Best Face Creams on a Budget | Meredith Ehler | Makeup Artist | Sterling, VA

 

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Who doesn’t want to be fresh faced?

A fresh faced look starts with good skin care but choosing a face cream can be a daunting task. I know that my brian can freeze up when trying to choose the best product for my skin because there are so many that promise so much – and who knows if they will deliver. I was asked by Posh Seven Magazine to share a few of my favorites in the article below. The products I have listed are all products that I have tried and liked, and they are all affordable! I would love to know your faves as well. Comment below and let me know what you like and dislike about your face cream.

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Posh Seven Best Face Creams on a Budget

Meredith

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Protect Your Fabric With Scotch Guard | Meredith Ehler | Home Decorator | Northern Virginia

Now that the weather is nice it’s time for an outdoor project.  Time to Scotch Guard your stuff!  Protecting your fabric covered items, especially upholstered or treasured stuff, has never been easier.

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I am a believer in Scotch Guard.  I use it to protect canvas and upholstered items in my home and wardrobe. Stains stay on top of the surface instead of sinking into the fabric. Water and liquids just bead up and roll off.  It is not to be used on every surface so it is very important you test it out on your item in an inconspicuous place first.  If it changes the look of your item at all do not use it further.

I use it on upholstered items like small stools I had recovered.  My new coach shoes looked like they could be ruined with one misplaced footstep from my son, so I Scotch Guarded them too.  My 3 year barstools still look like new, and we use them daily.

After doing a test to see if your fabric can handle the product, simply spray a light coat, in a well ventilated area, and let dry.  Use a motion similar to if you are spray painting an item, hold the bottle about a foot or so away and make sweeping motions from left to right over the product.  I often do a second coat on items.  Items will need to be re-sprayed after continued use, maybe after 6 months or a year, or if you had to spot clean the item with water.  Cleaning with a wet rag helps remove any stains but it can also remove the protection.  Just let the item dry and re-apply.  Stains can be blotted off and spilled drinks just bead up and roll off.  Remember, it will not work on every surface, so do a test spot on your fabric items.

-Meredith