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.

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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.

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.

 

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L’oreal – Elvive Extraordinary Oil Treatment

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This luxurious lightweight oil formula instantly transforms dry hair strand by strand into nourished, silky and shiny.

This versatile oil can be used in many ways. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Before shampoo for nourishment
  • Before styling to control hair
  • To polish strands for no frizz and to tame flyaways
  • As a lightweight finish polish for silky softness and shine

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How to Use:

Rub 2 drops between the palms of your hands. Apply evenly through the lengths and ends on dry or wet hair.

 

I like that you can use this on wet, damp, or dry hair. For the most part I’ve been using this on the ends of my hair. I don’t wash my hair every day so this helps tame frizz. I also like how soft and silky my hair feels after using this. A small amount goes a long way. It also leaves a nice healthy shine.

 

 

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

Ciate London Makeup Review

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I was excited to see an email that  was getting a box of goodies from Influenster.  I’ve never heard of Ciate London brand before so was happy to try something new .

I received 3 products to try a highlighter balm, eyeliner, & mascara.  You can find these products at Sephora. These products are cruelty-free, vegan, and free of gluten.

Wonderwand Intensely Volumizing Mascara $22

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What it is:
An intensely volumizing, smudge-free, flake-free mascara that creates five times more volume in one application.

What it does:
Create the ultimate fearless lashes with 24 hour, all day wear with Ciaté London’s Wonderwand Intensely Volumising Mascara. This ultra-black, dramatic formula creates five times more volume in just one application. Its unique, lash-hugging, volume boosting brush makes lengthening, defining, and curling more quickly and easily than ever. The highly blendable, clump-free formula is specially designed to stay-put and maintain that freshly applied look all day. For effortless, and even enjoyable removal, try Ciaté London’s Makeup Melter Murumuru Makeup Remover Balm for lips, lids, and lashes—formulated with conditioning murumuru butter—to instantly, completely, and effortlessly remove all long-wearing makeup.

What I thought:

While I did like that added volume to my lashes, I didn’t notice anything else.  I didn’t notice lengthening or curling.  The brush made it easy to apply to my lashes,didn’t clump, & helped separate the lashes. I didn’t notice any flaking all day . I liked it but not a mascara I need in my makeup routine.

 

Dewy Stix – Luminous Highlighting Balm in Glow $26

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What it is:
A highlighting balm that adds a gorgeous wet dewy glow to any skintone.

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What it does:
Instantly bring a lit-from-within-glow to your complexion with this low shimmer, dewy, wet-look illuminator. Formulated with murumuru butter and hyaluronic acid, this weightless, non-tacky balm provides natural, healthy-looking radiance on any skin. It’s the perfect finishing touch on bare skin or on top of makeup.

The balm’s unique formulation has been perfected to ensure maximum comfort and longevity. The convenient stick makes it easy to get a glow on the go with a brushless application. Apply directly on bare skin to impart a fresh, dewy finish, or if wearing on top of makeup, swipe fingers over the balm, and then place it on your skin using the pads of the fingers in a rolling motion. Try sweeping your favorite powder highlighter over the top to amplify your radiance.

Suggested Usage:
-The finishing touch to your make up regime. Use on bare skin or on top of makeup.
-Gently dab or swipe onto the high points of the face (cheek bones, brow bones, down the center of the nose, and the Cupid’s bow) to add instant radiance and naturally accentuate your features.
-Wear on collar bones, shoulders, décolletage and down the center of bare legs for head to toe glow.
-Gently pat over your favorite blush to create a dewy luminous finish.

What I thought:

I’ve been using dewy stix on my cheek bones as final touch for a healthy dewy glow. I use alone or add my favorite powder highlighter on top to amp up the radiance. The good thing about this highlighter balm is you can apply in many places ( collar bone, legs, chest etc) . I’ve never used a a highlighter balm and was worried it might be sticky or tacky but this wasn’t. It glided on nicely and gave a natural glow. Though, I do prefer dabbing the product on for better results . I realized sometimes it “pulled” my makeup under it when using it in stick form. It’s also formulated with hyaluronic acid & murumuru butter which feels nice on the skin. It leaves skin looking natural

Fierce Flicks Precision Tip Liquid Liner $19

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What it is:
A precise, felt tip liquid eyeliner.

What it does:
Become a liner pro with Ciaté London’s Fierce Flicks Precision Tip Liquid Liner. Formulated for intense, super-black color pay off, the perfect dramatic wings or cat eye looks are no challenge for this easy to use precision tip.

What I thought:

It like that it has a felt tip which helps get a precise line and makes a wing super easy. Now only if it could make me do my eyes completely even … I’d be set! lol I’m about to just bedazzle a eye patch for all the times I fail at the other eye. The color pay off is great with an intense black. It stays in place all day.

 

 

Have you heard of Ciate London before? Have you used their products? Which is your favorite?

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

Marc Jacobs Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon

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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.