*Sigh* Later on this week the weather won’t get out of the 50s. That means it is really time to prep for the chilly weather that we will have for the next five months (March is never warm enough for me). Here are a few tips that I will follow to make sure that my skin is soft and supple during the chilly months.


  1. Purchase heavy lotions like Eucerin or cremes like NIVEA Creme. Creams and heavy lotion provide more moisture and better protection to prevent your skin from feeling and looking dry
  2. Use a hydrating soap or bodywash. When it says hydrating it’s adding more moisture. I like to apply a body oil right after while my skin is still damp to seal in my moisture then apply my creme/heavy lotion.
  3. Take care of your hands and nails. My mother always remind me that I have my father’s hands, meaning old and dried up, and she is right. I have to always moisturize my hands, and not only after my hands have been in water. Also, don’t forget about your nails. Not only will your hands get dry, but so will your nail bed and cuticles. So invest in a good cuticle oil.
  4. Don’t forget the sunscreen! The sun doesn’t stop shining in the fall and winter.
  5. Use a lip scrub and moisturizing lip balm frequently. I like the Mary Kay Satin Lips mask as my scrub. I have been using all NIVEA lip care products and I really love the lip butters because they are super moisturizing and leave my lips feeling so soft.
  6. Assess your facial cleansers and moisturizers. I change my moisturizers pretty frequently (every 3-4 months usually) because my face seems to get tired if I use the same products over and over. Now that it is getting cooler, I need a heavier moisturizer that won’t clog my pores, but won’t have my skin looking or feeling dry either. Also invest in hydrating masks as well to keep your skin looking and feeling fresh and vibrant.

What’s your routine when the weather changes?


The summer is on it’s way, hopefully it is not delayed like spring, but with warmer temperatures comes short shorts, mini skirts, and flirty dresses. This only means that we have only a few weeks to get our legs ready to bare it all!

I was sent the NIVEA Skin Firming Hydration Body Lotion with Q10 to take part in Nivea’s Dare to Bare Challenge over the next two weeks. So I will be replacing my usual daily lotion with NIVEA’s Skin Firming Hydration Lotion for the next two weeks and track the differences in my skin.

NIVEA Skin Firming Body Lotion, formulated with Co-Enzyme Q10 Complex and Hydra-IQ, is proven to provide firmer more toned skin within two weeks.

  • firmer, more toned skin
  • more resilient skin
  • softer, smoother skin texture
  • 24 hour moisturization


Hydra-IQ is NIVEA’s exclusive technology that supports skin’s own hydration network to unleash deep, non-stop moisture that lasts more than 24 hours.


Want to know how you can get involved in the action?

Using the hashtag #DareToBare retweet posts or photos and tweet why you want to try Nivea with a picture of what you will rock with smoother and firmer looking skin. Each week in May, Nivea will pick two fans on Twitter through the #DareToBare hashtag to win a free product. So are you ready to bare it all?

Disclosure: I was sent the Nivea Skin Firming Hydration Body Lotion from a pr company for review as a member of the Nivea Digital Influence Network

Hey dolls and gents!

I’m back today with a beauty bubble! In August I attended the BlogHer 12 conference and I was able to meet quite a few brands. One brand that I met and am excited to work with is Tria Beauty. Tria beauty is a company that focuses on skincare with revolutionary light-based skincare products. They bring professional technology from the dermatologist’s office to your home.

I have the opportunity to participate in the Tria Beauty Blogger Program using the Tria Skin Perfecting Blue Light.

About the Skin Perfecting Blue Light

“Tria Skin Perfecting Blue Light brings you the same blue light technology used in dermatologist offices.  Dermatologists have been using blue light in their offices since 2002 as the most effective method for eliminating acne-causing bacteria.   The Tria Skin Perfecting Blue Light is an excellent alternative to over-the-counter or prescription acne treatments that dry out or irritate the skin.  With a treatment time of only five minutes per day, the device is easy to use and easy to incorporate into your existing skin care routine.


The Tria Blue Light delivers the same high-energy blue light as devices used by dermatologists in-office. It eliminates bacteria deep in your skin to clear breakouts and blemishes and improve skin tone and texture. With daily use, you can break the cycle of breakouts and maintain a clear, radiant complexion. Finally, you can feel confident
in your skin.

Use the most advanced blue light technology available to clear breakouts
quickly and effectively

In multiple clinical studies using the Tria Blue Light:

  • 70% of affected areas cleared in just 2 weeks
  • 94% of participants noted fewer breakouts after 2 weeks
  • 93% of participants noticed a smoother complexion in 4 weeks
Blue light works differently and is superior to most acne treatments
Rather than sitting on top of the skin, blue light gently penetrates the skin to eliminate bacteria that cause breakouts and dulls complexion. When you eliminate bacteria, you eliminate breakouts and improve the skin’s tone and texture, leading to a superior overall complexion. The Tria Blue Light is as effective as professional and prescription treatments yet gentle enough to use daily without irritation, dryness or redness often caused by other acne treatments.”
So this is me fresh faced. I tried not to smile lol. I have a few blemishes and suffer from small breakouts around my cheeks, nose,  and forehead. I also have slight discoloration and would like a more even skin tone and healthier looking skin.
I will do a few updates during the two month trial and share my thoughts so stay tuned!