5 Great Ways To Use Puritan's Pride Essential Oils And A Giveaway!

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Scent is a big part of my life.  Daily I’m looking for the right candle to burn to set the mood for our home, the lightly scented lotion to use after a shower, or afternoon pick-me-up, and just the right oil to dab behind my ears to help me find calmness or to help energize.  I seem to be driven by fragrance!  How are you with scent?  Are you sensitive and prefer light, natural aromas?  Or, are you bold and go for something that reminds people you are in the room?  Enter my giveaway (below) for your chance to win a Mothers Day gift pack of 5 Essential Oils from Puritan’s Pride!

With so many ways to add fragrance to your life I’ve always been drawn to essential oils.  Recently I was introduced to Puritan’s Pride Essential Oils.  Made with 100% essential oils Puritan’s Pride comes in 33 scents that can help you enhance the feelings of tranquility, create feelings of comfort, relaxation, rejuvenation and energy.  Mix the oils to find just the right aroma that makes your heart happy and brings a smile to your face.

5 Ways To Use Puritan’s Pride Essential Oils:

  1. Add To Water In Pan:  The easiest way to use essential oils in your home is to add drops of oil into a small saucepan* full of water.   Have the temperature bring a light steam from the water and waft through the house. – (*To be safe, this saucepan should be forever dubbed “For Essential Oil Use Only”.  Do Not Ingest essential oils. Also, this technique has concerns.  Perhaps you’ll forget you have a pan going on the stove and leave without turning off the burner.  Put a timer on to help remind you to turn off the pan.)
  2. With A Diffuser:  I use oils so often that I’ve purchased a small diffuser and place it right at my feet.  If I’m stuffy from allergies I add drops of Eucalyptus and my breathing becomes clearer.  A bit stressed?  Adding Rose or Lavender adds an essence of calm.  (It seems that my husband has discovered how great a diffuser is and has moved it to his home office space.  Hurr-umph.  Time to get another diffuser!)
  3. Add To Unscented Lotion:  When you’re ready to moisturize place your lotion in your hand along with 2 to 3 drops of essential oil.  You have now turned your unscented lotion into any fragrance that suites your fancy that day!  Rosewood to soothe, Tangerine to Uplift or Clary Sage to Refresh.  (We’re all familiar with the classic scents of Lavender, Vanilla and Rose.  I’m highlighting unusual fragrances.) With over 33 individual scents to choose from imagine creating your own combos for your personal scent of the day!
  4. Put on a damp cloth to relief sinus/allergy pain:  The lovely blossoms of Spring and Summer can bring unpleasant allergy annoyances that might have you turning to medicine for relief.  A natural way to relieve sinus pain and pressure is by adding drops of Eucalyptus oil to a damp washcloth or a warmed flax seed heating pad and placing it over your eyes and nose.  Breathe deep.  Ahhhh, much better.
  5. Droplets on porous room decor:  If you have “decorative spheres” made of rattan or rope, or other porous bowl fillers placed around your rooms for a decorative touch add drops of essential oil to these items and let the fragrance waft through out your home.

Now, if you visit the Puritan’s Pride website you will receive $5 off a $25 purchase in Aromatherapy using the discount code: AROMAMD .  (Expires 6/30/15)  www.puritan.com

Take this fun Aromatherapy Quiz “Which Aromatherapy Oil Are You?”  You just might win $25,000!

Refreshing – Soothing – Uplifting

Puritan’s Pride essential oils help you create a mood

Which mood strikes your fancy today?  Oh, I know, how about winning a Puritan’s Pride Essential Oils gift pack of 5 fragrances – Rosewood, Lavender, Bergamot, Lemongrass and Geranium?  Sounds good, yes?!  Enter below!

Enter to win a 5-pc. Essential Oils Prize Pack from Puritan's Pride at Ann Again and again Reviews!

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About Puritan’s Pride ~ Puritan’s Pride® began over 40 years ago, with the mission of making the finest quality nutritional supplements available at the best value to their customers. Today, the company remains true to its original commitment and serves millions of loyal customers. Puritan’s Pride manufactures thousands of vitamins, minerals, herbs and other nutritional supplements in their state-of-the art facilities located throughout the U.S. As part of the company’s commitment to quality, Puritan’s Pride only uses ingredients from suppliers worldwide that meet their Quality Assurance Standards, as well as Good Manufacturing Practices food quality standards


(*Disclaimer:  My opinions are truthfully my own.  Product was supplied for my review.  Winner will receive product from the company directly.  I am purely the information vessel.)

Great Giveaway To Celebrate Mothers Day!

For all you hard working Mothers – check out this great giveaway!



I am a big fan of Bare Minerals make-up and I’m so excited it’s included in this prize pack.  That’s right!

One lucky person will win all 4 of these prizes!

A Steam Machine from HomeRight

A Nomad Tote from ChicoBags

A Blush Wardrobe Kit from Bare Minerals

A Personalized Puzzle from Piczzle

Open to U.S. Residents only. 

April 26th – May 10th

Good luck to everyone who enters!


Disclosure: All participating bloggers are not responsible for choosing a winner or for shipping the products out. This giveaway is not associated with any social media networks.

Quiz! Which Blush Is The Least Expensive?

Play this little quiz game – Dupe It. Can you guess which of these 10 blush palettes is the least expensive option?

When it comes to spending money on your make-up what’s your limit?  Do you notice a difference between a $8 foundation and a $40 product?  What’s the most you’ve ever spent on make-up?

Shop the article:

Benefit Dandelion Luminizer ($28)

Benefit Cosmetics - Dandelion
$28.00 – Belk.com

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L’Oreal Baby Blossom Blush ($9)

L'Oreal - True Match Super-Blendable Blush, Cool, Spiced Plum C7-8, 0.21 oz (6 g) Baby Blossom
$8.99 – Target.com

Benefit Coralista ($28)

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$28.00 – Belk.com

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Rimmel London Lasting Finish Soft Blush Pink Rose ($9)

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Benefit Bella Bamba Watermelon Pink Face Blush ($40)

Benefit Cosmetics - Bella Bamba 3D Brightening Watermelon Pink Face

MAC Powder Blush Peachy Keen ($21)

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NYX Powder Blush ($6)

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MAC Cosmetics Blush Powder Frankly Scarlet ($19)

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NARS Blush Desire ($60)

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e.l.f Blush Pink Passion ($9)

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Unabrow – Misadventures of a Late Bloomer Review and Giveaway!

Sometimes it’s a books cover page that catches your attention.  Sometimes it’s the books title that guides you to pick it up and peruse what’s inside.  And then there’s a book that catches your eye with a glance and has you laughing in seconds, and that is how I came to read “Unabrow – Misadventures of a Late Bloomer” by Una Lamarche


Described as the literary love child of Nora Ephron and Mindy Kaling, Una Lamarche guides you through her childhood of being, shall I say “graced” with brows that covered a substantial part of her forehead and growing up in the ’90’s.  (A personal favorite decade.  “Beverly Hills 90210” forever!!).  Her writing is clever, very witty and – I’ve been told – is not acceptable bedtime reading because I was laughing too loudly.

The life lessons and hilarious realizations had me giggling so hard and shaking my head saying ‘Ha! Exactly!’ so often that I’m counting this reading as my daily cardio.  Along with her wise and witty words there are a few photos and Pie Charts perfectly placed to further her point.

Unabrow pie chart

If you want to read something that will make you feel connected, bring joy to your day and add an “imaginary” best friend to your life pick up a copy of Una Lamarche’s “Unabrow – Misadventures of a Late Bloomer”.  Or, better yet, how would you like to win a copy?  Enter through the Rafflecopter below.  Good luck!

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(*Disclaimer:  I was provided with a copy to facilitate my review.  My opinions are truthfully my own.)

Create Your Own Photo Book Online With Blurb

Like many creative companies before it, Blurb was actually started by accident. In the early 2000s, Eileen Gittins, Blurbs’ Founder, rekindled a passion for photography while trying to figure out her next career gig.  She wanted to compile her photos into a nice coffee table photo book, but she only wanted to print a handful of copies. The conundrum was that every publisher was quoting her hundreds of dollars for each book!

With this curious – and frustrating – situation she asked herself, are there other people like me who want to affordably create their own high-quality book from their photos? The answer, of course, was yes, and it changed her life – and book publishing – forever.

In 2006, Eileen launched Blurb, a simple book-designing platform and a publishing process that could quickly produce beautifully made books at a game-changing price.

Blurb Books

Everyone from award-winning photographers, to couples wanting to commemorate the birth of their child started using Blurb – and they continue to do so today. Even after almost a decade, people are still blown away by Blurb’s user-friendliness, quality, and affordability. People trust Blurb to create every kind of book imaginable, including:

Blurb doesn’t just help people make books and magazines, they also help market them by providing publishers with their own dedicated sales page. Blurb’s dedicated sales pages allows authors to:

  • Make their book or magazine available to the public or by invitation-only
  • Write a compelling book description
  • Customize a preview of their book
  • Share their book with others on social media

Blurb also created their publishing platform to work seamlessly with Amazon and Apple iBooks Store so authors would have even more options for how they sell their books.

There are so many remarkable things to share about Blurb – too much for just one post! So keep an eye out for next week’s post because I’ll be sharing some of my favorite Blurb tools and tips — which, if you’re like me, will leave you thinking … “I didn’t know Blurb could do all that!”

Oh! And I almost forgot to mention that now through 4/28 you can get 20% off any book you create! Can’t wait to see what kind of book you create!

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JeNu Ultrasonic Infuser

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of This post brought to you by JeNu. for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

Since I was 12 I’ve been taking care of my skin.  I would watch my mom during her skin care regime and then create my own.  At slumber parties, who was the one giving facials?  That would be me!  Now that I’m inching closer to 50 the care that I give my skin is vastly different from when I was in my youth.  Increasing hydration and reducing fine lines are big on my list.  Finding products that help facilitate these results are always in my scope. Recently I heard about JeNu and I’m very intrigued.  Using ultrasonic energy the JeNu wand helps increase your skins absorption of your chosen product.  Considering the cost of lotions I want to make sure the product gets in there so I get what I paid for!

JeNu was listed by Vogue.com as a Game-Changing Product to Own in 2015.  JeNu is a hand-held ultrasound wand that helps infuse your eye-creams and anti-wrinkle creams into the skin to help you get the results you’re trying to achieve.  I currently have a skin care cream which contains Vitamin C that has helps reduce fine lines however, I would love to have a tool that would help my lotions and potions work even better!

The independent research group, The Benchmarking Company, gave the JeNu Ultrasonic Infuser System to 160 ethnically diverse women between the ages of 30 and 67 and asked them to use it with their choice of skin care products.  Over 200 products from 80 different brands were used including La Mer, Olay, Clinique, Lancome, Avon and Philosophy.  Here are the results:

  • 90% of the women said that the JeNu Ultrasonic Infuser Syster made their existing products work better
  • 80% of the women said that they felt more confident after adding JeNu to their beauty regime
  • 80% of the women said they couldn’t believe how much faster they saw results from their current products when they added JeNu

There have been 90 clinical tests as well.  30 women between the ages of 23 to 57, used the JeNu wand along with their choice of anti-aging eye cream, Hyaluronic Acid formulas, Retinol Palmitate formula and Vitamin C Serums.  The studies showed average absorption increased 3X when using the JeNu wand.  


Regularly featured on the TV show The Doctors, licensed Dermatologist Dr. Sonia Batra says this about JeNu:

“Because it’s so easy to incorporate into a daily beauty regimen I am still using my JeNu every day.  I’ve noticed a much greater return on the skincare I’m using.”

I am so happy to provide a lovely offer for you to try JeNu for yourself!

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The JeNu Ultrasonic Infuser retails for $249

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Try JeNu and let me know what you think!

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Quiz! Are You A Makeup-aholic?


Do I have 4 colors of blush in my make-up drawer?  Why, yes.  Yes I do.  Do I have 10 different shades of lip color? Yes, again.  Do I like to research what the latest and greatest cosmetic products are?  You bet ‘cha!  But does that make me a Makeup-aholic?  Hmmm… I guess I’ll take this quiz and find out.  Are you a makeup-aholic?  You know make up is taking over your life if you do some of these things.  Let’s take the quiz to find out.

Shop the article:

NYX HD Studio Photogenic Foundation

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$12.87 – Amazon.com

Talc-Free and paraben free.  Good combo.

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MAC Studio Face and Body Foundation

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$27.00 – Belk.com

MAC Performance – Studio Face and Body Foundation – $27.00, 9.50 shipping – Available at Belk.com


Smashbox ‘Photo Finish’ Pore Minimizing Foundation Primer

Smashbox - Women's Smashbox 'Photo Finish' Pore Minimizing Foundation Primer
$39.00 – Nordstrom

It’s amazing how smooth your skin looks when you use a foundation primer.  Great results!

Smashbox – Women’s Smashbox ‘Photo Finish’ Pore Minimizing Foundation Primer – $39.00, Free shipping – Available at Nordstrom


Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Vernis A Levres

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Clinique Fresh Bloom Allover Colour

Bloom - Clinique Fresh Bloom Allover Colour 12 Almond Blossom Blend

A blush almost too pretty to touch.  But… please do!

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Easy Easter Side Dishes To Pair

Each year my family gathers for a feast to celebrate Easter.  And although certain foods are favorites and just have-to-have’s it’s fun to offer something different every once in a while.  You never know, it could become the new “favorite”.  If you’re looking for a new dish to bring to your Easter feast check out the recipes Del Monte has created to complement your ham, lamb or salmon main dish.  Quick and easy, they’re #10MinuteWow dishes!


Del Monte Cheddar Corn

Cheddar Corn Casserole is Del Monte’s most popular Easter side dish recipe.  This is a #10MinuteWow dish – less than 10 minutes to prepare and goes perfectly with Ham. With it’s blend of sweet corn, cream cheese, cheddar cheese and bacon you won’t believe how good this tastes!  Check out the recipe here:  Cheddar Corn Casserole


Del Monte Lemon garlic green beans


Panko bread crumbs and fresh lemon give these green beans a great taste and would make a great pairing with Salmon.  Check here for the recipe for Lemon-Garlic Green Beans with Crispy Crumbs.


Del Monte Peas 5 ways


If you are serving lamb check out the ideas Del Monte shares for peas with Peas 5 Ways.  Peas with chopped mint and sweet, shredded carrots complement lamb nicely.

Do you have an Easter dish that’s a family favorite?  I’d love to get your recipe!  I’ve been working on perfecting a lemon bar recipe that’s getting a positive response so I think I’ll be adding this to the dessert table this Sunday.

If you create an Easter side that takes under 10 minutes to make, using Del Monte products, please add it to Del Monte’s Pinterest page.  Share your creativity!
(*Disclosure:  I was provided with Del Monte products in exchange for this post.  My opinions are truthfully my own.)

Protecting Your Home from a Flood

Even a little bit of water can cause extensive damage to your home and your possessions. If you live in an area prone to flooding, you know all too well how devastating a flood can be. There are ways that you can protect your home and your belongings and make it less likely that you will suffer from the effects of a flood.

Elevate Your Home

Many homeowners protect their home by elevating their homes about flood level. National rescue agencies offer base flood elevation maps that will show you at which level your home is likely to flood. Relocate your belongings to a higher floor in your home and level the ground level vacant. This will ensure that even if your home does flood, you will not lose valuable possessions.

Protect Your Utilities from Flood Damage

Most people have their hot water heater, furnace and cooling system on the lowest level of their home. This means that in a flood, these utilities will be rendered useless and can even pose a danger to your family. If you know a flood is imminent, shut off the electricity in your home. If your appliances become submerged, consult an electrician before attempting to restart them.

Invest in Flood-Proof Storage

If you live in a flood plain, store your belongings in waterproof containers. Tools and other implements can easily be destroyed in a garage in a flood. Invest in metal side boxes and toolboxes that will protect your equipment. Rubber totes will keep your clothing and other textiles from being damaged. Reinforce walls to keep them from sustaining water damage.

Purchase Flood Insurance

The time to find out if you have flood insurance is before, not after a flood. Many people think that their homeowner’s insurance policy covers flooding. Unless your policy specifically says that it covers floods, assume that it doesn’t. In some cases, you may be required to carry flood insurance if you live in certain areas. Flood insurance is not limited to traditional floods. It may also cover you in the case of a burst pipe or water main break that causes water damage to your home.

When it comes to protecting your home in the event of a flood, it helps to prepare in advance and be ready for whatever may come your way. From buying waterproof toolboxes for your garage to purchasing flood insurance, you can never be too prepared.