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Monday, December 23, 2013

Stone Mountain Christmas

We are big fans of Atlanta's own Stone Mountain Park. It's such a great destination for families year round. But November & December are my favorite months to visit ~ Stone Mountain Christmas & Snow Mountain are so much fun!  There are over two million lights, holiday music & you may see Santa & Mrs. Claus, the Snow Angel, along with Rudolph & the Bumble, the Abominable Snow Monster!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Review - Beautiful Live Skin Care System

Recently, I shared a wonderful product with y’all ~ OraMD from Trusted  I love it, my dental hygienist loves it and my family loves it! It's a top quality product and I was happy to share it with my family and friends. So when the company asked if I’d like to review & give away another product from their company, I jumped at the opportunity!

They sent me their Beautiful - Live Skin Care System.  I received a 2 bottles of Beautiful ~ the  A.M. Moisturizer and P.M. Revitalizer.   These are very different from any skincare products I’ve used before!  I can tell you that after appx 8 weeks of use, I am in love with them, and my skin craves these oils!  

Not only do these products smell amazing, but my skin looks great!  I’ve gotten several compliments from complete strangers – and that is something that never happened before I used Beautiful! I even had someone from my daughter's office tell her there was no way I was old enough to have a 19 year old daughter - that made my day! I can tell you that at the beginning, I honestly didn’t expect a few drops of oil on my face to make much of a difference, but….wow!  

They even personalize each bottle with your name! I just love that sweet personal touch they give to each order!  This is such a great company, and such high quality products. 

Before I forget - head over and like Trusted Health Products on Facebook to get a $5 off coupon!

Here is some information about the Beautiful products ~
100% pure and natural botanical oils – live cold pressed solution.
NO preservatives, parabens, GMOs, synthetic chemicals or additives of any kind
Feeds your skin cells the nutrients they crave
Beautiful, healthy, young-looking skin
Great for all skin types – oily or dry
Line includes A. M. Moisturizer and P. M. Revitalizer
100% Pure “All-in-One” Skincare: replace your moisturizer, cleanser, toner, firming gel, protectant, repair cream, blemish controller, age-defying serum

The Secret is to Feed Your Skin What it Craves…
Beautiful’s 100% pure live ingredients are the perfect living “foods” that your skin cells need in order to be fed the nutrients they need to stay clean, moisturized and revitalized on a daily basis.
Beautiful’s revolutionary formulation simplifies your daily skincare needs by combining the functions of cleanser, toner, moisturizer, protector, repairer, blemish controller and age-defying serum. Instead of 5-10 products for your face, you’ll use 2: One in the morning, and one in the evening.

Why do we use oils in our product?

You may have been told to never put oils on your face, because oils supposedly cause breakouts or blemishes. This statement alone couldn’t be further from the truth. Sebum, the natural oil produced by your body, is a vital component in keeping your skin moist, elastic, healthy and radiant. The problem comes in when your body over-produces sebum. One of the main causes of this, as mentioned above, is the use of harsh chemical-laden skincare products that strip the natural oils from your face. But when your face’s oils are given what they need in order to remain in balance, the result is beautiful, young looking, glowing skin. This happens because Beautiful works in harmony with nature.

Here’s how Beautiful’s botanical ingredients work in harmony with your skin the way nature intended…
The pure live botanical oils in Beautiful help to balance your face sebum because “oil dissolves oil.” One of the most basic principles of chemistry is that “like dissolves like.” The best way to dissolve an over abundance of your face oils, a.k.a. “sebum”, is to apply something that is similar in composition – in this case, pure live botanical oils. By using the right oils, you can cleanse your pores of dirt and bacteria naturally, gently and effectively, while replacing the dirty oil with beneficial ones extracted from natural botanicals, vegetables and fruit that can create the environment that helps to heal, protect, moisturize and nourish your skin. Trying to keep your skin’s chemistry in harmony on your own is an almost-impossible balancing act. But when you use nature’s pure live botanical oils, they help your facial oils to balance on their own, no matter what type of skin you have – dry or oily. Because your skin’s inner layer is made up of fat and collagen, Beautiful’s pure botanical oils are naturally absorbed after being applied to your skin. No rubbing in is required.
Beautiful’s proprietary A. M. Moisturizer and P.M. Revitalizer work together to help keep your face protected throughout the day and night so nature can do its work to insure a healthy vibrant appearance. Contains NO preservatives, parabens, petrochemicals, synthetic ingredients, fragrances, GMO’s, dyes or additives of any kind. Nothing works better than Beautiful.

Directions for use:

Step 1 – APPLY

Your skin recognizes Beautiful as food and therefore will be hungry for it and may require more drops initially.
Place 2 to 3 drops on each cheek 1-2 times daily and gently spread over the entire face with your middle finger in a circular motion. Do not rub in.  If there is any excess after 3 minutes, blot your face with a tissue or damp cloth. There shouldn’t be any excess, so if this happens you may be using too much product.
When used as a make-up remover, place 1-2 drops on a Q-tip or cloth and wipe away make up.

Step 2 – DETOX

Your skin is probably used to name-brand products made from creams, chemicals, and other toxic ingredients that give your skin results, but by shocking your skin into submission.

If you’ve used makeup or commercial skin care products for any length of time, your skin is probably clogged and burdened with the build-up of excess oils and environmental junk that comes from the ingredients in these products. Beautiful takes about 30 days to detoxify your skin from these chemicals and ingredients so that your skin can thrive naturally. Results vary for each person.

What to expect during detoxification…

Within the first 30 days of using Beautiful, you may experience a brief blemish breakout. This typically lasts from 1-2 days, possibly up to a week. The botanical oils in Beautiful gently and naturally remove toxins and build up that have accumulated over time from the use of chemical-laden skincare products and cosmetics. These botanical ingredients also help remove the cause behind excessive oil production. If a breakout does occur, this is actually a really good sign, as your skin will be ridding itself of toxins that have built up over time. It’s important not to get discouraged during this brief detoxifying period, because once it ends, your skin will emerge with a more beautiful, young looking, radiant appearance. Results vary for each person.

Step 3 – THRIVE

While most people experience noticeable changes within a few days, even greater benefits are achieved in the first 3 months, and then with continued use thereafter. Beautiful will take the place of anti-aging creams, cleansers firming creams, exfoliaters, moisturizers, day/night creams, make-up removers, body lotions, nutrient pacts and more.


A. M. Ingredients: 100% Pure Botanical oils of almond, orange, lemon, avocado and olive.

P. M. Ingredients: 100% Pure Botanical oils of almond, orange, lemon, evening primrose and apricot.

Ingredient Properties and Benefits:

Almond – To moisturize, soothe and soften skin, relieve itching from dry skin and to give complexion appearance of improvement and glow.
Orange – Cleanses the skin through natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties to help fight acne and restore smooth appearance to skin.
Lemon – Natural cleanser, preventative for wrinkling and aging. Significantly increases the anti-oxidative potential of the skin bio surface (to help stop damage to the skin).
Avocado – Significantly increases the soluble collagen content in the skin to enrich dry, damaged, chapped or wounded skin. Loaded with vitamins A, D and E.
Olive – Cleanser and moisturizer. Has shown preventative effects for formation of skin cancer and tumors.
Evening Primrose – The nutrients in Evening Primrose Oil are essential for cell structure and improve the elasticity of the skin. There is evidence that it can help reduce wrinkles and even help repair stretch marks. It is also rich in omega 6 fatty acids.
Apricot Oil – Apricot Oil is light and gently moisturizes skin. Containing vitamins A and E, it soothes the skin and slows signs of aging as well as firming and toning.

For me, personally, I’ve noticed that my skin is so much softer and the texture is much improved.   I have a scarred area from having a shingles breakout several years ago, and I’ve definitely noticed a change in that as well.  My skin looks better than it has in years!   Oh, and the fragrance of these products is so fresh & invigorating!  I honestly look forward to my morning and evening routine  when I apply them again!  I literally just use two or three drops of each a day to treat my entire face.  Really love these products and I’m so thankful I was able to review them and share them with y’all as well!    

Men, don’t feel left out! you can have great skin, too - they also have a men’s line, called You’re the Man!  

Visit their website, where you can sign up for their newsletter & check out their Natural Health Blog! wants to give THREE of my readers a bottle of the A.M. Moisturizer!  Enter through the Rafflecopter widget below!

In addition to sponsoring the giveaway,  the manufacturer is willing to offer my readers one FREE bottle. They said they would love to have our readers try out Beautiful A.M. Moisturizer (for women) or You’re the Man A.M. Moisturizer (for men) and agreed to send one bottle FREE if our readers would pay a minimal shipping and handling charge. This is a one-time only offer!  They also agreed to include 2 eye-opening reports – The Poisons You Put On Your Face Everyday and Why Your Skin Care Products Have Never Worked: The Truth Revealed .”  That’s a total value of over $40.00. Click here to get your FREE Bottle and FREE reports now!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Weekend Purex Ultrapacks giveaway!!

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!! We had a nice one - my daughter, her boyfriend and another friend of hers from high school were here. We didn't cook as many dishes this year, and I sent them all home with leftovers packed in quart-sized mason jars!!  That way there weren't so many leftovers to tempt me! Win win for everyone! :0)

So....ugh. I had no idea how much of a pain my computer troubles would turn out to be. After I got the hard drive replacement from HP, I took it to Tiger Direct. They had to back up what they could from the corrupted HD, then reinstall everything on the new one.  They kept my laptop for a few days to do all that,  and finally called to say it was good, so I picked it up and brought it home. Didn't have time to do much with it for a few days, but when I finally got it up, nothing would load, save, it was a mess!  I drove back up to Jefferson, to Tiger Direct, & left it for another several days. Picked it up 4 days later when they called me, brought it back home again, and put it aside - it was Thanksgiving week!

At the beginning of this week I tried again ~ this time it won't connect to the internet at all. Boo! I am so tired of dealing with it, and so irritated! We have lots planned for the next few days, so I can't even get it back up to Tiger Direct until next week. In the meantime, I have gotten my icky old (very SLOOOOOOOOOOOW) laptop back up and semi-working. It stinks working on this one though.  I apologize to my sponsors for the delay - I WILL have their reviews and/or giveaways up beginning next week no matter what!

 First up will be the Beautiful Skincare review & giveaway. Y'all are gonna love their products! Then a review for Shirley J - their Whisk Bliss is is super-versatile & has become a staple in my pantry!
Finally, I hope to have a Thirty One Gifts giveaway before the end of the year, or possibly right after the first of the year!

 For now, to apologize for the delay, my dear readers, I've got a short and sweet giveaway! Purex sent me a sample of their UltraPacks plus Oxi and they are amazing!! I used them on some clothes that David had gotten paint on and they came out like new! The scent is fresh and clean. They couldn't be any easier to use - you just pop one into your wash and ta-da! Clothes come out clean, bright and fresh! I believe these UltraPacks worked great and they are now part of my laundry room must-haves!

One of the reasons I love Purex products is because they work as well as the more expensive products out there, but they don't cost a huge portion of my grocery budget! I hope you will try the Purex UltraPacks plus OXI - I just know you will love them as much as I do! So for this giveaway, one winner will receive two coupons, each coupon is for a free pack of Purex Ultrapacks, value up to $6 each. They expire 12/31/13 so this is a FAST giveaway, I want to get them in the mail to you ASAP so you can redeem them before 12/31.
All you have to do is leave me a comment below this post, and make sure you include your email address in the comment so I can reach you!! If your name is drawn, but you didn't leave your email address, I'll have to pick an alternate winner. And that would suck!! So please don't forget!

If you want to, leave a comment once every day for extra entries - but include your email in each one! I'll draw the winner on Monday, December 9.

I need to hear back from the winner within 24 hours, or I'll draw another name, again, this is a time-sensitive prize and I want to get it out to you next week! US addresses, only.

 Purex provided me with the product for review purposes, as well as coupons. No other compensation was received. All opinions given are my own!

Thanks so much for your patience and one way or another I'll be back with a review & giveaway next week!!