This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of AmLactin. The opinions and text are all mine. Before I met my husband, I had never heard of Keratosis Pilaris. I actually remember pretty well asking him one day, what are all those little red bumps on the back of your arm? He shrugged and responded he had no clue. He had had them … [Read more...]

Dark circles under my eyeshave been my biggest challenge on my face for as long as I can remember. Even as early as college, I remember having purple bags. Late nights of studying, partying and pulling all nighters at our school newspaper were not good to my skin or keeping a nice refreshed look around my eyes, that's for sure. I've tested a lot … [Read more...]

While I'm not much of a DIYer, I've recently learned how easy it is to make your own homemade scrub. We actually use a ton of store brought scrubs in our house. I actually keep some out but some in the shower - my boys get tough dry skin patches and nothing helps clean and soften a tough patch of skin (like their elbows) than a good scrub. It's … [Read more...]

New from Neutrogena in the makeup category for eyes is the Neutrogena® Nourishing Long Wear Eye Shadow + Built-In Primer ($9.49, each).  They have 6 combination color products you can pick from, mostly neutrals plus a warm plum shade and a jazzy smokey steel option. Each of these come with a built in primer - what's not to love about THAT.  You … [Read more...]

Awhile back, I received some beauty products from CVS from a line I had never heard of before:  their Essence of Beauty line.  I had never heard of it and it took me awhile to plunge in.  A couple of the products have really stood out for me: The Essence of Beauty Eucalyptus with Mint Body Oil ($9.99)  is just divine.  It smells amazing (I've … [Read more...]

For the last month or so, my boys have been using a new shampoo in the shower - it's Dubble Trubble, an organic line of children's hair and body care products.  They're based out of the UK but US folks can buy their line exclusively at Target.  This is what my guys have been using - the Cucumber 2-in-1 Shampoo and Body Wash ($4.99 at Target.com). … [Read more...]

You all know the 2 minute brushing rule, right?  We are SO bad about it.  I try and get the kids to continue to brush but they complain it's sooooo long and honestly, 2 minutes does feel long when you are brushing! Firefly Toothbrushes offer a fun answer to keeping your kids engaged for the full 2 minutes.  These brushes light up - green, then … [Read more...]

A couple of weeks ago, when I was up in NYC for New York Fashion Week, I was lucky enough to get a chance to have my hair done backstage. The hair stylist used the Sarah Potempa Beachwaver on me - a curling iron that is CRAZY easy to use for quick and perfect beach waves. Â It's $199.99 and I gotta be honest, if I had heard about a $200 curling … [Read more...]

It's always a rush in my house these days.  We're running to the bus.  Or karate.  Or I have two hours to get to the grocery store, write 3 posts and solve world peace.  Because I'm crimped for time, I'm all about the time saver.   I've been using and loving this new product from Vaseline - Vaseline's Spray & Go Moisturizer.  Now I know it … [Read more...]

Last week, I was picked up for a fun evening out for P&G's Have You Tried This Yet? campaign. Last year I had taken five friends to be a part of this group and we went to a cooking class in Philadelphia. This time, Colleen was hosting and she invited me and some of her friends to a local spa for hair, make-up and massages! Twist my arm, right?! … [Read more...]