Feel Good Friday – 4 Things To Help You Feel More Positive

by Valerie, Mom Knows It All

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Feel Good Friday – 4 Things To Help You Feel More Positive featuring Kamedis Botanical Skin Care, Hard Candy, notes to self socks and Genius Jokes

Feel Good Friday - notes to self socks, Kamedis Botanical Skin Care, Hard Candy, Genius Jokes

Sometimes we need a little help feeling better about ourselves. It could be because we’re not feeling our best, or are dealing with some emotional things. This week I’m sharing four things that can help you feel a bit more positive.

The product(s) featured in this post was provided at no cost to me for the sole purpose of product testing and review. This post has not been monetarily compensated. Please note that, as always, any personal opinions reflected in this post are my own and have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way.

Genius Jokes: Laughs for the Learned

Laughter is a healthy thing. Genius Jokes is a little book of jokes that’s great to read a little at a time. You’re sure to find some jokes to make you smile, and maybe even use to brighten someone else’s day.

Genius Jokes: Laughs for the Learned

Author: Frank Flannery
Series: What’s So Funny
Hardcover: 176 pages
Publisher: Rock Point (May 29, 2018)
ISBN-10: 1631064479
ISBN-13: 978-1631064470
Cover price $17.00
Purchase on Amazon

Ready to take your humor to the next level? Genius Jokes is a comprehensive collection of wisdom and wisecracks that will have even the smartest cookie rolling in the aisles of the lecture hall.

Nothing is more satisfying than getting a joke that flies over the heads of most people in the room. This book not only supplies the readers with smart jokes about academic subjects like History, Science, and Philosophy, it also contains detailed explanations of the concepts and historical figures the jokes are based on so that you’re never flying blind when dropping a comedic gem.

Impress your friends, family, in-laws, professors, or brilliant love interest, and never laugh at a joke you don’t quite get. With Genius Jokes, you’ll bend minds and split sides with the best!

You can learn more about this book and many others on the Quarto Knows website.  You can also keep up with Quarto on social media, on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

Kamedis Botanical Skin Care

Sadly, almost all of us deal with skin issues at one point in our lives or another. I had acne as a teen and it made me miserable. My youngest son, 18 years old, has been breaking out a little for the past month or so. I’m looking forward to seeing how the Kamedis Clear products help.

Kamedis Botanical Skin Care

Kamedis skin formulations are derived from natural botanicals used in traditional Chinese medicine, botanicals that have been renowned for their therapeutic properties for hundreds if not thousands of years. Products are conscientiously sourced and meticulously purified. The manufacturing process employs the highest quality standards, including assessment of physical and chemical properties and microbiological testing. After two decades of research and development and eight years of success overseas, Kamedis (pronounced KaMEDis) has brought its clinically proven, dermatologist-endorsed botanical skin care products to the United States. They have a Clear line of products for skin symptoms associated with acne and oily skin, a Calm line for eczema, and a Control line for dandruff. All Kamedis skincare products display the vivid natural color of its botanical combination.

Kamedis Botanical Skin Care

The Kamedis Clear Line is for adults and children as young as 10. It can be used for pimples and blemishes, excess sebum production, and redness due to inflammation. The line includes:

Acne Face Cleanser – A lightly foaming face wash that gently cleanses acne-prone skin without drying it, working to keep your complexion clear and healthy. Formulated with carefully selected botanicals in accordance with the wisdom of traditional Chinese medicine. For adults and children as young as 10. The oil-free formula is free of steroids, benzoyl peroxide, SLS, paraben and dyes. Currently on sale for $9.34.

Acne Spot Treatment – Clinically proven to deliver clearer skin in just 12 hours, this powerful gel treatment can clear acne breakouts while balancing your skin’s sebum production to reduce spots. The non-drying gel is formulated with carefully selected botanicals in accordance with the wisdom of traditional Chinese medicine, and is free of steroids, benzoyl peroxide, paraben and dyes. Currently on sale for $11.89.

Acne Face Moisturizer – Designed to balance your skin’s sebum production, this light moisturizer helps clear up oily skin symptoms like acne while working to prevent their recurrence and foster healthy, resilient skin. The non-drying moisturizer absorbs easily. It is formulated with carefully selected botanicals in accordance with the wisdom of traditional Chinese medicine, and is free of steroids, benzoyl peroxide, paraben and dyes. Currently on sale for $15.29.

You can learn more about these products and others on the Kamedis website. You can also keep up with Kamedis on social media, on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

Hard Candy Plumping Serum Volumizing Lip Gloss Hard Candy Plumping Serum Volumizing Lip Gloss

Lip gloss is my favorite product for lips. I greatly prefer its texture and appearance over every other lip product I’ve ever tried. I’ve tried Hard Candy lip glosses before, I liked them and found them tobe a good value. Their new line plumps and shines and will help you feel more confident about your smile.

Hard Candy Plumping Serum Volumizing Lip Gloss

National Kissing Day takes place this coming week, on July 6. Make sure your lips look and feel good with Hard Candy’s NEW Plumping Serum. This volumizing lip gloss will keep your lips shiny, glossy, and plump all day.

  Hard Candy’s Plumping Serum Volumizing Lip Gloss delivers hyaluronic acid to plump skin and quickly minimize the appearance of fine lines while fruit extracts add hydrating volume. This super shiny, volumizing, hydrating lip gloss can be worn alone or on top of your lipstick for a more intense look.

Hard Candy’s Plumping Serum Volumizing Lip Gloss retails for $6. It is available in 24 shades ranging from sheer to full color.

Hard Candy Plumping Serum Volumizing Lip Gloss

Hard Candy products are available only at Walmart, making them both affordably priced and convenient to buy. In addition to the products covered above they have a number of others, including a great variety of products for the eyes, face and lips. You can learn more all of the products and many others on the Hard Candy website.  You can also keep up with Hard Candy on social media, on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

We could all stand to hear something positive once in a while. Words of who we are to ourselves and others, words to remind us to be ourselves and love ourselves. These socks are a little boost of inspiration you’ll see every time you put them on or look at your feet.

notes to self® socks

If you’re looking for a fun, unique way to remind the special people in your life of their value, uniqueness and potential to be their best, look no further than notes to self® socks, founded on the belief that ‘words make all the difference’® . What could be better than wrapping your feet in affirmations each morning and being reminded each night that “I am STRONG,” “I am HAPPY,” “I am BRAVE,” I am BEAUTIFUL,” or “I BELIEVE.” notes to self® vast array of custom socks will add the perfect pop of festive fun to all of your spring and summer soirees.

Thanks to the passion of notes to self® founder, Laura Schmidt, the complete line of high quality socks caters exclusively to positive thinking. Schmidt knows such positive affirmations can make a huge difference in a person’s thoughts, effort and success. “I think the socks are especially important for our kids, training their minds to think positively,” Schmidt says. “Too often, kids are told what they’re doing wrong, or what not to do. Our goal is to teach them how to focus on what they want, the importance of a positive attitude and how it really makes a difference.”

notes to self® socks

notes to self® socks come in sizes from newborn to men’s 16 shoe, so you can find them to fit most anyone. Most of them are low-cut, running style socks, but they also carry crew socks and dress socks. The one thing they all have in common is a positive message. Most of the socks say “I am: strong, beautiful, amazing, courageous, etc.” There are also socks that state “I have: faith, hope, a story, etc.” The affirmation is woven on the top of the toe with the main word large on the sole of the sock. They also carry socks for roles in life like the high school or college graduate, as well as socks for the bride, groom, mom, grandparent, and even nurses, teachers and other occupations. There is a collection of notes to self® baby products as well as headbands, pillow cases, water bottle covers, and tee-shirts.

Notes To Self socks are manufactured in the U.S. The low-cut socks are made from comfortable cotton. The athletic crew socks are made from high-quality, moisture-wicking polyester. Schmidt selected these superior blends to provide soft comfort and performance. The sock designs also have a breathable mesh top and arch support. In each case, the positive messages are woven into the socks during knitting to provide long-term exposure.

Learn more about all of the socks on the NotesToSelf website. You can also keep up with notes to self on social media, on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.


Sherry June 29, 2018 - 8:05 pm

I am loving those socks. Just reading them makes you feel positive about yourself. My son would like that joke book.

Stacie June 29, 2018 - 8:06 pm

Pretty skin and cozy socks make me a happy girl. I love all your picks here.

Melissa Chapman June 29, 2018 - 8:22 pm

It is great to get some good reccomendations on these products. My son loves jokes so that book would be perfect for him. I hate to say it but I still get acne and new remedies are so helpful.

Sinisa June 29, 2018 - 10:11 pm

Great ways to be positive. We all need more of that

Scott June 29, 2018 - 10:24 pm

There’s nothing better than a new pair of socks. I wish they would keep that new sock feeling after washing. They’re never the same!

Bianca Dottin June 29, 2018 - 11:18 pm

I love a good laugh. The Genius Jokes book would be a fun coffee table book to have at home for those days when you need a pick me up.

Dawn Lopez June 30, 2018 - 12:18 am

I’m always on the lookout for a good plumping serum. I will definitely be trying the Hard Candy Lip Gloss. I’ve tried blush from them before and liked results.

Tara June 30, 2018 - 1:24 am

I need to get my 10-year-old that genius book! He was tested and has a HUGE IQ so I bet he’d love those!

Toni | Boulder Locavore June 30, 2018 - 2:55 am

These are really awesome tips! Those socks would be a perfect gift idea!

Becca Wilson June 30, 2018 - 7:26 am

I’ve had such a rough week I totally needed this post. I am a huge socks person so those are so much fun!

Pat. June 30, 2018 - 9:53 am

Things do not always make us feel better; it’s the good people, good times, and good memories that do.


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