LaFlore Skincare Launch and Review

This post has been sponsored by the PRIMP Network. All opinions are my own

I'm excited to tell you about a brand new skincare line from LaFlore.  It just launched on September 16, but I got a cleanser, serum, and moisturizer to try last month so I could share it with my readers.  LaFlore is a little bit different than other skincare systems, so keep reading to see how it's different.

Caramel Apple Sugar Scrub Recipe

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I feel like pumpkins steal all of the attention in the fall.  If you give me the choice between pumpkin anything and a caramel apple, then I'm going to choose the caramel apple.  My daughter wanted caramel apples this week, and I decided that it would make a wonderful sugar scrub.  A nonprofit that I'm involved with had several women volunteer for a special project, so I wanted to give them a small token of appreciation with this caramel apple sugar scrub.

caramel apple sugar scrub recipe

Caregiving Made Easier With Sam's Club

Today, I want to take a break from talking about beauty and talk about something that's going on in my life that I haven't shared much about on social media.  A little over two years ago, my mom fell and suffered from a brain bleed that caused long-term problems with her memory and balance.  After the fall, she spent months in and out of the hospital with various complications.  Thankfully, she hasn't been hospitalized in over a year.  

Since she has problems with her memory, I've taken over as her caregiver.  She lives alone half an hour from me, so this hasn't been the easiest way to care for someone, but I've made it work.  Thankfully, Sam's Club has made it easier to save time and get my mom's essentials so I can spend more time with her or my kids.

Pumpkin Spice Latte Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

How many pumpkin spice lattes have you had this year?  I haven't had any, unless you count Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte K-Cups.  Those I have had a few of so far this year.  I found a way to satisfy my cravings for PSL without breaking the bank or drinking a lot of calories with this pumpkin spice latte melt and pour soap.  It smells amazing, and the coffee gives it a little boost of scrubbing power.  Caffeine is also said to help with cellulite, so it makes a good body bar as well as a hand soap.

pumpkin pie spice melt and pour soap recipe

15 Amazing Epsom Salt Uses & Benefits

Even though I don't use Epsom salts very often in my recipes on my blog, it's one thing that we constantly use at home.  My son has had surgery on his feet twice in the last year, which meant twice daily Epsom salt soaks for weeks before surgery and after.  I use them in the bath with my other son to increase his magnesium intake.  I use them in salt soaks and for scrubs because of their wonderful benefits.  I was going to do a few posts on Epsom salt recipes, but they are very basic recipes, so I decided to just do one bigger post with all of the amazing uses for Epsom salts and why you need them in your medicine cabinet.

15 Amazing Epsom Salt Uses & Benefits

Easy Sugar Scrub Recipe with Suave Essentials Body Wash

Isn't it amazing how a scent can take you to a new place and instantly transform your mood?  I love trying different scents, so I'm always switching things around.  I'm the one who will buy my favorite product in four different scents, but I don't use them a full bottle a time.  I switch them every few weeks, rotating between the scents.  I am loving the Suave Essentials body wash line because they have some amazing scents.  Keep reading to learn more about the different scents and get an easy sugar scrub recipe that I made with one of the body washes.

Suave Essentials Body Wash

Last week, I saw a quiz for Suave Essentials body washes.  My results for the quiz weren't too surprising for me: Tropical Coconut.  Yes, that would have been the first one that I grabbed!

When I was at Walmart, I picked up the Suave Essentials Body Wash in Tropical Coconut.  But of course, I couldn't stop at just one.  As much as I love all things coconut, I know that fall is coming.  I also grabbed Cocoa Butter & Shea, which smells like vanilla sugar, and Milk & Honey Splash because they are warmer scents for fall.  I also Sweet Pea & Violet, which is more of a spring or summer scent to me, but I think I'll use it during the winter to remind me that warmer weather is ahead.  

Not sure which scent is right for you?  Take the Suave Body Wash Quiz to see what scent you get!  After you take the quiz, you'll get a cash back offer from Ibotta, too.  

Easy Sugar Scrub Recipe With Suave Essentials Body Wash

I love the smell of the body washes so much that I decided to use them in a sugar scrub recipe.  This is great for your entire body, but I love it for my feet.  Traditional sugar scrubs have oil in them, which isn't so great when you need to walk around after you scrub your feet.  But this recipe exfoliates and softens without leaving your feet slippery.

This recipe couldn't be simpler.  In fact, there really isn't even a recipe.  You can customize it for your preferences and eyeball the ingredients.

I filled a small container about 3/4 of the way full with sugar.  Then I almost filled it with Suave Essentials body wash and stirred it.  I wanted my scrub thick, so I added some more sugar for a thick scrub.  You can make yours thick or thin, depending on your needs.  

Now you have a wonderful scrub for your hands, feet, or body that's already scented and colored without buying anything extra.  You can use the scrub and your body wash in the same scent to layer your scent for the day.  

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Michael Todd Soniclear Elite Giveaway

I'm a Michael Todd Beauty ambassador, which means that I've been able to introduce you to a lot of their products.  They have great skin care products, but my favorite products are their beauty tools.  I have the Sonic Eraser Pro, Soniclear Petite, Sonic Blend, and the Total Refresher.  I use all of the products often, but I use the Soniclear Petite twice a day.  My skin looks and feels so much better since I started using it last March.  

Michael Todd Beauty recently reached out to see if I wanted to host a giveaway for the Soniclear Elite for one of my lucky fans.  Of course, I said yes because I know you will all love it if you win one!

15 of the Best Hair Masks

My hair really takes some abuse with heat styling and color, so I try to take care of it by using a hair mask once a week.  I make quite a few masks myself, but sometimes I just like trying a premade one or they have ingredients that aren't cost effective for me to purchase for myself.  Here are 16 of the best hair masks for your consideration.

15 of the Best Hair Masks