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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

ToiletTree's New Protective Case & Replacement Brush Heads Review

Disclosure: I received the Toilet Tree Professional Skin Care System Case & Replacement Brush Heads to facilitate this review.  As always all opinions are 100% my own.

Women deserve to be pampered, that's all there is to it.  If you can't afford to go out and get pampered, then by all means find ways to pamper yourself at home.

One way I pamper myself is to use my ToiletTree Professional Skin Care System.  You can read the review that I wrote earlier this year here.  This wasn't the first skin care brush I've had, but it absolutely was the best I've ever used.  The ToiletTree system, unlike the others, has several attachments.

There was only one thing that I though it lacked, and that was a carrying or storage case. Imagine how happy I was when the company contacted me and asked if I'd like to review their new Storage and Travel Case!

I love this convenient case with a spot for the Face and Body Brush System along with each attachment.  Now everything is together in one place.  That makes me happy!

But that's not all, you get more than just the storage case, you also get a set of 4 interchangeable replacement heads.
  • Body Brush
  • Face Brush - medium for normal skin types
  • Face Brush - soft for sensitive skin types
  • Pumice Stone
(Face and Body Brush System sold separately)

The ToiletTree Professional Skin Care System would make also make a great gift.  Perfect for someone heading off to college.  This Travel Case keeps everything neat and tidy.  It's easy to order one for yourself or someone special by visiting Amazon.com.  

You can learn more about ToiletTree and their other awesome products by visiting the sites below:
Hugs Y'all...

"You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother's womb.  Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!  Your workmanship is marvelous - how well I know it."
~ Psalm 139:13 -14

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Mia Mariu's Refreshing Foaming Gel Cleanser Giveaway #MiaMariu

Disclosure: I received Mia Mariu's Refreshing Foaming Gel Cleanser through Tomoson.com to facilitate this review.  As always all opinions are 100% my own.

A good facial cleanser is just a must for any woman.  I haven't used soap on my face since I was 10.  The skin on our face is our biggest asset.  Am I right ladies?  It's the first thing people notice.  And we all know that the skin on our face is more delicate than anywhere else on our bodies.

You can use all the moisturizers you want, but if your skin's not clean, you're just trapping in the dirt. Good skin starts with clean skin.

What I look for in a cleanser

  • Gentle on Skin
  • Tough on Dirt
  • Non-Irritating
  • Oil-Free
  • Nice Smell

Product Description

Mia Mariu's Refreshing Foaming Cleanser - New and Improved anti-inflammatory formula with 8 natural botanicals! Aloe, marigold, sea kelp, sea lettuce, plus nourishing essential oils: orange peel lemon, lime and grapefruit are at the heart of this soft pampering cleanser.  This improved formula has increased levels of Aloe along with the addition of anti-inflammatory Sea lettuce and essential oils making it an extra gentle cleanser.  Suitable for all skin types, non-irritating, paraben-free, sulfate-free, fragrance-free.

The Mia Mariu Philosophy 

makes the connection between beauty and health inside and out.  Mia Mariu's high performance products are formulated with the most natural ingredients available helping you achieve vibrant beauty and health inside and out.  Each unique product fuses nature and technology by combining the highest quality botanicals, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and peptides.  The result? healthy products that provide a perfect balance that reflects itself through youthful, healthy, beautiful, glowing skin and renewed energy and vitality, at an exceptional value.  Mia offers natural skin care, professional makeup artist quality mineral cosmetics and brushes, fine fragrances and nutritional supplements to Reveal Your Unique Shade of Beauty!

More Than Skin Care

Mia Mariu's skin care line is just the beginning of the fabulous products they offer.  I could use a set of their Perfecting Brushes to help me achieve a flawless complextion.  And I'd love to get a whiff of their parfums and men's colognes.

I'm dreaming of full pouty lips with these luscious colors.

Maybe I'll go for the sultry eye look.

My Final Thoughts

The first thing I do when I drag myself out of bed each morning is meander into the bathroom and wash my face.  It's the only way to wake me up.  Mia Mariu's Refreshing Foaming Gel Cleanser has the most refreshing smell!  Hence the name.  This cleanser has the energizing citrus scent of lemon, but it's light and not overpowering at all.  The smell says clean, well if smell could talk that's what it would say.

With only a dime size amount of the gel cleanser, all the impurities are gone, leaving my skin silky clean and refreshed.  The natural cleansing agents are tough on dirt while the Sea Kelp & Aloe made it super gentle on my skin.  Mia Mariu's is suitable for all skin types. It's non-irritating, oil-free which makes it perfect for my combination skin.  It's definitely a cleanser I would use again.

Visit Mia Mariu's to see their full catalog here: http://www.miamariu.com/ 

Win It

You can enter to win a full sized bottle of Mia Mariu's Refreshing Foaming Gel Cleanser by entering with the giveaway form below.  Entrants must be in the U.S.  Giveaway ends 8/20 at 11:59 P.M. EST.

Be good to yourselves and good luck y'all...

She is more precious than jewels, and nothing you desire can compare with her.
~ Proverbs 3:15

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Monday, August 4, 2014

What Is Worry Worth?

I'm a worrier.  There I've said it.  Ahhhh....

Normally at this time of year I'm worrying that we won't get any fall and that these hot days will continue right up until Christmas.  Fall is my favorite time of year.

But this year is different.  This year we've had such a comfortable summer.  The weather has been the most comfortable I can remember in decades!  We've gotten an abundance of rain and everything looks gorgeous outside.  Okay, maybe I could use a few more sunny afternoons for beach time, but I'm not going to complain.

So now I have a new worry this year.  I'm concerned that the end of summer is coming too fast.  Even though we have warm days way past August, my mind tends to say that beach days are over in September.

September just says fall to me.  The magazines are touting cozy sweaters and muted colors.  It's a return-to-nature time of the year. Watch for wine, grays and camels this year.

The days of wearing your Lilly Pulitzer citrus explosions are coming to an end.  Truth is we can get away with wearing them a little longer here in Florida, still I can see the days creeping up when it will be time to take them from their honored place hanging in the closet and lay them to rest under my bed.

I remember having this same anxiety as a kid, as soon as the calendar would flip to August. School held no interest for me. I would feel sick to my stomach for weeks before school started.  Now here I am in my 50's with twinges of those same feelings.

I can't help but think of this bible verse: Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? ~ Matthew 6:27

So why not.....

Trust in God & let your worries go...

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.  I do not give to you as the world gives.  Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
~ John 14:27