Review: Youth Eye Gel

InstaNatural Youth Express Eye GelFrom time to time, I love to try out upcoming brands and their line of products. I usually love going for natural and organic brands because anything with too many chemicals, parabens, or other harsh ingredients usually make my skin breakout. For a while now, I have been looking for an anti wrinkle eye cream or gel that will actually work. I have tried many high end brands and even drugstore brands. I received InstaNaturals wonderful line of products to test and review, in which I have been using the Eye Serum (reviewed in next post) in conjunction with the Youth Express Eye Gel.

What is it? This eye gel is perfect for anyone trying to add more plumpness near the eye area. My current issues with my eyes are that I have dark circles and very tired looking eyes in general, mostly due to lack of sleep. I have been using this gel in conjunction with their Eye serum for about 2 weeks. I have noticed my really dark areas around my eyes getting lighter. Ever morning I did notice a sort of peeling around my eyes, which I believe is the product actually working miracles because I have never noticed that with any other cream. I use a teeny amount every morning and night to see the results I’ve been witnessing. I don’t really have wrinkles around my eyes yet but I am 100% sure this gel would be perfect for anyone with wrinkles, crows feet and sagging skin. I have also noticed my eyes don’t look super tired in the morning. I will continue to use this gel to report results.

What’s in the gel? This eye gel is packed with some marvelous ingredients: Plant Stem Cells, Hyaluronic Acid, Matrixyl 3000, Vitamin E and Jojoba Oil. I think the one that got to me was the fact that it has STEM CELLS! That’s really taking a lot of products by storm and the fact that you can produce younger looking skin in a small amount of time is really winning people over!

Honest Opinion: I highly recommend this gel to anyone looking for quick results. I love the fact that its natural and has the magic of stem cells, that can really speed up the result frame of wanting to get rid of dark circles and puffy eyes! The gel will definitely leave your skin moisturized, erase signs of aging, get rid of dark circles and help tighten the skin around your eye area. Say bye bye to the wrinkles that were bothering you!

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First Impression with the Xtava Auto Rotating Curler

I don’t really use hair styling products like other girls on a everyday basis. I am more of a regular impatient soul that likes to do things quick and get out the door (okay, maybe not my makeup routine but you get the idea) fast. Like wanting to try new beauty products all the time, I recently had the itch to try out some hair styling products that had been absent from my life for a very long time, including getting myself a hair curler styling tool and a hair straightening styling tool. I first wanted to grab a curler and had the opportunity to get the Xtava Hair curler off of Amazon. It is priced at $45 which I found to be a great deal. I quickly ordered and received the product on a Sunday delivery.

Xtava Auto Rotating Curling Iron

My first impression of the box was instant love. I was blown away with the beautiful design of the box and product itself. I love products that come neatly packed in minimalistic packaging with grand logos. It gets to me right away. Don’t ask why. I opened to find the auto rotating curler neatly packed as well a wonderful 50% code for Members. I think it is a great idea from Xtava to let existing customers get more great deals of their hair styling tools. I really want to grab the straightener next. I quickly read through the instructions which I found very easy to follow. The Auto Rotating Ceramic curler is very simple to use because you can adjust the heat settings according to your hair type. Since I have normal hair I adjusted the setting to about 330 degrees. For example, if you have thin hair, they recommend lower temperature settings for best results. It tells you your ideal heat setting in their instructions. I left it on for about 2 minutes and it was ready to use. The design is quite simple, you first Grab a good chunk of your hair and attach it to the curler by the ends, with the left or right rotating buttons, just press to automatically roll your hair, avoiding getting too close to the scalp. I did big chunks of my hair at a time, for more skinny loose curls, do smaller strands of hair at a time. Best to tie your hair up in sections, but that’s entirely optional as I do without.

After about 10 mins I was practically done because I just wanted to get a few loose curls. The results were amazing! I had more bounce and volume to my hair and overall looked like I just walked out the salon. I do suggest using some sort of curler setting mousse or gel, after, to set the curls in for long lasting results. I use Loreal Silky Curls.

This was pure heaven! I couldn’t be more pleased. Here are some pictures of the overall results on my hair:

I highly recommend this Curler because its definitely very high quality. This can be perfect for special occasions or even everyday, in my opinion. I probably would use it daily now since I am so much in love with the fact that I can make my hair look glamorous without much effort. I wouldn’t normally go for drugstore brands anyway and I am so glad I came across Xtava’s high quality and reasonably priced Hair stylers. I cannot wait to grab the hair dryer and their high end straightener to review. You can check out their website here and buy yourself this wonderful easy to use Auto Curler here. Check out their website for flash sales on their tools periodically.

Ways to Fade Stretch Marks

711d322d6389f50a632dff0eb104ca5332c97717I had a chance to review and try out Body Merry’s Stretch Mark Cream. I had received it quite quickly when I placed my order via Amazon. In the past, I’ve been using some cellulite fighting creams with little to no results. With Body merry’s big jar of this wonderful cream, my skin instantly starting to feel more moisturized and supple.
I loved the smell of this and that’s what won me over. The jar is convenient and you can easily take a small amount for your stretch marks only or if you wish to use it all over your body.

Whats so unique about Body Merry’s Stretch Mark cream? Most stretch mark creams have the same features, they all promise to fade stretch marks with everyday use. With Body merry, you can not only help fade your stretch marks but help defend from getting any new marks. It’s packed with great ingredients, more than others I’ve tried in the past. Here are just few of the great ingredients packed in that jar: Organic Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Vitamins E + C + B3 + B5, Sunflower Seed Oil, Plant Stem Cells, Organic Hemp Seed Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Raspberry Seed Oil, Avocado Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Organic Gotu Kala, Algae Extract and Japanese Green Tea Leaf Extract. These alone can provide some great results when used daily. I suggest using the cream day and night for quick results.

Who is the cream great for? Honestly, anyone can use this cream. If you suffer from dry skin, the ingredients packed in this jar are very beneficial towards anyone who suffers from chapped, dry skin. Woman who are pregnant can safely use this cream for their stretch marks and the ones that might be starting to show, start fading them now than later. Since the cream is organic, its safe to use for all ages.

The other key factors I usually look for in any beauty product is how organic and natural it is. Body Merry’s products are all natural and no harsh chemicals. That in itself completely caught my eye. This cream is made in the USA and cruelty free. If you’d like to try this for yourself and fade stretch marks, you can buy it from amazon here. Stay tuned for my other reviews of Body Merry’s range of beauty products.

*all opinions of this post are 100% mine.

Foxbrim Peptide Complex Serum

2f8fe01d02f53df4fa2d84925c942f8eae259f83My review of Foxbrim’s peptide complex serum is quite simple. IT’S AMAZING! Here are some key pointers on why this serum works for anyone who wants to get rid of crows feet, wrinkles, uneven skin tone and texture, and repair skin.

++ Peptides in this serum help repair and boost the collagen our skin has lost. When you lose collagen, our skin starts to sag and lose elasticity…meaning we start to look as if we got pulled by the chin and everything just dragged down. Do not let forces of gravity wear you down like this. There are many ways one can improve their skin’s appearance, and using Peptides is just one of them.

++ Jojoba Oil – Foxbrim’s Peptide Complex Serum also contains other great key ingredients that are beneficial for skin, including jojoba oil. Jojoba oil is not only great to use as a skin moisturizer for your face but can be great for use on the body as well. Jojoba oil has properties which help heal chapped or dry skin, along with evening skin tone while giving you that supple feel.

++ Witch Hazel – witch hazel may help clear up your skin. If you suffer from breakouts, witch hazels antibacterial properties can help you get little to no breakouts. Witch hazel can naturally reduce skin inflammation and even help you treat your skin redness or eczema. Witch hazel is known to help heal all types of skin irritations and help reduce wrinkles on top of that.

++ Vitamin E – Super super essential in all your beauty routines! Vitamin E can help prevent premature signs of aging, along with preventing recurring cellular damage of our skin. If you suffer from dry skin like I do, you need to have Vitamin E in your beauty routine. Foxbrim is already loaded with quality ingredients so its really a bargain at getting all that our skin needs with the serums and moisturizers.

A good plan to start your new skincare routine: Prep your skin with toner before you apply serums or moisturizers. Use Peptide Complex Serum before you use a moisturizer.

I highly recommend everyone give Foxbrim Peptide Serum ( You may buy it off of Amazon for only $17.95) a shot because its really not pricey at all and super high quality! I was very satisfied with having receiving it and I have passed on the great result story to my friends.

*disclaimer: All opinions on this review are my own. I receive products to review courtesy of beauty brands and tomoson*

Anyone else try Peptide skincare before? What are key ingredients you guys use for a beauty routine?

Chic & Stylish Tattoos + Voodoo Tattoo Giveaway

IMG_20150122_045351I know that not everyone can go with the idea of having a tattoo on their body but want to feel as cool as the ones that do have tattoos. I admit, I am a sucker for all that fashion but I would not have the guts to go get myself a real tattoo even when I wanted to. I do, however, from time to time use wonderful temporray tattoos because, knowing myself, i get bored of the same design and I love to try out new things pertaining to fashion and boho styles.

I came across a Really great tattoo store which offers some amazing designs. They are chic and stylish, plus they they have some very Greek and Egyptian inspired tattoos. Voodoo Tattoo offer some great designs, which are perfect for someone like me who love to try Indie everything. I received their tattoo sheet in  ATHENA. The directions of how to apply the tattoo are written clearly on thir very fancy sheet and description. Applying these were a breeze. It took me literally 3 minutes and I was done.

c2834ae4c5c0574522ca03b87e61a145877cf333 You basically just cut out the designs or designs you would like to use and paste it on. Sponge it for a few seconds and they stick on really nicely. What I love about Voodoo Tattoos are that they are super simple to use, you can choose some amazing designs, and you can instantly look FAB! I love these and they look so pretty on me. The have gold and silver prints so they really stand out once you wear them, as you can see in my photos. You can definitely add more glitz and glamour to photo shots or show off at parties with these. I’ve used the Silver feather in the middle and the bracelet type designs. Both of which are very flashy and look absolutely lovely once on.IMG_20150122_045156

I will be giving away some tattoos courtesy of voodoo tattoo for one lucky reader of mine! To enter, simply Follow do the following steps:
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– Don’t forget to leave me a comment on what you think.

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