Hi all! Happy Sunday! I hope you are doing well and staying safe.
So what to do when your home on Sunday? Why, masking of course! I was recently sent some fun products from Global Beauty Care.
GBC is a fun and affordable skincare company that specializes in creating “impactful, award-winning, high-quality products, in elegant yet eye-catching packaging. Using advanced technology and quality ingredients, GBC has created a full line of innovative skin care products to help repair, replenish and refortify your most visible organ- your skin!Their extensive product line appeals to customers of all age groups.” (https://globalbeautycare.com/our-company/)
I also want to add affordable! Here’s close ups of what I received:
Metallic Wash-Off Masks ($10.99 USD) – These masks are so fun to use! I received a pack with the following three masks:
Pore Minimizing Blue Marine Algae + Eucalyptus + Aloe Vera Metallic Wash-Off Face Mask. Blue Marine Algae helps to even out your complexion, cleans deep down in your pores, detoxifies, and hydrates your skin. Eucalyptus helps in destroying bacteria clogging the pores. Aloe Vera helps to soothe & moisturize the skin.
Calming Dead Sea Salts & Minerals + Baking Soda + Diamond Metallic Wash-Off Face Mask. Dead Sea Salts & Minerals help to draw out dirt and impurities from your skin and helps peel away dead skin cells. Baking Soda has antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. Diamond helps provide skin brightness and clarity.
Nourishing Algae + Tea Tree + Seaweed Metallic Wash-Off Face Mask. Algae helps exfoliate skin & deliver powerful anti-oxidant protection. Tea Tree helps to control oil & acne prone skin. Seaweed is rich in nutrients, and is known for its soothing and smoothing effects.
I have multi-masked and used all three of these. They are all unscented and aren’t irritating. My skin looked amazing afterwards! Soft and smooth. I recommend all of these. GBS has other masks at well so you can find ones that would be perfect for your skin type.
Collagen Hydrogel Lip Masks ($8.99 USD) — This moisture-rich formula contains Collagen proteins and essential fatty acids. These ingredients help revive skin elasticity and minimize the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles. They help to lift, firm and tone your skin. Just one treatment will leave your lips feeling smoother & softer, looking younger & more radiant!
Is so much fun to use! It’s a berry colored gel mask that smells lightly of fruit. After use, my lips did look a bit smoother and fuller.
I really enjoyed these products! What are some of your favorite masks?
Hi all! I just received my March BoxyLuxe. I’m always so excited to receive this box. I been subscribed to BoxyLuxe for over a year and have been a subscriber of BoxyCharm for almost three years.
The regular BoxyCharm box is $25 a month now. BoxyLuxe is a once-a-quarter upgrade option you can add to your existing $25-a-month Boxycharm subscription. So for an additional $24.99, you’ll get the Luxe box, and be paying a total of $49.99 for that quarterly box.
I saw the spoilers for this box, I just didn’t know what variations I would get. I did get to pick some of the items I would receive, which I really liked.
The theme for this month is Pretty Edgy. My version is 8. There’s an interesting mix of makeup, skincare and accessories this month. Here’s what I received:
I love Sol de Janeiro, but these are so tiny. They are great for traveling and throwing in a purse or bag.
We got two choices this month. My first choice was this Murad Eye Cream. I haven’t tried anything from Murad for a few years. I love eye cream and am looking forward to testing this out!
The PMD cleansing device is the big ticket item this month. It is a sonic cleanser like the Foreo. I had one of those and liked it so I’m looking forward to trying this.
The glow stick is a pretty gold. I don’t know if I’m going to try it. I don’t usually wear cream face products and I don’t usually wear gold highlight. Hmm. I might pass it on.
And I will pass on the lip product. I wear nudes and light pinks and this magenta is way too bright!
I will use the invisibobble, although it’s not very exciting.
The Zaxie Earrings were my second choice. I’ve just started wearing earrings again and these are so pretty on!
Wow! This is so much prettier than I thought it would be. Honestly, when I heard Boxycharm was creating their own palette, I didn’t know what to expect. I’ve already used it once, I did a natural look with Spoiler, Cup of Joe, Sneak Peek and Popup. It was very pretty, but then I decided to top it with Swipe Up, which is beautiful!
I am definitely keeping this and will be reviewing it with swatches.
I’m pretty happy with the box this month. I will be keeping and loving the palette, cleansing device, eye cream and earrings. I will keep and use the body lotions and hair ties. I will probably pass on the highlighter and lipstick.
Do you get BoxyLuxe? Which products did you receive this month?
Hi all! Happy Sunday! I hope you are having a great weekend.
I’m back with another Skincare Sunday featuring Derma E. I’m lucky to receive their monthly influencer packages. I received some gorgeous products from their Vitamin C line for my honest review.
About this line, Derma E’s website states, “Vitamin C is one of the most powerful nutrients in the world, its antioxidant properties are essential for our overall health and well-being. So it’s not surprising that Vitamin C can have those same transformative effects on the appearance of our skin—creating a brighter, smoother and younger look that glows with the signs of good health.”
Here’s a close up of the products:
Vitamin C Gentle Daily Cleansing Paste ($13.95 USD) –This Vitamin C cleansing paste helps to reduce the appearance of uneven skin tone, revealing a radiant and beautiful complexion. You can also use it as a mask, which I have and really like. It leaves my skin smooth and clear.
Vitamin C Concentrated Serum ($24.50 USD) — This fast-absorbing, high-potency serum penetrates deeply to deliver antioxidant protection and essential hydration. I have only used this a few times, so I hope to have a full review later.
Yes, the eye gels are gold speckled! So fun. And they feel amazing on. They smooth the eye area so nicely.
I love Vitamin C products, and am so exited to use these more. There are other products from this collection on Derma E’s website here. And happily they are cruelty free, vegan, gluten free, soy free and recyclable.
What do you think of this collection? Have you tried any Derma E products?
Hi all! Happy Friday! February is almost over, which is crazy! I’m so looking forward to the spring!
Below are my beauty faves for February. As usual, If I have reviewed them before, I will include the link, if not, I will link to where you can purchase:
I had a pretty good mix of skincare and makeup this month! Like normal, it’s a mix of stuff I buy, products from beauty subscription boxes and PR.
Here’s a photo with the palette and blush open:
So pretty! Here’s close up looks at the products:
Truly Beauty Unicorn Fruit Body Butter— I purchased this in my recent Ulta haul and love it. It’s a very dense body butter and needs to be warmed up. When applied it almost turns into an oil and is so hydrating! It smells delicious, too!
The TellurideGlow Snow Rose Recovery Mask also smells amazing — like vanilla and rose. This is a powder mask that’s activated with water. You leave it on for about 10-15 minutes until it dries then washes it off. My skin is glowing a beautiful later!
Derma E Blue Light Shield Spray — I use this everyday before I work at my computer or phone. It has amazing ingredients and I love that I am protecting my skin from blue lights!
Elemis Pro-Collagen Rose Facial Oil — I use this in my evening skincare routine. I have been loving facial oils this winter for hydration and glow. This smells like fresh cut roses and it’s lovely. Plus it sinks into the skin quickly, which I love.
NYX Cosmetics Slide On Lip Pencil in Nude Suede Shoes — I purchased this in my recent Ulta haul on the recommendation of Youtuber Allie Glines. I needed a nude lip liner (I thought, I just found a Steve Laurent one I got in a subscription box in basically the same shade, LOL). It’s very nice and works well with all of my natural toned glosses.
Colourpop UR A QT Palette — This is another item from my Ulta haul. I love Colourpop and really wanted this! It is only available at Ulta. It’s still available and it’s on sale right now! It’s normally $18, and it’s on sale for $12.60. I think it might be a limited edition, so if you want it, get it now here.
Hey all! I received some lovely skincare from the brand TellurideGlow for my honest review.
TellurideGlow’s skincare contains Alpine botanicals that produce abundant secondary metabolites, vitamins and protective phytonutrients that help to increase the powers of regeneration that repair, brighten and firm the skin.
I received a full sized Snow Rose Recovery Mask ($75 USD) — which is lovely! It is a powder mask which when activated turns into a deep mauve color. It has a soft rose and vanilla scent. This mask delivers immediate skin perfection with moisture retaining Snow Mushroom and crushed Rose petals in a resurfacing masterpiece that detoxifies without dryness.
Remineralizing New Zealand Glacial Clay works with regenerative alpine actives to help promote collagen and reveal luminous, soft, dewy and polished skin, with a noticeable reduction in the appearance of pores and fine lines.
I really enjoy this mask. I feel that it does brighten my skin and it leaves it so soft!
I also received the adorable Gift Box of Petite Minis ($60 USD) — It includes a mini of the Snow Rose mask, the Aspen Dew Illuminating Essence, The Alpine Phytonutrient Serum and The Purist Delicate Skin Serum.
All of the serums are so nourishing, but the Purist is my favorite. It’s formulated for sensitive and reactive skin (me), and is very light and comfortable on the skin.
The Purist contains unprocessed superfood seed oils that provide moisture while smoothing, balancing and strengthening the skin.
The Alpine Phytonutrient Serum is the ultimate organic bouquet of high recovery botanicals, unprocessed to deliver nutrient-dense moisture and boost elasticity, tone, and a stronger skin barrier while helping to shield against photo aging. This fast absorbing formula is supercharged with 20 power botanicals and high concentrations of cold pressed alpine phytonutrients to feed depleted skin.
The Aspen Dew Illuminating Essence enhances firming and smoothing while releasing its brightening, hydrating and corrective skincare properties into the skin. Formulated to help fade brown spots, smooth lines, even out texture and deliver a brightening effect daily. Stands alone beautifully, or pair with The Alpine or Purist serums for amplified skin recovery. This gives the skin a gorgeous glow!
I’m glad I got to try all of these! I really enjoy the formula of these products. They are very nourishing and have so many good ingredients. What do you think of these products?
Hi all! I hope you’re week is off to a great start! It’s still winter, sigh. And it might snow in Kansas City tomorrow. I hope you’re weather is better!
I was so lucky to receive a February influencer package from Derma E. I love their products so much and use them every day. Here’s what I received this month:
This is Derma E’s Mood Rituals line. These mists contain purified spring water and skin-nourishing herbs with therapeutic essential oils. They claim to enhance the mood and enrich the skin. Here’s info from the Derma E website about the products:
Balanced blends of therapeutic, skin-benefiting essential oils combined with purified Spring Water, Witch Hazel, Coconut Essence and Herbal Waters work to comfort and nourish your skin, leaving it hydrated and softer while herbal adaptogens and sacred cleansing plant extracts provide re-centering, mood-enhancing benefits.
These are the three different mists:
CREATE Mood Enhancing Skin Beneficial Mist ($18.95 USD) — Revitalizing therapeutic blend of Cordyceps & Cardamom, aromatic waters, coconut essence, and witch hazel improves skin’s health while enhancing your mood. Essential oils of Rosemary, Ginger, Spearmint stimulate one’s senses and helps to revitalize your skin while adaptogens, Cordyceps and Cardamom promote focused thoughts and clarity allowing you the freedom to create.
UPLIFT Mood Enhancing Skin Beneficial Mist ($18.95 USD) — This uplifting and therapeutic blend of Eleuthero & Artic Root, citrus waters, coconut essence, and witch hazel improves skin’s health while enhancing your mood. Essential oils of Orange, Grapefruit, Chamomile, Lavender and more combine to help boost your mood, soothe skin and elevate your senses while Adaptogens Eleuthero and Artic Root help to calm feelings of fatigue and anxiety to uplift and energize your spirits.
CALM Skin Beneficial Mist Mood Enhancing ($18.95 USD) — This relaxing and calming therapeutic blend of Amla & Gotu Kola, herbal waters, coconut essence, and witch hazel improves skin’s health while enhancing your mood. Essential oils of Lemon, Eucalyptus, Sage and Rosemary soothe and calm skin while adaptogens Amla and Gotu Kola help to reduce feelings of fatigue as they relax and calm your senses.
I really like these mists. They smell very herbal. I think my favorite scent is the Uplift. I can definitely smell the citrus and lavender. With the create, the spearmint takes over, so if you like mint scents that might be for you. And in the Calm, the rosemary and sage give off a savory fragrance.
I really like how hydrating these make my skin. They are so nice under makeup for extra hydration and over it for a pick me up. I haven’t noticed any mood-changing effects yet, but I’ll keep using them.
What do you think of these products. Do you like to use essential oils to enhance your mood?
This dual-focus formula harnesses the power of two unique types of peptides, proprietary NIA-114™ and potent botanical extracts for visibly tighter, brighter skin. Tetrapeptides and botanical tensors visibly tighten, and firm for more sculpted-looking contours. Hexapeptides, vitamin C-rich Australian Kakadu Plum Extract and naturally-derived brighteners help even skin tone and enhance clarity and radiance.
I am loving this serum! I apply it before moisturizer in the morning and evening. I like how light but creamy the serum is. It absorbs quickly into the skin.
After about a week of use I noticed tightening, especially around my neck and jawline. I do have some loose skin on my neck, and I love how the serum made it look firmer!
I think this is a beautiful product that really works!
Have you tried this serum or anything by StriVectin?
Hi all! Happy Sunday! I hope your weekend is going well!
I recently received Derma E Blue Light Shield products from their Purify + Protect line. These nutrient-rich products contain ingredients that work to protect skin from blue light exposure caused by digital devices.￼
Here’s￼ more about￼ The products I received:￼
Derma E Blue Light Shield Concentrated Serum ($22.50 USD) — This concentrated mineral-rich serum delivers skin-boosting moisture to defend against environmental aggressors while neutralizing the look of photo-aging, reviving skin’s appearance. Nourishing Blue Green Algae Extract, rich in antioxidants, softens and deeply moisturizes skin while antioxidant-rich Lutein helps provide a shield from blue light. Powerful Activated Charcoal helps purify while Ginseng Root re-energizes.
I apply this in the morning to my ￼clean face and neck. It can be used in the evening too.￼ It’s a green cream, but it absorbs into the skin and you can’t see the color. It’s slightly hydrating him feels really nice on my skin.
Derma E Blue Light Shield Spray ($16.95 USD) — Enriched with Lutein for ultimate hydration and protection from blue light, this mineral-rich spray instantly nourishes, rebalances, and revives stressed skin. Blue Green Algae Extract boosts skin’s natural moisture levels, purity, and resiliency while Activated Charcoal uplifts and purifies dull tired skin and Ginseng Root revitalizes for a fresh and brightened
This mist has a pretty strong herbal scent, but it has such a fine sprayer. It’s really nice to use. ￼Can be sprayed over makeup to set in place.
Both products include:
Blue Green Algae: ultra-moisturizing ingredient to help protect skin against environmental pollutants and reduce free radical damage.
Lutein: helps to hydrate and shield skin from free radical damage and blue light aggressors.
Activated Charcoal: powerful, absorptive ingredient helps to deeply detoxify and purify skin.
Ginseng Root Extract: Contains properties that prevent free radical damage and improves elasticity.
I’m enjoying these products! I love how they feel on my skin. I’ve only been using them for a couple of weeks, so I don’t know if they’re helping with blue light skin issues. But I’m going to keep using them and hoping that they do help!￼
Have you tried any blue light products? I’m excited to see if these make my skin look nicer.￼ I definitely don’t want to age more because of my cell phone!￼
Hi All! Happy Sunday! I’m back with a skincare review. I love Derma E and am lucky to get sent some of their products to review from time to time.
I received these Derma E products in December, and have been enjoying using them. Here’s information about the products:
Skin Restore Advanced Peptides and Collagen Serum ($36.50 USD) — helps support skin’s need for moisture with Vitamin E, and highly effective antioxidants such as Vitamin C and Green Tea provide comprehensive anti-aging benefits. With ingredients that are thought to support collagen health, this is an amazing collagen and peptide serum to give glowing skin! I love using it at night with my other treatments. I find that it plumps my skin by morning and gives a youthful glow.
Skin Restore Advanced Peptide and Collagen Moisturizer($35 USD) — restores a more youthful appearance to skin by diminishing the look of lines and wrinkles. A highly advanced formulation packed with the peptides and collagen needed for healthy-looking skin makes this the best moisturizer for wrinkles. We use the powerful multi-peptides Matrixyl®synthe’6® and Argireline®, as well as Pycnogenol®, an amazing antioxidant that is thought to support healthy collagen, which is the protein essential for vibrant skin that has a wonderful smoothness and elasticity. This also includes Vitamin C and Green Tea for extra anti-aging antioxidants. Plus, it’s so hydrating without being greasy!
Beauty Sponge ($4.99 USD) — This multi-tasking beauty sponge is perfect for skincare and makeup application. This soft sponge works to blend creams, liquids, and serums for a flawless finish. Pair with a favorite serum, moisturizer or BB cream for effortlessly beautiful skin.
I am loving all of these products! I need the extra hydration and anti-aging properties in my skin right now. It’s get’s so dry in the winter, and that doesn’t help aging skin. But these lovely products do!
Have you tried Derma E? Which of their products do you love?
Hi all! I’m back with one of my final gift guides this season. This one focuses on natural skincare and bath and body products. I love to give products that are so good for us and smell and work amazing!
Here’s a few great brands to choose from:
Garner’s Garden Natural Body Oil
With a variety of safe, natural products from Garner’s Garden, everyone can live the naturally healthy lifestyle they deserve. Keep your skin healthy and glowing with a variety of body products from Garner’s Garden! I received some products to review and these are my favorites — plus they all would make great gifts:
Body Butter in Lavender ($15.99 for 10 oz) — This is the most luxurious whipped body butter on the market that you can purchase. Not only does it provide moisture to your skin, but because it is made with beeswax, it will lock moisture into your skin all day long! The body butter is an official product in the Fall 2019 BE KIND. by ellen subscription box.
DIY Detox Face Mask ($5.99 USD) — The DIY detox face mask is made with pure detoxifying bentonite clay, mineralizing kaolin clay, and activated charcoal. It is very simple to use, add three scoops to a plastic or glass container and mix with water until it becomes smooth – then add your favorite ingredient(s) based on your skin type and situation. It is very simple to use this powerful detox mask!
Natural Body Oil in a pack of Citrus, Tangerine and Grapefruit. ($12.99 USD) — This natural body oil has a variety of scents and aromas that will please all of your senses. Each natural body oil includes ingredients such as, rice bran, sweet almond, jojoba, and vitamin E oil that will serve as a moisturizing blend that not only softens the skin but also rejuvenates the natural glow.
While many CBD products on the market use cloned cannabis plants which weaken hemp oil’s consistency, Cannabliss Organic takes a “seed to face” approach. They only use certified organic plants grown from seed to harvest each year while using the entire plant to extract the oil. The end result is a highly concentrated form of CBD that provides anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties far more powerful than vitamins C and E. The brand takes their products one step further blending this full spectrum CBD oil with ancient Korean herbs to help the CBD absorb better. Cannabliss doesn’t use any water, chemicals or preservatives in their formulas. The brand uses an airless pump to keep liquids safe from oxidation and bacteria so your favorite skincare essential stays shelf stable. Rooted in everything natural, all products are packaged in eco-friendly PET plastic.
Moisturizing Lotion + Revitalizing Serum Gift Set ($185 USD) — Give glow! This Cannabliss Organic gift set, Beauty is Bliss, contains 50ml age-defying Moisturizing Face Lotion and 30ml Revitalizing Face Serum. Certified vegan. Gentle enough for all skin types.
Purchase at https://cannablissorganic.com/ and Neiman Marcus, Urban Outfitters, Bergdorf Goodman, Dillard’s and other boutique retailers nationwide as well as the Four Season spa in Beverly Hills and the Waldorf Astoria spa in Orlando.
nyl® skincare focuses as much on what is not in the products as what is, and have found ways to leave the bad stuff out, leaving only the natural active ingredients in. nyl products are free of man-made chemicals, toxins, parabens, animal products and petroleum products. Everything they make is vegan (we don’t use beeswax), never tested on animals, gluten-free, and contains organic ingredients.
Glitter just makes everything better, including sunscreen! New this year, Sunshine & Glitter is thrilled to announce an entire Reef Safe Biodegradable Glitter sunscreen line! Yaaass! Sunshine & Glitter have something for everyone this season including the already viral Mermaid SeaStar Sparkle. This gorgeous sunscreen is already flying off the shelves and has everyone bringing out their inner sparkling sea diva with mermaid iridescent turquoise glitter that’s eco-friendly and biodegradable.
Above is the Holiday Slay Moisturizing Gold Glitter Body Gel Warm Sugar Cookie Scent 9 oz bottle ($18.95 USD) — Infused with antioxidants and essential nutrients, this magical lotion will leave your skin feeling radiant. PABA & paraben-free. Shake well, apply liberally onto skin & glitter on! For external use only. Moisturizing potion with gold glitter. Made with love in the USA.
Do you like to use natural products and/or give them as gifts? Which brands are your favorites?