Must-Know Facts About Dermaroller

When I first heard of a skin treatment called Derma Roller I thought it was a joke. I mean, seriously? People pay to have a roller full of tiny needles go over their face/body? Um… I don’t think so. However, after doing research I find that I’m not afraid and I’m ready to give it a try! Check out Must-Know Facts About Dermaroller.  (Would you give it a try?)


Dermaroller treatments are specific ways to treat skin problems like wrinkles. They involve the use of needles to stimulate skin repairs from within the body. If you think that you want to try Dermaroller then the first thing you should know is that you can do the treatments on yourself at home or choose to go to a clinic for more intense treatments. Here are some other must-know facts about Dermarollers.

Dermaroller Types and Needle Sizes Matter

The first thing you should know is that not all Dermarollers are exactly alike. Some of them have longer needles than others. Those that you might find in a skincare clinic typically have the longest needles, and that’s a good thing. Deep tissue stimulation should only be performed by trained skincare clinicians in a sterile environment. At home, Dermaroller needles should be smaller and used more to stimulate healing in the top layers of skin and treat minor skin problems before they become worse.

Dermarollers Can Work When Lasers Won’t

Lasers and some other machines for skincare and skin treatment techniques are wonderful under some circumstances. But they can actually damage the skin more in other circumstances. For example, treatments involving lasers or other heat sources can burn skin that is excessively oily. That makes those treatments bad choices for that group of patients. Those with oily skin and other skin problems don’t have to worry about staying away from Dermarollers because the treatment involves no major heat source.

She looks happy, right?

Dermaroller Treatment is an Inexpensive Way to Improve Skin Health

Even if you decide to have clinical Dermaroller treatment, another advantage is that it will be a comparatively inexpensive treatment. It doesn’t cost as much as most laser procedures or a lot of other skincare options. So, if you’re looking for a great skincare treatment while on a tight budget, Dermaroller could be your perfect solution.

How to Do Dermaroller Treatments Yourself at Home

When opting for home Dermaroller treatment, the first big question is which Dermaroller to buy. You can get a good idea of which ones work the best by reading reviews online. You may also find it easier to find the exact Dermaroller you want online and have it shipped to your house.

Every home Dermaroller kit should come with specific instructions on how to clean and prepare your skin before you treat it. Some kits also include pre-Dermarolling chemical peel instructions. In general, the process is to clean your skin as directed, do the peel if you want to, and then gently roll the Dermaroller over the section of your skin that needs treatment. You may have to be a little extra cautious if you are using the Dermaroller on areas where your skin is thin or extra sensitive, but just apply a level of pressure that you feel comfortable with.

After you’re done with the Dermaroller itself it’s important to treat your skin with a medicated serum or cream. Most Dermaroller kits include the necessary serum or explain what kind of serum you need. But, if you still have questions, you can consult a skincare technician or dermatologist for advice.

Once you know how to perform the treatment on yourself you can do so up to three times in a week, but you shouldn’t do it more than that. Your skin needs time to make its necessary repairs. If you allow it that time to heal between sessions then you should see the best results.

So there you are, lovely readers. If you try a dermaroller please let me know about your experience!


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

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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!)

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, 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.

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?

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.)

Stila Eye Palette – Giveaway From Daydreaming Beauty

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Ann Again and again Reviews Giveaway At Daydreaming Beauty

I have declared the Summer of 2013 “The Summer Of Earrings”. My reasoning for this was to remind myself to wear one of the dozens of earrings I have, yet I seem to forget to wear them. So what if I don’t leave the house that day? Wear some earrings anyway! While I’m cheering up my lonely earrings, I’ve also noticed eye shadows in my make-up drawer that are look mighty lonely as well. Why do I have these things if I’m not going to use them? So silly.

Now that I’m noticing eye shadows, I was perusing Sephora and liked the colors from In The Moment Eyeshadow Palette from Stila. This palette is something I would use everyday. It sounds perfect to me for a giveaway item! Check it out from Daydreaming Beauty:

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A gorgeous, palette with 10 shades of Stila’s award-winning eye shadow formula that can be worn wet or dry.

Instinct – Light baby pink with pink & white shimmer
Desire – Soft, creamy mid-tone pink
Impulse – Pale lavender with lavender shimmer
Wonder – Mid-tone flesh pink with shimmer
Glance – Intense violet with shimmer
Spontaneous – Soft beige-gold with shimmer
Improvise – Deep plum with pink sparkle
Whim – Soft warm reddish-brown with shimmer
Catalyst – Black with pink sparkle
Captivate – Mid-tone purple-brown with golden pearl

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Olay Total Effects Tone Correcting Cream – Quick Smooth Results


When it comes to make-up I’ve prefaced in past posts that I like to use as few products as possible to get the most results.  Yes, I think makeup can be fun, but on a daily basis, I don’t want to spend a lot of time “creating the canvas” when I could be doing so many other things.  I have been very fortunate to try Olay Total Effects Tone Correcting CC cream and, let me tell you, this product is not only a time saver, but it provides true skin improvement.

First off, there just isn’t a cooler looking product then the swirl of Olay Total Effects.  (Am I someone who is easily amused?  Most often times, yes.  But come on, it’s cool!)  In this bottle, you have a moisturizer, a tone corrector, and a sunscreen. (SPF 15) The real you will shine through with a subtle enhancement of Olay Total Effects sheer tint which creates an even skin tone and made my face look more awake, and that’s a definite bonus.

Although this product does claim to be a moisturizer, I still used my favorite moisturizer as a base, then applied one, pea-sized amount to my fingers tips and smoothed that over my face. I have used this product for 7 days and have found no reactions to my sensitive skin, just a lovely, natural looking glow once it’s applied and easy removal at the end of the day.

I am so happy to have had the opportunity to try Olay Total Effects Tone Correcting CC cream.  I’ve found it to be the quickest, and best, skin coverage.  This product is my latest find and I’m glad I was able to share my results with you.  Have you tried Olay Total Effects yet?  If so, what did you think?  And if not, give it a try and come back and share your experience.

(*Disclosure:  I received product from Olay.  My opinions are truthfully my own.)