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For the most part, I’ve always had very long hair, but it wasn’t until I moved to Florida did I realize how much work it really was to style and keep under control. The humidity makes my thick hair hard to deal with and any type of hair styling takes twice as long. My mom has had the struggle since moving here as well, and between the both of us, we’ve gone through our fair share of blow driers. Sure we’ve found a few that had minor improvements over the others, but it wasn’t until we tried the new Dyson Supersonic™ hair dryer that the game changed.

It literally exceeded everything I’ve ever wanted in a hair drier. It’s sleeker and so much cooler than I ever though a hair dryer could be. It also came at a great time in my life because styling my hair normally would take 1 hour, while the Dyson Supersonic hair drier cut that time in half. Once the new baby girl arrives, every minute will definitely count, so this is a welcome treat for myself and my mom (I promised we could share since she’s in a constant battle with her hair as well). I figured since I’m the one who normally styles her hair, why not put her to work and show you guys the new new  Hair Dryer results!

The new Dyson Supersonic™ Hair Dryer has 3 precise speed settings easily changed with a slight push of a button. Fast drying, regular drying, and styling. The 4 heat settings: constant cold (great for shine), low, medium, and high. My mom and I both gave it a try on high and fast drying and it does exactly what it’s meant to! I blow dried my moms hair straight in less than 10 minutes! Dyson Supersonic™ styling concentrator shoots focused air that lets you style one section at a time which is amazing for blow outs because it won’t disturb the rest of your hair! Another favorite which we used when her hair was damp: The Dyson smoothing nozzle. It dried her hair gently and smooth, allowing you to dry and style at the same time! I love that!

More amazing features we loved:

  • Helps prevent extreme heat damage to protect natural shine. Air temperature is measured 20 times every second, keeping the temperature under control.
  • Unlike lots of hair driers, Dyson Supersonic™ Hair Dryer is lightweight and balanced. Dyson turned convention on its head and put the motor in the handle (genius). Completely rebalancing the drier’s weight and shape.
  • Magnetic attachments. Only the Dyson Supersonic™ hair dryer comes with magnetic attachments – so you can adjust quickly and easily.
  • Dyson diffuser. This attachment will be heavily used during the summer where it’s too hot to straighten my hair. It’s engineered to disperse air evenly around each of your hair waves and/or curls. It also simulates natural drying to help reduce frizz and improve definition.
  • Acoustically tuned. The powerful motor is tuned to produce one inaudible frequency, and it’s enveloped by a vibration reduction system. This was a feature my mom loved because she wears a hearing aid and it is super sentive to noise. As for me, I was just happy that my obnoxiously loud hair drier will no longer scare the kids away! Joseph even let me dry his curly hair!

Last, but certainly not least, we both immediately loved the sleek, modern style the Dyson Supersonic™ Hair Dryer has. I’m so excited to put this baby to some good use this summer when I’m in a hurry. I know it will be a game changer in how me and my mom both wash and style our hair.

For more info on the amazing Dyson Supersonic™ hair dryer click here.

This post is sponsored by Nexxus  New York Salon Care, a product of Unilever, as a part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central.

Nexxus New York Salon Care Therappe & Humectress Collection

Olivia being born was a total game changer for me. That’s mainly because I work full time from home and Joseph is such a handful that to say I’m always busy is a complete understatement. But the fact that I adore my kids and love what I do makes it a pretty sweet deal. I’m not going to deny that there aren’t days where getting dressed consists of grabbing anything that’s clean, but there’s a two things that I try to always have on point: my hair and eyebrows. It’s important for me to take time to care for my family and my health, but I believe that my hair is my crown and glory and should always be looking good. Plus, if I have to get up and go, I’m ready!

Nexxus New York Salon Care Therappe & Humectress Collection
It’s products like the Nexxus New York Salon Care Therappe & Humectress Collection  that now make the time I have for myself a luxury and that’s important to me because I prefer to do my own hair. That’s right, I trim it, style it and dye it all on my own, by choice. It’s actually always been a dream of mine to know how to cut hair. Normally I would grab whatever shampoo and conditioner that’s available and while that did the job of getting my hair clean, I often struggled with getting my hair to look healthy and manageable without having to use a ton of other products.

The Nexxus New York Salon Care Collection is a uniquely customized hair care system left my hair looking healthy and super easy to manage trust me, when you have as much hair as I do that’s a big plus especially during a humid summer.

Nexxus New York Salon Care Therappe & Humectress Collection

Nexxus New York Salon Care Therappe & Humectress Collection

Just a few of my favorite that I was sent are the Nexxus Dry Shampoo Refreshing Mist that’s perfect for me because my hair gets oily after only two days and the Nexxus Humectress Encapsulate Serum that kept my hair smooth and shiny even during last weeks heat wave. The Nexxus New York Salon Care Collection’s uniquely customized hair care system is luxury at its best and each product left my hair smelling amazing!

Nexxus New York Salon Care Therappe & Humectress Collection

Nexxus New York Salon Care Therappe & Humectress Collection

I’m not a hairstyling pro, but I do find it fun and the Nexxus New York Salon Care Collection comes with premium salon quality ingredients that make it easy for me to have the beautiful, vibrant and lustrous hair that I love. It’s as if my hair was fresh out of the salon, but right at home.

Looking to make a change in your hair care routine? Swap out your old hair care products and give Nexxus New York Salon Care Collection a try to experience that gorgeous soft hair we all deserve!

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This post was sponsored by RoC® Skincare as part of a Blog Blast for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.

~ My RoC Retinol Resolution ~

I’ve been pregnant for what seems like forever! I had Joseph last year and here I am now inching my way closer to the end of my sixth pregnancy. Yes, you read that right, my sixth pregnancy. I can’t really believe it myself, but what I do believe is that I need to step things up a notch and turn 2016 into year of improving myself in every way. After I have the baby I will focus on trying to lose the baby weight I gained in this pregnancy as well as the left over pounds from my last one, I also need to get my healthy skin back. It’s pretty much the perfect time for me to take on the #RoCRetinolResolution.

My RoC Retinol Resolution

The RoC® RETINOL RESOLUTION is by far a lot easier than any other resolution I’ve ever made. You simply use the clinically proven RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Deep Wrinkle Cream to visibly smooth out any wrinkles in just 4 weeks. I think I can handle that!

With the holidays and new year approaching, I’m extra motivated to use RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® to improve the appearance of fine lines and having it become an essential part of my 2016 skin care regimen.

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I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for AVEENO® POSITIVELY RADIANT®. I received product samples as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.



Before I moved to Florida I lived in Northern New Jersey and when the summer rolled around, I took full advantage of all the sunny days and laid out for hours tanning. I loved the way my skin looked golden for those brief two and half months of summer, but when I moved to sunny Florida, I quickly realized that tanning in Florida was a whole other ball game. I must have gotten a sun burn about four or five times (I was stubborn) before I decided to start taking care of my skin before it was too late. It’s a 365 days a year commitment because even during Florida’s gorgeous, cool fall weather the sun is still beaming during the day, which wreaks all sorts of confusing havoc on my skin. One day it’s oily then the next it’s dull and dry. Keeping up with my skin has become a full time job.

Fall just started (YAY!) and this year I’ve decided to incorporate AVEENO® POSITIVELY RADIANT® Daily Moisturizer SPF 15 in to my skin care routine and so far I’m pleasantly surprised, just like I thought I’d be, because we already use many of their other products for everyone in my family. This line of facial care products is specially formulated to help even out your skins tone and texture and transform dull, tired-looking skin into brighter, more radiant skin which is basically everything my skin needs.

I don’t wear a lot of makeup so this moisturizer makes it easier for me to rock a natural, no makeup look, but I LOVE piling on the mascara. For that, I also turn to AVEENO® POSITIVELY RADIANT® Makeup Remover Wipes, that removes most traces of makeup, including waterproof mascara, in one easy step. These wipes are amazing and make taking my makeup off every night a cinch and because its oil free and noncomedogenic, it won’t clog my pores, which is perfect for Florida’s hot and humid days.
True beauty comes from within, but we all have days where our skin needs a little help instead of caking on the makeup. Indulge your skin in a skin regimen that will leave your skin looking brighter and healthier all on its own.

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