Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Confession 30 - Sara's Cancerversary

Today I'm confessing about my BFF and her desire to give back to the community after her one year anniversary of being diagnosed with Breast Cancer.

A couple months ago, Sara my BFF,  began talking about her desire to do something with purpose for her one year "Cancerversary" (yes that is a true term used in the community). This was the day, one year ago, that she felt her lump.  You see, Sara was just 35 years old at the time, and she self diagnosed her lump in the shower.  You can read more about her diagnosis and story here.

Since she's been diagnosed, a common topic of discussion was the fact that at 35 years old, you are not given a mammogram and that there could have potentially been another 5 years before she knew she had Breast Cancer. Scary right?   So, her mission is to focus on self awareness and self detection for all women, but most importantly, women under 40, to whom mammograms are not given.

Yesterday, we all stood on a street corner in our community reminding women to do their self exam. It was a fun morning to spend with Sara, her mom and a couple friends.  We even got a journalist and a photographer from a local newspaper to do a story about this event.  Below are some cool pics that the photographer kindly sent me, thanks Jeff!

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Confession 29 - Taking Care of My Skin

Today I'm confessing about my secret (well not so secret anymore) regimen to my, what people are saying, glowing skin! I'm letting all my readers in!

Thankfully, I have good genetics and wrinkles and sunspots are at a minimum, but let's face it (no pun there), everyone ages and everyone gets wrinkles and age spots. I was looking for a new regimen that would keep my face clear of acne (yes, I'm still getting acne in my late 30's), clean my pores and make my skin look and feel flawless.  About 6 months ago, a friend of mine, Michelle, began selling the skincare line, Rodan + Fields. I quickly went on to the product page and started to investigate.  Michelle became instrumental in helping me figure out the best line for my skin type and issues.

We soon decided on trying the "Unblemish" line as it would help with my acne and scaring.  From the first week that I started using the line, I could see a huge difference.  My acne started to clear up and my skin was finally starting to look somewhat normal.

After using the Unblemish line, I used and purchased one of my all time R+F favorite products, Micro-Dermabrasion Paste!  I use this paste 2-3 times a week and it makes my skin feel and look amazing!! I just use a dime size and scrub it all over my face dry, with no water. And then wash it off.  I cannot say enough good things about it.  My 8 year old even uses it for her Keratosis Pilaris.  After discussing the product with our dermatologist, she said it's worth a shot.  It will completely clear up her face after just one use.

Since I've started using R+F products, they have come out with yet a new revolutionary product, the Macro Exfoliator! It's basically a hand held exfoliator  that can be used in between professional treatments and can even replace those procedures, plus, can be done once weekly at home, which I love!  I found after the first use, my skin looked good, but after the second week, it looked luminous and glowing!  It is a treatment that mimics the professional treatments, and the results are similar, but a fraction of the cost.  It is quickly becoming one of my all time favorite products!  There is even an iPhone app to keep you on schedule of using your Macro E, I'm Happtastic~

Now that you have read all about my experience, go experience Rodan + Fields for yourself.  For anyone that goes and likes Michelle's Facebook Page, here she will send you a free sample of the Micro-Dermabrasion Paste. Completely free, to try and fall in love with!  So hop to it and like her page and see the glow!

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Monday, April 22, 2013

Confession 28 - Back in the Saddle and Fundawear? YIKES!

Well, I'm back from my 3 week hiatus! I was out for pleasure to Nashville, TN for 2 weeks and then in Orlando for business... phew, that was a lot of traveling! More to come about my Nashville trip. I did get out to do some photo shooting so I will be eager to share those.

Today, I'm just confessing about a new technology I read about. Why you ask, because it's so tantalizing! Check out this article I found on Mashable about this new technology..

After you have checked it out, leave me a comment on your thoughts.   Post "50 Shades" and Christian Gray, this seems very interesting.... !  And, once again, I'm proving to you that I stay up and up on the most creative technological products out there, LOL!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you liked my latest confession!