Friday, November 20, 2020

Turmeric Oil for Your Skin Review

I have a love relationship with turmeric. I seriously think it helps me internally, with my asthma. When I saw that they make a Turmeric Oil l, I was thinking...this is what I need. 

I’m going to see if it helps Mica’s eczema spot under his chin. Any time skin allergies happen, this oil is going on it. Now that the air is going to get dryer, my skin soon follows. It both adds moister and a glow. A little drop does a lot. 

Other oils in it: 
  • rosebud 
  • Jojoba 

Where to get it:

You can pick it up at Amazon, for $14.99. 

It didn’t leave a residue on my skin. My skin was soft after application. Before I got it, I was wondering if the oil would be yellow. Like..could it stain my clothes, and washcloth? It isn’t bright yellow like the turmeric in your pantry. 

It’s cold pressed, vegan and all natural. 

Do you prefer oil or lotion to keep your skin soft and hydrated over the cold, dry winter? 

Disclaimer: I got this product, for a discount yo help with this review. This post contains my own words, and opinions. 

ANAiRUi Coconut & Walnut #facialscrub Review

ANAiRUi coconut and walnut scrub feels great on the skin. 

I mainly got it for my dry forehead. All other parts of my face are just fine. My mom thinks I need to talk to my allergist doctor about my dry forehead. It is not dry all the time. This leads me to think it's not connected to allergies. The air gets dry, and so does my forehead. 

The grit is actually coconut and walnut. I suppose they could have added charcoal dust, and/or fine pumice. 

When I used this, it didn't feel super gritty. I don't know if that's so bad. Some scrubs are so gritty they feel like I'm taking sand paper to my face. 

It doesn't tighten up my face. I'm ok with that too. I actually dislike the feeling of the skin on my face tightening all up. It feels a bit like I'm being shrink wrapped.

It has both olive oil and jojoba oil in it. The product hydrates during the scrub. 

You can get it here:, for $12.99. I'd buy it again. It would work great as a stocking stuffer, or small gift.

Do you use face scrubs?

Disclaimer: I got this product for a discounted price, in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

#Acne Treatment Serum Review

Have you ever suffered from acne? I never had a lot of zits, just a few and they were deep. Now I have pretty good skin, or at least I’m told I do. 

My oldest is in that stage in his life, where pimples are a thing. I'm always after him, to take care of his skin. Anai Rui Acne Treatment Serum helps take care of zits. He for the most part gets one at a time, and had blackheads in the crease of his nose.

What does it have in it:
  • Tea Tree Oil
  • Willow Bark
  • Amur Cork Tree Bark 

What it leaves out: 
  • Parabens
  • Sulfates
  • Phthalates
  • Fragrance
  • Alcohol
  • Colorants
Mica has my skin, which is sensitive to harmful chemicals. It's good they leave the crappy ones out. We try to avoid them. 

Where to get it:

You can get it at Amazon, for $15.99. A little goes a long way. 

Stocking Stuffer:

I give the boys something fun, a movie or book, a food item, and something practical in their stockings. This is the practical thing Mica will get this year. 

Did you suffer for acne, or have blackheads when you were younger? Did you find that anything helped?

Disclaimer: I got this product for a discount in exchange, for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Adulting Never Felt so Good

We sold a coffee table on facebook marketplace. It was big, and old. We bought in return a long, skinny dresser that we are converting into a gecko habitat. 

*Never mind the big stick. Travis is taking the bark off to make some sculpture thing.

It will look something like this, but not. *See the photo below. I want to get a white, or light colored gecko. Possibly in the spring. Its name will be Warhol, and it will have one of his pop art pieces in the background of the tank. He/she will have smooth Campbell Soup cans tipped over/edges smooth, for hides. I'm sure I'll tweak the color of the dresser/gecko enclosure. I'm not the type to leave things as is. I also don't mind its color.

Huge news I got the job at AIM Institute! I even filled out the paperwork. It took way longer than it should have because I called the financial guy to make sure I was filling out the W4. Man things are different with those + I just haven't filled out that many. I wanted it done right considering that this is the job I plan on retiring from. If covid wasn't a thing, I seriously wanted to hug all their team through the computer. 

They pay well + have good benefits. The best things is that I'll be doing good things in the community. It's a nonprofit that helps put technology in the hands of those that can't afford it. I'll have a marketing title, but will do writing and graphic design as well. It will be mostly remote. They are ok with me teaching a college course at a university, in the evening once a week. 

I have to break up with Williams Sonoma. That's not so fun. I'm a bit nervous. I have to be honest, I haven't broken up with very many people or places. I kind of see things through the end almost always. It's their busy time + a coworker's father just passed away. It's only part time. I thought that with being part time I'd be able to transport Isaak to and from school more. Not so. She said she'd have the schedule done two weeks prior, which she does, but she changes it. I now understand why they have so many employees working part time: They don't have to pay for them to eat + they don't have to give them health insurance. I get hangry! Closing makes me on edge. It was in my job description. At Fresh Thyme there was always two people there that knew how to close. If I messed up, another person could help. It is cool setting up their displays. That's really my favorite part of the job. 

Do you find it hard to quit a job?

How to Save Big on Electronics

If you love to own the latest tech devices but you are not so keen on the hefty price tags that come with them, then you need to keep reading.

According to IDC, consumer spending on tech is set to hit $2.06 trillion in 2023, with purchases such as drones and smart home devices becoming increasingly popular, as well as traditional products such as mobile phones and computers

However, there are ways that you can enjoy the latest must-have electronics without breaking the bank.

From applying promotional codes, to earning cash back on old tech, keep reading to find out how you can save big on electronics.

Use coupons

Whether you are already a coupon addict or you have never used a promotional code before, coupons are a great way to cut the cost of electronic devices. For example, simply by using a Lenovo Promo Code, you can enjoy savings of up to 70% on a wide range of gadgets including laptops and desktop computers.

Be sure to also check if a particular retailer allows you to stack coupons, as this can help you make maximum savings.

Check online prices

Although you may enjoy checking out the latest tech at your nearest electrical goods store, you should always compare prices online to find the best deal on any given day.

Furthermore, many retailers offer flexible payment plans, meaning you have the freedom to purchase your preferred tech even if you don’t have the money upfront to pay for it.

Buy at the right time

Seasonal sales and special events such as Black Friday offer a great way to save big on electronics. Typically, January is the best month for finding TV and TV accessories deals as they go on sale ahead of the annual Super Bowl.

Plus, as well as Black Friday and Cyber Monday which takes place in November, you will find that many retailers continue to slash their prices all the way up until Christmas.

Trade-in old devices

If you like to upgrade your gadgets as soon as a new model comes out, rather than simply letting your tech gather dust in a drawer, why not make some money out of it?

Many mobile phones providers offer trade-in programs, giving you account credit that can be used against future purchases. Alternatively, you could sell your old devices yourself via social media or on a selling platform such as eBay.

Opt for refurbished electronics

Refurbished items are often in great condition, with some being as good as a brand new device, yet they cost far less to buy. That being said, the quality of refurbished tech can vary greatly from one store to a next, so it is always a good idea to do your homework before making a purchase.

Similarly, if you do not want the latest model of a particular electronic, you can find some great deals on older versions or discontinued range.

Don’t buy extended warranty

If you usually purchase extended warranty when you buy a new electronic product, you should be aware that the vast majority of electronics last way beyond the time of their warranty. Furthermore, major repairs on new tech items are needed very infrequently.

Most brands offer sufficient free warranties, meaning you don’t need to fork out the extra cash to extend them.


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