Spring Cleaning with Biore

Spring is almost here!

.... and as we all know it is the time best known as "Spring Cleaning". This time of year is best known as clearing clutter out of their lives, whether it be downsizing your home, wardrobe, getting rid of friends or relationships, RARELY do we take the time to self-care; especially for our skin, as that's where Biore is here to help!

Biore has two amazing products that are perfect to help get you right for the warm weather, cute outfits, vacations, fun times with friends, new or future baes.

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Biore Self-Heating One Minute Mask is an amazing 1 minute deep cleansing mask that heats up as soon as you apply it (with the help of water). What I love about the mask is that it does not get hard and it rinses clean. This product contains charcoal which is a hydrocarbon and natural treatment for helping to rid your body of toxins and chemicals. With the help of charcoal, the mask helps to release dirt (which we know clogs pores), oil and impurities. It left my skin feeling refreshed and cleansed. While you may be skeptical how this mask could possible work so well in one minute, it really is the intense heating action that purifies your pores 2.5x better in that minute!

This 4 pack (which is also great for travelling) is available on Amazon for $5.82. If you want it now, you can also find similar pricing at Walmart, Target or other major retailers.

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Biore Deep Cleansing Charcoal Pore Strips are so magical! Again, this product contains charcoal which helps to remove deep down dirt, oil and blackheads from even the most cloggiest pores. This product works in 10-15 minutes to reveal a smoother nose with diminished pores. I have never used a pore strip before, so the removal process for me was a bit painful, however the results are so work it (just like waxing). Regular use will diminish the appearance of pores and help avoid complexion problems!!

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You can get your 6 pack again at Amazon for $5.99 and they are also available at other major retailers.

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How to "BEE" Beautiful

Taking our beauty regime to a more natural level is something that most women would love to do. We understand that what we put on our bodies is as important as what we put in our bodies. When you read the ingredients list on beauty products, there are usually many that we have never even heard of! We do this with foods too, then wonder why we are feeling sluggish and looking a bit dry.

One of the best things you can do in and outside your body is only use ingredients that you know. So when you get to something, you don’t understand or have to google, bin it.

There are lots of ingredients that we use in our cooking that are also fantastic for our skin. Coconut oil is one of them. Honey is the other. So we are going to take a look at some of the best bee based beauty products and see why they are so great for your skin.

In the UK there is a very humble looking lady called Deborah Mitchell. Deborah is the owner of Heaven cosmetics and is the woman you can thank for ABEETOXIN. Heard of it? Neither had I! ABEETOXIN is essentially bee venom. Essentially Deborah realized she could use this venom after her sister, a beekeeper, had told her what the sting of a bee does to a human. After learning about cosmetic surgery and realizing that there were many nonsurgical procedures that could be replaced with ABEETOXIN, she started her own business which used bee venom within its natural products. The results? Think of it as nature’s own botox. Your skin becomes tighter, and you can feel it lift. It is said that no bees are harmed in the extraction of the venom and Deborah calls it ‘milking." Bee venom has gone on to be used in lots of other products, and while it is pretty expensive, you can find some good value versions of the original Heaven mask on the market.

Burt’s Bees have been using wax in their natural beauty products for years. There is no milking involved in their processes. They just get good old organic beeswax and create stuff. The man behind Burt’s Bees was an unlikely looking businessman; he was a simple Beekeeper with a small humble farm who came up with an idea after selling his honey, it was a very good idea which grew into a worldwide business. Burt’s Bees offer wax based products from a simple lip salve and hand cream to a complicated but magnificent makeup range; you can also buy hair care products too.  The Beeswax is full of products which contain vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids and antioxidants which will keep your epidermis nourished and plump!

Bee’s are the secret to looking and feeling beautiful, so whichever way you choose to go, try and add a little more black and yellow into your life.


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Get A Gorgeous Smile With Groupon!

The easiest way to a beautiful smile is improving your oral hygiene. This can be done by brushing your teeth at least twice a day (or after each meal) and making those regularly scheduled dentist appointments. If your smile requires more than that (like corrective surgery)... don't worry, keep reading, I have you covered!

If your teeth is not as perfect as you would want it, your dentist can attach braces to help straighten them out. There are two types of braces: fixed and removable. If you have fixed ones, they will be attached to your teeth at all times. Removable ones can be taken off for cleaning. Normally, patients will need to wear their braces for a long period. On average, this can be between 18 and 24 months. After you have them removed, you may still be required to wear mouthpieces overnight. This is to make sure your teeth don’t move straight back into their original positions. Some people prefer to have invisible braces made out of see-through plastic. There are some different options available, including Invisalign Braces.

Braces, whether fixed or removable can run you a very pretty penny and unfortunately orthodontics is not included in the majority of major dental plans  but thankfully there's GrouponGroupon has many deals for Invisalign where you can save a fraction of the how much it would normally cost you. In addition, Groupon has other beauty, health and wellness deals that you can save on, so make sure you check them out.

How does Groupon help YOU save??

DISCLAIMER: This is a sponsored post, but all thoughts and opinion are my own.


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Beauty Bag Essentials For Spring w/ U by Kotex

Are you ready for Spring??I know I am, all of this rain, hail, snow flurries and cold weather in Atlanta has me already planning my next vacay to the beach. THANKFULLY, Spring (and Spring Break) is right around the corner and it's time to get your mind right for your new wardrobe and update your beauty routine.

Spring is the time that you want to be out of the house and on the go. Whether it's a girls day out, festival at the park or exploring the city, you want to make sure that you look good and you're prepared for all of life's little surprises.

You want to make sure that you are prepared and U by Kotex pads are thin and lightweight fitting easily in your bag. U by Kotex offers a wide range of unique, colorful, and bold feminine hygiene products for all your period needs. These pads feature a 3D capture core with fast absorbency to help stop leaks and the unique shaped wings give you a secure fit.

.... and of course when it's that's time of the month, you want to make sure that you're always smelling good and fresh. SweetSpot Labs  is the first pH balanced feminine skincare line made by women. SweetSpot Labs "on-the-go wipes" are 98% natural, smell amazing and contain ingredients like pineapple, grapefruit, cranberry and cucumber to leave you smelling amazing.  

You can find these products and more at your local Target store and if you purchase any U by Kotex and any SweetSpot Labs product, you can get a deluxe sample for free. Plus, you can get 15% off with the Cartwheel app

 

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by U by Kotex and Sweet Spot Labs via Linqia but all thoughts and opinions are my own.


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MANI | PEDI Fabulous with SCOTT® + Dollar General

I love a good mani and pedi, especially one that's $FREE.99... I mean who doesn't? I've been WERKing on my nail game at home and I must say, I'm quite pleased with what I can come up with. A good manicure and pedicure is one of the best beauty accessories to add to your overall look.

and the more practice who get in at home, the more moolah you can save to stock up

Today, I'm going to show you how I achieve a simple, yet bold nail look with SCOTT® Extra Soft Toilet Paper.

I don't normally use tissue to take off old nail polish because it rips, but what I loved about SCOTT® was how durable it was with removing stubborn old polish. I also like how I don't have to use excess toilet paper. I tore off 2 squares and that was enough for all 10 fingers and toes!!

Are you loving my mani as much as I am???

Ladies, the more practice you get in at home, the more MOOLAH you can save to stock up on nail polish and other accessories to make your nails look salon professional at Dollar General with their new Digital Coupons! 

TO REDEEM DOLLAR GENERAL DIGITAL COUPONS:

  1. Click here to create an account
  2. Visit your local Dollar General store to pick up your must haves and save at checkout

.......... AND for a limited time, you can find 3 special SCOTT® bonus packs...

• SCOTT® 1000 Bath Tissue, 16 pack (2 Free Rolls)
• SCOTT® Choose-A-Sheet Paper Towels, Mega Roll 6 Pack (Bonus 15% Sheets)
• SCOTT® Extra Soft Bath Tissue, Double Roll 16 pack (2 Free Rolls)


DISCLAIMER: This post was sponsored by SCOTT® and Dollar General via Linqia, but as always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.


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Top Makeup Essentials with "U by Kotex"

We've all been there.... 

That dreadful uncomfortable moment- whether it's a pair of panties getting the best of you, seeing that EX on a bad hair day, or anytime you just aren't feeling like you are putting your best foot forward.  

Putting my best FACE forward helps during those uncomfortable moments and is always a good feeling, especially when your eyebrows and lips are #ONFLEEK, no one can tell you nothing. During the week, I like to go as simple as possible when it comes to makeup, so natural coverage, with light blush, mascara and a popping lip is good enough for me. 

With all of life's unexpected hippups, at least there's one thing you don't have to worry about...... your liners- panty liners that is! U by Kotex® is helping to take some of the pressure off, especially when it's that "time of the month" with their new U by Kotex Curves® Liners

U by Kotex® offers a full line of feminine care products for periods including pads, liners and tampons with outstanding protection that keeps you one step ahead. The U by Kotex Curves® Liners gives you protection perfect for lighter flow days and help protect your undies from unexpected surprises and last-minute spotting!

What to expect....
• Bright bold colors and designs feel fun
• Clean and comfy
• Fits your undies, fits you
• Cool patterns and colors help you escape boring period protection

EXCLUSIVE OFFER FOR YOU....

U by Kotex® wants you to experience amazing comfort and protection, so they are giving you a $1.00 OFF COUPON  to try the product yourself, head over to their page here.


#BRINGBACKCOMFY Contest...

U by Kotex® is giving you the chance to win some amazing prizes with their #BringComfyBack Contest! To enter the #BringComfyBack Contest, visit bringcomfyback.com and upload a creative pic showcasing your best uncomfy face. 

How cool... RIGHT?

SOUND OFF: What is one of your uncomfortable moments and how do you #BringComfyBack??


DISCLAIMER: This post is sponsored by U by Kotex® via Linqia,but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

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