Friday, December 19, 2014

InstaNatural Age-Defying Serum

InstaNatural is an online distributor of nature inspired beauty products. They aim to use natural, organic ingredients to make quality products for you and me. They also back their product 100% so if you are not satisfied, they will take care of you. Through BrandBacker I received a free 1 oz. bottle of their new Age-Defying Retinol Serum. If you have not tried a serum, this is a must. I recommend the following routine: apply the serum at night after washing your face and applying toner. Finish with a good moisturizer after the serum dries. Your skin will feel luxuriously silky and smooth. As far as serums go, this one is a winner. It has the most refreshing, yet mild, citrusy scent and goes on oh so lightly. The serum absorbs quickly and leaves my skin feeling so refreshed and not at all oily. But that's not all. InstaNatural's Age-Defying Serum is filled with nutrients and antioxidants that nourish your skin while also making it look and feel healthier and younger. One of my major problems is that I am freckled and, as a result, am more susceptible to age spots from the sun. I learned this after basking in the hot Mexico sun for a week. All of a sudden I looked in the mirror and it looked like I had dirt splattered on my face. But no it was not dirt, it was my skin. Great! These age spots are not pretty…and they are extremely difficult to get rid of. This serum contains 2.5% Retinol, aka Vitamin A. Retinol is highly effective in improving the skins appearance, including reversing sun damage and the signs of aging such as fine lines, wrinkles, hyper pigmentation, and rough texture. Sounds pretty great, right? How about 20% Vitamin C? The Vitamin C repairs and restores damaged skin and promotes the growth of new healthy skin. Other ingredients include Hyaluronic Acid, which traps moisture for firm plump skin, Jojoba Oil and Witch Hazel, which are both ingredients that I just love overall. Plant and Fruit Acids also work magic for your skin. The serum is really just a tiny bottle of miracle ingredients that are natural and cruelty-free. Check out InstaNatural's website to learn more and see a longer list of ingredients. You will love what is in this stuff and you will love the light fragrance. Join InstaNatural's mailing list at to receive 15% off your order and start reaping the benefits of natural, organic beauty products. *One caution: Retinol makes your skin more susceptible to the sun so wear sunscreen. **Sponsored Post (but the review is all mine)

Saturday, November 8, 2014

ChapStick® Hydration Lock Moisturize & Renew

Confession...I am addicted to ChapStick!  I always have been.  I hate the feeling of having dry lips and I am always reapplying ChapStick, lip gloss, or something to keep my lips moisturized.  That being said, Smiley360 and ChapStick® gave me the opportunity to try a new product for free. Smiley360 sent me the ChapStick® Hydration Lock Moisturize & Renew to test and review.
(The opinions are mine and mine alone.)

Now that I have had some time to use it I am able to say it lives up to the ChapStick brand name and is super moisturizing.  This ChapStick keeps my lips moisturized throughout the day, which is not an easy thing to do with unpredictable weather.  One day it is hot and sunny, the next day it is cold and windy.  I cannot keep up, but my lips are doing just fine.  Enough of that, now let me tell you a little about the product.

The first thing you need to know is that it has anti aging properties.  This is important and often overlooked.  We put serums and creams on our faces to prevent wrinkles and other signs of aging but why do we ignore the aging of our lips?  Do NOT ignore your lips, they lose moisture faster than the rest of your skin, which means they are prone to aging faster than other areas.

Now, there are two sides to this ChapStick.  The first is Moisture.  The Moisture side contains CoQ10 and Hyaluronic spheres that provide long-lasting hydration.  This formula gives lips a fuller and smoother appearance.  Who doesn't want fuller, smoother lips?  The Renew side contains Shea and Mango butters that are all natural as well as nourishing oils such as Coconut oil and Avocado oil.  This side conditions and softens your lips, making them feel extra smooth.  No matter which side you prefer, I like both sides equally, they are clinically proven to give you healthier looking lips.

Try yours today.  Click here for a $0.50 ChapStick coupon.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Studio Gear CC Cream

Just when I jumped on the BB Cream bandwagon, everyone started talking about CC Cream.  I was excited to try Studio Gear CC Cream through Brand Backer.  Now I can see why CC Cream has quickly replaced the popularity of BB Cream.  This cream is so smooth and light.  I mix it with a little bit of SPF facial lotion and rub it all over before putting on powder.  It almost acts as a corrector and a primer.  Studio Gear reports that the CC Cream fights signs of aging and restores skin elasticity.  I don't know about all that...but I DO know that I like it a lot.  It definitely brightens and moisturizes my skin.  I love the texture and the way it makes my face feel.  It really is moisturizing.  I recommend everyone make the switch to CC Cream.  It is a miracle worker!  Follow this link to get 10% off your order at Studio Gear Cosmetics.