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Spruce Up Your Skincare With Olay Fresh Effects

April 5th, 2013 by Christen

Olay Fresh Effects

According to the calendar, it is Springtime (even if you’re still wearing a bubble coat and boots).  You’re preparing for warmer weather and brighter fashions, why not spruce up your skincare regimen?  Updating my skincare routine wasn’t a thought until I came home to an awesome surprise from Olay Fresh Effects.

Olay Fresh Effects



I’m no beauty expert, but my grandma taught me a few things and when it comes to skincare I believe in two things: Exfoliating and Moisturizing.  Lucky for me, the Olay Fresh Effects line includes a great exfoliating cleanser (Bead Me Up) that doesn’t leave my skin feeling dried out and stiff.  (And when you pair in the pulsating power cleansing brush, dirt & leftover makeup doesn’t stand a chance!) I usually finish up with Long Live Moisture or BB Cream for a fresh-faced look.




The Olay Fresh Effects product line includes:

Va-Va-Vivid Powered Contour Cleansing Brush – It’s soft silicon bristles cleanse 400% better – even on waterproof make-up! – for a refreshing clean you can see and feel.




BB Cream – A cream that combines 24-hour hydration and a splash of sheer color for a brighter, smoother, more even skin tone and a virtually flawless, radiant look.

Bead Me Up – We’ve brought together foaming bubbles and exfoliating microbeads to give you the freshest wash you’ve ever had. Millions of bubbles gently purify and lift away dirt, while exfoliating microbeads softly scrub your skin for a beautifully fresh, healthy look.




• Long Live Moisture – A lightweight moisturizer that keeps skin soft and smooth for up to 24-hours.

Shine, Shine, Go Away – Nothing says refreshment like a deep-down-to-the-pores clean. Our shine minimizing cleanser has all the purifying power of a mask, but lathers and rinses like a daily cleanser to remove 2X more dirt oil and make-up than basic cleansing. Formula with kaolin clay lifts away impurities and helps minimize shine – even after you leave the sink! Treat yourself to a deeper clean for a fresher feel.




S’Wipe Out – Gentle, everyday cleansing in a jiffy. Each of these special pre-moistened cloths is covered in cottony-soft cleansing pockets to lift away dirt and makeup – even waterproof mascara – in a flash. With light Olay moisture and vitamin E they leave skin feeling clean, soft and smooth all in one easy step. So S’wipe off your day for freshness you can see and feel.



If you’re thinking about trying something new and sprucing up your skincare with Olay Fresh Effects, stop by your local Walmart or head over to and start your new skincare routine today.

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Disclosure:  The Olay Fresh Effects product, information and gift pack has been provided by Olay, however all shared opinions are my own.Olay Fresh Effects

Olay Fresh Effects

Olay Fresh Effects

Five Kickstarter Projects Making Strides (That Make Great Gifts)

February 22nd, 2013 by Christen

Did you know that you can find some of the most unique gifts online that aren’t even available in stores yet?  Some of the most innovative products are just waiting for backers and potential customers on  What is Kickstarter?  Kickstarter is a funding platform for creative projects. Everything from films, games, and music to art, design, and technology.  Check out a few of our favorite Kickstarter projects currently making waves online that also make great gifts below…

ChargeCard – $24.99

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ChargeCard is a portable USB Charging Cable for iPhone and iPad. Designed to fit in your wallet.  USB Charging and data sync iPhones, iPad and iPods.








Lumio Lamp – $95

kickstarter lumio


Lumio is simple and intuitive. The lamp automatically turns on and off as you open and close the cover. A flexible and durable spine design allows you to control brightness by adjusting the angle without a switch or button.  The lamp is available for preorder on Kickstarter for $95 with hopes to further develop the product in different sizes and LED colors soon.






CST Watch – $129





CST-01, “the world’s thinnest watch,” is a  0.8 mm thick flexible cuff watch that uses e-ink display. Its minimalist style means there are no buttons or knobs, so the base station does most of the work to charge the device and allow users to change to a 24-hour format.  The watch is available for preorder starting at $129 in white, black and rose gold.






Snooze iPhone Dock – $129



Snooze the minimal alarm dock with big rubber snooze bar. If you’re tired of fumbling for our iPhone alarm in the morning, so we created Snooze – the bedside stand with a big, functioning snooze bar. It creates a home for your iPhone and cable, so no more knocking your iPhone off of the nightstand or turning your alarm off by accident – the rubber top of Snooze lets you easily quiet your alarm or incoming phone calls. Snooze is available for preorder starting at $39.99.








Zooka – $99

kickstarter zooka


Zooka by Carbon Audio to be mobile as your media. Through Bluetooth® technology, Zooka connects with your mobile devices to enhance your sound experience, bringing to life any game, movie, or song you want to play. And its dual speakers provide high-end sound quality while its functional design ensures that it fits just as snug on your iPad as it does your laptop. Zooka is available for preorder starting at $99.





Looking for a unique gift for your family or friends?  Which kickstarter project caught your eye as a great gift?  



Finally! Apple Confirms Products Coming To T-Mobile In 2013

December 6th, 2012 by Christen


If you’re one of the few T-Mobile customers holding their breath for an iDevice…you can finally breath a sigh of relief.



Apple has confirmed news that T-Mobile will be carrying the company’s products in 2013.

The news came as part of a press release by T-Mobile parent company Deutsche Telekom this morning. Apple representative, Natalie Harrison confirmed it earlier today.

In the coming year, T-Mobile USA will continue to reinforce its market presence with additions to its rate plan and product portfolio, including Apple products. “Following on from the preceding steps such as the spectrum swap with Verizon, the towers deal with Crown Castle and the transaction with MetroPCS that we have announced, we have now added the final piece to the jigsaw to boost the competitiveness of T-Mobile USA sustainably,” said René Obermann.

T-Mobile representative Michelle Taylerson reiterated that the company would bring Apple products to the carrier in 2013. “Additional details will be made available at a later date,” she said.

There was no mention of which Apple products T-Mobile would carry, but you’ll probably see the iPad and quite possibly the iPhone 6 make it’s debut next year…(don’t act like you’re not expecting it…LOL)


What do you think?  Are you a T-Mobile user waiting on Apple to make the switch?



Five Reasons Why Buying The iPad Mini Is A BAD IDEA

November 2nd, 2012 by Tech Staff


It’s arrived in stores today with lack-luster thunder…yeah right.  Of course the masses will follow suit yet again and purchase Apple’s newest miniature iPad… Why? Because spending hard earned cash on anything Apple-related is always a great idea.. Right? WRONG..  Based on a few recent updates, redesigns and contrasts against similar mini tablets on the market, it’s safe to say that buying the iPad Mini today is a bad, BAD IDEA.


5.  The iPad Mini costs too much, ($329) especially considering the lower resolution of its 7.9-inch non-Retina Display. The A5 processor isn’t as robust as the one in the fourth-gen iPad and iPhone 5. Typing on the smaller screen is not quite as comfy.


4.  Based on numerous reports, crowds waiting in line at Apple retail stores are A LOT smaller than they have been in the past for other launches.  Which means that if there isn’t a great demand for the product, you probably shouldn’t be clamoring for one in your hands too soon.


3.  If you thought buying an iPad Mini today would get you the lightning speed you need, think again.  Apple isn’t launching the LTE-enabled iPad Minis until later in the month.  (Talk about a bait & switch…) This is a significant factor in analysts predicting WEAK opening weekend sales for the new device.


2.  Something as small as the iPad Mini should at least have multiple functions like the Galaxy Note II.  What’s the use of carrying a smaller tablet AND a smartphone if you don’t have to?


1.  Buying the iPad Mini opening weekend reinforces the idea that it’s okay to create updated versions of devices sooner than loyal consumers can afford them.  There are countless iPad 2 and even New iPad owners that will not be buying the iPad mini or 4th generation iPad because it’s too much, too soon.  Next thing you know, Apple will be expecting consumers to sell their first borns just to keep up with purchasing the production of new idevices…Good Luck With That…


What do you think?  Will you become a new iPad Mini owner this weekend?


Essence Beauty Awards: The Bold & The Beautiful!

May 14th, 2012 by Christen

ESSENCE Beauty Director Corynne Corbett; Vice-President of Marketing for Johnson & Johnson, Janis Smith-Gomez; celebrity manicurist Lisa Logan; celebrity hairstylist Ted Gibson, L’Oreal chemists Balanda Atis and Janine Cherette; celebrity stylist June Ambrose; ESSENCE Associate Publisher Stella Araya Weil and ESSENCE Editor-in-Chief Constance White


ESSENCE, the preeminent lifestyle publication for African-American women, announced the winners of the ESSENCE Best in Black Beauty Awards, Tuesday, May 8th. ESSENCE Beauty Director Corynne Corbett and celebrity stylist June Ambrose served as co-hosts of the ultimate beauty conversation during this invitation-only event.

Q Parker of 112 attends the ESSENCE Best in Black Beauty Awards at the Dream Hotel in New York City.

The ESSENCE Best in Black Beauty Awards honored beauty innovators who are influencing what’s now and next. The honorees were: Balanda Atis, Group Leader, and Janine Cherette, Color Cosmetic Scientist, of the L’Oréal USA Research and Innovation team; Ted Gibson, celeb hairstylist to the stars and head stylist on What Not To WearJanis Smith-Gomez, Vice-President of Marketing for Johnson & Johnson; Lisa Logan, go-to manicurist for Beyoncé; and Pat McGrath, makeup artist who masterminds the runway’s most sought-after looks from New York to Milan. Grammy-nominated artist Janelle Monáe—who is known for her own groundbreaking sense of style—also shared in the awards presentation.


In addition, the evening featured a “live gift wall” showcasing the winning products from the ESSENCE Best in Black Beauty Awards 2012 listing—highlighted in the magazine’s May 2012 issue—in which ESSENCE’s beauty editors and a team of experts highlighted the best makeup, skin care, nail, fragrance and hair picks. Attendees even had an opportunity to sample the products on-site. For more information and to vote for your beauty favorites, which will be revealed as “Readers’ Choice Awards” winners in the October issue of ESSENCE magazine, visit



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