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Review on Zim's Max-Freeze: An Unexpected Secret Weapon for Sores and Aches

Migraine Mood I suffer from tension migraines regularly. I know a migraine is in my future when I have been stressed out and spent long hours studying at the computer.  During this past finals season, I had a really terrible migraine, but the CVS near my school only had Tylenol, and I'm a Motrin type of girl...Needless to say, the Tylenol was not cutting it because my head was still throbbing. To top it off, my shoulders felt tight from hunching over my computer, and carrying my boys who were both sick and in result more needy than usual. I looked in my bag, again, to see if I had perhaps overlooked a bottle of Motrin that I always leave in my bag, but instead found a bottle of Zim's Max Freeze Roll-On I was sent as a press sample. I can't even tell you why it was in my bag -- honestly, I don't remember putting it in there, but if I could time travel and give myself a high-five for putting it in my bag, I would...considering I was a little skeptical of its abiliti

#MasqueSundays: JustNeem Mask

Hooray! Pop the champs! Light the firecrackers!!!  This mama is finally going back to law school!!! My husband works hard to provide our family with the luxury of me being able to stay at home with our two boys, but I do miss interacting with adults, and working (somewhat, lolz).  Now, my eldest son is going to start preschool, and I am stoked to be able to do me (at least for a couple days a week.)  Believe me, my skin NEEDS me to do me. After going on 10+ preschool tours, back-to-school  shopping, etc.,  #MasqueSundays fell on my priority list, and consequently my chin (my worst problem area) is breaking out like crazy with lots of little bumps and one deep cystic pimple. So I am busting out  JustNeem's Neem Clay Mask , which is made with French clay, neem oil, and other beneficial oils, to hopefully calm my current breakouts, and stop any future ones. What is a Neem Tree and Neem Oil? Neem oil comes from the neem tree, which has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic med

Wish list: Makeup Essentials

I've been wanting to buy some new makeup goodies, but I spent an unspeakable amount on school books. So, I compiled a short little wishlist of things I have been eyeing...hopefully, this will temporarily quench my desire to buy makeup >.< I have been working up the nerve to splurge on RMS Beauty's "Un" Cover-up . It's a "green" concealer made with coconut oil and cocoa butter, and all these other goodies. Josie Maran's Black Oil Mascara has been on my radar, too. It is paraben and phtalate free :) And honestly, who doesn't want argan oil conditioning and softening their lashes? Lastly, Anastasia Beverly Hill's Brow Wiz has been on my wish list for a whileeeee...I have been wanting to try a luxe version of my beloved,  Milani Easy Brow . I will definitely be purchasing this ABH eyebrow wand my next make-up trip. What have you been wishing for? Shop the Post:

On the Go Moisture: Neocell Refreshing Herbal Mist

About a month ago, my husband and I whisked our kids away for a mini-vacation. We stayed in the Casitas (which were so nice and relaxing away from the main hotel) at Morongo, about an hour away from South Orange County. Morongo is about 30 minutes from Palm Springs, so it's desert weather and extremely tough on anyone's skin because of the dry 100+ degree heat and super strong winds (there are sand storms on the regular!). Luckily, before we left for Morongo, Neocell sent me a bunch of press samples, including this dry weather essential, "On the Go Moisture Complex: Refreshing Herbal Mist".  Any moment my face felt hot and tight under the sun, or while walking through the strong winds to the main pool from our casitas, I'd spritz a couple pumps on my face and my skin felt immediately refreshed and less tight.  After I came home from our little vacay, I liked to use a couple sprays after applying my ELF translucent powder. I love how the mis