skin care

ReVive neck renewal cream review

revive neck renewal cream review

pictured: ReVive Neck Renewal Cream / nail polish /

I am scratching my head trying to figure how I have had this blog for over thirteen years and I have not reviewed my favorite beauty product yet! How in the world did this happen? Well, I am correcting my wrongdoing now by telling you all about this fabulous neck cream from ReVive.

When I was twenty-eight years old, I decided to get serious about my skin care. I felt myself pushing thirty, and the writing was on the wall that skin care would be an important part of aging gracefully. Fast forward to my late forties, and I am still doing the same skin care routine I developed when I was twenty-eight.

The most important part of my skin care routine is this neck cream. While I have tested out others along the way, I always go back to my old faithful, ReVive Neck Renewal Cream. Since I don’t believe in using fillers or plastic surgery, using creams which actually work is very important to me. This neck cream has kept my neck skin firm and wrinkle free over the years; even after losing forty pounds almost two years ago.

In addition to keeping my neck skin firm, ReVive Neck Renewal Cream contains spf, which is really an important part of combating the aging process and protecting your skin. The cream is smooth and doesn’t leave a sticky residue; it blends in really well leaving skin soft and well balanced. Love that!

So, if you are looking for the ultimate neck cream, this is it. If ReVive ever stops producing this neck cream, I will have to organize and stage a large-scale protest because I need this cream!

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Do you have a beauty product you have been standing by for decades? If so, share in the comments below!

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Scented body cream for summer 2023

scented body cream summer 2023

Scented body cream from top left: Colleen Rothschild body butter (my favorite!) / Dior body cream / L’Occitane body cream / Fleur de Peau body balm / Philosophy body cream / Laura Mercier body cream /

‘Tis the season for scents! When warm, summer weather arrives, I love to wear scented body lotion which is subtle, and offers just enough fragrance without being overwhelming. My favorite scents in the summer include coconut, vanilla, and Colleen Rothschild’s Tahitian Monoi; it is absolutely fabulous!

There are two main reasons scented body cream is far superior to just wearing perfume during the warm summer months. The subtle scent is perfect when perspiration happens, and it will happen, plus, body cream helps restore dry skin from summer sun and fun. That’s two birds with one stone! Love that!

My two favorite brands are Colleen Rothschild, and Laura Mercier, but the other brands I am showing you are good too. Colleen Rothschild and Laura Mercier are the ones I reach for the most often. They have beautiful scents plus offer the perfect amount of moisture for my skin. I love being outdoors during the summer months, so a good body cream is essential.

Shop my favorite scented body cream around the web.

What is your favorite scented body cream for summer 2023?

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How to fix cracked heels

how to fix cracked heels how to heal cracked heels

How to heal cracked heels from left: heel exfoliator / foot cream /

OK, this is an age-old problem with our feet which occurs every time we are getting ready to show off our feet in our fabulous spring and summer footwear. Ugh! Our heels are cracked! Now, don’t sit there and claim you have never had this problem; everyone has this problem.

For the duration of the winter season, our feet have been hidden away in socks which are hidden inside boots. All of this warmth and moisture has allowed our heels to appear fine. They are not fine. As soon as the socks come off, and the slides, mules, and sandals come on, our heels start cracking like crazy! It is an annual annoyance.

You might already know how to solve this problem, but most people, think foot cream alone will solve the cracked heel issue. I can assure you; it will not solve the problem. We need more than foot cream alone; we need to exfoliate our heels.

Some people might think a complicated routine needs to occur to fix cracked heels, that is not the case. You don’t need to bother with foot masks, sticky stickers with big claims, or other strange routines which do not produce results, or offer too complicated and expensive a solution. There is a really simple way to heal cracked heals, and some of you may already know this routine!

2 simple steps to fixing cracked heels:

  1. Exfoliate: I don’t mean use an expensive product to exfoliate. You can use an inexpensive product which can easily be cleaned and re-used year after year. An exfoliating file is the ideal way to get rid of those cracks and smooth out your heels. They work like a charm! The one I use is no longer made, but the one pictured above has really good ratings and is quite similar to the one I use. It should do the trick!
  2. Foot cream: After exfoliating, wipe off your heels and apply foot cream. L’Occitane makes a great cream which helps soften heels. I recommend applying it morning and night; and as needed.

That’s it! If your heels are really, severely cracked, you may need to do this a few times before you are happy with the results. Otherwise, I do this once a year and it works like a charm! Of course, I keep using the foot cream throughout the spring and summer seasons. Now, if winter would go away so we can actually have some sandal weather!

Here are a few products to help make your feet fabulous for sandal season!

If you have any other simple solutions to healing dry, cracked heels, feel free to comment below!

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