CVS Sheet Mask Haul and Deal!

Happy New Years loves! I hope 2018 brings all your dreams and goals come true!!

So this is my first ever post of 2018 and I couldn’t think of a better deal to post!

You know me, I’m always looking at the skincare products at CVS and go figure. They have had so many clearance sales on most beauty products. I came across a few Korean sheet masks that were only $0.75 cents! FYI they are called the Crème shop.

I would think it’s on clearance due to the holiday sets and scents.

I bought 3 of them just to try out:

An Elf’s Workshop Resveratrol Sheet Mask: Anti-age and plumb

*Resveratrol boosts collagen levels to keep skin firm and youthful.

B12 Complex Infused Face Mask: It brightens sullen skin, combats dry, cracked skin and reveals healthy radiance

*B12 is an essential vitamin known to reduce redness, inflammation, dryness and dullness of skin. It improves overall complexion and tone.

Limited Edition Fushion Sheet Mask Pumpkin Spice (Cinnamon): The Benefits of 2 masks in 1!

*Pumpkin’s superpower: Pumpkin enzymes help boost skin turnover to reveal a fresh face and a rejuvenated complexin.

*Cinnamon’s superpower: Ultra-absorbent. It neutralizes oily skin by soaking up excess sebum. It also helps thwart future breakouts and blemishes.

So really, think about it! You usually can find sheet masks for about 2.99 each and you’re only paying 75 cents?! I think this is a major steal! 😀

 

 

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Brea Lush Haul and Review

Happy Thursday loves!

I finally went to visit a Lush for the first time in my life and finally purchased something I had my eye on forever. There’s only 2 Lush locations in my area. Anaheim and Brea, California both located in Orange County. As soon as you walk in, you can smell all their natural scents, like  the ocean and it smells clean and fresh. Karen the young lady that was helping me was awesome! She was very patient and didn’t rush me to buy anything. I went to look for the Dark Angels mask but alas, they were sold out, even online! She then showed me other types of cleansers and masks that are a little similar to Dark Angel.

She showed me Ocean Salt, Mask of Magnaminty, and the Coalface. Ocean Salt is a face and body scrub that smells like you’re at the ocean. It’s main ingredient is seaweed. (hence the ocean scent!)

lush haul

I ended up buying the Coalface and a small sample of the Mask of Magnaminty. I really do like the mask! First of all, it’s a clay mask which helps with oily skin and second of all the scent! The name itself is very clever, they somehow added “minty” in the name. I have a thing with anything mint, if there’s mint, I’m buying it. :p

mask of magnaminty

Coalface is like Dark Angels in a way but in a soap base. It’s a cleansing charcoal bar that you can use daily for normal to oily skin. It’s main ingredient, no surprise here, its powdered charcoal.

coalface

I definitely can’t wait to go to Lush again and try out more skincare products, I might even get those bathbombs everyone raves about!

Whats your favorite Lush product? Any recommendations?

 

ISSE 2015 Sample Haul

Hi loves!

A few weeks ago, I went to the International Salon and Spa Expo at the Long Beach Convention Center. It’s a 3 day event where licensed makeup artists, cosmotologists, estheticians and pretty much any one in the personal wellness industry. Estheticians usually aim to go on Sunday and Monday because there’s actually more skincare booths and classes. For the past 2 years now, I’ve been going to the Saturday show mainly because it’s the cheapest day. (Bad I know!)

I went for the first time last year and was there about 3 hours in advance. (You can blame it on misreading the schedule and being sick). I pretty much walked in there and felt so overwhelmed! Just imagine a convention center filled with every type of beauty product booth! Anyways, this year I was prepared and being more social and talkative, I scored so much samples!

Color Club Wicked Sweet Nail Polish and Gold Glitter

There was a post on Instagram where if you reposted a photo and go to a specific booth and I’d get some free stuff

I was given the Color Club Wicked Sweet Nail Polish that is actually scented polish along with 2 mini containers of gold flecks used for nail art.

color club polishes                                                   Get Your Lem-On, Yum Gum, Raspberry Rush, Wicked Sweet
www.colorclub.com

Fountain of Uth (FOU) Revitalizing Skin Moisturizer

It hydrates your skin naturally. It’s made with a mix of oxygen  and elements of copper, gold, silver and zinc.

fountain of uth

 

www.fouwater.com

Corrective Skincare Acne Set

*Tea Tree Scrub

*Lime Aid Medicated Moisturizer

*Glycolic 4% with Salicylic Acid

corrective skincare

 www.correctiveskin.com

Omiera Beauty Set

I love the packaging! It looks elegant and sophisticated. Here’s what is included:

Adroit: Heals Folliculitis (inflammation of the hair follicles) and Breakouts

Glocione: Epidermal Hyaluronic Filler Whitening System

Illumizone: Blanchiment Serum

Acdue: Acne Scar Regimen

Exalt: Natural Treatment for Hair Loss

Revimour: GLA Lash Solution

omiera set

www.omieralabs.com

Agadir Argan Oil Samples

*Sulfate Free with Keratin Protein Moisture Mask: anti-color fade for long lasting, hair color

*Styling Curl Creme: leave-in and anti-frizz

*Daily Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner

*Daily Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner

*Hair Shield 450 Intense Cream Treatment

agadir samples

www.agadirint.com

4 Naturals 

*Curly Wave Serum 2 Wavy-Curly: defines curls, tames frizz without buildup, moisturizes and adds shine

*Afro Stretch Curl Cream 4 Kinky-Coily: defines curls, helps eliminate shrinkage, moisturizes and revives shine

*Curl Craze 3 Curly-Kinky: defines curls, defines perfect ringlets, moisturizers and adds shine

       ** there’s no petroleum, mineral oil or silicone, no harsh alcohols, paraben and dye free**

natural curls samples

www.4naturals.com

French Samples

One of the booths were of a French company and because I had purchased something from the vendor, she gave me extra samples!

Ecrinal ANP Shampooing for Women

Ecrinal ANP Shampooing for Men

Ecrinal ANP Hair Mash-for dry and damaged hair

Akileine Heavy Legs Gel

Cicaleine Balm for Cracked and chapped feet and hands

Akildia Multi-Protective Cream

Coup  Declat Intense Plumping Treatment Wrinkle Filler

Coup Declat Nutri-Oxygenating Cream

Coup Declat Lifting Ampoules

french samples

That’s it! That’s my ISSE 2015 Sample Haul. Next time, I’ll be posting my purchases haul at the ISSE 2015. (better known as ISSE 2015 part 2! I still cant believe that these were all samples!

1.0mm DermaRoller + Eye Serum + Anti-Aging Serum Review

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Happy Thursday friends!

Can you believe it’s already Thursday?! This week just flew by!

I was sent the 1.0mm Derma Roller, the Revitalizing Eye Serum and the Professional Hyaluronic Acid Serum from Petunia Skincare and Tomoson.

dresaas review

 

 

FYI: This might be one of my longer posts I’ve done, so bare with me please! 🙂

 

*1.0 Derma Roller:

Benefits:

-Stimulates Collagen Production

-Reduces wrinkles & fine lines

-Cellulite Reduction

-Helps improve appearance of scars

-Reduces Enlarged Pores

-Tightens and smoothes skin

How to Use:

Run under hot water before use. Make sure to clean the affected area. Continuously roll back and forth with steady speed and the appropriate pressure. Roll the roller 10 times in three directions: vertical, horizontal and diagonally. Then apply your skincare products.

My Opinion:

It’s actually called a Derma Roller system that’s made of stainless steel. It uses 540 needles in 1.0mm for the size. When I first saw this, I was intimidated when I heard that it had needles! While it does pinch and you do feel it, it’s not too painful. Only thing I don’t like is that my skin turned kind of red, hence only using it at night. But when I did wake up the next morning, the redness was gone and could feel a difference. It really does help the skin absorb the serums and moisturizers after using it.

DermaRoller

 

 

(you can see the mini needles in this close up photo)

 

*Revatilizing Eye Serum

Main ingredients:

-Sea Kelp and hyaluronic acid, Matrixyl 3000 & Natural Active Peptides

-Vitamin C and Ferulic Acid

My Opinion:

I used this twice a day. Once in the morning before my face serum and once at night after I used the Derma Roller. It helped my under eye area by minimizing the wrinkles and lifting my face. It’s not too heavy and there’s not much of a scent. I prefer having eyes serums with no scent, so that was a plus!

eye serum

 

Professional Hyaluronic Acid Serum:

Benefits:

-Holds in moisture that helps plump the skin and diminishes fine lines and wrinkles

-Leaves skin feeling and looking radiant and rejuvenated

My Opinion:

I use this every morning and every night after using a toner. In the morning before my moisturizer that way, the moisturizer seals the serum in. I use this at night after I use the Derma Roller. Just like the eye serum, using a serum after the Derma Roller does help to absorb the serum. I use it on my face, neck and decollete. It’s a clear consistency and it has an algae scent to it. It’s not too strong and its not greasy or oily.

antiaging serum

 

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Valentina Even Glow Serum Review

Hi loves,

I hope your having a great weekend. 🙂

I was sent the Valentina Even Glow Serum to test and review and oh my, I really did enjoy it!

 

It’s an antioxidant treatment to brighten, protect and even skin tone while reducing the appearance of aging. It has 20% of Vitamin C.

Ingredients:

20% Vitamin C: It boosts the immune system while also provides many benefits to keep the skin tight, smooth and looking ageless. It also helps reduce the effects of sun exposure on the skin like sun burns, sun spots, wrinkles and redness.

Organic Rosehip Seed Oil & Organic Sea Buckthorn Oil: They promote skin hydration locks in moisture to protect your skin from signs of aging and improve its beauty and youthfulness.

Resistem (Plant Stem Cells):  This provides the perfect mix of protection from stress-related aging and promotes skin detoxification. It also helps your skin regenerate faster while protecting it from environmental stressors.

Hyaluronic Acid (Botanicals): It can hold up to 1000 times it’s weight in water and drawing moisture out of the environment. It penetrates deeply, and actives collagen production for a fresher, younger, firmer, and brighter complexion. This is one of the most effective moisturizing ingredient in the market today.

Green Tea Extract:  It is a potent antioxidant which also contributes to the overall anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant benefits of this ancient health and beauty secrets.

The Benefits:

*Evens Skin Tone

*Increases Glow and Radiance

*Absorbs Quickly

*Boosts Collagen Production

*Reduces Wrinkles and Fine Lines

 

 My Review:

I’m not going to lie, but when I first received it, I was a feeling a little sketchy about it. The only reason I felt sketchy at first was because I received another Vitamin C serum that purely felt like just water with a hint of a scent. Lets not ramble on the bad product haha. Back to the original review.

The Texture: it’s smooth and perfect in the sense of feeling like a serum. It dries pretty quickly and has no feeling of an oily or greasy texture. I wore moisturizer after applying the serum but didn’t feel heavy at all.

How I used it: I shook the bottle lightly for 1-2 seconds just so the natural ingredients weren’t separated. I applied 1 drop to my forehead, two drops on both cheeks and one last drop on my chin and decollete. I then waited until it dried and then applied my moisturizer.

The Scent: I love the scent! In my opinion, it smells like orange or something citrus-y (if that’s even a word!)

After using it for a month or so, I have seen such a difference on my face. It seems more supple, soft, smooth and it really does help even out the skin tone.

If you’d like to check this serum out, you can find it on http://www.ValentinaSkinCare.com and their Amazon link is

 http://www.amazon.com/Vitamin-Serum-Antioxidant-Absorption-Brightening/dp/B00HJD8NLY/ref=sr_1_16?ie=UTF8&qid=1398104083&sr=8-16&keywords=vitamin+c+serum

I am looking forward to trying new products with Valentina Skin Care again!

 

 

 

 

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.