Archives for March 21, 2017

Spring is here! Spring Time Beauty Must-Haves!

Spring is here! Spring is here!

Although it is raining today here in Southern California, I am thrilled that Spring is here!

Winter dry skin will soon go away and time for Pedicures and more days at the beach! Here are my favorite beauty products for this Season!


AQUIS Waffle Luxe Hair Towel ($35.00 at and
Waffle Luxe sounds like she might ‘go on a bit’. Indeed, with increased surface area from the layered fabric, Waffle Luxe loves thicker hair requiring more water wicking. Great for African and Asian hair. New generation Aquitex improves absorbency and comfort. Wraps and tucks easily leaving hands free while hair dries. Dries fast with less friction, to minimize frizz and damage.

I really love this one! It really does work great on getting rid of frizz!

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Infiniti PRO by Conair Ultimate Root Booster Collection ($9.99 at and
A collection of six root-boosting brushes, each designed with a vented barrel for up to 50% more airflow for ultra-fast drying. The Triangle Airflow Bristle™ design lifts hair right at the roots, creating unparalleled volume, bounce, and body.

This has quickly become my to-go-to brush!

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I so love this product! It leaves my skin feeling refreshed throughout the day!

Lumene Sisu Defend & Replenish Antioxidant Mist ($24.99 at and
Instant recovery of your skin with a refreshing mist face. Arctic Pure spring water rich in minerals and birch sap to nourish the skin, charging it with energy with instant moisture. Antioxidant Vitamin B3 and nourish the skin while preserving its natural radiant appearance, and our cutting-edge technology that prevents pollution, saves the results, protecting the skin from the negative effects of daily. For Charging instantaneous energy and health of the skin. Bring your skin a natural radiant appearance.

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Oh My! Are you looking for a face product that will leave your skin feeling firmer? This one is for you!

DDF Advanced Firming Cream ($130.00 at
Advanced formula contains the breakthrough Tumeric Complex, with glycerin, zinc and copper, that hydrates to firm and tighten, provides antioxidant protection for the moisture barrier, and promotes rapid surface cell turnover to help reverse the appearance of aging for younger looking skin.

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This one will leave your skin feeling much softer! I love how soft and smooth my skin feels after using it! Goodbye Winter skin!

MALIN+GOETZ Recovery Treatment Oil ($82.00 at
Our luxurious facial treatment combines nine natural oils to help protect skin from free radical damage and renew skin’s appearance. Evening primrose, argan and jojoba oils help to boost hydration, reinforce skin’s moisture barrier, and soften the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Grapeseed and rosehip oils deliver essential vitamins C and E to prevent free radical damage, improve elasticity, and restore a healthy complexion. Geranium and borage oils help to reduce inflammation and balance skin by normalizing oil production. When applied daily, skin feels softer, looks smoother and takes on a youthful radiance.


This is a great product! I just love applying my foundation with this one! It is simple to use and even easy to clean!

The Makeup Drop ($20.00 at

The Silicone Makeup Applicator was designed to completely eliminate wasted makeup. While sponge applicators soak up large amounts of makeup during application, the MakeupDrop™ perfectly applies and blends your foundation, blush, highlighter, and concealer without absorbing one drop! Only half the amount of product is needed as compared to a traditional sponge or brush applicator.
How To Use:
Simply apply primer, foundation, powder, cream blush or any other complexion product directly to either side of the MakeupDrop™ and blend across the face for flawless results.
How To Clean:
The MakeupDrop™ is easily cleaned with soap and water, and is perfect for those who hate messy makeup fingers!

Look for all my Spring favorites!



Self Disclosure: I received free samples to feature in this beauty post and photos/info were provided.


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Complimentary admission to the Queen Mary and complimentary screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ 2016 feature, The Jungle Book is slated for April 6. Advance reservations required.


Part of the ship’s ongoing Salon Series community services program, the complimentary Jungle Book screening will be presented in the beautiful art deco Britannia Salon. The film is a live-action remake of the original animated classic produced in 1967 – the same year the Queen Mary first arrived in Long Beach. Walt Disney himself frequently sailed on the Queen Mary when in trans-Atlantic service.


Admission to the Queen Mary, April 6 is complimentary after 3PM. The film begins at 6PM. Reservations are required for complimentary entry to the ship but does not guarantee seating for the film; seats will be released on a first come – first serve basis.


Ship historical tours and separate 4D theater tickets pricing will be reduced to $5 per person for this Salon Series event. Theater-style snacks and cocktails will be available for purchase at pop-up concession stands in the Britannia Salon.


Event Parking is reduced to $10 after 3PM.


For More Details, Visit:

RSVP Here:


Credit: The Queen Mary.

About the Queen Mary     

Located in the Port of Long Beach, the Queen Mary ( features a rich maritime history, authentic Art Deco décor, and stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and Long Beach city skyline. At the time of her maiden voyage in May of 1936, she was considered the grandest ocean liner ever built. The Queen Mary features award-winning restaurants, historical attractions, numerous special event salons and 346 staterooms.


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Healthy food option for busy families This one is great for lunch!

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Looking for a healthy lunch for your family? Safe Catch Tuna is a great option! They are the only brand that individually tests every fish for mercury. It has the lowest mercury limit of any brand. The fish is Sustainably Caught and Dolphin Safe. I also really like the taste! I still can’t get my 13-year-old son to try tuna but it is a hit with the rest of our family!

The Safe Catch Elite is their purest wild tuna. It is available as a 5 oz can & a 3 oz single serving pouch. There is also the White Albacore Tuna Salt Added and the Wild Albacore Tuna No Salt Added. It is tasty and nutritious!

Available at, Amazon, and retailers nationwide. Visit their website to find store locations.

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Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this feature. Photos were also provided. No additional compensation was received.

Achilles is Pet of the Week!


The faraway look in Achilles’s eyes is one of gratitude for the love and caresses from a human being. Achilles, about 7, needs to pack on a couple of pounds and definitely needs a loving human who will understand that he may have some muscle atrophy in his hind legs. Despite his slight build, he has a big heart and wants to give it to a forever person who will love him, gently walk him, and perhaps say, “Achilles, heel!” Meet Achilles at Long Beach Animal Care Services on the shelter side of the P.D. Pitchford Animal Village, 7700 E. Spring St., Long Beach, (562) 570-PETS. Ask for ID#A586990.


(The usual suspects contributed to this rescue)


Credit: Courtesy fo Long Beach Animal Care Services.