Monday, July 24, 2017

Valentia Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer Review

About the product

Valentia Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer - A lightweight fast absorbing cream that illuminates skin while providing all-day hydration.

This Brightening Moisturizer Will:
- Lighten dark spots
- Restore skin radiance
- Even skin tone
- Diminish fine lines
- Provide all-day hydration

Specially selected ingredients work together to achieve optimum results.


- Botanical Hyaluronic Acid: Floods skin with moisture, supports skin elasticity, and plumps skin from within.

- Kojic Acid: Controls melanin production and prevents dark spots.

- Ginseng: Boosts skin firming collagen, fights wrinkles, and gives the skin a brighter and more energized look.

- Safflower Oil: Repairs skin's natural moisture barrier and provide superior skin protection.

- Shea Butter: Infuses skin with a myriad of vitamins and nutrients for superior skin hydration and nourishment


It's in a nice glass bottle with a pump. All of my other moisturizers are either in a tube or jar so I really like the pump because I can control how much product comes out. You get 4 fl. oz. so you get a great amount of product. I think it's the same as my Perfectly Posh moisturizer. 

If you've never read my blog before I have combo/oily skin and I am 24 so I don't have any wrinkles or dark spots. I use two pumps and it's the perfect amount for me. It is definitely lightweight and fast absorbing. It feels really nice on my skin and it leaves it extremely soft. I love that it has Hyaluronic Acid in it. It is an amazing ingredient that really helps my skin. The Ginseng really brightens and energizes my skin.  

I think it is just as good as the Perfectly Posh Moisturize 911. It doesn't leave my skin feeling greasy and I think it's a great price. It's $25 for 4 fl. oz. which doesn't seem bad at all. If you want to try it you can go to their website or Amazon. Also Check out their Facebook and Instagram to see all of their amazing products. 

Also if you purchase anything from their website use my code KARA15 for 15% off your order! 

*This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own. Some links may contain affiliate links.  

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Valentia Night Revive Retinol Serum Review

About the Product

 Valentia Night Revive Retinol Serum - A transformative retinol serum that fights wrinkles and provides hydration, for visibly smoother, rejuvenated skin.
This Retinol Serum Will:
- Diminishes wrinkles
- Stimulates collagen
- Improves skin tone
- Manages breakouts
- Conditions skin

Specially selected ingredients work together to achieve optimum results.


- Retinol (Vitamin A): Works at the cellular level to stop winkles, manage breakouts, and evens out skin discoloration.

- Vitamin C: Guards skin against environmental free-radicals to prevent premature aging.

- Vitamin E: Provides intense hydration to diminish the drying effects of retinol.

- Squalane: Derived for pure olive oil to soften and condition delicate skin.


Like all of their other products the packaging is white with gold trim. The container is glass and it has a dropper so you can get the perfect amount. This is the only Valentia product I have used so far that doesn't have a citrus or floral scent. It has a slight scent but once it's on your skin you shouldn't notice it.

Before applying it shake lightly. Apply it nightly to your cleansed face and d√©collet√© before moisturizer. It might irritate your skin so apply it every 2-3 nights so your skin can adjust. I did notice when I used it too much my skin was irritated. Use an SPF moisturizer during the day and for best results they recommend using the night revive retinol cream. 

I had my mom use it with me since she has mature skin. Even though I don't have wrinkles I did enjoy using it and my skin did feel more hydrated and smoother. My mom didn't hate it but she already has a product she likes and I had to constantly remind her to use it so I never got to see any results. 

If you are looking for a product to help with wrinkles I recommend giving it a try. The great thing about this product is it is made with natural ingredients so you don't have to worry about what you are putting on your skin. It is 1.18 fl. oz. for $35. You can purchase it from their website or Amazon. Also check out their Instagram and Facebook so you know when they release new products

For 15% off your Valentia purchase use my code KARA15 here is the link!

* This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own. 

Monday, June 12, 2017

Beauty Brawl '17: Bronzer

Today is the last day of the Beauty Brawl. I really hope you enjoyed it and if you read every day thank you! We all know I am bad about posting reviews so it's a nice challenge for me to post every day for ten days. Today we are reviewing bronzers and I chose ColourPop's Super Shock Cheek in Skinny Dip. This color was discontinued because they added the pressed powders so I am happy I was able to get it.

  • Product - 90
  • Packaging - 90
  • Price - 100
I don't own a lot of bronzer it's hard to find a shade that works with my skin tone, but this bronzer is really nice. It's like a beautiful summer glow instead of an Oompa Loompa. It's the same type of formula as their super shock eyeshadows so it feels amazing! Now the foundation I am currently using is matte so it doesn't work as well. I am going to get a BB cream because I think that would be perfect! I think this type of bronzer is perfect for days when you don't want a lot of makeup on and just want some warmth in your face. 

I think the packaging is nice. It's a twist off cap and since it's the super shock formula you really have to make sure it is on tight so the formula doesn't dry out. It was $8 so it's budget friendly and better than most drugstore bronzers I've tried. I should mention it's lighter than it appears in the picture.

Check out Rachel's blog to see her choice. Our hashtag is #BeautyBrawl.

*All Beauty Brawl graphics were designed by Emma Drury. Thanks girl!

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Beauty Brawl '17: Hand Cream

Welcome to day nine of the Beauty Brawl! I can't believe tomorrow is the last day. Today we are reviewing hand creams and I chose the Skinfix Hand Repair Cream.

  • Product - 50
  • Packaging - 80
  • Price - 90
I got a sample in a PinchMe box so it's not something I would have picked for myself. I don't have dry skin or eczema but I thought I would still try it. I compared it to my favourite hand cream and this one just felt like it was coating my skin and made my hands feel greasy. I also don't love the smell I prefer vanilla or something citrusy.

The packaging is nice. I like the flip top which is something my preferred hand cream doesn't have. The full size is 3 oz. for $9.99 which is a reasonable price if it works WAY better for others. 

Check out Rachel's blog to see her choice. Our hashtag is #BeautyBrawl.

*All Beauty Brawl graphics designed by Emma Drury.    

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Beauty Brawl '17: False Lashes

Welcome to day eight of the Beauty Brawl! There are only two days left which is a bummer but I have been working on a review that I am really excited to share. Today we are reviewing false lashes and I chose the Ardell Demi Wispies.

  • Product - 100
  • Packaging - 90
  • Price - 100
I bought these lashes for the wedding and I was happy we were reviewing fake lashes for the brawl because I needed to try them and make sure they would work. They are beautiful! I only wear false lashes for Halloween or special occasions so I'm not the best at applying them but it wasn't to difficult. It takes some time to get used to wearing them but they looked so good it made me want to wear them more often. 

The packaging isn't fancy but I like that they have the type of lash in bold letters and different colors so it helps to find what you are looking for. It's also a budget friendly brand so obviously it won't be as beautiful as some of the high end brands. I got these lashes for $3.99 at Ulta. I definitely want to go back and get more styles like the faux mink. 

Check out Rachel's blog to see her choice. Our hashtag is #BeautyBrawl. 

*All Beauty Brawl graphics designed by Emma Drury.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Beauty Brawl '17: Primer

Welcome to day seven of the Beauty Brawl! Today we are reviewing primers. I chose the Hanalei Aloe Soothing Gel. I got a sample in my ipsy and it's skincare and a primer so I thought that was really interesting.

  • Product - 85
  • Packaging - 85
  • Price - 80
Aloe Vera is naturally regenerative so it helps to balance out any redness or uneven skin tone. This product also helps to cool and moisturize the skin. The crazy thing is they say it is also perfect for a makeup base. I used it with my matte foundation and I really didn't notice a difference but it did last all day. I think it works best as skincare but if you want to also use it as a primer I suggest trying it with a BB cream. It would be nice for natural summer makeup. I don't like the aloe smell. I have a headache after smelling it so much.

The packaging is nice. It's a pretty green ombre with just the Brand and name of the product. It is $30 so it's not budget friendly and I have to remind myself it's also skincare. I think it is a good product but I don't see a big difference so I'm not sure it's worth the price.

Check out Rachel's blog to see her choice. Our hashtag is #BeautyBrawl. 

*All graphics designed by Emma Drury

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Beauty Brawl '17: Face Mask

Welcome to day six of the Beauty Brawl!! This was the day I was looking forward to the most because I finally got to buy a mask I've been wanting to try for a while. I was planning on getting it before my brothers wedding so I was happy to have an excuse to buy it a couple of months early. It is the Elizavecca Milkypiggy Hell-Pore Clean Up Mask.

  • Product - 95
  • Packaging - 100
  • Price - 100

This mask lifts away dull tired skin and helps remove dirt and oil which causes blackheads. I've been wanting to try this mask for a while and when I saw Tati's review I kind of reconsidered because it looked so painful. The first time I used it I only put it on my nose and a little bit on my forehead and honestly it didn't hurt at all. And when I removed it I could see some blackheads and my skin felt really soft. Don't get it expecting it to remove every blackhead it won't but it will help prevent them.

The packaging is adorable! I love the cartoon blackheads trying to run away. A part of me definitely wanted it just because of the packaging. You will probably want to save the box because all of the instructions on the tube are in Korean. It's currently $10.43 on Amazon and you get a decent amount of product. 

Check out Rachel's blog to see her choice. Don't forget our hashtag is #BeautyBrawl.

*All Beauty Brawl graphics designed by Emma Drury