Monday, December 15, 2014

Influenster Clear Proof Acne System by Mary Kay Review

I recently had the opportunity to test and review the Clear Proof Acne System by Mary Kay from Influenster. Although I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes all opinions are my own.
I was so excited to learn that I was chosen to receive this skincare system! My skincare needs usually change as the seasons change from summer to fall, so I wanted to try something to keep my skin from becoming problematic. This system boasts:

"With the Clear Proof® Acne System, you get an effective regimen clinically shown to provide clearer skin in just 7 days.* The four-product set:
  • Clears up blemishes without irritation and helps maintain a clear complexion.
  • Unclogs pores, removes excess oil and leaves skin feeling healthier.
  • Fades the look of lingering acne spots.
  • Attacks multiple factors that can contribute to acne breakouts."


The set that I received included:
  • Clear Proof® Clarifying Cleansing Gel,** 4.5 oz.
  • Clear Proof® Blemish Control Toner,** 5 fl. oz.
  • Clear Proof® Acne Treatment Gel,** 1 oz.
  • Clear Proof® Oil-Free Moisturizer for Acne-Prone Skin, 3 fl. oz.
You can purchase the kit, listed above. from your Mary Kay representative or directly from the website.

The first step in the system is the Clear Proof Clarifying Cleansing Gel. I like gel cleansers for my skin and this lathered quite nicely. It made my skin feel clean and refreshed. The second step is the Clear Proof Blemish Control Toner. This toner was gentle yet effective and cleaned any residue that the cleanser may have missed. The third step is the Clear Proof Acne Treatment Gel. I used this at night to help with any problem areas. After using, it was not long before the blemish went away. And the final step is the Clear Proof Oil-Free Moisturizer for Acne-Prone Skin. Even though I have oily skin, I think that it is necessary to use a moisturizer to protect against the elements and prevent wrinkles. This moisturizer went on smoothly and was light.

I enjoyed using this kit and it is definitely a keeper for my oily yet sensitive skin. It kept my skin clean, healthy and my blemishes at bay. All in all, I saw positive results after 14 days of continuous use. And with all skincare routines, consistency is key!

Have you tried this system? If so. what do you think? I would love to hear from you, just leave a comment below. And if you are interested in signing up for Influenster and you're ready to try new products, simply sign up here!


Monday, August 4, 2014

** My Recent Freebies **

Here are some of the recent freebies that I have received the past few weeks.
(1) Essence Magazine
(1) Tone Body Wash samples with coupon
(1) Dial 7 Day Moisturizing samples with coupon
(1) P&G Brandsaver Sample - Still Available!! Head over here

(1) Redbook Magazine
(1) Folgers Gourmet K-Cup Sample Pack with coupon
(1) Bath & Body Works coupons
(1) Victoria's Secret Pink coupons
(1) Suave Natural Infusion Sampler with coupon
(1) Garnier Clean+ Daily Exfoliator sample
I will keep you informed of freebies that become available. I may not be able to always post a blog post, but I may announce it through twitter or facebook. So make sure you follow me on those networks to get the latest information as soon as it's available! Have you received any great freebies lately? If so, let me know by leaving a comment below. I'd love to hear from you!


** Redbox: Free Movie Monday! **

Get a free Redbox movie rental tonight, August 4, 2014! Just use the promo code SUNSHINE at checkout. Limit one code per transaction . Charges apply for additional days. Can't combine with other offers.

Outback Steakhouse: Free Bloomin' Onion!

Today only, August 4, 2014, you can receive a free Bloomin' Onion with any purchase! Just mention "Bloomin' Monday" to your server! No coupon necessary.


** Bible Reading Plan: Week 6 **


Happy Monday! How's your reading going so far? I really was not feeling well last week, so I hope that this week is better for me. I managed to get a lot done, but the week was filled with migraines, and aches & pains. We have some fun planned for this week, and I am believing that I will feel up to it. Here's the plan for this week-

This week's reading is:
Monday        Deuteronomy 32 - Joshua 5
Tuesday       Joshua 6-10
Wednesday  Joshua 11-18
Thursday     Joshua 19-23
Friday         Joshua 24 - Judges 5
Saturday     Judges 6-10

If you would like to read along with me, I would love for you to! It's not too late to join! You can leave a comment below and let me know that you're in. I'd love to hear from you! Have a wonderful week!


Saturday, August 2, 2014

* Sunday Coupon Insert Preview for 8/3 *

Hello everyone! Happy Saturday! In tomorrow's Sunday paper there will be three (3) coupon inserts! The paper will include:

(1) Smartsource Coupon Insert and
(2) Redplum Coupon Inserts
And remember that you are also able to print coupons from home. If you would like to, you can head over to coupons.comRedplum, and Smartsource to see what is available, since it is a new month. Enjoy your weekend and.......

Happy couponing!

Friday, August 1, 2014

* Back To School Tax Free Weekend! *

I can't believe that it is already August and almost time to go back to school! We have really enjoyed ourselves this summer, and I plan to squeeze every drop of fun out of our remaining vacation days! Even though I will continue to celebrate summer, I have to prepare for the inevitable.
In many states, this weekend is Tax Free Weekend for school supplies and clothing. Here in Virginia, Back To School purchases of supplies $20 and under and clothing $100 and under are tax free. Different states have different thresholds for the tax free qualification. You can always check your state's website to see what the limit is. Listed below is a list of the states and dates, that I have found, that participate in The Back To School Tax Free Weekend.
  • Alabama          August 1-3
  • Arkansas          August 2-3
  • Connecticut      August 17-23
  • Florida             August 1-3
  • Georgia            August 1-2
  • Iowa                August 1-2
  • Louisiana          August 1-2
  • Maryland          August 10-16
  • Missouri           August 1-3
  • New Mexico      August 1-3
  • Oklahoma         August 1-3
  • South Carolina  August 1-3
  • Tennessee        August 1-3
  • Texas               August 8-10
  • Virginia             August 1-3
I just made my list yesterday, and pretty much have to shop for everything! Make sure to pair your shopping with sales or coupons to make the most of your shopping!