfect partner for a busy mother-of-three like myself.  Set the humidistat to your desired humidity level and let the tower humidifier do it’s work.

This winter my family will finally be able to enjoy the colder weather in the most comfortable way thanks to our new Honeywell products.  Whether you’re shopping for your home or just for the guest room before holiday guests start to arrive, there’s no way you can go wrong with these fabulous Honeywell products.


***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Make Brush-Time Fun-Time With Colgate Interactive Toothbrushes

If you have kids, you know the struggle is real sometimes to get them to clean their teeth, let alone clean their teeth properly.  Thanks to the new Colgate Interactive Toothbrushes, my children’s teeth have never been cleaner and getting them clean has never been so easy.

So what sets these interactive toothbrushes apart from the other battery powered toothbrushes on the market?  Well, this toothbrush has a few great features that kids and parents alike are falling in love with:

  • Character voices coach kids through when to brush each quadrant of their mouth and congratulate them after 2 minutes of brushing (with an extra reminder to brush their tongue)
  • Small oscillating head with extra soft bristles that cleans teeth and gently sweeps away plaque
  • Brush lays flat for easy toothpaste application
  • Slim handle
  • Easy On/Off Buttons
  • Includes 2 Replaceable AAA batteries

With the Back To School season in full swing, there’s never been a better time to trust in Colgate to get your kids’ pearly whites sparkly clean.   The new toothbrush makes oral hygiene fun, teaching your child to be a better brusher with help from their favorite character’s voices. The toothbrush is available with either a Minions or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle theme, perfect for kids of all ages!  My three children range in age from 6 to 14, and I have to say that my 14 year old enjoys the toothbrush just as much, if not more, than my 6 year old.

As if these new toothbrushes weren’t enough fun, did you know that there are fun activities on the Colgate Kids website to make brushing even more fun?  From games to tips to fight cavities, toothbrush trackers and videos on how to have a super bright smile, there’s tons of fun on the Colgate Kids website.  Check out everything they have to offer and make brush-time fun-time!


***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

How My Internal Medicine Specialist Helped Me Gain Quality Of Life

This is a sponsored post, however, it is my own account of living with a chronic illness.  Thanks to my sponsor Martin Stallone for sponsoring this post.

For those of you that don’t know, I struggle every day with a chronic illness that changes my life on a day by day basis.  Back when I was 23 (10 years ago) I started having some symptoms that were bothersome, but I was able to get through the day with a straight face.  I was struggling every day with bouts of unexplainable nause, stomach cramping, joint pain, nausea, fatigue, and loss of appetite.  It wasn’t long before my symptoms became so severe that I took a trip to my primary care doctor to get to the root of the problem.  First visit we did some basic blood work.  Second visit we did some blood work that was a little more in depth than before.  Third visit my doctor prescribed stool sample cultures (yuk!).  After all of the tests my doctor ran, everything came back showing as normal.  According to my primary care doctor, there were no issues that she could explain and gave me a general diagnosis of IBS.  Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a diagnosis that’s given when the doctor just can’t find the root of the problem, but acknowledges there is indeed a problem.  I refused to settle with the general diagnosis I was given.  I knew that my symptoms were much worse that what my doctor was understanding them to be, so I set out on a mission to see an internal medicine specialist.

Why did I want to seek out an internal specialist?  Well, internal medicine physicians are specialists who apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis, treatment, and compassionate care of adults across the spectrum.  I knew if there was going to be anyone that could help me, it was going to be an internal medicine specialist.  It took a little while to get a referral approved, but once it went through, the specialist wasted no time getting to the root cause of the issue.  After just a couple of visits, I indeed did have a concrete diagnosis, something more than a general diagnosis of IBS.  The verdict was in, and I was officially diagnosed with Crohn’s disease.

What is Crohn’s Disease?  Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease characterized by inflammation of the digestive, or gastrointestinal tract. In fact, Crohn’s can affect any part of the GI tract, from the mouth to the rear end, but it is more commonly found at the end of the small intestine where it joins the beginning of the large intestine (or colon). It can also affect eyes, skin, and joints as well.  I can tell you firsthand, living with Crohn’s disease every day can be a living hell, literally.  My symptoms were always flaring at random and often inconvenient times, I was constantly laying curled up in a ball just praying for some sort of relief from the pain.  My typically happy and outgoing demeanor turned me into a homebody.  My anxiety would go through the roof whenever I had to go somewhere, wondering if my symptoms were going to flare, was I going to get home before it got to it’s worst?  The anxiety just only made things worse and it was a snowball effect making everything just so, so much worse.

Thanks to the help of my internal medicine specialist, I have been able to regain a quality of life I had not had in a long time.  Learning what to avoid eating or drinking combined with some carefully prescribed medications and other treatment options, I have gotten back to living a happy, full life, and I couldn’t be more thankful for the expertise of these miracle workers.  If you’re finding yourself relating to my story, and you’ve also gotten a general diagnosis with no help, I really urge you to seek out your local internal medicine specialist and see how much better your quality of life can become!

Back To School Hair Care with Macadamia Professionals and Color Proof


Back To School is just around the corner and girls everywhere are looking for the best products to tame their mane and make them look their best.  No matter what your hair color is, or what your hair’s texture is, thanks to Color Proof and Macadamia Professionals you’ve got options!


The Macadamia Professionals Weightless Moisture collection has done wonders for my hair!  The way all of the products work together harmoniously is truly genius and you won’t be sorry you tried the Weightless Moisture collection.

The Weightless Moisture Sampoo is a volume-boosting product designed to cleanse fine, thinning, or limp hair without weighing it down.  It features our exclusive Pro Oil Complex with Macadamia and Argan Oils that instantly revives, strengthens and rejuvenates hair, while lightweight Avocado and Walnut Oils provide moisture and nutrients.


  • Boosts lift, body, and volume
  • Deeply moisturizes and strengthens
  • Helps prevent color fade

After using the Weightless Moisture Shampoo, you’ll absolutely want to follow up with the Weightless Moisture Conditioner.  This conditioner is an ultra-lightweight formula that won’t weigh down finer hair textures, allowing for more lift, body and volume.  It contains the exclusive Pro Oil Complex of Macadamia and Argan Oils to help strengthen and repair while lightweight Avocado and Walnut Oils nourish and hydrate.  A combination of Collagen and Vitamins A, C and E helps promote tensile strength.  With continued usage, the Weightless Moisture Conditioner helps prevent breakage in even the finest hair textures.


  • Detangles, replenishes and strengthens
  • Provides lightweight hydration
  • Helps prevent breakage

If your hair needs a little extra conditioning like mine, after you towel dry your hair add in the Weightless Moisture Conditioning Mist for an extra softness boost.  The Weightless Moisture Conditioning Mist is a unique product for those baby fine textures that avoid a traditional conditioner due to fear of weigh down.  This leave in mist alternative is infused with the exclusive Pro Oil Complex of Macadamia and Argan Oils to help strengthen and repair.  Collagen, Silk Amino Acids, and Quinoa strengthen and improve tensile strength of even the most delicate textures.


  • Conditions, detangles and protects
  • Provides lightweight, hydration
  • Helps prevent breakage



After spending the summer in the pool, my little blondie needed some extra TLC with her locks.  Color Proof’s Signature Blonde collection is the perfect thing for restoring the blonde and making it shine and shimmer.

The Signature Blonde Shampoo is great at cleansing and stripping away unwanted particles.  Now you can illuminate, brighten and replenish blonde, bleached or silver color-treated hair.  This next generation, sulfate-free revitalizing shampoo featuring pure violet pigment instantly cancels brassy and yellow tones while providing exceptionally gentle cleansing to brighten, maintain and protect your signature blonde shade.


  • Pure violet pigment instantly neutralizes brassy and yellow tones
  • Brightens, illuminates and adds luminous, glossy shine
  • Dramatically increases tensile strength and elasticity while nourishing and smoothing
  • Provides unsurpassed color and heat protection up to 450°

Every great head of hair needs a great conditioner and you’ll want to follow up the Signature Blonde Shampoo with the Signature Blonde Conditioner.  This conditioner will help you restore your signature shade while nourishing hair from the inside out.  This ultra-rich violet conditioner instantly neutralizes brassy and yellow tones while brightening your blonde.  Optimum levels of protein-rich Keravis™ and soy protein propelled by Nanotechnology to penetrate deep within, restore diminished tensile strength and lost elasticity caused by coloring and bleaching.  Revitalize, illuminate and radically repair your locks to brilliant blonde.


  • Dramatically improves hair condition and reverses damage caused by coloring and bleaching
  • Instantly neutralizes brassy and yellow tones
  • Brightens, illuminates and adds luminous, glossy shine
  • Significantly increases tensile strength and elasticity while nourishing and smoothing
  • Provides unsurpassed color and heat protection up to 450°

No matter what your hair needs are, Macadamia Professionals and Color Proof have got you covered.  Check out everything they have to offer so you can find the products that are just right for you.


***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Essential Oils for the Back To School Season from GuruNanda



Back To School is a time filled with germs, sickness, dirt, and just plain nastiness.  My kids will  be going back to school in less than a week and will be bringing home millions of little invasive visitors when they come home (oh, how I despise germs!).  Sickness will inevitably be ravaging my home soon, and what better way to cure what ails you than naturally?  Let GuruNanda be your best friend this back to school season and stay in good health despite the germ minefield you’ll have to dance through.


One of my favorite ways to enjoy the benefits of essential oils is a great essential oil diffuser.  The GuruNanda Honeycomb Essential Oil Diffuser is not only functional, but super cool looking!  The Honeycomb Essential Oil Diffuser is super easy to use, so even someone who’s not great with technological things can use it without frustration.  This high quality device utilizes ultrasonic waves to diffuse essential oils.  When used with GuruNanda essential oils, the nano-particles of the essential oil together with water form a calming mist that disperses into the air without heating or compromising the benefits of the oil.  The soothing color-changing LED lights help facilitate the perfect environment to enjoy the essential oil mist in.  Once your water starts to run too low, the unit will shut off, typically about 4 hours after being plugged in.


From ancient Egypt all the way up until now, essential oils have been used to treat a variety of ailments like anxiety, pain, and even acne!  No matter what your issue is, GuruNanda has an essential oil for you.  All GuruNanda essential oils are certified by Laboratoire PhytoChemia to be 100% Pure and Natural FROM FARM TO YOU.

GuruNanda Peppermint Essential Oil is great for invigorating and refreshing.  If you’re suffering from nasal congestion, adding few drops of Peppermint Oil to an essential oil diffuser can immediately clear nasal passages for better breathing.  The fresh scent that it emits has a cooling quality, followed by warmth and comfort that you crave when you’re a little under the weather.

GuruNanda Eucalyptus Essential Oil is great for clarifying, invigorating, and revitalizing.  Eucalyptus essential oil is another great remedy for sinus or nasal congestion. When diffusing Eucalyptus Oils with an oil diffuser, its fresh and penetrating scent can help you to breath easier and  give you the relaxing sensation. GuruNanda Eucalyptus Oil helps to relief sore muscles and speed up the recovery process when you are sick as well.

GuruNanda Breathe Easy Essential Oil Blend is another great way to stay decongested during the sickness filled back to school season.  The Breathe Easy Essential Oil Blend is a natural remedy that can help you wake up with clear nasal passages.  Breathe Easy is a blended oil of Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Basil, Tea Tree, and Rosemary Essential Oils.  Eucalyptus is the key ingredient in cough and throat medicines that can assists with clear breathing.  The cooling and warming effect of peppermint promotes overall respiratory health.  Basil, Tea Tree, and Rosemary all have antiseptic properties that can help to cleanse your body which makes this my absolute favorite back to school essential oil.

GuruNanda Lavender Essential Oil is great for calming and relaxing, soothing, and even helps with your sleep!  Lavender Oil is the most versatile of all essential oils, and is most commonly known for its relaxing and calming effects.  Lavender essential oil can also help to cleanse cuts, bruises, and skin irritations.  The lavender oil fragrance is calming, relaxing, and balancing.  Lavender oil is easily recognizable by its perfectly balanced, floral-herbaceous aroma.  When diffusing Lavender Essential Oil with an oil diffuser, you can enjoy the the sensation of calming, relaxing, refreshing, toning, and cleansing.

GuruNanda Calming Sleep Essential Oil Blend is perfect for little ones (or parents) who have a hard time sleeping.  This blend of Lavender, Marjoram, and Chamomile will help you sleep for hours.  This oil blend will help you clear your mind enough to drift off into dreamland easier so you can rest and replenish your body fully.

GuruNanda Slim Essential Oil Blend is perfect for parents like myself who will be sending off their youngest child to school and finally have time to focus on themselves.  The Slim Oil Blend helps to benefit the body and maintaining a healthy diet by boost your metabolism, energize your body, and help you manage cravings better.  The blend of Black Pepper, Grapefruit, Cinnamon, Lemon, Peppermint, and Ginger creates a wonderful scent that you just won’t be able to get enough of.

No matter what issue you are trying to target, GuruNanda has a wide variety of Essential Oils so you can find the one that’s just right for you.


***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Summer Beauty Must-Haves from Rimmel London


Make a statement this summer with Rimmel London.  Rimmel has everything you’ll need to change up your makeup look any way you can imagine so you can make a statement, no matter how subtle or in-your-face.  This summer, no matter what event you’re preparing for, let Rimmel London guide the way and watch the world unfold at your feet.


When it comes to putting together my look for the day, there are three staple items…foundation, eyeshadow, and killer-good mascara.  My makeup was in dire need of replacement so I found a few Rimmel items I fell in love with to replace my old dried out products.


If you’re looking for a great face base, this Insta Flawless is going to be your new best friend, I promise.  Insta Flawless is a perfecting, radiant skin tint that can be worn alone for a radiant glow or under makeup to extend the wear.  You’ll get the benefits of primer and perfection with a natural looking glow that just won’t quit.  The 24 hour moisturization combined with SPF 15 leave your skin looking and feeling better than it ever has before.


The Magnif’eyes Eye Contouring Palette is the only eyeshadow palette you will need this summer.  With a mix of high-shimmer and matte shades, you’ll be able to achieve the perfect sculpting, shading and defining.  The colors are rich, intense, and long lasting so you can finish the day looking as radiant as when you first left home.  These fabulous eyeshadows are crease proof, smear proof, and wear all day for maximum satisfaction.


Complete your summer look with the Scanaleyes mascara.  You’ll get unstoppable volume with long wear so you can be confident in your summer look no matter where you’re going and how long you’ll be there.  The max density brush created bold lashes that will turn heads everywhere.  No smudging and easy removal make this my absolute favorite summer beauty accessory.

Check out everything that Rimmel has to offer and get the best summer look for you.


***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Super Cute Mommy And Me Summer Manicures With Sally Hansen


If you’ve followed my blog for even a short amount of time, it’s probably pretty obvious that I am totally nail polish obsessed.  This summer is the perfect time to get your nails looking fabulous (like mine) at unbeatable prices with incredible quality to boot.  Sally Hansen is available at almost everywhere you already shop, so pick up your favorite colors and have fun expressing yourself this summer.


My 5 year old daughter is a carbon copy of me and has quickly picked up the love for everything nail polish and loves it even more when we have matching manicures.  If you have ever even been around a 5 year old girl, you’ll know that they aren’t great at sitting still.  My daughter loves sitting for me to do her nails, but getting her to sit still long enough to let the nail polish dry is absolutely impossible.  Within 10 minutes her manicure gets ruined and it was just a big fat waste of time.  I picked some matching colors from both the Miracle Gel and Insta-Dri lines so in about a minute my little girl is ready to go and our “matchy” nails stay looking fabulous.


What could be cuter than a matching mommy and me manicure this summer?  Thanks to Sally Hansen and the wide variety of colors, you and your little girl can customize your looks to your own personal styles.  I absolutely love the look we came up with and 7 days later our nails are still looking just as fabulous as day one.

Head to your local retailers to pick up some Sally Hansen polish that best suits you and get summer ready today!  (If you’re looking to purchase the colors we used, the Miracle Gel colors are Sugar Fix, Street Flair, and Shock Wave.  The Insta-Dri colors are Set Sail, Lively Lilac, and Pink Blink.)


***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

The Best Summer Haircare Products to Fight Humidity and Frizz #MacadamiaProfessional #ColorProof



If you’re like me, chances are you have to fight stubborn hair all summer long to combat the humidity and frizz.  Nobody wants to walk around looking like a dog with a bad blow-dry treatment, so I’ve hunted down some of the best haircare products to help you keep your locks luscious and strong.




Macadamia Professional has a wide variety of products that will become summer staples after you’ve tried them.   Macadamia Professional products contain an exclusive Pro Oil Complex, a blend of therapeutic Macadamia Oil and Argan Oil, rich in Omega 7, 5, 3 and 9 fatty acids, which deeply yet weightlessly nourish and repair hair from the inside out, rather than just conditioning from the surface, to renew hair’s natural texture.  The Anti-Humidity Finishing Spray, Curl Enhancing Spray, and Texturizing Salt Spray are just a few of the great products that Macadamia Professional has to offer.

The Anti-Humidity Finishing Spray is a lightweight finishing spray designed to shield hair from humidity and fight frizz, maintaining your style all day even in the most humid of climates. Provides light hold.


  • Protects all styles, from sleek blowouts to curls and coils
  • Creates a residue-free shield to protect hair and fight frizz
  • Repels external moisture and locks out humidity
  • Finish – light shine

The Curl Enhancing Spray has been a heavensend for my daughter and her curly hair.  This spray is a curl defining and reactivating product that leaves curls looking smooth, frizz-free and shiny. Polymers enhance curl shape, manageability and body of the hair without weigh down. Retains moisture and hydrates for greater flexibility and tensile strength. Revitalizes curl pattern between washes.


  • Refreshes and increases moisture for greater tensile strength
  • Defines curl pattern and provides long-lasting memory
  • Defrizzes and smooths hair cuticles

The Texturizing Salt Spray is a very well working salt infused styling spray that adds texture, fullness and light hold. Perfect for creating tousled beachy waves with just the right amount of volume.


  • Create natural, texturized waves without drying out your hair
  • Provides beach-inspired volume and body to all hair textures
  • Helps strengthen hair and protect against damage


Color Proof is another great brand that has products that will help your hair look it’s best this summer.  I got to try out Radically Smooth Anti-Frizz Serum and Crazy Smooth Anti-Frizz Treatment Masque and I have to say that I am absolutely in love!

The Radically Smooth Anti-Frizz Serum instantly smoothes for long-lasting, frizz-free style with full spectrum UVA/UVB color and heat protection. Feather-light, heat-activated formula effortlessly tames and defies while reducing drying time. Features our proprietary smoothing blend of Camellia and Abyssinian Oils along with soy lipids and seaweed to seal hairs’ cuticle and provide intense surface smoothing with long-lasting shine.


  • Instantly smoothes, defrizzes and adds shine
  • Calms, controls and protects for ultimate smooth style
  • Seals in moisture, while locking out humidity
  • Dramatically reduces blow dry time
  • Unsurpassed color and heat protection

The Crazy Smooth Anti-Frizz Treatment Masque will instantly defrizz, moisturize, repair and transform frazzled tresses into omg-crazy-smooth-soft-sleek-gorgeousness. Breakthrough ingredient blend including soybean lipids, seaweed and shea butter dramatically condition, miraculously tame, restore integrity and add much needed elasticity and tensile strength for healthier, more youthful hair. In just one use, hair instantly looks up to 10 years younger.


  • At-home treatment eliminates frizz and restores hairs’ integrity from the inside out while infusing unsurpassed smoothness
  • Instantly more youthful hair in just one use
  • Returns hair to its shiniest, healthiest condition ever
  • Detangles and leaves hair smooth as silk
  • Unsurpassed color and heat protection

Check out everything that Macadamia Professional and Color Proof have to offer and get your hair looking it’s best this summer.


***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Stunning Summer Beauty Essentials From Models Own



I’ve recently found Models Own products, and I am absolutely in love with everything I have tried so far.  If you haven’t heard of them, Models Own is a fashion and trend color accessory brand with cosmetics and make-up for every part of you that you can think of.  You can pamper your eyes, lips, nails and face including eyeshadow, powder eyeshadow, eyeshadow brushes, kohl eyeliner pencils, shimmer eyeliner pencils, neon khol pencils, glitter liquid eyeliner, lipgloss, lip and cheek blush.  Also available are fabulous colors of nail polish, glitter nail polish, cream nail polish, pearl nail polish, nail polish sets, glitter nail polish sets, neon nail polish sets, pastel nail polish sets, French manicure nail polish sets, and nail files.


I was super excited to see these palettes in my shipment from Model’s Own.  They Vintage Rose is my absolute favorite!

The Sculpt & Glow Contour Palette helps you get your game face on.  This all-in-one contour palette that suits all skin tones. With blusher, highlighter and bronzer that can be blended for sculpting perfection, this is all you need to face the world.  Go out and be beautiful!

I really love this Sculpt & Glow Highlighting Palette!  Lighten up your look with this highlighter palette that totally lifts your look.  This mix of three shimmer colors smooths onto your skin for the girl who loves the limelight…and let’s be honest…what girl doesn’t?

Oh my goodness…isn’t the Vintage Rose Eyeshadow Palette just beautiful?  This rockstar eyeshadow palette is great for looking fabulous in no time at all.  With 10 beautiful shades to choose from you can customize your look over and over with one great product.


Every girl needs a few great beauty staples and Model’s Own has some great products that you just won’t be able to live without.

I love a great eyeliner and the I-Definer Felt Tip Ink Eyeliner is out of this world!  Get dramatic with this intense defining felt tip ink liner for eyes that truly make an impact. Slick across eyelids and finish with a flick.

A quality primer is key to getting a great finished look and the Face Base Mattifying Primer is sheer perfection in a tube.  It’s all about the base with this mattifying primer that works to reduce shine for oily skin.  Apply using your fingertips for a truly enhanced base and flawless makeup all day long.

Your eyeshadow needs a great base and Model’s Own has got you covered there too.  The Eye Base Eyeshadow Primer & Matte is the best eyeshadow primer I’ve ever used.  It works flawlessly without feeling cakey and thick.  Create the perfect base for eye shadow with this smooth, long-lasting matte cream eye primer.  Apply with fingertips for a flawless, natural finish that’s all about the base.


Let’s not forget those lips to top off a great summer look.  Model’s Own has lots of great options for those of you that love a perfect pout.

The Jumbo Stick Matte Lipstick is a great summer essential to toss in your bag and go.  Turn up the volume with this matte jumbo stick.  Apply this highly-pigmented crayon directly to lips for a pout that truly shouts.

Isn’t the Luxestick just divine?  Get lippy with this luxe, creamy matte, high-color lipstick.  Apply with a precision lip brush for a pout that’s provocative perfection.  I’ve never used a matte formula so creamy and delightful…I think I’m in love!

Ooh la la…look at that Lip Gunk!  Power to the pout with this highly-pigmented gloss lip gunk.  Use the tray and brush to mix the lip gunk with your favorite lip products and slick on this bold paint for a look that’s fifty shades of play.

Lock in that luscious look with the Lip Finale Lip Sealer.  Don’t be afraid to hit the pool this summer…keep your lips sealed with this waterproof lip sealer. Perfect for making lip color kiss-proof for a pout that truly stands out.

Make sure you check out everything that Model’s Own has to offer so you can find your summer beauty essentials.


***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Get That Sun Kissed Glow This Summer With Hard Candy



This summer is the perfect time to keep your skin looking great at great prices.  Hard Candy has tons of great options available, but I’m totally in love with their glowing skincare items.  Whether you’re looking to illuminate or add a little bronze, Hard Candy has perfect options that won’t break the bank.


This Hard Candy Sheer Glow All The Way is fabulous!  This pearly, luminizing highlighter brings radiance to all skin tones.  Apply the cream highlighter to your face and body for a luminous, pearlescent glow.  Every shade in the range is infused with real 24 karat gold, so your look will really sparkle.  The light, airy formula applies evenly to face and body without streaking, and dries onto skin so that it will not rub off on to clothes.  To use, simply apply a desired amount to the high points of your face: cheekbones, brow bone, and top of the nose.  On your body, apply as a highlighter to collarbone and shoulders; or apply as a bronzer to your entire body for a sun kissed glow no matter what season it is.  Glow All the Way is available in sheer, radiant, and tan shades. The Tropical Tan shade is formulated with a sunless self-tanner to gradually give you an all-over, lasting, bronzed glow.  I live in Arizona so during the summer my skin tone gets a few shades darker after spending so much time out at the pool.  I love the variety of shades offered in the Glow All The Way line…I can keep wearing my fave look all year long!


Glow All The Way is another fabulous line with great results you’ll love at a fraction of the department store prices.  Wear them the same way as the Sheer Glow All The Way for great looking skin all day long.  I really love the Doll Face (pink bottle), it highlights your skin tone with a hint of rosy color to create a beautiful, youthful skin tone.  As a tired, 30something year old mother of 3, I need all the help I can get and Hard Candy is my go-to fix for my tired skin.

Whether you’re looking for great skincare this summer or just plain fabulous eyes, lips, and nails, Hard Candy has everything you need to stay looking great all summer long.


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