#Revitalift Challenge- L’Oreal Triple Power Moisturizer

Infleunster sent me L’oreal Revitalift triple power deep-acting moisturizer to take the Revitalift Challenge for 14 days. ( though Ive been now using it more than 14 days)

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It supposed to :

  • Repair wrinkles with hyaluronic acid
  • Re-firm skin with concentrated pro-xylane to firm & tighten skin
  • Redensify with concentrated pro-xylane to strengthen skin

See Dramatic Results:

  • Immediately: Skin is deeply hydrated. Complexion looks more radiant.
  • In 1 Week: Skin texture appears smoother.
  • In 4 Weeks: Skin elasticity is increased. Skin appears firmer. Skin looks younger.

I must say I don’t have an issue with wrinkles and my skin looks pretty healthy. For me, I didn’t really see any results.  Plus its hard to really tell because I moved to Florida and got a little tan. My skin has felt smooth , soft, & hydrated.

The moisturizer does have a thicker consistency to it and for me had too much scent to it. A little more than I like.

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When I applied it absorbed nicely into my skin. My skin instantly felt soft & smooth. I woke up to hydrated , healthy looking skin.  I had no problems applying make up on top of it . I’ve used it for 14 days and while it was a nice moisturizer , I don’t care for the perfume scent it has. I don’t think its something I would buy again because of that.  I will continue to use it daily in the morning and night until finished.

 

I received this product for free from Influenster. 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.

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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.

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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.

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

New Skincare Nip+Fab

Nip + Fab hooked me up with some goodies to try. I have been really enjoying their line of products.

Dragon’s Blood Hyaluronic Shot $24.95

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This intense moisture concentrate works to deeply hydrate thirsty and dry skin for a moisture locked and plumper finish. Dragons Blood is a sap found in the Croton Lechleri tree in the Amazon, it works to protect and heal the skin from all outside aggressions.

dragons blood: preventing environmental damage to the skin and motivating skin cell regeneration, as well as inhibiting inflammation and reducing redness.
hyaluronic acid:
maintain skin plumpness and it’s super-hydrating to help reduce fine lines and wrinkles and soften and smooth skin for a radiant and younger-looking complexion.

LOVE this serum. I put it on when I get out of the shower every morning. Then apply my moisturizer and make up. I liked how it made my skin look healthy & plump. Its lightweight and absorbs nicely & quickly into the skin. My skin just looked really good.

You can use this day or night. You can use by itself or mix into your moisturizer. It’s up to you.  All you need is 2 drops. I liked that the applicator was a bit different too. Instead of a dropper where you squeeze to get the liquid, you press the button on the top. I guess sort of like a shot. I highly recommend this serum.

Glycolic Fix Daily Cleansing pads $12.99

Nip + Fab Glycolic pads

These are radiance-boosting pads, soaked in exfoliating glycolic acid retexture and resurface skin whilst witch hazel helps to tone. This moisturizing formula with hyaluronic acid and soothing blue daisy helps to reveal brighter and smoother looking skin.

  • glycolic acid retextures + resurfaces
  • hyaluronic acid moisturises + refreshes
  • blue daisy soothes + calms

I really enjoyed using these pads. I think my skin looked cleaner & brighter after using them. They didn’t dry out my skin and they were also gentle on my skin. I even washed my face and used one of these after and stuff was on the pad! Though my cleanser is black, so it could have been that but still, extra cleanser shouldn’t be on my skin anyway.  These do a great job at cleaning & gently exfoliating.  Another one you should try. These are also great for travelling since the container is a screw on cap.

Kale Fix Clay Mask $9.95

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A super-charged nourishing clay face mask enriched with minerals and witch hazel, works to draw away impurities without drying the skin. The addition of an advanced moisture complex helps to restore the skin’s natural barrier function & regulate water loss to increase hydration for the skin to leave it feeling touchably soft with a fresh glow.

Remember when Kale made it into our lives? There is a reason for the hype sinceits packed with vitamins and so is this clay mask. Its rich in vitamins K, A, & C to help reninvigorate your skin.

It also has watcress extract to help retain maximum softness & elasticity.

Its easy to apply and spread to your face.  I applied an even layer to my skin and left it on for 10 minutes. As I wore it , it started to disappear on my skin. Then when I splashed the water on my skin it turned to a creamy milky texture. This left my skin really soft & fresh feeling.

Bust Fix Night $16.25

Bust Fix

A light serum to visibly plump + firm the appearance of skin around the bust + décolleté. Bust Fix is a revolutionary formula packed with fast acting mangosteen extract. With ingredients to reshape and sculpt as well as firm and tone, this serum is perfect for those whose skin has lost elasticity. I’m not sure if it made my breasts more plump , it was really moisturizing. The smell is very nice & relaxing too. It absorbed nicely without leaving skin feeling greasy or sticky.

#RealTalk Applying moisturizer to your breasts is a great way to feel for lumps.

Rodial Liquid Liner $28

Rodial liquid Liner

This felt tipped liner pen , easily glides on smooth. With great color pay off & long wear it will make any look you try do do effortless. It’s water resistant & quick drying. It made applying the liner so easy.

 

 Have you tried any Nip + Fab products or Rodial? Which ones, or what products do you want to try?

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

Rodial skincare & makeup review

I’ve never heard of Rodial brand before but the founder of the brand does have another company I am familiar with, Nip + Fab. I like their glycolic dragons blood cleansing pads & plump mask.   The difference between the 2 brands is Nip + Fab is for late teens & early 30’s addressing taking care of the skin and preventing the first signs of aging lines taking you into your late 20s.

Rodial has a more sophisticated formula that addresses skin from early 30 to 40s and 50s & is packed with anti-aging ingredients.

I received a great package with some skincare & make up to try & play with.

Rodial STEMCELL super-food facial oil $80

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The formula is rich in antioxidants and vitamins A, B5, C and E to maintain a healthy glow while protecting your skin. I added this to my morning routine and do notice a healthy glow after applying. It also leaves my skin soft and moisturized. Just add 2-3 drops and massage into the skin. Follow with your normal routine.

This is my favorite of the bunch. It just made my skin look healthy.

Rodial peel off freeze & smooth Snake Mask $83

 

Rodial Snake Mask

It has an anti aging ingredient, syn-ake . Which is a synthetic protein fragment that replicates part of the venom of the Malaysian Temple Viper, to help relax the muscles & reduce wrinkles. . Amino acids and liquorice brighten skin tone while enriched minerals deep cleanse and purify pores to remove excess oil, dirt and impurities.

Key Benefits:

  • Syn-Ake Dipeptide (snake-venum inspired peptide): Reduces mimic wrinkles.
  • Kaolin French Clay: Draws out impurities and excess sebum, while reducing enlarged pores.
  • Pomegrante Ellagic Tannin: Firm and tone the skin.
  • Liquorice Extract: Reduces the appearance of age and sun spots.

My thoughts:

 It was hard to squeeze out of the tube but pretty easy to spread on my face. The scent wasn’t pleasant and a little strong while applying but not as it was drying. I waited 15 minutes and peeled it off . It came off really easy and left little on my skin. My skin did look brighter immediately and even when I woke up. I’ll have to use it  more but I did like the results the first try. For the price though I don’t think its something I would get in the future just because it was annoying to squeeze out and the smell while applying wasn’t the best. 

Smokey Eye Sculpt Eyeshadow Palette $40

Rodial Eyeshadow palette

This palette has 6 neutral shades. 5 are matte & one is a shimmer/pearl. Perfect palette to take you from day to night.

Rodial eyeshadow palette

The compact is small enough to fit in your purse. The colors are pigmented.

Shade one which didn’t really show on my arm because I’m so pale ( haha) is great for a base, inner corner of eyes, or highlighter for the brow.This one does a feel a little more chalky compared to the other shade

Shade 2 is also a great base color

shade 3 is my favorite. the shimmery golden brown color. Perfect to take your look from day to night.

Shade 4 is a dusty brownish color

Shade 5 is a dark brown

Shade 6 Is a nice black

 

Instaglam Compact Deluxe banana powder $57

Rodial Banana Powder

This is a yellow toned versatile powder that suits a range of skin tones. The formula corrects surface redness and pink undertones while neutralizing blue under eye circles. This mattifying powder can both set your makeup and contour. The main function of banana powder is to act like a highlighter, to enhance your facial contours with a mattifying highlighted finish to the face.

I like putting this around my eye area. Since I’m pale you can see veins more easily and this helps neutralize the area giving me a flawless finish.

Smokey Eye Pen- black $21

Very creamy and bold. Easily glides on. Bold color.

Rodial Eye Pencil

 

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

Erno Laszlo #ThePowerofTwo Cleansing Duo

As a product junkie I love trying out different skincare & beauty products.

This product arrived just in time because I was almost out of my current cleanser.

Erno Laszlo- Detoxifying Double Cleanser

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I was intrigued, 2 steps. A cleaning oil & bar. I’m not really a fan of bar soap but was willing to give it a try.

This duo is good for pretty much all skin types from oily, sensitive, to combination. The detoxifying duo helps with pores, acne, blemishes, & oiliness.

Cleansing Oil :

This lightweight detoxifying oil ( which isn’t oily at all by the way) deeply cleanses to dissolve surface impurities and makeup, even reducing the look of large pores—without leaving skin feeling tight or dry. Its unique blend fights toxins and promotes natural skin exfoliation, cell turnover, and circulation to create a visibly clearer, more balanced, and soothed complexion.

What it does:

dissolves trapped oils, impurities, and makeup on contact.

Sea Mud Deep Cleansing Bar:

The Sea Mud Deep Cleansing Bar boasts uniquely therapeutic benefits of Dead Sea mud, with a mineral-rich, miracle-like nature to deeply detoxify, exfoliate, and hydrate the skin. Perfect for blemished or stressed complexions, this circulation-boosting bar removes oil, dirt, and residue upon contact, leaving skin feeling soft, smooth, and radiant. Dead Sea mud is known for its 26 minerals and comes in a signature black color that transforms to white foam when applied and works to maintain skin’s natural mineral levels. The formula packs a powerful moisture magnet, glycerin, to attract and hold hydration for a hydrated, glowing complexion, plus rich palm and palm kernel oils to support skin’s natural oil regulation, cell turnover, and defense against environmental stressors.

What it does:

cleanses using Dead Sea mud and charcoal to draw out impurities and visibly reduce pore size for a smooth, radiant look.

How to use it:

First you apply the cleansing oil to you dry face. Massage in circular motions with your finger tips ( remember to wash your hands before washing your face) Leave this on.

Next wet the bar. I use this as my tool. I move the bar over my face in gentle circular motion allowing the oil & bar work together. The bar makes it easy to get under your eyes without getting it them & the sides of your nose.

Put the bar down , slightly wetting my hands  I use my fingers and massage over my face to create a lather.

Rinse with warm water and apply a moisturizer.

Some drips with come off the bar ( one of the reasons I don’t care for bar soap) . The black soap doesn’t stain and is easy to wipe up.

My thoughts:

I was really impressed with this power duo. It was gentle on my skin and my face felt & looked great. It didn’t dry out my skin , my skin looked and felt clean, soft, & had a nice healthy glow. I also liked the travel set because it came with a cute little box. It allowed me to put the soap in the box, so it was away from everything else. I am a bit of a germaphobe when it comes to stuff like this. So the box is great!  It also allowed the bar to dry evenly without making the bottom of the bar mushy ….even when closed. I’m not sure if I’m completely in love with it just because of the bar so don’t know if I would buy in the future. I will have to see once I am done using it all.

Where to buy:

You can find Erno Laszlo at Sephora.

Travel set is $28

Cleansing Oil $58

Cleansing Bar $38

There are also other formulas to try depending on what you are looking for: Hydra-therapy, Sensitive, & Firming.

I do suggest the travel set since it does some with the oil & bar and you can see if it is something you like. A little does go a long way .

If you do buy it remember to sign up for a beauty insider. Its free and you can earn points.

Also go through ebates to get a cashback . Search Sephora

 

Have you tried or heard about this cleansing duo ?

 

I received this product complimentary from Influenster. All opinions are my own.

 

 

 

 

 

Derma E: Same formula , new packaging

One of my favorite eco-ethical brands, DERMA E is changing something up. Don’t worry, they will still have their great formulas. It’s their packaging!

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A little about the brand:

Since 1984, Dermae has been committed to our health, wellness, & environmental sustainability.They have high ethical standards and never compromise on skin health and safety. Their 100% vegan, cruelty-free formulas do not contain parabens, sodium lauryl sulfates,petrolatum, mineral oil, artificial colors, gluten, soy or GMOs.

Purchases also support global communities and the environment.

You can find out more about the brand & the products they carry on their website http://www.dermae.com

In September they started to launch their new design and will roll out until March 2017. So if you notice something different when you go to pick up your favorite Derma E skincare product  at Whole Foods, Sprouts, Ulta , ect… don’t be alarmed.

 

Derma E new & old packaging

 

The first product to be in the new pack will be their Hydrating, Anti Wrinkle and Firming collections along with our best-selling Microdermabrasion Scrub + Overnight Peel.

DERMA E will be getting a fresh new look overall. They want to update their look & brand in general. On social media, in stores, their website, & more. Based on their mission, values, & heritage that have not changed, their new look & feel will be 100% DERMA E.

I couldn’t agree more. When I opened the box and saw the new design next to the old one I think it fits with their image perfectly.  It looks fresh, simple, calming, & more upscale.

Hydrating Night Cream: (new packaging)

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Retails for $29.50

Apply on cleansed skin on face & neck at night in upward motions. This anti-aging cream is rich, hydrating, and leaves skin feeling really smooth. It absorbs nicely into the skin without leaving skin looking or feeling greasy.

It has vegan based hyaluronic acid which helps plump, soften, smooth, tone and rehydrate skin. Enriched with anti-aging antioxidants, Vitamins C and E, green tea, and soothing Aloe, this formula helps defend skin from free radicals and the effects of the environment.

Hydrating Day Creme

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Retails for around $29.50

Apply in the morning to cleansed skin. This is a lightweight formula that absorbs without leaving skin feeling or looking  greasy. Make up goes on top with no problem & you dont have to worry about pilling.

This has hyaluronic acid which is nature’s moisture magnet to help replump the skin.  Enriched with anti-aging antioxidants Green Tea, Vitamins C and E, and soothing Aloe, this formula helps defend skin from free radicals and the effects of the environment. Ideal for dry, dehydrated skin that needs long-lasting moisture throughout the day, this crème delivers maximum hydration while helping diminish the signs of aging for softer, smoother, younger-looking skin.

How do you like the new packaging? 

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Empties 10- Mini Reviews

Empties

I didn’t add these the last time

Empties 148-158

  • (148) Suave touchable finish hair spray– smelled nice, left hair manageable , soft, & easy to style.
  • (149) Vitafushion beauty sleep- Helped relax me which helped me get to bed sooner. Tasted great, didn’t have a coating like most gummies
  • (150) Colgate Enamel Health toothpaste– keep mouth fresh & clean but didn’t whiten them as well as other toothpastes I use
  • (151) Nature’s Bounty Hair & Nail gummies- tasted great
  • (152)  Sponge– kept skin exfoliated & soft
  • (153) Derma-e antioxidant natural sunscreen– Absorbed nicely, didn’t leave skin sticky or greasy
  • (154) Skin9 Panda Mask– left skin soft but mask didn’t fit well at all.
  • (155) Gold Bond Strength & resilience left skin soft & hydrated
  • (156) Gold Bond Healing – left skin soft & hydrated
  • (157) Dove dry spray– one of my favorites, easy to use,  smell fresh & clean
  • (158) Dr Dennis Gross alpha beta peel– Skin felt great after using it but it had a strong smell to it

 

June Empties

(159) Yesto grapefruit correct & repair- Nice smell but stings face a little. Not uncomfortable & only lasts a few seconds. My face felt clean afterwards & soft. I prefer the cucumber wipes .

(160) L’AFFAIR Vitamin skin newal mask– It fit well & was easy to move, didn’t fall off, left skin soft , smooth, hydrated, & healthy looking. It did have a lot of essence on it which made it a little hard to open at first.

(161) Pure Good skin food- only 7 ingredients like apricot oil, aloe vera juice, grapeseed oil, safflower oil. At first I wasn’t sure about it because it does make your face look very oily.  I only used it at night before bed. When I woke up my skin was so hydrated, soft, & supple. I used it every day and I had no break outs.

(162-163) Hair Food Moisture Shampoo & conditioner infused with honey apricot fragrance- My hair felt really soft & smelled great

(164-165) Udderly Smooth body cream– My friend turned me onto this like 15 years ago. I love it. Keeps skin smooth, soft, moisturized. Didn’t leave skin greasy, absorbs nicely.

(166) Chapstick hydration lock moisture & renew– Yes I finished one without losing it. Kept lip smooth & soft. Don’t think Ill get a duo one again but it did its job.

(167) Nugg hydrating face mask- Keeps skin so soft & hydrated . Nice pleasant smell

(168) Avalon Organics Cleansing Milk– I didn’t care for the formula but skin felt clean and nice after using it

(169) Garnier Skinactive Clearly Brighter Brightening & Smoothing Daily Moisturizer- smelled nice, absorbed nicely but still left skin looking greasy/shiny. Left skin hydrated

(170-171) Suave Rosemary & Mint shampoo & conditioner – Left hair soft, nice,healthy. Love the scent my hair & scalp were happy

(172) Not Your Mother’s Beach babe texturizing spray– Not sure if it really gave my hair the texture I wanted but it smelled fantastic. Like a a tropical island because of the coconut smell. I would just get it to spray in my hair for that.

(173) Neutrogena Healthy Skin Boosters facial cleanser– cleaned face great without leaving it feel dry or tight. Foamed up nicely

(174) Manicure & Spa hand creme– I used this at night before bed because it left hands greasy. Not a fan but my hands were soft & moisturized in the morning.

(175) Victoria’s Secret Hydrating Body lotion coconut milk- LOVED the coconut scent & kept body soft, smooth, hydrated

(176-177) Babyganics lotion- My skin was soft & the chamomile scent was relaxing

(178) *Garnier Skinactive Clearly Brighter Brightening & Smoothing Daily Moisturizer smelled nice, absorbed nicely but still left skin looking greasy/shiny. Left skin hydrated