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I Won With Whitney Pampering Products for The Fall

Autumn is time for renewal and rejuvenation and thanks to my “lil sis” and fellow blogger, Whitney Nic James, I am ready to shed my summer skin and rejuvenate my face. 

I was the lucky winner of her “11 Ways to Pamper Yourself At Home + A Giveaway” and received a 19.40 oz jar of Coconut Oil Exfoliating Salt Scrub.  It smells wonderful and after using it in the shower it left my skin feeling soft and refreshed.  It also helped with the dryness on my legs and arms after a recent bout with poison oak.

Coconut Body Scrub

Not only did I win the the Coconut Oil Exfoliating Salt Scrub but she also included a few other goodies!  The box I received contained several other pampering products all wrapped in silver tissue paper along with a lovely embellished Thank You card.

pampering products for the body

Avocado Face Mask by Sephora

pampering product for home

Sephora Gift Card

I won a Sephora Gift Card

Package of que bella Purifying Tea Tree & Witch Hazel Mud Mask

tea tree and witch hazel mud mask

Dead Sea Essentials Soothing Chamomile Spa Facial Mud Mask

spa facial mud mask

ToGoSpa Coconut Eye Treatments

Under eye treatments


Thank you Whitney, these are all products that I will try because as you know I recently celebrated my 55th Birthday and pampering is definitely on the schedule for the entire month of September. 

After I use these products, I may come back with a follow-up post if I had any adverse reactions or was overly impressed with any of them, so stay tuned.


So tell me, what is your favorite home spa pampering products?

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Thank you and have a wonderful weekend where ever you are and don’t forget to tune in to Social Media Sunday with the Delaware Blogger AAU Teen Talk Radio.  

This is the link to last Sunday’s show with special guest Nicolle Surratte.

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Avon Spa Day Giveaway ~ Wellness Wednesday

Hello friends, are you ready?

Are you ready for the shopping…are you ready for the cooking and the baking…are you ready for the decorating…ready for the crowds, the sales and the stress? Well before you get ready for all those holiday activities, get ready to enter for a chance to win an Avon Spa Day Giveaway!   Yes, I am giving my blog readers and YouTube subscribers a chance to enter to win these awesome Avon products!

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If you are the lucky winner, you’ll be receiving these Avon’s Skin So Soft Luxurious Bliss products:

  • 3.4 fl oz Hand Souffle

  • 6.7 fl oz Body Wash

  • 5 fl oz Body Spray

  • 6.7 fl oz Body Souffle

  • Winter Scents Home Fragrance Samples

Now go check out my Youtube channel where you will see the actual products then come back and leave an answer to this question:

“How do you relax during the holidays?”

Giveaway is open to USA residents only and will end at midnight on 11/30/14.

Good luck!  

Stay Blessed ~ No Stress in 2014!



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100% Natural Konjac Facial Sponge

Hello friends,


as you know, I am always on the look out for beauty products that are not only made of natural ingredients but are also non-irritating to my skin.  I remember using puffs and scrubbers when I was younger, but now I tend to shy away from them because they can be too harsh for my face.  

I recently ordered this pureSOL 100% Natural Konjac Facial Sponge from Amazon and my first impression was one of concern because it was very hard.  However, after soaking it for a few minutes in the sink it became fully soft.

pureSOL Konjac Facial Sponge

Soaked in the sink for a few minutes turned this hard sponge into a very soft one.

softened in water

pureSOL Konjac Facial Sponge is 100% natural and eco-friendly, free of parabens, sulphates & chemicals, is biodegradable, cruelty free and vegan.

soft after the soak

I only needed to use a small amount of my favorite facial cleanser and along with the pureSOL sponge it cleaned my face gently with no irritation.

add your favorite cleanser

The pureSOL Konjac Facial Sponge gently exfoliates while deep cleansing and removing any toxins and impurities, leaving a radiant complexion. It is extremely soft and gentle for everyday skin care. Great for all skin types.  

The natural woven fibers of the sponge gently massage the skin and stimulate blood flow. It detoxifies and encourages skin renewal while balancing the skins pH, leaving your skin extremely clean and refreshed! 

The added BAMBOO CHARCOAL contains activated carbon and essential minerals to deeply cleanse and absorb excess sebum, toxins and other harmful chemicals from your skin.

hang to dry


pureSOL Konjac Facial Sponge comes with an EASY-TO- HANG SUCTION HOOK, perfect for hanging in a well-ventilated space so it’s dry and ready for you to use the following day. It is recommended that you replace the sponge every 2-3 months and because it’s biodegradable, just throw it into your plants or garden soil.  

You can order your own pureSOL Konjac Facial Sponge today from and it will ship to arrive quickly to your home or place of business.

Stay Blessed ~ No Stress in 2014!


 I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Grandma’s Hands Pure Shea Butter

Hello friends,  I hope you are having a terrific day.  

Last week after watching those family videos I started thinking more about my grandmother.  I remember her looking at her hands and saying, “wow, my hands look so old“. When she’d say that, I would hold both of her hands in mine, give them each a kiss and say, “Mama, your hands are so beautiful”.  

Keeping her hands smooth and wrinkle free was always a major concern of hers and now it has become one of mine.  When I look at my hands I too see signs of aging, and although that isn’t a bad thing I do know how she felt.  

Shea Butter Review

Cleopatra’s Choice 100% Pure African Shea Butter is a great treatment for minor burns, eczema, dark spots, discoloration, blemishes and dry skin which can make you look older.   Pregnant women and new mother’s can also use pure Shea Butter to treat stretch marks. Cleopatra’s Choice is a fair trade product produced by women subsistence farmers in Ghana, Africa.

Shea Butter Review

Because Shea Butter is good for preventing wrinkles and keeping your skin moisturized, I keep this container on the nightstand as a reminder to use on both my hands and feet before going to bed.

Shea Butter on the nightstand


There is no overpowering scent to this long lasting, deep absorbing Shea Butter and it will not clog my pores or leave my skin feeling greasy.  This winter I’ll probably use it on my elbows and knees before leaving the house in the mornings.  

Cleopatra’s Choice 100% Pure African Shea Butter can be ordered from and it will be quickly shipped so that you can have it before the end of sandal season.  

Stay Blessed ~ No Stress in 2014!


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Mia Mariu’s Gel Cleanser Review

Hello friends, 

Can you believe that summer is almost over?  It is definitely true when they say, “time flys when you’re having fun!”  Outdoor fun in the sun may be coming to an end but don’t pack away all of your SPF facial products. Skin protection in the fall is just as important as it is in the summer.

I recently had an opportunity to review a few facial products from Mia Mariu, a company that carries a full line of beauty products for all skin types.  Their products are made in the USA, are not tested on animals and the moisturizer contains SPF30+..

For this review, I received a 4.0 oz bottle of Refreshing Foaming Gel Cleanser a product that is Sulfate free, irritant free and made with several natural ingredients.  The package also contained a sample packet of their RestauraCel-C Microdermabrasion Refinisher Cream, Microdermabrasion Activator and Hydrating Moisturizer SPF 30+. 

Mia Mariu's Refreshing Foaming Gel

Using the Mia Mariu's Refreshing Gel Cleanser

Following the instructions after cleansing my face it felt smoother and looked a bit brighter. Mia Mariu’s Refreshing Foaming Cleanser is an anti-inflammatory formula with 8 natural botanicals! Aloe, marigold, sea kelp, sea lettuce, plus nourishing essential oils: orange peel, lemon, lime and grapefruit.

Giveaway - Gel Cleanser  

Mia Mariu is a company that carries a full line of health and beauty products for all women.  High quality botanical skin care, mineral cosmetics and nature’s nutrients.  They have also offered to give away one 4 oz bottle of the Refreshing Foaming Gel Cleanser to one of my lucky readers.

Enter to win a 4 oz bottle of Mia Mariu's Refreshing Foaming Gel Cleanser

Giveaway will end at midnight on *9/8/14, so enter today then spread the word!

Good Luck!

*product will be shipped on 10/15/14

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FREE Target Beauty Bag

Yesterday I received the 3rd and from what I’ve read, the final FREE Beauty Bag from Target.  This one is definitely my favorite, a 6″x 5″, vinyl SOHO Beauty Bag in leopard print, perfect for the season and can easily be wiped clean.  It wasn’t until later this morning that I realized it matched my OOTD perfectly so I had a co-worker take this picture.

Inside the beauty bag were the following sample size items:

Included was also a booklet of coupons with an expiration date 12/31/12

$1 OFF each of the following

  • Clear Scalp and Hair Therapy
  • Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Makeup
  • Head & Shoulders/Herbal Essence/Pantene or Aussie Hair Care Products
  • Nivea or Nivea for Men Item
  • Neutrogena Facial Skin Care Item
  • Jergens Skin Care Item
  • L’Oreal Hair Care Item
  • Aveeno Skin or Hair Care Item
  • Covergirl Outlast Lipstain
  • Maybelline NY Face Cosmetic Item
  • $2. OFF Olay Facial Skin Item
  • $3 OFF Pixi Flawless Beauty Primer

Have a fantabulous Day – Smooches!