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Adovia Spa Quality Purifying Mud Mask

Well ladies, it took me turning 30 to finally start really taking care of my skin!  I mean, I would wash it in the shower – if using my regular old bar soap passively counts as washing it.  But I slept with my makeup on and never used products formulated for the skin on my face until more recently.  One of my favorite skincare brands, is Adovia!  Adovia offers spa-quality skincare products at a price you can afford!  I received the new Adovia Purifying Mud Mask for my review.

What did I think of the Adovia Purifying Mud Mask?


This easy to use mud mask from Adovia is made with Dead Sea Black Mud, Beeswax and amazing oils such as Olive Oil, Primrose Oil, Jojoba Oil and more!  These ingredients come together to create a high-quality mud mask that is full of much needed minerals, soothing of irritated skin cells and vitamins that will let you look your best! 

I talk on the phone a lot at my “day job” and that leaves me with some blackheads along the phone line of my face.  After just three weekly uses of this purifying mud mask, my blackheads are nearly non-existent!  I love to get facials, but at nearly $85 a pop, they are not a luxury that I can regularly afford.  This mud mask is currently under $30 (Amazon prices change daily, so check them before you purchase!) and you get 30 uses from one bottle!  Less than one dollar for a spa-quality mud mask experience?  Sign me up!

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Use-wise, this mask goes on super smooth and feels great!  I actually forgot about it the first time I used it because it dries very soft and naturally without that crispy, crunchy mud dried feeling.  When I rinse it off, my skin feels wonderful and refreshed!  Not ot mention how soft it feels!

The Verdict

When it comes to spa-quality mud masks, Adovia more than knows that they are doing!  I love how soft and smooth my skin feels and how I have less and less blackheads and blemishes with having used it two to three times per week for a month or so!    Adovia offers several spa-quality products that you will love and I encourage you to check out – I have quite a few of them and feel so much better about my skin's health!

Get all the Laughs with the 3D Ugly Christmas Sweater

The time for ugly Christmas sweater parties is upon us and I absolutely love it!  Ugly Christmas sweater parties have become a ubiquitous part of the holiday season and I have found that when people are rocking these festive, fun sweaters, they tend to have more fun!  I received an amazing 3D Christmas Sweater from in exchange for my honest opinion.

What did I think of the 3D Ugly Christmas Sweater?

I have to say it: this sweater isn’t ugly at all!  In fact, it is so stinking cute, that I can’t get over it!  And neither could anyone I encountered while wearing it!  I wore it to work for an ugly Christmas sweater day and while everyone declared me “the winner” (there was no contest, so I just won in their eyes!) – they did clarify, this was a super cute and fun Christmas sweater for sure!

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Workout & Have Fun with Pilates for Dancers from SalsaCrazy

I am not a huge fan of working out and with an umbilical hernia, I have to be careful on what I do participate in.  That being said, I know it’s important and do try to get in my three to five days of 30 minute or more workouts in each week.  I try to do a mix of strengthening, toning and aerobic, but I need something that I will stick to and I think I have found that with the SalsaCrazy Pilates for Dancers!  I received Pilates for Dancers in exchange for my honest opinion.

What did I think of Salsa Crazy Pilates for Dancers?

This challenging, yet exciting workout is perfect for someone like me!  You go through 24 well-explained and appropriately paced exercises that will give you a full-body toning and strengthening workout.  The best part?  When you first do it, it won’t even feel much like a workout.  It is quite relaxing and you feel energized after doing it.  It isn’t until a day or two later when you are squatting down to pick something up (or go to the bathroom in my case!) and realize that your thighs really did get an amazing workout!

I have been doing this a few times a week for a couple of weeks now and am noticing already that I am losing weight and gaining a figure (other than round!).  It is easy to do and if you are in a hurry you can always shorten it a bit. 

The Verdict

Pilates for Dancers – as the name suggests, would be great for a dancer to maintain and gain core strength and flexibility, but it is also wonderful for anyone looking for a quality workout that will make you feel and look great.  This workout has added strength to my core, so I am having less hernia issues, so I am loving that!


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A Gift for the #beauty lover in your life: Beauteque Gift Bags Under $30!

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Winter Warm Up Cocoa & Coffee Giveaway

Winter Warm Up Cocoa & Coffee Giveaway

Hosted by:  Savory Savings

Sponsored by: Southwest Beverages

Southwest Beverages Sippity Hot Cocoa Giveaway Dec 17 - 31

Snow angels, snowball fights, sledding and getting cold while just walking ot the car are getting to be the norm for Krista over at Savory Savings. When she and her family want to warm up, they turn to the quick and delicious warm drinks from Southwest Beverages including Sippity Hot Cocoa & Kemosabe Instant Coffee!

Would you like to win an assortment of instant hot cocoas and coffees from Southwest Beveragesl?  If you would like a chance to win, enter with the Giveaway Tool below.  If you have won a giveaway from Southwest Beverages from another blog in the last 12 months, you are not eligible to win.  The giveaway will run from December 17 through December 31, 2014 at 11 PM CST and is open to US residents (excluding HI/AK), ages 18 and older.  Entries will be verified.  Winners will be notified via email (consider adding to your safe list) – winner will have 48 hours to respond and claim prize or another winner will be selected.

Good Luck!

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Best Buy is the ultimate destination for the latest cameras and camcorders

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. 


When our oldest was born, I suddenly waned to be able to take pictures.  And not just so-so pictures, but really good ones – ones that she would treasure when she was older. With that in mind, I knew I wanted a DSLR, but wasn’t sure what to look for or where to start.  Fortunately for me, Best Buy is the ultimate destination for the latest cameras and camcorders to capture high-stakes memories and they are ready to help beginners like me to advanced pros!  They offer tons of great camera options including these three cameras from Nikon, Sony and Samsung.  All come equipped with built-in Wi-Fi so you can share amazing photos with ease. With the holidays fast approaching, upgrade your camera in time to capture precious holiday memories.

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