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My Two Favorite Neutrogena Products

Okay so I really wanted to share with you the secret to taming those dark circles under your eyes (especially for you tired mamas!) I teamed up with #NewNeutrogena & #CollectiveBias for this post but the products I chose to feature and to write about were my own decisions & thoughts. I have actually been using the dark circle repair for months and have totally loved it. I will also talk a bit about the Neutrogena Naturals Makeup Remover Towelettes — I just love these for on the go!

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This stuff is every mama’s dream. I swear I probably would go without ANY makeup at all if it wasn’t for those darn bags under my eyes. I have actually had them all my life but they got much worse when my sleep deprivation was at it’s peak. I really love this dark circle repair by Neutrogena. It doesn’t make them disappear but certainly makes them less visible.

I always purchase mine at Target, mainly because I have a Target obsession and I am there on a regular basis buying TONS of stuff I don’t even need (who is with me?!)

Here is the aisle in Target where you can find the two products that I mention today in this post.

{Oh, and have you heard of Cartwheel? It’s an amazing app where you can find coupons specifically for Target so you can continue to save. Here are my two favorite categories: Skin Care & Cosmetics}

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How to apply Neutrogena’s Dark Circle Repair

Click the bottom of the applicator about 10-20 times before the cream comes out on the brush (Mine was closer to 20 times)

Gently apply the cream to the area underneath your eyes once daily

You can apply this alone or under your make-up

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..and last but not least – my favorite travel companion. Neutrogena’s Natural  Purifying Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes. These babies smell delicious and remove makeup in a jiffy. I love throwing these in my purse when we travel anywhere overnight or when we vacation. It makes removing make-up so easy.

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What are your favorite products by Neutrogena? I would love to try a few more!

Party Planning for the Super Bowl & Some Fun Recipes

 I teamed up with Big Y and #CollectiveBias to bring a Super bowl Party setup to my home. I honestly could care less about who wins (although I do favor the Patriots since I live in New England) but I do love a good layout of food ;)

I really do love party planning (as witnessed from my party planning for Olivia’s birthday party here) and was really excited to get shopping at Big Y for some recipes. I knew that I wanted to make my mother’s famous kielbasa and I found this amazing buffalo chicken sliders recipe via Pinterest (from Allrecipes.com).

Keep scrolling for recipe and party details!

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Buffalo Chicken Sliders Recipe

Ingredients

4 -5 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (I used frozen ones)
1 (12 ounce) bottle buffalo wing sauce, divided
1/2 (1 ounce) package dry ranch salad dressing mix
2 tablespoons butter
2 packs of soft rolls like Potato rolls

(Optional: I served these with a coleslaw mix — and added ranch dressing!)

 

Directions

Place the chicken breasts into a slow cooker, and pour in 3/4 of the wing sauce and the ranch dressing mix. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 7 hours.

Once the chicken has cooked, drain liquid if any, add the butter, the rest of the buffalo sauce, and shred the meat finely with two forks.

Serve with rolls and coleslaw with blue cheese or ranch dressing if desired

Recipe adapted from Allrecipes.com

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 I can get pretty aggravated navigating the aisles of a grocery store at times. Especially when it comes to those ingredients that I rarely use. Here is a little snippet of the aisles I ventured down while in Big Y to get the ingredients for this party.

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My Mama’s Sweet Kielbasa Recipe

Ingredients:

14 oz. ketchup

2 tsp. mustard

1 kielbasa

1/2 box of brown sugar

Directions:

1. In a pot, heat up the ketchup, mustard and brown sugar, making sure to stir for 10-15 minutes (I had my burner set to medium)

2. Slice up kielbasa and throw into your slow cooker

3. Take the sauce and pour over the kielbasa

4. Cook on high for 1 hour and then switch to low until tender enough for your taste :)

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This is the layout for the party. Pretty simple but a little variety for everyone. You can also stop by your nearest Table and Vine to pick up some drinks for the Superbowl as well. I would have added some good ole’ beer and maybe even some margaritas to go with my guac!

Here are some other great game day selections at Big Y :

InVinceIble sandwich & pizza (find out more info here)

30 inch super subs

Game Day seasoned wings

What do you plan on making for Super bowl in your home?!