Monday Morning Jewelry

When do you wear jewelry and what jewelry do you wear? When I worked I was always putting on necklaces, earrings, rings and bracelets. But since I have retired I find myself just wearing small earrings which are never taken off, my watch/fitbit and of course my wedding ring. That is it. I often look at all types of jewelry and like a lot, but never purchase any more than I have because – well, I just dont wear jewelry that much any more.

But recently I have come across some beautiful jewelry, at great prices and have been having second thoughts about purchasing. Who would like want jewelry that is described as beach chic or blue waves or rose goldtone crystal

But I must admit Blushing Ombre really caught my eye. And so I will continue to look at beautiful jewelry and maybe just treat myself…

Monday Morning Hair Shaving

As ladies, I know the one thing that drives us nuts is the act of shaving. Yes, men do it too…on their face mostly. But we have our underarms, legs, lady private and that never ending face hair. Yes, you may not be old enough but somehow it creeps up on you and you need to get rid of it. I started plucking those hairs but not the best or easiest thing to do.

And so I looked for better remedies. I hate shaving my legs also. It always seems to dry out my legs, then I have to lather on the moisturizers or creams or lotions to get that silky feel….and just make sure it doesnt sting because sometimes those pores are still open.

A customer of mine called one day to order some facial hair remover and I asked her how it was. She praised it to no end and bought 5 tubes. So I decided to try it myself. And boy was I surprised. The tube has a dab on head, so I dabbed some on my upper lip, left it there two and half minutes and wiped it off. And now I am hooked. Love it and will no longer be needing my tweezers.

It comes in a tube and lasts quite a long time…..havent used it a second time yet and still not seeing any upper lip hair. Check it out here

After I tried the facial hair remover the same customer asked about the body hair remover. I had to confess that I had never tried that either as I was a die-hard razor user. But hating that also I decided this weekend to try the cream for body and I loved it. The best part is the odor – there is none – you apply the cream, wait two and a half minutes and wipe off. Plus your legs are not only hairless but they are also soft and filled with moisture – I am definitely going to try it for under my arms next. Check out the body cream here –

And so a week later, my legs are still silky smooth. And so very shiny – moisturizes your skin. I will never go back to shaving because Skin So Soft is Fresh and Smooth!

Monday Morning Bugs

We all hate them…admit it. We run when we see a fly or mosquito (if you see them, they seem to bite me when I dont even see them…invisible mosquitos) and of course lets talk about bees….I actually have a small hive on my deck that needs to be exterminated. My son was washing my deck down and got stung – thats how I found out.

And so we all have to contend with those nasty little things. Especially if one lives near the water and has lots of plants on their property. But how do you manage not getting bitten and if you are bitten, what do you do? I have tried a lot of things, even home remedies and of course those citronella candles…which I still am not sure works. But there is one thing I have found that truly is a savings for those itchy bites. And its is called Bug Guard and it really works. I have tested it by spraying some on my ankles, they love my ankles, and going out at night – poof, bugs begone. There are several different ones – day time with sunscreen, night time – comes in pumps and aerosol – and there is even a travel size which I carry in my tote always.

Bug Guard with Picardin
Bug Guard Expedition with SPF 28

For those times when you forgot to spray there is always Anti Itch Spray which is my favorite

Anti Itch Spray

And so we have the best go to Bug Repellent – smells great, no deet and my mainstay for the summer. Would you like to try it? I am currently (while supplies last) mailing out a Towelette (yes, convenient and easy to use) with every request for an Avon Brochure. All you need to do is shoot me an email with your name and address and NEED A BOOK in the subject line. You will get it mailed out to you and receive a discount code in a reply email. No obligation to buy but I am convinced that once you try Bug Guard – it will be a mainstay staple of your summer needs.

You can also check it out on my website at

Have a great bug free summer!

This entry was posted on July 20, 2021, in family.

Monday Madness Skincare

It has been a hectic few months for me but all is well now. So to do a post here – and realizing it has been two months since I have been here – I will be talking about beauty. I have had plenty of time to read and if you are an avid reader you must go over to my other blog on books strictly –

From time to time I will move some posts over here to see what I have been reading. I still have two more reviews to post in my book blog but again…just havent had time. But talking of time brings me to one thing I have been doing religiously – and that is my skin care and makeup.

My company has come out with so many new products for skin care and of course in order to give recommendations, I have used most of them. When using a new product I usually give it at least two weeks to see the effect and I must say that the follow regimen has really helped my skin care.

First I wash with Rice Water which comes in a humongous tube that lasts for months and months since you only use a dot and add water – it foams up for your whole face. Right now it is on back order – so get on the wait list for this one.

I then need a Serum – and the Anew Vitamin C Serum is the best. I also sell loads of this product – I have one customer who orders two at a time just not to run out of it.

And last but not least is my Moisturizer – I have started using the Anew Hydra Fusion gel which is light, cool and does not make my face greasy – especially before bed – dont want to grease up your pillow at night. I have also been told if you place it in the refrigerator, it is so refreshing in the morning, or after a beach day. For me its a bit too cold but some really like it that way.

So you now have my skin care regimen and hope you will look into it and maybe try out some new products. Sometimes when we use the same skin care products year after year you will find they no longer do anything for your skin. That’s when it is time for a change. Our prices are reasonable and there is also a money back guarantee.

If any of this interest you and you still are leery about purchasing, contact me and I would love to mail you a brochure along with some samples I have on hand. Or you browse the brochure by clicking on the book to the right of this post.

I hope to be posting more now that I have the time. And I would love to introduce you to more products I use or have on hand.

Next on the agenda – Monday Madness Mosquitos – Meantime, have a great day……and please leave a comment.

This entry was posted on July 12, 2021, in family.

The Mother in Law

Relationships between mothers-in-law and daughters-in-law are never easy ones. As a MIL myself I try not to overstep my boundaries and hopefully I have done that. So this book piqued my interest and I was not disappointed.

Diana wasnt perfect but her role in the family and her attitude towards her family (husband included) was not to my liking. But the story had me turning the pages of my Kindle wondering what else this self-centered woman would do to drive a wedge between her and her family.

She seemed to care more for her charity for refugees than her own son and daughter – who could have used all her help. But when she turns up dead, (was it suicide?) we start to wonder if she took her life or did someone want her out of the way to get to her money. All this does is to bring up more questions, suspicion and of course family secrets. Great read. #fourstars #kindleunlimited

This entry was posted on April 27, 2021, in family.

My Little Girl

My Little Girl by Shalini Boland
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I started this book yesterday and finished it today.  Meaning a five-star book of course.  I could not put this story down.  It starts off with an abduction of a 7 year old child and unlike most books this type…it does not follow what the police are doing to find her.  Instead we have the mom, dad and grandma involved in this every step of the way.
When Beatrice goes missing Claire’s world is turned upside down.  But that does not stop her from turning over every rock to find her daughter.  Her relationship with her husband, her mother-in-law and her friends are entangled in this search for her daughter. 

This amazing book I could not put down and with every page I was greeted with another twist, another surprise and a different look into the world of kidnapping.  Not the first book I have read by Boland and certainly not the last.  Thanks to #Netgalley I got to read this ARC before its release on April 22, 2021.  Make sure you pre-order and place it on your TBR list.  #fivestars

Lets talk about TEETH

I know right now with wearing masks, we dont get to see teeth much. Actually we dont get to see most of our face either. But when we are in a safe environment, we do not wear a mask and our teeth are so important. But being at home should enable us to really take care of ourselves.

So I direct you to a great article – right here – on How to Whiten Teeth at Home

Do you want a brighter smile? Look no further than our teeth-whitening dental care, including toothpastes, toothbrushes and other unique formulas to help your teeth look brighter and whiter. These oral care faves are simple and effective, and you can whiten teeth from the comfort of your home! Now that’s something to smile about.

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Let’s talk about HAIR

Has being in the house this past year affected your Hair? I have found that the heat in the house has thoroughly dried out my hair and even has caused split ends. While I never had a problem with my hair before, this has got me worried. I dont use chemicals, like hairspray and always use a conditioner. But I do keep the heat up higher than it should be for other reasons.

I also think that we should change our hair shampoo and conditioner from time to time. Like anything else, we just tend to stay with one type and like other things – change is needed. I believe your hair gets used to one type of shampoo and eventually it does nothing for your hair.

So I decided to change and started using a great shampoo and conditioner and have recently found there is also a hair mask (I have never used one) and a leave in spray conditioner. And so I jumped in and tried them….

The name is PROPOLI THERM – and it is great for getting shiny, voluminous hair. The bottles are huge and they last forever (well, not forever…but a long time)

Curated image with Avon Elastine PropoliThera Volumizing Shampoo, Avon Elastine PropoliThera Volu...
Propoli Therm

How to Get Shiny, Voluminous Hair

Who doesn’t want luscious locks? To get healthy-looking hair that’s shiny and full of body, try one of our Elastine PropoliThera hair formulas, featuring a nutrient-rich blend of propolis extract, honey, and royal jelly—derived from bees! From shampoo to curl cream to a unique dual treatment, we’ve got everything to help your strands shine. 

Amp up the volume with Avon Elastine PropoliThera Volume Mist, a volumizing spray that adds weightless volume and lustrous texture to thinning hair, without the sticky residue you’ll get from other sprays. Made with good-for-you ingredients from bees, this hair spray gives flat hair a boost, leaving your locks feeling soft and light as air. 

Get the curls of your dreams. Avon Elastine PropoliThera Curl Cream provides rich hydration for bouncy, defined curls, and reduces frizz for a healthy-looking shine. The ultra-moisturizing formula absorbs quickly to smooth and soften dry hair. Formulated with honey, propolis and royal jelly, this nourishing style booster is one of the best curl creams out there.

For luscious, voluminous locks, wash up with Avon Elastine PropoliThera Volumizing Shampoo. Formulated with our signature bee-derived blend, this gentle shampoo provides weightless volume and hydration to give your tresses a fuller, thicker, stronger appearance.

Follow up with Avon Elastine PropoliThera Volumizing Conditioner, made with the same nutrient-rich ingredients as the shampoo. This rejuvenating conditioner delivers weightless volume and hydration to thicken locks for fuller-looking hair. If you’re looking for the best shampoo and conditioner for thin hair, these volumizing hair products are the perfect solution.

Hydrate and nourish hair with Avon Elastine PropoliThera Leave-In Conditioner, made with the goodness of honey, vitamin-enriched propolis extract and royal jelly. The nutrient-rich formula nourishes dehydrated strands, helping your hair regain softness, body and shine.

Treat your hair to some self care. Avon Elastine PropoliThera Hair Serum repairs damaged hair and mends split ends while infusing strands with healthy-looking body and shine. Made with propolis (a combination of tree sap and beeswax) to help strengthen and restore weak and brittle hair, this restorative hair serum is great for all hair types. 

And so, using all these wonderful products has put my hair back into being shiny and full …. we all need a change sometimes, even your hair.

Ask me for a brochure to see these great products and I will give you a 10% discount code to use….

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Lets talk about LIPS

I would love to hold conversations about beauty routines….do you moisturize, what cleanser do you use, what skin problems do you have? Would anyone like to start? No? OK, I will try to get the ball rolling…….lets talk about lips. I have very thin lips and hate the way lipstick looks on me. What do you think is the best way to widen and show fuller lips?

I am not even sure of what color is good for me. How does one pick a color? I am not fond of dark colors and tend to go with the light pinks or even the nude colors. Do you use a lip liner? I bought one recently and found I didnt even know how to use it. Does it go darker than the lip color or should I have gone lighter than the lip color? Give me some ideas on lip color. Avon just came out with new shades and I am dying to try some. How do you pick a color?

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I read this book for a book club and at first I wasnt into it. My usual genre is mysteries, thrillers and this sounded more like a chick flick. I did love the theme….Henley Evans is a marketing manager who decides to go on a cruise for her company in order to boost herself into a promotion. Problem is, she is up against Graeme who is a social media manager and wants the job also.

Of course you know they will be attracted to each other and a bit of romance goes on. But the more you read this rom-com the cuter it becomes and just when you think you know where it is going…..a curve I didnt see coming. If you need a light reading, this book is for you. #fourstars