L’oreal Infallible Pro Matte Gloss- Review

*This was sent to me for review-my opinions are my own*

Lipstick and lipgloss are just flat out fun. I am admit I am a little bit chicken to try some of the crazy colors out there, but I will play with most colors. L’oreal sent me these glosses and they are just beautiful! Let’s check em out!


From the website:

A Pro-Matte Revolution: Introducing Infallible Pro-Matte Gloss, our 1st whipped matte gloss. Intense high pigment shades create lasting matte color. Lush velvety texture feels soft for all day comfort. With the pro-sculpt applicator, shape and add dimension to lips.Loreal-Paris-Infallible-Pro-Matte-Gloss-306-Aphrodite

I was sent 5 shades to play with. Ranging from bright pink to deep mauve, they are all beautiful!IMG_6905

I received from left to right: Fuchsia Amnesia, Rebel Rose, Forbidden Kiss, Shanghai Rose and Shanghai Scarlet.


While all of these shades may not have worked with my skintone, they were all wonderfully pigmented, and went on smoothly. They were only slightly sticky, and didn’t dry out my lips at all. It only took about 2-3 minutes for them to dry down to the matte texture, and it was comfortable, and lasted on average around 4 hours, without eating or drinking.

The “doefoot” applicator made application very easy. L’oreal’s website actually gave some nice tips for application!

Apply starting in the center of your upper lip.
Work from the center to outer edges of your lips, following the contour of your mouth.
Then glide across the bottom lip and fill in.

I apologize for not having photos of myself wearing the colors, I took them, and either my phone or my computer ate them.

At $9.99 a piece, these glosses are an amazing value, and available online, and at most major retailers.


Valentia Clear Lift Revitalizing Serum- Review

*Powered by Brandbacker and Valentia Skincare*


Valentia Clear Lift Revitalizing Serum – A potent and luxurious lactic acid serum that supports natural circulation for an all over youthful and refreshed complexion.

This Revitalizing Serum Will:
– Renew texture & tone
– Deeply moisturize
– Minimize fine lines
– Increase elasticity
– Brighten & Plumbs Fine Lines
– Evens Hyperpigmentation

All Valentia products are made with Natural & Organic Ingredients. They are specially selected to work together to achieve optimum results.FRjZvnKGSyuxly3D0Ovq_Clear-Lift-Serum_PRODUCT


– Wakame Bioferment (Seaweed): Increases skin oxygen consumption to detoxify and boost antioxidant defense.

– Gotu Kola: Lessens the appearance of scars and increases skin firmness.

– Lactic Acid: A natural Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) that increases skin cell turnover, for healthier renewed skin.

– Licorice: Lightens unwanted pigmentation and corrects skin discoloration.


I have found that out of all of the skincare products I have tested, Valentia’s products are consistent, and effective.

This serum made my skin feel so nice! I noticed that red marks from old blemishes dissipated more quickly when I used this. I also noticed my skin feel sufficiently moisturized when I used this, with or without an additional layer of moisturizer. This is awesome for me, in the humid climate I live in.

If you are in the market for a serum that helps with pigmentation, and provides moisture, I would definitely suggest putting this one on your list. You will be very pleased with your results.






LATHER With Lavender Gift Set- Review

*This was sent to me for review. My opinions are my own.*

I love soap. I love fancy smelling, skin softening, pretty soaps.

Mother’s Day is quickly upon us, and I think this soap set from LATHER would be a wonderful gift! Let’s check it out!IMG_1648

Perfect for Mother’s Day gift giving, this set includes a trio of hand-cut and hand-poured soaps, each infused with aromatic and soothing lavender essential oil and a unique botanical blend. A natural wood soap dish is included to help extend the life of the soaps by allowing them to dry between uses.IMG_1651

• oatmeal lavender soap Net wt 4 oz
• rose tangerine lavender soap Net wt 4 oz
• lavender lime soap Net wt 4 oz
• natural wood soap dish

Folks, the scent that these soaps exude is amazing. In three scents, each one is unique and fantastic. Admittedly, my favorite is the Rose, Tangerine, and Lavender, BUT, they are all amazing! When I opened up the box that it came in, the scents were just like spring and are strong, without being too much.

I love that they have included an oatmeal soap. Oatmeal has soothing properties for dry skin, so I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it or use it on dry skin.

The use of essential oils in the soap is important for me too. Lavender has amazing calming and comforting qualities, while the citrus blends will make you feel more invigorated. There is something for everyone in this set!

The wood soap dish is so cute, I love that it has the slotted design which allows for moisture to wick away from the soaps. This makes it perfect for next to the bathroom or kitchen sink! I would totally keep the Lavender lime bar in the kitchen to rid my hands of food odors!

At $23 for the set, this is a great value and a lovely gift. Check out the link below if you are interested.



What are you thoughts on this adorable set? I just love it!



Update on Pet Gift Box Discount Code!

A few days ago I posted a review of the Pet Gift Box for Valentine’s DayIMG_1109


In that post I stated the discount code “Stella” was good for 25% off on your first box.


The people at Pet Gift Box have sweetened it for you! Now, if you use code “Stella,” you get 50% off your first box!


This is an AWESOME way to try this service and see how you like it!!!


Let me know in the comments if you decide to give it a whirl!


Thank you Pet Gift Box!

Makeup Revolution USA Vivid Shimmer Brick- Press Release

Makeup Revolution USA Launches VIVID Shimmer Brick in Radiant
Combining the warmth of a bronzer with the glow of a highlighter for gorgeous definition & shine0891d179-969c-4f2f-b421-16bff136a939

Looking for that glow? Makeup Revolution USA’s Vivid Shimmer Brick in Radiant ($7) provides this instant natural radiance to any complexion by combining the warmth of a bronzer with the glow of a highlighter. This compact will define and add shine to the skin with brilliant bronze, rose, gold and copper tones. Imagine your skin just kissed by the sun or filled with the warm shimmer of candlelight; it is as easy to achieve in just one sweep.
The Vivid Shimmer Brick creates all of these variations while allowing you to customize your ideal look. You can blend all of the colors together for a multidimensional sparkle or select from one shade at a time to contour select areas. The options are endless as you can highlight, accent or opt for an overall sun kissed shimmer.

For glowing, radiant skin:

Select a powder blush that contains a slight shimmer.
Start by applying the blush to the apples of your cheeks. Then slightly extend under the cheek bones.
Lightly dust Makeup Revolution USA’s Vivid Shimmer Brick in Radiant on the top of your cheekbones; the light will naturally reflect off of it.
You can opt to mix all of the tones together for a multidimensional glow or you can pick and choose one by one for the desired effect.
Besides the cheekbones, you can add shimmer down the nose, between your eyebrows, or on your temples and chin.
For the eyes, sweep product on the lids and around the corners. For an enhanced eye, add the lighter tones under the brow bone.
Price $7.00 via ulta.com

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