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Product Review: Skin So Soft Bug Guard Plus

As an Independent Sales Representative for Avon, I am given an opportunity to preview products  before they hit the brochures.  Recently the preview was for our Skin So Soft line of insect repellents.  As someone that likes being outside, especially on the back of a motorcycle, I decided to put our Bug Guard Plus to the test.

The first time I tried the Bug Guard Plus IR3535,  “Cool ‘N Fabulous” SPF 30 Lotion Disappearing Color. The disappearing color is great if you need to ensure that sun sensitive skin is completely covered as the blue color stays on the skin for a few moments before vanishing. It is, as it says, very water resistant.  This is an ideal product if you have little ones that swim or are outside playing sports.  For my taste, I cannot stand the scent. I am pretty sensitive to smells and didn’t care for it at all.  If I were swimming or had little ones I’d use it but for me personally, no thanks.

This past weekend I used the Bug Guard Plus IR3535 “Gentle Breeze” SPF 30 Lotion.  I’m sold, hooked, LOVE  this stuff.  The scent was pleasant, doesn’t smell like a sun screen to me.  And it works.  I applied it once around 11:30am yesterday, then got on  my honey’s Harley with him and rode all day, in the sun.  When I returned home last night I had tan lines but no sunburn whatsoever.  It should be noted that being a natural blond with very fair skin I tend to burn easily.  I haven’t gone to a tanning bed in over 2 years,  so I had zero base for protection.  Not a single red spot!  Add to that the fact that mosquitoes see a 7 course meal with a super decadent dessert when they spot me, and not a single bite anywhere even though I came home and spent time sitting outside for a while. I am totally sold on this product.

Right now you can purchase  this product on  myAvon Website Store and if you do so before midnight on 5/24 it will ship to you free!  In fact, any size order ships free until that deadline, just use the code: FSMAY2 and you should receive it in a few days time.

Posted in Random

Popcorn & Diet Coke

It’s what’s for breakfast!

Seriously, that is breakfast today, after 3 cups of coffee…because it sounded good.  Heck, it’s low fat popcorn and it is fiber, so that makes it healthy, right?  Okay maybe not so much, however it beats a couple of iced and sprinkled donuts.  Not that those were an option, as we don’t have any and this Princess is still sitting here in black lounge pants that are covered in little pink, purple and white hearts, a bright pink sport bra and award winning bed head.  Think ogre, Princess Fiona/Shrek.  Yeah, a trip to the bakery looking like this and all the towns people of Saylor Park would be running for their lives in fear.  Except for Yatz and Angeo.  She’d observe the hysterical masses running down the streets, as she glanced out of the window, and casually remark “one of your sisters must have rolled from the bed to the bakery again”.  So, popcorn and a Diet Coke will work for today.

It is a very lazy morning around here.  Divas Sarah and Jeanne spent the night elsewhere, the rest of us stayed up very late sipping adult beverages on the deck after I got home from a very nice evening out.  But those details will be in the next edition of The Dating Diaries.  It has been a very long time since we all were able to sleep in and just mosie around yawning, scratching our bums and doing NOTHING.  I’m liking it.  Would have liked it a lot more if the cats hadn’t felt the need to come inform me, at 8:30am, that their food and water were empty.  Grrrrr…… though I did get a good night’s rest so I will forgive them, not that they care.

So anyway, now I am sitting here, enjoying my  P!nk’s Greatest Hits  So Far  album, working on posts for this coming week and looking forward to a day with family around the pool.  Note to self: use sunscreen this time, 2 weeks suffering from one sunburn is excessive and not real smart.  I need to make a point of packing lunches and taking the wee ones to my brother’s to swim starting this week.  The free tan that comes from hanging in a pool is the best.

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My brother's pool, where I will be spending lots of time this summer!