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Great Skin

June 21, 2015

This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Lunchbox, however all opinions are 100% my own.

Great skin is not something I normally talk about because I wasn't a lucky recipient of it. You know how there are girls who have the most amazing skin under their makeup, or worse, those girls that don't even wear makeup and still have great skin? Well, I am not one of those girls. I have always had problematic skin, not full-blown acne mind you, but I do suffer from breakouts. It's not always easy to find a moisturizer that works with my skin problems without making it break out more. I have been caring for my skin since I was very young, washing it every morning and night as well as applying moisturizer, especially at night. But you know that I am a budget friendly gal and I am always use products that can easily be found at the drugstore without having to break the bank. Even with difficult skin, POND'S at Walmart always comes to the rescue.

POND'S Crema S Nourishing Moisturizing Cream is the perfect moisturizer for both times of day, it moisturizes and nourishes skin for up to 24 hours with a blend of natural botanical extracts, so my skin is always soft and healthy. POND'S Crema S Nourishing Moisturizing Cream delivers enough moisture to my skin without making the breakouts worse.

Even when you wear a full face of makeup, it's important to have great skin underneath. You can't have a beautiful finish if the canvas you are working on is not in good shape, especially when you take as many pictures as I do. The advice that I always give young girls who ask me how they can look better, is to care for their skin. Do the routine: wash your face every single night, never go to bed with makeup or impurities all over it. Cleanse, cleanse, cleanse. And afterwards moisturize your skin to keep it soft and healthy. Also don't forget to drink your water!

I'm starting my summer with great skin and it feels so good! Don't forget that you can find POND'S at Walmart. Try it for yourself and see how you don't have to spend a lot to get beautiful results. Click the banner below for more info and for $1 off coupon!

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3 Easy Father's Day Gift Ideas

June 18, 2015

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

Guys are not the easiest to shop for. I love shopping for myself and for my son, but when it comes to gifting my step dad or boyfriend, it's always so hard. I always feel like there are not a lot of choices when it comes to guys and gifts. That's why my usual go-to gift for guys is either a pair of really cool shoes, some snapback hats and cologne. But my step dad is 51 and not a fan of snapbacks or cool shoes, so this year I have stepped out of my regular box and came up with some great gift ideas for whatever the age of the dad in your life. 

So with Father's Day only 4 days away, I want to share with you three gift ideas that I think work for any age. 

  • A gym membership: as I said, my step dad is 51 and my boyfriend is 22, well one thing they have in common is the drive to be healthy and in good shape. Gym memberships used to be very expensive, but lately there has been a lot of movement in smaller gyms that provide low monthly memberships. My town has both the very expensive gym and one of the new smaller gyms that is about $15 per month, which is more in my budget. Most of these places will sell you a month-by-month or 6 month membership too, so you don't have to spend more than you can. I think giving a gym membership is a great idea because it's like giving the gift of health and a better quality of life. 
  • A shopping day with me: okay so my boyfriend has great style and can shop for himself, my step dad, not so much. That's why another perfect gift for the dad in your life is to give him a day of shopping with you as the personal stylist. Most women do this all the time anyways, am I right? It's like how my step dad only buys something if my mom likes it and usually won't shop unless she's with him. So be your guys stylist for the day and help them get a few new items that will make them look great. Right now at Macy's there are tons of sales on menswear, which means it's time to hit up the mall.
  • A new cologne: I think cologne is always a great gift idea, just like I love to receive and purchase new fragrance for myself. There is just something about a great smelling guy, no matter the age. And if you like clean, fresh scents for a guy then I want to share with you the Nautica Gift Set that I bought at Macy's. Nautica Life is a very classic, very masculine scent that will suit any age. This gift set is quite a value because you get both a 3.4 oz cologne as well as a 1oz. plus a shower gel and aftershave balm in the same amazing scent. Plus feast your eyes on this presentation.

You can't go wrong with such a great gift set. Right now you can find the Nautica Voyage Gift Set as well as the Nautica Life Gift Set at Macy's in your area. Join the Nautica for Dad Social Hub to see how many dads are enjoying the gift of Nautica this Father's Day!

With three dads to celebrate on Father's Day you will probably spot me at Macy's on Saturday and Sunday. I want to take advantage of the sales and pamper those men in my life who make a difference every day and who are exceptional dads. Where are you taking dad on Sunday?

Keeping in Touch With Dad

June 17, 2015

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone. #Save4Summer #CollectiveBias

This Father's Day I have a few special dads in my life. I don't see my dad in person very often, but I do like to keep in touch with him as much as I can via text messages and phone calls. This Father's Day I will be spending the day shopping, having lunch and visiting the arcade with my boyfriend, but I will be able to keep in touch with all the other dads thanks to my super affordable Alcatel One Touch Pop Astro and the Walmart Family Mobile plan. I love this Alcatel One Touch Pop Astro phone, it's my first white phone and I love how different it is. Do you know that this cute phone is only $64.88 and it's the perfect little phone for keeping in touch with everyone in my life, especially those special dads. 

I'm on my phone 24/7, which means that the WFM unlimited service is a must for me. Plus the affordability of the Family Mobile plan ($29.88/month (for the first line) Unlimited Talk, Text & Data service plan which includes up to 1G of 4G LTE data) allows me to save that extra money and spend it on a fun outing like today, or on some special gifts for Father's Day. Freeing up my money on this affordable plan while still getting great service, a fast 4G network and a cute phone is a total no brainer. 
I don't have my little boy with me today, but he's always with me because my phone is packed with photos and videos of him at all times. 
And I can text throughout the day to check up on him and to send my dad a note. 
I do make calls, but like every young person in the world, texting is more my thing. 

You can find the Family Mobile plan at Walmart. Just purchase your phone, the $25 starter kit and turn your service on. This is a post-paid plan so you will receive a bill in the mail in a few weeks to pay for your service. This has seriously been the lowest plan that I have ever had, so I never sweat the bill. 

I'm thankful for being able to stay in touch with all the dads in my life. Even if it's just a quick hello or an I love you, it's important to keep in touch with them this Father's Day and let them know I am thinking of them. Who will you be calling this Father's Day?

Disclaimer: All prices for phones and plans included in this post are accurate as of the date of posting; however, these prices are subject to change. Please refer to http://cbi.as/8e03 or your local Walmart for current pricing.
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