Keeping My “Me-Time” Daily With Aveeno.

 

Everyday I take a few minutes in the morning and before bed to care for myself, my skin and my mind. Aveeno® is encouraging women to take a “moment for me” each day to recharge so they look and feel their best. To me, that’s so important! We often forget to stop, take a minute and care for ourselves in our busy day! I’m thankful for partnering up with Aveeno today to share this important message and a fun giveaway below.

Light a candle, read a book and enjoy the Aveeno skin care I’m about to go over below! It’s a needed “me-time” kinda day, everyday!

I was just able to try the Aveeno® Positively Radiant® 60 Second In-Shower Facial which is amazing! Who doesn’t have 60 seconds to clean your skin while also brightening. Also, the scent is super soft and refreshing, it’s the perfect way to start or end your day.

I keep the Aveeno® Daily Moisturizing Lotion with the pump on my office desk, working non-stop on my computer and phone tends to dry my hands out which it’s an easy go-to pump for a quick relief on my hands. Sometimes I even catch Carl sneaking some! It’s perfect for men or women.

Aveeno® Daily Moisturizing Body Yogurt Vanilla & Oats is something I keep in my skincare cabinet. After I shower I apply the body yogurt all over my skin. I love how quickly it absorbs into my skin leaving a silky finish that isn’t greasy. The hint of vanilla is my favorite! I’ve loved the smell of vanilla since I was a child, reminds me of those candles my grandma used to burn.

We all have busy days. Whether we are running errands, at working having a crazy day or trying to run your own business while chasing your children. Whatever it is, please remember to take some time each morning and night for yourself. If we don’t take time for ourselves to give some self-love we can’t be the best version of ourselves.  I’m a firm believer in order to be able to give love, we have to love ourselves. In every aspect! Don’t you agree?

I hope while reading this blog post you realize how you must take a few minutes for yourself every day and take care of your mind, body and soul! Treat yourself to some Aveeno and you will see such a huge improvement on how your skin feels. I would love to hear below how you take time for yourself!

Also, For a chance to win the ultimate “me time” wellness retreat for two and a year’s supply of Aveeno products, check out the Aveeno #MomentForMe contest here: https://ooh.li/adb710d
xx, Tonya Michelle

 

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Let’s Go To Target x Formula 10.0.6

I partnered up with Formula 10.0.6 today to shop at TARGET! Woo Hoo! Dream come true right? Yes, I think so. I’ve been using Formula 10.0.6 for almost a year now and I’m such a fan of their affordable skin care. Not only is the product great, their packaging is fun and it doesn’t break the bank! Raise your hand if that makes you as excited as I am! *Raises Hand* Let’s dive in!!

I was sent the products above to review. I have already been a fan of their “Pores Be Pure” mud mask, their “Best Face Forward” cleanser and their “Get Your Glow On” Peel Mask! I love how they come in mini travel sizes, so convenient. I was also sent their P.M. Perfector & Seriously Shine Free Moisturizer. Below you’ll find my full on reviews and direct links to purchase if you’d like to buy online from Target. I also picked up 2 products they didn’t send me cause I ran out.

Formula 10.0.6 Heritage:

Getting me to go to Target isn’t a hard task. I promise, haha. I had a blast looking through all the Formula 10.0.6 products but before diving in, I wanted to give you little background about Formula 10.0.6. I bet you didn’t know they first were born in 1933!! Yes, you read that right. 1933.

1950 they first hit Seventeen magazine and they took off!

1969 Candice Bergen is modeling for Formula.10.0.6 in their ads!

1970 Formula 10.0.06 goes global!

1978 First commercial launched!

1980 Popularity sky rockets!

1990 Redo their packaging that is a huge hit with teens!

2009 Bright packaging is made along with products that help kill blemishes.

2014 Launches new masks to help cover all skin types.

NOW excelling at perfecting troubled skin, sold at Ulta and Target.

Now the fun begins!!!! Let’s take these products home and try them out. Who’s ready?

First up!

The Seriously Shine Free Moisturizer, P.M. Perfector and Best Face Forward Cleanser.

Best Face Forward – Daily Foaming Cleanser: The cleanser goes a long way! It foams which is my favorite, you can use this twice a day and don’t have to worry about your skin drying out. It’s gentle on your skin yet cleans!! Exactly what it needs to do, leaving your skin feeling fresh. Also I’m a fan of passionfruit scent. It’s priced at $5.99 Direct link to shop, click HERE

Seriously Shine Free Moisturizer: I love how it smells SO fresh. Reminds me of my childhood when I used to snap open an aloe leaf and use it on my face. A huge plus for me is how it’s oil-free. It’s $6.99! Direct link to shop, click HERE.

P.M. Perfector Overnight Hydrating Cream: My new favorite is the overnight cream. As soon as I opened it I was in love. The smell is amazing! It goes on great, doesn’t leave your skin feeling greasy. I use about a quarter size for my whole face. It’s priced at $8.99. Direct link to shop, click HERE.

Let’s talk MASKS!

I use a mud mask twice a week, sometimes three depending on if my skin is freaking out or not. The peel mask is totally fun, yep, FUN! 

Deep Down Detox – Ultra-cleansing Mud Mask: I’m CRAZY about mud masks, they are hands down my favorite. It’s perfect for a quick fix, it dries quickly, you can leave on for 10 mins and rinse! It’s the perfect quick mask that does the job. Also, smells like fresh oranges!!! Win – Win. It’s $6.99 Direct link to shop, click HERE.

Get Your Glow On – Peel Mask: Leaves your skin feeling amazing!! Removes dead skin and helps unclog those pores. Also as I said above, it’s fun to peel off! It’s priced at $6.99. Direct link to shop, click HERE.

They also have cute travel sized products too! Great for your bag or getting through TSA.

Click here to see all the products you can purchase at Target online or visit your local store in the skincare isle to find them!

Hope you give Formula 10.0.6 a try, Your skin and wallet will be happy!

xx, Tonya Michelle

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Stay Fresh With SweetSpot Labs!

This weather has been SO hot and humid lately, it’s a little out of control. The one thing that is super important to me is staying fresh! That means my ENTIRE body. Whether I’m at the gym and need to freshen up from sweating or if it’s that time of the month and the “sweet spot” needs to be fresh as well. There’s nothing better than feeling fresh, clean and also smelling good! Luckily, I found SweetSpot Labs at Walmart. My favorite scent is their Coconut-Lime. For under $6 you can’t be it.

I picked up the gentle wash and on-the-go-wipes! The gentle wash stays in my master bath and my on-the-go-wipes stay in my bag. I honestly picked up other for my car and gym bag. You truly never know when you’ll get stuck in a hot day or in a unexpected situation with mother nature.

I love SweetSpot Labs products for so many reasons but a few very important ones besides my own opinions are because they are sulfate free, alcohol free, natural and gentle!  It won’t irritate your sweet spot because it’s pH balanced and glycerin free. It’s a one-stop-shop for your cleansing rituals since you only need one shower product to cover every part of you. Keep your pH balance in place and also do it the gentle way.

Gym bag is packed and I’m off! I hope you take staying fresh into your own hands and add SweetSpot Labs into your daily routine just like I do. You can shop directly online by clicking here.

xx, Tonya Michelle

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Mineral Mud Mask For Clear Skin; Vivo Per Lei.

“Mineral Mud Mask, twice a week for clear skin” — that’s exactly what my esthetician told me and it’s truly been working. I have acne prone skin, sadly and it’s my job to find ways to make it easier on me and my skin. I recently received the Mineral Mud Clay Mask from Vivo Per Lei and I’m in love!

I love a mask that goes on thick, I feel like it’s able to dissolve impurities easier and faster as well as wash away the dirt inside my pores. I purchased a foundation brush to use for applying my face masks and it’s helped me not waste so much product as well as a cleaner application!

How To Use: Apply a thin layer to clean, dry skin. Apply all over face and neck, avoiding eyes, mouth and hairline. Allow 15-20 minutes to completely dry before massaging warm water onto mask to loosen. Rinse clean with warm water and pat dry. For optimal results, use once to twice weekly.

It’s under $20! To learn more and to purchase click HERE

“Vivo Mineral Mud Clay Mask helps to transform a dull, congested or troubled complexion to reveal refreshed radiance. Combining the powerfully detoxifying benefits of Kaolin Clay, Bamboo Charcoal and a bevy of anti-aging extracts, this botanical-based spa quality treatment helps to target clogged pores and excess oil, dissolving away impurities to leave you with clearer looking skin and a renewed luminosity of youthfulness.” – Vivo Per Lei

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xx, Tonya Michelle

 

This post is sponsored but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Get The Glow with JERGENS® Natural Glow® Wet Skin® Moisturizer

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CreateYourSunshine #WetSkinIsBestSkin #CollectiveBias

Don’t you love having a gorgeous tan? I know I do. How about having a tan that can last all year ’round yet not cause your skin to have any skin damage or wrinkles. Well I’ve been using Jergens® lotions for years and I’m honored to be partening up with them to share their newest product!

JERGENS® Natural Glow® Wet Skin® Moisturizer!

It’s truly so important to take care of your skin, especially from the sun. Which makes it super hard to get that nice glow without sun damage.  You can get gradual, natural-looking color which has now never been easier, thanks to with Jergens® Natural Glow® Wet Skin Moisturizer. I use the Medium to Tan formula. What’s the coolest part?! You use this in the shower!!

Whats another amazing thing about Jergens Natural Glow? It WILL NOT stain your towels as the DHA (the ingredient that creates the color) interacts with the proteins in your skin but there are no proteins in your towels! Amazing right? Won’t stain your bed sheets or clothing either. WIN!!

They have two different color based products:

1.Fair To Medium

2. Medium To Tan

JERGENS® Natural Glow® Wet Skin® Moisturizer Fair to Medium link to purchase from Walmart is located here.

Some Tips & Tricks:

Apply on wet skin immediately after showering.

Towel dry as normal—this is key to achieving streak-free, natural-looking color.

Use daily in place of your regular moisturizer to achieve beautiful, natural-looking color and then use every other day to maintain your color.

Use to maintain and extend the color from the sun or other sunless tanners.

You will start to see color after 3-5 days! I see mine after 3 days. 

If you have any questions feel free to reach out to me. I would love to discuss how you can get your color the safe way by also moisturizing your skin at the same time.

 

You can it at the last isle of the cosmetics department! See below where mine was:

xx, Tonya Michelle

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May Ipsy VS Sephora Play

I finally have time to do one of these monthly! Lately I’ve been leaning more towards the Sephora Play monthly subscription VS the Ipsy. I feel Ipsy used to try a little harder and have been slipping for awhile. You also get one more product in PLAY! than you do in Ipsy. What do you guys think?? Below you’ll find each product linked and which ones I liked the best. Feel free to comment below if you tried any of these with your thoughts as well.

MAY 2017 – Play By Sephora

Christophe Robin – Cleansing Purifying Scrub With Sea Scrub: Smells like heaven, it’s for your scalp! Rub this into you hair while showering. It’s made my hair SUPER soft and has helped with all the swimming I’ve been doing lately. It’s a little pricey but it’s worth it!

Sunday Riley – Ceramic Slip Clay Cleanser: Honestly didn’t really do much for me. I personally think it’s a little over priced. I don’t care for the smell too much either.

TreStique – Highlight Stick: it’s does exactly what it’s supposed to do! Leave those cheek bones looking on fleek. Yes, I said fleek. I’d recommend this.

Replica Perfume – Beach Walk: so I’m officially hooked and I bought the full size right after spraying this on myself. Carl looked at me and goes “Ohhhhh” – Click. Bought. Paid for. Haha!

Nude Stix – Matte Lip Color: Personally not a huge matte fan but this got great reviews on Sephora.com

I rate May PLAY! By Sephora to be a 8/10 – only because I didn’t use the Nude Stix and I’m not a huge fan of the Clay Cleanser by Sunday Riley.

Below are the links to shop the products:

 

 

MAY 2017 Ipsy

Luxie Brush- Precision Foundation Brush: Hands down on of my favorite companies for brushes. They don’t shed & they keep their form. Worth every dollar! I love when Ipsy includes these.

Direct website to purchase: here

Benefit Cosmetics- “Gimme Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel”: It works great! Doesn’t make your brows too drastic, I just wish they wrote what shade I got on my sample size.

HEMPZ- Pomegranate Herbal Body Moisturizer: Smells amazing, I used to use this a lot when I was in college. It’s long lasting and great for dry skin.

TRESTIQUE MATTE COLOR & SHINY BALM LIP CRAYON: Personally not a fan of matte lips but their products are really great. I like how they usually do more than one thing. You could use for lips and cheeks!

K. Voss Macaroon Lip Balm: Smells beyond amazing and feels great on the lips. Only down fall is that I wish it was in a chapstick form, it’s messy for on the go.

Direct website for K.Voss: here

I rate the MAY Ipsy bag a 6/10. The functionality of these things just don’t work for me personally. 

 

xx, Tonya Michelle

 

 

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HiMirror Plus is a game changer!

I’ve always wanted my own beauty and health consultant, haven’t you?! I mean wouldn’t that be the dream?! Having the ability to check your skin daily, tell you what you should do to fix it? Well you can now have that for WAY less than you ever thought! I was lucky enough to try out the new HiMirror! You might be like, wait what? A mirror? “Whats the HiMirror?” Well, I’m here to tell you!

“HiMirror is the world’s first mirror that can help you analyze your skin, track your skin care in terms of effectiveness and so much more. HiMirror is capable of assessing your skin’s condition including wrinkles, fine lines, complexion, dark circles, dark spots, red spots, and pores so that you can take action to improve your skin’s look, feel, and healthiness!”

This might sound complicated to set up or put together but luckily its not! It comes with directions that are clearly stated and shows you how to do each step. See below!

HiMirror records all the information every time you analyze your skin, so it can keep track of progress, allowing you to evaluate how well your skincare products are working.  All the data is anonymous and secure, just so you know!! Also, With the latest auto firmware update, users can now change the interface color Settings > Set Theme and there are several media center updates, including the ability to record video messages for yourself.

Customers can now also purchase a stand for their mirror in the shop for $12.99. (I just ordered mine!)

You can also use this as your makeup mirror! Today I used it to get better lighting for when I applied my concelear. I will now be rearranging my office to make my new makeup desk and my HiMirror will be included! I will be using use this daily to help myself understand what my skin needs and wants me to improve. It’s truly amazing how far we’ve came in technology and if I can have my own personal skin consultant then sign me up!!

 

Direct link to their website for more information and to purchase is here ;

use discount code D5BTU for 5% off!

Hi Mirror Social Media Accounts:

InstagramTwitterFacebook

Follow them to see others experiences and more information!

xx, Tonya Michelle

 

This post has been sponsored by the PRIMP Network. All opinions are my own.

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Sand and Sky Australian Pink Clay Mask Review

Ok, I have to start by saying I use 3-4 masks a week and this one has by far exceed my expectations. I personally love a clay mask that tingles and tightens! It makes me feel like it’s actually working! Who’s with me? So, who’s the brand? It’s called Sand and Sky – It’s an Australian brand and it’s under $60 to purchase. It’s a 4-in-1 mask, Made with Australian Pink Clay and botanicals!! It’s worth every dollar and to be honest, I’d pay more after trying it!

All you need is 10 mins to change how your skin feels!!!

No nasties, no parabens, and cruelty-free.

DETOXIFY; DRAW THE BAD STUFF OUT

Impurities
Toxins
Pollutants
Pigmentation clusters
+

BRIGHTEN; UNLEASH YOUR NATURAL GLOW

Regenerate skin cells
Stimulate collagen
Create a defence shield
Prevent free radical damage

One of my favorite things about this brand and mask is how it comes with a BRUSH. Small idea, HUGE game changer. Most brands don’t include one, which they need to get onto the brush bus asap because I don’t want to use my own and I’m 100% not using my fingers. We’re trying to keep our fingers off our skin, right ladies and gents? Yes! So big props to them for adding this adorable brush.

In the photos above showing the mask on my face you can see how it goes on pink and then turns white once it hardens and dries. I love this color changing process because it also helps you know when the mask has fully dried. It also gets tighter on your skin once dried, personally — my fav! My pores did seem smaller after just once us, I will give this mask a try twice a week and see my results. I know when reading the review it was said that 93% people see results after their first mask. Guess we can just add myself to that total!

For more information on the mask & how to purchase click here.

If you have ANY questions feel free to send me a direct message on Instagram or send me an email; tonyamichelle26@hotmail.com – I think you’ll love this mask as much as I do if you’re a mask fan!!

Follow them on social media & tag your photos!!

Sand & Sky Instagram

Sand & Sky Facebook

xx, Tonya Michelle

This post was sponsored by Sand & Sky but ALL opinions and thoughts are 100% mine. I truly enjoyed this product and only shared because I believe in them as well. 

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My Feb-Mar Beauty Empties!

I thought it would be fun to share with you what beauty products I used and finished in the last two months. There are lots!!! So, I won’t be sharing photos of everything, but links below will be shared. If you have any questions pertaining to any certain product please leave me a comment below or send me an email! 🙂 I’ve really started to care deeply about skin care and just taking care of myself in general. I think we don’t realize how important skin care or anything that has to do with our body and health truly is until we get older. I can only imagine how nice my skin would be if I had someone teaching me when I was growing up. So, hopefully this will help someone sooner than later!

My favorite go-to  lip glosses:

Buxom – White Russian – Direct link here

MAC Cremesheen Glass – Just Superb – Direct link here

Skin Care:

AmorePacific: Moisture Bound Mist, this is worth every dollar. I know it’s a little pricey but it does wonders for my skin all summer long. I use this after I wash my face and I carried the smaller one in my bag and used it to freshen up. Direct link is here.

Formula 10.0.6 – So Totally Clean Acne Cleansing Pads – I use these every other day if not every day. I LOVE this brand, doesn’t dry out my skin and helps with my acne issues. Their masks are great as well if you haven’t tried them! Direct link here. Currently BOGO 50% off 4/28/17

Burt’s Bees Acne Solution – Direct link here. I liked this for my skin and will be purchasing more, I wish it had a little more tingle but it worked wonders on my pores.

Tula – Illuminating Serum- Holy Grail here as well ladies. Tula is a line that I have EVERY item cause everything is that damn good! This skincare line has done wonders for me and if you haven’t heard what their about you need to read on them and also try their products! Direct link to their website here.

Fresh – Umbrian Clay face lotion – I’m a huge fan of Fresh beauty, this product is oil free and keeps my pores clean and my skin soft! If you haven’t tried this yet, I highly recommend you do. Direct link here

Celavi Makeup Wipes – Obsessed with these!! I tried this brand almost a year ago and I’m in love with their products. Great for sensitive skin & really removes the makeup with one wipe! Direct link here

Simple Makeup Wipes – These are probably my 3rd or 4th fav brand but I needed to finish the pack. Direct link is here. Currently on sale with that link.

Makeup:

NYX Matte Finish Spray – Direct link here.

NYX Wonder Stick – for contouring. Direct link here. I used this so much on my cheekbones and nose. Carl would always be like “whatcha doing?” haha Def one of my favs!

Pür 4-1 in Liquid Spray Foundation – I used this all winter long, MY FAV is Dior but I tried Pür cause it was half the price. I have to admit, I liked Dior better I felt like it was more of a full coverage that I usually am looking for. Direct link here.

Hair Care: 

Klorane Dry Shampoo – The ONLY dry shampoo I will ever use. Praised the lord when I tried them, haha. Doesn’t leave my scalp itchy and dry, blends in and smells SO fresh. Worth the $20!!! Direct link here.

Briogeo- Don’t Despair, Repair. Hair Mask, I used this twice a week to pamper my hair after all that I do to it haha – Link here

180PRO Intense Repair Shampoo:  direct link here – Not only does it smell amazing it really did wonders for my hair. I’m the girl that dries, straightens and curls my hair SO much.

Philip B- Jet Set Hair Spray – just ordered more today. This hairspray is 2 LEGIT 2 QUIT. Doesn’t spray wet, or sticky. Its amazing. Linked here.

EVA NYC Shampoo – Truly obsessed with the brand as well. Hands down a must have in your shower. If you haven’t tried it, do so. Direct link here

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Bebe & Bella; probiotic skincare system.

Trying new skincare is one of my favorite things, and I’m so lucky that beauty blogging lets me do such fun trials. I’ve tried some of Bebe&Belle new probiotic skincare system called Be Bella.

Below you’ll find all the products they sent me and my reviews of a few of them! Also a 20% coupon.

If you’re looking for something to WAKE UP your skin, you should give these products a try! It’s truly meant to work outside and inside on all levels to make your skin brighter, clear and healthy.

PROBIOTIC EYE CREAM

Bebe & Bella live by the line “Keep the laughter, not the lines”

Use their eye cream twice daily to do so.

It absorbs quickly and a tiny dab is all you need.

PROBIOTIC HYDRATING NIGHT CREAM

The night cream is perfect if you have dry and sensitive skin that needs some tender love and care. A little goes a long way! I used a dime size and it worked for my entire face. Apply after you’ve used the cleanser and sleep tight. Let the cream do it’s work!

Collagen Pro

Skin Care & Collagen Matrix Supplement Capsules

I just started the collagen capsules and I’ll have to report back in another week or so after results have started. I’ve heard amazing things and results people have had after only 3-4 weeks. Smoother, plump skin! This makes me not feel so bad about being 31 this year, haha. I personally won’t ever get botox or anything such, so for me this is a great idea to try!!

FACIAL CLEANSER 

Raise your hand if you’re a sucker for trying new cleaners! *Raises Hand* I always try them out on my skin first (my hands) before using on my face. I get that question a lot. I like cleansers that aren’t loaded with fragrances — my skin doesn’t like them either. All you need is a small pearl size to clean your entire face, even with eye makeup on. It works wonders and I love how its packed with three fatty acids improve skin elasticity, returning the skin to a balanced pH as well. WIN WIN!

Use code “PRIMP20” for 20% off your order!

For everyone who would love more in depth facts about Be Bella:

BeBella®’s skincare secret is in its two patented anti-aging ingredients: Probiotic + Yeast Propagate Technology. Our skin-friendly yeast complex encourages faster cell turnover, enhances the skin’s protective moisture barrier, and fights off free radicals. Lactobacillus casei is a probiotic amino acid polypeptide that hydrates and exfoliates the skin as well as evens out skin tone and complexion. Through extensive research and testing, our scientific team has developed a proprietary formula that combines these powerful ingredients for maximum anti-aging effects.

Probiotics, well-known for their benefits in balancing the digestive system, when applied topically also encourage faster cell turnover, enhance the skin’s protective moisture barrier, and reverse photo-damage to the skin. The BeBella® line is water-based and contains neither sulfates nor added fragrances or coloring. Using the ‘Japanese method of layering,’ each topical product is applied one over the other in order to maximize the active ingredients. The oral supplements amplify overall health benefits to the skin when used in tandem with the topical products.

xx, Tonya Michelle

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