Valentia Even Glow Serum Review

Welcome!

 

Let me start by saying that this review was scheduled to be posted two weeks ago but somehow never made it on my page. My apologies!

 

Even Glow Serum is a Vitamin C serum that is meant to repair, refresh and renew your skin giving your complexion a more even look and feel over time. It is made with 98% natural ingredients and also claims to diminish dark spots and discoloration, boost collagen production so that your skin “retains the elasticity responsible for a youthful appearance and prevent sagging associated with aging” and make take ‘years’ off your appearance. Lastly it’s supposed to reduce the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles with special ingredients such as Sea Buckthorn oil to plump the skin making it clearer and younger.

 

With that being said lets get to the first impression. First off, the box the bottle comes in is super fancy looking, it definitely does look like its up there with department store competitors and the bottle is nice also. It has the glass dropper and all. The serum itself is a yellow color, looks very creamy and isn’t too runny so its easy to apply, has a slight scent, its floral or fruity, I really cant decide but its extremely pleasant and not too over powering at all. Application as I said is pretty easy, it goes on smooth and isn’t sticky if you apply sparingly and work it in a bit. Dries fairly quickly and your moisturizer or primer goes on like normal and doesn’t cake up with the extra layer.

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Personal experience was actually quite pleasant, it didn’t break me out or make my skin too oily so that always a plus in my book. My skin does feel and look better than it had prior to using this serum and I will note that even when only using it at night I saw a difference in the brightness of my skin.

Final thoughts would be yes, I do recommend this products for long term use and I do see it helping with existing skin conditions. I cannot comment on the antiaging properties as I do not have many signs of aging except slight smile lines but those aren’t going anywhere without getting under the knife lol

But I do honestly think it has made my skin look more plump and youthful so I give it an A.

 

Its only $35 on Amazon for 1.18oz of product which is pretty standard for a serum and you’ll also get a FREE  Age Defying Facial Treatments ebook with over 20 beauty recipes including this one that I tried and loved and am sharing with you now:

All you need is

1 tsp of Matcha Powder and  few drops of water or if you have dry skin aloe gel
-I added a few drops of lemon to mine because I like how it feels (:

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Mix until it’s a paste and apply to face and neck with brush to avoid transferring oils from your fingers to your face

Leave on 20-30 minutes then rinse offwith warm water and a cloth or konjac sponge

Use to 1-3 times weekly!

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It should look like his, not mine. I didn’t put enough water because I liked the texture of it lol fail!

The mask is said to Improve dull skin as well as exfoliates dead skin cells, follow with your Valentia Serum for a moisturized finish!

Thanks for reading feel free to comment or ask any questions~

xo,

Ana

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.

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***GIVEAWAY***

Hello there,

I know I’ve been gone for some time on vacation then getting back in the swing of working 75+ hours a week and all that stuff but I’m back!
I actually wrote about 7 posts for when I was on vacation but somehow the computer I was using did not save them on here and they were gone!!! 7 hours of writing, 5 hours of editing and adding pics all GONE!! It was so discouraging, which is another reason I haven’t been on for a while.

But I am hoping to come back strong with an awesome beauty giveaway❤️

The actual items will be a surprise, mostly because I will be adding things as I go but also because I feel like when you’re surprised about what you’re getting it just makes it so much more exciting 🎁🎁

Ways to enter;
Follow me on TWITTER -retweet entry post
Follow my beautyINSTAGRAM
-regram giveaway post (if not using regram app, be sure to TAG me and use hashtag #AnasBeautyFoodLife)
Follow my blog (be sure to comment that you’re entering the giveaway)
-Share this blog post (be sure to TAG me or leave link to post in COMMENTS ON THIS POST or it will NOT count)

You can choose to do all of them or just one but you MUST do at least 1!

Simple rules:
You can share each ONCE per day
You can share EVERYDAY if you’d like, every share, retweet, regram and comment is a new entry!
YOU MUST HASHTAG on IG
YOU MUST RETWEET on TWITTER
YOU MUST POST LINK ON THIS BLOG POST to where you shared the post

*****MAKE SURE YOUR IG and TWITTER IS PUBLIC or I cannot account for those entries!*****

GIVEAWAY ENTRIES CLOSE AUGUST 9th winner will be announced August 10th or 11th and will be sent their give promptly after I receive their address ❤️❤️

***Also***
If you don’t have Instagram or twitter and are strictly a blogger, feel free to leave a comment for extra entries (can be about anything at all, rant, secrets, faves, must haves, kittens, jellyfish, the color orange, whatever you wish)
AND/Or
Comment a picture of yourself with your favorite glam looks, can be beauty on a budget or break the bank glam!

You will win an assortment of beauty goodies with a value of no lower than $100 ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Have fun, any questions just ask me and if I forgot something please comment and let me know, thank you ❤️

 

 

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Monthly BEAUTY subscription boxes/links and codes

So my sister asked me for these and I had to write them out soooo I decided to share them on here also!
Please note that SOME* of these coupon codes ONLY WORK WITH MY LINK!
Also please let me know which ones you get so I can be sure to enter you into my birthday giveaway (will post rules next Monday 6/16/14)

Okay so this one is my second favorite, they are a company with their own box. It’s $15 a month you get 3-4 FULL SIZED beauty products it’s called Starbox by starlooks and I loveee it!

My absolute favorite is Boxycharm, which is the one I just posted on Instagram it’s the most expensive one I have it’s $21 a month but you get 2-5 full sized products and/or 2-3 deluxe samples (the one I just got was a $93 value) so it’s totally worth it!

Love your lips? Well there is Lip Monthly it’s $10 a month and you get like 5 lip products a month and you can use SUMMERLIPS code to get 50% off your first box!!

And then there’s Birchbox you get 5-7 deluxe samples, it’s $10 a month and I think they had a special for $5 for you first box, not sure if they do anymore so don’t quote me on that!

I’m sure all the ladies have heard of Ipsy which is YouTube beauty Guru Michelle Phans beauty bag it’s 5-7 deluxe sized samples (sometimes full sized products) for $10 a month it’s another of my favs because it has a survey for personal preference and everything comes in a cute little collectable makeup bag!

Newly in love with Beauty box 5 which is 5 deluxe sample products for $12 a month and I have a code for first month free which is FREE614

For nail junkies there is Julep Maven a nail polish sub box which is $24 a month or $19.99/3months you get either 3 polishes, 2 polishes and a beauty product or just beauty products and you can view and change your monthly boxes if you prefer a different style. It’s a bit expensive but here’s a few codes for a free starter box (worth $40) just have to pay $2.99 s&h try HELLOYOU, FREEBOX or FREEGIFT

This is SummerBrights collection with 3 polishes, cuticle oil and hand cream use code HELLOYOU the polishes will be something like this
This is Juleps PoolParty box with 3 polishes, duel eyeliner pencil and foot cream use code SPLASHY
This is Juleps Nautical box with 3 polishes, cuticle oil and face wash use with code SHIPSHAPE the polishes will be similar to what I have here (but you’ll get face wash Instead of lipgloss)

This is another summer box by julep called Summer Nights you will get 3 polishes and a double ended eyeliner pencil. Use code SIZZLE

PLEASE USE REFERRAL CODE 993112
***colors of polishes vary and you can see the different boxes by clicking the links***

Also do keep in mind they give you discounts on full sized products from their site and sometimes even gift cards and $25 off vouchers for more expensive retailers! And you can always join groups on Facebook and trade with other beauty lovers!

Please keep a look out for my GIVEAWAY post!!!
Thanks for reading friends 😊

Olay Regenerist Thermal Mini Peel

Day 1

So I heard about this mini peel on some search to rid my face of these ridiculous dark spots and after some serious research and about two weeks of procrastination, I decided to go to my local market are purchase it at the whopping price of $18+tax!

What it is: Olay Regenerist Thermal Mini-Peel it’s a daily self heating treatment that claims to have benefits such as “relax the appearance of pores, polish skins surface and regenerate surface cells to hydrate, nourish and beauty skin”
How “Water activated, self-heating formula with micro-crystals and glycolic acid regenerates skins surface to reveal brighter, younger looking skin.”

So basically it’s a less harsh version of a chemical peel.

First impression; the texture is that of a pearl cream, totally soft. It’s a lavender color which may not matter to most but to me it makes the whole process seem less scary. I applied as directed and I must say I was not ready for the heat, although it was not hot I guess I just didn’t believe it would actually get, well, heated! Haha

It feels amazing on the skin, not too hot to make you uncomfortable but enough that you notice it’s heated. Made my skin feel softer immediately after use and didn’t irritate it at all. No redness just some soreness on ruptured pimples (oppsss I guess I should have waited until they healed, oh well) but it wasn’t too bad at all. My skin felt clean as if I had used my microdermabrasor (which is pointless and useless and does nothing so we will skip the elaboration on that POC) so all in all the experience was enjoyable and I do look forward to updating y’all in a week (;

I will keep you updated and since I read it’s safe to use daily and nightly WITH the use of SPF 15 or higher if you go outside.

Background boring info about my skin:
Combo/ Acne prone skin I’ve battled with moderate acne for the better part of 11 years, proactive did absolutely nothing nor has, well, any other acne system so I’m just dealing with it and working on getting rid of these terrible scars! I will be addressing body scars at a later time when I find something I’m interested in trying 😉

Pictures are from before use and I will update weekly progress

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