Valentia True Glow Eye Cream + Ultra Plumping Hydration Mask

Valentia’s True Glow Eye Cream & Ultra Hydration Mask arrived on my doorstep at the perfect time. By the end of this year, I will only be a couple of years away from my thirties. One thing that’s almost unavoidable to think about when you reach that milestone in age is your skin. There’s a common joke that once you reach your 30s, it’s all down hill from there, which I hope is just that, a joke. Still, I’m becoming more and more aware with each passing year, how much my skin means to me, and I want to take care of it and keep it looking good for as long as possible.

It’s funny because 4 or 5 years ago, I would laugh at the thought of using anti-aging skin care products because I felt that I was a long way away from needing that, but the problem with aging skin is that you have to start taking care of it before the fact not after.

The whole point of anti-aging products is to prevent the process of aging, so if you use it after you start aging, it’s almost useless. This is my first foray into anti-aging skin care products, so I went into it with no expectations and an open mind. Valentia, is a product I’ve never heard of but when I researched into the product, I was very curious as to how it would work and what kind of results I could expect. Valentia True Glow Eye Cream + Ultra Plumping Hydration Mask   True Glow Eye Cream This first product is touted as a complete anti- wrinkle eye care treatment with benefits such as diminishing fine lines & wrinkles, nourishing and hydrating, tightening the under eye area, brightening dark circles, and reducing puffiness. I’ve been using it for over a week now and here

This first product is touted as a complete anti- wrinkle eye care treatment with benefits such as diminishing fine lines & wrinkles, nourishing and hydrating, tightening the under eye area, brightening dark circles, and reducing puffiness. I’ve been using it for over a week now and here I my findings: As far as diminishing fine lines and wrinkles, I didn’t really have any to begin with but I feel as though I’m preventing it with this cream. One thing for sure I can agree

As far as diminishing fine lines and wrinkles, I didn’t really have any to begin with but I feel as though I’m preventing it with this cream. One thing for sure I can agree on, is that it’s nourishing and hydrating for my eyes. I’ve noticed my eyes look and feel less dry and my makeup goes on a lot smoother. I also feel as if it tightened my

I also feel as if it tightened my under eye area as well because the skin around my eyes didn’t feel as loose when I pressed on it. It certainly helped with brightening under my eyes and reducing puffiness. I usually wake up from sleep with puffy eye bags and this cream seemed to tame it. Overall, I would give this product 5 stars. Valentia True Glow Eye Cream + Ultra Plumping Hydration Mask Valentia True Glow Eye Cream + Ultra Plumping Hydration Mask   Ultra Plumping Hydration Mask

I was so excited to try this product because I have combination skin (oily/dry) and wanted to see how this would work on my skin. Not only that but the listed health benefits made it an added bonus.

Listed Health Benefits:

Boosts collagen production

Increases skin radiance

Reduces fine lines

Locks in skin moisture

Reveals softer smoother skin I used this product after cleansing my skin at night before bed and left it on my skin for 30 minutes before washing it off. I felt a slight, dull tingling sensation, but nothing too bad. I’ve used it for almost 2 weeks and I noticed my skin has been slightly more hydrated and soft. I’ve also noticed my skin has been tighter than before using it. It hydrated my skin just enough where it wasn’t too oily and made my makeup application much smoother. I would definitely recommend this product for anti-aging purposes and also if you have dry skin. Great mask! Overall, I would give it 5 stars.

I used this product after cleansing my skin at night before bed and left it on my skin for 30 minutes before washing it off. I felt a slight, dull tingling sensation, but nothing too bad. I’ve used it for almost 2 weeks and I noticed my skin has been slightly more hydrated and soft. I’ve also noticed my skin has been tighter than before using it. It hydrated my skin just enough where it wasn’t too oily and made my makeup application much smoother. I would definitely recommend this product for anti-aging purposes and also if you have dry skin. Great mask! Overall, I would give it 5 stars.

I’ve also noticed my skin has been tighter than before using it. It hydrated my skin just enough where it wasn’t too oily and made my makeup application much smoother. I would definitely recommend this product for anti-aging purposes and also if you have dry skin. Great mask! Overall, I would give it 5 stars. Valentia True Glow Eye Cream + Ultra Plumping Hydration Mask Valentia True Glow Eye Cream + Ultra Plumping Hydration Mask Valentia True Glow Eye Cream + Ultra Plumping Hydration Mask Valentia True Glow Eye Cream + Ultra Plumping Hydration Mask Both products required very little application, meaning that the eye cream only required a tiny amount (about less than a sunflower seed) an the mask only required a slight amount ( about blueberry sized amount).

I used each product at night before bed and they were easy to use and had a pleasant smell. I would recommend anyone who is new to anti- aging products or veteran users to try out this product because it delivers in every way promised. Great value for great products!

Do you use anti-aging products? If so, what are your favorites? Be sure to check out all my social media buttons at the top of my blog and you can regularly find me on twitter @Echanningblog.

—I also did a review on the Clear Lift Revitalizing Serum if you want to know more about it.

 

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Valentine's Day Blogger Gift Swap

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Valentine's Day Blogger Gift Swap

 

Ok, so it’s the day after, but I still wanted to say it anyway. I honestly didn’t do anything yesterday and it was the most relaxing day. Since I didn’t have any Valentine’s Day plans,  I decided (since I wanted to feel festive and all) to sign up for the Valentine’s Day Blogger Gift Swap hosted by Jasmine from Classy, Sassy, and A Bit Smartassy and Lexi from A Blissful Haven. Speaking of Valentine’s Day, I have the perfect recipe for your next date night.

I’m so glad I signed up because it gave me the chance to get to know one of my fellow bloggers. I was partnered with Keoshia from Mrs. Doing Me. Rather than trying to sum up what she’s about myself, I asked Keoshia to put her blog and what she’s about into her own words. Here’s what she said:

Hi my name is Keoshia and I a mother of 2, blogger and YouTuber. I mostly blog about my hair journey, but recently I have been branching out and expanding my blog content. The content I produce on my blog and Youtube channel is designed to help others.  I write and vlog about my personal experiences and things that I have learned. I hope by sharing the knowledge that  I know about certain topic or subjects it will be able to benefit my readers and viewers. If you would like to come along and see my world you can find me at http://mrsdoingme.blogspot.com/ and https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx8AEgj7O-AkvxVPRnxUDCQ.

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Head on over to her youtube channel & blog and check her out! She has great advice!

When I opened up her gift to me I was so excited. It was like she could read my mind and knew exactly what I would like!

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Everything I got was so cute and so on par with what I like, but I have to say by far my favorite were the planning and organizational supplies. One thing I’ve never really discussed on my blog is how much of a Type A personality I have. I don’t like being late for things and I like for everything to be neat and perfect, and that’s why having planning supplies is like a dream come true for my personality.

Planning is also great for blogging because any blogger will tell you that having a posting schedule makes things run so much smoother.

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I also got an adult coloring book, and seriously you guys, there isn’t anything more therapeutic than getting lost in the beautiful floral patterns in each page. I like to turn on my favorite t.v. show while coloring and find it so relaxing.

I also got some Mike & Ike’s that were a nice little treat to munch on in between shows.

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Last, but definitely not least was this cute little hearts print mug and milk bottle. Remember earlier when I said it felt like Keoshia read my mind?

Well, one thing I do almost every morning ( and sometimes afternoon) is make a nice cup of tea.  Usually it’s a green or peppermint tea. And since I’ve been on a smoothie kick lately, it would look so cute in side the glass bottle.

I want to thank Keoshia for my gifts and nice card and definitely feel like the ones I sent might of been sort of a let down. I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine’s Day and I also want to thank Jasmine and Lexi for organizing this gift swap!

New 2016 Nighttime Skincare Regimen

Last year, if you read my blog, you’ll remember that I did a post on my favorite skincare products.  I was all about the blackhead eraser scrub and the grapefruit and pomegranate cleanser. Don’t get me wrong, I still love the products, but as with a new year, there comes new changes to my everyday routines. This year, I decided to branch out from my favorite drugstore products to some a little bit pricier.

 

New 2016 Nighttime Skincare Regimen

New 2016 Nighttime Skincare Regimen

I’ve heard of most of these products before with the exception of the Biore charcoal soap bar. I’ve used plenty of Biore products before, but never the charcoal bar. It seemed like last year was the year of charcoal in beauty products.

New 2016 Nighttime Skincare Regimen

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I don’t know what prompted cosmetic chemists to put charcoal and beauty products together, but I’m glad they did because it has done wonders for my skin. I have pretty temperamental skin, so it’s hard to combat breakouts without drying out my skin. Well, this might just be in my head, but I feel like this product does great at combating breakouts WHILE retaining moisture to the skin. This product gets an A+ from me!

New 2016 Nighttime Skincare Regimen

Boscia ranks highly on my list of skincare products that are gentle and effective. Remember what I said earlier about my skin being temperamental? What I meant by that is, I have combination skin, so I have a wide range of products I have to use to address each skin care problem. Dryness, oiliness and breakouts are a common problem with my skin. For those reasons, I always find myself reaching for gentler products. Boscia is perfect for this!

This product is so gentle, that whenever I have flair ups, I always reach in my cabinet for this product to keep my skin in check. I highly recommend this cleanser for anyone with sensitive skin!

New 2016 Nighttime Skincare Regimen

New 2016 Nighttime Skincare Regimen

New 2016 Nighttime Skincare Regimen

I saved my kiwi face scrub for last because it’s my favorite of the three!

This great product I’m talking about is the Mario Badescu Kiwi Face Scrub. It’s a little bit more pricier than some of my usual skincare products, but it’s well worth the extra dollars. I use this scrub once a week, because it’s that powerful. I would warn you though, you might want to use it intermittently with an acne product if you are prone to breakouts, because it can cause flair ups every now and then.

This product addresses my huge pore problem. I have a HUGE PORE PROBLEM! It feels like so often you can fit a crater in my pores. This scrub gets deep down into those bacteria filled pores (GROSS) and almost acts as a vacuum and removes the dirt. I’m a serious Mario Badescu fan now! Check out his range of skincare products, if you haven’t!

 

Thanks for reading! As always, check out my social media buttons at the top bar of my blog and you can regularly catch me tweeting @Echanningblog.

Have you tried Mario Badescu products before? If so, which ones and did you like them?