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Thank you for being patient with us last week.

It was quite the wild ride…if you watched our IG stories, you saw we both had some serious family matters going on.. but THANKFULLY we are all ok and everyone is healthy!!

Five Things Friday Part 22

FIVE THINGS FRIDAY PART 22 let’s get to it.

Bezwecken Topical Oil Blend (Menopause)

You love when Dawn talks about menopause and she’s been meaning to talk about this one for weeks!

Dawn here!

Attention to anyone going through menopause, this might be a product for you to try!

My doctor recommended PhytoB-L 4x to help with my horrible night sweats. She said that this has helped her tremendously with her menopause symptoms. She also told me to be patient, stay consistent, and use as directed.

I must say it took almost 3 weeks or more before I noticed any change with my night sweats.

great topical for menopause! 
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Eva and I meet together on Monday mornings, I would go on and on about how I was up all night long sweating. This always made for a rough morning, so we started calling it “MENOPAUSE MONDAY!” She said to me last week “no more menopause Monday?”  I told Eva since I’ve been taking PhytoB-L 4x my night sweats are improving. 

This is all-natural with ingredients including organic coconut oil and vitamin E.

Easy to use: Shake well, apply 2-5 drops under tongue, repeat twice daily. One bottle should last a month.


2 in 1 – Moon Toothbrush & Toothpaste

1 – Moon Soft Bristle Toothbrush Ultra Fine Bristles – 2 pack

I (DAWN) AM OBSESSED with the Moon toothbrushes.

The incredibly soft fine bristles clean my teeth and gums without any irritation. The lightweight handle is modern and sleek and easy to grip for comfort while brushing. I was honestly hesitant about these at first but I am so glad I got them..seriously!


moon toothbrushes - loving this for Five Things Friday Part 22!!

2 – Moon Anti-cavity Whitening Fluoride Fresh Mint Toothpaste

I have been using Moon toothpaste for about 5 months now. I’m not surprised that my teeth aren’t any whiter, nothing seems to whiten my teeth! 😐

On a positive note, after brushing with this my teeth feel super clean, like “I just left the dentist clean”. It has a GREAT flavor and leaves my breath minty fresh.

moon toothpaste - loving this for Five Things Friday Part 22!!

Moon products are 100% vegan and cruelty free. They are also free from SLS/SLES, parabens, animal products and artificial flavors. Eva and I definitely don’t consider ourselves “all-natural” product users but we LOVE when we do find all-natural products that really work.

Mario Badescu Hyaluronic Eye Cream

We are both loving Mario Badescu hyaluronic eye cream.

Dawn here~ Eva had ordered a MB mini sampler set. One of the products in the set was the hyaluronic eye cream. She told me after one use how hydrating it was. My skin LOVES hyaluronic acid (absorbs it like a sponge) so I ordered it right away.

It also contains aloe, cocoa butter, urea and vitamin E.

Like Eva, I immediately liked it! This is a PERFECT pre-concealer eye cream; goes on light but it’s intensely hydrating. It is also great for dry and tired under eyes.

Mario Badescu hyaluronic eye cream - LOVING this for Five Things Friday Part 22!!

Unbelievable price point for the amount you get.

Eva here – I COULD NOT AGREE more with what Dawn said above! I am obsessed and have posted about this a few times. Great for the price. We love a good deal. I think Mario Badescu has some great products for a good price point – and this is a great place to start if you are new to skincare and/or on a budget.

Cryoderm Pain Relieving Roll-on

LASTLY!! We’ve also been meaning to talk about this one for 2 weeks now.

Cryoderm is hands down the BEST roll on pain reliever! I also love that it comes in a pack of two, because I know Eva and I BOTH keep one at home and in our cars/purse.

I (Dawn) am the QUEEN of injuries, sore muscles, aches and pains! UGH!

Cryoderm - BEST EVER for pain relief. Five Things Friday Part 22

My friend Stephen (hey Steph 😍) introduced Cryoderm to me years ago. I was a fan of Biofreeze but once I started using Cryoderm I’ve never gone back.

Dawn works out a TON!!! Cryoderm to the rescue. Five Things Friday part 22

Eva here – Dawn got me hooked on this 3 weeks ago. My neck was really bothering me (probably from teaching BodyPump or Zumba or both), and the second she put some on me, I felt better in an instant, and of course ordered it right away.

Eva also works out a TON!!! Cryoderm to the rescue. Five Things Friday part 22

Cryoderm contains menthol (I don’t think it smells bad) has eucalyptus in it and MSN. This product is cold, not hot. It is a roll on that dries clear, does not leave residue on skin or clothing. Easy to apply and relieves pain within minutes.

This has been a LIFESAVER over the years. THANK YOU CRYODERM!

Well that is Friday’s Favorite 5 today!! What is your favorite find of the week?


WE ARE BACK with Five Things Friday Part 21! Happy New Year to you all. Ironically this is part 21 for 2021, ha. Check out all our previous Five Things Friday here!

2021 won’t magically change things but it is always nice to have a fresh restart.

Have a look below as we share our favorite five things for this week. We know it’s random 🙃 but we feel there’s something for everyone!

new year and five things friday part 21!!!

Before we get into anything beauty related, I, Eva, am on the edge of my seat to share this small-space laundry rack with you!

*remember, click the underlined text and/or some of the pictures have links to be taken to the product

Wall Mount Laundry Rack

Eva here – my husband found this!! Go Nicky G!

We got this because our washer and dryer is in the basement, and we have a very small basement that acts as laundry, kids play area, and fitness area. It’s crazy we can cram so much in a small space BUT we really maximize it to the fullest with shelves and racks like this one!

I LOVE how this rack looks on the wall first off, but more importantly I love how it’s sleek, folds back in, and only takes up a tiny bit of space when I need it to.

I don’t dry my fitness clothes (for obvious reasons) and so we really need something like this. This helps lay the clothes “flat” & drape them over the wooden rods, and also helps prevent my leggings & sports bra from losing their shape.

best small space drying rack from pottery barn!! friday part 21!!!

Total must-have for laundry if you have an open area like we do. We love it, and love the look!

Handheld Steamer

Before we get into the fun beauty stuff, ha, Dawn here to discuss this cute handheld steamer.

I’m not a big fan of ironing, probably because I SUCK at it! Lol! So in my opinion using a steamer is faster and easier than ironing.

The Conair hand held steamer is perfect for all types of fabrics, linens and drapes. It comes with three different attachments: fabric brush, creaser, and soft cushion brush. The water tank is removable and easy to refill.

Conair handheld steamer, better than ironing!! friday part 21!!!

*Note: it’s best to use distilled water. 

It has two heat settings with dual heat technology: high heat and turbo charged steam to remove deep wrinkles fast. Kills 99.9% of germs, bed bugs and dust mites.

I keep my steamer in my bedroom closet for quick touch ups that give my clothes a polished look.

L’Oreal Collagen

I (Dawn) don’t use this product all the time. For instance, I use it when I feel my skin needs an EXTRA boost. I have those days where my skin looks and feels just dry and saggy, thanks to menopause and being almost 55! 😱

I feel like this hydrates and plumps it up.

best cheap COLLAGEN!!!! for your face. friday part 21!!!

Sometimes I wake up and have a crease in my face from my pillow case (even though I use silk!) I use this and it gets the lines out. It also helps to restore my skins elasticity.

L’Oréal Collagen is only $8.98. Great price and it lasts a long time. Also available at Walmart.

Short & sweet review on this one but it really works, you can’t beat the price, and honestly wanted to keep it brief. 😊

Crest Emulsions

Eva – This is OK. Truthfully, I was sold on this teeth whitening product through an IG ad and found it on Amazon. In full transparency, I have a Chase Credit Card that has Amazon rewards points, and I used some of my points to get half off. I didn’t want to pay full price. lol.

You really do get a lot of product for the price. The applicator is ehhhh – it’s cheap-y. Dawn agrees – she’s not fond of the applicator because it doesn’t feel like good quality. Not to sound bratty but this kit is $50! (but since you get so much product for the price, who cares about the applicator? lol)

crest emulsions for teeth whitening - friday part 21!!!
crest emulsions for teeth whitening - friday part 21!!!

Anyway – I got this because I really don’t like using trays; I want a quick fix and I want to add the product to my teeth and go on my merry way. Definitely agree with the claim that there is NO sensitivity issues! Woohoo, that is a win (the crest strips kill my teeth)!

I have only been using it a week and I don’t even want to share a before & after pic because there is NO DIFFERENCE! lol. I will update you all in like a month…but so far.. not sure it’s worth the price.

Clarins Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster

Dawn here~This product is my secret weapon.

When my face is looking pasty white this is my go to self tanner. It gives me a subtle healthy glow.

Easy to use: mix a few drops of the Clarins Radiance Booster to your moisturizer then apply to face and neck. Be sure to wash your hands thoroughly afterwards. This can be used daily or as needed to give skin a light tan without looking streaking or fake.

clarins radiance booster. works great for a pick me up in winter!! friday part 21!!!

So if you are having the winter blues and need a pick me up give this a try.

Have you tried this?!?! I can’t be the only one doing this 🙃

So that’s it for Five Things Friday Part 21!


YOUR FAV COUSINS!!!!  friday part 21!!!