Friday, March 9, 2018

Reset Your Skin With Olay

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

Raise your hand if you fell off the exercise/healthy eating/skincare/sleep wagon over the holidays [slowly raising my own hand]. I find the holidays kind of put you in a funk where you are so busy with entertaining, spending time with friends and family, making the holiday great for your kids. Things that were regular parts of your routine tend to fall off your radar and suddenly January hits and you realize you never quite picked up where you left off.

That's kind of how I am feeling about my skin. I was doing so great with my skin care and then thanks to a lot of late nights I started skipping my face routine before bed and before I knew it my morning routine was lagging as well. Thankfully after a quick trip to Sam's Club I have my skincare products restocked (at a great price!) and I am ready to jump back on that skincare wagon with an easy skincare reset.

In order to get my skin back in shape I will be using these three products: Olay Daily Facials, Olay Regenerist Micro Sculpting Cream and Olay Regenerist Regenerating Serum. These three products make for a simple three step reset to get my skin back on track.

The Olay Daily Facials are a 5-in-1 cleansing cloth that does so much more than clean. I have mentioned these cloths several times on the blog because they are such an amazing all-purpose product. They clean, they exfoliate, they remove makeup, they moisturize and they hydrate. I love how simple they are to use. They are sold dry and all you have to do is run them under water to activate the lather and wash your face with the cloth. Simply throw away once you are done. Simple as that. Plus, if you buy the multipack from Sam's Club you can get a buy two get $5 off your purchase. One multipack will last you up to three months!

I follow my cleansing cloth with the Olay Regenerist Micro Sculpting Cream. It is a deeply moisturizing cream and smooths and hydrates your skin. This is one of the few moisturizing that doesn't leave my forehead flaky during the winter. Seriously, if you experience flaky forehead (I KNOW I am not the only one) this moisturizer does the trick. Plus, purchase the Sam's Club Olay Regenerist Micro Sculpting Cream pack and you will get $8 off your purchase.

I finish my three steps with the Olay Regenerist Regenerating Serum. Olay's hydrating serum is a light gel face moisturizer with advanced anti-aging ingredients for visibly smoother skin. It is one quick step in helping me set the reset button on my skin while fighting against the effects of aging.

Be sure to stop by Sam's Club to snag your favorite Olay products and hit the reset for your skin.



Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Skincare Acne Prone Skin

 This post is sponsored by Mirum however all thoughts and opinions are my own.

All too often I get comments from friends, family and readers asking for advice on what to do for skin that breaks out? How about blackheads? While my main goal is often anti-aging there are still great drugstore products that will provide you with the perfect skincare regimen to get your skin blemish free. A great skincare regimen can go a long way in help clear and prevent future breakouts. Plus, right now at CVS you can save on everything you need to get that clear skin. 

One of the biggest culprits in breakout is not properly cleaning your skin. Going to bed with makeup on your face or failing to properly clean your skin in the morning can all irritate and clog pores. Additionally you can get breakouts from hormone changes, poor diet choices and stress. Sticking with a great cleansing regimen will help keep those bad boys at bay. I choose products from Simple, Noxzema and St. Ives to get my regimen in the right place.

Step 1: Remove makeup with Simple Water Boost Micellar Cleansing Water. I like to pour a small amount onto a Swissper cotton pad and use that to remove makeup. If you haven't tried the Micellar Cleansing Water then trust me when I say that you are missing out! It really is magical. It gently removes makeup with water infused with skin-loving minerals and plant extracts. There is no rinsing involved and if you battle with dry skin this will also help sooth and rehydrate your skin. 

Step 2: Cleanse and moisturize with Noxzema Classic Clean Original Deep Cleansing Cream. I will use the Noxzema if I am working on battling breakout but for those of you who like a hydrating cleanser I would recommend POND'S Cold Cream Cleanser. Apply the product directly to your skin and massage throughout. The Noxzema Classic Clean Original Deep Cleansing Cream helps to reach deep into pores to remove dirt and oil while leaving your skin smooth and soft. The eucalyptus creates a nice tingling sensation. Rinse with lukewarm water before moving on to Step 3.

Step 3: Exfoliate with St. Ives Green Tea Blackhead Clearing Scrub. Apply a quarter size amount of scrub into the palm of your hand and then spread throughout entire face. Take 30 seconds to really exfoliate entire face before rinsing with lukewarm water. The green tea helps pack a punch in battling blackheads with antioxidants that help unclog pores while calming your skin at the same time. The natural ingredients include green tea and exfoliating minerals.

Right now you can score these products for a great deal from CVS. They are offering a Buy One, Get One 50% off all POND'S Noxzema, St. Ives and Simple skincare products. Plus, you can get $% ExtraBucks with you spend $15 on participating POND'S, Noxzema, St. Ives and Simple skincare products. Looking good shouldn't have to cost you an arm and leg.


Thursday, February 1, 2018

Get Salon Looks From The Comfort Of Your Home

See how the Burnett fam gets on fleek with Suave hair, skin and deodorant products from Walmart. With the Love It Or Your Money Back Guarantee we try products with no risk. Plus, you can create your own professional whole body treatment in the comfort of your own home. Win/Win!
Get more details here -->


Monday, January 29, 2018

Easy Winter Hairstyle With Suave

This post is sponsored by Mirum, but opinions expressed are my own. #StayGoldwithSuave

Life as a mom of four is fast. Each day feels like it flies by with me running in a lot of directions to keep everything moving. One thing that I don't spend a lot of time on is my hair. I gravitate towards hair care and hair styles that are quick an easy. I look for products that are multipurpose that will help accomplish a lot of bang for my buck. Thankfully there are shortcuts I have found that help do just that. One of those shortcuts is Suave. Suave Professionals® Keratin Infusion Smoothing Shampoo & Conditioner has Kérastase® Oléo-Relax which helps to prevent frizz and allows your hair to be smooth and manageable. This shampoo and conditioner duo helps to fight frizz for up to 48 hours which allows me to skip washing my hair everyday but still keeps my hair looking smooth. With lower sulfates it is also a great product to use on your hair that will help keep it strong and damage free.

Everyone loves to have great looking hair and thanks to Suave you can get frizz control to damage repair at a fraction of the price of salon brands with the Suave Gold products. I have put together this quick and easy tutorial to show you how you can get results you love with spending a fortune. You can #StayGoldwithSuave today.

Start with washing and conditioning using your favorite Suave Professionals® Keratin Infusion Smoothing Shampoo & Conditioner. This will leave your hair smooth and frizz free and ready to style. With a little help from some comb clips and a your preferred curling iron you can quickly style your hair.

Rather than take the tedious task of pinning hair up and thoroughly curling, just quickly grab sections of hair and curl. Not doing such a thorough job of curling will still leave you with great wave to your hair, increased volume and typically only takes just a few minutes. Curling my hair below took no more than five minutes, and we've all got five minutes to spare...right?!

Using the comb clip I will deepen my side part and then pin back the hair. This pushes more hair volume to the other sections of hair getting you quick results with very little effort.

Suave Professionals® Keratin Infusion Smoothing Shampoo & Conditioner allows me to shampoo and condition every other day which also helps save me time when styling. The frizz free results last up to 48 hours which means I can still get great hair without investing too much time. With this hairstyle I will pop on some statement earrings which amps up the glam factor quickly and easily.

Right now there are some great promotions going on with Suave and CVS where you can get rewards for your purchase. From 1/28/18 - 2/3/18 you get $2 ExtraBucks® Rewards when you buy any TWO (2) Suave® Hair Care products or 2/$6 WITH CARD Select Suave® Hair Care products. During 2/11/18 - 2/17/18 there is a Buy 1, Get 1 50% OFF WITH CARD Select Suave® Hair Care products with $5 ExtraBucks® Rewards when you spend $15 on participating Suave® Hair Care products. Last they are also offering during 2/25/18 - 3/3/18 $5 ExtraBucks® Rewards when you spend $15 on participating Suave® Hair Care products and 2/$6 WITH CARD Select Suave® Hair Care products. These are all deals that you don't want to miss!


Thursday, January 18, 2018

Winter Skin Care Tips

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant however all thoughts and opinions are my own.

I have officially deemed my hometown the WORST when it comes to winter weather. Okay, maybe I am being a bit dramatic (I blame it on being home for winter break with my kids, that makes everyone dramatic, right?!). I live in a very arid area and during the winter my skin suffers horribly from going between bitter, dry cold outdoors to hot, dry indoors. I am constantly applying lotion post hand-washing, in between hand-washing, post shower, during shower, in the car, at the grocery store, etc. I think you get the picture - I am constantly applying lotion. When I discovered some winter skincare tips from Dr. Barba, courtesy of Dove, naturally my instinct is to read and apply. Literally and figuratively, I am going to apply them in my life.

One area that doesn't get as much love as it deserves is your *ahem* underarms. Yeah, odd as it may seem that tiny little area is sensitive and things as simple as textures and fabrics can irritate the skin. In order to keep that area protected and hydrated Dr. Barba recommends you try Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant that is formulated with moisturizers to help alleviate irritation and leave you with softer, smoother underarms. Even better, it provides 48-hour wetness protection, so you’ll smell great all day. Check out Dove Advanced Care online here.

Personally, I find the biggest challenge for my dry skin during the winter months is related to exercise. I love to maintain and regular workout schedule for my mind and body. During the winter this is particularly important because I want to maintain my energy even when the sun is only in the sky for a few hours a day. Going between the light layers of gym clothes to heavy layers of outdoor clothing, sweating from a workout to freezing upon leaving, all of these things leave my skin dry and begging for a little moisture. My favorite way to combat this is to use a hydrating cleanser when I shower. A hydrating cleanser helps make sure to moisturize the skin and prevent the worsening of dry skin issues. Post workout my shower is sure to include something to help keep my skin moisturized all day long.

Last, but not least, don't forget to moisturize your skin just because its covered. What I mean is, during the winter we tend to layer and a lot of of skin avoids exposure. Because we tend to keep our skin so covered we also run into the issue of not hydrating those areas. Dr. Barba reminds us to be sure to moisturize our entire body and not just the face and hands. Make sure your arms, legs and feet are getting a little of that love too. Trust me, your skin will thank you come spring.


Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant however all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Tracking Pixel

Monday, December 25, 2017

ApotheCARE Essentials Shampoo & Conditioner

This post is sponsored by Mirum, but opinions expressed are my own. #ApotheCAREPartner #ApotheCAREessentials

My family and I just returned from a weekend trip to Boise, Idaho to visit my in-laws for the holidays. We decided to meet somewhere in the middle so the neither of us would be driving too far in bad weather during the holidays. Plus, it would save time for all parties involved if we didn't have to spend two full days driving there and back. Last, what kid doesn't love staying at a hotel? I can't say it is a favorite of mine but my kids love having breakfast buffet every morning, indoor pools and late night slumber parties. We had a great time visiting with cousins, siblings and grandparents and now it is back to regular life. 

One of the things I like best when returning home after a long trip (particularly car trips) is a little pampering. After being busy all weekend, braving cold weather and non-stop fun having I like a little R & R. As a mother those moments are brief but I find that R & R through the use of premium beauty products. It doesn't take a lot of extra time but it definitely provides results that feel great.

I was recently sent the ApotheCARE Essential Shampoo and Conditioner. They are a new premium beauty line that is offered from CVS. Made with specially selected ingredients ApotheCARE Essential products are inspired by nature and powered by science. This means you get the great natural scent of Rosehip Oil, Geranium and Aloe Vera along with results like dynamic volume and enhanced natural movement. The greatest part about this product is there are No Parabens, No Dyes and No Silicones. All you are getting is great fragrance with superior look and feel. The ApotheCARE Essentials Conditioner also includes distilled cactus milk, extracted Moroccan mint and steam distilled lavender. These products nourish and wrap around every strand of hair for premium hair fiber care.

Opening the ApotheCARE Essentials products in the shower is like taking a step into a luxury spa. The scent is reminiscent to expensive spa treatments which definitely makes your tiny little R & R moment feel even more special. The texture is smooth, thick and creamy which feels luxurious compared to inexpensive counterparts. In the end you are left with smooth, silky hair that looks better, smells great and feels voluminous. I can now check my R & R moment off my checklist. Now onto my other tasks.

You can pick up the premium ApotheCARE Essentials products from your local CVS. They are on limited release in store but you can definitely find them online at


Tuesday, November 28, 2017

#28DayChallenge With Olay

This post is sponsored by TapInfluence & Olay however all thoughts and opinions are my own. #28DayChallenge

Do you ever have those days where you look in the mirror and you are surprised at your reflection? It is when you really stop to take a good look at your reflections and staring back at you is a face you recognize with marks that you have never seen before. I get it, aging is a part of life and there is no way of stopping it and I am not necessarily trying to. What I do want is for time to slow down. For aging to slow down. I want to feel like life isn't flying by in the blink of an eye and I want to look at myself in the mirror without feeling like the years have slipped past undetected and the evidence has suddenly shown itself. Add four kids, lack of sleep and busy life to the mix and those smile lines, frown lines and all the lines in between start taking residence in your skin. Personally, I would like to give those lines an eviction notice.

That's where the Olay #28DayChallenge comes in. I have done this challenge before with great results and after a summer of sun damage and a fall of sleep deprivation my skin is begging for a little TLC. Give me a skin care program that is easy, effective and budget friendly so that I can fight back against time aging.

Below is an image that hasn't been retouched to remove those fine lines and wrinkles. When I smile my happiness is written all over my face and I am completely okay with that. Would I rather those lines be short stories instead of a novel? Yes, please. With the Olay #28DayChallenge I will be doing simple two step skin care system that will combat those signs of aging. An Advanced Anti-Aging Regenerating Cream Cleanser and a Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream two products that make up the #28DayChallenge. I use the cleanser and the moisturizer (which includes an SPF 30) in the mornings and in the evenings I use the cleanser, moisturizer and eye cream.

What I love about the Olay skin care regimen is how easy and simple it is while also being effective. I see results immediately. My skin instantly feels soothed, moisturized and hydrated which in return helps it look younger and glowing. Immediate results are always a bonus! The Micro-Sculpting Cream helps deliver visibly younger results and that is exactly the type of results I am looking for.

If you are in the market for improved skin or just want to change things up then this #28DayChallenge is the one for you. Pick up these products on your next trip to the grocery store. You can find them in the beauty aisle of your local major retailer and get yourself on the road to visibly younger looking skin. I'll see you there! ;)