Monday, May 16, 2016

Reviewing Beauty: Valentia Skin Detoxifying Clay Mask + Coupon Code!

Ok, first things first - I have dry/sensitive skin so keep that in mind when reading this review. :) I received this full size sample of their Skin Detoxifying Clay Mask from Valentia and after one use I love it.

First reaction - it is a little tingly for the first two minutes but my skin adjusted shortly after. Beauty is pain people! After sitting with the mask for 15 minutes and sipping #lemonade lemon water, I washed off the mask gently with warm water to reveal smoother skin - and a pimple on my forehead was already noticeably smaller. To be fair, I have pretty good skin and rarely have breakouts. But this clay mask really lives up to its name.

Valencia's Skin Detoxifying Clay mask will:
Draw out impurities
Improve skin tone
Reduce pore size
Firm & strengthen skin 

Over time, I will be able to tell if it improves skin tone, something I am definitely looking to get out of a beauty product. 

Some of the key ingredients that makes up this magic mask are CoQ10, responsible for reproducing cells; hibiscus & cranberry fibers, which carry anti-aging properties; and astaxanthin, an antioxidant that repairs collagen and combats free radicals. And of course Kaolin clay, a gentle but powerful clay widely known for its detoxifying powers. Kaolin clay minerals draw out skin impurities, improve skin tone, and tighten pores for smoother firmer skin.

And now, the coupon code! Valencia is offering 35% off for their Spring Re-Fresh Sale with code REFRESH35The mask is also available for purchase on Amazon.

For my girls on a budget, you can try this Valentia Glow Detox Water with a few simple ingredients:
1 liter of water
4 sliced strawberries
1 sliced apple (we like Fuji)
small handful of fresh Mint
juice of one lime
ice for serving

Add all of the above except the ice to a large pitcher and stir. Store in the fridge to keep it cold. Serve over ice for a refreshing treat.

Don't forget to follow Valentia on Instagram and like them on Facebook!

*This post was sponsored by BrandBacker and Valentia but views are my own*

Friday, February 12, 2016

For My Amore

Nothing says love like a specially curated cocktail for the one you adore. Skip the overpriced and overcrowded restaurants this weekend for a home cooked meal and hand crafted libations, specifically the "For My Amore" featuring Frangelico liqueur. 

For My Amore
Created by Micaela Piccoolo, Distilled
½ part Frangelico
1 ½ parts Espolon Blano
¼ part Lime
½ part Ginger Syrup
Topped with Club Soda
Garnish: Smoked Salt Rim

Thank you M Booth 

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Are You Ready For Some Football?

Are you ready for some foooootttbaaaallllll? I admit, I know nothing about football no matter how many times my dad has explained the rules to me, but I will never turn down any festivity that calls for a cocktail. 

Treat your guests to more than just pigs in a blanket this year for Super Bowl Sunday with these game-day libations.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

#NoticeTheLotus with derma e

Anyone who has went in Target and actually stuck to their shopping list is either lying or has an insane amount of willpower. This month I'll be shopping for new year spruces - like bedding, a blender, and of course derma e.

You guys already know about the healthy properties in derma e products from my last review, so it's a no brainer that I'm gonna stop in for the new natural and affordable eye cream. #NOTICETHELOTUS at Target this week and discover the derma e® approach to modern skincare.

The Firming DMAE Eye Lift visibly lifts, firms, and tightens the delicate eye area while smoothing crow’s feet with this doctor-developed, multi-action eye treatment crème that contains advanced, clinically proven natural ingredients. DMAE, a widely-acclaimed skin-firming nutrient, is clinically proven to boost collagen for firmer, more resilient skin. InstaLift® Goji Berry glycopeptides add further firming, lifting and tightening antioxidant power. Hyaluronic Acid, also known as nature's moisture magnet, infuses a surge of cooling eye moisture helping leave skin soft, smooth, tone and rehydrated. With continued use, this pro-collagen and pro-elastin blend leaves the delicate eye area firmer, smoother and younger-looking.

Although I'm young(er) than some, anti-aging and dark circles should be treating at the first signs. I've been using it for over a week and I can already see a visible difference.

Don't believe me, just watch.

Try something new this year and #NOTICETHELOTUS at Target – derma e has arrived!

*This post was sponsored by BrandBacker and derma e but views are my own*