Looking Luminous with Pond’s

Finding a bit of time all to myself is a challenge with a husband, four kids, and full time job. Of course it’s the same for just about every mom out there, right? We spend so much of our time taking care of the kids, the house, and everything around us that we sometimes forget or just don’t have leftover time for ourselves.

Every couple of weeks I take a bit of time just for me. How? I go and get my nails done during my lunch hour. I know it’s not much but it’s an hour with out kids, work, or anything else and I can just relax and chat with other adults. Even better than that is when I get a few hours and I get a pedicure, facial, and my nails done!

That kind of day happens so rarely but they’re amazing! I’ve only had a facial once and let me tell you… it was pure heaven and I can’t wait until I am able to get back in for one. For about $60 I had an hour of massage (head & feet), facial scrubs, masks, and moisturizers all in a dimly lit room complete with a heated bed & lovely scented candles. It was definitely something that I could get used to.

When I left my skin looked incredible and between the pedicure and massage my legs and feet were feeling pampered.

One of the questions I left with, besides when would I be able to get back and do it again, was how could I keep my skin looking that good?

I’ve tried so many different face washes, creams, masks, lotions, and potions. My goal… look great all the time and refuse to look old. I haven’t found the perfect solution yet but what I have found is that Pond’s Luminous line is pretty good at getting me close to my goals.

Ponds Cream Ponds Exfoliating
Every night before bed I use the Luminous Clean Exfoliating cleaner followed by my regular eye cream and night cream. When I wake and shower in the morning I use the Luminous Clean Cream cleaner followed by the Luminous Moisture Day Lotion.

What I’ve noticed… my skin looks smoother, I’ve had fewer breakouts, and it’s less oily. That last one alone… well, that is amazing because my skin has always been oily and less than half way through the day my face looks like an oil slick.

Honestly, I feel that this new routine that I have with the Pond’s Luminous line is really helping! Of course it doesn’t compare to a day at the salon getting a facial.

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What do you do to feel luminous?

How do you find a bit of time to yourself? 

Do you have a beauty routine that you’ve found to be just about perfect?


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AWESOME deal on skin care from DDF!

When it comes to my skin I still haven’t found that one product that is perfect and my go to solution no matter what. I’ve tried various face washes, scrubs, lotions, and potions and still keep looking.

I will say that I’ve heard a lot about these microdermabrasion products lately and how great they are for your skin and the DDF Revolve 400X just might be the perfect thing for me. Oh… and it will fit nicely in my Christmas stocking…. hint! hint!





Take a look at what it can do too!
* 8X better exfoliation than a scrub alone
* Better absorption of skincare products
* After just one microdermabrasion treatment, see immediate improvement in pore appearance, skin tone and evenness, fine lines, skin clarity and brightness, and radiance
* After one week, also see a significant improvement in texture and smoothing of bumpy surface


I’m all for improving my pore appearance. After having oily skin and pimples through my early teen years I am often looking for a way to help minimize my pores and keep those pesky wrinkles at bay.

I have an awesome deal for you right now! You can get the Revolve 400x at $45 (retail price $98) and free shipping. Through Jan 31, 2013. Make sure to use the code DDFMICRODERMA.

If you want to try our some of their skin care products if you buy 1 you can get the 2nd product half price and free shipping, through Jan 31, when you use the code 2013DDFSKIN.

If you’re not sure which product is right for your skin you can use the online tool guide to help you determine your unique skin condition(s) and then they’re recommend the right products for you! Easy peasy!

Have you tried a microdermabrasion product before? What do you think about it?

Moody Sisters Review

I love finding new skin care products! Soaps, lotions, perfumes, and everything in between… if you were to look at the top of my dresser or my bathroom closet you may think that I have a slight addiction. Honestly, it’s hard finding a good lotion and to find a lotion & perfume combo that I really like is even more difficult.

I recently had the chance to check a couple of the organic products from the Moody Sisters. Wait… are you wondering who they are?

Moody sisters

Moody Sisters was founded by two sisters who are different as can be, even down to their skincare needs! Moody Sisters Organic Skin Care caters to “moody” skin. Moisturizers and cleansers designed for sensitive and troubled skin. Free of chemicals and preservatives, these are not only 100% organic and environmentally “green”, but vegan products as well! Products are made fresh and shipped weekly.

I used the hydrating sugar scrub and the Violet Vixen body mist and I loved both of them!

The body mist had a sweet violet smell to it and seemed to last most of the day. It could have been a little stronger but I bet if it were paired with some of the other Violet Vixen products the scent would have super staying power. Now my daughter checked it out too and she didn’t like it and thought that it smelled like old lady perfume. Ehh… what does she know! I really liked it!

violet vixen

Okay, so the sugar scrub is awesome! But I am a huge fan of almost any kind of scrubs! Now this one I won’t use on my face because my face it SUPER oily and I avoid adding to much extra oils or butters to it, but the rest of my skin loved it. It helped get rid of the dry skin and left it smooth and soft. I think that this, with it’s peppermint scent, would be perfect for an at home pedicure! Hmmm… now that I mention it I may have to give it a try this weekend.

You can find them all over the internet too! Follow the Moody Sisters on Twitter and if you become a fan on Facebook you can get 10% off of their entire purchase!  You can also sign up for their monthly coupon too!

The Moody Sisters are also looking for sales reps! If you’re interested or know someone who might me drop them a line.