I have suffered with acne for most of my life. Can anyone else relate? It is the worst! And as I am getting older, it is getting worse. UGH. I never thought that that was even a thing…until it became my life. I’ve tried anything and everything to help my skin, and I have found some things to help keep my breakouts *mostly* at bay, but I still find I get these red marks and little scars that tend to stick around for so long.
I was excited when I found THIS product and especially when I read the reviews. It seemed like this machine actually WORKED for people, and is really safe and effective. The BlueMD uses LED technology to safely and effectively eradicate the acne-causing bacteria that cause blemishes and blackheads.
What I really like about this light therapy system, is that it only takes 5 minutes! It is so simple and easy to do, and takes no time or thought. They say that this heals your skin from the inside out, and I really like that idea, that it isn’t just on the surface. I love that you can use it for many different things too, not just if you have acne!
The light isn’t painful at all, you don’t feel a single thing. It is simple enough for anyone, all ages, to use. It doesn’t take up a lot of space, and it isn’t an eyesore! Most people see results as early as 3 weeks, and some don’t see any until closer to 12 weeks. Consistency is key. You can learn more about how to use the BlueMD LED Blue Light Therapy HERE.
For a limited time, Trophy Skin is offering my readers 10% off using code SSLIFE10 – that is awesome! Also, the BlueMD is currently 50% OFF!! So hurry right now and grab it at an amazing price!
Thank you Trophy Skin for sponsoring this post.
Hi! We all love white teeth, right? I drink (a lot of) diet coke and can sometimes notice my teeth looking dull or not as white as they used to be. I use whitening toothpaste but sometimes I need a little bit more.
I was recently introduced to Bleach Bright Whitening Systems and have been using it for a few days. I am planning on using it every night for about 10 days. What I have liked about the system I have been using is that it hasn’t made my teeth sensitive and it hasn’t hurt my gums at all! For me, that is hard to find.
I have seen a lot of these whitening lights around and have totally been skeptical, but I honestly have noticed that my teeth are getting whiter after each time I use it. THIS is the specific whitening kit I have been using, and I use it before I brush my teeth at night. It only takes about 30 minutes, it is super simple.
BleachBright is sharing an 80% OFF code for my followers and readers! That is insane! White teeth really is the perfect gift to give someone. Head to http://www.bleachbright.com/shop/ and use code RM80 at checkout!
Try it and let me know what you think!
I am excited to share a few other great finds I recently found at Shopko. I really love skincare and a good face mask, so I really wanted to pick a few I could use. My 4 year old daughter is also starting to get into doing fun, girly things like that with me, so I knew we could enjoy this together.
Saylor picked out this Nugg Exfoliating Face Mask to try out first. It has a light scent, lightly exfoliating, and left our skin feeling so soft and smooth. It was so cute watching her look at herself in the mirror and then touch her face after it was off.
This gorgeous turtleneck top also caught my eye. I love the deep red wine color, and the turtleneck for the fall. it is surprisingly soft, and I like the hem of the bottom. And even better, I’m pretty sure it was only around $10! It is from Shopko’s exclusive brand, A&I, and you can find it HERE.
You can find the other Nugg face mask HERE. It is a Charcoal Skin Detox Face Mask, and it made my skin feel very clean.
Masque Bar Anti Blemish Mask — another great one for breakouts.
Let me know what you think!
Who remembers Shopko?! Growing up we had one in my small town, and it was always a stop on my Black Friday shopping trips with my mom. As I got older, I sort of out grew it, and stopped finding things that I liked, if I’m being completely honest. Recently I was re-introduced to Shopko, and specifically the fact that they have added many new brands and new looks. Upon looking at their website, I immediately found a good amount of things I liked and would love to have! Score! I purchased many different things from different departments, including this cute top shown below from their new line A&I. I was also excited to see It’s a 10 on their list of new brands…I love their hair products!
I have been using this It’s a 10 Silk Express Miracle Silk Smoothing serum for a few weeks now and I really like it. I use about a dime size amount and apply it to my towel dried hair. I have noticed that it has made my hair more smooth and not as frizzy when I let it air dry. It smells good, too.
I also got this Five Minute Hair Repair for Blondes…and I’ve been loving it! If you are a blonde you have probably used a purple shampoo at some point or another. Purple shampoo helps keep your hair bright and not brassy. This is basically a purple deep conditioner and it has helped my hair not to be so dry.
I chose a cute, long sleeved basic black shirt too. I have been looking for clothes for fall and winter, and this black shirt is just what I was looking for. It is super comfortable and I love the elastic around the wrists as a cute detail. It was so affordable too, I was shocked. The brand of shirt is A&I which is Shopko’s new exclusive brand. They carry all sorts of products in many different departments. One stop shop!
If you are in the shopping mood (re: Christmas shopping!), you can get $15 off a $75 Kitchen and Dining purchase with code DELICIOUS, valid through 11/11. Then you can get an extra 15% off Outerwear with code STAYWARM valid 11/9-11/12. Thank you Shopko for sponsoring this post!
Take a look at their site and let me know if you purchase anything!
Does anyone else seem like they are always on the hunt for the perfect brow kit/color/application? I know I am. I find myself switching between products often, not being completely satisfied with one product. Recently I was introduced to Lauren Brooke Cosmetiques. This is a Utah based company that focuses on providing us women with makeup that is actually healthy for us. It is made with natural and organic ingredients. It is also cruelty free and EU Certified, which means their products go above and beyond the US cosmetic standards.
I was excited to try their Brow Kit. It comes as a two step product, with the brow color and a designing wax. I also really like the brush that it comes with. I already have fairly dark(ish) and thicker brows, but I like to fill them in because I have some missing spots from microblading and I think filling them in just really frame your face. I have been using this product for about 3 weeks, and it has been simple to use, and lasts throughout the day.
The dark brown is the perfect color for me…it isn’t too dark, and gives me just the amount of coverage I like. I would guess it is probably their most universal/popular color also. Because of the wax, you can really build it up or do it fairly light.
Be sure to check out Lauren Brooke Cosmetiques for more great makeup, that is great for you, and makes you feel great about yourself!
If you follow me on Instagram, you know I have been using Image for a while now, and that I have really been loving it. I tend to use a lot of different products, and never use a certain system for long enough to see if it really does work for my skin, but when I got my Image products I told myself I was going to use only them. I have noticed my skin is more smooth and not as red.
Here are the products I have been using:
Cleanser, Serum, Eye Cream, Moisturizer, and lip treatment.
I’m excited to be giving away a few great products! Anyone who uses Image knows how good it is, so I hope you will join the train! Be sure you head to my IG to find out how you can win your own products.
Let me know what you think and what products you are interested in!
Do you guys love free samples as much as I do? Especially full size ones, right? There are so many fun ways to get samples these days, and I’m so glad that PINCHme reached out to me and offered to send me a box full of awesome things to try out. I could hardly wait to see the goodies I would be getting! Trust me when I say I was not disappointed, and there was even something in there for Troy to try. Win, win! OH, have I mentioned that you can get all these samples from PINCHme for FREE? Well yeah, it’s free.
Pictured above is how the box comes, and when I first opened it up.
Some full size items, some sample size.
Below are some of the products I’m super excited to try! The Essie nail polish is made specifically to help thin and brittle nails. And the Olay body cleanser just looks really cool and convenient and smells real good.
If you haven’t went ahead and signed yourself up already, go! Do it HERE. You can get familiar with the PINCHme site, and even checkout past samples. They don’t require a credit card or anything, so it truly is completely free. Do something for yourself!
Disclaimer: I received this box for free, but all opinions and comments are my own and true.
Free Samples Available on 04/11/2017 at 12Noon EST:
Personal Care + Beauty:
- Sensodyne® Deep Clean
- Carol’s Daughter Almond Milk Shampoo & Conditioner
- Gillette Cool Wave Clear Gel 0.5 oz.
Food and Health:
- Enfagrow® Toddler Next Step® Multi Serve $5 Off Coupon
- Pure Leaf Home Brewed Teas
- Align Jr. Chewables Probiotic Supplement
- Catalyst 100% Grass Fed Whey
- Purina® Puppy Chow® Natural (Plus Vitamins & Minerals) Puppy Kit
- Zuke’s® Ascent™ Grain-Free Crunchy Blend – Pollock & Chickpea recipe
- Tidy Cats LightWeight with Glade Clean Blossoms
- Beneful Grain Free Dog Food
The weather here in Utah has been SO nice lately, almost reaching 70 during the day. We have spent a lot of time outside, playing with neighbors and at the park. I always feel the spring cleaning bug as soon as the weather changes and want to sell everything I own and replace my whole wardrobe. Is anyone else that way? I’ve rounded up some clothes, accessories, and makeup that I have had my eye on the past few weeks, and I’m sharing my faves!
These Qupid slides are on my already purchased list, haha. You can find them for as cheap as $10 on Amazon! They come in multiple colors, too.
A good gloss is always a must have, and THIS Marc Jacobs one is beauty guru Jaclyn Hill’s fave.
Cute bathing suits! I’m loving THIS open front, full booty coverage one.
I’ve been loving rose gold, and especially loving THESE slip on vans.
For me, I need oversized sunglasses! Love THESE one’s from Nordstrom.
Slightly embarrassed on how much I like THESE!
Cute, light dresses are always important. Love THIS one.
I love THIS facial spray. It is cheap, smells good, and is a nice refresher throughout the day.
What are some of your favorite things for spring? I’m always looking for other things I *need*, lol. Let’s all pray for nice weather from here on out.
Have you guys seen the amazing 2 ingredient face mask recipe going around that is super popular right now? Well I finally decided to purchase the stuff and give it a try! I was so excited. The only two things you need are benonite clay and apple cider vinegar. I did some research and the ones that I bought have seemed to be the favorites (see bottom of post for purchasing links). This mask supposedly is great for acne, exfoliating, can help reduce the look of scars, unclogs and shrinks pores, helps draw toxins out of your skin…seriously just Google it and you will want to try it!
If you follow me on IG (@robynmeacham), you have seen that I just eyed the recipe. All it is is equal parts clay and vinegar, and use a non metal bowl and spoon to mix! I always use way too much, so I think about 1-2 Tbsp of each is a good amount.
I put it on fairly thick, and used to spoon for application. Your fingertips are fine.
As it dries, you will feel it tingling and tightening. I would recommend starting at 5 minutes if you have sensitive skin, but if you aren’t sensitive, you can wear it up to 30-45 minutes! Use lukewarm water to remove it, and slight redness after is normal. I’m going to start using it once a week, and then work my way up to 2 or 3 times a week! Have you tried this before? I haven’t met anyone who has tried it that didn’t love it! The ingredients are super affordable and they will last you a long time, so go for it!
Shop ingredients below:
Does anyone have a hard time finding pajamas or bras that fit while pregnant? I’m at the point where almost everything is now a belly shirt, and all the waists are too tight and annoying. I don’t love spending money on things that I won’t get good use out of, so when You! Lingerie said they wanted to work with me I was excited because all of their pieces are made for nursing as well. I also love that this company was started by a mom, with other moms in mind! They want to provide us with affordable, cute, and comfortable lingerie that will last us through pregnancy and nursing.
I chose the maternity and nursing chemise in Raspberry. I liked the color and thought it looked so comfortable while pregnant, and even for in the hospital and afterbirth/recovery. The material is very soft and slightly stretchy, with a built in shelf bra and side snaps for nursing. I definitely will be wearing this a lot, especially as the weather warms up.
If you are looking for a nursing bra, I’m loving THIS one. If you are on the hunt for a cute matching pajama set, I love THIS one. Be sure to check out You! Lingerie for all your lingerie needs…they even make great gifts! Right now they have some awesome deals going on, so don’t let those pass! Thank you You! Lingerie for sponsoring this post.
Gold Bar Necklace