Friday, February 26, 2016

ILight Organic Advanced Brightening & Line Smoothing Eye Treatment

I get to review products! Get to :) They are sent to me free or extremely discounted. What a better way to know if I like something and help others know what to try! #ilight

I have fair skin with dark circles and fine lines around my eyes. I've tried many products which all promise amazing results.  I have only used it for a very short time but everything so far is great. It smells like sun block to me and has the same consistency.  I love that it soaks into my skin quickly and doesn't leave it feeling oily. You have to watch the pump though. The unique design makes it very easy to use. So easy in fact....the first time I used it standing in front of the hallway mirror.....the mirror got all of the product instead of me.  You don't need all that it dispenses with a full pump so go easy :) I have trying to put it on more than once a day...since it is all natural why not!

Can't wait to see the great results that I keep reading about! 

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

A Season for everything

In my current study the introduction speaks as loudly as the rest....

But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Matthew 6:33

"Imagine trying to stay balanced on top of a ball.  How long could you last? A few seconds? A few minutes? Perhaps longer?
   As busy women, so many of us want more balance in our lives, but balance is impossible to maintain.  Sometimes life picks up speed without warning or slows down unexpectedly.  Sometimes we're pulled in many directions all at once.  Sometimes we find ourselves pushed by our schedules, commitments, and unexpected needs in life.  And any sense of balance is lost." - Margaret Feinberg

How true is that. We all try so hard to maintain balance. I know I lost it for a long time. The balance between wife, mom, and me.  You can't always be balanced but working towards means to me that you are in a good place. Life is forever changing.  That is okay. You just have to learn to go with the flow. To be more like a willow tree than always trying to be like the oak.

Take time. Time for God. Time for your yourself. Time for your spouse or significant other. Time for your kids. Time for your extended family. Time for your friends.  Time for your pets.

Notice I left out the dishes, the laundry, the dry cleaning.  Those things will always be there. There will always be another load of dishes to do...especially in our house....always another load of laundry. But this moment. This moment with those that you love, and yes you should love yourself too, those moments won't always be there.

A season for everything remember. There will be a season when the house is spotless....somewhere between kids and won't like it as much as you think you will be way to quiet.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Perfective Ceuticals Divine Age Guardian Cream

I got this on January 25th at an extreme discounted price to give my honest opinion.
The box and packaging is very pretty and the first thing I noticed right off the bat. 

The next thing I did was took a picture....that was hard for me to do without make up and my hair done. But I knew that I needed to to ensure I could tell. The lighting in my house isn't the best so the pictures aren't great but they are me none the less LOL

Yes that is me, wrinkles, lines, and dark circles and all. 

I started out using exactly like they said....morning and night.

About 2 weeks later I took another picture....

Thinking to me it doesn't look any better but could be lighting, time of day, and how much water was in my system too. 

Then today I took another picture....

Not sure if it is my imagination or not but I think I can see a difference from the top two until now....

Can you??

Typically 90 days is a much better way to judge a product like this but as of right now it gets my thumbs up! I haven't been consistent lately...I was getting acne and couldn't decided if it was because of this or because of my hormones being stronger right now. I will continue to use it and see where it goes! 

The smell was not over powering so that is a definite plus and it is very rich and creamy. Moisturizer are good for your face so it certainly can't be hurting me right :) 


Friday, February 12, 2016

A Time for Everything

I was giving the book A Time For Everything: Discovering the Beautiful Rhythms of Life.  It is a Women of Faith study guide.  It was given to me before Christmas. I knew then that I definitely needed to read it. Front to Back. But I let myself get in the way. I let life get me down, keep me distracted and off task. I let the Devil lead me away from it. God knew I needed it. The secret Santa knew I needed it. But so did the Devil. So instead of doing what I needed to be done; I let everything get in the way. 

Time to get back to it. Jump back in and do the dirty work so to speak. God has been reaching out to me. Reminding me that I am not focused where I need to be. What a great way to get back on track. I know that if I tried to do it myself, without a guide, it wouldn't happen. I get distracted way to easily. 

I will share bits and piece of it here. I obviously don't want to share the whole book. Feel free to join with me, share your comments, your struggles and your successes. We have to stick together! 

The forward was written by Patsy Clairmont. I thought I would share just a little of it here: 

"I love watching Spring win over Winter.  Take the hyacinth: she butts her pretty little head against the half frozen earth and somehow wins.  Up she comes from the darkness shouting victory in pink, purple, and white regalia.  And even when she finds herself petal-deep in late snow she shakes it off and lifts her curly bob to the sun.  You can almost hear her sing, "I got rhythm, I got rhythm" because that girl knows how to move to the music of her design.  And Hyacinth is aware as she pushes through the hardship of her circumstances that it's her season to bloom.  And nothing is going to stop her - not winter's icy grip and not earth's dark tomb." 

These are Crocus flowers from my front snow but they sure are trying. Grandpa planted these years ago and they still make me smile. 

That is the very first paragraph and let me tell you it rings out to me! When times get tough, mother nature knows how to push through. Knows what needs to be done.  Doesn't let late snow or hard times keep the beautiful flowers from coming through. To remind us that Spring is near. 

I want to be that way. I want to be a woman that pushes through. That others can look at and say I can do it because they saw me stand tall. 

Don't get me wrong. I am extremely blessed. I have a roof over my head and it doesn't even leak.  I have a car to drive. I have heat, food, and clean water.  I have a family who loves me and friends who care for me. 

Not to say that everything is all rainbows and sunshine. It's life. That is not the way it goes 24/7.  But I am learning to "Find Joy in Journey" ....more on that later.....

So it is time for me to stand up - Hold my head high - And remind myself that I am strong!