A look inside my #GalentinesVoxBox

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Kweeen Glitter Spray

A lightweight – non sticky spray for body or hair that makes you sparkle. This spray smells amazing and is perfect for a fun day or night out. I wore it to the fair.  If you have darker hair stay on the tips of hair.. it just looked like glittery dandruff when I applied  to my hair ( maybe I went overboard)

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Therapy Session Hair Mask

A deep conditioning treatment that repairs & strengthens dry & damaged hair. Argan oils feeds the hair with vitamins & nutrients, while kermis delivers optimal breakage benefits.

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My hair felt so soft, smooth, & manageable. I liked that it was easy to add into my hair routine , since I only had to leave it on for 5 minutes. While I was waiting for it to penetrate my strands, I shaved.  My hair is thick & textured and it made my waves to bouncy. You can find this mask at Target!

Fresh Sugar mint rush freshening lip treatment

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This is a dual- action system. It delivers a fresh cooling sensation while hydrating for 24 hours and soothes. Just press your lips together for a burst of icy mint.  This treatment left my lips smooth and soft. I liked the refreshing cooling sensation. It actually kept my lips soft and smooth without feeling dry later in the day. I like applying before bed and in the morning to prep my lips for the day.

 

Nature Box shower gel with 100% cold pressed oil

This brand for skin & hair combines effective beauty care with cold pressed oils with select sustainably- sourced ingredients.  This shower gel  feels luxurious and lathered up nicely.  It smells good and didn’t dry out my skin. My skin felt silky soft. Even though it looks blue, the gel is actually clear.

Its also vegan & created without sulfates , silicones, & parabens.  Find it at your local drugstore, Target, or grocery store.

 

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Pretty Vulgar Faux Reals Extreme Volume Mascara

 

 

 

 

 

I got voluminous lashes in just one swipe with this mascara.  I use 1-2 coats , and haven’t noticed and flaking or smudging. I can see this could get clumpy if you add more coats or apply it a certain way. You can pick it up at Sephora.

Nature’s Bounty Beauty GlowOn

These beauty supplements provide key vitamins & nutrients to support beauty from the inside out. The illuminating formula contains Ceramosides, an extract from wheat seed that improves skin smoothness by helping with fine lines.* Additionally, Nature’s Bounty GlowOn Beauty Gels contain the antioxidant Resveratrol which helps fight damaging free radicals

 

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These soft gels are so easy to take and just in case you’re like me and hate swallowing pills they are small and don’t taste gross when they touch your tongue. I haven’t noticed any weird after taste/ burps either like other vitamins. Ive only been taking them for a short time so I haven’t noticed any changes .  There are about 7 varieties to choose from depending on what you are looking for .  ClearComplexion, HappySmile, SkinElasticity, GoodnightLovely, MoistureTreat, EvenBeauty. These retails for $19.99

 

I received these products for complimentary for review purposes from Influenster.

JAFRA ROYAL Boost skin

Get ready for skin that looks flawless with or without makeup! JAFRA ROYAL Boost is here to reveal your best, freshest complexion. Loaded with supernutrients, these potent products use our breakthrough Royal Jelly RJx technology to unlock the age-proofing power of nature’s royal jelly. The result: a bright future for your skin. This particular Boost regimen is designed for normal, combination, and oily skin. It purifies and hydrates skin with oil-free, fast-absorbing, lightweight formulas that keep skin soft and fresh while keeping shine at bay.

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Boost Detox Clay Mask: $18

What it does: Rapidly detox, reboot and balance oily skin with the power of Royal Jelly RJx. This 3-in-1 multi-tasking clay mask, infused with antioxidant-rich matcha and spinach, absorbs excess oil, draws out dirt and peps up dull, tired skin to create a pure and energized healthy glow.

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My Thoughts: it was easy to apply and didn’t dry so hard where you can’t move your face. It has a pleasant scent , like I was at a spa. It was easy to take off and my skin didn’t feel dried out. Skin looked clear & healthy.

Boost Matte Control Moisturizer: $24

What it does: Say hello! to flawless, shine-free skin. Weightless and oil-free, Boost Matte Control Moisturizer hydrates and blurs the appearance of pores, fine lines and imperfections to leave skin soft, smooth, and makeup-ready. Packed with nourishing vitamins, Royal Jelly RJx and non-oily, moisture-boosting hyaluronic acid, the fast-absorbing gel-cream soaks up excess oil, perfects the complexion and helps protect against future signs of aging.

Boost Purifying Gel Cleanser: $18

What it does: Imagine a daily facial in just 60 seconds! The Boost Purifying Gel Cleanser cleans and polishes with micro-exfoliators that gently slough away excess oil, grime and dull dead skin. Mineral particles unclog pores and energizing antioxidant matcha helps protect from free radical damage. The increased power of Royal Jelly RJx leaves skin refreshed and ready to glow.

My thoughts: 

Cover me Sunscreen: $24

This super-smart, oil-free gel-cream is perfect under makeup as your daily defense against harmful, aging UV rays and pollution. Boost Cover Me Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30 also contains a blue light shield to stave off daily assaults on skin from computer and phone screens. It glides on smoothly and dries instantly to an invisible, matte finish.

Cleanse + Tone Wipes   : $12

What it does: Drenched in soothing coconut water and energizing matcha, these all-in-one cleansing and toning wipes provide a refreshing and convenient option for a clean complexion on-the-go. Gently remove traces of makeup, sunscreen, oil and grime without stripping or drying skin. Like all Boost products, we’ve included Royal Jelly RJx to give added protection against future signs of aging.

My Thoughts:  These wipes are gentle on the skin which I liked and didn’t have a strong scent to them. I was able to get off my make up without have to scrub . My skin felt nice & clean without leaving my skin feel tight & dry.

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.

 

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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