Update On My Face

Mea Culpa

So you remember like a few months ago I said I was going to start the ol’ Rodan and Fields face and post pictures. I think I said in 60 days, but I also think that it may be more than 60 days. My most biggest apologies.

I am going to post the pictures and update you, but first- Did you guys know how incredibly hard it is to take a selfie of your eyes? It’s like you look at the screen, but that isn’t right because then you look like you aren’t even aware of what’s going on. Than if you are like me you open your eyes wider, making you look like a complete goof. Well, I mean you will see. Let’s take a minute to give a round of applause to those lovely ladies that have mastered the selfie of the eye lashes.

Why, what does that have to do with your face wash? Glad you asked. I did the Lash boost. It’s my favorite thing ever.

Face Wash Scoop (My Finicky Face is finicky)

Guys, I didn’t do well with the kit I chose. I went for the Rodan and Fields Reverse kit and I don’t think that was the right call for me. I should have met with Laura like she suggested. Also I started this in the winter. My skin doesn’t do winter, which is weird because I live in SD and it’s winter a lot of time. You would think it would learn to deal. Before trying this kit I had never washed my face. 34 years of not washing my face and then I went into doing a regime. My skin was pretty pissed at the gull I had to start trying after all these years.

All this to say that my face dried out quite a bit (it’s dry any way) and I began to pick at it which caused things to look pretty bad for a bit. I have taken pictures and posted them below. It’s so hard posting unflattering pictures! There should be a trophy they give out.

I do want to point out that I will likely try something else later from the Rodan and Fields line (Redefine), so I still love it.

These are all products I paid for myself. This is my honest opinion and I will update if I try further products or if anyone is even interested.


That is probably backwards. My after is on the left and the before is on the right. Gaaah! This Before/After selfie thing is so much harder than I thought. This is after about 2 months.
So this was midway between the before and after shot. You can see scabs from me. Not the products fault. All mine. I really love that hair though.

Now Something I Love The Best

Ok, so now on to the product that I will buy forever more. The lash boost. I really like it a lot. I don’t know how well you will be able to tell that it worked due to my photography skills. This is where that whole eye selfie thing came into play.

My lashes make me happy right now though.

The bottom is before. The top is after with mascara. My eyes are hooded so it’s super hard to get anything to show well. This pictures was about 45 days after I started.
I think that shows it pretty good. Also I should tell you that days before starting this lash stuff I yanked out most of my lashes because I was applying fake lashes and I don’t pay attention to warnings about the glue. I have managed not to be harmed by Lash Boost, though. That should tell you something.

My Rodan and Fields Consultant is Laura 

I recommend her. Click on her name to be directed to her page.

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You Get a Puppy And You Get A Puppy…

(Disclaimer: I’m not really giving anyone a puppy. I was being funny like the Oprah thing.)

Our baby, Sunny

I don’t think that I blogged since we had the newest addition to our family. We have a dog, guys. I was never going to get one because I don’t like to pick up poop. I would 1000 times rather change diapers than pick up dog poop. We got a scoop claw thing and that seems to help. Oh and also I ask my husband to do it instead. That helps the most.

The dog is named Sunny. Originally the girls wanted to name her Sunflower, but we are mean parents. She can be a real bitch, but we still love her. -that’s funny word play. I’m not mean… well like only a mean parent, not to animals.

My favorite is she let’s out these long dramatic groans when I have the nerve to move when she’s laying on me, or when Kerry snores. She’s fitting in just fine.

Face It

Something else kind of exciting- I just ordered a Rodan and Fields face kit thing. I’m pretty excited to get started on that. Anyone use that? If you have wanted to try it and don’t have a person may I suggest my friend Laura. Find her here https://lweber1.myrandf.com/. I totally plan on taking before and afters. Stay tuned for 60 days people. You don’t have to stay in the one spot. Feel free to go and then come back.

Don’t Do It Mandelynn

Ugh! It’s taking everything I have not to turn political. I started this as a way to bond with other people over fun things. I’m going to try super hard to keep it that way. Not promising some things won’t sneak in though. Because I’m only human! Only Human!

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The Future

The Future
The Future

Alright. I’ve been missing for a little bit of time. I am back. With an important thing to discuss:

who was it that decided we needed to pluck eyebrows?

I want us to change this practice of eyebrow grooming for the following reasons:

  1. I don’t feel like it anymore.
  2. It’s cold where I am and I need the precious eyebrow hairs to help stop my face from freezing.
  3. It hurts to pluck eyebrows, wax them, or zap them off.
  4. I think that I got them all and then I look in my rear view mirror and notice that I still have a unibrow.
  5. I can be more expressive with the more eyebrows I have theoretically.
  6. I don’t want my chin hairs to get lonely by not having the eyebrow hairs around to family plan.

what do i even want to do in the future?

The other reason for this post is I’m trying to decide whether or not to do some more blogging. I’ve had a couple people reach out for some opportunities for the blog, but I can’t quite decide if that is what i should do.

Anybody out there have any thoughts- maybe want to be my life coach (for free) in the future and tell me what to do? You over there- what are your thoughts?


 how did this whole Trump thing happen, guys?

What happened while we weren’t talking through the blog every so often? Did you guys give up hope?  I mean i still love you. I’m just disappointed is all.


I am in another book coming out in March. It’s available for presale now. I wrote a poem. That’s kind of fun, right? The clickable link is below.

The Narcissist's Playbook


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Goal Met

Guys. Guys! Guys! Guys? Guys. So I have been a little bit distant. It’s for good reason. I got a writing job and it pays so much better than the boss of this site. (Yes the boss of this site is me- that’s my classic OhMandelynn humor comin’ atcha!)

I just don’t have the time to do both, so you may not see much from me here.

If you are still interested in me (I hope I was more to you than a passing fling) then please keep up with me on the below site. The 1st link will take you to all the writing I have done at Babygaga so far and the one below that is the most recent article I have written. Views and shares are a way of telling the bosses that you like what I am doing (or conversely if you hate it, don’t click on it or they will get the wrong idea.) These articles are going to have more of a point and not all of them will be valuable information for you (example being an article about Hysterical Pregnancies I’m working on right now)- but others hopefully will entertain with the same flavor as I have tried to do here.

I may try to pop in to give updates on projects I’m doing if there are any new ones in the works, but if you want to steadily see some Classic Mandelynn writing the below site is the place you will find it. Follow me at ohmandelynn on facebook to see new pieces shared through there and keep better track of me and all that I find entertaining.







15 Signs This Mom Thing Isn’t For You


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