Feb 23, 2015

Ageless Derma Swiss Apple Stem Cell Moisturizer

Here's another Ageless Derma product that I've been using for the last few weeks. It's their Swiss Apple Stem Cell Oil-Free Continuous Moisturizer. Just like their moisturizer with spf 35, this one is really light on the skin and doesn't leave it feeling oily or greasy. Which it shouldn't because it's oil free but well all know that sometimes a product like this can still give us that frying pan look.

Just like any other moisturizer this one promises to keep your skin hydrated which helps slow down the appearance of fine lines which is what anyone over 26 should make sure their products can do. But unlike all the ones on the market this one outwardly claims that due to Swill Apple Stem Cells, it lets the moisturizer works continuously throughout the day as if no time has passed since you first put it on. It pretty much says that the potency doesn't diminish throughout the day thanks to the stem cells and a bunch of other ingredients that make this pack a good punch.

When I used this product I will say that I did like it. It seemed effective, left my skin feeling and looking hydrated throughout the day and it didn't make my skin look or feel oily. I think this would be a good moisturizer to wear if your foundation always has spf in it since this would blend in easily and give you everything that your skin needs when you walk out the door which is coverage, protection and hydration.

So now it's your turn to give it a try. Enter my giveaway below for a chance to try this out for yourself!

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Ageless Derma Daily Moisturizing Sunscreen

Now I know that a bulk of my readers live in the East Coast so sunscreen is the furthest thing from your minds right now but it's a perfect time to be reminded of the fact that sunscreen should be worn on the face every single day. If there's a blizzard, use sunscreen. If there are below freezing temperatures...well I'm not gonna keep going with this. You get it! We all know that sunscreen helps keep the harmful rays of the sun away from damaging our skin which is why I go by the general rule that if it's daytime, I've gotta wear it, because the sun trick and will always try to get its way with aging my skin.

So lately I've been obsessed with Ageless Derma's Moisturizing Sunscreen with SPF 35+ has been a great find. I've been using this company's products for a few months now and love having the chance to try them out.

My biggest issue with a moisturizer with sunscreen is that I don't want anything that's going to be thick because I don't like to feel something on my face. Sunscreen normally so thick and heavy that a company really has to get the consistency pretty much perfect in order to satisfy me. I also can't have a sunscreen that's too thin because it will make my skin look super oily and gives me the feeling that it's not really protecting my skin by being a thin goopy layer.

Ageless Derma's moisturizing sunscreen is smack in the middle and is pretty perfect. I like to wear it on it's own when I go out for a walk or run and I've been mixing it with my foundation so that I'm always protected, moisturized and covered on days that I want to wear makeup. If you're looking for something that can help cover those based I recommend giving this a try so that you can get your sun protectant product down packed by the time the sun really starts to kick in!

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Feb 22, 2015

Tons of Giveaways Coming Up!

Hello readers! I've been on a bit of a hiatus due to work and some news that I'll be sharing in the near future.

With that being said I've been approached by companies that I've worked with before, as well as a few new ones, to run some giveaways for my awesome readers. So over the next week I'll be sharing my thoughts on these cool products so you can decide which one you want to try to get your hands on.

It's good to be back!

Jan 27, 2015

Yamleh Foundation Brush

When it comes to foundation I spent a lot of years using powders with kabuki brushes so when it came to using a liquid I always defaulted to my fingers. But of course, I decided to put a brush to the test because I'm tired of people telling me how unhygienic it is to use my fingers. Hello! Ever heard of washing your hands and letting them air dry before touching your makeup? No...figures!

But anyway, as a beauty blogger I have to be a trooper and try things out as much as possible and thankfully Yamleh gave with the chance with their foundation blending brush. I really like that the fibers don't shed, therefor not leaving any strands of hair trapped between my skin and the subtle foundation/tinted moisturizer. They're also super soft so it doesn't feel rough against my skin. I mostly used this for my ELF foundation because it's the thickest liquid face makeup that I own and I wanted to see if this brush not only grabbed on to it well but applied most of it to my skin. It was a success on both accounts.

When I went to wash it off a few days after using the foundation brush it was easy to get everything off and it dried within 24 hours. While I still blend my tinted moisturizers with my fingers I"m going to keep this brush around for nights that I want more coverage by using foundation that normally takes me a bit longer to blend in.

Jan 25, 2015

Posh v Pinch: The Perfect Coverage

It's been a long time coming! I've been on the hunt for the prefect and affordable foundation for what seems like years. I found it a while back in Laura Mercier's Tinted Moisturizer but the price started to get a little too steep for me. Especially since I constantly mixed it with my Stila Illuminating Beauty Balm so I was using twice the amount of products to achieve the same result.

When I was in NYC this summer I decided to give Sephora's 10 hour Wear Perfection Foundation a try to see if I could find the perfect shade and I was so happy to find that I did! Not only did I grab that but I also tried it with their Bronze Perfect CC Cream and it was affordable heaven!

Now I know that my go to Laura Mercier product isn't a foundation but it acts like one for me. It supplies me with enough coverage while leaving my skin looking totally natural. the only complain that I ever had with it was that I sometimes felt like my skin looked really flat so I would use an all over face bronzer my Bare Minerals to give my skin that extra kick. The cost of the product was never really an issue for me because I was fine paying just a bit more for a single product that worked well. But after realizing that I also used a bronzer the cost kinda went up so the search began.

It took a few tries for me to find the right shade of the Sephora foundation and I've started to use it without the addition of the CC cream but with just a moisturizer with SPF instead since it is something that the tinted moisturizer has over this one. All in all the cost comes out to be more beneficial for my wallet with the Laura Mercier at $43 and my Sephora combo now coming out to $31 thanks to a sale on the CC cream. I now just have to see if I'm 100% happy with the results. So far I did leave my mark on my boyfriends shirt the other day but that could have been because I just got ready right before he arrived and we hug a bit too much, so we shall see. I'll let you ladies know if I've found a suitable and affordable replacement or not!

Microbiome Plus+ GI - Ultimate Probiotic and Prebiotic Supplements

We all know that probiotics have been a trend for years thanks to Activia so I don't need to go into why they're a good thing for general health but I will say that anyone changing their diet to a healthier can benefit from them. Just like any detox supplement these Microbiome Probiotic Supplements are said to help get your digestive system in order and help with bloating, keeping you regular (which also kinda helps with bloating, right?), and getting rid of all the nasty stuff left behind from eating really crappy food.

I was given the chance to give these a try but since I already eat pretty well I didn't notice a super kick to my system. I also drink tons of coffee in the morning so....you know what that means! I do like how it's said to help with the immune system and living with someone who has been sick for weeks, as well and dealing with really sick co-workers I do have to say that I haven't had so much as  a sniffle so maybe this has been working.

My order came with 4 boxes--one for each week--with two pills each. I'm not that big on taking pills but these go down easy and I don't feel any side effects after, which would be a total no-no for me! I'm not sure if I'll continue to take these because I try to get everything I need in terms of vitamins and minerals naturally but I know that not everyone has as much time to devout to making sure they get enough of what they need on a daily basis so if that's you and you want to give these a try feel free to enter the giveaway they're letting me run and you can try these out for yourself! a Rafflecopter giveaway