Karma Wellness Water
My friend, Liz, introduced me to Karma water and I am in love with this product. It is full of A, E, D, and B vitamins and probiotics. It comes in awesome flavors like pineapple coconut. berry cherry, acai pomberry, and strawberry lemonade, to name a few. I bought these at CVS for between $1.50 - $2.00 per bottle. The calorie count is around 20-30 calories for the entire bottle and my daughter is obsessed with the packaging. You have to lift the label on the lid and then press a button to release the dry mixture into the water. You shake well and then drink. It is very portable and I am sure that I will stock my refrigerator in my classroom with these drinks to quell the late afternoon sweet attacks that are sure to strike. I also love that these drinks are not sickeningly sweet. They are more like a water with a hint of flavor.
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Confidence in a Cream
|Confidence in a Cream|
Okay, I took a different approach to tanning this summer. Since I spend the summer on the Connecticut shore, I was feeling a little pale when we showed up at the end of June. I am a teacher and my skin hadn't seen the light of day since the previous summer, so I decided to take matters into my own hands and "fake bake" until I was able to achieve the real sun kissed glow I desired. I used this great bronzing foam that was easy to spread and soaked into my skin, creating quite a realistic tan in one application. I was not offended by the smell and did take the time to exfoliate before attempting to slather my whole body in this luscious foam. It worked like a charm. I was comfortable enough to wear shorts and sport the old tankini on the beach the very same day! I still use it to even out my tan. I find myself sitting my bottom on the beach chair and not moving until it is time to head home. That being said, the back of my legs don't get much color, so I slather some more foam on after my shower and voila, an even tan. Love, love, love it!!! The price is around $9 and is worth every penny. My daughter caught me using the bronzer and I now have to wrestle her to the ground to get a handful or two. I recommend you hide it if you have any female teenagers in the house. We do laugh at our brown palms if we don't wash our hands quick enough.
Benefit Cosmetics "Precisely My Brow" Eyebrow Pencil
It really seems like this blog should be about my favorite anti-aging products. From a very reliable source (Women's Day Magazine), I learned that rose hip oil helps re-hydrate the thin skin under the eyes that seems to get thinner as I get older. I noticed a huge problem with my under eye skin when I used thicker concealer to disguise my dark circles. The thick concealer really settled into the fine lines under my eyes and made a huge mess and if I added any powder, I looked like the bride of Frankenstein. So I took the advice of my trusty grocery store rag and started applying rose hip oil that I secured from Whole Foods and was satisfied that the oil was stamped "organic." I have later learned from my sister that I need to make sure that I purchase pure rose hip oil that has not been laced with any filler oils (referred to as carrier oils). Yada yada. I have been amazed with the level of hydration I was able to achieve with just a couple drops of this very concentrated oil. It is nothing short of miraculous. My thin, crepey eye skin has flattened out and even plumped up a little. It takes the concealer wonderfully and I even mix it with my concealer if I am using a really thick one like Bye Bye Under Eye. That stuff is like spackle and I only use it in emergency situations, like the nights I lie awake in bed even though I am dog tired and don't catch a single wink of sleep. This goes on for nights on end, and the doctor thinks it's some consolation when she tells me it's part of menopause. I digress, use the rose hip oil and trust me when I tell you that it works wonders.
I hope you enjoyed my 5 favorite products!! After I finished this post, I feel like I should write an entire blog just dedicated to the subject of aging and menopause. I would have enough material to keep me busy for years!! Let me know what some of your fave products are by commenting below. Hope you are having a blessed summer!!