Dr Doris Day Interview & AmLactin Gift Set Giveaway

Winter is Coming! Be Ready…


There is a vicious cycle in the Winter when it comes to skin care. There are more sickness’s going around, especially if you have children, and you wash your hands more often to avoid contracting and passing around germs. During the winter months, the cold, brisk air tends to cry and brittle your hands that are oil-less from washing them so often. It was never an issue for me until I became a mom. I wash my hands out of habit, and do it a lot. Last year, my hands were so dry and cracked, and by the time I HAD to fix it, nothing would work well enough to fix it, only cover it up temporarily. I wish I found these products sooner.

I have something to ease your mind. It’s called AmLactin. It’s  a line of skin care products developed by dermatologist Dr. Doris Day. I was fortunate enough to pick her brain in an interview with her. See below what she thinks about Winter skin damage and how her products are formulated to work against it.

After you read through the interview, be sure to enter the giveaway and win your own gift set of AmLactin (Valued at over $100) to try it out for yourself!

unnamed (1)Dr. Doris Day, Dermatologist

  1. What is a prominent misconception people have regarding winter skin revitalization?

Many people think that the secret to hydrated skin is to drink gallons of water. Unfortunately, drinking water isn’t going to make much difference when it comes to the very outer layers of your skin. Drinking water is still important for your overall health and for the deeper layers of your skin (water gives them firmness), but don’t expect it to transform your complexion from the surface. Outer skin layers need protection and attention from the outside with the right moisturizers and antioxidants, and of course sun protection.

  1. What distinguishes the AmLactin collection of skin care products from other brands?

AmLactin uses gentle alpha-hydroxy acids which work double duty on parched winter skin. They gently exfoliate dead skin cells that can build up, thereby encouraging natural cell renewal. These multitasking alpha-hydroxy acids are also naturally occurring humectants, meaning they attract water molecules to help skin look and feel hydrated. Plus, you can find AmLactin products at your local drugstore. You don’t have to break the bank to have beautiful skin.

  1. Which factors are most important to you in determining whether to recommend a skin care product?

I always look for science and clinical data about both safety and efficacy. I also ask myself, “Is this something I would use?” If I can unequivocally answer “Yes” to this question, I know that this product is safe, effective, and worthy of a recommendation. Any product I recommend has undergone rigorous clinical research and has proven results.

  1. What are some of your favorite AmLactin products and why? 

As we get older, the skin’s natural renewal cycle slows down and can cause dead cells to build up on the skin’s surface, giving it a rougher texture and dull appearance, and oil glands become less active, which can make it harder to retain moisture in the skin. Ceramides, a key component of your skin’s outer layer, may no longer be as plentiful, which can leave skin dry and vulnerable to environmental factors.

That’s why I love AmLactin Cerapeutic Restoring Body Lotion. It’s an all-over body lotion that combines exfoliating and hydrating alpha-hydroxy acids with three essential ceramides for soft, healthy-looking skin. As a busy mom and professional, I appreciate that it keeps my skin hydrated all day long.

Especially during the winter months, I also like to pamper my feet and my hands with AmLactin Ultra Hydrating Body Cream. It’s rich enough to penetrate the thick skin on the bottom of the foot, and its alpha-hydroxy therapy can take heels from cracked and callused to soft and smooth with regular use.

I like that AmLactin Ultra works just as well as a hand cream, too. With how often I have to wash my hands as doctor, they can easily become cracked and itchy—especially when exposed to harsh New York City winds. AmLactin Ultra restores lost moisture to repair and soften severely dry skin.

  1. What is the most common cause of skin deterioration during the winter season?

Winter skin just doesn’t get a break. It’s either being blasted by cold, dry outdoor air or hot, dry indoor air, which is why it can be so difficult to keep skin hydrated. Skin also commonly suffers from sun damage in the winter. With UV rays being reflected off the snow, many people don’t realize that a day at the slopes can be just as damaging as a day at the beach. We also tend to take long, hot showers in the winter, and this can really dry out our skin.

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“I See Me” Personalized Books for Children – ***GIVEAWAY!***

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It’s the holidays. Perfect time for this review of I See Me personalized books for children.

I have been wanting to do this review for a long time. If you need something for a Christmas gift, a birthday, a baby shower or congratulatory gift, or even just a special memory from mom and dad, I suggest you check out http://www.ISeeMe.com.

My son received a personalized book from my late great aunt when he was born in 2008. I was unfamiliar with the company, and was so excited to see his personalized “My very own name” book. Unfortunately, she had misspelled his first name, as there are multiple spellings of it. They had great, no, excellent customer service. She had called to explain the misspelling of the name on her part, and without any issues, they re-sent a new book with the correct spelling and said to keep the other book…

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My 2015 Holiday Toy List w/GIVEAWAY!

My 2015 Holiday Toy List


It’s finally here! This is the most exciting time of year for me. I love shopping, and you don’t get any better deals then the holiday season. Funny enough, I am about 85% done with my shopping for Christmas for my kids. I still have some family members to get for, and I know there will be some great deals coming so I purposely saved the other 15% for this month. How far along are you on your Holiday shopping? Let me know in the comments below!

I have a giveaway on some of these amazing items, so read all the way through to enter!

Keep in mind, my list is based off of my boys that are ages 7 and 3 1/2 years old.

10. Lego Duplo – Lego did a great job releasing these new age legos. They are chunky enough so mommy and daddy don’t step on them (as much) and little hands can grab and play with ease. They also fit on standard Lego tables and bases. My favorite thing about Lego Duplo is that the guides are so simple for my little ones to follow along to build the themes. There are always great deals on these sets online, so keep an eye out!

9. Pie Face Game –  By now, I am sure you’ve seen the adorable video of the little boy playing the new Pie Face Game with his grandfather. I think it was from another country, but they have now brought it to the U.S! They actually use the you tube video as a clip in the commercial which is so cute. This is a game that went viral, and is now going universal! I picked one up online, but we haven’t opened it yet. I am saving it for Christmas to open but I cannot wait. I can envision countless hours of family fun that even my 3 year old will enjoy.

8. Tamagochi – Yes, Tomagochi’s are BACK for 2015! You can find them on Amazon. I am not sure if they are the same one’s from when I was younger, but hey, any little digital pet that you can carry around in your pocket and pass on to a family member to watch while you’re busy is good in my book! Boy or Girl, this will keep them occupied, I promise!

7. Disney/Pixar Movies – My boys have seen tons of Disney movies in their lives, but this year we have not gotten to go to the movies to check out many of the new ones, like Inside Out or Minions. I personally have been itching to watch them, but have held back hehe! I am planning to add at least one of them to our Christmas Eve tradition box to watch on Christmas Eve. They also make great additional stocking-stuffers. There is a great referral deal going on for 5 Blu-Ray movies for $1. See my full review of the Disney Movie Club by clicking the name.

6. Girl Scout Cookie Easy Bake Oven – There are so many things I can say about this one. I have taste tested the cookies from this magical appliance and it is true. They make girl scout cookies. All, year, round. So although this is a gift for your little one, it’s OK if it’s our secret that it’s really for you. Let me know if you’ve tried it yet.

5. Uncle Milton Star Wars Light Saber Crystal Growing Kit – This is something fun for kids to learn how things grow. It is especially great that it is Star Wars theme. With the brand new movie coming out this Holiday season, I foresee this being a big hit for all of the new little star wars fans. It’s great because not only is it a fun learning experience, but after the crystals are grown and dried, it is a great nightlight for their room and can glow red or blue. It does take a little patience because it isn’t something that has instant gratification, it grows over a period of 7 days and then has to dry for 1. Check out the review of this I did with my boys recently by clicking the name above..

4. Magic Moves Rainbow Jam –20151007_17580120151007_165109

There is one toy that hasn’t gotten a lot of the spotlight that I think is great for young children, toddlers especially. The Magic Moves Rainbow Jam. My 3 year old and my 7 year old had so much fun playing with this Educational Insights toy. The toy itself is simple. You turn it on, and it tells you the colors of items within the book. The most fun part about it, is the kids ran all over the house checking out the color of everything including themselves and the dog! It was amazing seeing them run around together with the biggest smiles on their faces. They took it outside afterwards and continued doing the same, running around, pushing the toy to an item, and then laughing at the result. The toy has 2 different options as well, one will sing songs about colors and one will tell you about specific colors. Also by educational insights, there is a Geo Safari Jungle Crew Lab set. This is really cool as well because it has a book that outlines different science projects the children can safely create with parental assistance. I think my boys enjoyed this as we did the “Lava lamp” experiment, but there were a lot that were too involved at the moment we did not try. I plan to open the book up again soon to test some more out with them. Maybe I’ll get some cheap googles and lab coats too!

3. Plasma Car – This is such a cool toy for kids of any age! My 3 year old struggles to push his bike forward using the peddles on his tricycle, but he has mastered the Plasma car. They use their hands and feet to steer and push the Plasma Car to wherever they want to go. It is so simple, yet fun for hours for all of the kids because it is so different then what they’re used to. We plan to take ours to the park soon to see how fast they can go in it since we’ve only used it in the driveway. They also have a toy called “Kick Flipper” which is a nifty little toy that kids can learn and do skateboarding tricks without the risk of falling from skateboard wheels. Check it out by clicking the name!

2. Just Dance 2016 Wii U – This game is really great for the entire family. Sure there are a lot of new age songs, but it’s unlimited fun. Not only can you barrel through stages as the older versions allow, but you can also verse other players via the game pad camera! How cool is that/ Make and create a video of yourself dancing away and getting the crown, and share it with out of town family or friends to verse them, or just pick a random partner to verse. There are some songs I wish were on this, like the popular Whip & Naye Naye, but who knows, maybe they’ll have an update with new popular songs song – Ahem.. hint, hint to Ubisoft! They also have Just Dance Disney 2 which is great for younger children an my 3 year old enjoys learning new moves.

  1. Mario Maker for Wii U – They released this game just a bit too early in my opinion. The hype has died down a bit, and it isn’t on top of everyone’s mind to a to the Christmas list. If your child or significant other has a Wii U and has yet to get the new Mario Maker game, GET IT! This game will bring back memories from your childhood dreams, You can make and create almost every version of Mario, back to #1 in the 80’s. As a child, I’d always imagine what it would be like to create a Mario level, and this is everything I ever thought it would be. Enough about me, my 7 year old has this game and LOVES it. MY husband an my 3 year old love it as well.

I didn’t add this in my top 10 round up, but another great idea for a gift for your child or a friends child is a subscription to Bookroo. I did a review of this a while back, and it is a fun way to extend presents year round. There is a special code you can use for a discount via my original post. You can also unsubscribe at any time. Click here to join now! http://bit.ly/1NrCdmz

OK, so for the giveaway…. Drumroll . . . . . .

I will be giving away;

1 copy each of Just Dance 2016 AND Just Dance Disney 2 for Wii U only



1 Plasma Car (Color may vary)!


To one lucky reader who enters