Wednesday, December 29, 2010

All Natural Moisturizer for Sensitive Skin!!

 

Hi Guys!!

I just wanted to bring to your attention a good moisturizer that I've been using for over a year now. I have sensitive skin and it seems as I get older the more sensitive my skin becomes. I had a hard time finding a moisturizer that worked for my skin. I have combination skin, oily in the t-zone and dry on the cheeks and I'm prone to breakouts...not necessarily acne....but just breakouts...(I'm working on a remedy for that...fingers crossed) so I came across Melansol.

 

Melansol has been pretty good to me. They have an all natural, chemical free moisturizer as well as sunscreen. (I can not use sunscreen AT ALL. My face does not like it for whatever reason...I can't even use the one by Melansol...but it was the best option compared to other sunscreen I've tried) 

The moisturizer is not expensive, $16.95 for a 6 oz bottle, and I'm still on the same bottle that I purchased in Jan. A little goes a long way...there's no expiration date, so you just use it til you run out. (I contacted the company to make sure it was still good to use and they said yes!) So I think its great because not only is it all natural, chemical free but its budget friendly, you only have to buy one bottle per year if you are just using it for your face!

If you are interested in purchasing then please visit http://www.puresunscreen.com/products.html and let me know how you like it!!

Brief Facts: MelanSol® 100% Natural Moisturizer: Your search for a 100% chemical free moisturizer is over. Our new moisturizer for face and body is both hydrating and protective, while using our revolutionary system of anti-aging antioxidants to control free radicals. Use it everyday to provide a powerful antioxidant foundation for makeup, at night to nourish and rejuvenate tired skin, after sun exposure to eliminate remaining free radicals, to soothe razor burned skin and more. Get more than one bottle because you'll  never want to be without it. One more thing, if you find someone with a sunburn, the natural antioxidants will help ease their misery.

Ingredients:

  • Water (Aqua)
  • Sunflower (Helianthus Annuus) Seed Oil
  • Vegetable Glycerin
  • Sweet Almond (Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis) Oil
  • Coconut (Cocos Nucifera) Oil
  • Jojoba (Simmondsia Chinensis) Seed Oil
  • Natural Lecithin
  • Cocoa (Theobroma Cacao) Butter
  • Clay Mineral (Bentonite)
  • Grapefruit (Citrus Grandis) Extract
  • Natural Vitamin E (Mixed d-Tocopherol)
  • Bio-Melanin
  • Green Tea (Camellia Sinensis) Leaf Extract
  • Date (Phoenix Dactylifera) Fruit Extract
  • Rice (Oryza Sativa) Bran Oil
  • Lanolin Oil
  • Xanthan Gum
  • Geranium (Pelargonium Graveolens) Flower Oil
  • Lemon (Citrus Medica Limonum) Peel Oil
  • Lavender (Lavendula Angustifolia) Flower Extract
  • Natural Beeswax
  • Eucalyptus Citriodora Oil
  • Potassium Sorbate
  • Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Powder
  • Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)

 Ingredients explained: click here 

Have A Healthy & Happy New Year!!

Stay Blessed!!



Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Microfiber Facial Cloths!



Hi Everyone!!

I've been using these microfiber cloths to exfoliate my face for a over a year now. I buy the waffle weave 12 X 12 cloths. I get a lot of white heads on my nose and chin area but I also have very sensitive skin so I only use these microfiber cloths to exfoliate my face twice a week. They last a long time if you take care of them. I just reordered some more cloths since they are having a 10% discount going on now!!

SO if you are interested in purchasing for your facial or bathing needs or for your child then visit http://www.merrymicrofiberbath.com/ discount code: acs10

If you are interested in purchasing the cloths for cleaning needs around the house, office or your car then you can visit their sister site http://www.merrymicrofibercloths.com/ they have the discount for those cloths as well!!

Wishing you a HAPPY & HEALTHY NEW YEAR!!!

STAY BLESSED!!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESUS!!



 
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!

WISHING YOU THE BEST!!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Skeptical To Give To The Homeless?



Sometimes I'm skeptical...

I think it's because sometime I'm thinking what if they are addicts and they just want money for drugs or alcohol....but you know what...it's not my place to judge these people. My job is to bless those less fortunate whenever I can. What they do after I give them the money is not on me....it's not any of my concern. Now if there is a homeless person who openly and honestly admits that he will use the money to purchase drugs or alcohol then of course I'm not giving it to them...but if I don't know that's what it's going to be used for then it's not right for me to assume that all homeless people are addicts of some sort.

Yesterday I gave a homeless guy in my neighborhood a dollar and he used it to purchase a subway sandwich. He was a nice gentleman, and I've seen him a couple of times in the area. Always has a smile on his face. Today I'm on the train and this guy gets on and he's giving his story...I don't really make eye contact with him. The whole time I'm listening to him (he just happened to be standing right next to me) but I'm looking out the window. But I'm feeling an urge to give to him. So I give him $20. This is the most I've ever given to a homeless person, but I was like you know what...why not?

I called The Food Bank of NYC yesterday to find out if I can volunteer in their food pantry or soup kitchen on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. This will be my first time doing something like this so I'm extremely excited. I hope that they will allow me to...if not those days then of course I'll choose another day. The reason I chose The Food Bank is because the whole time I was unemployed I kept seeing them on TV. A lot of the reality type shows that I watched at the time were going to The Food Bank in their city and volunteering and I was like, I want to do that! So why not make that into a reality and the perfect time would be for Christmas!

I always tell God in my prayers everyday....Lord thank you for blessing me so that I may be a blessing to others! I know that my blessings are forever coming to me simply because I care enough to help those less fortunate than I and to give without expecting anything back from that person in return. This is just the beginning of what I plan to do to give back to my community. I honestly feel that I am put on this earth to do great things and to give back in more ways I ever thought possible. I am here to serve a purpose greater than myself! 

AND I'M SO FREAKING EXCITED!!!!

Just thinking about all the ways that I intend to help and give back gets me very emotional and filled with joy and love!

SO if you feel it in your heart....GIVE!!! and keep giving because what you give you receive many times over!

Stay Blessed!

Happy Holidays!!!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

My First Experience At The Apple Store!


Ok...my boss sent me on an errand today to the Apple Store....he needed a new firewire cable. I've never been in the Apple store so when I'm walking down the street I see this big glass square with the Apple symbol in the middle of it. I'm like..."is this the store?"


So I slow down because I see people walking up to this glass square and they enter and go down some stairs. I was like....wow this is cool! So I go down the stairs and there are mad people inside...and I locate a guy that works there. I tell him what I need, he finds it rather quickly, and I was like "ok, do I just stand here in line to check out?" He was like,  "Oh...no...I can check you out on this mobile phone if you are using a credit card."

For some reason a big behind smile came across my face and I said, "REALLY? Wow...that's interesting!! Yes I'm using a credit card....thanks!"

I was out in about 5 minutes....I don't know why that fascinated me...but I was just so tickled by this experience..and I wanted to share ha!!

Happy Hump Day!!


Stay Blessed!!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Embrace Your Struggle!

that's a line from Lyfe Jennings song, "It could've been worse"! (if you don't know about Lyfe Jennings, Google him....he's a great singer....If you are familiar with Lyfe cop his new album "I Still Believe"!! MAN....I listen to that album like 5 times a day!!)

When I say embrace your struggle...it just means....stop complaining about what you don't have, what you can't do, the problems in your life because you know what....it could be worse!

You have to focus on what you have! You have to focus on that fact that you are still alive! You may not be where you want to be but you are far from where you used to be! Give God the glory in spite of your circumstances! Remember how He brought you through the storm, remember that no matter what you are going through there's someone who's gone through it and made it through!

When I was unemployed at times I would complain that I had to go on interview after interview with no offers...but you know what...there were people unemployed just like me that was not getting ANY interviews at all. So I should've been grateful that I was getting noticed instead of complaining that I wasn't getting any offers. Those interviews were practice for my final interview (8 months later) with the job that I have now!

Learn to embrace your struggle and find the good in every situation. Know that every experience is a learning experience. You may not see it now but later you will recognize just how going through that exact situation prepared you to handle another situation!

All your hard earned money may go to paying your bills but bless those payments every time you send them out because guess what: You are Blessed to have the money to pay those bills! When you start Thanking God and Blessing your Payments then you will see how you prosper! Be grateful for all things and in everything!

You can get through anything, overcome any obstacle and defeat every enenmy. You know why: Because you are A CHILD OF GOD!! He has given you all that you need to be successful in life...just trust in Him to see you through, trust that He knows what's best and He will never forsake you.

Don't whine and complain....Philippians 2:14 "Do everything without grumbling or arguing"

Here's the prayer for today:

A PRAYER FOR TODAY

Heavenly Father, thank You for equipping me for success and victory in this life. Help me to clearly see the opportunities, connections and resources You have ordained for me. I trust that with You, all things are possible. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

— Joel & Victoria Osteen © 2010 Joel Osteen Ministries 

Sunday, December 5, 2010

What Do You Appreciate Today?






So what do you appreciate today?!!


I appreciate:


  • my family, friends, and loved ones
  • the internet
  • my hairstylist
  • getting over my cold/sinus issue
  • finding helpful people in my time of need
  • God's love mercy and grace


I hope you all are doing great! Living life to the fullest! Expecting and receiving wonderful things!

I wish you much love, prosperity, abundance and a healthy joyous life!

Stay Blessed!!


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Cranberries Good For Gingivitis!

So I was looking at Doctor Oz the other day and he was talking about a good way to fight and/or prevent gingivitis and he mentioned that unsweetened cranberry juice and/or cranberry dental floss is great to use!

I've never heard of Cranberry Dental Floss but I just purchased some!
I got the Radius Anti-bacterial Cranberry Floss * All Natural * Waxed





I got mine from alice.com for $2.79!

Happy Flossing!!

**update: I tried the floss and I don't like that fact that it gets stuck between my teeth. It's suppose to be waxed to slide easy but not for me! so after I use up my 2 then I will just go with the unsweetened cranberry juice or with my aloe vera juice (most likely aloe vera since I already have that in the house and I could use it as a mouth rinse)

***Cranberry juice: cranberry juice is considered to keep the bacteria from sticking to the teeth and gums. So, drink cranberry juice without sugar. Also make sure you rinse your teeth with water to avoid as cranberry juice can stain the teeth

****Aloe vera. Aloe Vera is very beneficial in removing plaque and resolving the symptoms of Gingivitis.
Read more at http://www.mamaherb.com/gingivitis-home-remedy-using-aloe-vera?ktrack=kcplink
Aloe vera can help in controlling the bleeding due to gingivitis. You can either rub aloe vera pulp over your gums or drink aloe vera juice



Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Inexpensive Facial Blotters!!

Hi Everyone!

Do you have extra oily skin like I do?

Then you probably use facial oil blotters just like I do!

Well I was using the oil blotters from Mary Kay....I just put in another order because I'm down to my last few but for whatever reason the lady that sells Mary Kay has not contacted me in regards to my order...and it's been like a week or more.

So I went online to find a cheap alternative to the Mary Kay oil blotters which are $5 for 75 papers.

And I came across the idea of using end wraps instead!

Yes....Yes...end wraps that you normally use for roller sets! And lucky for me I have a whole box laying around. You can get a box with 1000 papers for $1 at your beauty supply store, maybe even your local dollar store!

Stay Tuned for other great thrifty ideas!!


God Is Good!

Hi Everyone! I just wanted to send out a quick note to my readers! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday! I sure did! I was able to go to Georgia and spend the holidays with my family! We all got together and it was just wonderful....I have a huge family!! There was great food, a lot of laughs, and a whole lot of picture taking!!


I am truly blessed in more ways then I can count!


I was just thinking...a few months ago I was unemployed, not knowing when my fulltime job was going to come, and my unemployment was running out! But you know what....God was watching over me like he always does! He is Good! He is always on time! He always provide for our needs! Trust that He has your back forever and always!


I was on the train today listening to Mary Mary's song, Can't Give Up Now and the song, It's The God In Me!


Those are my favorite songs from that group....they really touch me everytime I listen to them.


I just wanted to express my gratitude today for the Lord...for his love, mercy and grace!


I just wanted to let everyone know that is reading this....you are blessed! Beleive that! Stay in an attitude of Thanksgiving!! You'll be grateful you did!


Peace and Love to you all! Many Blessings!


"Give thanks unto the LORD, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people.

Monday, November 22, 2010

A Crazy Monday Morning!!!

Just wanted to share my weird morning....so I'm walking down the street on my way to the train....I keep my eyes glued to the sidewalk because even though I live in an area with a lot of "pet owners" you would think that there are a lot of stray dogs running around by all the poop that covers the sidewalk.

So pretty much everyday I'm playing hopscotch down the freaking sidewalk to avoid stepping in poop! Okay...back to the story...so when I finally look up I see .... two dead deers on the top of this car!! It scared the blank out of me!! Totally unexpected! I hate seeing dead animals...yuck!

So after I get over that shock....I noticed a little lady and a young boy (teenager) trying to catch the bus....but the bus is pulling off...why the dude jumps on the back of the bus and rides it down the street! He just hanging on chilling like...hey this is normal!

So I'm thinking okay he's going to ride it down to the next bus stop...but when he gets to the next bus stop he's just hanging on to the bus....I'm like why's he still on there then he jumps off but I went into the store so I don't know what happened after that!

Either he was feeling mighty adventurous this morning or he just didn't have bus fare!

Craziness!!

HAPPY MONDAY!!!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Ok..Who clips their nails on the train?!!?!!?



So...I'm on the train standing by this dude and he's standing there clipping his fingernails, letting them hit the floor...and I'm like....





Okay so you're clipping your fingernails on the train.....guess it's better than your toenails!

but what really bothered me was the length of time he clipped those nails....how much nail do you have young man? You've been clipping at them for 10mins now!

I wanted to turn to him and say, "sir, if you clip anymore you're clipping you freaking finger off! there's no more nail there sir....put the clippers down and just step away!"

I just shook my head instead!

You see some crazy stuff in NY....boy I tell ya!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Men...Smelling Good Is A Turn On!!



So I'm sitting on the train and this guy sits beside me and he smells like....I don't know...either an old coat that's been packed away or just the outside....bottom line....he didn't wear any "smell good" apparently!

I've met a few guys in my time that didn't believe in wearing any "smell good"....and I just didn't like that. I LOVE for my man to smell good....if you smell good then you get extra bonus points.

There's nothing like a well dressed man, with a pretty smile, that smells good enough to eat!!

That's how I met my ex (one of my exes)! I was walking down the street on a November morning, just got out of bed with a serious headache, put my purple scarf on my head, grab my jacket and headed to the drugstore for some meds. I'm not paying attention to anyone right....I hear this guy say something to me trying to get my attention but I keep walking....but then I get a wiff of his scent....and I'm like "mmmmm he smells good." So I stop and actually give him so play...

If he had not smelled so good I would've kept walking! ha!!

So fellas trust me....girls love for their men to smell nice....no matter how attractive or unattractive you may be....if you smell good....you get bonus points! Well at least that's how it works for me!!

If you don't like cologne then there are some great smelling body oils that you could use!!

Nowadays soap and water just ain't cutting it!! Don't want no one hugging up on me smelling like an old coat!



 
Stay Blessed....And Stay Smelling Good..You'll be grateful you did! :-D

Monday, November 15, 2010

Marketing Tip From TAM, The Actor's Market!

Here's a marketing tip from Gwyn at TAM, The Actor's Market: 
www.theactorsmarket.com




RANDOM Choices equal  =   A RANDOM Career  
"Random" - without an identifiable pattern, plan,
system or connection, hit or miss...all over the place...
slapdash... sloppy..ineffective.
 
   Ever wonder why your career isn't working? As Marketing Expert I see this
   syndrome over and over...
"I need new head shots...oh, I'm waiting for that student clip for
my demo reel...oooh- it's so bad I can't show it to an agent!...I guess
I'll take YET another class to meet that casting director...maybe they'll
hire me...or not... I should cut my hair...ok, I'll pay to meet with a top
agent...gee, that didn't work out...why didn't they call? They really
LIKED ME. I'M SO TALENTED so why can't I get in the door to audition
for that TV series? I know I could do the role better than _____...I'll
take another workshop...no, I'll get new headshots...SOMETHING has to work!"

   This list of RANDOM CHOICES goes on and on... "quick fixes" for a career that
   is going ...nowhere. It's NOT working at least for the present.
   Why? Because you lack a PLAN and the guidance (a MENTOR) to make your
   career more successful. Nobody can do this on their own with or without a roadmap.
 
   PILOT SEASON IS  COMING UP ..that means wherever you are in NY or LA
   there are more jobs, more offers, more contracts, more roles out there
   than ever before...are you MISSING OUT?
 
   You are if you don't have your ducks in a row.
   Here is a new strategy.
 2
1.    Get advice from a Marketing expert and Make a plan
This isn't difficult or expensive..it just means focusing and
writing down what you want and THEN making tangible steps to get it.

But here's the trick. If you have an Expert in the room when you make
your list and you ask a few questions, guess what happens? You revise
your list and the steps to get there because you have NEW information
that you didn't know before. Viable infomration. Like HOW IT REALLY
WORKS. An Expert can cut through the delusion of how you think the
business works versus what's REALLY going to get you to then ext level.

I LOVE top Marketing guru's like T. Harv Ekker and attending seminars
with super bright people like him. He asks tough questions like,
"Ever climb Everest? Ever do it alone?"

LAUGHTER. The entire room of intelligent people just LAUGH.
Why? Because it's obvious. The answer is NO. Random choices in your
career or Life leave you putzing around BELOW Base Camp. Focus, purpose
and having a plan will get you to the TOP! But even with guides it's tough and
only a tiny percentage of climbers inthe best of weather get to Camp 4 let
alone the summit ...
So, why do you think you can climb the craggy peaks of the Hollywood
FILM industry or the NY Theater industry alone?  Better question,
Why waste 3-5 years just getting to base camp when this can be
done in 3-5 months?

       2. GET A MARKETING PACKAGE CATERED TO YOU...not stuff
          that doesn't work.
Are you sure that your picture is getting you tons of auditions? What
are you missing ? Is your website really selling you? Is your demo reel
to die for? ( and less than 1.5 minutes?)
With a marketing package you get ALL THE TOOLS you need ASAP...
like in a flash with a huge discount and a payment plan. Bet you that
NO PHOTOGRAPHER, WEBMASTER or VIDEOGRAPHER/EDITOR will give you
3-6 months to pay while you get the goods NOW...uh-huh, WE DO!

 3. GET PERSONALLY INTRODUCED TO THE INDUSTRY
Other coaches (and there are a slew out there)-life coaches,
casting director- turned -coaches, managers-turned coaches may
offer marketing "biz of the biz" group classes or even ONE-on-ONES
to teach you how to get in the door to a top agent. We open the door
and offer PERSONAL referrals to TOP AGENTS.  
 
 If you have a coach who is teaching you how to write cover letters 
(eek...that's so 1980 right there), you're in trouble. Most Agencies and
Casting Directors these days have computers and the internet..the
paper trail is almost faded away. Not that many industry pro's open
paper mail-who has time?

So, Bottom line? Stop unnecessary spending- going and doing ..if it doesn't
work, SCRAP IT!
 
Focus, know your goals and write them out BUT do so with an expert
in the room to advise you. Result? You'll get to the summit!