Valentia Night Revive Retinol Serum for More Beautiful Skin

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Valentia Skin Care, a company committed to offering quality, affordable complexion care made with high quality, natural ingredients offers Night Revive Retinol Serum. If you have always wanted to try a Retinol but have been wary of the possible side effects of dryness and stinging this serum may be just what you've been looking for!


Valentia Night Revive Retinol Serum is a lightweight, silky smooth serum enriched with Retinol, Vitamins C and E and buffered with Squalane to help hydrate and soothe the skin while providing additional anti aging properties.

Retinol is one of my skin's "Power ingredients." I have been using it to good effect for years and when anyone asks me what I use on my skin, the first thing I tell them is, "Retinol!" Not only does this miracle worker brighten the complexion and lighten discolouration and age spots, refine and help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, Retinol can clear acne and reduce the marks and scarring left behind after the breakouts heal.


Valentia Night Revive Retinol Serum comes in a dark amber glass bottle and is dispensed via a dropper and pipette. I would have preferred a pump, as it is air safe and protects the active ingredients, especially the Vitamins C and E.

This serum feels silky and light and spreads easily across the skin to drop in, leaving a smooth, lightly hydrated feel. I don't experience any stinging or warmth tho if you are brand new to using Retinol, you may experience a little mild discomfort until your skin adjusts. With consistent use of Retinol, you will notice clearer, smoother, softer skin, a more refined texture along with increased brightness. Post acne marks, hyperpigmentation and age spots will fade away. It doesn't happen overnight. You have to stick with it but it will happen. Commit and you will be rewarded.

Since Valentia Night Revive Retinol Serum increases cell turnover and exfoliates, be sure to use a high SPF sunscreen, every day to protect your fresh, beautiful skin from sun damage and to discourage the re formation of dark spots or hyperpigmentation. If you are pregnant or breast feeding, be sure to have a chat with your doctor before using skin care that contains Retinol.

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Are you as but stupid in love with Retinol as I am? How long have you been using it and what benefits have you enjoyed? If you have yet to try Retinol, this serum is a great place to start. Valentia makes their skin care with natural and organic ingredients using sustainable energy. Their products are Vegan and cruelty free.

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Fashion Flash | Hello November!

November is here and Autumn is ramping into high gear. The weather is getting crisp, days are shorter, the nights are nippy, leaves are going into high peeping season and we are starting to turn our thoughts to the holidays.

Perhaps you are considering a trip to a new locale, want to whip yourself into shape for party season and beyond, need resources for finding that perfect, snuggly sweater or skin care and makeup to help you look your glowing, beautiful best, every day. Let the experts of Fashion Flash guide you to the best of lifestyle, fashion, beauty, wellness and travel for beauties over forty.
This week, Tania from 50 Is Not Old shows us how to shop our own closets. Follow along as she restyles the same outfit in several different ways.

Getting back that youthful glow after 40 can be difficult but don't despair! Prim Beauty has three effective products from Pixi Beauty that will have you glowing in no time. And the best part? You can find them at your local Target!

Pumpkins are more than just scary faces. Deb of No Nonsense Beauty Blog reveals the health and beauty potential of Hallowe'en leftovers.

When Pixie Beauty first became available at Target, there were a lot of naysayers. Pixi though, has proven to us at Beauty Info Zone that no matter what they create, it's great. From skin care to cosmetics, their products are high quality and well priced.

Allison from Never Say Die Beauty shows you how to get looooong curled lashes with Japonesque Heated Lash Curler and Natural Bellisima Mascara.

Inka of Glamour Granny Travels visits Huelva, Spain's Capitol of Gastronomy 2017.

Leslie Freeman needed to shake things up. She didn't just change her job, she changed her country at the same time, then she wrote a book all about it. Life is good, again.

For better or worse, nowadays most of us only have to walk from the car to the elevator and walking has been relegated to recreation or simply exercise. Find out from Mirabai Holland how walking can help you get and stay fit.

Barbara Hannah Gufferman, author of The Best of Everything After 50 and AARP contributor has the best solutions to stay strong, inside and out... and she wants to share everything she knows with all of you.

Society Wellness has two vegan dessert toppings to share. Whether you are hosting a vegan, this holiday season or want a healthier alternative to frosting or whipped cream for yourself or your family, these are delicious!

I own a tightly curated collection of luxury makeup and I am very careful about my highest of high end beauty spending; I only buy what I know I will love and use and one of those purchases is the Burberry Beauty Light Glow Natural Blush - #04 Peony. This gentle, flattering pink will beautifully enhance many skin tones and is, in my not so humble opinion, worth every penny.

Thank you all so much for dropping n and joining us for our Hello, November! edition of Fashion Flash. Please come back next week to be directed to our next exquisite hostess and until then, Have a beautiful week!

Valentia Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer | My Notes

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It has been my pleasure to try a few products from Valentia Natural Skin Care and I have had good results so I was excited to try a new to me product.

If you need a lightweight, hydrating drink of water for your face, Valentia Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer my be just the refreshment your skin is craving.


Valentia Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer offers all day hydration with a blend of Hyaluronic Acid, Ginseng, Safflower Oil and Shea Butter to moisturize your complexion while Kojic Acid, vitamins and antioxidants replenish nutrients to your skin, brighten and fade dark spots.


This lightweight formula is housed in a dark amber glass bottle that is both air and light safe, a pump dispenses the precise amount you want. Valentia Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer smooths across the skin and drops in to leave it feeling soft and not at all oily or sticky. While I love the velvety finish, I find that this particular moisturizer is not quite rich enough for my very dry skin. I think that if you have combo, normal or normal to somewhat dry skin, you would really love this.

Have you tried Valentia Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer? How does it perform for you? If you have never tried a Valentia skin care product, the Pure Glow Moisturizer is a good place to start. Valentia skin care is committed to using high quality, natural ingredients and is Vegan and Cruelty Free.

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Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick | Souffle

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BITE Beauty is a brand with which I fell in love when I tried their High Pigment and Matte Creme Lip Pencils. I love the formula and colours and the lovely, comfortable wear of them so much so when I started reading rave reviews of the BITE Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick by my fellow bloggers, I knew that I had to try it out, for myself and see if it lives up to the hype and the quality and beauty of the BITE lip pencils.


BITE Beauty is committed to creating lip products that are as beautiful as they are kind to humans and this big, blue globe that we all share. BITE uses nourishing, edible oils, triple milled pigments and naturally pressed fruits to create their creamy, colour saturated lipsticks in small, hand created batches.

Packaged in a drippy lip print embellished outer box, BITE Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick has a soft, round, matte black tube with an angled top and a discreet, shiny black logo printed on the base. The tube feels nice in the hand and the cap closes securely and doesn't come loose or gunk up the inside of my handbag. When you roll up the bullet, you are greeted by a clean, smooth lipstick with the BITE B pressed in the side.


I bought BITE Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in the shade Souffle, a marshmallow pink. The swatch on the Sephora website turned out to be very different from the lipstick that landed on my doorstep. This pale, cool toned pink is much lighter than I thought it was going to be and I was a bit dismayed by it.

Until I got it on my lips. Application of this creamy soft formula couldn't be easier. A few quick swipes smooths this lipstick in place and delivers a perfect, opaque, gently glossy finish that makes my lips look lush and pillowy soft. The feel is light and ever so comfortable and the formula is ultra hydrating, leaving my lips feeling moisturized and cherished.

Lipsticks like this aren't super long wearing, but touch ups are easy and seamless so I don't mind. I need to use a good barrier pencil with this lipstick as it is so emollient that it likes to bolt out into my stupid little vertical lip lines.


This cool, clean, pale pink is going to be just the thing for Winter days ahead. It has an "ice queen" feel and is the perfect foil to bold, smoky eyes or chilly, pale, barely there eyes and cheeks. I'm happy that I chose this shade and I'm enjoying this pale pink very much.

BITE Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick is available in forty-one shades so everyone, of every skin tone should find one or more to work beautifully for them. I have my eyes on a few more I'd like to pick up in the future.

BITE Beauty is cruelty free and created without sulfates, parabens and phthalates.

Are you a BITE beauty enthusiast? What are your favorite BITES?

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Lorac Rose & Revelry Limited Edition Holiday 2016 Mega Pro 3 Eye Shadow Palette

For the third year in a row, Lorac has released a Holiday themed, limited edition Mega Pro Eye Shadow Palette and I, in my infinite wisdom and desire to have all of the things have purchased their latest offering. Was it a well advised purchase or should I have broken the chain?


Continuing in a theme of colour and metallics, this year's Mega Pro is the typical Lorac slender, sturdy paperboard palette wrapped in their signature, tactile finish in white with rose gold printing. Last year, we were treated to deep blue with silver and year one was a rich, burgundy red with gold font.


Lift the magnetically sealed lid and you are greeted by a mirror that is big enough to serve your every primping need. The thirty-two eye shadows are laid out like typical Lorac Pro palettes; the top two rows are sixteen matte shadows, the bottom two, sixteen shimmer and metallics. There are two repeater shades in this palette, the rest are new and, if I remember correctly, exclusive to this offering. All of the shade names are conveniently printed below their shadows in rose gold block font.


All thirty-two neutral eye shadows in this palette are laid out, light to dark, running left to right. There are highlights, lid colours, crease and transition shades a-plenty. One can use the deeper colours as liners, as well. The colours in the Lorac Mega Pro 3 are rich and Autumn themed with names like Cider, Walnut, Pecan, Hickory, Maple, Brown Sugar, Dark Roast. Great. Now I've made myself hungry. There are a few cooler shades sprinkled around but this palette tones warm, overall and these are colours that are right in my personal eye shadow wheelhouse.



The shadow quality is classic Lorac Pro. The mattes are smooth, silky and feel creamy to the touch and they can be powdery when my brush goes in. Lorac mattes perform best for me over a good primer. They apply a bit sheer but build up well and blend without flying away or going off muddy. I have learned that a light touch and soft brushes are the best tools for these mattes. The shimmers and metallics are so beautiful, they are velvety and soft to the touch.

These shadows apply easily and blend out like a dream. While a few shadows are a little bit stiff (Jet Black, Licorice, Dk Navy, Walnut) and need some coaxing to go on and blend evenly and the deeper shades can gift the user with a bit of fallout if not applied carefully, overall I am pleased with this palette and I'm happy that I bought it.

I know that this palette is sold out online and in most stores and I had to think carefully about whether or not I was even going to write this up. Then I remembered that I put a ton of work into photographing this baby and, that when certain hot ticket items are sold out online and in most stores, I can often still find them in my local Ulta. If your local stores don't have this beauty but you really, really want it, check for Ulta locations in large towns/small cities (like the one in which I live) a comfortable drive from you. Gas up the car and take a little road trip, do a little hunting and you may get lucky.

Gentle reader, what do you think of the Lorac Mega Pro 3 Eye Shadow Palette? Did you pick it up? Do you love it? Or not so much? Please do tell.

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Fashion Flash - Tips for Looking and Feeling Fabulous

Fashion Flash is your friendly weekly online news magazine filled with the best in wellness, fitness, travel, lifestyle, fashion and beauty from over forty bloggers in the know.

This week, the beautiful Cindy of Prime Beauty is our host. Get cozy, grab a beverage of your choice and hop on over and get caught up. See you next week!

Never Neglect your Neck | StriVectin-TL™ Advanced Tightening Neck Cream and Serum

I am forever grateful to my mother for one of the best pieces of beauty advice she gave to me in my youth. That advice? "Never neglect your neck." Wise words, indeed from a wise woman.

The skin on our neck is thin, delicate and highly susceptible to showing early signs of aging. The neck is highly mobile and in near constant motion and thanks to our love affair with our smartphones, is flexed even more often and for longer periods of time than ever before. These factors can add up to lines, wrinkles, crepeiness and of course, the ever-so-fabulous wattle that we all love so much.

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Happily, there is help for the skin below the chin. With NIA-114  and Gravitite-CF Lifting Complex StriVectin-TL™ Tightening Neck Serum Roller and StriVectin-TL™ Advanced Tightening Light Neck Cream join their sister product StriVectin-TL™ Advanced Tightening Neck Cream - which, coincidentally, I reviewed in this post - to bring us all hope and help for a firmer, more youthful looking neck.


We use serums for our faces. Serums that tighten and brighten, lift, firm and smooth. I use many serums on my face and always pull them down onto my neck but until now, I have never had a serum specially formulated just for my neck. Allow me to introduce you to StriVectin-TL™ Tightening Neck Serum Roller. Oh, yeah, gentle reader, I said roller.

Aqua (Water, Eau), Glycerin, Dimethicone, Myristyl Nicotinate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Butylene Glycol, PEG-40 Stearate, Propanediol, Acacia Senegal Gum, Hydrogenated Ethylhexyl Olivate, Pullulan, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Saccharide Isomerate, Jojoba Esters, Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Algae Extract, Hydrolyzed Rhizobian Gum, Ceratonia Siliqua (Carob) Gum, Hydrogenated Olive Oil Unsaponifiables, Aloe Barnadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Isohexadecane, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Ethylhexyl Glycerin, Sorbitan Laurate, Polysorbate 80, Acetyl Dipeptide-1 Cetyl Ester, Resveratrol, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Parfum (Fragrance), Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Aminomethyl Propanol, Disodium EDTA, BHT, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Benzoic Acid, Chlorphenesin, Benzyl Alcohol, Limonene.
Ingredients are subject to change at the manufacturer's discretion. For the most complete and up-to-date list of ingredients, refer to the product packaging.


Pop the cap off of this air and light safe tube to reveal a stainless steel roller applicator. Turn the applicator from off to on - you will see the designations on the tube - then smooth the cool metal roller up your neck and throat and along the jawline. Gently tip-tap the lightweight, clear serum into the skin and begin enjoying the smoothing, firming effect.

For an extra cooling, refreshing experience, toss this baby in the fridge. Ooooh! Shhiiiver!


You are dying for a firmer, smoother, more hydrated neck but, alas! StriVectin-TL™ Advanced Tightening Neck Cream is a bit too rich for your skin type or you prefer something lighter, feast your seeking eyes on StriVectin-TL™ Advanced Light Tightening Neck Cream.

Aqua (Water, Eau), Dimethicone, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Polysorbate 60, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, PEG-11 Methyl Ether Dimethicone, Myristyl Nicotinate, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Dimethiconol, Chlorphenesin, Pullulan, Propanediol, Disodium EDTA, Leontopodium Alpinum Callus Culture Extract, Pentadecalactone, Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate, Butylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Polyacrylate, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Squalane, Cyathea Cumingii Leaf Extract, Sorghum Bicolor Stalk Juice, Orinthine, Sorbitan Laurate, Lecithin, Algae Extract, Sorbitan Isostearate, Triethanolamine, Glycolipids, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Potassium Sorbate, Acetyl Dipeptide-1 Cetyl Ester, Sodium Benzoate, Levulinic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Cinnamic Acid, Glyceryl Caprylate, p-Anisic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Citric Acid, Tetrapeptide-21, Helianthus Annuus (Sun flower) Seed Oil, Sodium Levulinate, Tocopherol, Fragrance (Parfum).
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 Containing NIA-114  and Gravitite-CF Lifting Complex , this lightweight, gel-creme formula contains all of the lifting, firming, hydrating advantages of it's richer cousin. Dip a small dollop up on your finger, sweep it lightly upward from the base of the neck to the jawline then gently tap it into the skin to aid in full absorption. This is the perfect day neck cream. For those of us who have very dry skin or more advanced signs of aging on the neck, StriVectin-TL™ Advanced Light Tightening Neck Cream layers beautifully with StriVectin-TL™ Advanced Tightening Neck Cream. Add the StriVectin-TL™ Tightening Neck Serum Roller for a triple shot approach to anti aging.

Does this all sound good to you? If you would like to try StriVectin-TL  Advanced Tightening Neck Skin Care for yourself you can find it at StriVectinNordstromMacy'sLord & TaylorUlta Beauty and wherever StriVectin is carried.

When shopping for these lovely products online, don't forget to use EBATES to get paid cash back on your purchase. Not yet a member? Hit the link and sign up for free. It's fast and easy and you can start making money back on your very next online purchase.

Are you a fan of StriVectin skin care? What products do you use and love?

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Fashion Flash is live and being hosted by the fabulous Deb of No Nonsense Beauty Blog. She stepped up to host, this week because our lovely Marcia of Beauty Info Zone had an unfortunate accident. Heal well, Marcia.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the theme of this week's Fashion Flash. While I am not a proponent of "Pink Washing" (companies using breast cancer awareness as a money making tool) I do endorse the vendors who collect real money to donate to reputable breast cancer charities and give products, money and practical help to real cancer warriors. Companies such as Amalie Beauty (my post here).

Head over to Deb's blog and read up on the Fashion Flash members articles about wellness, fitness, travel, fashion and beauty and while you're there, please welcome Tania Stevens of Fifty is Not Old.

Have a beautiful week and we'll see you back here, next week for another Fashion Flash.

Burberry Beauty Light Glow Natural Blush | #04 Peony

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I don't know how and I don't know why but Burberry Light Glow Natural Blush in #04 Peony lured me in and made me buy it.

Was it the cachet of the name? The beautiful plaid etched gunmetal grey packaging? The fact that I'm a sucker? I don't know but I don't regret my purchase even a little tiny bit.


Feast your eyes on Burberry Light Glow Natural Blush in shade #04 Peony; a pretty, girlie pink with a gently radiant glow.

 Pressed with the same plaid design as is etched on the compact, this ultra fine powder is silky smooth and almost creamy to the touch. Burberry Light Glow Blush is so easy to wear and it applies and blends in like a dream. This blush can be sheered out for a soft whisper of colour on the cheeks or built up to beautifully enhance any skin tone.


Swatched. A swipe and blended out with a brush to show how it can be built up or sheered out and that lovely, soft glow.

I bought my Burberry Beauty Light Glow Natural Blush in #04 Peony from Sephora. Find it at Nordstrom, as well. I have my eyes on another shade or two, if my budget allows.

Do you own any of these blushes? What are your favorite shades?

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Exuviance Retexturizing Treatment for Softer and Smoother Skin Below the Neck

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We all know that Glycolic Acid is the gold standard for treating the skin on our face to make sure it is soft, utterly silky smooth and beaming with that good Glycolic glow. But what about our body? How do we deal with Winter dry, flaky skin and the rough, bumpy skin on our arms and legs? Take heart, gentle reader because now, Exuviance, the company that offers preeminent complexion care offers next generation care for the skin below our neck.


Formulated with powerful 10% Glycolic Acid, Exuviance Retexturizing Treatment encourages cell turnover to reveal brighter, smoother skin on the arms, legs and body and can improve Keratosis Pilaris with consistent, twice daily use. A PHA/Bionic Blend, Shea Butter and Vitamin E lightly hydrates skin, leaving it feeling smooth with no oily or sticky after feel.


Contained in a light/air safe plastic tube that protects the active ingredients is a lightweight lotion that spreads easily across the skin and sinks in almost instantly to provide light moisturization. In my case, a little too light. I have very dry skin so I use Exuviance Retexturizing Treatment like a body serum/treatment. I apply to cleansed skin and let it fully sink in for about half an hour then I go in with a richer body lotion or butter. If you are younger, fresher, less dried out (lucky you) this treatment may be enough to make you the glowing goddess (or god ;) ) you are meant to be. Alas, I, rapidly approaching Get Off My Lawn status am not so fortunate.

There is a scent to this lotion; it is kind of a medicinal-sunscreen (there is no sunscreen in this product) fragrance. It's different, not unpleasant but it does linger for a bit.

Aqua (Water), Glycolic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Gluconolactone, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, PEG-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Ammonium Hydroxide, Lactobionic Acid, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Tocopheryl (Vitamin E) Acetate, Arginine, Caprylyl Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Parfum (Fragrance), CI 19140 (Yellow 5), CI 17200 (Red 33).

I understand that this is a little on the spendy side for a body lotion but this is more than just a body lotion. It is a treatment and it works. The texture of my skin, where I apply it is improved. I have less flakiness and the little bumps I have on the backs of my arms, just above and below my elbows is much smoother, far few bumpies.

If you would like softer, smoother skin on your arms. legs and bod, check out Exuviance Retexturizing Treatment. You can purchase from Exuviance and from Ulta Beauty.

If you are shopping for beautiful Exuviance skin care, don't forget to use EBATES to earn cash back every time you shop online. If you aren't yet a member, just hit the link to sign up. It's fast, easy and free and you start earning cash back on your very first online shopping trip.

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Fashion Flash

Thank you for swinging by for this week's Fashion Flash Hosted by Barbara of Best of Everything After Fifty. Fashion Flash is a weekly roundup of fifty+ bloggers all of us sharing our best in travel, wellness, fitness, fashion and beauty. Please come back each week, we love having you!

Dior Addict Hydra Gel Core Mirror Shine Lipstick #871 Power

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I can't believe that I haven't shared this lipstick, yet. I've had it for a while, now and just realized that these photos were languishing, unloved in my files. I get that it is Fall and this is not exactly the rich, deep matte everyone is loving, right now but it's a gorgeous lippie and deserving of it's moment.


I find beautiful, juicy coral lipsticks hard to resist so when I saw Dior Addict Hydra Gel Core Mirror Shine Lipstick in #871 Power, I had to have it. Encased in a heavy iridescent plastic tube with a silver knob on one end, this lipstick feels weighty in the hand and it is so pretty to look at.


The hydra-gel core formula is silky soft and smooths onto my lips in a few quick swipes. The finish is semi-opaque and delightfully glossy but not sticky or gloppy. Wear time is shockingly good, for a hydrating, shine formula lippie. I don't have to touch this one up as often as I do most of my shine lipsticks. Dior Addict Hydra Gel Core Mirror Shine Lipstick is exquisitely comfortable to wear. My lips feel lavished in moisture and are as happy and pampered at the end of the day as when I first apply.


On my lips. I love how pillowy and plumped my lips look and feel in this lipstick and just look at that gorgeous, juicy coral with a hint of ethereal opalescence.

Have you tried Dior Addict Hydra Gel Core Mirror Shine Lipstick? It is available in thirty-five beautiful shades and can be found at SephoraNordstromLord & TaylorMacy's and where ever you find Dior beauty.

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Sample Saturday | My September Play! By Sephora Box

I am finally getting around to showing you the contents of my latest Play! By Sephora box. This month's theme was "More Than (Just) a Lipstick." 


September's box had some nice stuff in it and six products, this time around. Shall we have a look see at the goodies?

Tory Burch Jolie Fleur Vert Eau De Parfum: 1.7 oz. $95.00. Tiny vial spray sample. Fresh, soft, slightly green, a tad floral. Ever so slightly sweet. This scent is lovely. I am a huge fan of Tory Burch fragrances and I'd love to have all of them in big, beautiful bottles.

Dr. Jart + Water Drop Hydrating Moisturizer: 3.3 oz. $36.00. My sample is a 1 oz. size. This claims to deeply hydrate dry and sensitive skin with Hyaluronic Acid, one of my skin's power ingredients.  I'm dying to try this! I can't find a comprehensive ingredients list but the label doesn't boast sunscreen protection so it's probably safe for me to use.

Sephora Collection Rouge Shine Lipstick #14 Love Spell: $12.50. This snack size lippie is a lovely, wearable pink. Just my kind of colour.

Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Night Cap Overnight Perfector: 4 oz. $28.00. This pre wash treatment deeply conditions and improves hair for up to five shampoos. I'm a rebel, I've used this 1 oz. sample before two consecutive wash days and I am impressed. A full size of this product will be in my hair care arsenal, soon!

Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel: 0.28 oz./8.5 mL $22.00. I've yet to give this 2.5 mL snack sized sample a whirl. I'll sing out when I do.

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner: $20.00. This snack size is in the shade Trooper, a deep black. I had another sample of this, a while back. I swatched it but it dried up before I ever got around to using it. I'm not huge on liquid liner and I haven't opened this one. I'll probably pass it along, let someone else enjoy it.

So there we have it. The contents of my September Play! By Sephora Beauty Subscription box. I'm pleased with what I received, overall. I will get good use of all of the samples, save the liner which will go to a new home. I've met at least one that I must have in full size, immediately and a couple more that are definite maybes for future acquisition. I'm perfectly happy to let my subscription continue.

If you are interested in receiving the Play! By Sephora Beauty Subscription Box sign up is easy-peasy and the $10.00 monthly cost is billed to the card you have on file with your Sephora account. I don't know if slots are open, at this time but the wait list languish isn't awful. I was on for about five weeks, a lot of people don't have to wait as long.

Are you receiving the Play! by Sephora Beauty Subscription Box? How do you like it? 

Treat Yoself to Farmhouse Fresh Quick Recovery Face Mask Sampler

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If you are in the mood for a delicious little treat for your complexion or you have been craving some of Farmhouse Fresh best skin rejuvenating treats, I have something special for you, today!


Farmhouse Fresh Quick Recovery 3 Piece Face Mask Sampler is the perfect treat for your skin and your senses. Three snack sized jars of Farmhouse Fresh's yummiest, skin loving masks that pack a big results punch for a wallet friendly price.


Pudding Apeel, the tapioca dream with glycolic acid to exfoliate and enhance your glow. And does this smell delicious? If you love sweet, creamy and rich, this mask is for you! I own this in full size and it is a cherished member of my masking family. I reviewed Pudding Apeel in this post if you would like to read my thoughts on this brilliant product.

Splendid Dirt - Nutrient Mud Mask with Organic Pumpkin Puree is a spiced delight for your face! The luscious scents of pumpkin, cream and rich, warm spices get you in the mood for pie and lattes while this mask exfoliates, brightens and refines your face. This mask is intense, gentle reader. If you have sensitive skin test it in a small area, before you slather it on. I am not sensitive and I feel this baby working. I enjoy the sensation but it may be a little much for very sensitive beauties. I need a full size jar of this stuff. Now!

Are you ready for a soothing, hydrating experience? Guac Star is your lead actor. This green, silky stuff doesn't actually smell like guacamole (probably a good thing) but rather like clean, green and clay. The sensation on the skin is cooling and firming and it kind of oxidizes like guac, as it dries. I like to scrub it off with a wet face cloth and my skin! Feels so plumped, soft and hydrated. This mask is going on my list for a full sized purchase.

I have an ever expanding wishlist of Farmhouse Fresh goodies and a couple of the masks I need to pick up and experience, soon are Pajama Paste and Sundae Best. I love yoghurt and I love chocolate. So... Yeah. I think that both need to come home to Mama!

If you want to treat yoself to a buffet of gorgeous, rich complexion treats or if you are making your holiday gift lists, Farmhouse Fresh Quick Recovery 3 Piece Face Mask Sampler is a perfect indulgence!

Farmhouse Fresh is committed to using natural, organic ingredients that are good for your skin and are free of sulfates and parabens. Some of their products are vegan, (this trio is NOT vegan, it contains honey and beeswax) and these three masks are gluten free. Farmhouse Fresh is cruelty free, they never test their finished products or ingredients on soft, furry creatures.

Are you a fan of this delicious line of face and body indulgences? Please share your faves or your would love to haves in a comment.

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