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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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Get Your Gloss On……


I have always been the kind of a girl that liked to play with make-up, and products, and scents, and lotions. If I were going to be stranded on a desert island I would be lost without perfume or body spray (I’d like an antiperspirant too), eye liner, mascara (a total must because, even though they are long, my lashes are fairly light and I look like I have that disease where you loose all of your eye lashes if I’m not wearing any mascara. And I’d need it to be waterproof, because clearly we would be near the water if we are stuck on an island.), lip liner, loose powder and…….lip gloss. I am certain it must either be my OCD, or perhaps just another personality quirk (is it possible that they are one in the same?), but my lips must be coated with something at all times; lip balm, lip stick or lip gloss.

As the More is More Mom® I keep a stash of lip stuff everywhere; in my powder room; in my car; in every purse I carry (and I have many, many purses because I love accessories so); in my make up bag that I carry in my purse, I have no fewer than six different lip coverings; in my make up bag in my bathroom; and then of course my inventory of fresh, new tubes of lip balms, sticks and glosses. There is nothing sadder than running out of….anything.

This year for my birthday my pal Peg gave me a beautiful, jingly bracelet from the J Crewe Fairy and a tube of her very favorite lip gloss! It is beautiful; creamy and shiny and shimmery….but not sticky! When my hair is blowing in the wind, whipping across my face, it never gets trapped on my lips like flies on sticky fly paper. My hair just brushes past, smooth as silk.

What, you may ask, is this miracle product? It would be Chanel’s, Levres Scintillantes (so French and sophisticated I don’t even know what it means), Glossimer. There are 32 different shades of colors from which to choose, and I have Pagoda.

Whether I am wearing lip stick or lip gloss, I always begin with a lip liner. I use so much of it that I don’t think it warrants spending a fortune. L’Oreal, Color Riche Lip Liner, in Beyond Pink is perfect. I like to match my liner to my natural lip color, rather than my lipstick (then you only need one, simplifying your beauty routine…….simple, from me? I know it’s down right comical!). After I line my lips, and fill them in with my pencil, I set the color by dabbing loose powder over my lips. I happen to be partial to Clinique’s loose powder. Finally, my lips are ready for the piece de résistance…..the gloss. A little shimmer goes a long way in making a girl feel ready to take on the world.

Here’s to Chanel…..gloss on!

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