Thursday, August 30, 2018

Just bought this barePro Performance Wear Liquid Foundation and Love it!!!

Since bareEssentuals beginnings,  selling their make-up line on QVC, I have started buying from them. Yeah, that is a long time, over twenty years for sure. In the beginning of their make-up line, I was using their mineral power foundation and loved it. I fact, that is all I used and the bronzer.

Well, when I was at the mall a couple weeks ago, I went straight to the bareEssentuals counter, looking for a new foundation powder and came upon this instead. Oh wow, what can I say but I love it.  This liquid foundation I purchased has SPF coverage and has 24 hour coverage.

Whatever color you are looking for, well, there are 30 shades to look at and choose from. The finish of this foundation is naturally matte, creamy smooth texture, is made with bamboo stem extract and papaya enzymes to improve your skins texture immediately and over time.

If you are looking to hide any blemishes, pores or imperfections, this is the foundation for you. Also, this foundation is sweat resistant, water resistant, heat resistant and even stays on with humidity.  If you are concerned about oils, parabens, sulfate or even fragrances, well this liquid foundation if free from these too. Sounds like a winner to me.

The method for applying this liquid foundation if with the pump under the cap. It is best to apply a pump to the outside of your hand and apply to your face from the inside of your face to the outside to make sure you have full coverage. 

To look closer at this foundation, click on the image above and you will go to a page to learn more about it.

Until next time friends, have a blessed day!

Monica 👧

Summer Cardigan with Lattice Back

Summer is coming to a close. This cute cardigan is on sale and comes in more than one color. Just look how cute this is with the lattice style open face cardigan. Isn't it just awesome! I love cardigans and am always looking for a new one to add to my closet. This a long sleeve cardigan in the colors of nude, ivory, yellow, burgundy and olive and is made from acrylic/nylon materials.

Whether going to out to eat, to a movie or any place that might be chilly, this is the perfect cardigan to wear over a tank top or shirt as it lays delicately over your shorts or jeans. Just think of all the complements you will receive for wearing this beautiful lattice back cardigan. The ribbed cardigan body is something I like as well. This is a cardigan that can be worn for years to come, which comes is sizes XS to XL.   

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Games to Enhance your Baby’s Development

With your baby’s mind growing so fast during their early formative years, it is natural to want even their playtime to be educational. Here are some fun games to play with your baby that will aid them in their development.

It doesn’t matter what age you are, everyone loves music. Let your little one experiment with different sounds by playing kid-friendly musical instruments. You most likely already have a rattle, so why not purchase a mini-drum or keyboard? And try not to worry too much about the loud noise.

Copy Cat
Place your baby in front of a mirror. Let them crawl up to it and touch it. Play copy-cat with them, getting them to do certain movements and letting them watch as their reflection does the same.

Unless your baby is a child prodigy, it is highly unlikely they will be able to sing themselves. Sing to your baby and let them make noises along with you. Provide something visual as well. This can be dancing, clapping, or just letting them wiggle on the floor.

Name Game
Play a game of naming the parts of the body. Say the names as you touch their feet, belly, arms, fingers, and so on. Repetition is key, and it is a very close bonding time. Make sure to use the proper names even if they can’t say them yet.

You would be surprised how beneficial a game of peekaboo can be. Eye contact can help with facial recognition, displaying and understanding emotions, and helps to create a strong bond. This game also lets them begin to understand cause and effect, along with permanent and temporary states. They might not fully grasp the concepts yet, but their minds are taking it all in and working on it.

This game helps your baby develop their hand-eye co-ordination. They can start to distinguish patterns and experiment with how they move their arms and body. Pair this game with a fun and educational rhyme!

Yes, even getting your baby to help you clean will enhance their development. This doesn’t mean sending them into the bathroom to scrub the toilet, but working with them to put their toys back in a proper place can teach responsibility and how items can be sorted into categories.

Growing-up with a pet is not only a lot of fun, but your child can forge new skills as they forge their friendship. Be with them as they play age-appropriate games like fetch. Teach them about how to manoeuvre their bodies so they can ‘friendly-pat’ their pet. Find out how to include them in caring for the pet at www.catlittlersource.com.

All children mature and grow at different rates, so don’t worry if they are more receptive to one game than another. Provide positive reinforcement for their attempts, praising them for trying but still correcting them.

Jen Brenner  (C)

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Have You Been Considering a Home Renovation?

Have you been considering a home renovation project, but are unsure where to turn to find a trustworthy local contractor? There is now a site that can help you locate the perfect contractor at a price you can afford.

Roofing and Foundation

Two of the most important features of your home are the roof and foundation. One protects the inside from the elements and the other provides stability for the entire structure. Problems with either can prove extremely costly if they are let go for a long period of time after needing repairs.

Masonry Experts

Brick homes, office buildings, apartments, driveways and walls all need to be well-maintained and repaired every now and again. Hiring a masonry expert will help preserve your brick structures and give it extended life. Loose, broken or collapsed bricks can be fixed with the right equipment and knowledge. You can seek out a masonry contractor that is local, experienced and affordable.

Plumbing and Electrical

The internal workings of a home sometimes need to have a complete overhaul. Plumbing and electrical problems can cause secondary damage due to flooding or fire hazards. You can have a local plumbing or electrical contractor come out and give you a free estimate on repairs.


Does your yard need a complete remodel? Is there more dirt than grass? Are the weeds taking over? A true landscaping contractor can stop by and offer suggestions on getting your landscape healthy again. You might need fresh sod, the addition of healthy plants or maybe add a small koi pond. You are only limited by your imagination.

Paving and Patios

Concrete and asphalt driveways need serious repairs from time to time. Find a local paving contractor that can offer you the most affordable options to replace or fix any damaged pavement you have. You can also look into having new sidewalks installed, patios, or concrete paver walkways set in place for gardens.

Find a Trusted Local Contractor

You can narrow your search to find the closest contractors to your area. You can set an appointment to get an estimate of what repairs or renovations need done and the estimated costs. You are sure to find a trusted local contractor that can perform the needed work within your budget.

Contact renovation specialists like Renovation Experts and check out the latest in home renovation contractors right now!