MARC JACOBS DEW DROPS COCONUT GEL HIGHLIGHTER


Hello gorgeous readers! Influenster sent me the new Marc Jacobs Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter, shade 50 Dew You. Coconut Perfection Glowing Complexion provides a luminous glow to skin, drenched in coconut water, for added hydration. It's a perfect way to enhance your own skin's beauty. Read my thoughts below then head on over to Sephora to purchase. Stay Beautiful! XOXO

A lightweight, coconut-infused gel highlighter that can be applied to skin directly or added into foundation or primer for a universally flattering glow. Directly highlight skin or blend this concentrated luminizer with foundation and primer to transform them into illuminating elixirs. A little goes a long way: This gel highlighter builds for the ultimate sheen, and the sensual, golden-peach hue flatters all skin tones with warm radiance. It’s formulated with five forms of coconut and provitamin B5 to help hydrate and nourish skin. 


Formula: This gel highlighter consistency is creamy and light in texture. A couple of drops will suffice to cover the entire face or suitable to be used as a spot highlighter, such as, around the corner of the eyes. It's also perfect to smooth on the decolletage area for a sexy hint of shimmer. I applied it on top of my foundation and it did not flake off, plus there is the added benefit of long wear. It appears more shimmery and dark in the tube but when applied onto the skin it has a really light glow with just a bare hint of shimmer. Shade 50 Dew You? is listed as a light peach but it appears more pale gold for me on my fair/yellow tone skin. I feel it will look beautiful on all types of skin tones since it provides a luminous glow and it is a universal shade. The bottle is less than an ounce, however, since you need only a few drops it will last quite a long time. Another added feature is that it's provides nourishment to skin and has a delicious coconut scent! Definitely a lovely highlighter to have for the summer months ahead.

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Availability: Sephora, Marc Jacobs Dew Drops, $44
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JAN MARINI HYLA3D HA ACTIVATING COMPLEX SERUM


Hello gorgeous readers! I will be reviewing a product from a brand that is new to the blog, Jan Marini Hyla3D HA Activating Complex. Jan Marini Skin Research has worked with the industry's top research scientists and physicians in order to create modern solutions to various skin concerns. They have also been awarded many patents for their technologically advanced skin products. The Hyla3D skin complex, made with hyaluronic acid, will help to restore your skin's hydration and volume, in addition to, smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles for a more youthful looking face. Also, the brand is allowing you the opportunity to win fabulous prizes in their Spring Renewal National Event. Simply read this review then visit the contest link listed at the bottom of the post for your chance to enter and win. And don't forget to follow Jan Marini on their social media pages. Stay Beautiful! XOXO

Age and sun damage diminish the body’s ability to replenish and maintain youthful levels of Hyaluronic Acid (HA) in the skin, leading to loss of volume and visible signs of aging. Hyla3D takes a 3-dimensional approach to restore skin’s hydration, youthful volume, smoothness, and to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 


Formula: The Hyla3D skin complex has a creamy and fluid consistency that is quickly absorbed onto skin. It applies smoothly and without pilling or irritating sensitive skin. I have to mention the scent is slightly unusual but in a subtle way as it only lasts for a moment until it is absorbed on the face then it dissipates. The active formula, hyaluronic acid, helps restore moisture and hydration to thirsty skin, while added peptides and antioxidants increase collagen and elastin --- that will smooth fine lines and wrinkles over time. The serum is created to quickly and deeply penetrate the skin's surface with a potent form of the hyaluronic acid. Personally, my skin feels smother after a few applications and I did not experience any harsh side-effects. I found the product to be gentle and easy to use with my moisturizer. It is recommended that you apply a moisturizer on top of the serum to stay extra hydrated. As for it's effects on deep wrinkles, I cannot answer this since it does not apply to me, however, I would imagine that you would need to use the product continually to see dramatic results. So far, with my limited use, my skin has only shown smoothness and some hydration. I feel this is a serum that you may have to stick with for awhile to reap the maximum benefits since drastic results need time to show up on skin. Overall, using the product has been a good experience.

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*product sent to me for my consideration, my review is genuine and my own opinion*
Availability: Jan Marini Hyla3D, 1 oz, $125.00.
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BERKSHIRE TREND SPRING/SUMMER TRANSITIONAL PANTYHOSE


Hello gorgeous readers! Berkshire Trend Leg Wear has introduced several fashionable styles of pantyhose that will help you transition into a spring and summer wardrobe. The brand's leg wear is made and packaged here in the U.S. using high quality materials and offering various styles and sizes for every body type. In addition, the line-up features a collection of elegant and trendy pantyhose designed for the modern woman. After you read the review, head on over to Eberkshire.com and other retailers to browse their extensive line and spring into lighter hosiery with Berkshire Trends today. Stay Beautiful! XOXO



ULTRA SHEER PANTYHOSE: This style shapes your look flawlessly. It firms the tummy area and is waistband. In addition, it has a built-in control top that will not slide down and a sheer toe that allows you to wear fashionably open toe summer sandals. The panty material is made of ultra sheer nylon and spandex with a nylon leg. It's the perfect pair of hose for a sexy evening gown.


Berkshire Trend Sheer To Waist Stretch Lace Waistband: A lovely stretch lace waist combined with sheer legs makes this pair ideal for a sexy evening look. The silky texture will feel like second skin and it also includes a sheer toe suitable for open stilettos. The comfort level is high and the hose stay in place.


Berkshire Shimmers Ultra Sheer Control Top Sandal foot Pantyhose: This style has a control top feature with a stay put waistband for a smooth shape. The ultra sheer design provides glamour and a touch of glossy color for evening wear. The sandal foot design allows the hose to be worn with open toe shoes. The toes are seamed and the crotch area has cotton sewn in white. I love the soft to the touch and elegant feel look that the shimmers brings to any outfit.

*product was sent to me for my consideration, my review is genuine and my own opinion*
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Availability: Eberkshire.com, $11.00, $7.95 for Shimmers
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OZ NATURALS NEW! VIT. C + AHA/ HYALURONIC ACID/ PRO-RETINOL SERUMS


Happy Monday gorgeous readers!  So sorry for the lack of posts as of late but I'm working on something important. Can you believe that it's April already? This past Saturday as soon as I woke up I immediately felt something fresh and crisp in the air and as if a gentle warm ember spark was flickering about in my soul. Ah, fire... Goodbye moody watery March --- your heavy drowning emotions are not welcomed here anymore. Moving along... I'm excited to share some exciting news with my subscribers regarding one of my favorite brands, OZ NATURALS. They have just updated and reformulated a huge portion of their products to work even more effectively and efficiently than before -- with the same cruelty-free and organic ethics. However, I believe that the new products are now being manufactured in Canada and not the U.S. The three items that I will be talking about today are the new; Vitamin C + AHA Serum, Anti-Aging Hyaluronic Acid + Vitamin C Serum and the Pro-Retaxin0l 2.5 Retinol Serum --- all 90% natural. However, be on the lookout for my future reviews of their other new reformulated body butters and moisturizers. After your read the review be sure to head on over to Amazon.com to purchase the right serum for your skin type. Stay Beautiful! XOXO

Vitamin C + AHA Serum


Formula: The Vitamin C + AHA Serum is perfect as an anti-aging product to promote smooth texture, tone, and brightness to the skin's surface. It also exfoliates, reduces the appearance of line and boosts your own skin radiance for a natural glow. It works well on sensitive skin without causing any redness, burning or irritations and the new formula is denser and thicker so it's not runny and liquid-y as before. In addition, it will not interfere with foundation or other products so you can use it twice a day for better results.

Anti-Aging Hyaluronic Acid + Vitamin C Serum 

Formula: This serum type contains natural Hyaluronic acid and Vitamin C to help plump up the skin's surface as well as brighten and offer anti-aging benefits. The improved formula contains the most stable form of Vitamin C and a higher potency Hyaluronic Acid so it works to maximize results for more youthful and hydrated looking skin. In addition, the new formula is also rich and thick and will not cause redness or irritations.


 Pro-Retaxinol 2.5 Retinol Serum
 
Formula: Pro-Retaxinol serum has a higher potency of retinol, rose hips, and astaxanthin to help illuminate, tone and smooth fine lines on skin. Also, the vitamins help boost your skin collagen for a youthful appearance. I recommend that your use a super rich moisturizer on top of the serum to keep your skin well hydrated throughout the day and night. As like the other serums, the formula is rich and non-abrasive to gentle skin. And since all of the new formulations are thicker in consistency only a small amount of product is needed on application.

*products were sent to me in exchange for my honest, unbiased opinion* 
Availability: Amazon, OZ NATURAL Serums;
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FINESSE RESTORE + STRENGTHEN MOISTURIZING SHAMPOO + CONDITIONER



Hello my gorgeous readers!  Today's product review is for a not so hush-hush brand of hair-care that is popular with millennial's, Finesse Restore + Strengthen Moisturizing Shampoo + Conditioner. And here is a fun piece of brand trivia; while it's riding the wave of popularity among drug store brands by the generation Z crowd today, Finesse hit the market in the early 80's in a television commercial starring Sharon Stone. The product has been able to maintain a steady cult following over the years with it's signature creamy formula and fresh scent. If you're interested in learning more about this item or other Finesse hair care products after reading my personal thoughts below, then head on over to retail websites such as Walmart, Walgreen's or Rite-Aid --- to name a few --- and browse the various selections or shop in stores today. Hoping you have a amazing hair day! Stay Beautiful! XOXO

 Infused with active proteins, Finesse Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner help restore and strengthen hair that is dry, damaged, stubborn, or sometimes frizzy. The active silk and soy proteins penetrate deep into the hair shaft, leaving your hair more moisturized and manageable. Your hair will feel clean and silky soft, while being easier to detangle and easier to style.


Formula: Shampoo: Restore + Strengthen shampoo has a very creamy and fluid consistency so you will only need a bare amount of product to work into hair, even for the longest hair length such as my own. I usually pump out a lot of shampoo on my locks but I find it unnecessary with this formula. I found that because the shampoo is quite fluid and formulated to add super softness to hair strands, that is actually made my hair extra fluffy soft. Not that that's a bad thing but my hair was very feathery and airy! To counteract this I simply applied a texturing spray on my towel dried hair and scrunched it up so hair body was restored. Conditioner: With the same creamy formula as the shampoo, the conditioner made it easy for me to comb through tangles without pulling my hair out. It also added to the softness factor. Both products have this fresh, baby fresh scent that lingers on hair for hours. I thought it could be likened to a subtle bubblegum fragrance, but that's just me. Overall, the finished results created bouncy soft and vibrant looking curls. While it did add moisture in my hair, I wished it was slightly more hydrating on my ends because they are rather dry and damaged, however, if you're hair is much more healthier than mine you will probably find it provides better results for your hair type. Bottom line; the brand is affordable, easy to find at retail and just makes your locks smell fantastically fresh!

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*product was sent to me for my consideration, my review is genuine and my own opinion* 
Availability: Walmart, Rite Aid, Walgreens, $3.99
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VOORTMAN BAKERY COOKIES & WAFERS


Hello gorgeous readers! Sorry for the delay in posting but my life is undergoing major changes right now. In any case, being a Chick Advisor for many years, the group finally started accepting campaigns for American bloggers and my first product to review is a batch of delicious cookies from Voortman Bakery (available in the States). The brand was started in the 50's baking fresh Dutch bread and honey cakes and has since grown to a trusted, established brand today. Also, Voortman made the move to eliminate all trans fats from their cookies, in addition to adding nutritious ingredients, such as,  flax seed, omega 3's and a line of no sugar added cookies. You can read my opinions below on the selection sent to me which consisted of; Vanilla Wafers, Strawberry Banana Wafers, Coconut Cookies and Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies. Stay Beautiful! XOXO



"Voortman Strawberry Banana Wafers brings back childhood memories of my grandma!". When I first removed the pack from the box my memories brought me back in time to when my grandmother would have old fashioned lemon wafers waiting for me after school. These scrumptious little wafers will have you hooked at the first bite. They are flaky, crispy and so light! This variety has two flavors combined; one layer of sweet strawberry cream filling and a second layer of fresh banana filling. The creamy layers are soft and non-greasy and have a true strawberry and banana taste to it. Next to coconut, strawberry and banana are two of my favorite fruit flavors so the little cookie monster that lives inside of me really loved dipping them into an ice cold glass of almond milk. I would definitely recommend Voortman strawberry/banana wafers to anyone looking for the perfect snack to satiate a sweet tooth. And if you're a mom, the nifty package is easy to travel with in a tote bag for weekend outings to the park or on family road trips. However, they're not just for the kiddies because adults will love them too as a morning, coffee break or after dinner treat. Also, finding them in stores is easy now that Walmart carries them and with a budget friendly price tag you'll be able to grab an entire stash in different flavors so that everyone in your family can have their own pack.


"Voortman Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies will be your next cookie addiction!". Omg! these super crunchy chocolate chip cookies are like little buttery pieces of heaven, yet, without being overly greasy in taste. It's almost as if there are little nooks and crannies that run throughout the cookie where all the flavor is stashed and once you bite into them it's a flavor explosion in your mouth. I also love that they have that "just baked at home taste" -- except the work has already been done for you and there's no dirty kitchen or sticky mess to clean up. Also, I love oatmeal so it's a great addition to chocolate chip cookies. They just taste yummy and wholesome and you will not be able to stop nibbling at them. I recommend them as after school snacks for the kids in place of greasy potato chips so they at least absorb some of the healthy nutritional value found in oatmeal. And I will definitely be buying them again. It's great to have a pack or two stashed around for emergencies when the sweet tooth cravings hit or when friends come over for coffee.



"Voortman Coconut Cookies make my inner child sing!". I'm totally a coconut flavor girl. Always have been, always will be. It reminds me of the moments in my childhood that my father and I would share carving up fresh coconuts and making fun drinks with the milk inside. Voortman uses real toasted and shredded coconut in their recipe so there are no chemical substitutes, it's the real deal. You can actually taste the little coconut flakes when you bite into the cookie and they have a subtle tropical aroma and a crispy thin texture to them. They almost have a sophisticated pastry taste, so much so that you'll probably not want to share them with the kiddies. I think these would make a fantastic alternative to tea biscuits because of their light and airy quality, although you can have them with your coffee as well. I would definitely recommend buying a pack and even if you're not a coconut fan you should try them because the flavor might surprise you since it's so subtle and natural tasting. Another great cookie variety from Voortman bakery that I will be purchasing in the future.



"Voortman Vanilla Wafers has an old world taste with a sophisticated crunchy texture!" These fresh vanilla wafers are baked with genuine vanilla bean and contain no high-fructose corn syrup. They are delicately sweet and aromatic. I find that their old fashioned, traditional vanilla flavor makes for the perfect hostess snack. Just set out a big cookie platter of these babies and serve with your favorite coffee or tea. Also, if you're a teacher or work with children or just a cool mom who likes to buy the kiddies fun treats, you should always have a few packages lying around because the flavor is so universal that kids will happily gobble them up and you don't have to worry about what flavor you should buy to keep everyone satisfied. You'll find that the creamy filling melts in your mouth and is irresistibly addictive. I loved dipping them into my homemade green Chai tea because the subtle flavors didn't clash with each other. They are on my shopping list next to my other Voortman cookie favorites for sure.

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*product was sent to me for my consideration, my review is genuine and my own opinion*
Availability: Walmart, Voortman Bakery, $2.58 +
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