ADOVIA Moisturizing Day Cream Review


Hi loves!

I hope you all are enjoying whatever is left of the summer! I don’t know about you guys, but I’m definitely over this heat! lol It’s been so hot this past week, at least 95 degrees out here!

So I was contacted by Tomoson to do a review on the ADOVIA Moisturizing Day Cream. The company is called ADOVIA Mineral Skin Care. It’s for all skin care types and their main ingredients are made with the Dead Sea Minerals, Aloe Vera and Chamomile.

 Their motto:

ADOVIA is a unique skin care line, combining natural ingredients with modern science to formulate an effective blend of minerals and the finest herbal ingredients nature has to offer. The vital nutrients, anti-oxidants and minerals present in ADOVIA products are responsibly gathered at the place closest to the soul of Mother Earth- The Dead Sea.

ADOVIA mineral-based products work to restore your skin’s natural inner balance, allowing it to renew and rebuild itself to achieve visibly smoother, healthier and younger looking skin. Your skin cells are replenished with vital nutrients, resulting in a naturally smooth, rejuvenated and healthy complexion. Take your skin and soul on a journey to the world’s oldest and largest natural spa- The Dead Sea- with ADOVIA mineral skin care.

Their claims:

Hypoallergenic Moisturizing Day Cream for all skin types. Moisturize and protect your skin with ADOVIA’s quick absorbing and non-greasy, daytime moisturizer. This unique cream quenches your skin’s thirst with natural, deep hydration that lasts all day giving you a more radiant, firmer and smoother complexion. It also helps protect skin from harmful effects of the sun and daily polluntants without clogging your pores. It contains an active complex of Dead Sea minerals for natural moisture balance, Grape Seed oil for quick hydration and Chamomile extract and Aloe Vera to calm and sooth your skin.

adovia box

Directions:

Apply daily to dry, clean skin in circular motions until absorbed. Ideal as a makeup base.

adovia opened

MY REVIEW:

I’m usually a skeptical when it comes to trying new moisturizers that help with my dry skin. However, when I first opened the package, it seemed very creamy and rich. It smells like something you would wear to the beach! It’s very refreshing and has a very strong scent of aloe vera and a hint of chamomile. When I applied it to my face, it felt refreshing and after blending onto my face, it wasn’t sticky or greasy. After using it for 2 weeks, I really do feel a difference in my face. It felt more soft, less dry and more plump.

adovia silver

I definitely love the packaging! It has a very sophisticated look especially with the silver cover. I’m known to like anything that has to do with the color silver! 🙂

I give this 5 stars out of 5 stars. I would definitely purchase this later in the future and it does take a long time to finish!

Until next time! 🙂

 

 

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Mario Badescu Review

Hi Loves!

I hope you all are having a great week. 🙂

A few weeks ago I got an email that includes all the freebies of that week and it had the Mario Badescu skincare sample. You basically sign up and they ask questions about your skin type and after you answer the questions, they handpick your skincare routine. Then after a few days you will get an email talking about the products more in detail and they offer you free samples of your regimen. It takes a few days to weeks for the samples to arrive. It came with a personalized instruction guide as well as a product guide discussing all of the products available and how to apply them.

There are four types of skin types: (once you take the questionnaire, they will tell you what type you are)

1. Combination- (C)

2. Oily- (O)

3. Dry- (D)

4. Sensitive (S)

 

What I got, a description and my review:

*Aloe Lotion: An aloe and 2% alcohol toner/astringent that cools the skin. I personally like it. When I put it on after cleansing my face, it feels refreshing. It has a light fresh scent.  (Great for Combination, Dry and Sensitive Skin)

aloe

*Flower and Tonic Mask: It’s a combination of purifying and calming mask for congested, bumpy or slightly oily skin. Balsam Peru calms minor redness and irritation and Kaolin absorbs the dirt and oil from the pores. I honestly didn’t see any difference with this mask except for my nose since I do get blackheads a lot. I would only use it for my t-zone. (Great for Combination, Oily and Sensitive skin)

flower tonic mask

*Glycolic Eye Cream: High in antioxidant Vitamin E and blend of oils for a soft youthful looking eye area. I personally like this especially using it every morning and night. It’s light and fresh, not too greasy. (Great for ALL skin types)

glycolic eye cream

*Drying Cream: very effective treatment to dry up small under-surface blemishes that look like raised bumps. The aloe rich cream conceals and heals erupted pimples. This is probably the best thing I have tried for those pesky hormonal acne or blemishes. It does indeed dry up the pimple and makes it look less irritated. (Great for ALL skin types)

drying cream

*Hyaluronic Moisturizer (SPF 15): Daily moisture and moderate sun protection. Hyaluronic acid locks in skin’s natural moisture and antioxidant Vitamin A based Peanut Oil nourishes skin. Absorbent and non-greasy. I like this moisturizer. It’s simple but does as it says. I did add my own SPF though just to be safe. (Great for Combination, Dry and Sensitive kin)

hyalonic moisturizer spf 15

*Orange Cleansing Soap: Orange extract makes this gentle, cream cleanser mildly exfoliating. Non-oily, non-detergent formula is safe. I wish I could have liked it but it was too simple. It didn’t feel like it cleansed my face at all. (Great for ALL skin types)

orange cleansing soap

* Strawberry Face Scrub: Made with real strawberry seeds that gently buff away flaky skin while natural AHA’s (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) breakdown dull build up. It improves the overall texture. Again, I wish I would have liked this one. It didn’t feel like it worked on me. There was no difference after I used it.

strawberry scrub

I would definitely buy the Aloe Lotion and the Drying Cream. You can buy Mario Badescu products at Ulta, Nordstrom and at http://www.mariobadescu.com/Skin-Care

 

What I also liked about this sample kit is that it included a very personalize product application guide and also had pictures of how to apply the products on your face. In the product guide as well also has a glossary for the words that aren’t familiar.

What do you guys think? Would you fill a questionnaire to test out a skincare regimen?

 

 

TreSkinRX 2-Week Trial Kit Review

Hey loves!

Hope you’ve all been well! 🙂

I was sent a free 2 week trial of the TreSkinRX for Normal Skin. It’s been awhile since I did this review but I wanted to finish the whole product in order to get my full opinion on it!

Most skin care products main ingredient is water but why pay so much for a product when the main ingredient is water? I don’t get it either. The difference about this product than other high brand products is that this is based on Aloe Vera.

The Benefits of Aloe Vera:

*Penetrates tissue

*Anti-inflammatory

*Anti-microbial

*Wound Healing

*Therapeutic

*Supported by clinical research

*Anesthetic

2 week trial

There are three different kits available:

1. Normal Skin

2. Oily Skin

3. Acne “Clear Skin”

For a two-week product trial kit it would be $14.99 (not bad considering it being a trial)

THE BREAKDOWN:

Step 1: Purifying Cleanser:

It’s a gel cleanser that feels refreshing. It removes makeup, dirt, debri and oil but doesn’t have that drying effect. Your skin feels soft and clean.

purifying cleanser

Step 2:  EX3 Daily Renewing Exfoliant:

When I first saw this I was amazed. It’s a sea green color with blue-green micro-beads that are filled with Vitamin C. For most exfoliants/scrubs, you put it on while your face is wet but this one is actually applied when your skin is dry! You basically apply it to your face so that the micro-beads dissolve and wait a few minutes before you put on the moisturizer. At first, it advises you to apply it once a day but then after the 1st week you can apply it up to 2 times a day. That was my first time hearing that you can exfoliate twice a day! By the way, Do Not Rinse Off!

daily exfoliant

look of ex3

Step 3: Triple Defense Day Moisturizer with SPF 15

It helps protect the skin from external factors that cause premature aging and helps the skin stay soft and smooth. I personally love the feeling of this moisturizer. It’s soft and does not have a heavy or greasy feeling.

day moisurizer

Step 4: Night Repair Moisturizer

Before you go to sleep, you apply this night moisturizer to restore and preserve your skin’s natural moisture level and revive your skin’s tension and firmness. Just like the day moisturizer, there’s no greasy heavy feeling which is great.

night moisturizer

My Tips:

*If you feel like the exfoliant is getting runny or too liquid-y, you could shake it and stir it with a spatula or toothpick. You could also put it in the fridge for a while.

*When you apply the moisturizers, apply using upward and outward strokes. (it decreases wrinkles)

*If you’re going to work out, apply the exfoliant after your workout.

*It’s supposed to be a 3-week trial but for me it lasted longer because I only need to use a small amount.

I did like using this kit. It was a new experience. I really did enjoy the EX3 Exfoliant because as an esthetician, I’m amazed that I found an exfoliant that you can use daily!

If anyone would like to check out their other products, the website is: http://www.TreSkinRX.com     🙂

Gunilla of Sweden Nutrient Rich Body Lotion Review

Hey loves!

So sorry for the long wait in my posts! I just started my last semester of college and it’s already overwhelming.

I was given the Gunilla of Sweden Hydro-Organic Skin Care Nutrient Rich Body Lotion to try and review and have been playing with it for quite a long time now.  I have to admit I love it! But before I tell you why, I just want to give you guys the run down about this special product; its not like your average normal body lotion.

Lets take a look at the name brand lotion when you break apart the ingredients:

Name Brand Body Lotions

*70% is water: No nutrients, No Healing Vitamins

*10% Mineral Oil “Pore Clogging”

*5% Animal products “Lanolin”

*5% Harsh Preservatives

*10% Synthetic Fillers & Emollients

ABC-> Active Botanical Content is 0% (that can’t be good, right?)

Now lets look at the :

Gunilla’s Aloe Based Nutrient Rich Body Lotion 

*65% Organic Aloe: anti-inflammatory and proven to heal skin better than many prescription drugs

*12% Organic Pomegranate, Strawberry

*3% Natural Preservatives and Emollients

ABC-> Active Botanical Content is 77%(way higher thanthe name brand)

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The sad thing is that people want to buy the high end brands because they think since they’re paying lots of money for it, that it’s the real deal. But in reality, its quite the opposite. I’m not saying that I think people shouldn’t buy high end brands, I mean we all do it, I would just say not to buy so much.

The name brand body lotions as you can see has lots of different ingredients but none are natural, they’re mostly chemicals.

My Opinion:

The packaging label is adorable in my opinion. Its an oval shaped sticker with the border being gold.

logo sweden

It smells like the beach to be honest. Like aloe and a little fruity. Its really soothing and makes your skin baby soft. I tried it when I had a sunburn and it felt like one of those after sun creams. It really helped with my sunburn! I was sunburned on my shoulders and put the lotion on twice a day, it was gone within a week but then it start peeling. Long story short, I used it twice a day and the peeling wasn’t all that bad from my experiences.

It’s 12.8 fl oz (380 mL) for the price of $25. Not bad at all!

Here’s a link to anyone who is interested about it.

http://www.gunillaofsweden.com/

Recap: Its an organic, cruelty free body lotion made with more aloe than water. Dermatologist tested, no parabens, sulfates, dyes, petrochemicals and harsh irritants. 100% Organic Pure Aloe Based

sweden product

40 beauty questions tag

Hey loves!

I found this 40 beauty questions tag from http://myclosetnbeautyfinds.wordpress.com and It looked fun so here it goes! (Btw check out her site, its awesome!) 🙂

Makeup:

1. What foundation do you use?

Maybelline Dream Nude Airform in 250 Pure Beige

2. What concealer do you use?

Benefit Erase Paste in Medium and Coastal Scents Eclipse Palette

3. Do you know your undertone color?

I believe it’s neutral.

4. What do you think of fake eyelashes?

I think they’re cute but I like it when they look more natural. (hint: the individual lashes are my favorite)

5. Did you know that you are supposed to change your mascara every 3 months?

Yup, But I don’t listen to it especially if it was expensive.

6. What brand of mascara do you use?

Maybelline, Physicians Formula, Wet n Wild and Eyeko

7. Sephora or MAC?

More of a Sephora person especially if I have a gift card. haha but I do have Smolder Eyeliner from MAC.

8. Do you have a MAC Pro-card?

Nope I dont like the idea of having to pay $35 for it.

9. What makeup tools do you use in make up application?

Beauty Blender, brushes, fingers, eyelash curler and a mascara guard

10. Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes?

Yes, NYX Eyeshadow  Base in skin tone and occasionally Maybelline Color Tattoos.

11.  What about for the face?

Nope. But I did get a sample of the Benefit That Gal.

12. What is your favorite eyeshadow (color or shade)?

Um I would say gold and bronze tones as well as fuchsia and green.

13.  Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner?

Both. Pencil: Smolder MAC and Liquid: Elf liquid liner.

14. How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?

A few times.

15. What do you think of pigment eyeshadows?

I like them and use them but it’s a bit on the messy side.

16. Do you use mineral makeup?

I did for awhile. It was called Micabella

17. What is your favorite lipstick?

Milani HD Advanced Lip Color in 102 Classy Nude.

18. How about lipgloss?

Revlon Colorburst Lipgloss in Rosepearl and Bordeaux.

19. What is your favorite blush to use?

NYX Blush in PB03 Angel.

20. Do you buy your makeup on ebay?

Oh Gosh, no.

21. Do you like drugstore makeup?

More like the word LOVE! 🙂

22. Do you go to CCO’s? (cosmetic company outlets)

I always heard about it but there’s none close to me. Sigh.

23. Did you ever consider taking make-up classes?

I took my esthetics class if that counts. We spent a week learning about makeup and colors.

24. Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?

I would hope not. unless you mean stabbing your eye and whatnot.

25. Name a makeup crime that you hate?

I have to say 2 makeup crimes on this one:

a. too much lip gloss,

b. the raccoon eyes.

26. Do you like colorful shades of makeup (lipstick,eye shadow) or neutral ones?

Both. It depends on the mood. Day events are usually neutral tones but evening events are more colorful.

27. Which celebrity always has great make up?

Penelope Cruz because she does the cat eye perfectly and Nancy Ajram (an Arabic singer).

28.  If you could leave the house using just ONE make up item, what would you use?

Eyeliner.

29. Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on?

Ya I’ve done it quite a few times. Sometimes I’ll just have a bit of mascara on.

30. Do you think you look good even without any makeup on?

I’m ok without it.

31. In your opinion, what is the BEST makeup line?

Hmmm..Maybelline!

SKINCARE:

32. How many times do you wash your face daily?

I try twice a day. Once in the morning and once at night.

33. What skin type do you have?

Normal to Dry Skin

34. What is your current facial wash?

TreSkinRX Prifying Cleanser

35. Do you exfoliate?

Yes!

36. What brand do you use?

For 2 weeks I’ve been using the TreSkinRX  EX3   and other times I use Bioelements Measured Micrograins.

37. What moisturizer do you use?

TreSkinRX Triple Defense Day Moisturizer with SPF 15.

38. Do you have freckles?

Nope, but I do have a few beauty marks.

39. Do you use eye cream?

I should but I haven’t found the right one.

40. Do you or did you have acne prone skin?

Yes in my high school years.

41. Did you ever have to use Pro-activ?

Nope, I never believed in it to be honest.

Those are all the questions! I tag everyone and anyone who would like to do this. Don’t be shy to comment! 🙂

VEET EasyWax Electrical Roll-On Kit Review and How-to

Who would rather shave or wax in the summer? Think about it. If you shave you usually have to shave once a week or once every 2 weeks. Why do that  if you buy yourself an at-home wax and wax every 4 weeks. Complimentary of Influenster, they sent me the VEET EasyWax Electrical Roll-On Kit to use and review.

The kit includes:

1 Electrical warmer with base

1 Refill Legs & Body roll-on

24 Hair Removal Strips

4 Perfect Finish wipes

1 Instruction Sheet

and

1 Electrical cable

veet

Instructions:

You’re supposed to heat it up for about 20 minutes but from my experience it was more like an hour at least.

Then you test the wax on a piece of paper to see if the wax rolls. If it rolls easy, then its ready to use.

Roll the wax with the direction of the hair growth.

Apply the  wax strip in the same direction of the hair growth and make sure you run your fingers over the strips so they can be more efficient for the hair removal BUT leave a space for you to be able to hold the strip.

Hold your skin taut (tight), and hold the loose part of the strip and pull the opposite of the direction of the hair growth.

Then use the perfect Finish wipes to clean any left over wax and to sooth the skin.

CAUTION: After waxing, the skin might be a little red but that is normal.

My Input on this product:

I wish I could say I like this product but I honestly am not a fan of it. First of all, it took more like an hour to heat up instead of the 20 minutes.  I waxed my legs and they were decent, it wasn’t perfect but it’s better than shaving. For The Legs & body roll-on refill, I personally don’t think that works for the underarms.

I would definitely buy a refill of a different body part roll-on and test it out especially for the underarms.

DISCLOSURE: I received this product complimentary for testing and review purposes from Influenster. 🙂