Superior Skin Giveaway ~ GrenzCine Serum valued at $300

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Hello Loves!

I have an exciting giveaway for you :) I team up with few fellow blogger and Superior Skin to bring you this giveaway :) 

To be honest I have never heard of this brand. But thanks to Female Blogger RT on twitter I discover an amazing product. 

Vivier Pharma  is introducing GrenzCine Serum, a new discovery to the world that treat all layers of the skin leading to thicker, more luminous skin. 

Now who is it for :
* Patients with thin skin
* Enhances results of skin procedures ( laser treatments, retinoids, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, microneedling and exfoliants.)

How Polyamines and Vitamin C are known to work?
* Help repair cellular DNA
* Activate Collagen
* Make growth factors more efficient
* Restore antioxidant levels
* Speed up healing post-procedure
* Improve stressed and irritated skin
*UV protection

What are the Results?
* Increased firmness and hydration
* Thickened skin
* Diminishes fine lines and wrinkles 
* Increase luminosity
* Increase appearance of youthful looking skin
*Improve skin tone, texture and elasticity. 

I personally haven't try this serum for long , but the few days I been using it I really like it. 
First off works great on my sensitive skin. Some serums tend to break me out , this one don't. 
It absorbs fast and leaves skin looking healthy and I say glow-y. It does have slight scent to it that is very pleasant. Over all I will continue using it. So far I can tell that my skin really likes it. Cant wait to see more great results after few weeks :) 
Like I said in my earlier anti aging posts, better start with anti aging products now. Why wait? Plus anything with VITAMIN  C , sign me up!

Now do you want to score one GrenzCine Serum for yourself ? Its super easy ! 
Just enter and follow all the steps in the widget below :) There will be 3 winners , so good luck!

You can find more info on the serum on Superior Skin Website. Here is direct link to the serum (click here).

And be sure to visit all of our fabulous hosting bloggers!

Amanda  /  Lindsey  /  Monica  /  Swathi  /  Natalie

Contest will end on August 9. FBRT will announce 3 winners on Twitter. Superior Skin will send prizes to winners directly. By entering the giveaway widget below, you give permission to Superior Skin to contact you via email. Giveaway open to US and Canadian residents. 

PUR Cosmetics Diaries Collection ~ swatches

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Eeeekkk~ I just got new launches by PUR Cosmetics :) Their new Diaries collection that includes two palettes: eye shadow and contour.

OMG! the packaging is everything! 
Who doesn't love marble and rose gold? I know I do love it! What else blogger dream are made of?

There are two palettes in the collection :
* The Soiree Dairies Eye shadow palette
* The Contour Diaries contour palette

And yes they do look the diaries I used to have back in the days :)
Size wise I could compare them to Huda Beauty Rose Gold palette, PUR palettes are a bit shorter and a bit wider. The outer box is same as a packing, marble with rose gold details. Both palettes are on a bit thicker side. because they do resemble diaries. Both palettes have a mirror inside and shade names printed in rose gold.

The Soiree Dairies

An eye shadow palettes , that contain 12 beautiful shades. Perfect for day and night. The shadows are silky smooth and really pigmented. Mix of neutral, copper and bronze colors We have 4 mattes, 4 satin and 4 shimmers. I'm sorry but the shimmers are calling my name! :) Like I mentioned before there is a nice sized mirror, and the names are printed under each shade.  I do think this palette will be a hit!  Not only packaging  wise but the color selection as well :) Can't wait to play more with it .   $34

The Contour Diaries 

Now lets move to contour diary book. Same packaging as the eye shadow palette. Inside you will find six shades.

 3 highlights:
* Charm ~ light pink/peach
*Dream ~ golden
* Flirt ~ warm peach

3 brozners:
* Secret ~ light brown
* Passion ~ warm brown
* Mystery ~ deep brown

All shades are creamy and blend able. You can mix them to get you own desired shade as well.  Don't mind me as I go and play with my new babies :)

Pur Beauty is a cruelty free brand.

Both palettes are already available and PurCosmetics.Com and Khol's.
Which one are your getting?

Lancome L'absolu Rouge Lipsticks and Matte Shakers ~ swatches and review

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I get so excited every time I see Lancome products in Octoly store. 
Lancome is so good to me! Thank you so much for accepting and sending me all your wonderful products for the review.  It means a lot for a small blogger like me. 

This is not my first review of Lancome products on my blog. In the past I reviewed their color correctors (click here) and L'absolu Lipsticks (click here).
Also at some point I will be reviewing the Absolute Powders and Eye Cream :) 

Today I will be reviewing both L'absolu and Matte Shakers lippies. 
This time all my L'absolu Rouge lipstick came in cream finish. aside from matte, cream is my favorite. 
The lipsticks are really opaque and feel hydrating  on the lips. I really adore this formula.  Lipsticks wear pretty long and there is no need to reapply often.  there is about 44 shades in range so for sure you find something for yourself 

Shades I got:

* Beige Mirage ~ very pretty nudy beige with slight peachy undertones. I love this color , It look so pretty on its own and over a lip liner. Definitely one of my go to nudes. 

* Exotic Orchid ~ another my favorite. And I think this will be my most wearable color.  I would describe it as a nude rosy shade with hints of mauve. Kinda your lips but better :)  Out off Lancome lipsticks I won this one is by far my favorite. 

* Impatiente ~ This lippie unfortunately got stabbed with my nail.. ugh  clumsy me. Impatiente is this orangey red that personally I feel that don't look good on me :(...  There is something about the orange undertone that I cant pull it off.. yeah  thats how I feel.  If You ask my hubby and he will tell you that he dont care, I look good in any color :) Gotta love him ! Aside that slight orange undertone I will def will be wearing this beauty. Like I said this formula is really good. 

* Absolute Rouge ~ this creamy bright red with hints of pink in it.  Classic red that every girl needs. Beautiful and very wearable. This color and classic black wing liner and you good to go.  I do love red lips If I could I could be wearing red lipstick every day :) 

L'absolu rouge lipsticks are simply great. I love very comfortable formula and pigmentation. The do have a very nice scent to them . I do like scented makeup products, I dunno I know some people don't :) I mean come on whats not to love. They are luxurious, creamy and long lasting. I am eyeing one shade from this range. I swatched in sephora few weeks ago and fell in love :) Now hubby gotta pull out big bucks and get me that lipsticks.

Matte Shakers, a follow up to their glossy Juicy Shakers. Comes in the same cute cocktail shaker inspired tube.  The unique cushion sponge applicator allows maximum absorption. as for me  it is  really hard  to apply on the lips. Especially with darker colors. It gets messy  all over. I have to use a brush to clean up the edges.  The formula is really lightweight but really pigmented.  For me they do feel more like a lip stain than matte liquid lipstick. It take about 15 min for  the color to dry on the lips, once it does its transfer and kiss proof, plus you don't even feel the lipstick on the lips at all.   Formula contains water and oil so you have to shake to tube ( you will hear beads jumping in it ). The shake allows for the water and oil to mix up first. Do that before applying.  They do feel hydrating on the lips thanks to Vitamin E :)
 a little note: I didn't shacked Magic Orange, you can see how sheer is it on the swatch below.  And than there is another swatch of it once I shook the tube. 

There are 7 colors in the collection . The Shades I got:

* Beige Vintage ~ ummm hello! my new FAVE! I know I have a lot of faves lately. But this color is so pretty. warm dusty rose. Its is so flattering on my lips :) I love colors like that. 

* Energy Peach ~ beautiful classy peach shade. I don't own many peach lipsticks, one of my faves is Just Peachy by wet n wild, and since than I don't really reach for peachy shades often. This one is really pretty and looks beautiful on :)

* Magic Orange ~ when i first swatched it I was disappointed coz it was really sheer... but well I didn't shake the tube  so there was no color, but ... after i did OMG that orange is so bright and fun! I does look a lot brighter in the tube than on the lips. It is bright but not that bright  LOL .. you know what I am saying hahah  ...Wish I could pull off orange lips :( but yeah such a fun summer shade 

Here is a better swatch of Magic Orange. It does look better on the lips tho. :)

The last matte shaker was send to me before , but I thought why not include it in this post :)

.* Kiss Me Cherie ~ beautiful blue based red   and yes i love blue based reds. This one is like a berry kind of red that will look gorgeous on anyone :)

Aside of that big sponge applicator I really like them. If I am not mistaking they retail something around $22 which is not bad at all.

Thanks Lancome and Octoly ! Products were send for my honest review. 

Maybelline City Palettes ~ Graffiti Pop ~ swatches and review

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I have to say I was looking forward to the new Maybelline City Palettes. 
I went yesterday to my local Rite Aid and guess what ?! Yes we finally have the display :)
I also notice few more new launches by Maybelline, that I am thinking of picking it up. 

But now I will show you what Influenster send me :) 
I got accepted in a Maybelline vox box and I got a Mini City Palette is a shade Graffiti Pop.
Now to be honest, if I would go now to pick few palettes, Graffiti Pop would not be on the list. I am eyeing few other ones, that I would like to try first . But... after swatching it, I fell in love :) I mean that blue and purple are just so pretty! plus palette do contain few natural shades, so I am able to create something wearable on my eyes. I really like the two shades on top of the blue one :) Those are my kind of shades :) 

Personally I really like the texture. Soft, creamy and pigmented. Graffiti Pop contains mostly shimmer and satin shades. There is 6 shades in the palettes and it cost $9.99. In my opinion they are better than other maybelline palettes, you know the bigger ones ? I did enjoyed the new 24k gold palette tho, but the others compared to this one were so so. The do retail at the same price but if I had to choose I would definitely purchase the mini'city palettes over the bigger palettes (im sorry but do they have a name? I can't remember). 

I do like the palettes and by the looking at them and seeing swatches online, I think they will be fun to play with. And hoarder in me want them and I think will get them soon :) There are 8 in total :)
Available at Ulta, CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens
Price $9.99

*Thanks Influenster and Maybelline for sending me this palettes. Opinion is my own.,

Anti-Aging skin care with HydroPeptide Nimni Cream

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Oh hey! guess what another anti aging post :) This time it will focus one of the newest innovation from HydroPeptide -  Nimni cream. 
This cream is prefect for those who concern about wrinkles, fine lines and loss of facial volume.
Nimni cream was developed by Dr. Marcel Nimni, a leader on a collagen products. 

The key ingredients:
* Patented Collagen Support Complex ~ blend of amino acids that fights skin sagging for a firmer appearance
* Time-Release Retinol ~ improves skins fullness and elasticity while resurfacing skin for more even tone and texture
* Anti-Aging Peptides ~ improves skin structural integrity and provides additional collagen signaling.
* Collagen Supporting Antioxidants ~ helps stimulate and support healthy collagen.

Now let me tall you how this cream worked on me :)
So like some of you know I'm in my 30s. I know some would say I might be too young for anti aging products, but better start early then cry later.
My skin is acne/oily and sensitive. I always do a test before I apply any sort of product. Over all  My skin really like this cream. I didn't get any breakouts or any rash. Thank god!. It absorbed fast and left my skin feeling soft.  At first I started using it only twice a week and than i increase to use it every day or every other day. Since this cream is strong you want your skin to get used to it and not hate it.
I been using it for a about 3 weeks now ( i apply it twice a week) and I can see small changes. Like my fine lines getting smoother and my skin tone even. I don't have wrinkles or any other concerns. It didn't give me any bad reaction nor did it clog my pores.
It have a strong herbal scent that to some people might be to much. also the cream color is kinda yellowish-greenish... On the picture  promoting product cream is white. You get kinda mustardy color tho.  Why can it be white LOL.
The only down side of this is the price. This cream cost $110 (0.5oz) But if you use twice a week it might last you few months.

I applied it on a cleansed skin  and neck, avoiding eye area.
Over all I think this cream is good. I would love to send it to my mom now and see how it will preform on her skin. Like I said before my fine lines are even and my skin looks really good.
Now would i repurchase it ? No, unless I have the $$$ to spend on it. Over all I did recommended this cream to few of my co workers :)

* product was send to me for review from Brandbecker and Hydropeptide #hydropeptide #nimnicream. 
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