Friday, November 13, 2015

{Confessions of a Product Junkie}... Skin Care Fall 2015 Edition

Well, my skin decided to go haywire recently, so I decided to try a new skin care regime.  I went to Rene Rouleau Spa and tried a whole line of products.  They have 9 different skin types identified and then a line of products tailored to your type.

I have still been using my basic Almay eye makeup remover pads, and CeraVe hydrating cleanser to remove makeup, but then I have been adding the following to my routine...

I wash my face morning and night with this Gentle Gel Cleanser.

I follow up with the Elderberry Toner both morning and night.

They talked me into buying these Toning Cloths for the application of the toner.  Supposedly, it absorbs less of the product than cotton balls do, and thus you go through your product slower than if you used the cotton balls.  I haven't really figured out if you save money or not, because obviously these cost more than cotton balls.  I need to put some pencil to paper here and figure it out.

I use two of their Serums.  You apply the serum after you apply toner at night.  I use the BHA Clarifying Serum for three days, and then switch to the Skin Correcting Serum for the next 3 nights, and then back to BHA, etc.

I also tried their Vitamin C Eye Brightener.  I do think that my dark circles have diminished since I started using this eye cream morning and night.

I've been using these products for several months.  I started with just the cleanser, toner and eye cream.  I didn't see the results I hoped, so I added the serums, and they were the game changer.  I can tell they are helping.  So far I've been pretty happy with these products so if you are like me, and having trouble with your skin, you might check out these products.  They seem to be the real deal.

*Not a sponsored post.  Just my opinion about some products that have helped me out!

Monday, November 2, 2015

October Wrap-up...

I had made a list at the beginning of October with all of the things I wanted to do in the month, and I just about succeeded in checking them all off the list...

Canton Trade Days... Check.  I was able to purchase a couple of Christmas gifts, so it was a success.

State Fair of Texas... Check.  Ate fried food until I thought I would pop!

Autumn at the Arboretum... Check.  It was a huge hit with the kids.

Spa Day... Check.  Was a great early birthday celebration for me.

Birthdays... Check.  I'm officially older than when I made the list and also celebrated several other birthdays in October too.

Take Lola's Halloween Pics... Done.

Scare on the Square... this was the only FAIL.  It rained and rained and rained on Friday.  And even if it let up a bit in the evening, Jennifer got the stomach bug, and I wasn't about to venture down to the square on my own with her kids.

The one thing I left off the list was Halloween.  Since my Godson and his siblings live several hours away, I had to send them some cookies for Halloween.  I think they were a big hit.  Here he is stealing cookies with the help of his younger brother and accomplice in crime...

I went over to take pics of Josh, Harper, and Sam.  They had a 101 Dalmatians theme going.  Sam was the Dalmatian, Harper was Cruella, and Josh was a British Bobby who was arresting Cruella.  I thought they were adorable!

A successful October!

Friday, October 30, 2015

Happy Halloween! {Lolapatra Edition}

Lola hates costumes, but I'm mean and I force her to wear one every year for 3 minutes while I take some pics of her.  Usually she is fine, as long as it doesn't involve too much time in a head-piece.  This year's costume, she found particularly terrible.  She hated every single piece of it.


Yes, she is Cleopatra this year.  Queen of the Nile.  But I've taken to calling her Lolapatra
She is not a fan of a tiara.
What girl doesn't like a tiara?
She is even less of a fan of the Cleopatra wig!
"This is stupid.  I look stupid.  I'm done"

"Seriously, let me inside before someone sees me in this gold lame get-up."
Happy Halloween from Lolapatra and Me!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Lola's Fall Photoshoot

Fall always seems to be the time of the year when I drag Lola outside for pictures with pumpkins on the porch.  She wasn't very cooperative this year, but I got a few cute ones...

Hey there pumpkin head...

We moved to the backyard where I tried to get her to cooperate with a halloween banner I had purchased.  Nope, wasn't happening...
Leaf on the beard...

Just let me sit in the leaves...
Stay Tuned for the Costume Pics!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Halloween Decorations {2015 Edition}

I decorate for most holidays, and Halloween is no different.  
Time for the Kara's Halloween Decorations {2015 Edition}...

The Front Entry...

Just past the entry inside, there is an art niche, which has a couple of Halloween touches...

The mantle and other living room decor...

The breakfast room has lots of decor

These placemats are new.  I loved the old ones I had, but when I saw these, they just spoke to me.

The Halloween Tree

I added a few new ornaments this year.

These vintage looking ones....
Here you can see another of the vintage looking signs, and also the silver and also some of the new Shiny Brite mini's that were a new addition.
I also added a box of bigger Shiny Brite balls that have black velvety scenes
The haunted houses
The tree and haunted houses at night...

I found this adorable ceramic soap dispenser at Bath & Body Works and couldn't resist it.
Black sparkly haunted houses are in my kitchen window too.
My bedroom dresser got some pumpkins as well...
Several of the doors around the house have a festive touch too...

A few garden flags around the back yard...

Lola was enjoying the fall day...


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