Playtex Sport Keeping Me Active #FitToPlay

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My family and I have made a decision to become more health conscious so we have made a lot of changes, first one was are eating habits so a lot of sweets were taken out and yes none of us were happy but we knew it had to be done and we all support each other. My son is sticking to his gym workouts and my daughter and I as well and have even started back to swimming.Playtex Sports

Now this is the part that gets a bit uncomfortable for my daughter and I when we work out and it is that time of the month when we get our menstrual cycle and its enough dealing with the pain and discomfort but we are always self conscious to make sure no accidents occur when working out ladies lets be honest that is one of our biggest fear I want to make sure I am #FitToPlay at all times and not worry.Playtex Sport Workout 1A

I don’t want to miss out on working out nor does my daughter when we get our periods, we want to keep going and keep motivating each other especially on these special days and my period shouldn’t interfere with my workout and active lifestyle. I  recently went to Walmart to look for some pads and I saw that Playtex sports had a combo pack when I t read the box I was so happy to see that it was truly a combo pack that I needed to get .Playtex Sports Combo Packs

The New Playtex® Sport® available in Pads, liners and combo packs provides sport level protection ultra-thin pads with wings that  protect you while comfortably fitting and staying in place with Flexfit design to twist and turn with your body,now  that is something I was really happy to see and loving the combinations that Playtex offers in these packs. Playtex Sport

I purchased the Playtex® Sport® Body Shape Panty Liners 20/28 combo pack it brings 20 liners and 28 tampons the panty liners are amazingly thin yet offer super absorbent for every day protection and each panty liner has an ultra-soft cover for extra comfort and what I really like that they are all individual wrapped and this makes it easy to take with you. This is very important to me as no fuss no mess and I dont have to worry about any accidents. Here are just some of what Playtex® Sport® Body Shape provides.

  • Super Absorbent Core – Locks fluid away
  • FlexFit™ – Designed to twist and turn with your body, providing sport level protection.
  • Odor Shield™ – Technology designed to neutralize odors before they start.

My daughter and I are really happy with  Playtex® Sport® and we have made sure to have both combo packs available in our home the Playtex® Sport® Combo Pack – Tampons and Liners and Playtex® Sport® Ultra-Thin Pad with Wings and Tampons combo packs.

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You can also visit Playtex® Sport® social channels

Victoria Jackson Cosmetics Letting Your Natural Beauty Shine:Review

 I participated in this sponsored campaign on behalf of Victoria Jackson® and One2One Network. All opinions stated are my own.

Victoria Jackson

Recently I was presented with an opportunity to try out the new Victoria Jackson® cosmetics and I am so excited about this as cosmetics are always amazing and innovative and Victoria Jackson has shown millions of women how to achieve inner confidence by enhancing their own natural beauty starting from the inside out.

Loving Victoria Jackson original no makeup makeup, all the products are awesome they feel great on your skin and really give you that natural and beautiful glow not making it look like a mask and it’s not heavy. This is not a mask this is makeup and Victoria Jackson cosmetics they believe it’s all about letting your natural beauty shine through. Absolutely love the Victoria Jackson Foundation duo in tan beautiful color beautiful blend it goes on smoothly and evens out your skin a wonderful and natural glow. 

The blush Sparkling Rose is such a beautiful color and a little goes a long way I learned this once I applied the blush because I thought it was to light it would not show up on my skin tone, I was so wrong it stood out and really looked great I just had to blend some of it off and it lives up to its name sparkling rose, my cheeks were rosy I love the whole look I was able to achieve using Victoria Jackson’s cosmetics. 

Victoria Jackson Makeup

The Foundation Duo I received is in Tan and I think is a great idea as our faces are not one tone so you are able to blend the two foundations to get the perfect look . Also the darker foundation can be used as contour and just blend out. It is very creamy so go light when applying and just take it up from there This particular one comes in a mirrored compact with two shades and a sponge for the perfect blend

Coverage: Is great just make sure to start light and build up

Lasting Power: It really last all day with a touch up here and there it is great

Some may have concerns because it is creamy just go light on with the foundation and make sure to set it and you will be good to go and ready to take the town on.

Victoria Jackson Foundation


Victoria Jackson cosmetics mission is to help women and their confidence hey. A foundation here in a subtle pencil stroke Mir the right light dusting of blush and you’re ready ready for your day. Love this sparkling rose mineral blush from Victoria Jackson beautiful color great pigment.

Just with just a couple of strokes of Victoria Jackson mascara in black will make your eyelashes pop and look great, The mascara nicely separated each lashes because of the formula used and the brush that has many tiny bristle that help separated the lashes and give you full coverage. When apply the mascara make sure to start from the bast to the tip of the lash and you will see how beautiful your lashes will look with zero clumping.Victoria Jackson Mascara


Victoria Jackson makeup remover gentle on eyes and face gently, simply moisten a puffy cotton pad with remover and gently wipe off face and eyes never oily or greasy and it feels like clean pure water but works faster and is more gentle. Loving how it feels on my skin truly not greasy at all and it felt like I was cleaning my face with water left my face feeling cool and moist just make sure once you remove your make up you apply moisturizer always moisturizer and remember  a little goes a long way. 

Victoria Jackson Makeup Remover Eyes and Face

Victoria Jackson Foundation makeup

Here are Victoria Jackson’s social channels



Madonna Rebel Heart Amazing

Madonna is an amazing artist and is always reinventing herself and knocking us off of our feet every time she does, she is a dynamo and is no full throttle none stop. With her new album Rebel Heart you are going to absolutely love each and every song as Madonna just rocks the house with this truly amazing album.

Personally I loved each song on the Rebel Heart album and each one was riveting and all I wanted to do was dance and  keep playing each song over and over again. The music was amazing I truly love Rebel Heart and so will the world yes I said it the whole world will just fall in love with this album Madonna has brought in other amazing artist to also contribute their talents to the album and clearly all have done an amazing job.Madonna Rebel Heart

Madonna’s 13th studio album Rebel Heart will be released March 10th on Interscope Records.   

Rebel Heart explores two very distinct sides of Madonna’s personality, the rebellious renegade side that we have all come to love and just adore her for and the romantic side that shows her soft and tender side of  Madonna that just makes us fall in love with her all over again.
This new album features collaborations of the hottest stars like Nicki Minaj, Kanye West, Nas, Chance the Rapper and Mike Tyson and this album was recorded in NY, LA and London. 


Here are the songs on Rebel Heart Track List

01 “Living For Love”

02 “Devil Pray”
03 “Ghosttown”
04 “Unapologetic Bitch”
05 “Illuminati”
06 “Bitch I’m Madonna” (Feat. Nicki Minaj)
07 “Hold Tight”
08 “Joan Of Arc”
09 “Iconic” (Feat. Chance The Rapper & Mike Tyson)
10 “HeartBreakCity”
11 “Body Shop”
12 “Holy Water”
13 “Inside Out”
14 “Wash All Over Me”
15 “Best Night”
16 “Veni Vidi Vici” (Feat. Nas)
17 “S.E.X.”
18 “Messiah”
19 “Rebel Heart”

 This video is amazing, Madonna is just amazing 

 Below is a list of MADONNA world tour

Date City Venue
Aug. 29 Miami, FL American Airlines Arena On Sale Mar. 9
Sept. 2 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena On Sale Mar. 16
Sept. 5 San Juan, PR Coliseo de Puerto Rico On Sale Mar. 21
Sept. 9 Montreal, QC Bell Centre On Sale Mar. 14
Sept. 12 Washington, DC Verizon Center On Sale Mar. 16
Sept. 16 New York, NY Madison Square Garden On Sale Mar. 9
Sept. 19 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center On Sale Mar. 9
Sept. 24 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center On Sale Mar. 16
Sept. 26 Boston, MA TD Garden On Sale Mar. 16
Sept. 28 Chicago, IL United Center On Sale Mar. 9
Oct. 1 Detroit, MI Joe Louis Arena On Sale Mar. 23
Oct. 3 Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall On Sale Mar. 16
Oct. 5 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre On Sale Mar. 9
Oct. 8 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center On Sale Mar. 16
Oct. 11 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place On Sale Mar. 9
Oct. 14 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena On Sale Mar. 9
Oct. 17 Portland, OR MODA Center On Sale Mar. 23
Oct. 19 San Jose, CA SAP Center at San Jose On Sale Mar. 9
Oct. 22 Glendale, AZ Gila River Arena On Sale Mar. 23
Oct. 24 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena On Sale Mar. 16
Oct. 27 Los Angeles, CA Forum On Sale Mar. 16
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 #RebelHear #O2O

Exuviance Super Retinol Concentrate #SleepOnIt Giveaway

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This is such a great new product I wanted to share some great information and an awesome giveaway by  Exuviance skin care which is clinically proven to reduce lines and wrinkles, increase firmness, smooth texture and even skin tone with a patented bionic blend of highly evolved Polyhydroxy and Alpha Hydroxy acids. Discover dermatologist developed skin care that has perfected the science of skin transformation by delivering full-strength anti-aging benefits without irritation.

About Super Retinol Concentrate:
This unique antiaging nighttime transformer supercharges the proven power of Retinol with our patented NeoGlucosamine®, amplifying results while delivering a gradual, time-released infusion of pure Retinol in a microencapsulated form to maximize potency and tolerability of this high-strength formulation.

Exuviance Super Retinol Concentrate takes Retinol to the next level for superior, visible lifting and firming results. 1% Retinol encapsulate helps firm skin while smoothing wrinkles and texture. Combined with our patented NeoGlucsamine®, clinically proven to enhance the volumizing and firming effects of Retinol, this treatment truly defies gravity.

Widely recognized by dermatologists for its antiaging power, Retinol helps build natural collagen and its surrounding support matrix for plumping and firming benefits, reducing the look of deep-set wrinkles and minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles from the inside out. Cell turnover is enhanced, revealing smoother skin texture and more even tone with less discoloration. Patented NeoGlucosamine® is clinically proven to work synergistically with Retinol, building skin’s support matrix to increase skin firming and smoothing effects versus Retinol alone. As skin becomes firmer and new cells emerge, skin is transformed, younger looking. For an immediate visual boost, optical brighteners provide visual softening.

Designed for maximum efficacy and stability, the formula contains a retinol-stabilizing complex and utilizes an opaque airless pump-top tube to maintain freshness. This light, serum-like formulation is fragrance free, Paraben free, and oil free.

Studies show after 8 weeks (data on file):
100% reported firmer skin
98% noticed skin is lifted, less droopy
95% observed Wrinkles are less apparent
95% said fine lines are less apparent
98% saw better clarity/radiance
88% noticed brown spots are less noticeable


Exuviance is giving away a full size Super Retinol Concentrate (a $78 value!)

Exuviance Super Retinol Concentrate


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Interview With An Out Of The Ordinary Artist “Jason Shonk”

Jason Shonk Artist

Photo taken by Ashley Primm email

I recently had the great pleasure to speak with renowned Jason Shonk and I have to say this young man is so talented and his artwork is magnificent and he is drive with such passion you can see this in is work, on his facebook page where you can see how he celebrates the beauty of the curvy figure and an advocate of loving who you are at any size and he brings to light the beauty of all through his pinup artwork specializing in BBW and SSBBW Jason Shonk’s artwork celebrates the beauty of the plus-size female form and Jason shows how  you should love yourself unconditionally and he does an amazing job. Below is the interview I was granted. Jason Shonk

1. When did your love for drawing start? and how did you nurture and develop your skill? I have been drawing since I was 3 years old! My grandfather, who was a farmer by trade, had carpentry skills, and would do drawings of one of his projects. I would sit next to him and watch him do these rather simple doodles, and be totally fascinated by it! That is probably what aroused my interest to start my own doodles!

I eventually went to college and majored in studio art. But for the most part, I had to learn on my own, that I was the only family member with the art ability. And once I graduated from college, I took additional private lessons in painting so that I could broaden my subject matter beyond b/w drawings.

2. You mentioned that you would watch your grandfather draw some of his projects and you would watch him, did he notice your love to draw and if so how did he further influence you?
Everyone in the mediate family took notice that I had some sort of an ability. By the time I got into school, it was a definite that I had the art talent. Of course my favorite class was art! And of course, my art teachers always seemed to like me!LOL I did occasionally enter art contests through out school and even did art shows in 4H. By the time I got into high school, it was pretty much a given that if I did go on to college, it would be for a study in art.

3. When in school was it hard learning some of the techniques?
I ask this because i personally could not get a grasp on some of them lol I had enough understanding of the theory behind it that I could easily pick things up.That was certainly a benefit once I got to college,until they tried to change my style and approach, that was a challenge for me! In school, art classes was enjoyable to me,it was everything else, such as math, science, gym class! LOLEAT YOUR HEART OUT SOFIA

4. What were your favorite pieces to draw when you first started out?
When I was a child, my favorite subject matter was drawing farm equipment! I would draw tractors and barns with the silos! Thats what happens when you grow up in a farming community in Indiana! I eventually found a love of portraiture that I started doing when I was in the 4th grade. That was the subject matter that fascinated me most from then on.

5. Do you have any of your drawing that you did when you first started out?  

No, I think my mother has one that I did of a donkey pulling a cart! I don’t even remember doing it. It actually looks good! It even looks better than some of my later drawings!LOL

I don’t think I have anything that I’ve done from that time on through college. Once I decide it ‘s no good, it gets filed away in the trash!

6. Have you done any gallery shows? And if so how was the experience for you?
The last gallery show that I did was back in 2007, with an art group from a church that my wife and I were attending at that time. That particular show was a great experience, but not felt compelled to pursue that avenue.
I have been in galleries in the past but it was not a very good experience. They weren’t willing to promote me unless I was an established artist! It is sort of like looking for a job and they only want to hire somebody with experience. How are you supposed to get that experience if no one is going to give it to you!

Needless to say, being in a gallery wasn’t as glamorous as it seemed! That is why I decided to pursue posting my work online to give myself greater control as to market myself, as opposed to a gallery that wasn’t willing to even display my work.

The last gallery I was in was in Tubac, Arizona.I sent them 3 paintings and found out they never even displayed them for the public! That was the last straw for me!The Perfect Red By Jason Shonk

7. Is drawing at this time a hobby and or a full time occupation for you?
I have been on Facebook since April of this past year. The response that I have been given has been overwhelming and very humbling as well. 
Actually both! My goal this coming year is to make it more of a full time occupation!At the moment, I work a full time job as well try to manage my online art career! So in theory, I work 2 jobs!

8. What advice can you give upcoming artistes? My advice would be to have a vision, to be goal oriented, and most of all, be prepared for disappointments and setbacks. But remember,those setbacks doesn’t mean failure, use it as motivation to carry on with your dreams.

9. Where can we find your artwork?
Right now, you can find my work on Facebook, on a page that I manage, titled, Phat Beauties by Jason Shonk. I specialize in drawing the plus size woman in the mode of the classic pin up models that you see in the magazines and advertisements.

10. If someone would like their portrait done by you can they contact you?  They can private message me on my Phat Beauties page. You can also go to Jason Shonk’s  web site to see more of his work Phat Beauties

I want to thank you so much for sharing your story and taking the time to speak with me Jason and thank you for sharing this with my readers and I want to say that you are such an inspiration to many and your artwork is amazing.

I had the the great honor to have Jason Shonk do a portrait of me and I have to say I was overwhelmed how the portrait came it looks amazing and the detail are breathtaking I am truly humbled because he really went all out and his artwork is truly wonderful.Brazy Pic by Jason

Chipotle Smoked Salmon with Jalapeno For Lent With La Morena Chipotle

 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #VivaLaMorena #CollectiveBias

La Morena Blog My family and I celebrate lent and we keep the traditions which include going to church on ash Wednesday and having a big dinner at  my grandmothers home with the entire family. My grandmother would make sure to call up all of the family that where in town  before holy week and let them know what dishes she would like us to bring over or if they had any new recipes they wanted to share for the big dinner.La Morena can

Once all the calls where made and all the grocery was done and we made sure to get La Morena which is an authentic, Mexican food brand that really gives our dish an add kick and really punches up the flavor. My grandmother was an excellent cook and knew that you had to get great ingredients and that is why she used La Morena because it is authentic, Mexican food and homemade and she is all about home-cooking and keeping traditions. I have to say that it was not easy finding La Morena I had to go to several different Fiestas to finally get the ones I did and everywhere I went they would all say La Morena is the best and we always run out and yes I can see that now.La Morena

Once we made sure we had all that done then next step would be to get the house made ready for all.  they wanted and we would be preparing for the we love to gather in the kitchen and get all the food ready for the family for the evening and we love to share recipes for the evening and get the all the prep work done as we just chat up a storm. We really do it up for holy week we start it off with ash Wednesday and this day we make our favorite dish which is Chipotle smoked salmon with jalapeno red bean coconut rice with watercress salad my grandmother loves to make the salmon she is really into sabor tradicional.

Salmon prep


Dry Seasoning:

 1 teaspoon of Salt

1 teaspoon of pepper

2 two pinches of paprika

half a teaspoon of garlic powder 

La Morena Salmon

Once you make the dry seasoning  rub it all over the salmon and make sure to cover both sides. Once you do this you can go ahead and add La Morena chipotle in adobo sauce,  I used two chipotle peppers and diced them up and spread generously all over salmon topped it off with some cilantro and sliced yellow onions. La Morena D1

Place the salmon in a baking dish and make sure to pre heat the oven 325 degrees and bake same temp for 10 to 15 minutes La Morena

Coconut rice with red beans and jalapeno 

Jasmine rice 2 cups make sure to rinse off and place in cooking pot with a 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil and stir in some half a teaspoon of salt. Once you do this take 1 can of coconut milk and pour the whole can in pot and stir once again to mix and this time you can add a 1 can of red kidney beans but before adding the beans make sure to drain them and give them a quick rinse. Cook the rice and medium heat until it starts to boil once the liquid is evaporated  which would be around 8 to 10 minutes make sure to put rice on  medium low and  stir one more time and cover until rice is soft, to fluffy up just use a fork and stir the rice let rice cook for 10 to 15 minutes or until rice is  soft to taste.

Watercress Salad

You can purchase a bunch or in a bag and just rinse and place in a bowl and just add 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil and some pink Himalayan salt to taste and mix well and enjoy.

 Lent dish plated

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Also want to mention to enter La Morena giveaway below is the link so don’t forget to enter and leave a comment about what Lent traditions you and your family have. 

La Morena Lent Giveaway


Tax Time, Savings Time #MaxYourTax

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MaxYourTax #CollectiveBias

 I have had a food blog for several years but I am revamping it now and taking lots of pf pictures of all the different kinds of food I make and the new dishes I get to try when out with my family, and yes I have become one of those people you see just whip out their phones and start taking pics of what they are eating. But I have to say in my defense the foods I try I make sure to share detailed information and location of the place where I have tried a new dish or dessert.

It gets to my kids at times, they just say mom please not again with the phone and the pics please, all I can do is laugh and smile and take my pics and take some of them and this forces them to get in what I call selfie mode and it just becomes a fun goofing time for all of us. That when we are trying new dishes we take pics and share it with each other and say hey lets make this dish for dinner next time.Samsung Glaxay phone AVANT  AD

This has turned into a great blogging experience and youtube cooking show that we are working one so I have to make sure I have a great phone that can take amazing pictures and last a long time , unlimited text, data and web when I am out and about in town at a new restaurant, dinner, cafe or food trucks. Samsung Glaxay phone AVANT CB

I was able to obtain the Samsung Galaxy Avant that I have been wanting at really low price. The Samsung Galaxy Avant  has unlimited Plans, unlimited talk  this is great for me as I am always on the phone speaking with family and  to be honest getting directions I tend to get lost a bit. Also what I really love about the Walmart Family Mobile service is the unlimited talk, text and data service plan which includes up to 500MB of 4G LTE data, this is a plus for me and because of this affordable price and I can #MaxYourTax with my extra savings. I am considering getting my daughter a new phone as she is in the market for a new phone. So this was great timing with my tax return I will be getting a new phone for my daughter, this will be a nice surprise for her and a great savings for my pocket.

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I will even dare to say that it is becoming somewhat of a new family tradition that any new places I or my kids go to eat and they have a great dish they would like us to try out we all take pictures and send it to each other with what we think some of the ingredients maybe and get ready to make it at home and share with my readers.  I would  love to hear about your family traditions leave a comment.

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Walmart Family Mobile Samsung Galaxy Avant Prepaid Smartphone:
4.5″ qHD touchscreen display
960 x 540 resolution
3G/4G LTE capable
1.2GHz quad-core processor
5 megapixel camera with Beauty Face auto-focus mode and panorama mode
Android 4.4 (KitKat) OS
16GB built-in memory plus microSD slot expandable up to 64GB
3.5mm audio jack
FM radio
Front-facing camera
GPS with navigation capability
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Real Web browsing
Smartphone mobile hotspot ready
T-Mobile TV
Visual voice mail
WiFi calling capable
Talk time: 18 h
Standby time: 360 h

#TryDry Spray and feel refreshed!

This is a sponsored post by Global Influence, all opinions expressed are my own.

 The one thing I can’t live without is Deodorant, I have so many of them. It’s hard to find the best one for my family because we have very sensitive skin. My daughter once used a deodorant that burned the skin off her armpit so when we buy new deodorant we look for a great quality one, that doesn’t leave residue or stains. 

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What I’ve noticed about some deodorant these days, is that they take so long to dry and always end up all over your black shirts. That’s why I was really excited to try out the new DOVE Dry Spray Antiperspirant. it’s so easy to use, all you do is spray and go. Make sure with you do spray it under your arms do it 6 inches away. Something I really loved  is that it’s hard to press down, so if you have children in your house you don’t have to worry about them getting their hands on it. Or it could have just been me being to scared press to hard and have that cold blast hit me haha it takes a minute to get use to that. 

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 I have been using the DOVE dry spray and I must say I am in love with it. It instantly drys upon contact and leaves me feeling so refreshed. It’s meant to last for 48 hours which is awesome because  some of us are so busy and just collapse after a long day. So knowing in the morning I still will be smelling great gives me reassurance. You should definitely check out this awesome new spray that I am sure your family will love it as much as mine does. You can find it at walmart 

Get superior protection and feel the cleaner difference of the  all-new Dry Spray Antiperspirants from Degree Men, Degree Women, Dove, Dove Men+Care and Axe. Ditch the ick of slick, visible residue and enjoy the 48-hour protection of an Antiperspirant spray that goes on instantly dry. Check them out at Walmart and also take a look at the #TryDry hashtag to see what others are saying! 


Modamix Duel Dress OOTD

Love this Modamix Duel dress and what makes it even an awesome choice for me is that it has pockets and the pockets are not visible plus all the cute buttons makes this modamix duel dress is unique and very chic. Wearing DSW black flats with a brass bow in front.

“Encourage yourself, believe in yourself, and love yourself. Never doubt who you are.”  Stephanie Lahart

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