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Friday, July 13, 2012

Reserve the signs of aging

There are a lot of things in my life that I have no control over or that are hard to control so when it comes to my skin I definitely take control. With good, God-given genes, I make it my business to take good care of my skin and when I learn about a product that works or that I think will work, I want to share it with you.

SkinMedica,  Astonishing Skin Care Today I want to tell you about SkinMedica, which is sold at This product line, which has been used by men and women around the world,  has been proven to reverse aging effects and create younger, healthier skin cells. It’s infused with natural ingredients including tea tree oil (one of my favorite oils), vitamins A and C, and retinol. Using this product line that was developed by Dr. Richard Fitzpatrick, a dermatologist, is a comparable alternative – product and cost wise – to spa procedures.

The SkinMedica line has 11 products to choose from including an acne system, repair cream, facial cleanser as well as other cleansers, gels, creams and complexes. And, you know what’s even more encouraging? SkinMedica products have been recommended by Dr. Oz and Oprah Winfrey, and featured on Good Morning America and The Early Show. They’ve also been highlighted in InStyle and Elle magazines.

These prescription strength products are available online and in stores without a prescription in the form of individual products or custom starter kit sets. That’s something for everyone.

I don’t know about you, but I want to make sure my skin maintains that young, healthy appearance, and since it’s something I can control I definitely work hard at it. I’ve asked you before what type of skincare routine you have and about the products you like. Today, I want to know what is your favorite skin- or body-care product.


Thursday, July 12, 2012

Say “cheese”

I think it was last year when I tried to get my children together for a picture. It proved to be a bit difficult for a couple of reasons: 1) I kept forgetting when they were together. 2) They were hardly all together at once.

Amber was living about two hours a way and when she was around the kids were either sleeping, at school or with their dad. So when we all went to see her for her 21st birthday I wanted to get a picture, or two, of them together.

It proved much more difficult than I remember. Let me show you what happened:

I started with the three little ones (they’re really bigger than I’d like to admit!). They only stood still for about two minutes and, as you can see, Andre has his eyes closed and you can’t really see Amareah’s eyes. Anna looks adorable, but – overall – the photo is blurry.

   IMG_20120623_163457_thumb So they all sat on the couch and I thought it was a perfect opportunity to snap a photo. I would have been happy with no posing or looking at the camera, but could it (they?) be a little consistent? Andre, as usual, is entranced by the television, Amber needed to push up her glasses so she’s mid-smile, Anna is looking at Andre (with her mouth open!) and Amareah is posing but distracted.

IMG_20120623_170823_thumbNot one to give up, I tried again. I lost Anna to the television as well, Amareah is still posing, but now watching television and Amber is giving the “so, he’s still not looking look.”

IMG_20120623_170837_thumbLet’s try again. Yeah, Andre is paying attention and looking cute albeit a bit distracted! Amareah isn’t smiling and has an, uh, interesting look on her face. Anna looks stunned and Amber is ready, but now her head is growing out of Anna’s head.

IMG_20120623_170856_thumb I lose Andre, Anna and Amareah to the television, but at least Amareah is still, sorta posing. *sigh*

IMG_20120623_170915_thumbInstead of torturing myself any further we left the house and later when one of the kids was sitting on a bench outside of the restaurant I thought it would be a perfect spot to take a picture. You know, bright light, different location… I took the picture and looked at the expressions on my children’s faces. Anna is now too tired to participate, Amber is a trooper even though she’s burning up hot, Andre and Amareah decided the sun was too bright and… well, you see what happened.

IMG_20120623_192046_thumb I gave it one more go and tried inside the vestibule. I’ll take it! Aren’t they gorgeous?!


Do you find it difficult to get a good picture of your kids? Next time I try maybe I’ll have a new camera and the picture will turn out photography contest worthy. Do you use your phone or camera to take photos? If it’s a camera, what kind?


Treat your skin to some vitamin C

Research has proven  that the absorption of sufficient levels of vitamin C into the skin increases collagen and elastin, which prevents wrinkles, improves skin function and reduces fine lines. Isn’t that good news? Although wrinkles and lines may be a natural process of aging – getting older – skin doesn’t have to look like a deep, carved-in roadmap. That’s where Cellex-C comes in.

Cellex-C Advanced-C Eye Firming CreamCellex-C is recommended worldwide by cosmetic surgeons and dermatologists. Cellex-C’s product line — with its original and patented formula of permeable vitamin C –  includes an advanced eye firming cream, advanced eye toning gel, advanced serum and a gentle foaming cleanser as well as other creams, serums, smoothers, moisturizers and gels.

Knowing that something as simple as vitamin C can improve the appearance of skin is enough motivation to try this product, which is sold at Astonishing Skin Care is known for providing innovative, top quality, prescription-strength products that heal as well as bring out the beauty of a person’s skin.

Have you ever tried a skincare product that contains vitamin C? If so, what did you think about it?

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