And the winner of the Walgreens #StartsHere Prize pack is…

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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:

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#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!

 

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#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:

# 1 READ MORE!

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!

#2 SLOW DOWN

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.


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How about a little fabulousness for your hair!?

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This new and GORGEOUS professional styler from ghd is almost too pretty to use! Say hello to my little friend, the Limited Edition Birds of Paradise Styler! How gorgeous is this!

With vibrant hues and graduated colours of tropical corals toned with plumage pink transforms the ghd gold professional 1″ styler into our stunning new limited edition styler, as part of the ghd bird of paradise collection. Inspired by the hottest tropical catwalk trends, the ghd coral professional 1″ styler is the ultimate flat iron for fashion fabulous hair this season! The ghd bird of paradise collection features the award-winning ghd gold 1″ styler in three exotic shades; Coral, Sunset and Lagoon, each with contrasting black plates featuring advanced ceramic heat technology for enhanced shine and versatile styling. With a rounded barrel designed create curls, waves, flicks and the perfect straight with ease. Each styler is packed with handy features such as a professional-length cord to allow for flexible styling, automatic sleep mode after 30 minutes without use and universal voltage, so you can use your styler anywhere in the world. Plus, each bird of paradise styler comes complete with a coordinated heat resistant mat and gift box, making it the perfect gift this holiday season.

PRODUCT FEATURES

  • Advanced ceramic heat technology for enhanced shine and versatile style
  • Smooth, contoured, floating plates with a gloss finish for salon shine and snag-free styling
  • Sleep mode: switches off if not used for 30 minutes
  • Universal voltage for consistent performance when travelling
  • Round barrel to create perfect curls and waves
  • Extra long 9 foot swivel cord for freedom during styling

Get it while it lasts!! $225

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*Disclosure: I was sent these products to review for the site, I was not paid to write this post, and I was not compensated for my opinions. The opinions you read here are mine alone.


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Morinda TruAge Therapy Gel

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TruAge Skin AGE Therapy Gel get to the base of the issue to prevent damage and leave you with beautiful, younger looking skin. Did you know that virtually every sign of aging is cause by glycation? In layman’s terms AGE damage (glycation) occurs when excess sugars in the bloodstream bind with proteins in the skin causing stiffness and inelasticity, and impairs the skins ability to protect itself. Who knew, naughty sugar was at the base of all my issues. Why oh why must sugar taste so divine if its so bad for every part of me. Well except my joy levels.

Good news we don’t have to shun sugar forever, Morinda TruAge Therapy Gel is a lightweight gel that not only reduces AGE Damage but also reverses the signs. I have been using this for just about a week on my face, neck, chest and hands and I can tell you its already changing my skin. Along with my skin being more hydrated its much smoother. Can’t wait to see the  improvements with continued use.

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Morinda TruAge Therapy Gel $42.00
is a skin care gel that reduces and reverses AGE damage in the skin. That means fewer wrinkles, age spots, fine lines and more. And with its blend of natural ingredients, AGE Therapy Gel also soothes, repairs and moisturizes stressed or damaged skin, giving you a more youthful and vibrant appearance.

It does this by targeting glycation. If there is too much sugar in the body, protein molecules can cross-link with sugar molecules.1 Once this cross-linking process has occurred, the new sugar proteins are called advanced glycation end products (AGEs). The human body does not recognize AGEs as normal, and will produce antibodies that cause inflammation in the skin. Once formed, AGEs tend to gravitate toward dermal collagen and elastin 1.

Benefits:

  • Protects – The topical TruAge Max blend is compromised of ingredients that create a protective barrier against AGE accelerators such as free radicals, environmental damage and moisture loss.
  • Soothes – Oat kernel extract and beta-glucan provide a soothing effect on skin, reducing redness and irritation, as well as helping to strengthen the skin’s barrier function.
  • Repairs – Carnosine has been shown to block AGE damage, protect minor cuts, scrapes and burns, and relieve dry, chapped skin. It also protects and relieves chafed and irritated skin.

Learn more about TruAge AGE Therapy Gel and purchase at www.morinda.com.

 

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post from the company featured and as always all opinions are honest and from the author.


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Clairol Nice ‘n Easy’s new Hair Color Ambassador is…

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Clairol Nice ‘n Easy announced Christina Hendricks as their Hair Color Ambassador today!

The famed Madison Avenue redhead Christina will appear in ads starting in January 2015 to inspire women nationwide to “shift a shade” to find their true, natural-looking hair color, just as she did with Nice ‘n Easy years ago.

Here are some fun facts about Christina and the partnership:

  • Christina wasn’t born a redhead, though with Nice ‘n Easy hair color, it’s often believed to be her own. Naturally dark blonde, she was first inspired to color her hair by Anne of Green Gables — another of the world’s most iconic redheads.
  • Christina shifted to red early in her career for an Italian editorial piece using Clairol hair color for its natural-looking results. She chose to stick with the brand ever since!
  • Her hair color resulted in her landing the biggest role of her acting career to-date: “Red” AKA Joan Holloway in Mad Men.
  • While the title “Hair Color Ambassador” is new to Christina, she is no stranger to the brand. She was a model for Miss Clairol in the 90s and always keeps her Nice ‘n Easy shade in her beauty box for easy touch-ups.
  • She applies Nice ‘n Easy 6R Natural Light Auburn herself at home.
  • Clairol and Christina are encouraging women to shift a shade to find their true hair color, just as she did with Nice ‘n Easy.

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