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.

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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.

Marc Jacobs Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon

Marc Jacobs Highliner

 

These Marc Jacobs highliner matte gel eye crayons are full of pigment. What I love about these , is how they glide on so easily for precise application.  They also have 15 seconds of play time before setting in place. These stay on very well…all day.  You can great versatile looks depending on what you want.

Use it in four techniques to create endless looks: 
-Line: Define your eyes with amazing glide.
-Smudge: Working quickly, smoke out Highliner to instantly smolder.
-Layer: Add dimension by shading with multiple hues.
-Design: Create graphic looks with lines and color.

Line to define your eyes, smudge it before it sets to an instant, smoky eye, layer as an eyeshadow base, or draw on artistic graphic liner looks. Its waterproof gel formula makes it well-suited for lining the inner rim. It’s designed with a clever sharpener, hidden in the base of the liner to allow for a precise point.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Phthalates

You can find them at Sephora for $25

 

I received 2 shades of this highliner from Crowdtap to try for free. Pink of me which I used on my waterline & (Earth)Quake  that I’ve been using to line to define my eyes and also have been smudging for a smokey look.  I love how smoothly they go on, it makes applying them a breeze.  They are on the pricey side so its a #TreatYoSelf purchase . They do pay off with pigment & easy application. Plus it comes with a sharpener

 

I received these products for free for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

Julep Cushion Complexion review

Julep Cushion Complexion 5-in-1 Skin Perfector with Turmeric is a multitasking skin perfector that has a natural, demi-matte finish with buildable medium-to-full coverage that conceals, corrects, illuminates, blurs, and brightens. The convenient cushion tip applicator allows for easy and precise application, even on the go. Crowdtap & Julep were generous to send me 5 different shades to try. Crowdtap & Julep were kind enough to send me 5 shades to try.  Out of the shades Nude was best for my skin color.

Julep Cushion Complexion

Benefits:

  • Turmeric extract provides long-term brightening benefits and contains anti – inflammatory properties.
  • Camellia seed oil (sourced from Jeju Island, Korea) contains skin – calming properties and provides nourishing & moisturizing benefits.
  • Soft – Focus Powders blur the look of fine lines & imperfections while creating a smooth, demi – matte finish that’s never flat.

Tips to use:

Dot and blend outward with fingers or cushion tip. Layer on more product to build coverage where needed.

Julep Cushion COmplexion

I like that Julep cushion complexion helps even out my skin tone & is easy to carry with you. The applicator is soft and gentle on the skin and once you get it going the perfect amount comes out. Its easy to build coverage. I would say its light medium coverage. Overall I was happy with the results and will continue to use these ( and give away the colors that didn’t work) . You can find this product at Ulta Beauty.

 

Julep Cushion Complexion

I received this product for free for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

Revlon Lip Products Review

There was a time I never wore lipstick and now its in my daily routine. So whenever I can try new lip products & colors…. I’m game! Never know which color will look good until you try it. I tried out 4 lip products from Revlon that Crowdtap sent me for free.

Revlon Ultra HD Lipcolor in Infatuation

This color didn’t look good on me so I gave it to my mom who likes darker colors. I thought it was hard to get an even coat.  only wore it for a short amount of time and it started to get patchy. I do have another color in the formula from this line and I love it. The applicator is soft & easy to apply the lip color.

There are 16 shades to choose from.

 

 

 

Revlon Kiss Balm in Strawberry

These balms are infused with natural fruit oils. I received strawberry and it smelled delicious!  The colors is sheer and you can build it up a little bit without leaving your lips feeling gross. Its easy to put in your pocket or purse when on the go. Leaves lips soft, hydrated , & kissable! Plus they have SPF in these for extra protection.   The other options: tropical coconut, crisp apple, sweet cherry, juicy peach

Revlon Kiss Balm Strawberry

Revlon Ultra HD Metallic Matte in Gleam

Revlon Ultra HD Metallic Matte

This lipcolor Gleam is not matte so its weird its called that. It has a nice shimmery look and isn’t sticky on the lips. I also like that its hydrating. I really like this color on me and the shimmer just adds a nice touch.  The applicator is soft and makes it easy to apply.

There are 8 shades to choose from.  Flare, Glam, Dazzle, Glitz, Gleam, Glow, Luster , Shine

 

 

Revlon Super lustrous lipstick in Black Cherry

This formula goes on smooth & feels great on the lips. Like the first color I shared its too dark for me. Its pretty , just not for mre. I think this is great for Fall/Winter ( just not on me) I gave this one to my mom as well.  Its felt nice and hydrated on the lips. I do have a few other colors in this line and love the way they feel on and the color looks great on. There are about 54 shades to choose from!

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What’s your favorite Revlon lip product? Have you tried any of these?

 

 

I received these products for free from Crowdtap. All opinions are my own

Revlon Face Products Review

Crowdtap sent me 4 Revlon products to try out . I received 2 primers, insta-blush, & a 4-in-1 blending sponge.

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Revlon Photoready Brightening Primer

  • Brightening pearls illuminate and even out skin tone
  • High Definition Filter Technology captures and transforms any light, blurring and softening flaws for a perfected, app filtered look
  • Helps to keep makeup in place all day
  • Works on all skin types

Revlon Photoready Brightening Primer

Revlon Photoready Pore Reducing Primer

  • Mattifies shine
  • Minimizes pores
  • High Definition Filter Technology captures and transforms any light, blurring and softening flaws for a perfected, app filtered look

Revlon Photoready Pore Reducing Primer

I wasn’t a fan of these primers. First off they have a weird smell, sort of like a glue smell.  Once I applied the primer and put my foundation on top , my foundation would settle in my pores more and make them more prominent. ( no beuno)   My makeup  would pill up in some places.  I then used a little less product and would put a little on my nose and cheeks. Putting a little bit seemed to help but only on my cheeks. I will continute to play around with it and see if I can make it work but as of now, I don’t think the primers are items I would buy.

4-in-1 Blending Sponge

This uniquely designed sponge Applies, Contours, Corrects, Blends for a flawless look

Revlon 4-in-1 blending sponge

I really like the shape of this sponge because it can be used different ways & fit in different spaces. My favorite part is the tip of it because it can easily go under my eyes , around my nostrils, & around lips so easily.

Revlon 4-in-1 Blending Sponge

Revlon Insta-blush in Nude Kiss

This is a cream to powder blush formula that adds a nice touch of color. Its blendable & natural looking. I wasn’t sure about the color at first when I opened it up and then swatched it. When I applied to my cheeks it added a nice natural color, like I was sun-kissed.

 

Revlon insta-blush Nude Kiss Before After

Left : Before  &  Right : After

Revlon Insta-Blush

 

It being in stick form , its easy to throw in your purse or makeup bag for when you are on the go since no brush is needed .  I’d definitely check out other colors in the insta-blush. There are 4 colors to choose from Nude Kiss, Candy Kiss, Berry Kiss, Rose Gold Kiss.

Revlon Instablush

 

I received these products for free for testing purposes from Crowdtap. All opinions are my own.

JAFRA Royal Jelly Skincare routine review

I never heard of Jafra brand before so when Crowdtap had an opportunity to try out their Royal Jelly line , I signed up.  I used these products for 30 days. I think this is the first time I’ve used a skincare routine with the same products from the same line, twice a day for this long.

What is Royal Jelly? I had the same question. It is the milky secretion produced by worker honey bees packed with nutrients, amino acids, vitamins, proteins, & essential lipids. Which helps skin look youthful .

The routine was a 5 step routine in the morning and at night I didn’t use the SPF so it was a 4 step process.

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Cleansing Milk $25

A multi-tasking cleanser enriched with vitamin C and botanicals that purifies and improves skin. This extremely gentle cleanser nourishes, smoothes, and hydrates skin for a healthier-looking complexion.

Jafra Cleansing Milk

I wasn’t a fan of the scent of this cleaner. It was a mix of a household cleanser, algae, aquarium. I couldn’t put my finger on it. It was thick , sort of like if you spread glue it has that tackiness . My skin looked good, didn’t dry out my skin too much, and looked and felt clean.

Vitamin Infusions- Spot Serum $40

This Vitamin C-enriched serum helps to improve the appearance of dark spots and skin imperfections as a result of sun exposure, aging, and acne for an even skin tone. Evergreen Complex helps reduce the look of visible spots for a more youthful appearance, and Vitamin C targets hidden spots not yet visible.

Jafra Vitamin Infusions

I spread this all over my face before applying the moisturizer. I made sure to apply on my cheeks, under eyes, & forehead.  This one didn’t have a scent to it. Its lightweight and absorbs nicely into the skin. My skin felt & looked healthy after applying.

Global Longevity Creme $70

This is a nutrient-rich, multi-benefit age-fighting crème, which is designed to inject maximum moisture so your skin looks smoother, firmer, and more luminous. A rich, intensely moisturizing version of our best age-fighting balm, this lightweight crème contains our exclusive RoyalActive Peptide, which helps slow the appearance of aging, as it speeds up your skins’ renewal process, Manuka Honey, which delivers intense hydration, and key ingredient Sodium PCA, which traps moisture in so your skin remains supple.

Jafra Longevity Creme

This creme is very moisturizing & hydrating.  I woke up and my skin felt so soft and looked healthy.  Its rich & creamy & a little goes a long way. Again … the scent was not a favorite. It has a hint of wine but wine that has been sitting.

Global Longevity Eye Creme $36

This age-defying eye crème that instantly gives your eyes a more youthful and energized appearance. The key age-fighting ingredients included in this multitasking crème hydrate your skin and brighten its appearance as it minimizes the look of dark circles and puffiness.
It contains our exclusive RoyalActive Peptide to slow the appearance of aging, Wild Algae to calm swollen, puffy eyes caused by allergens, and Cassava, a skin-firming extract that reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Jafra eye creme

This absorbed nicely into the skin that left my eye area hydrated and healthy looking. There wasn’t much of a scent to this one.

Solar Protection Fluid Broad Spectrum SPF50 $40

Jafra Royal Jelly SPF

A sheer, lightweight, and non-greasy SPF 50 protection fluid with Vitamin C that defends against damage from the sun, free radicals, and other environmental stressors.
In addition to preventing sun damage, it also protects the skin’s support structure and helps diminish age spots.

I’m always on the hunt for a sunscreen that works well and doesn’t leave my skin greasy looking. This one by JAFAR absorbed nicely and didn’t leave my skin greasy. It absorbed nicely into my skin and my makeup went on top nicely. This was a great must have especially just moving back to Florida. No breakouts which is awesome.

I used these JAFAR Royal Jelly products in my skincare routine for about 30 days. My skin does look healthy & feels soft and smooth. They were all hydrating.  I don’t know if I would keep up with this routine. While my skin looks & feels nice, I don’t see that much a difference for me to want these. If I had to buy any of them it would be the SPF.

First the scents . If I’m using these every day I want something pleasant while using them or no scent at all. I didn’t feel like any of them were so special for the price tag. The creme was very hydrating but the scent, not a fan. I also don’t prefer moisturizers in jars that I have to stick my finger into.   I really ended up liking the SPF, it didn’t break out my skin and protected me when I was out and about. I’m happy I had the opportunity to try these skincare routines, especially sine I’ve never heard of this brand.

Before/ After

I took these when I woke up .. messy hair no make up . 🙂 Haven’t really noticed anything different.

jafra before after

I received these products for free from Crowdtap for testing purposes. All opinions are my own.

Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Weightless Face SPF

When I used to think of Hawaiian Tropic brand, I would think of products to help get you tan or after care products.  My mom would always use them and remember using the products in my teens as well.  So its nice to finally think of them as a brand that also has product to protect you from the sun.

Last year  I tried their Silk Hydration body SPF & this month I was able to try their NEW Silk Hydration weightless face SPF.

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One of the things I love about Hawaiian Tropic is the scent. It doesn’t smell like sunscreen , it has a nice tropical scent that isn’t overpowering. The scent just puts me in a good mood. I hate smelling like sunscreen.

The bottle is small,  so its easy to throw in a purse or beach bag.  The pump makes it easy to get the perfect amount of lotion. Also less likely to have it leak in your bag.

I wish I received this before my extended vacation in Florida. It would have been perfect. The weather this week here in CT, was nice and we even had some hot weather ( almost in the 90’s)  I headed to the beach and put this SPF to the test.

Pros:

  • Easy to apply
  • smells great
  • Left skin soft & moisturized
  • Didn’t leave skin feel tight after drying/ applying
  • Light weight

Cons:

  • left my skin looking a greasy

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I was a little sad that it left my skin looking greasy because I didn’t have that issue with the Silk Hydration body SPF. I’ll still continue to use this when I go to the beach or maybe do any outdoor activities but it’s not an SPF I would wear daily.

What are your favorite Hawaiian Tropic products? or What is your favorite face SPF?

 

I received this product for free from Crowdtap for review purposes. All opinions are my own.