Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Valentia ~ Ultra Plumping Hydration Mask

A new year. A new Valentia product to review. Now that the holidays are officially over, it is time to give my skin a boost of hydration. Valentia has given me the opportunity to test another great new product. The Ultra Plumping Hydration Mask provides intense hydration that is perfect for this time of year. The holidays and the weather have wreaked havoc on my skin and I was lucky to get this product when I did.

The first thing that I have noticed about Valentia products is the scent. Every product that I have tried from this company has smelled delicious…good enough to eat. I could just sit and smell it all day. This particular mask smells fresh and fruity. The texture is gelatinous. It is super easy to apply a thin layer. Too thick and the mask will fall off your face. Immediately after applying the mask I started to feel a mild tingling sensation. This is normal but continued to intensify. I keep the mask on 20-30 minutes before removing with a warm, wet washcloth. My face felt clean and moisturized. It really does feel luxurious during and after using the mask. The ingredients in the mask are specially selected for optimal results. 

What are some of these special ingredients?

~Silk Protein Amino Acid Blend: increases moisture content and helps produce collagen and elastin, decreasing the appearance of lines
~Botanical Hyaluronic Acid: secures moisture and plumps skin
~Organic Sea Buckthorn Oil: anti aging berry that reduces lines, diminishes sun spots, evens skin tone, and firms more supple skin
~Japanese Green Tea: anti aging, anti inflammatory, and anti irritant
~Aloe Vera: moisturizing skin and prevents aging

This mask really does feel like an indulgence. It feels like you are at a fancy spa getting an expensive facial. You can purchase Valentia's new Ultra Plumping Hydration Mask on Amazon.

*I received this product for free in exchange for my honest review.

Chomps Snack Sticks!

I get very excited when I get to test and review food products. It does not happen often but I LOVE it. I am a serious foody and while I love big, hearty meals I also love to snack throughout the day. Chomps Snack Sticks look like a Slim-Jim but are made with 100% Grass-Fed Angus Beef. This is important to me. I won't include an attachment but if you want to know more about grass-fed beef you should Google it (be prepared for some disturbing information about the other beef…the beef that is not grass-fed). They are also free from nitrates, synthetic nitrates, MSG, and are gluten-free.

Chomps Snack Sticks come in three delicious flavors: Original, Crankin' Cran, and Hoppin' Jalepeño. Of all three flavors I liked Crankin' Cran the best. It had the most spice, and I love spice. It doesn't taste like cranberries as I expected, though it does have cranberries in it. It also has Habañero Peppers in it, which is where the spicy spice comes from. These snack sticks are great to eat alone, straight from the pack, or as part of an appetizer plate. I was happy to have them on hand to put together a little cheese and sausage plate. Everyone agreed that Crankin' Cran was the favorite flavor. The ingredients help me feel good about eating them, but they also contain 9g of protein in each stick.

If you like beef sticks you will absolutely love these. They are definitely better than your average stick of beef. These sticks are made with celery juice that gives them a shelf-life of one year. I guarantee that is longer than you need. These will become your go-to meat snack. Purchase them here.

Happy Chomping!

*I received this product for free in exchange for my honest review.