Tuesday, December 27, 2016

***Giveaway*** Age-Defying Night Cream by Nerium International


Unless you've been living under a rock you have probably heard of Nerium, specifically their Age-Defying Night Cream.  Everyone who tries the Age-Defying Night Cream by Nerium International ends up loving it and I'm no exception.
I've had the pleasure of trying the Night Cream a few years back and loved it then too.  The only problem was I couldn't afford to continue to use it.  As most of you know it comes with a pretty hefty price tag, retailing for $120.00 for a one time purchase.  However, you can get it at a $30.00 discount by signing up for their auto delivery which you would probably want to do anyway since it's just that good.  The great thing is that you can easily make one bottle last a couple months and if you look at it in terms of a monthly cost it suddenly becomes more affordable.
So, what's all the hype about this Night Cream?  Well, it basically does everything you would want a anti-aging cream to do.  It combats the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and helps prevent new ones from forming, it smooths out textured skin, lightens hyperpigmentation, helps to firm and tighten skin and it even helps to protect skin from free radical damage which can cause skin to prematurely age.  It also boosts cell renewal which helps keep skin looking young and it even fends off skin-damaging inflammation and can make large pores less noticeable.  Plus, the best part is that you can easily see a difference in your skin virtually overnight and it keeps getting better with continued use.  But, don't take my word for it, here are some results based on independently conducted clinical trials that are really impressive...

93% of participants showed statistically significant improvement in the appearance of wrinkles.
92% of participants showed statistically significant improvement in skin’s radiance.
72% of participants showed statistically significant improvement in discoloration.

What makes this Age-Defying Night Cream by Nerium International so unique, revolutionary and unlike any other Night Cream is not just the formula which contains the proprietary ingredient NAE-8 but also the consistency.  The consistency of the cream is fairly thick and designed to adhere to the skin much like a mask would.  I find that it works best if you apply it to damp skin so I like to use a nice hydrating facial mist first.  You can keep it simple and just splash a little water on your skin too but I recommend a nice, hydrating facial mist like Mario Badescu's Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs & Rosewater.  I'm no expert but I feel like it absorbs into the skin a little better when it's applied to damp skin.  Make sure to apply it to the face, neck and decollete for the best overall results.  Nerium recommends using 4-5 pumps for the face and neck but I find that 2-3 works perfectly fine and is what will make it last an extra month or two!  I would recommend this Night Cream for all skin types and all ages.
I've been using this Age-Defying Night Cream by Nerium International over the last couple of months and have noticed significant improvement in my skin.  I do take really good care of my skin on a regular basis so I didn't see huge improvements it was more like my skin just looks better overall.  It seems to look younger, firmer and more smooth.  However, I really noticed an improvement in my decollete area.  I wish I would have taken a picture #hindsight!  I suffer from Melasma of my face, neck and especially my chest area and within about 1 week I saw remarkable improvement to the pigmented areas.  They were far less noticeable.  I also noticed that the skin in my decollete area was much more smooth and younger looking as well!
This Age-Defying Night Cream by Nerium International has definitely earned a permanent spot in my skincare regime!!

Here are a couple of un-retouched before and after pics of real people with real results and you can find even more here...

Now for the fun part!  My dear friend Jennifer is a Brand Partner for Nerium International and she has offered to giveaway one FREE bottle of this amazing Age-Defying Night Cream a $120.00 value, to one of my lucky readers!  
The giveaway starts 12/27/16 at 11 a.m. PT and will run through 01/31/17 until 11 p.m. PT.
The winner will be announced by 02/02/17 and will be notified via email.
Sorry, U.S. Residents only.



Also, if you have any interest in joining Nerium or would like to order Nerium products please visit Jennifer's Nerium website!


This is not a sponsored post.  I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest, unbiased review.  I will only recommend products or services that I enjoy using personally and that I think my readers would enjoy also.  All opinions are my own. 
This post may contain affiliate links which will help support my blog and I thank you in advance for your support.  If you do not wish to use my links, no hard feelings, just do a search for the product and or brand on the interweb!

Friday, December 23, 2016

Alpha Hydroxy Cleanser, Alpha Hydroxy Toner, Alpha Hydroxy Moisturizer and Replace Face Mask by IQ Natural & Organics


I think using acids as part of your everyday skincare routine is the best thing you can do for your skin.  Even better is to use a natural and organic line of skincare like IQ Natural & Organics.  IQ Natural & Organics has a great line of Alpha Hydroxy skincare that I have been testing out over the last couple of months and my skin is thanking me for it!
First up is their Alpha Hydroxy Cleanser which is a gentle but extremely effective cleanser.  It not only gives skin a nice deep clean but it also helps exfoliate dead skin cells which leaves skin feeling soft and smooth.  I highly recommend using it with a Clarisonic or Foreo for the ultimate cleanse.  This would be a great cleanser for any skin type.


The best way to follow up with the Alpha Hydroxy Cleanser is with their Alpha Hydroxy Toner!  This toner helps to lighten hyperpigmentation, further exfoliate dead skin cells and also helps to smooth skin texture.  I especially love using this toner when I have a breakout.  It helps to heal and clear blemishes without leaving skin feeling dry and dehydrated like other toners can.  I would definitely recommend this toner for all skin types.



The Alpha Hydroxy circle would not be complete without the IQ Natural & Organics Alpha Hydroxy Moisturizer.  Following up the cleanser and toner with this moisturizer ensures younger, softer and smoother skin!  This Alpha Hydroxy Moisturizer is packed with anti-aging ingredients along with Alpha Hydroxy to help keep skin looking fresh and new.  It's a lightweight moisturizer that is easily absorbed and leaves skin feeling hydrated and soft and works great as a primer for makeup.  Of course, I would also recommend this moisturizer for all skin types!


If you have been a follower of my blog for any length of time then you already know how much I love a good face mask and I have tried a ton of them.  However, I have yet to try any other face mask quite like this Replace Face Charcoal Detox Mask.
The Replace Face Mask is very unique in the fact that it helps heal and clear up any blemishes, helps lighten scars from blemishes and other hyperpigmentation and helps balance skin's oil production.  All that while leaving skin feeling really hydrated and soft, maybe even a little plump!  It has a gel-like texture to it that is easy to apply and very gentle on the skin.  I like to apply to my face, neck and decollete and leave on for at least 15 minutes and then rinse.  For best results I would use at least three times a week.  This is another one that I would recommend for all skin types!

These are just a few of the quality products that IQ Natural & Organics has to offer and I am dying to get my hands on a few others!  
Make sure you take a look at their full line up over on iqnatural.com!

This is not a sponsored post. I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest, unbiased review. However, I will only recommend products or services that I enjoy using personally and that I think my readers would enjoy also. All opinions are my own. 
This post may contain affiliate links which will help support my blog and I thank you in advance for your support. If you do not wish to use my links, no hard feelings, just do a search for the product and or brand on the interweb!

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

***Giveaway*** Schwartz Bioresearch Supplements


Just in time for the New Year!  
Schwartz Bioresearch is a brand of supplements that I know, trust and use regularly and they are hosting an amazing Giveaway!

Enter to win on if the following and get your New Year off to a healthy start...

1st prize: VitaMix + 1 (one) $250 gift card for their Amazon store* to kickstart your journey to wellness (1 winner) 

2nd prize: 1 (one) $250 gift card for their Amazon store* to kickstart your journey to wellness
(5 winners) 

3nd prize: 1 (one) $60 gift card for their Amazon store* to kickstart your journey to wellness
(5 winners) 

Holiday Giveaway for Moms - $2,200 worth of prizes

I will only recommend products or services that I enjoy using personally and that I think my readers would enjoy also. All opinions are my own. This post may contain affiliate links which will help support my blog and I thank you in advance for your support. If you do not wish to use my links, no hard feelings, just do a search for the product and or brand on the interweb!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Vitamin C Serum by Belitae Organics



If you haven't tried a Vitamin C Serum yet you are seriously missing out.  I mean, what are you waiting for?  I am constantly recommending Vitamin C Serums to my friends and family.  I just think it's one skincare product that you can get the most bang for your buck.  Of course, you want to make sure to pick out a good quality Vitamin C Serum that has quality, natural and Organic ingredients.  This Vitamin C Serum by Belitae Organics is the perfect choice!  Not only does it contain quality, 98% natural and 72% Organic ingredients but it also contains Hyaluronic Acid as well which can help provide skin with additional moisture.  The potent combination of ingredients in this Vitamin C Serum helps to even skin tone, smooth texture, diminish the look of fine lines and it even helps skin look more firm.
I like to apply my Vitamin C Serum in both my morning and evening skincare routines.  Just gently press in a few drops to freshly cleansed and toned skin on face, neck and decollete.  You can follow it up with other serums and I also highly recommend topping it off with a nice moisturizer for best results.
Best part is, this Vitamin C Serum is ideal for all skin types from acne to very dry!  Plus, it's at a great price point for only $13.97 and it would make a great gift idea for the upcoming Holidays!!


You can find this Vitamin C Serum by Belitae Organics on their website belitae.com or over on Amazon.com...

 

 This is not a sponsored post. I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest, unbiased review. I will only recommend products or services that I enjoy using personally and that I think my readers would enjoy also. All opinions are my own. 
This post may contain affiliate links which will help support my blog and I thank you in advance for your support. If you do not wish to use my links, no hard feelings, just do a search for the product and or brand on the interweb!

Monday, November 28, 2016

Purifying Cleansing Gel by Exuviance


This Purifying Cleansing Gel by Exuviance has been my "go to" face wash for weeks and has now earned a permanent place in my morning and evening skincare routines.  I am never disappointed by any Exuviance product and this one quickly became a new favorite of mine!  I now know my skin and I cannot be without it!
While I generally love a good purifying cleanser some of them that I've tried in the past have left my skin feeling a bit stripped and dry.  However, this Purifying Cleansing Gel by Exuviance leaves my skin feeling refreshed, free of impurities, balanced and not at all stripped of my skin's natural oils.
All you need is a little is an eraser size amount of this cleansing gel to clean your entire face and neck.  The gel lathers into a nice, soap free foam which gently but effectively removes all traces of makeup, dirt and surface oils.  Packed with antioxidants, botanicals and vitamins along with Glycolic Acid and gluconolactone this cleanser helps soothe and protect skin while exfoliating dead skin to help keep skin clear and improve skin texture.  For a deeper and more intense clean and for added exfoliation benefits I also like to use it with my Clarisonic, they make the perfect pair!
Within just a few days I noticed that my skin started to look and feel more clear, even toned and smooth all without feeling dehydrated.  It's really the prefect cleanser for me and I would highly recommend giving it a try!  I would actually recommend this Purifying Cleansing Gel for all skin types, even sensitive skin since it is so gentle.



You can find this Purifying Cleansing Gel by Exuviance over on Exuviance.com.  It retails for $34.00 for a generous 7.2 ounce tube.  Since a little goes a long way a tube this size will last forever!

This is not a sponsored post. I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest, unbiased review. I will only recommend products or services that I enjoy using personally and that I think my readers would enjoy also. All opinions are my own. 
This post may contain affiliate links which will help support my blog and I thank you in advance for your support. If you do not wish to use my links, no hard feelings, just do a search for the product and or brand on the interweb!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Natural Mineral Based Sunscreen For Face And Body SPF 30 & Natural Insect Repellent by Smart Stuff


Just because summer is over doesn't mean you can forget putting on that sunscreen.  This Natural Mineral Based Sunscreen For Face And Body SPF 30 was my go-to sunscreen this summer and I haven't stopped using it.
This is a nice good-to-your-skin mineral based sunscreen that can be used from head to toe.  It's non-oily and is formulated without synthetic chemical sun filters, free of Parabens, PABA, Petroleum, Phthalates, there are no artificial colors or fragrances AND they do not do animal testing!!  Basically it's free of all the bad stuff which is really important these days.
Not only is this a great SPF but it also works well as a moisturizer.  It's lightweight, absorbs quickly and doesn't leave that annoying white sheen on your skin.  Perfect for year round protection!

You can find this Natural Mineral Based Sunscreen For Face And Body SPF 30 over on smartstuff.com and retails for $32.00.







While we won't be needing this Natural Insect Repellent by Smart Stuff again until spring we used a ton of it on our hikes and on our camping trips this summer!
If you love all natural options for Insect Repellent then you must get your hands on this.  Unlike some other natural options I've tried this one actually does a great job at keeping those annoying Mosquitoes at bay.  Plus, it actually has a nice refreshing scent not that gross chemical scent that's typical of most repellents.  Obviously, it now has a permanent place in my backpack!
However, I did find that when we ran into a really thick swarm of Mosquitoes I needed to bring out the bad stuff with the Deet.  Unfortunately, sometimes you might just need a little Deet.  That being said, this Natural Insect Repellent by Smart Stuff did a great job at repelling the average number of Mosquitoes and is safe for the whole family.  I will always reach for this first from now on and like I said it has a permanent place in my backpack!

You can also find this Natural Insect Repellent by Smart Stuff over on smartstuff.com and it retails for $25.00.

This is not a sponsored post. I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest, unbiased review. I will only recommend products or services that I enjoy using personally and that I think my readers would enjoy also. All opinions are my own. 
This post may contain affiliate links which will help support my blog and I thank you in advance for your support. If you do not wish to use my links, no hard feelings, just do a search for the product and or brand on the interweb!

Hyaluronic Acid Serum by Vinalta



Even though at 43 I still have oily skin which sucks but I've realized that I probably have younger looking skin that most people my age because of it.  However, even with oily skin keeping skin hydrated is super important, especially at my age.  Hyaluronic Acid is one ingredient that gives my skin the hydration that it needs and a Hyaluronic Acid Serum like this one from Vinalta is perfect!
This Hyaluronic Acid Serum by Vinalta not only has my beloved Hyaluronic Acid but it also contains other potent, skin loving ingredients like Jojoba Oil, Vitamin B3, CoQ10, Aloe Vera, Green Tea, and even a little Witch Hazel.  The combination of these ingredients help nourish and moisturize dehydrated skin and more importantly they eliminate free radicals which can really damage and age the skin.
I've been using this serum on and off for a few weeks now in my morning and evening skincare routines after I've cleansed and toned the skin.  It's a lightweight serum that is easily absorbed and leaves my skin feeling hydrated and soft.  It has also seemed to help reduce the appearance of some of my fine lines and help even out my skin tone and texture.
Like most Hyaluronic Acid Serums that I've used I would recommend using for at least a few weeks before you expect to see significant results.  While I would recommend this serum for all skin types if you have extremely dry skin I would recommend you still use your normal moisturizer on top of this serum for best results.  In fact, I would recommend that for any skin type.  I never use a serum by itself.  I find that most serums actually work better when you layer them with other products.  Just something to keep in mind if you are shopping for a new serum.
I should also mention that I really like the packaging for this serum.  I'm a big fan of the dropper style lids that are on the market now and I really like the colors and design of the bottle.  For me, packaging is really important.
You can find this Hyaluronic Acid Serum by Vinalta on vinalta.com and you can also pick it up on Amazon.com...

 

 This is not a sponsored post. I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest, unbiased review. I will only recommend products or services that I enjoy using personally and that I think my readers would enjoy also. All opinions are my own. 
This post may contain affiliate links which will help support my blog and I thank you in advance for your support. If you do not wish to use my links, no hard feelings, just do a search for the product and or brand on the interweb!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Vibrance Healthy Hair Vitamins by Eu Natural


I've always been a fan of what Biotin can do for my hair and I usually have pretty good results.  Since I damaged my hair this summer with a little too much over processing I was more than excited to start making this Vibrance Healthy Hair Vitamins by Eu Natural part of my everyday supplement routine and put it to the test.
I've been taking this for about four weeks now and I am definitely impressed with my results so far and already plan on repurchasing!  Not only has the condition of my hair improved but a nice side effect is that my nails have also become longer and stronger!
I can't say that it really helped mend all my split ends but it greatly improved the overall strength and condition of my hair.  My hair also seems to be growing a little faster than normal but I think that is due to the fact that the condition of my hair has improved and it's not breaking off like it was before.
The Vibrance Healthy Hair Vitamins by Eu Natural is formulated with 23 vitamins, minerals, and herbs, like Bamboo Extract, Vitamins A, C, D, E, and B Complex, along with minerals like Zinc, Copper, and Selenium and also includes Biotin and OptiMSM® and BioPerine®.  These ingredients works synergistically to help make hair healthier from the inside out.  
Just two capsules a day is all you need.  I tried to take mine first thing in the morning but if I forgot I would just take them at night.  I can have a sensitivity to vitamins that contain a multitude of ingredients but I didn't have any issues with these, even when I would just take with a glass of water.  However,  it's recommended to take with a meal.





There seems to be a wide variety of hair vitamins these days and they all promise the same thing and I've read good and bad reviews on most all of them.  Thankfully, after putting these Vibrance Healthy Hair Vitamins by Eu Natural I can honestly say they work!  They retail for $29.99 for a four week supply.  For more detailed information head over to eunatural.com and you can also find them on Amazon.com...

 

 This is not a sponsored post. I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest, unbiased review. I will only recommend products or services that I enjoy using personally and that I think my readers would enjoy also. All opinions are my own. 
This post may contain affiliate links which will help support my blog and I thank you in advance for your support. If you do not wish to use my links, no hard feelings, just do a search for the product and or brand on the interweb!

Friday, November 18, 2016

ResveraMd - Resveratrol Antioxidant Supplement



Resveratrol has been making waves in the supplement arena for awhile now and for good reason. Studies have shown that it is a powerful antioxidant that can help slow down the aging process, boost energy levels and even promote a healthy immune system. Found in the skin of red grapes it's one of the reasons you always hear drinking a glass of red wine each night does a body good.
If you have been wanting to jump on the Resveratrol bandwagon I cannot recommend this ResveraMd - Resveratrol Antioxidant Supplement enough. Each dose harnesses the power of 1000 glasses of red wine! It also contains other potent and favorable ingredients like Acai Berry Extract, Green Tea Extract, Grapeseed Extract and Quercetin all of which can help prevent premature aging and even heart disease.
This is one supplement that should be part of every anti-aging routine, I know it will stay a part of mine!

You can find this ResveraMd - Resveratrol Antioxidant Supplement at nutrastore.com...


This is not a sponsored post. I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest, unbiased review. I will only recommend products or services that I enjoy using personally and that I think my readers would enjoy also. All opinions are my own. This post may contain affiliate links which will help support my blog and I thank you in advance for your support. If you do not wish to use my links, no hard feelings, just do a search for the product and or brand on the interweb!

Cellulite Cream by InstaNatural



First let me say that there is no magical cream out there that is going to get rid of your Cellulite.  If there was such a cream I'm sure people would pay a ton of money for it, myself included!  However, there are creams out there that can make the appearance of Cellulite less noticeable and this Cellulite Cream by InstaNatural is one of them.
This Cellulite Cream is made with ingredients like Caffeine and Retinol that help firm, tighten and smooth the skin thus making that annoying Cellulite less noticeable.  I find that it works on crepe skin as well.  Not only does it help skin look more firm and smooth but it also contains Vitamin E and Jojoba Oil which hydrate and nourish dry skin.  Overall, this is a cream that will make skin have a more youthful appearance, especially when used on a daily basis.
This Cellulite Cream has a thicker consistency which makes it the perfect cream to put on right before bed.  I actually like to slather this on from the neck down right when I get out of the shower, let it absorb and then put on some comfy jammies and off to bed I go!  When I wake up in the morning my skin is firmer, soft and smooth.
You can find this Cellulite Cream by InstaNatural on instanatural.com and over on Amazon.com...

 

 This is not a sponsored post. I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest, unbiased review. I will only recommend products or services that I enjoy using personally and that I think my readers would enjoy also. All opinions are my own. 
This post may contain affiliate links which will help support my blog and I thank you in advance for your support. If you do not wish to use my links, no hard feelings, just do a search for the product and or brand on the interweb!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Night Revive Retinol Serum by Valentia


Here's another great product from Valentia that I am happy to have in my skincare arsenal!  This Night Revive Retinol Serum by Valentia is a lovely little serum.  It's lightweight, easily absorbed and works at making your skin beautiful while you sleep.
The serum contains a blend of essential vitamins and botanicals that help compliment and intensify the Retinols.  The serum helps stimulate collagen production and exfoliate dead skin cells which helps create softer, smoother and younger looking skin.  
I like to apply this serum to freshly cleansed skin that is slightly damp.  I usually use a facial mist and then immediately apply this serum to my face, neck and decollete.  Once the serum is absorbed I normally follow it up with my usual night cream or facial oil but this serum does a great job all on it's own.
This Night Revive Retinol Serum by Valentia has helped lighten and brighten my complexion while diminishing the look of my fine lines.  It also hydrates and conditions my skin so when I wake up in the morning I have clear, soft, smooth skin that even has a nice glow to it!  
I would recommend this serum for all skin types.  I like to use at least 4-6 times a week depending on what other products I am using.  It's a gentle serum so you could easily use it every night if you wanted to.  If you have sensitive skin you may want to start out using 2-3 times a week.
Also, you should be wearing an SPF everyday but since Retinols help reveal fresh new skin it's even more important that you wear a sunscreen to protect it!
This Night Revive Retinol Serum by Valentia retails for $35.00 for a generous 1.18 ounces.  You can find it on valentia.com or over on Amazon.com...

 

 This is not a sponsored post.  I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest, unbiased review.  I will only recommend products or services that I enjoy using personally and that I think my readers would enjoy also.  All opinions are my own.  This post may contain affiliate links which will help support my blog and I thank you in advance for your support.  If you do not wish to use my links, no hard feelings, just do a search for the product and or brand on the interweb!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Retinol Moisturizer by InstaNatural



I'm probably a little biased when it comes to InstaNatural products.  I've just about all of them and I've yet to be disappointed and this Retinol Moisturizer is no exception.
As a moisturizer it's very effective at hydrating the skin thanks to key ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid and nourishing Sunflower Seed Oil.  It's also very effective at helping to speed up cell turnover which helps reduce hyperpigmentation and makes fine lines less noticeable.
I use this as part of my evening skincare routine and I often use a Retinol Serum first and then follow up with this Retinol Moisturizer for a more intense result.  As someone with oily skin I would consider this a fairly thick moisturizer but it seems to absorb into the skin rather quickly leaving it soft and plump.
I would recommend this Retinol Moisturizer for all skin types and I would also recommend that you use an SPF during the day to protect fresh, new skin!


You can find this Retinol Moisturizer by InstaNatural at instanatural.com or over on Amazon.com...

 

 This is not a sponsored post. I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest, unbiased review. I will only recommend products or services that I enjoy using personally and that I think my readers would enjoy also. All opinions are my own. 
This post may contain affiliate links which will help support my blog and I thank you in advance for your support. If you do not wish to use my links, no hard feelings, just do a search for the product and or brand on the interweb!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Probiotics 40 Billion CFU by Schwartz Bioresearch ***Giveaway***


One supplement that I always include in my daily vitamin and supplement routine is a good Probiotic.  For the past couple of weeks I've been taking this Probiotics 40 Billion CFU by Schwartz Bioresearch.  I've used supplements by Schwartz Bioresearch before and they have become a brand that I know and trust so I was looking forward to testing out their new Probiotic supplement.
This particular Probiotic is jam packed with essential good gut bacteria.  It contains a high quality, all natural, powerful blend of Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus strains and 40 billion colony forming units.  The Schwartz Bioresearch Probiotics are also vegetarian and gluten free and also free of lactose, soy, wheat, nuts, iron, sugar, chemicals and artificial colors.
Good quality Probiotics can help with a multitude of issues from improving digestive health and immunity to helping with allergy issues and improving your metabolism.


If you have been wanting to try out a Probiotic or another type of supplement now is your chance.  Enter to win a $100.00 Amazon Gift Card Voucher that can be used to purchase the Probiotics 40 Billion CFU by Schwartz Bioresearch and many other quality Schwartz Bioresearch supplements!

You can enter the Schwartz Bioresearch giveaway here or by entering below...

Giveaway November 2016

If you would like to go ahead and just purchase this Probiotics 40 Billion CFU or any of the other Schwartz Bioresearch supplements you can also use the coupon code 10SAVE23 to receive 10% off your purchase from schwartzbioresearch.com.

Go to schwartzbioresearch.com to check out all the supplements they offer and you can also find them on Amazon.com...



 This is not a sponsored post.  I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest, unbiased review.  I will only recommend products or services that I enjoy using personally and that I think my readers would enjoy also.  All opinions are my own.  This post may contain affiliate links which will help support my blog and I thank you in advance for your support.  If you do not wish to use my links, no hard feelings, just do a search for the product and or brand on the interweb!

Friday, November 11, 2016

Hydrating Day Cream & Hydrating Night Cream by Derma E ***New Look Same Great Formulas!***


Derma E is one of my favorite natural, eco-friendly skincare brands. It's affordable, dermatologist recommended and a brand that you can easily find at natural and organic health food stores like Whole Foods. However, I have also picked it up at places like Sally Beauty Supply, Ulta and of course you can also find it at many on-line retailers.
Derma E has gone through a bit of a makeover and is relaunching their entire skincare line with beautiful, sleek new packaging. While I found their old packaging appealing I am really loving the new look. It's seems to have a more modern and minimalist look and the colors are a bit more subtle. Beautiful.  While the packaging has had on overhaul the products themselves are still the great products we have all come to know and love. 
 They recently, sent me their Hydrating Day Cream in the old packaging (see pic below).  I have used this Day Cream in the past and I was excited to have it in my stash once again.
The Hydrating Day Cream is a fairly intense moisturizer for a Day Cream so if you have more oily skin like me a little goes a long way.  For you more drier skin girls you can apply as needed.  This lightly scented cream will quickly absorb and instantly moisturize whatever your skin type.  Not only will your skin be instantly hydrated but it will also become more soft and plump and it will feel nice and smooth.  Formulated with Hyaluronic Acid, anti-aging antioxidants Green Tea, Vitamins C and E, and soothing Aloe to help nourish and protect skin against free radicals.
Of course, this Hydrating Day Cream is also 100% vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, mineral oil-free, lanolin-free, gluten free and GMO-free.  LOVE!!
The other wonderful thing is that it retails at $29.50 for a 2 ounce jar which will last forever!  This is one moisturizer that I would highly recommend, jam packed with skin loving ingredients your skin will thank you for it.



They were also nice enough to send me their Hydrating Night Cream as well.  I have never tried their Night Cream before but as soon as I opened the jar I knew it would quickly become a favorite of it was even half as nice as the Day Cream.  Plus, it smells heavenly.  Light and fresh with a hint of Plumeria!  If they made a perfume out of it I would buy it, I like it that much!
Lovely scent aside this is everything you would expect a night cream to be and more.  It provides serious hydration and after the first use you'll awaken to soft and supple skin.  It also helps minimize the look of fine lines and wrinkles so skin looks and feels younger.
Formulated with some of the same ingredients as the Day Cream and just as the nice the Night Cream seems to be a more intense version and slightly more beneficial.
A little goes a long way for this Night Cream.  Since it is has a thicker consistency it takes a little longer to absorb than the Day Cream but once absorbed skin is instantly hydrated.  I always recommend to take skin care all the way down to the decollete but for night time skincare it's an absolute must.  I actually like to apply this to my decollete right when I get out of the shower in the evening and then follow up with my face and neck once I get dressed.
Like the Day Cream the Night Cream it's also 100% vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, mineral oil-free, lanolin-free, gluten free, GMO-free and retails at $29.50 for a 2 ounce jar that will last forever.
I am so glad to have this Hydrating Night Cream by Derma E in my skincare arsenal and I plan on purchasing even more products to add to it!


Derma E has a wide selection of affordable, wonderful products to choose from and now they will look even more beautiful sitting on your bathroom counter!  Make sure you head over to dermae.com to check out all their new packaging and their latest products.


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Friday, October 14, 2016

Natural & Organic Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer by Valentia Skin Care


As a beauty blogger I am blessed at being able to test out lots of great skincare products and in the process I also discover some fantastic brands and Valentia Skin Care is one of them.  I've tested out several products from Valentia and because the products are such great quality and because I love what they do for my skin they have become one of my favorite skincare brands.
The newest product that I have been testing out is this Natural & Organic Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer.  It's loaded with some potent ingredients like Botanical Hyaluronic Acid and Shea Butter that help hydrate and nourish the skin while ingredients like Ginseng and Kojic Acid also help even out skin tone and firm the skin.
This is a lightweight moisturizer that is easily and quickly absorbed into the skin leaving it feeling soft and hydrated and it also adds a nice "glow from within" look to the skin as well.  In general, I have oily skin and this moisturizer actually seems to help balance out my skin.  It helps diminish my fine lines and overall my skin just looks more healthy and hydrated.
This is a great day time moisturizer but I have even used it as a night cream too.  It wears well under makeup and I haven't had any issues with breakouts.  I would recommend this moisturizer for all skin types.  I really think just about every skin type from dry to oily and even acne prone could benefit from it.  Plus, I think it's at a great price point at $25.00 for a 4 ounce bottle that will last forever.  Of course, it also contains all natural and organic ingredients that do some really great things for the skin which make it really worth it!

You can find this Natural & Organic Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer by Valentia Skin Care on the Valentia website or over on Amazon.com...

 

 This is not a sponsored post. I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest, unbiased review. I will only recommend products or services that I enjoy using personally and that I think my readers would enjoy also. All opinions are my own. 
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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Age Defend Replenishing Moisturizer & Hydration Injection Masque by ARK Skincare


One of the things I love about being a beauty blogger is all the great new skincare products and brands I get to discover!  I can definitely add ARK Skincare and their Age Defend Replenishing Moisturizer & Hydration Injection Masque to my favorites list!  The packaging is next level and so are the products.
According to the ARK website ARK Skincare is all about producing products that deliver professional, salon grade results using the most innovative natural formulations.  As a result we get a highly effective and personalized skincare regime that's individualized!

Their Age Defend Replenishing Moisturizer is specifically formulated for skin in the 30's and 40's age range.  I'm 43 so I'm well into the 40's category.  Even though I'm 43 I would have to say that I would still consider my skin type to be oily.  Having oily skin means I have to really pick and choose what kind of moisturizer I use on my face.  Most moisturizers formulated for more "mature" skins tend to be a little too heavy for my skin.  This Age Defend Replenishing Moisturizer is somewhere in the middle.  I've found that it all depends on what else I am putting on my face.  If I am using a primer and a mineral foundation it's the perfect moisturizer for me.  However, if I am wearing a more nourishing liquid foundation on top of it my skin will start to get shiny around 11am.  Although, I have also been using it as my night cream and I love the way my skin looks and feels in the morning.  It has a nice glow and looks nice and smooth.  Of course I also use it on my neck and decollete morning and night!  Do not forget those necks and decolletes!!
Overall, this is a fantastic moisturizer that I am happy to have in my skincare arsenal.  It really plumps, hydrates and nourishes my skin and gives it the "glow from within" look which I love.  I have also noticed that since I have started using it that my fine lines are less noticeable so that makes this moisturizer a winner right there!

If your like me and have oily skin I would still highly recommend giving this a try.  You just need to think about what else you will be wearing along with it and make the necessary adjustments.  Or maybe try the Age Protect Skin Vitality Moisturizer that is formulated for younger skin.  However, if you have combination, normal or dry or mature skin you will be in heaven!
The Age Defend Replenishing Moisturizer retails for $70.00 for 1.7 oz and you can find it on arkskincareusa.com.


I must admit that I have probably never met a mask I didn't like.  I always feel like my skin looks and feels better when I use a mask and I try to do some version of a mask at least three times a week.  I do everything from clay, gel, cream and of course I love a good sheet mask.  My favorite thing to do is multi-masking.  For those of you that have been living under a rock and never heard the tem multi-masking it's essentially using several different masks all at once.  I usually like to use a clay based mask on the areas where my skin is looking and feeling a little congested and then use a hydrating cream or gel based mask on the areas that are looking dull and dehydrated.
This Hydration Injection Masque has become my favorite when my skin needs an instant hydration boost and when I am doing my multi-masking sessions.  This mask is so intense that after just 5 minutes your skin will look more plump and nourished.  This is a fantastic mask to use before a night out simply because you can have better looking skin in just 5 minutes!  If you have time or for more intensive hydration leave it on longer.  It can even be left on overnight if your skin is looking and feeling really especially depleted.
Whatever your the condition of your skin this Hydration Injection Masque by ARK Skincare can improve it in just 5 minutes.  Who doesn't have 5 minutes?  Formulated with multivitamins and Hyaluronic Acid your skin will look more nourished, rested, plump and radiant and feel more moisturized, soft and smooth after just one application.  Amazing!
The Hydration Injection Masque by ARK Skincare retails for $70.00 for 2.5 oz and you can find it on arkskincareusa.com.

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Fresh Darjeeling First Flush Organic Loose Leaf Black Tea by Teaveli




Fall is the perfect time for Tea.  Really any time is a good time for Tea.  I am a huge connoisseur of Tea of all kinds so I love getting the chance to test out something new.
This is a Fresh Darjeeling First Flush Organic Loose Leaf Black Tea by Teaveli and it's lovely!  When you first open the bag it smells amazing.  In fact you may wan to just sit and inhale for a few moments and take in all the scents.  The best part is that it tastes as good as it smells!  It has a really great hearty flavor and you can almost taste how fresh it really is.  I read that this would be a good type of tea to brew Kombucha and it just so happens I am taking a class in a couple weeks on how to do that.  Perfect timing and I cannot wait to see what kind of Kombucha this tea will make!
If you love Black Tea then give this Fresh Darjeeling First Flush Organic Loose Leaf Black Tea by Teaveli a try!  Yum!!

You can find this Fresh Darjeeling First Flush Organic Loose Leaf Black Tea by Teaveli over on Amazon.com...

 

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This post may contain affiliate links which will help support my blog and I thank you in advance for your support. If you do not wish to use my links, no hard feelings, just do a search for the product and or brand on the interweb!