Review: Dermagist skin tone correcting system


I am getting older and I hate to say it, but my skin isn’t as youthful looking as it once was. I have gotten sun spots and all kinds of blemishes on my face. My skin tone has become uneven and what person likes having uneven skin tone? I try and keep trying all kind of products to keep my skin looking good but I don’t always get the result I want.
I was given the opportunity to try out some skin care products and I chose the Dermagist skin tone correcting system. I chose the skin correcting system because I wanted to get rid of the blemishes and dark spots on my face. The Dermagist skin tone correcting system is a two-part system that targets spots, discoloration and dull, uneven skin tone. Step one accelerates the process by deeply exfoliating dead, dull skin cells. Step two penetrates to help brighten, and even the tone of the skin.

I tried it out for close to a month and I could see some of the freckles I had fading away. My face seems brighter and my skin tone is more even. Having uneven skin tone bothered me even more than the freckles did. You can call me a little vain if you want, but I want to make sure my face looks as youthful as possible for as long as possible. If you don’t have a skin tone problem but want a younger looking face or are just looking for face products I would check out reviews and see what others have to say about the skin products you are thinking of buying. I know it helped me out to make the decision of what kind of face product I wanted or needed to use on my face. I am quite happy with the results I got from using the Dermagist skin tone correcting system and I am so glad I looked at the reviews before making my decision.

*I was provided with Dermagist Skin Tone Correcting System in exchange for my honest opinion *


Review: Cleopatra’s choice raw shea butter #adovia

Cleopatra choice

One of my daughters suffers from eczema and every now and then has outbreaks where she cant stop the itching and scratching. I tend to have dry skin and am constantly putting on different kinds of moisturizing lotion to keep my skin soft. Some lotions work better than others but I have to constantly make sure that I am putting some on.

I recently had the opportunity to try out Cleopatra’s choice raw shea butter and when I found out that Raw Shea Butter has been proven to provide natural relief from symptoms of Very Dry Skin, Psoriasis Dryness and Eczema I was all for it . This shea butter is 100% Natural and Organic Pure Shea Butter – Made with Hand Selected Finest Nuts of the Shea Tree in Ghana. The shea butter came in a tub with a resealable lid, which is a great idea since you will have plenty to use. Although it looks thick and waxy ,after putting some in my hand and rubbing it together it became soft and I was able to easily rub it on my arms and legs. I also used some as lip balm and it kept me moisturized all day.

I put some on my daughter the day her eczema was acting up and I didn’t see her scratching like she normally does. I saw her eczema clearing up instead of the usual raw skin she has for days when the cream I put on her doesn’t work. Although my daughter doesn’t like that this shea butter doesn’t have a sweet smell to it, I find it perfect for her because it helps out her skin a lot. I like that I can put a little bit of essential oil and give it a vanilla smell and it is great for me to use all day. This shea butter is great to mix with any scent you want if you don’t like the slightly nutty woodsy scent it naturally has.

I am so glad to have had the opportunity to try out Cleopatra’s choice raw shea butter.

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Birthday preparations will be underway

September is here and that means it’s time for me to plan another party. My preteen will officially be a teenager and like all teenagers she wants a party with a DJ and all kinds of friends over. If I lived on the east coast it would be no problem. I could just look up a charleston sc dj and have my choice to pick but unfortunately we live in a small town. As much as I would like to get her a DJ I think she is going to have to settle for some music from the computer or whatever music her older sister has on the ipod.

I would love nothing more than a little party with close family and friends. My daughter of course wants a big huge party. I think we are going to have to find a way to compromise. One thing for sure I know she will not budge is what cake she wants. I would love nothing more than a Bavarian cake or tres leches cake but I know she is probably going to pick a cake that I will find either too sweet or with butter cream which I don’t like. I prefer whipped cream topping on the cake but it wont be my birthday so I am out of luck.

Book review: Secondhand Sapphire By Nicole Tillman

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hopeless heritage

August 2014

Sapphire has come to grips with the fact that she's a failure as a wife and an even bigger failure as a mother. Resigning herself to a life of simple detachment, she lives by one rule- No men.
That is, until she meets Collin. He is able to see past her inked skin, her pierced features, and her hardened heart. He is determined to worm his way into her life, even if she pushes him away at every turn.
But once her defenses are lowered, she remembers exactly why she erected them in the first place. She fears loss. She knows that the world is a dark, unforgiving place and doesn't need another reason to be angry.
Can she open herself up and take a chance on someone who could eventually leave? Or will she run from from her fear of inevitable failure?
As she is tested time and time again, she realizes that she does have a sliver of control over the things that happen in her life. Not everything is predestined and doomed to fail. Or so she hopes...
At the precipice of a most important decision she wonders if she has the courage to step back into the roles she once failed to fill. She is tired of living with only rubble and destruction to keep her company and is faced with only two options.
She can fall, relinquishing her fate to the control of someone else.
Or she can jump.

My Review: Sapphire has gone through some awful times in her life. She suffered the loss of her baby and went through a divorce. Sapphire has learned how to move on from the bad things in her life by cutting of men. Every year on the anniversary of her divorce, Sapphire and her friends go out and have fun and celebrate. This time it’s time it’s a little different, at the insistence of her friends Sapphire goes and talk to a guy she sees at the bar. Sapphire tells the guy that she is not interested in him and just came over to get her girlfriends off her back. Collin ( the guy Sapphire meets) teases Sapphire and ends up chatting a little with her and wants to get to know her better. Can and will Collin be able to heal Sapphire’s heart ?

As a person who went through an awful relationship before, I immediately understood where Sapphire was coming from. From the first few pages Nicole Tillman had my attention. This story felt very real to me because I could clearly understand how Sapphire was feeling. Although there were some moments where I felt that Sapphire could have handled the situation better, and I literally said WTF in my head .. it made for better reading. This book is not only a story of survival but also of hope and love and second chances. I am glad I had the opportunity to read this book and look forward to reading more books by Nicole Tillman

* I was given this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review*

Book review : No In Between by Lisa Renee Jones

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Inside out series book #4

Gallery Books
August 19, 2014
approx 305

The fourth in the Inside Out erotic romance series by New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones, this steamy novel resolves Chris and Sara's relationship and leads into Mark's story.

"Chris and I have faced our demons and bared our souls to one another in Paris. Now that we are back home in San Francisco, I want to believe that nothing can tear us apart. Not Ava’s accusations against me to the police, or Chris's fear that he will destroy me as he feels he did Amber. And not Mark, who was once too intimately a part of our lives, and who I can see crumbling inside out. He believes he is invincible, just as I want to believe Chris and I are invincible. We have to be invincible. We need each other too much for any other ending."

* I was provided an ARC through netgalley for review purposes*

My Review: Like the synopsis says this is the 4th installment in the inside out series. There are other novella’s in between that help you understand the storyline better but aren’t necessary if you just want to read the full length books. No In Between starts off by Chris and Sara getting back to San Francisco from Paris. Sara needs to be questioned again since Ava has retracted her confession of killing Rebecca. Ava now claims that it was Sara and Mark who killed Rebecca.

Sara now knows just how bad Chris past demons can haunt him and she now knows more than ever that she needs to be Chris rock in his time of need just as much as he is hers. They both must face any adversity together and also help out Mark who seems to be lost or ready to lose it all.

Just when you think things couldn’t get any worse Bam!!! you are hit with a twist you weren’t expecting. Lisa Renee Jones keeps this series very interesting and I cannot wait until the next part of the series comes out. If you are interested in this book here is the order of this series :

If I Were You, Rebecca’s Lost Journals (a bundle pack which provides insight as Mark’s story develops but can be omitted without impacting enjoyment of the series), Being Me, Revealing Us, His Secrets (a novella providing the only contribution of Chris’ point of view), The Master Undone (novella in Mark’s POV; also available in the Rebecca’s Lost Journals e-book bundle), My Hunger (novella in Mark’s POV), No In Between, My Control (novella in Mark’s POV), I Belong to You, All of Me

My Control (novella in Mark’s POV), I Belong to You, All of Me are set to release at a later date.

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Pure Natural Raspberry Ketones capsules by Summit Nutritions

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I have been fluffy for quite some time and I have tried all kinds of fad diets and weight loss pills only to realize that they either don’t work for me or make me feel sick or jittery. Trying for the past couple of months to lose weight and hardly seeing any change can bring a person down. When I was offered the opportunity to try out the Pure Natural Raspberry Ketone capsules by Summit Nutritions, I said sure what could it hurt to try something new. The first thing I noticed on the first day I took the Pure Natural Raspberry Ketones was that I didn’t feel as hungry as I normally would. Color me shocked when it was close to lunch time and I had not noticed. I am normally the first one out the door to go get something to eat. I noticed while taking the Pure natural raspberry ketones that I didn’t feel the hunger pangs and stomach growling that I normally experience.

I noticed within days that I didn’t feel as bloated as I normally do and my shorts fit a little better than they had the week before. I noticed my energy level was a bit higher than it has been in a while and that is something I am always in dire need of. I need constant energy to be able to run after my kids!!

One thing I liked about these pills is the smell and taste. I tend to be picky about tastes or aftertaste of pills and these pills don’t leave a yucky taste in my mouth. I really like that The Pure Natural Raspberry Ketones pills contain No Additives, No Binders, No Fillers or Artificial Ingredients. The Pure Natural Raspberry Ketones are vegetarian capsules so they are perfectly safe to take if you are a vegan or a vegetarian and that can be important to some people who are considering taking them.

In case you haven’t heard about Raspberry Ketones they became poular for weight loss after it was mentioned on Dr. Oz’s television show. The famous TV doctor called it a miracle in a bottle to burn your fat. Basically the way these Raspberry ketones work is they increases the Fatty Acid Oxidation; stimulate Adiponectin, which is a protein involved in regulating Glucose Level and Fatty Acid Oxidation. It burns the Body Fat and Converts it into Energy when Body needs it and that is how it helps Body to Control Appetite; as a result it is Appetite Suppressant.
I was quite happy seeing results so quickly. I really didn’t expect to notice a difference as soon as I did. I must say that I like knowing these capsules contain natural ingredients which in turn makes me more confident in continuing to use them to help me reach my desired weight. I still have a long ways to go but seeing a difference sure has inspired me to keep on going in my quest to be less fluffy.

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