All posts filed under: skin care

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 …

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 …

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 …

Dr. Brandt Magnetic Mask, Review + Video

The first time I saw a magnetic mask I was on Instagram scrolling through the explore feed, and of course had to stop and watch the whole video of someone trying it out for the first time. Since then I feel like I’ve been seeing these masks all over the place from youtube to twitter, and I’ve even heard other models I’m friends with raving about them. I was actually going to get myself one (although they tend to be pretty expensive and I’m extremely cheap) around the time a representative for the Dr. Brandt brand offered to send me one of their magnetic masks, which I immediately said yes to, although how the PR company worded it, I wasn’t really expecting this mask to ever come.  So when my Age-Defier Magnetight mask arrived I was even more excited then when they’d contacted me about it, so much so that I sent a photo of the box to my friends group chat. It comes in their branded box, with a photo of a woman trying …

Exuviance Purifying Cleansing Gel, Review

I’m so happy that autumn is almost here. I’ve been wearing comfy clothing (lots of flannels and scarfs), and have been a little more lenient with my sunscreen application, and the fall foliage is so pretty. There’s one thing that I don’t like about fall, and it’s that my skin gets super dry. I’ve been using a humidifier and serums every night but when it comes to cleansing my face it always feels dry and sometimes damaged. So when I was offered the Exuviance Purifying Cleansing Gel I immediately said yes looking to see if this cleanser can solve my problems. I’ve previously tried out a few other Exuviance products which are said to be “dermatologist developed” like the Exuviance Glycolic Moisturizer and while I thought they were a little pricey and sometimes a little too chemically for me, they really do work. So as you might imagine I had a little bit of expectations for this cleansing gel. It comes in a plastic bottle with a top down tube and blue green color. I personally …

D’or24K Instant 60 Sec. Non-Surgical Eye Lift Syringe, Review

Last week I was sent the D’OR 24K Non Surgical Innovation serum. When it arrived in the mail (as a press sample) I didn’t know a thing about it or the company. So of course being the excellent beauty blogger that I am (this is a complete exaggeration of my credentials but I did do a lot of research) I looked into what they were offering. From there I found out this serum is being sold on the D’or24K site for $650, and I couldn’t believe it was being sent to me. Most of the skincare products I review are between $20 and $60 so this would be way out of my league, since I’m not know to do “luxury” skincare reviews. This and the fact I couldn’t find much of anything about the company online other than their own claims, made me even more interested in trying out this expensive skin care product. I’m sharing with you guys a full review including a video trying out the serum as well as before and after …

Review: Exuviance Overnight Recovery Masque

Maybe by all the other blog posts I do on skincare products, you might already know that my skin is incredibly important to me.  I’m all protecting it, and fixing past skincare mistakes I’ve made. You know what I’m talking about, sunbathing, applying drying makeup and not washing my face enough. One thing though that I didn’t even realize what an issue until very recently was environmental pollution. So when the people at Exuviance offered to send me their Recovery Masque made especially for neutralizing daily environmental damage.  Previously I’ve tried out a few of Exuviance’s products like their performance peel and cleansing creme and was impressed with both of them. This of course meant that I had higher hopes for the Exuviance Overnight Recovery Masque. It comes in a white box with with silver accents and and blue font. Inside is a clear plastic circular container with a silver twist off top. Taking off the top the Exuviance as a pleasant, clean scent, and green coloring Verdict – To use the Exuviance first clean and smooth …

ZAK Detox Deodorant Elevate, Review

For quite some time I’ve been wearing sunscreen, applying serums and washing my face with gentle cleansers. Why? All in the name of protecting my skin and keeping it looking good for the long run. In addition to that I’ve also started to work on my nutrition since taking an online class on health and nutrition, and becoming scared of all the things in my diet that weren’t all that great for me. Since then I’ve heard a little bit of gossip, both online and with my friends about the dangers of antiperspirants.  So as you can imagine when I was told about the natural body deodorant that is ZAK I was extremely excited to get to try out their Super Smooth Elevate Body Deodorant.  Zak is based in Denver, which I love, and strives to have different formulas so they can work for everyone. While they are supposed to work like a deodorant these Zak products have the goal of feeling like a lotion. You can order from their site, or on Amazon, where …