Sunday, August 31, 2014

Super Mini August Haul [Lmao!]

Lately I have been so busy that I can't manage to seat here and write few reviews.Next month, I have a secret test to give and preparing for that!! Personally I am not a shopaholic until I need something badly. Last week we got a gift-card from Marshall.So we ended up going to the store and grab these two items.Actually I didn't find anything to shop/anything I want- just wasting my time there.[sometimes I do that!!] 


  1. Passport Holder
  2. Cooking Timer 

I think it's so cute.And I'll be needed one for my future US Passport [lol..] I love the cover.Isn't it cute? It has few pockets inside and gold color looks pretty cute.♥




It's a cute cooking timer that looks awesome in the kitchen! Haha.. Does anyone have this at home? Lemme know. 

So, that's all about this August haul.
Have a nice weekend!  

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Sample Saturday || Lancome Vissionnaire Skin Corrector Serum

Welcome to another "Sample Saturday" post. It's been a while since I write about samples!! 
Today I am testing this mini sample from Lancome.I have received this few months ago from one of the magazines for free.(i forgot the name) And then I completely forget to use it. It is Facial Serum that helps to even the skin tone by minimizing the pores and blemishes, wrinkles etc. Overall, it's an anti-aging serum, you can say. It is quite remind me this one- Here  



Description- 
Our 1st advanced skin corrector.
Wrinkles*, pores* and evenness.

Much more than a wrinkle-corrector, our 1st skin perfecting serum with LR2412 to visibly correct wrinkles*, pores* and uneven skin texture.

Our vision of skin perfection. One out of two women tempted by a cosmetic procedure decided to postpone it.**

LR 2412: Internationally patented.***

*Clinical study
** After 4 weeks of consumer use. Consumer evaluation of women aged 35 to 49 years tempted by hyaluronic acid, laser or chemical peeling. Results not equal to a medical procedure.
*** Patented in France, EU, Spain; US patents pending.

Benefits
The first advanced skin corrector with [LR 2412 4%].

In 4 weeks, wrinkles*, pores* and unevenness are visibly corrected. 

Clinically proven on all skin tones**.

* Clinical study.
**Multi-ethnic study –test conducted on the 6 Fitzpatrick phototypes

Ingredients
AQUA / WATER / EAU, CYCLOHEXASILOXANE, GLYCERIN, ALCOHOL DENAT., SODIUM TETRAHYDROJASMONATE, DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRAETHYLHEXANOATE, POLYSILICONE-11, DIMETHICONE, BIS-PEG/PPG-16/16 PEG/PPG-16/16 DIMETHICONE, POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE, AMMONIUM POLYACRYLDIMETHYLTAURAMIDE / AMMONIUM POLYACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE, CI 77891 / TITANIUM DIOXIDE, MICA, SODIUM HYALURONATE, HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE, PHENOXYETHANOL, ADENOSINE, ARGILLA / MAGNESIUM ALUMINUM SILICATE, DIMETHICONOL, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, DISODIUM EDTA, TETRAHYDROJASMONIC ACID, CITRONELLOL, INULIN LAURYL CARBAMATE, PARFUM / FRAGRANC




My Opinion
It's a tiny sample which is why I couldn't tell the final result though. I think this serum is good for dry/normal skin.The formula feels oily and have shimmer on it; slightly in a pink tone. When I applied it on my face, my skin was glowing for the shimmer I guess. It hydrates and moisturized well but in the other hand, my skin feels so greasy which somehow irritates me in Sunny day. 
Although it's a tiny sample but I do love the packaging on their website.(comes in a blue bottle!) It has a moderate perfume scent on it like a rose petal.It's kinda expensive, so I don't think I'll buy it though. 
Overall, it was nice sample to try out. And I think it's great to use during Winter.Make sure to try out the sample first if you wish. 

Available- Lancome 

Price- $69.00 

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Have a wonderful weekend! 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Sunday FOTD || Good News

I love Sunday because i can have extra time with hubby!☺ It was a boring day though. We had to take a new phone line-family plan and it took so long to fix everything.We didn't want to change our phone numbers, so you can guess how hustle it is to fix everything. 

Sorry, all the photos taken by my phone which is why it's quite blurry,Haha! 


Recently I have been loving "Brown shade" a lot.I don't usually match my makeup with outfit but lipstick can be except able, right? Haha.. 

Lipstick-Loreal,Lip liner-Milani cosmetics,Lipgloss- soap&Glory, Foundation- Victoria Jackson, Primer-Dr Brandt, Blush- Coastal scents, Lip Balm-Here     


 I know I had complain previously about this foundation from Victoria Jackson because I tried it on winter season and it makes my skin more drier.But it's a great foundation for Summer and little goes a long way. I used a brush to blended well.I am wearing this foundation every day now!!♥ This primer , I have received in my ipsy bag this month. It's a great primer, very smooth and absorb well. 


This transparent lip liner feels so naked, haha! But I like it. And here is one of my favorite Loreal lipstick (Buff Naked), I bought it from my country, so I am not sure if it is available in here! It is so smooth , long lasting and kinda give me "Semi Matte" finish.I also added a lipgloss with matching shade.




Photo bombing to annoy you-Hehehe!.I am so bad in braiding; here is the lazy side braid that anyone can do it.



Can you see the highlight? It was my first bleaching highlight.I did it last week. I wanna to see how it looks on me before I do the rest! A little experiment won't hurt me.!!

My niece's OOTD Here.. She is a photogenic by born. haha.. 

GOOD NEWS- 
  1. my brother is coming to US day after tomorrow!Yeahhhh!! I am so excited! ☺ ♥ But sadly, he is not going to live with me in NY, he'll be living in Ohio for study!! So so far away from me.eeee... 
  2. I have finally bleached my hair- highlights only! Yup! i know i ruined my fine straight hair but I love it. I'll be posting some details soon!! Let me know if you wanna see it as well..
So that's all for today! I'll be updated more soon.
Have a nice weekend! 
♠ 

Monday, August 25, 2014

My New Kitchen Gadget- Garlic Press/ Crusher [Stainless Steel] Review

Hey guys! Hope you are doing fine. 
Guess who's excited for a new gadget for the Kitchen!!I have always use my regular knife to cut the garlic but never thought about this helpful tools that makes everything easy to use  and save valuable time as well. This garlic press/crusher is quite reminds me my grandma's "Nut Cutter"!! Haha! It's made with pure stainless steel, so I don't need to worry for having rust in it at all. ☺ 
So, let's see how it looks like below- 


Here is the packaging. 


Description-
 When Quality and Convenience Count, Nothing But Propresser Will Do!

Here are 5 Reasons You're Going to LOVE Your Propresser Garlic Press:

1. It easily minces garlic in one press (No more sore palms or aching fingers like you get with other garlic presses)
2. Large capacity basket (Press good sized cloves ... even if you leave the peels on)
3. No more stinky "garlic hands" (Easy to use and even easier to clean so you won't have to worry about smelling like garlic cloves all day)
4. Heavy duty, quality construction (BUT it weighs in at a svelte 9.3 oz so ANYONE can use it effortlessly)
5. Backed by a LIFETIME Guarantee!

Once you've seen for yourself how handsome is the Propresser Garlic Press, how easy it is to use, how quickly you can clean it, we're confident you'll have LOADS MORE than 5 reasons to love it!

Imagine... you could be enjoying the robust flavor of minced garlic in all of your favorite dishes - spaghetti, lasagna, risotto, and so much more!







It's cooking time!


My Opinion- 
I really dislike any kitchen tools that is heavy and give me pain. Surprisingly, this garlic press is light weighted and easy to handle. I used both ways- with garlic-skin or without garlic-skin.And it works either way! It is easy to clean and no mess at all.I love cooking and I have to cook everyday.So this tool is very helpful and I highly recommend this to try out now. 

Available- Amazon 

Price- $18.99 

What's your favorite kitchen gadget anyway? 
Have a nice weekend! 
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

TheraVita Pain Relief Cream || Review


You'll always find a lot of stuff on my medicine cabinet and among all of it,the most common one is pain relief balm/cream/pills. 
I know I am not the only person here who keep this most essential medicine, right? 
You might read my recent post about the "TheraVita" brand that i have tried their skincare facial serum [HERE] .And this time again,they were sweet enough to send me one if their "Pain Releif Cream- Thera Relief".


Description
All-Natural Maximum Strength Pain Relieving Recovery Cream

Heals & Provides Deep Penetrating Relief in Joints & Muscles Without Dangerous Chemicals So That You Can Get Back To Living Pain Free

TheraRelief provides instant pain relief while helping the body fight inflammation in joints and muscles with all natural ingredients that are free of dangerous chemicals such as parabens.

Don't resort to harmful pain pills when you have a safe, trusted natural alternative available at your fingertips.

TheraRelief includes over 27 deep penetrating clinically proven compounds including Glucosamine and Chondroitin that will help your body heal and recover, rather just mask or cover up the problem like other pain creams.

Here's the best part: TheraRelief does NOT have a strong "menthol" smell. It is odorless, does not burn, won't leave you greasy and does not have any known side effects.

Whether you're an athlete with sore muscles, or recovering from a shoulder, neck, knee, elbow or back pain injury, TheraRelief will help you fight inflammation naturally while soothing joints and muscles affected by arthritis, tendonitis, fibromyalgia, overuse pains and other strains.

TheraRelief Is currently available WITHOUT a prescription exclusively through Thera Vita, LLC and is trusted by Health Care Professional across North America. We are so confident you'll love TheraRelief like so many others we are providing a full 60-Day Money Back Guarantee. Relieve your pain or don't pay a dime.



My Opinion-
I mostly use pain relief cream with spearmint/peppermint scented one; because I feel like it heals and help to relaxed my mind as well. This cream is uniquely designed by no scented elements . I am happy to know that it is free from paraben. Paraben is one of the element that harmful for human body.somehow it feels like a freshly mayonnaise( haha!!..) it absorb quickly after rubbing it on the skin but it's gross to see that it does peel the skin's dead cell! 
Unfortunately I couldn't test it myself because I wasn't suffering from any kinda pain! So, I let my hubby to use it and give his opinion about it. Due to his night job, he always suffer from several body ache and muscle pain- specially on shoulders,leg muscle, back of his neck. As I have mention that it's an odorless cream, so he was kinda confusing whether it's working or not (poor hubby)!! 
Then few times later, he felt like the pain was reducing slowly; it doesn't reduce the pain instantly but it works slowly and it's good for minor pain only.
Now let's talk about the packaging here. It's a 2 oz jar. This jar is green (similar to the Vicks) and somehow those sticker(from Amazon!) annoys me a lot.So I remove it but the glue is still there- HOW ANNOYING! 
Overall, I think it's a nice pain relief cream, good for only MINOR PAIN! It is helpful for everyday use. If you are suffering from extreme uncontrollable pain, then go ahead- take pills or call 911. Do not expect that it's gonna reduce the monster pain all of a sudden, okay? 
(Make sure to read the whole label before you purchase it) 

Available - Amazon  

Price- $19.95 

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Let me know if you have tried it as well. 
Have a nice weekend! 
✳️
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Girl's Guide- Sieva Cellulite and Body Firming Cream || Review

This is another product from "Sieva Skincare" company and it is to reduce cellulite from our delicate body parts.It's a firming and body contouring cream. It claim to reduce the appearance of cellulite and help improve,tone and restore the smooth and firm looking skin- how fascinating! This is one of the biggest problem that we girls mostly face it. 


I do love and respect my body but somehow this is so irritating and embarrassing for those fatty arms/legs shows up, specially when I am hanging out with perfect skinny girlfriends who have perfect body to show off. (Haha sounds weird!!) 
I am not a girl who wear bikini and go to the beach to show off- I would rather wear my traditional dress and feel comfortable. But again, of-course I want to get rid of extra cellulite from the body. I don't prefer any kinda radiation treatment for that because it can cause cancer and so many diseases. I know, by using a cream/oil is a very slow process, but I do not  mind to use it at all. It's safer than the radiation treatment, you know. It's longer and slow process and you have to be patient to see the result.


Description-
Want to get rid of Cellulite? Look no further. No more hiding under jeans!

Seiva's Anti Cellulite treatment is clinically proven to hydrate, firm and stimulate blood flow, leaving skin tight, elastic and smooth.


Proven and Effective
-Target cellulites to help reduce bumps, dimples and bulge.

-Increases the production of collagen to bring back skin's natural elasticity for creating firmer and tighter skin

-Caffeine contains theophylline and is proven to energize the skin, boosts surface circulation and stimulates the drainage of excess fluid retention for improved body contour.

-Retinol will help improve your skin's texture for a smoother and firmer look and will break down fatty deposits under the top layer of skin.

-L-Carnitine breaks down and burns fatty acids and supports the conversion of fat into energy.

-Anti-Cellulite formula is infused with Rose hip seed oil, Green Tea, and Orange Oil.

-USA Made in FDA Certified Facility.

Ingredients
Deionized Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, SD Alcohol, Ethoxydiglycol, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Perfluorononyl Carboxydecyl PEG-10 Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Castor Seed Oil, ipropylene Glycol Isoceteth-20 Acetate, altodextrin, Caffeine, Paullinia Cupana Seed Extract, Carnitine, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Cysteic Acid, Pantetheine Sulfonate, Phenoxyethanol, Rose Hip Seed Oil, Carbomer, Aminomethyl Propanol, Orange Oil, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Extract, Capsicum Frutescens Fruit Extract, Collagen, Lecithin, Alcohol, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint Leaf) Extract, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract, Uncaria Tomentosa (Cat's Claw) Extract, Benzyl Alcohol, Sodium PCA, Tocopheryl Acetate, Limonene, Peppermint Oil, Chondroitin Sulfate, Acrylates/C 10-30 Alkyl Acryalte rosspolymer, Lactic Acid, Linalool, Menthol, Salicylic Acid, Methyl Nicotinate, Retinyl Palmitate, Cholecalciferol, Xanthan Gum.

Directions
Apply liberally to the affected area(s) and continue to massage in thoroughly until you can see that it has been absorbed through the skin. Use consistently twice a day to see your best results.


My Opinion- 
When it comes to skincare products, I always give priority about the scent. When I first open it, it smell so yucky!! It feels like a total jar of chemical.So harsh and strong scent.I only use it on my hips,legs and side of my arms(eeek...) I found two ingredients in it that mainly helps to reduce cellulite- Caffeine and retinyl palpitate. I am still in a process to see the result. I'll be updates soon about it and inform you guys as well. 

Available- Amazon  

Price- $35.00 [Free Shipping] 

Stretch Mark Review- Here  



IF you have any suggestion or anything you wanna ask, please let me know.☺ 

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

Friday, August 22, 2014

Girl's Guide- Sieva Stretch Mark Scar Removal Cream || Review


One of my biggest fear was stretch marks and scar on my body. Many girls even boys suffering from stretch marks which some may get depressed and embarrassed! Altough, I really don't care about it now,but prevention is better than cure, right? 
Due to my pregnancy(Last year!) I have got several stretch marks on my arms,hips,legs and boobs(haha so many delicate areas!) My mother always suggest me to use a good cream/oil to prevent stretch marks.But I was kinda hate the scent of those products and avoid it.Later, I realized how stupid I was! I should listen to my mom.A good stretch mark cream/oil will help to minimize/reduce the spot and heal it.

Recently I have received an amazing stretch mark cream to try out. This company is called- "Sieva". It's 4oz plastic jar and contain a lid to prevent any kinda bacteria. The cream is made with all kinda herbal/natural ingredients like shea, cocoa butter, aloevera, olive oil etc.[Read below]



Description
The Affordable New Secret to Beautiful Skin

Are you Tired of those unsightly stretch marks and sagging skin? Imagine the freedom and confidence you'd feel if you had nothing to hide. Finally feeling great about how you look

Stretch marks are a form of scarring caused by the overstretching of skin. This stretching disrupts the normal production of collagen and a scar results.


The Professional's Choice for Stretch Mark & Scar Treatment at Home
-Sieva's advanced formulation helps restore skin and increases the strength of skin by promoting the production of elastin and collagen.

-It penetrates deeply to restore balance and to fight stretch marks in the lower layers of skin where they form and lightens the appearance on top.

-It has Natural Ingredients, Essential Oils, Vitamins, and rich Butters known for stretch mark & scar prevention.

-It will help maintain elasticity of the skin and is free from all harsh chemicals that can damage the skin.

Ingredients
Deionized Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Shea Butter, Glyceryl Stearate, Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Olive Oil*, Cetyl Alcohol, Cocoa butter, Jojoba Oil, Mango Butter, Rose Hip Seed Oil, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Panthenol, Potassium Sorbate, Orange Oil, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hydroxide *Organic

Directions
Using a circular motion gently massage onto on all areas of the body where you have stretch marks. Use consistently twice a day to see your best results.



My Opinion- 
As you can read by the title that it is also heal the scar as well.I have got many scars due to my kitchen skill(Haha!!) I am beyond curious to see the result.I have just started using it which is why the result is still showing up. But we will see it soon.One thing I like about this cream, is that- it smell nice, quite remind me orange zest.The scent is similar to the orange facial serum I have tried before.It is moisturizing and hydrating as well. 

If you are looking for the cream to reduce stretch mark / scar, then go ahead and try it. 
I'll be updated the final result after try it out for at least three months.(Remember, it is not gonna give you instant result, so be patient!) 

Available- Amazon  

Price- $24.95  

Cellulite Cream Review- Here





I hope it help you anyway.. Have a nice weekend! 
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Ageless Thera Vita Hyaluronic Acid Serum || Review


Hey guys! A brand new hyaluronic acid serum I have been testing for few days and finally I thought to write about it.
This Hyaluronic acid serum is from "Thera Vita Ageless"


Product Description- 

Organic. Pure. Natural. Enhanced Beauty. Smooth, Flawless Skin... You. Ageless. Feel The Difference Immediately After Putting It On Your Skin.

Ageless: A time machine in a bottle

Get the results you've been hoping and wishing for with this professional anti-aging moisturizer that will make you love your skin again.

Uniquely formulated with natural ingredients, this rejuvenating serum reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, resulting in soft, beautiful and flawless skin.

Working with the cream's other fine ingredients, the hyaluronic acid absorbs more than 1,000 times its weight in water, allowing the skin to feel and look fresh, hydrated and smoother. Ageless also promotes absorption of vitamin C, vitamin E and vitamin A for healthier skin.

Not only designed as an anti-wrinkle cream, Ageless can be used to treat a variety of skin conditions from Rosacea and acne to damage caused by the sun and other environmental factors. Skin will feel immediate relief thanks to the exclusive soothing and calming formula.

All skin types, especially oily-combination skin, will benefit from the use of this product.

Ageless Benefits:

- Reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines - Treats skin conditions such as acne, scarring, Rosacea and sun spots - Regenerates skin cells - Increases skin's elasticity - Minimizes facial redness and pores - Provides a concentrated moisture barrier - Professionally formulated - Paraben-free, pure ingredients - Non-greasy, quick drying - Made in the USA - 100% money back guarantee
Place your order with ease of mind knowing that Ageless is guaranteed with the Get Results 100% Money Back Guarantee.



Indications
Use for the treatment of dry and scaly skin, tissue repair and recovery, skin hydration and collagen synthesis. Furthermore it can also benefit the healing of acne scars as well as facial and neck wrinkles. It is good for sun spots, scarring and improving skin tone.

Ingredients
Deionized Water, Sodium Hyaluronate, Aloe Barbadensis Juice, Phenoxyethanol, Witch Hazel Extract, Acrylates/C 10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Cross Polymer, MSM, Potassium Sorbate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Hydroxide, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Lavender Oil, L-Arginine, Retinyl Palmitate, Cholecalciferol

Directions
Apply to your skin after cleansing. Let it absorb and follow with your favorite moisturizer and eye cream. You may also use with a microneedle roller. See our special discount packages below.


My Opinion- 
Their packaging is cute and pretty neat. It comes with a pump applicator and it is easy to use. The packaging makes it look pretty luxurious! SO, let's talk about the serum now. As you already read above, it contain aloe vera and lavender oil. I do make sure to shake it first before applying it on the skin. It's a fast absorbing serum. To be honest, I do not like lavender scent and this serum kinda smell weird to me.( I know, some people may disagree with me!)I always avoid any product that contain lavender!! So i only use it on my body (those dry areas) Somehow it makes my skin dry; so I have to use a moisturizer quickly! 

Overall, except the scent I do like it. But I don't think I am gonna purchase it again! If you like lavender scent, then go ahead and try it. 


Available- Amazon 

Price- $29.95 

Thanks for reading. Have a nice weekend! 
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Brand Focus- VoilaVe Beauty And Skincare

Hey guys, I guess I barely write any Brand focus post this year! So I have decided to start now  with some of the brands that I am loving lately.
So, today's post is about "VoilaVe" Skincare.


I have been enjoyed using the "VoilaVe" skincare products. Previously I have tried their "Argan Oil" which I absolutely loved it [Review Here] They were sweet enough to send me some more skin oil and serum to try out.I knew it that I am absolutely gonna love it .


Let's talk about the Rosehip Organic Oil first. You know I have dry skin and it worsen during the windy day/ winter. I have to use an extra oil for protection.And this rosehip oil is amazing for that. It's also heal the sun damaged and cracky skin. I love that it hydrates and moisturized well. The color of this oil is yellow and somehow the smell is little bit weird, but as long as it provides my skin very well I don't mind it at all.It is also have the ability to heal any kinda scar and stretch marks which sounds amazing.  


Here is the Hyaluronic Acid Serum. You might read that I talked about 1000 times that how good and essential it is for our skin. So far I have tried so many serum and this one is also great among all of it. It has  a nice smell and it's not sticky at all which I mostly love about it. I use it at night before bed so that it absorb well when i ma sleeping. You can say that I am using it as a sleeping mask. A little goes a long way. 



Their packaging is quite similar to the other products I have tried so far.Both comes with a dropper and glass bottle. 



Overall, I am loving their oil and the serum as well. And I highly recommend this to try out . 

Available-  Oil- Here [$15.99] 
                  Serum- Here  [$24.95] 

Have a nice weekend!