Saturday, April 20, 2013

Time to get outside! Spring Forward with Scotts Florida Select Mulch!

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It's the time of year where everyone is getting outside and working on their lawns, gardens and landscaping. Here in Florida, the sooner you start, the better, because it's just going to get hotter and hotter out there! This is where Scotts Florida Select Natural Eucalyptus Mulch comes in!
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Scotts Florida Select Natural Eucalyptus Mulch is fantastic! Eucalyptus Mulch is a sustainable gardening alternative to Cypress, it is grown in Florida, for Florida! Eucalyptus Mulch is the best option for your landscape because it's sustainable, effective, natural & it's local.
Our first yard task was to re-mulch the shrubs around the front porch. Our gardening supplies included Scotts Nature Scapes mulch in Sierra Red (unfortunately it was not Scotts Florida Select Natural Eucalyptus Mulch as we weren't able to find any in Central Florida. The Nature Scapes is great too though- it comes in several colors and textures, it also has no wood waste!), gloves, pruning sheers, & yard waste bin. My husband trimmed the shrubs, got them all nice and level, weeded under them and then placed the Scotts mulch Nature Scapes Advanced mulch down. It looks great! It's amazing to see what a difference that little bit of work does!
The next project I want to take on is a whiskey barrel garden or two on or near the porch and I can't wait to get my hands on some Scotts Florida Select Natural Eucalyptus Mulch for it!
Or maybe a funky fun garden space...

Do you have any spring/summer garden or outdoor living area plans? If so, please share, I'd love to hear about them!
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Friday, April 19, 2013

Olay Fresh Effects!

Recently I was asked if I wanted to try out Olays new fresh Effects line. I was so thrilled to say yes! Based off my email communication, I was expecting a small box of some beauty products to try. Boy was I wrong! Even Cole was excited about the HUGE box that showed up!
The BIG package!

Not only did I get 6 items to try, I got big vanity display too!
Vanity and Fresh Effects line.

My favorite product out of all of them is hard to choose; but if I had to, I would have to say it's the Bead Me Up! exfoliator! You can feel the little microbeads doing their job when using it & my skin felt (& looked) great when I was done.

Bead Me Up!
Next would be the Shine Shine Go Away! along with the Va-Va-Vivid! powered contour cleansing system. Shine Shine Go Away! does exactly what it says it does, no shine when I was done with it! It's thicker & a silvery grey color, kind of like a mask but without the heaviness of a mask. Va-Va-Vivid! is small but powerful. It's little triangle head gets into hard to get spots (the side of your nose!) and the vibrations get the cleanser into a nice lather.

Shine, Shine, Go Away!

I LOVED Long Live Moisture!! It's a silky smooth moisturizing lotion that is fantastic! You just need a little bit and you are good to go!
Long Live Moisture!
I'm not a big make up girl, so the Swipe Out! make up removal wipes didn't get used too much. They did make it a quick and easy process when I tested them though! I did like that they don't leave an oily feeling like some make up removers can do though.

Swipe Out!
My least favorite was the BB Cream! I have heard so many wonderful things about the magic those creams hold- moisturizing, tinted, sunscreen all in one! I will give it those, it was lightly tinted, I felt moisturized (and I will just take their word for the sunscreen), however I felt like it never set. I felt it the entire time I had it on and I had oily spots where I don't normally get them. I personally couldn't wait to take it off, Swipe Off! did a great job of that! After a bad first try, I gave it two more times and still didn't like it.

BB Cream!
Overall, the Olay Fresh Effects line is awesome! I definitely recommend them! I've seen the line in Walmart and they aren't badly priced; and of you're a couponer like me, I've seen some coupons in the Sunday inserts as well!

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Which of the Olay Fresh Effects products is your favorite and how does it fit into your daily beauty routine?

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Disclosure- The Olay Fresh Effects product, information, display, gift pack & gift card have been provided by Olay. All opinions are my own.