Homemade Turkey Stock – Is It Worth The Effort?

Are you kidding me?  Like who the heck has time to make homemade stock right before Thanksgiving?  Well, you actually don’t have to make it right before—in fact, you can make it well in advance.  Is it worth it?  You bet it is!!  I was even able to convert my mother, aka The Thanksgiving Queen into making her own homemade turkey stock every year.  

 

I certainly understand the pressure and stress of working and trying to fit everything in before a holiday, I’ve been there, and, it is so easy to bust open a box of stock… BUT, once you’ve made your own, you’ll never look back.  

 

Keeping a pot of warm stock on the stove while cooking your Thanksgiving dinner is a necessity for me.  I add it to my stuffing, mashed potatoes and of course gravy.

 

Ingredients:

Turkey pieces (I used necks and thighs)

Carrots

Parsnips

Onions

Garlic

Celery

Olive Oil

Poultry Seasoning

Fresh Herbs—rosemary, thyme, sage

Kosher salt

Pepper

 

Pre-heat your oven to 425 degrees.  Place all ingredients on a baking sheet.  Drizzle with a bit of olive oil.  Generously sprinkle with the poultry seasoning, lots of cracked black pepper, and a dusting of kosher salt.

 

 

Roast for approximately 45 minutes.  I usually flip the turkey pieces about halfway through.

 

 

Place everything in a large stockpot.  Don’t forget about that goodness left on the baking sheet, add some water and use a wooden spoon to loosen it from the pan, add that to the pot as well.

Add the water, I used about 24 cups.

 Of course, I won’t need that much, I’m having 6 people for dinner this year, and I am making enough food for 40.  Simmer on low, for at least 6 hours.  Let it cool, strain and discard all those hard-working ingredients,  place in a container in the refrigerator, I like to skim the fat off of the top.  Freeze if you’ve made well in advance, or keep on hand for the big day!  

 

TA-DA!  There you have it.  Give Yo’ Self A High Five!  Homemade turkey stock, who knew it would be so easy?  And the difference in flavor from boxed stock… a HUGE difference. 

 

 

Thanks for stopping by.  See ya next time!  Happy Thanksgiving!

 

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Drugstore Dupe? My New Must Have!

Hello… Yes, I’m a skincare junkie!  And if you are a member of the “Over 50” club, then I am probably not alone when I made that statement.  I am always on the hunt for a product that claims it’s going to help me look and feel my absolute best.

I was strolling through Sephora a while back, and I asked for a sample of the Boscia Exfoliating Peel Gel, it retails for $34.  I use Retin-A three days a week, so I do occasionally get flaky skin, so when I saw this, I thought I would give it a whirl.  I really enjoyed it.  It took the dry flaky skin off and left my skin feeling soft and flake free.  But, at $34 I wasn’t jumping in the car and running to Sephora anytime soon.

I am not sure how it happened, but I found myself in Target, and of course, I can’t leave without a quick peek into the cosmetic section.  It’s like a force from somewhere I can’t explain,  that just pulls the cart and my body to the right as I walk in.  The elf section was packed with skincare, either I have never noticed it, or my Target never carried it before, but I saw that they had a “Gentle Peeling Exfoliant”, for $10!!  How could I not try this??  Let’s get real, I was sipping on a coffee from Starbucks that cost just about the same, so in the basket, it went.

I couldn’t wait to use this!  According to the directions, you apply to clean, dry skin, rubbing gently in a circular motion, rinse with warm water and your dead skin cells are supposed to instantly peel off!  So, after removing my makeup, cleansing and drying my face I was ready to see if this possibly could be a dupe for the $34 Boscia Peeling Gel.

One and a half pumps is all I used to do my entire face.

OMG!  Look at that!  I know it looks gross, but it’s sorta like when you pop a pimple, it’s gross, but you like it.  Yea, I am totally into this.  I was amazed.  My skin looked so much brighter, cleaner, and felt so smooth, EXACTLY as it did with the Boscia product. A dupe??? I’m gonna say so!  I followed it with a swipe of my favorite alcohol-free toner and continued with my regular night-time regimen.  I have been using it about twice a week, and I love the way my skin looks and feels.

Not all skincare has to cost hundreds of dollars.  Sometimes you find hidden gems in the drugstore that actually work.  Some of the best things you can do for your skin cost pennies; eat right, sleep, drink lots of water and wear sunscreen.  

Please share if you have any inexpensive must haves, I’d love to hear about them. 🙂

 

Thanks for stopping by.  See ya next time!

 

 

 

 

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Feeling Grateful – How Do I Know If I Am?

It sure has been a minute since I’ve posted anything. Somehow this thing called life seems to get in the way!

Today, I feel inspired.  We are having our first blast of cooler air here in Florida, and I just feel good.  I thought of something this morning and it got me thinking about how blessed I am.  But am I really grateful for what I have?  Do I take my life for granted?

You see, I want to update my bedroom, I love to decorate, change things up, and our bedroom has not been touched in about 10 years.  I think it’s time for a makeover, right?  Yea, I thought so.   As I was stressing over what color to paint the bedroom, I glanced over at the picture of my grandparents sitting on my nightstand.  One particular memory stood out today, and my emotions started flowing, along with a few tears.

My grandparents had a moderate size 3 bedroom house, there were six of us living in it—my grandmother, grandfather, my mom and us three kids.  My grandfather, being the selfless man that he was, gave up his bed, and would sleep on the floor in the living room.  He would “roll” up his bed ( a thin piece of egg crate foam and a couple of sheets) every morning and tuck it behind the chair.  No one ever thought anything about it, it just seemed perfectly normal.

So, I found myself sitting on my bed this morning, and thinking about the sacrifices that were made.   They didn’t have the option, or luxury of re-decorating a bedroom, and here I was, feeling pissy because I can’t find the perfect shade of taupe to paint my walls.  Am I spoiled? Am I a prima donna?

I am fortunate, blessed, lucky, grateful, and most of all appreciative of what I have.

So I put on my workout clothes, walked in this beautiful weather down the street to my best friends house, and we worked out together,  at a gym that my membership is free because I have an awesome job that provides me with wonderful benefits.  I realized I have so much to be grateful for.

Pretty soon we will all start seeing the social media posts about what everyone is thankful for.   Thanksgiving seems to be the time everyone jumps on the thankful train and will start making a public post of what they are thankful for.  Instead, pick up the phone and call someone,  put your phone away and talk to the person across the table, make that hug last a little longer, and remember, the mean girl from high school you’re Facebook friends with, she probably doesn’t care what you’re thankful or grateful for, but I bet your close friends and family are.

I am going to really try to make an effort to start being more present.  I think I have taken things for granted lately and I need to be more aware of how blessed I am.

Life is not always easy,  we only get one shot to pass through.  So starting today, I will take a few moments, and reflect, be mindful, try to do something good for someone less fortunate, and just be happy.

Instead of fussing over paint swatches today for my bedroom, I’m reminding myself that I’m not sleeping on the living room floor, and I have a bedroom I am able to re-decorate.

My Grandparents. Grace and Paul Logue.

 

Thanks for stopping by.  See ya next time!

 

 

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Grocery Store Etiquette – Is There Such A Thing?

Given the fact that I worked part-time in a grocery store for almost four years, and I visit my local store every week, it’s safe to say that I have some experience on how to behave while shopping.  Usually, I enjoy grocery shopping, but the other day I noticed a few things that just seemed to irritate me, so I have come up with some grocery shopping etiquette rules.

Move out of the way.

Just park already. Unless you are waiting on that handicap spot, I can’t drive by if you are parked in the middle of the lane waiting on that parking spot.  Walking is good for you, don’t act like a hungry vulture stalking that person loading their groceries into the trunk just to get a closer spot.

When walking into the store, pick a side; right or left, just pick one so I can drive down the middle of the lane and go home! Why is it that people stroll down the middle of the parking lot, slow as molasses, not a care in the world?  I don’t mind if you want to lollygag like you’re on vacation, just pick a side, simple as that.

Put your cart away.

As far as I’m concerned, there are two kinds of people in the parking lot: 1. The person that brings the cart back into the store or the cart corral, and 2. Assholes. The carts belong in a place, drifting alone in a parking lot, or blocking a spot so I can’t park is not one of them.

10 Items or LESS.

We can all count, right?  Let’s say you’re just buying yogurt, but you’re buying 20, just because it’s the same item, it doesn’t count as 1.  Take your ass to a regular lane, 20 of the same item does not count as a single item!

Don’t want it? Put it back!

Don’t leave your frozen pizza in the bread aisle.  Seriously??  If anyone has ever done this, you’re just a shit-head, and you shouldn’t be allowed back!

Be Nice.

Remember the words Please, Thank You, and Excuse Me? If you have parked your ass in the middle of the aisle reading the nutritional value on a pack of Oreos, move your cart out of the way,  don’t give me the stink-eye if I say “Excuse Me”.  Bitch, Please!

Give Me Space!

It really doesn’t matter how close you move in on me, you will be next in line, right after me. Respect that invisible checkout lane bubble and back off!  I live in Florida and I am usually in flip-flops… if your cart gets any closer to my toes or my Achilles heel, it won’t speed up the process, and I just might throw my can of tomatoes at ya!

Respect

Don’t be a jerk to the cashiers.  They are working late at night, weekends,  holidays and storms, just so you can have food.  So be nice!

 

If your cashier laughs when you say this—give them a tip!

 

Thanks for stopping by.  See ya next time!  Happy Shopping!  :).  XO

 

 

 

 

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What’s In My Shower? – My Drugstore Essentials

I admit it, I’m nosey.  I love hearing about products that my friends are using, and I love sharing with each other any tips, secrets, or a great bargain we may happen to stumble across.  The other day I was removing the cap off of my shower gel, banging it into the palm of my hand, trying to squeeze out one more day—yep, it was time to head to the store!  So, what’s in my shower?

These products are nothing fancy, they can all be found at your local drugstore or grocery store.  I use all of them just about every day and find myself repurchasing over and over.

 

I love this CeraVe Cleanser.  It’s a gentle, creamy formula. It contains Hyaluronic Acid, so it will help to retain moisture, and it doesn’t clog your pores.   I always remove my makeup first and use this as my second cleanse in the evening, in the morning, I use it on its own in the shower.

This Aveeno Positively Radiant 60-second in-shower facial wash is great.  I use this about two to three times a week as an exfoliator. I love the way my face looks and feels after using this. It appears brighter and less tired looking.

This sugar scrub smells AMAZING.  I love using this before I self-tan, I’ll take a large scoop with my exfoliator glove and scrub, a crucial step when self-tanning!   When I am not self-tanning,  I use it before shaving my legs, and as an all-over body exfoliator. It leaves your skin so smooth.  I have tried most of the scents from Tree Hut, this one by far is my favorite.

 

This is only the second time I have repurchased this Raw Sugar body wash.  I’m really not loyal to one particular brand.  This smells really nice, and it is not drying, plus, I had a coupon and it was on sale, so it made its way into my basket. :). I found this at Target.

This Cremo shaving cream is one product that I will never be without.  I owe this one to my daughter Monica, she claimed it to be “life changing”, and I think I have to agree.  It’s in the men’s section, along with the razor I use.  For some reason, I feel men’s shaving products are better.  I don’t need my legs to smell like raspberries or flowers for the 5 minutes that I am shaving, I want a close smooth shave—and this delivers.  Trust me.  They do make mango and lavender scents for women, for about $2.00 more, save your money, it’s all the same!

Feminine wash, yes ladies, we may not like to admit it, but as we get older, perhaps going through menopause, or it may just be your special time of the month, our lady parts sometimes need a little extra attention.  Regular body wash can be drying or harsh on sensitive skin.  This wash by Sweet Spot just makes ya feel “fresher”, I buy this at Target.  Sorry, Dad, I know you are reading this and that was probably awkward. 😉

The finale.  I lather this in-shower lotion all over and let it soak in as I run the pumice stone over my heals.  After rinsing,  your skin is so soft.  It’s so hydrating, I have occasionally skipped putting lotion on after getting out of the shower.

 

There ya have it.  Leave me a comment if there is something you love using in the shower that I just may have to go run out and try!

 

Thanks for stopping by.  See ya next time & Stay Clean! XO

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My Version of The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie EVER!

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Who doesn’t love a good chocolate chip cookie?  I know I sure do!   There are so many versions of chocolate chip cookies out there, from the back of the bright yellow Nestle Toll House bag to a passed down old family recipe.  I’m not sure where I found my original recipe from, but I have tweaked, re-worked, and added to this recipe so many times,  I believe I have finally settled on a favorite.

 

I started making chocolate chip cookies, many (like MANY) years ago.  In high school, my boyfriend joined the Navy.  I was heartbroken and distraught so I decided I would send a weekly care package to ease my pain.  LOL!   Yes, I made chocolate chip cookies practically every week!  The relationship didn’t last, but at least it gave me a ton of practice in perfecting the perfect well-balanced cookie.

Most cookies have the same handful of ingredients: flour, sugar, egg, and fat.  It’s how and what you add to the party that will make it a perfect cookie.

Although this recipe is wonderful on its own, I have added nuts, omitted the espresso, added raisins, and used only all-purpose flour.   Despite all of those changes, it still produces a great cookie.

Makes about 12 large cookies.

INGREDIENTS:

3/4 cup all-purpose flour

1 cup bread flour

1 1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp baking soda

2 sticks butter – melted and browned

2 tsp vanilla

1 cup dark brown sugar

1/2 cup white sugar

1 tsp espresso powder

1 egg + 1 yolk

1 (overflowing) cup of chocolate chips – I use a mixture of semi-sweet and dark

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Sift flour, salt, and baking soda.  Set aside.

In a pan, melt the butter, bring to a boil, and brown the butter.  This makes a HUGE difference in the flavor.  I watched this on a cooking show a few years ago, and I’ve been hooked ever since.  Some butter may evaporate, so add a little water to bring it back up to 1 cup.  Let the butter cool to room temperature, I even stick it in the fridge for a bit.

Cream together sugars, vanilla, espresso powder, and the cooled butter.  Using a hand mixer, mix until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.

Add the eggs, and beat just until incorporated—don’t over mix.

Add the dry ingredients, a little at a time, and don’t over mix!

Fold in chips with a wooden spoon.

I like to scoop out the cookies first, and then place in the refrigerator to chill.

Letting the cookie dough chill for at least a few hours is so important.

Bake cookies in a preheated oven at 350 for 12-14 minutes on ungreased parchment paper.

I like to make a bigger cookie, so I only place about 5 per cookie sheet.

If you have the willpower, let them cool first before dunking them in ice cold milk and getting them in your belly!!

I’d love to hear if you give these a try, or tell me your recipe for the Best Chocolate Chip Cookie EVER!!

Thanks for stopping by.  See ya next time! XO

 

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YEA, I SHAVE MY FACE — WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL?

About 15 years ago, I remember having a conversation with a friend over lunch, how her hairdresser told her she needed to remove the peach fuzz from her face.  She was horrified, confused and embarrassed, needless to say, she never returned to that salon again.   I recall laughing to myself, thinking, geez, I hope when I get to be her age I don’t have to “shave my face”.

Well, fast forward to 2016.  I can picture the moment in my mind as if it were yesterday.  As I was stopped at a red light, the sun was shining directly in my face, I pulled down the visor to check my teeth of any blueberry pieces, and HOLY SHIT, I had a full face of peach fuzz!  Now I have to shave my fu***ng face!  This is what I get for laughing at her 15 years ago!

Now, I didn’t run home and lather up my face with Barbasol and go to town with my Gillette.  I remember watching just about every YouTube video out there on face shaving.  I did a little research and decided to purchase a pack of 3 small eyebrow and facial razors.  You can find them at Sally’s Beauty Supply, Walmart, Target or any drugstore.

I was nervous at first, but let me assure you, it was the best thing I ever did. Now,  if you’re comfortable with your fuzz, keep it sista, embrace your fuzzy face, but for me, it was something I was willing to try, I was willing to develop a relationship with my razor.  I bet you are wondering, why would you want to remove the hair from your face?  Why not?

It’s a great way to exfoliate.  In addition to removing the hair, you’re also getting rid of those dead skin cells that can give your skin a dull, lackluster appearance.  It’s like a really tame version of a dermaplaning procedure you would get in a salon.

Your toner, serums, and moisturizers will penetrate and absorb better. Going with the whole anti-aging thing— I’ll take whatever help I can get.

Your foundation looks smoother and applies so much easier, and gives you a nicer finish.

Your face will feel as smooth as a baby’s bottom.  Well, maybe not that smooth, but I can sure notice a difference.

Recently I was at CVS and purchased this Flawless Finishing Touch shaver.   It’s a completely painless, battery operated shaver.  I was worried at first it was going to rip the hair out or feel like an upper lip wax when your eyes start to water and you want to sneeze.  It’s definitely not like that at all, you actually don’t feel a thing.

I remember telling my mother that I shave my face, she then explained to me that my hair was going to grow back dark and thick.  For real Mother?  NO, I did not grow a beard, it came back in the same way it left, peach fuzz, at least this was my experience.

I can’t decide if I prefer the tiny razor or the battery Flawless Finish razor. Both achieve the same results and are so easy.  It has become part of my routine that I do once every week or two.

I wouldn’t recommend this if you have any active acne breakouts or extremely sensitive skin.  Do your research first.  This may not be something that is noticeable to others, but in my little world, I notice.   I love the feeling of smooth skin, and when I touch my face, it makes me happy!

Let me know if this is something that you’ve tried.

Thanks for stopping by. See ya next time, and stay smooth! XO

 

 

 

 

 

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Peach Habanero Jam – My Sweet Heat Obsession

I crave anything sweet and spicy, in fact, I can’t get enough of it.  My first taste of a pepper jelly was from my neighbor Pam in Missouri, she dumped some on a block of cream cheese and I quickly went into sweet heat heaven.   Let me introduce you to my peach habanero jam.  Don’t let the word habanero scare you, the only thing frightening is how obsessed you will become over this jar of goodness!

When it comes to making jam or jelly, I’m no expert.   Thank goodness you don’t need tons of canning experience because the whole process is really kinda easy.  The only thing wishing I were better at, is capitalizing on fruits that are in season, canning them to enjoy throughout the year.  Whenever I visit my Dad and step-mom, they will put out an assortment of jams or jellies for breakfast that Dotty has made and I think to myself… ugh, why can’t I do this?

Occasionally my husband has to travel to Georgia for work.  He’s not much of a texter, but when I received the 3-word text of “I got them”, that’s all I needed, I knew exactly what he meant.  About 5 minutes west of I-75, at exit 142 is Lanes Southern Orchards.  I’m not sure how we stumbled upon them years ago, but sure glad we did.  Peach season runs from mid-May through August.  If you ever find yourself traveling on I-75 during peach season, it’s worth the detour.

In walks Chuck, with 40 pounds of peaches.  Yep, 40 pounds.  What was he thinking? If anyone knows Chuck, you know he doesn’t do anything on a  small-scale, so why get 10 pounds when you can get 40?!  Realizing you can’t consume 40 pounds of peaches before they rot,  I cut the majority of them in half, removed the pit, put them in zip lock bags and placed them in the freezer.  I kept out 8 large ones, to make some jam. Because that’s what ya do when you have extra fruit, right?

The peaches are harvested just before they are ripe. They recommend you set them out to ripen for a couple of days before enjoying. So, where do you spread out FORTY POUNDS OF PEACHES?  On your dining room table, where else.

 

let the ripening begin

Start by preparing the jars.  I sterilized by boiling the jars and lids and allowed to dry on a clean kitchen towel.

I blanched 8 large peaches.  The skin peeled right off, giving me approximately 8 cups of peaches.

Add peaches, habaneros, sugar, pectin and lemon juice to a  pot over medium heat.

Mash up the peach mixture with a potato masher and boil for about 20 minutes.  Place a small plate in the freezer,  drop a small amount of the hot peach liquid on it, if it sets up – you’re ready to jam!!

When satisfied with the consistency, use a wide mouth funnel and fill your jars.  I placed the sealed jars in a water bath for about 10 minutes. Remove and place on a towel – listen for the lids to “pop”, or “ting”.  If the jars don’t seal, that doesn’t mean you have to trash your jam, simply place in the refrigerator and use within a month.  It won’t last a month, trust me!

Ingredients:

8 cups chopped peaches – approximately 8 large peaches
6 cups sugar
3 habaneros – minced – wear gloves
1 box pectin 1.75oz
2TBL l lemon juice

This jam is excellent on crackers with cream cheese, it’s great with chicken or fish, I even put it on toast for breakfast. I can guarantee this jam will convert anyone who is the least bit skeptical with pepper jelly.

We Be Jammin’

 

Try some, you’ll thank me later!!

Thanks for stopping by.  See ya next time Pepper Heads! XO

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What’s in my Travel Makeup Bag?

It’s travel season.  If you’re anything like me, packing a travel makeup bag can be a daunting task.

I want to keep things to a minimum, but on the other hand, we want to look good and have choices. Ugh!

Tomorrow we leave on a family cruise.  Realizing that cruise ship staterooms are limited on space, and most of my time will be spent by the pool, I am trying desperately to only pack the basics.

I think I’ve done pretty well. Grabbing mostly drugstore items, and a few multi-purpose brushes, my travel bag is complete!

These are products I actually reach for on a daily basis, and I’ll explain why I enjoy them so much.

 

L’OREAL TRUE MATCH LUMI GLOTION – I have been living in this all summer long. It has taken the place of foundation on most days since it has a slight tint to it.   When used under foundation, it gives such a beautiful glow from within.  I am in the shade 903-Medium.

 

NEUTROGENA HYDRO-BOOST FOUNDATION – For a drugstore foundation this is awesome.  It is sheer to medium coverage and is extremely hydrating. It contains hyaluronic acid and claims to moisturize and plump for 24 hours. The shade I use is  40-nude. I think I’m actually gonna run to CVS and get a shade darker, assuming I will be getting some sun and want my face to match my body.

 

MILANI MOST LOVED MATTES Eyeshadow Palette – I love this palette.  It contains 12 really good size shadows.  The shadows are creamy and blend well, there is a little bit of fallout, but for under $15 Milani killed it!

 

MILANI POWDER BLUSH – Color 08 Tea Rose.  Again, Milani brings it home.  I love this color for summer.  It gives such a natural pink to the cheeks. It’s so girly.

 

PHYSICIANS FORMULA BUTTER BRONZER – Best bronzer hands down.  I have ditched my Too Faced Chocolate bronzer and my Tarte bronzer for this one.  It also smells like coconut/suntan lotion, perfect for vacay!

 

PHYSICIANS FORMULA EYE BOOSTER EYELINER – Color is Deep Brown.  This has a very fine tip, works well if you want to slay a wing.

 

BENEFIT KA-BROW Brow Gel – Color is 3. This is compact and has the brush built-in, perfect for travel.

 

NYX WONDER STICK – I love products that perform double duty. One side is a highlighter, and the other is a contour stick.  The highlighter stick is perfect for a quick swipe down the nose, and I also put some above my eyebrows, to give the illusion of a little “lift”.

 

L’OREAL VOLUMINOUS LASH PARADISE Mascara – This is a dupe for the Better Than Sex Mascara, only better.  It tends to dry up fast once it’s open, that’s why I always have a backup handy.

 

MAC UPWARD LASH Mascara – I like this because the wand is tiny.  When putting mascara on my lower lashes, this is perfect.

And of course, I always have on my favorite lip combo, Jennifer’s Nude by L’OREAL, topped with Revlon Sky Pink gloss.

 

There ya have it.  My travel makeup bag. It may seem like a lot to some people, but for me, it works, I can put on a full face in about 15 minutes.  I’m on vacation with my family, I don’t want to be in front of a mirror for hours doing hair and makeup, let’s keep it real.

Tell me beauties, what’s in your travel makeup bag?

 

Thanks for stopping by.  See ya next time! XO

 

 

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Cacay Oil- Miracle in a Bottle?

Hi, my name is Joelle and I have a problem.  I’m addicted to skin care.  That’s not such a bad thing, right?  I am a sucker for anything anti-aging, and when I do find something that I feel is working and is not depleting my pocketbook, I want to share.  I am obsessed with Cacay Oil.  To be honest, the results have blown me away.

I’ve been hearing about Cacay Oil for a little over a year now.  I finally purchased my first bottle back in January, and I just ordered my third bottle last week.  I will never be without this powerhouse, it is now a staple in my arsenal of anti-aging products.

What is Cacay Oil?  Cacay OIl comes from the nut of a Cacay plant that grows wild in the Columbian Amazon.  It has many anti-aging benefits that help improve your skin, and it is 100%  natural.

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Why is Cacay Oil so awesome?

According to the Cacay Naturals Website:

  • Cacay Naturals oil is an anti-aging 100% natural and 100% organic cold pressed with clinical studies that prove its effectiveness. It contains 50% more vitamin E and twice the amount of Linoleic Acid than Argan Oil. It also has 3 times more Retinol than Rose Hip Oil.

 

We all know that Retin A (vitamin A) is the Big Daddy of anti-aging.  If you are unable to use Retin A, a prescription strength Vitamin A, then Cacay Oil is the way to go.  Some people find Retin A a little harsh to tolerate.

Linoleic Acid helps retain moisture and has anti-inflammatory benefits.

If you have oily skin and tend to shy away from facial oils, don’t.  Cacay Oil is almost like a dry oil.  It absorbs quickly into the skin.  I apply as part of my evening routine on nights that I am not using Retin A.  I apply it down my neck and chest area, and I also, add a dropper full to my hands and run my fingers through my hair.

When I wake up I notice my skin looks and feels hydrated.  Cacay oil has improved the texture of my skin, and I definitely have seen a decrease in my crows feet.  This is the only thing I have added to my skin care routine lately, and I can tell you, I get more compliments on my skin now,  than I ever have, I truly believe this is why.

Always, ALWAYS, apply sunscreen every day! Especially when using any type of retinol product. You certainly don’t want to burn that beautiful face!

Let me know if you use Cacay Oil, and if not… ya gonna give it a try?

Thanks for stopping by.  See ya next time! XO

 

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