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Review: PMD Microderm Device + Skincare

Over a year ago I was given the opportunity to try out the PMD Personal Microderm Device and while I was really excited to do so, the device didn’t work for me. It didn’t just not work, but left marks on my face that didn’t go away for a few days (pretty embarrassing). You can see the whole review HERE at my first PMD Personal Microderm Device Review. I was pretty disappointed that with all the hype my device didn’t work, but was impressed that the company didn’t send me a request (I get these occasionally and don’t comply) to take it down even though the product had been a PR sample. I was even more impressed when I learned that they were updating their product and I was being sent this new Microderm Device to test out as well as a few of the PMD skincare essentials. After keeping it around for a few months I finally got over my fear and decided to try it. I’m so glad I did because my opinion on …

BoxedWingman Unboxing + Review

  Like a lot of people I absolutely love subscription boxes. I’ve tried everything from food subscription boxes (check out my Hello Fresh review) to lifestyle boxes like Popsugar’s Must Have Boxes, but had never tried a date night box. Actually until this year I’d never heard of having a subscription box for dates, but for the past month or so this company BoxedWingman seemed to be sponsoring all of my favorite Instagram influencers, one of which was giving away 100 free boxes to their followers, which I couldn’t pass up. The first thing I didn’t like when I went to the site is that you couldn’t see previous months’ boxes to get a feel of what was going to be in your box, but since I thought I was getting a free box, it didn’t really matter. Unfortunately the box wasn’t free as I had to pay $6 for shipping (which I didn’t realize until after I’d submitted my order) but I wasn’t too concerned as that’s still pretty cheap for a subscription box. While …

Trying the Derma Roller Skincare System

I know I keep saying I’m going to get my school work schedule figured out and be able to post more regularly but I’m still working on it! With any luck it’ll be in the next few weeks but until then I’m stuck posting things on the weekend. I have had a little bit of time though to try out this derma roller. My results have actually been really good (although they do take a lot of time) so I wanted to share my process, a few tips for doing a derma roller skincare system, and a review of this derma roller. The first step is going to be buying your derma roller, and they come in a variety of needle sizes, from .5 mm to 2.5 mm that make them best for different things. The smallest size is great for hair growth and eye treatments, and almost all are great for cell regeneration, wrinkles and enhanced nutrient absorption. If you have small acne scars you’ll want to go for a small roller and if …

HASK Chia Seed Oil Hair Products, Review

When I was given the opportunity to test out these Chia Seed Oil hair products from Hask I wasn’t exactly sure what they were supposed to do. Like most other people I’ve heard of Chia seeds, first as a child who wanted them for a “Chia Pet” and then as someone who’s interested in health as a “superfood”. When I did a little research and saw that Chia seeds have been known promote hair health and growth I was sold. My Chia Seed Oil Hair Products kit came with a shampoo, conditioner and a carrying bag. Chia Seed Oil Shampoo – Meant as a volumizing shampoo I did have a little bit of a worry that a this would be like the stereotypical shampoo. You know, giving volume at the expensive of having smooth tangle free hair. Luckily, that isn’t the case for this HASK shampoo which was surprisingly moisturizing. Chia Seed Oil Conditioner – Like I’d expect this Chia seed Oil conditioner is pretty light weight, and didn’t hold down my hair. Like the …

Trying out Loreal Color Vibrancy Intensive Hair Products

While it hasn’t actually been that long since I’ve done a beauty review, it sure does feel like it since I remember a time when I was testing out new beauty products every day. However when I was given this set of L’oreal color vibrancy intensive shampoo, conditioner, and repair mask I knew I’d want to share with you guys how they worked out. Each member of the Color Vibrancy set comes in a bright red container with the Loreal name and very similar stickers on the front.They’re all made to deeply repair and revive hair as well as resist color fade. L’oreal Color Vibrancy Shampoo – After one bad experience with a shampoo for color treated hair, I’ve always been wary of them. Starting out I was happy to see how good this one smelled and putting it into my hair it kept the scent. While it isn’t a heavy clean it’ll do the job just fine(as long as you aren’t one of those once a week shampooers), even for oil hair. It didn’t …

Trying out Hello Fresh + Recipes

As someone who doesn’t like to go grocery shopping, and someone who does like to do online shopping food subscription boxes have a huge appeal to me. I’ve been seeing a few different versions like Blue Apron (lots of bloggers seem to be getting these), Plated, Marely Spoony are just a few that I’ve seen floating around. I hadn’t actually known anyone in real life who’d used a food subscription box until a friend of mine began subscribing to Hello Fresh. They liked it quite well (making me even more interested) and I was super excited when they received a promotional discount to give away and I immediately decided I’d be the one to take it! For my box I went with the family plan which can contain meat, fish and veggie recipes and is made for two adults and two children and the option to pick either two (that’s what I chose) or three meals for the week, at a cost of $8.75 a meal. From there you can pick what day you want …

MyChelle Bio-Firm Hydrogel Concentrate, Review

A few years ago, serums and oils really seemed to bust through from the more health conscious crowd (for lack of a better description) and into the more mainstream. Now I know a lot of friends, who wouldn’t think of getting a skin care product without added benefits of vitamins and nutrients. Even the grocery and drug store brands are adding buzz items in.  One of these such items is hyaluronic acid, and since the MyChelle Bio-Firm Hydrogel Concentrate uses it as their active ingredient I was more than happy to give it a try and see if it had anything that made it even better than the competition.   Alright so in the past I’ve tried out a few different MyChelle products, but only one  of them (the MyChelle Perfect Pro Speed Peel) packaged like this Bio-Firm Hydrogel Concentrate. It comes in a white cardboard box with green insets and black font. Inside is a round glass bottle that has the same label around it that the box has on it. The lid is …

MyChelle Perfect C PRO Speed Peel +GIVEAWAY

*GIVEAWAY at bottom of post  I originally started out as a lifestyle blog with a focus on makeup and fashion. As I’ve gotten older though that’s changed. I mean I still love makeup and fashion (and writing the occasional recipe), but I’ve began to talk a lot more about skincare. Both what works for me and what doesn’t and a lot of things in-between have gotten reviews on my blog, because as far as beauty goes nice skin can be a whole lot better than “on fleek” eyeliner. So when I was given the chance to try the Perfect C Pro Speed Peel from MyChelle you know I had to check it out, and I was especially excited because they market it as one of their masks, and have an abnormal affection for skincare masks.  Starting off with the packaging, like I always do this set comes in a white square cardboard box with blue accents, and although the coloring is a little different it looks a lot like the other MyChelle products. Inside is the …

MyChelle Perfect C Radiance Lotion, Review

You’ve probably seen me complain about classwork quite a bit lately but luckily this semester is almost over! One thing I’ve noticed is that the more stressed out I feel the worse I look. Not only do I get breakouts but my skin seems to become more dull, and just look older. It’s actually kind of scary how quickly it can go from being good to bad with a stressful schedule. Because through experience and reading, I know about the benefits of Vitamin C so when I found out MyChelle had a Perfect C Radiance Lotion I of course wanted to check it out. In the past I’ve reviewed a set of the MyChelle Beauty Key 3 Skincare Set and loved each of the pieces so I was excited to see how their MyChelle Perfect C Radiance Lotion would be. It’s made for normal skin and has 12% dose of L-Ascorbic Acid and Plant C-Stem to hydrate, brighten and protect skin. This lotion comes inside a white cardboard box with blue accents and lettering with the …

Kenra Platinum Snail CC Creme, Review

My hair is something I have to be very careful with. While I’ve mentioned before that I’ve been working on with using less heat styling and using shampoos like HASK Coconut Oil, which have been helping, I’m still on the lookout for great products to keep my hair looking good. One of the products I was interested in trying out was this Kenra Platinum Snail CC Cream because I love BB creams and CC creams for my skin. That and the fact I really liked the Revive System by Kenra Platinum , made this snail creme all the more appealing although I’d never seen anything else like it.    This Kenra product comes in a royal blue tube with white lettering and I was happy to se that it’s one of those products that sits on it’s base. That means that I’ll be able to get way more of the product out. To apply, either to damp or dry hair, just smooth in like any other balm. I focus on the tips of my hair and usually do …