Cure those mid-winter blues with this Amazing Peppermint Essential Oil Giveaway!

LaLune Peppermint Essential OilIf you’ve ever suffered from Seasonal Affective Disorder or, in its milder form, the simple mid-winter blues, you know that this gray time of year can sap both energy and focus. It’s hard to get excited about anything (even Spring RTW Collections arriving in stores!) when it never seems to stop snowing and the sun has been hiding for days. But this winter, you can get energized with Peppermint Essential Oil.

Long known as a home remedy for everything from headaches to PMS, Peppermint Oil is a natural approach to reduce stress and anxiety. According to a recent article at LiveStrong author Ashley Miller explains, “Studies at the Sense of Smell Institute confirm that peppermint oil has mood-elevating properties that make it useful for alleviating symptoms of anxiety and depression. It can help to boost your mood and relieve feelings of sadness as well as enhance mental performance and feelings of happiness. Due to these effects, you can use peppermint oil to ease stress, exhaustion and irritability.”

As a steam treatment or used in the bath, Peppermint Oil instantly revs up the mind, body, and spirit. And, Peppermint Essential Oil by LaLune is some of the best! It’s therapeutic grade, 100% pure, with no fillers or additives.

The large bottle will last a long, long time.  Because LaLune Peppermint Oil is so highly concentrated, a drop or two is all you need. In the bath as a revitalizer or as a drop on a lightbulb, this Peppermint Oil will brighten your mood — simply through scent.

LaLune Peppermint Essential Oil is available on Amazon. The List Price is $35.99, but right now, you can get a 4 oz. bottle for just $19.99!

And now, one lucky winner will win their own Peppermint Essential Oil by LaLune. This giveaway is available for readers in the CONTINENTAL USA, aged 18+. Odds are determined by the number of entries received. Giveaway ends 2-15-2015.

 

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Your guide to a life filled with STYLE!   Susan Conforte McNeill is a wife, mother, author, entrepreneur, Harper’s BAZAAR Style Ambassador, and the co-founder of the literacy organization Success Won’t Wait! In addition to Susan Said… WHAT?! Susan also writes for It’s how you play the game! the corporate website of the award-winning You’ve been Sentenced! word game.

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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Protect and nourish skin this winter with InstaNatural’s powerful, all natural Vitamin C Moisturizer!

InstaNatural Vitamin C MoisturizerMost of us know that a diet rich in Vitamin C is good for heart health, can boost brain power, and even may help ward off the common cold. But did you know that Vitamin C applied to the skin can also help “turn back the clock?”

Antioxidants, like Vitamin C, protect skin from environmental damage like sun exposure. Daily application helps diminish the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, leaving you with younger looking, more radiant skin!

Although there are many Vitamin C options on the marketplace, one I have discovered recently is from InstaNatural.  I’ve tried several InstaNatural products like the InstaNatural Dead Sea Mud Mask and InstaNatural Toner with great success, so I was excited to be asked to test their Vitamin C Moisturizer.

InstaNatural’s Vitamin C Moisturizer contains a powerful 20% concentration of Vitamin C, as well as other nourishing ingredients including Niacinamide, Hyaluronic Acid, and plant stem cells. It’s just what my dry skin needs at this time of year! Although I religiously exfoliate, use oil-based cleansers, and moisturize twice a day, I still suffer from dry spots (especially on my eyelids and brows), as well as a splotchy, uneven skin tone.

InstaNatural’s Vitamin C Moisturizer is soothing and instantly improved the look of my skin. After a few days, my dry patches were gone (a minor miracle, I assure you) and my skin had a brighter appearance. It also absorbed quickly (no lengthy waiting to apply makeup in the morning). I absolutely love it!

Plus, InstaNatural is priced at just $19.97 for 3.4 oz. And, if you become a Club Member, you will receive 15% off of your first purchase on all InstaNatural products, plus access to blowout discounts. InstaNatural is so sure you will love the Vitamin C Moisturizer, that they even offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee Policy.

InstaNatural products can be found in leading spas, salons and aesthetic centers in the US, as well as internationally in UAE, UK, Asia and Canada. Or, you can purchase online at Amazon. To see the entire line of all natural beauty, hair, and skincare products — from Argan Oil, to Vitamin  C Serum, to Moroccan Rose Water and more, visit InstaNatural.

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Your guide to a life filled with STYLE!   Susan Conforte McNeill is a wife, mother, author, entrepreneur, Harper’s BAZAAR Style Ambassador, and the co-founder of the literacy organization Success Won’t Wait! In addition to Susan Said… WHAT?! Susan also writes for It’s how you play the game! the corporate website of the award-winning You’ve been Sentenced! word game.

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My current obsession? Liztek’s Water Resistant Bluetooth Shower Speaker!

Liztek JSS-100 HD Water Resistant Bluetooth 3.0 Shower SpeakerIt’s no secret that singing makes you feel good. But, did you know that singing can make you look good, too? It’s true!

According to author Stacy Horn in a recent Time magazine article, “The benefits of singing regularly seem to be cumulative. In one study, singers were found to have lower levels of cortisol.” And, as any beauty conscious gal knows, cortisol is the enemy. Not only can high levels of cortisol cause sleep disruptions leading to puffy eyes and dark undereye circles, high levels can actually dampen thyroid function, decrease muscle mass, and even increase abdominal fat!

Singing (unlike a gym membership or a personal trainer) is easy, fun, and free. And, like many of you, my favorite place to sing is in the shower. Even acapella, the tile creates acoustics that make me sound pretty darned good. While I may not be ready for The Voice, now I sound even better, thanks to the Liztek HD Water Resistant Bluetooth Shower Speaker!

This is a high def Bluetooth speaker with audio wireless connectivity. It’s universally compatible with both Android and iPhone tablets, smartphones, iPods, MP3, MP4 and other Bluetooth enabled digital players. If you suction cup it right to the wall, everyone in the house can use it, no matter what type of device they own.

What I really love is that the Liztek HD Water Resistant Shower Speaker allows me to keep my phone at a safe distance from the shower, but still enjoy my music (and sing, ahem… loudly). The speaker has fantastic sound quality and works up to a distance of 33 feet. And, while my bathroom is not quite that big, it makes this speaker an amazing idea for the pool or boat, too.

The streaming is truly seamless and this speaker offers six hours of continuous playtime (that’s one long shower!). When it’s time to recharge, there’s even a built-in rechargeable battery that fully charges through a USB connector.

The Liztek HD Water Resistant Shower Speaker is available in three cheery colors including sunny yellow, vibrant blue, and my personal favorite, eye-popping bright green.

The List Price for the speaker is $89.95, but it’s currently on sale at Amazon for just $24.95. That’s a savings of 72%! Plus, there’s a 100% Money Back Guarantee, so your satisfaction is guaranteed.

I think that this would make an excellent gift for any occasion, but you will definitely want one for yourself, as well! Susan Said? 5 stars!

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Your guide to a life filled with STYLE!   Susan Conforte McNeill is a wife, mother, author, entrepreneur, Harper’s BAZAAR Style Ambassador, and the co-founder of the literacy organization Success Won’t Wait! In addition to Susan Said… WHAT?! Susan also writes for It’s how you play the game! the corporate website of the award-winning You’ve been Sentenced! word game.

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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Snow day! An ensemble that’s cozy, comfortable and cute!

Snow day!

H&M high waisted jeans
$39 – hm.com

Brown boots
llbean.com

The Cambridge Satchel Company leather handbag
$410 – cambridgesatchel.com

Triwa waterproof watch
$345 – zalando.co.uk

Coco’s Liberty hoop earrings
$300 – wolfandbadger.com

Infinity scarve
dailylook.com

 

Today is the first real snow day of the season and I am ready! My outfit is easy and casual (just in case I need to shovel later!), but cute, as well. I expecially love the fisherman’s knit sweater!

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Your guide to a life filled with STYLE!   Susan Conforte McNeill is a wife, mother, author, entrepreneur, Harper’s BAZAAR Style Ambassador, and the co-founder of the literacy organization Success Won’t Wait! In addition to Susan Said… WHAT?! Susan also writes for It’s how you play the game! the corporate website of the award-winning You’ve been Sentenced! word game.

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Diva D’or Derma Roller giveaway ends 1-30-2015!

Diva Derma RollerHave your tried derma rolling for better skin? If not, now’s your chance!

With the Diva d’or Derma Roller, getting beautiful skin is fast and safe. The derma roller reduces the look of wrinkles, scars, fine lines, cellulite, stretch marks, hyper-pigmentation and more. It also increases natural collagen production and skin elasticity.

Diva d’or is the professional’s choice for skin treatment at home and now it can be yours. 

One lucky winner will receive the Diva d’or Derma Roller. This giveaway is available for readers in the CONTINENTAL USA, aged 18+. Odds are determined by the number of entries received. Giveaway ends 1-30-2015.

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Your guide to a life filled with STYLE!   Susan Conforte McNeill is a wife, mother, author, entrepreneur, Harper’s BAZAAR Style Ambassador, and the co-founder of the literacy organization Success Won’t Wait! In addition to Susan Said… WHAT?! Susan also writes for It’s how you play the game! the corporate website of the award-winning You’ve been Sentenced! word game.

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Winter skin needs protection, too. This winter, I am using Perfective Ceuticals Ultra-light Sunscreen SPF 40!

Perfective Ceuticals Ultra-light Sunscreen SPF 40The benefits of sunscreen are well documented. And, most of us remember sunscreen when we are headed to the beach or lake. But, if you think you only need sunscreen during the blistering heat of summer, think again!

“Don’t be misled by the dropping temperature,” says Dr. Bruce E. Katz, director of the JUVA Skin & Laser Center in New York.

“The sun’s harmful rays are just as strong and damaging despite what your thermometer says — particularly the UVA rays which are responsible for aging skin. UVA radiation reaches deeper into the skin and contributes to wrinkles and skin cancer risk.”

So this winter, while you are donning your down parka, fuzzy ski hat, and furry boots, don’t skip the sunscreen!

One of the best sunscreens for adult skin is Perfective Ceuticals Ultra-Light Sunscreen SPF 40 with Titanium Dioxide. This is a broad-spectrum sunscreen formulated with naturally occurring Titanium Dioxide and cellular-protecting plant extracts. It offers skin protection from the sun’s harmful rays which contribute not only to skin damage, but also to premature aging.

I especially love this sunscreen because you can easily wear it under your regular makeup. It leaves the skin with a non-greasy finish, unlike traditional, heavy sunscreens. And, if acne due to clogged pores is a problem, Perfective Ceuticals is so lightweight, it won’t cause breakouts!

What makes Perfective Centicals’ sunscreen unique is the combination of active ingredients. In addition to Titanium Dioxide (used in sunscreens to block both UVA and UVB rays) Perfective Ceuticals Ultra-Light Sunscreen also contains Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract. This is important because the herb is a potent an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-irritant.

Another key ingredient is Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate. This is a form of Vitamin C Ester used to prevent cellular aging.

Finally, Prunus Yedoensis Leaf Extract has positive effects on the reduction of noticeable pores and improves skin elasticity.

Regular retail is $48.00, but right now, you can score Perfective Ceuticals Ultra-light Sunscreen SPF 40 for just $38.00!

In addition to Perfective Ceuticals Ultra-light Sunscreen SPF 40, Perfective Ceuticals also offers a huge range of beauty products. Some of my favorites include Anti-imperfection Eye Therapy Cream with Growth Factor and Divine Brightening Masks.

To see the entire line of exceptional products, visit Perfective Ceuticals.

Your guide to a life filled with STYLE!   Susan Conforte McNeill is a wife, mother, author, entrepreneur, Harper’s BAZAAR Style Ambassador, and the co-founder of the literacy organization Success Won’t Wait! In addition to Susan Said… WHAT?! Susan also writes for It’s how you play the game! the corporate website of the award-winning You’ve been Sentenced! word game.

PHOTO: Used with permission by Perfective Ceuticals.

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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Do you take selfies in snow, rain, or surf? Keep your cell phone safe and protected with the Kobert Waterproof Case!

Kobert Waterproof Phone CaseIf you had told me 10 years ago how much I would come to depend on my cell phone, I would never have believed you. Today, I use my phone for everything from texting, to gaming, to snapping fashionable selfies for Instagram. I even occasionally make phone calls!

After one tragic cell phone mishap involving an entire bottle of grape juice a few years ago, I vowed to never lose all of my contacts, messages, or pics ever again. What I depend on now is my Kobert Waterproof Case.

The Kobert Waterproof Case is the practical — and good-looking — way to keep my phone dry while I swim, ski, surf, jet ski, snorkel… or drink grape juice. Now, I can take my phone with me wherever I go, without worry.

This is a premium quality waterproof case designed to keep a phone or mp3 player dry, even when completely submerged under water. The universal bag can be used for almost any device including an iPhone 6, 6 Plus (without case), 5, 5s, 5c, 4, 4s, 3, Samsung Galaxy s3, s4, s5, Note 2, Note 3, Note 4, and Nokia Lumia, plus many more.

The clear plastic windows (on both sides) ensure that I can continue to snap amazing pictures and video in all kinds of weather and even under water! In fact, the Kobert Waterproof Case is IPX8 certified to a depth of 100 feet. Now, I can take shots at the water park, on the beach, or at the ski slopes. The possibilities are endless.

Of course, from a safety standpoint, this case is absolutely priceless. I’m never out of reach for important calls or texts. And best of all, a stylus (included) means that the case will never inhibit my ability to use the touch screen while my phone is in the case (there’s never any struggling to remove the phone in order to answer a text or call).

The case was actually quite easy to use once I got the hang of it. But, before you jump into the pool with your phone in your pocket, Kobert International suggests that you do a simple test (just to be safe). Insert a tissue paper into the case, close it up and submerge in water for five minutes. (If there is any sign of leakage, simply Kobert International for a replacement.)

I think that the Kobert Waterproof Case is a must-have for anyone who will be skiing, or snowboarding this winter, or is heading to the beach or lake this summer. At just $11.99 on Amazon, it is crucial insurance for the expensive investment you’ve already made in your phone.

Plus, Kobert International offers a no questions asked, 30-Day, Money Back Guarantee, plus a 1-Year Replacement Guarantee on the waterproof case. It’s truly risk-free!

To learn more, visit Kobert International.  Now, can someone please pass the grape juice?

Your guide to a life filled with STYLE!   Susan Conforte McNeill is a wife, mother, author, entrepreneur, Harper’s BAZAAR Style Ambassador, and the co-founder of the literacy organization Success Won’t Wait! In addition to Susan Said… WHAT?! Susan also writes for It’s how you play the game! the corporate website of the award-winning You’ve been Sentenced! word game.

PHOTO: Used with permission by Kobert International.

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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