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It’s Better to Look Good and Feel Good! #ClearBeauty #Allegra #CBias


As the More is More Mom®, I’m all about……more feeling fab! In all my life, I have never battled allergies until this year. The sneezing, the itchy throat, the runny nose, the watery eyes! It’s such a total drag. One of my favorite parodies is Billy Crystal doing Fernando Lamas, “It is better to look good than to feel good. And you look…..mahvelous!” When you don’t feel well, it’s one thing, but when you aren’t looking your best, it’s time to head to the CVS Pharmacy!

Rather than self-prescribe, I decided to pay a visit to a professional; the pharmacist. After explaining (and complaining about) my symptoms, she recommended Allegra #ClearBeauty. Sneezing? Check. Itchy throat? Check. Runny Nose? Check. Watery Eyes? Check. And, when using your CVS card in the month of May, a 30 count pack of Allegra is just $17.99. YAY! If I am going to be feeling better, I should celebrate by looking better too.

I just haven't been feeling like myself lately. Treating myself to a little make over is just what the doctor ordered!

In fact, why not check out the Allergy Makeover Game

Today was my lucky day; my Amanda just so happened to be my shopping companion. Who better to help me investigate the cosmetics department than a teenage girl? They are practically a walking encyclopedia of beauty trends. Besides, I am always admiring her eye make-up. Perhaps today is the day I learn her secrets……

There was shelf after shelf of magic potions. While I didn’t know quite where to start, Amanda jumped right in. Oh, to be young. She has a perfect peaches and cream complexion (I remember those days fondly), so she is all about the smoldering eye. We looked at eye-liner, eye-shadow and mascara; every color, every color combination, every texture, every finish.

Excitedly, I settled on a new eye-liner, REVLON Luxurious Color in Sueded Brown, and stocked up on my newest favorite mascara L’OREAL Voluminous Million Lashes. Seriously; if it’s good enough for Gwen Stefani…. Anyway, for me, I am always really confused about eye-shadow. That’s where Amanda came in. After perusing CVS’s enormous selection, we decided to try Milani’s RUNWAY Eyes in Fashionista Pinks. But Amanda always has this little bit of sparkle, so we also tossed Milani’s Peaches & Cream sparkly shadow into our cart as well.

To check out our entire shopping experience, please visit my Google+ story

It was like beauty make-over Christmas! As soon as we got home, I spilled out all of my new cosmetics on the counter and flipped through the latest issue of In Style magazine for further inspiration. I am the type of person that wears new shoes out of the store, so I was really excited to play with my new make-up.

As my own harshest critic, I must admit that after I started taking the Allegra, and tried on my new face, I felt happy and refreshed (with just a little dash of sparkle!).

You can feel refreshed too by checking out Allegra at their website, on Twitter and Facebook.

More allergy relief, more Allegra, more new cosmetics, more feeling fab…….

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Senioritis…………….


As the More is More Mom®, I’m all about……..more staying motivated! A mere 9 weeks remain of my Nick’s high school career at the Be All and End All Academy. 15 years ago, on his first day of Pre-School, it never dawned on me that one day this time would come. At the moment however, for Nick at least, these last 9 weeks can’t end soon enough. The other evening he came down to dinner to in form us that he’s got a bad case of “SENIORITIS”!

I was curious; what exactly is senioritis? With Wikipedia being the go to source for all knowledge, information and trivia, I went straight to the experts! In the immortal words of the Wiki gods, they define the “symptoms” of this unfortunate condition:    

The main symptoms of senioritis include procrastination, lack of motivation, a drop in academic performance, a desire to drop out of school, and “coasting”, which is the act of going through classes with very little concentration or application of intent along with truancy and frequent tardiness.[citation needed] This often happens in the last year of Grammar School, high school, college or even graduate school.

O-M-G! Had I only been smart enough to hang on until the end of my senior year of high school. Sadly, I was afflicted with this disorder of disastrous proportion by the middle of the 10th grade! My biggest motivation wasn’t to pay attention to my school work, because, to quote 80’s pop singing sensation, Cyndi Lauper, “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”. Like a complete idiot, I was drawn to hanging out at the Mc Donald’s across the street. There we could ogle the cute teenage boys from the neighboring Catholic, all boys’ school. In truth, my diploma should probably have come from Mc Donald’s University.   

As a result of my illustrious high school career, my poor children are the unfortunate benefactors of my bad behavior. Truly, if I could go back in time and change one thing, I would totally have focused more on my school work. Therefore, because of my lackluster performance, my people wouldn’t dream of trying to get away with the same kind of monkey business that I did. They are hard working, dedicated and accomplished students, though you can’t blame a guy for trying. After surviving 7 semesters at the Be All and End All Academy, Nick decided that maybe dropping Physics would be a good idea. Um….I don’t think so. Then he thought, as a 4th year Latin student, maybe it was time to bag out of Latin. Yeah, I don’t think that’s a swell idea either. Do as I say, not as I did!

Over the years, watching what an amazingly dedicated student Nick is, I completely get it. Senior year is stressful; the school work, the college applications, the essays and the exams. For 7 semesters he’s worked relentlessly and is emotionally drained. So, here at the end, if he’s got a little senioritis, who could blame him? I say Senior Ditch Day here he comes!

More hard work, more dedication, more understanding, more rewards…..

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