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This post has been sponsored by L’Oreal via Conde Nast. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

revitalift trio


I’ve partnered with L’Oreal and Conde Nast  to share my skin story and try out a customized L’Oreal  Revitalift™ routine for one month and share my results. I just finished my 4 weeks with my customized  L’Oreal  Revitalift™ products and can’t wait to share my results.

I have fair, combination skin that at 38 is starting to show the signs of many years spent out in the sun. My skin tends to be very sensitive and can get splotchy or oily when I am not using good skincare products. And the wrinkles around my eyes have started to deepen a bit more than I like. After summer my skin had a rather dull and just a bit droopy appearance, I was 100% in to try a customized trip and see how it could help.  a

Here are the 3 L’Oreal  Revitalift™ products in my custom routine and how they have worked for me.


revitalift day cream


A good day cream can be hard to find! I have tried products that just hydrated my skin but did nothing to repair it. Or they help improve my skin but were so heavy my skin broke out and was constantly shiny. All these issues can make me hesitant to start a new day cream.

After a month of use I can say the L’Oreal Revitalift™ Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Day Cream SPF 18 has been the perfect balance for my skin. When I first opened the jar the cream looked really thick and smelled amazing. I was surprise how lightweight the cream actually is. It felt very refreshing on my skin and absorbed instantly no shine or grease.

Within the first week I started noticing a change in my skin. At the end of the 4 weeks I love how great my skin feels and looks. Not only is my post summer skin now perfectly hydrated its much firmer and places that were a bit dull or saggy have firmed up. its my favorite part of my morning routine now, I love how great it feels on my skin. And I really like that is has SPF for an extra layer of sun protection for my skin.


revitalift day cream swatch
Revitalift™ Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Day Cream SPF 18

  • Smoother, firmer skin in 4 weeks.
  • Contains Stimuplex™+ Pro-Retinol®
  • Dermotologist tested.

Experience advanced action against the signs of aging.  Revitalift™ Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Day Cream SPF 18, a unique daily moisturizer with broad spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 18 sunscreen protection, delivers smoother, firmer skin in just 4 weeks. Fortified with Pro-Retinol A and Stimuplex, Revitalift™ Anti-Wrinkle + Firming works to increase cell turnover, reduce wrinkles, firm skin, and provide 24-hour hydration.

revitalift night cream jar


A really great night cream, I am still shocked at the affordable price of Revitalift™ Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Night Cream. A bit thicker than its daytime counterpart the night cream has the same great scent and light feel. It absorbs right away without any heavy or greasy feeling.

Unlike other night creams though I don’t wake up with a film or greasy feel on my face. My skin looks brighter and firmer in the morning and is still smooth and shine free. I forgot to pack this on an overnight trip and I could really tell the difference the next morning my skin was missing its usual pep and hydration. I make sure to use this on my dace and neck nightly and love the results.


revitalift night cream

Revitalift™ Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Night Cream
This unique nighttime moisturizer delivers anti-wrinkle and firming action while you sleep. Each morning, skin will appear refreshed, radiant, and younger looking. Experience advanced action against the signs of aging with smoother, firmer skin in just 4 weeks. Revitalift™ Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Night Cream (with Pro-Retinol® A and Stimuplex) reduces wrinkles, firms skin, and provides 24 hour moisturization.


revitalift eye cream

Revitalift™ Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Eye Cream is proof you don’t have to break the bank for a great eye cream. As a single mom to 3 kids keeping up with work, school, soccer and girl scouts sleep is usually what gets cut when I am trying to keep all the balls in the air. The result is some pretty ugly dark circles, and a girl can only be asked so many times if she is sick before she realizes its time to bring in some help.

For the last month I have been using the Revitalift™ Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Eye Cream at night and in the morning. Its a lightweight cream that packs a super  hydrating punch.  It only took 2 weeks of use for me to fall in love. The skin around my eyes was getting firmer and smoother and the dark circles were diminishing.  I have noticed my eyes look more awake now that the skin has firmed up and its even improved the puffiness I get around my eyes due to allergies and lack of sleep. So gentle and soothing and yet so powerful, my medicine cabinet will not be without this little pot of gold.

revitalift eye cream swatch

Revitalift™ Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Eye Cream

  • Smoother, firmer skin in 4 weeks.
  • Specially formulated for delicate eye area.
  • Contains Stimuplex™+ Pro-Retinol®.

Firmer lids. Fewer Wrinkles. Less Puffiness. Now, 360-degree action around the eyes for smoother, firmer skin in just 4 weeks. This unique daily moisturizer delivers anti-wrinkle and firming action, created specially to care for the delicate area around the eyes.Experience advanced action against the signs of aging. Revitalift™ Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Eye Cream (with Pro-Retinol A and Stimuplex) reduces wrinkles, firms skin, and reduces the “morning puffy look.”


Bottom line I am really impressed with the  L’Oréal Revitalift™ line. To be honest in the past I was a skincare snob. I thought you had to spend a lot to get a really great product. But after a month of using my custom combo I have seen proof that you don’t have to break the bank to get truly great skincare.

Everyone’s skin tells a story and L’Oréal wants everyone to find the right solution for their unique skin concern. Head over to and get your personalized online skin consultation. You will get a customized Revitalift™ skin care regimen along with easy-to-understand content from L’Oréal’s team of skin care experts to help decode ingredients, usage instructions and lifestyle tips for their skin.

Sponsored Video: Go backstage with TRESemmé the official hair care sponsor of New York Fashion Week.

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We are starting to feel a bit of the crisp cool weather of Fall and along with school starting September means New York Fashion Week! I’m looking forward to all the new Fall trends and checking out the hair and makeup looks that will be trending this Fall and Winter.

Did you know TRESemmé is the official hair care sponsor of New York Fashion Week? This year celebrates their 15th consecutive season as the official hair care sponsor of the New York Fashion Week! To celebrate this milestone, the #1 styling brand in the US will have a few distinct spaces at NYFW. Both spaces will feature custom-built salons to offer guests complimentary styling inspired by past and present runway hair looks, using TRESemmé’s diverse portfolio of products! How great is that?



In addition, at the Moynihan Station Salon, the brand will have a co-branded VIP lounge with E!, marking this the third season collaborating with the network. TRESemmé’s sponsored show lineup includes a mix of existing and new designer partners. These brands include Rachel Zoe, Rebecca Minkoff, Marissa Webb, Banana Republic, Diane Von Furstenberg, Carolina Herrera, BCBG, Hervé Leger and Misha Noonoo, led by TRESemmé Lead Stylist Jeanie Syfu and Orlando Pita. TRESemmé’s will be partnering with six digital style and beauty influencers to showcase the top hair trends in the brand’s own content series called Style Setters.

Stay tuned to TRESemmé’s YouTube channel to check out behind the scenes of NYFW, the hottest hairstyles and tips and tricks so you can have runway hair at home.

Disclosure: this is post has been sponsored by TRESemmé, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Walgreen’s Has Everything To Start a Happy, Healthy and Beautiful New Year! #STARTSHERE


Jocelyn and I have been friends for 29 years now and part of that long term friendship is sharing our goals with each other. We both sat down to pick our top two resolutions for 2015 and wanted to share them with you. Walgreens gave us some fantastic products to help us achieve our goals and even better they are letting us give one of our lucky readers and AMAZING prize package. So keep on reading to see what is on our resolution list this year and make sure to enter the contest!

Erin’s New Year’s Resolutions:


#1 Drink more water.

I think health in general is dependent on getting enough water something I have been lacking. So I have the Contigo Autoseal Grace Water Bottle to help me with this goal.  This BPA-free water bottle features a one-touch AUTOSEAL lid that automatically seals between sips to eliminate spills and leaks. Since I started using it I have already doubled my water intake!



#2 Move More.

I like working out but I can be prone to a hard workout in the morning then getting locked into my desk all day. I am excited to be trying out the  Walgreens Activity Tracker which is way better that  your momma’s old pedometer. This cool little bracelet tracks my steps, calories burned, miles per day and also tracks my sleep. On top of all those nifty features it also shows my texts and phone call so I can keep in the loop even when racking up the miles. My kids loving checking to see how many steps I have gone and its a great reminder to get up and move.

Jocelyn’s New Year’s Resolutions:


This has been on my Resolution list for years, and this year I’m finally doing something about it! Erin and I started a book club we call “My Book Club Has a Wine Problem.” We decided it was high time we start reading more – and this year I plan to read, READ, READ! We’ve knocked out a couple books already, and I’m currently tackling the 500-page “Marie Antionette: The Journey” by Antionia Fraser. I can’t wait to see what the rest of the year holds for me!


This is a huge problem of mine. My day-to-day life is currently 70 MPH. I need to take a step back, and slow the heck down. I fill my days with so many activities and unnecessary things that I’m not taking the time to slow down and enjoy my life. Enjoy my husband, enjoy my kids. My boys are 12 and 14 and life is happening way to quickly. They will be gone before I know it! I need to really try and tone down my activity level this year and spend some time really focusing on the things that are really important. I think as adults we all get so swept up in our day-to-day lives that we really forget to slow down and enjoy what we actually have. With my kids getting older, I need to grasp onto as much as I can – while I still am able! Soon they won’t want me interfering with anything (but I’ll still try!).


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I love all the great products I can find at Walgreen’s for a happy, healthy and beautiful 2015! But don’t fear I didn’t tell you about all these amazing products just to torture you. MakeHerUp has teamed up with Walgreens to present one luck MakeHerUp reader with an amazing prize package with everything you need to start your healthy, happy New Year!

This fantastic prize pack will include:

  • $75 Walgreens gift card
  • CoverGirl Full Lash Bloom Mascara in Very Black
  • CoverGirl Outlast lip color in Plum Berry
  • Pantene Pro-V Ultimate 10 BB Crème
  • Pantene Weekly Rehab Crème
  • Crest Whitestrips Professional Effects
  • Crest 3D White Arctic Fresh toothpaste 5.5oz
  • ZzzQuil Liquicaps 24ct
  • TimeSmart 2015 Monthly Planner
  • Walgreens Digital Pedometer
  • Contigo Autoseal Grace Water Bottle
  • Reusable Walgreens tote bag

Be sure to enter our contest and check out your local Walgreen’s to check out all the great items from COVERGIRL, Olay and Crest to get your started on a healthy and beautiful New Year! #STARTSHERE

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for P&G and Walgreens. We were sent items listed above to sample and all opinions are my own from my own personal use of these products.

Take the Dove Silky Hair Dare!

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Every woman wants hair that’s so silky, and so smooth, she just can’t keep her hands off of it. And while any hair care product can claim to deliver silkier hair, Dove knows that the real proof is in results you can see….and more importantly, touch.

Dove is putting the promise of 5x silkier hair to the ultimate test. We’re not only going to show you how amazing our Pure Care Dry Oil will make your hair, we’re daring you to try it risk-free, then touch it – and feel for yourself the silky-smooth results only Dove hair can deliver.


The One-Wash Guarantee: If you are not completely satisfied with the results from the Dove Advanced Hair Series Pure Care Dry Oil product, we’ll refund the purchase price*. Refund excludes taxes. Visit for details.

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  • Dove Pure Care Dry Oil – Shampoo (12 oz)
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  • Dove Pure Care Dry Oil – Restorative Hair Treatment – Anatolian Pomegranate Seed Oil (3.38 oz)

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, and we were compensated by Dove. All of the opinions here are 100% my own.