Adovia Sulfur Acne Soap -Review

You guys are probably tired of hearing about my zit problems, but bear with me for a second. Well, until this blog is done anyway :-)

My skin has been doing much better as of late, and I figured trying this soap wouldn’t hurt, since it is labeled as an acne soap.

Let’s check it out!

  • Adovia sulfur soap, is highly enriched with minerals and sulfur from the Dead Sea.
  • Your skin’s natural moisture levels are balanced and optimized with Olive Oil, Dead Sea minerals and Aloe Vera extract.
  • Sulfur has Antiseptic, Anti-Fungal and Antibacterial properties
  • This soap thoroughly cleanses your face and body and leaves your skin gentle and smooth.
  • Our sulfur soap has a 3% sulfur content.adovia2
    I tried this soap several times. It lathers nicely, and it doesn’t have a sulfur smell to it at all, which I was slightly concerned about. The problem? It dried my skin out pretty badly. My skin felt super tight and dry after using it, and it didn’t make my skin happy at all!

adoviaI think this soap would be better suited for something with oily skin, and has a more severe acne problem than I do. My acne is pretty much contained to my chin area, so milder face washes (and the charcoal Konjac sponge) have been all I need lately.

I don’t want to give this a bad review, I just think it wasn’t the right soap for me.
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Petunia Skincare Dermaroller- Review

Never heard of a Dermaroller? I hadn’t either until I had the opportunity to use this one!

So what is it anyway?IMG_0597

Product Description

  • Tired of wrinkles and those unsightly acne scars and stretch marks? How about attaining a tighter skin?
    Do You Suffer From the Following Problems?:~ Superficial acne scarring
    ~ Deep scars and stretch marks
    ~ Sagging skin
    ~ Wrinkles and fine lines
    ~ Cellulite
    ~ Large pores
    ~ Hyperpigmentation
    ~ Lax Skin & ElasticityOur Derma Micro Needle Roller is your best alternative to expensive surgeries and lasers
    What You Will Get Out Of Our Roller:

    ~ Firmer and thicker skin
    ~ Help smooth facial scars
    ~ Stimulate collagen and elastin production
    ~ Help with scar removal and stretch marks
    ~ Stimulate hair growth
    ~ Diminish the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines 
    ~ Save money from surgical and laser treatments
    ~ Can be used on any part of the skin
    ~ Creates multi micro-channels in the skin, allowing products more able to penetrate the skin at a deeper level than just surface application”

IMG_0567When I agreed to review this item, I wasn’t quite sure what I was getting myself into. When I opened it up, it kinda freaked me out, because basically it is a bunch of tiny needles, on a device that allows you to roll over your skin. It pokes tiny holes in your skin, allowing moisturizers, lotions, etc to soak in more ready, and also it claims to improve collagen production in the skin.IMG_0568I decided right away I did not want to use it on my face. I didn’t want to risk having sores and redness on my face, because let’s face it, I do have a bit of a vain streak.

Anyway, I used it one time on a scar on my belly. It hurt. It wasn’t excruciating, but it hurt.

They have a very complicated method they give you of sterilizing it between uses. It involves several steps. Several steps that I didn’t really have the time to invest in, especially since it was painful, and I saw no reason to put myself through that.

So, I honestly don’t think I can fairly say whether or not I would recommend this. If you aren’t a big wimp like I am, and don’t mind a little bit of pain, this device might be the perfect thing for you. If you are like me, and don’t like pain, especially when it is not necessary, I wouldn’t advise getting this.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Gorgeous Cosmetics First Base Foundation Primer- Review

Face primer is something I have always been on the fence about. I have tried many different kinds, and they have worked well, but left my face feeling coated and heavy, because of the silicone in the formula. Gorgeous Cosmetics primer is totally different. Let’s check it out!primer

From the website:

Gorgeous skin starts with a perfect base. Create the perfect canvas for foundation application. This creamy, soothing liquid is enriched with Aloe Vera to calm and protect the skin before foundation application.  Applied after moisturising and before foundation, it helps foundation to last longer and look fresh for hours. An essential for truly gorgeous skin. 

Technique Tips

Primer is where it all begins. Squeeze a small pump of product onto your hands and apply over face like a moisturiser. Alternatively, First Base Foundation Primer can be applied with a Foundation brush, for a smooth, clean application. Follow with your choice of foundation or powder, and a swish of bronzer and blush and your makeup will last all day.

Like I said above, this primer is very different from any other I have used before. It is more like a lotion. It is light, soaks in very quickly, and has a very light scent. It has a scent similar to baby lotion.primer2

I like that it is not heavy on your skin, at all! It manages to keep your foundation locked tight onto your face, without making your skin feel coated and suffocated. I also like that even in the hot humid weather I have here, my foundation doesn’t melt off of my face when I use it.

So, if you are looking for a primer that is lightweight, lasts all day and is free of silicone, this would be a great choice!

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*This product was provided to me, free of charge in exchange for review. My opinion is my own.*

Monthly Sub Monday- Sirref Box.

I love monthly sub boxes, (in case you didn’t know.) This one is a little bit different. It is done by a Mom like me, out of her home. She hand-makes all of the soaps, bath bombs, scrubs, and all the other goodies she includes in her boxes every month. She named the company after her son, Ferris. (Sirref is Ferris backwards.)

Let’s check out what I got in my September box!

Rose Milk Bath-

“Get the Skin you deserve. This will leave your skin soft and supple, hydrated and moisturized, and completely glowy. Put any desired amount into your bath water and enjoy. Recommend 2/3 cup.”photo 4 (99)
This stuff smells like a dream. Floral, sweet and feminine. I love taking hot baths and I am super excited to have this in my bath arsenal.

Sheave Bar-

“Time to shave right! Intoxicating mixture of butters, oils, and clay will leave your legs soft, moisturized and sexier than they have ever been. Glide this bar all over a wet, desired area to shave, allow it to lather up and then shave. No need to moisturize after, it’s taken care of, sinces it’s loaded with Shea Butter.”sheavebar
Look how pretty these little shave bars are! sheavebar2I love that she embossed them with a tree, similar to her emblem.They smell so good, and are so RICH, and full of oils. They are so enriched, that when you touch them. your fingers feel soft! I cannot wait to give these a whirl!

Lime Me Scrub Ya Solid Sugar Scrub-

“Lime me scrub ya is a solid sugar scrub bar. The scent is lime, and lime essential oil is great because it can cure infections, protect against their development, and also contains antiseptic properties. It also helps to fight and protect against viral infections which may cause the common cold, mumps, measles, pox and other similar diseases. It also serves as a restorative by restoring health to the skin. The smell of this oil also makes your mouth water, that’s just how good it is! Lime essential oil tones up muscles, tissues and skin. And it is an antidepressant and anti-arthritic substance. It can reduce pain in the muscles and joints and is a very good antioxidant.”

limesoapI love how this soap smells! I will be the first admit I don’t like the flavor of limes, but the scent is a different story. It smells fresh, and reminds me of summer. The texture of the scrub is perfect, not too abrasive, yet does the job.

Morning Fix- 

“This organic face wash will leave your face with everything it needs to face the day. Packed full of vitamins and nutrients, your face will be glowing and healthy. Scoop out a dime sized piece, mix with water and make a paste. Wash face. Recommended for daily use.”photo 5 (83)
Look how cute this is! First of all, that little jar is precious, and whats inside? It looks good enough to eat!


scrubPacked with brown sugar, oatmeal, and essential oils, this is wonderful! I haven’t used it on my face, only on my body, only because my skin is kinda finicky, BUT it is SOOOOO yummy and exfoliating. The sweet almond oil is so luxurious, and your skin feels and smells so good!


If you are looking for some natural handmade bath products, and want to support a stay at home Mom, this is the box for you. She has a few different subscription options, ranging in price from $12 to $20, and they are worth every penny!

Interested in ordering? Check out her website!

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* This box was purchased by me, for my own use. My opinions are my own.*

InstaNatural Vitamin B3 Cream- Review

Skincare has become a huge part of my daily routine. Serums, moisturizers, under eye creams, primers, you name it. I had an opportunity to try a Vitamin B3 cream from InstaNatural, let’s see how it works!photo 5 (76)

InstaNatural Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) serum is well tolerated by all skin types!
• Can be used on normal, dry, oily and sensitive skin.
• Lightweight formula that gets absorbed quickly.
• Achieve a youthful appearance.
• Gain clear, smoother and brighter skin.

Niacinamide / Vitamin B3 Cream Moisturizer has many benefits:

1) Great for moisturizing the skin naturally
2) Has acne fighting ingredients
3) Skin lightening benefits
4) Firms & Plumps the skin
5) Helpful for Hyperpigmentation

This cream was really nice. It is in a pump type bottle so it is easy to control the amount you get. It has a lotion type consistency, so it didn’t feel heavy. It soaks right into your skin, and doesn’t have a greasy feel to it. Even in the Memphis humidity, my skin felt comfortable in it all day.

As for the other claims, I have noticed a decrease in my acne, and my scars left from previous blemishes have been healing much faster, since I have been using this product, in combination with my charcoal cleanser and konjac sponge.

I will definitely keep using this until it is gone, and who knows, if the good results keep up, it might be a new regular addition to my collection!


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


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