No Need To Pay Full Price When You Use Groupon

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.

 

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There’s no reason to pay full-price for your personal care and upkeep when you use Health, Beauty & Wellness Groupons!  As a matter of fact, I found my current hairstylist through Groupon and… due to my loyalty, he has kept my rate the same.  (It helped that I’ve sent a few friends his way toowink.)

Just about every personal care service is listed at Groupon.  You can find health care providers that will help keep you well on the inside, along with professionals providing services to help you put your best face, and body, in the spotlight.

Groupon is also a great place to find gifts for those special in your life.  (We are encroaching on a major “gift giving” season therefore I recommend you search for deals so that you can spread the joy – and your money – farther.)  And once you purchase a Groupon don’t forget about it!  Most have an expiration date so how about getting a folder (I bet you can find a deal for one at Groupon) and keep your printed coupons well organized.folder

If you’ve never visited the Groupon site, don’t be afraid, it’s easy to navigate. All you do is enter your city/state and look for deals in your area.  They also provide great prices on items you can purchase on-line.  It’s a win-win!  Enjoy your shopping and be proud of yourself for saving some money with the help of Groupon.

 

10 Foods To Fight Aging

 

10 Foods To Fight Aging - Ann Again and again Reviews

 

Of course I use lotions and potions to help my skin look as good as possible, yet there’s more to reflecting beauty then what’s on the surface. I agree with Dr. Christopher Calapai, D.O., board certified in family and anti-aging medicine, that beauty really does come from within. There’s no denying the beauty of a those with kindness, love and understanding in their heart. And, we know, that eating well makes you feel better and keeps your physique in top shape as well.  But don’t underestimate the power of certain foods when it comes to beauty and looking youthful.  Read on for 10 Foods To Fight Aging .

Keep them guessing your age

1.   Edamame: Collagen, the fibrous protein that keeps skin firm and wrinkle-free, begins to decline in your 20’s.  Eating edamame, a food rich in soy, can help preserve collagen.  Soy contains isoflavones – a natural compound that is capable of exerting estrogen-like effects.

2.   Tart Cherry Juice: Who knew that this tangy drink naturally contains melatonin? Well, it does.  And melatonin promotes sleep.  Beauty sleep – enough said.

3.   Oysters: These shellfish are filled with selenium and zinc, which both possess skin-clearing properties.  Zinc is a trace mineral that is essential for its role in cell growth and cell replication.  Selenium is a dietary mineral that increases your antioxidants levels.  Antioxidants are critical for preventing blocked pores.

4.   Honey: This sweet treat is a natural humectant, meaning it attracts water.  When it comes to your skin, consuming honey helps draw water from the mineral tissues to the surface of the skin, keeping it moisturized, supple and flake-free.

5.   Sweet Potato:  Aside from being delicious, sweet potatoes contain beta-carotene, which is converted to Vitamin A.  Vitamin A prevents hair from becoming dull and lifeless and your scalp dry and flakey – which can result in dandruff.

6. Cantaloupe: Very high in antioxidants, you’ll keep your eye health on point and since it is rich in vitamin C immune health is increased. That means fewer colds leaving you weak and sluggish. Finally this power fruit protects you from free radicals at the cellular level.

7. Brazil Nuts: All you need to eat are 4 of these a day to need the daily requirement. Packed with selenium, Brazil nuts protect skin against age spots and sun damage. Be sure to keep them in the fridge; once shelled they spoil.

8: Roasted Chickpeas: Packed with kaempferol and quercetion two inflammation fighters, chickpeas keep skin looking clear and even. Also as we age our metabolism slows down. Manganese and copper are two minerals that support metabolism at the cellular level.

9. Cucumbers: A cucumber a day keeps cellulite away. Not only are they delicious and packed skin plumping water but, when sliced and rubbed on cellulite prone areas they phytochemicals tighten collagen reducing the visibility of cellulite.

10. Guacamole: You can’t go wrong with avocados, which are great for your blood and bones. Oleic acid, the monounsaturated fat that is good for your heart makes up 59% of it’s total fat. It’s also great for skin and hair.

 

This information was shared by permission.  Please read below for more on Dr. Calapai. 

About the Doctor:

Dr. Christopher Calapai, D.O. is an Osteopathic Physician board certified in family medicine, anti-aging medicine and chelation therapy. Named the “The Stem Cell Guru” by the New York Daily News, Dr. Calapai is a leader in the field of stem cell therapy in the U.S.

With over 25 years experience, Dr. Calapai has hosted nationally syndicated radio shows, including his two weekly call-in shows on WABC 770-AM in New York, where he offers health and medical advice. He’s advised Mike TysonMickey Rourke, Steven Seagal, and worked as a medical consultant for the New York Rangers hockey team as well as various modeling agencies.

He is the author of several E-books: Heavy Metals and Chronic Disease, Reverse Diabetes Forever! Seven Steps to Healthy Blood Sugar, Top Ten Supplements You Can’t Live Without, and Glorious Glutathione. Learn more about Dr. Calapai on his website, www.drcal.net

NuMe Octowand 8-in-1 Curling Wand Giveaway

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When the Fall season hits I feel that this time of year is much more of a ‘new beginning’ than when we enter a new year.  We prepare our children for the change of a new school year, we pack away our summer gear and point in the direction of getting back to business.  Why not add a new ‘do to your Fall plans?  Enter for your chance to win a NuMe Octowand 8-in-1 Curling Wand Giveaway!

Welcome to the NuMe Octowand 8-in-1 Curling Wand Giveaway!
Sponsored by: NuMe

In honor of NuMe’s incredible sale this week (From 8/25 to 8/31, get ANY NuMe Styling Set for $80 with Promo Code: AUGSETS80), they’re sponsoring a giveaway for their amazing Octowand (ARV $300!) Holly from Southern Mom Loves reviewed the Lustrum set and loved it so much, she couldn’t wait to give another NuMe curling wand set away! You can see her review here and enter the giveaway below. Good luck!

One lucky reader will receive the Octowand 8-in-1 Curling Wand Set from NuMe (ARV $300!)
Giveaway begins on 8/25/16 at 1:00 am CST and ends on 8/31/16 at 11:59 pm CST. Must be 18 years or older, open to residents of the US and CANADA only (void where prohibited.) Once confirmed, the winners will be added to the Southern Mom Loves Winner’s List.

 

Disclaimer: The participating blogs were not compensated for this post. No purchase is necessary to enter. One entrant per household, per IP address. All entries will be verified. Void where prohibited by law. Winner will be contacted by email; Please add southernmomloves@gmail.com to your whitelist. NuMe will be responsible for prize delivery to the winner. This giveaway is in no way administered, sponsored, endorsed by, or associated with Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest, or any other social media platform.


Contact Holly at southernmomloves@gmail.com if you have any additional questions or comments, or would like Southern Mom Loves to organize your next giveaway.

Beautiful Summer Feet With Amope – Great Coupon Deal!

I was recently asked by Amopé to share some tips for using their summer skin care necessity – as I like to call itAmopé Pedi Perfect.  And there’s a great coupon deal at CVS that will make having smooth, bare feet for summer even easier! You can have beautiful summer feet with Amope!

Amope - Beautiful healthy summer-ready feet! Coupon!  Ann Again and again Reviews

 

While I’ve been cleansing and moisturizing, trying to achieve that smooth, summer time bare foot feel it seems to be more of a bother this season for some reason.  I decided to give Amopé Pedi Perfect a try and I’m very pleased with the results. Easy, quick, smooth results.  Just the right tool for summer smooth feet! Right now CVS has a great coupon so that you too can try Amopé Pedi Perfect for $21.99. (That’s a $15.00 savings!)

The features of Amopé Pedi Perfect

  • Smooths feet quickly and easily
  • Ergonomically shaped head for easy & fast hard skin removal from even the curviest contours of your feet
  • Replaceable roller heads available for every need—coarse for regular skin, extra coarse for hard, callused skin & soft touch for a smooth finish.
  • With finely ground Diamond crystals for maximum and yet smooth exfoliation.
  • Safety stop feature ensures that it’s gentle and safe. Contains no sharp blades for safe use

Do not use Amopé Pedi Perfect in or near water.  This tool is meant to be used on dry skin.  I have sensitive skin and found that there was no pain, no irritation, just smooth feet ready for a foot massage. (*hint*hint*Honey wink ) Try Amope Pedi Perfect at a tremendous discount – print your coupon buy visiting this link www.coupons.com/amope

amope nail file

Another item in their product line that adds to your natural, healthy glow is Amope Pedi Nail Care System.  Buff your nails for a shiny appearance – no nail polish needed!  Even if you’re super ticklish (like my teenagers) this product shouldn’t be an issue. We found the Amope Pedi Nail Care System easy to use with no uncontrollable laughing attacks!  And the results are naturally beautiful.

Head to CVS and take advantage of this great coupon deal – found here www.coupons.com/amope – and try this for yourself!  Let me know what you think.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Amopé™. The opinions and text are all mine.

5 Beauty Tips To Help You Shine This Summer

5 Beauty Tips To Help You Shine This Summer - Ann Again and again Reviews.com
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Are you like me and experience sensitive skin during the summer season? If yes, let me help you catch up with the latest in supportive summer time skin care tips. Let’s check out 5 beauty tips that will help you shine this summer.

Supportive and Simple Skin Maintenance Tips to Get Sparkling Skin This Summer Season

  1. Healthy habits for your skin:

Take care of your skin by using moisturizing products that contain coconut oil, olive oil, rose oil, or chamomile oil. It’s best to stay away from products that include unhealthy chemicals, such as;  Phthalates (banned in EU), PABA and Homosalate.  Not only can these ingredients make your skin more susceptible to breakouts, hives or rashes, they have been found to interfere with your thyroid, your immune system and increase your chances of cancer.  (And who wants gross chemicals on their skin? Yuck!) Check out – 151 Awesome Uses For Your Coconut Oil.

  1. Take care of your diet:

Now’s the time to include more crisp vegetables, organic products – milk and other dairy items-, beans, grains, and fiber-rich foods. Vitamin A, vitamin B complex, vitamin C, and vitamin E are useful in helping the skin to stay brilliant and well nourished.

  1. Drink plenty of Water:

I know this.  You know this.  We ALL know that you need to drink plenty of water.  It’s the best thing for your skin cells and it helps with weight control as well.  The typical human body ought to drink no less than 8-9 glasses of water every single day. Green tea can be chilled, for those hot summer days, and has high cancer fighting agents.  Hostile cancer-causing properties in green tea ensures against an assortment of skin issue. Liquids additionally detoxify the skin and keep the skin delicate, dewy and clear.

  1. Always apply sunscreen before going out:

Continuously apply a sunscreen which contains high SPF factor 30 minutes before venturing out in the sun. Sunscreen shields you from brutal UVA beams that can prompt skin disease. Reapply the sunscreen at regular intervals and pick a waterproof sunscreen. Attempt to stay inside amid 10 am to 4 pm as the sun beams are harshest amid that time and can wreck havoc skin.

5 Beauty Tips To Help You Shine This Summer - Ann Again and again Reviews.com

 

  1. Working out:

I’ll end these skin magnificence tips by reminding us of the importance of exercise. You don’t have to knock yourself out in the heat of the season, just try to incorporate some movement that will get your blood flowing and your heart pumpling;  cycling; swimming, strolling. How about bad minton or hop scotch?  Any thing to stimulate your heart to make your skin glow in good health.

So there we have some good tips to help you shine this summer. You can get an excellent variety of beauty products at Nordstrom by clicking her for a promotion code, so don’t wait!  Order online (from your lounge chair while sipping a lemonade) and enjoy your summer season!

(Disclosure:  Information on unsafe chemicals acquired from www.safecosmetics.org.)

Check It Out! 10 Age Defying Beauty Bites

10 Age Defying Beauty Bites - Ann Again and again Reviews.com

Yes, I use lotions and potions to help my skin look as good as possible, yet there’s more to reflecting beauty then what’s on the surface. I agree with Dr. Christopher Calapai, D.O., board certified in family and anti-aging medicine, that beauty really does come from within. There’s no denying the beauty of a those with kindness, love and understanding in their heart. And, we know, that eating well makes you feel better and keeps your physique in top shape as well.  But don’t underestimate the power of certain foods when it comes to beauty and looking youthful.  Read on for 10 Age Defying Beauty Bites.

Keep them guessing your age

1.   Edamame: Collagen, the fibrous protein that keeps skin firm and wrinkle-free, begins to decline in your 20’s.  Eating edamame, a food rich in soy, can help preserve collagen.  Soy contains isoflavones – a natural compound that is capable of exerting estrogen-like effects.

2.   Tart Cherry Juice: Who knew that this tangy drink naturally contains melatonin? Well, it does.  And melatonin promotes sleep.  Beauty sleep – enough said.

3.   Oysters: These shellfish are filled with selenium and zinc, which both possess skin-clearing properties.  Zinc is a trace mineral that is essential for its role in cell growth and cell replication.  Selenium is a dietary mineral that increases your antioxidants levels.  Antioxidants are critical for preventing blocked pores.

4.   Honey: This sweet treat is a natural humectant, meaning it attracts water.  When it comes to your skin, consuming honey helps draw water from the mineral tissues to the surface of the skin, keeping it moisturized, supple and flake-free.

5.   Sweet Potato:  Aside from being delicious, sweet potatoes contain beta-carotene, which is converted to Vitamin A.  Vitamin A prevents hair from becoming dull and lifeless and your scalp dry and flakey – which can result in dandruff.

6. Cantaloupe: Very high in antioxidants, you’ll keep your eye health on point and since it is rich in vitamin C immune health is increased. That means fewer colds leaving you weak and sluggish. Finally this power fruit protects you from free radicals at the cellular level.

7. Brazil Nuts: All you need to eat are 4 of these a day to need the daily requirement. Packed with selenium, Brazil nuts protect skin against age spots and sun damage. Be sure to keep them in the fridge; once shelled they spoil.

8: Roasted Chickpeas: Packed with kaempferol and quercetion two inflammation fighters, chickpeas keep skin looking clear and even. Also as we age our metabolism slows down. Manganese and copper are two minerals that support metabolism at the cellular level.

9. Cucumbers: A cucumber a day keeps cellulite away. Not only are they delicious and packed skin plumping water but, when sliced and rubbed on cellulite prone areas they phytochemicals tighten collagen reducing the visibility of cellulite.

10. Guacamole: You can’t go wrong with avocados, which are great for your blood and bones. Oleic acid, the monounsaturated fat that is good for your heart makes up 59% of it’s total fat. It’s also great for skin and hair.

 

This information was shared by permission.  Please read below for more on Dr. Calapai. 

About the Doctor:

Dr. Christopher Calapai, D.O. is an Osteopathic Physician board certified in family medicine, anti-aging medicine and chelation therapy. Named the “The Stem Cell Guru” by the New York Daily News, Dr. Calapai is a leader in the field of stem cell therapy in the U.S.

With over 25 years experience, Dr. Calapai has hosted nationally syndicated radio shows, including his two weekly call-in shows on WABC 770-AM in New York, where he offers health and medical advice. He’s advised Mike TysonMickey Rourke, Steven Seagal, and worked as a medical consultant for the New York Rangers hockey team as well as various modeling agencies.

He is the author of several E-books: Heavy Metals and Chronic Disease, Reverse Diabetes Forever! Seven Steps to Healthy Blood Sugar, Top Ten Supplements You Can’t Live Without, and Glorious Glutathione. Learn more about Dr. Calapai on his website, www.drcal.net

Under Eye Concealer That Actually Works!

I have found an under eye concealer that actually works!  Great coverage, not cake-y looking, lasts all day concealer. Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer from It Cosmetics. You must give this product a try and let me know what you think. It would definitely be in my “Stranded on a deserted island and you can only have 3 products with you” cosmetic bag (don’t we all have one?).

Under Eye Concealer That Actually Works! - Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer - Ann Again and again Reviews
A Makeup Fav!

 

My background in concealer usage goes back over 30 years. When I began wearing make-up I chose to wear Bonnie Bell lipgloss (watermelon and Dr. Pepper were my favorites!) and concealer. The later was to cover skin breakouts and, over time, the desire to cover darkness under the eyes. Also, I have prominent redness on the sides of my nose that makes me look like I just took off a pair of glasses.  It’s weird. The frustration in trying to find a concealer that didn’t look cakey, which just adds age to your eyes, or finding the correct shade, was so annoying. The money I have spent these past 30 years, in trying to find a product that looked just right, oh! I don’t even want to think about it.

While preparing your face for make-up you need to have as much of an even skin tone as possible for your chosen colors to benefit your face. Bye Bye Undereye concealer blends so smoothly, so softly on your skin it gives me the feeling that I’m applying delicate lotion, not this incredibly effective concealer. I highly recommend purchasing this product with the available brush. The dual-end brush is fantastic. The two together are $29.00 at QVC.com. Now, I don’t spend money easily, I am naturally very frugal however, the quality and effectiveness of this product is completely worth the price. And you use such a tiny amount to get the desired coverage.  You definitely get your money’s worth!

I had my sister try Bye Bye Undereye Concealer.  Her results were so great she went on-line and bought it right then and there. Give it a try. If you like it, let me know. And, if it doesn’t quite fit the bill for you, I’d love to hear about which concealer is your favorite.

What are your favorite cosmetics?

(*Disclaimer:  I was not compensated in any way for this review.  This is my personal experience.)

 

Recharge And Re-Energize At A Cellular Level With MitoQ

To turn a popular phrase… “The 50’s are coming!  The 50’s are coming!”  Yes, I’m very close to the dawn of a new era in my life and parts of my body have been feeling the impeding change for some time.  Fogginess of memory, lack of energy and those ol’ painful knees.  I’ve been using a product for a few months that I feel has really been beneficial in keeping me a bit sharper with my memory and more on my toes – MitoQ.  If you’ve been going in a similar direction, let me share more about this product and, hopefully, MitoQ can work for you as well! You can recharge and re-energize at a cellular level with MitoQ.  I have a 20% off code for you too!

MitoQ products

Products containing any kind of stimulant make me apprehensive because I’m very sensitive to caffeine and things of that nature. If I have more than 2 cups of coffee in a day I don’t sleep well, tossing and turning all night. The active ingredient in MitoQ is Mitoquinol Mesylate, an antioxidant that protects mitochondria, our ‘cellular batteries’, the organelles inside our cells that power our energy. I haven’t experienced any problem sleeping while using MitoQ and have felt pleasantly energized. No jitters, no anxiety, just a natural feeling of being awake, energetic and ready for the day. It’s been a very long time since I’ve felt this good.

Recently MitoQ was selected to participate in the National Institute of Aging Testing Program due to its significant potential to reverse or decelerate the aging process and won ‘Product of Year’ award by Truth in Aging 2015 for its second year in a row! (See article here).

MitoQ product

MitoQ was discovered at New Zealand’s University of Otago and was tested at the London Dermatology clinic. See the results here. These researchers are the first to create a product that delivers antioxidants to mitochondria, therefore helping to restore our antioxidant capacity to more youthful levels. I’m all for that! If you are ready to try MitoQ I’m very happy to offer a discount code for 20% off your order!  Please visit:  MitoQ.com and during check out enter the following code for 20% off your order – FAB20.

MitoQ shares that it has many benefits in rejuvenating collagen and elastin production which will, in turn, reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and age spots. All of these things I will gladly get rid of, thank you very much! After using MitoQ for almost 3 months I’m very happy with my experience. And I’m very glad I was given the chance to try this product and share information about MitoQ with you.

To Recharge And Re-Energize At A Cellular Level With MitoQ, learn more about this product, and where you can purchase MitoQ, please visit: www.mitoq.com.  And remember – receive 20% off your purchase by entering the following code at check out:  FAB20 .   Are you ready to recharge and re-energize?  Let me know how your results turn out!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of MitoQ. The opinions and text are all mine.

I’m Finding An Easy Way To Get My Energy Back With MitoQ!

Now that I’m in my late 40’s my lagging energy level was becoming more and more noticeable every day. All of the things I had been reading about and hearing from women at this stage of their life was now happening to me and I don’t like it. I’m tired more often than not and my memory isn’t as sharp. (Running into acquaintances has my brain struggling to remember a name!) I’ve been looking for ways to increase my energy level naturally so I was very happy to be given the opportunity to try a supplement with over a decade of independent research behind it, MitoQ.

I'm Finding An Easy Way To Get My Energy Back With MitoQ!  Ann Again and again Reviews

When it comes to products that contain any kind of stimulant I’m apprehensive because I’m very sensitive to caffeine and things of that nature. I can’t have more than 2 cups of coffee in a day or I don’t sleep well, tossing and turning all night. The active ingredient in MitoQ is Mitoquinol Mesylate, an antioxidant that protects mitochondria, our ‘cellular batteries’, the organelles inside our cells that power our energy. (I’m learning lots of new words with this review!) Please see trial results here: https://goo.gl/U4l0a0

MitoQ was discovered at New Zealand’s University of Otago and was tested at the London Dermatology clinic. You can see the results here: https://youtu.be/PtnXUsnxC9c These researchers are the first to create a product that delivers antioxidants to mitochondria, therefore helping to restore our antioxidant capacity to more youthful levels. I’m all for that! In all honesty, on my 3rd day of taking MitoQ I was feeling pleasantly energized. I didn’t get my 2 o’clock slump and my usual desire for a nap. I had no jitters, no anxiety, just a natural feeling of being awake, energetic and ready for the day. It’s been a very long time since I’ve felt this good.

MitoQ shares that it has many benefits in rejuvenating collagen and elastin production which will, in turn, reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and age spots. All of these things I will gladly get rid of, thank you very much! After using MitoQ for almost 30 days I’m very happy with my experience. And I’m very glad I was given the chance to try this product and share information about MitoQ with you.

To learn more about this product and where you can purchase MitoQ please visit: www.mitoq.com

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of MitoQ. The opinions and text are all mine.

How Did The Instyler Tulip Do? My Review

I’ve loved playing with lotions and potions for the face and body, make-up and hair products since I was oh-let’s-see, maybe since I was 13 and started wearing Maybelline roller ball lip gloss and giving my friends facials at sleepovers.   Now that I’m in the blogging world I’m happy to share with my lovely readers products that will help us spruce up our looks.  Today I’m sharing a hair styling tool from Instyler called The Tulip.  Let’s see how it does, shall we?

First observation, this is a sizable handheld hair styling tool:

Ann Instyler image

It comes with clear instructions and advises you to watch a YouTube tutorial if you’re not comfortable with the written instructions that come with pictures.  Next thing I notice were how many options the machine had.  You can vary your curl from Beachy Waves all the way to Tight, Striking Curls.  Each curl has a different heat setting and time according to hair length.  You also choose which direction you would like the curl to go.  Nice.  On we go to curl!

Ann Instyler Before
Scary! My hair washed, air dried with leave-in conditioner

(The lighting in our bathroom creates a “watercolor” effect on the lens. I need to invest in one of those fancy photographer’s lighting set-up)

I have layered hair that is naturally wavy.  (I’m also growing out my bangs so we’ll see how this curling session goes.)  The Instyler Tulip is quite a machine!  Once you place your hair in the curling chamber you click the button and your hair twirls for the selected time frame.  The timer gives notice with 3 beeps and you release your curl.  To be honest, once a small portion of my hair tangled BUT it stopped automatically and my hair removed easily.  Nice.

My giant hand!

Although the chamber of the Instyler Tulip looks daunting I’m showing this picture to prove that both hands aren’t tied up while using it.  I’m right handed and was curling the left side of my hair while taking a photo with my iPhone in my left hand.   (It can be done!)  It does take some getting used to to place your hair properly in the chamber but honestly, after a couple of curls, I had the process down.

Ann Instyler During

 

At this age I feel like my hair is thinning but I actually have more hair than I thought!  Yes, one half of my hair took me around 12 minutes, but most of that time was in the beginning figuring out the technique of properly placing my hair in the curl chamber.  I was much faster as the process went on.

Ann Instyler After
(Where are my eyebrows going?)

 

 

Here I am.  All curled!  As I said earlier, you have choices in the curl type you want and I chose medium body curls.  (I should have fluffed it out more, but, oh well.)  To note, this machine beeps throughout your use.  About every 2 seconds you’ll hear a *beep* until your chosen curl setting is finished then you hear 3 quick beeps to note it’s time to take your hair out and go to the next section.

The Instyler Tulip gives you so much guidance with proper use that you shouldn’t feel intimidated at all.  The User Manual included with the tool is very clear, with lots of directions and pictures and they also advise checking out their video, tips and tricks at InstylerTulip.com.  This product is good.  I like it!!!

The Instyler Tulip retails between $79.99 to $99.99. You can find the Instyler Tulip at Target, Ulta, Walmart and online at RSVPInstyler.com.  

They offer other fun hair styling tools that I’m sure will be a perfect fit for you, or someone you love this holiday season.  Check out their MAX 2-Way Rotating Iron.  This machine looks like a combo rotating curling iron and hairbrush.  Your thick or curly hair can become smooth and polished while it glides through the bristles.

Instyler MAX
color choices: purple or black

Or how about the Ionic Styler Pro.  This is a round hot brush while closed and a flat iron when opened.  Cool!  This tool creates volume at the roots and creates curl or beachy waves, depending on your hair length.

Instyler Ionic

 

If you’ve used one of these Instyler tools, tell me how they worked for you.

 

(*Disclaimer:  I received product to facilitate my review through my membership with VocalPoint.com.  My opinions are truthfully my own.  I’ve used this product 3 times now and really enjoy it!)

 

Have You Checked Out Pharmaca? Great Natural Health & Wellness Store!

pharmaca logo

I am a lotions and potions girl. When I was a teenager I subjected my friends to the latest skin care routine I read about in Seventeen magazine. When my husband and I go into Home Depot I’m looking for the Beauty aisle. (It’s not there yet but I don’t see why there can’t be a spa section right by the Bathroom remodel aisle.) I enjoy seeking out good, quality skin care and makeup and sometimes my favorites are in more than one location. My eye cream is at the mall, some make-up items are at a store across town and my cleanser and lotion is on-line. Recently I was introduced to a store that has all of these products under one roof along with items to help keep your house clean and chemical free along with a full-service pharmacy, Pharmaca.

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Pharmaca began in Boulder, CO in the year 2000. From one small store Pharmaca is now located in 5 states (for locations click here) and has a full store on-line. Their certified practitioners will help guide customers through their selection of over-the-counter medications, alternative remedies, and natural cosmetics and body care products for a stress-free shopping experience. I felt a sense of calm when I walked in the store and was greeted with pleasant music and a cheerful “let me know if I can help you”.

 

Ann Again and again Reviews Pharmaca Integrated Pharmacy

 

After perusing the offerings in the vitamin and personal health care area I was drawn to, what else, the skin care and cosmetics section. They have a Natural Beauty Bar that provides the services of Brow & Facial Waxing. You can also have a full make-up application and/or lash application. These services are walk-in available but can also be made by appointment.

 

Ann Again and again Reviews Pharmaca Integrated Pharmacy

One my favorite skin care products is the Dr. Haruschka line. The Dr. Hauschka Lemon Lemongrass Vitalizing Body Wash is so good!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ann Again and again Reviews Pharmaca Integrated Pharmacy

Before,during and after you test your products you can rinse off in the wash basin perfectly placed by a sampling of the make-up testers. You’ll definitely want to try the Dr. Hauschka Lavender Sandalwood Calming Body Wash.

Ann Again and again Reviews Pharmaca Integrated Pharmacy

 

 

 

 

Within Pharmaca you will find health supplements easily identified in symptom categories. If you can’t find what you are looking for trained staff is on hand – and one even noticed my raised eyebrows and chimed in with “Can I help you find something?” Now, if only my kids were that clued in to my expressions!

 

I’ve had lovely shopping experiences at Pharmaca and was so pleased with the customer service. The Pharmacy was well staffed and the waiting area had hot and iced tea for their waiting clients. If you choose to move your prescriptions to Pharmaca you will receive a $30 gift card, which will be spent well at this store, for sure! There are various monthly events that are focused on the health and well-being of everyone in your family. For August they are featuring the Healthy Mom & Baby event with lots of fun offerings. (Check your local Pharmaca for event dates/times.)

 

(*Disclosure: I was provided compensation for my review of Pharmaca. My opinions are truthfully my own and I choose to shop here now. Great store!)

Do You Know The Benefits & Beauty Uses Of Coconut Oil?

Photo: WellBeingSecrets.com
Photo: WellBeingSecrets.com

(*Updated 11/2016)

When I started researching the health benefits of Oil Pulling (using coconut oil as a mouth rinse to detox your body) I became more aware of the benefits Coconut oil has in our surface beauty regimen as well.  Coconut oil is a great makeup remover, cuticle helper, body scrub, body moisturizer, lip balm, highlighter, hair treatment product and more. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of coconut oil and find great deals on products containing coconut oil.

Coconut oil contains fatty acids -Linoleic acid, Oleic acid and Gallic acid to name a few, that help in dealing with viruses and bacteria. The compounds in coconut oil are similar to Mineral Oil however there’s no chance of having any adverse side effects on the skin from the application of coconut oil. I’m one of the many that is “blessed” with sensitive skin and products containing coconut oil have always worked well for me.

A beauty multitasker that you can use to hydrate your skin, fight frizz, and reduce premature signs of aging. Along with the many health benefits that come from ingesting coconut oil, which include help with weight loss (read more here – HealthAmbition.com) I feel you’re on a good path when incorporating this oil into your daily routine.

Do you use coconut oil products? If so, what are your favorites?

Coconut Oil Formula Conditioning Shampoo

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Coconut Oil Body Wash

Yes To - Coconut Oil Body Wash, 8 Fluid Ounce

Yes To – Coconut Oil Body Wash, 8 Fluid Ounce – $17.99, 5.48 shipping – Available at Fullfillment By Amazon

 

Organic Coconut Oil Skin Food

SKINFOOD - Elemental Herbs All Good Organic Coconut Oil Skin Food Coconut -- 7.5 fl oz

I’ve recently found a helpful resource at NutriInspector.com in understanding the weight loss benefits of Coconut Oil. To learn more please visit:   Coconut Oil For Weight Loss and Many Health Benefits

(*Disclosure: Some information acquired from OrganicFacts.com and Health.com . This post contains affiliate links provided by Postpresso.)

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

Puritans Pride

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!

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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!

 

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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?




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Benefit Dandelion Luminizer ($28)

Benefit Cosmetics - Dandelion
$28.00 – Belk.com

Benefit Cosmetics – Dandelion – $28.00, 9.50 shipping – Available at Belk.com


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)

Benefit Cosmetics - CORALista
$28.00 – Belk.com

Benefit Cosmetics – CORALista – $28.00, 9.50 shipping – Available at Belk.com


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

Rimmel - Lasting Finish Soft Blush - 120 Pink Rose


Benefit Bella Bamba Watermelon Pink Face Blush ($40)

Benefit Cosmetics - Bella Bamba 3D Brightening Watermelon Pink Face


MAC Powder Blush Peachy Keen ($21)

MAC Cosmetics - MAC Powder Blush Peachy Keen (Ss)

MAC Cosmetics – MAC Powder Blush Peachy Keen – $21.00, 4.08 shipping – Available at Amazon.com Marketplace


NYX Powder Blush ($6)

NYX - NYX Powder Blush - PB24 Red
$6.00 – Amazon.com

NYX – NYX Powder Blush – PB24 Red – $6.00, 5.48 shipping – Available at Amazon.com


MAC Cosmetics Blush Powder Frankly Scarlet ($19)

MAC Cosmetics - Exclusive By MAC Blush Powder - Frankly Scarlet 6g/0.21oz


NARS Blush Desire ($60)

NARS - Blush, Desire 0.16 oz (4.5 g)

NARS – Blush, Desire 0.16 oz (4.5 g) – $60.00, Free shipping – Available at Amazon.com Marketplace


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

Kodiake - E.L.F. Blush - Pink Passion - SHIPS USA & CANADA ONLY


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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.  

Intrigued?

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

Limited Time Offer – Save 25% + 2 Free Gifts & Free Shipping

Offer Price: $186.75

Includes 1 year warranty and 30 Day Risk Free Money Back Guarantee.

Wall charger included.

Also offer partial payment plans.

Try JeNu and let me know what you think!

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Quiz! Are You A Makeup-aholic?

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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.

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NYX HD Studio Photogenic Foundation

NYX - HD Studio Photogenic Foundation
$12.87 – Amazon.com

Talc-Free and paraben free.  Good combo.

NYX – HD Studio Photogenic Foundation – $12.87, 5.48 shipping – Available at Amazon.com

 

MAC Studio Face and Body Foundation

MAC Performance - Studio Face and Body Foundation
$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

Yves Saint Laurent - Rouge Pur Couture Vernis A Levres Glossy Stain Lip Gloss, No. 12 Corail Fauve,

 

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!

Bloom – Clinique Fresh Bloom Allover Colour 12 Almond Blossom Blend – $29.99, 4.49 shipping – Available at Amazon.com Marketplace

 

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Quiz! The Best Uses For Coconut Oil

If there’s an item on the dessert menu featuring coconut then that’s the dish for me!  However, there are many other ways to enjoy coconut – and it won’t add to your waistline.  Recently I started Oil Pulling using coconut oil. It’s helped whiten my teeth and is helping to relieve my sinus pain due to allergies.  (Do you have seasonal allergies?  If so, give Oil Pulling a try.  Google it! :-> )

Coconut oil has a tons of uses in your beauty regimen.  As a makeup remover, cuticle helper, body scrub, body moisturizer, lip balm, highlighter, hair treatment and more.  Take this quiz to learn how to use it the right way.

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Coconut Oil Formula Conditioning Shampoo

Palmer's - Coconut Oil Formula Conditioning Shampoo, 13.5 Fluid Ounce (Pack of 2)

 

Virgin Coconut Oil Soap

Tropicana Oil - Tropicana Oil : Virgin Coconut Oil Soap 0.36 Oz. (Pack of 2) Apple Odor Made in Thai

 

Coconut Oil Body Wash

Yes To - Coconut Oil Body Wash, 8 Fluid Ounce

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Yes To – Coconut Oil Body Wash, 8 Fluid Ounce – $17.99, 5.48 shipping – Available at Fullfillment By Amazon

 

Organic Coconut Oil Skin Food

SKINFOOD - Elemental Herbs All Good Organic Coconut Oil Skin Food Coconut -- 7.5 fl oz

 

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Belli – Beautiful Skin Care – Picky For A Purpose

Belli Skin Care Review at Ann Again and again Reviews

My sensitive skin makes it tricky to find a cleanser that doesn’t irritate.  Unfortunately most soaps and body washes formulated for sensitive skin tend to cost quite a bit that’s why I get so excited when I find a lovely cleanser that not only works well but smells divine dah-ling and comes at a good price.  Belli has created a sweet line of skin care and today I’ll focus on what they offer for the body.

 

Belli Pure & Pampered Body Wash 
Belli Skin Care Review at Ann Again and again Reviews
It gently cleans without irritating my skin.  It contains cucumber and green tea extracts that are rich in antioxidants as well as a light fragrance of lavender and chamomile that provide a relaxing aromatherapy experience.  I love it.
SRP $13.00 for 6.5 oz.

Belli All Day Moisture Lotion 

Belli Skin Care Review at Ann Again and again Reviews

A little goes a long way with this lotion.  A luxuriously emollient cream that deeply moisturizes and comforts dry skin.  Between the hint of lemon and the rich texture this lotion has become a favorite of mine and my husbands.  It contains antioxidant vitamin E, chamomile to soothe and refresh skin and the lemon oil provides an uplifting scent.

SRP $17.00 for 6.5 oz.

You can find these products at the website www.belliskincare.com.  Or to try before you buy, while at the website enter your zip code to find a store near you.

 

(*Disclaimer:  I was provided product for my review.  My opinions are truthfully my own.)

Caffeinated Cosmetics – Reduce Wrinkles & Fight Sun Damage

Caffeinated Cosmetics - Reduce Wrinkles & Fight Sun Damage . www.AnnAgainAndAgainReviews.com

Not only will caffeine in your coffee get your mind going it can help reduce wrinkles too! Caffeine used in lotions dehydrates fat cells therefore it gives the appearance of smoother skin. Preliminary research also shows that caffeine may help protect against cellular damage caused by sun exposure.  Sounds like a product worth trying!

Caffeine contains healthful antioxidants which produce an anti-inflammatory effect. Inflammation in all its aspects is good to avoid and with the benefits of caffeinated lotions they can reduce redness and irritation of the skin, also constricting blood vessels to temporarily tighten and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

Here are some caffeinated beauty products to get you started:

Kiehl's Since 1851 - Eye Alert - Kiehl's Since 1851

Kiehl’s Eye Alert

 

Almay - Almay Wake Up Blush berry 0.16 oz

Almay Wake Up Blush

Almay – Almay Wake Up Blush berry 0.16 oz – $17.97, Free shipping – Available at Amazon.com Marketplace

 

Smashbox - Photo Finish Hydrating Under Eye Primer 0.17 oz/ 5 ml, travel size

Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Under Eye Primer

 

100% Pure - Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream - .50oz

100% Pure – Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream – .50oz

 

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Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer – Worth It!

A cosmetic product that I absolutely love – a I’m-on-a-deserted-island-what-3-items-would-I-want-with-me – is Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer from It Cosmetics. I can not believe how well this product works!

Favorite Cosmetic - Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer - Ann Again and again Reviews

My background in concealer usage goes back over 30 years. When I began wearing make-up I chose to wear lipgloss and concealer. The need was to cover skin breakouts and, over time, the desire to cover darkness under the eyes. Also, I have prominent redness on my the sides of my nose that just needs to fade away. Finding lipgloss/lipstick in flattering shades is fun to play with but honestly, the frustration in trying to find a concealer that didn’t look cakey, or flakey, or the correct shade, was so annoying. The money I have spent these past 30 years, in trying to find a product that looked just right, oh! I don’t even want to think about it.

While preparing your face for make-up you need to have as much of an even skin tone as possible for your chosen colors to benefit your face. Bye Bye Undereye concealer blends so smoothly, so softly on your skin it gives me the feeling that I’m applying delicate lotion, not this incredibly effective concealer. I highly recommend purchasing this product with the available brush. The dual-end brush is fantastic. The two together are $29.00. Now, I don’t spend money easily, I am naturally very frugal however, the quality and effectiveness of this product is completely worth the price. And you use such a small amount to get the desired coverage, you definitely get your money’s worth.

I had my sister try Bye Bye Undereye Concealer and she went on-line and bought it right then and there. Give it a try. If you like it, let me know. And, if it doesn’t quite fit the bill for you, let me know as well.

What are your favorite cosmetics?

 

(*Disclaimer:  I was not compensated in any way for this review.  This is my personal experience.)

How Did The Instyler Tulip Do? My Review

 

I’ve loved playing with lotions and potions for the face and body, make-up and hair products since I was oh-let’s-see, maybe since I was 13 and started wearing Maybelline roller ball lip gloss and giving my friends facials at sleepovers.   Now that I’m in the blogging world I’m happy to share with my lovely readers products that will help us spruce up our looks.  Today I’m sharing a hair styling tool from Instyler called The Tulip.  Let’s see how it does, shall we?

First observation, this is a sizable handheld hair styling tool:

Ann Instyler image

It comes with clear instructions and advises you to watch a YouTube tutorial if you’re not comfortable with the written instructions that come with pictures.  Next thing I notice were how many options the machine had.  You can vary your curl from Beachy Waves all the way to Tight, Striking Curls.  Each curl has a different heat setting and time according to hair length.  You also choose which direction you would like the curl to go.  Nice.  On we go to curl!

Ann Instyler Before
Scary! Just washed and air-dried. Only product added was anti-frizz cream.

I have layered hair that is naturally wavy.  (I’m also growing out my bangs so we’ll see how this curling session goes.)  The Instyler Tulip is quite a machine!  Once you place your hair in the curling chamber you click the button and your hair twirls for the selected time frame.  The timer gives notice with 3 beeps and you release your curl.  To be honest, once a small portion of my hair tangled BUT it stopped automatically and my hair removed easily.  Nice.

Ann Instyler Curling
My giant hand!

Although the chamber of the Instyler Tulip looks daunting I’m showing this picture to prove that both hands aren’t tied up while using it.  I’m right handed and was curling the left side of my hair while taking a photo with my iPhone in my left hand.   (It can be done!)  It does take some getting used to to place your hair properly in the chamber but honestly, after a couple of curls, I had the process down.

Ann Instyler During

 

At this age I feel like my hair is thinning but I actually have more hair than I thought!  Yes, one half of my hair took me around 12 minutes, but most of that time was in the beginning figuring out the technique of properly placing my hair in the curl chamber.  I was much faster as the process went on.

Ann Instyler After

 

Here I am.  All curled!  As I said earlier, you have choices in the curl type you want and I chose medium body curls.  (I should have fluffed it out more, but, oh well.)  To note, this machine beeps throughout your use.  About every 2 seconds you’ll hear a *beep* until your chosen curl setting is finished then you hear 3 quick beeps to note it’s time to take your hair out and go to the next section.

The Instyler Tulip gives you so much guidance with proper use that you shouldn’t feel intimidated at all.  The User Manual included with the tool is very clear, with lots of directions and pictures and they also advise checking out their video, tips and tricks at InstylerTulip.com.  This product is good.  I like it!!!

The Instyler Tulip retails between $79.99 to $99.99. You can find the Instyler Tulip at Target, Ulta, Walmart and online at RSVPInstyler.com.  

They offer other fun hair styling tools that I’m sure will be a perfect fit for you, or someone you love this holiday season.  Check out their MAX 2-Way Rotating Iron.  This machine looks like a combo rotating curling iron and hairbrush.  Your thick or curly hair can become smooth and polished while it glides through the bristles.

Instyler MAX
color choices: purple or black

Or how about the Ionic Styler Pro.  This is a round hot brush while closed and a flat iron when opened.  Cool!  This tool creates volume at the roots and creates curl or beachy waves, depending on your hair length.

Instyler Ionic

 

If you’ve used one of these Instyler tools, tell me how they worked for you.

 

(*Disclaimer:  I received product to facilitate my review through my membership with VocalPoint.com.  My opinions are truthfully my own.  I’ve used this product 3 times now and really enjoy it!)

 

Enter To Win A Smile Brilliant Teeth Whitening Kit!

Win A SmileBrilliant Teeth Whitening Kit

Get your smile ready for  Holiday photo ops!

Going to the dentist to whiten your teeth can be a lot of work and it can also be very expensive! (I know from experience.)  Most over-the-counter teeth whitening kits are hard to use and don’t fit properly to your teeth. SmileBrilliant makes custom fitted teeth whitening trays – so they actually fit in your mouth and can whiten your teeth better! After several trips to the dentist you eventually have your trays and gel to whiten your teeth. Save yourself some time and money and whiten your teeth with SmileBrilliant! You will not have to make a single visit to the dentist!

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Great Way To Shop – And It Won't Embarrass Your Teenage Daughter! Soma.com

Soma Intimates

I like shopping on-line.  I can search around, gather up as much information on the product as I can handle, then buy from the store with the best price.  There are certain items that I’ve found difficult to buy without trying on and one of these items is a bra.  I finally caved after seeing a commercial for a line by Soma.  Our area has two of these stores in malls but they are a bit of a drive for me so I decided to trust Soma’s fit & style expert Jessica Wells, their size guide and buy online.  (And I found a great online cash back site that added to my savings!  More on that in my next post! :-> )

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Under Eye Concealer That Truly Works!

I have found an under eye concealer that actually works!  You must try it.  It would definitely be in my “Stranded on a deserted island and you can only have 3 products with you” cosmetic bag (don’t we all have one?) – Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer from It Cosmetics. I can not believe how well this product works!

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Quick And Easy Ways To Add Fitness In Your Day

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Easy and Time Efficient Ways To Get Fit - Ann Again and again Reviews

There’s no denying it, when you exercise – get the blood flowing and your heart pumping – your mood lifts and your day feels better. I put off exercise for about 3 months, and my mood really took a hit. I’m back at it now, 6 weeks in, and I notice a big difference in my outlook. I call exercise my “natural mood elevator”.

A big excuse to not exercise is that there just isn’t enough time in your day. I completely understand. It isn’t just the time given to the actual exercise, it’s the shower after and then putting yourself together to head back to work, where ever that may be. But the thing is you can do a few moves now and a few moves later on and they will all come together to make you stronger and feel better at the end of the day. Check out these quick and easy ways to add fitness in your day:

 

Quick and Easy Ways To Add Fitness In Your Day - Ann Again and again Reviews

April is Stress Awareness Month and Office Depot has teamed with Fitz Koehler, fitness expert/author/celebrity trainer to help show us how to incorporate more movement into our day. Video’s of workout ideas coming soon from Fitz :->

(*Disclosure: This infographic is shared with permission from Office Depot.

The Mom Conference: Online and Free This Week!

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The Mom Conference - Online and Free This Week! Ann Again and again Reviews

The Mom Conference - Online and Free This Week! Ann Again and again Reviews

For those of us that would enjoy connecting with other mothers, yet can’t make it to meetings and/or conferences that always seem to happen out of town, The Mom Conference is for us! This conference happens online and is FREE!

Monday, April 7th – Conference launches!

Each day of the conference, a new set of 4 presentation videos will be made available on The Mom Conference site for a FREE 24-hour viewing/listening period. The Mom Conference runs from April 7th – April 14th and highlights all areas of being a woman and mother. Speakers share information on topics ranging from healthy eating and fitness, relationships with your children, ways to nurture and care for your home and yourself. There are so-o-o-o many worthy topics being covered at this conference I honestly can not believe it’s being offered free of charge.

You can sign up for this FREE online conference here: https://tt145.infusionsoft.com/go/momreg/AnnAgain/

Check out the video below to see what’s in store for you at The Mom Conference ~

Enjoy your time at The Mom Conference. Sign up by clicking this link: https://tt145.infusionsoft.com/go/momreg/AnnAgain/

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Achieve Makeup Perfection When You Have the Right Tool

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Makeup Perfection with the Right Tool - Temptu AIRbrush Makeup System - Ann Again and again Reviews

When it comes to getting makeup that is a work of art, nothing can compare to the precision provided by an airbrush makeup kit. Turn to the experts, like temptu.com, to discover a revolutionary way to transform the face, enhancing a woman’s natural features with makeup that is artfully applied with the right kind of tools.

Makeup Perfection with the Right Tool - Temptu AIRbrush Makeup System - Ann Again and again Reviews

Applying makeup by hand can be inconsistent. It’s hard to get complete coverage that is smooth and balanced. However, airbrush makeup kits provide you with everything you need to bring makeup application to a new level.

*THE ULTIMATE HYGIENIC TOOL*
Self-contained AIRpods replace your traditional brushes,
so nothing ever touches your face but the makeup.

 

The airbrush makes it possible to work from the bottom up, beginning with primer and concealer. From that point, foundation is applied, matching skin tone properly. Blush is added last as a finishing touch. Additional tools include eyebrow stencils, eye shadows, and lip color. You can create a makeup fantasy once you’ve perfected the use of an airbrush. You’ll no longer need to waste your time rubbing, blending, and fighting with powders. Simply load the airbrush with the product of choice and spray it on the skin, applying flawless coverage every time.

Makeup Perfection with the Right Tool - Temptu AIRbrush Makeup System - Ann Again and again Reviews
Before – and – After

Airbrush makeup only requires a small amount of makeup and results in a layer of makeup that is always even. It’s thin and avoids excess amounts that cake on too thickly. Another wonderful advantage to airbrush makeup is durability. Once in place, it will not rub off. It’s there for the day and won’t come off on clothing, lasting until you’re ready to wash it off. I’m totally into this and can’t wait to try it. Have you used Temptu AIRbrush Makeup? What are your thoughts?

Prom Season Is Around The Corner – Find Your Dress at JenJenHouse

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Select JenJenHouse.com for your Prom Dress - Ann Again and again Reviews

My 16 year old daughter really surprises me.  Just when I think I have her pegged as a “tom-boy” she’ll get excited about a pretty sweater she sees while we’re strolling in the mall.  She keeps telling me she hates to go clothes shopping however… there are those moments when a particular article of clothing catches her eye and I don’t know who is more surprised, her or me?

Now that my little tom-boy is a Sophomore in high school she’s seeing that some people put effort into their appearance, not as a way to show off but as a way to connect with how they feel inside.  A special scarf, interesting earrings, a cool bracelet.  Instead of her viewing these items as “girly” she’s seeing them as self-expressions.  That’s what fashion should be.  Now that Spring is around the corner that means Prom season will be coming soon.  Being in high school of course your focus is on academics and sports but, when it’s Spring, focus also gets directed toward Prom.

jenjenhouse.com prom night

What will you wear?!  Will you go as a group of friends, or as a couple?  Now, I can’t help with who you’re going to go to the dance with but I can share some pretty spectacular dresses that will inspire you and hopefully, help you find the perfect Prom dress for you.

Select JenJenHouse.com for your Prom Dress - Ann Again and again Reviews

Looking through the website JenJenHouse.com there are so many gorgeous, age appropriate, dresses it’s sure to make your shopping easy – and yet, hard – there are so many beautiful gowns!  (These have all been “Katie and Mom Approved” ;-> )

Select JenJenHouse.com for your Prom Dress - Ann Again and again Reviews

 

Select JenJenHouse.com for your Prom Dress - Ann Again and again Reviews

 

Select JenJenHouse.com for your Prom Dress - Ann Again and again Reviews

Select JenJenHouse.com for your Prom Dress - Ann Again and again Reviews

Who wouldn’t want to twirl in these fantastic gowns?!

Ah, I remember that transformative feeling – from wearing my jeans to changing into my prom dress.  I felt so different, a bit grown-up, and actually thought ‘hey, I feel pretty’.  All girls should feel that way!  

The Prom dresses at www.jenjenhouse.com have a price range from $96.99 – $299.99.  The gowns shown above range in price $139.79 to $162.99.  Through February 27th you can save 70% on shipping! When you’re in the market for a Prom dress you should visit JenJenHouse.com and look through their lovely selections.  What are some of your fun Prom memories?

Happy Shopping!

A Favorite Cosmetic Product – Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer – It Cosmetics

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Favorite Cosmetic - Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer - Ann Again and again Reviews

A cosmetic product that I absolutely love – I mean if-I-could-only-use-3-products-for-the-rest-of-my-life love is Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer from It Cosmetics. I can not believe how well this product works!

Favorite Cosmetic - Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer - Ann Again and again Reviews

My background in concealer usage goes back over 30 years. When I began wearing make-up I chose to wear lipgloss and concealer. The need was to cover skin breakouts and, over time, the desire to cover darkness under the eyes. Also, I have prominent redness on my the sides of my nose that just needs to fade away. Finding lipgloss/lipstick in flattering shades is fun to play with but honestly, the frustration in trying to find a concealer that didn’t look cakey, or flakey, or the correct shade, was so annoying. The money I have spent these past 30 years, in trying to find a product that looked just right, oh! I don’t even want to think about it.

While preparing your face for make-up you need to have as much of an even skin tone as possible for your chosen colors to benefit your face. Bye Bye Undereye concealer blends so smoothly, so softly on your skin it gives me the feeling that I’m applying delicate lotion, not this incredibly effective concealer. I highly recommend purchasing this product with the available brush. The dual-end brush is fantastic. The two together are $29.00. Now, I don’t spend money easily, I am naturally very frugal however, the quality and effectiveness of this product is completely worth the price. And you use such a small amount to get the desired coverage, you definitely get your money’s worth.

I had my sister try Bye Bye Undereye Concealer and she went on-line and bought it right then and there. Give it a try. If you like it, let me know. And, if it doesn’t quite fit the bill for you, let me know as well.

What are your favorite cosmetics?

 

(*Disclaimer:  I was not compensated in any way for this review.  This is my personal experience.)