Archive | April 2014

Repel What BUGS You

If You or Any of your Family Members are Mosquito or Deer Tick Magnets the BUG GUARD Product from AVON is a great product to use so you can continue to enjoy the outdoors. Sportsmen love it too since they are NOT hunted while Hunting or Fishing.


Check out this great game while learning more about the product… (Click on Link below Picture to Start Game)



The products are DEET Free, Dermatologist tested, Hypoallergenic, and offer a variety of protection for Everyone in the Family  while including an SPF for sun protection.There is Even an anti-itch spray should one sneak up on you (although it’s highly unlikely). They even come in Travel and Bonus Sizes. Products Start at just $4.99 so they are affordable.

Whether you enjoy, fishing, hunting, camping, swimming or anything outdoor related this product will protect you ALL DAYagainst the nasty diseases Deer Ticks, Mosquito’s, Biting Flies, etc. carry!

This Handy Chart will help you choose the right product for your family !




The Product Descriptions below are also helpful…





For All Day Protection, BUG Guard Plus EXPEDITION Formulaa 2 -in-1 Protection Bug Repellant & Sunscreen. ItRepels Mosquitoes for 8 hours while providing effective protection against, Sand Flies,No-seeums, & Biting Midges.






All Day Protection that Kids Love is, BUG Guard Plus Disappearing Color Formula — a 2 -in-1 Protection Bug Repellant & Sunscreen. It Repels Mosquitoes for 8 hours while providing the same protection as the Daytime Formula so kids can enjoy an Entire Day of Fun. This is also a great SUNSCREEN & is DEET FREE.

It comes out bold, bright blue out of the bottle but when it is rubbed in, the blue goes away without much effort (and dries clear). The  color vanished but the protection doesn’t. (This comes in white formula if you don’t want to start out like a Smurf).




For Evening & Early Morning Fun without bugs Around the Campfire, etc The BUG Guard Plus with PICARADINwill keep you protected against DEER TICKS, MOSQUITOS & More. You can even APPLY it to your Clothes & Camping Gear. The towelettes are great to keep in your pocket or car too.




Shop NOW for All BUG GUARD Products Available from AVON



Dextox Baths.. A Great way to Relax & Refresh


Detox Baths are something I like to do when I just need to recharge after a long day or even long work week or when I feel a cruddy cold coming on (or have already caught one). The hot water and the ingredients used helps draw out toxins in the body, flush your system, and boost health.

As with any Hot Bath, make sure you DRINK at Least 3 GLASSES of WATER.. ONE BEFORE as well as ONE DURING and ONE AFTER your bath to make sure you stay hydrated and continue to flush out toxins. A warm rinse in the shower is recommended to make you feel even more refreshed.


I Recommend Soaking in the Bath of your choice for at Least

20-30 minutes!


  • 1/4 -1/2 cup Sea Salt
  • 1-2 cups Epsom Salts  (this will help relax muscles and draw out toxins)
  • 1 cup Baking Soda (to help soften skin)
  • Favorite essential oil ,if desired (I use 5-10 drops of lavender to help promote relaxation and deep sleep)

* NOTE: You can also Add 1/2 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar if you desire a more intense bath to draw out more toxins.

Turn Water on, and make it as  HOT as you can stand it and add the above ingredients, except for the oil.  Fill up the tub and add the oils right before you get into the tub!



(To help you feel like yourself again)

  • 1-2 cups Epsom Salts  (this will help relax muscles and draw out toxins)
  • 1 cup Baking Soda (to help soften skin)
  • 1-3 Tablespoons Ground Ginger (to help you sweat out toxins and the “crud”)
  • Eucalyptus or Orange essential oil   (to help clear the stuffy head, chest, etc)

Turn Water on, making it as HOT as you can stand it and add the above ingredients, except for the oil.   When the tub is filled, add the oils right before you get into the tub!



While your bath is filling you can (1) Cleanse your face w/ a facial cleanser, (2) Use A facial scrub, & (3) Apply a Mask (I like using a Mud or Clay Mask) right before getting in the tub. (soft music is a nice touch too). Then rinse the Mask off with warm water when it dries and continue to enjoy your bath.









** NOTE: As with any Hot bath, if you are having Health Problems (high blood pressure, etc), or are Pregnant, PLEASE check with your Doctor BEFORE taking a hot bath like these mentioned above.

Get Many Looks for the Eyes


Purple Haze Quad Pictured

When I am choosing an eyeshadow, I really like using an Eyeshadow Quad.

I can choose to wear just 1 -3 colors or all 4 . It just depends on my mood and how detailed of a look I want. For everyday use, I may pick 1 – 2 colors to wear from the quad.  If I would like a more detailed look for a work or evening event I will choose to use 3-4 colors. Another nice quality about these is you can wear them alone or with some Mascara & Glimmersticks Eyeliner.


 Eyeshadow Quads are wonderful products with  a variety of colors to choose from and perfect for any woman, whether old or young. (This isn’t your Mom’s or Grandma’s Make-up anymore)! Use the numbered guide on the colors &  on the back of the case to create your desired look. Here is an example of how to do this…

Beautiful eyes_full

LASTLY… The best part is they are Only $7.00 ea. with a variety of colors to choose from! I am able to get more pigment and life out of these than many other higher-end products I have used. The case is also durable enough to withstand the daily rummage in the make-up bag or when traveling. (click on picture below to see available products).


Ways to Take some time for Yourself…


We all lead busy lives… for some it’s work, kids, family, school or all of them! After a while running this fast paced “rat-race”, can wear us down where we begin to feel worn down and unproductive which is why it’s important to RECHARGE by taking some time out for ourselves.

This can be done in many ways, here are a few suggestions

   * Indulge Yourself! Take a long luxurious soak in the tub….

You can use use bubble bath, oils, bath salts, (epsom sea-salt have  great detoxifying properties), Baking soda (to soften skin), light some candles, play some soft music, pour a glass of your favorite beverage.

Soak for 20 minutes, while letting your cares float away!


    * Find a quiet place whether it be inside or outside 

I enjoy sitting in my backyard or by a creek, and read a good book while listening to the sounds of nature around me.


* Give yourself a mini-spa pampering session

I sometimes use a facial scrub then apply a mask then just sit quietly with my eyes closed (you can also add music if you choose), until it dries,  take a  a warm/hot shower then apply my favorite face lotion, foot cream, and body lotion.


Everyone needs a little me time! Enjoy

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