Friday Favorites and (Flops), Skincare

Recently I have received some samples to try out as well as purchased a few items myself. I have been using some of them for a month now and wanted to share my thoughts with you guys.

1. My first and absolute favorite product is the Boscia Tsubaki Deep Hydration Sleeping Mask. I LOVE this SO much. This has done wonders for my face. With a now 1 year old little guy, it is extremely hard for me to consistently do my skincare routine. Because of that, my skin has definitely suffered. I was having dry skin and with that came break outs. The first night I used this, it felt wonderful and the next morning I noticed a huge difference in the softness/texture of my face. My face felt silky, soft, and hydrated. I washed it off in the morning and continued with my day. I have found this and other time saving items to be life savers. It does the work that usually took a moisturizer and serum combined. With this sometimes I can get away with just moisturizing at night (if I can’t do it in the morning). The smell is also amazing. It smells fresh and flowery but is a light scent of rose (not overpowering at all).

2. The second item is Clinique even better Essence Lotion. This I like to use in the morning in conjunction with a moisturizer, when I have time to. It says that it plumps skin to comfort and soften. Renews texture and luminosity. I must say that I really did notice a difference in my skin since using this. It’s almost like a mixture of lotion and serum because it has a waterier consistency that moisturizer/lotion. I think this is a really great product as well.

3. The third item that I received a free sample of to try out is Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream. This cream is thick and has a light scent. This cream moisturizes wonderfully now that my skin is dry. I don’t think I’ll like it as much in the summer when my skin is greasy. I have combination skin and I think this might be too heavy for me in the warmer months.

4. The fourth item is Clinique moisture surge extended thirst relief gel. This item is also very moisturizing and creamy. It smells great and works wonderfully over the cooler months. I switch to the normal moisturizing gel in their line in the warmer months.

My favorite of all of these would definitely be the Boscia Tsubaki Deep Hydration Sleeping Mask but if just comparing moisturizers I would say my favorite is Clinique moisture surge extended thirst relief gel because it is very moisturizing while still being on the light side.

My least favorite item would be the Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream but I would in no means consider it a Flop. I don’t have a Flop this week.

What are your Favorite Moisturizers? Skincare Holy Grails? Let me know. XO

Natracure Arthritis Mittens

Hey everyone!,

It’s been such a crazy month! Some of you know that between the constant snow we have been having here and colds being passed around left and right, I have been very busy. I once again would like to thank all of my subscribers for being so understanding and supportive! XO Now down to business.

I received Natracure’s Cold Therapy Socks first and fell in love with them! I’ll link my review of them down below. I was then given the opportunity to try out their Arthritis Mittens because they were kind enough to send me them for free for my honest review.

I will start off by saying that I do not have arthritis so as to whether it alleviates arthritis pain, I cannot say. I can say, however, that they are just as well made and comfortable as their Cold Therapy Socks.

Natracure Arthritis Mittens

Natracure Arthritis Mittens

The Natracure Arthritis Mittens are made of a soft fabric with polymer gel lining covering the inside layer where your hands go. They also have soft beads inside the mittens. The mittens can be used cold or hot which is great. A really neat feature is that the starburst designs on the mittens turn red when the mittens are hot to show you to use them with caution and remain blue when mittens are cool. I think this is really great. They also have a light pleasant scent.


I love that the inner gel lining really helps to moisturize my hands while the bead sections feel really nice. I use the mittens cool to help me relax (in conjunction with the Cold Therapy Socks). I like to use the mittens warm when my hands are feeling cramped, tired, or just cold. I have also lotioned my hands and then put the mittens on to really help the lotion seep in and hydrate my skin. This is just something I decided to do and worked for me.

I really love Natracure’s Arthritis Mittens. I think that their products are really well made, great quality items. I think these are a great addition to a relaxation/spa treatment routine.

I would definitely recommend these to everyone. Check them out on their website

The Arthritis Mittens are currently priced at $24.99

If you have tried any of their products that you would recommend me trying or any of your favorite relaxation items please comment down below. Thanks! XO


My review on Natracure’s Cold Therapy Socks

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What I think of Wonderful Skin Care

Wonderful Skin Care

I hope everyone is having a great holiday season! I have been testing out a few items that I wanted to share with you all. I was lucky enough to be sent these items to try out and as always to give you an honest review.

Wonderful Skin Care is 100% natural skin care items that are never tested on animals.      I was sent a Peppermint Lip Balm; Lavender Moisture Bar; and last but not least Cinnamon Leaf Body Butter.

I have been using these products for several days to make sure I could write an accurate review. I’ve had past experiences where I love/hate something at first and then after a couple of days it completely changes. I’m happy to report that that was not the case here. I loved the Wonderful Skin Care items from the moment I opened and smelled them and still do!

Let’s start with the Wonderful Peppermint Lip Balm. First let me say that I love Peppermint scented or flavored items especially around Christmas time. This lip balm was a great addition to my holiday skin care routine along with the Cinnamon Leaf Body Butter. They just put me in the holiday spirit. The Wonderful Peppermint Lip Balm is obviously peppermint scented and there is a very light peppermint taste to it as well as a light cooling sensation when you apply it. It moisturizes my lips without making them feel greasy. I have been applying this to my lips every morning after washing my face.

Peppermint Lip Balm

Next is the Wonderful Cinnamon Leaf Body Butter. This also put me in the holiday spirit. Cinnamon is one of those scents that I love for fall and winter. The Wonderful Body Butter has a wonderful cinnamon scent and leaves my skin feeling silky and soft without feeling greasy. When I first applied it, I thought it was going to be greasy because it has a little bit of a shine to it but once I rubbed it in, it absorbed into my skin leaving behind hydrated soft skin with a cinnamon scent. I love applying this right after taking a shower or before bed. This is a great product for anyone with dry skin or combination skin. I personally have combination skin and this product works great for my skin.

Body Butter

Lastly is the Wonderful Lavender Moisture Bar. The Lavender scent of the Wonderful Moisture Bar instantly relaxes me. It says to rub between your hands to soften and then to place it back in the jar and rub hands together to spread. This bar is very hydrating and does not leave my skin greasy either. I love using this after a shower on days where I need to unwind and relax. The Lavender scent is very relaxing and calming.

Moisture Bar

I can honestly say that these are really great products that work great on my skin with nothing that I would change about them. I really like the products as well as their packaging. They are affordable and all natural with no preservatives or additives.

Wonderful Skin Care

The Wonderful Peppermint Lip Balm is $3.50; Wonderful Cinnamon Leaf Body Butter $6.50; and Wonderful Lavender Moisture Bar $5.00. These are available in different essential oils and they also have other items on their website.

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I will be putting up my winter skin care routine on my blog next week and these items are definitely in my routine! I have also been trying out the NatraCure Arthritis Mittens and a review on them will be up soon. XOXO :)

Natracure Cold Therapy Socks Review


I have to start with stating that these socks arrived at the perfect time. I have been having a stressful few weeks and these socks have helped me relax and unwind. At first glance, they look like pampering spa treatment socks and instantly make me feel like I am pampering myself. The Natracure cold therapy socks are super comfortable and soft.

The socks come with a full gel pack on the bottom of each and half sized gel pack on the top portion of each sock. The gel inserts can be removed. The socks themselves are soft and stretchy. I love that the cold therapy socks can be worn cold or heated up (heated in the microwave for 10 seconds each side- the socks come with instructions so no worries :) .) I enjoy wearing them cold when my feet are sore and hot from a long day. The socks really cool my feet off while relaxing me. Today I heated them up and they gently warmed up my cold aching feet. These are a great addition to a pampering routine or great for unwinding after a long day. They also claim to help with inflammation and swelling (I didn’t have either so I can’t confirm or deny it) I can say that they helped with soreness in my feet as well as hot feet. My only complaint is that I wish the gel packs stayed warm for a longer period of time but then again if that were the case I would probably live in the socks lol.

I wore these numerous times( for research purposes of course lol), sometimes cold sometimes hot and I have to say I really have enjoyed the Natracure Cold Therapy Socks. I think they are great for everyone.

The socks are washable and reusable. The socks sell for $19.99 on the Natracure website:


They have a 60 day Money Back Guarantee which I think is really great, although I don’t think you’ll need it after trying them :). Check them out.


Disclaimer: Natracure sent me a complimentary pair of their Cold Therapy Socks for review. All opinions and reviews, as always, are my own and always 100% honest. I have nothing to gain from lying to you guys and never would :). As always thank you for your continued support of my blog. Love you guys! XO


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Update :)

Hey everyone!,

I would just like to thank you all for your patience and support as I have been dealing with my little guy’s teething and haven’t been blogging as much as I was before.  He is doing much better now that his teeth have erupted and I can say that I am so glad to be able to get back to blogging consistently. I would like to get a schedule going and get things back on track. I would love to have a blog go up at least once a week. I haven’t decided if it will be a set day each week or not. I will keep you guys posted. :)

How was everyone’s Halloween? Let me know in the comments and I would love to see costumes too!!

My family and I had a really great time. It was my little guy’s first Halloween so it was definitely a special one for me. My mom bought him an adorable dinosaur costume which was perfect since it was a cool day. My stepdaughter was a witch and I was a black cat. I must say she did a really great job on her makeup, me not so much. Lol. It’s my fault for deciding last minute that I DID want to dress up with my kids and that I wanted to do a full face of makeup and make myself look like a cat in oh I don’t know, half an hour. SMH. I had big dreams haha. It was a great time. I was worried about my little guy getting cranky and us having to cut the experience short but overall he did really well. Our first trick or treating occurred at my parents’ house where we rang the door bell and he held out his pumpkin basket for his first candy. It was such a precious moment and everyone involved really enjoyed it. It was a great moment for all of us.

On another note, I have some products that I am SO excited that I will be trying out soon and I can’t wait to put them to the test and let you all know about them! I will give you all more details as the items arrive and I try them out :)

Happy Thursday everyone! It’s almost the weekend!! XO :)