Josie Maran’s Illuminizer and Cleansing Oil.

I have been up since 5:30 am and it looks so beautiful outside. The sky is blue, grass and trees very green (thanks to all the rain we’ve had), and I hear the birds singing away. I love that!

About 2 weeks ago I went to Sephora to purchase Josie Maran’s Illuminizer. I watched a makeup tutorial on youtube. The pretty young lady was saying how she loved the product. I looked up Josie Maran and she doesn’t have mineral oil or parabens in her products.  I was excited to get this product and try it out. The sales clerk was really helpful and also gave me a sample of Josie Maran’s Argan’s cleansing oil.  OMG, I love this cleansing oil. I was told to just put the oil on my dry face all over then wet my fingers and go over the oil. It will then lather up a tiny bit. After I washed it off, my skin was so soft and smooth. The smell of the oil is also really nice, it is a soft scent. I plan on making another trip to Sephora to purchase it. From that little sample bottle it gave me 5 uses, so go out and get one!!!!! Now on to the Illuminizer. I love the glow it gives my skin. I have used it after I applied my moisturizer and I have mixed it in with my moisturizer, either way works just fine. I also will mix the Illuminizer in with the lotion I put on my arms and chest. My skin looks so pretty with the glow and slight dewiness. A small amount of the Illuminizer goes a long way.

I have been a long time Aubrey Organics user. I almost feel like I am cheating on Aubrey for using Josie’s cleansing oil lol. I won’t ever totally quit Aubrey but Josie is now added to my cleansing regimen.


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Holy moly has it really been since March since I have been on here? Tsk tsk tsk. I actually think about jumping on here everyday and then something comes up and I forget. There has been so many awesome things happening around my household. My energy is doing so much better! That right there is such a blessing and something I wake up every morning saying thank you to God for!!! I also tell my body how sorry I am for the mistreatment it had to endure for way too many years. However, I have learned a ton of information about food, nutrition, and health. My dr told me a year in a half ago to start taking an iodine supplement. I kid you not, the results were immediate for me. Now I still have days where I over did it so I am drained the next day but my energy  level is so much better. If you see the supplements I take its around like 10 of them. The last dr visit showed for the first time ever my meds need to be lowered. That has never happened before!!! I also started taken L-Tyrosine like 8 months ago and I found out, if you are taking thyroid meds to consult your dr because the tyrosine can help your thyroid produce more t4 therefore possibly causing one to go hyperthyroid. AHA! I bet that is why. So I have cut back to taking it two times a day instead of three.

There is a Facebook page called “Thyroid Sexy” check it out I love it!. OMG, guess what? I have been Pepsi free for 2 weeks now!!! That my friends is a miracle. My mom drank Pepsi while she was pregnant with me and I have been drinking it pretty much since I was in third grade. Now when I was young I was only allowed to have one once in awhile but as I reached teen years it was an everyday thing. I cannot say it has given me more energy or I feel like a million dollars without it, I don’t really notice a difference. I bet my organs and insides are thanking me. I have been wanting to quit drinking sodas for a long time and finally I have done it. I drink a lot of water or I will reach for Lipton Natural Green tea, the Passion Fruit Mango is my FAVORITE. Yum! I don’t have it that often.

I’m still in school and got the shock of my life. My academic advisor called me a few days ago to talk about my next block of classes. I will be finished with these classes in a week in a half I believe. We were talking about when I will graduate and he told me June 8, 14. HUH say what? I thought I was going to be in school 2 1/2 years, not a year in a half? I transferred over two classes so that freed up 9 weeks for me. So next year is a huge graduation time for my family. Listen to this: My daughter graduates high school June 1, I have to fly out to AZ to graduate June 8, get home and then my son graduates from 8th grade I hope June 10. OMG that is a lot of graduations. My poor mom has to fly here, fly back home (AZ), then fly back here and then back to AZ. She thinks she should own a private jet. I totally agree lol. I am trying to have a combined party but my daughter is not even hearing it. She might have to cave because my mom needs to be here so she can party with us.

I don’t think I shared we put our son in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu back in January. He has a girlfriend (just friends)that he goes to school with that is also in it. Let me tell you if anyone has a son out there that needs to get their energy out, that is a fantastic thing to get into. Ben and Thiago are fabulous! Thiago teaches the BJJ Gi and no Gi classes. This young man has trained under Rickson Gracie I believe. In fact Rickson was just in Schaumburg a month ago for a seminar. I know Thaigo and his brother Luis love Rickson and his teachings so much. Anyway….Thiago is great with my son. My son has dyslexia and had terrible coordination. When he first started BJJ it was apparent. Thiago helped me to slow down so he could get the technique and then he could go faster. There is a huge difference in my son’s coordination. My son has always been in great physical shape because of being gluten free and I limit how much he gets. He wants a snack, he has fresh fruits and veggies, he doesn’t have to grab the cookies and chips. He does eat them but in small quantities. He had a defined body but now that he has been doing BJJ, let’s just say Thiago is jealous lol. He was telling my husband and I how shocked he was to see our son when he was in a tank top under shirt, he could see how much larger our son has gotten and more defined. He feels our son is going to be a big boy.

I see how girls look at him so I know exactly what Thiago is saying…….and I thought I had to worry about my daughters.  My son was doing only the no Gi BJJ but is now doing the Gi classes. He goes 5 days a week unless he feels his body needs a break. I also had a meeting with his teachers because of his IEP and they were just raving about my baby. One thing I do have to try to work with him is slowing down. He wants to do everything so fast that he doesn’t pay attention to the small details and then he ends up having to redo his work. That can be with school or at home. He fights me tooth and nail when I try to help him be more organized. UGH

There really is a ton more going on but I have to go grocery shopping. I am going to really try to do better with posting more. I have tried new makeup, new recipes, and other products I would love to share with you about. So till next time. Be Blessed!