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I am participating in a Vibrant Influencer Network campaign for L’Oreal Age Perfect. I am receiving a fee for posting; however, I only share information that I feel will benefit my readers.  The opinions expressed in this post are my own. I am in no way affiliated with L’Oreal Age Perfect and do not earn a commission or percent of sales. 

When I first read the email from Vibrant Nation inviting their bloggers to sign up to try L’Oreal’s newest product line- Age Perfect cell renewal, my immediate thought was “if it will help me look like Julianne Moore, sign me up!”

Julianne has beautiful skin and looks radiant and dare I say it, youthful for her age.  I’m sure Vibrant Nation had an onslaught of 40 and over bloggers applying for this campaign, so I was thrilled when I learned that I’d been accepted and would be receiving the complete line of L’Oreal Age Perfect cell renewal products! 

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Once I received my L’Oreal goodies, I couldn’t wait to try them. All three of the L’Oreal Cell Renewal products come beautifully packaged with luxe, gold tone lids. I opened each one up and naturally, smelled them. They have such a lovely, light scent. Even the scent smells luxurious!

After washing my face and reading the directions on the label of each product, I decided to put the Age Perfect cell renewal golden serum on first. Ladies- the only way to adequately describe the delightful feeling of this serum, is my face said Ah!

 Like slipping into a perfectly drawn bath- my skin soaked in this creamy elixir quickly and there was no greasy feel. A little dab will do you because the serum spreads smoothly over your skin. My face was so soft; I had my husband feel it. 

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Even though I didn’t feel I needed it after applying the Cell Renewal Serum, I opened the cell renewal night cream. I’ve long been a fan of night creams. I learned at a very early age that applying helpful skincare products at night is beneficial because that’s when your skin and body rest are repair itself, so I try never to skip this important step in my nightly skincare regime. 

L’Oreal’s Cell Renewal night cream is thick and rich and soothing on my combination skin.  The cream glided gently over my skin, no need to rub long- and made it feel immediately moisturized without any greasy look or feel. Again, a little dab of this rich and thick moisturize will do you. 

The next morning, I felt my face and it felt so much softer and smoother than it had with my regular night cream, I couldn’t wait to try the cell renewal day cream

Since I tend to get a little shiny on some parts of my face due to my combo skin, I’ve learned not to apply too many products, or too much of one, so I went easy on the day cream. 

It too has a clean, fresh scent and was surprisingly non- greasy even though it is a broad spectrum SPF 15 product. My face looked dewy fresh after applying the day cream and I didn’t have to wait long for it to soak into my skin so I could apply makeup.

 The Cell Renewal day cream played nicely with my foundation and didn’t leave me sweating it off- or worse, wanting to wash it all off because there was a reaction between the two products. I’ve had that happen more than a few times in the past. 

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My Thoughts:

All in all, I am thrilled with the L’Oreal Age Perfect cell renewal line! They work. After two weeks of use, I can see visible signs of improvement with the tone and clarity of my skin. Maybe using this product line will help me have the radiant, youthful glow I miss seeing when I look in the mirror and with continued use, I will move that much closer to have amazing skin like Julianne Moore.

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Why try L’Oreal Age Perfect cell renewal? L’Oreal says:

"As your skin ages, skin cell renewal decreases significantly, leaving your skin looking dull and dry. Age Perfect cell renewal accelerates skin cell turn over, bringing millions of new cells to the surface each day. The result?  Fresher, re-plumped, visibly renewed skin." 

      If it’s time for you to refresh your skincare routine, I invite you to learn more about the    L’Oreal Age Perfect cell renewal line by visiting their website.  

     Please stay tuned for updates here on my blog and social channels because I'll be sharing      coupons to help you save on this product line soon! Be sure to subscribe to my blog feed  and follow me on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest

Please share in comments: Which of these three products are you most interested in trying? 

Disclosure: My thanks to Vibrant Nation and L'Oreal for sponsoring today’s post. All opinions expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. 

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Simple secrets to great relationships...

Brian Tracy said..."Eighty percent of life's satisfaction comes from meaningful relationships." Think about it...when you look back at the end of your life what will really matter? Five words...the quality of your relationships.

So here's the question: If your relationships are the most important part of your life, what are you doing to make them all they can be?

The 100/0 Principle may be the most important book you'll ever read. The message is truly life-changing. You've probably heard the phrase, it's not what you say, but how you say it, that turns the switch from "off" to "on." In fact, our book, 212°...The Extra Degree, is a great example of that, but...The 100/0 Principle is even better. The examples, the stories, the quotes provoke many "a-ha" moments. Simply put, this is a book that can make your marriage better and greatly improve your relationships with family members, friends, co-workers and...even your boss.

Here's a brief excerpt from The 100/0 Principle. Enjoy!

An Excerpt from The 100/0 Principle by Al Ritter

What is the most effective way to create and sustain great relationships with others? It's The 100/0 Principle: You take full responsibility (the 100) for the relationship, expecting nothing (the 0) in return.
Implementing The 100/0 Principle is not natural for most of us. It takes real commitment to the relationship and a good dose of self-discipline to think, act and give 100 percent.

The 100/0 Principle applies to those people in your life where the relationships are too important to react automatically or judgmentally. Each of us must determine the relationships to which this principle should apply. For most of us, it applies to work associates, customers, suppliers, family and friends.

STEP 1 - Determine what you can do to make the relationship work...then do it. Demonstrate respect and kindness to the other person, whether he/she deserves it or not.

STEP 2 - Do not expect anything in return. Zero, zip, nada.

STEP 3 - Do not allow anything the other person says or does (no matter how annoying!) to affect you. In other words, don't take the bait.

STEP 4 - Be persistent with your graciousness and kindness. Often we give up too soon, especially when others don't respond in kind. Remember to expect nothing in return.

At times (usually few), the relationship can remain challenging, even toxic, despite your 100 percent commitment and self-discipline. When this occurs, you need to avoid being the "Knower" and shift to being the "Learner." Avoid Knower statements/ thoughts like "that won't work," "I'm right, you are wrong," "I know it and you don't," "I'll teach you," "that's just the way it is," "I need to tell you what I know," etc.
Instead use Learner statements/thoughts like "Let me find out what is going on and try to understand the situation," "I could be wrong," "I wonder if there is anything of value here," "I wonder if..." etc. In other words, as a Learner, be curious!

Principle Paradox

This may strike you as strange, but here's the paradox: When you take authentic responsibility for a relationship, more often than not the other person quickly chooses to take responsibility as well. Consequently, the 100/0 relationship quickly transforms into something approaching 100/100. When that occurs, true breakthroughs happen for the individuals involved, their teams, their organizations and their families.

Hop on over to motivation in a to learn more about this great read! But before you do, tell me your thoughts here.