Simply Simplify your Skincare w/Simplicity Skincare’s Dual Pump Reversal Protection Complex | Review

Hi Lovelies,

Time flies, it was just the beginning of June and soon I’ll be back in class cue anxiety  

Summer is literally the most debatable season of them all, it super relaxing but,  with the sun; hot weather it really takes a toll on your skin, which can have you spending a summers vacation on skin products. In the weeks of being on break I have been trying this new skincare product that claims to put all other products to rest.

I’ve partnered with Brandbacker x Simplicity Skincare to test and review Simplicitys’ dual pump skin renewal   Reversal Protection Complex, and here’s my honest opinion.

I tried the Simplicity dual pump for 2 weeks ruling out all my other skincare products, but before here’s a little information on Simplicity:

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So how did the idea for Simplicity come about? One day, while at my Esthetician, I was admiring her skin. When I asked her what she used, she told me a very expensive eye cream all over her face and neck! Why? Because effective eye creams are highly concentrated and they do a great many things, from promoting cellular repair to increasing firmness to reducing wrinkles to fighting inflammation. Then I got to thinking wouldn’t it be great to have one cream that could do it all and have it be coupled with a serum that was equally as effective? I started talking to my girlfriends about it and the answer was a resounding yes! Hence the birth of Simplicity Skincare. My Reversal Protection Complex, which is derived by combining my Superior Serum with Moisture to give your skin all it deserves. I have been using it over a year and the results have been amazing!

So Simplicitys’ Dual Pump skincare comes with a dual sided pump, with one side being a light weight serum and the other a moisturizer. The serum contains Jojoba OIl, Aloe Vera, witch hazel, and vitamin E, free of phosphates, and Alcohol. The Moisturizer contains Vitamin B5, Aloe, grapeseed oil, primrose, and chamomile.

Trying the dual pump w/o any other product feels super natural, because its a serum and moisturizer in one, it was less time consuming and within a day I could feel a  difference in my skin. I used both in the morning/night after washing my face. The feel of the formulas is super light weight and the consistency doesn’t feel oily, or sticky. Its said to be a anti aging product, which doesn’t just cover aging, the ingredients also target acne, break outs, and blemishes, which I am constantly dealing with. 

Since I’ve been using it, my skin feels like it’s being protected from the sun rays, which is a huge factor in aging skin, and a few fine lines on my forehead are beginning to diminish. I feel like if I was to use the rest of this product in a month or 2, I will get the results I’m looking for, but so far so good. 

I hope you enjoyed my post on the Simplicity Skincare dual pump Reversal Protection Complex, be sure to “Like” this post, and tell me if you’ve tried it.

Want to find out more information on this product go to Simplicity Skincare 

Sponsored by Brandbacker. 

xx,

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Ultimate Moroccan Argan Oil | Review

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PR Samples were given for review, all opinions and photos are my own.

 

Hi Loves,

If you’re constantly changing your skin care routine raise your hand, If you have a regular routine that works well for * I bow down*

Ultimate Moroccan Argan Oil sent me some amazing products from their collection, If you’re not familiar with the brand here’s a little insight.

 The word ultimate means the best achievable or imaginable. As a manufacturer of high-performance Moroccan Argan oil beauty products, our goal is to provide our customers with the best possible hair and skin care products that deliver on their promises.

For centuries, the locals in Morocco, have used Argan oil for cooking and beauty. Derived from the fruit of the Argan tree, organic Argan oil is exceptionally rich in natural vitamins and essential oils.

From Argan oil shampoos and conditioners, to Argan oil treatments and skin care products, our natural, sulfate free and silicone free beauty products nourish all hair and skin types and infuse them with the moisturizing indulgence of Moroccan Argan Oil.

Our Moroccan Argan oil shampoos and conditioners are formulated to provide rich texture and brilliant shine for your hair, while supplying moisture to dull, dry or lifeless locks and enhancing color and curl to all hair types.

Lavish your hair and skin with the very best in hydrating beauty treatments – Ultimate Moroccan Argan Oil®

I tried the products each individually for 2 weeks and here’s my thoughts on all of it.

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The Ultimate Argan Oil Deluxe Exfoliating Soap ( IK mouthful) is meant to Tone, Exfoliate, and Brighten, ridding the skin of dead skin cells and giving the skin a natural glowing complexion. This was my favorite to test out, as soon as I got it in the mail I used it that night. This exfoliating soap is made of small exfoliating beads which you can feel soon as it hits the skin. Their are tons of exfoliating soaps that can be pretty abrasive on the skin, but this soap, in particular, is not abrasive, it almost feels like regular soap. I love using this soap on my face and body, it feels like it’s doing the work of 3 different body scrubs. After using this my skin feels smooth, and super clean, no need for the gang of cleansers, using the soap and a light moisturizer gets the job done. Since I’ve been using this soap my skin is incredibly smooth and I can definitely feel a difference in texture, as for the brightening of dark spots and skin, I don’t think I’ve used it long enough to see any improvement in that area, but that doesn’t change my opinion about the product, overall great product. It retails for $6

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I got to try 2 different sheet mask, one the Ultimate Argan Oil Brightening Mask + The Hydrating Mask. 

I love a good sheet mask, I mean you can just leave it on  your face and let it do it’s work, while you’re updating your Instagram page, or something of that nature. Both mask are infused with Argan Oil, and are free of alcohol, which is amazing. Lets start with the brightening mask, this mask is meant to restore balance in skin cells to naturally brighten the skin, as well as, hydrating the skin. I love any mask that will clear, and restore the healthy glow of my skin without stripping my face of everything that keeps it hydrated. Each mask box comes with 4 individual sheet mask, which is just enough. So far, I have used 2 of the 4 mask and really enjoy it. The product that the sheet mask comes in is what I’m drawn to, the mask is nice,but after it dries, it has left over product that you can rub into the skin, and it dries down, but not super drying. The brightening mask has to be my favorite, I can definitely see results with the uses, I really enjoyed it. The Hydrating Mask is meant to hydrate, and restore radiance in the skin, I’ve only tried the mask once, but in that one use my skin did feel hydrated and not drying at all. I will have to use this more, but the one time was great. Each mask set retails $45 which is pricey, but for 4 mask I feel like your getting your money’s worth.

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Lastly is the Argan Oil treatment serum,

I love serums, I have a ton of facial + body oils that get the job done. This serum is infused with Argan Oil, and high concentrations of fatty acids, and vitamin E. Now when I looked on the website it says its a hair oil, but I have been using this for my body and it seems to be working better than half my moisturizing collection. I love this serum, it’s super lightweight, and the smell is not overpowering. I’m half full with product, because I’ve been using it religiously since i’ve gotten it. I do love the way it works on my skin, and I can use it in my hair, so that’s just an added bonus. This serum retails for $16.

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I hope you enjoyed this review, if so be sure to “LIKE” this post, and let me know whats your favorite product. Have you heard of this Brand? After reading this post would you try their products? Let me know in the comments.

Check out their website if you want to check them out.

ULTIMATE MORROCCAN ARGAN OIL

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Jan Marini’s Hyla3D | Spring Renewal

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Hi Loves,

Skin can be a sensitive subject, for me personally. I have stage 2 eczema as well as highly sensitive skin, So summer time activities does not start until I have every skin care product to protect me from the wonders of the HOT sun, and summer heat.

Jan Marini Skin Research is one of the most respected brands in professional skin care. JMSR has formed associations with some of the world’s leading physicians and research scientists to develop cutting edge solutions to today’s most common skin concerns. JMSR has introduced a host of technological firsts, has been awarded numerous patents and has published multiple independent peer-reviewed studies on it’s products.

When I got the chance to try Jan Marini skincare skn renewal, I was a tad on the fence, because wrinkles have never been a huge problem for me, but the benefits of the Hyla3D goes beyind wrinkles. Hyla 3D contains (HA) Hyaluronic Acid, which is an ingredient that addresses skin problems such as; Hydration, increasing collagen and restores youth. Great benefits AMIRIGHT!!

I added this product to my skincare routine for a month and a half, and found that this product works really well.

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The Hyla3D has a very liquid formula that is not at all thick and blends really well into the skin. After washing my face, and using my skin oils, I use this product last, and it feels so nice on the skin. Because the product absorbs in the skin, it feels moisturizing on the skin and as it dries it feels almost matte, but not drying on the skin, what I like most is the consistency in the product, it doesn’t leave behind any residue like some products that can get really filmy.

When they say a little goes a long way, their not kidding, it only takes one pump and it spreads evenly on the skin, so you can’t possibly miss a spot.

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So final Results:

The product works well, it does take at least a month to start seeing results, but you can feel a difference in skin texture after using this product. My skin feels extremely hydrated, if you don’t have time for the whole “skin routine’ you can just wipe your face and use this product alone. I think its good to try it with your skin routine, and by itself, to see which works best for you, this is just my opinion, because not all skin textures are the same.

I hope you enjoyed this post, have you tried Jan Marini’s Hyla3D skin renewal? How did it work for you? Let me know in the comments, feel free to let me know your experience- Be sure to “LIKE” this post.

Feel free to visit Jan Marini, for more info on the product.

ALSO IF YOU WANT TO ENTER TO WIN some great skincare products (here’s a link->ENTER TO WIN

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This post is Sponsored by Brandbacker. 

All opinions and photos are my own,

Jane Iredale Skincare & Makeup | First Impressions + Swatches

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Hi Lovelies,

It is June 1st, and it seems like a lot has happen in the month of not writing. I’ve been in between testing tons of makeup and trying to get back in school, but moving into June I have a ton of exciting post to share!! Enough rambling lets talk makeup, LOL

Now around the beginning of May I received a gorgeous package from Jane Iredale, if you haven’t heard here’s a little info on the brand.

Jane Iredale is the president and founder of Iredale Mineral Cosmetics, a company she founded in 1994 which brought the mineral makeup line Jane Iredale to the aesthetic industry. She was the first to supply this industry with a line of makeup that had skin care benefits.

Jane has always thought of makeup as an essential part of a woman’s sense of well-being and she wanted to make that easy to achieve.  That’s why her mineral powders are a foundation, powder, concealer and sunscreen all in one, and why every product in the line is multi-functional.  Her goal is to make products that look good, feel good and are good for the skin.  Products must be easy to apply, as well, so that a woman can be her best in the shortest amount of time.

I was sent a bronzer, 2 pressed eyeshadow palette, 2 glosses, 2 lip crayons & a Hydration Spray.

Lets talk hydrating Spray, the spray is a lemongrass hydrating Spray that is great to give you a boost after a workout, or even a glow to your makeup. I used this after both scenarios and its such a boost of refreshing mist, It does take more than a sec to dry, but the consistency of the spray is so even, I really love using this. In a world of setting sprays and hydrating sprays, I really can’t compare this spray to any other, the combination of lemongrass, and the mist itself is so refreshing. Now Jane Iredale, has 5 different hydration sprays, it retails for $30. Overall this is great product.

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There isn’t a beauty brand that doesn’t have a line of pressed eye shadows, the most famous of them being Colourpop, Jane has a ton of pressed eye shadows to select from in various finishes, matte, metallic, creamy, etc. The 2 palettes I have comes in a duo and another was a trio of shades. Both palettes have a great transition shade, and between the two I can do at least 3 different eye looks. The duo pure pressed shadows have 2 shades a light shade ( Supernova) and a deep brown shade w/ Shimmer ( Oyster) both are heavily pigmented and are not chalky at all, I think the shades are perfect for everyday. I love the packaging of the duo palette, it comes in this luxurious gold packaging, which I’m a sucker for pretty packaging. The Trio palette is pretty as well, the palette “Pink Bliss” comes with  pretty shades, a transition shade, a very matte pink shade, and a shimmery plum shade, which gives me so much LIFE! 

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first 3 ( the Pink Bliss trio palette) Last 2 ( Oyster/Supernova duo palette)

These are the swatches without priming my arm, as you can see the shades are pigmented and doesn’t have any chunky fallout, which you normally get with glittery or shimmer eye shadows. Overall the shades are great, they are wearable and both contain very pretty shades, my favorite is the “Pink Bliss” trio palette.

Both palettes retail for $30

Next I got the “Rose Dawn” bronzer that comes with a highlight, 2 blushes, & contour, when I looked at the shades they all seem like blushes, except the highlight shade, But then when I swatched I could tell the difference, the shades look a lot different than in the pan itself. All the shades have a shimmer effect, which when it comes to my bronzers/ contour shades I like deep matte shades but I tried it anyhow to give it chance. I really like the feel of the bronzer, the texture is very buttery and soft, they apply really nice. When wearing the bronzer shades they act more as a highlighter, all have a very iridescent finish to them sort of like the Nicole Guerriero x ABH highlight palette it’s just the shades look a little similar, which is great. I like the bronzer palette, its really pretty on the face.

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It retails for $44

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Lastly I got some lip products, when it comes to lip products I am a hoarder, I was sent 2 glosses, 2 lip crayons, and a lip balm. The glosses I got was the shade Pink Smoothie & Beach Plum. When it comes to glosses I normally can do without, because glosses can be sticky or not pigmented enough for me, but these Pure glosses are nothing like it. I really like the lip glosses, they are very light when applying and they don’t have a tacky application. I really like the shades, Beach Plum is my favorite, I’ll show you why in a min. I also got some lip crayons, which I love, both shades have this velvet like application which is just pigmented and smooth.

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The first 2 shades Lip Crayons ( Yummy & Saucy) I love the names BTW! last 2 Pure Glosses ( Pink Smoothie & Beach Plum) 

The lip crayons are, as you know, easy to apply, they glide on the lips I just love them.

Yummy ( Pinky Nude shade)

Saucy  ( red- Orange)

Pure Glosses

Pink Smoothie ( light Pink shade w/ shimmer)

Beach Plum ( Dark Plum w/ Pink undertone)

Lastly I got a Jane Iredale lip balm, which is just a great hydrating lipstick. I love the feel of this lip balm, it has a little pink tint to it, and smells like lemon, Mmmmm!!

The lip glosses retail $26 | Lip Crayons $18 | Lip Balm $15

Well that’s all for my haul and first Impressions, I hope you enjoyed, If you did be sure to “LIKE’ this post. Have you tried Jane Iredale? Whats your favorite product?

PR was sent by Jane Iredale, all opinions and photos were my own. Thank you

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Diety America Hair care- Collection

PR samples courtesy of Diety America, all opinions are my own.

Hi Lovelies,

Hair Problems, something everyone goes through whether its heat damage, to thin, or just flat I haven’t came across a girl whos’ hair was just perfect, unless you’re Sofia Vergara.

It wasn’t until 3 months ago that I heard of Diety America, if you don’t know who they are here’s a little insight. Diety America is a hair brand that helps with healthy; natural regrowth. All of the products are based from Tibet, and Chinese herbal extracts, also carrying ginseng, wheat, protein, and Avocado. This brand couldn’t have contacted me at a better time, especially since my hair was in the process of breaking off. Through contacts they wanted me to review for them, and it didn’t take long to say yes.

What they sent were 2 leave in conditioners, Plant shampoo, a heat protectant, as well as, a serum dropper and a scalp treatment.

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I tried this entire collection in the course of 3 months, in moderation of course.Now that I’m done rambling, let’s talk about the products.

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The Super Gro Serum Nutmeg + Serum Gro scalp Treatment

I use these every night just to keep my scalp from being dry, because my hair soaks up moisture. The super grow w/nutmeg is very lightweight on my hair, it has a mentholated feeling when I apply it to my hair. Its made with Asian herbal extract, Chinese ginseng extract, Nutmeg Oil, Argan Oil, and Knotweed, all are ingredients made to grow healthy hair from the root, as well as, protect hair from breakage. With the nutmeg you definitely can smell it in the ingredients and feel a burning sensation as well. The Serum gro scalp treatment is similar to the super gro but without any nutmeg, or menthol. I prefer the super gro with the nutmeg, but both works just the same.

Leave in Hydrating & Repair Scalp Treatment / Deep Penetrating Conditioner

The Hydrating leave in conditioner and the Deep Conditioner were my favorite products to use weekly. The hydrating leave in conditioner is made up of Water, Soy Protein, Ginseng, Shea Butter, Asian & Tibetan herbs, and Knotweed. The hydrating conditioner I liked because it could be used as a styling product or just to condition and wash out. It really is a hydrating conditioner, it is kind of, heavy so you don’t need much. As most conditioners its meant to repair the hair and keep breakage from happening. I used this twice a week and by the end of the week wash it out, because the build up can cause your hair to feel sticky. The Deep Condition , is made of Tibetan Herbs, Aloe Vera, Ginseng, and Avocado, all ingredients that promotes healthy hair growth, and stops breakage. The deep condition acted like a hair mask, when you apply all over the hair it hardens and you leave it on for about 15 min, then wash it out. I think both of these combinations helped my hair the most, because I did use these as my holy grail products. If you’re trying to grow your hair, these are my recommended products, because these duos have a combination of hair growth ingredients, and you can use it weekly if not daily.

The Plant Shampoo

I really like using the plant shampoo, made of the same as the leave in hydrating leave in conditioner, the plant shampoo is an all organics shampoo that helps repair hair. I used the shampoo and the consistency is very thick, it smells like grass, yeah that’s how natural it is. It really did help my hair to stop breakage. I used this every 2 weeks and within the first months usage, I could see a difference. I really do like the way it lathers my hair and that its not filled with alcohol and parabens, which are both harmful to your hair.

Repairing Essence Daily Moisturizer lotion

I normally do not like lotions in my hair mainly because, lotions tends to make my hair sticky and stiff, The daily moisturizer changed my entire opinion about certain lotions. This daily moisturizer contains Amino Acids, Vitamin C5, Ironic Protein, and Collagen. This is a daily lotion, which you can use daily, but I only used it when I used the deep conditioner, to keep my hair hydrated and shiny. This lotion works really well, its not like any lotion I ever tried, its light weight, the consistency in my hair is nice, it doesn’t weigh my hair down at all.

As for the entire Diety America collection, I really liked the natural quality of the products, I have used tons of “natural” products but these products takes the cake. I think that as far as the ingredients, being free of sulfates, and parabens are always great. the shampoos’ and conditioners works well together. I highly recommend this brand to people who liiivvvee for organic and Au’ natural products.

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I hope you enjoyed my review, be sure to “LIke” this post, and “comment” if you love organic products like the collection in the post. Be sure to check out Diety America  

Until next time, xo

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Belize in you | Skincare

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Hi Lovelies,

Winter is here and the topic of skin is a popular subject. I myself love a good skincare regimen, but with newer more prominent products coming out, my routine is constantly changing. When it comes to my skin its normally cleanse, tone, serum, and moisturize, so when I heard about Belize in you skincare I couldn’t wait to add them into my routine.

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Belize in you Marine and Body Care is a health/beauty company that uses all natural and raw materials for the Caribbean waters and Mayan mountains of Belize.

When I got contacted through pr agents to try a few items, I was excited yet hesitant, I literally had an entire conversation with myself, before replying back. When you get used to the products that you use daily, it kind of a switch up when you have to change it, but anyways I chose a toner and serum, just to see what their products can offer to my skin.

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I got the Marine mineral skin toner and the Rooibos tea antioxidant facial serum. Lets talk about the marine toner, the toner looks very much high end skin care, as a matter of fact the cost is pretty much high end, it retails for $55. The product also is 4 fl oz, so your getting a ton of product for what your’e paying. After doing a morning and night routine, I can see a bit of a difference, I’ve used this for about a month, and my skin feels very refreshed and hydrated, some toners have that drying effect on the skin and with the winter here, dry weather and dry skin are both negative factors. The Marine mineral skin toner has ingredients of water, seaweed extract, Phenoxyethanol, which I’m sure is a long word for natural..I guess, this toner is half gone I really enjoy using it, its lightweight, the only thing that that I can say negative is that the pump shoots out to much product, which is really wasteful, a little product goes a long ways.

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The next product I tried was the Rooibos Tea antioxidant facial serum, I was really excited to try this serum, this retails for $88, this serum is made of water (aqua), Red tea, phenoxyethanol, and Hyaluronic Acid. I really love this serum, its an antioxidant which is great to help pull toxins from the skin after cleansing your face, its really light, and liquid-y, you only need about 2 pumps, because its easy to disperse over your entire face. The Rooibos tea serum, is very nice, its wet on the face, but once it dries it gives the feeling  a tight mask. The serum is more easy to use than the toner, you can control how much you want to use, which is really nice.

I feel after using both in my skin  routine, has been a great addition, my skin feels very hydrated, and firm. I usually have a problem with scaring,  but they do seem a tad lighter, which is a bonus, but most of all it doesn’t dry out the skin.

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PR samples were sent to me courtesy of Belize in you, all opinions and photos are my own.

 I hope you enjoyed my review/post on Belize in  you skin care. What’s your favorite toner? Have you heard of Belize in you skincare? Would you be willing to give it a try? Let me know in the comments below.

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