Lipgloss Break: April 2016

Currently Loving...Neutrogena Healthy Skin Anti-Aging Perfector

Finally, warm weather has arrived in Michigan. This past Sunday we probably spent 5 hours playing outside, walking uptown and eating on patios. Now that we have sun and we're spending more time outside, I'm working on incorporating SPF in my skincare routine.

I'm currently loving Neutrogena's Healthy Skin Anti-Aging Perfector. It has everything I'm looking for in my every day makeup routine:

  • SPF 20 to help protect my skin from harmful rays
  • Tinted moisturizer to even out my skin tone
  • Retinol to help reduce fine lines

I use a makeup sponge (previously talked about my makeup sponge on my other blog, The Non-Housewives) to put this on, and it goes on really smooth. I don't feel like I'm wearing makeup when I use Anti-Aging Perfector, and my bronzer and blush lays nicely over it. This is the first time I've been able to wear makeup like this without breaking out. I'm hooked.

I'm going to stock up on this for summer so I never run out. I may purchase a shade darker for summer. It's so easy to throw on over moisturizer, and I can always use the extra SPF. This is going to be my go-to for Summer!

You can find Neutrogena products online or at a store near you.

Neutrogena sent me products to review as part of their Ambassador program. All thoughts are my own. 


Meijer Beauty Perks + $25 Gift Card Giveaway

I switched over to Meijer for grocery shopping right before I had my son. Not only could I get my grocery shopping done there, but they also have a huge home goods section, pharmacy + drive thru, great beauty and cosmetics selection, and let's not forget, a Starbucks. There were many mornings on maternity leave that I sat in that Starbucks with a coffee in one hand, sleeping baby in the other, and relaxed.

Spring is in the air (especially in the Midwest) and Meijer is running their Meijer Beauty Perks program April 10-May 7. Again, one of the reasons I switched over to Meijer for my weekly grocery shopping is because of their large beauty selection. Here are few beauty essentials you can find on sale during this promotion, that are especially amazing for busy moms!

L'Oreal EverPure 6 in 1 Cleansing Balm
First off, this smells amazing! It's a rosemary mint scent that lasts throughout the day. This cleansing balm is a conditioner and cleanser in one. It's perfect for the quick 5 minute 'mommy' shower you have to take with kids in the house (long gone are the days of the long showers!). This balm cleanses, conditions, treats, detangles, softens and adds shine. No sulfates, parabens or silicones included. I thought for sure this would weight my hair down, but it didn't, and even looked good for the second day without washing.

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel Cream
I'm a huge Neutrogena fan, especially when it comes to skincare. This year's Michigan winter was pretty brutal, and has definitely taken a toll on my skin. I love their Hydro Boost line, specifically this Gel Cream for extra dry skin. It soaks right into my skin, and doesn't leave a greasy residue. Foundation also goes on really well over it.

Dr. Teal's Epsom Salts
I'm a firm believer that all moms need to be pampered! My idea of unwinding after a long day is taking a long, hot bath. I have extremely sensitive skin so unfortunately I can't use highly fragrant bubble bath, but I can, however, use Epsom Salts. They may not be as fun as a big bubble bath, but Epsom Salts will help to soothe sore muscle and help with muscle recovery. My son is 30+ lbs, so I need all the help I can get with my muscles!

Amope' Pedi Perfect Electronic Foot File
I was skeptical when I read the packaing on this product - and turned out being pleasantly surprised! The Amope Electronic Foot File is all you need for an at home pedicure. Don't have the time to get an hour pedicure? This file is so awesome. You can use it on dry or wet. Once charged, you turn it on and hold it up to the areas of your feet that need exfoliating. The Amope does all the work. I was shocked at how smooth the electric exfoliator was able to  get my fee. This would make a great Mother's Day (for yourself or your own mother!).

Here are additional items you can score on sale!


So...stop everything, and check out Meijer Beauty Perks which is running from April 10 - May 7, 2016, and enter to win a $25 Meijer Gift Card!

$25 Meijer Gift Card Giveaway


Target Marimekko Launch April 17


Mark your calendars and set your alarms - the Target & Marimekko collaboration launches this Sunday! I have my eye on the stand up paddle board, kids tent and swimsuit coverups.

Call your local Target and find out if they will have this in store - not all Targets will! If they won't, have no fear, you can shop online. The past few successful collaborations have caused the Target site to crash. I have no idea if this will be a popular one, so just keep checking the site and be patient.

If you go in store, try and have a good idea of what you want to buy, and go directly to that department. Stuff will go fast! Happy Shopping - please share what you get in the comments!