Monday, June 30, 2014

Sunny Days

Sunny Days are here!!
Not that they ever really leave us here in Southern California, 
but they are here in full force with scorching temperatures to boot!

Being a natural redhead, fair & sensitive skinned, I'm always conscious of sun protection.
That means staying in the shade when possible, wearing a hat and of course sunscreen!!

asked me to try out there new line of sunscreen I jumped right on board!

The face-friendly formulas both in a 15 or 30 SPF, offer lightweight sheer coverage 
that absorbs in seconds and leaves barely a trace on skin. 
They leave your skin soft and smooth and the sunscreen won’t clog pores or cause breakouts 
(it's clinically tested on acne-prone skin). 

It has a light citrus scent and is water resistant for up to 80 minutes!

The sunscreen is clean and light, and I found it ideal for everyday use under makeup.  
It didn't make me feel greasy in the least and the protection is great!  

I've used it on multiple occasions and have been really pleased with the results. 
It smells less "beachy" than some other sunscreens I've used in the past,
 and I liked the fact that I didn't smell like I had sunscreen on.  
I was still able to wear my normal fragrance that I like.

A great Coppertone product that I will definitely keep purchasing.

Here's to Sunny Summer Days!!

I received samples of Coppertone Clearly Sheer to try out as part of a BzzAgent campaign.
Any opinions expressed are entirely my own.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Woo Hoo!

I can't believe it, but I'm finished the didactic portion of my schooling!!
It's been long, grueling and fun all at the same time.

I've never studied so hard in my life!
Anatomy and physiology, microbiology, 
surgical techniques and instruments and oh yeah...some more anatomy!

I would leave my house at 6:30 in the morning, 
sit in lecture and work in lab all day, 
get home around 4:30 and then settle in, 
to on average 3 hours of homework a night!
Shower, bed and repeat the next day.
Needless to say, there hasn't been a whole lot of cooking going on around here!

What a sense of accomplishment walking out of my classroom
 at the end of finals week knowing I'd done it!
One of my prouder moments in life, that's for sure.
And I did it maintaining a 98%+ average...not too bad for the oldest gal in class!
BIG smile on my face when I saw my final grades.

We learned the art of "scrubbing".

The proper way to put on a gown & gloves while staying sterile.

We worked in mock surgery with our instructor/surgeon 
to learn the proper techniques of passing instruments and assisting the surgeon.

We even learned how to suture!

It was a great class and we all learned so much. 
New friends were made and we really got the chance to bond.

Monday will bring a new learning experience as I start my clinicals at a nearby hospital.
I'm filled with excitement and wonder,
 as I will for the first time set foot into an operating room,
 and put into practice everything that I've learned.

I'm thankful beyond words for this opportunity,
 and look forward to where this new path is going to lead me.

Thanks for sticking around the blog,
 and hopefully my posts will get a little more frequent as my study load has lightened.

Happy Weekend!


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