Monthly Archives: February 2018

Wally World

Those of you that have been following me for an extended period of time know I love social media. Dr. Sandy gave up social media for lent and I am certain she will have 5-500 snaps waiting for her from me come March 29th. One of my favorite Instagram accounts to follow is @whoawaitwalmart with over 145,000 followers. It’s ran by two of my insta-only-friends who show off all the best finds at Wal-Mart. I have legit made trips to Wal-Mart just from seeing their recommendations. It annoys my husband greatly. I’m certain all of my readers have been to Wal-Mart at some point and in true “whoa, wait. Wal-Mart!” fan girl style I feel the need to do a skin edition. So this blog will tell you all the skin products at Wal-Mart that will make you stop and say “Whoa, Wait!” and should def be thrown in your buggy!

  1. Vaseline. Great for a moisturizer immediately after the shower, preventing infection in cuts and scrapes, removing make-up and helping wounds heal faster by preventing a “scab”. Get it for under 5 bucks here.
  2. Benzoyl Peroxide(BPO). In my opinion, a great over the counter option for acne. Can be drying and will bleach your clothes so beware. Most people tolerate it well and see great results in their acne improvement. Many “direct sales” (pyramid, ahem) companies use it in their acne regimens but you can get it MUCH cheaper Here.
  3. Adapalene 0.1% gel. This was a prescription medication that became available over the counter in 2017. Game changer. It treats acne and evens out skin tone and texture. If you have discolorations, brown spots, dull skin, large pores or really any imperfection you need this in your life. Start it slow, like once per week and add one day weekly until using nightly. Use with a moisturizer. Can not use while pregnant nor breastfeeding. You can get it for under $15 here.
  4. Speaking of moisturizer I am personally a huge rose hip oil fan. I use it on my face as a moisturizer and on my hair for shine and smoothing. One drop goes a long way and it’s all natural. Be warned just like we get a rash from poison ivy you can develop an allergy to Rose hip oil. Here is the one I use.
  5. Albolene. It’s what I use to remove my eye make-up. It feels greasy out of the tube but just melts away your make up making it easy to wipe away. You don’t understand until you try it, just thank me later!

Hope you all feel a little bit better about what’s in your skincare tool belt next time you leave Wal-Mart!

Have a Skintastic week and remember more expensive doesn’t always mean higher quality,  Nina



Relationship Goals

Having a career is a little bit like being married. To be happily married both people must work at it for success. Commit to good times and bad times and continuing to work together. When I go to work I have to work at it, at the relationships with my patients, my co-workers, my bosses and my colleagues. Sometimes I get in a rut with these relationships and sometimes I have a weekend like this where everything feels perfect. This weekend I was honored to work with other mid-levels from around the country on a project for Galderma. I got to know some of the Galderma team better reminding me that there are still good people in pharmaceuticals. People that ultimately care about healthcare and patients having good outcomes. I got to chit chat with other midlevels that are smart and amazing and see how they do things. I got to travel along side Honey, JDs very own Physicians Assistant who makes me a better healthcare provider and better person. Who has become more like a sister than a friend or co-worker. I was honored/surprised/shook to be the only Nurse Practitioner on a panel of 10 other Physician Assistants. Representing nursing in Dermatology has been such an honor over the past 6 years as an advanced practice nurse at JD. I came home to a blog written by Dr. Sandy that once again proved I work for one of the best individuals on earth. My point is that if you don’t love what you do, do you love the people you work with? Because I love what I do but partially because I love the people I work with and the relationships I have made. When I have a bad day all of these relationships make it better and remind me how awesome the derm team I have really is to the world. Luckily, I feel like I am on my Dermatology honeymoon and I’m on year six! Also, very luckily(and with a lot of coffee and wine) I am still very in love with the man I fell for 13 years ago, Jarrard Copeland. I don’t know how I got so lucky to be happily married to a great man and a great job but I sure feel blessed and praise God for it all. Thank you Galderma for an excellent trip from a great company. Thank you Honey for being my work sister. Thank you Dr. Sandy for my dream job and this excellent blog post. Thank you to everyone that helped me become a Nurse Practitioner. Thank you Jarrard for being my husband. Thank you God for all these blessings.

From Dr. Sandy:


A few weeks ago I was honored to be the only Physician speaker on the main stage for the 2018 Allergan National Sales Meeting. It was exciting to speak in front of 1400+ people about JD. My talk was based on one of my favorite quotes from JFK…one person can make a difference and everyone should try. At the meeting, lots of people asked me about Nina and her blog. You loyal and faithful readers may have noticed that she has not been writing as many blogs. This is because she is spending her time working at JD, being a wife and mom and now helping her husband Jarrard in his campaign to be the next Sheriff for Sebastian County. While I was speaking about how everyone should try to make a difference, Nina and Jarrard Copeland were home really making a difference.

Jarrard is an amazing human as you could guess since he was able to marry Nina. I actually met Jarrard before I met Nina. He was serving as the face of the Fort Smith Police Department 12 years ago. You may remember seeing him on TV or reading his quotes in the newspaper. He arranged for Nina to rotate at our clinic as a nurse practitioner student. She rotated at JD, graduated at the top of her class and has been a very important provider at JD for 6+ years. As they say, the rest is history.

As for Jarrard, he retired after more than 25 years at FSPD. I am sure he was thoroughly enjoying being a house husband and stay at home Dad but heard the calling from Bill Hollenbeck to return to service. In my mind, this call from Bill to Jarrard is probably similar to what happens in the superhero movies when one superhero forces another superhero out of retirement to help fight crime and keep our community safe. As an aside both Bill and Jarrard are great personal friends so I can attest that they are both superhuman with amazing superhuman abilities and really hot, successful, skintastic wives. After all, behind every successful man is an amazing wife.

Over the next few months, Nina will be busier than usual helping Jarrard become our next sheriff. Make sure you check out all of the social media supporting Jarrard. Most of all make sure you get out and vote for Jarrard on May 22nd, 2018.

You can follow Jarrards Campaign at

or find him on Instagram and Facebook @copelandforsheriff

Thank you Bill, Jarrard, and all of our public servants who keep us safe. Thank you also to your families who support you so that you can support us.

If you need more Nina in your life, follow her on JD Snapchat, Instagram and Facebook. Stay skintastic, Dr. Sandy

Hope you all meet your relationship goals at home and at work and don’t forget: We appreciate your vote, Nina

Why Jane?

How many of my readers wear make-up? I get asked every single day what foundation is the best available. The answer is not one single make-up is the best for everyone. I asked our make-up expert Brooke to write a blog for you guys breaking down the details on my favorite high-end foundations by Jane Iredale. If you have never met Brooke you are really missing out. I highly encourage all of you to schedule a consultation with her to get color matched and see what all the hype is about this Jane Iredale make-up everyone loves so much!

Jane Iredale

What’s the Perfect Mineral Foundation for you?


Let’s first talk about Jane Iredale mineral foundation products overall superiority. Jane Iredale is one of the cleanest mineral makeup lines with the highest quality ingredients possible. Unlike most makeup, Jane Iredale mineral foundation is made without fillers, chemical, dyes, or preservatives. Jane Iredale mineral foundations embrace your natural beauty with the purest minerals that improve the health of your skin. All the formulations of Jane Iredale mineral foundation look and feel weightless.

Most of the mineral foundation will work on any type of skin: dry, oily, acne prone, sensitive, and many more. What type of finish you like will play a role in choosing the perfect mineral foundation for you.

Now let’s see which of the four mineral foundations is perfect for you!

Amazing Base Loose Mineral Foundation

Finish: Luminous

Coverage: Sheer to full

This is a full coverage formula. You can apply multiple layers for a fuller coverage. Enough coverage it can be used as a concealer. This mineral powder foundation is for normal to dry skin or acne prone skin. It is made up of micronized minerals and oil free. It feels like your real skin with no makeup on, weightless. It is best when camouflaging and covering up sun spots, brown spots, bruises. It helps diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and conceals redness and minimizes pore size. Has a broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) SPF of 20 and water resistant up to 40 minutes.


PurePressed Powder Base Mineral Foundation

Finish: Semi-matte

Coverage: Sheer to full

One layer for sheer coverage and adding multiple layers will be full coverage. This mineral foundation is for normal to oily skin or acne prone skin. It helps with redness and rosacea. It is made up of micronized minerals, contains antioxidants, and is oil free. There are over 20 shades for all women to help you find that perfect color for your skin tone. It helps diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It has a broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) SPF 20 or SPF15 (depending on the shade) and water resistant for 40 minutes.

Liquid Minerals

Finish: Dewy

Coverage: Sheer to medium

This formula is best for normal to dry skin and those who want an anti-aging foundation. Good for sensitive skin. This mineral foundation will help plump, hydrate, calm, smooth and even out skin tone. It helps diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and pore size.


Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream

Finish: Velvety/ Air Brush

Coverage: Full

This mineral foundation is a self-adjusting color that disguises blemishes and dark spots along with rosacea and redness. You can apply it with your hands to get a smooth and brighter look. The key is a little goes a long way, so be cautious when applying. It helps diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and pore size. It has a broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) SPF 25 or SPF 17 (depending on the shade) and water resistant for 40 minutes.


Still can’t decide? Come by Johnson Dermatology anytime and we will color match you for FREE.

Thanks Brooke and congratulations on your engagement! Make sure you guys follow jdermatology on snapchat and johnsondermatology on instagram because we are doing lots of live injections and education there lately and you don’t want to miss out!

As always, stay hip, stay cool, keep warm and be skintastic, Nina