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Saturday, February 11, 2017

Falling off the Gluten Free band wagon...

Where has all the time gone?  It seems like just yesterday it was  Christmas...Yes, I do admit it takes me awhile to take down all my Christmas decorations and the Christmas tree itself, but I guess this year I have just been in limbo, with no energy or ambition.

So much has happened this past year in my life as some of you already know. Loosing my feline friend and companion of 20 years, my little Angel, really knocked the wind out of my sales. Its been hard adjusting to her loss, and it seems along the way I seem to have thrown my gluten free lifestyle off balance as well. I can't recall having one full gluten free day these past months, let alone a full week. To be honest I must admit that it has really taken a toll on my health! Big time!!!!!!!

Now its time to get back on track...I have gone through anxiety attacks, crying spells, a UTI, and mood swings too numerous to count. I am sick and tired of being sick and tired! If you have ever fallen off the GF wagon, so to speak, then you know exactly what I am talking about.

Well its a new year, and back to new beginnings. I don't like the way I feel physically, nor mentally lately, so I am going to pull up my big girl bootstraps and get back on track. I do apologize for leaving the blog in limbo as well, no excuse, I guess its just brain fog from all the gluten I have been ingesting...

So as I scour my recipe log, clean out my cupboards, and get back on board my gluten free lifestyle, I hope you will bear with me. If you yourself have had problems maintaining your GF lifestyle over the holidays I would love to hear from you. Drop a comment in the comment box below and I will get back to you...

So until next post, have a blessed GF day!
Sharon

PS: I did make a delicious GF chocolate cake with fudge icing over the holidays that my whole family loved and devoured! Will share the recipe in the next post..

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Boom Silk by Cindy Joseph...

A few month back my friends at Boom Silk were kind enough to offer me the entire collection of Boom products to enjoy and review. First let me start off with the fact that I am not one of those women who have to have their "whole face" put on before they walk out the door. I never have been. In high school a little lipstick, blush, mascara, and occasionally some foundation was all that I ever wore. Actually I  hated wearing foundation, even then. I washed my face with Noxzema every day, and was one of those fortunate enough to never get those dreaded "zits" as we referred to them back then.  Now being older, my skin seems dryer and in need of a little help...that's where Cindy comes in.

 For those of you who are up on trends, style, and current fashion you have probably heard of Cindy.
Cindy became a model later in her life than most models start their careers. After leaving the modeling business she became interested in creating her own "skin care" products, thus the Cindy Boom line was born...
                                                                               
So, lets get back to Cindy's product line...First I have to tell you that there are products in her line that I really LOVE, and a few I use but just not the way they are designed to be used. Lets start with the LOVE list first. The Boomstick line has 3 products I find that I can not go with out!!! That is the GLO, COLOR, and GLIMMER sticks. These are a must in my now daily application. They all come in a comfortable stick form which is easy to handle. The COLOR stick is a must as it replaces not only your blush, but lipstick as well. Its a beautiful color which enhances all skin tones, and colors. It goes on smoothly, and blends quickly with just your fingers. No blush brush needed here!
                                                                                
The GLIMMER stick is one that I use to add just enough highlight to the arch of my eyebrow. It makes the arch look higher and younger looking, a must at my age!!! No need for all that eye shadow which makes women who are older, actually look older anyway. The last stick is the GLOW stick, which is like a moisturizer for your lips and can be used in place of lip gloss, but does not have the greasy texture that lip glosses leave. It has just a soft, smooth, moisturizing effect. These three "wonder" sticks are in my purse wherever I go. I don't leave home without them!
                                                                        
Now onto the other three products. Cindy has a gently exfoliating mask which I also love and use weekly, although I do have another name brand exfoliating wash I use daily as well. This mask is not one of those put on, let it harden, then wipe off masks....It has honey in it along with other ingredients that cleans and condition your skin. Even the ingredients in it sound yummy...All earthy and natural ingredients. My skin feels silky soft after gently removing the mask. Another must have in my book.

The last two products from Boom Silk are the moisturizer for your entire body, and the daily facial  moisturize. This is where my "switch a roo" comes in...I find the facial moisturizer to be a little heavy during the day for my skin type so I wear it at night while I am sleeping. The moisturizer for the entire body I absolutely love for my hands and arms which have become dryer as I age. I also use it as my daytime facial moisturizer when I know I am not going to be out in the sun. A word of advice here....a little goes a long way, so use sparingly, and always stir before applying.

 I absolutely love the feel of my skin in the morning when I awake after rinsing the moisturizer off my face. I really don't remember my skin feeling this silky, ever! Although I do wear a lighter anti aging cream most of the time on my face during the day  Cindy's entire body moisture product is my hands, arms, and legs moisturizer of choice....

I hope you will hop over to Cindy's home page and check out the products for yourself. Order the COLOR, GLIMMER, and GLOW sticks even if you order nothing else, you will LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them!!! They last a long time, and are so simple and easy to use.

So until next post....Enjoy your day!
Sharon