Why I Stopped Using CLINIQUE 3 Step Collection


About CLINIQUE

Founded in 1968, CLINIQUE is an Estēe Lauder Company.

Per Estēe Lauder Companies website,

“CLINIQUE’s mission has always been to provide the safest, most effective formulas in simple routines that bring remarkable results.”

Also per the website,

It is allergy tested and 100% fragrance free.

My Beginnings With CLINIQUE

1. My mother told me about it. It was something she saw in a magazine or newspaper and she thought that it would be good for me.

2. I also, having an avid interest in skincare, skincare products, beauty products and wanting to have great, beautiful skin, and for my skin to look it’s best, years ago, I tried and started using CLINIQUE Three Step Collection.

At that time, in my young adult years, by the grace of God, I could afford it and the upkeep; maintenance of the product. At least, in my mind and my thinking at that time, I “thought” I could. Now, I have a better understanding of money and value. I did “literally” and “tangibly” have the money to buy it and replenish it when I needed more, it was an investment into my skin and appearance, however, I didn’t have any assets, stock, or long term valuables. But this subject is for another blog and blog post. I have a personal blog about Financial Wealth Management called, Fabulous Finances. Follow to receive posts!

I would purchase CLINIQUE 3 Step Collection from my local, at that time HUDSON’S department store. It is now Macy’s. I still remember the light yellowish big block of facial soap and the sea foam green soap dish – case with the words CLINIQUE across the top of it. I started with the collection for Combination Skin and began switching the toner out for the Combination Oily toner. It became my daily and nightly skin care routine, until I noticed that my skin began to turn dark!

I stopped using it. And I personally, am leary about using it again. It is one of those you know that it did this to your skin, type of thing, therefore you are not going to or don’t want to use it again.

I am African American. I had or have sensitive skin. My skin may have become non sensitive or I just haven’t encountered anything that has irritated it lately.

This is my first hand personal experience with CLINIQUE 3 Step Collection. If you have experienced anything like this, please feel free to share your experience below.

Until Next Time,

Bridget Denise Webb

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Free Bagel Everyday For The Rest Of The Year At Panera Bread!©


Panera Bread has a promotion for new members!

Just for signing up, you receive a free bagel everyday for the rest of the year. Today is 12/27/2018, the promotion started before this date, if you sign up you will be able to get a free bagel for the rest of the year!

You are able to choose from the bagels that they have available. I haven’t been to Panera Bread consistently each day since signing up, however, so far I have had:

Cinnamon Raisin Swirl

Cranberry Walnut

Cinnamon Crunch

When redeeming, just walk in to your Panera Bread of choice, inform them that you would like your free bagel, enter your account number or your phone number that you used when signing up and Panera Bread takes care of the bagel for you. You can choose to have it sliced and toasted for free and butter is free!

To sign up, go to: Panera Bread

Click JoinMyPanera, it will take you to a different screen, the information for the promotion is displayed along with other Panera Bread information. Click on JoinMyPanera. Follow the prompts to sign up. Once you sign up, you will receive a reward for a free pastry of your choice. I chose the Kitchen Sink Cookie! You are also en route to receiving other rewards through Panera Bread.

Once you’re signed up, your good to go to get your free bagel for the rest of the year!

Until Next Time,

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Personal Finance Goals©


On Christmas Eve, I ordered my credit report from all three reporting agencies:

Equifax, Experian, TransUnion

Also on my list, is to see what my credit score is.

Through Annual Credit Report you can request your credit report from all three credit reporting bureaus, free of charge.

Once every 12 months, you have the “right” to get a “free” copy of your credit file disclosure (your credit report).

There are 3 ways to obtain your free report:

Online:  At Annual Credit Report You can view your credit report online from all three credit reporting agencies.

Phone: By calling 1-877-322-8228, you can order your selected credit report or all three of your credit reports from all three credit reporting agencies.

Writing: There is a form that you can print out from Annual Credit Report’s website that you can fill out and send it to:  Annual Credit Report Request Service, P.O. Box 105281, Atlanta, GA 30348-5281

If you haven’t looked at your credit file disclosure all year, with the year ending, this is a great time to order yours. I have been wanting to get a hold of my credit report disclosure for a while now.

Until Next Time,

Bridget Denise Webb

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Money Tip©


The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again: but the righteous sheweth mercy, and giveth. – Psalm 37:21 KJV

Until Next Time,

Bridget Denise Webb

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Personal Finance – Financial Literacy Challenge


I have an avid interest in Personal Finance and have been and currently am seeking to get my own finances in order.

Financial Literacy Month is the month of April.

There’s no better time to start learning about personal finance and getting your personal finances in order than now! Let’s hold each other accountable with a challenge! I know accountable is such a touchy word for some people, if you have any ounce of integrity it means that you actually have to do what is being stated as the terms of accountability.

For this Personal Finance – Financial Literacy Challenge let’s commit to reading Personal Finance books during the month of March and making the necessary changes that we learn about, need to, and are able to do to get our finances in order.

I am currently reading a book entitled, Getting Your Financial Hou$e in Order A Floorplan for Managing Your Money by David and Debbie Bragonier with Kimn S. Gollnick. I checked it out of my local public library on 3/1/2018.

So far it is very enlightening and interesting. I may do a book review when I’m done reading it!

How will we keep each other accountable?

1. Comment on this blog post with the book that you are reading along with the date you checked it out.

2. When you’re done, give the areas where you made changes to your personal finance to bring your finances in order. If the material that you read in the books that you check out is the same material and you have already made changes in the areas, list something that would benefit others to know (i.e. opening an online bank account at an online bank vs. opening an bank account at a local or physical bank.)

3. Give a “brief summary” of the book.

That’s it! There are twenty eight days left in March. Let’s go!

Until Next Time,

Bridget Denise Webb

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Product Review: Silk Elements® With Silk Protein MegaSilk® Heat Protection Spray©


In need of heat protection for flat ironing and styling my au naturel hair, I went to Sally Beauty Supply to find a low priced heat protector to use.  I normally use Sally’s Generic Brand of BioSilk for a heat protector which is more than I had available to spend this time around. Other than that, I would have readily grabbed Sally’s Generic Brand of BioSilk.

I came across two small size heat protection sprays that were priced under $4.00 before tax. I decided to try Silk Elements® With Silk Protein MegaSilk® Heat Protection Spray:

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which was lower than I expected when checking out. At the register it rang up to $1.99 before tax for a 2fl. oz (59 mL) spray, with a total price of $2.11, a great deal and it was all that I needed at the moment. I just needed to straighten my hair.

After washing and conditioning my hair, I prayed over the product and sprayed it on my damp hair. I proceeded to blow dry my hair.

1. I did not have my paddle brush with me. (It preps your hair for heat styling when blow drying it. It makes it nice and tangle free.)

2. I wasn’t using the heat protection that my hair is used to.

3. I was using a new flat iron.

Needless to say, I wasn’t satisfied with the results of  the ends of my hair and the way the product made my hair feel. It had a more producty (not a real word, but you understand what I mean), rough, result rather than smooth, silk result that I am used to when using Sally Beauty Supply’s Generic Brand of BioSilk. The generic brand of BioSilk coats your hair. It’s thicker in formula and weight . And you have to pour it verses than spray it.

The Silk Elements® With Silk Protein MegaSilk® Heat Protection Spray states:

  • Helps protects from heat damage
  • Use with flat irons, blow-dryer, or any heated appliance
  • Provides a luxurious shine
  • For hair as soft and smooth as silk.

I personally did not experience a luxurious shine. It may be a product that works best on relaxed hair.

I tried the heat protection spray again on the same shampooed and condition set of hair, with small sections of my hair and applied the spray directly to each section and the ends of my hair within the section before flat ironing, it was noticeably straighter in some sections, but not the desired look that I am used to and desired.

As for know it is a product that is a last resort;an it’s all that I have to use option.

Disclaimer: I have not been paid by Silk Elements® to give my opinion and experience with the MegaSilk® Heat Protection Spray. I am not a representative of Silk Elements®. The product was purchased by me and used by me in my personal discovery of its use. I have not been paid by BioSilk to give my opinion and experience with Biosilk. I am not a representative of BioSilk. The product used by a licensed cosmetologists in the process of styling my au naturel hair and purchased by me as well, in the use of styling my au naturel hair.

Until Next Time,

Bridget Denise Webb

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And Who Is My Neighbor? & The Good Samaritan©


And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?

He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou?

And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbor as thyself.

And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live.

But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbor?

And Jesus answering said, A certain  man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead.

And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.

And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side.

But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him,

And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.

And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee.

Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves?

And he said, He that showed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise. 

Luke 10:25 -37 KJV (Bold & Some Italic Emphasis Added)

A biblical illustration, teaching, and instruction by Jesus that I have heard and have read before of the Good Samaritan. In doing an assignment for my LEGL 215 class, I came across in my textbook, Good Samaritan Statutes, different in it’s application, however, it takes on it’s name after the actions of the certain Samaritan that Jesus talks about in this biblical teaching. 

Inspired, having a desire to read and look further in to the teaching, I share it with you on today. 

One thing amongst others, that caught my attention, it also made me laugh to myself, is that a lawyer asked Jesus this question. Lol!(Laugh Out Loud) 🙂 Enjoy!

Until Next Time,

Bridget

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