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*This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Demagist Skin Care.  All opinions are 100% mine.

I grew up hearing the phrase, “Black Don’t Crack“, but that may not be the case in all situations, especially if you don’t take care of the skin you’re in.  Natural aging combined with the lack of sleep, smoking, or overexposure to UV Rays can crack the best of skin no matter the color!  Not all signs of skin damage are visible so I make sure to remove my make up, cleanse my face and moisturize every night.

I’m fortunate to have tight skin with no visible wrinkles, but at 51, I’ve overexposed my skin to the sun’s harmful rays and am also an ex-smoker.  I can see fine lines developing in my face so now is the time to take more action including caring for my chest and neck area.

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I was contacted by Neck-Cream.com and asked to do a sponsored post for their product Dermagist Neck Restoration Cream, so the timing was perfect.  I don’t know much about “anti-aging” products, but do know that taking care of my skin now will definitely pay off in the future.  Eventually if we’re lucky, we get to meet “Father Time“, and how we chose to greet him is in our hands.

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Dermagist Neck Restoration Cream is supposed to lift, tighten and firm, as well as smooth out fine lines and wrinkles while deeply moisturizing the skin.  Now that’s a lot to expect from this little 60 ml bottle but I was excited to give it a try.

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The first thing I noticed about Dermagist was that it didn’t have an overpowering scent nor was it thick or oily.  It’s very light and absorbed quickly into my skin.  As directed, I’ve been using it twice a day for over a month and I can definitely see and feel the difference.  My neck and the V-zone area in my chest is silky smooth all day and it feels fully moisturized.

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Dermagist Neck Restoration Cream did not irritate my skin and it contains several all natural ingredients including sesame protein, apple stem cells extract, and Shea Butter.  Dermagist has now become part of my daily beauty routine, with the bottle always in plain sight – you know forgetfulness also comes with aging (lol).

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Dermagist Skin Care has offered to give one of my readers a free bottle of Dermagist Neck Restoration Cream.  All you need to do is “Like” Dermagist and DeDivahDeals Facebook pages, then leave a comment as to why you would be excited to try the product.

Make sure to refer your friends ~ a winner will be randomly chosen on July 15th. Good luck!

Product Review/Giveaway disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above from Dermagist Skin Care to test/review/giveaway in exchange for my opinion and for the purpose of writing this post. I only recommend products or services I use personally and I believe will be “family friendly.” I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

 

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The Sugar n Spice Voxbox that I received from Influenster contained a box of Dickinson’s Original Witch Hazel Oil Controlling Towelettes. These towelettes are suppose to lift dirt and remove impurities from the skin without irritation.  They contain 3 simple ingredients, Witch Hazel, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice and Sodium Benzoate which makes them oil free, non-drying and can be used on all skin types.

I’ve never had problem skin and only use makeup removal cloths so I asked my oldest son to test them as he suffers from occasional breakouts and teenage acne.  Unlike my youngest, he is not particular with his grooming products so he agreed to help with the review.  He used one towelette each morning for a week and this was his report:

Likes:

  • didn’t irritate or sting his face
  • didn’t make his face dry
  • noticed his face was clearing
  • great size to use on face and neck
  • packaged great for travel

Dislikes:

  • the smell, it didn’t stink but didn’t smell that great either -(Witch Hazel has always had a distinct odor)

 

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Used a week with a noticeable difference, he likes the product therefore, we will be purchasing this product.

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They are available at most of the major stores like Walgreens, CVS and Walmart.

I have 4 coupons for $2.00 off and if interested, send me an email – ablake48@gmail.com

(1st come 1st served)

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Sugar and Spring VOXBOX

 

This is NOT a paid endorsement.

 I received the product complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes, opinions are completely my own.

Sugar and Spring VOXBOX

Saturday morning…Ding Dong ….not fully dressed, hair not done so I stayed partially hidden…hopefully they’ll go away….hearing nothing….peered through the side window to see The Brown Man running quickly down the front yard…he jumped back into his truck and drove away….opened the door slowly looking for the familiar brown box delivery…looked left…then right…then looked down…what the…what is this bright orange box…oh wow…my 1st Influenster VOXBOX!!!

UPS package delivery

Not fully dressed, hair not done…called #2 son to come downstairs quickly...what Ma?…here take this camera and go outside and take a picture...what?...go outside and take a picture of the box on the front step…what is it?...boy, just go out and take a picture…and not too close so you can see our address…what?…take the picture puhleeze (closed the door)…IT’S COLD OUT HERE!

Pic taken now he wants to open it up, grabs the letter opener while I stand aside, heart beating a mile a minute…I’ve read about these boxes but never actually saw one…it was exciting…son slits through the packing tape…lifts the lid and ta-da…this is what “we” got:

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Colgate mouthwash toothpaste and toothbrush

belVita Breakfast Biscuits and Nectresse

Son is not impressed…“Ma…can I have the biscuits, I’m hungry…next time tell them to send a car to test drive”, and with that off he went.

Inside the VoxBox were the following products:

Vaseline Spray & Go Moisturizer Total Moisture 6.5 oz can

This was by far my favorite product because of the spray-on application which is how I buy my sunscreen.  It was not oily or overpowering in fragrance, also not thick and sticky which can be a problem when putting on clothes immediately after applying lotion.

Vaseline Spray & Go Moisturizer

Nectresse Natural Sweetener – 40 packets

I don’t use white sugar and don’t particularly like the bitter taste of artificial sweeteners but this was neither.  It’s not raw sugar nor is it an artificial substance, it’s 100% natural fruit extract with zero calories.  I used 1 packet in my coffee and a packet in my Spinach Smoothie this morning and it was really good.  A recipe booklet with a measurement conversion chart was included so I’ll bake something this weekend and post the results next week.

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Dickinson’s Original Witch Hazel Oil Controlling Towelettes – 20 count box

These towelettes were designed to be used as a quick refresher to remove dirt and oils from face and neck.   I used one after removing my makeup for the night, the smell wasn’t pleasant but Witch Hazel has never been.  It also contains aloe which gave it a cool and refreshing feeling that didn’t dry my skin or leave a residue.  I think these will be good after gardening, doing yard work, or after poolside lounging, I’ll let you know in a few months.

Dickinson's Original Witch Hazel Oil Controlling Towelettes

and money saving coupons

$2.00 off couppns

belvita Breakfast Biscuits

My son ate the sample but since I had previously purchased  I knew that I liked them.  I’ve bought the single packs from Walmart as well as the boxes of 5, each contain 4 biscuits per pack.  They are a perfect commuting breakfast because they don’t crumble and fall apart.  A good source of fiber, I especially like the Blueberry flavor and bought a box yesterday from Super G.

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Colgate Optic White Toothpaste, Mouthwash and Toothbrush

I suffer from Periodontal Disease so I am very particular with the products that I use for oral care.  I regularly use a Rotadent Rotary toothbrush at night with a toothpaste for sensitive teeth; a manual toothbrush in the morning as well as for brushing at work.  I also use a mouth rinse but this was the first time using Colgate Optic White Mouthwash.  I immediately knew it contained peroxide by the way it foamed in my mouth, as a kid I used to brush with peroxide and baking soda.  The Optic White Toothpaste was Sparkling Mint, did not have a gritty texture and didn’t irritate my sensitive teeth and gums.  I really like the Colgate Optic White Toothbrush because of the whitening cups, soft bristles, cheek and tongue cleaner.

I am  using all three products together as suggested for whiter teeth in 5 days, I will report my results next week.

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Influenster is free to join and sends products for opinion of products and experiences. 

I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes

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Spinach Smoothie Ingredients

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Hello Friends and Happy Monday, I hope you had an enjoyable weekend.

I had an online weekend…reading and commenting on Blogs…updating status’…tweeting….Instagraming…Sverving…and…creating a Facebook Campaign, “Bloggers4JCPenney“. There were several bloggers who liked the concept and submitted their posts, I hope you’ll check it out and do the same.

Saturday, I received my first Influenster VOXBOX, and will be posting a review later this week. Sunday, I went to church, wore green and cooked CornBeef, Cabbage and Potatoes for St. Patty’s Day. Tomorrow #1 son has an interview at Bank of America, he and I will be meeting his DVR job coach at 1:00.  The job market is tough made even more so when you have a disability so please say a little prayer for him.

We were all hoping for another warm weekend but it seems like ‘ole Man Winter is back for one last hurrah! Wednesday is officially the first day of Spring so I’m mixing in a little bright colors with today’s all black outfit.

Are you planning a special “1st Day of Spring” outfit or will you wait until it gets warmer?

Purse from Rugged Wearhouse

Getting ready for the warmer and brighter days of Spring!

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Polka Dot Purse – Rugged Wearhouse // Neon Orange Belt – Avon

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Bright vest was thrifted from a GW Boutique (Goodwill)

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Shoes from Ross

Come on Spring…push “ole man winter away!

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Linking up with Tough Cookie Mommy and Megnificantlife  – join in to meet a few new bloggers.

Have a fantabulous afternoon – Smooches!

I was gifted a product sample of bareMinerals READY Eyeshadow 2.0, for being a “Beauty Ambassador” for *Ladies Home Journal.  Now for the life of me I don’t remember signing up to become an “Ambassador“, but glad that I did because you know I like to get things FREE!

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I am not a beauty expert nor have I ever claimed to be, but I’ve been known to try new products and then share my opinion, usually an Avon product because that’s what I sell.  So when I get free samples in the mail or from magazines I like to try them as an alternative to my Avon products.  The bareMinerals Eyeshadow READY 2.0, is a duo palette, “PAGE SIX” is a light pink shade and “MOST REQUESTED” is a darker burgundy both contain iridescent sparkles.  I swatched each color onto my arm and found them to be smooth in application as well as a complimentary color for my complexion.

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I primed my eye lids before applying and chose my version of the Smokey Eye look.  Used an elf Angled Couture Eyeshadow brush for “PAGE SIX” and the Blending Eye Brush for “MOST REQUESTED”

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The bareMinerals Eyeshadow went on smoothly with no dusting or falling flakes

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Product wore well throughout the day and looked just as fresh at 3:00 p.m. as it did when first applied at 7:00 am

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* This is solely my opinion – Ladies Home Journal Magazine did not request a review via De Divah Deals Blog in exchange for product*

I was gifted a product sample of bareMinerals READY Eyeshadow 2.0, for being a “Beauty Ambassador” for *Ladies Home Journal.  Now for the life of me I don’t remember signing up to become an “Ambassador“, but glad that I did because you know I like to get things FREE!

Ladies Home Journal Magazine

I am not a beauty expert nor have I ever claimed to be, but I’ve been known to try new products and then share my opinion, usually an Avon product because that’s what I sell.  So when I get free samples in the mail or from magazines I like to try them as an alternative to my Avon products.  The bareMinerals Eyeshadow READY 2.0, is a duo palette, “PAGE SIX” is a light pink shade and “MOST REQUESTED” is a darker burgundy both contain iridescent sparkles.  I swatched each color onto my arm and found them to be smooth in application as well as a complimentary color for my complexion.

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I primed my eye lids before applying and chose my version of the Smokey Eye look.  Used an elf Angled Couture Eyeshadow brush for “PAGE SIX” and the Blending Eye Brush for “MOST REQUESTED”

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The bareMinerals Eyeshadow went on smoothly with no dusting or falling flakes

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Product wore well throughout the day and looked just as fresh at 3:00 p.m. as it did when first applied at 7:00 am

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* This is solely my opinion – Ladies Home Journal Magazine did not request a review via De Divah Deals Blog in exchange for product*

I was gifted a product sample of bareMinerals READY Eyeshadow 2.0, for being a “Beauty Ambassador” for *Ladies Home Journal.  Now for the life of me I don’t remember signing up to become an “Ambassador“, but glad that I did because you know I like to get things FREE!

Ladies Home Journal Magazine

I am not a beauty expert nor have I ever claimed to be, but I’ve been known to try new products and then share my opinion, usually an Avon product because that’s what I sell.  So when I get free samples in the mail or from magazines I like to try them as an alternative to my Avon products.  The bareMinerals Eyeshadow READY 2.0, is a duo palette, “PAGE SIX” is a light pink shade and “MOST REQUESTED” is a darker burgundy both contain iridescent sparkles.  I swatched each color onto my arm and found them to be smooth in application as well as a complimentary color for my complexion.

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I primed my eye lids before applying and chose my version of the Smokey Eye look.  Used an elf Angled Couture Eyeshadow brush for “PAGE SIX” and the Blending Eye Brush for “MOST REQUESTED”

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The bareMinerals Eyeshadow went on smoothly with no dusting or falling flakes

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Product wore well throughout the day and looked just as fresh at 3:00 p.m. as it did when first applied at 7:00 am

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* This is solely my opinion – Ladies Home Journal Magazine did not request a review via De Divah Deals Blog in exchange for product*


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