Thursday, September 15, 2016

Valentia Fresh Mist Calming Toner Review

 Valentia Fresh Mist Calming Toner - A skin soothing elixir that rehydrates and refreshes, while balancing natural pH and shrinking pores.
 - Balance pH level
- Shrinks enlarged pores
- Seals in moisture
- Banishes impurities
- Refreshes stressed skin

Specially selected ingredients work together to achieve optimum results.- Nano Structured Water: Balances skin's pH level and clears away unwanted impurities.
- Witch Hazel: Minimizes enlarged pores and seals in skin moisture.
- Vitamin C: Refreshes stressed skin and provides protection against damaging free-radicals.
- ALA + AHA: Supports skin cell renewal and calms facial redness.
- Tea Tree Oil: Keeps skin clear of unsightly sports and blemishes.

Directions for using Valentia Fresh Mist Calming Toner:
Spritz on face and neck area after cleansing and before serums. Can be used several times
throughout the day to refresh the skin. Shake before each use.

This toner works to give your pores a clean feeling and since I started using it my face looks clearer more refreshed. I am in my late 30s and my skin is starting to look tired and my pores look bigger. This toner has helped improved my skin appearance significantly. This toner has a very light and refreshing citrus scent. I use other Valentia product and they work well on my skin. The packaging always reflect the unique brand loo with the white box and gold trimming. The bottle sprays a very fine soft mist and it's a reasonably big bottle. The toner dries quickly and you can use it several times throughout the day. I personally apply this toner after cleansing my face in the morning and night before my moisturizer/serum.  I really like that this toner because it helps my face to keep clear from my adult acne and I've been noticing less break-outs. I highly recommend this calming toner. My skin is oily and it works in my skin type without any irritations or redness. I will be continuing the use of this product for a while as he bottle is big enough to last me a while and its; working on maintaining my skin clear and refreshed.  #toner

Valentia Fresh Mist Calming Toner is available on Amazon:  Here

FTC Disclaimer: I received this product for free or at a discount for my honest evaluation, all opinions are 100% my own!


Saturday, September 10, 2016

Curél® Hydra Therapy Wet Skin Moisturizer review

Curél® Hydra Therapy Wet Skin Moisturizer is activated by water on freshly-showered skin and penetrates deeply into the skin’s surface to heal dryness, for soft, healthy skin you can only imagine.

The instructions say to wait at least a week for the results to show. I love how it is not greasy and the skin absorbs the cream right away. The scent is mild and not overbearing. A small amount goes a long way and it seems to absorb easily when applied in the shower.

 I kept the Curél Hydra Therapy right there in the shower, applied it immediately before drying off and my skin was moisturized. My favorite feature without question though was how it absorbed immediately and was not greasy. However, I don't think there was a lasting feeling of being moisturized later into the day. Also it is a little slippery in the shower so be careful

Overall, a pretty good product and I would definitely recommend to anyone who struggles with dry skin.

I was provided a sample of this product for reviewing purposes by Crowdtap. 

Monday, July 18, 2016

Oak Leaf 2 Set of Micro 30 LEDs Super Bright Cool White Wire Rope Lights

These lights are bright and vivid and the wire is thin and flexible. I purchased the cool white lights. The quality is great and the lights look fantastic in any project. The wire has a moldable shape -- the copper wires are flexible and easily mold into any shape that you desire. The pack brings a set of LED lights and has an on/off switch that is battery operated. Only 2 CR2032 batteries (included).

 The lights nor the wire get hot. Overall, I am very pleased with this set of string lights. They looked better than I expected in my craft project. I will buy in other colors for Christmas.

I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.

Available on Amazon: HERE

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

L'Oréal EverPure Repair & Defend System Voxbox

The description below was taken from the L'Oreal Website:

EverPure Repair & Defend™ is our first sulfate-free color-care system for damaged, color-treated hair. Formulated with our exclusive Antioxidant Complex – Acai, Goji and a UV filter – our system helps repair damaged hair while protecting from daily color aggressors. Hair is stronger, more resistant and helps color stay pure wash after wash. No Sulfates. No Parabens. No Harsh Salts. 

The complete 4 step system (Shampoo, Conditioner, Mask, Leave-in). 

Hair Expertise: EverPure Repair & Defend Shampoo

I have frizzy, curly, color treated hair and after a single wash my color hasn't faded or felt dry at all. My hair feels clean and refreshed after washing it with this shampoo and it smells good.  The consistency is thick and creamy and lathers really well. My curls felt hydrated and still looked great. I love that it is vegan, free from sulfates, animal cruelty free and free from parabens.

Hair Expertise EverPure Repair & Defend Conditioner

This has to be my favorite product from the EverPure Repair & Defend system.  I enjoyed the minty smell and my hair was noticeably smoother and softer after just one wash. Its thickness makes my hair feel soft using just a little bit and without weighing it down. I was impressed with how a little went a long way. I was actually able to run my fingers through my hair and how my hair untangled easily. I really enjoyed this product and will be buying it again after I run out of it.

Hair Expertise: EverPure Repair & Defend Mask

This product claims to repair damaged hair, preserve color and make hair stronger.  Since I have color treated and damaged hair I can say that this mask made it feel softer which I like. However, the scent was a bit overpowering and somewhat medicine-y. I would prefer a more subtle scent. After using it a few times, I really didn't notice any significant difference. Overall it's an OK product, however I would not buy it again as I have seen better results with other products.

 Hair Expertise: EverPure Repair & Defend Lotion

 This leave-in treatment does a good job of making my hair look smoother overall. I am not a fan of the scent, for me is a bit strong and not too feminine. The lotion is a bit thick for my liking and not sure if it really repairs. What I really like though is that it keeps my hair from being frizzy or greasy.


Overall, my hair color haven't fade and my hair feels softer and stronger. My hair is noticeably softer and shinier. I've been using this system it for about two weeks and I'm happy with the results so far. I have seen significant improvement already using the shampoo and conditioner since I started using this system. If I have to say one thing I didn't like about the product was the type of bottle the shampoo and conditioner were packaged in. The mask and the lotion were not my favorites and I stopped using them after two uses.


Disclosure: I was lucky enough to receive this product, along with the entire EverPure hair care set (including shampoo, conditioner, hair lotion, and hair mask) this complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Valentia Royal Rose Hydrating Serum Review

I was very excited to try this hydrating serum by Valentia. I trust this brand because it gives me desirable results and their organic ingredients. Besides the fact that I like the smell of roses I noticed all the great ingredients it contains.

This is taken out of their website
Specially selected ingredients work together to achieve optimum results.
- Rose Damascena: One of the most nourishing and skin friendly natural oils, providing balance, moisture, and a variety of vitamins and minerals to the skin.
- Niacinamide (Vitamin B): This potent vitamin has been clinically proven to fade away hyperpigmentation, sun spots, and acne..
- Rosehip Seed Oil: Naturally rich in Vitamins C & A, these essential fatty acids work quickly to lock in skin's moisture.
- Evening Primrose Oil: Provides light, non-oily moisture to the skin, never clogging or irritating the skin.
- Bearberry: Reduces melanin production, thereby lightening the skin, revealing a brighter complexion.
- Lavender: Heals the skin, treating pimples, wounds, and sores.

This Hydrating & Nourishing Serum Will:
- Deeply moisturize skin
- Provide antioxidant protection
- Soothe & nourish dry skin
- Smooth skin tone & texture
- Boost skin radiance

Directions for using Valentia Royal Rose Hydrating Serum:
Apply 1-2 pumps evenly to face and neck each evening after cleansing skin thoroughly. After absorption, follow with moisturizer and eye product of choice.

This serum soaks into your skin without a greasy heavy feel. I love the very subtle rose scent this has, not overpowering at all. The texture is heavier than I expected sort of like a jelly-ish lotion, however it does not feel heavy on the skin.

I applied Valentia Royal Rose Hydrating Serum every morning/night after cleansing my face. My face feels smoother/softer and hydrated just as it claims. It has not caused any breakouts or irritation due to the fact that it did not clog my pores. This serum gave me a slight tingle sensation when I applied it and it absorbed into my skin without leaving any residue. This serum is also silicone, Paraben, and alcohol free and provides antioxidant protection.

Overall, I think this is a nice product and after using this serum a few times I noticed a difference in my skin.I will continue the use and see how my skin improves over time. I recommended it!

I received this product free or highly discounted for review purposes and an honest and un-biased opinion from BrandBacker.

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Thursday, March 10, 2016

Review for SnackCubby - Multi-purpose Reusable Snack Bag & Ice Pop Mold

This product could be an innovative idea using silicone material to create a snack bag. These can hold pretzels, cereal, trail mix, granola, small crackers, gummies etc. The lid is attached, therefore you don't have to worry about losing lids. It also comes with a separate cap (purple) with a hole in the middle so you can make popscicles. However in my opinion, as a popscicle mold the SnackCubby could be too big.

These are just similar to using regular snack/freezer/storage bags but in a tube form instead.

I like how they are translucent so you can see what is inside. The SnackCubby containers are made of BPA-free and FDA-approved food grade silicone which is also dishwasher safe and freezer safe. These are big pluses if you are into saving or preserving the environment. I enjoy the product because it's a reusable item I have at home. I have to say that these containers are narrower and more flexible than I was expecting. I thought they were harder so the contents inside the container don't get crush easily when I put them in my purse or kids' bags. 
Overall, these are a decent replacement for using disposable lunch bags (Ziplock) for packing snacks. It's nice to pack the smaller snacks, but the contents can be easily crushed since it is so flexible.

If you would like to try them out, you can get them on Amazon here.

*I received this product free or at a discount in exchange for my honest, unbiased opinion.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Review for Valentia Ultimate Skin Repair & Hydration Combo: True Glow Eye Cream & Ultra Plumping Hydration Mask


Ultra Plumping Hydration Mask  
I was skeptical about using this mask but I was pleasantly surprised. This mask is golden yellow in color and is lightly scented. The consistency reminds me like the one of a (banana) pudding which was not very appealing to me, but I was willing to give it a try because of the of the scent and the natural ingredients it has. This mask contains a mix of natural ingredients like the Silk Protein Amino Acid Blend: Botanical Hyaluronic Acid, Organic Sea Buckthorn Oil, Japanese Green Tea and Aloe Vera. My face felt tingly and had a cooling sensation while having it on my face which was kind of soothing. However, the mask felt somewhat sticky by the end. 

Cleanup was simple and required only a damp cloth and warm water to remove it after 15-30 minutes of application. The first night I used it, I didn't notice much or maybe didn't pay attention to how my face felt but the next morning I definitely noticed that my face was smoother, softer and moisturized. I am using it twice a week at night time after washing my face and I can see a noticeable difference. I have oily skin and I am also glad that it has caused any breakouts which is a major concern for me. I also love that it helps boost your collagen production and decrease signs of aging. The packaging needs improvement though (not the box but the container) as it does not look like a quality product, it is very simple.

                                   True Glow Eye Cream


The eye cream doesn't feel greasy or sticky which is a big plus. It does have a slight citrus scent, but it's not overpowering.  It absorbs quickly in my skin and with no residue. The texture is not thick and it has like a peachy/light orange color.  I like that the bottle had a pump and it gave me a perfect amount of cream to apply. 

I use this cream both in the morning before applying my make-up and in the evening after cleansing my skin right before going to bed. Unfortunately, this eye cream did not lighten/reduce my dark circles at this time but it makes my eye area look refreshed. I will going to continue use for a while and try to see if there is any difference in a few weeks. I am in my late 30s and I do not have any wrinkles so I would not be able to say much about this, however it is always nice to prevent wrinkles. I like that the cream helps my eyes look fresh when I get up in the morning. While I haven't noticed any huge improvement with the dark circles, I have noticed that the skin around my eyes feels smoother and I can apply my makeup without any issues. Also, it doesn't make me break out or give me an allergic reaction.

I received a complimentary bottle of Valentia's True Glow Eye Cream and a jar of Ultra Plumping Hydration Mask in exchange for my honest review/opinion. 

These products are available for purchase on Amazon. Links below:

True Glow Eye Cream
Ultra Plumping Hydration Mask

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