I am so glad we are moving only an hour (and some change) away from the Opelika/Auburn area. I really love this town and the people here. I am excited for what God has in store for us as start this new chapter in our lives but it is still hard to leave your "normal" behind.
There are always so many fun things to do here!!! Check out this cute Christmas event they had....
Do you see the star in the background???
There was a train that T and his Daddy rode that had the Star of David at the end!!
Just wanted to share one of our Christmas memories here!!!
The 10% off W.H.O. SALE ends this week!!! Hurry to save on...
Hurry to get this W.H.O.'s Gorgeous set while it's on sale!!! Set includes W.H.O.'s Gorgeous Eau de Toilette, Lip Gloss and Nail Lacquer.
Want to save 10% off of our BC Spa Multi-Acid Resurfacing Peel?!?!
What does BeautiControl's peel do?
Pads pre-soaked in a potent formula that reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, age ......spots, hyperpigmentation, sagging skin and pore size at a fraction of the the price of a med-spa treatment.
• 15% combination of alpha-, poly- and beta-hydroxy acids combined with a 15% concentrate of willow bark extract encourage skin cell turnover for a more youthful appearance.
SALE!!! Regularly $70 on sale for $62.50 during our W.H.O. (BC's philanthropy Women Helping Others and a donation is made to them with each purchase) Sale BC Spa Resurface Microderm® Abrasion for Face is a deep exfoliation treatment. The ti...ny aluminum oxide crystals within the Microderm® Abrasion Facial Creme gently lift dead skin cells from the surface of the face, revealing clearer, more radiant and visibly youthful skin while aloe and several other essential oils help to soothe.
Are you legs ready for summer? Check out these AMAZING results! The W.H.O. sale offers a great price on the sculpt set!! It includes the sculpting gel and firming lotion!! You can see more products on my website as well. www.beautipage.com/averybc
Here is a great post from Joseph Sangl. Check him out here
Margin. The very word speaks strongly.
In writing, margin means “space.” Teachers tell us to leave margins and “don’t write in the margins.”
For any individual or organization to last, maintaining margin must be a priority. Here’s why – you will experience economic downturns. If financial margin has not been established, it can cause immediate financial issues and even jeopardize the solvency of the individual or organization.
There are two types of margin every person or organization should have in place.
1.Cash On Hand Savings (Financial Reserves)
2.Monthly Savings (Operational Margin)
1. Cash On Hand Savings (Financial Reserves)
Having money in the bank allows you to focus on your mission instead of exhausting yourself by determining the steps necessary to keep the doors open and the lights on. Financial reserves also allow you to ponder future opportunities to expand or grow your business or investments. Cash on hand also allows you the opportunity to encounter surprise expenses without worrying about how you will pay for them. In short, cash on hand allows you to sleep a lot better at night!
GOAL: 3 months of operating expenses
2. Monthly Savings (Operational Margin)
This type of margin is created by managing your costs such that you are able to add money to the bank account each and every month. This is what happens when you have a profitable organization or life. This type of margin allows you to know that current bills will be paid without having to erode financial reserves and to also fund future dreams!
GOAL: 15 to 20-percent profit margin
If I were to have a choice of one type of margin, I would choose #2 – Monthly Savings because I would be able to immediately begin funding #1 with the surplus profits!
Where are YOU personally when compared to this goals? Where is YOUR ORGANIZATION in relation to these goals?
We all love summer, and BeautiControl has everything you need to keep you protected and looking great through the summer heat. Here are a few tips to help you keep your look safe from summertime makeup melt-down!
Avoid Makeup Mishaps
Tangerine Tango may be the color of the season, but that doesn’t mean that everyone should wear it, especially when it comes to choosing makeup colors. A common makeup mistake is coordinating your makeup shades to fit your wardrobe. Regardless of what clothing colors you choose, your makeup should work with your natural skin coloring rather than coordinate with your outfit.
Yellow based colors, such as orange, yellow, teal, mint and coral look best on those with golden (warm) under-tones, which is typically characterized by naturally red or strawberry blonde hair, and skin that burns or freckles in the sun. Blue-based colors such as blue, pink, purple,turquoise, and grey look best on those with blue undertones, which is typically characterized by blonde, brown or black hair and skin that tans more easily in the sun.
To discover the colors that are best for your unique coloring, BeautiControl’s eBeauti is the answer (click here and look for the eBeauti color wheel at the top). eBeauti’s eColor computerized analysis will identify your skin tone and create a custom fit profile to assist you in choosing the right colors for your clothing and cosmetic wardrobe.
Summer Makeup Made Easy On-the-Go Makeup: Going “natural” doesn’t have to mean going without makeup. Summer makeup should be easy to apply and durable enough to stand-up to the heat and humidity. 4 products is all it takes to be out the door in less than 5 minutes:
•A tinted moisturizer with an SPF will both moisturize your skin and even your skin tone for a flawless look without foundation that keeps your skin protected from UV damage.
•Look for a multicolored bronzing powder to serve triple duty as an eye shadow, blush and bronzer when dusted across the forehead, cheeks, nose and chin.
•A water-proof mascara that can stand up to heat, humidity, and even swimming and exercise.
•Look for a tinted lip balm that contains an SPF to keep your lips hydrated and protected yet give you natural wash of color.
BeautiControl recommends BC Color Tinted Moisturizers, Beauti and the Beach Tri-Colored Bronzing Powder, Spectaculash Waterproof Mascara and BC Color Tinted Lip Balm.
Summertime Glam Viva La Glam: Look “hot” this Summer with color that is natural, light-weight, yet durable enough to withstand the hot Summer sun or those even hotter Summer nights:
•A lightweight liquid makeup is appropriate for all skin conditions and can provide a natural, yet full-coverage finish to the skin. Be sure to choose one that contains an SPF for added protection.
•Cream eye shadows are the perfect choice for the Summer. Not only do they contain a built-in primer for added durability, but they blend effortlessly and offer a sexy shimmer that is sure to get attention.
•A cream blush is a must-have. They blend naturally into the skin creating a glow that brightens the skin without looking harsh and un-natural
•Look for lip colors that have built-in hydration to keep the lips hydrated, supple and in kiss-ably soft.
BeautiControl recommends Regeneration Tight Firm and Fill Foundation SPF 20, Island Sunset Eye Shadow Crayons, Island Sunset Cream Blush, BC Color Hydrating Lip Color
Beat the Summer Heat Avoid Makeup Melt-Down: Makeup primer is one of those must-have products. Not only will it help control oil during the warmer summer months, it will also minimize the appearance of pores, lines and wrinkles. Applied before your liquid or powder foundation, you can increase your makeup wear and prevent makeup melt-down by the end of the day.
BeautiControl recommends Secret Agent Color Primer in Natural, a multipurpose primer that will minimize pores, control oil and keep foundation from being the victim of makeup melt-down.
The Faux Glow: Looking for a custom fit bronzer? Create a natural looking glow by choosing a powder foundation that is 2 shades darker than your normal shade and dust onto the face with a large powder brush. This will keep your "tan" in line with your natural coloring, giving you a more natural glow.
Try BC Color Perfecting Wet/Dry Finish, the most versatile foundation/powder/bronzer you will ever use. Portable enough to take with you wherever you go, and durable enough to stand up to the toughest heat and humidity.
Brow-WOW: A clear mascara or lash primer serves double duty. Not only can you get longer, fuller lashes, but you can create perfectly defined brows, keeping them groomed and color-fast in the summer heat.
BeautiControl recommends Spectaclash Thickening Primer and Maximum Length Mascara give you the best of both worlds with this uniquely packaged double-ended problem solver.
Stay a Little Longer: To help your eye shadow and lip color last longer, apply your foundation to both your lips and eyelids. By priming them with foundation, you will minimize imperfections and help lip color and eye shadow to stay on longer and remain transfer and crease resistant.
BeautiControl’s Regeneration Tight Firm and Fill Concealer. Enriched with age defying peptides as well as an SPF, this durable smudge-proof concealer creates the perfect finish while providing anti-aging benefits to the delicate eye area and protecting from UV damage.
What Lies Beneath: The key to flawless makeup is healthy skin. Make sure that you use products that are customized for your unique skin condition. To ensure healthy skin, make sure your skin care regimen includes the following products that:
•cleanse without stripping the skin of natural moisture
•hydrate and prevent moisture loss
•protect against UVA and UVB radiation as well as oxidative damage
•exfoliates dead surface cells to encourage the production of new skin cells
•repair skin damage by stimulating the production of collagen and elastin,the skin’s natural building blocks
Skin care is not a one size fits all product. To find your perfect prescription to custom fit your skin care needs, take BeautiControl’s Skin s.p.a. (scientific personalized analysis), an online diagnostic tool that knows you better than you know yourself. BeautiControl’s BC Spa Facial skin care provides the maintenance, repair and prevention benefits you need to keep your skin looking great and acting younger.
Eye Rehab: Long Summer days and even longer Summer nights can play havoc on the sensitive skin around your eyes, resulting in loss of firmness, puffiness and dark circles.
BeautiControl comes to the rescue with BC Spa Under-eye Dark Circle/Puffiness Solution. Give your eyes an immediate lift with a cocktail of active ingredients that instantly reduce puffiness, dark circles and firm the skin. Simply roll the BC Spa Under-eye Dark Circle/Puffiness Solution under the eyes and around the crow’s feet areas, allow to dry.
Multipurpose Must Have: If there’s one product that everyone should have this summer, it’s BeautiControl’s Skinlogics Herbal Hydrating Mist. Enriched with skin soothing botanicals, anti-oxidants and hyaluronic acid, this is a product you don’t want to be without:
•Hyaluronic acid holds 1,000 it’s own molecular weight in water, keeping your skin hydrated and moisturized. Perfect to use before/after sun exposure and during exercise to give your skin a drink of water.
•After applying makeup, mist onto the skin as a “makeup lock” to increase the transfer-resistance of your foundation, eye shadow, and blush, preventing makeup meltdown.
•No need to wash your face when going from day to evening makeup. Simply mist your skin and blend your makeup with a sponge. Re-apply and you are ready to go. Around the Clock Pucker Protection: The two areas of the face that most vulnerable to UV damage are the lips and the eyes. Daytime moisturization and UV protection is crucial in the summer months.
BeautiControl has you covered around the clock with Skinlogics SPF Lip Balm to protect and moisturize the lips during the day. At night, give yourself a treatment with BeautiControl’s unique Lip Apeel. This two-in-one product has an exfoliating lip mask that removes dead skin build-up, revealing instantly smooth and kiss-able lips. The attached, award-winning lip balm provides long-lasting, overnight moisture.
No One Will Ever Know: It’s happened to all of us. That sun-kissed glow is nothing short of sexy, but too much sun exposure can leave your skin red and dehydrated.
Only you have to know with BeautiControl’s Secret Agent mint makeup primer. Applied under your foundation, this mint colored primer neutralizes redness in the skin caused by sunburn, rosacea or other skin irritations.
Stay Protected: When you think of summer, you think of sun. The sun is not necessarily our enemy in the summer and it certainly isn’t the only thing that you need to think about when considering skin protection products.
The sun is a key source of vitamins and nutrition for our overall health. Some sun is actually very good for us, as a key source of Vitamin D. When thinking about sun protection, keep your ABCs in mind...
•A = Away - Stay away from the sun in the middle of the day
•B = Block - Use SPF 15 or higher
•C = Cover up - Wear a T-shirt and a hat
These simple tips will help ensure that you protect your skin from both UVA and UVB sun damage, without completely depriving our bodies from essential nutrition that the sun can provide.
•BC Spa Facial Defend and Restore Moisturizers – will provide you with daily SPF protection that will prevent both burning and skin aging, while providing you with a broad spectrum of antioxidants to protect from oxidative skin damage, encouraging healthy new cell development.
• Cell Block C Multivitamin Capsules – this product is a year-round must have, but has special features that will help ensure healthy skin during the summer months. This products is made up of a super-high concentration of key antioxidants in a silicone base that will help control oil and shine during the day. A winning combination for Summer skincare needs.
•BC Color SPF Lip Balms - available in a clear or tinted formulas, these lip saving wonders will moisturize and protect the delicate skin on your lips from moisture loss and UV damage.
Get Some Hair-apy: If you are one of those who like to spend a little quiet time out by the pool with a book (or a trashy gossip magazine), multi-task by giving yourself a deep conditioning hair mask to restore the luster that can be robbed by the sun during summer months. Apply BeautiControl’s BC Spa Solutions Radical Hydration Concentrate to the hair as a hot oil treatment, then slather your hair with
BC Spa Body Ultra Rich Body Moisturizer as a deep conditioning moisture mask. You will LOVE the way your hair looks and feels.
BeautiControl has everything you need to keep you calm, cool and protected this summer. BeautiControl's got you covered, now go out and have some fun!!!
Wow, this post from Joseph Sangl is unreal and sad at the same time.
The US National Debt has increased by $84,945,657,221 since our last update on April 22, 2012. Another month, and the United States has dropped another cool $85 billion in the hole.
National Debt as of 6/5/2012
That is an increase of $1.93 BILLION PER DAY since our last update 44 days ago.
Although the rate of debt acquisition has slowed, the credit card apparently still has some room left before we hit the limit …
I’m doing something about this issue. I’m wondering how many others are willing to do their part.
Our little guy turned 5 on Valentine's Day (yes I realize it is now mid-June but the reality of life hasn't given me a chance to sit down and blog about it). Where does the time go. It seems like just yesterday we were bringing this precious bundle home...
Thanks to pinterest, I found this great idea to put on his door!!!
T wanted a Cars Theme this year so that's what we did!!
We just had one party this year (with family and friends) because this momma just couldn't handle 2 again this year.
I'll let the pics speak for themselves...
What these pictures don't tell you is it was FREEZING that day so a birthday party that was planned to be completely outside ended up getting moved inside and some outside. I feel as though the Lord is telling me more every day that HE is in control. I am not in control but HE is holding me all the time.
Playing in the playhouse
Smores around Finn's fire (pit)
Isn't she precious...
Coloring Cars 2 pictures (moved inside)
The Cake (thanks Candice for doing a great job)
Guido's Tire Game
Cousins under the sign I made thanks to help from pinterest and my Dad.
Mater's Tow Hook Game (thanks to my dad for making the tow cables)
Dancing to Cars music
Cousins with a man they think hung the moon (I'm pretty fond of him too)
Gift from Coony and C.C. a playset for our new house
Time goes by too quickly. This fall, my 'baby' will be going to kindergarten. How is this even possible?
Click here to see BeautiControl listed on Paula Begoun's BeautyPedia website. Paula Begoun is a consumer advocate and best-selling author known worldwide as the Cosmetics Cop. Paula's expertise has led to repeat appearances on CNN, Oprah, The View, The Today Show, 20/20, and The Dr. Oz Show.
She gave BeautiControl's Retinol products a great review and included the capsules in 5 retinol products that work!! Paula likes our Regeneration Overnight Retinol Recovery Eye Capsules, Regeneration Overnight Retinol Recovery Serum and Men’s Skin Strategies Toning Eye Gel. Check out all of them here.
ELLE also featured BC in their June issue. Sorry for the poor quality of picture but here is an excerpt...
BeautiControl sponsored, again, Style360 at Fashion Week!! Check out these Bravo Reality Stars with BeautiControl around them....