Almond Velvet Body Serum and Balm

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The L’Occitane Almond Velvet Body Serum and Balm take advantage of almond native cells to revitalize and renew skin. The serum’s texture was inspired by facial treatment serums. It absorbs quickly and easily, leaving a silky finish. The Balm, rich in shea butter and sweet almond oil, is more like a whipped body butter texture. The Almond Velvet products contain powerful natural active ingredients, and vitamin C to reveal bright and youthful skin.

Both products have the light floral, powdery scent of blossoming almond trees from the South of France. According to L’Occitane benefits of using the Almond Velvet Body Serum and Balm, are smoother skin with fewer lines. With prolonged use (over 8 weeks), you will seen more even toned skin and sun damage will fade. I haven’t used it for long enough to report on that claim, but I do love this as a luxe post bath moisturizing duo.

My favorite way to use it is to use the Body Serum first, then the Body Balm. It feels rich and luxurious on freshly shaved legs, and all over after a bath or shower. L’Occitane always does a great job with packaging, These jars are glass with copper lids. The balm is 7oz for $60, and the serum is 3.3oz for $52. At that price they are a bit of a splurge, but consider that you’re getting skin care benefits along with the moisturizer. I think this duo would make a great Mother’s Day gift!

Do you have any L’Occitane favorites? Aside from the Almond Velvet line, I also love their Shea Hand Creams and the Almond Shower Oil. If you’ve never shaved your legs with the shower oil, treat yourself sometime and try it. They always have great deals if you’re signed up for their email list.

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RevelationsRX Radiant Skin Transformation, savings + giveaway

RevelationsRX serum roller bottle
Nearly two months after starting to use the RevelationsRX face and eye masks, I’m still using them! These Deep Hydrating sheet masks have become part of my weekly pampering beauty routine. They keep my dry skin from becoming dull and peeling. The Deep Hydrating Eye Roller serum and eye masks are great for helping calm my puffy allergy eyes.RevelationsRX Tired, Puffy Eyes & Dark Cirlce Treatment

RevelationsRX is having a special offer on their trial pack. You can save $5 off the regular price of $24.99 by using the code LQRRX20. Want to try RevelationsRX for yourself? I’m giving a mask away! Visit the site and check out the video about wound healing science. Leave me a comment and let me know how you would incorporate RevelationsRX into your daily beauty routine, for an entry to win. Good luck!

Rodan+Fields Redefine Regimen and Acute Care patches

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Incase you aren’t familiar with the company, Rodan+Fields, it was founded by two dermatologists (the same behind Proactiv) and has become well-known in the skin care industry the last couple of years. I’ve been testing the Rodan+Fields Redefine regimen, along with the Acute Care patches for two months. The Redefine consists of four products.
Daily Cleansing Mask is a creamy kaolin based mask with gentle dimethicone microbeads. This unique cleanser is used as a scrub, then left on for about two minutes before rinsing.
The Pore Minimizing Toner is alcohol free and contains exfoliating poly-hydroxy acids and oligosaccharides to reduce the appearance of pores.
The Refine Triple Defense Treatment is a daily moisturizer with spf 30, from stabilized avobenzone and free radical fighting carotenoids for broad spectrum UVA/UBV protection. It contains hyaluronic acid and dimethicone to moisturize and soothe.
The Overnight Restorative Cream is my favorite of the regimen, with its niacinamide and peptide packed formula. Hyaluronic acid and glycerin help to maintain moisture for 12 hours, releasing antioxidants A, C and E. This cream also works really well under makeup on my dry skin.

The Acute Care are strips containing only two ingredients; hyaluronic acid to plump wrinkles and smooth and hydrate skin. Sh-Oligopeptide-1 reduces the appearance of wrinkles increases firmness and skin elasticity. I was impressed with these little patches, which I used on the side of my eyes, where I am beginning to see signs of aging. They use Liquid Cone technology to melt the active ingredients into the wrinkle or line. They are a little pokey when you first put them on, and I would compare it to a derma roller (micro needling) if you’ve tried that.
Rodan+Fields recommends using these 2-3 times per week, but I found I had to space it out a bit more or my skin would get irritated.
My overall impression of this system is that it may be better suited to someone who has more signs of aging. I did like the Restorative Cream and the Acute Care, but honestly I don’t think it’s something I’d repurchase. It appears from the website that the Redefine Regimen is sold as a set. The same goes for the Acute Care patches. The products were quite fragranced, which is something that doesn’t typically bother me, but in this case it did.
Have you tried anything from Rodan+Fields? Find Rodan+Fields on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Are your legs Spring ready? Gillette Venus Swirl Razor & Olay Shave Gel review & giveaway

This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Gillette Venus; all thoughts are my own.

I don’t know about you, but my legs have been in hibernation all winter. Now that it’s officially Spring, it’s time to get those pasty, prickly legs back to looking beautiful! My skin is sensitive, and I stick to Gillette Venus Swirl™ razors, because they don’t irritate my skin. The newest razor from Venus is the Swirl, with proprietary FlexiBall™ technology, which offers a totally unique movement like no other male or female razor on the market.

  • Venus Swirl™ is the first and only razor with the FlexiBall™, moving in multiple directions to navigate all of the tricky areas of a woman’s body. It helps to shave those hard-to-reach places and capture hairs that other razors might miss.
  • Pesky knee and ankle hairs and other tricky areas are no match for Venus Swirl’s new Microfine Comb and five Contour™ Blades. Combined with FlexiBall™ movement, Venus Swirl™ moves like no other razor for flawless skin.
  • Venus Swirl™ is the first Venus razor to feature Gillette’s most advanced blade technology, with five Contour™ blades that cut hair at lower cutting force and have thinner, finer edges — the thinnest in Gillette’s history. The Contour™ blades individually adjust to a woman’s every curve and contour.
  • A water activated MoistureGlide™ Serum surrounds the blades for incredible glide.

I love my Venus Swirl for giving me a close shave every time, without irritating my sensitive skin or giving me razor burn.  The Olay Violet Swirl shave gel is super moisturizing, and the perfect partner to this razor. Enter below for a $20 Walmart gift card, so you can try the Venus Swirl out for yourself!
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