Monday, April 26, 2021

Pond's Anti-Aging Rejuveness Skincare

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*Disclaimer: This post contains PR Samples from Pond's. I would like to thank Pond's for sending these products. All opinions are 100% my own. Product information, courtesy of ponds.com

If you remember when I first started blogging, I featured Pond's Skincare products numerous times in my posts. Pond's recently released a few new Anti-Aging Skincare Rejuveness products that I've been using on my skin.


Pond's Anti-Aging Rejuveness 

Anti-Aging Skincare Rejuveness Lifting & Brightening Eye Cream

Description 

From the first use, Pond's Lifting & Brightening Eye Cream visibly reduces the look of wrinkles. This hydrating formulae improves elasticity of skin, creating the appearance of tighter and lifted skin around the eyes. The Blur System technology instantly improves the look of fine lines and wrinkles.

My Thoughts 

I don't have any wrinkles around my eyes, but I do like this eye cream for hydration. My allergies have been horrible lately so it leaves the area around my eye feeling dry. This lightweight eye cream has restored hydration and tightens the skin around my eye as well. This eye cream isn't irritating and fragrance free.

Anti-Aging Skincare Rejuveness Skin Tightening Serum

Description 

Pond’s Skin Tightening Serum visibly tightens the appearance of skin and hydrates to help slow new signs of aging in just one week with twice daily use


My Thoughts 

I typically don't like floral scents, but this serum smells so good! There's a light floral scent, that fades as I use this serum on my face. This serum feels like a gel (no residue) and gives my skin a dewy appearance. I like that this serum contains retinol and vitamin b which has many benefits for the skin. 

Anti-Aging Skincare Rejuveness Advanced Hydrating Night Cream

Description 

Pond’s Advanced Hydrating Night Cream is to be used as the final step of a nighttime skincare regimen, reducing the look of wrinkles and hydrating to help slow new signs of aging.


My Thoughts 

As with the serum, this moisturizer is very hydrating. I notice when I opened the jar I accidentally tipped it over and the moisturizer was runny in texture. Thankfully I was able to catch the jar before I made a mess. If you try this product be careful! I noticed that I did have a burning/tingling sensation after usage, but I think that was from the retinol. The burning/tingling only lasted for a few minutes. It was a little uncomfortable, but not painful. 


Overall


The products are really good. The eye cream is my favorite product so far, followed by the serum. The moisturizer is okay, if it didn't have that burning sensation. As I mentioned the burning sensation doesn't last long. I think these products are good to use in your 20's and 30's if you're trying to prevent fine lines and wrinkles. If you have more mature skin, these products would be good to use to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. I definitely can tell my skin does feel tighter after using these products. The serum and moisturizer could be looked as a face lift in a tube/bottle/jar.


Have you tried Pond's New Rejuveness Skincare Line? You can find Pond's at your local drugstore, online, and retail stores.


Saturday, April 24, 2021

Spring Essentials: 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


I love that Adore Me is focusing on fun, bold, bright  colors for their Spring Essentials. As much as I love pastels, I also love bright and bold colors during the Spring. Hotter days ahead mean cooler and comfortable undergarments especially here during South Carolina's humid and hot Spring and Summer.



This is one of Adore Me's new sets. The lime green color is perfect for Springtime. The material is stretchy. The lace detailing within this set is beautiful.



This is another new set from Adore Me. How cute is the pattern on this set?! The set has black lace, but the pattern is reminds me of a warm climate.



This is one of my favorite sets because it's so comfortable. Last month I purchased the blue and white set as well. The material is lightweight and lacey. 



This is a beautiful blue set. The straps on the bra and panties give the set a sexy flare.



This set is so pretty! It's feminine and flirty with lace, ribbons, and bows. I've never owned a bra that is like this one.



In addition to bra and panty sets I picked out two slips. This soft racer back slip fits true to size. I really like the polka-dot and lace detailing. I like that I can wear this around the house or I can wear this out and bit paired with a pair of leggings. 


When I'm lounging around the house, I typically like to wear slips like the Primrose. This slip runs a little big, but it's a nice fit. The material is super soft, and I like that the straps on this slip are adjustable.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Suave Pink Hair Care Collection

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

On Wednesday's We Wash With Pink! Today I'm sharing my wash day routine featuring Suave. To promote their new line, Suave focused on the movie Mean Girls! How cute is the Burn Book Packaging. I'm a huge fan of the movie Mean Girls! I have the DVD :) Mean Girls was released during my senior year of high school in 2004! 








Take care of your gorgeous curls. This hydrating conditioner formula, enriched with Amino Acid Complex softens and defines curls for a gorgeous and defined look.

- Conditioner for curly hair moisturizes and detangles for gorgeous, workable curls

- Formulated with Amino Acid Complex to strengthen the inside of the hair fiber while protecting the outside from everyday breakage

- Created to keep hair strong and more manageable, leaving curls ready to style into any look


Step 1:

My hair needed a little TLC this week because I skipped my wash day routine last week. I try to prevent skipping wash day because my hair gets easily tangled which can be annoying when you have curly hair. So I had to do a prepoo (pre shampoo) To deep condition my hair I part my hair into four sections and use a spray bottle with warm water to help loosen my hair. Once my hair starts to loosen I started adding conditioner throughout my hair and sit with a shower cap on for about 45 minutes. This conditoner smells so good and it's so moisturizing on my hair. As I lathered my hair, I could tell the conditioner was detangling and moisturizing my hair at the same time. Moisturized hair is so important when you hair dry frizzy curly hair.



Show your curls some love. This sulfate free shampoo for curly hair formula, enriched with Amino Acid Complex, nourishes curls and leaves hair looking defined, gorgeous and smooth.

- Cleanses for gorgeous and workable curly hair

- Formulated with Amino Acid Complex to strengthen the inside of the hair fiber while protecting the outside from everyday breakage

- Amino acid shampoo created to keep curls strong, more manageable and, when used with Luscious Curls Conditioner, ready to style any look


Step 2:

After I rinsed the Conditioner out of my hair I used a detangling comb to comb my hair. A detangling comb really helps the wash day process go easier. Both the shampoo and conditioner have a creamy lightweight texture. The shampoo lathers well and my hair felt really cleansed after usage. My curls looked more defined and healthy. While I shampooed my hair, I noticed that I didn't have much breakage considering I skipped wash day last week. I'm very happy about the minimal breakage.

Suave Luscious Curls Defining Cream with Amino Acids

Treat your curls with some TLC. This formula, enriched with Amino Acid Complex, moisturizes and defines your stunning curls for your best style ever.

- Curl defining cream moisturizes and shapes curls

- Adds bounce and long-lasting definition and light hold for curls

- Amino acid hair treatment created to keep hair strong, more manageable and ready to style any look

Step 3:

I used this Defining Cream on my wet hair to keep moisture locked in my hair. I love leave in creams such as this one that doesn’t dry my hair. Since my hair is thick, I used two pumps of this cream and it doesn't leave my hair feeling greasy.


Overall

These products are so fetch (lol)! Since my hair is frizzy, dry, and curly, I look for hair products that will help me maintain good hair health. I'm glad that these products are so moisturizing and help define my curls. These products are paraben and sulfate free which is also a plus. The amino acid in the products help soften my hair and make it more manageable. All the products smell so good and reasonably priced at Walmart.


Sunday, April 18, 2021

Vintage Beauty Products That Are Still Used Today

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There are so many skincare products and routines that are used today and it made me think about vintage beauty routines from the the 1940's-1960's etc. There are still many skincare products that were popular then that are still used in 2021.

These are a few beauty products that have stood the test of time and most of these products are affordable and cost under $10.00.

Ponds Cold Cream Makeup Remover Deep Cleanser

When I first started wearing makeup, Pond's Cold Cream was my holy grail to remove makeup. I've never been a fan of the scent, but this cream removes my all my makeup with ease. Sometimes I even use a few tissues to remove the cold cream like women used to do during their skincare routines.

I don't wear makeup that much these days, but when I do I started using Ponds Cold Cream again to remove my makeup. I see why this cream was (and still is) popular to remove makeup. My mom is still a fan of Pond's Cold Cream and my grandma used Pond's Cold Cream as well. Did you know that during the 1950s etc. some women also used Cold Cream as a moisturizer? *Special Thanks to Pond's for providing their Cold Cream for this post!

Noxzema Classic Clean Original Deep Cleansing Cream 

I remember when I was a teenager I used Noxzema as a face mask like many of the teenage girls and women during the 1950s. Friday or Saturday was my Noxzema mask night. I still use Noxzema from time to time.

I have noticed that Noxzema is more moisturizing than it was back in the early 2000's. I'm so happy about that. Noxzema is a great cleanser/mask, but I had to use a good moisturizer after usage to keep my skin from feeling dry.

Vaseline Original Unscented Petroleum Jelly

Petroleum Jelly (Vaseline) has so many Placing Vaseline under my eyes to reduce puffiness has to be one of my favorite vintage skincare hacks. A little Vaseline goes a long way and my puffiness is gone. 

Women also used Vaseline as a moisturizer. I have put Vaseline on my face a few times during extreme cold weather, but I only use a small amount so my face won't become too oily. Also if you want super soft lips, try putting a Vaseline on your lips. I do this in the Winter especially before bed. My lips are so soft by morning. Did you know that women also used to add sugar to Vaseline to create a skincare scrub? That is a technique that is still used today.

Dove White Moisturizing Beauty Bar

Dove has been s staple in my home since I was a little girl. I always remember seeing Dove. I was only 6 when my grandmother died, but I remember that she had the smoothest softest face. My mom told me that my grandmother used Dove often and that her during her beauty routine. A cleansed face, and a moisturized faced.

I like that Dove Beauty is so gentle, and cleanses my face well. I think that Dove will always be a staple in my skincare routine. Did I mention that I love the way Dove smells?!

The evolution of beauty and skincare has changed in so many ways over the years. What are some of your favorite beauty/skincare products or hacks? What did your mothers or grandmothers use during their beauty routines?

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Clinique Beauty Routine

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

Today I'm going to be sharing my Clinique Beauty Routine with you. I'll going to show how I prep my skin before I apply my makeup and I'm going to create a makeup using mostly Clinique Products.

Clinique Skincare Prep

Skincare preparation is so important before I put on my makeup. It keeps my skin healthy, and it helps apply my makeup better. Here are the steps in order that I used during my skincare prep routine 

* Clinique All About Clean Liquid Facial Soap Oily Skin Formul

I was sent this soap with Clinique PR, but I have been using this mild soap for years.  The soap reduces the oil in my skin without drying my skin. The soap is mild so it's not irritating and it's great for daily use.

Clinique Clarifying Lotion 3 (toner)

Clinique Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly (hydration)

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+ (moisturizing) 

*Clinique Even Better Clinical Radical Dark Spot Corrector + Interrupter

This is my new holy grail for a dark spot corrector. The formula feels like a lightweight serum and it works well with fading the dark spots that I get on my cheeks.

Clinique Makeup Routine


*Clinique sent over their *NEW Even Better Clinical Serum Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 25 in WN 98 Cream Caramel. I'm a huge fan of Clinique's foundations, so I was excited to try this new one. I love that this is a serum foundation because the foundation is moisturizing. The formula feels very creamy and smooth. I have the shade WN 98 Cream Caramel, but I think this is more of my Winter Shade. I'll probably need to get  for my Summer shade WN 100 Deep Honey.



Sephora and Ulta had a few half off sales and I picked up a few of the Clinique Even Better All-Over Concealer + Erasers this one is in the shade WN 94 Deep Neutral.


This concealer is so good! I have dark circles so finding a full coverage concealer is a must for me. This concealer gives a blurred effect and it apply smoothly without any caking.


I like how flawless the foundation looks paired with concealer. Both feel so lightweight which makes me happy that I can wear this foundation and concealer during the warmer humid months.


For the rest of my makeup look I created a soft sultry Spring look.



* Clinique Pretty Easy Liquid Eyelining Pen

* Clinique High Impact Mascara

* Clinique Cheek Pop in Melon Pop

This is my first time using Clinique Eye Makeup and Blush. The mascara makes my lashes look so full and the eyeliner pen glides smoothly across my lids to create a winged liner. The Cheek Pop goes on a little sheer, but it buildable to add the amount of pop of color I wanted.


What are some of your favorite Clinique Products? Have you tried the new foundation and concealer?


The Ultimate Skincare Sunday

 Hello Everyone! Today I'm having the Ultimate Skincare Sunday at home. I'm doing a full skincare routine, and my nails.  Since I us...