Friday, January 8, 2016

Derma E...Now Available at Target!!! #NOTICETHELOTUS in 2016

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Let us celebrate 2016 with the union of two unbelievable powerhouses...Target stores and derma e!  Yes, you read that right!  derma e will now be available at Target stores.  Want to know a bit more?

"Imagine a time, not long ago...

When people didn’t consider how their internal health affected their outward appearance. And, nobody understood that what you put on your skin matters too. The phrases “superfood”, “holistic health” and “sustainable” were rarely or never used. Nobody was concerned about their skincare being eco-friendly and nobody was eating kale.

Then derma e® got started.

Healthy before healthy was “in”
derma e® pushed skincare forward in a new direction by fusing powerful vitamins and plants together with modern science - we called it Green Chemistry. Continuing to be always aware, derma e® adheres to the highest ethical standards when it comes to animal welfare and our impact on the planet.

The results
derma e® built a passionate following in the natural products industry and beyond, always aspiring to make highly effective, premium skincare formulas but with cruelty-free green chemistry." - derma e

Thinking about my next Target run and what I need to get.  I am about to enter second semester of my program at university and will probably need school supplies, new clothes, snacks.  But this new year also has me thinking I need to treat my skin better, so with that mentality, it will be awesome to pick up new derma e skincare while shopping for all my other needs.  Aside from the Firming DMAE Eye Lift Cream, you will also be able to purchase their nourishing Hydrating Night Cream, Day Cream and the Firming DMAE Moisturizer.

I had the pleasure of being able to review the Firming DMAE Eye Lift Cream.  This is heaven!!!  A thick yet easily blendable and fast absorbing eye cream that includes DMAE, which is a skin firming nutrient and Insta-Lift Goji Berry glycopeptides for additional firming, and hyaluronic acid.  Eye Lift quickly moisturizes the eye area due to the hyaluronic acid...this attracts water and therefore, you feel completely moisturized and even has a cooling effect due to this.  So far, I have noticed that my eye area is tighter and brighter.  I even use this on my eye lid and brow bone and have already noticed slight changes in the short amount of time I've used this.

Want a more in depth look at Firming DMAE Eye Lift Cream?  Check out derma e's youtube channel for the video HERE.

Or simply check out derma e's website here for additional information on Firming DMAE Eye Lift - HERE.

It's about time you guys do something nice for yourselves and try something new.  Whether that is incorporating healthier food into your diet, becoming more active, relaxing more, etc, whatever it is, try something different.  I know my skin will have a chance at being healthier and more beautiful with derma e.

Remember guys....just #NOTICETHELOTUS and head to Target!

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Thursday, January 7, 2016

Ring in the New Year with beautiful brows from Million Dollar Brows!!! + GIVEAWAY

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 Welcome to 2016!  And with this new year, a better and more beautiful brow.  How you ask?  With the help of Billion Dollar Brows and two of their amazing kits...the Best Sellers Kit and the 60 seconds to Beautiful Brows!

Lets start with the Best Sellers kit!

 The BDB Best Sellers Kit contains 4 items: Universal Brow Pencil, Brow Duo Pencil, Smudge Brush and Brow Gel.

Swatches above are as follows from top to bottom:
Brow Duo - Concealer first, highlighter second
Universal Brow Pencil - One pass, Two passes

The pencils in this kit were super creamy, soft and easy to blend! This shade is universal, I have seen this work on so many skin tones.  The Brow Duo is the perfect tool...with a concealer and highlighter in one, you can customize your brows in one easy step.


Bare brow, sparse spaces, hair is thinning in certain areas

Brow filled using Best Sellers Kit
This kit is pretty amazing.  It has everything you need to tailor a brow to your liking.  All the pencils contained, again, are super creamy  and blendable.  I like a more natural looking brow and I think this kit helped achieve it, but it can also go high glam with a more defined and dramatic brow!

The 60 Seconds to Beautiful Brows Kit is just that...a super condensed version of their beloved best sellers.  Contained within are a double sided, high quality brush and brow powder.  This was the easiest and fastest thing to use.  Load up your brush, fill and define your brow and done!  It was nice to see that I could go light for a natural look or add a bit more for a super dramatic brow.  The powder is finely milled that it almost feels creamy.  Never clumpy  or dry, I did not experience any fall out or stiff brow look or feel.

60 Seconds to Beautiful Brows kit used here
To learn more about...

Billion Dollar Brows and all they have to offer, go HERE.
Best Sellers Kit, go HERE.
60 Seconds to Beautiful Brows, go HERE.

Want to win your very own Billion Dollar Brows Best Sellers Kit???  *3 GRAND PRIZE WINNERS WILL WIN THEIR VERY OWN BEST SELLERS!*

Good Luck Everyone!

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Sunday, January 3, 2016

A new goodies...GIVEAWAY! CLOSED

Hey guys....Happy 2016!!!  What better way to celebrate than with a giveaway to say thank you?

Here is what you will receive!!!

1 Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara -  mini

1 Coolway Strong Hold Hairspray - deluxe mini

1 Wet n Wild Fergie Collection shadow quint in Dutchess Lounge

1 Wet n Wild Fergie Collection lipstick in Saraghina

1 Essie Sleek Stick manicure in style 200

samples of Smashbox Facial primer and my favorite sunscreen from derma e

Where to enter?  Down below :)  Good luck!!!
Important details:
Giveaway begins on 01/04/2016 at 12am, it ends on 01/18/2016 at 12am.
Open to US residents only.
Winner will be chosen at random using
Email needed for notification.  This information will never be sold.
Giveaway winner will be announced on facebook, instagram, twitter.

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Journey to 100! Empties 6-11!

Here we are again with another empties post!  So many to work through...and as bad as I thought that was since I am backlogged, it actually means I am using products!!!!  More products I use, the more I get to replace, right?  Joking aside...lets look at what I have used up.

1.  Epielle Green Tea Cleansing Tissues - Tend to purchase these in bulk at Big Lots...perfect for swatch removal.  Have used this to actually clean my face and they are not bad.  Come in different scents and types....affordable and they do the job.

2.  Wet n Wild Coverall Pressed Powder - This was a perfect powder.  Matched me perfectly. Worked perfectly.  Until I could not find the medium/tan shade in stores.  WTF?

3.  YBF Perfect Prep Face Primer - Deluxe sample from a kit that was purchased on  Silicone-type feel, smooth.  Nothing special.

4.  whish Body Butter in Pomegranate - Got this in an ipsy bag...fell in love.  Super moisturizing, sinks in quickly, never greasy.  Scent was fresh and fruity but not obnoxiously candy like.

5.  Herbal Essences Naked Dry Shampoo - Works nicely in that it does not cause a huge white mess on my dark tresses.  Gives lift for body.  Smells of citrus and mint which is TO DIE FOR!  Kinda pricey for drugstore dry shampoo but it works and I will keep repurchasing it.

6.  Equate Beauty Oil-Free Ultra Gentle Facial Moisturizer - Purchased at Walmart, was having an allergic reaction at the time this was purchased.  This was super gentle on my irritated skin.  Moisturizes, but leaves skin matte.  Simple, but sometimes that is all you need.

Thanks for checking out my empties....will be ensuring that these posts come more often.  I love to see and read about what you guys are using so why dont you leave me a comment on what you are using up!!!

xoxo, D

Monday, December 28, 2015

Snack the healthy, fulfilling way with CHOMPS Snack Sticks!

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I know it is cliche, but there really is no time to stop and smell the roses these days, is there?  From school to the gym to the grocery store to pick up supplies for dinner, anything, it seems as if we are going at 100 mph all the time and never have a chance to take care of ourselves.  When I'm on the road in between classes, shopping, errands, I usually stop somewhere fast for a quick snack.  That is starting to take a toll on me and quite honestly, is not very healthy.  Thankfully, one of my favorite snacks is coming at you in a healthier version!  Introducing...CHOMPS Snack Sticks!

"CHOMPS Snack Sticks are an awesome new health product made with 100% NON-GMO Grass-Fed Angus Beef which is sourced from New Zealand.  The sticks contain no artificial ingredients (no nitrites, nitrates, MSG, colors, flavors) and are shelf stable for a year with the help of celery juice!  Best of all, they taste amazing!  Gluten Free and high in Omega 3's.  Whole 30 approved." -

CHOMPS Snack Sticks come in 3 flavors...Original, Hoppin' Jalapeno and Crankin' Cran.  You can get each in a variety of packages on their website.  Each stick contains 1oz(28g) of gluten-free, grass fed beef  that was raised antibiotic free!  Though it looks like any other snack stick, this is completely fulfilling.  When you bite into these snack sticks, the first thing you notice is how less greasy they are compared to other commercial snack sticks.  But here is the kicker...they are not dry!  They are pleasantly moist without all the extra grease!  This was a godsend for someone like me who likes beef snack sticks, but usually strayed due to the immediate heartburn they would cause.

Perfect for on the go, anywhere, CHOMPS are a healthier alternative to a drive through snack any day!  Sure, you can get more commercially available snack stick products, but none that showcase the natural, grass fed, antibiotic free meat that CHOMPS has.  I have enjoyed having these at school, or even in between meals when a craving would hit.  The plastic sleeve is durable, so I have had no issues carrying these in my purse or backpack!  These will be a perfect addition for camping/hiking this upcoming year.   Is it not time for you to snack healthier?

To learn more about CHOMPS and purchase your own, go HERE.

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Friday, December 18, 2015

RevivSerums TelomErase 6 in 1 multicorrective Serum

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I know...I get what you might be thinking..."another multi-use product that probably does nothing that it states it does...".  Well, I am going to break it to you.  We have found one that finally does what it states and the returns you get are fantastic.  Let us see how RevivSerums TelomErase Serum can benefit your skincare and anti-aging needs.

"TelomErase Triple Telomere Targeting Serum is a next-gen age-defying technology: a 6-in-1multi-corrective that erases, tightens, brightens, blurs, moisturizes and regenerates.  It contains the most powerful combination of new ingredients available to visibly reduce the appearance of sags and bags, dark circles, fine lines, sunspots, redness, pore size and laxity." - RevivSerums

"A study from Harvard Medical School showed that telomere shortening is a root cause of cellular aging.  An enzyme, telomerase, has been shown to slow or even reverse telomere shortening that occurs as we age, but the amount of telomerase declines as we get older.  TelomErase Serum is the first product of its kind with three proven age-erasing telomere targeters: Cycloastragenol + Renovage(TM) + Telosomyl." - RevivSerums.

So what exactly does all this science speak mean?

RevivSerums TelomErase Serum
 TelomErase Serum comes in a 2oz/60ml bottle and retails right now for $149.00 USD.

This serum is completely lightweight.  It soaks into the skin quickly, which is nice if you wanted to combine it with other products.  It never left my skin sticky.  The serum does have an herbal scent that is quite apparent upon application, but dissipates after it has soaked into the skin.  For the first couple of applications, I did feel a slight tingle, but nothing that was ever worrisome or painful.  Further applications were tingle free.

How to use:
"Apply a thin layer to clean dry skin (face, neck, chest and hands) once or twice daily for two to three months, then three times weekly thereafter for maintenance.  A slight initial tingling sensation upon application is normal." - RevivSerums

Before use: Skin is dry, texture issues such as bumpiness, dullness, thick patches and lackluster color.  I was using a moisturizer suitable for my combo skin, toner and eye cream  before introducing TelomErase.

After use: Skin is looking brighter, tighter and more even.  Skin feels soft and after product soaks in, there is a definitive difference in the texture of skin...much more smooth, glowy, never greasy or shiny.

You can definitely see and feel the science behind this product.  I feel as if my results should be further along, but that is not the fault of the product at all.  Dealing with stress from university and impending holidays caused my skin to freak out, break out and the winter has not helped keep it supple or moisturized.  TelomErase helped bring my skin back to a normal state and added moisture, brightness and tone to my skin.

An investment?  Yes.  But the science here is truly remarkable and very evident in its results.

To learn more about TelomErase and purchase, go HERE...if you use the discount code TIGHT10, you will get 10% off the sale price right now!  Perfect for a holiday gift!  Expires 12/31/2015

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Sunday, November 29, 2015

Refresh your skincare routine with Neostrata Skin Active Antioxidant Defense Serum - GIVEAWAY

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With the holidays nearing closer and closer, do not forget to treat yourself and your skin to an amazing anti-aging treatment.  A new year is fast approaching, but that new year will be hard to find on your skin with Neostrata's Skin Active Antioxidant Defense's a little background...

"Protect skin from future signs of aging with this serum formulated with 8 powerful multi-action antioxidants designed to combat oxidative damage. Patented Bionic and Polyhydroxy Acids trap oxidation promoting metals like iron and help prevent sun-induced cellular damage. The potent combination of Citric Acid and Lilac, Green Tea and Chardonnay Grape Seed Extracts works together to neutralize five different types of free radicals and helps preserve healthy DNA, lipids and cellular membranes. In addition, this super potent source of EGCG Green Tea Extract protects against inflammatory mediators in the skin." - Neostrata Skincare

Would you like to score a full size of the Skin Active Antioxidant Defense Serum for free?  Neostrata is giving one away  25 winners!!!  Yes, you read that right!  This giveaway is only open to the US right now.  International readers, do not fret, as I am working on a giveaway for you guys.  


To learn more about Neostrata as a company, the Skin Active Antioxidant Defense Serum and their other amazing products, go HERE.

Follow them on twitter and let them know how you incorporate serums into your skincare routine... @neostrataskin

Good luck!