Lets get #Hydroboosted

The Neutrogena Hydro Boost Body line uses hyaluronic acid which carries up to 1000x its weight in water, to leave skin supple, so it’s primed, fresh, and healthy.

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Did you know that moisture levels are different across the body. The skin on our legs can have up to 5x less moisture than parts of the face… which is why hydration shouldn’t stop at the neck.

The line includes:

Hydro Boost Body Gel Cream & Hydro Boost Body Gel Cream fragrance free

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Our moisturizing body gel cream replenishes skin to help improve hydration and smoothness. Plus, it contains hyaluronic acid, found naturally in skin, to boost skin cells’ hydration and then lock it in. Suitable for sensitive skin, the non-greasy, lightweight body cream absorbs instantly and is paraben-free. Use daily to retain moisture and help improve the look and feel of dry skin over time.

  • Ultra-lightweight & non-greasy feel
  • Formulated with hyaluronic acid
  • For normal to dry skin
  • Paraben-free

Hydro Boost Whipped Body Balm 

Designed for dry to extra-dry skin, this moisturizing body balm provides intense moisture, leaving your skin feeling soft and replenished.
This luxurious, velvety whipped body balm is powered with hyaluronic acid, skincare’s super hydrator. The ultra light, non-greasy balm is fast absorbing, dermatologist tested and paraben-free. Use whipped body balm daily to instantly boost hydration, helping to improve the look and feel of dry skin over time.

  • For extra-luxurious, intense hydration
  • Ultra-light and non-greasy feel
  • For dry to extra-dry skin
  • Paraben-free

Hydro Boost Hand Gel Cream

Suitable for daily use, this nourishing hand cream is clinically proven to moisturize for 24 hours, leaving dry hands noticeably softer and smoother. The dermatologist-tested moisturizing formula is powered by hyaluronic acid, found naturally in skin, to boost skin cells’ hydration and then lock it in. The non-greasy, hand-softening cream absorbs instantly with no residue and is paraben-free. Use daily to help maintain skin’s moisture balance and lock in skin-quenching hydration.

  • Powerful hydration for soft, supple hands
  • Moisturizes for 24 hours
  • Formulated with hyaluronic acid
  • Non-greasy
  • Paraben-free

I’m really enjoying using these products. My skin feel so supple , soft, & hydrated. They all absorbed quick and didn’t leave my skin greasy or tacky feeling. My skin looked and felt healthy. Plus they are easy to find in stores as well as affordable. Each had a pleasant scent ( minus the fragrance free)

The body gel was smooth and glided on. My skin felt hydrated and soft instantly. The whipped body balm was a little thicker and felt luxurious as I glided it into my skin.  My hands never felt softer with the hand cream. I liked that it absorbed quickly, especially on my hands since its hard for me to sit still. So I could easily do what I need to do after applying.

Have you tried any of these products yet?

You can check out this line and others on their website. http://www.neutrogena.com

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Relaxed with Love Beauty and Planet

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I’ve been hearing and seeing a lot about the brand Love beauty and planet. Their one goal is to make you more beautiful & give a little back to the planet.

A little about the goals to give back to the planet :

  • Beauty packed in 100% Recycled Bottles
    If you wonder why our bottles aren’t 100% clear, it’s because they’re made with post-consumer recycled plastic. They are 100% recyclable, too! Our use of recycled plastic sometimes gives our bottle a little color, but it’s worth it. Up next on our journey are our caps.
  • Uncompromised beauty for your skin and hair
    Our collections are infused with natural ingredients like organic coconut oil and murumuru butter. We are committed to sourcing high quality ingredients but responsibly. We also make our products vegan and never test on animals. We skip the silicones, parabens and dyes too.
  • Ethically sourced fragrance oils/absolutes
    Each of our fragrances is infused with an ethically-sourced essential oil or absolute, like French heirloom lavender, Moroccan mimosa flower or Bulgarian rose petals. Our fragrance partner, Givaudan carefully crafts every fragrance to delight you in the shower and pamper your senses. We know some of these extracts are rare and fragile, so we source them responsibly.
  • Our Carbon Footprint Efforts
    We’ll always be transparent and open about our carbon footprint. As part of that commitment we will not only disclose our annual carbon emissions created through the production and distribution of our products – and the calculations we take to get there – but also work to reduce that carbon footprint 20% by the year 2020.

I love that not only are they looking out for the consumer but the planet as well. A brand I can get behind !  They also don’t test on animals & their products are vegan.

They have a variety of scents to choose from :

  • murumuru butter & rose
  • shea butter & sandalwood
  • argan oil & lavender
  • coconut water & mimosa flower
  • tea tree oil & vetiver
  • coconut oil & ylang ylang

Influenster sent me 3 products to try from the argan oil & lavender collection….body lotion, bar soap, & deodorant. This scent is definitely what I needed , it helped me feel relaxed & calm.

The lotion didn’t leave my skin feeling greasy or tacky. My skin felt smooth & soft while looking healthy.

The deodorant went in smoothly and didn’t notice any white marks and I smelled fresh throughout the day……even in the hot humid 90 degree Florida weather.  Its also aluminum free.

I haven’t used the bar soap yet , I’m not really a fan of bar soap but it does smell great.

The scent isn’t overpowering at all which I was a little worried about. I am excited to try other scents from this brand. I also am interested in trying their dry shampoo.

Have you tried Love Beauty & Planet product yet? Which ones and what scent? If you haven’t what scent are you interested in trying ?

 

I received these products complimentary from Influenster for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

Lancôme Hydra Zen VoxBox

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Always a great day when a box full of goodies from Influenster is at your door step.

I was happy to try more Lancome products. Last year Influenster sent me a few make up products which I liked.

 

Lancôme Hydra Zen Gel Cream Anti-Stress Gel Moisturizer

This refreshing, rose-infused gel-cream is formulated with salicylic acid delivers 24-hour hydration for skin that feels smooth, comfortable, and nourished. Its light weight, absorbs nicely into the skin. I wasn’t really a fan of the scent so its not something Im going to run out and buy. I did like that it left my feeling soft and plump.  I used it day and night. My make up went on top with no issues.

 

Lancôme Tonique Confort Comforting Rehydrating Toner

What it is:
A silky-soft moisturizing toner that gently purifies and immediately rehydrates complexion.

What it is formulated to do:
The instantly soothing formula made with honey and sweet almond extract gives skin a soft, fresh, clean, and incredibly comfortable feeling. Great for all skin types, it deeply hydrates for a healthy-looking complexion.

My Thoughts:

I was really impressed with this toner. I feel like toners usually leave skin feeling a little dry or tight. I liked that this product actually helped hydrate my skin and leave it smooth and hydrated. It also took off residue which was left on after I cleansed my face.  My skin looked and felt great.

 

L’Absolu Lacquer in Be Unique

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I remember a time I was scared to wear lipstick.  Now I don’t leave the house without wearing some kind of lip color.  L’Absolu Lacquer has a great smooth formula. It felt great on my lip . I could rub them together so many times and it still would go over smooth. It didn’t get tacky or sticky, even after a few coats.

This picks the great things of all lip products. It has the high shine like a gloss, pigment like a lipstick, and long lasting color like a stain.  The color is buildable so you can go from a sheer color to opaque.  When the shine does wear off  the color still stays on the lips, which I really like.

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I received these products complimentary from Influenster. All opinions are my own.

 

The Better Skin Co. : Product review

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I had the chance to use 3 products from The Better Skin Co.  I was drawn to these products because they are vegan, paraben-free, gluten- free & cruelty-free. Each product has good ingredients that are beneficial for your skin.

You can now find these at Ulta in stores & online.

Or get it on their website 

 

Mirakle Cream

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Benefits:

  • Reduces the signs of aging
  • reduces fine lines & wrinkles
  • increases radiance & luminosity
  • hydrates skin
  • soothes dry skin
  • may help reduce appearance of sun spots, age spots, & dark spots.

Retail: $34

I really liked this cream. Inside the came there is a little spatula so no need to stick your finger in the tub. It was so hydrating, my skin felt so plump after using it. It absorbed nicely into my skin and didn’t leave my skin feeling greasy or tacky. Make up went on top smoothly without any issues.  It contains ingredients such as coconut oil, sea buckthorn, shea butter, cocoa butter, aloe, and soothing algae to help moisturize the skin. Peptides and hyaluronic acid help skin appear smoother, more youthful and radiant.

 

 

Lava Magik 

 

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Benefits:

  • 3 in 1 a cleanser, scrub , or mask
  • Buffs away dead skin cells creating a more youthful glow
  • Rich in minerals
  • Minimizes appearance in pores

Retails: $32

I love the smell of this multipurpose product. It smells like an orange, the texture is fine, and my face felt great after using it. I preferred to use it as a mask or scrubs, I thought for my skin it would be too much to use it daily as a cleanser. Some of the ingredients are calendula , sweet orange , grapeseed oils , cucumber , parsley, & chamomile.

 

Zit No More

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Benefits:

  • clears up blemishes & pimples and allows skin to heal
  • penetrates pores to clear most blemishes
  • Helps keep skin clear of new pimples

retails: $18

I was surprised with this spot treatment. You think when you leave high school , acne & blemishes would be no more. Not in my case. Usually get them when I go overboard on that good stuff I shouldn’t have like chips, ice cream, candy, etc.. or that time of month.  I like the roller ball applicator . This has helped those pesky blemish/ pimples disappear overnight to a few days . The key ingredients are : salicylic acid to dry up pimples • tea tree oil to help cure the blemish • essential oils to restore skin • The tea tree oil is a bit strong but I like it and it does go away  quickly. Good ingredients, easy to use, and works quickly. My new favorite spot treatment.

 

  • I received these products for free, all opinions are my own.
  • This post may contain affiliate links.

 

 

Bare Your Best with Bare by Schick

I was very excited to try this new product. I’ve been hearing about dermaplaning a lot. I actually bought a razor at Ulta but I wasn’t exactly sure if I was doing it correct. I know you have to hold it at a 45 degree angle. Is this 45 degrees? , as I attempted to use it. Well with bare by Schick there is no guess work. Its already designed  at an angle!

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I washed my face & made sure it was completely dry. Then held my skin taught and used small strokes on my face.  I was intrigued with the peach fuzz that came off.  You can hear some scratching noise but it didn’t irritate my skin. Though after I was done my skin did feel very dry. I applied my serum & moisturizer immediately.

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The morning and days after using it for the first time my skin felt plump, smooth, & soft. I feel like using bare with Schick , it helped my skincare products work better.

I’m excited to keep using this in my skincare routine and see how my skin looks overtime.

The design makes this beauty tool easy to use. It has a blade on each side so you can go sideways, down, up. Its also good if you are right and left handed. I felt confident while using it and felt like I had total control.

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You can get salon results for a fraction of the cost.  It cost $30 for 2 dermaplaning wands.

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What is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is an exfoliation technique that you can now do at home. It removes dead skin and vellus hair (peach fuzz) allowing makeup to go on smoother and other skin care products to penetrate deeper.

Unlike some exfoliation treatments, dermaplaning does not prevent you from going about your day. Sunscreen is still recommended after use.

Main benefits of bare by Schick Dermaplaning Wand:

  • Improves overall appearance of skin quality ( dewy skin,smoother skin)
  • More radiant and smoother looking skin ( provides a faster cell turnover for a nice healthy glow)
  • More even looking skin tone
  • Exfoliates the skin

Other benefits:

 

  • Provides deeper product penetration
  • Removes soft facial hair that traps dirt and oils
  • Safe procedure for removing dead skin cells and “peachfuzz”
  • Reduces the appearance of acne scars
  • Diminishes the look of fine lines
  • Instant results and no downtime
  • Makeup goes on smoothly

 

Vellus hair ( peach fuzz) helps trap oil & bacteria, so removing the hair helps reduce acne.

After you are done using the device, make sure to give you skin some extra TLC. Vitmain E, C, and always wear SPF

 

You want to wait at least 3 weeks between using this product. You want skin to complete its normal rejuvenation cycle.

Have you tried or heard of dermplaning before? What are your thoughts?

 

I received this product for free from Smiley360. All opinions are my own.

#EveryDayisaSUNday with Neutrogena

I worked with Neutrogena to bring you this post. So happy with be working with Neutrogena again.  This time for their NEW! Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Lotion Sunscreens! It comes in SPF 30 & 50.

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When I moved to Florida when I was 14… I did what every teenager and tourist does when they arrive. Go to the beach…. was I worried about sunscreen? Nope. Guess what happened? I got sun poisoning and it was the worst I ever felt. Blisters, hot & cold flashes, shirts rubbing on my skin hurt, air on my skin hurt. Ever since then I make sure I always have SPF , even when I moved back to CT, and definitely make it a point now that I’m back in Florida.

So now I can enjoy any activity, any time and any day.  I love going to the beach & pool and  walk a lot through out the week.  I want to make sure my skin is protected so SPF is a necessity for me.

  • UVA Rays: lead to premature aging & wrinkles
  • UVA Rays: Burn the superficial layers of the skin. Also a key role in the development of cancer.

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About Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Lotion Sunscreens

These multi-benefit sunscreen lotions feature a weightless, refreshing formula that delivers powerful broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection and quenches skin with vital hydration.

Infused with Hyaluronic Acid, skin conditioning Vitamin E and glycerin to leave skin feeling healthy and hydrated.
Oil-free and non-comedogenic.

Water resistant (80 minutes).

Available in SPF 30 and SPF 50.

How to Use:
Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure.

Reapply:
After 80 minutes of swimming or sweating.
Immediately after towel drying.
At least every 2 hours

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Final Thoughts:

Huge fan of this sunscreen. You know when you put some sunscreens on and after you skin feels dried out? Not with this, my skin felt so soft and hydrating it left my skin. I also like that it had a pleasant scent , not like that ‘normal’ sunscreen scent. It also didn’t leave and residue or white marks on my bathing suit or clothing. So whether Im directly in the sun or just running errands I can put this on without worrying on how I smell or if it will leave marks.  It also absorbed quickly into my skin without leaving it feel greasy or tacky.

 

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Neutrogena Mask Collection – It’s in the Gel

I worked with Neutrogena to bring you this post.

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I ‘m so happy with the products Neutrogena has been coming out with lately.  They sent me 2 hydrogel masks & an overnight gell mask.

Neutrogena is the only brand that offers 100% hydrogel face masks made of seaweed extract that perfectly contour to your skin to seal in a bottle’s worth of serum. Innovative technology from South Korea fuses powerful skin nutrients in a translucent mask to instantly feed your skin and lock in moisture. Skin instantly transforms from tired and dull to supple and glowing in one simple step. Just pick a mask for your skin mood – hydration, purification or radiance – apply, relax and easily remove.

Radiance Boost Brightening 100% Hydrogel Mask: Boosts skin’s radiance and smooth skin’s texture. This innovative hydrogel face mask with vitamin B3 leaves your skin looking luminous, evenly toned, and radiant.

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I really liked this mask. I like hydro gel masks because they contour to the face better. I was surprised to see that the mask came in two parts , a top & bottom. I left the mask on for 30 minutes while I began (binge) watching season 2 of 13 reasons why.  I was a little confused because it had flaps on the eyes & mouth. So I flipped the one on the mouth over my lips hydrate my lips too.  Once I took the mask of my face felt so soft , smooth, & looked dewy & healthy. Which is why I can see why they named this radiance boost.  When I applied make up on top it looked flawless & stayed that way throughout.

Hydro Boost Hydrating 100% Hydrogel Mask: This moisturizing face mask with hyaluronic acid instantly quenches dry skin and contours to your skin for optimal absorption, leaving it supple and hydrated.

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My skin has felt a little dry, I think its from a new facial wash I tried. This mask is what my skin needed. My skin felt soft, supple, and looked healthy. This mask came in 2 parts as well so its easy to contour to the face.I did have an issue at first having it stay put when I first applied. I just took some of the essence in the packet and tapped all over my face. I then applied the mask and it stayed put for the 30 minutes I had it on. I took it off and my skin looked healthy & refreshed. My makeup went on top nicely and my skin looked great all day.

Hydro Boost Hydrating Overnight Gel Mask: Wake up to hydrated, supple skin. This moisturizing overnight face mask with hyaluronic acid wraps skin in a deep gel cream while you sleep for smooth, soft skin.

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This was easy to spread over my face. I woke up and the mask dried but it didn’t even feel like anything was on my skin. Then I looked in the mirror and looked a bit crazy lol It was peeling in some spots on my face. I jump in the shower and washed it off with warm water. My skin felt plump, soft, smooth…and of course hydrated. My skin felt great all day and looked healthy all day too.  This would be great when your skin needs a little hydration boost.

Happy I was able to try these products from Neutrogena. The best part is they are easily accessible since you can find them at Ulta, Target, Walmart, CVS, ect. They are also good for travelling since they are small in size.  Whether you have a special even or just want healthy looking skin these are a great addition to add to your skincare routine.

 

Check out the products here :

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