Hi all! Happy Sunday! I hope you have been able to enjoy a long weekend. Can you believe it’s December???
I recently received a box of amazing Derma E skincare for my honest review. Derma E is such an affordable brand that has such effective skincare for so many skin types and issues. Here’s what I received:
These are such cute products to use this fall, or to give as a gift. Here’s more info:
The Derma E Anti-Wrinkle Treatment Oil ($13.95) — Formulated with skin-renewing Vitamin A plus antioxidant-rich Vitamin E helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for a youthful glow. This fragrance-free, potent concentrated oil blend absorbs quickly to soften and smooth the appearance of dry, aging skin.
The Perfect Travel Kit ($12.95) — This TSA-approved mini travel case includes three top selling travel-friendly products and a compact mirror for on-the-go quick fixes. Purifying Daily Detox Scrub gently exfoliates skin while removing impurities. The Vitamin C Concentrated Serum brightens while boosting hydration. Hydrating Night Cream replenishes and nourishes your skin while you sleep! Travel with DERMA E to maintain beautiful skin.
Derma E is currently having sales for Black Friday and Cyber Monday so check out their website at https://dermae.com/. You can also find Derma E at Ulta.
Have you tried Derma E before? Which products do you love?
Hi all! I’m back with my first sponsored post! I’m excited to share a product I have been using and enjoying.
The product is the VIIcode (pronounced ‘vee too code’) Oxygen Eye Mask. A box of 6 masks retail for $55.
The claim of these masks is that they help increase blood flow and lymphatic circulation and boost oxygen intake to combat wrinkled and over-pigmentation. They fight dark circles and puffiness and give plump, smooth skin.
Here are the key ingredients in the masks:
Grapeseed Oil: Extremely rich in vitamins and essential fatty acids, which have performed well in clinical anti-wrinkle trials. It is also rich in OPC. These flavonoids remove free radicals and promote the restoration of collagen at the cellular level, making your skin feel firmer and minimizing signs of damage.
Seaweed: Helps the skin cells in fighting free radicals produced because of radiation and chemical exposure, food metabolic activities, and exposure to sun. Also helps in restoring the normal hydration of skin cells that prevents the signs of aging and protects against wrinkle formation.
White Tea: Helps body stay hydrated and encourages longer moisture retention for your skin. Combine with potent anti-aging compounds, and it’s an option to consider for keeping fine lines and wrinkles at bay.
These masks are so easy to apply and to wear. You press it under your eye, and they are cooling and comfortable. They can be worn up to 8 hours. You can also wear them overnight, if you’d like. If you can’t keep them on for that long, 2-4 hours will still give smoother skin and help with the dark circles.
I have very sensitive skin, so I didn’t want to wear them overnight. I did wear them for various times in the day and evening. The longest I had the masks on was 6 hours, and I have to say that the longer you wear them, the less pigmentation appears under the eye and it is so smooth and hydrated! I could really see a difference!
It’s recommended to use the masks up to three times a week, and not to use them over serums or creams so they will stick well. And they stick very well. They never fell off!
I find that it seems to help the appearance of dark circles a little more each time I used them. Now, I don’t have puffy under eyes, but I also noticed that the area looks smoother and younger.
I really recommend these eye patches. I have seen such a difference in the look and feel of my under eye area. And the are the perfect way to get ready for a night out (my anniversary is in a few weeks) and holidays. The eyes are prepped for glam makeup!
And there is a Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale coming! 10% OFF AMAZON SHOP NOVEMBER 28-DECEMBER 2:
Hi All! I hope you are having a great weekend! I’m back with another gift guide the focuses on a few items that you may not have thought about gifting — but that someone in your life may really love!
I was sent the following items for my honest review:
IQAir Atem 5 in 1 Personal Air Purifier
IQAir AirVisual Plus
I have severe pollen and dog allergies (and we have a Great Dane), so I was excited to try these. And they both work so well. Our air is so much cleaner and we can tell when the quality is low and we need to use the air purifier or to open a window.
IQAir Atem 5 in 1 Personal Air Purifier ($399 USD). It comes in white or black. It is perfect for a bedside, on a desk, in a nursery, in a car or in a hotel room. Atem 5 in 1 is the most versatile air purifier on the market, and it has won two awards including the TWICE VIP award and the GIA Innovation award. Atem is perfect for those concerned about poor air quality because air quality affects everything from mental health to beauty.
IQAir AirVisual Pro ($269 USD) is also a great gift for anyone who is concerned about the health and well-being of themselves and their families. The AirVisual Pro gives air quality readings and also actionable information about how to improve your air quality, whether it is a good idea to exercise outdoors, an air quality forecast, as well as temperature and humidity readings. AirVisual Pro is accompanied by the AirVisual App, the most popular air quality App in the world, which allows the monitoring of outdoor air quality as well as indoor air quality regardless of where the user is.
These have really helped my families air quality! They can be purchased at IQAir.com or Amazon.
NeoCell Super Collagen
NeoCell Joint Bursts
A great idea for those who are into healthy skin, hair and joints are NeoCell products:
NeoCell Super Collagen ($16.95 for 7 oz) — Nourish your skin from within, with Super Collagen Powder. Benefits: Healthy Skin, Hair, Nails & Joint support. Supports healthy collagen formation.
Ingredients: Collagen Type 1 & 3. Advanced manufacturing process called hydrolysis breaks down large collagen molecules into small peptides.
How to Use: Collagen Drink. Dissolve one scoop daily in 8 oz. glass of water, orange juice or your favorite beverage. For best results, drink on an empty stomach.
NeoCell Joint Bursts ($19.95 for 30 Chews) — Power up and boost your body on the go, with convenient Joint Bursts.
Benefits: Joint Health. Joint specific collagen that contains key components for joint cartilage support.
Ingredients: Collagen Type 2, Hyaluronic Acid, Turmeric. These three-powerhouse ingredients work together to provide joint support.
How to Use: Collagen Chews. Enjoy one chew daily for comprehensive joint support.
FACTORFIVE Eye/Lash Cream ($145 USD) — Putting on fake lashes can be a hassle at times and it’s something a lot of women will be doing for holiday parties and New Years in the next few months. Now you can put down the glue, tweezers and falsies because Stanford scientists have discovered how to stimulate thicker, longer lash growth. They’ve created FACTORFIVE, a patent-pending skincare lines that captures growth factors, polypeptide complexes and cytokines from adult stem cells harvested from fat tissues to create an eyelash cream that will generate a 15% increase in eyelash volume and a 23% increase in length in four weeks.
Growth factors help replenish a more youthful-looking eye area, where biotin and redensyl work together to quickly and safely enhance your lashes and brows. Plus, FACTORFIVE will NOT change the color of your eyes and is formulated to absorb quickly, leaving your eyes free of unnecessary irritation.
Available at factorfiveskin.com
Are you planning on gifting any of these items? What’s on your wish list this year?
Hi all! Looking for some gorgeous fragrance, bath and skincare gift ideas? I was sent these amazing holiday Philosophy products for my honest review.
Philosophy products are amazing quality and smell wonderful! They would make very nice gifts for the beauty lover in your life.
Here’s what I received:
Snow Angel Shower Gel, EDT & Hand Lotion gift set ($35 USD) — A fan-favorite, this transportive scent inspired by freshly fallen snow is perfectly paired and packaged in this holiday gift set to celebrate the season in an eau-so heavenly way. opening with a whisper of fresh air accord, notes of watery melon, jasmine petals and gentle orange blossom settle in its heart, and come to rest atop a warm base of creamy vanilla, rich sandalwood and sugared musk. use individually or layer for an even longer-lasting experience.
Experience skin miracles all year long with this skin care gift set. great skin begins with America’s #1 cleanser to gently dissolve makeup, lift away impurities and gently tone and hydrate, for a comfortable clean that never feels dry. follow morning and evening with anti-wrinkle miracle worker+. the silky texture melts into skin, smoothing fine lines and wrinkles, improving texture instantly and over time. The multi-tasking primer helps blur imperfections, visibly fills in wrinkles and smoothes skin for a more even makeup application and a visible improvement in skin’s appearance. miraculous!
Amazing Grace Two-Piece Fragrance Holiday Set ($50 USD) — Celebrate with a little extra grace! this gift set duo of philosophy’s beloved icon of fragrance is paired just for the holiday in classic 2 oz. and 0.5 oz. sizes, perfect for on the go. great for gifting (or receiving), this fragrance gift set of the whisper-soft floral fragrance is always appropriate—the perfect must-have on every list.
This is my signature scent, so I’m happy to have a refill! It’s so nice to wear everyday. Very soft and feminine.
These are the wonderful Shampoo, Shower Gel, & Bubble Baths. I love these so much and always look forward to what scents they release each season. The scents are Warm Apple Cider Donut and Vanilla Chocolate Crumble. Yum! And the packaging is so pretty this year! They sell for $18 each.
I recommend all of these products for gifts for someone special or yourself (you’re special, too!). Do you love giving bath, fragrance and/or skincare gifts for the holidays?
Hi all! I’ve just received my very first BoxyCharm Premium! This is a new subscription from BoxyCharm. It’s a little more products than the regular and a little less than the BoxyLuxe. Here’s the details:
It’s $35 a month
6-7 beauty items a box
You get to pick one of the items
The items will be different from BoxyCharm/BoxyLuxe – you can subscribe to both with no product overlap.
My total this month is $342! That’s crazy for spending only $35!
Here’s another photo:
I do think this feels like a luxury box. Here’s some close ups of the products:
I’ve been interested in this palette since it came out. I love Natasha Denona products and thinks this looks so pretty, especially for the fall with my pale skin tone. I haven’t swatched it yet, but I will do a separate review of this with swatches.
These BoxyCharm brushes are really interesting. They are very soft. The oval shape of the larger brushes are not something I’ve tried before. I think I’ll use those for foundation and cream products, like the blush in the palette.
Here’s the skincare from the box. These are some of my favorite products this month.
The eye cream is very expensive ($150!). But, I’m looking forward to trying it. I think I’ll use it after I’m done with my current night eye cream. It better make me look 10 years younger at least! LOL!
The Kopari toner smells amazing. It’s supposed to make my pores look smaller, so I hope that’s true. I’ll use it once my current rose toner spray is used up.
These last two products are my least favorites in the box. The Dragun Beauty corrector is so dark! I’ve seen light skin gals use it, but it’s still a bit scary. I’m going to give it a go, but I’m going to read up on how to use it.
The Becca gloss is in Champagne Creme. It’s really pretty, especially for the fall and holidays. But I have so many glosses that I need to use. I think I’ll give this away to someone for Christmas.
I think this was a great first month for BoxyCharm Premium! I will use almost every product in the box, which is pretty rare. I’m looking forward to what next month brings!
Did you get BoxyCharm Premium this month? What did you think?
I’ll be reviewing my regular November BoxyCharm soon, so we’ll see how it compares to Premium.
Hi all! Happy Sunday. I’m back with a skincare brand review.
BeautyStat started as a beauty review blog and now are creating skincare. BeautyStat Cosmetics mission is to scour the planet for new beauty ingredients and technologies. Their goal is to continually develop beauty. innovation with high-performance, and bring it directly to the consumer. Here’s what I received:
BeautyStat Universal Pro-Bio Moisture Boost Cream ($50 USD 1 oz) : An ultra-lightweight moisturizer, the NEW Universal Pro-Bio Moisture Boost Cream contains skin-boosting Hyaluronic Acid that binds moisture to the skin to maintain its optimum moisture level. Skin is instantly quenched, keeping it smooth, supple, and hydrated all day. A proprietary barrier moisture-repair complex with ceramides and pomegranate sterols protects and repairs to seal and boost your skin’s moisture mantle, minimizing premature lines and wrinkles.
What I think: I love this cream! It has a gel-like consistency so it sinks right into the skin, but it is so hydrating! I love to use this at night over potent treatments and serums because it calms and hydrates the skin. I apply it over the Vitamin C Refiner and it helps calm my skin afterwards.
BeautyStat Universal C Skin Reﬁner ($80 USD 1 oz): A powerful, clinically-tested Vitamin C-based skincare product, very different from the others, formulated with 20% pure Vitamin C (L ASCORBIC ACID) and a patented encapsulated delivery system that continues to work its magical full-strength results throughout use with no degrading of color or formula. Immediately and over time improves skin smoothness and radiance and is safe for all skin types including sensitive skins. Skin tone and texture become more even, lines, wrinkles and dark spots are diminished, and skin becomes firmer. Skin glows with the refreshing look of health.
As part of a daily skincare regimen, this crème/gel glides onto skin improving smoothness and radiance from ﬁrst use to last. In addition to lightly hydrating skin, it brightens, helps even tone, and re-texturizes from day one. The Skin Refiner also results in fine lines, wrinkles, and dark/sun spots appearing diminished. Redness and pore size will be reduced, and skin will appear refreshed and ﬁrmer with an overall healthier look and feel.
What I think: I love Vitamin C products for brightening my skin. This is very strong Vitamin C, and I have very sensitive skin. The first time I tried this, I took a few pumps and spread it all over my face in a thick layer. It instantly irritated my skin and I had to wash it off. I love my Vitamin C, so I didn’t give up! Now, I pump out about two pumps on my hand then lightly tap the cream on the areas that need it — my cheeks, forehead, chin and any dark spots I might have. And that works so nicely. Just a little goes a long way! I’ve noticed a more even skin tone with using this product.
Both products are allergy and dermatologist-tested. Fragrance-free. You can purchase these products at beautystat.com
I’m really enjoying these products and will continue to use them. The Vitamin C Refiner is a treatment that I use about twice a week. I do use the cream every day, because it is so nice!
Have you heard of BeautyStat? What do you think of these products?