Thursday, April 8, 2021

Meet Replenix

 Hello Everyone!


*Disclaimer: This post contains PR Samples provided by Replenix. I would like to thank Replenix for sending these products. All opinions are 100% my own. Product information, courtesy of replenix.com

Today I have a skincare brand I would like to introduce to you called Replenix. A few months ago a brand rep reached out to me to see if I would like to try a few new products. Since skincare is important to me and I read up on the brand, I wanted to know more about Replenix skincare products.


Meet Replenix 



Featuring our powerful, proprietary acne-fighting and resurfacing blend of Salicylic and Glycolic Acid in their purest, most potent forms, this advanced cleanser is scientifically formulated to be tough on acne without over-drying skin. ​ Dermatologist-developed to powerfully and effectively remove dead skin cells and unclog pores, the formula also includes our signature, proprietary Green Tea Polyphenol Technology allowing it to be uniquely gentle, calming and soothing skin while providing superior antioxidant protection.


My Thoughts 

First thing I noticed was the top was semi broken. The part that keeps the top closed was lodged into part of the product that is supposed to come out of. Since the product was technically still sealed it was alright to use it. I did try to contact Replenix, but no response, but when I posted my photos Replenix commented on them, but still no response about the top. Replenix if you're reading this, please do better with your customer service. 
Update: As of 4/11/21 (Sunday) I received a response and I should receive a new cleanser. Thank you Replenix for your response. 

Outside of the customer service issue, the cleanser is pretty good so far. The cleanser smells really good, a baby powder scent (or at least that's what the cleanser smells like to me). My skin didn't feel over dried or stripped after I washed my face. Since I've been having allergy issues I have noticed dead skin on my face which this cleanser removed without irritating my face. I like skincare product such as this one that contain Salicylic and Glycolic Acid because of their benefits. This is a product that is definitely worth giving a try in general, but especially if you're having stressed skin.



​​​​An intensely pure, medical grade, ultra-hydrating serum with fractionated hyaluronic acid quenches dehydrated, dull skin for a supple, smooth, plump-looking complexion. Visibly reducing the signs of aging, skin appears brighter, firmer and rejuvenated as skin’s barrier is protected from damaging free radicals.


My Thoughts

This serum is very hydrating. I typically use more hydrating products during the colder months. A little goes a long way and this serum keeps my face hydrating throughout the night. The other day I used this serum during the morning and my face stay hydrated throughout most of the day as well. This serum is lightweight and has a slight medicinal scent. The scent isn't overpowering at all. I mentioned that I've been having a lot of allergy issues lately, and my skin needs the hydration. My skin does look more rejuvenated after I use this serum.


Overall, so far so good. I like that both products contain Hyaluronic Acid and feel gentle on my skin. Replenix is a promising brand and I would to try more of their products.



Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Self Care Beauty Tools feat. Plum Beauty

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*Disclaimer: This post contains PR Samples provided by Plum Beauty. I would like to thank Plum Beauty for sending these products. All opinions are 100% my own. Product information, courtesy of cvs.com 

As many of you know I take self care seriously. Self care not only helps me feel better, but self care also helps me focus better. What's self care without self care beauty tools?! Today I'm going to be sharing a few new beauty tools from Plum Beauty.

I was introduced to Plum Beauty a few months ago in a PR Samples from CVS. I received a facial cleansing brush that I loved, but it was defected. (It worked well, but it wouldn't cut off unless I removed the batteries). I also have a Plum Beauty Jade Roller that I use on regular basis during my skin care routines.


Plum Beauty Rose Quartz Sculpting Gua Sha Stone

Details

Improve skin elasticity and achieve a naturally sculpted look with the Plum Beauty Rose Quartz Sculpting Stone.

Benefits

- Tightens, tones, and de-puffs

- Minimizes pores

- Helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

- Enhances absorption and effectiveness of skincare products

- Promotes blood circulation and lymphatic drainage

My Thoughts 

Gua Sha's are one of my favorite beauty tools  because Gua Sha's help with blood circulation throughout my face. This is a great tool to use after applying a serum or moisturizer. You can put this in the fridge, but this Gua Sha already feels cold to the touch.

Plum Beauty Facial Micro Roller


Details

The Plum Beauty Facial Micro Roller promotes collagen production for firmer, plumper, more youthful skin. Exfoliates skin to enhance absorption and effectiveness of skincare products.

Benefits

May improve the appearance of:

- Fine lines

- wrinkles

- Sun damage

- Hyperpigmentation

- Age spots

- Large pores

Includes: micro roller, cleaning tube and 3 cleaning tablets


My Thoughts 

Finally I have a Facial Micro Roller that I can use that doesn't irritate my face! The needles on the roller aren't harsh on my skin. This Micro Roller gives me a spa like experience for an affordable price. I also like how this Facial Micro Roller comes with an acrylic case. This makes storage easier and great for travel. 

Plum Beauty Cooling Facial Roller

Details

Calm inflamed skin and reduce puffiness with the Plum Beauty Cooling Facial Roller.

Benefits

Made from high-quality stainless steel

Store in fridge or freezer for best results

Soothes and calms irritated skin

My Thoughts 

My skin has been so stressed lately due to allergies so I've been using this cooling Facial Roller for the past few weeks. This roller feels so cool and soothing on my face. This is a great product in general, but if your having stressed skin I highly recommend getting one of these rollers.

Plum Beauty Thermal Sonic Facial Brush

Details 

Bring the SPA into your home and enjoy a customized sonic cleanse and heated massage with the Plum Beauty Thermal Silicone Sonic Facial Brush. Use its variable speeds to help lift and remove the most stubborn dirt and impurities. Then, pamper yourself with a thermal massage for ultimate relaxation.

My Thoughts 

This Thermal Sonic Facial Brush is one of my new favorite products. One side is for cleansing your face and the other side is for massaging. This facial brush has a warm setting that feels so nice on my face. The warm setting doesn't overheat. This Thermal Sonic Facial Brush is another good tool to have for an at home Spa Experience. 

Did you know that next month is Stress Awareness Month? Stress Awareness Month has been recognized every April since 1992. Self Care is a great way to combat stress. I try to focus more on my self care routines.  These beauty tools help with relaxation and pampering. You can find Plum Beauty at CVS, Target, and Amazon.

Monday, March 29, 2021

Spring Scents

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I have another Spring inspired post that I want to share. Today I'm going focus on Spring Scents. I love Spring, but Spring does not like me lol. As many of you know I have horrible allergy and sinus year round, but during the Spring like most people my allergy and sinus problems are worse. I have to enjoy Springtime scents inside my home. 


My go to scents for include pineapple, clean linen, and lemon. As you can see from the photo I use both candles and wax warmers. I bought these wax warmers last year and I like to take them out for Spring and Summer.


I'm so  happy that Strawberry Lemon (Bee Postive) is back. This is one of my favorite hand soaps from Bath & Body Works. If you like Pineapple Mango Candle you'll probably like the hand soap as well. It smells really good. Watermelon Lemonade and Peach Bellini are also some of my favorite secrets.


I was so undecided about getting Whipped Vanilla Chiffon. It was on sale for $6.50 and I had a gift card so I figured why not?! Here's my take...The Shower Gel and Lotion does have a lemon scent. It almost smells like a lemon cookie with hints of vanilla. The vanilla isn't overpowering, and the lemon isn't too sweet. Honestly I don't think that I have anything like this scent in my collection. In my opinion Whipped Vanilla Chiffon smells nothing like Warm Vanilla Sugar. I actually really dislike Warm Vanilla Sugar lol. 


Friday, March 26, 2021

Spring Beauty

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My last post I shared a few of my Springtime Fashion pieces, so today I want to share my Spring Beauty Collective Haul.


I love to shop at CVS for my beauty product since I tend to use a lot of my extra care points to get discounts on products. I also use coupons and look for sales. CVS can be pricey, but if you do your homework and sign up for their extra care card you can save a good bit of money. Most of these skincare products are repurchases except for the Olay Body Washes. These were on sale at CVS, and I wanted to try these body washes.


Now on to the beauty portion of my post. I picked up another Spa Sciences Echo Makeup Brush and a few new polishes. I wanted to get Spring Colors 

Left: 
Pop-arazzi Nail Polish: Frosted Fairytale

Middle:
Pop Beauty Nail Polish: Pom Pom
Pop Beauty Nail Polish: Marshmallow

Right: 
Pop Beauty Nail Polish: ZZZ Pink
Pop Beauty Nail Polish: Supernova


There are so many different makeup products that have been releasing lately. I wanted to look for makeup with bright and neutral colors. 

Pixi Beauty Collaboration Palettes


For the past few years Pixi Beauty has been one of my favorite drugstore brands. Their products are good quality. Recently Pixi released a few collaboration palettes with a few influencers. 


Left to Right

Pixi + Louise Row CREAM Rouge Palette (Louise Row)

Pixi + Denise Mind Your Own Glow (Denise)

Pixi + Tones & Textures (Tina Yong)

Pixi + Promise Shapeshifter Palette (Promise) 


Urban Decay Naked Wild West Palette 


I received this as a gift from my mom for Valentine's Day.  I really like the colors and theme for this palette. 


Stay tuned for reviews and makeup looks coming soon! What are some of your favorite beauty products for Spring?





Monday, March 22, 2021

Spring Fashion

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I'm so happy Spring is here! Pastel colors, lightweight cute clothes, and sandals are some of my favorite things to wear during Springtime. 

Leggings

In my opinion you can never have enough leggings lol. I love these leggings from Old Navy so much! I received a few pair of these leggings for Christmas and I had to get a few more. 

Dresses


This dress sells out so quickly on Forever21, but I was in luck when I found it online at forever21.com on sale. I love shopping during off season, you can find so many discounts.

Since the pandemic started last year I haven't been getting dressed up all that often, but I plan to change that this Spring. Even if I'm not going anywhere when you look good, you feel good. My mom gave me this beautiful dress as a gift last year. I love wearing flowy lightweight dresses.

Shoes


Last year I bought the white and black Espadrilles Sandals, but I was missing the Blush color. Back in January I finally found them on Target.com on sale so I quickly added them to my cart. These shoes are so comfortable and can be paired with so many different outfits.


I typically don't wear sneakers much since it's so hot and humid during the warmer months, but I do love wearing my Converse. 

Intimates


In my last post I shared that I partnered with Adore Me for their Walkin on Sunshine Campaign and chose a few new bright pieces for Spring.


Don't forget to check out my Walkin on Sunshine: Adore Me Haul


What are your favorite fashions for Spring?



Saturday, March 20, 2021

Walkin’ on Sunshine: Adore Me Haul

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*Disclaimer: This post is Sponsored by Adore Me. I would like to thank Adore Me for sending these products. All opinions are 100% my own. Product information, courtesy of adoreme.com

Happy 1st Day of Spring! Today I have an exciting haul to share from Adore Me! I was recently selected to be apart of their Walking on Sunshine Campaign!

Our Story

Adore Me's mission to simply be here for our customers - to respond to our customers and try to serve them as best we can. It's why we were the first brand to offer extended sizing across all our products, and sell a wide range of products in a very wide range of styles and colors. We want to make sure everyone is included.

We launched in 2011 to sell bras and lingerie online. Our CEO, Morgan, saw a big opportunity and started building our team. We brought on Helen, our Chief Design Officer, to build the team that creates the products you've come to love. Over the years we've kept building this team we're incredibly proud of.

We're full of creative minds and strategic thinkers whose talents and passions make Adore Me what it is today, and what it will become in the future. When we tell you our story, we'd like to introduce you to the people who make Adore Me an incredible place and help drive our mission to deliver lingerie that anyone can do anything in.

Nymphadora Contour Plus

This set is so cute with the hearts and demi cup. The bra cup fits well, but I probably could have gone down a size. I went with a DDD incase the bra was too small. If you wear a DD Cup like myself you could probably get your regular size. The bikini panties have a comfortable band with pink hearts. 

Fatima Unlined Plus


I know this set isn't bright in color, but I had to have it. I've been trying to get back into working out and I wanted a comfy bra and undie set. Did you this set is Certified by the Global Recycled Standard (GRS)? This smoothing essential is made with Mipan Regen recycled nylon fiber, which comes from pre & post-consumer waste that conserves resources and reduces energy. Not only is this set is comfortable to wear, it's also made from recyclables. I defined plan on getting a few more of these sets ijntje in future. 

Cinthia Unlined Plus

You can wear this bra with t-shirts, tanks, etc. I picked up a DD bra which fit perfectly. The lace detail on the bra and undies feel so soft. The hipster undies are comfortable and stretchy with cute blue bows.

Clemence Plus

Since the pandemic started I've been living in sweats, and shorts etc to bed. Honestly this is the first time in ages I picked up lingerie for myself. This set is such a confidence booster. I love how Adore Me offers a variety of sizes from xs to 4x so every woman can feel beautiful and confident. This baby blue color is so pretty and perfect for Spring.

Ella Contour Plus


This is another one of my favorite lingerie sets. I love pink and this lingerie set is so girly and flirty. Ladies remember you can buy lingerie for yourself, you don't have to be in a relationship to feel cute and sexy. 

Lilly Unlined Plus

Springtime in Spring can feel more like Summer, so I wanted to get sets that are lightweight including this pink lounge chemise nightie. Honestly you could wear this as dress or jeans depending on your height. The straps stay on my shoulders, but I wish that the straps were adjustable. 


Overall I absolutely love all the items I chose. I also wanted to mention that all the undies have a cotton crotch area. Each of these items are perfect for Spring. Have you purchased anything from Adore Me?


Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Spring's Coming Makeup

 Hello Everyone!

I don't know about you, but I'm over Winter. I may live in South Carolina were it's hot and humid, but we had our share of cold rainy dreary days this season. I'm ready for warmer weather (not humid lol), bright colors, and sunny days.


These days I don't have many places to wear makeup, but I still love to create makeup looks. Last week I created a brighter and neutral makeup look to get ready for Spring.


You may notice that my face is puffy and my nose is swollen...oh the joys of chronic allergy and sinus problems, but I'm not contouring my face. I'll embrace my puffiness lol! 


Happy Almost Spring! 



Meet Replenix

 Hello Everyone! *Disclaimer: This post contains PR Samples provided by Replenix. I would like to thank Replenix for sending these products....