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February 28, 2017

Self Care & Beauty | Some of Spring's Must Haves





I know its not Spring yet, but this season is quickly approaching and while I'm no expert except with my own self care, I thought I'd drop in and share with you guys a few of the latest that I've been introduced to.

Pretty sure you've noticed that I have been blogging more about self care lately as much as I normally talk about my DIY painting projects or home decor.

Don't be discouraged or disappointed because I will go back to that soon enough.  As of lately I've turned the focus more on my family and myself because we deserve as much love and care as our homes do.  I reminded myself this year that my blog is more than just about our fixer upper, its about everything inside of it too. A lifestyle blog is exactly that, a little bit of everything that comes with life. Including those of us that live in it.

I've even taken a back from my Instagram a little bit just to be able to be with my family, care for them and myself and finish some projects that I've had on the back burner.

So take note.  Our health and care is just as important as our homes.



So with that said, I'm here to talk about a few of these season's must have's in my opinion. 

I'll start by sharing the some of the beauty must have's that we just so happened to get at this year's GenBeauty Ipsy event in LA.  Its where lots and I mean lots of beauty and skin care brands launch some of the latest and best that they carry at the moment, even some that haven't exactly launched as of yet.

So here's the inside scoop.

They shared a couple of shadows with us this year but this color just so happened to be one of my favorites, and I'm a subtle gal when it comes to shadows on a daily basis, so this was perfect for me.  I don't see this one being introduced yet on the Jouer website, but you can find similar shadows here.



This nail color was another sweet freebie from GenBeauty and as of lately I've been all about neutrals and pretty pastels, and the name of this Nailhur nail lacquer color goes to show how popular it'll be for any Spring wedding this season.  Although I won't be attending any weddings this Spring season, I'll still be rockin' this nail color on a daily!




You can never go wrong with Clinique and I am a huge fan of their eye creams, this was a good sample size that we received in our GenBeauty gift bags as well and I love these sizes because although it may seem like very little they go a long ways, because you don't need much to unpuff those puffy eyes or lighten those dark circles when sleep deprived.



And last but not least the one that tends to be the most important especially now in my late thirties, face skin care is a must have no doubt.  

Avoiding those wrinkles doesn't come without some work or help from some of the best anti-aging creams.  Its not just about picking just any skin care cream for our faces, but choosing the safest.  Some thought has to go into this type of choice.




Being so, as of lately I've been trying something new.  Columbia SkinCarethey reached out to me and after doing a little bit of research, I quickly agreed to give them a try.

I have been using their Probiotic Concentrate and Complex skin care products and I love that they use only formulations of natural ingredients.  Its a combination of comprised probiotics (good bacteria) plant stem cells and peptides (amino acids), all of which uniquely combine to enhance the skin’s natural ability to renew itself minimizing the effects of aging.

Most of you may know that I am an Avon representative and I love it for everything that AVON has to offer, I've been buying and using some of their products for years, but it won't stop me from trying other beauty cosmetics or skin care creams if the ingredients in them are less harmful to my face.  At the end of the day our face is the first thing people see and I'd like to take care of it as much as any part of my body. Inside and out.



I don't often take selfies but when I do its only because I'm feeling good enough and looking less tired than usual {hashtag nofilter} I like to be as real as I possibly can with you guys.  I'm not trying to look better or different than what you'll see if we bump into each other at the grocery store or local restaurant.

If you're like me and has turned to more natural less harmful beauty and skincare products, you definitely want to give Columbia SkinCare a try for the sake of healthy luminous skin.  Which is good for your skin both inside and out.  Although in all honesty a little bit outside my spending range when it comes to beauty and self care products sometimes its worth putting your money's worth towards products that are going to deliver results and less harmful for you.



Columbia SkinCare currently has a great deal for anyone ready to change to a healthier way of caring for their faces .... 
Purchase either probiotic product and receive a FREE moisturizing
cream, a $38 value! Use code: ProbioticGift at checkout!


Let me know what you guys think of this post and if you'd like to see more of my fave or must haves in the future.  I hope that giving you guys an inside look at some of my self care products and beauty faves inspires you guys in more ways than one.

Would love to hear what your must haves or favorites are for the season or if you've tried any of these as of yet?










Disclosure; Sponsored post by Columbia SkinCare; who provided me with both Probiotic Concentrate and Complex for my review and opinion, which all are 100% my own. All of the other products were selected from my GenBeauty Ipsy freebie gift bag.


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