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Sunday, January 11, 2015

Brookside Dark Chocolate Crunchy Clusters: YUM!

Okay, I'm lucky. LOL I recently got to try Brookside Dark Chocolate "Berry Medley" Crunchy Clusters, through a #sponsored #Crowdtap sampling program called #DiscoverBrookside, and they ARE yummy! Dan and I have both enjoyed them, and we shared them with our guests at the Elkhorn Inn, too!

Brookside Dark Chocolate "Berry Medley" Crunchy Clusters are delish, chewy fruit bits and crispy multigrain clusters, covered with creamy dark chocolate... and they are Wonderful with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine! :-) The "Berry Medley" ones have soft cranberry bits in the center, and are flavored with fruit juices (pomegranate, raspberry, blueberry, apple, etc.), and they really are yummy!
They're also not horribly fattening, and because they are small, you can enjoy just a few with a cup of coffee and satisfy your sweet tooth! (As my faithful readers know, I am on a mission to finally lose the weight I need to lose and succeeding- and "everything in moderation" is my motto!)  
Brookside has a variety of delicious chocolate snacks, and this is one of the best we've tried. Check out for more info on their products!

Me, my coffee, & my Brookside Crunchy Clusters!

Dan, stuffing his face with Brookside Crunchy Clusters. LOL

Coffee and Brookside Dark Chocolate "Berry Medley" Crunchy Clusters- YUM!

                          Our Breakfast Buffet & "Snack Table" at the Elkhorn Inn!

Saturday, January 10, 2015

L’Oreal Age Perfect Cell Renewal: Update!

I am participating in a Vibrant Influencer Network campaign for L’Oreal Age Perfect. I am receiving a fee for posting; however, the opinions expressed in this post are my own. I am in no way affiliated with L’Oreal Age Perfect and do not earn a commission or percent of sales. #sponsored #cellrenewal

As you know from two previous posts, I was delighted to be chosen to try the L’Oreal Age Perfect Cell Renewal regimen, and I’ve been using all three products- the Age Perfect Cell Renewal Golden Serum, Age Perfect Cell Renewal Day Cream, and Age Perfect Cell Renewal Night Cream- Religiously, daily and nightly since early November. I’d always wanted to try a complete anti-aging skin care regimen, where all the products were made to work together and complement each other, and I finally got to do it! Hubs took some “before and after” photos of my face so I could tell if there’s been real, visible improvement, and here are the results to date: 
After- NOW!
Before... (Nov.6)

After! NOW!

Before... (Nov. 6)

I think I look a WHOLE heck of a lot better!
Seriously, the photos really speak for themselves! 
I love the "dewy" lightly golden glow I get from the serum, and the way makeup goes on smoothly and stays that way (I am using only very light makeup now :-) ), and I love the velvety way my face feels when I put on the Serum and then the Day or Night Cream, but most of all I'm delighted with the new condition of my skin. It's smoother, softer, and the blotchyness and lines have noticeably decreased.  I'm So glad I got to try it, and stuck with it, using it every day and night. And I'm glad hubs took photos, so I could really see the results! It's an easy-to-do regimen, and the results are real! 

Those who read my first post on the regimen in early November noted that I did see an immediate and positive difference in the appearance and texture of my skin. The regimen promises to accelerate skin cell renewal, by enhancing exfoliation, so surface cells are revealed faster, resulting in "refreshed, re-plumped, and visibly renewed skin", and firmer skin after only one month! I am- sadly- an “instant gratification” girl, and I did need to see something positive fast- and I did! For more information on the products, see the L’Oreal Age Perfect Cell Renewal website: 

In short, I am REALLY happy with the L’Oreal Age Perfect Cell Renewal regimen, and I am going to KEEP on it! I am pleased with the fact that L'Oreal products are affordable, and readily available at places like Walmart, so there's no reason NOT to try it! The products lasted long enough that I only had to buy more Serum- there is plenty of the Day & Night Creams to get you through 2 months. And if it can make a real, visible improvement in my 55 year old face, think what it might do for you! :-)

A week with Neutrogena® Rapid Dark Circle Repair® eye cream: Results!

After a week of using Neutrogena® Rapid Dark Circle Repair® eye cream, and I'm pretty darn impressed! I thought I was stuck with the purple circles I've had for many years, but quite apparently, I'm not! I was able to try it through a ‪#‎Crowdtap‬ ‪#‎sponsored‬ program! YAY! for Crowdtap and Neutrogena

I think the photo results truly speak for themselves. I have been using it daily, and I am going to KEEP using it daily- because it works! And one of the best things is that Neutrogena products are affordable, and readily available! I am so intrigued by how fast this worked that I want to try the rest of their "Rapid" products!

After one week! Pretty impressive, huh?

After one week- light makeup

After one week- NO makeup!