Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Special Features

The key to younger-looking skin?  Using a regimen of products specially formulated for the areas most prone to signs of aging.


Do you wake up tired even after 8 hours?  Dr. Doris Day says, "The earliest signs of aging are typically seen around the eye area."  These can inculde crow's feet, puffiness and slight heaviness or hoodung effect on the upper eyelid.  Thankfully, BeautiControl has a BC Spa Solutions Under Eye Dark Circle & Puffiness Solution!!!

It contains a 20% complex of super-concentrated active botanicals and caffeine to help reduce the appearance of puffiness and dark circles. This formula is a lightweight serum packaged in a unique roller ball applicator for quick, easy use.

Key Benefits:

• Stimulates the epidermis to help strengthen capillary walls and to produce collagen and elastin to effectively reduce the appearance of dark circles.

• Provides the optimal environment for the skin to flush out fluid that has built up under the eyes, reducing the appearance of puffiness and "bags".


Whoever coined the term "laugh lines" must have a strange sense of humor, because they are no laughing matter.  These lines and deep wrinkles can be caused by a variety of factors, including genetics, smoking, stress, lack of moisture and loss of skin firmness.  BeautiControl is again to the rescue!! 

Regeneration® Tight, Firm & Fill® Extreme Lip Treatment

Regeneration Tight, Firm & Fill Extreme Lip Treatment helps to stop, diminish and protect against the signs of aging while plumping and replenishing moisture in the often forgotten lip area and the skin around your lips.

Check out both of these products here

Monday, May 28, 2012

Thank you service men and women; past and present!!

I would just like to say thank you to all of the men and women who have served and are currently serving our country.  Thank you for keeping my family, me and the USA safe.  You will never know how grateful I am for each and every one of you and your spouses for the sacrifices you give.

Here is another great post from Joseph Sangl about money comparison.  Check him out here.

Financial Comparison

People often compare their financial situation with that of others around them.
They won’t say it out loud, but here are some of the things they are comparing:

■Do they make more money than I do?

■Do they have better cars than I do?

■Is their house better than mine?

■Do their kids have better toys than mine?

■Do they have a better job than me?

All this can do is lead to an endless spiral of depression because there will always be someone who has something “more” or “better”. ALWAYS.
A better, more life-giving approach would be to ask the following two questions:

■Is there some way I can serve this friend?

■How can I help them accomplish one of their dreams?

When you choose to serve others, it cuts the comparison game out at the knees.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


This is not your Momma's night creme but it is BeautiControl's BeautiPick of the month!!! What does that mean? It's 50% off until the end of May!!! Get this oil-free product today!! Its micro-peptide complex encourages collagen production!!

Plus our complete BC Spa Facial Line is on sale for 10% off until the May 31st!! 

Check out the complete BC Spa Facial Line here

Monday, May 21, 2012

Short-Term Urgent vs Long-Term Significant

Short-Term Urgent vs Long-Term Significant
Josheph Sangl offers great Biblical financial advice.  Check out this post from him below and check him out here.
I’ve noticed a trend in my life, and perhaps you have seen it as well in your own life. It seems that things which are short-term urgent tend to trump items which are long-term significant.

Here are two common examples:

1.Purchase a video game for our child (who already has 85 games) but there is no money saved for his college education

2.Spend our money at yet another expensive restaurant (only to be hungry again 3 hours later), but refuse to save money for the health insurance deductible even though we know that we WILL get sick someday

This issue is best defeated by having a monthly budget (short-term plan) as well as a fully thought out “Plans, Hopes, and Dreams” list (long-term plan).

When you know the actual dream that is being sacrificed when faced with a short-term urgent item, there is a much greater likelihood that you will overcome that temptation.

QUESTION: What is the one short-term urgent item in your life that seems to keep destroying your finances and erodes your ability to fund your long-term dreams?

Monday, May 14, 2012

You CAN Do This!!

This is another great post from Joseph Sangl.  Check him out here

Anybody who has ever participated in a Financial Learning Experience has heard me say, “You CAN do this!”
These words are throughout my books as well.

There is a reason for this – it’s because I truly believe it!!
■I know you have an excuse, but you CAN do this!

■I know you have a reason, but you CAN do this!

■I know you have endured struggles, but you CAN do this!

■I know you have encountered unfair situations, but you CAN do this!

■I know you may be old, but you CAN do this!

■I know you may be young, but you CAN do this!

One of my brothers recently graduated college … he’s turning 50 this year. It’s never too late to fulfill a dream.

Another brother went through significant challenges and military tours … he’s now a doctor.
I have a friend who was $85K in non-house debt and had received foreclosure papers on his house … he’s now debt-free.
I know a young lady who makes less than $1,500 a month, and will completely own her first house by the age of 25.
I KNOW that you may have a good reason/excuse for why you have yet to achieve a dream, but it does not negate the fact that you CAN still accomplish it.
QUESTION: What is the dream you need begin believing in again?

Friday, May 11, 2012

Valentine's Day

If you've ever read my blog you know that I am not very craft so when I saw this Valentine's idea from Martha Stewart I was very excited. You can find the clip arthere.

I found a bag of big gum balls so we just did the I CHEWS YOU ones.

Working Away...

Adding the Gumballs

T's class was on letter E so we made Eskimo pie (check it out here).  It was super easy and kids loved it!!

Finished product!!!

T's birthday was on Valentine's Day and my "baby" turned 5.  More to come on his birthday soon!!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Eye Care for You!

Eye Care for You!

It’s no secret that the delicate skin around the eyes is the first to show the signs of aging, and is a concern for both men and women. The reason that this is the first place to develop lines and wrinkles is because the skin around the eyes is thinner and more prone to dryness and environmental damage. The area around the eyes does not secrete sebum, the skin’s natural moisture barrier. As the skin becomes dehydrated, it becomes more prone to wrinkle development. Because your eyes are so expressive, the skin is constantly subjected to creasing when you laugh, smile and squint in addition to stretching due to puffiness. When the skin around the eyes is void of hydration, the constant creasing of the skin will result in fine lines that can later develop into deeper wrinkles if left un-treated. In addition to lines and wrinkles, the skin around the eyes becomes thinner and more transparent as we age, resulting in more visible dark circles.

Fortunately for all of us, there is no reason that we should fall victim to the signs of aging. BeautiControl’s arsenal of age defying eye treatments offers everything that you and your clients need to keep the skin hydrated, preventing damage to the skin as well as repairing any signs of aging that have developed.
First of all, everyone needs an eye cream…EVERYONE! This part is easy. An effective eye cream should have the following properties:
•An effective moisture barrier to prevent loss of hydration

•A moisturizing complex to maintain the skin’s optimal moisture reserves

•Ingredients to boost the production of collagen and elastin, the skin’s natural building blocks

•High concentrations of multiple anti-oxidants to fight environmental aggressors and oxidation

BC Spa Restructuring Eye Cream contains all of these components, along with an exclusive delivery system that allows each of the ingredients penetrate to the layers of the skin where they will be most effective. Used daily, you have what you need to maintain the skin’s hydration, prevent future damage and stimulate the production of collagen and elastin. This product is a MUST HAVE in your cosmetic wardrobe and an essential part of your AM and PM skin care regimen.


In addition to your eye cream, there will also be times when you need to enhance your anti-aging eye care regimen. BeautiControl’s targeted solutions offer everything you need, and more:

Are you seeing loss of firmness around the eyes or eyelids?

TFF Eye Firming Serum contains the same amazing peptide blend to give an immediate dose of high potency peptides to the skin for immediate results. TFF Face Cream also contains dehydrated Hyaluronic Filling Spheres which penetrate below the skin’s surface, fill with the skin’s natural water, then hydrate to plump the lines and wrinkles…working from the inside – out
TFF Eye Firming Serum works from the outside-in, by delivering the key ingredients slowly to the skin to sustain the delivery and activity throughout the day. In addition, the “second skin” locks in moisture which allows the Hyaluronic Filling Spheres found in the TFF Face Cream to become even more plump as they hydrate.

This product delivers immediate skin-smoothing with additional long-term benefits that help restructure the skin… just like TFF Face Creme! Plus, it is gentle enough that it can be applied to the area below the brow, lifting the lid and improving all-around eye texture and youthful appearance.

Are you seeing more advanced lines and wrinkles and “crow’s feet”?

Regeneration Overnight Retinol Recovery Eye Capsules are tiny capsules pack quite a punch, containing a potent strength of retinol, a Vitamin A derivative that penetrates to the lower layers of the epidermis to help stimulate the rate that new skin cells are produced. Regeneration Overnight Eye Capsules work from the inside-out to help create a “sandwich” effect that dramatically repairs the appearance of damage.

Now, this is important…while I like to see everyone use these eye capsules, this is a very aggressive product and every person will have to experiment with this treatment to determine the skin’s level of tolerance. Some people will be able to wear it every night, with no problems while others may experience some redness or initial dryness (common with retinol) after using this product for several consecutive days. If you start to feel your skin become tender, red or slightly irritated, stop using for a few days until your skin calms. You can resume the use of this product after you determine the frequency of use that is best for you. Also, this DOES NOT replace the use of an eye cream. This treatment is used WITH an eye cream, to add moisture and protect the skin. Use this product at night, after your Regeneration repair product and before your eye cream.

Bothered by dark circles and puffiness under the eyes?

Dark circles are the result of blood accumulating in the under eye area. Below the delicate layer of skin under the eyes, lies a network of capillaries, which are tiny, thin blood vessels. These capillaries weaken over time and begin to leak blood into the area under the eyes. This pool of blood is very visible through the thin layer of skin below the eyes. The appearance of dark circles can be reduced by providing the optimal environment for the skin to:
1.Strengthen capillary walls, so they are less prone to leakage
2.Produce collagen and elastin so the skin appears thicker and less translucent and is better able to support the capillaries in that area.

BC Spa Solutions Under-Eye Dark Circle & Puffiness Solution contains a complex of actives that supports this type of solution for dark circles.

Puffiness around the eyes can be caused by numerous factors. Most of the time, it is due to an accumulation of fluids under the surface of the skin. The body is not able to properly flush fluids from this area, so they accumulate to form “bags” under the eyes. Caffeine, which is known to help balance water levels in the skin, helps reduce the appearance of puffiness. This formula contains high levels of caffeine combined with a botanical complex to help target this area of concern.
This formula is a lightweight serum packaged in a unique roller ball applicator for quick, easy use. It does not contain moisturizers, so you will still need to use it with your eye creme.

Looking for immediate results for dark circles, puffiness and dehydrated skin around the eyes?

Platinum Regeneration Rejuvenating Eye Treatment Patches are amazing problem solvers that turn back the clock, as well as soothe, refresh and revitalize tired eyes. They deliver a powerful time-released dosage of advanced ingredients that plump lines and wrinkles...diminish dark circles...dramatically improve skin firmness...and deflate those under eye bags that happen due to heredity, allergies, late nights, etc. Like drug patches, they deliver a concentrated dose of ingredients over a period of time.

What I love about this new treatment is that you can spa yourself anytime whether or not you are relaxing. Most people think spa-ing yourself means taking 30 minutes in the tub with a face mask and eye pads. But honestly, how often do we do that? This is a spa treatment for real life.

Of course you can always use them relaxing in the tub, but most of us will use them while life is happening...while you’re checking e-mail, chasing the kids around, making dinner, even driving to work! This is a spa on the go. You can spa and de-age at the same time! The results are unbelievable!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Are You Enslaving Your Children? – II Kings 4:1

This is a series that appears on a weekly basis at – “Biblical Financial Lessons” I, Joseph Sangl, believe that the Bible is the best money book ever written, and I really want to take some time each week to share the money lessons I have learned from the Word. Debt Enslaving Children II Kings 4:1 The wife of a man from the company of the prophets cried out to Elisha, “Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that he revered the Lord. But now his creditor is coming to take my two boys as his slaves.” In this incredible story, a man has passed away while still having young boys in the house. Apparently, this man had incurred substantial debts, and his untimely death placed the family into a financial tailspin. The situation is so terrible that the creditor is going to take the two boys as slaves to repay the debt. No one prepares to die before they grow old, but we see obituaries of young people all of the time. It’s awful. Without a plan, this situation can literally enslave the family just as is recorded in this story. It’s time for you to ask yourself two questions. 1. Has your debt situation become so bad that it has enslaved you and your family? ■Are you BOUND to your job because you have to receive the paycheck? ■Are you doing things at work that you are morally or ethically against, but your financial situation has prevented your standing up for what you believe? ■Do you have a second job or demand overtime just to pay the bills? ■Are your children paying a tremendous price because of your financial situation? If so, it is time to calculate your Debt Freedom Date and start the journey toward freedom! Being a slave to debt is a terrible way to live life! 2. Would your family prosper even if you die prematurely? ■Do you have substantial savings that would sustain the family over a two to three month period? ■Do you have life insurance that is equal to 10-times your annual take-home pay? I, Joseph Sangl, have met with families after the untimely loss of a spouse. I have seen families that had no plan and were enslaved. It was a terrible moment, as I watched the family move toward poverty overnight. On the other hand, I have met with families that had planned appropriately, and they were able to focus solely on grieving.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

First of Many

For Christmas, my parents gave T an air rifle

T opening it...

T with my dad checking out the pellets

Of course we had to try it out...(please note that the helmet- he had just gotten from Aunt Kella-was on from riding his new scooter from Grand)

My parents aka my Dad wanted to get him something that he could learn on and needed help with.  Here he is getting a lesson from his Daddy. 
I had to give it a try!!

The next morning, T and I went hunting with Chance but we didn't take T's new gun.  We left all the shooting up to Chance.  T wanted to go hunting and I wanted to document T's first (of many) duck hunting experience.

T getting dressed

He's ready!!!

I LOVE these 2

In the blind and ready for the ducks!!!

1 duck!!  We put the ear protectors on T and then we tried to whisper to him.  LOL.  What were we thinking.  The best was when Chance whispered to us to be quiet a duck was coming.  Of course T didn't hear him so he stands up (very excitedly) and yells, "Daddy a duck, shoot him!!"  Needless to say, that duck got away.  Like most 4 year olds (he was 4 still at Christmas) he lost interested soon.  After about 20 minutes he said, "Daddy we've been here for hours.  Can we go back to MeMe's house and get some breakfast?" 

Heading to MeMe's house

The brothers with their boys!!  As you can see, Uncle Barret's cute little helper didn't got with him so he killed more ducks.  LOL.

All the men that went duck hunting!!!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

What's New?

I LOVE that BeautiControl has new products EVERY MONTH!!!


He’s the one everyone’s gathered around at the backyard barbeque. The one who can fix anything—with or without instructions. The guy who will stop and ask for directions. And laugh at himself when he has to stop and ask again. He’s a brother, son, father, friend—or the love of your life. The BC Man is your man. And now, there’s a collection just for him.

The collection includes...
BC Man Renewing Face Wash
Gently lather away skin’s impurities with BC Man Renewing Face Wash. Exfoliates layers of dead skin cells, making shaving easier and giving skin a healthy glow. Aloe helps soothe, moisturize and soften skin. Ginkgo Biloba Extract acts to soothe and calm skin; antioxidants protect skin from environmental damage.
BC Man Triple Duty Moisturizer
Moisturize and protect skin with a combination after shave balm, anti-aging serum and skin-firming moisturizer. This oil-free, vitamin enriched formula contains Sodium Hyaluronate, Antioxidants and Panthenol that help moisturize, protect, and provide lasting hydration while they soothe and calm.

BC Man Cologne
Wear a scent that’s clean, classic and fresh with a subtle, woodsy warmth. With top notes of citrus, peppercorns and vetiver peppermin, BC Man leaves skin softly scented, memorable.

BeautiControl has also launched a BC jewelry line to go along with our fashion personalities!!!

Perfectly Polished

Irresistibly Romantic
Dramatically Glam

Naturally Chic

As always, you can check out the latest and greatest here.