Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Derma Roller System



A Derma Roller/Micro Needle Roller, what is it and do you need it?  If you have perfect skin then no you don't need it.  If you have less than perfect skin then chances are you could really benefit from a Derma Roller and you should keep reading!  
A Derma Roller is a skin care tool that is uses hundreds of extremely fine medical-grade needles, available in various sizes, to painlessly (usually) puncture microchannels into the skin which then triggers the bodys' natural healing process to create new tissue.  If you have acne scarring, wrinkles, uneven skin texture or hyperpigmentation then a Derma Roller is something I recommend adding to your skin care regime. 
As we age our cell renewal process slows down so it makes sense that if we can help our skin cells renew on a regular basis that our skin will continue to look and feel younger for longer.
Using a Derma Roller has helped smooth out some of my old acne scars, diminish the look of fine lines and helped keep my Melasma under control.  All it takes is 3-5 sessions a week with the appropriate size Derma Roller to help maintain healthy, glowing skin.
The Derma Roller System offers various sizes from 0.5mm if you just want some help with cell renewal or all the way up to 2.5 mm which can be used to treat deeper scarring and stretch marks.  If your a beginner I would recommend starting with the 0.55mm size needle and work your way up to the larger sizes.  I personally use a 1.5 mm which helps promote cell regeneration and treat wrinkles, scarring and hyperpigmentation.
When using a Derma Roller you should always start with freshly cleansed skin and a clean Derma Roller.  I primarily use my Derma Roller on my face, neck and decollete and I incorporate it into my nightly skin care routine about 3-5 times a week.  
The proper way to Derma Roll is to gently over the area you wish to treat 4 times vertically, 4 times horizontally, 4 times diagonally to the left and 4 times diagonally to the right.  You can apply your favorite oil, serum or cream before you Derma Roller or after.  My preference is to do it after.  A nice hydrating sheet mask is also beneficial when used immediately following a Derma Roller session.  You will instantly notice that your skin will look more fresh and plump even after just one use!



The Derma Roller System retails for $79.95.  For more detailed information about the Derma Roller System, treatment and needle sizes make sure to visit dermarollersystem.com.  Are you ready to try Derma Rolling?  

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Age-Defying Eye Serum by Nerium International


I've taken the last couple of months to really test out a variety of Nerium products.  I wanted to see if they could live up to all the hype and so far so good!  I most recently tested and reviewed the ever popular Age-Defying Night Cream and I can say I am definitely a fan of it and would recommend it if it fits into your budget.
Next up is the Age-Defying Eye Serum and another great Nerium product!  This Eye Serum is one that you will be able see instant benefits and results and well as in the long term benefits.  If you have puffy eyes this will rapidly de-puff them and you can say goodbye to dark circles!  It will also make fine lines and wrinkles less noticeable.  The Age-Defying Eye Serum will immediately hydrate, tighten, lighten and brighten the entire eye area.  However, due to the tightening effect of this serum it may not feel as hydrating as other eye creams and serums.  
I've seen some really amazing results with this Eye Serum.  Some lucky peeps have even reported that they no longer need to use concealer when they use this Eye Serum!  Unfortunately, I'm not one of those lucky peeps but it has really helped with my puffy eyes, fine lines and at least made dark circles less noticeable!
The other thing is this Eye Serum is a little more labor intensive than a normal serum or cream.  There is a little trick to using this Eye Serum and to get the best results.  All you need is one pump for both eyes (they recommend using one pump for each eye but I found you can get away with one or one and a half for both).  Take a few seconds to gently smooth the serum around the eye area and make sure to pay close attention to those fine lines and wrinkles.  Once the Eye Serum is evenly spread you will need to stop smoothing and stay expressionless for 30 seconds as the product dries.  VoilĂ , a new, younger looking YOU!  
If you still feel you need to use concealer just make sure the Eye Serum is completely dry before applying any makeup, otherwise the Eye Serum can possibly ball up under the makeup (I know because I have had this happen to me and trust me it's not a good look!).

Here are a few un-retouched before and after pics that are pretty incredible...






The Age-Defying Eye Serum by Nerium International has been dermatologist and ophthalmologist tested and is ideal for use on all skin types.  For ingredients and more detailed information you can go to Nerium.com.
The Age-Defying Eye Serum retails for $80.00 or you can get it for $60.00 it you sign up for auto-delivery.  If you would like to purchase the Nerium Eye Serum you can contact Nerium Brand Partner ,Jennifer @ 541-815-1119 or visit her Nerium website!

 

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Advanced Anti-Aging Facial Moisturizer with SPF by Geneva Naturals


Finding a moisturizer that works and that doesn't break out my 43 year old but still oily skin can sometimes be a bit tricky.  When testing out a moisturizer I usually start with my neck and chest and then work my way up to my face.  If a moisturizer is too thick and emollient then I immediately know that it probably won't work for my face.  I like my facial moisturizers to be lightweight, easily absorbed and to leave my skin feeling soft and hydrated not greasy or slick.
Thankfully this Advanced Anti-Aging Facial Moisturizer with SPF by Geneva Naturals has exactly what I look for in a moisturizer!  It's jam packed with all kinds of beneficial ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid, Green Tea Leaf Extract, Cacao Seed Butter, Seaweed Extract and Retinol among others.  Plus, it's lightweight and leaves my skin feeling nourished and supple, not at all greasy.  As an added bonus it also has SPF 20 which provides me with some much needed protection from the sun!  It's a really great, simple everyday moisturizer.  I think if you have especially oily skin or if you are acne prone then this would be a great night time moisturizer for you.  If you have normal to combo skin you can use day or night, or both.  It also pairs really well with the Vitamin C Serum by Geneva Naturals.
Another awesome thing about this moisturizer is that not only is it made with quality ingredients but it is also Paraben-free, Sulfate-free, Phthalate-free and Cruelty free!

For more information you can head over to genevanaturals.com and you can purchase this over on Amazon.com...

 

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Advanced Vitamin C+E Serum by Geneva Naturals



Vitamin C Serum is definitely one of the skincare products that I seem to recommend the most and I love discovering new ones to recommend.  This Advanced Vitamin C+E Serum by Geneva Naturals is one that I will be adding to my recommendation list.
This Vitamin C Serum is formulated with a few extra skin loving ingredients that make it a little more unique.  Of course it contains potent, high quality Vitamin C but it also has Edelweiss which contains anti-aging properties as well as my beloved Hyaluronic Acid and even some Coconut Oil, Moringa Oil and Vitamin E.  The combination of all of these ingredients makes for a powerful, age fighting serum!  I also love that it's Paraben-free, Sulfate-free, Phthalate-free and Cruelty free.
For best results I like to use as part of my morning and evening skincare routines.  I apply a dropper full to freshly cleansed and toned skin and my skin is still damp.  As usual, I like apply my serums to my face, neck and decollete.  Always take your skincare all the down!!
The serum is lightweight and absorbs easily so it can be followed up with facial oils and lotion if desired and in fact I would recommend it.  Obviously, this Advanced Vitamin C+E Serum by Geneva Naturals works especially well with the Geneva Naturals Advanced Anti-Aging Facial Moisturizer with SPF, they are the perfect combo for day and night but you can use any oil or moisturizer.
This serum would be great for any skin type and will help keep skin youthful and glowing.  It helps firm and soften skin, helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and will also help lighten and brighten skin.  Depending on the condition of your skin you can expect to see results within about a week.
For more information you can head over to genevanaturals.com and you can also purchase on Amazon.com...

 

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Sleep by HempFusion



If you've been reading my blog for any length of time then you probably already know that I suck at sleeping.  Sleeping has just never been my thing.  Even when I was a kid I would be the one at a sleep over wide awake first thing in the morning even after staying up most of the night.  
I have tried and continue to try just about anything and everything from prescriptions to tea and I am always up for trying something new.
I was super curious about this Sleep by HempFusion and couldn't wait to get my hands on it.  I have been using it off and on for a couple weeks now.  I have been even more sleep deprived than usual since we got a new puppy.  Our new, sweet little boy has earned the nickname "devil spawn" because  he keeps getting me up several times a night and then taking forever to go back to sleep.  So, taking something to help me sleep through some of those times when they puppy wants me to get up has been necessary just to stay keep my sanity in tact.
According to the website this Sleep by HempFusion has a unique full-spectrum phytocannabinoid oil extracted from Hemp, Black Pepper Fruit, and Clove Oil, which forms their proprietary Whole Food Hemp Complex.  This fusion of unique plant extracts includes valuable phytocannabinoids and terpenes naturally occurring in Hemp and other botanicals such as Black Pepper Fruit and Clove Oil.
The unique, proprietary formula in the Sleep by HempFusion can help provide possible support for stress management, restful sleep and even digestive health.  The HempFusion website also mentions that we already consume phytocannabinoids since they are found in common foods like cloves, hops, black pepper fruit and plants like Echinacea!
I have been taking one Sleep by HempFusion capsule about an hour before bed and it definitely helps me de-stress and relax which means I actually fall asleep a lot sooner than I normally would.  Just being able to fall asleep more easily is a huge benefit for me.  I have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep so I need all the help I can get!
It's been hard for me to gauge whether or not it's helping me stay asleep since I am still being woken up by a puppy that I have to take outside to go potty (no, my husband is no help, he sleep's through everything!).  I will say that on the nights when I do take the Sleep by HempFusion and I have to get up several times throughout the night I find that I feel really groggy in the morning, even more so than usual.  To me that means it's working because if I was able to stay asleep instead of being woken up I feel I would be able to get a nice, restful, full nights sleep.  It definitely helps me get a few solid hours of sleep early on!  Needless to say, I am really looking forward to re-testing it when I know I don't have to worry about being woken up by a puppy every few hours.
Overall, I would say that this Sleep by HempFusion is worth checking out if you have any sort of sleeping issues!  I always prefer a more natural solution versus taking any sort of prescription and this is a great option.


Head over to HempFusion.com for more information and to find out where you can purchase your own bottle of Sleep by HempFusion.

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LUMAPRO-C Brightening Pigment Corrector Serum by Hydropeptide


As someone who has struggled with hyperpigmentation/Melasma issues for over 20 years it's safe to say I have tried just about every pigment corrector out there.  For the most part they have all worked on some level.  However, there are definitely a few stand out products that I've used and this LUMAPRO-C Brightening Pigment Corrector Serum by Hydropeptide is unequivocally one of those stand out products.
If you're like me and suffer from any form of hyperpigmentation like Melasma, pregnancy mask, sun damage or even acne pigmentation then this LUMAPRO-C is something you will want to check out.  It safely lightens pigment using ingredients like peptides, Vitamin C and microalgae while having results that are similar to prescription skin lightening products.
While this serum can be used in the morning and evening I tend to only apply to my decollete during the day and then at night I will apply to my face, neck and decollete.  As with any skin lightening product you need to make sure you are using an SPF.  Since most pigmentation issues are triggered by the sun you want to make sure your fresh, new, lighter skin is protected.
I apply this serum to freshly washed and toned skin and after I apply my thinner serums since this serum is a bit thicker.  Once this LUMAPRO-C Brightening Pigment Corrector Serum is fully absorbed I will follow with my respective day or night time oils and creams.
I tend to use some type of skin lightening product on a semi-normal basis so that I can keep my Melasma in check and this has been my go to product for the last several weeks.  I have really seen a difference in my decollete.  Several Melasma spots are much lighter or gone entirely, my skin texture looks more smooth and youthful.  I was in desperate need of a serious skin lightener like this one!
This LUMAPRO-C Brightening Pigment Corrector Serum by Hydropeptide does come with a fairly hefty price tag at $148.00 for 1 oz.  Which, is why I love this as a maintenance brightening serum.  For me, I feel like I can get away with maybe using a less pricey product for day to day use but this makes the prefect serum to use about every 2 months for a few weeks to really give skin a boost, clear up any pigementation issues and give skin a nice glow.   I am so happy to have discovered this and it makes a great addition to my skincare arsenal!!


You can find this LUMAPRO-C Brightening Pigment Corrector Serum on the Hydropeptide website!  Plus, the lovely people at Hydropeptide have generously offered to give my readers a 20% discount!  Just use code BBLUMA20 to receive 20% off your LumaPro-C purchase!

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Monday, February 6, 2017

Skin Brightening Serum by InstaNatural



This is just another great product by InstaNatural.  I've been using InstaNatural products for a few years now and I've yet to try one I didn't like.
This Skin Brightening Serum does exactly what it says it will do.  It helps lighten and brighten uneven skin tone, helps nourish the skin and bring back it's natural glow!  This serum contains skin loving and anti-aging ingredients like Vitamin C, Niacinamide, Hyaluronic Acid and Alpha-Arbutin which help support collagen production, visibly reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation and provide skin with much needed hydration to help diminish the look of fine lines.
If you are looking for a serum that does a little bit of everything AND one that's affordable then this Skin Brightening Serum by InstaNatural is what you need in your life!  At only $14.95 for 1 oz. it's one of least expensive serums out there that provides results similar, or better than serums that cost 3x's as much.  Sometimes a more expensive serum does not necessarily mean it's better!
This serum should be applied to freshly washed and toned skin in the morning and evening.  I like to apply my serum while my skin is still slightly damp.  I find that spritzing my face with a nice hydrating mist (any will do) before I apply my serums and moisturizers provides me the best results.  This serum is lightweight and absorbs into the skin really quickly so you can almost immediately follow it up with your favorite moisturizer.  With continued use and depending on the condition of your skin you can expect to start seeing results in as little as one week.  
Of course you should be wearing and SPF everyday but since this serum does help to lighten and brighten the skin then I would also recommend using a high SPF while using this or any skin lightening product.



You can find this Skin Brightening Serum by InstaNatural on the InstaNatural website or over on Amazon.com...

 

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Premium Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil for Dogs and Cats by TerraMax Pro



The health of my pets is definitely a priority to my family and I.  It's especially important after recently loosing our beloved, 9 year old Chocolate Lab to Lung Cancer and then finding out our 6 year old Pit Bull has 2 Mast Cell Tumors that she will need to have removed with surgery next week.
We have always made sure we feed our dogs quality pet food and we have also given them supplements as needed.  However, we have also spoiled our furbabies and probably given them one too many "treats"!  Regardless, things just happen that are out of our control no matter how good the food is that we feed our pets.
Nonetheless, we like to make sure we do our part in keeping our pets happy and healthy and that includes giving them supplements.  We have a variety of supplements that we give them on a regular basis and Salmon Oil is one of them.  Salmon Oil provides great benefits for dogs and cats.  It can help give them a nice shiny, healthy coat and skin, help relieve joint issues, improve cardiovascular health, nervous system health and can even help the development and maintenance of the brain, eyes and immune system among other benefits.
The key is find a good quality Salmon Oil that is 100% safe and all natural like this Premium Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil for Dogs and Cats by TerraMax Pro.  The Salmon that is used to manufacture this oil is wild caught in Alaska using only sustainable and responsible fishing methods.  It does not contain any binders, fillers or artificial ingredients.  This is just an excellent quality Salmon Oil that contains essential fatty acids EPA and DHA and over 15 different Omega's, including 3-5-6-7-8-9.  It's also an is an excellent source of Vitamin D and Astaxanthin!
I simply mix in the correct dose with our dogs/cats organic, grain free dry dog or cat food and they gobble it right up!  They can't resist that fishy Salmon smell!! 
I highly recommend adding some of this Salmon Oil to your furbabies diets!



You can find this Premium Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil for Dogs and Cats by TerraMax Pro 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!

Non Surgical Lifting Syringe by D'or 24K Luxury Skin Care


If you've ever thought about Botox or maybe you've even thought about getting an eye lift or face lift then you need to get your hands on this Non Surgical Lifting Syringe by D'or 24K Luxury Skin Care before you go under that needle or knife!  Within one minute your crows feet, fine lines, wrinkles, bags and puffiness are gone.  Skin becomes softer, smoother, tighter and younger looking almost instantly!
I'll be honest...this luxury product comes with a luxury price tag, retailing for $650.00, but also found it on Amazon for only $348.83.  However, the results are nothing short of amazing and there is no down time.  Besides, Botox and those surgical eye and face lifts aren't cheap either.  The results from using the Non Surgical Lifting Syringe from D’OR 24K will last several hours and with repeated use the results are more long term.  
Since this is a rather pricey item I like to save it for special occasions.  My husband is also a fan of this product.  He was amazed at how well in worked.  He looked years younger in less than a minute.  In fact, his results are better than mine simply because he has more wrinkles!
The product itself has a primer type consistency and a little goes a long way.  Just a little thin layer is all you need to smooth away those lines and bags and look years younger...instantly!  


Here are my before and after un-retouched photos.  You can see in the picture on the left that I have some fine lines and puffiness and on the picture on the right my fine lines and puffiness are gone!  Even my dark circles are less noticeable!  That's in less than 60 seconds!  Pretty amazing stuff!

If your vain in anyway and you struggle with fine lines, wrinkles eye bags or any of those annoying issues that make us look older than we really are then I really think this is a product that it worth checking out!  Also, if you have a reunion coming up then this is a MUST HAVE.  I promise it will be money well spent and you can thank me later...

 

 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!