Pretty Talk: How I “Plus Up” My Pretty Routine with Pond’s

What are the two skincare tips I tell you guys all the time? Wash your face every night and hydrate, hydrate, HYDRATE.

It’s so important to get that makeup off before you hit the hay but it’s also important to keep your skin hydrated – especially at night when your skin is more receptive to retaining moisture.

But, listen, I get it. We’re all busy. Sometimes taking care of our skin is the last – and I do mean – LAST thing on our minds. That’s why I wanted to share with you a few ways I “plus up” the pretty in my skincare regimen.

First of all, I ONLY cleanse my face once a day at night before bed. Two is too many. That’s my motto, at least. To maintain the delicate levels of moisture in the skin, it’s important not to strip the skin of nourishing oils that keep our skin hydrated and our complexion looking young.

A busy day behind, an early wakeup call and a loooong day ahead of me tomorrow but I NEVER skip my skincare regimen

But again, I know after a long day, cleansing your skin is not at the top of your priorities. That’s why right now I’m loving Pond’s Luminous Clean Wet Cleansing Towlettes (only $4.67 at Walmart). My second tip is to keep these little beauties next to your bed along with your nighttime moisturizer so that you can cleanse and moisturize your skin in under two minutes flat right before bed. These guys are primed to take off makeup in a jiffy. And the best part? There’s no need to rinse! It does everything you need a cleanser to do – without the fuss. It gently removes all of the makeup, dirt of the day and pesky impurities while leaving the skin feeling fresh and moisturized.

At te moment, I’m using a powerful one-two punch by using the Pond’s Luminous Clean Wet Cleansing Towlettes and then following it up with the good dose of anti-aging moisture I get with Pond’s Rejuveness Anti-Wrinkle Cream (can you believe it’s only $8.97 at Walmart?). This moisturizer richly hydrates the skin (and penetrates even more deeply when used at night) all while firming and reducing fine lines – so much so that you’ll see a visible difference in 2 weeks. And, y’all, Connie Britton is a fan of Pond’s if that tells you anything. Her fave? She prefers the Exfoliating Renewal Morning Refresh Towlettes (also $4.67).

How do I plus up the pretty with my skincare regimen? Right now, I'm loving Pond's. And you can get all three of these products for under $25.


For my third tip, we focus on what we do during the day. I’m not a big foundation fan as I like my skin to show and glow not hide and disguise so I’m a big fan of Pond’s Luminous Finish BB+ Cream ($9.97). It’s a beautiful alternative to heavy foundation as it instantly adds a subtle glow to the skin while visibly reducing dark spots, perfecting skin tone and providing Broad Spectrum SPF 15 sunscreen. Yep, it does all that in one little product!

Sittin' pretty after plus'ing up my pretty for the day with Pond's Luminous Finish BB+ Cream

Which is perfect when you’re a girl like me on the go. Oh, who am I kidding? We’re all girls on the go. And just because we wouldn’t have it any other way, that doesn’t mean our skin should suffer. So try to plus up your skincare regimen! You can try all of my fave plus up products for under $25 and…drumroll please…I even have a coupon for you:

Save $1 off your preferred Pond’s product to plus up your daily skincare regimen!
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Visit to find beauty tips for your whole day and unlock a $1 coupon to save on Ponds®. Walmart truly does have the best prices for Pond’s which is perfect when you’re trying to plus up the pretty!

p.s. And guys, tune in tomorrow when I just might be announcing a big #PondsGiveaway ! Who’s ready to win?



BF Asks: Which Pond’s product will you be using your $1 off coupon for? 

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In-My-Tub-Tuesday: Pur-lisse Pur-Delicate Gentle Soy Milk Cleanser & Makeup Remover

I am a big fan of the VIP box from FabFitFun that I receive seasonally on my doorstep…but more on that later.

For now, I want to introduce you to what’s in my tub this Tuesday:

Pur-lisse Pur-Delicate Gentle Soy Milk Cleanser ($36)

The reason I mentioned the FabFitFun VIP box is because I received this scrumptious cleanser for sensitive skin in my summertime FabFitFun VIP box!

In-My-Tub-Tuesday: Pur-lisse Pur-Delicate Gently Soy Milk Cleanser & Makeup Remover

I mean, listen, as sensitive as I might be as a person, my skin is even more sensitive. That’s why many times so-called “sensitive” cleansers let me down.
But not this one. No way.

With its blue lotus, white tea, soy proteins, sea silk and lupine peptides, my skin is gently cleansed by its milk gel formula. It washes away dirt, makeup and the effects of the day and leaves my skin clean without feeling stripped or irritated. Plus, it feels like it’s actually soothing my skin which is just what us sensitive girls need at the end of a long day or first thing in the morning.

Honestly, I was surprised by how much I loved this cleanser as my skin felt soft, supple and silky…and, dare I say, SEXY!!!




BF Asks: Do you have sensitive skin? If so, what’s your sensitive skin cleanser of choice?


In-My-Tub-Tuesday: Exfolimate Face and Body Exfoliation

Last week, I tried something unlike anything I’ve ever tried before. And I must say I am intrigued which is why I MUST share it with you on In-My-Tub-Tuesday, today!

In-My-Tub-Tuesday: Exfolimate Face and Body Exfoliation ($39.95)

So what is this intriguing beauty product sitting in my bathtub? A revolution in exfoliation called Exfolimate.

Exfolimate is a hand-held exfoliation tool, with innovative micro grooves and a smooth edge technology that glides along your skin to gently and precisely exfoliate. Think of it as a skin squeegee. Yes, really!
You use Exfolimate in the tub or shower (or at the sink, I suppose) when your skin is damp and your skin the most supple. So how does it work? Well, here’s where it’s gonna sound, um, weird. There is almost a blade-like, dull edge that does its job to eradicate excess oil, dirt and dead skin from your face and body. Each Exfolimate comes with one tool for the face and one larger tool for the body so you’re covered there.

It’s so easy to use, you’re gonna wonder if you’re using it correctly. You are. It’s super simple.
So my results? I didn’t see any evident dirt or oil come off my face but keep in mind that I have been religious with my skin-cleaning routine since I was 11 and I am super dry. But when I used the Body Exfolimate on my upper back, well, let’s just say I saw some instant results! My skin was left feeling deeply cleansed.

A perfect alternative to grainy scrubs that can oftentimes cause irritation, Exfolimate works to clean pores, tone and exfoliate all in one step. And it leaves you with a natural, glowing radiance with not a bit of ruddiness in sight! Plus, my skin felt smoother after each use.

Some other good ways to use Exfolimate? When getting ready for a spray tan, for a pedicure and for smoother shaving and waxing.

It’s worth a try! And I think those of you on the more oily side will definitely see immediate results!!




BF Asks: Will you give Exfolimate a try? 

In-My-Tub-Tuesday: Neutrogena Rainbath Refreshing Shower & Bath Gel

Good morning -er – afternoon, I mean!

Sorry for the late post today, guys!

I have been lacking energy all day long.

After taking my vitamins, drinking some tea, working out and even going to get a B-12 shot, I finally decided to hop into a mid-afternoon shower and get my dependable wakeup call!

That’s why today’s In-My-Tub-Tuesday is a thank you letter to Neutrogena Rainbath Refreshing Shower & Bath Gel ($7.99 – $26.99, depending on size).

In-My-Tub-Tuesday: Neutrogena Rainbath Shower & Bath Gel - my wakeup call!

With its aromatic array of citrus, herbs and spices, this amber-hued shower gel helps me get up & go. And man, oh, man did I need that today!

I get out of the shower refreshed, ready to go, cleansed and moisturized without a hint of residue.

When guests use it at my house, they swear it lulls them to sleep, but for me – it’s all about the pure energy it brings into my world.
And on a day like today, that’s just what the doctor ordered. So thanks, Neutrogena! This girl needed a little pick-me-up!



BF Asks: Have you tried Neutrogena Rainbath Refreshing Shower & Bath Gel?




In-My-Tub-Tuesday: Clarisonic Mia in Pink – the cleansing queen

Just because you may not be a bath-lover like me, it doesn’t mean you can’t look forward to your bath or shower time!

Meet the Clarisonic Mia.

Clarisonic Mia in Pink ($119)


Clarisonic Mia ($119)


She’s cute, compact and a cleaning queen! What makes her queen, you ask? The sensational sonic frequency that moves Clarisonic‘s soft, gentle brush back and forth at more than 300 times per second, thoroughly clearing pores and skin’s surface.

Ideal for all skin types and recommended by many leading dermatologists, the Clarisonic Mia deeply cleans and gently exfoliates all while increasing blood and oxygen circulation in the face.

Know why else Mia is the cleaning queen? She removes makeup six times better than traditional methods, cleans deeply into pores and reduces pore size appearance -cleansing so deeply that products are absorbed better and skin looks healthier.

After my first cleansing, my skin looked younger, brighter, smoother and felt completely clean!

All hail the Queen…Queen Clarisonic Mia, that is!


NOTE: Clarisonic Mia is available in many shades. But you know me, I had to go with the pink!

BF Asks: Are you a fan of the Clarisonic Mia?

In-My-Tub-Tuesday: DDF Glycolic Wash


Who really loves to clean their face?
Not I said the fly.
But it’s a necessary evil. Like brushing your teeth.
One that will perhaps keep us from looking so evil later in life.
And one that I never, never miss before I head to bed.

DDF Glycolic Wash ($28)

So what makes this necessary evil more enjoyable?
When I find a cleanser that multitasks for me!
DDF Glycolic Wash is a cleansing, anti-aging, restorative and renewing quadruple threat!
It deep cleanses with 5% glycolic acid, purifying the pores and minimizing the appearance of those pesky fine lines and wrinkles.
The perfect ph-balanced pairing of the glycolic acid and choice skin conditioners make for a blissful marriage for your skin.
Even for the most sensitive of skin, like yours truly, it won’t strip, dry or dehydrate.
It just feels goooooood!
And your skin will just be left feeling cleaner, younger, glowing and ravishingly radiant!
BF Asks: Do you dread or love washing your face? What is your cleanser of choice?



BF QOD: Tina Turner says…


Going through a bump? Time to let something, or someone go, but you’re scared.

Honey, it’s time. Just listen to the timeless Tina Turner:

“Sometimes you have to let everything go – purge yourself.

If you are unhappy with anything – whatever is bringing you down – get rid of it.

Because you will find that when you are free, your true creativity, your true self comes out.”

(Tina Turner)

(illustration by Jen Troyer)

Remember that in the times you’re not feeling so strong…